April 23 / 17.30 Wolverhampton (AW)

17.30

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  • Prize money: £2983.38
  • 1m 1f 104y
  • Class 6
  • 8 runners
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Runners: 8 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Tapeta

Weather: Mostly cloudy

12/1 (Won)

  • Win: £21.00
  • Place: £3.60

Form: 2460-6 D

Last run: 98 days

W: 9st 3lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 49

Form & Verdict
Wins have come in the summer on turf and he's been on the downgrade in recent times; didn't see out a testing 1m4f latest and has gone well fresh before but others have more pressing claims.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

6

(5)

23rd Jun 2024

Good

1m 2f 5y

Class 6

14:30 Pontefract

Irv

9st 4lb

J: Aiden Brookes

T: Micky Hammond

midfield

10/1

4th

7

(8)

27th May 2024

Soft

1m 2f 1y

Class 6

17:10 Redcar

Irv

9st 4lb

J: Aiden Brookes

T: Micky Hammond

Long time since he raced on soft ground; took advantage of a career-low mark when winning at 20-1 at Wolverhampton AW (1m1f) last month; suited by the strong gallop that day, these races tend to be strongly run and he may be able to repeat the dose off a 6lb higher mark.

4/1

4th

7

(8)

27th May 2024

Soft

1m 2f 1y

Class 6

17:10 Redcar

Irv

9st 4lb

J: Aiden Brookes

T: Micky Hammond

Long time since he raced on soft ground; took advantage of a career-low mark when winning at 20-1 at Wolverhampton AW (1m1f) last month; suited by the strong gallop that day, these races tend to be strongly run and he may be able to repeat the dose off a 6lb higher mark.

4/1

7/2

  • Place: £1.70

Form: 703273

Last run: 10 days

W: 9st 3lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 49

Form & Verdict
Regressive, ex-French maiden who's run well twice over C&D this month, including when in front of Trojan Truth three weeks ago; didn't see out 1m3f in between times and Jack Enright looks decent value for 7lb in this company.
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7th

3

(1)

22nd Jun 2024

Good To Firm

1m 3f 133y

Class 6

19:00 Lingfield

Damoiseau

9st 9lb

J: Sean D Bowen

T: Ian Williams

Has claims on several placed efforts on AW this year, but he's been well held back on turf at Windsor (11.4f) and Brighton (1m2f, both on good to firm) in last two runs; record now stands at 0-19 and others are more convincing.

8/1

4th

3

(7)

7th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

1m 1f 207y

Class 6

15:30 Brighton

Damoiseau

9st 9lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: Ian Williams

Could be given a chance on his placed efforts on the AW during the spring now dropping to this level for the first time, but he was well held back on turf at Windsor (11.4f, good to firm) on Monday and is now 0-18; others are more compelling.

4/1

7th

9

(3)

3rd Jun 2024

Good To Firm

1m 3f 99y

Class 6

20:15 Windsor

Damoiseau

9st 3lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Ian Williams

Placed at Wolverhampton in four of his last six runs and was a close second in Jersey (1m2f, good to firm) 22 days ago; hard to rule out another good effort but he's now 0-17 and has never run over this far.

4/1

7/1

  • Place: £2.00

Form: 032140 C

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 3lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 49

Form & Verdict
Eight-time course winner, mainly over 8.6f, who rarely goes this far these days; can pull hard, so will want to get some cover early from the outside stall, and a below-par effort last time will need forgiving too.
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9th

4

(8)

20th Jun 2024

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 6

19:10 Wolverhampton (AW)

Inexplicable

9st 11lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Antony Brittain

Eight-time course winner who scored at Newcastle (1m, Tapeta) in March but he's been well held in last three starts including over C&D; has bit to prove again and he's never won over this far.

8/1

7th

13

(10)

13th May 2024

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 6

21:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Inexplicable

9st 2lb

J: Mark Winn

T: Antony Brittain

Eight-time course winner, mainly over this trip; often keen and didn't get home over 9.4f here three weeks ago; entitled to go well off this mark.

10/1

7th

13

(10)

13th May 2024

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 6

21:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Inexplicable

9st 2lb

J: Mark Winn

T: Antony Brittain

Eight-time course winner, mainly over this trip; often keen and didn't get home over 9.4f here three weeks ago; entitled to go well off this mark.

10/1

Form: 573754

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 45

Form & Verdict
Poor ex-Irish maiden who ran well for Taryn Langley here in February; will need to settle better than last time if he's to have a chance of seeing out this longest trip to date.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

6th

11

(9)

4th Jun 2024

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 6

18:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Capallcliste

9st 0lb

J: Silvestre De Sousa

T: Dominic Ffrench Davis

Raced too freely last time (1m2f, turf); peak effort when third off 3lb higher here (8.5f) in February; still a maiden but first-time hood may have positive effect.

