August 25 / 16.40 Hamilton

16.40

Good To Soft

Contraflow Traffic Management Ltd Nursery Handicap

  • Prize money: £5024.64
  • 0m 6f 6y
  • Class 4
  • 5 runners
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Contraflow Traffic Management Ltd Nursery Handicap

Runners: 5 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Scattered showers

11/4 (Won)

  • Win: £3.00
  • Place: £1.50

Form: 141 D

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 6lb

2 yo Filly

OR: 77

Form & Verdict
Has won two of her three starts and appeared to enjoy the soft ground when emerging from off the pace to collect by just under a length on her nursery debut at Ripon 17 days ago; had a bit to spare on that occasion and a 4lb rise shouldn't prevent another big run.
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7th

2

(5)

28th Sep 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

14:25 Newmarket

Granny Budgie

9st 9lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: George Scott

Three wins (6f, various ground) from her first four starts before a solid third in a nursery at Doncaster (6.5f, soft) a fortnight ago; tackles a new trip here but her dam won over 9.4f and she's a player if she stays.

9/2

3rd

3

(6)

14th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 111y

Class 2

13:50 Doncaster

Granny Budgie

9st 6lb

J: Darragh Keenan

T: George Scott

The winner of three of four races, all at 6f, with the wins on good to firm, soft and good to soft; this is more demanding up 7lb but she was strong at the finish at Hamilton last time and today's extra yardage should suit on pedigree; may not have reached her ceiling just yet.

7/1

1st

3

(2)

25th Aug 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 6y

Class 4

16:40 Hamilton

Granny Budgie

9st 6lb

J: Darragh Keenan

T: George Scott

bit short of room soon after start, in touch with leaders, headway and went third over 1f out, kept on to lead final 110yds, won going away

11/4

OUR TIP

100/30

  • Place: £1.50

Form: 2202

Last run: 48 days

W: 9st 10lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 81

Form & Verdict
Runner-up in three of his four races for Richard Hannon (same ownership) and the no-show came in the Windsor Castle at Royal Ascot; taken out of a Goodwood maiden on account of the deteriorating ground; this will be the stiffest test of stamina he's faced.
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3rd

5

(1)

29th Sep 2023

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

15:10 Haydock

Fusterlandia

9st 2lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Dominic Ffrench Davis

took keen hold, in touch with leaders, led 2f out, headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong

11/4

3rd

3

(1)

22nd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

15:00 Newbury

Fusterlandia

9st 5lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: Dominic Ffrench Davis

His only blip in five runs came when outclassed in the Windsor Castle; probably ran as well as he ever has when second to an improver at Hamilton (6f, good to soft) last time and gets in here off the same mark; withdrawn when the ground was soft at Yarmouth yesterday.

4/1

4/1

Form: 454

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 7lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 78

Form & Verdict
Promise in two of his three starts in novice/maiden company over 5f (lesser effort came on good to firm); looks ready for 6f and he brings potential to this nursery debut.
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1st

11

(12)

13th Oct 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 3

16:25 York

Irish Nectar

8st 11lb

J: Shane Gray

T: Kevin Ryan

Didn't see out 6f when third of five on nursery debut at Hamilton (good to soft) in August and won a Nottingham maiden (5f, soft) subsequently; open to further improvement at this trip and he could go well.

11/1

1st

4

(9)

26th Sep 2023

Soft

0m 5f 8y

Class 4

14:05 Nottingham

Irish Nectar

9st 7lb

J: Jamie Spencer

T: Kevin Ryan

Not far behind Jungle Jim on soft at Thirsk before running quite well on his nursery debut at Hamilton where possibly stretched by 6f; should be in the thick of it.

5/1

3rd

2

(5)

25th Aug 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 6y

Class 4

16:40 Hamilton

Irish Nectar

9st 7lb

J: Shane Gray

T: Kevin Ryan

took keen hold, prominent, headway and pressed leader over 4f out, disputed lead under 2f out, no extra final 110yds

4/1

Form: 6352

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 3lb

2 yo Gelding

OR: 74

Form & Verdict
Drew clear with the well-backed winner when second of nine on his nursery debut at Thirsk four weeks ago (6f, soft); 6lb rise to deal with but the stiff test at the trip should suit and the best could still be to come.
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6th

7

(5)

28th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

16:30 Pontefract

Woodleigh

9st 3lb

J: Zak Wheatley

T: Declan Carroll

Improved effort when second of nine on his nursery debut at Thirsk (6f, soft) in July; backward steps twice since and now has a point to prove.

25/1

6th

3

(3)

13th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 5f 182y

Class 5

14:40 Carlisle

Woodleigh

9st 8lb

J: Zak Wheatley

T: Declan Carroll

Improved on previous efforts when beaten half a length into second of nine on nursery debut at Thirsk (6f, soft) in July, but raced too freely when fourth of five at Hamilton (6f, good to soft) last month; chance if bouncing back and being proven on soft ground a plus if condtions remain testing.

7/1

4th

4

(4)

25th Aug 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 6y

Class 4

16:40 Hamilton

Woodleigh

9st 3lb

J: Zak Wheatley

T: Declan Carroll

took keen hold

7/2

9/2

Form: 255

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 0lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 71

Form & Verdict
Promising debut at Ayr in June (second of six over 6f; good to firm); backward steps twice since but could get back on track now handicapping.
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1st

3

(5)

27th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

0m 5f 217y

Class 5

14:05 Redcar

Indivar

9st 9lb

J: David Nolan

T: David O’Meara

Best effort came on debut in an Ayr maiden (6f, good to firm) in June, when keeping on for second; well below that level since, including on nursery debut at Hamilton (6f, good to soft) latest; drops 3lb but more needed.

9/1

5th

5

(3)

25th Aug 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 6y

Class 4

16:40 Hamilton

Indivar

9st 0lb

J: Jason Watson

T: David O’Meara

took keen hold

9/2

5th

5

(10)

28th Jul 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

16:20 Thirsk

Indivar

9st 4lb

J: David Nolan

T: David O’Meara

Form of debut second at Ayr (6f, good to firm) didn't work out particularly well and he was well beaten at Redcar next time; a bit to prove.

9/1

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £5.80
Straight Forecast £6.62
Trifecta £16.80

Selections

POSTDATA:

Granny Budgie

RP RATINGS:

Fusterlandia

SPOTLIGHT:

Woodleigh

NEWMARKET:

Granny Budgie

The Times:

Granny Budgie

Telegraph:

Granny Budgie

The Guardian:

Granny Budgie

Daily Mirror:

Granny Budgie

Daily Record:

Granny Budgie

D Express:

Woodleigh

The Star:

Woodleigh

LAMBOURN:

Fusterlandia

Daily Mail:

Fusterlandia

The Sun:

Fusterlandia