July 28 / 20.30 Epsom

20.30 Epsom

Good To Firm

Vulcan Building Services Handicap

  • Prize money: £3456
  • 0m 7f 3y
  • Class 6
  • 9 runners
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Vulcan Building Services Handicap

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

15/2 (Won)

  • Win: £13.10
  • Place: £3.20

Form: 343665

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 4lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 60

Form & Verdict
Made a winning nursery debut at Nottingham (6f, good to firm) last summer, but that her only success in 18 starts; needs to improve on recent efforts now stepping up to this trip for the first time.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

6th

3

(2)

18th Oct 2022

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

20:30 Kempton (AW)

Whistledown

9st 10lb

J: George Bass

T: Mick Channon

midfield, pushed along and headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong

10/1

1st

3

(9)

12th Sep 2022

Good To Soft

0m 5f 215y

Class 6

13:50 Brighton

Whistledown

9st 11lb

J: George Bass

T: Mick Channon

midfield, pushed along 3f out, ridden and headway over 1f out, led inside final 110yds, kept on well

11/2

6/1

  • Place: £1.30

Form: -60603 D

Last run: 11 days

W: 9st 6lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 62

Form & Verdict
Twice first past the post over 7f last year (demoted on the second occasion) and signs of a resurgence when third of 12 at Redcar (7f, good to firm) 11 days ago; relatively exposed after 17 starts, but holds each-way claims at least from the same mark as last time.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

11th

12

(5)

22nd Oct 2022

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

19:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Silver Kitten

8st 6lb

J: Hayley Turner

T: Charlie & Mark Johnston

pressed leader, pushed along from 2f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out

18/1

9th

1

(10)

10th Oct 2022

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 6

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Silver Kitten

9st 9lb

J: Oliver Stammers

T: Charlie & Mark Johnston

led, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, soon weakened

10/1

10th

2

(12)

17th Sep 2022

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 6

20:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Silver Kitten

9st 9lb

J: Franny Norton

T: Charlie & Mark Johnston

stumbled start, took keen hold, prominent, led over 5f out, headed over 2f out, soon ridden, weakened over 1f out

16/1

20/1

  • Place: £5.40

Form: 58-428

Last run: 44 days

W: 9st 4lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 60

Form & Verdict
Was returning from 109 days off and having his first start since being gelded when second of eight at Brighton (7f, good to firm) in May, but beaten a long way over the same C&D last month; hard to know what to expect.
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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

11th

11

(4)

12th Oct 2022

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

19:30 Kempton (AW)

Dazzerling

9st 2lb

J: Neil Callan

T: Laura Mongan

ducked left start, pulled hard, in touch with leaders, hampered over 4f out, hung left on turn over 3f out, soon lost position and struggling (jockey said gelding hung badly left-handed rounding the bend)

8/1

3rd

7

(3)

28th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

0m 7f 3y

Class 6

20:30 Epsom

Dazzerling

9st 4lb

J: Pat Cosgrave

T: Laura Mongan

prominent, went second over 5f out, ridden over 2f out, hung left over 1f out, no extra final 110yds

20/1

7/2

Form: 00-254

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 64

Form & Verdict
Beaten a nose on his Yarmouth reappearance (7f, good) in May and although he hasn't fared any better in either start since, the form of both races has worked out well including splitting a couple of subsequent winners when fourth of 13 in first-time cheekpieces (retained) back at Yarmouth (7f, soft) four weeks ago; shortlisted.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

7

(3)

26th Oct 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

18:30 Kempton (AW)

Lelabad

9st 6lb

J: Neil Callan

T: William Knight

in touch with leaders, going best over 2f out, pushed along and headway to lead over 1f out, soon ridden, ran on well inside final furlong, eased final strides, comfortably

5/2

1st

11

(8)

8th Oct 2022

Standard

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

18:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Lelabad

9st 8lb

J: Neil Callan

T: William Knight

midfield, switched right and ridden over 1f out, made strong challenge inside final furlong, kept on strongly to lead final strides

6/1

2nd

2

(6)

15th Sep 2022

Good To Soft

0m 7f 3y

Class 6

13:35 Yarmouth

Lelabad

9st 10lb

J: Neil Callan

T: William Knight

midfield, pushed along 2f out, ridden and steady headway over 1f out, chased leader final 110yds, outpaced and held towards finish

7/2

OUR TIP

11/2

Form: 448053 D

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 9lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 65

Form & Verdict
Sole win came on handicap debut at Lingfield (7f, AW) in January and last couple of efforts over 6f strongly suggest he will appreciate the return to this trip; still 1lb below his winning mark and respected.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

7th

7

(4)

24th Aug 2022

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

20:30 Kempton (AW)

Essencial

9st 5lb

J: Stefano Cherchi

T: Marco Botti

midfield, dropped to rear 3f out, going okay but waiting for room 2f out, ridden and no impression over 1f out, not pace to challenge

8/1

7th

5

(3)

9th Aug 2022

Good To Firm

0m 6f 18y

Class 6

16:25 Nottingham

Essencial

9st 8lb

J: Morgan Cole

T: Marco Botti

held up in behind leaders, headway and in touch with leaders halfway, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out

