August 24 / 16.45 York

16.45

Good To Firm

Or8Wellness EBF Stallions Nursery Handicap

  • Prize money: £51540
  • 0m 7f 0y
  • Class 2
  • 20 runners
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Or8Wellness EBF Stallions Nursery Handicap

Runners: 20 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

12/1 (Won)

  • Win: £8.00
  • Place: £3.25

Form: 2933

Last run: 8 days

W: 9st 3lb

2 yo Filly

OR: 87

Form & Verdict
Placed for a third time in novice/maiden company, and achieved narrowly her best RPR, when third over 7f on Kempton AW eight days ago; represents a leading stable but an opening mark of 87 demands improvement.
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9th

3

(11)

17th Apr 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

15:35 Newmarket

Gushing Gold

9st 2lb

J: David Probert

T: Andrew Balding

Best to forgive her C&D defeat (10l behind Dance Sequence) last time, having been struck into; has two pieces of useful form (nursery/Listed) but has raced seven times already and others have bigger potential.

33/1

3

(11)

17th Apr 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

15:35 Newmarket

Gushing Gold

9st 2lb

J: David Probert

T: Andrew Balding

Best to forgive her C&D defeat (10l behind Dance Sequence) last time, having been struck into; has two pieces of useful form (nursery/Listed) but has raced seven times already and others have bigger potential.

33/1

7th

5

(3)

13th Oct 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

14:25 Newmarket

Gushing Gold

9st 2lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Andrew Balding

in touch with leaders against far rail, weakened from 2f out, dropped to last inside final furlong

10/1

14/1

  • Place: £9.65

Form: 63811 D

Last run: 6 days

W: 8st 8lb

2 yo Filly

OR: 72

Form & Verdict
Much improved for cheekpieces and a switch to nurseries, scoring with stacks in hand at Thirsk (7f, good) on first attempt; had to work much harder to defy a penalty over the extended 1m on Wolverhampton AW last Friday but she and the second were 6l clear of the third; thriving but she's effectively another 14lb higher in her hat-trick bid.
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Verdict Starting price

10th

6

(1)

17th Apr 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

15:35 Newmarket

Lexington Belle

9st 2lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Alice Haynes

Successful in three handicaps prior to running well in a valuable 7f race at Goodwood; regressed in two subsequent starts and faces a stiff assignment in this first Group attempt; opposed.

33/1

6

(1)

17th Apr 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

15:35 Newmarket

Lexington Belle

9st 2lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Alice Haynes

Successful in three handicaps prior to running well in a valuable 7f race at Goodwood; regressed in two subsequent starts and faces a stiff assignment in this first Group attempt; opposed.

33/1

20/1

  • Place: £9.15

Form: 615

Last run: 34 days

W: 9st 3lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 87

Form & Verdict
Left debut form behind to win a 6f Kempton AW maiden in June and advanced his RPR again when 5l fifth of nine in Listed company at Newbury (6f, good) five weeks ago; while it's tough to argue his opening mark looks generous an entry in the Dewhurst suggests he's still held in good regard; first attempt at 7f.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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6th

6

(10)

28th Sep 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

15:35 Newmarket

Inishfallen

9st 2lb

J: Sean Levey

T: Brian Meehan

took keen hold, prominent

10/1

2nd

4

(3)

2nd Sep 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

15:38 Sandown

Inishfallen

9st 3lb

J: Sean Levey

T: Brian Meehan

led at steady pace, kept on well inside final furlong, headed towards finish

12/1

3rd

3

(2)

24th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

16:45 York

Inishfallen

9st 3lb

J: Sean Levey

T: Brian Meehan

Left debut form behind to win a 6f Kempton AW maiden in June and advanced his RPR again when 5l fifth of nine in Listed company at Newbury (6f, good) five weeks ago; while it's tough to argue his opening mark looks generous an entry in the Dewhurst suggests he's still held in good regard; first attempt at 7f.

20/1

25/1

Form: 267

Last run: 22 days

W: 8st 5lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 75

Form & Verdict
Promising second of 13 on his Redcar debut (6f, good) in June; hasn't built on that over 7f twice since and needs to get back on the up now handicapping.
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2nd

2

(1)

15th Sep 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 3

15:50 Sandown

Dark Encounter

9st 2lb

J: Sam James

T: K R Burke

raced in last, went second but soon lost ground under 2f out, weakening when jockey almost dropped whip final furlong

4/6

1st

2

(5)

8th Sep 2023

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 3

16:30 Newcastle (AW)

Dark Encounter

9st 7lb

J: Sam James

T: K R Burke

Improved for the switch to nurseries when keeping on for fourth at York two weeks ago (7f, good to firm; hung left); that effort suggested he was ready for 1m and he needs serious consideration on AW debut.

