June 23 / 19.05 Newmarket (July)

19.05

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  • 1m 2f 0y
  • Class 4
  • 9 runners
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Runners: 9 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

8/1 (Won)

  • Win: £5.50
  • Place: £2.30

Form: -12262 D

Last run: 36 days

W: 9st 11lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 87

Form & Verdict
Dual winner on AW; ran well in handicap on the other course here (1m2f, good) last month when having third attempt on turf; raised just 1lb; has proved largely consistent and again holds place possibilities.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4th

1

(1)

25th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

1m 2f 0y

Class 3

16:25 Newmarket (July)

Mighty River

9st 8lb

J: Ray Dawson

T: James Tate

C&D winner (good; 4lb higher today) in June; not so hot back here on good to firm next time, albeit in a better race, and although he wasn't beaten far at Chelmsford (AW) on latest start, that was in only seventh of 11; faces fewer rivals this time but not top of the list.

9/1

7th

9

(10)

15th Aug 2023

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 3

18:45 Chelmsford (AW)

Mighty River

9st 5lb

J: Neil Callan

T: James Tate

Successful at Wolverhampton (9.5f, Tapeta) and Lingfield (1m2f, Polytrack) last winter and added another win at Newmarket (1m2f, good) in June; not so good back there last time, albeit in a better race, and others are higher up the list.

8/1

9th

9

(3)

14th Jul 2023

Good To Firm

1m 2f 0y

Class 2

13:50 Newmarket (July)

Mighty River

8st 13lb

J: Neil Callan

T: James Tate

Ten races and usually seriously involved, this season's exception on soft ground; best efforts came in 1m2f handicaps on good ground under Neil Callan at Newmarket on last two starts, the latter a C&D win since which the second and fourth have both won; not harshly treated with 4lb rise.

10/1

14/1

  • Place: £3.50

Form: 673116 BF

Last run: 34 days

W: 8st 4lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 66

Form & Verdict
Better than bare result (met traffic issues) at Doncaster last month when bidding for a 1m Class 6 hat-trick, following wins at Wetherby and Southwell (AW); something to prove upped in distance/grade, however.
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1st

5

5th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 1f 87y

Class 2

17:40 Musselburgh

Golden Maverick

11st 1lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Jamie Snowden

Won five times on the Flat from 1m-1m2f for Ian Williams last year; has taken time to click as a hurdler, but off the mark in a modest race at Haydock last time (1m7f, soft); not badly treated on handicap debut and could well play a part.

15/8

1st

5

5th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 1f 87y

Class 2

17:40 Musselburgh

Golden Maverick

11st 1lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Jamie Snowden

Won five times on the Flat from 1m-1m2f for Ian Williams last year; has taken time to click as a hurdler, but off the mark in a modest race at Haydock last time (1m7f, soft); not badly treated on handicap debut and could well play a part.

15/8

1st

3

20th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 144y

Class 4

14:15 Haydock

Golden Maverick

11st 0lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Jamie Snowden

Useful Flat form before changing hands for 100,000gns; has shaped with a nice bit of promise in both his runs over hurdles, especially as soft ground would not have been absolutely ideal for him; strong contender even on soft and yet conditions could dry out.

5/4

Form: 66-133

Last run: 29 days

W: 9st 6lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 82

Form & Verdict
Has form figures of 133 (all over 1m) for new yard this year, winning AW maiden then running well in turf handicaps, latest at Sandown where he shaped as if ready for a crack at this longer distance; solid chance.
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3rd

5

(5)

23rd Jun 2023

Good

1m 2f 0y

Class 4

19:05 Newmarket (July)

Island Star

9st 6lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Roger Varian

Has form figures of 133 (all over 1m) for new yard this year, winning AW maiden then running well in turf handicaps, latest at Sandown where he shaped as if ready for a crack at this longer distance; solid chance.

