April 23 / 19.30 Wolverhampton (AW)

19.30

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  • Prize money: £4972.3
  • 2m 0f 120y
  • Class 4
  • 6 runners
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Runners: 6 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Tapeta

Weather: Mostly cloudy

4/1 (Won)

  • Win: £5.00
  • Place: £2.30

Form: /45-59 D

Last run: 59 days

W: 10st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict
Excuses since returning from a year off, including on stable debut last time when back in the tongue-tie worn for all wins; looks to retain most of his ability but is 2lb above his highest successful mark and a tactical affair wouldn't be ideal.
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1st

1

(5)

23rd Apr 2024

Standard

2m 0f 120y

Class 4

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Evaluation

10st 1lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Lucinda Russell

Excuses since returning from a year off, including on stable debut last time when back in the tongue-tie worn for all wins; looks to retain most of his ability but is 2lb above his highest successful mark and a tactical affair wouldn't be ideal.

4/1

6/4

  • Place: £1.70

Form: 42242- BF

Last run: 247 days

W: 9st 3lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 76

Form & Verdict
Maiden who proved expensive to follow in handicaps last year and nudged up the weights in defeat; there was nothing wrong with her final second off 2lb lower, though, and she's capable if ready after eight months off.
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4th

7

(1)

23rd May 2024

Good To Firm

2m 0f 50y

Class 1

19:07 Sandown

Miss Cynthia

9st 0lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Sir Mark Prescott Bt

dwelt start, raced in last, switched to far side over 3f out, hung left up the centre from 2f out, went modest fourth inside final furlong

100/1

4th

7

(1)

23rd May 2024

Good To Firm

2m 0f 50y

Class 1

19:07 Sandown

Miss Cynthia

9st 0lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Sir Mark Prescott Bt

dwelt start, raced in last, switched to far side over 3f out, hung left up the centre from 2f out, went modest fourth inside final furlong

100/1

3rd

7

(7)

3rd May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 6f 0y

Class 4

14:05 Goodwood

Miss Cynthia

9st 4lb

J: Jack Gilligan

T: Sir Mark Prescott Bt

led, increased tempo 4f out, sustained duel with runner-up from 3f out, drifted left over 1f out, headed inside final 110yds, lost second towards finish, kept on

7/2

6/1

Form: 305/39

Last run: 10 days

W: 8st 13lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 70

Form & Verdict
Fakenham hurdles winner last autumn who looked unlucky at a big price on his Chelmsford comeback last month; wasn't beaten far at the same course last time and the return to cheekpieces has clearly helped.
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7th

6

(3)

22nd Jun 2024

Good

1m 6f 0y

Class 4

17:15 Newmarket (July)

Star Legend

8st 10lb

J: Benoit De La Sayette

T: James Owen

took keen hold, prominent, outpaced and lost position over 2f out

11/2

2nd

1

7th Jun 2024

Good

2m 4f 139y

Class 5

15:18 Market Rasen

Star Legend

12st 0lb

J: Ciaran O’Shea

T: James Owen

Followed up his creditable sixth in the Chester Cup consolation race (2m2f, good to firm) by finishing runner-up in a Fakenham handicap hurdle on Sunday (2m4f, good); should go well again.

7/4

2nd

3

2nd Jun 2024

Good

2m 4f 1y

Class 5

16:45 Fakenham

Star Legend

11st 13lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: James Owen

Won C&D maiden in November (good to soft); not seen over hurdles since lesser effort over 2m7f here a few days later but was creditable sixth in valuable Flat handicap last month and features prominently in calculations.

100/30

OUR TIP

14/1

Form: 53637-

Last run: 255 days

W: 9st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict
Inconsistent gelding who's making his Tapeta debut off the back of a poor effort over hurdles; is some way down the pecking order under Charlie Maggs, who takes just his fifth ride on the Flat.
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7th

3

28th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 145y

Class 4

19:55 Bangor-on-Dee

Sea Grey

11st 13lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald McCain

Fairly useful Flat performer who came good over hurdles at the second attempt, in a Catterick maiden (2m3f, soft; first-time cheekpieces) in December; not in same form since and unseated early on handicap hurdle debut over C&D this month; remains with a point to prove.

