December 26 / 14.25 Wolverhampton (AW)

14.25

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It’s Time To Turn To talkSPORT EBF Novice Stakes (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £3672
  • 0m 5f 21y
  • Class 5
  • 7 runners
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It’s Time To Turn To talkSPORT EBF Novice Stakes (GBB Race)

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Tapeta

Weather: Partly cloudy

OUR TIP

2/1 (Won)

Form: 6332 BF

Last run: 88 days

W: 9st 4lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 77

Form & Verdict
All four starts for the Gosdens over 7f, coming closest to winning when beaten less than a length into second of seven here in September; changed hands for 36,000gns the following month and makes his stable debut after 88 days off, having been gelded; a contender on form and William Buick booked, but the drop to 5f is a question mark; stable also runs the newcomer On The Rattler.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

8th

5

(8)

2nd Mar 2024

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

15:55 Kempton (AW)

Conquistador

9st 10lb

J: Frederick Larson

T: Stuart Williams

Should be making a big impact at this level but his latest Chelmsford third saw him beaten nearly 5l; looking increasingly tricky and others appeal more.

8/1

3rd

3

(4)

15th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

19:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Conquistador

9st 8lb

J: Luke Catton

T: Stuart Williams

Looked a sprinter to follow last winter and some of last summer's turf form stacks up well too; yet to fire for this stable but he's taking a marked drop in grade today and new headgear is tried; considered.

7/1

9th

12

(10)

21st Jan 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

19:15 Chelmsford (AW)

Conquistador

8st 8lb

J: Harry Davies

T: Stuart Williams

Not in top form for new stable this winter but could revive in first-time eyeshield; won on AW last March then finished third in Royal Ascot handicap; well treated on those performances.

10/1

12/1

Form: 522242

Last run: 40 days

W: 8st 13lb

2 yo Filly

OR: 72

Form & Verdict
0-9 but runner-up four times, including when just over 3l behind Grace Angel on nursery debut at Southwell (5f, Tapeta) last month; now 12lb better off so has a chance of reversing the placings, but her old rival knows how to win so a bit more is needed if she is to achieve a breakthrough success.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4th

3

(5)

1st Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 1y

Class 2

14:02 Lingfield (AW)

Radio Goo Goo

9st 6lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: David Evans

Her form took off when upped to 6f last spring, winning at Wolverhampton one year ago and adding four handicap wins in May-June; the handicapper caught up as the season wore on but she starts this campaign just 1lb higher than for her latest success; stamina has to be taken on trust but Oisin Murphy is a positive jockey booking.

10/1

9th

9

(11)

22nd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 5f 110y

Class 1

14:50 Ayr

Radio Goo Goo

9st 0lb

J: Ben Curtis

T: David Evans

Posted a handicap four-timer in May/June and has run some good races since, but it seems likely she'll be outclassed in this company.

25/1

5th

9

(7)

23rd Aug 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

16:45 York

Radio Goo Goo

8st 12lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: David Evans

Raced mainly over 6f this year, winning five times, but last few efforts suggest this drop back in distance is well worth a shot; ran respectably at Royal Ascot on most recent 5f attempt and now returns to the scene of her last success; not dismissed.

9/1

11/8

Form: 42 BF

Last run: 6 days

W: 8st 13lb

2 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict
Has shown ability in both starts, as when beaten less than a length into second of eight at Newcastle (5f, Tapeta) six days ago; that effort can be marked up given she missed the break, took a strong hold and then met trouble; shouldn't be far away.
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4th

7

(8)

30th Aug 2023

Standard

0m 5f 6y

Class 5

17:00 Lingfield (AW)

Megan Moon

9st 2lb

J: Cieren Fallon

T: Stuart Williams

took keen hold, in touch with leaders, prominent after 1f, disputed lead 2f out, kept on but no impression inside final furlong

5/1

8th

3

(1)

13th Aug 2023

Good

0m 6f 12y

Class 5

16:35 Windsor

Megan Moon

9st 9lb

J: Hector Crouch

T: Stuart Williams

Didn't progress in four runs for Roger Varian (all 5f, AW); last of four on her stable/turf debut at Newmarket in June; edging down the weights but the new trip needs to give her a lift (could do with settling better).

12/1

4th

4

(2)

23rd Jun 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 5

20:45 Newmarket (July)

Megan Moon

9st 5lb

J: Luke Catton

T: Stuart Williams

A refusal to settle held her back in her four starts for Roger Varian, including her handicap debut at Newcastle when last seen in January; tongue-tied on first run for Stuart Williams; still has time to fulfil her potential.

4/1

16/1

Form: 54

Last run: 18 days

W: 8st 13lb

2 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict
Has shown ability in two starts over 6f four months apart, including when fourth of seven at Chelmsford (Polytrack) 18 days ago; will need to improve over this shorter trip to bother a few of these, though.
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Verdict Starting price

3rd

5

(3)

25th Jan 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

18:30 Kempton (AW)

Sofia Cat

9st 6lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Ralph Beckett

Consistent in sprint novice events, most recently fourth at Wolverhampton; in good hands and looks open to progress now handicapping at an ordinary level; one to consider.

