July 15 / 17.15 Ascot

17.15

Good To Firm

Ascot Racecourse Supports Sebastian’s Action Trust Handicap

  • Prize money: £8191.2
  • 0m 7f 0y
  • Class 4
  • 14 runners
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Ascot Racecourse Supports Sebastian’s Action Trust Handicap

Runners: 14 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

13/2 (Won)

  • Win: £6.00
  • Place: £1.50

Form: 166453 D BF

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 13lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict
Turf wins at 7f and 1m (good to soft); mostly races at 1m+ now but he led close home back at this trip on AW in March and wasn't disgraced on last attempt at 7f on turf, from the widest draw in a better Goodwood race last July; well treated, in form and can go well.
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8th

1

(7)

16th Oct 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

19:00 Kempton (AW)

Farasi Lane

10st 1lb

J: Sean Levey

T: Tom Ward

in touch with leaders, pulled hard and prominent after 2f, challenging under 2f out, weakened inside final furlong

8/1

6th

1

(2)

1st Oct 2023

Good

0m 7f 3y

Class 4

17:45 Epsom

Farasi Lane

10st 2lb

J: Hector Crouch

T: Tom Ward

towards rear

9/2

2nd

7

(7)

7th Sep 2023

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 3

19:15 Wolverhampton (AW)

Farasi Lane

9st 2lb

J: Sean Levey

T: Tom Ward

5yo who is not easy to predict but he's won at Southwell (7f, Tapeta) and Ascot (7f, good to soft) this year and was a close second at Windsor (1m, good to firm) last time; nudged up 2lb but he could make another bold bid back on Tapeta.

15/2

20/1

  • Place: £3.20

Form: 0-0269

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict
Winning 6f debut in Ireland as 2yo but more ordinary runs than good ones in handicaps for both yards since and not obviously crying out for a return to 7f after fading runs over 6f on last two starts.
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3rd

17

(9)

7th Oct 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

15:35 Ascot

Pearle Dor

8st 11lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: David O’Meara

In great form (on ground softer than good) since returned to 7f, notably for wins at this track and Newbury; however, the issues are a 6lb penalty and return to forecast faster surface; future mark is 2lb lower.

16/1

1st

5

(1)

23rd Sep 2023

Heavy

0m 7f 0y

Class 3

16:25 Newbury

Pearle Dor

9st 8lb

J: James Doyle

T: David O’Meara

in rear

4/1

3rd

11

(7)

10th Aug 2023

Soft

0m 7f 16y

Class 2

20:30 Chepstow

Pearle Dor

8st 3lb

J: Adam Farragher

T: David O’Meara

Close second at Ascot (7f) last month and was given well-judged ride from off the pace to go one better over same C&D (again on good to soft) a fortnight later; still quite lightly raced for his age and recent 3lb rise does not look excessive.

10/1

20/1

  • Place: £3.20

Form: 46-30

Last run: 30 days

W: 8st 9lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 72

Form & Verdict
Showed ability in novice and maiden events at 7f but she couldn't raise her game when switched to a handicap over 1m at Newbury 30 days ago (good); down 2lb but may need more than that.
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4th

4

(3)

12th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 0f 13y

Class 3

19:00 Southwell (AW)

Achillea

9st 1lb

J: Rhys Clutterbuck

T: Dean Ivory

in touch with leaders, went second 3f out

5/2

1st

5

(7)

25th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 0f 1y

Class 4

13:45 Lingfield (AW)

Achillea

8st 13lb

J: Rhys Clutterbuck

T: Dean Ivory

in rear, niggled along before halfway, raced wide home turn, ridden and ran on well inside final furlong, led inside final 110yds, won going away

13/2

5th

13

(2)

4th Nov 2023

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

Class 3

14:10 Newmarket

Achillea

8st 10lb

J: Robert Havlin

T: Dean Ivory

prominent

40/1

8/1

Form: 512-97 D

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 85

Form & Verdict
Promising 7f AW winner as 2yo; has more to prove on turf as 3yo, his chance receding 2f out over this trip on York reappearance, then no improvement for 1m at Salisbury; still early days from leading yard but not obviously ripe for a win.
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6th

