June 07 / 18.20 Kempton (AW)

18.20

Standard To Slow

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  • Prize money: £5400
  • 0m 7f 0y
  • Class 4
  • 14 runners
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Runners: 14 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Polytrack

Weather: Partly cloudy

100/30 (Won)

  • Win: £3.00
  • Place: £1.40

Form: 2-5

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 4lb

3 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Well-bred gelding who showed plenty of promise with his debut second over C&D in December; faded into fifth at Newmarket (1m, good) on his return last month but that was a respectable effort in a hot novice event and he's back in calmer waters on this drop back in trip; respected.
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33th

19

(34)

30th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

1m 1f 0y

Class 2

15:40 Newmarket

Merlin The Wizard

8st 10lb

J: Hector Crouch

T: Harry & Roger Charlton

Readily beat four rivals to win on handicap debut at Ffos Las (7.3f, good) in June and bounced back from Sandown fifth to win on the other Newmarket course (1m, good) last month; stayed on well to do it cosily last time and this unexposed 3yo is open to further improvement now tackling 1m1f.

14/1

1st

3

(6)

12th Aug 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 3

16:50 Newmarket (July)

Merlin The Wizard

9st 7lb

J: William Buick

T: Harry & Roger Charlton

Favourite when taking a Kempton novice event (7f, AW) and Ffos Las handicap (7.4f, good; comfortably) during June; a 6lb higher mark found him out when upgraded at Sandown (7f) but didn't run badly and returning to 1m looks a good move.

100/30

5th

3

(8)

8th Jul 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 3

16:50 Sandown

Merlin The Wizard

9st 8lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Harry & Roger Charlton

Justified favouritism in Kempton novice event (7f, AW) and Ffos Las handicap (7.4f, good; comfortably) the last twice; raced only four times and looks capable of further progress; shortlisted.

5/2

5/1

  • Place: £2.90

Form:

Last run:

W: 9st 4lb

3 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
260,000gns yearling; first foal; dam 1m2f-1m6f winner (including Listed; RPR 104), closely related to 7f Group 3 winner Primo Luce, half-sister to useful 1m2f-1m5f winner Sea The Lion out of unraced half-sister to high-class sprinter/broodmare Cassandra Go; lots to like on paper and he's an interesting newcomer for in-form yard.
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1st

5

(1)

2nd Oct 2023

Soft

1m 1f 35y

Class 3

16:10 Hamilton

Botanical

9st 9lb

J: Ben Curtis

T: Roger Varian

Unexposed 3yo whose novice form, which includes a success at this venue (1m, good to soft), has worked out well; far from disgraced at Ascot (1m2f; wore hood) on handicap debut considering the race didn't pan out favourably (could have done with stronger pace); should do better still and warrants respect back here.

2/1

3rd

1

(1)

9th Sep 2023

Good

1m 1f 212y

Class 3

15:45 Ascot

Botanical

9st 9lb

J: Cameron Noble

T: Roger Varian

Solid record at novice level, with 1m Hamilton win flanked by a couple of seconds on AW, and all of the form is working out very well; bred to be suited by this new trip; hood applied; strongly respected.

13/8

2nd

3

(5)

9th Aug 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

18:00 Kempton (AW)

Botanical

9st 10lb

J: David Egan

T: Roger Varian

260,000 yearling; plenty of promise when beaten a neck on his debut here (7f) in June (form worked out well) and had little trouble in justifying odds-on at Hamilton (1m, good to soft) last month; major player for stable that won a division of this race last year.

11/4

25/1

  • Place: £1.70

Form: 9-

Last run: 309 days

W: 9st 4lb

3 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict
111,000gns yearling who was resold for 495,846euros at the breeze-ups; half-brother to seven winners but he didn't show a great deal at Catterick (7f, soft) last August on his sole run for David Loughnane; toungue-tie is now added and he has a lot to find on comeback for new yard.
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5th

1

(2)

22nd Jul 2023

Soft

0m 7f 212y

Class 5

21:00 Haydock

Tango Man

9st 11lb

J: Neil Callan

T: Paul & Oliver Cole

midfield

3/1

2nd

9

(5)

7th Jul 2023

Good

0m 6f 212y

Class 5

20:25 Haydock

Tango Man

9st 4lb

J: Kevin Stott

T: Paul & Oliver Cole

Down the field on sole 2yo run but different proposition on last month's stable debut at Kempton (7f, AW), finishing third having been well backed; that latest form has worked out well and gives him leading claims here.

