May 18 / 16.10 Newbury

16.10

Good

HKJC World Pool Handicap

  • Prize money: £38655
  • 0m 6f 0y
  • Class 2
  • 11 runners
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HKJC World Pool Handicap

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

12/1 (Won)

  • Win: £8.80
  • Place: £2.70

Form: 494-80 D BF

Last run: 3 days

W: 8st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict
0-10 last season but ran some big races; has made an underwhelming start to the current campaign, fading into midfield when favourite at York on Wednesday; needs first-time blinkers (has run well in visor) to revive him.
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Verdict Starting price

1st

7

(3)

18th May 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

16:10 Newbury

Lethal Levi

8st 12lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: K R Burke

0-10 last season but ran some big races; has made an underwhelming start to the current campaign, fading into midfield when favourite at York on Wednesday; needs first-time blinkers (has run well in visor) to revive him.

12/1

1st

7

(3)

18th May 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

16:10 Newbury

Lethal Levi

8st 12lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: K R Burke

0-10 last season but ran some big races; has made an underwhelming start to the current campaign, fading into midfield when favourite at York on Wednesday; needs first-time blinkers (has run well in visor) to revive him.

12/1

14th

13

(1)

15th May 2024

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

14:45 York

Lethal Levi

8st 13lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: K R Burke

0-10 last season but ran some big races, including when neck second in this race off 5lb higher (good; handles a variety of ground); his form figures second time out in each of his three previous seasons read 212 and he could leave his recent reappearance outing well behind; possible player.

15/2

25/1

  • Place: £5.10

Form: 6U07-0 D

Last run: 41 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 102

Form & Verdict
Gained three wins as a 2yo, notably the Group 3 Cornwallis Stakes (5f, good), but he has drawn a blank since and failed to beat a rival at Bath on reappearance, his first run after being gelded; perhaps heavy ground was to blame for that poor effort but he needs to get back on track all the same.
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2nd

4

(10)

18th May 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

16:10 Newbury

Rumstar

9st 9lb

J: Trevor Whelan

T: Jonathan Portman

Gained three wins as a 2yo, notably the Group 3 Cornwallis Stakes (5f, good), but he has drawn a blank since and failed to beat a rival at Bath on reappearance, his first run after being gelded; perhaps heavy ground was to blame for that poor effort but he needs to get back on track all the same.

25/1

2nd

4

(10)

18th May 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

16:10 Newbury

Rumstar

9st 9lb

J: Trevor Whelan

T: Jonathan Portman

Gained three wins as a 2yo, notably the Group 3 Cornwallis Stakes (5f, good), but he has drawn a blank since and failed to beat a rival at Bath on reappearance, his first run after being gelded; perhaps heavy ground was to blame for that poor effort but he needs to get back on track all the same.

25/1

11th

2

(12)

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 5f 10y

Class 2

15:43 Bath

Rumstar

9st 12lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Jonathan Portman

Three wins as a 2yo, notably the Group 3 Cornwallis Stakes (5f, good); found life tough in hot company as a 3yo but achieved enough to maintain a lofty handicap rating; gelded prior to his reappearance; heavy ground an unknown.

14/1

9/2

  • Place: £1.70

Form: 159-11 D

Last run: 42 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 98

Form & Verdict
Like many from his stable, he's having a productive spring, and he followed up a 6f Wolverhampton win with another at Kempton off 5lb higher; has shot up another 8lb but he's thriving right now and probably just as effective on turf; of obvious interest in his bid for a hat-trick.
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3rd

5

(5)

18th May 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

16:10 Newbury

Ferrous

9st 5lb

J: David Probert

T: Jack Channon

Like many from his stable, he's having a productive spring, and he followed up a 6f Wolverhampton win with another at Kempton off 5lb higher; has shot up another 8lb but he's thriving right now and probably just as effective on turf; of obvious interest in his bid for a hat-trick.

