April 23 / 17.05 Epsom

17.05

Good

Betfred “Nifty 50” Handicap

  • Prize money: £6280.8
  • 1m 0f 113y
  • Class 4
  • 11 runners
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Betfred “Nifty 50” Handicap

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

9/2 (Won)

Form: 454-

Last run: 132 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 74

Form & Verdict
Ran three times last November/December (all AW), showing improved form on final occasion when close fourth in first-time hood at Kempton (1m); reappears having been gelded; his attractive pedigree indicates he has potential; could play a leading role if the absent hood isn't an issue.
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2nd

1

(9)

3rd May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 1f 197y

Class 5

16:25 Goodwood

Portsmouth

10st 0lb

J: David Probert

T: Andrew Balding

took keen hold, prominent, led 6f out, headed inside final 110yds, weakened towards finish

5/4

2nd

1

(9)

3rd May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 1f 197y

Class 5

16:25 Goodwood

Portsmouth

10st 0lb

J: David Probert

T: Andrew Balding

took keen hold, prominent, led 6f out, headed inside final 110yds, weakened towards finish

5/4

1st

9

(11)

23rd Apr 2024

Good

1m 0f 113y

Class 4

17:05 Epsom

Portsmouth

9st 3lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Andrew Balding

Ran three times last November/December (all AW), showing improved form on final occasion when close fourth in first-time hood at Kempton (1m); reappears having been gelded; his attractive pedigree indicates he has potential; could play a leading role if the absent hood isn't an issue.

9/2

Form: 652-

Last run: 140 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 73

Form & Verdict
Ran three times over 1m on AW towards end of last year and improved with each, finishing 4l second in Lingfield maiden on final occasion; his pedigree and the form of the yard suggest he may be able to produce another improved showing on AW/handicap debut and he's on the shortlist.
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2nd

10

(6)

23rd Apr 2024

Good

1m 0f 113y

Class 4

17:05 Epsom

Dashinwhitesargent

9st 2lb

J: Hector Crouch

T: Hughie Morrison

Ran three times over 1m on AW towards end of last year and improved with each, finishing 4l second in Lingfield maiden on final occasion; his pedigree and the form of the yard suggest he may be able to produce another improved showing on AW/handicap debut and he's on the shortlist.

10/1

2nd

10

(6)

23rd Apr 2024

Good

1m 0f 113y

Class 4

17:05 Epsom

Dashinwhitesargent

9st 2lb

J: Hector Crouch

T: Hughie Morrison

Ran three times over 1m on AW towards end of last year and improved with each, finishing 4l second in Lingfield maiden on final occasion; his pedigree and the form of the yard suggest he may be able to produce another improved showing on AW/handicap debut and he's on the shortlist.

10/1

2nd

2

(10)

5th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 0f 1y

Class 5

13:00 Lingfield (AW)

Dashinwhitesargent

9st 7lb

J: Hector Crouch

T: Hughie Morrison

Outran his 80-1 odds and wasn't far behind Toromoro on latest Kempton start; has frame possibilities granted another step forward, which is likely on breeding.

25/1

Form: 436-

Last run: 182 days

W: 9st 5lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 76

Form & Verdict
Showed promise last September on first two runs (1m, good/good to firm) and his Salisbury third suggested he has potential off this opening mark; caught wide when sixth when last seen (8.6f, AW); firmly in calculations.
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5th

4

(2)

3rd May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 1f 197y

Class 5

16:25 Goodwood

Show Biz Kid

9st 10lb

J: Pat Dobbs

T: Richard Hannon

prominent, in touch with leaders 4f out, hung right and dropped to rear over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong

3/1

5th

4

(2)

3rd May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 1f 197y

Class 5

16:25 Goodwood

Show Biz Kid

9st 10lb

J: Pat Dobbs

T: Richard Hannon

prominent

3/1

3rd

6

(7)

23rd Apr 2024

Good

1m 0f 113y

Class 4

17:05 Epsom

Show Biz Kid

9st 5lb

J: Sean Levey

T: Richard Hannon

Showed promise last September on first two runs (1m, good/good to firm) and his Salisbury third suggested he has potential off this opening mark; caught wide when sixth when last seen (8.6f, AW); firmly in calculations.

6/1

OUR TIP

Form: 9113-1 C

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 10lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 81

Form & Verdict
Won two 7f nurseries last autumn (including here on good ground) before campaign concluded with good third at Newmarket (7f, soft); reappeared with a win at Kempton (7f, AW) a fortnight ago and he's a half-brother to a 1m2f winner, so there can be optimism that he'll stay this far; one to consider.
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Verdict Starting price

1st

5

(7)

1st May 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

19:30 Kempton (AW)

Mr Baloo

9st 8lb

J: Joe Leavy

T: Richard Hannon

led at steady pace

10/1

1st

5

(7)

1st May 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

19:30 Kempton (AW)

Mr Baloo

9st 8lb

J: Joe Leavy

T: Richard Hannon

Versatility advertised in wins around here (last month), Salisbury and Epsom since September (all 7f), and 8.5f trip appeared within range when fourth back at the last-named course latest; more needed off same mark.

