April 23 / 14.10 Epsom

14.10

Good

Betfred Handicap

  • Prize money: £9019.5
  • 0m 5f 0y
  • Class 3
  • 13 runners
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Betfred Handicap

Runners: 13 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

10/1 (Won)

Form: 212422 D

Last run: 22 days

W: 8st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict
Not the force of old but that's reflected in his mark and he's been in good form this year; behind Jojo Rabbit last time though and he hasn't shone in three visits to Epsom.
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11th

12

(13)

1st Jun 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

15:45 Epsom

Night On Earth

8st 2lb

J: Morgan Cole

T: Ian Williams

Not as good as he was but his early speed remains a huge asset and he dominated a C&D handicap (good) in April off 7lb lower; fine run from a horror draw at Chester last month and another sound effort at Goodwood eight days ago; whether he'll be able to repel the challengers on forecast good to soft ground is the concern.

12/1

Form: 8127-6 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 85

Form & Verdict
Saw off 16 rivals to win at York in September (5f, good) off just 1lb lower; ran okay given the testing conditions at Pontefract on his reappearance three weeks ago; better can be expected today with the quicker ground in his favour and that reappearance behind him.
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7th

11

(17)

16th Jun 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

17:45 Thirsk

Looking For Lynda

9st 3lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: K R Burke

slightly awkward start

15/2

3rd

9

(1)

1st Jun 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

15:45 Epsom

Looking For Lynda

8st 4lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: K R Burke

Placed on last three starts, including over C&D (good) and on soft; crept up the weights as a consequence though and he couldn't live with Clarendon House's late surge at York 16 days ago; looks set to give his running again and that might be enough to secure some more minor money.

7/1

2nd

13

(10)

16th May 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

14:15 York

Looking For Lynda

8st 8lb

J: Sam James

T: K R Burke

Made all in big-field 3yo handicap over C&D (good) last September and back to form when runner-up at Epsom (5f, good) last month; another good run when third at Ripon four days later (tiring on soft ground); likes it here and can make a bold bid off a mark 3lb higher than for his course win.

14/1

33/1

Form: 351625 D

Last run: 10 days

W: 8st 4lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 69

Form & Verdict
Went close at Lingfield this month but less good at Chelmsford since and this is a much stronger race than he's used to.
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2nd

1

(2)

18th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

0m 5f 60y

Class 6

18:30 Brighton

The Defiant

10st 1lb

J: Tom Queally

T: Luke Dace

Five years since he won on turf but he's gone close here a couple of times and has always been best suited by switchback tracks, an easy 5f and a fast surface; doesn't arrive in much form but he's had a few tough draws lately and this is easier.

4/1

8th

9

(3)

1st Jun 2024

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

20:45 Lingfield

The Defiant

9st 0lb

J: Tyler Heard

T: Luke Dace

Better known as a 5f performer, winning nine times; below his best the last twice and opposable on this rare 6f run.

14/1

OUR TIP

Form: 13-383 D

Last run: 25 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 90

Form & Verdict
Two AW wins for Charlie Fellowes in late 2023; low-key stable debut at Newcastle in February but he bounced back quickly with a fine front-running third at Lingfield on Good Friday (6f); returning to turf won't be an issue and he has the speed to exploit the rail draw.
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9th

7

(3)

9th May 2024

Good

0m 5f 15y

Class 2

13:30 Chester

Clearpoint

9st 4lb

J: William Carver

T: Simon Hodgson

midfield, headway on outer from 2f out, no extra inside final furlong

7/1

9th

7

(3)

9th May 2024

Good

0m 5f 15y

Class 2

13:30 Chester

Clearpoint

9st 4lb

J: William Carver

T: Simon Hodgson

midfield, headway on outer from 2f out, no extra inside final furlong

7/1

4th

3

(13)

23rd Apr 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 3

14:10 Epsom

Clearpoint

9st 9lb

J: William Carver

T: Simon Hodgson

Two AW wins for Charlie Fellowes in late 2023; low-key stable debut at Newcastle in February but he bounced back quickly with a fine front-running third at Lingfield on Good Friday (6f); returning to turf won't be an issue and he has the speed to exploit the rail draw.