15/8

4th

18

(17)

24th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

16:45 York

Dark Encounter

8st 5lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: K R Burke

Promising second of 13 on his Redcar debut (6f, good) in June; hasn't built on that over 7f twice since and needs to get back on the up now handicapping.

25/1

OUR TIP

Form: 42117

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 9lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 93

Form & Verdict
Improved again when comfortably winning a 6f Ascot nursery (good) last month; not up to the Group 2 Vintage at Glorious Goodwood on his first attempt at 7f but this is a more realistic assignment.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4th

10

(18)

14th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 111y

Class 2

14:25 Doncaster

Soldiers Gold

9st 0lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Hugo Palmer

Unraced on soft/heavy; came up short in the Vintage but has progressive form otherwise; ran well off top weight in 7f nursery at the York Ebor festival last time; has frame possibilities on ratings.

12/1

5th

1

(10)

24th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

16:45 York

Soldiers Gold

9st 9lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Hugo Palmer

Improved again when comfortably winning a 6f Ascot nursery (good) last month; not up to the Group 2 Vintage at Glorious Goodwood on his first attempt at 7f but this is a more realistic assignment.

14/1

20/1

Form: 132467

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 5lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 89

Form & Verdict
Won at Musselburgh (5f, good to soft) on debut in the spring; some creditable efforts in defeat since but he has quite an exposed look about him and he weakened to finish a well-held seventh of 13 when stepped up to 7f on his Goodwood nursery debut three weeks ago.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

9th

2

(2)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 6f 1y

Class 4

17:00 Lingfield (AW)

Balon DOr

9st 8lb

J: Harry Davies

T: Hugo Palmer

0-12 since winning Musselburgh debut last April and he beat only one rival in C&D handicap latest; takes a big drop back in grade but he's hard to predict and others are more convincing; first-time visor replaces cheekpieces.

16/1

11th

12

(9)

1st Mar 2024

Standard

0m 6f 1y

Class 2

14:37 Lingfield (AW)

Balon DOr

8st 3lb

J: Adam Farragher

T: Hugo Palmer

Beaten 11 times since his winning debut at Musselburgh last April; he's run to a fair level in all three AW runs this winter but more will be needed to take this; tongue-tie now joins the cheekpieces.

20/1

3rd

3

(2)

8th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

18:05 Newcastle (AW)

Balon DOr

9st 7lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Hugo Palmer

0-10 since his successful debut last April, though he has run creditably in defeat lately as when fourth of seven at Lingfield (6f, Polytrack; first start since being gelded) last month (third has won since); cheekpieces given a go and return to 5f shouldn't be an issue, but others are more persuasive.

15/2

16/1

Form: 518 BF

Last run: 33 days

W: 8st 7lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 77

Form & Verdict
Built on his debut promise to land 6f Yarmouth novice (good to firm) in June; the emphatic nature of that success makes his subsequent heavy defeat over 7f at Doncaster disappointing but soft ground does provide an excuse; nursery debut; worth another chance to show he's capable of better.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

11th

14

(9)

13th Oct 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

15:15 York

Straight A

8st 13lb

J: Hayley Turner

T: Harry Eustace

Seventh of 20 on nursery debut over C&D (good to firm) in August and another fair run when fourth at Thirsk (1m, good) last time; however, he needs to raise his game if he's to be competitive today.

25/1

4th

1

(4)

9th Sep 2023

Good

0m 7f 218y

Class 5

14:05 Thirsk

Straight A

9st 11lb

J: George Wood

T: Harry Eustace

Yarmouth winner who ran his best race yet when seventh of 20 in an always-strong nursery at the Ebor meeting (7f, good to firm); reportedly still immature so may well improve with racing and gives the impression that 1m will suit.

11/2

7th

16

(7)

24th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

16:45 York

Straight A

8st 7lb

J: Hayley Turner

T: Harry Eustace

Built on his debut promise to land 6f Yarmouth novice (good to firm) in June; the emphatic nature of that success makes his subsequent heavy defeat over 7f at Doncaster disappointing but soft ground does provide an excuse; nursery debut; worth another chance to show he's capable of better.

