July 28 / 16.45 Goodwood

16.45

Good To Firm

World Pool Handicap

  • Prize money: £15462
  • 0m 5f 0y
  • Class 3
  • 12 runners
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World Pool Handicap

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

1st
3 (1)
Get Ahead

6/1 (Won)

  • Win: £9.75
  • Place: £2.75

Form: -33340 D

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 9lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 91

Form & Verdict
Hasn't added to last season's debut win but she retains all her ability and has run some sound races in defeat in good sprints this year; will need to squeeze out extra to come out on top but Adam Kirby takes over for the first time in 2022.
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2nd

8

(3)

10th Sep 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

14:55 Curragh

Get Ahead

9st 3lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Clive Cox

ducked right start, in touch with leaders towards far side, went second under 2f out, led inside final furlong, kept on well but headed towards finish

33/1

8th

9

(15)

25th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 1

15:35 York

Get Ahead

9st 10lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Clive Cox

An improver this year, posting a convincing Listed win at Haydock (6f, good to firm) then going very close in Chantilly Group 2 (5f, good); she's better than she showed at Sandown latest but is likely to come up short here.

40/1

6th

9

(9)

8th Jul 2023

Good To Soft

0m 5f 10y

Class 1

13:50 Sandown

Get Ahead

9st 2lb

J: Pat Dobbs

T: Clive Cox

Better than ever since returned to sounder surface, winning Listed event at Haydock (6f, good to firm) then going close in Group 2 at Chantilly (5f, good); has to be feared in current form, granted similar ground.

5/1

10/1

  • Place: £3.25

Form: 341221 D

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict
Consistent and steadily progressive; getting loose beforehand proved no barrier to success at Hamilton 13 days ago (5f, good to firm), making all to record a comfortable success; one of a number who like to get on with it in this field though and he needs another career best.
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5th

3

(16)

21st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 1y

Class 2

18:45 Musselburgh

Silky Wilkie

9st 6lb

J: Sam Feilden

T: K R Burke

Tough sort who acts on any ground; nearly collared Blind Beggar at Bath two weeks ago switched back to turf from AW; impressively defied this mark in the Scottish Sprint Cup over C&D last April (sole Musselburgh run) and looks interesting back here.

5/1

5th

3

(16)

21st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 1y

Class 2

18:45 Musselburgh

Silky Wilkie

9st 6lb

J: Sam Feilden

T: K R Burke

Tough sort who acts on any ground; nearly collared Blind Beggar at Bath two weeks ago switched back to turf from AW; impressively defied this mark in the Scottish Sprint Cup over C&D last April (sole Musselburgh run) and looks interesting back here.

5/1

2nd

5

(6)

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 5f 10y

Class 2

15:43 Bath

Silky Wilkie

9st 4lb

J: Sam Feilden

T: K R Burke

Well handicapped on last season's best; not at the same level on AW this winter but he's the type to pop up sooner rather than later; whether it will be on ground so testing as this is a moot point.

13/2

12/1

  • Place: £4.60

Form: 1-4016 CD

Last run: 35 days

W: 8st 9lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 77

Form & Verdict
Not straightforward but she's capable on her day, as when readily seeing off ten rivals over C&D (good to soft) in May; needs to better latest AW effort but she wouldn't be a forlorn hope.
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25th

23

(5)

24th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

17:00 Ascot

Kape Moss

8st 12lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: David Loughnane

Has had a say in 6f Listed races on last two starts (good to soft/good to firm) but now 15lb higher than her latest handicap defeat, at Epsom in April, which surely puts the brakes on in this company.

25/1

2nd

4

(8)

26th May 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:15 Haydock

Kape Moss

9st 7lb

J: David Egan

T: David Loughnane

4yo who has been progressive this year and ran a cracker when fourth in Listed race at Newmarket (6f, good to soft) three weeks ago; effective on fast ground in the past and could be thereabouts.

13/2

4th

6

(2)

6th May 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

14:15 Newmarket

Kape Moss

9st 8lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: David Loughnane

In good form in 5f handicaps at Southwell (AW; won) and Epsom (close third) this season, while shaping as if this return to 6f will suit; however, has the worst chance at the weights in this higher grade.

40/1

OUR TIP

Form: 534111 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict
Had looked exposed until finding a rich seam of form this summer, winning on Wolverhampton AW last month and adding further successes at Windsor and Doncaster (5f; both good to firm); displayed his quirks when wandering around at Doncaster but the form has been boosted since; 2lb well in and should make a bold bid for the four-timer.
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6th

1

(6)

2nd Feb 2023

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

19:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Dusky Prince

9st 10lb

J: Taylor Fisher

T: Archie Watson

Back in better form last month and finished first past the post (demoted for causing interference) at Newcastle on latest start; back up 2lb but is on last winning mark and should remain competitive.