5

(4)

27th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

19:15 Newcastle (AW)

Zu Run

9st 6lb

J: Mia Nicholls

T: Adrian Nicholls

slowly away, in rear

8/1

2nd

3

(8)

16th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

19:00 Newcastle (AW)

Zu Run

9st 5lb

J: Mia Nicholls

T: Adrian Nicholls

Inconsistent for Andrew Balding but he's capable of useful form and his recent stable debut (first run after wind surgery) wasn't without hope of better; drops in trip and now tried in a visor; dangerous mark and he's one to consider.

10/1

6th

5

(7)

3rd Jan 2024

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

20:00 Kempton (AW)

Zu Run

9st 6lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Adrian Nicholls

steadied start, in rear

10/1

Form: -37422 BF

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 85

Form & Verdict
Maiden who has been suited by the return to 7f on last two starts, pressed the winner (who was on a handicap hat-trick) at Sandown two starts ago (good to firm) then lost out after a prolonged tussle at Haydock last week (good); solid form contender if cheekpieces don't rock the boat.
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2nd

5

(3)

23rd Sep 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

15:25 Newmarket

Bussento

9st 12lb

J: William Buick

T: Eve Johnson Houghton

Finally off the mark in a weak maiden at Bath last month and it wasn't his first good effort in handicap company when a close third at Ascot (6f, good to firm) two weeks ago; was ridden more patiently than usual on that occasion; thereabouts.

5/1

3rd

11

(13)

9th Sep 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

16:55 Ascot

Bussento

8st 13lb

J: David Probert

T: Eve Johnson Houghton

Goes well with positive tactics and got off the mark after a gelding operation by making all in maiden at Bath (5.7f, good to soft; handles good to firm) last month; could be unexposed as a sprinter (campaigned at 7f/1m earlier in career) and he needs serious consideration back in a handicap.

7/1

1st

3

(7)

9th Aug 2023

Good To Soft

0m 5f 160y

Class 5

15:10 Bath

Bussento

9st 5lb

J: Charles Bishop

T: Eve Johnson Houghton

made all, pushed along over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, jumped finish line, comfortably

1/4

6/1

Form: 411136 D

Last run: 56 days

W: 10st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict
All five wins on AW, three over 7f this year; 0-5 on turf but he put in some convincing late work over 6f (good) on grass at Newbury in May and it's quite likely he can achieve more over 7f on turf.
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8th

5

(3)

24th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

19:20 Chelmsford (AW)

Letmelivemylife

9st 4lb

J: William Cox

T: Barry Brennan

AW specialist with a good record (three wins) here; beginning to slip in the weights and was far from disgraced when fourth of seven to Ultramarine at Kempton (7f) three weeks ago; wears a hood for the first time since winning over C&D this time last year; leading contender.

7/1

4th

2

(7)

3rd Feb 2024

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

18:45 Kempton (AW)

Letmelivemylife

9st 9lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Barry Brennan

took keen hold, prominent

7/2

5th

7

(4)

21st Jan 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

19:15 Chelmsford (AW)

Letmelivemylife

9st 3lb

J: Joshua Bryan

T: Barry Brennan

Has done all his wining at 7f but was a close fifth, despite traffic issues, over C&D two starts ago (stable debut); could be involved if he takes well to first-time cheekpieces.

12/1

10/1

Form: 317184 D

Last run: 38 days

W: 9st 8lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 77

Form & Verdict
Has a much better strike-rate on AW than turf (1-17) and had an off day over C&D last summer; however she had previously shown a stiff 7f suits when winning at Salisbury and she might well have won at Newbury in June (also good to firm) but for getting blocked in her run; can be involved.
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11th

4

(7)

4th Oct 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

19:00 Kempton (AW)

Sayifyouwill

9st 12lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: Amanda Perrett

Four-time C&D winner, latterly off this mark in the spring; was in better form then, however, and she'll need to do much better than she managed here four weeks ago.

