April 23 / 15.55 Epsom

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Weatherbys Global Stallions App Great Metropolitan Handicap

  • Prize money: £10308
  • 1m 4f 6y
  • Class 3
  • 13 runners
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Weatherbys Global Stallions App Great Metropolitan Handicap

Runners: 13 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

4/1 (Won)

  • Win: £3.50
  • Place: £1.50

Form: 1314/3 C

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict
Won here in 2021 (1m2f, good) and, after missing 2022 and 2023, he returned with a staying-on third at Bath (1m2f, heavy) 16 days ago; the bounce factor may be an issue of this second quick start back, but there was plenty to like about his comeback run and he's well treated on old form.
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1st

6

(8)

23rd Apr 2024

Good

1m 4f 6y

Class 3

15:55 Epsom

Champagne Piaff

9st 3lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: Gary Moore

Won here in 2021 (1m2f, good) and, after missing 2022 and 2023, he returned with a staying-on third at Bath (1m2f, heavy) 16 days ago; the bounce factor may be an issue of this second quick start back, but there was plenty to like about his comeback run and he's well treated on old form.

4/1

1st

6

(8)

23rd Apr 2024

Good

1m 4f 6y

Class 3

15:55 Epsom

Champagne Piaff

9st 3lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: Gary Moore

Won here in 2021 (1m2f, good) and, after missing 2022 and 2023, he returned with a staying-on third at Bath (1m2f, heavy) 16 days ago; the bounce factor may be an issue of this second quick start back, but there was plenty to like about his comeback run and he's well treated on old form.

4/1

3rd

3

(3)

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 2f 37y

Class 3

13:58 Bath

Champagne Piaff

9st 3lb

J: Rhys Clutterbuck

T: Gary Moore

Has a long absence to overcome but he was nicely progressive when last seen during the backend of 2021, showing good form over 1m2f/1m4f on ground ranging from fast to soft; dropped in the weights and it makes sense to let the market guide.

10/1

25/1

  • Place: £14.30

Form: 55967-

Last run: 269 days

W: 9st 6lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 92

Form & Verdict
Two 2yo wins in 2022 and some tough assignments during last year's 3yo Flat campaign, in which he was 0-6; fair second of three on hurdle/stable debut at Doncaster last November; may be best watched now back on the Flat.
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9

(8)

1st Jun 2024

Good To Soft

1m 4f 6y

Class 2

17:15 Epsom

Think First

8st 11lb

J: Ben Coen

T: Neil Mulholland

Often highly tried for previous stable; with new yard since September, for which he's had three races; second of 13 when 40-1 over C&D (good) in April, which he failed to live up to at Ascot three weeks ago but that was when tried in a hood (now discarded); bit to prove on softer than good.

18/1

8th

1

(12)

11th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 3f 211y

Class 3

13:30 Ascot

Think First

9st 10lb

J: Neil Callan

T: Neil Mulholland

Often highly tried for previous stable; runner-up in both outings (hurdle/Flat) for new yard, latest at Epsom (1m4f, good) where he was no match for the winner but ran creditably; possibilities, provided he takes well to first-time hood.

13/2

8th

1

(12)

11th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 3f 211y

Class 3

13:30 Ascot

Think First

9st 10lb

J: Neil Callan

T: Neil Mulholland

Often highly tried for previous stable; runner-up in both outings (hurdle/Flat) for new yard, latest at Epsom (1m4f, good) where he was no match for the winner but ran creditably; possibilities, provided he takes well to first-time hood.

13/2

9/1

  • Place: £3.00

Form: 40/19- D

Last run: 352 days

W: 8st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict
Won twice in 2022 (1m6f, good) and reappeared with another win at Leicester (1m4f, heavy) last April; absent since mid-division at Newmarket last May (final run for the now-retired William Jarvis) but he's just 1lb above his last winning mark and his new trainer is among the winners; chance.
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3rd

4

(11)

15th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

1m 6f 0y

Class 4

17:00 Sandown

Duke Of Verona

9st 6lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Harry Eustace

towards rear, headway from 3f out, went third over 1f out, soon briefly disputed lead, kept on

