December 16 / 18.15 Kempton (AW)

18.15

Standard To Slow

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Runners: 13 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Polytrack

Weather: Partly cloudy

OUR TIP

Form: 00457

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 11lb

2 yo Filly

OR: 62

Form & Verdict
Neither nursery run last month suggested she was ahead of her mark but this represents a slight drop in grade, at least; may come good at some point but others are preferred.
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8th

2

(8)

6th May 2023

Good To Soft

1m 1f 197y

Class 5

17:00 Goodwood

Berwick Law

9st 10lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Charlie Johnston

Dual AW scorer during the winter and a possible non-stayer over 1m4f last time; return to 1m2f is a plus but she faces some likely improvers back on turf.

13/2

4th

2

(2)

8th Apr 2023

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 5

18:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Berwick Law

9st 5lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Charlie Johnston

Two wins over shorter trip, creating a favourable impression over 1m2f at Lingfield seven weeks ago; 5lb rise asks a stiffer question of her but the new trip could unlock further progress and she can't be ignored.

7/4

1st

4

(3)

18th Feb 2023

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

16:33 Lingfield (AW)

Berwick Law

9st 2lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Charlie Johnston

in touch with leaders, pushed along under 2f out, ridden and ran on well towards near side from over 1f out, led final 110yds, won going away

9/1

Form: 508

Last run: 31 days

W: 9st 10lb

2 yo Filly

OR: 61

Form & Verdict
Three runs over 6f, recording her best RPR when fifth of 11 on her debut at Newcastle in September; should have more to come now handicapping over further.
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5th

1

(6)

11th Feb 2023

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 5

18:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

The Angelus Belle

9st 1lb

J: Jason Watson

T: David O’Meara

Made her breakthrough (fifth attempt) with cheekpieces added in 1m Newcastle handicap last month; below that level at the same venue twice since but the fact she's a winner counts for something in this line-up.

5/1

5th

4

(3)

3rd Feb 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 5y

Class 6

17:40 Newcastle (AW)

The Angelus Belle

9st 2lb

J: Mark Winn

T: David O’Meara

Made her breakthrough (fifth attempt) with cheekpieces added in a C&D handicap last month but she finished last of six behind Mint Edition here seven days later; has something to prove again after that and she needs to resume to her progress.

12/1

6th

1

(1)

20th Jan 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 5y

Class 6

16:45 Newcastle (AW)

The Angelus Belle

9st 12lb

J: Mark Winn

T: David O’Meara

dwelt start, in rear, headway and in touch with leaders after 1f, soon short of room

3/1

Abandoned

Form: 406

Last run: 38 days

W: 9st 9lb

2 yo Gelding

OR: 60

Form & Verdict
His Chelmsford debut wasn't without promise but he has taken backward steps in two runs since; tongue-tie added now handicapping at a modest level.
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13th

16

(10)

4th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

19:30 Windsor

Finn Star

8st 6lb

J: Nicola Currie

T: Sylvester Kirk

Yet to fire this season and came in only eighth of ten in 7f classified event at Bath 25 days ago; he's hard to make a case for.

50/1

8th

12

(13)

10th Aug 2023

Good

0m 6f 210y

Class 6

16:30 Brighton

Finn Star

9st 2lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Sylvester Kirk

led, ridden and headed 2f out, weakened over 1f out

33/1

Abandoned

Form: 36543 BF

Last run: 10 days

W: 9st 9lb

2 yo Filly

OR: 60

Form & Verdict
Promise in novice races and again when third of 12 on last week's nursery debut (1m, Tapeta; joint-favourite); was poorly drawn there and has fared better in that department today; still has time to do better.
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9th

12

(9)

20th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 0f 1y

Class 6

14:20 Lingfield (AW)

Blue Curacao

8st 8lb

J: David Egan

T: Pat Phelan

14-race maiden but she wasn't beaten far in a big field at Chelmsford four weeks ago (1m) and shouldn't be far away if backing it up.

20/1

13

(7)

21st Nov 2023

Standard

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

17:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Blue Curacao

8st 12lb

J: David Egan

T: Pat Phelan

Looks exposed as a modest maiden; latest third over 7f here saw her beaten 7l and the return to 1m isn't enough to tempt.

12/1

Abandoned

Form: 977

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 7lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 58

Form & Verdict
Unplaced in three 7f novice/maiden runs this autumn but he caught the eye at Wolverhampton 17 days ago, poorly positioned but making some late gains; 1m well worth exploring and likely he's well treated; stall 14 means he will have to be well ahead of his mark to win but that's possible.
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3rd

5

(8)

23rd Jan 2023

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 5

18:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Silky Smooth

9st 4lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Roger Varian

Improved to make a winning handicap debut at Southwell (1m; 7-2 favourite) last month but he faded into fourth of seven in his follow-up bid at Chelmsford last Saturday; that was disappointing but he still has potential for powerful yard and could kick on again on this return to Tapeta.

