13:50 Haydock 25 May 2018

Daily Racing Specials At 188Bet Handicap (Class 5) (4YO plus)

Winner £4,852 - 9 run - Draw Advantage: None

1

1m 2f 42y

Good to Firm

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1 (6)
554
iT
White, light green epaulets and sleeves, red cap (Champion Bloodstock Ltd)

Sharp Reply (IRE)  25 

b g Holy Roman Emperor - Sabindra (Magic Ring)

Non Runner

Non Runner

Produced his best effort to date when fourth of 9 in minor event at Thirsk (8f) last month. Opening mark asks for more, but further improvement isn't ruled out now handicapping back up in trip.

Produced his best effort to date when fourth of 9 in minor event at Thirsk (8f) last month. Opening mark asks for more, but further improvement isn't ruled out now handicapping back up in trip.

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2 (5)
0/030-09
iT
Red, white triple diamond, white and red striped sleeves, white cap (Wentdale Limited)

Marylebone 27 

b g Shamardal - Mary Boleyn (King's Best)

5 9-7
70 WS2
5 9-7
70 WS2

Didn't really come up to expectations for Ed Walker and well below form both starts this year for new yard. Questions to answer.

Didn't really come up to expectations for Ed Walker and well below form both starts this year for new yard. Questions to answer.

3 (3)
243770
iT
Royal blue, white stars and sleeves, red cap, white stars (Mr Derek & Mrs Marie Dean)

Ice Canyon 11 

b g Raven's Pass - Picture Hat (El Prado)

4 9-6 p
69 2
4 9-6 p
69 2

Remains a maiden after 17 Flat runs, though has gone close off higher marks in the past. Cheekpieces back on.

Remains a maiden after 17 Flat runs, though has gone close off higher marks in the past. Cheekpieces back on.

4 (8)
322-029
iT
LIGHT BLUE, DARK BLUE triple diamond (Laurence Bellman & David Ward)

Abel Tasman 13 

b g Mount Nelson - Helena Molony (Sadler's Wells)

4 9-4
67
4 9-4
67

Fitter for his reappearance and bounced back to best when runner-up at Lingfield (10f, AW) in April. Proved to be a disappointment back on turf since.

Fitter for his reappearance and bounced back to best when runner-up at Lingfield (10f, AW) in April. Proved to be a disappointment back on turf since.

5 (2)
946405
iT
Dark blue, pink hooped sleeves and cap (Top Of The Hill Racing Club)

Archipeligo 7 

b g Archipenko - Red Slew (Red Ransom)

7 9-3
66
7 9-3
66

Soon back to form when 2 lengths fifth of 13 in handicap at Hamilton (8.3f) last week. On a workable mark and possibilities if building on that effort.

Soon back to form when 2 lengths fifth of 13 in handicap at Hamilton (8.3f) last week. On a workable mark and possibilities if building on that effort.

6 (9)
094633/
iT
Dark blue, light blue stars, sleeves and cap (Messrs Chrimes, Winn & Wilson)

Onda District (IRE)  657 

b g Oasis Dream - Leocorno (Pivotal)

6 9-2
65
6 9-2
65

Third on final 2 starts in 2016 for Richard Ford, but hasn't been seen since. Likely best watched.

Third on final 2 starts in 2016 for Richard Ford, but hasn't been seen since. Likely best watched.

7 (7)
5332-45
iT
Emerald green, black cross of lorraine, white sleeves, black and emerald green hooped cap (Macguire's Bloodstock Ltd)

Mac O'Polo (IRE)  22 

b g Henrythenavigator - Topka (Kahyasi)

4 9-2 p
65
4 9-2 p
65

Remains a maiden, but he still has the potential to take-off, especially when granted more of a test. Shortlisted.

Remains a maiden, but he still has the potential to take-off, especially when granted more of a test. Shortlisted.

8 (10)
46512-7
iT
Light blue, white and light blue hooped sleeves (Jfw Properties Ltd)

Quoteline Direct 29 

ch g Sir Percy - Queen's Pudding (Royal Applause)

5 9-0 h
63
5 9-0 h
63

Consistent handicapper who ended 2017 in good form, with a win at Nottingham and a close defeat at Wolverhampton. Likely to be sharper for last month's reappearance and worth considering.

