September 02 / 14.05 Beverley

14.05

Good

William Hill Silver Cup Handicap

  • Prize money: £15702
  • 1m 4f 23y
  • Class 2
  • 7 runners
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William Hill Silver Cup Handicap

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

11/2 (Won)

  • Win: £2.75
  • Place: £1.70

Form: 10-188 D

Last run: 50 days

W: 9st 11lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 96

Form & Verdict
Had wind/gelding operations prior to Doncaster reappearance win (1m4f, good to firm) in June, then ran respectably at Royal Ascot; ran a shocker at the Newmarket July festival, however, so there are mixed messages.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

1st

2

(6)

2nd Sep 2023

Good

1m 4f 23y

Class 2

14:05 Beverley

Aimeric

9st 11lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Roger Varian

held up in rear, pushed along on outer over 2f out, ridden and headway over 1f out, led inside final 110yds, pushed out and went clear towards finish

11/2

8th

5

(7)

14th Jul 2023

Good To Firm

1m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:00 Newmarket (July)

Aimeric

9st 4lb

J: James Doyle

T: Roger Varian

Rather mixed displays last term (well beaten twice over 1m6f at York) but had gelding and wind operations before justifying favouritism when he reappeared at Doncaster (1m4f) early last month; creditable eighth of 18 at Royal Ascot (1m4f) but still needs to prove himself at this trip.

7/2

5/1

  • Place: £2.40

Form: 219223

Last run: 8 days

W: 8st 7lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 86

Form & Verdict
Can make the running; scored at Chester in May and best form when runner-up at Redcar and Ripon, all over about 1m2f on good; fair third of five at Newmarket (good to firm) eight days ago; 1m4f is not sure to suit but he needs some respect.
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3rd

5

(7)

9th Sep 2023

Good

1m 3f 211y

Class 2

15:10 Ascot

Perfect Play

8st 8lb

J: Hayley Turner

T: Charlie Johnston

One of three runners for this yard; scored over 1m2f at Chester in May and largely consistent otherwise this term, most recently second at Beverley (upped to 1m4f; good) last Saturday; appears likely to go well again.

10/1

2nd

7

(5)

2nd Sep 2023

Good

1m 4f 23y

Class 2

14:05 Beverley

Perfect Play

8st 7lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Charlie Johnston

pressed leader, led over 2f out, clear over 1f out, reduced lead final furlong, headed and no extra inside final 110yds

5/1

3rd

5

(3)

25th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

1m 2f 0y

Class 3

16:25 Newmarket (July)

Perfect Play

9st 4lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Charlie Johnston

Can make the running; won on good to firm as 2yo; also scored at Chester in May and best form when runner-up at Redcar and Ripon on his last two starts, all over 1m2f on good; has a competitive mark but some of his rivals are less exposed.

5/1

9/2

Form: 342614

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict
Four wins on AW last winter and better than ever back on turf this season, including a second at York (1m4f, good to firm) and win at Chester (1m3f, soft); another good run at Windsor latest and this step back up in trip may well suit; should again be highly competitive.
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Verdict Starting price

3rd

4

(1)

2nd Sep 2023

Good

1m 4f 23y

Class 2

14:05 Beverley

Dream Harder

9st 5lb

J: Ben Curtis

T: Ian Williams

in touch with leaders, ridden over 1f out, no extra final furlong

9/2

4th

8

(1)

17th Aug 2023

Good

1m 2f 0y

Class 2

20:00 Windsor

Dream Harder

9st 0lb

J: Trevor Whelan

T: Ian Williams

Four wins from 8.6f-1m2f on AW last winter; second of 15 at York (1m4f, good to firm) in June and, following a lesser show at Carlisle, better than ever at Chester (1m3f, soft) five weeks ago when registering his first turf win and doing it comfortably; up another 5lb but considered.

9/1

1st

5

(9)

14th Jul 2023

Good To Soft

1m 3f 75y

Class 3

19:30 Chester

Dream Harder

9st 10lb

J: Sean D Bowen

T: Ian Williams

Four wins from 8.6f-1m2f on the AW during the winter; has run well on turf (0-7) as when second of 15 at York (1m4f, good to firm) last month, but only sixth of 14 when sent off favourite at Carlisle (1m3f, soft) 11 days later; needs to bounce back.

7/1

Form: 2-1413 D

Last run: 16 days

W: 8st 11lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict
All nine turf starts have been on good to firm; very solid in handicaps, progressive too and he won twice this June; never nearer when finishing close up at Windsor latest, as he was over C&D in June; could still be capable of better and should be bang there if the ground is suitable.
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Verdict Starting price

1st

3

(6)

9th Oct 2023

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 4

19:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Fulfilled

10st 1lb

J: Hayley Turner

T: David Simcock

in rear

5/1

5th

4

(4)

14th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

1m 4f 6y

Class 4

15:25 Epsom

Fulfilled

11st 7lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: David Simcock

Won on fast ground at Ripon (1m2f) and Lingfield (11.6f) in June and he ran into a major improver when fourth in a Class 2 event at Beverley last time; probably still has some margin for error off this mark but he's not ruled out on this drop back in grade.