2/1

3rd

12

(2)

7th Jun 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

18:20 Kempton (AW)

Tango Man

9st 4lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Paul & Oliver Cole

took keen hold, prominent

25/1

Form: 7-4

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 4lb

3 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict
160,000gns half-brother to six winners; didn't live up to market expectations in sole 2yo run but he showed clear promise with his keeping-on fourth at Newbury (7f, good) on his return last month; should continue to improve with experience and he's in the mix.
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11th

4

(6)

17th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 4

18:00 Newcastle (AW)

Oliver Show

9st 9lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: George Boughey

Not been with this yard long and he's on the upgrade, following his second to Dingle over C&D with a snug 7f win here 13 days ago; 2lb rise shouldn't prevent another big run.

2/1

1st

10

(13)

4th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 3

19:00 Newcastle (AW)

Oliver Show

9st 1lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: George Boughey

Ex-Stoute horse; disappointing favourite on first run for this yard but with better luck he might have won over 1m here 19 days ago; likely contender.

4/1

2nd

3

(10)

16th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 4

17:00 Newcastle (AW)

Oliver Show

9st 8lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: George Boughey

Made a winning handicap debut at Kempton last summer (1m; tongue tied for the first time); not quite so good in two subsequent runs for Sir Michael Stoute, after which he was gelded and had wind surgery; sold for 30,000gns in October; sent off favourite for his stable debut at Chelmsford last month but weakened quickly in the straight; still early days but there are risks for now.

8/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 9st 4lb

3 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict
Third foal; dam unraced half-sister to Oaks winner Qualify and Group-placed 7f-1m4f winner Shogun out of 12.6f winner/Park Hill second; yard has 30% record in novice events in 2023; needs watching in market on debut.
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1st

1

(2)

23rd Feb 2024

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 4

20:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Endless Power

9st 11lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: James Tate

Ended his 3yo season with a 1m Chelmsford maiden win in July; too free in front and faded out of it in handicap back there (1m again) on reappearance last month; will need to settle a lot better now stepping up in trip but that should have knocked some of the freshness out of him and he retains potential as an unexposed sort.

4/1

10th

6

(10)

21st Jan 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

18:45 Chelmsford (AW)

Endless Power

9st 7lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: James Tate

Only real blip came on soft ground and he did well to master a wayward leader when off the mark in a C&D maiden last July; the placed horses haven't disgraced that form and he could well improve some more now gelded; an interesting handicap newcomer, though would like to see some confidence behind him after so long out.

11/2

6th
11 (4)
Sherood

25/1

Form: 6

Last run: 40 days

W: 9st 4lb

3 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict
Cost 130,000gns as foal but he made a low-key start when a remote sixth of 15 at Doncaster (7f; RPR 51) in April; that was in testing conditions but he needs a transformation switched to AW on his second start.
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7th

6

(1)

11th Oct 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

19:00 Kempton (AW)

Sherood

9st 7lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Ed Walker

midfield

3/1

3rd

5

(5)

29th Jul 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

16:45 Newmarket (July)

Sherood

9st 8lb

J: James Doyle

T: Ed Walker

Just fair form in three runs over 7f but he retains potential having been short of room when a one-paced third of 12 at Haydock (good) three weeks ago; should be at least as effective over this longer trip and moves into handicaps on a workable mark considering his fairly useful pedigree; shortlisted.

4/1

OUR TIP

Form: 41-

Last run: 216 days

W: 9st 9lb

3 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict
Staying-on fourth here (7f) on debut in October and he found plenty of progress with his dominant display at Chelmsford (6f, Polytrack) the following month; just about sets the standard under a penalty and he's open to more progress back up in trip on his return; key player.
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8th

7

(10)

18th Aug 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

16:20 Newbury

Mindthegap

9st 8lb

J: Sean Levey

T: Richard Hannon

6f AW scorer last November; has failed to progress in three starts (7f/1m) this year, including on turf; may fare better off this reduced mark but others are preferred.

