June 26 / 19.40 Windsor

19.40

Good To Firm

Play With The Finest Bookmaker, Fitzdares Handicap

  • Prize money: £4396.56
  • 1m 2f 0y
  • Class 5
  • 6 runners
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Play With The Finest Bookmaker, Fitzdares Handicap

Runners: 6 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

9/2 (Won)

  • Win: £1.84

Form: 0-84

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 4lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 73

Form & Verdict
Needs to come on again on what he's achieved in qualifying events at 7f and 1m but he kept on nicely when fourth at Doncaster recently, shaping (in keeping with parts of his pedigree) as though a step up in trip will suit; can do better.
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2nd

8

(1)

7th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

1m 1f 201y

Class 4

17:15 Salisbury

Morcar

9st 5lb

J: Pat Dobbs

T: Richard Hannon

prominent, led final 110yds, challenging over 1f out, kept on but headed towards finish

14/1

7th

4

(7)

26th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 31y

Class 4

19:20 Windsor

Morcar

9st 9lb

J: Alec Voikhansky

T: Richard Hannon

Beat just two rivals when easily winning on handicap debut here (1m2f, good to firm) in June; tailed off at Sandown (1m2f, good to soft) last month and has something to prove but this lightly raced 3yo may have been unsuited by the ground last time and is not ruled out.

16/1

7th

3

(3)

26th Jul 2023

Good

1m 1f 209y

Class 4

20:10 Sandown

Morcar

9st 10lb

J: Pat Dobbs

T: Richard Hannon

Off the mark on handicap debut at Windsor (good to firm) one month ago when upped to 1m2f, admittedly in just a three-runner race but he did it easily; up 8lb but it's hard to pinpoint just how good he is and it would not be a surprise if he still proves well handicapped.

3/1

5/1

Form: 312-25 BF

Last run: 128 days

W: 9st 4lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 73

Form & Verdict
Progressed in AW handicaps over the winter but his win came over 1m and although he has gone close over 1m2f he didn't find much on latest attempt at the trip in February; needs extra in first turf handicap.
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2nd

6

(5)

26th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

19:40 Windsor

Emperor Zen

9st 4lb

J: Neil Callan

T: John Butler

Progressed in AW handicaps over the winter but his win came over 1m and although he has gone close over 1m2f he didn't find much on latest attempt at the trip in February; needs extra in first turf handicap.

5/1

5th

1

(4)

18th Feb 2023

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

16:33 Lingfield (AW)

Emperor Zen

9st 9lb

J: Darragh Keenan

T: John Butler

in touch with leaders

5/2

2nd

3

(7)

7th Feb 2023

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 5

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Emperor Zen

9st 8lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: John Butler

Found his feet since handicapping, getting off the mark over 1m at Kempton in December and going down narrowly at Lingfield 17 days later (1m2f); should remain competitive.

9/2

13/2

Form: 713-98

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 6lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 75

Form & Verdict
Two good efforts at about 7f in novices in the autumn (both on good), winning one at Beverley, but a weak finisher in two handicaps this year, over 1m2f and 1m; needs to show he's worth his current mark back at 1m2f.
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6th

13

(9)

17th Jul 2023

Good To Soft

1m 0f 31y

Class 5

19:40 Windsor

Mindset

9st 4lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Michael Bell

dwelt start

20/1

3rd

4

(2)

26th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

19:40 Windsor

Mindset

9st 6lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Michael Bell

Two good efforts at about 7f in novices in the autumn (both on good), winning one at Beverley, but a weak finisher in two handicaps this year, over 1m2f and 1m; needs to show he's worth his current mark back at 1m2f.

13/2

8th

5

(8)

3rd Jun 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

17:10 Doncaster

Mindset

9st 7lb

J: Dylan Hogan

T: Michael Bell

Promise in novices at around 7f last autumn, but beaten too far out to blame the trip alone on his 1m2f Newmarket handicap debut/reappearance 16 days ago; still early days but hard to be confident about here.

