May 17 / 17.10 Newbury

17.10

Good To Soft

Greenshields JCB Handicap

  • Prize money: £5757.4
  • 1m 2f 0y
  • Class 5
  • 13 runners
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Greenshields JCB Handicap

Runners: 13 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

10/1 (Won)

  • Win: £9.00
  • Place: £2.40

Form: 534-

Last run: 182 days

W: 9st 9lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 68

Form & Verdict
Promising third in Nottingham maiden (8.3f, soft) on second start but she was disappointing when a well-held fourth in France (1m2f, heavy; 11-5) in November; now goes handicapping after a break but she needs more progress to make an impact off this opening mark.
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6th

3

(3)

13th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

1m 4f 0y

Class 5

17:40 Newbury

Laura Bay

9st 9lb

J: Benoit De La Sayette

T: David Menuisier

Disappointing in France (1m2f, heavy) on her final 2yo start but resumed improvement on seasonal/handicap debut here (1m2f, good) four weeks ago, getting up by a short head with Forest Hills half a length back in third; up 4lb but 1m4f may well help with further progress; good chance.

100/30

1st

3

(11)

17th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

17:10 Newbury

Laura Bay

9st 9lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: David Menuisier

took keen hold, prominent, pressed leaders over 2f out, hung left over 1f out, kept on well to lead towards finish

10/1

16/1

  • Place: £3.60

Form: 597-

Last run: 149 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 62

Form & Verdict
Well held at big prices in three novice events (7f/1m) last year; had wind surgery and now goes handicapping at this new trip but he needs a transformation after five months off.
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5th

7

(10)

9th Jul 2024

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

15:55 Lingfield (AW)

Myna

9st 3lb

J: Dougie Costello

T: Marcus Tregoning

Useful return from wind surgery when just losing out on handicap debut at Newbury (1m2f) in May, but the extra pace wasn't there on Goodwood's easier track next time; might find this too sharp a test as well.

7/1

7th

12

(9)

14th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

1m 1f 197y

Class 5

18:05 Goodwood

Myna

9st 4lb

J: Dougie Costello

T: Marcus Tregoning

Solid comeback from five months off four weeks ago, following wind surgery, especially as he got buzzed up after taking a bump early in a messy affair; a 3lb rise looks fair for a yard among the winners and he's entitled to improve.

5/1

2nd

9

(6)

17th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

17:10 Newbury

Myna

9st 3lb

J: Dougie Costello

T: Marcus Tregoning

bumped start, took keen hold, midfield, good headway on outer 4f out, soon led, headed 2f out, rallied against far rail inside final furlong, just held

16/1

20/1

  • Place: £5.40

Form: 098-0

Last run: 25 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 62

Form & Verdict
Finished in rear in all four runs including on handicap debut at Windsor (1m, good; 22-1) last month; this step up in trip looks a good move on pedigree but he needs to show a lot more.
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6th

9

(3)

11th Jul 2024

Soft

1m 5f 61y

Class 5

20:45 Newbury

Forest Hills

8st 10lb

J: Benoit De La Sayette

T: Rod Millman

midfield, in touch with leaders over 3f out, soon hung badly left, weakened gradually when against far rail from over 1f out

5/1

5th

9

(7)

13th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

1m 4f 0y

Class 5

17:40 Newbury

Forest Hills

9st 2lb

J: Hector Crouch

T: Rod Millman

Moved up from 1m to 1m2f when third of 13 in handicap here (good) four weeks ago, an improved effort but losing out to Laura Bay close home; hung left in the closing stages; up 3lb and could have more to offer, as a late foal from family which has plenty of stamina.

11/2

3rd

10

(7)

17th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

17:10 Newbury

Forest Hills

9st 3lb

J: Jack Gilligan

T: Rod Millman

raced wide, midfield, good headway to lead 2f out, soon edged left, no extra and lost two places inside final 110yds

20/1

100/30

Form: 7-7711

Last run: 37 days

W: 8st 13lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 58

Form & Verdict
Big improvement when winning 1m handicaps on AW at Chelmsford and Lingfield last twice; returns to turf off 3lb higher than for her narrow success last time but she has fast and slow ground winners in pedigree and has shaped as though this new trip should be within range; key player in her bid to make it 3-3 in handicaps.
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2nd

7

(2)

25th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

1m 1f 207y

Class 6

17:15 Brighton

Niloufar

9st 3lb

J: Trevor Whelan

T: Harry Charlton

took keen hold, prominent

9/2

4th

12

(2)

17th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

17:10 Newbury

Niloufar

8st 13lb

J: Trevor Whelan

T: Harry Charlton

midfield, headway but waiting for room 2f out, switched right over 1f out, soon went fourth, kept on

100/30

OUR TIP

Form: 534-56

Last run: 5 days

W: 9st 10lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 69

Form & Verdict
Son of Intello who is 0-6 and has not posed a threat in his three handicaps; two respectable efforts at 1m2f (good to soft/AW) this season but he needs to find more at this new trip.
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4th

1

(1)

28th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

1m 6f 115y

Class 5

16:30 Doncaster

Monsieur Melee

9st 9lb

J: Finley Marsh

T: Jedd O’Keeffe

Improved for the step up in trip and got up close home to win here (1m4f, good to soft) four weeks ago; ran well on fast ground last year; there can be optimism he will continue to progress now upped further in distance and he's on the shortlist up 5lb.