4/1

2nd

4

(8)

20th Jan 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

17:45 Newcastle (AW)

Dusky Prince

9st 6lb

J: Taylor Fisher

T: Archie Watson

Completed a hat-trick on turf/Tapeta last summer and having dropped 2lb below his last winning mark, he ran better when third of six at Wolverhampton (5f, Tapeta) 11 days ago, finishing less than a length behind Bellagio Man; each-way claims if continuing his resurgence.

7/1

3rd

2

(3)

9th Jan 2023

Standard

0m 5f 21y

Class 4

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Dusky Prince

9st 8lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Archie Watson

The third leg of his summer hat-trick came off 2lb higher at Doncaster but he's finished down the field in his last three runs including twice at Southwell this winter; has won over this C&D but he has a bit to prove and needs to get back in the groove.

6/1

Form: 211-27 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 1lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict
The winner of two of his three starts as a 2yo; very promising reappearance at Musselburgh (behind Sophie's Star) when he looked rusty and events conspired against him; only seventh in a hot 6f handicap at Newmarket three weeks ago when leaving the impression a return to 5f would suit; likely there's a bigger effort in him and a strongly run race at this trip may prove ideal; interesting.
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6th

7

(3)

7th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

17:50 Newcastle (AW)

Le Beau Garcon

9st 4lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Michael & David Easterby

Down the field on AW debut at Wolverhampton (Tapeta) two runs ago but was stretched by 6f after failing to settle; returned to form when runner-up at Musselburgh (5f) three weeks ago and could be in the mix once more.

5/1

2nd

2

(5)

16th Oct 2023

Good

0m 5f 1y

Class 5

15:05 Musselburgh

Le Beau Garcon

9st 9lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Michael & David Easterby

Two big runs in defeat at Thirsk (5f, soft/good) in August in a visor before finishing down the field in first-time blinkers at Wolverhampton (6f, AW) last time; the blinkers are retained but he failed to settle last time and this drop back in distance could be a firm plus; not ruled out.

9/2

9th

6

(11)

7th Sep 2023

Standard

0m 6f 20y

Class 4

18:15 Wolverhampton (AW)

Le Beau Garcon

9st 9lb

J: Ben Robinson

T: Michael & David Easterby

Still to add to his two 2yo wins but he has turned in a string of good runs this season, latterly finishing a close third of 16 at Thirsk last month; visor worn the last twice now replaced by new blinkers; handicapped to win but drawn wide on this rare 6f run.

10/1

Form: 3-7271 D

Last run: 26 days

W: 9st 6lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 88

Form & Verdict
On the up for his new yard this year, running with great credit in a hot sprint at Royal Ascot before readily accounting for Sir Henry Cotton at Haydock 26 days ago (5f, soft); 5lb rise to contend with but he won't mind the faster conditions and still has potential after just eight starts.
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4th

12

(12)

9th Sep 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

17:30 Ascot

Swayze

9st 0lb

J: Lewis Edmunds

T: William Muir & Chris Grassick

Impressive at Haydock (5f, good to firm) in May but hasn't repeated the form, fifth of 13 in a Racing League event at Newcastle nine days ago; a few others appeal more.

14/1

5th

11

(13)

31st Aug 2023

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

20:45 Newcastle (AW)

Swayze

8st 8lb

J: Nicola Currie

T: William Muir & Chris Grassick

in touch with leaders

16/1

7/1

Form: 428165 D

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 9lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict
Tough and consistent sprinter who took advantage of a golden opportunity at Chester last month (5f, good); two perfectly serviceable efforts have followed but the suspicion is that there will be something more progressive further down the weights.
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2nd

9

(11)

16th Apr 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 3

13:50 Newmarket

Navello

9st 1lb

J: William Buick

T: George Boughey

Secured his eighth career win with a narrow success at Wolverhampton (6f) and only went up 3lb for that; in deeper here but he's coped with this level of competition in the past.

8/1

2nd

9

(11)

16th Apr 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 3

13:50 Newmarket

Navello

9st 1lb

J: William Buick

T: George Boughey

Secured his eighth career win with a narrow success at Wolverhampton (6f) and only went up 3lb for that; in deeper here but he's coped with this level of competition in the past.

8/1

1st

1

(5)

23rd Mar 2024

Standard

0m 6f 20y

Class 4

18:15 Wolverhampton (AW)

Navello

9st 11lb

J: Grace McEntee

T: George Boughey

towards rear

12/1

Form: 113036 CD

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 9lb

3 yo

OR: 91

Form & Verdict
Got the better of Sir Henry Cotton over C&D in April and 11lb better off with that rival today; hasn't always had the rub of the green since and doubt this mark is beyond him when everything falls into place; one to take seriously.
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No Results Found

12/1

Form: 146101 D

Last run: 32 days

W: 9st 5lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict
The winner of four of his seven starts for Tony Carroll, latterly in a three-runner event at Windsor last month; sold for £60,000 this month; still feasibly treated but won't find it easy dominating in this more competitive event.
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6

(3)

15th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 5f 21y

Class 6

18:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Resilience

9st 7lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Craig Lidster

Losing run is up to 16 but he's on a much reduced mark and has reached the frame on Tapeta (5f) in his last three starts; was sent off favourite in all of those runs and he's respected back at this track.

