August 25 / 16.55 Goodwood

16.55

Good To Soft

William Hill Keep Your Raceday Positive Handicap

  • Prize money: £5574.2
  • 0m 6f 0y
  • Class 5
  • 7 runners
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William Hill Keep Your Raceday Positive Handicap

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

9/1 (Won)

  • Win: £6.90
  • Place: £2.70

Form: 0-3070 CD

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 13lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 69

Form & Verdict
Five-time AW winner who broke her turf duck over C&D last September (good to soft); has not fired in two turf runs back from a break but it's possible the return to this track will give her a lift.
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10th

1

(9)

7th Oct 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

16:10 Ascot

Alcazan

9st 2lb

J: Benoit De La Sayette

T: Roger Teal

Fair handicapper; recent form figures include two wins but has been inconsistent overall in 2023; worst chance at the weights upped in class.

25/1

7th

10

(10)

28th Sep 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:00 Newmarket

Alcazan

8st 2lb

J: Georgia Dobie

T: Roger Teal

Wins her fair share and she's in the form of her life, winning at Goodwood last month and recording a 40-1 win at Yarmouth last week; penalty in this grade should leave her vulnerable though.

12/1

2/1

  • Place: £1.40

Form: 52-433 D

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 68

Form & Verdict
Made good progress for Simon Pearce last season, winning four times, and he has run well in defeat in three runs for his new stable; had to wait for a gap at Nottingham last time and by the time he was in the clear the winner was out of sight; still more to come from him.
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1st

8

(4)

6th Jan 2024

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

19:15 Kempton (AW)

Brazen Idol

8st 9lb

J: Aidan Keeley

T: John Butler

towards rear

4/1

5th

10

(4)

16th Dec 2023

Standard

0m 6f 20y

Class 4

18:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Brazen Idol

9st 4lb

J: Benoit De La Sayette

T: John Butler

Made the most of modest marks in 2022, winning four, including over C&D; stepped up again when winning at Ffos Las in September and his recent fourth, back here after a break, wasn't a backward step; involved.

3/1

4th

1

(9)

4th Dec 2023

Standard

0m 6f 20y

Class 5

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Brazen Idol

9st 9lb

J: Harry Burns

T: John Butler

Record over C&D reads 122 and he has continued to run consistently well on turf since debuting for this yard in June, winning with plenty in hand from three rivals at Ffos Las (6f, good to soft) in September; a player if still in the same form after three months off, despite a 7lb higher mark.

3/1

16/1

Form: 464660 D

Last run: 79 days

W: 10st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict
Three front-running wins on Lingfield AW in the first part of 2022 when trained by Conrad Allen; well short of his best in recent starts and sold for 7,000gns last month; down in the weights ahead of this stable debut but would have something to prove on slower than good.
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9th

6

(9)

5th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 7f 1y

Class 5

13:45 Lingfield (AW)

Impeach

9st 2lb

J: Paddy Bradley

T: Michael Attwater

Has a patchy record but he got up close home at Chelmsford (6f) in November and was a fair third behind an all-the-way winner over C&D ten days ago; has claims if he can build on that and three of his four wins have come at this track.

15/2

3rd

3

(5)

26th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 7f 1y

Class 5

12:52 Lingfield (AW)

Impeach

9st 3lb

J: Ethan Jones

T: Michael Attwater

Three-time course winner who got up close home at Chelmsford (6f) in November and was effective over 7f earlier in career; however, he's finished down the field here and at Kempton the last twice, and has to bounce back.

16/1

8th

6

(10)

10th Jan 2024

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

20:30 Kempton (AW)

Impeach

9st 6lb

J: Paddy Bradley

T: Michael Attwater

in rear

16/1

Form: 3342

Last run: 31 days

W: 9st 13lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 72

Form & Verdict
Seemingly displayed improvement when second of six on his handicap debut at Chelmsford last month (6f, AW) but the form has taken some knocks; still has potential and that doesn't apply to many of his rivals.
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4th

4

(5)

25th Aug 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

16:55 Goodwood

Never This Way

9st 13lb

J: Adam Farragher

T: William Haggas

taken down early, took keen hold, prominent, led after 1f

3/1

2nd

2

(7)

25th Jul 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

19:20 Chelmsford (AW)

Never This Way

9st 10lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: William Haggas

Has pulled hard all three starts, including twice in the tongue-tie/hood combination; has potential now handicapping but there are risks involved, going back up from 5f and coming from the outside stall.