10/1

4th

1

(10)

23rd Apr 2024

Good

1m 0f 113y

Class 4

17:05 Epsom

Mr Baloo

9st 10lb

J: Alec Voikhansky

T: Richard Hannon

Won two 7f nurseries last autumn (including here on good ground) before campaign concluded with good third at Newmarket (7f, soft); reappeared with a win at Kempton (7f, AW) a fortnight ago and he's a half-brother to a 1m2f winner, so there can be optimism that he'll stay this far; one to consider.

4/1

Form: 5-36

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 0lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 71

Form & Verdict
Encouraging third at Wolverhampton (7f, AW) last month then failed to build on that when sixth at Kempton (1m, AW); improvement needed on handicap debut but he has a useful pedigree and the first-time blinkers may be a positive; not ruled out.
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5th

11

(4)

23rd Apr 2024

Good

1m 0f 113y

Class 4

17:05 Epsom

Great Chieftain

9st 0lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: Paul & Oliver Cole

Encouraging third at Wolverhampton (7f, AW) last month then failed to build on that when sixth at Kempton (1m, AW); improvement needed on handicap debut but he has a useful pedigree and the first-time blinkers may be a positive; not ruled out.

9/1

5th

11

(4)

23rd Apr 2024

Good

1m 0f 113y

Class 4

17:05 Epsom

Great Chieftain

9st 0lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: Paul & Oliver Cole

Encouraging third at Wolverhampton (7f, AW) last month then failed to build on that when sixth at Kempton (1m, AW); improvement needed on handicap debut but he has a useful pedigree and the first-time blinkers may be a positive; not ruled out.

9/1

6th

5

(9)

3rd Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

16:50 Kempton (AW)

Great Chieftain

9st 1lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Paul & Oliver Cole

in touch with leaders, prominent after 2f

15/2

Form: 1427-6

Last run: 27 days

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 78

Form & Verdict
Goes into the unknown stamina-wise today and he finished down the field on last month's stable and seasonal debut at Kempton; however, he may have needed that run and he hinted during his 11-race 2yo campaign for Richard Hannon that he'd stay further than 7f (won at that trip); not ruled out.
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6th

4

(8)

23rd Apr 2024

Good

1m 0f 113y

Class 4

17:05 Epsom

Commander Crouch

9st 7lb

J: Pat Cosgrave

T: Jim Boyle

Goes into the unknown stamina-wise today and he finished down the field on last month's stable and seasonal debut at Kempton; however, he may have needed that run and he hinted during his 11-race 2yo campaign for Richard Hannon that he'd stay further than 7f (won at that trip); not ruled out.

20/1

Form: 84-585

Last run: 52 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 74

Form & Verdict
Has shown ability in Dubai, most recently fifth of seven in 1m1f Listed race at Meydan; however, he's an inconsistent eight-race maiden and others have more compelling claims; now back with Ian Williams, for whom he ran twice last summer (well-beaten seventh each time).
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1st

11

(7)

18th May 2024

Good

1m 2f 0y

Class 4

16:25 Newmarket

Whathappensinvegas

9st 3lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: Ian Williams

took keen hold, prominent, ridden to lead 2f out, kept on well inside final furlong, gamely

33/1

1st

11

(7)

18th May 2024

Good

1m 2f 0y

Class 4

16:25 Newmarket

Whathappensinvegas

9st 3lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: Ian Williams

took keen hold, prominent, ridden to lead 2f out, kept on well inside final furlong, gamely

33/1

7th

8

(5)

23rd Apr 2024

Good

1m 0f 113y

Class 4

17:05 Epsom

Whathappensinvegas

9st 3lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: Ian Williams

Has shown ability in Dubai, most recently fifth of seven in 1m1f Listed race at Meydan; however, he's an inconsistent eight-race maiden and others have more compelling claims; now back with Ian Williams, for whom he ran twice last summer (well-beaten seventh each time).

16/1

Form: 2110-5

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 5lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 76

Form & Verdict
Well beaten on final run last season and merely fifth of seven on recent reappearance at Lingfield; however, he could improve for that latest outing and he posted front-running wins last August and September (7f, good to firm/heavy); no surprise if he gets back on track with a big run.
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8th

7

(1)

23rd Apr 2024

Good

1m 0f 113y

Class 4

17:05 Epsom

Gone Rogue

9st 5lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Charlie Johnston

Well beaten on final run last season and merely fifth of seven on recent reappearance at Lingfield; however, he could improve for that latest outing and he posted front-running wins last August and September (7f, good to firm/heavy); no surprise if he gets back on track with a big run.

