October 14 / 16.25 Newmarket

16.25

Good To Soft

Godolphin Flying Start Nursery Handicap

  • Prize money: £13500
  • 0m 7f 0y
  • Class 3
  • 10 runners
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Godolphin Flying Start Nursery Handicap

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

5/1 (Won)

  • Win: £8.50
  • Place: £1.70

Form: 11 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 8st 9lb

2 yo Filly

OR: 76

Form & Verdict
Promising filly who is two from two, having won AW contests at Kempton (6f) and Chelmsford (7f), wearing a hood both times; faces a totally different scenario in this turf nursery with headgear removed but could be dangerous if she adapts well.
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1st

12

(9)

14th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 3

16:25 Newmarket

Fair Angellica

8st 9lb

J: David Egan

T: Richard Hughes

Promising filly who is two from two, having won AW contests at Kempton (6f) and Chelmsford (7f), wearing a hood both times; faces a totally different scenario in this turf nursery with headgear removed but could be dangerous if she adapts well.

5/1

1st

4

(7)

30th Sep 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

18:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Fair Angellica

9st 4lb

J: Finley Marsh

T: Richard Hughes

William Buick up and started favourite when beating two fellow newcomers on debut; is open to improvement now upped in trip, having blown the start, run green and hit traffic at Kempton, and holds leading claims under the penalty.

5/4

1st

2

(2)

13th Sep 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

18:30 Kempton (AW)

Fair Angellica

9st 2lb

J: William Buick

T: Richard Hughes

slowly away, in rear, ran green and pushed along halfway, not clear run over 2f out, rapid headway from 2f out, disputing second 1f out, ran on and led inside final furlong, won going away, did well in the circumstances

6/1

14/1

  • Place: £5.90

Form: 163 D BF

Last run: 25 days

W: 9st 11lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 92

Form & Verdict
Won at Chester on debut then seemed to run well in the Vintage Stakes; gelded subsequently and proved disappointing back down in class at Yarmouth; that defeat leaves him with something to prove off 92.
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5th

5

(5)

6th Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

16:25 Kempton (AW)

Witness Stand

9st 2lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Tom Clover

His debut win came on good going (7f) but his progress in the autumn came on testing ground, rounding off his campaign with a fine second in a Newmarket Group 3 (7f, heavy); stamina for 1m has to be taken on trust and although he has fine claims on the ratings, others make more appeal.

8/1

5th

5

(5)

6th Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

16:25 Kempton (AW)

Witness Stand

9st 2lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Tom Clover

His debut win came on good going (7f) but his progress in the autumn came on testing ground, rounding off his campaign with a fine second in a Newmarket Group 3 (7f, heavy); stamina for 1m has to be taken on trust and although he has fine claims on the ratings, others make more appeal.

8/1

2nd

9

(7)

4th Nov 2023

Heavy

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

12:27 Newmarket

Witness Stand

9st 2lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: Tom Clover

Respectable sixth in a Group 2 after his debut win; disappointed on his first run after being gelded (behind Son Of Man) but firmly back on track when narrowly missing out behind one making it 3-3 in a C&D nursery on soft ground; solid claims on the back of that, for all that this is clearly tougher.

4/1

7/1

  • Place: £2.20

Form: 403911 D

Last run: 13 days

W: 8st 13lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 80

Form & Verdict
Has improved for stepping up to 7f, winning nurseries from the front at Salisbury (good to firm) and Epsom (good); chance of hat-trick may be stymied by the bigger field, with easy lead not so certain.
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1st

2

(4)

10th Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

19:00 Kempton (AW)

Mr Baloo

9st 7lb

J: Alec Voikhansky

T: Richard Hannon

Ran ten times at two and bagged couple of nurseries over this trip towards the back end; probably needs to pull out a bit more.