8/1

5th
9 (9)
Lihou

12/1

Form: -95638 CD

Last run: 19 days

W: 8st 8lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict
When winning this event 12 months ago he came here in top form and that isn't the case this year; on the plus side, he's 7lb lower and the conditions won't be an issue.
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2nd

9

(1)

11th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

17:42 Salisbury

Lihou

9st 2lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: David Evans

stumbled start, soon recovered and prominent, outpaced halfway, rallied and went second inside final furlong, kept on but no match for winner

9/1

7th

10

(7)

24th May 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 3

17:10 Goodwood

Lihou

8st 7lb

J: David Egan

T: David Evans

Now 13lb lower than when second to Angle Land in this race 12 months ago; hasn't quite found his best this year but the return to Goodwood, where he invariably runs well, looks a good move.

10/1

7th

10

(7)

24th May 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 3

17:10 Goodwood

Lihou

8st 7lb

J: David Egan

T: David Evans

Now 13lb lower than when second to Angle Land in this race 12 months ago; hasn't quite found his best this year but the return to Goodwood, where he invariably runs well, looks a good move.

10/1

7/1

Form: 07925- D

Last run: 199 days

W: 9st 9lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict
Second in the 2022 Dash over C&D off 8lb higher before winning a valuable handicap at Ascot; high in the weights for much of 2023 but he ran well at Ascot on his last two starts; has gone well fresh in the past and he returns with his yard in good form; draw not ideal but lots to like otherwise.
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10th

4

(7)

10th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

0m 5f 21y

Class 2

19:40 Windsor

Mountain Peak

9st 11lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Ed Walker

Dropped a long way in the weights and his Epsom reappearance seven weeks ago was encouraging; could take a good step forward and is respected despite his advancing years.

8/1

6th

2

(2)

23rd Apr 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 3

14:10 Epsom

Mountain Peak

9st 9lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Ed Walker

Second in the 2022 Dash over C&D off 8lb higher before winning a valuable handicap at Ascot; high in the weights for much of 2023 but he ran well at Ascot on his last two starts; has gone well fresh in the past and he returns with his yard in good form; draw not ideal but lots to like otherwise.

7/1

7/1

Form: 8130-7 D

Last run: 51 days

W: 8st 9lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 76

Form & Verdict
Enjoyed a positional advantage when winning at Haydock last summer; still 3lb higher and he'll need to leave last month's AW return behind him; Oisin Murphy is a notable booking though.
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7th

5

(3)

24th Jun 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

17:30 Thirsk

Match Play

9st 10lb

J: David Nolan

T: Paul Midgley

Not seen to best effect when ninth of 13 at Haydock 18 days ago, racing on unfavoured stand side; not discounted off an easing mark.

12/1

9th

8

(7)

6th Jun 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

15:35 Haydock

Match Play

9st 5lb

J: Mark Winn

T: Paul Midgley

led, headed over 1f out, soon weakened

4/1

3rd

3

(1)

22nd May 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 5

16:20 Ayr

Match Play

9st 8lb

J: David Nolan

T: Paul Midgley

led, headed over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong

3/1

6/1

Form: -45351 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 8st 4lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 71

Form & Verdict
Made all in a 5f handicap at Thirsk (well drawn, front two clear) two weeks ago and a 5lb rise for that seems fair enough; different ground to contend with this time though and it's unlikely that he'll be able to dominate this field.
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10th

11

(9)

15th Jun 2024

Good

0m 5f 15y

Class 3

14:10 Chester

Glory Fighter

8st 12lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: Paul Midgley

midfield on outer

10/1

2nd

5

(4)

31st May 2024

Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

19:55 Catterick

Glory Fighter

9st 1lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Paul Midgley

ducked right start, soon recovered to lead, going best halfway, faced challenge over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on but no match for winner

7/2

8th

15

(9)

4th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 3

15:15 Thirsk

Glory Fighter

8st 11lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Paul Midgley

in touch with leaders

10/1

12/1

Form: -51180 D

Last run: 53 days

W: 9st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict
Having dropped a long way in the weights he rediscovered his form this winter, winning 5f handicaps at Lingfield (twice) and Wolverhampton; wouldn't judge him too harshly on either of his last two runs and he ran well in the Dash over C&D last summer off this mark; not discounted.
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9/1

Form: 7531-1 D

Last run: 22 days

W: 8st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 76

Form & Verdict
Ended 2023 with a win at Wolverhampton; returned from five months off to beat Night On Earth for another win at Wolverhampton three weeks ago (good Topspeed figure); more on his plate at this level but wellbeing assured and return to turf should be okay.
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4th

7

(13)

24th Jun 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

17:30 Thirsk

Jojo Rabbit

9st 9lb

J: James Sullivan

T: Ruth Carr

Kickstarted 2024 with 5f Wolverhampton success in April but he's been in and out since, only eighth at Catterick (5f) 16 days ago; others appeal more.