Consistent handicapper who ended 2017 in good form, with a win at Nottingham and a close defeat at Wolverhampton. Likely to be sharper for last month's reappearance and worth considering.

9 (4)
293399
iT
Mauve, cream sash, quartered cap (Mr Peter R Ball)

Berlusca (IRE)  11 

b g Holy Roman Emperor - Shemanikha (Sendawar)

9 8-12
61 2
9 8-12
61 2

Hasn't won for a long time and needs to run one of his better races to figure.

Hasn't won for a long time and needs to run one of his better races to figure.

10 (1)
4558-60
iT
Purple and red (halved), purple sleeves, red and purple quartered cap (Mia Racing)

Poppyinthepark 101 

b m Bahri - Lark In The Park (Grand Lodge)

5 8-7 p1
56 10
5 8-7 p1
56 10

Well below form both starts this year and hard to fancy from out of the handicap.

Well below form both starts this year and hard to fancy from out of the handicap.

Verdict

Ed Walker took this contest last year with a horse with a similar profile and the same owners as ABEL TASMAN, who can leave his latest Nottingham failure in the past and get back to his smart all-weather form from last autumn. Tom Dascombe has a fine record here and Mac O'polo has to be respected, with the lightly-raced Sharp Reply and Iain Jardine's Archipeligo others to note in the market.

Verdict

MAC O'POLO may be seen in a brighter light over longer trips, but he's more interesting than most and he could yet take-off (only 8 races into his career). Archipeligo is on a workable mark and would come into the reckoning if building on his latest effort, while Quoteline Direct should be sharper for last month’s reappearance and could also figure.

14:20 Haydock 25 May 2018

Best Odds Guaranteed At 188Bet British EBF Novice Stakes (Plus 10) (Class 4) (2YO only)

Winner £6,469 - 9 run - Draw Advantage: None

2

6f

Good

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1 (6)
iT
Red, white braces, white sleeves, red stars, white cap, red star (S & G Clayton)

Absolute Dream (IRE)  

ch c Dream Ahead - Absolute Diamond (Monsieur Bond)

2 9-2
-
2 9-2
-

Foaled March 6. 15,000 gns foal, €62,000 yearling, Dream Ahead colt. Dam, 7f winner, sister to smart winner up to 6f Move In Time. Plenty of appeal on paper for Richard Fahey.

Foaled March 6. 15,000 gns foal, €62,000 yearling, Dream Ahead colt. Dam, 7f winner, sister to smart winner up to 6f Move In Time. Plenty of appeal on paper for Richard Fahey.

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2 (1)
iT
emerald green, mauve cap (Chasemore Farm)

Arthur Kitt 

b c Camelot - Ceiling Kitty (Red Clubs)

2 9-2
-
2 9-2
-

Foaled February 24. Camelot colt. Half-brother to useful 6f winner Eartha Kitt and 2-y-o 5f winner Formidable Kitt (successful on debut). Dam 2-y-o 5f winner. Obvious claims for top local yard.

Foaled February 24. Camelot colt. Half-brother to useful 6f winner Eartha Kitt and 2-y-o 5f winner Formidable Kitt (successful on debut). Dam 2-y-o 5f winner. Obvious claims for top local yard.

3 (3)
62
iT
Light blue, orange epaulets (Middleham Park Racing III)

Axel Jacklin 8 

b c Iffraaj - Reroute (Acclamation)

2 9-2
-
2 9-2
-

Much improved from debut when a close second in 6f Newmarket event last week, showing benefit of longer trip as he kept on. Leading claims.

Much improved from debut when a close second in 6f Newmarket event last week, showing benefit of longer trip as he kept on. Leading claims.

4 (4)
iT
WHITE and BLACK stripes, BLACK sleeves and cap (Max Europe Ltd & Hoyland)

Bob The Bruce (IRE)  

b g Big Bad Bob - Baharah (Elusive Quality)

2 9-2
-
2 9-2
-

Foaled April 17. 4,500 gns yearling, Big Bad Bob gelding. Half-brother to winner up to 7.4f Proud Archi. Dam, 7f-8.6f winner, half-sister to smart 1m-1¼m winner Nahrain.

