November 03 / 14.00 Newmarket

14.00

Heavy

Betfred “Hat Trick Heaven” Handicap

  • Prize money: £8100
  • 1m 2f 0y
  • Class 3
  • 15 runners
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Betfred “Hat Trick Heaven” Handicap

Runners: 15 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

7/1 (Won)

  • Win: £21.00
  • Place: £6.00

Form: 1-4036

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 13lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 92

Form & Verdict
Six races but it's already a pretty mixed record; highlights were soft-ground maiden win as 2yo, fourth in the Lingfield Derby Trial (1m4f, AW) and fair third of seven in Newbury handicap (1m5f, heavy) in September; ran poorly in cheekpieces on latest start and a tongue-tie now returns instead; confidence in him has been dented.
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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

9/1

  • Place: £2.20

Form: 003591 CD

Last run: 36 days

W: 8st 13lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 75

Form & Verdict
Lost his form this spring/summer but also fell a long way in the weights and he took advantage in last-gasp fashion in a five-runner C&D race (good to firm) five weeks ago; back up just 1lb and, having registered excellent placings last autumn in his only two runs on heavy going, he has returned to serious calculations.
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2nd

12

(13)

3rd Nov 2023

Heavy

1m 2f 0y

Class 3

14:00 Newmarket

First Officer

8st 13lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Jane Chapple-Hyam

prominent, ridden 1f out, went second inside final furlong, kept on

9/1

1st

5

(2)

28th Sep 2023

Good

1m 2f 0y

Class 3

17:53 Newmarket

First Officer

9st 4lb

J: David Egan

T: Jane Chapple-Hyam

His mark continues to fall and he's posted the odd fair run this year, but he's been regressive and was well beaten last month on his first start since being gelded.

6/1

5/1

  • Place: £1.70

Form: -22312 BF

Last run: 43 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 82

Form & Verdict
Easily off the mark when 2-11 in a novice at Chepstow (7f) in August; solid this year, including places on soft and heavy going in the spring, and her never-nearer second in 1m handicap at Pontefract (good to soft) on latest start was her best form; that strong finish gives hope for 1m2f.
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7th

13

(10)

20th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

14:45 Curragh

Mexicali Rose

9st 2lb

J: Declan McDonogh

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Bought for 42,000gns out of Ralph Beckett's yard in December, having won Chepstow maiden last summer and run to a better level subsequently in handicaps at Pontefract and Newmarket (heavy); begins for Joseph O'Brien off a fair mark.

10/1

7th

13

(10)

20th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

14:45 Curragh

Mexicali Rose

9st 2lb

J: Declan McDonogh

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Bought for 42,000gns out of Ralph Beckett's yard in December, having won Chepstow maiden last summer and run to a better level subsequently in handicaps at Pontefract and Newmarket (heavy); begins for Joseph O'Brien off a fair mark.

10/1

3rd

8

(5)

3rd Nov 2023

Heavy

1m 2f 0y

Class 3

14:00 Newmarket

Mexicali Rose

9st 3lb

J: Hector Crouch

T: Ralph Beckett

Easily off the mark when 2-11 in a novice at Chepstow (7f) in August; solid this year, including places on soft and heavy going in the spring, and her never-nearer second in 1m handicap at Pontefract (good to soft) on latest start was her best form; that strong finish gives hope for 1m2f.

5/1

10/1

Form: -42134 D

Last run: 49 days

W: 9st 1lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 80

Form & Verdict
Dual heavy-ground winner last autumn who progressed again this spring over 1m2f and also ran well on her sole attempt at 1m4f; absent four months before her respectable fourth of seven at Chester seven weeks ago, a run she may have needed and it's possible she can resume her improvement.
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4th

10

(12)

3rd Nov 2023

Heavy

1m 2f 0y

Class 3

14:00 Newmarket

Cantora

9st 1lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: George Boughey

Dual heavy-ground winner last autumn who progressed again this spring over 1m2f and also ran well on her sole attempt at 1m4f; absent four months before her respectable fourth of seven at Chester seven weeks ago, a run she may have needed and it's possible she can resume her improvement.

10/1

8/1

Form: 623116 D BF

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 1lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict
Last of six in August on his only run on heavy ground, which was also his only run with headgear; with new yard for last five starts and has made good use of a reduced mark, winning at Haydock (1m2f, soft) and Windsor (11.4f, good); hampered in rear over 1f out at Windsor 18 days ago but ran on well to be sixth; ridden by Luke Catton on last two starts; major player.
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11th

6

(3)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 4f 0y

Class 4

13:30 Lingfield (AW)

Western Stars

9st 8lb

J: Ethan Jones

T: Jim Boyle

Stays 2m and assured stamina could be handy with a strong pace on the cards; had been running well over that longer trip and he got racing too far out when dropped to 1m4f at Wolverhampton on Boxing Day (still ran a race of distinction); had a lengthy break but hard to rule out.