7/2

4th

4

(5)

14th Jan 2023

Standard

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

18:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Silky Smooth

9st 6lb

J: Cameron Noble

T: Roger Varian

pressed leader

5/4

1st

10

(6)

29th Dec 2022

Standard

1m 0f 13y

Class 6

17:00 Southwell (AW)

Silky Smooth

9st 2lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Roger Varian

midfield

6/1

Abandoned

Form: 761467 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 7lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 58

Form & Verdict
Made all to win a 1m nursery at Ffos Las in September but the handicapper has held the aces since; connections now turn to blinkers.
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6th

4

(9)

10th Jun 2023

Standard

1m 0f 1y

Class 6

17:35 Lingfield (AW)

Greavsie

9st 7lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: Jamie Osborne

Comfortable winner off this mark at Kempton (7f, Polytrack) in January but he's 0-8 since and has been well held in his last three races; now returns to AW but he needs to rediscover his spark.

9/1

5th

5

(8)

1st May 2023

Heavy

1m 0f 31y

Class 6

15:19 Windsor

Greavsie

9st 9lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: Jamie Osborne

Two-time winner whose progress has stalled in recent starts; over 7l to make up with Sparks Fly on last week's C&D run and vulnerable for win purposes.

14/1

3rd

1

(3)

24th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

1m 0f 31y

Class 6

17:30 Windsor

Greavsie

9st 9lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: Jamie Osborne

His two wins came off slightly lower marks and he's completely exposed after a busy AW campaign; looked to go hard in front last time and has been consistent in the blinkers but remains vulnerable to improvers.

12/1

Form: 96085

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 5lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 56

Form & Verdict
Two creditable runs in AW nurseries last month, perhaps not helped by racing tight against the far rail at Lingfield 16 days ago (behind a handicap blot); down in the weights and up in trip today; cheekpieces tried; still has time to do better.
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3rd

6

(1)

1st Feb 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

17:30 Kempton (AW)

Ready Reckoner

9st 7lb

J: Jamie Spencer

T: Jane Chapple-Hyam

prominent, in touch with leaders halfway

7/2

2nd

10

(5)

19th Jan 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

18:00 Kempton (AW)

Ready Reckoner

9st 0lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Jane Chapple-Hyam

Making gradual progress, looking suited to this trip when staying-on fourth at Southwell in cheekpieces (retained) three weeks ago; not dismissed.

8/1

4th

11

(7)

29th Dec 2022

Standard

1m 0f 13y

Class 6

17:00 Southwell (AW)

Ready Reckoner

9st 0lb

J: Collen Storey

T: Jane Chapple-Hyam

midfield

8/1

Form: 6600 BF

Last run: 67 days

W: 9st 5lb

2 yo Filly

OR: 56

Form & Verdict
Sent off joint-favourite for her nursery debut at Yarmouth in October (7f, good to soft) but she dropped away tamely and finished tailed off; sold out of Hugo Palmer's yard for 32,000gns in October; still time for this well-bred filly to do better.
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10th

4

(7)

6th Jan 2023

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

18:15 Southwell (AW)

Unforgetable Move

9st 10lb

J: Kevin Stott

T: Stuart Williams

slowly away, always towards rear

8/1

10th

3

(5)

10th Oct 2022

Good To Soft

0m 7f 3y

Class 6

16:30 Yarmouth

Unforgetable Move

9st 8lb

J: James Doyle

T: Hugo Palmer

in touch with leaders, ridden 3f out, lost ground from 2f out, eased inside final furlong

7/1

Form: 800

Last run: 30 days

W: 9st 4lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 55

Form & Verdict
Down the field in three AW runs this autumn, the latest over C&D last month; should find Class 6 nurseries more to his liking and a tongue-tie is now enlisted; betting to guide.
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9th

8

(6)

2nd Feb 2023

Standard

0m 6f 16y

Class 6

16:35 Southwell (AW)

Tenaciously

9st 4lb

J: Lewis Edmunds

T: William Muir & Chris Grassick

Hasn't improved for handicaps, a tongue-tie or blinkers; weakened tamely the last twice and has to step up.

10/1

8th

5

(5)

21st Jan 2023

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 6

18:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Tenaciously

9st 6lb

J: Lewis Edmunds

T: William Muir & Chris Grassick

Well beaten in his first three starts last autumn and, despite market support and the application of a first-time tongue-tie, he fared little better when seventh of ten on handicap debut at Southwell (7f, Tapeta) 15 days ago; blinkers are now added and interesting to see if his backers return.

12/1

7th

7

(8)

6th Jan 2023

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

18:15 Southwell (AW)

Tenaciously

9st 9lb

J: Lewis Edmunds

T: William Muir & Chris Grassick

midfield

13/2

Abandoned

Form: 7386

Last run: 27 days

W: 9st 3lb

2 yo Gelding

OR: 54

Form & Verdict
Met a bit of trouble in the straight when sixth of nine on his nursery debut at Wolverhampton 27 days ago; open to improvement now tackling a trip he is bred to stay well.
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3

(1)

27th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

1m 1f 207y

Class 6

17:20 Beverley

Little Roman

9st 8lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Mark Loughnane

took keen hold, midfield

9/1

11th

8

(6)

18th Mar 2023

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 6

17:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Little Roman

9st 4lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Mark Loughnane

Scrambled home in minor 1m handicap at Kempton in January; not in the same form back there last month; others perhaps open to greater progress.

