July 15 / 15.30 Ascot

15.30

Good To Firm

Ascot Racecourse Supports Children Heard And Seen Handicap

  • Prize money: £13500
  • 1m 6f 34y
  • Class 3
  • 9 runners
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Ascot Racecourse Supports Children Heard And Seen Handicap

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

5/2 (Won)

  • Win: £1.84
  • Place: £1.20

Form: 451-13 BF

Last run: 59 days

W: 9st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict
Won on good to firm on final 3yo start, given wind and gelding operations afterwards; won at Kempton (1m4f, AW) in May; got going much too late at York (1m4f, good; unraced on softer) two weeks later but had the widest draw and his close third of 15 was promising for today's step up in trip.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

3rd

1

(2)

15th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 6f 115y

Class 2

15:35 Doncaster

Real Dream

10st 2lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: Sir Michael Stoute

dwelt start, in rear

11/4

19th

13

(22)

26th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

1m 5f 188y

Class 2

15:35 York

Real Dream

9st 2lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: Sir Michael Stoute

Won on good to firm on final 3yo start (June), given wind and gelding operations afterwards; got going much too late here (1m4f, good) in May but had the widest draw and that close third of 15 to Scampi looked promising for 1m6f; duly scored with the minimum of fuss over this trip at Ascot (good to soft) six weeks ago; raised 8lb in this much stronger race and again drawn wide but he could still have hidden depths as a stayer.

7/1

1st

2

(7)

15th Jul 2023

Good To Firm

1m 6f 34y

Class 3

15:30 Ascot

Real Dream

9st 12lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Sir Michael Stoute

prominent, dropped to midfield after 3f, headway over 3f out, shaken up to lead over 1f out, edged left and ran on well inside final furlong, comfortably

5/2

4/1

  • Place: £2.20

Form: 314141 D

Last run: 29 days

W: 9st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict
Scored over 1m6f at Chelmsford in April and Goodwood in May (good to soft) and June (good to firm); raised another 4lb but has never been better and needs great respect.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

10th

9

(10)

20th Aug 2023

Good

1m 6f 0y

Class 3

18:45 Sandown

Crescent Lake

9st 2lb

J: Tom Queally

T: Gary Moore

Not proven on soft; scored over 1m6f at Chelmsford in April and at Goodwood in May (good to soft) and June (good to firm); second of six at Ascot on latest start confirmed he has never been better, so he has to be in calculations.

7/1

2nd

5

(3)

15th Jul 2023

Good To Firm

1m 6f 34y

Class 3

15:30 Ascot

Crescent Lake

9st 5lb

J: Tom Queally

T: Gary Moore

raced in second, led over 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong

4/1

1st

8

(2)

16th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

1m 6f 0y

Class 4

18:40 Goodwood

Crescent Lake

9st 5lb

J: Tom Queally

T: Gary Moore

Two wins over this trip during the spring, the latest over C&D (good to soft) last month; only fourth of nine off this mark at Salisbury (1m6f, good to firm) last time (Wilderness second), but still worthy of consideration for last year's winning stable.

11/2

14/1

Form: 040770

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 84

Form & Verdict
Well beaten sole start on worse than good to soft; has had different trainers as 2yo, 3yo and now 4yo; failed to shine this year at Meydan (four runs) or back in Britain (three); latest start was the Northumberland Plate, for which he was 100-1, and he did finisher closer, so he's not entirely dismissed off a career-low mark, particularly if the money's come for him.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

8th

4

(5)

18th Sep 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 4

19:00 Kempton (AW)

Green Team

10st 0lb

J: David Egan

T: Ian Williams

Has been around a bit and only has a novice win to his name; this is a bit easier than he's used to, down another 2lb, but he was said to have stopped quickly when tailed off last time and has it to prove on his Polytrack debut.

8/1

13th

11

(5)

23rd Aug 2023

Good

2m 0f 56y

Class 2

16:10 York

Green Team

8st 13lb

J: William Buick

T: Ian Williams

never better than midfield, tailed off

14/1

3rd

6

(4)

15th Jul 2023

Good To Firm

1m 6f 34y

Class 3

15:30 Ascot

Green Team

9st 5lb

J: Ben Curtis

T: Ian Williams

towards rear, pushed along and dropped to last over 4f out, ridden over 2f out, ran on and went third final 110yds

14/1

Form: 03-646 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict
Absent 360 days before this season; returned to some form when fourth of eight here in May but tailed off facing a stiff task in Listed race four weeks ago; not dismissed totally, given he has his lowest mark for nearly three years.
Place /
No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

3rd

6

(9)

24th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 4f 14y

Class 3

16:30 Southwell (AW)

Rhythmic Intent

9st 7lb

J: Luke Catton

T: Stuart Williams

12lb lower than when winning the 2021 Mallard Handicap and 2lb lower than when going close at Newcastle (1m4f, Tapeta) in December, but finished well behind Valsad there last time; losing run up to 16 and he needs to bounce back.

11/1

6

(9)

8th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 4f 99y

Class 3

16:30 Newcastle (AW)

Rhythmic Intent

9st 7lb

J: Hayley Turner

T: Stuart Williams

Beaten less than a length into second of 12 off this mark over C&D in December, but didn't build on it at Southwell (1m4f, Tapeta) last month; losing run up to 15 and others are more solid.