14/1

8th

8

(1)

8th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

17:05 Catterick

Jojo Rabbit

8st 12lb

J: James Sullivan

T: Ruth Carr

AW winner in April; put two quiet runs behind him when third to Albegone here eight days ago; even that run needs bettering in this line up.

12/1

3rd

4

(3)

31st May 2024

Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

19:55 Catterick

Jojo Rabbit

9st 6lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Ruth Carr

took keen hold, in touch with leaders, carried head awkwardly and outpaced halfway, soon lost position, rallied inside final furlong, went third towards finish, not pace to challenge

7/1

16/1

Form: 425470 D

Last run: 39 days

W: 9st 1lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict
Talented but frustrating; ran well enough on his only visit to Epsom (June 2021) but he hasn't won since November of that season and the drought looks set to continue.
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13th

17

(4)

16th Jun 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

17:45 Thirsk

Mondammej

8st 3lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Antony Brittain

taken down early

40/1

17th

11

(19)

25th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

13:35 York

Mondammej

9st 7lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Antony Brittain

Occasional flashes of retaining his old spark and this is a drop in grade; losing run goes back to November 2021 though and others are more appealing for win purposes.

25/1

17th

11

(19)

25th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

13:35 York

Mondammej

9st 7lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Antony Brittain

Occasional flashes of retaining his old spark and this is a drop in grade; losing run goes back to November 2021 though and others are more appealing for win purposes.

25/1

12/1

Form: -51153 D

Last run: 13 days

W: 8st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict
Two 5f wins at Lingfield this year and he made a bold bid upped to 6f 13 days ago, having the field strung out turning for home but tying up close home; return to 5f is a big plus but he has run only once on turf in his last 43 starts (well beaten).
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6th

7

(5)

4th Jun 2024

Standard

0m 5f 6y

Class 4

19:15 Lingfield (AW)

Micks Spirit

8st 8lb

J: Joe Leavy

T: Conrad Allen

slowly away, took keen hold, raced in last throughout

16/1

3rd

1

(4)

23rd May 2024

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 5

18:47 Chelmsford (AW)

Micks Spirit

9st 10lb

J: Darragh Keenan

T: Conrad Allen

led, headed 1f out, lost second and weakened inside final 110yds

5/1

3rd

1

(4)

23rd May 2024

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 5

18:47 Chelmsford (AW)

Micks Spirit

9st 10lb

J: Darragh Keenan

T: Conrad Allen

led, headed 1f out, lost second and weakened inside final 110yds

5/1

Form: 221252 D

Last run: 31 days

W: 9st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict
All 14 starts have come on AW, winning twice over 5f on Tapeta; latest second to an improving mare was another career best; drawn widest but likely to be dropped in and should get a strong pace to aim at; a big run is on the cards on this turf debut.
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1st

3

(4)

22nd Jun 2024

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

16:45 Ayr

Moon Flight

9st 11lb

J: Tommie Jakes

T: Linda Perratt

Series of good runs for his new yard and this mark in range judged on his AW efforts this year; only fifth on his return to turf at Hamilton three weeks ago but that was a good race and he ran another solid race after ten weeks off; Tommie Jakes knows him well; contender.

100/30

10

(8)

2nd Jun 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 7y

Class 2

17:10 Hamilton

Moon Flight

8st 13lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Linda Perratt

Consistent performer on AW; solid second at Newcastle when last seen ten weeks ago; withdrawn (refused to enter the stalls) at Epsom since; has a question to answer on turf.

16/1

6

(1)

23rd Apr 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 3

14:10 Epsom

Moon Flight

9st 0lb

J: Tommie Jakes

T: Linda Perratt

All 14 starts have come on AW, winning twice over 5f on Tapeta; latest second to an improving mare was another career best; drawn widest but likely to be dropped in and should get a strong pace to aim at; a big run is on the cards on this turf debut.

7/1

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Payout
Straight Forecast £51.19
Tricast £998.38

Selections

Telegraph:

Jojo Rabbit

RP RATINGS:

Looking For Lynda

The Times:

One Night Stand

TOPSPEED:

Lihou

POSTDATA:

Glory Fighter

SPOTLIGHT:

Mountain Peak

The Star:

Clearpoint

NEWMARKET:

Mick's Spirit

D Express:

Looking For Lynda

The Guardian:

Jojo Rabbit

The Sun:

Jojo Rabbit

Daily Mirror:

One Night Stand

Daily Mail:

Lihou

Daily Record:

Glory Fighter

LAMBOURN:

Mountain Peak