25/1

7th

7

(2)

6th Sep 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

20:30 Kempton (AW)

Sayifyouwill

9st 4lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: Amanda Perrett

Far more prolific on the AW than turf and yet she was only 2l away at Newmarket last time in a race that didn't suit those held up; C&D winner on a competitive mark and should get a pace to chase here.

12/1

6th

3

(1)

25th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 5

14:40 Newmarket (July)

Sayifyouwill

10st 1lb

J: Brandon Wilkie

T: Amanda Perrett

held up in rear, switched sharply left soon after start

14/1

8th
13 (5)
Ellexis

25/1

Form: 41-57 D

Last run: 38 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 79

Form & Verdict
Good start over 6f here last July before landing a 7f AW maiden; non-stayer at 1m on Polytrack in April but she didn't see out 7f much better in a fillies handicap at Newbury in June; best watched in first-time aids.
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1st

5

(6)

19th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 5

15:25 Wolverhampton (AW)

Ellexis

9st 9lb

J: Lewis Edmunds

T: Roger Teal

7f AW winner in 2022 but, although she hasn't added to tally since, she's a reliable sort who won't mind the return to this trip and should give another good account.

7/1

4th

2

(8)

30th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 6

15:40 Wolverhampton (AW)

Ellexis

10st 0lb

J: Courtney Thomas

T: Roger Teal

prominent, led over 6f out

12/1

6th

5

(1)

4th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 5

20:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Ellexis

9st 7lb

J: Courtney Thomas

T: Roger Teal

Romped away with 7f Polytrack maiden on final 2yo start but this season has mostly been rather hard work and she didn't find much over C&D recently, once in the clear after being hampered; another weights drop would help; usually tongue tied but not today.

16/1

Form: 20-080 D

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 12lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 81

Form & Verdict
Had a very good spell in the first half of 2022, with four front-running wins at 7f on AW and turf (good and soft), but not yet found her form this year; highly tried last time out and return to 7f will suit but an about-turn needed.
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9th

7

(1)

15th Jul 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

17:15 Ascot

Golden Spice

9st 12lb

J: Tom Queally

T: George Margarson

Had a very good spell in the first half of 2022, with four front-running wins at 7f on AW and turf (good and soft), but not yet found her form this year; highly tried last time out and return to 7f will suit but an about-turn needed.

25/1

17th

19

(2)

21st Jun 2023

Good

0m 7f 213y

Class 2

15:05 Ascot

Golden Spice

8st 9lb

J: David Probert

T: George Margarson

Usually goes forward; had a productive first half of 2022, winning four times over 7f on turf/AW, but well below par in both outings this year 12 weeks apart (had wind surgery in between); others much more obvious.

66/1

8th

2

(9)

6th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

15:30 Leicester

Golden Spice

9st 10lb

J: Tom Queally

T: George Margarson

took keen hold, disputed lead

16/1

Form: 08-482 CD

Last run: 16 days

W: 10st 3lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict
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5th

3

(4)

6th Oct 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 3

14:12 Ascot

Final Watch

10st 12lb

J: Mr Ross Birkett

T: William Stone

Not at his very best the last twice but he didn't run badly at Sandown most recently and he's just 1lb higher than when winning this in good style under Ross Birkett last year (good), and when scoring at Newmarket (7f, good to soft) this July; has to be respected.

13/2

4th

2

(9)

2nd Sep 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 3

13:50 Sandown

Final Watch

9st 12lb

J: Benoit De La Sayette

T: William Stone

Added to his good Newmarket record when scoring over 7f (good to soft) in July; possibly found the run coming too soon when well beaten there eight days later; freshened up since; runner-up on his previous visit here.

14/1

OUR TIP

Form: 1-6178

Last run: 28 days

W: 10st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict
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5th

7

(7)

6th Oct 2023

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 4

17:45 Newcastle (AW)

Siam Fox

9st 10lb

J: J F Egan

T: Kevin Frost

Made all off only 1lb lower at Yarmouth (1m) in May; has lacked consistency since; not beaten far at Chelmsford on most recent AW attempt but isn't guaranteed to repeat that effort.

