April 19 / 14.12 Newbury

14.12

Soft

Dubai Duty Free Handicap

  • Prize money: £11596.5
  • 0m 6f 0y
  • Class 3
  • 16 runners
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Dubai Duty Free Handicap

Runners: 16 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

13/2 (Won)

  • Win: £15.00
  • Place: £2.60

Form: /5501- D

Last run: 218 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 93

Form & Verdict
Ran six times for the Meades, winning twice on AW but unplaced in four turf runs (best effort over 7f on good); still has potential and it will be interesting to see how he fares in the betting on his stable debut (sold for 92,000gns last October).
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1st

3

(14)

19th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

14:12 Newbury

Wiltshire

9st 7lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: William Haggas

Ran six times for the Meades, winning twice on AW but unplaced in four turf runs (best effort over 7f on good); still has potential and it will be interesting to see how he fares in the betting on his stable debut (sold for 92,000gns last October).

13/2

20/1

  • Place: £4.30

Form: 2309-8 D

Last run: 26 days

W: 9st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict
6f on slow ground ideal and he's on a good mark; that's been the case for a while though and you have to go back to October 2021 for the last of his four wins; should be sharper for last month's reappearance; place claims.
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13th

14

(13)

15th May 2024

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

14:45 York

Chairmanoftheboard

8st 9lb

J: David Probert

T: Jack Channon

Beaten on last 19 starts going back to October 2021 but arrives in good form having been placed in competitive handicaps at Newbury (6f, good to soft) and Newmarket (6f, good) the last twice; sound each-way claims.

10/1

13th

14

(13)

15th May 2024

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

14:45 York

Chairmanoftheboard

8st 9lb

J: David Probert

T: Jack Channon

Beaten on last 19 starts going back to October 2021 but arrives in good form having been placed in competitive handicaps at Newbury (6f, good to soft) and Newmarket (6f, good) the last twice; sound each-way claims.

10/1

3rd

15

(12)

4th May 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

13:45 Newmarket

Chairmanoftheboard

8st 4lb

J: Edward Greatrex

T: Jack Channon

On a long losing run but he was second in this race 12 months ago off a 2lb higher mark; signalled his wellbeing when finding only an unexposed sprinter a head too strong at Newbury two weeks ago; repeat of that would see him bang there.

8/1

3rd
2 (11)
Bosh

12/1

  • Place: £3.40

Form: -21531 CD

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict
C&D winner as a 2yo; back in peak form on AW this winter, winning 6f handicaps at Chelmsford and Lingfield in 2024; 3lb rise for latest narrow win could find him out and he could probably do with the ground drying out.
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8th

7

(8)

12th May 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

19:00 Newcastle (AW)

Bosh

9st 3lb

J: Joe Leavy

T: Richard Hannon

in touch with leaders

8/1

8th

7

(8)

12th May 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

19:00 Newcastle (AW)

Bosh

9st 3lb

J: Joe Leavy

T: Richard Hannon

in touch with leaders

8/1

3rd

2

(11)

19th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

14:12 Newbury

Bosh

9st 7lb

J: Joe Leavy

T: Richard Hannon

C&D winner as a 2yo; back in peak form on AW this winter, winning 6f handicaps at Chelmsford and Lingfield in 2024; 3lb rise for latest narrow win could find him out and he could probably do with the ground drying out.

12/1

20/1

  • Place: £6.50

Form: 47366- C

Last run: 187 days

W: 9st 4lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict
Better than ever as an 8yo last year, winning handicaps at Goodwood (6f) and Epsom (7f); 6f on slow ground ideal but he's returning to action off a 2lb higher mark then when sixth in this race last year.
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4th

1

(7)

3rd May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

15:15 Goodwood

Spanish Star

9st 9lb

J: David Probert

T: Patrick Chamings

took keen hold, dwelt start, towards rear, outpaced 2f out, switched left over 1f out, hung left but ran on against near rail inside final furlong, not reach leaders

7/2

4th

1

(7)

3rd May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

15:15 Goodwood

Spanish Star

9st 9lb

J: David Probert

T: Patrick Chamings

took keen hold, dwelt start, towards rear, outpaced 2f out, switched left over 1f out, hung left but ran on against near rail inside final furlong, not reach leaders

7/2

4th

7

(9)

19th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

14:12 Newbury

Spanish Star

9st 4lb

J: David Probert

T: Patrick Chamings

Better than ever as an 8yo last year, winning handicaps at Goodwood (6f) and Epsom (7f); 6f on slow ground ideal but he's returning to action off a 2lb higher mark then when sixth in this race last year.

