October 01 / 16.00 Epsom

16.00

Good

Stanley Wootton Handicap

  • Prize money: £10308
  • 1m 2f 17y
  • Class 3
  • 6 runners
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Stanley Wootton Handicap

Runners: 6 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

9/4 (Won)

  • Win: £2.88
  • Place: £1.60

Form: 2-1022 BF

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 93

Form & Verdict
Dual AW winner (7f/1m); proved he's fully effective on turf when clear second at Newmarket (1m, good) in August and looked suited by step up to 9.4f when filling same position in Racing League event at Wolverhampton (AW) last month; could have untapped potential over middle-distance trips; respected.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

6th

6

(3)

16th Feb 2024

Good

1m 1f 0y

16:25 Meydan

Naxos

9st 6lb

J: Pat Dobbs

T: George Boughey

led, travelled well, joined 1f out, weakened final 110yds

14/1

7th

4

(3)

2nd Feb 2024

Fast

0m 7f 0y

17:00 Meydan

Naxos

9st 11lb

J: William Buick

T: George Boughey

close up, ridden 3f out, faded

8/1

7th

10

(3)

12th Jan 2024

Fast

1m 2f 0y

16:25 Meydan

Naxos

9st 4lb

J: William Buick

T: George Boughey

tracked pace, ridden 3f out, every chance final 2f, weakened

7/1

8/1

  • Place: £2.30

Form: -03020 CD

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict
Creditable third in City And Suburban Handicap over C&D (soft) in April and now 6lb lower but has very mixed record for new stable this season and it's hard to know what to expect from him after last month's poor AW run.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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6th

2

(10)

3rd Nov 2023

Heavy

1m 4f 0y

Class 3

15:10 Newmarket

Soto Sizzler

9st 12lb

J: Tom Queally

T: Gary Moore

midfield, weakened from 2f out

12/1

2nd

2

(1)

1st Oct 2023

Good

1m 2f 17y

Class 3

16:00 Epsom

Soto Sizzler

9st 12lb

J: Rhys Clutterbuck

T: Gary Moore

Creditable third in City And Suburban Handicap over C&D (soft) in April and now 6lb lower but has very mixed record for new stable this season and it's hard to know what to expect from him after last month's poor AW run.

8/1

12th

5

(7)

13th Sep 2023

Standard

1m 4f 14y

Class 2

20:45 Southwell (AW)

Soto Sizzler

9st 2lb

J: Sean Levey

T: Gary Moore

Inconsistent results for new stable this term; respectable second of four at Goodwood (1m4f) most recently but now returns to a deeper field and is 0-5 on AW; not certain to back up latest effort.

12/1

Form: 131982 D

Last run: 37 days

W: 9st 5lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 90

Form & Verdict
Dual novice winner in early part of this year (1m/1m2f); yet to make his mark in handicaps but contested two hot races before chasing home an exciting prospect at Newmarket (1m2f, good to firm; first-time hood) in August; not a straightforward ride but could still have a bigger run in him.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

3rd

6

(3)

1st Oct 2023

Good

1m 2f 17y

Class 3

16:00 Epsom

Burglar

9st 5lb

J: Benoit De La Sayette

T: John & Thady Gosden

Dual novice winner in early part of this year (1m/1m2f); yet to make his mark in handicaps but contested two hot races before chasing home an exciting prospect at Newmarket (1m2f, good to firm; first-time hood) in August; not a straightforward ride but could still have a bigger run in him.

9/2

2nd

3

(4)

25th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

1m 2f 0y

Class 3

16:25 Newmarket (July)

Burglar

9st 7lb

J: Robert Havlin

T: John & Thady Gosden

Won two of three novice events, latterly in pretty smooth fashion at Redcar (1m2f, good to firm) in May; racing so freely has not helped when well held in hot handicaps at Royal Ascot (1m4f) and Newmarket (1m2f; made most) and he's better than those results; has his sights lowered but still needs to settle with the new hood.

