September 20 / 16.20 Yarmouth

16.20

Good To Soft

Moulton Nurseries Handicap

  • Prize money: £9936
  • 1m 1f 21y
  • Class 3
  • 9 runners
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Moulton Nurseries Handicap

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

7/1 (Won)

Form: 5-117 BF

Last run: 82 days

W: 9st 6lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 90

Form & Verdict
The winner of two AW events in January, staying 1m2f well on the second occasion; hot favourite for his turf/handicap debut in June (1m2f, good) but he stopped quickly; too soon to write him off but others look safer.
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3rd

10

(12)

16th Feb 2024

Good

1m 1f 0y

16:25 Meydan

First Sight

9st 2lb

J: William Buick

T: Charlie Appleby

in touch, every chance from 2f out, upsides final furlong, no extra last 110yds

9/4

10th

1

(12)

2nd Feb 2024

Good

1m 1f 0y

18:10 Meydan

First Sight

9st 11lb

J: William Buick

T: Charlie Appleby

midfield, not much room over 1f out, unable to recover (rider advised that his mount was not afforded a clear run in the straight but in his opinion still performed below market expectation)

13/8

1st

7

(3)

20th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

1m 1f 21y

Class 3

16:20 Yarmouth

First Sight

9st 6lb

J: William Buick

T: Charlie Appleby

The winner of two AW events in January, staying 1m2f well on the second occasion; hot favourite for his turf/handicap debut in June (1m2f, good) but he stopped quickly; too soon to write him off but others look safer.

7/1

Form: 21152 D

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 91

Form & Verdict
Won twice in June (1m1f and 1m2f, both on good); further progress when second in a 1m2f handicap here 24 days ago; still capable of better but he was taken out of a Newmarket race on account of good to soft ground in July; the forecast going is a negative.
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2nd

6

(7)

20th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

1m 1f 21y

Class 3

16:20 Yarmouth

Flying Frontier

9st 7lb

J: Neil Callan

T: James Tate

Won twice in June (1m1f and 1m2f, both on good); further progress when second in a 1m2f handicap here 24 days ago; still capable of better but he was taken out of a Newmarket race on account of good to soft ground in July; the forecast going is a negative.

4/1

2nd

9

(6)

27th Aug 2023

Good

1m 2f 23y

Class 2

16:20 Yarmouth

Flying Frontier

9st 2lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: James Tate

Nicely progressive in winning a 1m1f maiden and 1m2f novice at two northern tracks before his effort petered out trying 1m4f for the first time at Newcastle (handicap debut); returns to what's probably his optimum trip and remains something of an unknown quantity.

11/2

5th

4

(7)

29th Jul 2023

Standard

1m 4f 98y

Class 3

15:55 Newcastle (AW)

Flying Frontier

9st 5lb

J: Benoit De La Sayette

T: James Tate

held up in rear on outer

Evs

Form: 4225-1

Last run: 36 days

W: 9st 10lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict
Returned from a 424-day absence to win a 1m2f handicap at Chelmsford in good style five weeks ago; 4lb rise not excessive and he has shown promise on turf (good ground); considered.
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6th

12

(7)

2nd Feb 2024

Good

1m 1f 0y

18:10 Meydan

Return To Dubai

9st 4lb

J: Adrie de Vries

T: Saeed bin Suroor

midfield, kept on, never nearer

12/1

4th

4

(11)

19th Jan 2024

Good

1m 1f 110y

15:15 Meydan

Return To Dubai

9st 10lb

J: Hector Crouch

T: Saeed bin Suroor

held up, progress 2f out, stayed on well, nearest finish

9/2

3rd

3

(8)

20th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

1m 1f 21y

Class 3

16:20 Yarmouth

Return To Dubai

9st 10lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Saeed bin Suroor

Returned from a 424-day absence to win a 1m2f handicap at Chelmsford in good style five weeks ago; 4lb rise not excessive and he has shown promise on turf (good ground); considered.

7/1

20/1

Form: -40067

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 88

Form & Verdict
Useful 2yo for Michael Bell but he hasn't added to his debut success and the return to this stable didn't spark a revival when well beaten at Sandown 18 days ago; down in the weights but others are more appealing.
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7th

1

(6)

5th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 4

18:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Great Max

9st 11lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Michael Bell

His last two runs haven't been too bad (C&D latest) but he's still to add to his debut win and today's drop in class may not be enough to see him resume winning ways.

8/1

5th

1

(11)

25th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 3

18:15 Wolverhampton (AW)

Great Max

9st 11lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: Michael Bell

Took a step back in the right direction when fourth of nine at Yarmouth (1m1f) in September on his second start back with this yard; another 2lb lower today; yard is firmly in the winners and he's not ruled out on AW debut.

7/1

2

23rd Oct 2023

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 4

16:05 Wolverhampton (AW)

Great Max

10st 1lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Michael Bell

Form: 31-18 BF

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 11lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 95

Form & Verdict
Ran well behind 2,000 Guineas winner Chaldean on debut before two comfortable wins in maiden and novice company; hot favourite for his handicap debut at Chester 18 days ago but he missed the break and was never able to land a blow; still has time to do better and the weight of support for him last time looked significant.
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8th

4

(3)

31st Jan 2024

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

18:30 Kempton (AW)

Lord Bertie

9st 1lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: Jane Chapple-Hyam

Looked promising in maiden/novice company, winning twice (7.5f and 1m); handicap career proving something of a damp squib and he's not getting much assistance from the assessor; risky back at 7f.