100/30

1st

4

(4)

31st May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 3f 197y

Class 5

20:15 Doncaster

Monsieur Melee

9st 10lb

J: Callum Rodriguez

T: Jedd O’Keeffe

in touch with leaders, dropped to rear after 3f

8/1

5th

2

(4)

17th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

17:10 Newbury

Monsieur Melee

9st 10lb

J: Finley Marsh

T: Jedd O’Keeffe

pulled hard, midfield, outpaced when bit short of room over 1f out, kept on well final 110yds

8/1

Form: 760-31 D

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 67

Form & Verdict
Well-bred gelding who got off the mark at the fifth attempt when making all in Yarmouth handicap (1m2f, good) 17 days ago; up 3lb for that narrow success but he showed a good attitude to seal the deal and is open to more progress; respected.
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3rd

7

(1)

14th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

1m 1f 197y

Class 5

18:05 Goodwood

Papagei

9st 6lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: James Ferguson

Showed the right attitude to see off an improver when making all off 3lb lower in the spring; didn't lead when inclined to pull hard off a steady gallop last time and is one to consider.

5/1

6th

5

(8)

17th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

17:10 Newbury

Papagei

9st 8lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: James Ferguson

took keen hold, in touch with leaders, no impression from over 1f out

5/1

6th

5

(8)

17th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

17:10 Newbury

Papagei

9st 8lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: James Ferguson

took keen hold, in touch with leaders

5/1

7th
11 (9)
Morindoo

16/1

Form: 485-79

Last run: 25 days

W: 9st 0lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 59

Form & Verdict
Six-race maiden with a mixed record and she's been beaten around 7l in her last two handicaps; mark continues to fall and this new trip could help but others are more solid.
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7th

11

(9)

17th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

17:10 Newbury

Morindoo

9st 0lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Ed Walker

held up in rear, outpaced 3f out, some headway on outer inside final furlong, not pace to challenge

16/1

7th

11

(9)

17th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

17:10 Newbury

Morindoo

9st 0lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Ed Walker

held up in rear

16/1

9th

6

(10)

22nd Apr 2024

Good To Firm

1m 0f 31y

Class 6

19:50 Windsor

Morindoo

9st 5lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Ed Walker

Not beaten far into fifth on her nursery debut at Southwell in December (1m); backward step at Wolverhampton in February but she returns to action with her stable going well; still has time to do better.

8/1

10/1

Form: 62-625

Last run: 18 days

W: 8st 12lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 57

Form & Verdict
Runner-up in two of his four handicaps and he made some late gains when a fair fifth of 12 at Windsor (1m, good to soft; visor added) last time; record now stands at 0-7 but he could be dangerous on this step back up in trip; visor is removed and cheekpieces return.
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3rd

9

(10)

3rd Jul 2024

Firm

1m 2f 37y

Class 6

20:10 Bath

Sneaky Blinder

8st 13lb

J: Sean Levey

T: Tom Ward

Claims on the spring's peak turf and Tapeta efforts, but unimproved by a tongue tie over 1m here latest and his three worst performances have all been recorded around undulating turf tracks now; blinkers tried.

15/2

11th

6

(9)

15th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

16:40 Bath

Sneaky Blinder

9st 4lb

J: Adam Farragher

T: Tom Ward

Exposed maiden who was said to have been unsuited by the Chepstow undulations (behind Aljadel) last time; the headgear comes off and a tongue-tie goes on down another 2lb.

20/1

20/1

Form: 88-330

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 67

Form & Verdict
His best turf form has come on soft/heavy; went close off 2lb higher on AW at Wolverhampton (9.4f) in January but he struggled back on turf at Yarmouth (1m2f, good to firm) last month; this switch back to forecast sower ground is a positive but he's now 0-10 and others are more convincing.
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6th

4

(9)

10th Jul 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

18:10 Kempton (AW)

Valadero

9st 8lb

J: William Buick

T: Brian Toomey

Brocklesby second last year remains his nearest miss in 12 starts; best work this year has been recorded on synthetics, albeit Tapeta rather than Polytrack, and over further than 1m; mark never lower, at least.

11/1

5th

2

(5)

16th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

15:25 Salisbury

Valadero

9st 7lb

J: Tom Queally

T: Brian Toomey

Runner up on soft over 5f on both his first two juvenile starts; unable to get back to that level since then and needs to bounce back after a couple of below par efforts.