8/1

5th

8

16th May 2024

Soft

1m 6f 44y

Class 3

14:30 Salisbury

Duke Of Verona

9st 5lb

J: Pat Cosgrave

T: Harry Eustace

midfield, headway 3f out, switched right 2f out, weakened over 1f out

13/2

5th

8

16th May 2024

Soft

1m 6f 44y

Class 3

14:30 Salisbury

Duke Of Verona

9st 5lb

J: Pat Cosgrave

T: Harry Eustace

midfield, headway 3f out, switched right 2f out, weakened over 1f out

13/2

Form: 1450-8

Last run: 30 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 93

Form & Verdict
Down the field on last month's reappearance and her best form has come on slow ground; however, she showed promise on good/good to firm earlier in career and may have needed that latest outing; on a competitive mark and not written off.
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8th

4

(5)

25th May 2024

Good

1m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:10 Goodwood

Theres The Door

9st 3lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: David Evans

dwelt start, always behind

8/1

8th

4

(5)

25th May 2024

Good

1m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:10 Goodwood

Theres The Door

9st 3lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: David Evans

dwelt start, always behind

8/1

4th

7

(6)

4th May 2024

Heavy

1m 3f 218y

Class 1

15:20 Goodwood

Theres The Door

9st 2lb

J: Harry Davies

T: David Evans

in rear, outpaced 4f out, headway over 1f out, not reach leaders

16/1

9/1

Form: 69008- CD

Last run: 208 days

W: 9st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict
Disappointing on final few runs last season and sold out of Charlie Hills's yard for 32,000gns in November; however, a break may have helped, he's on his last winning mark and he's 2-2 here; can go well fresh and it will be no surprise to see a big performance on stable debut.
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9th

13

(1)

15th May 2024

Good To Firm

1m 3f 188y

Class 2

14:15 York

Saratoga Gold

8st 11lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: Kevin Frost

Eight wins for Charlie Hills but disappointing on final few runs last season and sold for 32,000gns; respectable fifth of 13 on stable debut at Epsom three weeks ago; none of his wins have been on softer than good.

25/1

9th

13

(1)

15th May 2024

Good To Firm

1m 3f 188y

Class 2

14:15 York

Saratoga Gold

8st 11lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: Kevin Frost

Eight wins for Charlie Hills but disappointing on final few runs last season and sold for 32,000gns; respectable fifth of 13 on stable debut at Epsom three weeks ago; none of his wins have been on softer than good.

25/1

5th

7

(12)

23rd Apr 2024

Good

1m 4f 6y

Class 3

15:55 Epsom

Saratoga Gold

9st 3lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: Kevin Frost

Disappointing on final few runs last season and sold out of Charlie Hills's yard for 32,000gns in November; however, a break may have helped, he's on his last winning mark and he's 2-2 here; can go well fresh and it will be no surprise to see a big performance on stable debut.

9/1

6th
11 (5)
Vaynor

7/1

Form: 03519- D

Last run: 213 days

W: 8st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict
Well beaten on last season's reappearance but he ran a couple of good races subsequently during a light campaign, including a win at Thirsk (1m4f, good) in September, and he's not ruled out on his return.
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7th

1

(1)

7th Jun 2024

Good

1m 3f 218y

Class 4

20:45 Goodwood

Vaynor

10st 1lb

J: Jack Enright

T: Charles Hills

Won off a 1lb higher mark at Thirsk last September (1m4f, good) but comfortably held in three subsequent starts, including Newmarket last time when beaten some 12l into third; needs to turn a corner.

5/1

3rd

4

(5)

17th May 2024

Good To Firm

1m 4f 0y

Class 3

16:25 Newmarket

Vaynor

9st 0lb

J: Cieren Fallon

T: Charles Hills

Won off this mark at Thirsk (1m4f) last September but he ended last season on a low note and was beaten 11l at Epsom on his return last month; has bit to prove again and it would be a concern if forecast rain arrives (all turf wins on good/good to firm).

12/1

3rd

4

(5)

17th May 2024

Good To Firm

1m 4f 0y

Class 3

16:25 Newmarket

Vaynor

9st 0lb

J: Cieren Fallon

T: Charles Hills

Won off this mark at Thirsk (1m4f) last September but he ended last season on a low note and was beaten 11l at Epsom on his return last month; has bit to prove again and it would be a concern if forecast rain arrives (all turf wins on good/good to firm).

12/1

Form: 6134-8 D

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 3lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 89

Form & Verdict
Well beaten on recent reappearance at Kempton but that was his first crack at 2m and he could improve for the run; won three times last year over about 1m4f (various ground); he might be a contender now back down in trip.
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7th

8

(3)

23rd Apr 2024

Good

1m 4f 6y

Class 3

15:55 Epsom

Splendent

9st 3lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Paul & Oliver Cole

Well beaten on recent reappearance at Kempton but that was his first crack at 2m and he could improve for the run; won three times last year over about 1m4f (various ground); he might be a contender now back down in trip.

