May 19 / 16.15 Newmarket

16.15

Good

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  • Prize money: £15462
  • 1m 6f 0y
  • Class 3
  • 6 runners
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Runners: 6 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

9/1 (Won)

  • Win: £5.00
  • Place: £2.10

Form: 321-87

Last run: 15 days

W: 8st 11lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 83

Form & Verdict
Can front-run; ended last season in July but on a high note, winning in good style at Catterick (1m4f, good); well beaten over 1m4f this season at Epsom and Newmarket, so others have more pressing claims on this his second attempt at about 1m6f.
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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

8th

1

(2)

16th Jun 2024

Good

1m 6f 0y

Class 4

18:15 Thirsk

Hope You Can Run

9st 10lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Charlie Johnston

Triple winner at up to 1m6f, all on a sound surface; stepped up on two early-season efforts when scoring at Newmarket last month; went up 3lb for that and was beaten over 8l at Hamilton (1m5f, good) latest; more needed.

12/1

8th

6

(7)

2nd Jun 2024

Good To Soft

1m 5f 16y

Class 3

16:40 Hamilton

Hope You Can Run

9st 3lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Charlie Johnston

Can front-run; surged back to form at Newmarket (1m6f, good to firm) two weeks ago, going on 3f out and seeing off the strong challenger Too Friendly; acts on good to soft; up 3lb but seriously considered.

7/1

1st

7

(4)

19th May 2024

Good

1m 6f 0y

Class 3

16:15 Newmarket

Hope You Can Run

8st 11lb

J: William Buick

T: Charlie Johnston

Can front-run; ended last season in July but on a high note, winning in good style at Catterick (1m4f, good); well beaten over 1m4f this season at Epsom and Newmarket, so others have more pressing claims on this his second attempt at about 1m6f.

9/1

4/1

  • Place: £1.60

Form: 608/10

Last run: 9 days

W: 9st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict
Seen far more often over hurdles (winner on varied ground); has lost his way in that discipline but he was a smooth 2m winner on the Kempton AW in March (first Flat start since 2021) and was not discredited when tenth in the Chester Cup nine days ago; first-time hood replaces cheekpieces; may still have more to offer on Flat.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4th

4

(1)

2nd Jun 2024

Good To Soft

1m 5f 16y

Class 3

16:40 Hamilton

Too Friendly

9st 8lb

J: David Egan

T: James Owen

Seen far more often over hurdles (winner on varied ground); lost his way in that discipline but smooth 2m winner on the Kempton AW in March (first Flat start since 2021) and close second of six to Hope You Can Run at Newmarket (1m6f) two weeks ago; often wears cheekpieces, but hooded instead on latest start and has no headgear today; may still have more to offer on Flat.

8/1

2nd

6

(1)

19th May 2024

Good

1m 6f 0y

Class 3

16:15 Newmarket

Too Friendly

9st 3lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: James Owen

Seen far more often over hurdles (winner on varied ground); has lost his way in that discipline but he was a smooth 2m winner on the Kempton AW in March (first Flat start since 2021) and was not discredited when tenth in the Chester Cup nine days ago; first-time hood replaces cheekpieces; may still have more to offer on Flat.

4/1

2nd

6

(1)

19th May 2024

Good

1m 6f 0y

Class 3

16:15 Newmarket

Too Friendly

9st 3lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: James Owen

Seen far more often over hurdles (winner on varied ground); has lost his way in that discipline but he was a smooth 2m winner on the Kempton AW in March (first Flat start since 2021) and was not discredited when tenth in the Chester Cup nine days ago; first-time hood replaces cheekpieces; may still have more to offer on Flat.

4/1

OUR TIP

Form: 4254-6 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict
Runner-up in the 2020 St Leger and won on AW (2m) last January; has a mixed record since, the best of which were his two good runs last August (including fifth in the Ebor); that form gives him a shout and he may have needed his recent reappearance here, but he does not look the percentage call.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

3rd

1

(2)

19th May 2024

Good

1m 6f 0y

Class 3

16:15 Newmarket

Berkshire Rocco

9st 9lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Andrew Balding

Runner-up in the 2020 St Leger and won on AW (2m) last January; has a mixed record since, the best of which were his two good runs last August (including fifth in the Ebor); that form gives him a shout and he may have needed his recent reappearance here, but he does not look the percentage call.

7/2

3rd

1

(2)

19th May 2024

Good

1m 6f 0y

Class 3

16:15 Newmarket

Berkshire Rocco

9st 9lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Andrew Balding

Runner-up in the 2020 St Leger and won on AW (2m) last January; has a mixed record since, the best of which were his two good runs last August (including fifth in the Ebor); that form gives him a shout and he may have needed his recent reappearance here, but he does not look the percentage call.

