April 18 / 17.20 Newmarket

17.20

Good

Consign With The National Stud Handicap

  • Prize money: £25770
  • 0m 7f 0y
  • Class 2
  • 15 runners
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Consign With The National Stud Handicap

Runners: 15 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

1st
4 (12)
Poet Master

100/30 (Won)

  • Win: £4.34
  • Place: £2.10

Form: 1181- D

Last run: 214 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict
Won last summer on first two starts (7f, good) and bounced back from handicap debut eighth (1m, good) when winning with something to spare at Doncaster (7f, good to soft) last September; he could be one to follow this season and an 8lb rise for last time may not stop him today.
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5th

1

(4)

11th May 2024

Good

0m 6f 212y

Class 1

15:50 Haydock

Poet Master

9st 10lb

J: Sam James

T: K R Burke

Hard to fault and he made it four wins from five attempts when making a winning reappearance in 15-runner handicap at Newmarket (7f, good; 100-30 favourite) three weeks ago; looks well worth his place in this higher grade and he's high on the list again with further improvement on the cards.

2/1

5th

1

(4)

11th May 2024

Good

0m 6f 212y

Class 1

15:50 Haydock

Poet Master

9st 10lb

J: Sam James

T: K R Burke

Hard to fault and he made it four wins from five attempts when making a winning reappearance in 15-runner handicap at Newmarket (7f, good; 100-30 favourite) three weeks ago; looks well worth his place in this higher grade and he's high on the list again with further improvement on the cards.

2/1

1st

4

(12)

18th Apr 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

17:20 Newmarket

Poet Master

9st 5lb

J: Sam James

T: K R Burke

prominent, disputed lead over 2f out, soon led clearly but unbalanced, ridden inside final furlong, kept on well

100/30

12/1

  • Place: £4.20

Form: 70203-

Last run: 174 days

W: 8st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict
0-7 last year but ran some good races and he's now off his last winning mark; goes well fresh and this prominent-racer could make a bold bid.
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1st

3

(13)

10th May 2024

Good

0m 7f 127y

Class 2

13:30 Chester

Percys Lad

9st 11lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Daniel & Claire Kubler

Record at Chester includes a success in 2022 and respectable third (off 3lb higher from wide draw) in this contest last year; solid second at Newmarket on reappearance; not ruled out.

9/1

1st

3

(13)

10th May 2024

Good

0m 7f 127y

Class 2

13:30 Chester

Percys Lad

9st 11lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Daniel & Claire Kubler

Record at Chester includes a success in 2022 and respectable third (off 3lb higher from wide draw) in this contest last year; solid second at Newmarket on reappearance; not ruled out.

9/1

2nd

7

(5)

18th Apr 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

17:20 Newmarket

Percys Lad

8st 13lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Daniel & Claire Kubler

prominent, briefly disputed lead over 2f out, soon pressed winner, kept on

12/1

11/1

  • Place: £3.10

Form: 4-7422 D

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict
Just 1-23 on turf as opposed to 5-20 on AW but he has plenty of good form on grass and arrives in good heart having been runner-up on AW the last twice; might not be far away.
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1st

4

(1)

12th May 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

19:00 Newcastle (AW)

Misty Grey

9st 7lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: David O’Meara

prominent on far side of group

11/2

1st

4

(1)

12th May 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

19:00 Newcastle (AW)

Misty Grey

9st 7lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: David O’Meara

prominent on far side of group, pressed leader from 2f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, kept on well final 110yds, won going away

11/2

3rd

5

(13)

18th Apr 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

17:20 Newmarket

Misty Grey

9st 4lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: David O’Meara

bumped start, midfield, edged right but headway 2f out, kept on well and went third inside final 110yds

11/1

25/1

Form: 07090- D

Last run: 208 days

W: 9st 2lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 97

Form & Verdict
Won two 7f handicaps last spring (soft/good to firm) and close fourth of six in Group 3 last June; however, he was hit hard by the handicapper after that performance and remains 14lb above his last winning mark.
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2nd

9

(13)

18th May 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

14:40 Newmarket

Gorak

9st 2lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: Charlie Fellowes

7f specialist; might have needed the run but still performed respectably when fourth of 15 over C&D (good) in April, making most; dropped 2lb since; solid win-and-place option.

