September 23 / 14.05 Newbury

14.05

Heavy

Dubai Duty Free Autumn Cup Handicap

  • Prize money: £36078
  • 1m 5f 61y
  • Class 2
  • 7 runners
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Dubai Duty Free Autumn Cup Handicap

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

8/1 (Won)

  • Win: £8.90
  • Place: £3.00

Form: 2/953-

Last run: 350 days

W: 9st 12lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict
11yo who is better known these days as a smart hurdler but wasn't far off his best when third of 21 in last October's Cesarewitch at Newmarket (2m2f) on Flat; off since Champion Hurdle in March but can go well fresh and the testing ground is probably okay, particularly now he's back down in trip.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

4th

4

(2)

1st Jun 2024

Good To Soft

1m 4f 6y

Class 2

17:15 Epsom

Not So Sleepy

9st 7lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Hughie Morrison

12yo who has retained a rare zest, demonstrated last year with a front-running Flat win at Newbury (1m5f, heavy; stays well) and a second triumph in the Fighting Fifth Hurdle; creditable fourth at Newbury (2m) on return to Flat six weeks ago, which he needs to build on; won at this meeting in 2017 and he is not one to pass over lightly seven years on.

20/1

4th

4

(7)

19th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 110y

Class 2

15:45 Newbury

Not So Sleepy

9st 8lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Hughie Morrison

disputed lead early, led after 1f

9/1

4th

4

(7)

19th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 110y

Class 2

15:45 Newbury

Not So Sleepy

9st 8lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Hughie Morrison

disputed lead early, led after 1f

9/1

OUR TIP

5/1

  • Place: £2.60

Form: 13-74

Last run: 64 days

W: 9st 12lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 105

Form & Verdict
Close third in a Group 1 in France (1m, heavy) on second 2yo outing, form which can be questioned, including as he's not been at the same level in Listed races on either start this term (May and July); the ground has turned again, so he may be of renewed interest.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

2nd

5

(6)

15th Jun 2024

Good

1m 5f 188y

Class 1

15:00 York

Salt Bay

9st 2lb

J: Hector Crouch

T: Ralph Beckett

Best effort last season came over 1m5f on heavy ground at Newbury, where he went close in 1m4f Group 3 (good to soft) in April on reappearance this term; good ground may well have been against him at same track four weeks ago; needs to find a bit extra but 1m6f has to be worth a go.

7/1

6th

8

(1)

18th May 2024

Good

1m 4f 0y

Class 1

13:50 Newbury

Salt Bay

9st 2lb

J: Hector Crouch

T: Ralph Beckett

Best effort of last season came here and he returned from a gelding operation to finish a good close third to Hamish in the John Porter over C&D (good to soft) four weeks ago; still low mileage and possible he can build on that for last year's winning stable.

11/2

6th

8

(1)

18th May 2024

Good

1m 4f 0y

Class 1

13:50 Newbury

Salt Bay

9st 2lb

J: Hector Crouch

T: Ralph Beckett

Best effort of last season came here and he returned from a gelding operation to finish a good close third to Hamish in the John Porter over C&D (good to soft) four weeks ago; still low mileage and possible he can build on that for last year's winning stable.

11/2

5/1

Form: 51-40

Last run: 91 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 95

Form & Verdict
Soft-ground maiden winner as 2yo and fourth in the Lingfield Derby Trial (1m4f, AW) on reappearance; tongue tied and dropped to 1m2f when tailed off in 1m2f handicap at Royal Ascot (1m2f, good to firm) and was gelded month later; unexposed 3yo from a top yard, having something to prove but he has to be given a close look.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

14th

4

(12)

6th Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 219y

Class 2

14:40 Kempton (AW)

Laafi

9st 5lb

J: Cieren Fallon

T: William Haggas

Looked suited by the drop back to 1m2f when a comfortable winner from the front in the mud at Newmarket in November; faded to finish well held over an extended 1m4f at Newcastle on his final start so this return to a slightly shorter trip looks the right move on reappearance; still relatively lightly raced for his top stable.

16/1

14th

4

(12)

6th Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 219y

Class 2

14:40 Kempton (AW)

Laafi

9st 5lb

J: Cieren Fallon

T: William Haggas

Looked suited by the drop back to 1m2f when a comfortable winner from the front in the mud at Newmarket in November; faded to finish well held over an extended 1m4f at Newcastle on his final start so this return to a slightly shorter trip looks the right move on reappearance; still relatively lightly raced for his top stable.

16/1

12th

7

(10)

11th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 4f 98y

Class 2

15:45 Newcastle (AW)

Laafi

9st 4lb

J: Cieren Fallon

T: William Haggas

Won on heavy ground at Newmarket (1m2f) last week on the same card that fellow mudlark Mr Alan finished second; not fully exposed but he's another contender who could have done with this race staying at Doncaster.