16/1

5th

5

(3)

2nd Aug 2023

Good To Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

17:52 Sandown

Mindthegap

9st 7lb

J: Alec Voikhansky

T: Richard Hannon

in touch with leaders

25/1

5th

4

(2)

23rd Jun 2023

Good To Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

20:05 Goodwood

Mindthegap

9st 8lb

J: Pat Dobbs

T: Richard Hannon

Easily won a Chelmsford novice (6f, AW) last November, but well held on his Kempton return (7f, AW) 16 days ago; not bred to stay this far so something to prove now making his handicap/turf debut; stable also runs Seductive Power.

8/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 9st 4lb

3 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
125,000gns foal, £110,000 2yo; first foal; dam French 1m4f winner, half-sister to 1m2f Listed winner Extremis out of 1m2f Group 1 winner Fidelite; has a striking pedigree and interesting to see how he figures in the market on debut; stablemate of Botanical.
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3rd

1

(4)

2nd Oct 2023

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 5

20:00 Newcastle (AW)

Akkadian Thunder

9st 11lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Roger Varian

raced in second

6/4

1st

4

(6)

6th Sep 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

19:00 Kempton (AW)

Akkadian Thunder

9st 4lb

J: David Egan

T: Roger Varian

midfield

5/1

10/1

Form: 4

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 4lb

3 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict
Never dangerous when fourth of six in a Windsor novice (6f, soft; 10-1) on his debut last month but that was behind a useful prospect and he was only beaten around 4l; should know more this time and he's open to progress on this step up in trip.
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3rd

12

(12)

4th Nov 2023

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

Class 3

14:10 Newmarket

Magic Memories

9st 2lb

J: Rhys Clutterbuck

T: Gary Moore

reared start and lost many lengths start, in rear, took keen hold and headway into midfield after 2f

11/1

1st

4

(3)

19th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 216y

Class 5

16:30 Brighton

Magic Memories

9st 11lb

J: Tom Queally

T: Gary Moore

dwelt start, took keen hold, midfield, switched to centre 3f out

4/1

2

(3)

3rd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 216y

Class 5

13:50 Brighton

Magic Memories

9st 7lb

J: Jason Watson

T: Gary Moore

Close fourth in a Racing League handicap at Windsor (1m, good to firm) 17 days ago, his second solid effort at Windsor this summer; effective on slower ground too and he looks more than capable of winning a maiden.

6/4

Form: 40-

Last run: 203 days

W: 9st 4lb

3 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Caught the eye with strong-finishing fourth over C&D on debut last October; disappointing when upped to 1m here after but he didn't settle and is a possible improver dropped back in trip on his return.
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7th

2

16th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 30y

13:05 Fairyhouse

Lunar Landscape

11st 0lb

J: Ryan Treacy

T: C Byrnes

towards rear

11/1

2nd

12

(14)

7th Oct 2023

Good

1m 2f 1y

Class 5

14:10 Redcar

Lunar Landscape

9st 3lb

J: Rowan Scott

T: Nigel Tinkler

0-9 for Eve Johnson Houghton but placed three times, with and without headgear; not at his best in blinkers last time; no headgear on stable debut (same owners).

12/1

7th

5

(9)

24th Aug 2023

Good

1m 0f 14y

Class 6

15:55 Chepstow

Lunar Landscape

9st 8lb

J: George Downing

T: Eve Johnson Houghton

0-8 but gradually getting there and runner-up in his last two starts off this mark since cheekpieces went on, the latest when beaten a length at Bath (1m, good to soft) 15 days ago; blinkers given a go this time and one for the shortlist.

