April 17 / 17.20 Newmarket

17.20

Good

Price Promise At bet365 Handicap

  • Prize money: £15462
  • 1m 2f 0y
  • Class 3
  • 9 runners
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Runners: 9 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

7/2 (Won)

  • Win: £6.50
  • Place: £2.20

Form: 12

Last run: 41 days

W: 8st 11lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 78

Form & Verdict
Late foal; wandered before getting up in the final strides in novice at Wolverhampton (8.6f) in January; more professional when coming from the back for second of seven to an impressive winner at Newcastle (1m, again Tapeta) six weeks ago and looks set for better still with today's step up in trip.
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2nd

4

(2)

5th May 2024

Good

1m 2f 0y

Class 1

13:50 Newmarket

Kalpana

9st 2lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Andrew Balding

Late foal; plenty of promise on AW in her first two starts but, even so, the rout of her eight opponents in handicap here (1m2f, good; led over 3f out) 18 days ago was something else; Ribblesdale entry who has clearly the best form in this line-up.

13/8

2nd

4

(2)

5th May 2024

Good

1m 2f 0y

Class 1

13:50 Newmarket

Kalpana

9st 2lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Andrew Balding

Late foal; plenty of promise on AW in her first two starts but, even so, the rout of her eight opponents in handicap here (1m2f, good; led over 3f out) 18 days ago was something else; Ribblesdale entry who has clearly the best form in this line-up.

13/8

1st

10

(9)

17th Apr 2024

Good

1m 2f 0y

Class 3

17:20 Newmarket

Kalpana

8st 11lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: Andrew Balding

Late foal; wandered before getting up in the final strides in novice at Wolverhampton (8.6f) in January; more professional when coming from the back for second of seven to an impressive winner at Newcastle (1m, again Tapeta) six weeks ago and looks set for better still with today's step up in trip.

7/2

6/1

  • Place: £1.60

Form: 224-

Last run: 158 days

W: 8st 12lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 79

Form & Verdict
Late foal; runner-up on first two starts (on softer than good at 1m and 1m2f) and creditable, never-nearer fourth of nine in novice at Chelmsford (1m2f, AW) in November; this brother to Al Aasy (1m2f-1m5f; RPR 122) and Sea Flawless (1m2f; 91) could be a major improver this term.
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1st

2

(4)

16th Jun 2024

Good

1m 4f 8y

Class 3

17:15 Thirsk

Align The Stars

9st 9lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Charlie Johnston

Yet to win but has finished second four times; progressing for stepping up in distance, he ran his best race when second at York (1m4f, good) last month; has been slowly away in his last two races but his turn will surely come.

11/2

3rd

1

(3)

2nd Jun 2024

Good To Soft

1m 3f 15y

Class 3

16:10 Hamilton

Align The Stars

9st 9lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Charlie Johnston

A maiden after five starts but ran big race when clear second of eight in stronger contest than this at York (1m4f, good) last month; has to take a 6lb rise on the chin but still commands respect here.

5/4

2nd

9

(3)

16th May 2024

Good

1m 3f 188y

Class 3

17:20 York

Align The Stars

8st 9lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Charlie Johnston

Late foal; brother to Al Aasy (1m2f-1m5f; RPR 122); minor honours on all four starts and has made improvement; second favourite and always prominent in nine-runner handicap at Newmarket (1m2f, good) four weeks ago, beaten 10l but the winner has backed up the form and this one plugged on to beat the rest; 1m4f can help and his stable has a good record in this race.

11/1

9/1

  • Place: £4.60

Form: 31-4

Last run: 35 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 83

Form & Verdict
Useful pedigree; upset in stalls (withdrawn) once last November and mounted in chute on latest outing; fair form on soft on debut; made most and rallied well to justify favouritism at Wolverhampton (9.4f, AW) in December and ran creditably when fourth of five in novice at Kempton (1m3f, AW) last month; blinkers are enlisted; needs to resume improvement for this handicap debut but can't be ruled out.
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3rd

6

(4)

17th Apr 2024

Good

1m 2f 0y

Class 3

17:20 Newmarket

Assailant

9st 2lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: John & Thady Gosden

Useful pedigree; upset in stalls (withdrawn) once last November and mounted in chute on latest outing; fair form on soft on debut; made most and rallied well to justify favouritism at Wolverhampton (9.4f, AW) in December and ran creditably when fourth of five in novice at Kempton (1m3f, AW) last month; blinkers are enlisted; needs to resume improvement for this handicap debut but can't be ruled out.

9/1

3rd

6

(4)

17th Apr 2024

Good

1m 2f 0y

Class 3

17:20 Newmarket

Assailant

9st 2lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: John & Thady Gosden

Useful pedigree; upset in stalls (withdrawn) once last November and mounted in chute on latest outing; fair form on soft on debut; made most and rallied well to justify favouritism at Wolverhampton (9.4f, AW) in December and ran creditably when fourth of five in novice at Kempton (1m3f, AW) last month; blinkers are enlisted; needs to resume improvement for this handicap debut but can't be ruled out.