9/2

4th

6

(8)

2nd Sep 2023

Good

1m 4f 23y

Class 2

14:05 Beverley

Fulfilled

8st 11lb

J: Hayley Turner

T: David Simcock

took keen hold, in touch with leaders, ridden under 2f out, no extra final furlong

4/1

14/1

Form: 306548 D

Last run: 8 days

W: 9st 3lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict
Form has dipped in recent outings, which sees him on his lowest mark for over three years but the cheekpieces weren't an obvious benefit when he first tried them eight days ago; withdrawn on the last two occasions he was due to race on good to firm.
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Verdict Starting price

5th

3

(6)

31st Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 4f 13y

Class 4

14:17 Catterick

Dark Jedi

9st 12lb

J: Duran Fentiman

T: Tim Easterby

Started this campaign off a 20lb higher mark; that signifies how bad it's been but he shaped better last time over C&D (heavy) when runner-up; likely contender.

3/1

2nd

3

(5)

21st Oct 2023

Soft

1m 4f 13y

Class 4

16:55 Catterick

Dark Jedi

9st 11lb

J: Duran Fentiman

T: Tim Easterby

Won on heavy on this day last year but has struggled to make much impact this term and is now 19lb lower than in April; remote fourth of six when favourite at Haydock (1m6f, heavy) last time was his worst run this season.

8/1

Form: 81-787 D BF

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 8lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict
Creditable return in the Northumberland Plate at Newcastle (2m, AW) but led over 2f out to over 1f out, so perhaps needed the race or did not stay; remote finish on heavy at Goodwood (1m6f; first run on softer than good) and disappointing favourite at Sandown (1m6f, good); raced too freely in the latter, so perhaps this return to 1m4f should see him given another chance.
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8th

6

(5)

17th Oct 2023

Standard

1m 4f 99y

Class 2

16:55 Newcastle (AW)

Omniscient

9st 2lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Sir Mark Prescott Bt

Progressive last backend and has had a string of excuses for defeats this time round, including having pulled hard when cracking late in the Northumberland Plate on his comeback off 4lb higher; should do better back on Tapeta.

7/1

6th

3

(4)

2nd Sep 2023

Good

1m 4f 23y

Class 2

14:05 Beverley

Omniscient

9st 8lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Sir Mark Prescott Bt

led but pestered, headed over 2f out, soon weakened

13/2

7th

2

(6)

20th Aug 2023

Good

1m 6f 0y

Class 3

18:45 Sandown

Omniscient

9st 11lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Sir Mark Prescott Bt

Generally progressive in 2022, with a dominant show when upped to 1m4f on AW final start; ran creditably in the Northumberland Plate at Newcastle (2m, AW) on reappearance but led over 2f out to over 1f out, so perhaps needed the race or did not stay; remote finish on heavy at Goodwood (1m6f) 15 days ago was his first run on softer than good; considered if it's not soft today.

6/1

OUR TIP
7th
1 (3)
Stowell

10/1

Form: 4639-9 D

Last run: 119 days

W: 10st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 101

Form & Verdict
Third in the 1m6f Queen's Vase at Royal Ascot in 2021 but seen mostly over 1m4f since, running with credit in defeat last April-June for the Gosdens; had wind and gelding operations last July before his two runs for George Boughey, hardly beating a rival; has had another change of trainer but, with limited response from the handicapper, he's probably best watched for now.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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12th

4

(7)

17th Oct 2023

Standard

1m 4f 99y

Class 2

16:55 Newcastle (AW)

Stowell

9st 9lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Alan King

Only seen sporadically in recent times and is now with his third yard, having run poorly in two starts for George Boughey; pulled hard when finishing last back from a break five weeks ago and it's hard to build up much enthusiasm.

20/1

7th

1

(3)

2nd Sep 2023

Good

1m 4f 23y

Class 2

14:05 Beverley

Stowell

10st 2lb

J: P J McDonald

T: Alan King

took keen hold, held up in rear, weakened from 2f out

10/1

9th

1

(10)

6th May 2023

Good To Firm

1m 4f 0y

Class 2

13:40 Newmarket

Stowell

9st 12lb

J: William Buick

T: George Boughey

Third in the 1m6f Queen's Vase at Royal Ascot in 2021 but seen mostly over 1m4f since, running with credit in defeat last term for the Gosdens; had wind and gelding operations before his debut for this stable in October and shaped better than last in that Listed race might suggest; not entirely dismissed.

9/1

Non-runners

Dancing In Paris

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £11.40
Straight Forecast £10.25
Tricast £27.40
Trifecta £37.80

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Fulfilled

RP RATINGS:

Perfect Play

TOPSPEED:

Aimeric

The Guardian:

Dancing In Paris

The Star:

Omniscient

The Sun:

Dream Harder

Daily Mail:

Dancing In Paris

D Express:

Perfect Play

Daily Mirror:

Perfect Play

NEWMARKET:

Aimeric

Telegraph:

Aimeric

POSTDATA:

Fulfilled

The Times:

Fulfilled

Daily Record:

Fulfilled