8/1

8th

7

(1)

23rd Apr 2024

Good

1m 0f 113y

Class 4

17:05 Epsom

Gone Rogue

9st 5lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Charlie Johnston

Well beaten on final run last season and merely fifth of seven on recent reappearance at Lingfield; however, he could improve for that latest outing and he posted front-running wins last August and September (7f, good to firm/heavy); no surprise if he gets back on track with a big run.

8/1

5th

1

(8)

5th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 7f 1y

Class 5

15:00 Lingfield (AW)

Gone Rogue

9st 11lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Charlie Johnston

Front-running wins over 7f in a Musselburgh maiden (good to firm) and Haydock nursery (heavy) last autumn and he had a tough assignment in valuable sales race at York in final run last season; still has potential after only four starts and he looks interesting back in a handicap on his return.

4/1

9/1

Form: 3535-

Last run: 155 days

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 78

Form & Verdict
Only fifth of seven on her handicap/AW debut at Kempton (1m, AW) last November, but there can be hope she's better than that in view of her earlier turf novice runs and she reappears with her yard in fine form; chance.
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9th

5

(2)

23rd Apr 2024

Good

1m 0f 113y

Class 4

17:05 Epsom

I Love Paris

9st 7lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Ed Walker

Only fifth of seven on her handicap/AW debut at Kempton (1m, AW) last November, but there can be hope she's better than that in view of her earlier turf novice runs and she reappears with her yard in fine form; chance.

9/1

Form: 203-14 D

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 9lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 80

Form & Verdict
0-6 last year but some good runs in defeat (including on turf) and, having been gelded, he reappeared with a win in a Southwell maiden (1m, AW) last month; fair fourth when back in a handicap at Wolverhampton (8.6f, AW) last time, when his run was slightly checked; might not be far away.
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Verdict Starting price

5th

4

(5)

27th Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 7f 212y

Class 3

16:28 Haydock

Invincible Aura

9st 2lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Marco Botti

Always behind at Epsom (8.5f) four days ago, albeit perhaps didn't take to the track; this may suit better but he looks the most exposed contender; sole win came in AW maiden.

10/1

5th

4

(5)

27th Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 7f 212y

Class 3

16:28 Haydock

Invincible Aura

9st 2lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Marco Botti

Always behind at Epsom (8.5f) four days ago, albeit perhaps didn't take to the track; this may suit better but he looks the most exposed contender; sole win came in AW maiden.

10/1

10th

3

(9)

23rd Apr 2024

Good

1m 0f 113y

Class 4

17:05 Epsom

Invincible Aura

9st 9lb

J: Harry Davies

T: Marco Botti

0-6 last year but some good runs in defeat (including on turf) and, having been gelded, he reappeared with a win in a Southwell maiden (1m, AW) last month; fair fourth when back in a handicap at Wolverhampton (8.6f, AW) last time, when his run was slightly checked; might not be far away.

8/1

Form: 422-26

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 9lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 80

Form & Verdict
Tailed off on recent turf debut at Bath but that was on heavy ground; progressive on AW previously, finishing second at Lingfield (1m) in January in his first handicap, and he's worth another go on grass; a possible.
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11th

2

(3)

23rd Apr 2024

Good

1m 0f 113y

Class 4

17:05 Epsom

Galloping On

9st 9lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Clive Cox

Tailed off on recent turf debut at Bath but that was on heavy ground; progressive on AW previously, finishing second at Lingfield (1m) in January in his first handicap, and he's worth another go on grass; a possible.

9/1

11th

2

(3)

23rd Apr 2024

Good

1m 0f 113y

Class 4

17:05 Epsom

Galloping On

9st 9lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Clive Cox

Tailed off on recent turf debut at Bath but that was on heavy ground; progressive on AW previously, finishing second at Lingfield (1m) in January in his first handicap, and he's worth another go on grass; a possible.

9/1

6th

6

(2)

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

Class 3

16:18 Bath

Galloping On

8st 10lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Clive Cox

All four starts have been on AW; has made some improvement, second at Wolverhampton (7f) and Lingfield (1m) on last two outings, albeit as favourite on both occasions and 8-11 for a five-runner nursery on latest; gelded since and cheekpieces are enlisted.

4/1

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Payout
Straight Forecast £57.93
Tricast £343.21

Selections

TOPSPEED:

Mr Baloo

RP RATINGS:

Portsmouth

Daily Mirror:

Gone Rogue

POSTDATA:

Invincible Aura

SPOTLIGHT:

Show Biz Kid

The Times:

Portsmouth

Daily Mail:

Portsmouth

D Express:

Portsmouth

Telegraph:

Mr Baloo

The Guardian:

Mr Baloo

The Sun:

Mr Baloo

The Star:

Mr Baloo

Daily Record:

Mr Baloo