November 04 / 14.10 Newmarket

14.10

Heavy

Betfred Play Fred’s 5 Million Handicap

  • Prize money: £10800
  • 1m 0f 0y
  • Class 3
  • 14 runners
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Betfred Play Fred’s 5 Million Handicap

Runners: 14 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

7/1 (Won)

  • Win: £5.10
  • Place: £2.00

Form: 537571 D

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict
Having dropped down the weights he won easily at Nottingham (1m, heavy) last month; hit with 9lb rise but had bundles in hand and remains well treated on his old form; now 2-2 on heavy ground (also won easily on the other occasion) and has to be respected.
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20th

13

(1)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

15:15 Newbury

Dashing Roger

8st 11lb

J: Mia Nicholls

T: William Stone

Has won on most types of ground; however, off current mark he would be more appealing granted the deepest surface; 3-3 on heavy, including last two handicap attempts (well held in Listed grade since).

25/1

20th

13

(1)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

15:15 Newbury

Dashing Roger

8st 11lb

J: Mia Nicholls

T: William Stone

Has won on most types of ground; however, off current mark he would be more appealing granted the deepest surface; 3-3 on heavy, including last two handicap attempts (well held in Listed grade since).

25/1

7th

3

(1)

23rd Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

13:20 Doncaster

Dashing Roger

9st 2lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: William Stone

Useful efforts to win a pair of 1m handicaps on heavy last autumn but this 7yo faces a very stiff task up significantly in class on his reappearance.

33/1

14/1

  • Place: £7.40

Form: 7-6881

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 5lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 83

Form & Verdict
In a reapplied tongue-tie and first-time cheekpieces (both retained) he easily won a recent seller at Leicester (7f, soft) on his second stable start; that was a much weaker race than this but he's well treated on his best Irish handicap form (which came on heavy ground) and he's not ruled out.
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15th

12

(5)

20th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

14:45 Curragh

Spirit Genie

9st 5lb

J: Seamie Heffernan

T: Jennie Candlish

Soft ground winner at Leicester last year bettered that form when second at Newmarket afterwards; encouraging enough seasonal return in Lincoln at Doncaster so not one to rule out on ground he handles.

12/1

15th

12

(5)

20th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

14:45 Curragh

Spirit Genie

9st 5lb

J: Seamie Heffernan

T: Jennie Candlish

Soft ground winner at Leicester last year bettered that form when second at Newmarket afterwards; encouraging enough seasonal return in Lincoln at Doncaster so not one to rule out on ground he handles.

12/1

11/1

  • Place: £4.60

Form: 493241 D

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 80

Form & Verdict
3yo who won at Brighton (1m, soft) last month on his second handicap start; he jumps from a 0-75 into a 0-90 this afternoon and further improvement is required, but may well be forthcoming.
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5th

8

(8)

23rd Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

14:25 Doncaster

Magic Memories

9st 8lb

J: Tom Queally

T: Gary Moore

Did well to finish third, having started slowly, at Newmarket (1m, heavy) on last appearance; won cosily at Brighton (soft) the time before; has low mileage and may improve further this year; not ruled out.

11/1

3rd

12

(12)

4th Nov 2023

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

Class 3

14:10 Newmarket

Magic Memories

9st 2lb

J: Rhys Clutterbuck

T: Gary Moore

reared start and lost many lengths start, in rear, took keen hold and headway into midfield after 2f

11/1

1st

4

(3)

19th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 216y

Class 5

16:30 Brighton

Magic Memories

9st 11lb

J: Tom Queally

T: Gary Moore

dwelt start, took keen hold, midfield, switched to centre 3f out

4/1

Form: 1325

Last run: 138 days

W: 9st 12lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 90

Form & Verdict
Showed promise at up to 8.3f on first three runs and may have been stretched by 1m2f on handicap debut at Lingfield in June; sold out of Richard Hannon's yard for £15,000 in September and new yard is in good form; however, improvement needed off current mark and he's unraced on soft/heavy.
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19

(16)

23rd Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

15:35 Doncaster

One Night Thunder

8st 4lb

J: Laura Coughlan

T: Gemma Tutty

Below par at Newcastle (1m, AW) last November when last seen; however, that came just 11 days after an encouraging fourth of 14 on stable debut at Newmarket (1m, heavy); makes reappearance with yard in good form and this lightly raced 4yo is not written off at big odds.