9/1

3rd

3

(9)

26th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 5

17:35 Wolverhampton (AW)

Western Stars

10st 0lb

J: Joe Leavy

T: Jim Boyle

In good form since sent over 2m, shaping well in a good race at Kempton before readily seeing off six rivals at Lingfield on Wednesday; close second in a strong race at Southwell on Friday and he's greatly respected on this drop back in trip now reverting to a Class 5.

5/1

2nd

4

(5)

22nd Dec 2023

Standard

2m 0f 102y

Class 4

14:42 Southwell (AW)

Western Stars

9st 8lb

J: Joe Leavy

T: Jim Boyle

Joined this yard in August and has had three wins since, the latest when arriving late on the scene under Joe Leavy in 2m apprentice event on Lingfield Polytrack on Wednesday; escapes a penalty and on the shortlist.

5/1

8/1

Form: -412U4 D

Last run: 27 days

W: 9st 4lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 83

Form & Verdict
Won Windsor maiden and went close on handicap debut there, both over 1m2f in July; unseated rider leaving the stalls at Goodwood in August, which was her only appearance on ground softer than good; had a fair first stab at 1m4f here on latest start but now needs to resume improvement.
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6th

7

(16)

3rd Nov 2023

Heavy

1m 2f 0y

Class 3

14:00 Newmarket

Decoration

9st 4lb

J: David Egan

T: Roger Varian

Won Windsor maiden and went close on handicap debut there, both over 1m2f in July; unseated rider leaving the stalls at Goodwood in August, which was her only appearance on ground softer than good; had a fair first stab at 1m4f here on latest start but now needs to resume improvement.

8/1

4th

6

(9)

7th Oct 2023

Good

1m 4f 0y

Class 2

14:40 Newmarket

Decoration

8st 12lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: Roger Varian

Won Windsor maiden (1m2f, good to firm) in July on third start and went very close in handicap there (1m2f, good) next time; unseated rider leaving the stalls at Goodwood in August last time; needs to avoid similar mishap but pedigree suggests that 1m4f will suit and she's one to consider.

9/2

7th
16 (11)
Ectocross

14/1

Form: 412212 D

Last run: 23 days

W: 8st 6lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 68

Form & Verdict
Took a while to fulfil the promise shown early this year but he's now won two of his last five starts and was runner-up in the others; showed he acts on heavy at Nottingham last time; 3lb out of the handicap but could still have more to offer.
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7th

16

(11)

3rd Nov 2023

Heavy

1m 2f 0y

Class 3

14:00 Newmarket

Ectocross

8st 6lb

J: Georgia Dobie

T: Simon Dow

Took a while to fulfil the promise shown early this year but he's now won two of his last five starts and was runner-up in the others; showed he acts on heavy at Nottingham last time; 3lb out of the handicap but could still have more to offer.

14/1

2nd

8

(8)

11th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

1m 2f 50y

Class 4

16:57 Nottingham

Ectocross

8st 12lb

J: David Probert

T: Simon Dow

prominent

4/1

Form: 847032

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 12lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 88

Form & Verdict
0-15 since winning in 2020 on second start but he's dropped down the weights and was placed over about 1m2f at Newbury (heavy) and York (soft) on last two outings; major each-way player.
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3rd

4

(5)

8th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 4

14:50 Newcastle (AW)

Toshizou

9st 8lb

J: Jonny Peate

T: Roger Fell & Sean Murray

1-19 with his win coming in Ireland as a 2yo; may have needed his return from five months off at Doncaster (1m2f, soft; first start since being gelded) 15 days ago, but he will need to step up quickly.

12/1

14/1

Form: 123652

Last run: 18 days

W: 8st 11lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 73

Form & Verdict
Record is just 1-16 but he scored on soft ground in April, was beaten a nose at Newbury (1m4f, good) in May and was runner-up again at Windsor (1m2f, soft) on latest start; acts on heavy; each-way chance.
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9th

14

(8)

3rd Nov 2023

Heavy

1m 2f 0y

Class 3

14:00 Newmarket

Warhol

8st 11lb

J: Charles Bishop

T: George Baker

Record is just 1-16 but he scored on soft ground in April, was beaten a nose at Newbury (1m4f, good) in May and was runner-up again at Windsor (1m2f, soft) on latest start; acts on heavy; each-way chance.