15/2

2nd

9

(13)

18th May 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

14:40 Newmarket

Gorak

9st 2lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: Charlie Fellowes

7f specialist; might have needed the run but still performed respectably when fourth of 15 over C&D (good) in April, making most; dropped 2lb since; solid win-and-place option.

15/2

4th

6

(1)

18th Apr 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

17:20 Newmarket

Gorak

9st 2lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: Charlie Fellowes

led towards far side, headed over 2f out, no extra and lost third inside final 110yds

25/1

Form: 14502- D

Last run: 188 days

W: 9st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict
Won twice last year and campaign concluded with good second at York (1m, soft); he's tended to run to form on his reappearance outings and this consistent sort could be bang there once more.
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2nd

3

(9)

16th May 2024

Good

0m 7f 192y

Class 2

14:45 York

Northern Express

9st 6lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Michael Dods

in touch with leaders, headway from over 2f out, soon went second, challenging from over 1f out, kept on, just held

7/1

2nd

3

(9)

16th May 2024

Good

0m 7f 192y

Class 2

14:45 York

Northern Express

9st 6lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Michael Dods

in touch with leaders, headway from over 2f out, soon went second, challenging from over 1f out, kept on, just held

7/1

7th

1

(9)

4th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 7f 218y

Class 2

14:40 Thirsk

Northern Express

9st 12lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Michael Dods

Beat Pisanello to win this race on soft ground last year; 9lb higher in his bid for a repeat but that's fully justified as he's advanced his form since and he should be spot on for this after an encouraging reappearance at Newmarket (7f) 16 days ago; bold show likely.

5/1

6th
8 (10)
Suviana

7/1

Form: 14141- D

Last run: 235 days

W: 8st 13lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 94

Form & Verdict
Progressive last season and made it 3-5 for 2023 when back up in trip and winning conditions race at Deauville (7f, soft) last August; has also won on good to soft (unraced on faster); unexposed at this distance and her pedigree provides hope this lightly raced 4yo will be capable of better still; represents leading French yard and could be on a good mark.
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6th

8

(10)

18th Apr 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

17:20 Newmarket

Suviana

8st 13lb

J: Alexis Pouchin

T: A Fabre

midfield, outpaced 3f out, switched right and rallied over 1f out, not pace to challenge

7/1

6th

8

(10)

18th Apr 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

17:20 Newmarket

Suviana

8st 13lb

J: Alexis Pouchin

T: A Fabre

midfield, outpaced 3f out, switched right and rallied over 1f out, not pace to challenge

7/1

Form: 10450- D

Last run: 194 days

W: 9st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict
Not at this very best at the end of last season on final few runs for Ralph Beckett; however, he bagged a big handicap last July (the Bunbury Cup) and has run really well on his reappearance in each of the last two seasons; no surprise if he's in the mix on stable debut (remains in same ownership).
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9th

3

(1)

18th May 2024

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

16:45 Newbury

Biggles

9st 9lb

J: William Buick

T: Eve Johnson Houghton

Very useful 7f handicapper for Ralph Beckett; won last year's Bunbury Cup (off 2lb lower); never landed a blow at Newmarket on stable/seasonal debut but shaped as if this return to 1m is worth exploring; has the ability to play a big role.

8/1

9th

3

(1)

18th May 2024

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

16:45 Newbury

Biggles

9st 9lb

J: William Buick

T: Eve Johnson Houghton

Very useful 7f handicapper for Ralph Beckett; won last year's Bunbury Cup (off 2lb lower); never landed a blow at Newmarket on stable/seasonal debut but shaped as if this return to 1m is worth exploring; has the ability to play a big role.