9/2

3rd

5

(5)

18th May 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

16:10 Newbury

Ferrous

9st 5lb

J: David Probert

T: Jack Channon

Like many from his stable, he's having a productive spring, and he followed up a 6f Wolverhampton win with another at Kempton off 5lb higher; has shot up another 8lb but he's thriving right now and probably just as effective on turf; of obvious interest in his bid for a hat-trick.

9/2

1st

5

(11)

6th Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

16:55 Kempton (AW)

Ferrous

9st 4lb

J: David Probert

T: Jack Channon

Looked an improved performer when seeing off his 11 rivals at Wolverhampton on his return to action (gelded during his absence) four weeks ago; nicely on top at the finish there and the form has been handsomely franked (second, third and sixth have all won since); 5lb higher and drawn wide but of obvious interest.

9/2

Form: 51/1- D

Last run: 386 days

W: 8st 9lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 88

Form & Verdict
Has raced just three times; certainly a promising colt, and his sole outing last term was a clearcut win in Doncaster novice (6f, soft; 5-6) in April; retains plenty of potential now handicapping; could be anything.
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4th

10

(11)

18th May 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

16:10 Newbury

United Approach

8st 9lb

J: Jamie Spencer

T: James Tate

Has raced just three times; certainly a promising colt, and his sole outing last term was a clearcut win in Doncaster novice (6f, soft; 5-6) in April; retains plenty of potential now handicapping; could be anything.

5/1

4th

10

(11)

18th May 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

16:10 Newbury

United Approach

8st 9lb

J: Jamie Spencer

T: James Tate

Has raced just three times; certainly a promising colt, and his sole outing last term was a clearcut win in Doncaster novice (6f, soft; 5-6) in April; retains plenty of potential now handicapping; could be anything.

5/1

1st

2

(6)

28th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 2y

Class 5

14:15 Doncaster

United Approach

9st 11lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: James Tate

Confirmed the promise of his debut fifth at Ascot last September (6f, good) when running out the easy winner of a 6f maiden at Ayr (good to soft) later that month; still looked very green when hitting the front last time and he's open to further progress in 2023; penalised as a result but Billy Loughnane's claim very useful; major player.

8/11

Form: 8251-1 D

Last run: 33 days

W: 8st 11lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 90

Form & Verdict
Upwardly mobile 6yo mare whose third in this race last year was sandwiched between two wins at Salisbury; bolstered her fine CV with reappearance success at Windsor (6f, good) five weeks ago; should go well again.
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7th

1

(7)

13th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 3

16:30 Newbury

Under The Twilight

9st 9lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Michael Blake

Held up; raised her game last term, notably with two wins at Salisbury (7f/6f), and she made a fine start to this season with her win at Windsor (6f, good) in April; never able to challenge here (6f) on latest start but was not disgraced and still needs to be considered seriously.

8/1

5th

8

(12)

18th May 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

16:10 Newbury

Under The Twilight

8st 11lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Michael Blake

Upwardly mobile 6yo mare whose third in this race last year was sandwiched between two wins at Salisbury; bolstered her fine CV with reappearance success at Windsor (6f, good) five weeks ago; should go well again.

9/1

5th

8

(12)

18th May 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

16:10 Newbury

Under The Twilight

8st 11lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Michael Blake

Upwardly mobile 6yo mare whose third in this race last year was sandwiched between two wins at Salisbury; bolstered her fine CV with reappearance success at Windsor (6f, good) five weeks ago; should go well again.

9/1

Form: 3-2897 CD

Last run: 6 days

W: 9st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict
Smart handicapper, third in last year's Wokingham; ran well over an inadequate 5f at Southwell in February but better might have been expected from him in three runs since; chance on best form but others appeal more.
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6th

3

(1)

18th May 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

16:10 Newbury

Juan Les Pins

9st 10lb

J: Frederick Larson

T: Michael Appleby

Smart handicapper, third in last year's Wokingham; ran well over an inadequate 5f at Southwell in February but better might have been expected from him in three runs since; chance on best form but others appeal more.