4/1

3

(4)

9th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 4f 214y

Class 6

20:30 Southwell (AW)

Resilience

9st 8lb

J: Sam James

T: Craig Lidster

Losing run up to 15, but having dropped in the weights he ran creditably to finish fourth at Wolverhampton (5f, Tapeta) on his final two starts of last year; down another 2lb and considered with cheekpieces now given a go.

2/1

4th

9

(4)

5th Dec 2023

Standard

0m 5f 21y

Class 6

18:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Resilience

9st 5lb

J: Shane Gray

T: Craig Lidster

Has won two from four starts at this course; never involved from wide draw behind Let's Go Hugo over C&D in October (favourite) but his fourth off a much reduced mark was still a step in the right direction after some ordinary turf runs; respected.

5/1

20/1

Form: 34-200 D

Last run: 41 days

W: 9st 0lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict
5f AW winner as 2yo; better than ever when going down narrowly at Thirsk on his reappearance in April (5f, soft) but has been well beaten in hot handicaps since (including in cheekpieces latest, retained); others look to have greater potential.
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8th

8

(10)

13th May 2024

Standard

0m 5f 21y

Class 5

19:55 Wolverhampton (AW)

Catch Cunningham

9st 1lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Michael Herrington

Struggled to recapture peak form last year and moved on for 7,000gns; finished close up here in February on stable debut (only run here) but hasn't gone on from there and he's now hooded.

10/1

8th

8

(10)

13th May 2024

Standard

0m 5f 21y

Class 5

19:55 Wolverhampton (AW)

Catch Cunningham

9st 1lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Michael Herrington

Struggled to recapture peak form last year and moved on for 7,000gns; finished close up here in February on stable debut (only run here) but hasn't gone on from there and he's now hooded.

10/1

8th

5

(10)

26th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 5

20:30 Newcastle (AW)

Catch Cunningham

9st 7lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Michael Herrington

Capable for Kevin Ryan; struggled to recapture peak form last year and moved on for 7,000gns; placed on stable debut at Wolverhampton (5f) in January, but failed to build on that positive showing at Southwell; well drawn so can't be discounted from an easing mark.

8/1

16/1

Form: 88-155 D

Last run: 57 days

W: 9st 0lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 82

Form & Verdict
Very easy winner of a 5f handicap at Nottingham on her reappearance (also won on debut as 2yo); fair run over 6f next time but well below best back at Nottingham eight weeks ago; giving her a break should help matters but others look safer.
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6

(5)

12th Aug 2022

Good To Firm

0m 5f 8y

Class 4

14:20 Nottingham

Ballet Steps

9st 4lb

J: Shane Gray

T: Kevin Ryan

11th

11

(4)

28th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 3

16:45 Goodwood

Ballet Steps

9st 0lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: Kevin Ryan

always towards rear, never going well

16/1

Form: 4-7145 D

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 90

Form & Verdict
Sprang a surprise at Musselburgh in June (5f, good; stable debut) and close fourth at Listed level next time; contributed to overly strong pace when only fifth at Chester (6f) last time; likely to grab the stand rail but may prove a sitting duck in the closing stages.
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10th

3

(4)

28th May 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

14:15 Curragh

Sophies Star

9st 6lb

J: Gary Halpin

T: Mrs Denise Foster

Won twice during a consistent juvenile campaign; won again on her first start for Roger Fell last June but lost her way towards the end of the campaign; made a satisfactory start for this stable at Naas but held by Craft Irish on that running.

16/1

6th

6

(1)

6th May 2023

Yielding

0m 5f 205y

14:45 Naas

Sophies Star

9st 11lb

J: Gary Halpin

T: Mrs Denise Foster

Won on first start for Roger Fell 11 months ago but lost her way towards the end of the campaign; non-runner on testing ground here last month and conditions may be against her again with rain in the forecast.

25/1

5

(10)

24th Apr 2023

Yielding To Soft

0m 5f 205y

19:10 Naas

Sophies Star

9st 9lb

J: Gary Halpin

T: Mrs Denise Foster

Won at Musselburgh (5f, good) first time out last year for Roger Fell and close fourth in Listed race at Ayr next time; lost form thereafter and reappears after 191 days off; had form on soft as 2yo for Karl Burke.

14/1

Non-runners

Sir Henry Cotton, Clarence C

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £90.00
Straight Forecast £65.08
Tricast £793.19
Trifecta £1190.90

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Le Beau Garcon

The Guardian:

Swayze

POSTDATA:

Shamlaan

LAMBOURN:

Get Ahead

TOPSPEED:

Kape Moss

Daily Record:

Silky Wilkie

Telegraph:

Sir Henry Cotton

RP Ratings:

Le Beau Garcon

The Times:

Le Beau Garcon

Daily Mirror:

Le Beau Garcon

The Star:

Le Beau Garcon

Daily Express:

Swayze

Daily Mail:

Shamlaan

The Sun:

Get Ahead