6/1

Form: 4-3643

Last run: 106 days

W: 9st 1lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 82

Form & Verdict
Ran well on all four starts in the spring, most recently when close third in first-time visor at Chester (10.3f, good); returns from 106-day break here but current mark is workable if he's fully tuned up; cheekpieces tried this time.
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Verdict Starting price

4th

7

(2)

1st Oct 2023

Good

1m 2f 17y

Class 3

16:00 Epsom

Bizarre Law

9st 1lb

J: David Probert

T: Andrew Balding

Ran well on all four starts in the spring, most recently when close third in first-time visor at Chester (10.3f, good); returns from 106-day break here but current mark is workable if he's fully tuned up; cheekpieces tried this time.

6/1

3rd

5

(7)

17th Jun 2023

Good

1m 2f 70y

Class 4

14:45 Chester

Bizarre Law

9st 6lb

J: David Probert

T: Andrew Balding

prominent, led going easily over 2f out

4/1

4th

4

(2)

26th May 2023

Good To Firm

1m 2f 42y

Class 4

14:05 Haydock

Bizarre Law

9st 7lb

J: Andrea Atzeni

T: Andrew Balding

Won at Goodwood (1m4f, good to firm) last June and reappeared with close third at Kempton (1m3f, AW) last month; not ruled out but he has to perform better than when sixth of eight at Kempton (1m4f, AW) last time.

6/1

Form: 747004 C

Last run: 10 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 90

Form & Verdict
Generally disappointing since bagging a good prize here (8.5f, good to firm) on Oaks day in June but is 1lb below that mark now and took good step back in right direction when fourth at Ayr (1m2f, good to soft) ten days ago; can't be ruled out.
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Verdict Starting price

5th

4

(6)

1st Oct 2023

Good

1m 2f 17y

Class 3

16:00 Epsom

Austrian Theory

9st 9lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Charlie Johnston

Generally disappointing since bagging a good prize here (8.5f, good to firm) on Oaks day in June but is 1lb below that mark now and took good step back in right direction when fourth at Ayr (1m2f, good to soft) ten days ago; can't be ruled out.

7/1

4th

4

(3)

21st Sep 2023

Good

1m 2f 0y

Class 2

15:00 Ayr

Austrian Theory

9st 8lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Charlie Johnston

All wins at 7f-8.5f on good to firm, the most recent off 1lb higher at Epsom in June; largely below that form since and has a question to answer back up in distance.

12/1

10th

5

(8)

2nd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 127y

Class 2

13:35 Chester

Austrian Theory

9st 3lb

J: Franny Norton

T: Charlie Johnston

midfield

12/1

OUR TIP

Form: 213-60 D

Last run: 18 days

W: 10st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict
Three-time winner in France last year (1m1f-1m3f, good to soft); only tenth of 12 on last month's British debut at Southwell (1m4f, AW) but some positives can be taken from that performance and the outing might have brought him on.
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Verdict Starting price

6th

1

(4)

1st Oct 2023

Good

1m 2f 17y

Class 3

16:00 Epsom

Percy Shelley

10st 2lb

J: Jason Watson

T: David O’Meara

Three-time winner in France last year (1m1f-1m3f, good to soft); only tenth of 12 on last month's British debut at Southwell (1m4f, AW) but some positives can be taken from that performance and the outing might have brought him on.

14/1

10th

2

(6)

13th Sep 2023

Standard

1m 4f 14y

Class 2

20:45 Southwell (AW)

Percy Shelley

9st 7lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: David O’Meara

Solid record in France until form dipped on sole run this year; sold for 25,000euros since; pitched into a competitive handicap on British debut and is best watched unless the market speaks positively.

14/1

Non-runners

Terwada

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £12.80
Straight Forecast £13.88
Trifecta £35.10

Selections

The Times:

Burglar

SPOTLIGHT:

Naxos

RP RATINGS:

Soto Sizzler

LAMBOURN:

Terwada

D Express:

Burglar

Daily Mirror:

Burglar

The Star:

Burglar

Daily Record:

Burglar

TOPSPEED:

Naxos

NEWMARKET:

Naxos

Telegraph:

Naxos

The Sun:

Naxos

POSTDATA:

Soto Sizzler