10/1

7th

3

28th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 145y

Class 4

19:55 Bangor-on-Dee

Sea Grey

11st 13lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald McCain

Fairly useful Flat performer who came good over hurdles at the second attempt, in a Catterick maiden (2m3f, soft; first-time cheekpieces) in December; not in same form since and unseated early on handicap hurdle debut over C&D this month; remains with a point to prove.

10/1

6

18th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 145y

Class 4

17:05 Bangor-on-Dee

Sea Grey

11st 11lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald McCain

Fairly useful Flat-racer who came good over hurdles at second attempt, in Catterick maiden (2m3f, soft; first-time cheekpieces) in December; not in same form on either subsequent hurdling start, though, and has a point to prove on this handicap hurdle debut.

14/1

Form: 111215 CD

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 3lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 76

Form & Verdict
Has won seven in the past four months (three here) and gone up the weights by 27lb; didn't have the race run to suit off his revised mark on Polytrack last time but he's no certainty to here either and will need another career-best.
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5th

4

(1)

23rd Apr 2024

Standard

2m 0f 120y

Class 4

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

The Craftymaster

9st 3lb

J: William Carson

T: Tony Carroll

Has won seven in the past four months (three here) and gone up the weights by 27lb; didn't have the race run to suit off his revised mark on Polytrack last time but he's no certainty to here either and will need another career-best.

5/1

5th

4

(1)

23rd Apr 2024

Standard

2m 0f 120y

Class 4

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

The Craftymaster

9st 3lb

J: William Carson

T: Tony Carroll

Has won seven in the past four months (three here) and gone up the weights by 27lb; didn't have the race run to suit off his revised mark on Polytrack last time but he's no certainty to here either and will need another career-best.

5/1

5th

5

(1)

10th Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 4

20:00 Kempton (AW)

The Craftymaster

9st 3lb

J: William Carson

T: Tony Carroll

Won seven of his last eight (the defeat when beaten less than a length into second) at four different AW tracks; runs here for the first time since down the field on debut but the long straight ought to play to his strengths.

9/4

6/1

Form: 2617-6 CD

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict
Decent strike-rate in handicaps and, while he's won fresh before, he's entitled to have come on for his recent comeback from ten months off; is a straightforward sort who's won over C&D before and holds fair claims.
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7th

5

(2)

1st Jun 2024

Standard

1m 4f 0y

Class 4

18:45 Lingfield (AW)

Seal Of Solomon

9st 7lb

J: Kevin Stott

T: Ed Dunlop

Won off 1lb higher at Newbury (1m4f, good to firm) last June but he's been disappointing in four runs since; takes a big drop back in trip here but he needs to get back near his best; regular visor is replaced by first-time blinkers.

10/1

5th

1

(5)

21st May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

16:10 Nottingham

Seal Of Solomon

10st 0lb

J: Neil Callan

T: Ed Dunlop

Just 1lb above his last winning mark and no problem with the trip having won over it on the AW; needs to bounce back from a poor effort at Wolverhampton (16.5f, AW) four weeks ago, though.

14/1

5th

1

(5)

21st May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

16:10 Nottingham

Seal Of Solomon

10st 0lb

J: Neil Callan

T: Ed Dunlop

Just 1lb above his last winning mark and no problem with the trip having won over it on the AW; needs to bounce back from a poor effort at Wolverhampton (16.5f, AW) four weeks ago, though.

14/1

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Payout
Exacta £16.10
Straight Forecast £13.02
Trifecta £56.10

Selections

TOPSPEED:

The Craftymaster

NEWMARKET:

Miss Cynthia

Telegraph:

Star Legend

SPOTLIGHT:

Seal Of Solomon

RP RATINGS:

Evaluation

POSTDATA:

The Craftymaster

Daily Mail:

The Craftymaster

D Express:

The Craftymaster

The Star:

The Craftymaster

The Times:

Miss Cynthia

The Guardian:

Miss Cynthia

The Sun:

Miss Cynthia

Daily Record:

Miss Cynthia

Daily Mirror:

Star Legend