Foaled April 17. 4,500 gns yearling, Big Bad Bob gelding. Half-brother to winner up to 7.4f Proud Archi. Dam, 7f-8.6f winner, half-sister to smart 1m-1¼m winner Nahrain.

5 (8)
33
iT
Black, white seams, black sleeves, red stars, black cap, red star (The Famous Five Partnership)

Five Amarones (IRE)  18 

b c Alhebayeb - Mokama (Motivator)

2 9-2
-
2 9-2
-

Placed in a couple of 5f events and this longer trip will suit. Stable jockey rides newcomer Arthur Kitt.

Placed in a couple of 5f events and this longer trip will suit. Stable jockey rides newcomer Arthur Kitt.

6 (9)
iT
Royal blue (Godolphin)

Good Fortune 

b c New Approach - Mazuna (Cape Cross)

2 9-2
-
2 9-2
-

Foaled April 5. 150,000 gns yearling. Brother to smart winner up to 1¾m Beautiful Romance and half-brother to 11f winner Miss Raven and useful 2-y-o 6f winner Executive Force. Plenty of appeal.

Foaled April 5. 150,000 gns yearling. Brother to smart winner up to 1¾m Beautiful Romance and half-brother to 11f winner Miss Raven and useful 2-y-o 6f winner Executive Force. Plenty of appeal.

7 (2)
73
iT
Yellow, maroon epaulets, halved sleeves, maroon cap (K&j Bloodstock Ltd)

Minas Gerais (IRE)  18 

b g Camacho - Mezogiorno (Zamindar)

2 9-2
-
2 9-2
-

Improved from debut when third at Beverley, showing plenty of speed. Steps up in trip and can win a race.

Improved from debut when third at Beverley, showing plenty of speed. Steps up in trip and can win a race.

8 (7)
iT
Royal blue and yellow check, diabolo on sleeves, yellow cap (Mr P And Mrs G A Clarke)

Moor Top 

b c Garswood - Light Hearted (Green Desert)

2 9-2
-
2 9-2
-

Foaled February 19. £48,000 yearling, Garswood colt. Half-brother to 2-y-o 6f winner Merletta and 2-y-o 5f winner Giddy. Dam, 6f winner, sister to smart winner up to 7f Byron. One to keep an eye on.

Foaled February 19. £48,000 yearling, Garswood colt. Half-brother to 2-y-o 6f winner Merletta and 2-y-o 5f winner Giddy. Dam, 6f winner, sister to smart winner up to 7f Byron. One to keep an eye on.

9 (5)
iT
Emerald green, royal blue sleeves, white cap, emerald green spots (Manton Thoroughbreds Iii)

Napanook 

b g Charm Spirit - Ma Bella Paola (Naaqoos)

2 9-2
-
2 9-2
-

Foaled January 26. 42,000 gns yearling, Charm Spirit gelding. Dam once-raced half-sister to useful 2-y-o 5f/6f winner Souvenir Delondres. Plenty of yard's 2-y-os have been showing up well.

Foaled January 26. 42,000 gns yearling, Charm Spirit gelding. Dam once-raced half-sister to useful 2-y-o 5f/6f winner Souvenir Delondres. Plenty of yard's 2-y-os have been showing up well.

Verdict

Godolphin's 150,000gns New Approach colt Good Fortune is a very interesting newcomer, but the form of AXEL JACKLIN's Newmarket second from the weekend looks strong and he can make this quick reappearance count with a similar performance. Arthur Kitt is a half-brother to first-time-out winner Formidable Kitt, out of Queen Mary heroine Ceiling Kitty, and needs respecting, with stablemate Five Amarones another to note.

Verdict

Plenty of interesting newcomers, not least ARTHUR KITT for Tom Dascombe and Richard Kingscote, and he gets the vote without the benefit of market clues. Good Fortune is another with obvious claims for Godolphin, while Axel Jacklin could take another step forward on his third start and emerge as a big player.

14:55 Haydock 25 May 2018

188Bet Mobile Bet10 Get20 Handicap (Class 4) (3YO only)

Winner £7,116 - 12 run - Draw Advantage: None

3

6f

Good

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Horse
Age / Wt / OR
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1 (3)
23110-0
iT
White, purple stars, diabolo on sleeves, purple cap (The Bgw Partnership)

Ginbar (IRE)  16 

b c Kodiac - Double Fantasy (Indian Ridge)

3 9-11 p
82
3 9-11 p
82

Dual scorer last term (including over C&D). Little impact from a poor draw at Chester on recent return but should at least strip fitter now.

