April 20 / 15.15 Newbury

15.15

Soft

OLBG Spring Cup Handicap

  • Prize money: £36078
  • 1m 0f 0y
  • Class 2
  • 21 runners
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OLBG Spring Cup Handicap

Runners: 21 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

14/1 (Won)

  • Win: £13.00
  • Place: £3.80

Form: 56210- D

Last run: 168 days

W: 8st 10lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 91

Form & Verdict
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.
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7th

23

(8)

19th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

17:05 Ascot

Metal Merchant

8st 13lb

J: David Probert

T: Jack Channon

Has form on all types of ground; successful in useful classified event over C&D last October and the Spring Cup at Newbury in April; ran creditably behind Sonny Liston at Newbury last month, keeping on; may still have further improvement in him; solid claims.

16/1

2nd

7

(2)

18th May 2024

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

16:45 Newbury

Metal Merchant

9st 3lb

J: David Probert

T: Jack Channon

Ascot classified win (1m, good) last October is a solid piece of form; gelded prior to landing the Spring Cup over C&D (good to soft; off 5lb lower) on reappearance, beating Godwinson by half a length; looks set for a productive campaign and warrants respect.

9/2

2nd

7

(2)

18th May 2024

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

16:45 Newbury

Metal Merchant

9st 3lb

J: David Probert

T: Jack Channon

Ascot classified win (1m, good) last October is a solid piece of form; gelded prior to landing the Spring Cup over C&D (good to soft; off 5lb lower) on reappearance, beating Godwinson by half a length; looks set for a productive campaign and warrants respect.

9/2

10/1

  • Place: £2.00

Form: 315-

Last run: 255 days

W: 8st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict
Thrice-raced 4yo; absent since finishing fifth in strong AW novice event last August (form has plenty of substance); won easily at Hamilton (1m1f, good to soft) the time before; looks the type to improve further and do well in handicaps this season; very appealing.
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4th

8

(6)

14th Jun 2024

Good

1m 2f 56y

Class 2

16:10 York

Godwinson

9st 0lb

J: Hector Crouch

T: William Haggas

Promising in just three starts as 3yo; favourite for both handicaps this year, doing very well in second of 21 in the Spring Mile at Newbury (good to soft) on reappearance but his weak effort there last month was in direct contrast; a puzzle now trying a new trip.

9/2

11th

8

(10)

18th May 2024

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

16:45 Newbury

Godwinson

8st 13lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: William Haggas

Strong form (about only 5l behind a subsequent Group 1 winner) on final 3yo start; finished well for half-length second to Metal Merchant in the Spring Cup over C&D (good to soft; started favourite) last month on handicap/seasonal debut; the type to improve further and could well reverse placings with that rival; one to follow.

11/4

11th

8

(10)

18th May 2024

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

16:45 Newbury

Godwinson

8st 13lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: William Haggas

Strong form (about only 5l behind a subsequent Group 1 winner) on final 3yo start; finished well for half-length second to Metal Merchant in the Spring Cup over C&D (good to soft; started favourite) last month on handicap/seasonal debut; the type to improve further and could well reverse placings with that rival; one to follow.

11/4

16/1

  • Place: £5.40

Form: 2-1201 D

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 99

Form & Verdict
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.
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15th

10

(11)

19th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

17:05 Ascot

Talis Evolvere

9st 2lb

J: Joe Leavy

T: Richard Hannon

Game win at Newcastle on AW finals day; creditable third in Newbury handicaps won by Metal Merchant and Sonny Liston since returned to turf (good/good to soft); consistent sort who has each-way possibilities.

20/1

3rd

4

(4)

18th May 2024

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

16:45 Newbury

Talis Evolvere

9st 7lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: Richard Hannon

Generally progressive in AW handicaps since November and proved game at Newcastle on finals day; transferred that form back to turf in the Spring Cup here last month, finishing third behind Metal Merchant and Godwinson; place claims.

8/1

3rd

4

(4)

18th May 2024

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

16:45 Newbury

Talis Evolvere

9st 7lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: Richard Hannon

Generally progressive in AW handicaps since November and proved game at Newcastle on finals day; transferred that form back to turf in the Spring Cup here last month, finishing third behind Metal Merchant and Godwinson; place claims.