8/1

Form: 6152 D

Last run: 27 days

W: 8st 7lb

2 yo Gelding

OR: 74

Form & Verdict
50-1 winner at Yarmouth (7f) on second outing and creditable second at Doncaster (1m; nursery debut) latest, both on good to soft ground; chance would improve granted a similar surface.
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4th

11

(8)

25th Oct 2023

Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

17:20 Newmarket

Charming Whisper

8st 11lb

J: Adam Farragher

T: Philip McBride

Creditable fourth in similar event over C&D (soft) 11 days ago; has proved consistent since his success at Yarmouth in August and looks likely to go well again; solid chance.

16/1

4th

14

(1)

14th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 3

16:25 Newmarket

Charming Whisper

8st 7lb

J: Aidan Keeley

T: Philip McBride

50-1 winner at Yarmouth (7f) on second outing and creditable second at Doncaster (1m; nursery debut) latest, both on good to soft ground; chance would improve granted a similar surface.

16/1

9/2

Form: 143

Last run: 30 days

W: 9st 8lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 89

Form & Verdict
Placed in the Goffs Sportsman's Challenge at Naas (good to yielding) on latest 6f start, shaping as if he's ready for this extra furlong; raced only three times and may do better still; possibilities.
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9th

6

(5)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

14:40 Newbury

Jamess Delight

9st 2lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Clive Cox

prominent on outer

14/1

9th

6

(5)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

14:40 Newbury

Jamess Delight

9st 2lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Clive Cox

prominent on outer

14/1

1st

1

(4)

2nd Apr 2024

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

15:45 Pontefract

Jamess Delight

9st 9lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: Clive Cox

disputed lead, led clearly from over 4f out, pushed along and went clear over 1f out, went further clear inside final furlong, eased inside final 110yds, readily

9/4

7/1

Form: 532163

Last run: 29 days

W: 9st 4lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 85

Form & Verdict
Solid record in 6f nurseries comprises a success at York (good) and respectable efforts at two major festivals, latest at Doncaster (soft); looks ready for a crack at 7f and enters calculations.
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10th

3

(3)

18th Apr 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

13:50 Newmarket

Blue Prince

9st 8lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: David Evans

Consistent on AW for current stable and ran creditably on finals day at Newcastle (6f) most recently; each-way possibilities off same mark, provided he transfers the form back to turf.

9/1

10th

3

(3)

18th Apr 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

13:50 Newmarket

Blue Prince

9st 8lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: David Evans

Consistent on AW for current stable and ran creditably on finals day at Newcastle (6f) most recently; each-way possibilities off same mark, provided he transfers the form back to turf.

9/1

3rd

4

(8)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

14:25 Newcastle (AW)

Blue Prince

9st 2lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: David Evans

Rattled home to win a good C&D handicap on New Year's Day (Sommelier second, Bazball third) and although he's been beaten twice since, he was poorly placed on the first occasion and then looking a shade unfortunate at Lingfield four weeks ago; 2lb higher than for last time but he's tough and genuine and the return to this stiff 6f should suit; solid contender.

5/1

Form: 352142 D

Last run: 7 days

W: 8st 13lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 80

Form & Verdict
Successful in Racing League event at Southwell (7f, AW) three starts ago; strong-finishing second in sales race here (6f, good to firm) last Saturday, faring best of the high-drawn runners; holds major claims off unaltered mark back up in distance and returned to nursery level.
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6th

5

(5)

27th Mar 2024

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 0y

Class 3

18:30 Kempton (AW)

Commander Crouch

9st 0lb

J: Hector Crouch

T: Jim Boyle

Record of 1-11 for Richard Hannon last year, the win gained at Southwell (7f) on sole AW attempt; sold for 37,000gns and gelded since last run; return to this sphere looks the angle with him.

10/1

OUR TIP

Form: 215 D

Last run: 29 days

W: 9st 8lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 89

Form & Verdict
Second to useful rival on debut then went one better at Leicester (7f, good to firm; made all); pulled too hard in Doncaster Listed race since; chance partly depends on whether he settles better.
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8th

3

(13)

14th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 3

16:25 Newmarket

Kingdom Of Riches

9st 8lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Ralph Beckett

Second to useful rival on debut then went one better at Leicester (7f, good to firm; made all); pulled too hard in Doncaster Listed race since; chance partly depends on whether he settles better.