7/2

6th

6

(10)

5th May 2024

Good

1m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:00 Newmarket

Berkshire Rocco

9st 0lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Andrew Balding

took keen hold, raced wide early, in touch with leaders, switched to centre after 4f, weakened from over 2f out

10/1

20/1

Form: 25/2-0 D

Last run: 43 days

W: 9st 7lb

10 yo Horse

OR: 93

Form & Verdict
Absent 295 days before his only race last season, when seemingly not discredited behind a 1-5 favourite in a two-finisher Listed race in September; normally reliable and fully effective on AW but no show when 40-1 in useful AW race six weeks ago and this 10yo has questions to answer despite subsequent 4lb drop; rarely seen on softer than good.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

4th

3

(8)

19th May 2024

Good

1m 6f 0y

Class 3

16:15 Newmarket

Island Brave

9st 7lb

J: Aidan Keeley

T: Heather Main

Absent 295 days before his only race last season, when seemingly not discredited behind a 1-5 favourite in a two-finisher Listed race in September; normally reliable and fully effective on AW but no show when 40-1 in useful AW race six weeks ago and this 10yo has questions to answer despite subsequent 4lb drop; rarely seen on softer than good.

20/1

4th

3

(8)

19th May 2024

Good

1m 6f 0y

Class 3

16:15 Newmarket

Island Brave

9st 7lb

J: Aidan Keeley

T: Heather Main

Absent 295 days before his only race last season, when seemingly not discredited behind a 1-5 favourite in a two-finisher Listed race in September; normally reliable and fully effective on AW but no show when 40-1 in useful AW race six weeks ago and this 10yo has questions to answer despite subsequent 4lb drop; rarely seen on softer than good.

20/1

13/2

Form: 112-22 D

Last run: 52 days

W: 8st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict
Won four staying handicaps at Chelmsford since last August and good second on Southwell AW (2m) on both starts this season; his only three turf starts (last May-August) saw low-level form but his AW level was modest as well at that stage and he is a major player on the more recent AW efforts.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

11th

11

(2)

9th Jun 2024

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 3

16:30 Goodwood

Tradesman

8st 9lb

J: Hayley Turner

T: David Simcock

slowly into stride, raced in last

12/1

5th

9

(7)

19th May 2024

Good

1m 6f 0y

Class 3

16:15 Newmarket

Tradesman

8st 5lb

J: Hayley Turner

T: David Simcock

Won four staying handicaps at Chelmsford since last August and good second on Southwell AW (2m) on both starts this season; his only three turf starts (last May-August) saw low-level form but his AW level was modest as well at that stage and he is a major player on the more recent AW efforts.

13/2

5th

9

(7)

19th May 2024

Good

1m 6f 0y

Class 3

16:15 Newmarket

Tradesman

8st 5lb

J: Hayley Turner

T: David Simcock

Won four staying handicaps at Chelmsford since last August and good second on Southwell AW (2m) on both starts this season; his only three turf starts (last May-August) saw low-level form but his AW level was modest as well at that stage and he is a major player on the more recent AW efforts.

13/2

Form: 72-634

Last run: 86 days

W: 9st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict
Trained in 2022 and 2023 by Andre Fabre, with most of those runs at about 1m; kept to 1m4f/1m6f in Meydan by new yard this year and made late headway on first three occasions, before a lesser show with a first-time visor (kept today) last time; off 86 days but major chance if back to his best Meydan form.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

6th

2

(5)

19th May 2024

Good

1m 6f 0y

Class 3

16:15 Newmarket

Scottish Anthem

9st 9lb

J: Harry Davies

T: Simon & Ed Crisford

Trained in 2022 and 2023 by Andre Fabre, with most of those runs at about 1m; kept to 1m4f/1m6f in Meydan by new yard this year and made late headway on first three occasions, before a lesser show with a first-time visor (kept today) last time; off 86 days but major chance if back to his best Meydan form.

13/2

6th

2

(5)

19th May 2024

Good

1m 6f 0y

Class 3

16:15 Newmarket

Scottish Anthem

9st 9lb

J: Harry Davies

T: Simon & Ed Crisford

Trained in 2022 and 2023 by Andre Fabre, with most of those runs at about 1m; kept to 1m4f/1m6f in Meydan by new yard this year and made late headway on first three occasions, before a lesser show with a first-time visor (kept today) last time; off 86 days but major chance if back to his best Meydan form.

13/2

Non-runners

Adjuvant, Onesmoothoperator, Zimmerman

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £12.80
Straight Forecast £13.73
Tricast £25.94
Trifecta £29.20

Selections

RP RATINGS:

Berkshire Rocco

NEWMARKET:

Adjuvant

SPOTLIGHT:

Tradesman

TOPSPEED:

Zimmerman

Daily Record:

Too Friendly

Daily Mirror:

Tradesman

Telegraph:

Adjuvant

The Star:

Adjuvant

POSTDATA:

Zimmerman

The Times:

Berkshire Rocco

D Express:

Berkshire Rocco

The Sun:

Berkshire Rocco