15/2

Form: 47-210

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 8lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict
Unraced on heavy but his win in a four-runner race at Goodwood (1m4f; made all) late last month came on soft; needs to bounce back from his flop in a warm race at Haydock two weeks ago, when 1m6f should have been no problem.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

4

(4)

27th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 4f 10y

Class 2

18:20 Ripon

Sea King

9st 5lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Sir Mark Prescott Bt

towards rear

9/2

1st

4

(4)

27th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 4f 10y

Class 2

18:20 Ripon

Sea King

9st 5lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Sir Mark Prescott Bt

towards rear

9/2

4th

4

(7)

23rd Sep 2023

Heavy

1m 5f 61y

Class 2

14:05 Newbury

Sea King

9st 8lb

J: Shane Kelly

T: Sir Mark Prescott Bt

held up in rear, some headway on near side of group 2f out, went third 1f out, soon edged left, weakened gradually inside final furlong

4/1

10/1

Form: 699507

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict
Acts on soft; hasn't been at his best in Britain this year; seemed to take a step back in the right direction when mid-division in the Ebor at York last month, but he was 22-1 when well held in mid-division at Haydock two weeks ago; first run on soft this year does not persuade.
Place /
No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

4th

13

(15)

18th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

2m 3f 210y

Class 2

17:05 Ascot

Get Shirty

9st 2lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: David O’Meara

Won the Copper Horse over 1m6f (stays at least 2m) at this meeting in 2022 and was in blinding form that spring/summer, but he's lacked the same punch since back in Britain from May 2023 onwards; now 20lb below his peak mark and finished much closer again on the first two of his three starts this term, but plenty of others are still more persuasive.

40/1

6th

5

(1)

25th May 2024

Good

1m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:10 Goodwood

Get Shirty

9st 2lb

J: Charles Bishop

T: David O’Meara

midfield, headway over 3f out, outpaced 2f out, soon hampered and lost position

6/1

6th

5

(1)

25th May 2024

Good

1m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:10 Goodwood

Get Shirty

9st 2lb

J: Charles Bishop

T: David O’Meara

midfield, headway over 3f out, outpaced 2f out, soon hampered and lost position

6/1

Form: 881662

Last run: 8 days

W: 9st 3lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 89

Form & Verdict
Ended a two-year losing run at Ascot (1m4f) in July; below form in cheekpieces next two starts but back on song without them at Doncaster (upped to 14.5f, soft) eight days ago, beaten a short head at 33-1 in seven-runner race; back up 1lb and big chance if that latest run is repeated.
Place /
No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5th

11

(12)

15th May 2024

Good To Firm

1m 3f 188y

Class 2

14:15 York

Oneforthegutter

8st 13lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Ian Williams

raced in second, lost second over 1f out, weakened and lost two places inside final 110yds

25/1

5th

11

(12)

15th May 2024

Good To Firm

1m 3f 188y

Class 2

14:15 York

Oneforthegutter

8st 13lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Ian Williams

Ran respectably sole start here (2022); 1m4f wins at Ascot (good to soft) last July and Southwell in December, with a short-head defeat over 14.5f on soft in one of his outings in between; off since a below-form run in January but can't be comfortably ruled out.

25/1

8th

6

(5)

27th Jan 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 3f 219y

Class 2

19:30 Kempton (AW)

Oneforthegutter

8st 13lb

J: David Probert

T: Ian Williams

Battled back having been headed when resuming winning ways in 1m4f Southwell handicap just after Christmas; 3lb higher in a stronger-looking race now but that willing attitude should continue to hold him in good stead.

7/2

Form: 43-621

Last run: 10 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict
Best form last season came over 1m6f on soft; unraced beyond 1m4f otherwise and never better than on last two starts when beaten a neck here (good to soft) and justifying favouritism at Southwell (AW) ten days ago; up another 4lb but lightly raced and on the shortlist.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

5

15th Jun 2024

Good

1m 7f 168y

Class 4

17:40 Uttoxeter

Valsad

11st 3lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Harry Derham

made all, wandered at early obstacles, went clear after 4th, reduced lead when mistake 3 out, unchallenged

8/15

13th

7

(9)

6th Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 219y

Class 2

14:40 Kempton (AW)

Valsad

9st 2lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: Jamie Osborne

Better than ever when quite a comfortable winner of a 13-runner race at Southwell (1m4f) four weeks ago; raised 5lb to a clear career-high mark so another improved effort will be required to follow up.

16/1

13th

7

(9)

6th Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 219y

Class 2

14:40 Kempton (AW)

Valsad

9st 2lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: Jamie Osborne

Better than ever when quite a comfortable winner of a 13-runner race at Southwell (1m4f) four weeks ago; raised 5lb to a clear career-high mark so another improved effort will be required to follow up.

16/1

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Payout
Exacta £39.00
Straight Forecast £38.54
Trifecta £303.90

Selections

TOPSPEED:

Valsad

SPOTLIGHT:

Not So Sleepy

Daily Mirror:

Salt Bay

The Times:

Laafi

NEWMARKET:

Sea King

RP RATINGS:

Get Shirty

The Star:

Salt Bay

POSTDATA:

Valsad

Telegraph:

Valsad

D Express:

Valsad

Daily Record:

Valsad

The Guardian:

Not So Sleepy

Daily Mail:

Not So Sleepy

The Sun:

Not So Sleepy