7/2

3rd

10

(5)

25th May 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

20:42 Sandown

Island Star

9st 7lb

J: Ray Dawson

T: Roger Varian

prominent

8/1

3rd

9

(2)

5th May 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

16:20 Goodwood

Island Star

9st 6lb

J: David Egan

T: Roger Varian

took keen hold, prominent

9/2

8/1

Form: 437-5

Last run: 50 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 78

Form & Verdict
Showed clear promise in his two turf attempts last season; gelded prior to reappearance fifth in a Redcar handicap (1m2f) that has worked out nicely; still open to progress and looks an interesting contender.
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3rd

5

(2)

8th Sep 2023

Good

1m 3f 140y

Class 4

13:30 Haydock

Feud

9st 7lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Ralph Beckett

Won over C&D (good) in July on third handicap start and solid efforts at Catterick and Newbury the next twice; every chance he'll be thereabouts.

7/2

3rd

11

(4)

19th Aug 2023

Good

1m 4f 0y

Class 4

16:40 Newbury

Feud

9st 2lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Ralph Beckett

Well-bred 3yo who was off the mark when justifying favouritism in a Haydock handicap (11.6f, good) on his sixth attempt; good second of six when 5-6 at Catterick (1m4f, good) later in July but needs to find extra.

7/1

2nd

5

(6)

26th Jul 2023

Soft

1m 4f 13y

Class 4

15:55 Catterick

Feud

9st 7lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: Ralph Beckett

prominent

13/8

Form: 4-21

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 6lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 82

Form & Verdict
Eyecatching second in maiden on the other course here (strong form) on seasonal debut, then went one better at Goodwood (again over 1m; good to firm) two weeks ago; well treated on the reappearance effort and should improve further; gives the impression she'll be suited by this extra 2f; much respected handicap debutante.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

8th

7

(2)

13th Oct 2023

Good To Firm

1m 2f 0y

Class 1

17:55 Newmarket

Never Ending

9st 1lb

J: Robert Havlin

T: John & Thady Gosden

towards rear, brief headway on far side of group over 3f out, edged left over 1f out, soon weakened

16/1

1st

7

(12)

12th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

1m 2f 0y

Class 4

16:35 Leicester

Never Ending

9st 7lb

J: Robert Havlin

T: John & Thady Gosden

Still looked green when breaking her duck in a 1m Goodwood novice and she wasn't far behind subsequent winners when fifth of seven on her handicap debut at Newmarket in June (1m2f, good); had heavy ground to contend with next time and remains of interest back on less testing ground.

13/2

5th

12

(3)

2nd Aug 2023

Good To Soft

1m 1f 197y

Class 2

16:45 Goodwood

Never Ending

8st 6lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: John & Thady Gosden

in touch with leaders

14/1

Form: 14

Last run: 36 days

W: 9st 6lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 82

Form & Verdict
Twice-raced colt, still unexposed; scored comfortably at Newbury (1m, soft) then ran respectably under a penalty at Salisbury (1m2f, good) where he finished fourth; goes handicapping with possibly still more to offer.
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6th

8

(10)

23rd Sep 2023

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

17:00 Newbury

Golspie

9st 1lb

J: Charles Bishop

T: Eve Johnson Houghton

took keen hold, ducked left start, led, headed halfway

8/1

2nd

2

(2)

1st Sep 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

19:13 Salisbury

Golspie

9st 11lb

J: Charles Bishop

T: Eve Johnson Houghton

Won his only previous start at 1m on Newbury debut; next three runs were at 1m2f and he finished closer when dropped back to 7f at Sandown (good to soft; new blinkers) despite starting slowly; highly respected.

6/1

5th

9

(5)

10th Aug 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

19:45 Sandown

Golspie

9st 3lb

J: Callum Hutchinson

T: Eve Johnson Houghton

Scored comfortably on 1m Newbury debut (soft) in April; has disappointingly failed to build on that in three outings over 1m2f since and now drops 3f in trip with first-time blinkers replacing the cheekpieces he wore last time; needs to get back on track.