50/1

12th

3

(3)

15th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 3

16:15 Newcastle (AW)

One Night Thunder

9st 9lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Gemma Tutty

Only had four runs for Richard Hannon, winning one of those (7f AW novice); bought for £15,000 and that looks money well spent after a solid effort at Newmarket (1m, heavy); could improve some more.

14/1

4th

2

(4)

4th Nov 2023

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

Class 3

14:10 Newmarket

One Night Thunder

9st 12lb

J: Callum Hutchinson

T: Gemma Tutty

led, headed but prominent after 3f, led again 2f out, headed inside final furlong, weakened and lost two places inside final 110yds

33/1

40/1

Form: 303199 D

Last run: 58 days

W: 8st 10lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 74

Form & Verdict
Won at Yarmouth (1m, good to soft) in July and fast ground may not have suited at Windsor next time; didn't run badly on AW last time but finished ninth of ten and others are more compelling; unraced on soft/heavy going.
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4th

4

(3)

12th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 0f 13y

Class 3

19:00 Southwell (AW)

Achillea

9st 1lb

J: Rhys Clutterbuck

T: Dean Ivory

in touch with leaders, went second 3f out

5/2

1st

5

(7)

25th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 0f 1y

Class 4

13:45 Lingfield (AW)

Achillea

8st 13lb

J: Rhys Clutterbuck

T: Dean Ivory

in rear, niggled along before halfway, raced wide home turn, ridden and ran on well inside final furlong, led inside final 110yds, won going away

13/2

5th

13

(2)

4th Nov 2023

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

Class 3

14:10 Newmarket

Achillea

8st 10lb

J: Robert Havlin

T: Dean Ivory

prominent

40/1

9/1

Form: 3-1251 D

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 6lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 84

Form & Verdict
Won on handicap debut at Windsor (1m, soft) in April and good second at Epsom (8.5f, soft) in April; bounced back from lesser AW run when winning at Goodwood (1m, soft) three weeks ago following a break, and this unexposed 3yo could have more to offer with the ground in his favour once more.
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13th

20

(17)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

15:15 Newbury

Alpha Crucis

8st 4lb

J: Anna Gibson

T: Gary Moore

Suited by soft going; successful twice over 1m last season; creditable fourth in the Lincoln on reappearance and ties in with two of today's main players on that form; again has frame possibilities.

20/1

13th

20

(17)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

15:15 Newbury

Alpha Crucis

8st 4lb

J: Anna Gibson

T: Gary Moore

Suited by soft going; successful twice over 1m last season; creditable fourth in the Lincoln on reappearance and ties in with two of today's main players on that form; again has frame possibilities.

20/1

22

(19)

23rd Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

15:35 Doncaster

Alpha Crucis

8st 2lb

J: Anna Gibson

T: Gary Moore

Only sixth of 14 at Newmarket (1m, heavy) last November when last seen, and he's up in grade today; however, he was progressive on soft ground previously last year, including a win at Goodwood (1m) in October, and this unexposed 4yo retains potential; interesting outsider.

25/1

Form: 5-U111 D

Last run: 42 days

W: 9st 4lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict
Completed a hat-trick when beating Metal Merchant by about 2l at Newbury (1m, heavy) in September; he's up 7lb for last time but the form is working out well and this progressive 3yo could have more left in the tank.
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12th

21

(3)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

15:15 Newbury

City Of York

8st 2lb

J: Hayley Turner

T: David Simcock

Completed a hat-trick when beating Metal Merchant over C&D (heavy) last September; form has dipped in his two subsequent starts, however, and this is a step up in class; needs to resume improvement.