Dual scorer last term (including over C&D). Little impact from a poor draw at Chester on recent return but should at least strip fitter now.

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2 (10)
21515-3
iT
Black, white seams, chevrons on sleeves, white cap (R F H Partnership 1)

Porchy Party (IRE)  16 

ch g Dragon Pulse - Shawaaty (Monsun)

3 9-10 p
81
3 9-10 p
81

Dual scorer over minimum trip last season and ran up to his best when third in Chester handicap (5.1f, good) on return 16 days ago. Worth another try over 6f and is not ruled out.

Dual scorer over minimum trip last season and ran up to his best when third in Chester handicap (5.1f, good) on return 16 days ago. Worth another try over 6f and is not ruled out.

3 (9)
1622-27
iT
Maroon, silver braid, maroon sleeves, silver armlets, black cap (Mr Lit Lung Lee)

Central City (IRE)  22 

b g Kodiac - She Basic (Desert Prince)

3 9-10 p
81
3 9-10 p
81

1 win from 10 starts as a 2-y-o and posted encouraging second on Kempton reappearance last month. However, disappointed at Lingfield subsequently and makes limited appeal.

1 win from 10 starts as a 2-y-o and posted encouraging second on Kempton reappearance last month. However, disappointed at Lingfield subsequently and makes limited appeal.

4 (11)
222220
iT
Dark blue, yellow hoop (Thoroughbred British Racing)

Montague (IRE)  9 

b c Poet's Voice - Silicon Star (Starborough)

3 9-10
81
3 9-10
81

Well held at York last time but had run consistently well in defeat prior to that. Fully exposed, however, and others make more appeal.

Well held at York last time but had run consistently well in defeat prior to that. Fully exposed, however, and others make more appeal.

5 (12)
5152-01
iT
Light blue, black diamond, black cap (Lancashire Lads Partnership)

Bahuta Acha 18 

b g Captain Gerrard - Rosein (Komaite)

3 9-7
78
3 9-7
78

Posted career best when winning 10-runner handicap at Beverley (5f, good to firm) 18 days ago. 5 lb rise fair and should go well again.

Posted career best when winning 10-runner handicap at Beverley (5f, good to firm) 18 days ago. 5 lb rise fair and should go well again.

6 (2)
13314-3
iT
Silver, gold braid, maroon cap, gold tassel (Al Shaqab Racing)

Shaheen (IRE)  7 

b g Society Rock - La Chicana (Invincible Spirit)

3 9-7 t
78
3 9-7 t
78

Respectable third of 8 in handicap at Hamilton (6f, good to firm) on return 7 days ago. Should be straighter for that run but others look better treated.

Respectable third of 8 in handicap at Hamilton (6f, good to firm) on return 7 days ago. Should be straighter for that run but others look better treated.

7 (1)
4-21213
iT
Lime green (Mr J C Fretwell)

Snaffled (IRE)  24 

b c Camacho - Little Oz (Red Ransom)

3 9-6
77
3 9-6
77

Had productive spell on AW this year, scoring twice and posting creditable third in handicap at Newcastle (6f) last time. Remains fairly treated if able to reproduce that form on turf.

Had productive spell on AW this year, scoring twice and posting creditable third in handicap at Newcastle (6f) last time. Remains fairly treated if able to reproduce that form on turf.

8 (8)
1336-5
iT
Orange, royal blue stars, white sleeves, royal blue stars (Bearstone Stud Ltd & Mr J Stimpson)

Equitant 18 

ch g Equiano - Intrusion (Indesatchel)

3 9-5
76
3 9-5
76

Shaped as if retaining his ability, on return from 7-month absence, when fifth to Bahuta Acha in handicap at Beverley (5f) 18 days ago. Return to this longer trip will suit and is one to consider.

Shaped as if retaining his ability, on return from 7-month absence, when fifth to Bahuta Acha in handicap at Beverley (5f) 18 days ago. Return to this longer trip will suit and is one to consider.

