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Good To Firm

Play With The Finest Bookmaker, Fitzdares Handicap

  • Prize money: £5129.32
  • 0m 6f 210y
  • Class 4
  • 8 runners
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Play With The Finest Bookmaker, Fitzdares Handicap

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

2/1 (Won)

  • Win: £2.50
  • Place: £1.20

Form: 5-0212 CD BF

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 10lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 81

Form & Verdict
Off the mark (eighth attempt) with a convincing win in a C&D handicap (firm) last month and found more progress when going close in his follow-up bid at Chepstow; only 1lb higher and he's a big player back at this track.
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1st

3

(1)

28th Aug 2023

Good

0m 7f 3y

Class 3

15:05 Epsom

Sir Winston

9st 5lb

J: Aidan Keeley

T: Roger Varian

dwelt start, took keen hold, in touch with leaders on inner, ridden and headway over 1f out, led final 110yds, kept on well

6/1

7th

8

(2)

12th Aug 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

16:15 Newmarket (July)

Sir Winston

9st 3lb

J: David Egan

T: Roger Varian

Progressive at 7f on fast ground, perhaps disadvantaged by track position at Chepstow in June but impressive at Brighton either side; up 6lb for latest win in less competitive race but still has potential.

9/2

1st

2

(5)

27th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 210y

Class 4

16:00 Brighton

Sir Winston

9st 10lb

J: Aidan Keeley

T: Roger Varian

Off the mark (eighth attempt) with a convincing win in a C&D handicap (firm) last month and found more progress when going close in his follow-up bid at Chepstow; only 1lb higher and he's a big player back at this track.

2/1

13/2

  • Place: £2.30

Form: 486853

Last run: 11 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 78

Form & Verdict
Triple 6f winner but he can compromise his chance by starting slowly or pulling hard; finished well to snatch third over 5f at Sandown (good to firm) last time but he's now 0-16 since his last success 11 months ago and is untried at this trip; others preferred
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5th

8

(1)

16th Oct 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

19:30 Kempton (AW)

Tolstoy

9st 6lb

J: Neil Callan

T: Stuart Williams

dwelt start, pulled hard and in touch with leaders soon after start

6/1

9th

1

(1)

12th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

18:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Tolstoy

9st 12lb

J: Marco Ghiani

T: Stuart Williams

dwelt start, pulled hard, in rear

10/1

4th

4

(6)

21st Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 3y

Class 3

15:55 Yarmouth

Tolstoy

9st 2lb

J: Marco Ghiani

T: Stuart Williams

Ran away with a Class 4 handicap at Brighton this month (6f, good) and from a bad draw he raced widest when well held in mid-division at Southwell last week; now 8lb higher than for that recent win but has good form off this mark and he goes on soft ground; respected.

13/2

7/1

  • Place: £2.60

Form: 466646 C

Last run: 22 days

W: 8st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 69

Form & Verdict
Multiple winner on turf and AW but the latter is more his scene, hence a 9lb lower mark on grass; didn't get much luck when a close sixth at Windsor (1m, good to firm) last time but this looks tougher back up in grade and he will need a good pace back in trip.
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7th

2

(7)

2nd Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 5

18:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Poetic Force

9st 9lb

J: Jack Doughty

T: Tony Carroll

Veteran who has won 15 races; respectable fourth in higher grade at Lingfield (1m) most recently; record of 5-9 over C&D and, despite his old age, looks interesting returned to this scenario.

16/1

4th

6

(8)

8th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 0f 1y

Class 4

16:10 Lingfield (AW)

Poetic Force

9st 6lb

J: Molly Gunn

T: Tony Carroll

Veteran who secured a 15th career success on turf in August but he could have run better back from a break at Wolverhampton, a venue he acts well at; bit to prove after that.

25/1

11th

9

(7)

7th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 4

19:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Poetic Force

9st 5lb

J: Molly Gunn

T: Tony Carroll

towards rear

14/1

Form: 7-0827 CD

Last run: 28 days

W: 8st 10lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 67

Form & Verdict
Form figures of 827 in C&D races last month, so recent inconsistency leaves him somewhat hard to predict; however, he won off 1lb higher here (good to firm) last August and could make a serious impact if he's on song.
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1st

9

(4)

28th Aug 2023

Good

0m 7f 16y

Class 4

16:00 Chepstow

King Of War

8st 9lb

J: Connor Planas

T: Alexandra Dunn

Two wins include one here and he returned to form when a front-running second at Lingfield (7f, good to firm) when perhaps going off a bit too fast; Connor Planas looks a good booking.

6/1

2nd

8

(3)

12th Aug 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 5

17:15 Lingfield

King Of War

9st 3lb

J: Taylor Fisher

T: Alexandra Dunn

led at fast pace, ridden over 1f out, no extra and headed towards finish

16/1

6th

5

(8)

31st Jul 2023

Good

0m 7f 135y

Class 6

19:32 Lingfield

King Of War

9st 8lb

J: Callum Hutchinson

T: Alexandra Dunn

Two 7f wins last summer, including off 4lb higher; inconsistent this year, best effort when going close at Brighton in May; nicely treated if he turns up in top form.