15/2

6th

3

(5)

5th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 4f 14y

Class 3

13:12 Southwell (AW)

Rhythmic Intent

9st 10lb

J: Marco Ghiani

T: Stuart Williams

mounted in chute

9/2

Form: 6-7003

Last run: 49 days

W: 10st 2lb

5 yo Horse

OR: 95

Form & Verdict
Ex-Andre Fabre; no impact in Dubai for new yard but, having been gelded, he took a step back in the right direction when never-nearer third of eight in a strong handicap at Goodwood (1m6f, good to firm; acts on soft) seven weeks ago; hooded there but not today; major player if he builds on that.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

7th

7

(1)

9th Feb 2024

Good

1m 4f 11y

17:00 Meydan

Tides Of War

8st 11lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: David Simcock

close up, folded tamely 2f out

8/1

8th

9

(3)

26th Jan 2024

Good

1m 6f 11y

18:10 Meydan

Tides Of War

9st 1lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: David Simcock

midfield, no room 2f out, unable to recover

25/1

Form: -00737

Last run: 22 days

W: 8st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict
Still without a win since making a successful debut as a 2yo; ran creditably both starts here (2021) but hasn't beaten many since returning for this yard in April, including when last of three on penultimate start, so others have more pressing claims.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

9th

6

(8)

23rd Aug 2023

Good To Soft

1m 2f 37y

Class 5

17:35 Bath

Star Caliber

9st 12lb

J: Tom Queally

T: Amanda Perrett

Winless since a successful debut at two when with Andrew Balding; hasn't beaten many since returning for this yard and his last 16 starts have been over further.

10/1

6th

9

(2)

15th Jul 2023

Good To Firm

1m 6f 34y

Class 3

15:30 Ascot

Star Caliber

8st 12lb

J: Hayley Turner

T: Amanda Perrett

Still without a win since making a successful debut as a 2yo; ran creditably both starts here (2021) but hasn't beaten many since returning for this yard in April, including when last of three on penultimate start, so others have more pressing claims.

25/1

OUR TIP

Form: 1/53/2 C

Last run: 43 days

W: 9st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict
One of his three wins for Roger Varian was at this track; changed hands for 55,000gns in October 2021 and not seen again until six weeks ago but that was a big run when beaten a neck at Doncaster (1m4f) and return to this trip may well suit; back up 3lb but big shout if that latest form is repeated.
Place /
No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

7th

2

(7)

4th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

13:32 Lingfield (AW)

Apparate

10st 2lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: Jamie Osborne

Won the 2020 Mallard at Doncaster for previous yard; mixed results for new stable since returning from long absence but looks quite interesting off a handy mark dropped in class for second AW attempt.

14/1

5th

3

(3)

15th Dec 2023

Standard

2m 0f 102y

Class 3

18:30 Southwell (AW)

Apparate

9st 13lb

J: Shane Kelly

T: Jamie Osborne

Solid start for this yard when second of eight at Doncaster in June; not quite so good in two runs since and his stamina for 2m is still to be proven.

14/1

4th

2

(1)

26th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

1m 6f 0y

Class 3

14:45 Newmarket (July)

Apparate

9st 12lb

J: Shane Kelly

T: Jamie Osborne

Down the field at Newbury last month but prior to that he'd returned from a long absence with a near-miss at Doncaster (1m4f, good to firm) and he's won over 1m6f in the past; not written off.

5/1

Form: 82-435

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict
Tailed off on sole start on softer than good; no win since May 2022; usually thereabouts still but has had little help from the handicapper and he's again likely to find that others are better treated.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

2nd

3

(8)

4th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

13:32 Lingfield (AW)

Red Flyer

10st 0lb

J: Robert Havlin

T: Karen Jewell

Proved suited by the return to 2m at Kempton last month, recording his first success since May 2022 and taking AW record to 3-14; remains unexposed at this distance and warrants respect up 3lb.

4/1

1st

8

(5)

6th Jan 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 4

19:45 Kempton (AW)

Red Flyer

9st 11lb

J: David Probert

T: Karen Jewell

Enhanced a fine Kempton record when second of 12 over 1m4f in October and he has form up to 2m too; goes well for David Probert; shortlisted.

7/1

Form: 11-035 D

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 3lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict
Not proven on softer than good; four wins over 1m4f-1m6f on turf/AW last year and good third at Goodwood (1m6f) on second start this season, running on well behind Crescent Lake; competitive on that and 1m4f (his other two starts this term) may be insufficient for him nowadays; seriously considered.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

9th

5

(1)

23rd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

1m 5f 26y

Class 3

17:20 Ayr

Vaynor

9st 5lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: Charles Hills

Non-runner three times on softer than good in July/August; back on good going when making all and holding on by a neck at Thirsk (1m4f; Furzig third) two weeks ago; 2lb higher today but the step back up in trip should suit and he'd be a major player if he again gets the ground that suits him.

11/4

1st

3

(8)

9th Sep 2023

Good

1m 4f 8y

Class 4

17:35 Thirsk

Vaynor

9st 13lb

J: Graham Lee

T: Charles Hills

made all, increased tempo over 2f out, pushed along 2f out, ridden over 1f out, reduced lead towards finish, always doing enough

9/2

Non-runners

Apparate, Red Flyer, Vaynor

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £5.20
Straight Forecast £5.76
Tricast £20.38
Trifecta £30.70

Selections

TOPSPEED:

Apparate

SPOTLIGHT:

Real Dream

RP RATINGS:

Vaynor

POSTDATA:

Crescent Lake

D Express:

Rhythmic Intent

NEWMARKET:

Real Dream

The Times:

Real Dream

Telegraph:

Real Dream

Daily Mirror:

Real Dream

LAMBOURN:

Vaynor

The Guardian:

Apparate

Daily Mail:

Apparate

The Sun:

Apparate

The Star:

Apparate

Daily Record:

Apparate