3/1

4th

8

(4)

26th Dec 2022

Standard

0m 5f 21y

Class 5

14:25 Wolverhampton (AW)

Sofia Cat

8st 13lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Ralph Beckett

Has shown ability in two starts over 6f four months apart, including when fourth of seven at Chelmsford (Polytrack) 18 days ago; will need to improve over this shorter trip to bother a few of these, though.

16/1

4th

10

(6)

8th Dec 2022

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

18:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Sofia Cat

9st 2lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Ralph Beckett

Just 3-1 for her Windsor debut in August (6f, good to firm) when she was far too green to do herself justice, eventually beaten over 5l into fifth; no surprise to see her leave that effort well behind her today.

7/2

25/1

Form: 645438

Last run: 6 days

W: 8st 13lb

2 yo Filly

OR: 64

Form & Verdict
Placed twice on the AW, including when a close third of eight in a C&D maiden on her penultimate start, but beaten a very long way at Newcastle (5f, Tapeta) six days ago (Megan Moon second); others are much more persuasive.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

5th

4

(3)

26th Dec 2022

Standard

0m 5f 21y

Class 5

14:25 Wolverhampton (AW)

Carlotta

8st 13lb

J: Sam James

T: Adrian Paul Keatley

Placed twice on the AW, including when a close third of eight in a C&D maiden on her penultimate start, but beaten a very long way at Newcastle (5f, Tapeta) six days ago (Megan Moon second); others are much more persuasive.

25/1

8th

6

(9)

20th Dec 2022

Standard To Slow

0m 5f 0y

Class 5

17:15 Newcastle (AW)

Carlotta

9st 2lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: Adrian Paul Keatley

pressed leader

7/1

3rd

5

(3)

10th Dec 2022

Standard

0m 5f 21y

Class 5

16:20 Wolverhampton (AW)

Carlotta

9st 2lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: Adrian Paul Keatley

tracked leaders, switched left over 1f out, soon ridden, made strong challenge inside final furlong, held towards finish

4/5

Form:

Last run:

W: 8st 13lb

2 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict
Picked up for £9,000 last month; half-sister to winners Shrewd Approach (7f 2yo; 72), Gossip (5f AW; 66), Valley Belle (5.5f-8.5f 2yo/Italy; 60) and Sharac (US 5.5f AW); dam 6f-7.5f winner (102) out of 1m winner; the only newcomer in the field and interesting to see how she fares in the market.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

6th

8

(8)

9th Jan 2023

Standard

0m 6f 20y

Class 5

18:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

On The Rattler

9st 2lb

J: Kevin Stott

T: George Boughey

Finished last of six, beaten 14l, in 5f contest here on Boxing Day but attracted some support and is evidently thought capable of better; the experience may bring her on.

10/1

6th

6

(6)

26th Dec 2022

Standard

0m 5f 21y

Class 5

14:25 Wolverhampton (AW)

On The Rattler

8st 13lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: George Boughey

Picked up for £9,000 last month; half-sister to winners Shrewd Approach (7f 2yo; 72), Gossip (5f AW; 66), Valley Belle (5.5f-8.5f 2yo/Italy; 60) and Sharac (US 5.5f AW); dam 6f-7.5f winner (102) out of 1m winner; the only newcomer in the field and interesting to see how she fares in the market.

16/1

Form: 132213 CD

Last run: 25 days

W: 9st 10lb

2 yo Filly

OR: 81

Form & Verdict
Consistent filly who has won twice from the front on Tapeta in a maiden over C&D in July and a Southwell nursery (5f; first-time blinkers) last month; held up when third of eight at Chelmsford (5f, Polytrack) last time (runner-up has won since); exposed after 11 starts and has the penalty to contend with, but could take some catching if reverting to positive tactics from the inside stall.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

8th

3

(7)

10th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 3

16:55 York

Grace Angel

9st 10lb

J: Liam Wright

T: Darryll Holland

Two front-running wins over this trip on good ground this summer; struggled the last twice though and has lots of other pace to worry about today.

25/1

8th

6

(6)

19th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 5f 3y

Class 3

16:15 Doncaster

Grace Angel

9st 5lb

J: Jason Watson

T: Darryll Holland

disputed lead, lost position but prominent over 3f out

10/1

Non-runners

Democracy Dilemma, Grace Angel

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Straight Forecast £11.43

Selections

NEWMARKET:

Conquistador

SPOTLIGHT:

Grace Angel

RP Ratings:

Megan Moon

Daily Mirror:

Megan Moon

The Star:

Megan Moon

Telegraph:

Conquistador

The Guardian:

Conquistador

Daily Mail:

Conquistador

D Express:

Conquistador

Daily Record:

Conquistador

TOPSPEED:

Grace Angel

POSTDATA:

Grace Angel

The Times:

Grace Angel

The Sun:

Grace Angel