16/1

Form: 635

Last run: 25 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 77

Form & Verdict
Stepped up on his debut effort when third of 13 in a useful 1m2f Newmarket maiden (subsequent winners have come out of the race); non-stayer over an extended 1m3f at Yarmouth since; return to 1m2f looks the right move and he should be able to make his mark in handicaps.
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1st

4

(9)

13th Apr 2024

Good

1m 2f 23y

Class 5

16:55 Yarmouth

Mythical Guest

9st 9lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: George Margarson

Off since September; six-race maiden who needs to build on his two handicap performances (1m4f/1m3f; gelded since) but led over 1f out on the second occasion and it's possible that this drop back in trip will help.

14/1

1st

4

(9)

13th Apr 2024

Good

1m 2f 23y

Class 5

16:55 Yarmouth

Mythical Guest

9st 9lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: George Margarson

Off since September; six-race maiden who needs to build on his two handicap performances (1m4f/1m3f; gelded since) but led over 1f out on the second occasion and it's possible that this drop back in trip will help.

14/1

5th

1

(9)

27th Sep 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 219y

Class 5

18:30 Kempton (AW)

Mythical Guest

9st 11lb

J: Robert Havlin

T: George Margarson

Showed promise in novice and maiden events at up to 11.5f in the spring; couldn't build on that at Windsor in July, after a break, and didn't do his chances a great deal of good when racing freely on being stepped up to 1m4f at Newbury latest; drops 4lb for this AW debut; bit to prove.

16/1

OUR TIP

Form: 5-43

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 77

Form & Verdict
Front-runner for both starts as 3yo and in the frame at Goodwood (1m2f) and Haydock (extended 1m3f; both on good to firm); likely to be more effective back over 1m2f now handicapping; bold bid likely.
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14th

1

(14)

15th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

18:50 Dundalk (AW)

Montevideo

10st 2lb

J: Luke McAteer

T: Andrew Kinirons

Maiden for Charlie Johnston; stable debut here after five months off and best watched.

33/1

8th

5

(6)

3rd Oct 2023

Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 4

14:47 Ayr

Montevideo

9st 4lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Charlie Johnston

keen to post, took keen hold, led, headed over 2f out, soon weakened

7/1

2nd

3

(4)

16th Sep 2023

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 3

16:20 Lingfield (AW)

Montevideo

8st 13lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Charlie Johnston

took keen hold, raced in second

4/1

Form: 730

Last run: 38 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict
All races at 1m; took a step forward from Newmarket debut when a close third on Southwell AW but the cupboard was bare from 3f out back at Newmarket in May; not a guaranteed stayer on pedigree now upped in trip but realistically placed on first run at this level.
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6th

8

(3)

21st Oct 2023

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 5

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Tribute

9st 4lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Simon & Ed Crisford

Has shown fair form on a couple of occasions (including sole AW start) but his other runs have been poor, dropping away very tamely at Pontefract 12 weeks ago; first-time blinkers replace visor.

12/1

6th

7

(4)

30th Jul 2023

Good To Soft

1m 0f 6y

Class 5

16:00 Pontefract

Tribute

9st 7lb

J: James Doyle

T: Simon & Ed Crisford

Two efforts have been a great deal better than the other three; one of those good runs came last time when fourth of ten from off the pace in handicap at Windsor (1m2f, good; unraced on softer) in a first-time visor, which is retained; on that form, this is a golden opportunity.

8/13

Non-runners

Mythical Guest, Montevideo, Tribute

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Payout
Exacta £3.40
Straight Forecast £3.74
Trifecta £3.40

Selections

RP RATINGS:

Montevideo

SPOTLIGHT:

Morcar

The Sun:

Mythical Guest

NEWMARKET:

Mindset

The Star:

Mythical Guest

POSTDATA:

Montevideo

Telegraph:

Montevideo

The Guardian:

Montevideo

D Express:

Montevideo

Daily Record:

Montevideo

TOPSPEED:

Morcar

The Times:

Morcar

Daily Mail:

Morcar

Daily Mirror:

Morcar