9/1

4th

1

(3)

13th Mar 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 219y

Class 5

17:20 Kempton (AW)

Assailant

9st 11lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: John & Thady Gosden

Rallied well to justify favouritism at Wolverhampton (9.5f) three months ago, building on York debut effort (1m); open to further improvement and represents last year's winning stable; one of the main players, upped further in trip.

11/4

Form: 38214- D

Last run: 173 days

W: 9st 9lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 90

Form & Verdict
Possibly best held up; blew out on second start but the others were progressive; won a nursery at Nottingham (1m2f, soft) and fourth of six in French Listed race (1m1f, heavy) later in October; gelded since; all runs have been on softer than good; yard has made a cracking start to April.
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6th

7

(14)

18th May 2024

Good

1m 2f 0y

Class 2

15:00 Newbury

Go Daddy

8st 13lb

J: Lewis Edmunds

T: William Muir & Chris Grassick

Registered his 2yo win over 1m2f on soft ground; ran respectably over same trip at Newmarket (good) on reappearance but needs to improve on that effort and gives the impression he may ideally need further now.

33/1

6th

7

(14)

18th May 2024

Good

1m 2f 0y

Class 2

15:00 Newbury

Go Daddy

8st 13lb

J: Lewis Edmunds

T: William Muir & Chris Grassick

Registered his 2yo win over 1m2f on soft ground; ran respectably over same trip at Newmarket (good) on reappearance but needs to improve on that effort and gives the impression he may ideally need further now.

33/1

4th

1

(3)

17th Apr 2024

Good

1m 2f 0y

Class 3

17:20 Newmarket

Go Daddy

9st 9lb

J: Lewis Edmunds

T: William Muir & Chris Grassick

Possibly best held up; blew out on second start but the others were progressive; won a nursery at Nottingham (1m2f, soft) and fourth of six in French Listed race (1m1f, heavy) later in October; gelded since; all runs have been on softer than good; yard has made a cracking start to April.

11/1

Form: 3321- C

Last run: 202 days

W: 9st 5lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 86

Form & Verdict
Placed on first three starts (gelded after second) but much improved to win eight-runner nursery here (1m, good to firm) in September on final outing, always prominent and rallying extremely well; up 5lb but likely to be well suited by 1m2f+ and therefore one to note.
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5th

4

(6)

17th Apr 2024

Good

1m 2f 0y

Class 3

17:20 Newmarket

Stormy Waves

9st 5lb

J: William Buick

T: Charlie Appleby

Placed on first three starts (gelded after second) but much improved to win eight-runner nursery here (1m, good to firm) in September on final outing, always prominent and rallying extremely well; up 5lb but likely to be well suited by 1m2f+ and therefore one to note.

100/30

5th

4

(6)

17th Apr 2024

Good

1m 2f 0y

Class 3

17:20 Newmarket

Stormy Waves

9st 5lb

J: William Buick

T: Charlie Appleby

Placed on first three starts (gelded after second) but much improved to win eight-runner nursery here (1m, good to firm) in September on final outing, always prominent and rallying extremely well; up 5lb but likely to be well suited by 1m2f+ and therefore one to note.

100/30

1st

5

(7)

28th Sep 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

14:25 Newmarket

Stormy Waves

9st 5lb

J: William Buick

T: Charlie Appleby

Third on first two starts (7f, good/soft) and, having been gelded, he was beaten about 2l by Blown Away when runner-up at Chelmsford (1m, AW) last time; he's 4lb better off with his conqueror on today's nursery debut and this 525,000gns yearling is open to improvement for his powerful yard.

9/2

Form: 423-

Last run: 245 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 83

Form & Verdict
Minor honours last summer at Newmarket (7f, good to soft), Doncaster (7f, soft) and Beverley (7.4f, good to firm) in his three runs as 2yo; work to do off this opening mark but likely to stay 1m2f and should have more to give.
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6th

1

(2)

4th Jun 2024

Good To Soft

1m 3f 179y

Class 4

16:03 Leicester

User Amistoso

9st 9lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: Michael Bell

In the frame all three starts as 2yo; needed the run on reappearance but he gave it a much better shot upped to about 1m4f at Chester (good) last month when involved in a close finish with two subsequent winners; up 3lb but very solid with the possibility of another step forward.

9/2

3rd

1

(2)

9th May 2024

Good

1m 4f 63y

Class 4

16:45 Chester

User Amistoso

9st 9lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: Michael Bell

midfield on inner, good headway from 3f out, going easily but waiting for room 2f out, soon went second when in the clear and challenging, no extra and lost second final strides

16/1

3rd

1

(2)

9th May 2024

Good

1m 4f 63y

Class 4

16:45 Chester

User Amistoso

9st 9lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: Michael Bell

midfield on inner, good headway from 3f out, going easily but waiting for room 2f out, soon went second when in the clear and challenging, no extra and lost second final strides

16/1

12/1

Form: 5410-

Last run: 202 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 84

Form & Verdict
All four starts on good or good to firm; 9l winner of a novice at Carlisle (1m) on third start, before last of 12 when 16-1 for Group 3 here (7f) later in September; late foal with useful pedigree and bred more for this trip, so not dismissed.
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10th

1

(3)

16th Jun 2024

Good

1m 4f 8y

Class 3

17:15 Thirsk

Victory Shout

9st 9lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: K R Burke

His sole success came at Carlisle (1m, good to firm) last September when winning by 9l; has improved since stepping up in distance and has finished second at Hamilton twice within four days recently on soft/good; should run well.

