September 20 / 16.50 Sandown

16.50

Soft

Racing TV Handicap

  • Prize money: £6280.8
  • 1m 1f 209y
  • Class 4
  • 6 runners
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Runners: 6 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

16/1 (Won)

  • Win: £6.00
  • Place: £2.30

Form: 4-4645

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 5lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 76

Form & Verdict
Yet to make a serious impact after five races; fourth in a C&D handicap (good) on penultimate start was probably his best form but he needs better; cheekpieces are given a go.
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13th

6

(8)

20th Dec 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 3f 219y

Class 4

16:55 Kempton (AW)

Miller Spirit

9st 10lb

J: Anna Gibson

T: Gary Moore

Off the mark (sixth attempt) when scoring in first-time cheekpieces at Sandown (1m2f, soft) in September but he hasn't gone on from that in two subsequent runs; beaten less than 2l at Windsor in October but he didn't look entirely straightforward and needs to find more on this step back up in trip; wore visor last time and blinkers are now tried.

12/1

4th

5

(1)

23rd Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 2f 0y

Class 4

14:25 Windsor

Miller Spirit

9st 5lb

J: Tom Queally

T: Gary Moore

First-time cheekpieces helped when he came right away with a subsequent winner off a 4lb lower mark at Sandown (1m2f, soft) last month; didn't look to see out 1m6f under a penalty next time and should do better switched to a visor.

5/1

5th

4

(3)

29th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 6f 0y

Class 3

16:20 Haydock

Miller Spirit

9st 4lb

J: Tom Queally

T: Gary Moore

held up in rear but in touch with leaders, headway on outer 3f out, weakened over 1f out

7/2

11/4

  • Place: £1.40

Form: 7-431 D

Last run: 71 days

W: 9st 9lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 80

Form & Verdict
Well bred; his win when 8-13 in a maiden at Pontefract (1m2f; all three turf starts on good) in July on fourth start came in pretty much last-gasp fashion; gelded not long afterwards and this handicap debut is his first run since; could have more to offer.
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1st

7

(3)

14th Oct 2023

Good

1m 2f 56y

Class 4

16:45 York

Star Ahoy

9st 6lb

J: Cieren Fallon

T: William Haggas

dwelt start, in touch with leaders soon after start

11/4

2nd

1

(1)

20th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 1f 209y

Class 4

16:50 Sandown

Star Ahoy

9st 9lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: William Haggas

Well bred; his win when 8-13 in a maiden at Pontefract (1m2f; all three turf starts on good) in July on fourth start came in pretty much last-gasp fashion; gelded not long afterwards and this handicap debut is his first run since; could have more to offer.

11/4

1st

11

(5)

11th Jul 2023

Good

1m 2f 5y

Class 5

14:45 Pontefract

Star Ahoy

9st 6lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: William Haggas

Has improved with each of his three starts (1m, AW/good), most recently a good third at Newmarket; this well-bred Sea The Stars colt could continue to progress now up in trip and he's a leading contender.

6/5

OUR TIP

Form: 6150

Last run: 48 days

W: 9st 9lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 80

Form & Verdict
Winning a maiden at Goodwood (1m, heavy) in May is far miles better than his other three runs; latest was his handicap debut, back at Goodwood (their big meeting; 50-1) over 1m2f on soft; now tries a hood.
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7th

10

(16)

14th Oct 2023

Good

1m 2f 56y

Class 4

16:45 York

Goldsborough

9st 3lb

J: P J McDonald

T: Andrew Balding

raced wide, midfield, dropped to rear after 2f

10/1

3rd

2

(6)

20th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 1f 209y

Class 4

16:50 Sandown

Goldsborough

9st 9lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Andrew Balding

Winning a maiden at Goodwood (1m, heavy) in May is far miles better than his other three runs; latest was his handicap debut, back at Goodwood (their big meeting; 50-1) over 1m2f on soft; now tries a hood.

14/1

13th

16

(8)

3rd Aug 2023

Good To Soft

1m 1f 197y

Class 2

13:50 Goodwood

Goldsborough

8st 2lb

J: Hayley Turner

T: Andrew Balding

Drew 3l clear in maiden here (1m, heavy) in May on second start; manner of that win suggested that he could improve again once moved up to this trip, but the opposite happened in a 1m2f novice on good at Windsor in June; return to testing ground may be key; either way, big improvement is needed on this handicap debut in such a competitive race.