8/1

OUR TIP

8/1

  • Place: £3.30

Form: 6271-7 C

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 6lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 101

Form & Verdict
Goodwood win (1m, soft) in October is flanked by respectable efforts in major handicaps, latest at Doncaster four weeks ago where he fared best of the runners who raced prominently; enters calculations off unaltered mark.
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26th

18

(3)

19th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

17:05 Ascot

Thunder Ball

9st 1lb

J: Alec Voikhansky

T: Paul & Oliver Cole

Useful handicapper whose form includes fourth-place finishes in the 2023 Britannia over C&D and this year's Spring Cup; ran poorly last time but may rebound in reapplied blinkers, having performed well in both attempts in this headgear.

33/1

10th

3

(6)

3rd May 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

15:00 Newmarket

Thunder Ball

9st 7lb

J: Alec Voikhansky

T: Paul & Oliver Cole

Acts on soft and good to firm; has acquitted himself well in several major handicaps over 1m/1m1f, fourth in the Spring Cup at Newbury most recently; possibilities provided he's as effective back at 7f.

7/1

10th

3

(6)

3rd May 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

15:00 Newmarket

Thunder Ball

9st 7lb

J: Alec Voikhansky

T: Paul & Oliver Cole

Acts on soft and good to firm; has acquitted himself well in several major handicaps over 1m/1m1f, fourth in the Spring Cup at Newbury most recently; possibilities provided he's as effective back at 7f.

7/1

16/1

Form: 4163-

Last run: 175 days

W: 9st 0lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 95

Form & Verdict
Still looks unexposed, having raced just four times (all on soft/heavy); won over 7f at Doncaster on second occasion and ran well in 1m2f handicap there latest (October); gelded since; may improve further.
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9th

10

(1)

15th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

14:05 Sandown

Bill Silvers

9st 4lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: Harry Eustace

7f maiden winner on soft ground; has been running okay in handicaps (1m-1m2f) but no more than that and they tried cheekpieces on him last time (now left off); others are more intriguing.

12/1

6th

2

(3)

27th May 2024

Soft

1m 2f 1y

Class 2

16:35 Redcar

Bill Silvers

9st 11lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: Harry Eustace

Won 7f maiden at Doncaster (soft) last spring; has run to a useful level in competitive handicaps since, without finding as much as Maghlaak and Qitaal at Goodwood (1m2f, soft) 23 days ago; it's possible this more conventional track and first-time cheekpieces will help so not ruled out.

11/2

6th

2

(3)

27th May 2024

Soft

1m 2f 1y

Class 2

16:35 Redcar

Bill Silvers

9st 11lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: Harry Eustace

Won 7f maiden at Doncaster (soft) last spring; has run to a useful level in competitive handicaps since, without finding as much as Maghlaak and Qitaal at Goodwood (1m2f, soft) 23 days ago; it's possible this more conventional track and first-time cheekpieces will help so not ruled out.

11/2

11/1

Form: 08540-

Last run: 182 days

W: 9st 1lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 96

Form & Verdict
Useful maiden who has bits of Group form and whose last-time-out effort (handicap debut; raced on unfavoured part of the Ascot track) is best forgiven; gelded since; well treated judged on peak RPRs.
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14th

4

(9)

15th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

14:05 Sandown

Dancing Magic

9st 9lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Roger Teal

Far from disgraced at Group level in the past; remains a maiden but highly creditable second in Chester handicap (7.5f) most recently; strongly considered off what should be a useful mark.

11/2

7

(8)

31st May 2024

Soft

1m 0f 113y

Class 2

14:35 Epsom

Dancing Magic

9st 0lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Roger Teal

Useful maiden who is well treated on a few pieces of Group form at up to 1m2f; creditable second in Chester handicap (7.5f) most recently; now 0-13 but may well have a race of this nature in him.