14/1

2nd

8

(4)

16th Oct 2023

Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 4

16:15 Windsor

Warhol

9st 6lb

J: Ben Curtis

T: George Baker

Failed to stay 1m6f last time, having refused to settle; record is just 1-15 but the win came at this venue (11.5f, soft), in April; now 3lb higher in a better grade, however.

12/1

13/2

Form: 514311 D

Last run: 17 days

W: 8st 7lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 72

Form & Verdict
Progressive filly who has collected four wins over today's trip this season, including on soft ground at Sandown and Leicester on last two outings; raised another 3lb and from Class 5 but she's one to take seriously.
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10th

15

(1)

3rd Nov 2023

Heavy

1m 2f 0y

Class 3

14:00 Newmarket

Kamanika

8st 7lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: Joseph Parr

Progressive filly who has collected four wins over today's trip this season, including on soft ground at Sandown and Leicester on last two outings; raised another 3lb and from Class 5 but she's one to take seriously.

13/2

1st

4

(3)

17th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

14:15 Leicester

Kamanika

9st 9lb

J: Alex Jary

T: Joseph Parr

Progressive filly who has collected three wins over today's trip this season, the latest on soft ground at Sandown last month; only another 2lb higher here and might still be improving; respected.

9/4

11th
13 (10)
Tashi

33/1

Form: 307268

Last run: 42 days

W: 8st 13lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 75

Form & Verdict
Ex-Irish and sole win (27 races) was a 2021 maiden; placed in two (both 1m4f on soft) of six runs for new yard but the others were poor; hooded once this term; now has tongue-tie and a visor, both for the first time.
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11th

13

(10)

3rd Nov 2023

Heavy

1m 2f 0y

Class 3

14:00 Newmarket

Tashi

8st 13lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: Tom Ward

Ex-Irish and sole win (27 races) was a 2021 maiden; placed in two (both 1m4f on soft) of six runs for new yard but the others were poor; hooded once this term; now has tongue-tie and a visor, both for the first time.

33/1

8th

1

(8)

22nd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

1m 4f 0y

Class 4

16:45 Newbury

Tashi

9st 11lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: Tom Ward

Ex-Irish and sole win (26 races) was a 2021 maiden; placed in two (both 1m4f on soft) of five runs for new yard but the others were poor.

16/1

6th

2

1st Sep 2023

Good To Firm

1m 6f 44y

Class 4

19:43 Salisbury

Tashi

10st 2lb

J: Charles Bishop

T: Tom Ward

Ex-Irish; encouraging third on stable debut (1m4f, soft) and it was under those conditions when second (no threat to winner) at Newmarket last month; has the form to feature if it all comes together.

7/1

12/1

Form: 236517 D

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict
Has done the vast majority of his racing over shorter but looked suited by the step back up to 1m2f when winning at Ayr (soft) in October; not disgraced at York latest but needs markedly better than that performance.
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5th

2

(11)

8th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 4

19:30 Newcastle (AW)

Hartswood

9st 10lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Richard Fahey

Stays further and offered more last time (8.6f, Wolverhampton) from a wide stall in a race not run to suit; is back on his last successful mark (turf) and has won over C&D, so has a fair bit in his favour.

4/1

6

(12)

7th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 4

18:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Hartswood

9st 7lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Richard Fahey

Won on turf last May (1m) and October (1m2f); lesser efforts on last three outings, the latest over 9.4f here six weeks ago on just his fifth AW start; others look a bit more persuasive.

20/1

8th

9

(3)

25th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 3

18:15 Wolverhampton (AW)

Hartswood

9st 6lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Richard Fahey

Failed to shine on his last two starts (1m2f, soft/heavy) but before those he won at Ayr (1m2f, soft) when back up in trip, and he also ran well when staying on for a close fifth at Southwell (1m, Fibresand) in September; could be involved if leaving his last two performances behind.

12/1

14/1

Form: 37-119 BF

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict
Came from last to first and left it late when he won going away at Nottingham (classified event) and Epsom (handicap) in April; absent until a lesser show at Goodwood (again about 1m on soft) 19 days ago, always behind despite starting favourite; needs to bounce back but is well worth a crack at 1m2f and looked capable of better in those wins.
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8th

19

(3)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 4

17:00 Newbury

Expressionless

8st 10lb

J: Rhys Clutterbuck

T: Dylan Cunha

Out of the frame in last six outings, but not beaten far at Bath (1m2f, heavy) 13 days ago and now 2lb lower than for the latest of two soft-ground wins (1m/8.5f) this time last year; interesting.