20/1

6th

3

(1)

18th May 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

16:10 Newbury

Juan Les Pins

9st 10lb

J: Frederick Larson

T: Michael Appleby

Smart handicapper, third in last year's Wokingham; ran well over an inadequate 5f at Southwell in February but better might have been expected from him in three runs since; chance on best form but others appeal more.

20/1

7th

1

(13)

12th May 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

19:00 Newcastle (AW)

Juan Les Pins

9st 12lb

J: Alistair Rawlinson

T: Michael Appleby

mounted in chute and taken down early, dwelt start, raced in last

16/1

9/1

Form: 247-41 D

Last run: 17 days

W: 8st 6lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 85

Form & Verdict
Loves Ascot and showed herself better than ever when winning there (5f, good to soft) at the start of this month; has several good runs to her name here as well, and she won over 6f early in 2023; arrives in top form and cannot be ruled out off 3lb higher.
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4th

6

(6)

10th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

0m 5f 21y

Class 2

19:40 Windsor

Woolhampton

9st 8lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Rod Millman

Latest below-par effort at Newbury came in a race in which nothing got into it from off the pace; earlier Class 4 win at Ascot confirmed she retained all her ability; has run well over C&D in the past; can bounce back.

10/1

7th

11

(8)

18th May 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

16:10 Newbury

Woolhampton

8st 6lb

J: Jack Enright

T: Rod Millman

Loves Ascot and showed herself better than ever when winning there (5f, good to soft) at the start of this month; has several good runs to her name here as well, and she won over 6f early in 2023; arrives in top form and cannot be ruled out off 3lb higher.

9/1

7th

11

(8)

18th May 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

16:10 Newbury

Woolhampton

8st 6lb

J: Jack Enright

T: Rod Millman

Loves Ascot and showed herself better than ever when winning there (5f, good to soft) at the start of this month; has several good runs to her name here as well, and she won over 6f early in 2023; arrives in top form and cannot be ruled out off 3lb higher.

9/1

Form: 9647-5 D

Last run: 136 days

W: 8st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict
On a 19-race losing run and doesn't get much respite from the handicapper; returns from five-month break and has no great record fresh; others appeal more, although Silvestre De Sousa is a positive booking for the yard.
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2nd

2

(1)

4th Jun 2024

Good To Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

16:38 Leicester

Mitrosonfire

9st 9lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: William Muir & Chris Grassick

Beaten 20 times since his last win in August 2022 and down the field at Newbury last month; however, he may have needed that first outing since January and he's on a handy mark on last season's best form; not ruled out.

15/2

8th

12

(9)

18th May 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

16:10 Newbury

Mitrosonfire

8st 5lb

J: Silvestre De Sousa

T: William Muir & Chris Grassick

On a 19-race losing run and doesn't get much respite from the handicapper; returns from five-month break and has no great record fresh; others appeal more, although Silvestre De Sousa is a positive booking for the yard.

20/1

8th

12

(9)

18th May 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

16:10 Newbury

Mitrosonfire

8st 5lb

J: Silvestre De Sousa

T: William Muir & Chris Grassick

On a 19-race losing run and doesn't get much respite from the handicapper; returns from five-month break and has no great record fresh; others appeal more, although Silvestre De Sousa is a positive booking for the yard.

20/1

OUR TIP

Form: /011-3 D

Last run: 104 days

W: 9st 12lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 105

Form & Verdict
Progressive in the main and posted a personal best to win Lingfield Listed event (6f, AW) in November; not disgraced in similar race there in February but he now returns to handicaps off a career-high mark and will need another jolt of improvement to defy top weight.
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9th

1

(6)

18th May 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

16:10 Newbury

Willem Twee

9st 12lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: James Fanshawe

Progressive in the main and posted a personal best to win Lingfield Listed event (6f, AW) in November; not disgraced in similar race there in February but he now returns to handicaps off a career-high mark and will need another jolt of improvement to defy top weight.

