July 07 / 13.55 Sandown

13.55

Good To Soft

Cavani Menswear Sartorial Sprint Handicap

  • Prize money: £15462
  • 0m 5f 10y
  • Class 2
  • 6 runners
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Cavani Menswear Sartorial Sprint Handicap

Runners: 6 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

OUR TIP

5/1 (Won)

  • Win: £4.00
  • Place: £1.90

Form: 371130 D

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict
Down the field in the Wokingham on his latest outing but better judged on his earlier progressive form at this trip, winning handicaps at Newmarket and Goodwood (both good to soft) in the spring; another career best will be required but, such has been his rate of improvement in the last 18 months, no way can that be ruled out.
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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

4th

1

(3)

30th Sep 2023

Soft

0m 5f 15y

Class 3

15:10 Chester

Dream Composer

9st 11lb

J: Dougie Costello

T: James Evans

midfield, ridden and headway over 1f out, went third inside final furlong, no impression final 110yds, lost third towards finish

8/1

12th

11

(11)

16th Sep 2023

Soft

0m 5f 143y

Class 2

14:25 Doncaster

Dream Composer

9st 1lb

J: Dougie Costello

T: James Evans

Looks good on his day, as when winning over 5f at Goodwood (good to soft) and Sandown (good) this year, but events often conspire against him; having a busy year and although he still looked on his game in the Shergar Cup at Ascot last month, his best form is over a bare 5f.

14/1

2nd
2 (2)
Korker

2/1

  • Place: £1.80

Form: -02062 D

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict
Boasted some smart handicap form as a 3yo, notably an impressive win at York's Dante meeting and a Haydock second last September; as good as ever this year, again running well at the Dante meeting and then second in a strong Gosforth Park Cup at Newcastle last week; runs off the same mark today and seems to handle any ground; one to take seriously.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

1st

1

(6)

23rd Oct 2023

Heavy

0m 5f 21y

Class 2

14:55 Windsor

Korker

9st 9lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: K R Burke

Unraced on heavy but he's effective on soft, as when running away with a 5f conditions race at Beverley last month; ran as well as he ever has when second in a Listed event at Ascot, keeping on well in the closing stages (Chipstead over one length back in fifth); mark left unchanged and he's one to take seriously.

5/2

2nd

3

(5)

7th Oct 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 1

13:50 Ascot

Korker

9st 3lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: K R Burke

Hugely talented sprinter but a tendency to miss the break has held him back; looked to be going nowhere after 2f in a conditions stakes at Beverley 11 days ago but his turbo kicked in from halfway and he won by a wide margin; remains capable of success at this level.

7/2

1st

2

(5)

26th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

16:00 Beverley

Korker

9st 5lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: K R Burke

Very useful at his best but it's now 12 starts since his last victory and, not for the first time, he hindered his chance with a tardy start when only 14th in 5.5f York handicap last month; leading form claims if back on song.

6/4

6/1

Form: 220807 D

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 10lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict
Classy operator over the years although he's never been the easiest to win with; two good runs in the spring, finishing second at Lingfield (5f, AW) before another runner-up finish at Pontefract (soft); he's gone off the boil more recently though, with the addition of a tongue-tie not helping matters when behind Korker at Newcastle last week.
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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

7th

5

(2)

30th Sep 2023

Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

14:40 Haydock

Arecibo

8st 9lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Robert Cowell

prominent

10/1

14th

11

(11)

23rd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

16:20 York

Arecibo

9st 3lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: Robert Cowell

Not as good as he was and losing run up to 25, but having dropped in the weights there have been encouraging signs lately as when third of 12 at Haydock (5f, good) a fortnight ago where he had three of today's rivals behind; down another 1lb and one for the shortlist.

10/1

3rd

5

(5)

9th Sep 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

16:10 Haydock

Arecibo

8st 13lb

J: Marco Ghiani

T: Robert Cowell

He's never been prolific but he retains a chunk of ability and ran another good race on AW when third behind Alligator Alley at Newcastle nine days ago; more will be needed to take this though.