10/1

7th

8

(3)

23rd Apr 2024

Good

1m 4f 6y

Class 3

15:55 Epsom

Splendent

9st 3lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Paul & Oliver Cole

Well beaten on recent reappearance at Kempton but that was his first crack at 2m and he could improve for the run; won three times last year over about 1m4f (various ground); he might be a contender now back down in trip.

10/1

8th

9

(4)

6th Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 2

15:15 Kempton (AW)

Splendent

9st 7lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: Paul & Oliver Cole

Won at Newcastle in 2021 but came last at Wolverhampton in 2022 on his only other AW start, both on Tapeta; had turf wins last year at Windsor in May, Newbury in June and in Hungary in September, before two minor honours at Newmarket in the autumn; ran respectably on both attempts at 1m6f (last summer) but has more to prove going beyond that for the first time.

14/1

Form: 53321- D

Last run: 272 days

W: 8st 13lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 85

Form & Verdict
This is his first run since last July (gelded since); however, back then he won in good style at Catterick (1m4f, good) and this 4yo could continue to progress; interesting contender on his comeback.
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8th

1

(2)

16th Jun 2024

Good

1m 6f 0y

Class 4

18:15 Thirsk

Hope You Can Run

9st 10lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Charlie Johnston

Triple winner at up to 1m6f, all on a sound surface; stepped up on two early-season efforts when scoring at Newmarket last month; went up 3lb for that and was beaten over 8l at Hamilton (1m5f, good) latest; more needed.

12/1

8th

6

(7)

2nd Jun 2024

Good To Soft

1m 5f 16y

Class 3

16:40 Hamilton

Hope You Can Run

9st 3lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Charlie Johnston

Can front-run; surged back to form at Newmarket (1m6f, good to firm) two weeks ago, going on 3f out and seeing off the strong challenger Too Friendly; acts on good to soft; up 3lb but seriously considered.

7/1

1st

7

(4)

19th May 2024

Good

1m 6f 0y

Class 3

16:15 Newmarket

Hope You Can Run

8st 11lb

J: William Buick

T: Charlie Johnston

Can front-run; ended last season in July but on a high note, winning in good style at Catterick (1m4f, good); well beaten over 1m4f this season at Epsom and Newmarket, so others have more pressing claims on this his second attempt at about 1m6f.

9/1

OUR TIP

Form: 91236- D

Last run: 136 days

W: 9st 7lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 93

Form & Verdict
Won three times last year (twice on turf) and improved again when Listed third at Lingfield (1m5f, AW) in November; went up the weights as a result and was only sixth of seven in an AW handicap next time, but in view of her progressive profile she's not ruled out on this return to action.
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12th

14

(3)

8th Jun 2024

Good

1m 3f 175y

Class 1

15:00 Haydock

Wynter Wildes

9st 2lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: Charlie Fellowes

soon led at steady pace, increased tempo over 3f out, soon headed

25/1

25/1

Form: 70308-

Last run: 218 days

W: 8st 5lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 77

Form & Verdict
Some useful form in 2021 and 2022, and he's dropped down the weights; has been gelded since his last run which might prompt an upturn in fortunes, but it needs to as he struggled to get competitive last year.
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12th

13

(2)

15th Jun 2024

Good

1m 3f 188y

Class 3

13:50 York

Green Team

9st 7lb

J: Miss Katie Martin

T: Ian Williams

Pretty useful on occasions last year, still not adding to his 2yo win though and that's despite dropping well down the weights; uncompetitive on both starts this season, with tongue tied first time on latest; trainer had a 33-1 winner of this race in 2022.

40/1

14th

10

(11)

10th May 2024

Good

2m 2f 140y

Class 2

16:15 Chester

Green Team

9st 0lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: Ian Williams

Some useful form in 2022 and he's dropped down the weights; needs an upturn as he struggled to get competitive last year, including three 2m runs, and was always behind in last month's reappearance; tongue tied first time.

33/1

14th

10

(11)

10th May 2024

Good

2m 2f 140y

Class 2

16:15 Chester

Green Team

9st 0lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: Ian Williams

Some useful form in 2022 and he's dropped down the weights; needs an upturn as he struggled to get competitive last year, including three 2m runs, and was always behind in last month's reappearance; tongue tied first time.