8/1

7th

1

(11)

18th Apr 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

17:20 Newmarket

Biggles

9st 9lb

J: William Buick

T: Eve Johnson Houghton

midfield, outpaced over 2f out, rallied final furlong, not pace to challenge

12/1

20/1

Form: 81100- CD

Last run: 222 days

W: 8st 11lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 92

Form & Verdict
Disappointing last July/September on final two runs for Clive Cox and has changed hands since; however, he looked one to follow when winning two in a row last May/June (including C&D) and perhaps the gelding operation and change of stables will prompt a revival; not written off.
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8th

10

(8)

18th Apr 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

17:20 Newmarket

Havana Blue

8st 11lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: Julie Camacho

took keen hold, in touch with leaders, weakened gradually inside final furlong

20/1

8th

10

(8)

18th Apr 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

17:20 Newmarket

Havana Blue

8st 11lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: Julie Camacho

took keen hold, in touch with leaders, weakened gradually inside final furlong

20/1

14th

10

(3)

9th Sep 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

14:35 Ascot

Havana Blue

9st 0lb

J: John Fahy

T: Clive Cox

Absent since a poor effort over 1m seven weeks ago; largely progressive over 7f, including wins at Newmarket (good) on last two attempts; back down in distance, this 3yo colt remains of interest.

8/1

OUR TIP

20/1

Form: 33266- D

Last run: 222 days

W: 9st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict
His losing run goes back 13 races to September 2021 but he ran some big races for Johnny Murtagh last year and is on a competitive mark for this stable debut, having changed hands for 25,000gns last October; new trainer is among the winners and this 7yo is an each-way possible.
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Verdict Starting price

1st

5

(5)

18th May 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

14:40 Newmarket

Carrytheone

9st 6lb

J: Pat Dobbs

T: Michael Bell

Useful for Johnny Murtagh; hasn't threatened in two runs for new stable, again missing the break when 15th in Victoria Cup at Ascot last week; his losing sequence now stretches back to September 2021, but he's beginning to slip in the weights and can't be ruled out entirely.

33/1

1st

5

(5)

18th May 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

14:40 Newmarket

Carrytheone

9st 6lb

J: Pat Dobbs

T: Michael Bell

Useful for Johnny Murtagh; hasn't threatened in two runs for new stable, again missing the break when 15th in Victoria Cup at Ascot last week; his losing sequence now stretches back to September 2021, but he's beginning to slip in the weights and can't be ruled out entirely.

33/1

15th

6

(7)

11th May 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

14:40 Ascot

Carrytheone

9st 4lb

J: Kevin Stott

T: Michael Bell

slowly away, switched left soon after start, in rear

28/1

5/1

Form: 21313- D

Last run: 194 days

W: 8st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict
Thrived after going back up to 7f last summer, winning twice and concluding his campaign with fine third of 17 in hot Ascot handicap (7f, good), when leading home the far-side group; retains the same mark for this reappearance and can play a leading role if fully tuned up.
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10th

17

(14)

11th May 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

14:40 Ascot

Pearle Dor

8st 7lb

J: Silvestre De Sousa

T: David O’Meara

took keen hold, held up in midfield

13/2

10th

17

(14)

11th May 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

14:40 Ascot

Pearle Dor

8st 7lb

J: Silvestre De Sousa

T: David O’Meara

took keen hold, held up in midfield

13/2

10th

13

(14)

18th Apr 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

17:20 Newmarket

Pearle Dor

8st 9lb

J: Jamie Spencer

T: David O’Meara

bumped rival start, took keen hold, held up in rear, brief headway on near side of group under 2f out, weakened inside final furlong

5/1

20/1

Form: 215317 D

Last run: 46 days

W: 8st 7lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 88

Form & Verdict
Prominent-racer who has won twice on Chelmsford AW this year; below best at Newcastle last time and needs to transfer his form back to turf, but he's a four-time winner on grass and is not ruled out.
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10th

6

(10)

12th May 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 3

18:30 Newcastle (AW)

Love De Vega

9st 4lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Charlie Johnston

in touch with leaders against near rail

8/1

10th

6

(10)

12th May 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 3

18:30 Newcastle (AW)

Love De Vega

9st 4lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Charlie Johnston

in touch with leaders against near rail

8/1

5th

9

(9)

3rd May 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

15:00 Newmarket

Love De Vega

8st 8lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Charlie Johnston

Couple of Class 4 wins on AW this year; effective on turf but came up well short in C&D event last month and remains on a difficult mark; still seeking a first success in this grade.