16/1

Form: 712 D

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 2lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 86

Form & Verdict
All the sharper with his debut behind him when easily winning an Epsom maiden (7f, good to firm; first-time tongue-tie, retained) last month; beaten by a longer-priced stablemate but still improved again when second under a penalty at Chester (7f, soft) 18 days ago; respected for the same trainer/jockey combination as 2021 winner Harrow.
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Verdict Starting price

5th

4

(7)

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

Class 3

16:18 Bath

Aragon Castle

9st 2lb

J: David Probert

T: Andrew Balding

1-5 as 2yo, easily winning an Epsom maiden (7f, good to firm) in July; twice close up on soft ground, including when fourth of ten off this mark at York (1m) on final outing; gelded later in October; in the mix.

4/1

5th

4

(7)

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

Class 3

16:18 Bath

Aragon Castle

9st 2lb

J: David Probert

T: Andrew Balding

1-5 as 2yo, easily winning an Epsom maiden (7f, good to firm) in July; twice close up on soft ground, including when fourth of ten off this mark at York (1m) on final outing; gelded later in October; in the mix.

4/1

4th

2

(8)

14th Oct 2023

Good

0m 7f 192y

Class 2

13:50 York

Aragon Castle

9st 9lb

J: P J McDonald

T: Andrew Balding

midfield on outer

11/2

Form: 219 D

Last run: 26 days

W: 8st 12lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 82

Form & Verdict
Chased home the very promising Rosallion on his Newbury debut before making all at Doncaster (7f, good) in June; well behind Rosallion in a 7f Ascot Listed race since but he did travel comfortably for a long way and retains potential now handicapping.
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Verdict Starting price

8th

4

(7)

8th Nov 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

18:00 Kempton (AW)

Bigbertiebassett

9st 4lb

J: Lewis Edmunds

T: William Muir & Chris Grassick

prominent on outer

10/1

9th

9

(13)

24th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

16:45 York

Bigbertiebassett

8st 12lb

J: Liam Keniry

T: Tom Dascombe

Chased home the very promising Rosallion on his Newbury debut before making all at Doncaster (7f, good) in June; well behind Rosallion in a 7f Ascot Listed race since but he did travel comfortably for a long way and retains potential now handicapping.

33/1

9th

5

(7)

29th Jul 2023

Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

16:15 Ascot

Bigbertiebassett

9st 5lb

J: Liam Keniry

T: Tom Dascombe

prominent, weakened over 1f out

33/1

Form: 65311

Last run: 34 days

W: 8st 2lb

2 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict
Improved since visored, winning two 6f Pontefract nurseries (good/good to soft) last month; the pair he mowed down near the finish latterly have won nurseries since so the form has some substance despite that being only a 0-60; likely to stay 7f; makes the shortlist from a handy low stall.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4th

4

(9)

9th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 5

16:45 Thirsk

Keep Warm

9st 7lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Michael & David Easterby

Won back-to-back 6f nurseries at Pontefract last July when a visor was added (good to soft and good); creditable third at Ayr on his final 2yo run (1m, good to soft); could have more in the locker but the absence of the visor is slightly offputting.

7/1

4th

4

(9)

9th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 5

16:45 Thirsk

Keep Warm

9st 7lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Michael & David Easterby

Won back-to-back 6f nurseries at Pontefract last July when a visor was added (good to soft and good); creditable third at Ayr on his final 2yo run (1m, good to soft); could have more in the locker but the absence of the visor is slightly offputting.

7/1

3rd

6

(7)

23rd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 3

16:10 Ayr

Keep Warm

8st 10lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Michael & David Easterby

Won on nursery debut at Pontefract (6f, good) in July and again strong at the finish when following up there (6f, good to soft) ten days later; merely mid-division at York (7f) latest but that was his first encounter with fast ground and he retains potential; one to be interested in now up in trip.

12/1

11/2

Form: 221

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 1lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 85

Form & Verdict
Runner-up on first two outings (both good to firm) and improved when readily off the mark in a novice over the extended 7f at Beverley (good to soft) 23 days ago, travelling strongly and quickening clear; likely has more to offer for a stable no stranger to nursery success at this meeting but his draw is potentially tricky.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

11th

6

(16)

24th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

16:45 York

Expert Choice

9st 1lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Richard Fahey

Runner-up on first two outings (both good to firm) and improved when readily off the mark in a novice over the extended 7f at Beverley (good to soft) 23 days ago, travelling strongly and quickening clear; likely has more to offer for a stable no stranger to nursery success at this meeting but his draw is potentially tricky.