9 (7)
129-272
iT
White, dark blue triple diamond, dark blue and white diabolo on sleeves, white cap, dark blue diamond (Mrs Jane Newett)

Kalagia (IRE)  7 

b f Kodiac - Esuvia (Whipper)

3 9-3
74 3
3 9-3
74 3

Upped her game when second of 8 in handicap at Hamilton (6f, good to firm) 7 days ago. Races off same mark here and merits consideration.

Upped her game when second of 8 in handicap at Hamilton (6f, good to firm) 7 days ago. Races off same mark here and merits consideration.

10 (5)
624-
iT
White, red sash, red and white striped cap (Mr Saeed Manana)

Royal Residence 156 

b c Epaulette - Jubilant Queen (Kyllachy)

3 9-3
74
3 9-3
74

Fair efforts first 2 starts over this trip, but underperformed when last seen at Kempton in December and opening mark could have been kinder on handicap debut.

Fair efforts first 2 starts over this trip, but underperformed when last seen at Kempton in December and opening mark could have been kinder on handicap debut.

11 (6)
826-51
iT
Grey, maroon chevron, maroon and grey halved sleeves (Stuart Wood & Partner)

Beyond Equal (ex6)  8 

b g Kheleyf - Samasana (Redback)

3 9-1
72 4
3 9-1
72 4

Improved from return effort when winning 17-runner handicap at Salisbury (6f, good to firm) 8 days ago, forging clear. 6 lb penalty to carry now but holds leading claims nonetheless.

Improved from return effort when winning 17-runner handicap at Salisbury (6f, good to firm) 8 days ago, forging clear. 6 lb penalty to carry now but holds leading claims nonetheless.

12 (4)
316656-
iT
White, dark blue epaulets, dark blue and white halved sleeves, quartered cap (Bearstone Stud Limited)

Quayside 265 

ch g Harbour Watch - Fantacise (Pivotal)

3 9-0 b
71
3 9-0 b
71

Never really kicked on from his Hamilton success last summer in 4 subsequent starts, and has something to prove on return from 8 months off here.

Never really kicked on from his Hamilton success last summer in 4 subsequent starts, and has something to prove on return from 8 months off here.

Verdict

Tom Dascombe holds a strong hand with course-and-distance winner Ginbar the choice of Richard Kingscote, and Porchy Party, who was a handy third on his seasonal bow at Chester and races off the same mark. However, it is hard to oppose Salisbury victor BEYOND EQUAL following up under a 6lb penalty, which leaves him 4lb well-in at the revised ratings, and the mount of David Egan was impressive when nearly four lengths clear last week. Kalagia and surprise Beverley scorer Bahuta Acha are others to consider.

Verdict

BEYOND EQUAL posted much-improved form when running out a ready winner at Salisbury last week and makes plenty of appeal under his penalty. Kalagia and Bahuta Acha head the list of dangers.

15:30 Haydock 25 May 2018

Read Silvestre De Sousa At 188Bet Fillies' Novice Stakes (Plus 10) (Div 1) (Class 5) (3YO only)

Winner £4,852 - 8 run - Draw Advantage: None

4

7f 212y

Good to Soft

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Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
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Timeform says (star rating)
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1 (2)
15-
iT
Grey, pink cross belts (Eledy Srl)

Orsera (IRE)  202 

b f Clodovil - Lally Mut (Muhtathir)

Non Runner

Non Runner

Displayed a willing attitude when scoring on debut at Leicester (7f) and solid fifth in Newmarket listed race (8f) subsequently. Remains open to improvement and is one to consider.

Displayed a willing attitude when scoring on debut at Leicester (7f) and solid fifth in Newmarket listed race (8f) subsequently. Remains open to improvement and is one to consider.

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2 (6)
4122-
iT
Forbes tartan (Windmill Racing)

Shepherd Market (IRE)  209 

b f Reckless Abandon - Shepherdia (Pivotal)

3 9-4
96
3 9-4
96

Improved with each start as a juvenile, culminating in fine second of 13 in listed race at Newbury (7f, soft) in October. Sets the standard on that form and must be respected on return.

Improved with each start as a juvenile, culminating in fine second of 13 in listed race at Newbury (7f, soft) in October. Sets the standard on that form and must be respected on return.

