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15.10

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Tony Barrett Memorial Handicap

  • Prize money: £15702
  • 1m 6f 0y
  • Class 2
  • 8 runners
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Tony Barrett Memorial Handicap

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly sunny

Form: 11-

Last run: 215 days

W: 9st 3lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 98

Form & Verdict
Well bred and looked a very smart prospect in making light work of two 1m4f novice events (Kempton/Newcastle), defying significant greenness on the first occasion; those wins have earned him a high mark but an Ascot Gold Cup entry bodes well; gelded since last seen.
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2nd

1

(1)

25th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

2m 0f 56y

Class 1

14:25 York

Courage Mon Ami

9st 8lb

J: Frankie Dettori

T: John & Thady Gosden

Won his first four starts, culminating spectacularly in the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot (2m4f, good to firm) which was decided in a final-furlong duel with Coltrane; has to give that rival weight today, however, and needs to bounce back from muted show in the Goodwood Cup (won by Quickthorn, on good to soft) 24 days ago; a return to better ground may help.

3/1

6th

3

(5)

1st Aug 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 1

16:35 Goodwood

Courage Mon Ami

9st 11lb

J: Frankie Dettori

T: John & Thady Gosden

took keen hold, midfield in chasing group, not clear run 3f out, still plenty to do when in the clear 2f out, no extra and lost two places inside final furlong

2/1

1st

11

(9)

22nd Jun 2023

Good

2m 3f 210y

Class 1

16:20 Ascot

Courage Mon Ami

9st 3lb

J: Frankie Dettori

T: John & Thady Gosden

The way he made light work in the end of two 1m4f novice races on AW last autumn marked him down as a very serious prospect; handicap win at Goodwood (1m6f, good to firm; smart form) last month confirmed that in spades, as class and stamina came into play late on; 2m+ looks sure to suit and, although this company is of a radically higher order than in those three races, it is hard to put a ceiling right now on what he might achieve.

11/2

Form: 15215- CD

Last run: 239 days

W: 8st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict
Has won on four of his five visits to this track and returns on the back of a career-best performance over hurdles in a warm handicap at Haydock; perhaps handicapped about right but has to be seriously considered.
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1

1st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 214y

Class 4

17:20 Plumpton

Aggagio

12st 0lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Gary Moore

Won valuable series final on latest hurdle start at Haydock (1m7f, good to soft) last April when 7lb lower, and was in good form on the Flat afterwards; didn't jump with any real fluency when runner-up on chase debut at Huntingdon (2m, good) but he should have learnt from that.

13/8

1

1st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 214y

Class 4

17:20 Plumpton

Aggagio

12st 0lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Gary Moore

Won valuable series final on latest hurdle start at Haydock (1m7f, good to soft) last April when 7lb lower, and was in good form on the Flat afterwards; didn't jump with any real fluency when runner-up on chase debut at Huntingdon (2m, good) but he should have learnt from that.

13/8

2nd

2

25th Jan 2024

Good

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

12:50 Huntingdon

Aggagio

11st 11lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: Gary Moore

soon in touch with leaders, towards rear after 6th

11/2

3rd
3 (8)

25/1

Form: 56-700

Last run: 84 days

W: 9st 0lb

5 yo

OR: 95

Form & Verdict
Dual 1m4f winner for Andre Fabre and was competitive in staying Group races for that yard; was competing at level weights when behind Global Heat in all three Dubai starts this year and these terms offer him a sporting chance of being more competitive; has been gelded and now hooded; dangerous to discount.
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OUR TIP

Form: 2140-5 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 8st 8lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict
Appreciated the step up to 1m6f, first-time cheekpieces and soft ground when narrowly taking a valuable handicap at Haydock last July; yet to find any further improvement but, despite the absence of headgear, it was a nice return he made when a staying-on fifth at Ascot (1m4f, soft; just behind Sir Rumi); if happy on the ground (won on good to firm earlier in career) then he should be involved.
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0

11

27th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

12:35 Ludlow

Nathanael Greene

11st 4lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Alastair Ralph

Useful on the Flat for William Haggas and was runner-up at Goodwood (1m6f, soft) in August in his final run for that yard; changed hands for 45,000gns in September; stamina won't be an issue at this new discipline and he looks an interesting recruit to hurdling.