11/2

1st

1

(3)

1st Aug 2023

Good

0m 7f 96y

Class 5

15:10 Beverley

Expert Choice

9st 7lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Richard Fahey

Similar level of form in finishing runner-up in his first two starts, the latest over C&D (good to firm) last month (winner has gone in again since); should make his presence felt.

2/1

2nd

1

(1)

8th Jul 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 96y

Class 5

14:15 Beverley

Expert Choice

9st 7lb

J: David Nolan

T: Richard Fahey

slowly into stride, towards rear

7/4

11/1

Form: 764

Last run: 13 days

W: 8st 7lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 77

Form & Verdict
Dropped to 6f and caught the eye on his final qualifying run when fourth of 14 at Newmarket (good) 13 days ago; open to progress now returning to 7f for this nursery debut; interesting runner.
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6th

2

(4)

16th Sep 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

14:15 Bath

Blue Collar

9st 9lb

J: Sam Hitchcott

T: Richard Hannon

Never really looked dangerous when 12th of 20 in valuable York nursery (7f, good to firm) last month but didn't get the best of runs there and is in much calmer waters here; kept on well for fourth in 6f Newmarket novice two runs ago; looks interesting on first crack at 1m.

3/1

12th

17

(9)

24th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

16:45 York

Blue Collar

8st 7lb

J: Andrea Atzeni

T: Richard Hannon

Dropped to 6f and caught the eye on his final qualifying run when fourth of 14 at Newmarket (good) 13 days ago; open to progress now returning to 7f for this nursery debut; interesting runner.

11/1

4th

1

(11)

11th Aug 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

16:49 Newmarket (July)

Blue Collar

9st 7lb

J: Pat Dobbs

T: Richard Hannon

Has hinted at some ability in 7f novices at Sandown and Newbury without looking as though he's about to land a race like this; could find more now dropped to 6f but handicaps are a more likely solution.

12/1

13th
12 (19)
Matloob

25/1

Form: 4015

Last run: 38 days

W: 8st 10lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 80

Form & Verdict
Raced at 5f; displayed significant improvement to win novice on Wolverhampton's Tapeta in June but he hasn't got near that level in three turf starts either side; hardly looks to be crying out for 7f and he's drawn wide so his claims aren't obvious, for all that he's with a good yard.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

13th

12

(19)

24th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

16:45 York

Matloob

8st 10lb

J: David Egan

T: Roger Varian

Raced at 5f; displayed significant improvement to win novice on Wolverhampton's Tapeta in June but he hasn't got near that level in three turf starts either side; hardly looks to be crying out for 7f and he's drawn wide so his claims aren't obvious, for all that he's with a good yard.

25/1

5th

3

(5)

17th Jul 2023

Good To Soft

0m 5f 21y

Class 4

18:40 Windsor

Matloob

9st 11lb

J: David Egan

T: Roger Varian

Bred to be a speedy 2yo and displayed significant improvement to win Wolverhampton novice (5f, AW) last month, his third start; still needs to prove he's effective on turf but could easily have more to offer.

11/8

1st

8

(10)

26th Jun 2023

Standard

0m 5f 21y

Class 4

19:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Matloob

9st 7lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Roger Varian

Had tough assignment behind the smart Elite Status at Doncaster on his debut but he failed to build on that fourth when last of ten at Leicester (5f, good to firm) last time; still early days and in very good hands but he needs much better on this switch to AW.

8/1

25/1

Form: 3112

Last run: 17 days

W: 8st 11lb

2 yo Filly

OR: 81

Form & Verdict
Winner of maiden at Beverley (7.4f, good to firm) in June and novice at Ayr (6f, good to soft) in July; advanced her form again when second in another Ayr novice (7f) since; likeable but the outside stall could make life awkward on nursery debut.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

10th

6

(8)

14th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 111y

Class 2

13:50 Doncaster

Misemerald

9st 2lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Philip Kirby

Won a Beverley maiden (7.5f, good to firm) and an Ayr novice (6f, good to soft) in midsummer; good run at Ayr in her hat-trick bid last month but her progress stalled in a hot 7f nursery at the Ebor meeting; mark looks tough and slower than good to soft is an unknown.