11/4

4th

2

(7)

2nd Jul 2023

Good To Firm

0m 5f 21y

Class 4

15:30 Windsor

Never This Way

9st 7lb

J: Adam Farragher

T: William Haggas

Promise in both starts, keeping on well at Bath 15 days ago when he didn't look entirely at ease on the firm ground; open to further progress and this isn't a strong novice.

7/4

14/1

Form: -76267

Last run: 57 days

W: 9st 4lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 63

Form & Verdict
Won a 5f maiden for Grant Tuer as a 2yo; one good run this season when second of eight at Wetherby in June (7f, good to firm); sold for 8,500gns last month; often front-runs; visor on today (blinkered last time).
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6th

3

(2)

7th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 7f 1y

Class 6

11:37 Lingfield (AW)

Run Cmc

9st 9lb

J: David Probert

T: Patrick Chamings

1-11 for Grant Tuer and 7lb lower than when beaten a short head at Wetherby (7f, good to firm) in June, but has not built on it since and achieved little when fourth of eight over C&D 11 days ago; look elsewhere.

11/2

4th

11

27th Oct 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 1y

Class 6

15:40 Lingfield (AW)

Run Cmc

9st 3lb

J: David Probert

T: Patrick Chamings

1-11 for Grant Tuer and 5lb lower than when beaten a short head at Wetherby (7f, good to firm) in June, but has not built on it in four starts since (two on the AW) including on both runs for this yard; needs a resurgence.

16/1

10th

2

(7)

16th Oct 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

20:30 Kempton (AW)

Run Cmc

9st 8lb

J: Finley Marsh

T: Patrick Chamings

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

14/1

OUR TIP

Form: -08995 D

Last run: 55 days

W: 9st 13lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 69

Form & Verdict
Three wins for other yards but yet to get going for this stable in 2023; not beaten far at Lingfield when last seen eight weeks ago but he could still manage only fifth of the six runners; down in grade but risky.
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9th

10

(7)

17th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 4

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Jacks Point

8st 12lb

J: Harry Burns

T: John Butler

Three-time winner over 5f-7f who was making his debut for his fifth different stable when well held at Yarmouth (7f, soft) last month; enough to prove, not least stamina.

16/1

6th

4

(8)

16th Oct 2023

Soft

0m 7f 3y

Class 5

16:35 Yarmouth

Jacks Point

9st 10lb

J: Darragh Keenan

T: John Butler

towards rear of midfield

14/1

6th

3

(4)

25th Aug 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

16:55 Goodwood

Jacks Point

9st 13lb

J: George Downing

T: Robert Cowell

in touch with leaders

16/1

Form: 974912 D BF

Last run: 27 days

W: 9st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 63

Form & Verdict
Off the mark for this yard with a wide-margin win in a Class 6 handicap at Salisbury last month (6f, soft; blinkered for the first time); another good effort when second back at Salisbury four weeks ago; creeping back up the weights but comes here at the top of his game.
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7th

6

(7)

25th Aug 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

16:55 Goodwood

Beau Jardine

9st 7lb

J: Rhys Clutterbuck

T: Rachel Cook & John Bridger

ducked left start, soon in touch with leaders

5/2

2nd

10

(6)

29th Jul 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

20:15 Salisbury

Beau Jardine

9st 4lb

J: Shariq Mohd

T: Rachel Cook & John Bridger

Won twice for Roger Varian; hadn't made the top three for this yard until coming to life in first-time blinkers over C&D two weeks ago and strolling home by more than 5l (under Shariq Mohd who claimed 3lb that day); back up 8lb and into a Class 5, but might well have turned a corner; likely to race prominently.

11/4

1st

7

(3)

15th Jul 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

17:05 Salisbury

Beau Jardine

9st 2lb

J: Shariq Mohd

T: Rachel Cook & John Bridger

Well down the field at Lingfield (1m, AW) last month and has now been unplaced all 11 starts for current stable; drops back in trip and swaps cheekpieces for first-time blinkers here; considered only if conditions become very testing (has won on heavy ground).

14/1

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Payout
Exacta £20.70
Straight Forecast £15.58
Trifecta £210.90

Selections

RP RATINGS:

Never This Way

SPOTLIGHT:

Brazen Idol

The Guardian:

Beau Jardine

POSTDATA:

Never This Way

NEWMARKET:

Never This Way

Telegraph:

Never This Way

Daily Mail:

Never This Way

Daily Mirror:

Never This Way

The Sun:

Never This Way

The Times:

Brazen Idol

D Express:

Brazen Idol

The Star:

Brazen Idol

Daily Record:

Beau Jardine