7/1

2nd

5

(3)

10th May 2024

Good

0m 7f 127y

Class 2

13:30 Chester

Dancing Magic

9st 10lb

J: William Buick

T: Roger Teal

Useful maiden who is well treated on a few pieces of Group form; respectable sixth in the Spring Cup on reappearance and may step forward with that outing under his belt; first win looks plausible.

4/1

10/1

Form: 5330-3 D

Last run: 33 days

W: 9st 12lb

6 yo Colt

OR: 107

Form & Verdict
Suited by ground softer than good; successful in notable 1m handicaps for previous yards; 0-9 for current stable but has a fighting chance, provided he builds on Curragh reappearance effort (ran well, close third).
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20th

7

(24)

19th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

17:05 Ascot

Raadobarg

9st 5lb

J: David Egan

T: George Boughey

Ideally suited by ground softer than good; placed in major Irish handicap on seasonal debut; has regressed in two subsequent starts, taking record for current stable to 0-11; others are more appealing.

40/1

9th

1

(9)

27th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 0f 53y

Class 2

14:05 Leicester

Raadobarg

9st 12lb

J: David Egan

T: George Boughey

Suited by ground softer than good; smart performance when third of 21 in the Irish Lincolnshire on Curragh reappearance (1m, heavy) and enough in last weekend's Newbury Spring Cup seventh to think he's still in form; respected back in slightly calmer waters.

4/1

9th

1

(9)

27th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 0f 53y

Class 2

14:05 Leicester

Raadobarg

9st 12lb

J: David Egan

T: George Boughey

Suited by ground softer than good; smart performance when third of 21 in the Irish Lincolnshire on Curragh reappearance (1m, heavy) and enough in last weekend's Newbury Spring Cup seventh to think he's still in form; respected back in slightly calmer waters.

4/1

8th
6 (16)
Lattam

8/1

Form: 0357-2 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 3lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict
Suited by going softer than good; ran well in this race last year for William Haggas, beating all bar the subsequent Royal Hunt Cup winner; good second, despite traffic issues, in the Lincoln at Doncaster on debut for Julie Camacho; likely player, for all that he's on career-high mark.
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8th

6

(16)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

15:15 Newbury

Lattam

9st 3lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: Julie Camacho

Suited by going softer than good; ran well in this race last year for William Haggas, beating all bar the subsequent Royal Hunt Cup winner; good second, despite traffic issues, in the Lincoln at Doncaster on debut for Julie Camacho; likely player, for all that he's on career-high mark.

8/1

Form: 6451-1 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 8st 6lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict
Suited by soft/heavy; bids for a hat-trick, having won at Doncaster (7f/1m) the last twice, latest in the Spring Mile; better than ever and should take well to this similar venue; hard to dismiss, despite being on career-high mark.
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17th

16

(4)

16th May 2024

Good

0m 7f 192y

Class 2

14:45 York

Look Back Smiling

8st 9lb

J: Sean D Bowen

T: Gemma Tutty

slowly away, always behind

12/1

17th

16

(4)

16th May 2024

Good

0m 7f 192y

Class 2

14:45 York

Look Back Smiling

8st 9lb

J: Sean D Bowen

T: Gemma Tutty

slowly away, always behind

12/1

2nd

11

(4)

4th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 7f 218y

Class 2

14:40 Thirsk

Look Back Smiling

8st 12lb

J: Brandon Wilkie

T: Gemma Tutty

Best form on soft/heavy, notably a success in the Spring Mile at Doncaster (Thunder Roar second) on reappearance; only midfield in the Spring Cup at Newbury next time but better when fourth at Leicester (1m, soft) last weekend, with old rival Thunder Roar a place ahead of him on that occasion.

12/1

10/1

Form: /1315- D

Last run: 189 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 102

Form & Verdict
Record is 3-5; came up short in Newmarket Group 3 on last appearance (gelded since) but progressive otherwise and was impressive in a handicap there (1m1f, good to firm) the time before; represents a stable in great form and likely still has more to offer; remains of interest.
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28th

9

(29)

19th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

17:05 Ascot

Real Gain

9st 3lb

J: William Buick

T: Richard Hughes

Lightly raced 4yo who was impressive at Newmarket (1m1f, good to firm) last September; made late headway from rear in the Spring Cup (1m, good to soft) on sole outing this season; bought by Wathnan Racing since; appears to have been targeted at this prize and looks poised to resume his improvement; shortlisted.