12/1

8

(7)

8th Mar 2023

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

14:00 Lingfield (AW)

Little Roman

8st 13lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: Mark Loughnane

Narrow win at Kempton in January but put in his place in slightly stronger contest there next time (both 1m) and this is tougher still; has new trip to contend with today.

10/1

Form: 089

Last run: 176 days

W: 8st 13lb

2 yo Filly

OR: 50

Form & Verdict
Big prices and well beaten in three quick sprint runs in the summer; bred to be a different proposition over this sort of trip and she's one to note for market confidence now handicapping after six months off.
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6th

5

(3)

17th Apr 2023

Soft

0m 7f 219y

Class 6

14:25 Redcar

Tollerton Forest

9st 3lb

J: Sam James

T: Craig Lidster

Consistent form figures (311333) on AW since December, the two wins gained at classified level (7f/9.5f); not without a chance, provided she's as effective back on turf.

11/2

3rd

4

(3)

21st Feb 2023

Standard

1m 4f 14y

Class 5

16:55 Southwell (AW)

Tollerton Forest

8st 13lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: Craig Lidster

took keen hold, led, clear after 3f, reduced lead 6f out

7/1

3rd

1

(4)

11th Feb 2023

Standard

1m 0f 1y

Class 6

15:43 Lingfield (AW)

Tollerton Forest

9st 9lb

J: Kevin Stott

T: Craig Lidster

soon led at steady pace

9/4

Form: 880

Last run: 43 days

W: 8st 8lb

2 yo Filly

OR: 45

Form & Verdict
Down the field in three sprint novice events; stepping up to 1m needs to spark major improvement now handicapping.
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8th

8

(4)

28th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

Class 6

20:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Alicefromumbridge

8st 13lb

J: Christian Howarth

T: Rebecca Woodman

in rear

16/1

7th

11

(3)

14th Oct 2023

Standard

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

19:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Alicefromumbridge

8st 11lb

J: William Cox

T: Rebecca Woodman

Won a 1m classified event at Lingfield in January but she hasn't really progressed since; didn't run badly in this headgear behind Daisy Roots nine days ago, without suggesting she would be coming out on top.

33/1

8th

12

(2)

5th Oct 2023

Standard

1m 0f 1y

Class 6

16:15 Lingfield (AW)

Alicefromumbridge

8st 11lb

J: Christian Howarth

T: Rebecca Woodman

Sprang a 33-1 surprise over C&D on her handicap debut in January; no progress since and although she ran creditably on turf here eight weeks ago, the addition of cheekpieces isn't enough to tempt today.

16/1

Form: 0096

Last run: 8 days

W: 8st 8lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 45

Form & Verdict
Three heavy defeats in maiden/novice company, after which he was gelded; sent off the 4-1 third favourite for his nursery debut at Chelmsford last week but he took a while to pick up and could only manage sixth; he was seeing out his race well though and there should be more to come over 1m.
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5th

4

(3)

6th Jan 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 0y

Class 6

12:45 Kempton (AW)

Speziato

9st 2lb

J: Paddy Bradley

T: Kevin Philippart De Foy

ducked left and bumped rival start, prominent, pressed leader from under 4f out, ridden and weakened from 2f out

8/1

6th

14

(5)

8th Dec 2022

Standard

0m 7f 0y

Class 6

17:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Speziato

8st 13lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: Kevin Philippart De Foy

Poor form in three turf runs in the second half of the year; gelded since the latest and now tried in cheekpieces; could take a big step forward now handicapping but there are risks involved.

12/1

Non-runners

Man Made Of Smoke

Verdict

Blue Curacao (second choice) ran a promising race on her nursery debut ten days ago and she is high on the list, while Ready Reckoner, Little Roman and Speziato have also offered hope of better in their brief handicap careers. The Angelus Belle and Tollerton Forest look likely improvers now upped in trip for their nursery debuts but SILKY SMOOTH gets the nod. Yes, he has the widest stall to overcome but he left the impression at Wolverhampton 17 days ago that there could be a bigger performance around the corner.[Paul Smith]

Selections

RP Ratings:

Blue Curacao

NEWMARKET:

Speziato

The Times:

Ready Reckoner

SPOTLIGHT:

Silky Smooth

Telegraph:

Little Roman

The Guardian:

Ready Reckoner

Daily Mirror:

Speziato

The Star:

Speziato

POSTDATA:

Blue Curacao

Daily Mail:

Blue Curacao

D Express:

Blue Curacao

The Sun:

Blue Curacao

Daily Record:

Blue Curacao