June 15 / 17.00 Sandown

17.00

Good To Firm

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  • Prize money: £10308
  • 1m 6f 0y
  • Class 4
  • 8 runners
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Runners: 8 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Windy

3/1 (Won)

  • Win: £3.00
  • Place: £1.30

Form: 55421-

Last run: 243 days

W: 8st 13lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 75

Form & Verdict
Improved when runner-up at Kempton (1m3f, AW) last September on handicap debut and went one better by a head with late challenge at Yarmouth (11.4f, soft) in October; up 3lb but she's had just five races and brings clear potential for this sort of trip.
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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

1st

9

(10)

15th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

1m 6f 0y

Class 4

17:00 Sandown

Coco Royale

8st 13lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: William Haggas

took keen hold, raced in second, led after 2f, went clear from over 2f out, ridden and kept on well inside final furlong, readily

3/1

1st

5

(6)

16th Oct 2023

Soft

1m 3f 104y

Class 5

15:25 Yarmouth

Coco Royale

9st 6lb

J: Cieren Fallon

T: William Haggas

towards rear

5/1

12/1

  • Place: £2.70

Form: 4150-6

Last run: 26 days

W: 9st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict
Has mixed Flat with hurdles wins, with his latest in a selling hurdle in November; made a respectable return to the Flat last month but his only race over this far on Flat was in 2021, when turned over at odds-on; others are a bit more persuasive.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

2nd

8

(1)

15th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

1m 6f 0y

Class 4

17:00 Sandown

Saligo Bay

9st 1lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: Gary & Josh Moore

in touch with leaders, went second over 1f out, kept on but no match for winner

12/1

6th

6

(9)

20th May 2024

Good To Firm

1m 3f 99y

Class 4

19:40 Windsor

Saligo Bay

9st 9lb

J: Rhys Clutterbuck

T: Gary & Josh Moore

in rear

10/1

8/1

  • Place: £1.40

Form: /19-35 CD

Last run: 30 days

W: 9st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict
Two wins over C&D in summer 2022 and another over 1m4f on heavy at Leicester last April; made a promising seasonal/stable debut this April, after 352 days off, but needs to put last month's disappointing show at Salisbury well behind him.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

3rd

4

(11)

15th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

1m 6f 0y

Class 4

17:00 Sandown

Duke Of Verona

9st 6lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Harry Eustace

towards rear, headway from 3f out, went third over 1f out, soon briefly disputed lead, kept on

8/1

5th

8

16th May 2024

Soft

1m 6f 44y

Class 3

14:30 Salisbury

Duke Of Verona

9st 5lb

J: Pat Cosgrave

T: Harry Eustace

midfield, headway 3f out, switched right 2f out, weakened over 1f out

13/2

10/1

Form: 3-0035 BF

Last run: 21 days

W: 8st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 73

Form & Verdict
Had three wins last September-December (1m2f, 11.4f and 2m) but clearly the best of his four runs this year was his respectable third at Newbury on penultimate outing; back now 2lb below his last winning mark.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

1st

1

(2)

11th Jul 2024

Soft

1m 5f 61y

Class 5

20:45 Newbury

Western Stars

10st 3lb

J: Joe Leavy

T: Jim Boyle

in touch with leaders, going okay and headway when led narrowly over 3f out, soon faced challenge, ridden from over 1f out, kept on well

4/1

4th

10

(9)

15th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

1m 6f 0y

Class 4

17:00 Sandown

Western Stars

8st 11lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: Jim Boyle

soon led, headed and raced in second after 2f, lost two places from over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong

10/1

5th

1

(10)

25th May 2024

Soft

1m 3f 175y

Class 5

16:45 Haydock

Western Stars

9st 9lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Jim Boyle

Having dropped below his last winning mark he returned to form when third at Newbury (1m4f, good) eight days ago; won on soft ground last September on sole previous visit to Haydock and he's on the shortlist.

5/1

OUR TIP

14/1

Form: 21154- D

Last run: 245 days

W: 9st 10lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict
Won over 1m6f (good to firm) last May/June and ended last Flat season with a good fourth of 31 at 100-1 in the Cesarewitch at Newmarket (2m2f, soft); the concern is that he's gone downhill since over hurdles, a tailed-off favourite last month on latest outing.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

5th

1

(2)

15th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

1m 6f 0y

Class 4

17:00 Sandown

Bashful Boy

9st 10lb

J: Neil Callan

T: David Pipe

dwelt start, midfield, some headway 2f out, weakened from over 1f out

14/1

7th

2

20th May 2024

Soft

2m 2f 110y

Class 4

15:13 Newton Abbot

Bashful Boy

11st 11lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

Four-time hurdle winner (2m1f-2m5f; once here); well beaten on heavy ground last month but will be much better suited by the drying conditions here and has slipped to a tempting mark.