9/1

10th

2

(2)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

15:15 Newbury

Real Gain

9st 7lb

J: Finley Marsh

T: Richard Hughes

Record is 3-5; came up short in Newmarket Group 3 on last appearance (gelded since) but progressive otherwise and was impressive in a handicap there (1m1f, good to firm) the time before; represents a stable in great form and likely still has more to offer; remains of interest.

10/1

10th

2

(2)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

15:15 Newbury

Real Gain

9st 7lb

J: Finley Marsh

T: Richard Hughes

Record is 3-5; came up short in Newmarket Group 3 on last appearance (gelded since) but progressive otherwise and was impressive in a handicap there (1m1f, good to firm) the time before; represents a stable in great form and likely still has more to offer; remains of interest.

10/1

Form: 00067- D

Last run: 175 days

W: 8st 10lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 91

Form & Verdict
Progressive spell culminated in comfortable win off 1lb lower at Ascot (soft) last May, completing a four-timer; lost his form afterwards in 2023; gelded since last run and could revive on reappearance.
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8th

7

(6)

9th Jun 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 3

14:10 Goodwood

Racingbreaks Ryder

9st 6lb

J: William Buick

T: Charles Hills

took keen hold, prominent, weakened from over 1f out

5/1

4th

6

(12)

24th May 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 3

16:10 Goodwood

Racingbreaks Ryder

9st 4lb

J: William Buick

T: Charles Hills

in rear, good headway inside final furlong, nearest finish

8/1

4th

6

(12)

24th May 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 3

16:10 Goodwood

Racingbreaks Ryder

9st 4lb

J: William Buick

T: Charles Hills

in rear, good headway inside final furlong, nearest finish

8/1

20/1

Form: 1117-6 CD

Last run: 15 days

W: 8st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict
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.
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7th

4

(1)

3rd Jun 2024

Good To Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 4

20:30 Wetherby

City Of York

9st 7lb

J: Hayley Turner

T: David Simcock

dwelt start

12/1

5th

1

(9)

11th May 2024

Good

1m 2f 0y

Class 4

13:15 Lingfield

City Of York

9st 10lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: David Simcock

Completed a hat-trick last August/September over 1m1f/1m on soft, AW and heavy; little impact in his three starts since, two this season, and needs to resume improvement on this step up in trip.

8/1

13th
20 (17)
Alpha Crucis

20/1

Form: 2516-4 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 8st 4lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 85

Form & Verdict
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.
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5th

10

(8)

27th May 2024

Soft

1m 2f 1y

Class 2

16:35 Redcar

Alpha Crucis

9st 3lb

J: Jason Watson

T: Gary & Josh Moore

Both wins over 1m on soft but he coped well with the step up to 1m2f at Goodwood (soft) last time out, when ridden to conserve stamina and putting in strong late work into third behind Maghlaak and Qitaal; needs to show he can repeat it on this more galloping track but a danger to all.

6/1

5th

10

(8)

27th May 2024

Soft

1m 2f 1y

Class 2

16:35 Redcar

Alpha Crucis

9st 3lb

J: Jason Watson

T: Gary & Josh Moore

Both wins over 1m on soft but he coped well with the step up to 1m2f at Goodwood (soft) last time out, when ridden to conserve stamina and putting in strong late work into third behind Maghlaak and Qitaal; needs to show he can repeat it on this more galloping track but a danger to all.

6/1

3rd

6

(8)

4th May 2024

Heavy

1m 1f 197y

Class 2

16:30 Goodwood

Alpha Crucis

8st 13lb

J: Jason Watson

T: Gary & Josh Moore

1m win here on soft last October; promising seasonal return in the Lincoln but he was unable to back it up in the Spring Cup two weeks ago (lost a shoe); looks ready for this longer trip now and Jason Watson takes over from a 7lb claimer.