12/1

Form: -01057 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 8st 6lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 86

Form & Verdict
Speedy 3yo who took her form to a new level when running away with a 5f handicap at Newcastle (AW) in May, her second run for this yard (blinkered for the first time); a 10lb hike in the weights has found her out in three runs since, albeit she ran okay at Royal Ascot a fortnight ago; best turf form on fast ground.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4th

6

(6)

7th Jul 2023

Good To Soft

0m 5f 10y

Class 2

13:55 Sandown

Can To Can

8st 6lb

J: Mia Nicholls

T: Adrian Nicholls

Speedy 3yo who took her form to a new level when running away with a 5f handicap at Newcastle (AW) in May, her second run for this yard (blinkered for the first time); a 10lb hike in the weights has found her out in three runs since, albeit she ran okay at Royal Ascot a fortnight ago; best turf form on fast ground.

5/1

7th

18

(13)

23rd Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

18:10 Ascot

Can To Can

8st 10lb

J: Laura Coughlan

T: Adrian Nicholls

Blinkers saw her back to form with a wide-margin win at Newcastle last month (5f); less good twice since and cheekpieces are now given a spin; others are much more convincing.

33/1

5th

5

(6)

17th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 5f 10y

Class 1

14:50 Sandown

Can To Can

8st 11lb

J: Connor Murtagh

T: Adrian Nicholls

Both wins have been by 5l, a Pontefract maiden (5f, good to firm) for the Johnstons last summer and a Newcastle handicap (5f, AW; first time blinkers) last month; last of 14 at Epsom (5f, good to firm) a fortnight ago and headgear is now removed, but although this track may suit better she has enough to find at this level.

20/1

Form: 02-535 D

Last run: 27 days

W: 10st 0lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 103

Form & Verdict
Has plenty of speed and he ran well in good 5f handicaps on his first two starts of the season, notably when beaten just a neck into third in the Dash on Derby day; not quite in the same form in a Listed event at Haydock four weeks ago; tongue-tie now added and Billy Loughnane's claim useful; best efforts on good or quicker so drying ground would be beneficial.
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

3rd

6

(9)

24th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 4f 214y

Class 1

14:45 Southwell (AW)

Clarendon House

9st 2lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Robert Cowell

taken down early

10/11

4th

1

(5)

26th Jan 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

15:50 Meydan

Clarendon House

9st 6lb

J: P J McDonald

T: Robert Cowell

in touch, every chance 1f out, kept on

11/2

1st

1

(2)

21st Dec 2023

Standard

0m 4f 214y

Class 2

16:10 Southwell (AW)

Clarendon House

9st 9lb

J: P J McDonald

T: Robert Cowell

travelled strongly, prominent, led 3f out, pushed along and quickened clear over 1f out, ridden final 110yds, eased towards finish, comfortably

4/1

Form: 517064 D

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict
Impressive in a 6f AW handicap in March off this mark (second run for Stuart Williams) but it has been a struggle in four subsequent runs; suspicion he will need them to go overly hard if he's to come out on top.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

3rd

1

(3)

29th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

17:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Dubai Station

9st 9lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Mike Murphy & Michael Keady

disputing third, went third over 3f out, switched right and on outer from over 1f out, in touch with leaders when no extra inside final furlong

5/1

10th

9

(12)

18th Feb 2024

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

19:30 Kempton (AW)

Dubai Station

9st 4lb

J: Harry Davies

T: Mike Murphy & Michael Keady

Has considerably more ability than his mark would suggest and it's possible to make excuses for several of his runs for this yard; should get a strong pace to aim at and he's greatly respected on his first attempt in a Class 4 handicap.

10/1

5th

8

(1)

31st Jan 2024

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

18:30 Kempton (AW)

Dubai Station

8st 7lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Mike Murphy & Michael Keady

Blessed with much more ability than his current rating would indicate and he's now 9lb lower than when impressing in a 6f handicap at Wolverhampton last March; things haven't gone to plan for this yard and his stamina isn't assured but this should be run to suit his hold-up style and he's not discounted.

16/1

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £11.90
Straight Forecast £10.82
Trifecta £54.20

Selections

POSTDATA:

Korker

RP RATINGS:

Clarendon House

SPOTLIGHT:

Dream Composer

The Times:

Can To Can

TOPSPEED:

Arecibo

Telegraph:

Korker

The Guardian:

Korker

Daily Mail:

Korker

The Star:

Korker

Daily Record:

Korker

NEWMARKET:

Clarendon House

The Sun:

Clarendon House

D Express:

Dream Composer

Daily Mirror:

Dream Composer