20/1

Form: 31-56

Last run: 105 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 79

Form & Verdict
First three starts were on softer than good, showing fair form, whereas she was a tailed-off last of six on handicap debut at Newbury on latest when running on good to firm; ran freely that day, but also absent 105 days since; lightly raced and back on softer ground but needs overall improvement.
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6th

2

5th Oct 2023

Soft

1m 6f 44y

Class 4

17:35 Salisbury

Ashtanga

9st 9lb

J: Harry Davies

T: Freddie & Martyn Meade

Unable to get competitive on her three runs this year and she's unraced beyond 11.3f; however, this 3yo remains lightly raced and showed promise when winning a Nottingham maiden (8.3f, soft) last October; the first-time hood could help her settle better and she has potential at the trip; interesting.

8/1

4th

3

(3)

20th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 1f 209y

Class 4

16:50 Sandown

Ashtanga

9st 8lb

J: Sean Levey

T: Freddie & Martyn Meade

First three starts were on softer than good, showing fair form, whereas she was a tailed-off last of six on handicap debut at Newbury on latest when running on good to firm; ran freely that day, but also absent 105 days since; lightly raced and back on softer ground but needs overall improvement.

12/1

6th

3

(9)

7th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

1m 2f 0y

Class 4

17:55 Newbury

Ashtanga

9st 6lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: Freddie & Martyn Meade

All three starts on softer than good; made all for clearcut success in Nottingham maiden (1m, soft) in October on second outing; 7-1, not disgraced facing a stiff task in Cheshire Oaks at Chester (11.3f) latest; has big-race entries and it will be interesting to see if those are backed up with market strength on this handicap debut.

6/1

Form: 034-2

Last run: 110 days

W: 9st 6lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 77

Form & Verdict
Gelded and off seven months before taking a step forward on his handicap debut when second of six at Chepstow (1m2f, good to firm) in June, making most; up 3lb but unraced since; unexposed.
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2nd

3

24th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:03 Fairyhouse

In The Trenches

11st 1lb

J: Conor Stone-Walsh

T: Gavin Cromwell

took keen hold early, raced in second, disputed lead 2 out, outpaced approaching last, not fluent last, no match for winner

4/1

2nd

7

30th Jan 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:45 Limerick

In The Trenches

11st 1lb

J: Conor Stone-Walsh

T: Gavin Cromwell

early mistakes, in touch with leaders, not fluent 6th, went third after 3 out, went second and challenging when not fluent 2 out, soon ridden, kept on but no match for winner

4/1

10th

9

15th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 77y

12:55 Punchestown

In The Trenches

11st 7lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

Best Flat run came when runner-up on heavy at Nottingham in October; two moderate hurdling efforts and easily overlooked.

66/1

Form: 667196 CD

Last run: 11 days

W: 9st 6lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 77

Form & Verdict
Sole win came over C&D (good to soft) last month three starts ago when benefiting from a well-judged front-running ride in amateur event; that form looks unreliable and he's opposable on his other efforts.
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6

(12)

18th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 5

20:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

New Dayrell

9st 7lb

J: Lewis Edmunds

T: William Muir & Chris Grassick

Made most in an amateur riders' race at Sandown (1m2f, good to soft) in August but not a lot since then, latterly finishing only fifth here; unraced over this far and can be taken on.

16/1

8th

8

(7)

24th Oct 2023

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 5

20:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

New Dayrell

9st 8lb

J: Lewis Edmunds

T: William Muir & Chris Grassick

Very much allowed his own way when making just about all in an amateur riders' race at Sandown (1m2f, good to soft) in August and well held in all three outing since; well beaten in both AW starts and easy enough to take on.

8/1

17

23rd Oct 2023

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 4

16:05 Wolverhampton (AW)

New Dayrell

9st 0lb

T: William Muir & Chris Grassick

Non-runners

Miss Dolly Rocker, Born Ruler, Outgun

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £11.70
Straight Forecast £11.89
Tricast £34.82
Trifecta £59.60

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Born Ruler

The Times:

Star Ahoy

LAMBOURN:

Miss Dolly Rocker

POSTDATA:

New Dayrell

The Star:

Star Ahoy

Daily Record:

Star Ahoy

RP RATINGS:

Born Ruler

TOPSPEED:

Born Ruler

NEWMARKET:

Born Ruler

Telegraph:

Born Ruler

The Guardian:

Born Ruler

Daily Mail:

Born Ruler

D Express:

Born Ruler

Daily Mirror:

Born Ruler

The Sun:

Born Ruler