April 20 / 18.55 Nottingham

18.55

Soft

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  • Prize money: £4187.2
  • 2m 0f 0y
  • Class 5
  • 6 runners
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Runners: 6 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

6/1 (Won)

  • Win: £7.50
  • Place: £2.60

Form: 4236-6

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 6lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 64

Form & Verdict
Two creditable placed efforts on Polytrack (1m4f/1m6f) in December but below-form sixth twice since; needs a return to turf (won over 11.5f at Windsor last summer) to spark a revival.
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

5th

5

(8)

11th Jul 2024

Soft

1m 5f 61y

Class 5

20:45 Newbury

Queensland Boy

9st 11lb

J: David Probert

T: Ian Williams

midfield, headway and prominent over 3f out

13/2

12

(10)

15th Jun 2024

Good

1m 7f 196y

Class 4

15:55 Chester

Queensland Boy

8st 9lb

J: Cieren Fallon

T: Ian Williams

Won by a neck at Nottingham (soft; back up 2lb today) in April on penultimate start and that's the only time he's raced over this far; not disgraced over 1m6f latest but he may have more to give back at this trip.

14/1

6th

7

(10)

4th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 6f 0y

Class 5

16:55 Thirsk

Queensland Boy

9st 0lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Ian Williams

Has some ups and downs in his record but he made it 2-6 on turf when scoring under a positive ride at Nottingham (2m, soft) two weeks ago; that was a narrow success but he's only 2lb higher and this drop back in trip is no problem; shortlisted.

5/1

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5/4

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 39-211

Last run: 2 days

W: 10st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict
Underlined how well he goes in the mud with a 7l win at Thirsk (1m4f) last week and won by even further at Ripon (1m6f, heavy) on Thursday; effectively another 6lb higher if turned out again but it's offset by his rider's claim and he'll make a bold bid if coping with the quick turnaround.
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

3rd

1

(1)

27th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

18:50 Ripon

Clansman

9st 13lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Liam Bailey

took keen hold, raced in second, pressed leader over 3f out, led over 2f out, headed over 1f out, soon no extra

3/1

100/30

Form: 0/759-

Last run: 382 days

W: 9st 6lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 62

Form & Verdict
Notched three hurdle wins on joining this yard last summer, including on soft; not seen since November but on a low mark judged on those hurdle exploits and his peak Flat form; interesting.
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2nd

6

(5)

19th Jun 2024

Soft

1m 6f 0y

Class 6

20:50 Nottingham

Young Merlin

9st 7lb

J: Lewis Edmunds

T: Amy Murphy

slowly away, midfield

9/2

2nd

5

5th May 2024

Heavy

1m 6f 44y

Class 6

17:35 Salisbury

Young Merlin

9st 6lb

J: Frederick Larson

T: Amy Murphy

Started off for Amy Murphy with three hurdle wins last summer and, following a five-month break, kept on well for close third in tactical race at Nottingham (2m, soft) on Flat return a fortnight ago; remains very well handicapped on older Flat form; high on the list.

7/2

2nd

5

5th May 2024

Heavy

1m 6f 44y

Class 6

17:35 Salisbury

Young Merlin

9st 6lb

J: Frederick Larson

T: Amy Murphy

Started off for Amy Murphy with three hurdle wins last summer and, following a five-month break, kept on well for close third in tactical race at Nottingham (2m, soft) on Flat return a fortnight ago; remains very well handicapped on older Flat form; high on the list.

7/2

Form: 621/55

Last run: 7 days

W: 10st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 70

Form & Verdict
Dual soft-ground winner who, fit from hurdling, has recorded respectable fifths over 1m6f at Chelmsford in recent weeks; not dismissed back on turf with ground conditions to suit.
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2nd

4

18th Jul 2024

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

19:50 Worcester

Greatness Awaits

11st 10lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Ben Pauling

Dual Flat winner; off the mark at ninth attempt over hurdles when winning a good-ground handicap at Newton Abbot (2m1f; fourth has won since) last month; 4lb rise isn't unreasonable and he's likely to be thereabouts again.

9/2

1st

2

5th Jun 2024

Good

2m 0f 167y

Class 5

17:15 Newton Abbot

Greatness Awaits

11st 13lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Ben Pauling

Dual Flat winner on slow ground and running well in that scene until struggling in the consolation race for the Chester Cup; 0-8 over hurdles but twice placed and he handles good ground okay; should go well in this modest handicap.

3/1

11th

17

(12)

10th May 2024

Good

2m 2f 140y

Class 2

16:15 Chester

Greatness Awaits

8st 7lb

J: Silvestre De Sousa

T: Ben Pauling

Dual soft-ground winner (2021 and 2022) who, fit from hurdling, has run respectably over 1m6f/2m in his three starts back on Flat this spring; needs to find a bit extra again.

16/1

16/1

Form: 07-147 D

Last run: 59 days

W: 9st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 65

Form & Verdict
Bounced back to form to cause 33-1 surprise at Chelmsford (2m) in January but below par twice since; down the field on his three previous attempts on turf.
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6th

5

(1)

29th Apr 2024

Standard

2m 0f 102y

Class 5

17:45 Southwell (AW)

Man Of Riddles

9st 5lb

J: Grace McEntee

T: Max Young

towards rear but in touch with leaders

12/1

6th

5

(1)

29th Apr 2024

Standard

2m 0f 102y

Class 5

17:45 Southwell (AW)

Man Of Riddles

9st 5lb

J: Grace McEntee

T: Max Young

towards rear but in touch with leaders

12/1

5th

4

(7)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

18:55 Nottingham

Man Of Riddles

9st 9lb

J: Grace McEntee

T: Max Young

took keen hold, in rear, headway over 3f out, soon no extra

16/1

14/1

Form: 100-84

Last run: 9 days

W: 8st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 54

Form & Verdict
Scored in first-time cheekpieces at Chelmsford (1m6f) last November but he been beaten upwards of 23l in all four starts since; now 1lb below his winning mark but he needs a refitted cheekpieces and first-time tongue-tie combination to spark a major turnaround back on turf.
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6th

7

(2)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

18:55 Nottingham

Shadowfax

8st 12lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Michael Appleby

Scored in first-time cheekpieces at Chelmsford (1m6f) last November but he been beaten upwards of 23l in all four starts since; now 1lb below his winning mark but he needs a refitted cheekpieces and first-time tongue-tie combination to spark a major turnaround back on turf.

14/1

6th

7

(2)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

18:55 Nottingham

Shadowfax

8st 12lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Michael Appleby

in touch with leaders, weakened and dropped to last over 3f out

14/1

4th

4

(2)

11th Apr 2024

Standard

2m 0f 0y

Class 6

20:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Shadowfax

9st 4lb

J: Frederick Larson

T: Michael Appleby

pressed leader, led after 1f, headed and raced in second after 4f, lost position 4f out, soon dropped to last on outer, outpaced and struggling from over 2f out

8/1

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Payout
Exacta £15.30
Straight Forecast £13.85
Trifecta £47.20

Selections

Telegraph:

Clansman

The Times:

Queensland Boy

POSTDATA:

Greatness Awaits

SPOTLIGHT:

Young Merlin

RP RATINGS:

Shadowfax

Daily Mirror:

Queensland Boy

The Star:

Greatness Awaits

The Guardian:

Clansman

Daily Mail:

Clansman

D Express:

Clansman

The Sun:

Clansman

Daily Record:

Clansman

NEWMARKET:

Young Merlin