7/1

5th

4

(9)

15th Sep 2023

Soft

0m 7f 6y

Class 1

13:50 Doncaster

Kingdom Of Riches

9st 2lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Ralph Beckett

Kept on for promising second at Ascot (6f, good to firm) on debut then readily made all at Leicester (7f, good to firm); trainer has a strong team of 2yos and he could play a major role now upped in grade.

7/1

1st

4

(6)

13th Aug 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

14:58 Leicester

Kingdom Of Riches

9st 7lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Ralph Beckett

bumped start, made all, ridden and edged left inside final furlong, kept on well, comfortably

11/10

9th
15 (12)
Conde

25/1

Form: 95302

Last run: 18 days

W: 8st 4lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 71

Form & Verdict
Five-race maiden; gelded prior to creditable second in Beverley novice event (7.5f, soft) last time; receives weight all round on only his second handicap attempt, so may have a fighting chance.
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9th

15

(12)

14th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 3

16:25 Newmarket

Conde

8st 4lb

J: Franny Norton

T: Charles Hills

Five-race maiden; gelded prior to creditable second in Beverley novice event (7.5f, soft) last time; receives weight all round on only his second handicap attempt, so may have a fighting chance.

25/1

2nd

1

(2)

26th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 96y

Class 5

16:35 Beverley

Conde

9st 7lb

J: Graham Lee

T: Charles Hills

Found further improvement to be a 2l third on soft ground at Chester (6f) and has been gelded since a quiet nursery debut at Glorious Goodwood; has to be of interest in a novice that lacks any depth.

5/2

10th

13

(12)

3rd Aug 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

16:10 Goodwood

Conde

8st 5lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Charles Hills

Has improved with each of his three runs (all at 6f) and he was a good third at Chester (soft) last time; there's every chance he'll be fine at 7f and could continue to progress; not ruled out on nursery debut.

10/1

Form: 362

Last run: 44 days

W: 9st 2lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 83

Form & Verdict
Showed ability in 6f contests on good ground in summer, beaten narrowly at Carlisle the final time; open to progress now handicapping and upped in distance (by Night Of Thunder); interesting contender.
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3rd

8

(10)

13th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 4

17:30 Newcastle (AW)

Welcome Dream

9st 7lb

J: Robert Havlin

T: Kevin Ryan

Four runs as a 2yo, each of them producing an RPR in excess of anything his rivals have achieved, notably his close second at Carlisle last August (6f); gelded soon after finishing third over C&D in November; the one to beat here.

11/4

3rd

6

(8)

17th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 5

16:50 Newcastle (AW)

Welcome Dream

9st 7lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Kevin Ryan

taken down early, took keen hold, prominent, led against near rail after 1f

6/4

6

(14)

14th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 3

16:25 Newmarket

Welcome Dream

9st 2lb

J: James Doyle

T: Kevin Ryan

Showed ability in 6f contests on good ground in summer, beaten narrowly at Carlisle the final time; open to progress now handicapping and upped in distance (by Night Of Thunder); interesting contender.

8/1

Non-runners

The Camden Colt, Watcha Matey, Strong Request, City House, Action Plan

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Payout
Exacta £100.40
Straight Forecast £189.78
Tricast £1544.14
Trifecta £540.70

Selections

The Times:

Welcome Dream

TOPSPEED:

The Camden Colt

LAMBOURN:

James's Delight

SPOTLIGHT:

Commander Crouch

Telegraph:

Fair Angellica

The Star:

Kingdom Of Riches

The Sun:

City House

NEWMARKET:

Witness Stand

RP RATINGS:

Blue Prince

The Guardian:

Welcome Dream

Daily Mail:

Welcome Dream

Daily Record:

Welcome Dream

Daily Mirror:

The Camden Colt

D Express:

James's Delight

POSTDATA:

Commander Crouch