8/1

5th

3

(4)

28th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

0m 7f 3y

Class 6

20:30 Epsom

Essencial

9st 9lb

J: Morgan Cole

T: Marco Botti

took keen hold, held up in midfield, shaken up and edged left over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, never on terms (jockey said colt hung left-handed)

11/2

Form: 083-24 BF

Last run: 65 days

W: 9st 0lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 56

Form & Verdict
All six runs on the AW, showing improved form since handicapping including a narrow defeat at Kempton (7f) on his penultimate start; returns from two months off having undergone wind surgery and frame material if proving as effective on turf.
Place /
No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

13th

12

(12)

29th Nov 2022

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

13:50 Lingfield (AW)

Smarden Flyer

9st 3lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: John Best & Karen Jewell

raced wide, took keen hold, midfield

16/1

4th

7

(11)

15th Sep 2022

Standard

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

20:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Smarden Flyer

9st 5lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: John Best & Karen Jewell

switched left soon after start, midfield, ridden 3f out, no impression over 1f out, well held final furlong

14/1

11th

7

(10)

24th Aug 2022

Standard

1m 0f 1y

Class 6

14:40 Lingfield (AW)

Smarden Flyer

9st 3lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: John Best & Karen Jewell

raced wide, took keen hold, midfield, dropped to rear 5f out, pushed along 3f out, soon weakened (jockey said gelding had been unsettled by the unruly horse in the stalls)

10/1

Form: 07-594

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 10lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 66

Form & Verdict
Has made the running as when a close fifth of nine in a 0-90 at Goodwood (7f, good to firm) on his return in April, but hasn't matched that form in two starts since (unable to lead last time); needs a resurgence.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

10th

9

(8)

12th Oct 2022

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 0y

Class 6

20:30 Kempton (AW)

Showdiemlad

9st 6lb

J: Frederick Larson

T: Robyn Brisland

midfield, ridden and struggling 2f out, soon beaten, eased when no chance inside final 110yds

20/1

9th

8

(8)

28th Sep 2022

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 0y

Class 6

20:00 Kempton (AW)

Showdiemlad

9st 3lb

J: Robert Havlin

T: Robyn Brisland

prominent, weakened 2f out

16/1

1

(10)

17th Sep 2022

Standard

0m 6f 20y

Class 6

19:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Showdiemlad

9st 9lb

J: Rose Dawes

T: Robyn Brisland

20/1

Form: 30-554

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 9lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 65

Form & Verdict
In the frame in five of his seven starts on the AW, but just a fair effort in his one start on turf when fifth of 11 at Goodwood (7f, good) last month; back down in grade but needs to find a bit more.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

9

(11)

2nd Nov 2022

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 0y

Class 6

21:00 Kempton (AW)

Heerathetrack

9st 4lb

J: David Probert

T: Mark Usher

Has record of 0-13 but he's on a reduced mark and was only beaten around 2l here (1m) two weeks ago; this drop back in trip is no problem and has possibilities if he can build on that last run.

13/2

4th

6

(4)

18th Oct 2022

Standard

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

19:00 Kempton (AW)

Heerathetrack

9st 4lb

J: David Probert

T: Mark Usher

midfield, headway from over 4f out, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and no extra from over 1f out

25/1

5th

6

(5)

1st Oct 2022

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 6

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Heerathetrack

9st 7lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: Mark Usher

prominent, ridden 3f out, weakened and lost two places inside final 110yds

12/1

9th
9 (10)
Volenti

4/1

Form: 90-001 CD

Last run: 14 days

W: 8st 13lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 55

Form & Verdict
Showed little in four starts on the AW, but caused a 28-1 surprise when making a successful turf debut over C&D (good to firm) a fortnight ago; not sure how strong that form is and this looks a deeper race, but he remains completely unexposed on grass; respected up 4lb.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

11th

10

(8)

4th Oct 2022

Soft

0m 7f 216y

Class 6

17:40 Brighton

Volenti

8st 12lb

J: Trevor Whelan

T: Adam West

in touch with leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out

33/1

5th

1

(5)

28th Aug 2022

Good To Soft

1m 3f 44y

Class 3

14:25 Goodwood

Volenti

9st 5lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Adam West

prominent, pushed along and outpaced 4f out, ridden 3f out, soon weakened and behind

20/1

6th

4

(6)

4th Aug 2022

Good

1m 0f 3y

Class 6

16:40 Yarmouth

Volenti

9st 2lb

J: Robert Havlin

T: Adam West

prominent in chasing group, headway and ridden 2f out, outpaced and well held from over 1f out

7/1

Non-runners

Huntsman's Moon

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £91.20
Straight Forecast £86.46
Tricast £1929.31
Trifecta £912.50

Selections

Telegraph:

Volenti

SPOTLIGHT:

Essencial

POSTDATA:

Lelabad

The Times:

Huntsman's Moon

Daily Express:

Silver Kitten

The Guardian:

Volenti

Daily Mirror:

Volenti

The Sun:

Volenti

The Star:

Volenti

Daily Record:

Volenti

RP Ratings:

Essencial

Daily Mail:

Lelabad