12/1

8/1

Form: 2181-3 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 1lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict
Three wins in Ireland; ran promisingly, despite not getting an entirely smooth passage, in the Lincoln at Doncaster (1m, soft; one place behind Lattam) on debut for new stable; may still have further progress in him; interesting off unaltered mark.
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5th

2

(6)

23rd May 2024

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 3

20:42 Sandown

Navagio

9st 9lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: James Horton

pulled hard, held up in rear, headway from over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, not pace to challenge

9/1

5th

2

(6)

23rd May 2024

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 3

20:42 Sandown

Navagio

9st 9lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: James Horton

pulled hard, held up in rear, headway from over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, not pace to challenge

9/1

40/1

Form: 0310-0 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict
Useful handicapper down the years and has made the frame twice in this contest (2021 and 2023); however, looks far from sure to uphold that record, having suffered a heavy defeat in the Lincoln on reappearance.
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12th

4

(7)

10th May 2024

Good

0m 7f 127y

Class 2

13:30 Chester

Revich

9st 11lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: Richard Spencer

Has form figures of 431 in this race, winning readily off 3lb lower 12 months ago; has posted a couple of duck eggs this season but a revival looks highly possible returned to Chester; not ruled out.

10/1

12th

4

(7)

10th May 2024

Good

0m 7f 127y

Class 2

13:30 Chester

Revich

9st 11lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: Richard Spencer

Has form figures of 431 in this race, winning readily off 3lb lower 12 months ago; has posted a couple of duck eggs this season but a revival looks highly possible returned to Chester; not ruled out.

10/1

15th

7

(13)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

15:15 Newbury

Revich

9st 2lb

J: Sean D Bowen

T: Richard Spencer

Useful handicapper down the years and has made the frame twice in this contest (2021 and 2023); however, looks far from sure to uphold that record, having suffered a heavy defeat in the Lincoln on reappearance.

40/1

7/1

Form: 2/13/1 D

Last run: 63 days

W: 8st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict
Very lightly raced 5yo who scored comfortably at Newcastle (1m, AW; off 6lb lower) two months ago on debut for new yard after a lengthy absence; showed promise on sole turf attempt (soft; debut); may progress further; possibilities.
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8th

2

(1)

12th May 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 3

18:30 Newcastle (AW)

Noble Order

9st 8lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Archie Watson

midfield on far side of group

6/1

8th

2

(1)

12th May 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 3

18:30 Newcastle (AW)

Noble Order

9st 8lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Archie Watson

midfield on far side of group

6/1

16th

16

(11)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

15:15 Newbury

Noble Order

8st 9lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Archie Watson

Very lightly raced 5yo who scored comfortably at Newcastle (1m, AW; off 6lb lower) two months ago on debut for new yard after a lengthy absence; showed promise on sole turf attempt (soft; debut); may progress further; possibilities.

7/1

25/1

Form: 221/8- D

Last run: 206 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 100

Form & Verdict
Placed at Group 3 level as a 2yo for Aidan O'Brien; well beaten in Listed grade (1m2f; drifted badly in betting) on sole start last year for the Meade yard; best to follow the market signals on debut for Richard Hannon.
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17th

4

(4)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

15:15 Newbury

Sierra Blanca

9st 5lb

J: Sean Levey

T: Richard Hannon

Placed at Group 3 level as a 2yo for Aidan O'Brien; well beaten in Listed grade (1m2f; drifted badly in betting) on sole start last year for the Meade yard; best to follow the market signals on debut for Richard Hannon.

25/1

17th

4

(4)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

15:15 Newbury

Sierra Blanca

9st 5lb

J: Sean Levey

T: Richard Hannon

Placed at Group 3 level as a 2yo for Aidan O'Brien; well beaten in Listed grade (1m2f; drifted badly in betting) on sole start last year for the Meade yard; best to follow the market signals on debut for Richard Hannon.