25/1

Form: 35129- D BF

Last run: 216 days

W: 8st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict
Admirably consistent last year until below-par final run at Doncaster, when soft ground may not have suited; can be thereabouts if at the top of his game but he's improved for his comeback run in each of the last two seasons.
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6th

7

(10)

3rd May 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

15:00 Newmarket

Persuasion

8st 11lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: David & Nicola Barron

Respectable third in this race 12 months ago but isn't certain to repeat that effort; 2lb higher this time and was always behind in similar event over C&D at the Craven meeting on reappearance.

25/1

Form: 1033-0 CD

Last run: 26 days

W: 8st 10lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 91

Form & Verdict
Has never won off a mark this high and finished down the field in the Lincoln last month; however, she may have needed that reappearance run and performed well a lot more often than not last year; each-way possible.
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6th

3

(3)

11th May 2024

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

14:05 Ascot

Farhh To Shy

9st 5lb

J: Tom Queally

T: George Margarson

Successful (off 6lb lower) in this race 12 months ago and finished third in Listed grade here on final 2023 start; however, two duck eggs this term leave a question mark over her current form.

12/1

6th

3

(3)

11th May 2024

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

14:05 Ascot

Farhh To Shy

9st 5lb

J: Tom Queally

T: George Margarson

prominent

12/1

11/1

Form: 62616- CD

Last run: 150 days

W: 8st 12lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 93

Form & Verdict
Twice went close at York last season, including on reappearance, and won over C&D (good to firm) last September on his sole course visit; things didn't work out for him at Kempton (1m, AW) in November when last seen but he's not ruled out now back here for his comeback.
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16th

12

(18)

16th May 2024

Good

0m 7f 192y

Class 2

14:45 York

Catch The Paddy

8st 12lb

J: Jamie Spencer

T: Kevin Ryan

slowly away, always behind

20/1

16th

12

(18)

16th May 2024

Good

0m 7f 192y

Class 2

14:45 York

Catch The Paddy

8st 12lb

J: Jamie Spencer

T: Kevin Ryan

slowly away, always behind

20/1

14th

9

(9)

18th Apr 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

17:20 Newmarket

Catch The Paddy

8st 12lb

J: Neil Callan

T: Kevin Ryan

dwelt start, always behind

11/1

Form: 1/2/8- BF

Last run: 418 days

W: 8st 7lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 88

Form & Verdict
Absent since pulling hard and disappointing when favourite in February 2023; has since left the Gosden yard (remains in same ownership) and has been gelded; however, this very lightly raced 5yo showed considerable promise in 2021 and 2022 on his first two starts and is no forlorn hope.
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15

(7)

18th Apr 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

17:20 Newmarket

Security Code

8st 7lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Richard Hannon

took keen hold, always behind, jockey looked down to see if something was amiss and pulled up under 3f out

25/1

15

(7)

18th Apr 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

17:20 Newmarket

Security Code

8st 7lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Richard Hannon

took keen hold, always behind

25/1

5

(1)

5th Apr 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 0y

Class 3

19:45 Kempton (AW)

Security Code

9st 2lb

J: Robert Havlin

T: John & Thady Gosden

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £59.70
Straight Forecast £42.07
Tricast £376.66
Trifecta £415.70

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Poet Master

Daily Mail:

Suviana

Daily Mirror:

Pearle d'Or

TOPSPEED:

Farhh To Shy

POSTDATA:

Love De Vega

Telegraph:

Northern Express

NEWMARKET:

Carrytheone

RP RATINGS:

Poet Master

The Times:

Poet Master

The Guardian:

Poet Master

The Sun:

Poet Master

The Star:

Poet Master

D Express:

Suviana

Daily Record:

Suviana