11/2

2nd

1

(6)

26th Aug 2023

Good

1m 6f 0y

Class 4

16:55 Goodwood

Nathanael Greene

9st 11lb

J: Cieren Fallon

T: William Haggas

His only handicap win came in the mud at Haydock (1m6f) last July, where he also ran well when tongue tied for the first time on latest start (2m, heavy); his two runs on a sound surface this term (on good to firm here and on good) hint that today's ground may not be soft enough.

5/2

3rd

1

(6)

6th Aug 2023

Soft

2m 0f 45y

Class 4

18:45 Haydock

Nathanael Greene

10st 0lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: William Haggas

Tailed off on heavy going in the November Handicap last term but his big day came on soft at this track last July with a 1m6f win in first-time cheekpieces; first go in the headgear this season saw a good, staying-on fourth in the Northumberland Plate at Newcastle (2m, AW) five weeks ago, before a lesser show in blinkers at Newbury; back to cheekpieces this time, with a tongue-tie added; each-way claims.

5/1

10/1

Form: -51365 D

Last run: 84 days

W: 9st 9lb

7 yo

OR: 104

Form & Verdict
Hasn't won in Britain since 2019 but was scoring for a second time at Meydan in a 1m6f Listed race there in January; not disgraced in Group races the last twice (1m6f/1m4f), but on British form this mark looks tough.
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13/2

Form: 2-2013 BF

Last run: 14 days

W: 8st 13lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict
Grabbed the favoured stand rail when winning on soft ground at Epsom and a 4lb rise seemed to find him out at Ascot (again 1m4f on soft); may be vulnerable once more, though this faster surface won't faze him.
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6th

3

(2)

22nd Jul 2023

Good To Soft

1m 4f 10y

Class 2

16:30 Ripon

Sir Rumi

9st 10lb

J: Owen Lewis

T: Richard Hannon

stumbled start, pushed along briefly soon after start, raced in last

11/2

12th

9

(14)

8th Jul 2023

Good

1m 3f 175y

Class 2

15:15 Haydock

Sir Rumi

9st 1lb

J: Kevin Stott

T: Richard Hannon

Won at Epsom (1m4f, soft) in April and good third at Ascot (1m4f, soft) next time; conditions should have been fine at Goodwood (1m6f, good to firm) last time but he was only sixth of eight and may find this too hot.

14/1

6th

5

(5)

27th May 2023

Good

1m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:10 Goodwood

Sir Rumi

8st 13lb

J: Pat Dobbs

T: Richard Hannon

Grabbed the favoured stand rail when winning on soft ground at Epsom and a 4lb rise seemed to find him out at Ascot (again 1m4f on soft); may be vulnerable once more, though this faster surface won't faze him.

13/2

7th
7 (7)

16/1

Form: 524-69

Last run: 127 days

W: 8st 7lb

5 yo

OR: 88

Form & Verdict
Very nearly defied this mark at Yarmouth (1m6f, good) last September but below that level subsequently, at Meydan the last twice; bit to prove on this return from a break.
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8th
4 (2)
Selwan

12/1

Form: 57351-

Last run: 220 days

W: 9st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict
His French wins were over 12.5f, 1m2f and 9.5f, with an overall strike-rate of 3-7; 75,000euros buy in November; probably needs his best form yet to defy this mark on his British debut and he lacks a recent run.
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7th

7

21st Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 128y

Class 4

15:40 Doncaster

Selwan

11st 2lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Alan King

Useful three-time Flat winner in France but struggled on first two British Flat starts and subsequently pulled up on both hurdle runs; needs to be an entirely different proposition now wearing a visor.

40/1

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Straight Forecast £12.02
Tricast £150.22

Selections

The Times:

Courage Mon Ami

TOPSPEED:

Nathanael Greene

SPOTLIGHT:

Aggagio

RP RATINGS:

Traila

Daily Mirror:

Global Heat

The Guardian:

Sir Rumi

Telegraph:

Courage Mon Ami

D Express:

Courage Mon Ami

The Star:

Courage Mon Ami

Daily Mail:

Nathanael Greene

The Sun:

Nathanael Greene

POSTDATA:

Aggagio

NEWMARKET:

Traila

Daily Record:

Global Heat