19:10 Newmarket 10 Aug 2018

Fly London Southend Airport To Prague Handicap (Class 5) (3YO plus)

Winner £4,528 - 6 run - Draw Advantage: High

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No.
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Data quality68%
Position
1 (6)
711114
iT
Emerald green, yellow stripe, chevrons on sleeves, striped cap (Mr A Quirke & Mrs G B Walford)

Bit Of A Quirke 18 

ch g Monsieur Bond - Silk (Machiavellian)

5 10-0
72
5 10-0
72

Rattled off a 4-timer in June/July but came up short off this career-high mark at Beverley. Booking of Silvestre De Sousa an obvious plus but she looks vulnerable all the same.

Rattled off a 4-timer in June/July but came up short off this career-high mark at Beverley. Booking of Silvestre De Sousa an obvious plus but she looks vulnerable all the same.

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Bit Of A Quirke Score: 369

3
2 (4)
536742
iT
Dark blue, yellow star, striped sleeves and cap (Mr Fawzi Abdulla Nass)

Majrooh (IRE)  12 

b g Acclamation - Neve Lieve (Dubai Destination)

6 9-11 t v
69 3
6 9-11 t v
69 3

Winless since scoring over C&D in 2015 but has put in solid shifts off this mark at Kempton and Pontefract the last twice. Should again be in the mix if refitting of the visor has a positive effect.

Winless since scoring over C&D in 2015 but has put in solid shifts off this mark at Kempton and Pontefract the last twice. Should again be in the mix if refitting of the visor has a positive effect.

Majrooh Score: 385

2
3 (5)
6-09414
iT
Pink, black sash, white sleeves (Pcracing Co Uk)

Trulee Scrumptious 7 

b m Strategic Prince - Morning Rise (Acatenango)

9 9-11 v
69
9 9-11 v
69

Notched sixth success here over a mile in July. Didn't get the rub of the green when dropped to 7f back at this course last week and she's dangerous to discount now returned to a more suitable trip.

Notched sixth success here over a mile in July. Didn't get the rub of the green when dropped to 7f back at this course last week and she's dangerous to discount now returned to a more suitable trip.

Trulee Scrumptious Score: 338

4
4 (2)
769124
iT
Dark blue, light blue triple diamond, chevrons on sleeves, dark blue cap, light blue diamonds (Mr & Mrs George Bhatti)

My Boy Sepoy 49 

ch g Sepoy - Emily Carr (Teofilo)

3 9-6
72
3 9-6
72

Improved since switched to handicaps, off the mark at Bath prior to finding just one too good at Nottingham. Beaten favourite here (1m) last time but should go well if coping with this new trip.

Improved since switched to handicaps, off the mark at Bath prior to finding just one too good at Nottingham. Beaten favourite here (1m) last time but should go well if coping with this new trip.

My Boy Sepoy Score: 337

5 (1)
8-662
iT
Purple and white stripes, black velvet cap, gold tassel (Bloomsbury Stud)

Love To Breeze 56 

b f Azamour - Burn The Breeze (Beat Hollow)

3 9-3
69
3 9-3
69

Gradual progress in 7f minor events prior to a much-improved display when ½-length second to Maid Up (runner-up in Group 2 company since) on handicap bow at Goodwood (1½m). Major player.

Gradual progress in 7f minor events prior to a much-improved display when ½-length second to Maid Up (runner-up in Group 2 company since) on handicap bow at Goodwood (1½m). Major player.

Love To Breeze Score: 447

1
6 (3)
70-08
iT
Black, pink triple diamond, pink sleeves, black armlets and diamond on pink cap (Mr Borgatti & Mr Moir)

Overtrumped 24 

b f Champs Elysees - Perfect Hand (Barathea)

3 8-5
57
3 8-5
57

Will need to leave previous form well behind in order to play a leading role in this competitive handicap.

Will need to leave previous form well behind in order to play a leading role in this competitive handicap.

Overtrumped Score: 268

Verdict

The form of LOVE TO BREEZE's handicap debut second at Goodwood looks rock solid, with the winner following up and being narrowly beaten in Group 2 company since, and Ed Vaughan's filly can go one better off this 4lb higher mark. Majrooh was touched off at Pontefract when last sighted and makes plenty of appeal returning to the scene of his latest victory, while Trulee Scrumptious is difficult to dismiss having won six times on the July course in the past.

Verdict

LOVE TO BREEZE pulled well clear of the rest when second to a highly progressive filly at Goodwood and, in light of the winner's subsequent exploits, a 4 lb rise for that looks very fair indeed. This intermediate trip should be ideal and she is taken to go one better this time. Majrooh is next best ahead of My Boy Sepoy and course specialist Trulee Scrumptious.

Previous Winners
Year Going Ran Winner Draw Age Weight OR Form Last run Trainer (Distance) Jockey SP Time
2017 Soft 7 Swilly Sunset 4 4 10 4 77 243111 28 days A Carson (1 miles) S De Sousa 9/4 2:09.40
2016 Good to Firm 12 Hollywood Road 13 3 9 5 75 554-222 10 days D Cantillon (1 miles) L Dettori 11/4 2:06.63
2015 Good to Firm 8 Ocean Applause 1 5 9 11 72 353687 8 days J Ryan (1 miles) A Kirby 5/1 2:09.11
2014 Soft 7 Giantstepsahead 9 5 9 13 73 32-3121 24 days D P Quinn (1 miles) J Mitchell 8/1 2:10.65
2013 Good to Firm 10 Nimiety 6 4 9 9 70 153333 10 days M Johnston (200 miles) K Fallon 9/2 2:03.77
2012 Good to Firm 7 Sammy Alexander 7 4 9 13 73 3346-14 56 days D M Simcock (1 miles) W Buick 11/4 2:06.55
2011 Good 9 Proud Chieftain 10 3 9 5 75 08-531 21 days C Lines (1 miles) James Doyle 2/1 2:07.10
2010 Good 15 Denton 12 7 10 4 73 119-631 7 days J Gask (136 miles) S Pearce 7/2 2:04.73
2009 Good to Soft 11 Lord Theo 10 5 9 3 63 905256 24 days N Littmoden (1 miles) R L Moore 8/1 2:07.30
2008 Good to Soft 10 Krugerrand 10 9 9 5 66 F-78566 60 days W Musson (1 miles) R L Moore 7/1 2:12.86