7/1

2nd

2

(2)

2nd Jun 2024

Good To Soft

1m 3f 15y

Class 3

16:10 Hamilton

Victory Shout

9st 6lb

J: Sam James

T: K R Burke

Left disappointing seasonal/handicap debut behind when close second of four here (1m4f, soft; front pair clear) on Wednesday; gets another chance off same mark today and will be fine on the faster ground; major player.

3/1

2nd

1

(1)

29th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 4f 15y

Class 4

15:50 Hamilton

Victory Shout

9st 11lb

J: Sam James

T: K R Burke

Impressed when winning at Carlisle (1m, good to firm) last September on his third start; has run twice since and it's too soon to write him off, but he's suffered heavy defeats in a 2yo Group race and a 1m2f 3yo handicap, and others have less to prove; unraced on slow ground.

15/2

OUR TIP

10/1

Form: 2118-

Last run: 187 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 89

Form & Verdict
Oaks entry; second on the Newmarket July course (good) in a maiden on debut; easy odds-on winner at Lingfield of a maiden (7f, soft) and novice (1m, AW) but this free-going sort was one of the outsiders for Group 1 Fillies' Mile here (soft) in October and was held up pulling hard before coming last of eight; has since left Michael Bell; bred to stay 1m2f but settling her is clearly a key issue and she now wears a hood.
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5th

1

(2)

9th Jun 2024

Good

1m 1f 197y

Class 1

15:55 Goodwood

Ambiente Amigo

9st 2lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: James Owen

in touch with leaders, outpaced from over 1f out

14/1

4th

2

(3)

25th May 2024

Good

1m 1f 197y

Class 1

14:05 Goodwood

Ambiente Amigo

9st 2lb

J: Pat Dobbs

T: James Owen

Won twice at Lingfield (turf/AW) for Michael Bell last year but out of her depth in the Group 1 Fillies' Mile and beaten a long way on her seasonal/stable debut in a handicap at Newmarket (1m2f, good) last month; hood removed after one use; still in the Oaks but hard to fancy.

20/1

4th

2

(3)

25th May 2024

Good

1m 1f 197y

Class 1

14:05 Goodwood

Ambiente Amigo

9st 2lb

J: Pat Dobbs

T: James Owen

Won twice at Lingfield (turf/AW) for Michael Bell last year but out of her depth in the Group 1 Fillies' Mile and beaten a long way on her seasonal/stable debut in a handicap at Newmarket (1m2f, good) last month; hood removed after one use; still in the Oaks but hard to fancy.

20/1

Form: 6431-2 C

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 1lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict
Ended his 2yo season with an emphatic success in nursery here (1m1f, heavy) and reappeared with a good second of eight at Doncaster (1m2f, soft) last month, easily his best two efforts; another 2lb higher today; respected on form but has different ground here and faces unexposed rivals.
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9th

8

(7)

17th Apr 2024

Good

1m 2f 0y

Class 3

17:20 Newmarket

Bust A Move

9st 1lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Michael & David Easterby

Ended his 2yo season with an emphatic success in nursery here (1m1f, heavy) and reappeared with a good second of eight at Doncaster (1m2f, soft) last month, easily his best two efforts; another 2lb higher today; respected on form but has different ground here and faces unexposed rivals.

6/1

9th

8

(7)

17th Apr 2024

Good

1m 2f 0y

Class 3

17:20 Newmarket

Bust A Move

9st 1lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Michael & David Easterby

Ended his 2yo season with an emphatic success in nursery here (1m1f, heavy) and reappeared with a good second of eight at Doncaster (1m2f, soft) last month, easily his best two efforts; another 2lb higher today; respected on form but has different ground here and faces unexposed rivals.

6/1

2nd

4

(7)

24th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 2f 43y

Class 3

13:55 Doncaster

Bust A Move

9st 3lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Michael & David Easterby

dwelt start, held up in rear

7/2

Non-runners

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Payout
Exacta £28.10
Straight Forecast £23.94
Tricast £334.64
Trifecta £210.50

Selections

RP RATINGS:

Stormy Waves

POSTDATA:

Bust A Move

SPOTLIGHT:

Kalpana

NEWMARKET:

Assailant

The Times:

Kalpana

Daily Mirror:

Assailant

The Guardian:

Bust A Move

The Star:

Bust A Move

TOPSPEED:

Stormy Waves

Telegraph:

Stormy Waves

Daily Mail:

Stormy Waves

D Express:

Stormy Waves

The Sun:

Stormy Waves

Daily Record:

Stormy Waves