14/1

8th

19

(3)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 4

17:00 Newbury

Expressionless

8st 10lb

J: Rhys Clutterbuck

T: Dylan Cunha

Out of the frame in last six outings, but not beaten far at Bath (1m2f, heavy) 13 days ago and now 2lb lower than for the latest of two soft-ground wins (1m/8.5f) this time last year; interesting.

14/1

6th

2

(6)

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 2f 37y

Class 5

16:53 Bath

Expressionless

9st 8lb

J: Rhys Clutterbuck

T: Dylan Cunha

Started last season with two wins at about 1m on soft ground in the spring; not so good afterwards, including one run on heavy, and he weakened right out of it when reappearing in the Spring Mile at Doncaster (1m, soft; 12-1) 15 days ago; cheekpieces last three outings; question to answer.

12/1

OUR TIP

33/1

Form: 320-09 D

Last run: 83 days

W: 10st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict
Still useful on Flat last summer and not discredited trying 2m4f at Royal Ascot this season (first of two Flat runs this year); however, hurdling career seems to have gone the wrong way and his second in September last time out was in Sweden; others preferred.
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3rd

3

(3)

2nd Apr 2024

Soft

1m 4f 5y

Class 4

14:15 Pontefract

Throne Hall

9st 4lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Archie Watson

Goes well at Doncaster where he perhaps handled the testing conditions better than his rivals when storming to a 10l success there last week (1m4f); clearly a strong contender under a penalty if as good again, and he's the only runner with some recent match practice.

8/11

3rd

3

(3)

2nd Apr 2024

Soft

1m 4f 5y

Class 4

14:15 Pontefract

Throne Hall

9st 4lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Archie Watson

Goes well at Doncaster where he perhaps handled the testing conditions better than his rivals when storming to a 10l success there last week (1m4f); clearly a strong contender under a penalty if as good again, and he's the only runner with some recent match practice.

8/11

1st

5

(5)

24th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 3f 197y

Class 4

13:20 Doncaster

Throne Hall

10st 7lb

J: Miss Brodie Hampson

T: Archie Watson

Has never won on the Flat for current yard but looks interesting back at Doncaster, having defied a 12lb higher mark on this card three years ago (1m2f, good); has form at 1m4f.

11/2

33/1

Form: 70/0-0 D

Last run: 11 days

W: 9st 11lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict
Very lightly raced and he's been well beaten over the last three years (seven races); used to go well on soft and he's thrown in on his 2020 form but so much has to be taken on trust with him these days.
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15th

4

(6)

3rd Nov 2023

Heavy

1m 2f 0y

Class 3

14:00 Newmarket

Deja

9st 11lb

J: Robert Havlin

T: Peter Chapple-Hyam

Very lightly raced and he's been well beaten over the last three years (seven races); used to go well on soft and he's thrown in on his 2020 form but so much has to be taken on trust with him these days.

33/1

10th

1

(5)

23rd Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 2f 0y

Class 4

14:25 Windsor

Deja

10st 2lb

J: Callum Hutchinson

T: Peter Chapple-Hyam

Been lightly raced throughout his career, only running 15 times, and returns from a year off this afternoon; has his conditions but that's usually been the case since he last ran well more than three years ago and it's hard to know what he's capable of now.

20/1

21th

7

(12)

5th Nov 2022

Heavy

1m 3f 197y

Class 2

16:13 Doncaster

Deja

9st 5lb

J: Robert Havlin

T: Peter Chapple-Hyam

Thrown in if judged on his performances in two major 1m4f handicaps on soft in summer 2020 but he did not fire last season, mostly also on soft (unraced on heavy) and that includes when blinkers were given a go in this race; not seen since, so a great deal has to be taken on trust, but he had an excellent record earlier in career after lengthy breaks.

33/1

Non-runners

Baryshnikov

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £186.10
Straight Forecast £120.64
Tricast £503.61
Trifecta £961.90

Selections

The Times:

Cantora

POSTDATA:

Toshizou

The Guardian:

Kamanika

D Express:

Mexicali Rose

Daily Record:

Ectocross

SPOTLIGHT:

Western Stars

RP RATINGS:

First Officer

TOPSPEED:

Warhol

Daily Mail:

Kamanika

Telegraph:

Cantora

The Star:

Cantora

Daily Mirror:

Toshizou

The Sun:

Toshizou