16/1

9th

4

(10)

17th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

17:10 Newbury

Valadero

9st 8lb

J: Tom Queally

T: Brian Toomey

took keen hold, always behind

20/1

10/1

Form: 88-7

Last run: 27 days

W: 9st 10lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 69

Form & Verdict
No progress when down the field at biggish prices in three maidens, including over 1m3f here (good to soft) last month; in good hands and still early days but he needs improvement on handicap debut.
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10th

1

(1)

17th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

17:10 Newbury

Easy Dancer

9st 10lb

J: Sean Levey

T: Richard Hannon

prominent, lost position 3f out, weakened from 2f out

10/1

10th

1

(1)

17th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

17:10 Newbury

Easy Dancer

9st 10lb

J: Sean Levey

T: Richard Hannon

prominent

10/1

7th

3

(2)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 3f 0y

Class 2

16:25 Newbury

Easy Dancer

9st 7lb

J: Sean Levey

T: Richard Hannon

Well held in two AW maidens at Kempton (1m/1m3f) late last year; can be handicapped after this.

25/1

Form: 8-3105

Last run: 25 days

W: 9st 4lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 63

Form & Verdict
Narrow win in Wolverhampton maiden (8.6f) in February; finished last on handicap debut at Kempton next time but she bounced back with a close fifth at Windsor (1m, good) last month; still has potential but she needs to find something extra and not sure this new trip will suit on pedigree.
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7th

9

(2)

10th Jul 2024

Good To Soft

1m 3f 133y

Class 6

15:00 Lingfield

Make A Scene

9st 3lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Jonathan Portman

Campaigned mostly at about 1m (below par over 1m2f once) and sole win came on AW; lacks consistency and has enough to prove over this new trip; doubtful stayer on breeding.

12/1

4th

3

(5)

2nd Jul 2024

Good To Firm

0m 7f 216y

Class 6

15:25 Brighton

Make A Scene

9st 8lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Jonathan Portman

Won an AW maiden (8.6f) in February; poor runs in three of her four handicaps since but her Windsor fifth in April was a fair effort and she's dropped 6lb since; risky but this is uncompetitive.

8/1

6th

6

(9)

2nd Jun 2024

Good To Soft

1m 0f 75y

Class 6

14:50 Nottingham

Make A Scene

9st 8lb

J: Trevor Whelan

T: Jonathan Portman

Narrow win in Wolverhampton maiden (8.6f, AW) in February; behind in two of her handicaps since but close fifth at Windsor (1m, good) in between was creditable; blinkered on last two outings, possibly excused on latest by trying 1m2f; player if reverting to one of her best efforts.

9/1

Form: 04-03 BF

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 67

Form & Verdict
Mixed results in his three qualifying runs but he started his handicap career with a promising third from off the pace at Yarmouth (1m2f, good to firm; 9-2 favourite) last month; 1lb lower here and he's a big player if he can build on that last run.
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5th

5

(1)

11th Jul 2024

Soft

1m 4f 6y

Class 5

18:05 Epsom

Show Me A Hero

9st 4lb

J: Kevin Stott

T: Michael Bell

0-6 and a bit of a mixed bag since handicapping, finishing third at Yarmouth (1m2f, good to firm) in April and at Wolverhampton (9.5f, AW; first-time visor) last month, but well beaten at Newbury in between; needs a bit more.

9/2

3rd

3

(8)

4th Jun 2024

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 6

21:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Show Me A Hero

9st 10lb

J: David Probert

T: Michael Bell

Has shown definite signs of promise; best effort when third at Yarmouth (1m2f, good to firm) on handicap debut in April, from the back; ridden differently, leading until 4f out, when disappointing at Newbury (1m2f, good) last month; a first-time visor is now applied on this drop in class and he holds every chance if reverting to hold-up tactics.

11/2

12th

6

(5)

17th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

17:10 Newbury

Show Me A Hero

9st 8lb

J: Jamie Spencer

T: Michael Bell

led at steady pace, headed under 4f out, weakened from over 2f out

9/2

Form: 6-868

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 6lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 65

Form & Verdict
Finished close up on his Kempton debut (1m, AW) in November but he's been well held in three runs since, including in a Yarmouth handicap (first run since gelded) last month; dropped 3lb but he was behind Show Me A Hero last time and has quite a bit to prove.
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6th

11

(11)

28th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

15:25 Leicester

Albert Lasker

9st 1lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Alice Haynes

prominent on outer

33/1

6th

11

(11)

28th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

15:25 Leicester

Albert Lasker

9st 1lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Alice Haynes

prominent on outer

33/1

13th

7

(13)

17th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

17:10 Newbury

Albert Lasker

9st 6lb

J: Silvestre De Sousa

T: Alice Haynes

switched sharply left soon after start, always behind

20/1

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Payout
Exacta £113.50
Straight Forecast £80.44
Tricast £1115.54
Trifecta £1865.10

Selections

NEWMARKET:

Show Me A Hero

RP RATINGS:

Monsieur Melee

SPOTLIGHT:

Papagei

The Guardian:

Niloufar

The Sun:

Make A Scene

Daily Mail:

Laura Bay

Telegraph:

Show Me A Hero

D Express:

Show Me A Hero

Daily Mirror:

Show Me A Hero

Daily Record:

Papagei

POSTDATA:

Monsieur Melee

The Times:

Monsieur Melee

The Star:

Niloufar