10/1

9th

1

(6)

18th May 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

16:10 Newbury

Willem Twee

9st 12lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: James Fanshawe

Progressive in the main and posted a personal best to win Lingfield Listed event (6f, AW) in November; not disgraced in similar race there in February but he now returns to handicaps off a career-high mark and will need another jolt of improvement to defy top weight.

10/1

3rd

2

(6)

4th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 6f 1y

Class 1

15:12 Lingfield (AW)

Willem Twee

9st 5lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: James Fanshawe

raced in second, lost position and no extra inside final furlong

3/1

9/4

Form: 5501-1 CD

Last run: 29 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 95

Form & Verdict
Ran six times for the Meades as a 2yo and 3yo, winning twice on AW; gelded, then showed dramatic improvement on debut for current yard when winning in big field over C&D (good to soft) last month, leading late on after having to wait for a run; a 2lb rise looks lenient and he's fancied to follow up.
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10th

6

(7)

18th May 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

16:10 Newbury

Wiltshire

9st 2lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: William Haggas

Ran six times for the Meades as a 2yo and 3yo, winning twice on AW; gelded, then showed dramatic improvement on debut for current yard when winning in big field over C&D (good to soft) last month, leading late on after having to wait for a run; a 2lb rise looks lenient and he's fancied to follow up.

9/4

10th

6

(7)

18th May 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

16:10 Newbury

Wiltshire

9st 2lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: William Haggas

Ran six times for the Meades as a 2yo and 3yo, winning twice on AW; gelded, then showed dramatic improvement on debut for current yard when winning in big field over C&D (good to soft) last month, leading late on after having to wait for a run; a 2lb rise looks lenient and he's fancied to follow up.

9/4

11/1

Form: 23-703 CD

Last run: 15 days

W: 8st 10lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 89

Form & Verdict
Infrequent winner since his 2yo days (when successful twice over C&D); best effort this year when third of eight at Goodwood (6f, heavy) two weeks ago; however, this race is probably more competitive and he'll require more.
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5th

6

(8)

17th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

0m 6f 12y

Class 3

19:00 Windsor

Gisburn

9st 6lb

J: Sean Levey

T: Richard Hannon

Beaten just over 2l in a competitive 6f handicap at Haydock (good) last week when nearest at the finish from off the pace; has never been the easiest to catch right but he's another you couldn't put a line through.

10/1

6th

11

(12)

8th Jun 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

16:45 Haydock

Gisburn

9st 2lb

J: Sean Levey

T: Richard Hannon

Ran well when third at Goodwood (6f, heavy) last month but has a patchy profile nowadays and he's been well beaten either side of that positive performance, most recently at Newbury (6f, good); others are less risky.

20/1

11th

9

(4)

18th May 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

16:10 Newbury

Gisburn

8st 10lb

J: William Buick

T: Richard Hannon

Infrequent winner since his 2yo days (when successful twice over C&D); best effort this year when third of eight at Goodwood (6f, heavy) two weeks ago; however, this race is probably more competitive and he'll require more.

11/1

Non-runners

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Payout
Exacta £160.70
Straight Forecast £148.55
Tricast £705.29
Trifecta £990.20

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Wiltshire

Daily Record:

United Approach

WEST COUNTRY:

Woolhampton

POSTDATA:

Ferrous

The Guardian:

Under The Twilight

TOPSPEED:

Mitrosonfire

RP RATINGS:

Wiltshire

NEWMARKET:

Wiltshire

The Times:

Wiltshire

Telegraph:

Wiltshire

Daily Mail:

Wiltshire

D Express:

Wiltshire

Daily Mirror:

Wiltshire

The Sun:

Wiltshire

The Star:

Wiltshire