20/1

12th

21

(3)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

15:15 Newbury

City Of York

8st 2lb

J: Hayley Turner

T: David Simcock

Completed a hat-trick when beating Metal Merchant over C&D (heavy) last September; form has dipped in his two subsequent starts, however, and this is a step up in class; needs to resume improvement.

20/1

6th

5

(2)

5th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 0f 1y

Class 4

16:05 Lingfield (AW)

City Of York

9st 6lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: David Simcock

Completed a hat-trick when winning at Newbury (1m, heavy) last September but he didn't fire in similar conditions in his final run last season; still relatively lightly raced but he returns after five months off and probably needs to kick on again to defy this mark.

3/1

Form: 3-41 D

Last run: 44 days

W: 9st 6lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 84

Form & Verdict
Improved upon his first two runs (6f/7f) when easily winning a maiden at Pontefract (1m, good to soft) in September; makes his handicap debut in a tough contest and he's unraced on soft/heavy ground, but this very lightly raced 3yo could evolve into something better than his opening mark.
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3rd

5

(15)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

15:15 Newbury

Talis Evolvere

9st 4lb

J: Joe Leavy

T: Richard Hannon

Won a maiden on good to soft; generally progressive in AW handicaps since November, most recently proving game at Newcastle (1m) on finals day; may struggle to follow up, being 15lb higher than last turf appearance.

16/1

3rd

5

(15)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

15:15 Newbury

Talis Evolvere

9st 4lb

J: Joe Leavy

T: Richard Hannon

Won a maiden on good to soft; generally progressive in AW handicaps since November, most recently proving game at Newcastle (1m) on finals day; may struggle to follow up, being 15lb higher than last turf appearance.

16/1

1st

7

(7)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 2

16:40 Newcastle (AW)

Talis Evolvere

8st 10lb

J: Joe Leavy

T: Richard Hannon

led, headed and pressed leader halfway, ridden and led again over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, rallied and led towards finish, gamely

25/1

11/1

Form: 064112 D BF

Last run: 19 days

W: 8st 8lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 72

Form & Verdict
In fine form since these blinkers went on, winning at Yarmouth (1m, soft) and Bath (1m, soft; easily) before a near-miss at Yarmouth (1m, soft) last month; up in grade here but could still be improving; not discounted.
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2nd

11

(7)

15th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

1m 0f 31y

Class 4

16:50 Windsor

Dream Pirate

9st 0lb

J: David Egan

T: T J Kent

in touch with leaders

5/1

2nd

11

(7)

15th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

1m 0f 31y

Class 4

16:50 Windsor

Dream Pirate

9st 0lb

J: David Egan

T: T J Kent

in touch with leaders, headway 2f out, went second over 1f out, no match for winner

5/1

7th

4

(4)

1st Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

17:15 Kempton (AW)

Dream Pirate

9st 9lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: T J Kent

In great form on soft ground last autumn, then came up well short in higher grade on final outing; bit to prove back on AW but the booking of Oisin Murphy is a positive; could go well, returned to Class 5.

8/1

25/1

Form: -64095 D

Last run: 29 days

W: 9st 8lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict
On a dangerous mark, now 6lb lower than when fourth of 22 in the Spring Mile at Doncaster (1m, heavy) in April, but this 11yo has been soundly beaten on his last three starts and needs to bounce back.
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10th

4

(11)

4th Nov 2023

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

Class 3

14:10 Newmarket

Raising Sand

9st 8lb

J: Nicola Currie

T: Jamie Osborne

towards rear

25/1

5th

4

(4)

6th Oct 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 3

15:22 Ascot

Raising Sand

9st 7lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: Jamie Osborne

Veteran who won this race in 2016 and 2022, albeit was in ostensibly better form at the time on both occasions; absent since a below-par effort over C&D five months ago; the market signals may prove helpful.