33/1

14th

11

(20)

24th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

16:45 York

Misemerald

8st 11lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Philip Kirby

Winner of maiden at Beverley (7.4f, good to firm) in June and novice at Ayr (6f, good to soft) in July; advanced her form again when second in another Ayr novice (7f) since; likeable but the outside stall could make life awkward on nursery debut.

25/1

2nd

1

(7)

7th Aug 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 50y

Class 4

14:25 Ayr

Misemerald

9st 8lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Philip Kirby

Delivered on debut promise when scoring at Beverley (7.4f, good to firm) in June and probably bettered that form when making all here (6f, good to soft) three weeks ago; sets a fairly useful form standard.

3/1

11/1

Form: 9332

Last run: 21 days

W: 8st 10lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 80

Form & Verdict
Suited by the return to 7f when an improved second of 13 (Lincoln Legacy and Balon D'Or behind in sixth/seventh) in nursery at Glorious Goodwood (soft) three weeks ago; also placed on good to firm; solid contender for a stable enjoying a good spell.
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5th

8

(8)

25th Oct 2023

Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 2

15:35 Newmarket

Gamraan

8st 7lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Richard Fahey

dwelt start

16/1

3rd

4

(1)

11th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

1m 2f 50y

Class 3

15:47 Nottingham

Gamraan

9st 0lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Richard Fahey

took keen hold, pressed leader

12/1

7th

4

(4)

23rd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 3

16:10 Ayr

Gamraan

9st 1lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Richard Fahey

Improved form when second of 13 on nursery debut at Glorious Goodwood (7f, soft); unable to build on that the next twice (7f/1m, good to firm/AW) but may get back on track when he returns to slow turf.

7/1

16th
8 (5)
Barg

25/1

Form: 3148

Last run: 26 days

W: 8st 12lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 82

Form & Verdict
Easy winner of a 6f novice at Ripon (good) in June; fourth under a penalty at Pontefract and well held when 50-1 for an Ascot Listed race (7f, good) on his two outings since but his mark is feasible if first-time cheekpieces help him to recapture the Ripon form.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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7th

6

(4)

1st Oct 2023

Good

0m 7f 3y

Class 4

14:15 Epsom

Barg

9st 8lb

J: Sam James

T: K R Burke

Would be on a good mark if recapturing the form of his Ripon win in June (6f, good); struggled since, last time finishing upside Rednblue Sovereign in a hot York nursery (cheekpieces tried there now left off); this is easier than that.

16/1

16th

8

(5)

24th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

16:45 York

Barg

8st 12lb

J: Sam James

T: K R Burke

Easy winner of a 6f novice at Ripon (good) in June; fourth under a penalty at Pontefract and well held when 50-1 for an Ascot Listed race (7f, good) on his two outings since but his mark is feasible if first-time cheekpieces help him to recapture the Ripon form.

25/1

Form: 56231 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 8st 13lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 83

Form & Verdict
Made his experience count when making all in 7f Epsom novice (soft) three weeks ago; the runner-up gave that form a boost when scoring with something to spare at Ripon last weekend; stall 18 might not be ideal, though.
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Verdict Starting price

2nd

1

(9)

1st Oct 2023

Good

0m 7f 3y

Class 4

14:15 Epsom

Rednblue Sovereign

9st 11lb

J: Alistair Rawlinson

T: Tom Dascombe

Entitled to win a C&D novice (on soft; made all) in August and it was always going to be tough for him in a very deep nursery at York's Ebor meeting (form working out very well); on a challenging mark but should be a factor.

12/1

17th

7

(18)

24th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

16:45 York

Rednblue Sovereign

8st 13lb

J: Pierre-Louis Jamin

T: Tom Dascombe

Made his experience count when making all in 7f Epsom novice (soft) three weeks ago; the runner-up gave that form a boost when scoring with something to spare at Ripon last weekend; stall 18 might not be ideal, though.

16/1

1st

6

(5)

3rd Aug 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 3y

Class 4

18:20 Epsom

Rednblue Sovereign

9st 4lb

J: Pierre-Louis Jamin

T: Tom Dascombe

Runner-up to an impressive winner in maiden at Sandown (7f, good; unraced on softer) in June; couldn't crack it at the fourth attempt when making the running over 6f at Salisbury (good to firm) 12 days later but he's narrowly the form pick in this field and has some experience of this track from his second outing.