14/1

14/1

Form: -88315 CD

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 7lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 78

Form & Verdict
Four-time course winner (6f/7f), who recorded his 11th success when scoring at Lingfield (6f, AW) last month; flopped at Goodwood last time but he raced alone on the near side and it wouldn't be a surprise if he bounced back with a bold bid back at this track.
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9th

10

(9)

7th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 7f 1y

Class 4

14:22 Lingfield (AW)

Mamillius

9st 5lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: George Baker

Veteran who has been a bit in and out this year, but is 2lb lower than when successful over 6f here in May; return to this trip no problem having won twice over C&D, but he needs to better his two efforts since returning to the AW in September.

16/1

8th

1

(5)

26th Sep 2023

Standard

0m 6f 1y

Class 5

13:50 Lingfield (AW)

Mamillius

9st 12lb

J: Trevor Whelan

T: George Baker

held up in rear

10/1

Form: -32423 CD

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 5lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 76

Form & Verdict
Won four times last season including this race (good to firm); now 0-11 since her last success ten months ago but she's been consistent and was only narrowly denied off 1lb lower at Bath (5.7f) on her penultimate run; dangerous on this step back up to 7f.
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4th

1

(2)

23rd Dec 2023

Standard

0m 7f 1y

Class 5

11:40 Lingfield (AW)

Granary Queen

9st 11lb

J: Georgia Dobie

T: Eve Johnson Houghton

Talented mare who is fully effective over C&D and who comes here on the back of a 6f Kempton win ten days ago, a win coming in good style from off the pace; a 2lb rise shouldn't be an issue but she is the type that needs everything to fall right.

11/4

1st

9

(10)

13th Dec 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

20:00 Kempton (AW)

Granary Queen

8st 11lb

J: Georgia Dobie

T: Eve Johnson Houghton

switched right soon after start, held up in rear

10/1

3rd

1

(3)

15th Nov 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 0y

Class 5

18:30 Kempton (AW)

Granary Queen

9st 13lb

J: Charles Bishop

T: Eve Johnson Houghton

On a 20-race losing sequence but is generally consistent and current mark (only 1lb above last winning one) is workable; just needs to settle better, having gone too freely the last twice.

12/1

Form: 16-785 CD

Last run: 19 days

W: 8st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 66

Form & Verdict
Front-runner who is a dual C&D winner (good to firm) but he's finished down the field in his three runs this season and was beaten 10l at Yarmouth last time; now 4lb lower than for last success but he needs a major revival back at this track.
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5

26th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 7f 1y

Class 5

16:15 Lingfield (AW)

Ideal Guest

9st 12lb

J: Tom Queally

T: George Margarson

1st

2

(6)

16th Oct 2023

Soft

0m 7f 3y

Class 5

16:35 Yarmouth

Ideal Guest

9st 11lb

J: Mikkel Mortensen

T: George Margarson

prominent, ridden to lead over 1f out, kept on well final furlong

14/1

11th

12

(4)

8th Sep 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:35 Ascot

Ideal Guest

9st 10lb

J: Miss Rosie Margarson

T: George Margarson

All four wins over 7f including the 3yo handicap on this card a year ago and at Yarmouth (good to firm) on his penultimate outing; didn't prove his stamina in one previous attempt over this far, so that question remains.

11/1

OUR TIP

Form: 7651-8 D

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 10lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 81

Form & Verdict
Ended last year with a 4l win in a Chelmsford novice (7f, AW) but she returned from an absence with a low-key effort on her handicap debut at Kempton (15-2) two weeks ago; still has potential after only five starts but she needs to resume her progress back on turf.
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8th

1

(4)

27th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 210y

Class 4

16:00 Brighton

Whispering Song

9st 10lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Sir Mark Prescott Bt

Ended last year with a 4l win in a Chelmsford novice (7f, AW) but she returned from an absence with a low-key effort on her handicap debut at Kempton (15-2) two weeks ago; still has potential after only five starts but she needs to resume her progress back on turf.

5/1

8th

1

(3)

14th Jun 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

19:40 Kempton (AW)

Whispering Song

9st 11lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Sir Mark Prescott Bt

slowly away, towards rear

6/1

1st

10

(7)

10th Nov 2022

Standard

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

18:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Whispering Song

9st 2lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Sir Mark Prescott Bt

Big prices and out of the frame in her first three outings (around 2l behind Colombidea at Kempton on her second start); likely she won't come into her own until tackling handicaps over further.

9/1

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Payout
Exacta £12.90
Straight Forecast £12.82
Tricast £71.73
Trifecta £70.80

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Sir Winston

Daily Mail:

Granary Queen

TOPSPEED:

King Of War

NEWMARKET:

Whispering Song

The Star:

Tolstoy

RP RATINGS:

Sir Winston

The Times:

Sir Winston

Telegraph:

Sir Winston

The Guardian:

Sir Winston

The Sun:

Sir Winston

Daily Record:

Sir Winston

POSTDATA:

King Of War

D Express:

Granary Queen

Daily Mirror:

Granary Queen