100/30

7/2

Form: 9-9031

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict
Finished last in August 2023 on his only start at Sandown but that was on heavy going; won later that month (1m4f, good to firm) and scored at Chester (1m4f, good to soft) three weeks ago on his first start since sold out of Marco Botti's; the latter was in last-gasp fashion, so he may be worth this third attempt at 1m6f.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

6th

2

(5)

15th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

1m 6f 0y

Class 4

17:00 Sandown

Cavern Club

9st 7lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: James Owen

short of room soon after start, always behind, some headway from over 1f out

7/2

1st

4

(1)

25th May 2024

Soft

1m 4f 63y

Class 4

15:35 Chester

Cavern Club

9st 4lb

J: Franny Norton

T: James Owen

Ex-Marco Botti; winner over 1m4f at Newmarket last term (good to firm) and then good second on soft at Doncaster (1m4f); interesting contender on first run for new yard.

5/1

20/1

Form: 4542-9

Last run: 21 days

W: 8st 8lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 70

Form & Verdict
0-5 for Ralph Beckett, his best result when second in handicap at Haydock (1m6f, good) last September; after a poor reappearance for new yard at same track (1m4f, soft) three weeks ago, he's seemingly best watched.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

7th

11

(3)

15th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

1m 6f 0y

Class 4

17:00 Sandown

Alshadhian

8st 8lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: Alan King

in touch with leaders, weakened from 2f out

20/1

9th

6

(4)

25th May 2024

Soft

1m 3f 175y

Class 5

16:45 Haydock

Alshadhian

9st 6lb

J: James Doyle

T: Alan King

Raced five times for Ralph Beckett, his best effort coming when second in handicap here (1m6f, good) last September; absent since but could have a part to play if coping with the ground on his stable debut.

7/1

9th

6

(4)

25th May 2024

Soft

1m 3f 175y

Class 5

16:45 Haydock

Alshadhian

9st 6lb

J: James Doyle

T: Alan King

Raced five times for Ralph Beckett, his best effort coming when second in handicap here (1m6f, good) last September; absent since but could have a part to play if coping with the ground on his stable debut.

7/1

16/1

Form: 53-170 CD

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 80

Form & Verdict
C&D winner; better than ever at Kempton (2m, AW) this April when making a successful return from six months off, but he's lost the plot in his two starts since; cheekpieces returned for latest and now he tries blinkers.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

3rd

5

(4)

7th Jul 2024

Standard

2m 0f 0y

Class 3

16:25 Chelmsford (AW)

Cinnodin

8st 11lb

J: Finley Marsh

T: Richard Hughes

midfield

9/1

8th

7

(6)

15th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

1m 6f 0y

Class 4

17:00 Sandown

Cinnodin

9st 4lb

J: David Egan

T: Richard Hughes

always behind, weakened 2f out

16/1

11th

13

(13)

25th May 2024

Soft

2m 0f 46y

Class 2

15:30 Haydock

Cinnodin

8st 8lb

J: Ray Dawson

T: Richard Hughes

Won four times last February-July and went close against Zimmerman over C&D (heavy) in August; looked better than ever at Kempton (2m, AW) this April when making a successful return from six months off, but he needs to bounce back from a very disappointing show at Goodwood (2m, soft) three weeks ago; cheekpieces (worn for last three starts in 2023, ran creditably in two) return.

12/1

Non-runners

Blindedbythelights, Dancing In Paris, Rhythmic Intent

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Payout
Exacta £22.70
Straight Forecast £25.39
Tricast £57.03
Trifecta £65.40

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Coco Royale

Telegraph:

Cavern Club

POSTDATA:

Duke Of Verona

RP RATINGS:

Rhythmic Intent

TOPSPEED:

Dancing In Paris

Daily Mail:

Cinnodin

The Sun:

Bashful Boy

NEWMARKET:

Coco Royale

The Times:

Coco Royale

D Express:

Coco Royale

The Star:

Cavern Club

Daily Record:

Cavern Club

The Guardian:

Duke Of Verona

Daily Mirror:

Rhythmic Intent