5/1

12/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 9st 4lb

3 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict
52,000gns half-brother to five winners including Dance And Dance (Group-placed 7f-8.5f inc AW; RPR 116), Rewarding Hero (HK 6f-1m including Listed) and The Dancing Poet (1m2f-1m4f including AW; 78); dam 5f 2yo winner (100); has good target to aim at on debut but needs checking in market.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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5th

7

(6)

10th Aug 2023

Good To Soft

1m 2f 23y

Class 6

15:50 Yarmouth

Wild Hoofer

9st 6lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Archie Watson

disputed lead

10/1

7th

5

(6)

25th Jul 2023

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 6

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Wild Hoofer

9st 7lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Archie Watson

Improved with experience in his qualifying runs and this month's fifth of 12 at Haydock (7f, good) was very respectable; upped in trip for today's handicap debut; should have more to offer.

9/2

5th

10

(1)

7th Jul 2023

Good

0m 6f 212y

Class 5

20:25 Haydock

Wild Hoofer

9st 4lb

J: Joshua Bryan

T: Archie Watson

Displayed some ability when sixth of 11 at Wolverhampton (7f, AW) on his second start but needs to find a chunk of improvement here.

33/1

16/1

Form: 6

Last run: 23 days

W: 8st 13lb

3 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict
Prominent in market at Catterick (7f, good; 11-2) last month but she was always playing catch up after a slow start; was beaten 11l in that race and she needs stacks of improvement on this switch to AW.
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12th

14

(14)

7th Jun 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

18:20 Kempton (AW)

Pretty Flag

8st 13lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: George Boughey

raced wide, midfield

16/1

6th

10

(9)

15th May 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 6y

Class 5

15:20 Catterick

Pretty Flag

9st 2lb

J: Kevin Stott

T: George Boughey

120,000gns yearling who went for 32,000gns in February; trainer's newcomers are quite capable of going well; the market will likely tell a tale.

4/1

100/1

Form: 06

Last run: 36 days

W: 9st 4lb

3 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
In rear in two runs this spring including over C&D on debut; has a lot to find back on AW and of more interest when handicapping over further.
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9

(3)

25th Jul 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

18:20 Chelmsford (AW)

Dunmore East

9st 2lb

J: Kaiya Fraser

T: Henry Spiller

Has offered little in three runs at big prices (5f-7f); this is easier off a lowly opening mark but he's out of a dual 1m2f winner and doesn't make obvious appeal.

20/1

13th

4

(9)

7th Jun 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

18:20 Kempton (AW)

Dunmore East

9st 4lb

J: Darragh Keenan

T: Henry Spiller

awkward start, took keen hold, held up in rear

100/1

6th

2

(2)

2nd May 2023

Good

0m 5f 60y

Class 5

15:50 Brighton

Dunmore East

9st 7lb

J: Adam Farragher

T: Henry Spiller

slowly away, in rear

50/1

200/1

Form:

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 4lb

3 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
100-1 in a C&D event on his recent debut and he finished a tailed-off last of 11.
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7th

10

(7)

23rd Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 0f 31y

Class 6

16:25 Windsor

King Elvis

9st 0lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: Tony Carroll

awkward start, always behind

25/1

10th

8

(4)

6th Sep 2023

Standard

1m 0f 1y

Class 6

16:50 Lingfield (AW)

King Elvis

8st 9lb

J: Josephine Gordon

T: Tony Carroll

Midfield at best so far and moving up to 1m needs to make a big difference.

33/1

5th

6

(4)

9th Aug 2023

Good

0m 5f 215y

Class 6

15:30 Brighton

King Elvis

8st 10lb

J: Jason Watson

T: Tony Carroll

Unexposed after only four runs but was safely held in basement-grade classified race when dropped to 6f at Leicester (good) three weeks ago and needs to find extra on today's handicap debut.

20/1

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £24.60
Straight Forecast £21.62
Trifecta £115.60

Selections

RP RATINGS:

Merlin The Wizard

SPOTLIGHT:

Mindthegap

Telegraph:

Botanical

NEWMARKET:

Oliver Show

The Star:

Endless Power

POSTDATA:

Merlin The Wizard

The Guardian:

Merlin The Wizard

Daily Mail:

Merlin The Wizard

Daily Mirror:

Merlin The Wizard

The Times:

Mindthegap

D Express:

Mindthegap

Daily Record:

Mindthegap