12/1

Form: 624

Last run: 13 days

W: 8st 8lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 70

Form & Verdict
Thrice-raced gelding who was only a modest fourth upped to 1m2f at Lingfield most recently; clear second at Brighton (1m) the time before and may do better still but needs to prove he's effective at this trip.
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7

(2)

12th Jul 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

20:10 Bath

The Jackler

9st 2lb

J: David Probert

T: Brian Meehan

Five-race maiden; ran creditably from the front in first-time blinkers at Newbury (1m, good; finished 2l fifth) last week; has respectable form claims off the same mark in the retained headgear.

11/2

5th

3

(5)

6th Jul 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

21:00 Newbury

The Jackler

9st 7lb

J: Hector Crouch

T: Brian Meehan

led, ridden and wandered around from over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, soon no extra and lost position

10/1

7th

8

(4)

23rd Jun 2023

Good

1m 2f 0y

Class 4

19:05 Newmarket (July)

The Jackler

8st 8lb

J: Darragh Keenan

T: Brian Meehan

Thrice-raced gelding who was only a modest fourth upped to 1m2f at Lingfield most recently; clear second at Brighton (1m) the time before and may do better still but needs to prove he's effective at this trip.

16/1

Form: 557-01 D

Last run: 35 days

W: 9st 11lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 87

Form & Verdict
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Verdict Starting price

13th

11

(11)

7th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 5f 0y

Class 1

13:47 Lingfield (AW)

Greysful Storm

9st 0lb

J: Marco Ghiani

T: Darryll Holland

Impressive when making a successful handicap debut at Newbury (1m2f, good) in May and runner-up three times since, including at around this sort of trip the last twice; finished 3l behind Divine Jewel in a Chester Listed contest (1m6f, good to soft) in September, though, and still to prove herself on the AW.

4/1

2nd

3

(2)

27th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 6f 0y

Class 3

16:50 Goodwood

Greysful Storm

9st 9lb

J: Liam Wright

T: Darryll Holland

1m2f winner in May; looks a staying type now and ran well in 1m5f contest at Ayr (good to soft) on Saturday, shaping as if this return to 1m6f will suit; still unexposed at this sort of trip; not dismissed.

7/1

2nd

2

(7)

23rd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

1m 5f 26y

Class 3

17:20 Ayr

Greysful Storm

9st 9lb

J: Liam Wright

T: Darryll Holland

Scored easily at Newbury (1m2f; handicap debut) in May; in-and-out form since and she was fourth in a five-runner Listed race when appearing to run creditably at Chester (second attempt at about 1m6f) on latest outing; needs better and 7lb claimer is recruited.

9/1

OUR TIP

Form: 2413-8

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 83

Form & Verdict
Gelded prior to below-par effort (over 1m) on reappearance; proved consistent (form figures 2413) last term and could well bounce back provided he stays this new trip (mixed messages in pedigree on that score).
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4th

12

(2)

3rd Aug 2023

Good To Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 3

16:45 Goodwood

John Chard VC

9st 0lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Clive Cox

7f 2yo novice winner who failed to stay 1m2f at York three weeks ago; however, he was also soundly beaten on his other outing this year, over C&D in May, and others have less to prove.

33/1

11th

9

(11)

14th Jul 2023

Good

1m 2f 56y

Class 4

15:50 York

John Chard VC

9st 4lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: Clive Cox

Gelded prior to below-par effort (over 1m) on reappearance; proved consistent (form figures 2413) last term and could well bounce back provided he stays this new trip (mixed messages in pedigree on that score).

8/1

Non-runners

Greysful Storm, John Chard VC

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £40.00
Straight Forecast £40.35
Tricast £85.99
Trifecta £115.80

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Never Ending

RP RATINGS:

Island Star

Telegraph:

Mighty River

POSTDATA:

Greysful Storm

NEWMARKET:

Never Ending

The Guardian:

Never Ending

Daily Mail:

Never Ending

The Sun:

Never Ending

The Star:

Never Ending

Daily Record:

Never Ending

Daily Mirror:

Mighty River

TOPSPEED:

Island Star

The Times:

Island Star

D Express:

Island Star