25/1

66/1

Form: 134103 D

Last run: 19 days

W: 8st 8lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict
Has done his winning on Polytrack at Kempton, including twice in 2024; ran creditably back there on latest outing; well beaten in this year's Lincoln, taking turf record to 0-18.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

8th

5

(1)

17th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

1m 0f 31y

Class 4

20:00 Windsor

Hieronymus

9st 7lb

J: Charles Bishop

T: George Baker

All four wins have come on Polytrack at Kempton but he's fine on turf and 6lb lower than on the AW; has been typically inconsistent of late for a yard struggling for form but is the only confirmed front-runner in here.

12/1

8th

5

(1)

24th May 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 3

16:10 Goodwood

Hieronymus

9st 4lb

J: Charles Bishop

T: George Baker

All wins on AW at Kempton; well held in a couple of major handicaps on turf this spring but may fare better now back down in grade; went close off this mark in Class 3 at Glorious Goodwood (7f, soft) in 2021.

25/1

8th

5

(1)

24th May 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 3

16:10 Goodwood

Hieronymus

9st 4lb

J: Charles Bishop

T: George Baker

led but pestered, headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong

25/1

33/1

Form: 44200-

Last run: 182 days

W: 8st 13lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict
/Two wins in France; couple of duck eggs, both last autumn, for new stable; may need to come further down the weights and is best watched unless the betting speaks favourably.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

7th

1

(9)

30th May 2024

Soft

1m 1f 170y

Class 3

16:20 Ripon

Bennetot

9st 9lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: David O’Meara

Well handicapped on French form as recent as the first half of 2023; current trainer should find the key to him at some stage but he's been well beaten on his three British starts and a major turnaround is needed.

10/1

19th

11

(20)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

15:15 Newbury

Bennetot

8st 13lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: David O’Meara

/Two wins in France; couple of duck eggs, both last autumn, for new stable; may need to come further down the weights and is best watched unless the betting speaks favourably.

33/1

19th

11

(20)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

15:15 Newbury

Bennetot

8st 13lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: David O’Meara

/Two wins in France; couple of duck eggs, both last autumn, for new stable; may need to come further down the weights and is best watched unless the betting speaks favourably.

33/1

25/1

Form: 5711-7 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 8st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict
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).
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

14th

14

(13)

31st May 2024

Soft

1m 0f 113y

Class 2

14:35 Epsom

Dashing Roger

8st 7lb

J: Marco Ghiani

T: William Stone

Signs of a revival on latest outing and he's back on his last winning mark; however, at this level he would be more interesting granted heavy ground; 3-3 on that surface, including last two wins.

25/1

21th
12 (21)
Terwada

16/1

Form: 41170- D

Last run: 203 days

W: 8st 13lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 94

Form & Verdict
Unraced on soft/heavy; has low mileage; soundly beaten in the Cambridgeshire (gelded since) but a progressive sort otherwise, winning twice over 1m before running respectably at the York Ebor festival, and may still have more to offer; not ruled out.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5th

11

(8)

15th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

14:05 Sandown

Terwada

9st 4lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Ed Walker

raced in second

11/1

6th

9

(7)

18th May 2024

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

16:45 Newbury

Terwada

8st 13lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Ed Walker

Progressive sort last spring/summer but his form dipped markedly in major handicaps the last twice; failed to beat a rival in the Spring Cup here (on reappearance) latest and is best watched unless the market suggests a rebound is likely.

16/1

6th

9

(7)

18th May 2024

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

16:45 Newbury

Terwada

8st 13lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Ed Walker

Progressive sort last spring/summer but his form dipped markedly in major handicaps the last twice; failed to beat a rival in the Spring Cup here (on reappearance) latest and is best watched unless the market suggests a rebound is likely.

16/1

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £136.10
Straight Forecast £68.12
Tricast £1511.95
Trifecta £3282.60

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Godwinson

The Guardian:

Noble Order

LAMBOURN:

Terwada

NEWMARKET:

Navagio

POSTDATA:

Raadobarg

RP RATINGS:

Racingbreaks Ryder

Daily Record:

Lattam

TOPSPEED:

Look Back Smiling

The Star:

Terwada

The Times:

Godwinson

Telegraph:

Godwinson

D Express:

Noble Order

The Sun:

Noble Order

Daily Mirror:

Navagio

Daily Mail:

Raadobarg