May 25 / 15.10 Goodwood

15.10

Good

William Hill Epic Value Handicap

  • Prize money: £23193
  • 1m 6f 0y
  • Class 2
  • 8 runners
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William Hill Epic Value Handicap

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

12/1 (Won)

  • Win: £15.30
  • Place: £3.60

Form: 53-987

Last run: 106 days

W: 8st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict
Respectable third off 10lb higher in this race last year, on the only other time he's worn a hood; well held in four of his five starts since, with the exception when below form in Hungary; off 106 days since the last of his three runs this year in Meydan; none too solid.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

7

(3)

25th May 2024

Good

1m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:10 Goodwood

Tides Of War

8st 9lb

J: Hayley Turner

T: David Simcock

towards rear, headway from 3f out, edged right and hampered rival over 1f out, soon ridden to lead, disputed lead final 110yds, just prevailed

12/1

1st

7

(3)

25th May 2024

Good

1m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:10 Goodwood

Tides Of War

8st 9lb

J: Hayley Turner

T: David Simcock

towards rear, headway from 3f out, edged right and hampered rival over 1f out, soon ridden to lead, disputed lead final 110yds, just prevailed

12/1

4/1

  • Place: £1.40

Form: 2825-2

Last run: 14 days

W: 8st 13lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 89

Form & Verdict
Won last May in his first two handicaps and mostly progressive afterwards once the cheekpieces went on, including here; second at Lingfield two weeks ago (one of two runs from the front, both good) on reappearance but there is a query about him back up in trip today, as he can race freely and that seemed to find him out on his two attempts last term over about 1m6f.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

2nd

6

(2)

25th May 2024

Good

1m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:10 Goodwood

True Legend

8st 13lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Sir Mark Prescott Bt

awkward start, took keen hold, towards rear, midfield 7f out, headway when not clear run 3f out, switched right and in the clear 2f out, disputed lead final 110yds, just failed

4/1

2nd

6

(2)

25th May 2024

Good

1m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:10 Goodwood

True Legend

8st 13lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Sir Mark Prescott Bt

awkward start, took keen hold, towards rear, midfield 7f out, headway when not clear run 3f out, switched right and in the clear 2f out, disputed lead final 110yds, just failed

4/1

2nd

9

(4)

11th May 2024

Good

1m 3f 133y

Class 2

13:50 Lingfield

True Legend

8st 9lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Sir Mark Prescott Bt

Won his first two handicaps and mostly progressive afterwards once the cheekpieces went on, but too free on final outing; major player if straight back to his best form.

4/1

5/1

  • Place: £2.50

Form: 20-083 CD

Last run: 15 days

W: 8st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict
All three wins last year were 1m6f, including two here (May and June); much more like it again when close third from off the pace under 7lb claimer at Ascot (1m4f) 15 days ago, so he is back in serious calculations.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

8th

6

(6)

9th Jun 2024

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 3

16:30 Goodwood

Crescent Lake

9st 1lb

J: Tom Queally

T: Gary & Josh Moore

led

11/2

3rd

8

(4)

25th May 2024

Good

1m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:10 Goodwood

Crescent Lake

8st 6lb

J: George Rooke

T: Gary & Josh Moore

prominent, switched left 2f out, pressed leaders over 1f out, went third inside final 110yds

5/1

3rd

8

(4)

25th May 2024

Good

1m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:10 Goodwood

Crescent Lake

8st 6lb

J: George Rooke

T: Gary & Josh Moore

prominent, switched left 2f out, pressed leaders over 1f out, went third inside final 110yds

5/1

7/1

Form: 5200-7 D

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 3lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict
Flat campaign petered out after his second at Glorious Goodwood (he's 2lb lower today) and he flopped in November on his second start over hurdles; also underperformed on reappearance at Newmarket (behind Vaguely Royal; same race he was second in last year) three weeks ago but he'd be a big player if reverting to his 2023 best.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

4th

3

(8)

25th May 2024

Good

1m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:10 Goodwood

Adjuvant

9st 3lb

J: Hector Crouch

T: Michael Bell

held up in rear, headway on outer from over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, went fourth towards finish

7/1

4th

3

(8)

25th May 2024

Good

1m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:10 Goodwood

Adjuvant

9st 3lb

J: Hector Crouch

T: Michael Bell

held up in rear, headway on outer from over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, went fourth towards finish