12/1

12th

5

(6)

1st Jan 2024

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 2

15:45 Newcastle (AW)

Lord Bertie

9st 0lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Jane Chapple-Hyam

took keen hold, led

12/1

5th

6

(5)

14th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

20:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Lord Bertie

9st 0lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: Jane Chapple-Hyam

steadied start, in rear

9/2

OUR TIP

Form: 272101

Last run: 50 days

W: 9st 12lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 96

Form & Verdict
Struggled at Royal Ascot but otherwise progressing well this year and she impressed with the way she moved through the race when beating 17 rivals at Goodwood seven weeks ago (1m, good to soft); up 6lb and taking on male opposition but her pedigree offers hope of even better at this trip.
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1st

4

(2)

20th Nov 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

18:30 Kempton (AW)

Choisya

9st 6lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Simon & Ed Crisford

7f AW winner in January; added two 1m handicaps on turf, notably a big-field event at Glorious Goodwood; another career best when second of eight in a 1m fillies' handicap at Newmarket (soft) last month; still not fully exposed and has run well over C&D before.

7/2

2nd

1

(5)

25th Oct 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 3

16:10 Newmarket

Choisya

9st 12lb

J: James Doyle

T: Simon & Ed Crisford

Seemed a non-stayer over 1m1f last time; generally progressive otherwise and beat 17 rivals to win fillies' handicap at Glorious Goodwood (off 6lb lower; good to soft) on most recent 1m attempt; remains of interest.

6/1

6th

1

(1)

20th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

1m 1f 21y

Class 3

16:20 Yarmouth

Choisya

9st 12lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Simon & Ed Crisford

Struggled at Royal Ascot but otherwise progressing well this year and she impressed with the way she moved through the race when beating 17 rivals at Goodwood seven weeks ago (1m, good to soft); up 6lb and taking on male opposition but her pedigree offers hope of even better at this trip.

4/1

Form: 0-5375 C

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict
Over two years since the last of his six wins; mixed bag so far this season and others are more appealing in today's field.
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1st

3

(3)

4th Nov 2023

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

Class 3

14:10 Newmarket

Dashing Roger

9st 12lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: William Stone

prominent, ridden and challenging over 1f out, led inside final furlong, kept on

7/1

10/1

Form: 641032

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 92

Form & Verdict
Two wins this season, namely a 7f maiden on Lingfield's AW track and a 1m Goodwood handicap in June off 6lb lower; finished second over 1m in Hungary 18 days ago; career best required now stepping up in trip.
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13th

7

(1)

1st Jan 2024

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 2

15:10 Newcastle (AW)

Sceptic

8st 11lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Ian Williams

Two wins (Polytrack/turf) in the first half of 2023 when trained by Andrew Balding; never dangerous on last month's stable debut at Wolverhampton (first run after a wind op); new trip today; others bring stronger claims.

33/1

7th

1

(8)

5th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 3

19:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Sceptic

9st 13lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Ian Williams

A dual 7f/1m winner this term for Andrew Balding but off the track since beating only one in 1m1f Yarmouth handicap in September; starts out for a new yard here on the back of a wind op, with a bit to prove.

12/1

8th

5

(4)

20th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

1m 1f 21y

Class 3

16:20 Yarmouth

Sceptic

9st 8lb

J: Harry Davies

T: Andrew Balding

Two wins this season, namely a 7f maiden on Lingfield's AW track and a 1m Goodwood handicap in June off 6lb lower; finished second over 1m in Hungary 18 days ago; career best required now stepping up in trip.

10/1

Form: -29239

Last run: 31 days

W: 9st 4lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 88

Form & Verdict
1m AW winner as a 2yo; several good runs in defeat this season and although he was well beaten last time, the switch to more patient tactics may not have suited; blinkered for the first time today; stamina to be proven.
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9th

9

(9)

20th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

1m 1f 21y

Class 3

16:20 Yarmouth

Acotango

9st 4lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: Harry & Roger Charlton

1m AW winner as a 2yo; several good runs in defeat this season and although he was well beaten last time, the switch to more patient tactics may not have suited; blinkered for the first time today; stamina to be proven.

12/1

9th

9

(5)

20th Aug 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 3

17:45 Sandown

Acotango

9st 1lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Harry & Roger Charlton

Has climbed the weights without winning this year but has twice been a good second (1m, good/AW) and was fair third of six at Goodwood (1m, good) latest; this 3yo remains open to further progress; unproven on slow ground.

8/1

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Payout
Straight Forecast £27.18
Tricast £192.97

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Lord Bertie

NEWMARKET:

Choisya

POSTDATA:

Flying Frontier

TOPSPEED:

Sceptic

Telegraph:

First Sight

Daily Mirror:

Acotango

The Star:

Return To Dubai

Daily Record:

Flying Frontier

The Times:

Choisya

The Guardian:

Choisya

RP RATINGS:

Lord Bertie

Daily Mail:

Lord Bertie

D Express:

Lord Bertie

The Sun:

Lord Bertie