June 14 / 15.15 Haydock

15.15

Good To Firm

Jewson St Helens EBF Novice Stakes (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £5399.46
  • 0m 6f 0y
  • Class 4
  • 8 runners
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Jewson St Helens EBF Novice Stakes (GBB Race)

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly sunny

4/1 (Won)

  • Win: £5.50
  • Place: £2.30

Form:

Last run:

W: 9st 7lb

2 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict
130,000gns yearling; tenth foal; half-brother to seven winners including Lady of Kyushu (1m3f/1m4f including Listed; RPR 103) and Star Fortress (1m2f AW; 102); dam Group-placed 6f 2yo winner (97), half-sister to 7f Listed winner Secret Garden; one to note from a top yard.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

7th

4

(1)

30th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:00 Newmarket

Lake Forest

9st 2lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: William Haggas

Second to Jasour in the July Stakes then got turned over at short odds next time; bounced back to win the Gimcrack (6f, good to firm) but it looked a substandard edition of that York prize; unlikely to follow up.

11/1

1st

9

(10)

25th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:00 York

Lake Forest

9st 2lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: William Haggas

in rear, headway towards near side from 3f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, soon hung left, kept on well

20/1

4th

1

(5)

4th Aug 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

17:45 Newmarket (July)

Lake Forest

9st 10lb

J: Cieren Fallon

T: William Haggas

in touch with leaders

1/3

5/1

  • Place: £1.90

Form: 4

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 7lb

2 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict
42,000euros yearling; 11-1 and hooded when about 4l fourth of seven in maiden at Chester (6f, good) 18 days ago, prominent long way from wide draw; that showed significant ability and promise.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

12

(4)

16th Apr 2024

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

14:20 Newmarket

Watcha Matey

9st 3lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Hugo Palmer

Ran seven times during last year's 2yo campaign, running well far more often than not and posting a 7f novice win; gelded since; however, he needs to be better than ever to land this competitive handicap on his comeback.

20/1

1st

12

(4)

16th Apr 2024

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

14:20 Newmarket

Watcha Matey

9st 3lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Hugo Palmer

Ran seven times during last year's 2yo campaign, running well far more often than not and posting a 7f novice win; gelded since; however, he needs to be better than ever to land this competitive handicap on his comeback.

20/1

3rd
7 (6)
Vantheman

8/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 9st 7lb

2 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict
£45,000 yearling; second living foal; half-brother to 5f winner Whisky McGonagall (RPR 72); dam 6f winner (79), half-sister to 5f Listed winner/Nunthorpe second Hamish McGonagall; yard's 2yo newcomers need a close look.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

2nd

9

(13)

17th May 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 3

17:20 York

Vantheman

9st 5lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Kevin Ryan

All 2yo races at about 6f, winning Ayr maiden (good to soft) before running in valuable sales races, including when fifth of 22 on this course (good to firm); gelded after and took a turn for the better over the winter as he gained a straightforward win when dropped to 5f for his handicap/AW debut at Newcastle recently; up 7lb but can continue to climb the ladder.

4/1

2nd

9

(13)

17th May 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 3

17:20 York

Vantheman

9st 5lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Kevin Ryan

All 2yo races at about 6f, winning Ayr maiden (good to soft) before running in valuable sales races, including when fifth of 22 on this course (good to firm); gelded after and took a turn for the better over the winter as he gained a straightforward win when dropped to 5f for his handicap/AW debut at Newcastle recently; up 7lb but can continue to climb the ladder.

4/1

1st

3

(1)

3rd May 2024

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

18:10 Newcastle (AW)

Vantheman

9st 6lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Kevin Ryan

pressed leader, led halfway, faced challenge over 1f out, ridden final 110yds, won going away

5/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 9st 7lb

2 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict
Fourth foal; half-brother to 7f-1m1f winner Gert Lush (including 2yo; RPR 76); dam Group-placed 6f 2yo winner (103), sister to useful 6f winner Sir Thomas Gresham; needs a check for market strength, from yard which had two winning 2yo favourites at Newbury last Wednesday.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

7th

4

(7)

15th Jul 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

14:55 Ascot

Romantic Samurai

9st 7lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Richard Hannon

5-1 from 7-1 for novice at Haydock (6f, good to firm) one month ago, rather slowly away before keeping on into fourth of seven; that's similar form to a few of these and he too should improve.

5/1

4th

4

(4)

14th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

15:15 Haydock

Romantic Samurai

9st 7lb

J: Pat Dobbs

T: Richard Hannon

Fourth foal; half-brother to 7f-1m1f winner Gert Lush (including 2yo; RPR 76); dam Group-placed 6f 2yo winner (103), sister to useful 6f winner Sir Thomas Gresham; needs a check for market strength, from yard which had two winning 2yo favourites at Newbury last Wednesday.

10/1

OUR TIP

4/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 9st 7lb

2 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict
100,000gns foal; second foal; dam unraced half-sister to 7f winner Mulhimatty out of Listed-placed 1m winning half-sister to 6f-6.5f Group 1 winner Muhaarar; one to note from strong yard going well with 2yos.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

2nd

1

(4)

13th May 2024

Good

1m 2f 101y

18:25 Roscommon

Action Plan

9st 10lb

J: Shane Foley

T: Gerard O’Leary

Took eight goes to get off the mark and it was a modest handicap that he won 19 days ago at Gowran (1m, yielding); rated a stone inferior to Naval Force on official ratings.