20/1

8/1

Form: 22-214 D

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 88

Form & Verdict
Second in a red-hot AW handicap on his reappearance and stepped forward from that when winning at Doncaster last month (6f, soft; cheekpieces first time); backward step at Kempton 13 days ago but likely to give his running.
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5th

9

(8)

19th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

14:12 Newbury

Knebworth

9st 2lb

J: Ethan Jones

T: Richard Hughes

Second in a red-hot AW handicap on his reappearance and stepped forward from that when winning at Doncaster last month (6f, soft; cheekpieces first time); backward step at Kempton 13 days ago but likely to give his running.

8/1

5th

9

(8)

19th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

14:12 Newbury

Knebworth

9st 2lb

J: Ethan Jones

T: Richard Hughes

Second in a red-hot AW handicap on his reappearance and stepped forward from that when winning at Doncaster last month (6f, soft; cheekpieces first time); backward step at Kempton 13 days ago but likely to give his running.

8/1

4th

8

(2)

6th Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

16:55 Kempton (AW)

Knebworth

9st 2lb

J: Ethan Jones

T: Richard Hughes

Chased home Ferrous at Wolverhampton on return to action at Wolverhampton four weeks ago and ran to a similar level when winning at Doncaster 13 days ago (6f, soft; cheekpieces first time); his yard continues in fine form and he's set for another prominent showing.

4/1

Form: 8456-6 CD

Last run: 26 days

W: 8st 6lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 78

Form & Verdict
Veteran who benefited from the pace collapsing in the corresponding event last year, sweeping home to defy a 5lb higher mark; last month's return at Doncaster should have brought him on and he's likely to be arriving on the scene late; yard going well.
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No Results Found

Form: -41124 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict
Progressive sprinter; doesn't help himself with slow starts but he ran another solid race when fourth in a red-hot AW handicap at Newcastle on Good Friday (6f); handles good and soft turf; should have a nice prize in him this summer.
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2nd

7

(9)

10th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

15:30 Ascot

Billyjoh

9st 4lb

J: Frederick Larson

T: Michael Appleby

Progressive sprinter who recorded a personal best when second of 11 at Southwell (6f, AW) 12 days ago; should be just as effective on turf in time and he's due to be 3lb higher from the weekend; has to be on the shortlist.

3/1

2nd

7

(9)

10th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

15:30 Ascot

Billyjoh

9st 4lb

J: Frederick Larson

T: Michael Appleby

Progressive sprinter who recorded a personal best when second of 11 at Southwell (6f, AW) 12 days ago; should be just as effective on turf in time and he's due to be 3lb higher from the weekend; has to be on the shortlist.

3/1

2nd

3

(3)

28th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 6f 16y

Class 3

16:50 Southwell (AW)

Billyjoh

9st 4lb

J: Frederick Larson

T: Michael Appleby

Not disgraced when beaten less than 2l into seventh of 16 at Newbury (6f, good to soft) nine days ago, but looks better on the AW and has been successful in his last two appearances over C&D; still 7lb above his last winning mark, but 1lb lower than when second of 12 in a 0-105 at Newcastle (5f, Tapeta) last month; chance.

6/1

25/1

Form: 71233- D BF

Last run: 134 days

W: 8st 6lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 78

Form & Verdict
Possibly just circumstance at this stage but he has shown his best form on AW; this mark not beyond him but could probably do with the ground drying out.
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2nd

10

(18)

11th May 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

16:55 Ascot

Holkham Bay

9st 6lb

J: Brandon Wilkie

T: William Knight

2-7 on the AW and 0-5 on turf. albeit he went close in a Doncaster novice (6f, good) last summer and was only beaten around 2l when eighth of 16 on last month's Newbury return (6f, good to soft); will need a bit more to break his duck on grass, though.

25/1

2nd

10

(18)

11th May 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

16:55 Ascot

Holkham Bay

9st 6lb

J: Brandon Wilkie

T: William Knight

2-7 on the AW and 0-5 on turf. albeit he went close in a Doncaster novice (6f, good) last summer and was only beaten around 2l when eighth of 16 on last month's Newbury return (6f, good to soft); will need a bit more to break his duck on grass, though.

25/1

8th

15

(15)

19th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

14:12 Newbury

Holkham Bay

8st 6lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: William Knight

Possibly just circumstance at this stage but he has shown his best form on AW; this mark not beyond him but could probably do with the ground drying out.