14/1

Form: 32-291

Last run: 35 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 81

Form & Verdict
Bumped into Docklands, who was miles ahead of his mark, when well-beaten second on handicap debut at Ascot (1m, soft) in May, and this lightly raced 3yo returned to form when bolting up in four-runner novice at Chester (7.5f, soft) in September; should be suited by conditions; a possible.
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12th

7

(9)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 6f 1y

Class 3

15:50 Lingfield (AW)

Prince Of Zenda

9st 8lb

J: Shane Foley

T: Hugo Palmer

2-2 since dropped to 6f, following a C&D win in January with an easy front-running success at Newcastle 13 days later; up 7lb for his troubles but may not have reached his ceiling in this discipline.

5/1

1st

2

(2)

27th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

19:15 Newcastle (AW)

Prince Of Zenda

9st 8lb

J: Brandon Wilkie

T: Hugo Palmer

keen to post, made all, clear after 2f, switched to near side over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on well, unchallenged

11/4

1st

2

(2)

14th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 6f 1y

Class 4

15:00 Lingfield (AW)

Prince Of Zenda

9st 9lb

J: Ross Coakley

T: Hugo Palmer

midfield, bit short of room soon after start

4/1

Form: 695996 CD

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict
Has shown the odd sign of promise this season, such as when ninth in the Cambridgeshire two starts ago, and he's edged down the weights; things could click again at some point but his losing sequence is up to 14 races and he may not want testing ground.
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12th

6

(9)

4th Nov 2023

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

Class 3

14:10 Newmarket

Carolus Magnus

9st 6lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Michael & David Easterby

slowly away, never better than midfield

16/1

OUR TIP

Form: 035621 D

Last run: 29 days

W: 9st 13lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 91

Form & Verdict
Runner-up to City Of York in Newbury handicap (1m, heavy) in September then went one better in Ascot classified stakes (1m, good); he's now 4lb higher than at Newbury but could again be thereabouts.
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1st

15

(6)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

15:15 Newbury

Metal Merchant

8st 10lb

J: David Probert

T: Jack Channon

Form dipped sharply when last seen, totally failing to build on his Ascot classified success; gelded since; not guaranteed to rebound, as record suggests he's likely to need this reappearance run.

14/1

1st

15

(6)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

15:15 Newbury

Metal Merchant

8st 10lb

J: David Probert

T: Jack Channon

Form dipped sharply when last seen, totally failing to build on his Ascot classified success; gelded since; not guaranteed to rebound, as record suggests he's likely to need this reappearance run.

14/1

13th

1

(5)

4th Nov 2023

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

Class 3

14:10 Newmarket

Metal Merchant

9st 13lb

J: David Probert

T: Jack Channon

in touch with leaders

13/2

8/1

Form: 171311 D

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 5lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 83

Form & Verdict
Made it three wins from four starts since joining this yard (and being gelded) when scoring at Wolverhampton (8.6f, AW) 12 days ago; up in grade here but this 3yo is clearly thriving and won on heavy ground two runs ago.
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7th

9

(10)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 2

16:40 Newcastle (AW)

Kings Code

8st 9lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: David Evans

Ties in with several of these opponents on 2024 form; met traffic issues on his way to finishing fourth at Wolverhampton (behind Kingdom Come and Final Voyage) last time; frame possibilities off same mark.

16/1

4th

8

(7)

9th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 2

15:15 Wolverhampton (AW)

Kings Code

9st 0lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: David Evans

in rear

7/1

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £121.40
Straight Forecast £128.77
Tricast £1517.06
Trifecta £1781.90

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

City Of York

POSTDATA:

Metal Merchant

Daily Mail:

Dashing Roger

The Times:

Alpha Crucis

TOPSPEED:

Magic Memories

The Guardian:

Talis Evolvere

LAMBOURN:

Raising Sand

RP RATINGS:

City Of York

The Star:

City Of York

Daily Record:

City Of York

Telegraph:

Metal Merchant

Daily Mirror:

Metal Merchant

D Express:

Dashing Roger

The Sun:

Dashing Roger