14/1

2nd

1

(4)

13th May 2024

Good

1m 2f 101y

18:25 Roscommon

Action Plan

9st 10lb

J: Shane Foley

T: Gerard O’Leary

Took eight goes to get off the mark and it was a modest handicap that he won 19 days ago at Gowran (1m, yielding); rated a stone inferior to Naval Force on official ratings.

14/1

1st

5

(4)

24th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

18:50 Gowran Park

Action Plan

9st 7lb

J: Shane Foley

T: Gerard O’Leary

took keen hold, prominent, challenging going okay up the centre under 2f out, ridden from 1f out, joined leader towards finish, led final strides

20/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 9st 7lb

2 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict
£160,000 yearling; third foal; dam unraced half-sister to 6f 2yo Group 3 winner Princess Noor out of once-raced half-sister to good sprinter Land Of Dreams (dam of Dream Ahead), is granddaughter of 5f 2yo Group 3 winner; late foal; probably one for another day unless he's lively in the betting.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

4th

4

(8)

7th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

17:05 Carlisle

Space Ninja

9st 5lb

J: P J McDonald

T: James Horton

Son of Kodiac who displayed his first form of note on his handicap debut when fourth of 13 at Beverley (5f) three weeks ago; he can race off a 2lb lower mark now so must enter calculations.

7/2

4th

4

(11)

17th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

14:30 Beverley

Space Ninja

9st 7lb

J: P J McDonald

T: James Horton

Down the field over 6f on all three starts and improvement is needed now in a nursery, but he cost £160,000 last year and could benefit from the drop in trip; no surprise if he plays a leading role.

15/2

9th

10

(7)

28th Jul 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

16:20 Thirsk

Space Ninja

9st 4lb

J: P J McDonald

T: James Horton

Beaten nearly 10l on both starts, the latest on Tapeta at Newcastle; has plenty to find.

33/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 9st 7lb

2 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict
Third foal; dam unplaced at 1m-1m2f in France, half-sister to winners Aesop's Fables (1m Group 1) and First Winter (useful 1m/1m2f) out of 1m-1m2f winning close relative of Derby and Arc winner Lammtarra; late foal; family suggests longer trips but he's from a powerful yard.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

7th

7

(12)

13th Oct 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

19:30 Newcastle (AW)

Tropical Air

9st 8lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Charlie Johnston

Minor promise on turf but his form has taken off since switched to AW, completing a quick hat-trick in the last month (6f-7f, Tapeta and Polytrack); seemed to resent being behind horses at Lingfield last week, pulling extremely hard in the early stages and doing well to finish as close as he did in the circumstances; still feasibly treated on earlier efforts and this C&D winner might prove happier back on a straight track.

11/4

4th

3

(6)

5th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 7f 1y

Class 5

15:15 Lingfield (AW)

Tropical Air

9st 9lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Charlie Johnston

Prominent-racer who won over C&D last month on his AW debut and second nursery start, and has won twice since (7f/6f, Tapeta), the latest at Newcastle on Monday when comfortably making all; his penalties are mounting up but he's 3-3 on AW and clearly thriving, and has to be respected.

11/4

1st

1

(3)

2nd Oct 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

19:00 Newcastle (AW)

Tropical Air

9st 13lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Charlie Johnston

Went with a good pace and showed the right attitude when winning at Wolverhampton last Monday; a 6lb penalty will make things tougher, having gone up 8lb for his previous win, but he looks on the upgrade and should be fine down from 7f.

4/5

Form:

Last run:

W: 9st 7lb

2 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict
140,000gns yearling; first foal; dam unplaced at 6f-1m2f (RPR 34), sister to useful 7f 2yo winner (stayed 2m) Future Empire, closely related to German Listed winner (1m 2yo/1m3f) Black Arrow and useful 1m2f winner Fox Premier out of useful 1m1f winner; yard had a 2yo newcomer justify favouritism early this month.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5th

4

(4)

19th Sep 2023

Good

0m 6f 3y

Class 4

14:50 Yarmouth

Fauntleroy

9st 4lb

J: Ross Coakley

T: Simon & Ed Crisford

took keen hold, in touch with leaders

14/1

7th

4

(9)

7th Sep 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

14:30 Haydock

Fauntleroy

9st 2lb

J: Harry Burns

T: Simon & Ed Crisford

dwelt start, took keen hold, in touch with leaders

9/1

Non-runners

Fauntleroy

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £14.10
Straight Forecast £18.30
Trifecta £184.50

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Watcha Matey

Telegraph:

Action Plan

The Times:

Romantic Samurai

Daily Mail:

Fauntleroy

NEWMARKET:

Lake Forest

The Star:

Space Ninja

D Express:

Romantic Samurai

Daily Mirror:

Action Plan

The Sun:

Action Plan

POSTDATA:

Watcha Matey

The Guardian:

Watcha Matey

Daily Record:

Watcha Matey