25/1

Form: 51323- D BF

Last run: 216 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 88

Form & Verdict
Still has low mileage and his two wins have come on slow ground; near miss at Newmarket off 2lb lower last summer; gelded since last seen; more to come this year and should make his mark at this level.
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1st

2

(12)

8th May 2024

Good

0m 7f 1y

Class 3

16:45 Chester

Divine Libra

9st 8lb

J: William Buick

T: Charles Hills

raced wide, midfield, good headway when intimidated by rival then hung left over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, kept on well

3/1

12/1

Form: 02393- D

Last run: 167 days

W: 8st 8lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict
Losing run goes back to 2020 but he regularly caught the eye with strong finishes in 6f handicaps last year; resumes on a good mark and can surely pop up at some point this year.
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10th

14

(1)

19th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

14:12 Newbury

Aplomb

8st 8lb

J: David Egan

T: Jane Chapple-Hyam

Losing run goes back to 2020 but he regularly caught the eye with strong finishes in 6f handicaps last year; resumes on a good mark and can surely pop up at some point this year.

12/1

10th

14

(1)

19th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

14:12 Newbury

Aplomb

8st 8lb

J: David Egan

T: Jane Chapple-Hyam

Losing run goes back to 2020 but he regularly caught the eye with strong finishes in 6f handicaps last year; resumes on a good mark and can surely pop up at some point this year.

12/1

3rd

5

(19)

4th Nov 2023

Heavy

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

13:02 Newmarket

Aplomb

9st 9lb

J: Stefano Cherchi

T: Jane Chapple-Hyam

raced near side, in touch with leaders

16/1

33/1

Form: 5647-0 D

Last run: 34 days

W: 8st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict
Good record on AW but he's 0-10 on turf; lower rated in this sphere but he's been shown his best turf form on good or quicker; Oisin Murphy a good booking but he'll need the ground to dry out.
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11th

12

(5)

19th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

14:12 Newbury

Justcallmepete

8st 11lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: James Evans

Good record on AW but he's 0-10 on turf; lower rated in this sphere but he's been shown his best turf form on good or quicker; Oisin Murphy a good booking but he'll need the ground to dry out.

33/1

8/1

Form: 5600-5 D

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict
Classy handicapper in his time but just flashes of his former glory in a quiet 2023 campaign; now 8lb lower than when a close fifth in the Wokingham and his Kempton return should have blown away the cobwebs; all ground comes alike to him and he's capable of a big run.
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12th

4

(16)

19th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

14:12 Newbury

Fresh

9st 7lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: James Fanshawe

Classy handicapper in his time but just flashes of his former glory in a quiet 2023 campaign; now 8lb lower than when a close fifth in the Wokingham and his Kempton return should have blown away the cobwebs; all ground comes alike to him and he's capable of a big run.

8/1

12th

4

(16)

19th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

14:12 Newbury

Fresh

9st 7lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: James Fanshawe

Classy handicapper in his time but just flashes of his former glory in a quiet 2023 campaign; now 8lb lower than when a close fifth in the Wokingham and his Kempton return should have blown away the cobwebs; all ground comes alike to him and he's capable of a big run.

8/1

5th

2

(7)

6th Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

16:55 Kempton (AW)

Fresh

9st 9lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: James Fanshawe

This is the fourth year in succession that he's returned to action in this race (downgraded to a 0-95 this year), finishing fifth twice and a close second in 2022; showed only flashes of his old spark in a disappointing 2023 campaign but he is down to a good mark if a five-month break has piqued his interest; stable have made a quiet start to 2024 but he has too much talent to be ignored at this level.

10/1

13th
6 (10)
Gisburn

10/1

Form: 0123-7 CD

Last run: 109 days

W: 9st 4lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 90

Form & Verdict
Ended his losing run when getting up late in a Goodwood handicap (6f, soft) last October (first run after a gelding operation); good efforts on AW on his next two starts; below par on New Year's Day but he returns to turf on a fair mark and conditions should suit; should go well.
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3rd

2

(1)

3rd May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

15:15 Goodwood

Gisburn

9st 8lb

J: Pat Dobbs

T: Richard Hannon

held up in rear, in touch with leaders 3f out, outpaced and edged left 2f out, still plenty to do over 1f out, rallied inside final furlong, ran on final 110yds, not pace to challenge