16/1

7th

7

(2)

8th Sep 2023

Good

0m 6f 212y

Class 3

15:45 Haydock

Siam Fox

9st 8lb

J: J F Egan

T: Kevin Frost

Won at Yarmouth (1m, good) in May and returned to form with respectable fourth of seven at Chelmsford (7f, AW) a fortnight ago; however, he's in a more competitive race here and needs something extra.

20/1

Form: 536107 D

Last run: 10 days

W: 9st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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9th

4

(1)

4th Aug 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

20:30 Newmarket (July)

Lord Rapscallion

9st 5lb

J: Jamie Spencer

T: Stuart Williams

in rear

10/1

5

(12)

15th Jul 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

17:15 Ascot

Lord Rapscallion

9st 12lb

J: Benoit De La Sayette

T: Stuart Williams

7th

4

(4)

5th Jul 2023

Good

0m 6f 3y

Class 3

19:25 Epsom

Lord Rapscallion

9st 10lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Stuart Williams

in touch with leaders

12/1

Form: 570903 C

Last run: 34 days

W: 9st 11lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 80

Form & Verdict
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7th

6

(4)

19th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 0f 1y

Class 4

13:47 Lingfield (AW)

Epsom Faithfull

9st 4lb

J: Paddy Bradley

T: Pat Phelan

Excellent mare with a fine strike-rate at 6f and 7f and added to her repertoire with a C&D win 17 days ago in only her second 1m start; back up 3lb but has won off this mark and higher three times; cannot leave out.

7/2

1st

2

(3)

2nd Feb 2024

Standard

1m 0f 1y

Class 5

13:17 Lingfield (AW)

Epsom Faithfull

9st 9lb

J: Paddy Bradley

T: Pat Phelan

Was attempting this trip for the first time when beaten a length into third of nine over C&D last month and made no mistake back here (7f) 13 days ago; 3lb rise still leaves her well handicapped on old form and she remains unexposed over this far; major player.

5/1

1st

10

(9)

20th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 7f 1y

Class 4

12:15 Lingfield (AW)

Epsom Faithfull

9st 3lb

J: Paddy Bradley

T: Pat Phelan

midfield

10/1

12 (6)
Gulmarg

Form: -33327 D

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 6lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 83

Form & Verdict
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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1st

1

(6)

19th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

18:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Gulmarg

10st 0lb

J: Robert Havlin

T: S Woods

In the frame in ten of his 12 starts since his latest success, as when fourth of ten at Kempton (1m, Polytrack) 15 days ago where he looked unlucky not to finish closer; his consistency means he gets little respite from the handicapper, but should run his race again.

2/1

4th

6

(8)

4th Oct 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

19:30 Kempton (AW)

Gulmarg

9st 9lb

J: Robert Havlin

T: S Woods

Nothing wrong with any of his three course efforts and cheekpieces have helped lately; has had plenty of chances off this sort of mark but should run his race again and the step back up from 7f won't hurt.

8/1

4th

3

(11)

8th Sep 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

17:20 Ascot

Gulmarg

9st 8lb

J: David Egan

T: S Woods

Placed in eight of his ten starts since winning at Yarmouth (7f, good to firm) last summer including when beaten a neck at Kempton (7f, AW; first-time cheekpieces) last month; 1lb higher, but each-way claims again.

4/1

Non-runners

Final Watch, Siam Fox, Lord Rapscallion, Epsom Faithfull, Gulmarg

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £74.80
Straight Forecast £62.97
Tricast £687.51
Trifecta £632.90

Selections

RP RATINGS:

Final Watch

The Times:

Bussento

SPOTLIGHT:

Farasi Lane

POSTDATA:

Lord Rapscallion

TOPSPEED:

Gulmarg

D Express:

Pearle D'or

The Guardian:

Bussento

The Star:

Bussento

Daily Record:

Bussento

Telegraph:

Final Watch

Daily Mail:

Final Watch

Daily Mirror:

Final Watch

The Sun:

Final Watch

LAMBOURN:

Farasi Lane

NEWMARKET:

Lord Rapscallion