33/1

11/2

Form: 31676- D

Last run: 193 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 91

Form & Verdict
Bolted up on his handicap debut at Glorious Goodwood (1m4f, soft) last August; three lesser runs followed and there's a suspicion that slow ground is important to him, but he returns having been gelded and retains potential.
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2nd

6

(9)

5th Jun 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 3f 219y

Class 3

20:15 Kempton (AW)

The Goat

9st 0lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Andrew Balding

Won in great style on handicap debut at Glorious Goodwood (1m4f, soft; 5lb higher today) last August but has basically gone downhill since, including back on soft ground; his only two AW races were before the Goodwood revelation, which he still needs to prove was not a one-off.

12/1

11th

2

16th May 2024

Soft

1m 6f 44y

Class 3

14:30 Salisbury

The Goat

9st 10lb

J: David Probert

T: Andrew Balding

midfield, some headway 4f out, bumped over 2f out, soon weakened

15/2

11th

2

16th May 2024

Soft

1m 6f 44y

Class 3

14:30 Salisbury

The Goat

9st 10lb

J: David Probert

T: Andrew Balding

midfield, some headway 4f out, bumped over 2f out, soon weakened

15/2

14/1

Form: 8123-0

Last run: 25 days

W: 8st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 76

Form & Verdict
Well beaten at Lingfield late last month but may have needed that first run since December; did well after joining this yard last August, winning three times (1m2f-2m, including on good); could still have more to offer.
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4th

10

(9)

15th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

1m 6f 0y

Class 4

17:00 Sandown

Western Stars

8st 11lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: Jim Boyle

soon led, headed and raced in second after 2f, lost two places from over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong

10/1

5th

1

(10)

25th May 2024

Soft

1m 3f 175y

Class 5

16:45 Haydock

Western Stars

9st 9lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Jim Boyle

Having dropped below his last winning mark he returned to form when third at Newbury (1m4f, good) eight days ago; won on soft ground last September on sole previous visit to Haydock and he's on the shortlist.

5/1

5th

1

(10)

25th May 2024

Soft

1m 3f 175y

Class 5

16:45 Haydock

Western Stars

9st 9lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Jim Boyle

Having dropped below his last winning mark he returned to form when third at Newbury (1m4f, good) eight days ago; won on soft ground last September on sole previous visit to Haydock and he's on the shortlist.

5/1

Form: 94220-

Last run: 168 days

W: 9st 10lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 96

Form & Verdict
Won in fine style at Newbury (1m2f, good) last May and continued to progress when runner-up three times in the second half of the year (1m4f-1m6f, good to soft/soft); absent since tailed off in AW Listed race last November but not discounted on her reappearance.
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12th

2

(1)

25th May 2024

Soft

2m 0f 46y

Class 2

15:30 Haydock

Greysful Storm

9st 7lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: Darryll Holland

Won in fine style at Newbury (1m2f, good) last May and continued to progress when runner-up three times in the second half of the year (1m4f-1m6f, good to soft/soft); however, tailed off in AW Listed race last November and always behind at Epsom (1m4f) on reappearance; headgear is called on.

25/1

12th

2

(1)

25th May 2024

Soft

2m 0f 46y

Class 2

15:30 Haydock

Greysful Storm

9st 7lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: Darryll Holland

Won in fine style at Newbury (1m2f, good) last May and continued to progress when runner-up three times in the second half of the year (1m4f-1m6f, good to soft/soft); however, tailed off in AW Listed race last November and always behind at Epsom (1m4f) on reappearance; headgear is called on.

25/1

13th

1

(9)

23rd Apr 2024

Good

1m 4f 6y

Class 3

15:55 Epsom

Greysful Storm

9st 10lb

J: Jason Watson

T: Darryll Holland

Won in fine style at Newbury (1m2f, good) last May and continued to progress when runner-up three times in the second half of the year (1m4f-1m6f, good to soft/soft); absent since tailed off in AW Listed race last November but not discounted on her reappearance.

14/1

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Payout
Exacta £168.20
Straight Forecast £132.98
Tricast £831.31
Trifecta £1961.40

Selections

Telegraph:

Champagne Piaff

RP RATINGS:

The Goat

TOPSPEED:

Splendent

The Times:

Greysful Storm

POSTDATA:

Western Stars

NEWMARKET:

Wynter Wildes

SPOTLIGHT:

Saratoga Gold

The Sun:

The Goat

LAMBOURN:

Splendent

The Guardian:

Champagne Piaff

Daily Mail:

Champagne Piaff

D Express:

Champagne Piaff

Daily Mirror:

Champagne Piaff

The Star:

Champagne Piaff

Daily Record:

Champagne Piaff