15/2

OUR TIP

Form: 137-1 D

Last run: 38 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict
7f winner on soft ground for Andre Fabre last spring; absent for 312 days prior to his stable debut at Newcastle (6f) last month and he made a mockery of his opening mark, always prominent and coming home clear of his eight rivals (well backed); up 8lb but unexposed as a sprinter and there could well be more in the tank.
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7th

2

(6)

10th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

15:30 Ascot

Grand Traverse

9st 8lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Archie Watson

Looked good when rewarding strong market support at Newcastle on his stable debut in March (6f, AW); came up well short in a good sprint handicap at Newbury three weeks ago, looking a tricky ride in the process; the Newcastle promise isn't forgotten but he does now have a point to prove.

8/1

7th

2

(6)

10th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

15:30 Ascot

Grand Traverse

9st 8lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Archie Watson

Looked good when rewarding strong market support at Newcastle on his stable debut in March (6f, AW); came up well short in a good sprint handicap at Newbury three weeks ago, looking a tricky ride in the process; the Newcastle promise isn't forgotten but he does now have a point to prove.

8/1

14th

1

(4)

19th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

14:12 Newbury

Grand Traverse

9st 9lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Archie Watson

7f winner on soft ground for Andre Fabre last spring; absent for 312 days prior to his stable debut at Newcastle (6f) last month and he made a mockery of his opening mark, always prominent and coming home clear of his eight rivals (well backed); up 8lb but unexposed as a sprinter and there could well be more in the tank.

7/2

33/1

Form: 7037-8

Last run: 22 days

W: 8st 4lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 76

Form & Verdict
Should step forward with his reappearance behind him but all his winning has been done at 5f; 6f on slow ground may stretch his stamina.
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3rd

1

(3)

5th May 2024

Heavy

0m 5f 0y

Class 5

15:20 Salisbury

Safari Dream

10st 2lb

J: Ross Coakley

T: Rod Millman

travelled strongly, prominent on outer

7/4

3rd

1

(3)

5th May 2024

Heavy

0m 5f 0y

Class 5

15:20 Salisbury

Safari Dream

10st 2lb

J: Ross Coakley

T: Rod Millman

travelled strongly, prominent on outer

7/4

3rd

1

(2)

29th Apr 2024

Good

0m 5f 21y

Class 5

20:09 Windsor

Safari Dream

9st 11lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Rod Millman

dwelt start, raced in third, bit short of room over 1f out, keeping on when short of room towards finish, eased final strides

9/2

33/1

Form: 11590- D

Last run: 187 days

W: 9st 3lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict
Won three 6f handicaps on ground slower than good; 2lb higher than for the latest of them and he's come on for his reappearance in each of the last two seasons.
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10th

6

(1)

13th May 2024

Good

0m 6f 12y

Class 3

18:35 Windsor

Indian Creak

9st 4lb

J: Rose Dawes

T: Jack Channon

Three wins last year including off 2lb higher over C&D in August but he's beaten only two rivals in his last three runs; handles most ground but he didn't find a great deal at Goodwood ten days ago and needs a major upturn in form.

14/1

10th

6

(1)

13th May 2024

Good

0m 6f 12y

Class 3

18:35 Windsor

Indian Creak

9st 4lb

J: Rose Dawes

T: Jack Channon

Three wins last year including off 2lb higher over C&D in August but he's beaten only two rivals in his last three runs; handles most ground but he didn't find a great deal at Goodwood ten days ago and needs a major upturn in form.

14/1

7th

5

(2)

3rd May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

15:15 Goodwood

Indian Creak

9st 6lb

J: Rose Dawes

T: Jack Channon

took keen hold, in touch with leaders, smooth headway to lead over 2f out, headed inside final furlong, weakened quickly final 110yds

14/1

Non-runners

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Payout
Exacta £337.80
Straight Forecast £245.87
Tricast £3596.31
Trifecta £7677.20

Selections

POSTDATA:

Knebworth

SPOTLIGHT:

Grand Traverse

NEWMARKET:

Wiltshire

Daily Mirror:

Billyjoh

D Express:

Divine Libra

TOPSPEED:

Safari Dream

Daily Record:

Gisburn

RP RATINGS:

Fresh

The Guardian:

Grand Traverse

The Sun:

Grand Traverse

Telegraph:

Wiltshire

The Star:

Wiltshire

LAMBOURN:

Knebworth

The Times:

Knebworth

Daily Mail:

Knebworth