9/1

9th

10

(4)

20th May 2024

Good To Firm

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

20:40 Windsor

Capallcliste

9st 0lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Dominic Ffrench Davis

took keen hold, in touch with leaders

8/1

9th

10

(4)

20th May 2024

Good To Firm

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

20:40 Windsor

Capallcliste

9st 0lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Dominic Ffrench Davis

took keen hold, in touch with leaders, weakened from 2f out

8/1

OUR TIP

2/1

Form: 553-13 CD BF

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 57

Form & Verdict
Winner off 3lb lower for Liam Wright over C&D last month and backed that up when third here latest, when squeezed out at the start and forced round the houses (Damoiseau second); has to go on the shortlist.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

1st

4

(2)

3rd Jun 2024

Good To Firm

1m 3f 99y

Class 6

19:45 Windsor

Trojan Truth

9st 9lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Ed de Giles

Both wins at about 1m2f, including here, and has a mixed record over further but he has run well over C&D in the past and perhaps fitting blinkers will help after two minor efforts of late, on AW and turf.

9/1

9th

11

(9)

15th May 2024

Good To Firm

1m 2f 37y

Class 6

20:40 Bath

Trojan Truth

9st 0lb

J: Liam Wright

T: Ed de Giles

Turf winner this time last year (1m2f, good to firm) and struck on Tapeta this March; sluggish start and problems in the run mean two defeats last month shouldn't be judged too harshly; player.

7/1

9th

11

(9)

15th May 2024

Good To Firm

1m 2f 37y

Class 6

20:40 Bath

Trojan Truth

9st 0lb

J: Liam Wright

T: Ed de Giles

Turf winner this time last year (1m2f, good to firm) and struck on Tapeta this March; sluggish start and problems in the run mean two defeats last month shouldn't be judged too harshly; player.

7/1

33/1

Form: 7-0680 CD

Last run: 3 days

W: 9st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 45

Form & Verdict
Dual C&D winner in his younger days but has been poor since returning from ten months off; would be a surprise winner.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

10th

12

(6)

4th Jun 2024

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 6

18:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Beau Geste

9st 0lb

J: Molly Gunn

T: Tony Carroll

Just one success since 2021; recent form is far from convincing; comfortably held over C&D last time.

40/1

6th

9

(4)

23rd Apr 2024

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 6

17:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Beau Geste

9st 0lb

J: Molly Gunn

T: Tony Carroll

Dual C&D winner in his younger days but has been poor since returning from ten months off; would be a surprise winner.

33/1

6th

9

(4)

23rd Apr 2024

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 6

17:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Beau Geste

9st 0lb

J: Molly Gunn

T: Tony Carroll

Dual C&D winner in his younger days but has been poor since returning from ten months off; would be a surprise winner.

33/1

33/1

Form: 366259

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 45

Form & Verdict
Picked up for just £2,000 from Rebecca Menzies last month and made a poor start for his new yard when behind two of these here a fortnight ago; is hard to recommend.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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9th

9

(6)

8th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

1m 0f 14y

Class 6

20:30 Chepstow

Child Of Lir

9st 0lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Ben Lund

Picked up for just £2,000 from Rebecca Menzies and pretty much tailed off since; with a mark of 42 he's 4lb wrong.

33/1

7th

8

(6)

23rd Apr 2024

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 6

17:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Child Of Lir

9st 0lb

J: Olivia Tubb

T: Ben Lund

Picked up for just £2,000 from Rebecca Menzies last month and made a poor start for his new yard when behind two of these here a fortnight ago; is hard to recommend.

33/1

7th

8

(6)

23rd Apr 2024

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 6

17:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Child Of Lir

9st 0lb

J: Olivia Tubb

T: Ben Lund

Picked up for just £2,000 from Rebecca Menzies last month and made a poor start for his new yard when behind two of these here a fortnight ago; is hard to recommend.

33/1

7/2

Form: 498

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 52

Form & Verdict
Ex-Irish maiden who's done most racing over hurdles; beaten a long way in three Flat starts back from wind surgery (6f-1m) this spring but this is more realistic back in headgear/a tongue-tie and upped in trip.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

2nd

3

(4)

19th Jun 2024

Soft

1m 2f 50y

Class 6

19:20 Nottingham

Laser Focus

9st 8lb

J: Sean D Bowen

T: James Owen

Sharp improver since handicapping on turf, winning at Windsor and Lingfield last month and going down narrowly to a red-hot rival in a Class 5 at Wetherby last week (1m2f, good; pair well clear); able to race off the same mark and he'll be hard to beat back down in class.

11/8

2nd

4

(1)

11th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

21:00 Wetherby

Laser Focus

9st 6lb

J: Sean D Bowen

T: James Owen

midfield

4/1

Non-runners

Fanzone

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £105.50
Straight Forecast £123.93
Tricast £1073.20
Trifecta £525.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Trojan Truth

POSTDATA:

Damoiseau

NEWMARKET:

Laser Focus

Daily Mail:

Inexplicable

The Star:

Irv

D Express:

Damoiseau

RP RATINGS:

Trojan Truth

The Times:

Trojan Truth

The Guardian:

Trojan Truth

The Sun:

Trojan Truth

Daily Record:

Trojan Truth

Telegraph:

Laser Focus

Daily Mirror:

Inexplicable