11/10

Form: 1361 D

Last run: 5 days

W: 8st 12lb

2 yo Filly

OR: 76

Form & Verdict
Faded on 7f soft-ground Goodwood nursery debut but saw the trip out much better back on good ground when successful at Newmarket last Saturday, nicely on top by the finish; likely to be competitive under a 6lb penalty (revised mark 1lb lower).
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Verdict Starting price

5th

4

(1)

30th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

16:50 Newmarket

Lincoln Legacy

9st 2lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Charlie Johnston

Won a nursery on the other Newmarket course (7f, good) last month and soft ground may not have suited at Doncaster most recently; however, in between those she was also well beaten at York (7f, good to firm) and a return to form is required.

14/1

8th

4

(11)

14th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 111y

Class 2

13:50 Doncaster

Lincoln Legacy

9st 3lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Charlie Johnston

Won AW novice on debut (6f) and displayed improvement when landing a 7f fillies' nursery at Newmarket last month (good); may have been a quick turnaround or faster ground that contributed to a lesser run at York's Ebor meeting but either way she needs to take her form to a new level today; did enough at Goodwood last month to think soft ground was fine.

10/1

18th

10

(3)

24th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

16:45 York

Lincoln Legacy

8st 12lb

J: Franny Norton

T: Charlie Johnston

Faded on 7f soft-ground Goodwood nursery debut but saw the trip out much better back on good ground when successful at Newmarket last Saturday, nicely on top by the finish; likely to be competitive under a 6lb penalty (revised mark 1lb lower).

9/1

19th
14 (15)
Ajwadi

7/1

Form: 551

Last run: 15 days

W: 8st 8lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 78

Form & Verdict
Progressive, striking at the third time of asking when leading towards the finish over 6f at Pontefract (good) 15 days ago; could be more to come now handicapping and completes a strong hand in this race for his trainer.
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6th

6

(1)

7th Sep 2023

Standard

0m 6f 20y

Class 4

17:45 Wolverhampton (AW)

Ajwadi

9st 6lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Richard Fahey

Improved effort when winning a 6f maiden at Pontefract last month, his first run without soft in the going description; failed to build on it at York two weeks ago (7f) but this is less demanding and he still has some potential; AW debut.

10/1

19th

14

(15)

24th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

16:45 York

Ajwadi

8st 8lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Richard Fahey

Progressive, striking at the third time of asking when leading towards the finish over 6f at Pontefract (good) 15 days ago; could be more to come now handicapping and completes a strong hand in this race for his trainer.

7/1

1st

1

(1)

9th Aug 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

15:20 Pontefract

Ajwadi

9st 7lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Richard Fahey

prominent, ridden and switched right over 1f out, kept on well and led towards finish

11/2

20th
20 (11)
Nelson Rose

66/1

Form: 76245 BF

Last run: 6 days

W: 8st 2lb

2 yo Filly

OR: 70

Form & Verdict
Front-runner; best effort when second of seven in 7f Epsom maiden last month but below that level in similar events since; 2lb out of weights for nursery debut; likely outsider.
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Verdict Starting price

4th

6

(1)

2nd Oct 2023

Soft

0m 5f 160y

Class 5

16:02 Bath

Nelson Rose

9st 1lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: Adam West

prominent

12/1

5th

7

(5)

13th Sep 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

18:30 Kempton (AW)

Nelson Rose

9st 2lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: Adam West

led, headed under 2f out, weakened inside final furlong

7/2

20th

20

(11)

24th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

16:45 York

Nelson Rose

8st 2lb

J: Raul Da Silva

T: Adam West

Front-runner; best effort when second of seven in 7f Epsom maiden last month but below that level in similar events since; 2lb out of weights for nursery debut; likely outsider.

66/1

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £338.40
Straight Forecast £150.59
Tricast £3462.31
Trifecta £7039.40

Selections

RP RATINGS:

Aragon Castle

The Sun:

Ajwadi

TOPSPEED:

Rednblue Sovereign

The Times:

Blue Collar

NEWMARKET:

Lexington Belle

SPOTLIGHT:

Gamraan

Daily Mail:

Dark Encounter

Daily Record:

Expert Choice

POSTDATA:

Aragon Castle

Telegraph:

Aragon Castle

The Guardian:

Aragon Castle

Daily Mirror:

Aragon Castle

The Star:

Ajwadi

LAMBOURN:

Rednblue Sovereign

D Express:

Blue Collar