7/1

OUR TIP

Form: 1-5352

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 95

Form & Verdict
Wore cheekpieces on last three starts, running well in two; that includes latest when back to turf for second at Newmarket (1m6f, good) three weeks ago; probably on the premises.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5th

2

(6)

25th May 2024

Good

1m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:10 Goodwood

Vaguely Royal

9st 5lb

J: Robert Havlin

T: John & Thady Gosden

raced in second, pressed leader going easily 3f out, led 2f out, headed inside final furlong, weakened final 110yds

5/2

5th

2

(6)

25th May 2024

Good

1m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:10 Goodwood

Vaguely Royal

9st 5lb

J: Robert Havlin

T: John & Thady Gosden

raced in second, pressed leader going easily 3f out, led 2f out, headed inside final furlong, weakened final 110yds

5/2

2nd

9

(4)

5th May 2024

Good

1m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:00 Newmarket

Vaguely Royal

8st 11lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: John & Thady Gosden

took keen hold, midfield, raced far side after 4f

8/1

Form: 075-53 D

Last run: 8 days

W: 9st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict
Way down the weights after making little impression last May-September and he finished much closer again on both starts (1m4f) this term, latest when third at Hamilton eight days ago; stays 1m6f and each-way hopes have been renewed.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

6th

5

(1)

25th May 2024

Good

1m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:10 Goodwood

Get Shirty

9st 2lb

J: Charles Bishop

T: David O’Meara

midfield, headway over 3f out, outpaced 2f out, soon hampered and lost position

6/1

6th

5

(1)

25th May 2024

Good

1m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:10 Goodwood

Get Shirty

9st 2lb

J: Charles Bishop

T: David O’Meara

midfield, headway over 3f out, outpaced 2f out, soon hampered and lost position

6/1

Form: 24/43/ D

Last run: 556 days

W: 9st 9lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict
Did very well in his first three seasons but ran only twice in 2022 (creditably on second occasion) and has not been seen for 556 days; 4lb lower than on latest start but all depends on his readiness and wellbeing.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

7th

1

(7)

25th May 2024

Good

1m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:10 Goodwood

Ranch Hand

9st 9lb

J: Callum Hutchinson

T: Andrew Balding

soon led at steady pace, increased tempo from 4f out, headed 2f out, weakened final furlong

12/1

7th

1

(7)

25th May 2024

Good

1m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:10 Goodwood

Ranch Hand

9st 9lb

J: Callum Hutchinson

T: Andrew Balding

soon led at steady pace, increased tempo from 4f out, headed 2f out, weakened final furlong

12/1

3rd

1

(6)

16th Nov 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 2

19:30 Kempton (AW)

Ranch Hand

9st 9lb

J: William Carver

T: Andrew Balding

prominent, pushed along over 2f out, ridden final furlong, kept on

5/1

Form: 50-844 C

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 3lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 93

Form & Verdict
1m2f handicap winner in the mud at last year's Glorious meeting here; respectable efforts this term over 1m4f on last two outings (stiff task in Listed race here on latest) and she's run on from the back as if worth this first attempt over further.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

8th

4

(5)

25th May 2024

Good

1m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:10 Goodwood

Theres The Door

9st 3lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: David Evans

dwelt start, always behind

8/1

8th

4

(5)

25th May 2024

Good

1m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:10 Goodwood

Theres The Door

9st 3lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: David Evans

dwelt start, always behind

8/1

4th

7

(6)

4th May 2024

Heavy

1m 3f 218y

Class 1

15:20 Goodwood

Theres The Door

9st 2lb

J: Harry Davies

T: David Evans

in rear, outpaced 4f out, headway over 1f out, not reach leaders

16/1

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Payout
Exacta £73.20
Straight Forecast £56.31
Tricast £469.96
Trifecta £480.20

Selections

The Times:

Vaguely Royal

TOPSPEED:

True Legend

SPOTLIGHT:

Crescent Lake

POSTDATA:

Get Shirty

The Star:

There's The Door

Telegraph:

Adjuvant

RP RATINGS:

Tides Of War

Daily Mail:

Vaguely Royal

The Sun:

Vaguely Royal

NEWMARKET:

True Legend

Daily Record:

True Legend

The Guardian:

Crescent Lake

D Express:

Crescent Lake

Daily Mirror:

Get Shirty