3 (9)
2
iT
Royal blue, yellow stripe, yellow sleeves, royal blue armlets and star on yellow cap (Christopher Wright & Miss Emily Asprey)

Feline Groovy (USA)  37 

ch f Kitten's Joy - Element of Truth (Atticus)

3 9-0
-
3 9-0
-

Promising sort who posted fairly-useful form when second of 9 in maiden at Newmarket (8f, good) on debut last month. Looks sure to progress and is a big player.

Promising sort who posted fairly-useful form when second of 9 in maiden at Newmarket (8f, good) on debut last month. Looks sure to progress and is a big player.

4 (4)
5
iT
Light blue, light blue and pink diabolo on sleeves (Miss Yvonne Jacques)

Inpromptu (IRE)  23 

br f Cacique - Flowers Of Spring (Celtic Swing)

3 9-0
-
3 9-0
-

Once-raced maiden. Promising fifth of 9 in minor event at Wolverhampton (8.6f) on debut 23 days ago. Should improve on that but others more persuasive.

Once-raced maiden. Promising fifth of 9 in minor event at Wolverhampton (8.6f) on debut 23 days ago. Should improve on that but others more persuasive.

5 (1)
iT
White and black stripes, black sleeves and cap (Max Europe Limited)

Karlyhamilton (IRE)  

b f Thewayyouare - All Embracing (Night Shift)

3 9-0 t1
-
3 9-0 t1
-

€2,000 yearling, Thewayyouare filly. Half-sister to 7f-10.5f winner Cricqueboeuf and 2-y-o 6f winner Burningfivers. Dam, 7f winner, half-sister to smart winner up to 1¼m Highdown. Wears tongue strap.

€2,000 yearling, Thewayyouare filly. Half-sister to 7f-10.5f winner Cricqueboeuf and 2-y-o 6f winner Burningfivers. Dam, 7f winner, half-sister to smart winner up to 1¼m Highdown. Wears tongue strap.

6 (5)
6-2
iT
Silver, gold braid, maroon cap, gold tassel (Al Shaqab Racing)

Labrega 27 

b f Cacique - Postale (Zamindar)

3 9-0
-
3 9-0
-

Fair efforts both starts thus far, latest when second of 7 in minor event at this course (8.2f, soft) 27 days ago. May well do better yet.

Fair efforts both starts thus far, latest when second of 7 in minor event at this course (8.2f, soft) 27 days ago. May well do better yet.

7 (7)
iT
Royal blue, pink seams, dark blue sleeves, pink seams, pink cap (Mr M Smith (lancashire))

Mystical Moon (IRE)  

ch f Excelebration - Boast (Most Welcome)

3 9-0
-
3 9-0
-

Excelebration filly. Half-sister to several winners, including useful 9.5f winner Toast of The Town and useful 2-y-o 5f winner Strut. Dam 5f/6f winner (including at 2 yrs).

Excelebration filly. Half-sister to several winners, including useful 9.5f winner Toast of The Town and useful 2-y-o 5f winner Strut. Dam 5f/6f winner (including at 2 yrs).

8 (8)
4
iT
Emerald green, white inverted triangle, white sleeves, emerald green armlets and diamond on white cap (James Stewart,sam Sangster,brian Meeha)

Nkosikazi 35 

gr f Cape Cross - Whatami (Daylami)

3 9-0
-
3 9-0
-

Clear of rest when encouraging fourth of 16 in maiden at Newbury (7f, good to soft) on debut 35 days ago. Should have more to offer and can't be ruled out.

Clear of rest when encouraging fourth of 16 in maiden at Newbury (7f, good to soft) on debut 35 days ago. Should have more to offer and can't be ruled out.

9 (3)
5-
iT
Royal blue, white epaulets, striped cap (Mr Hamdan Al Maktoum)

Watheeqa (USA)  219 

b f More Than Ready - Tafaneen (Dynaformer)

3 9-0
-
3 9-0
-

Showed ability when fifth of 10 in minor event at Kempton (7f) on debut in October. Should be more to come this term but others hold more pressing claims.

Showed ability when fifth of 10 in minor event at Kempton (7f) on debut in October. Should be more to come this term but others hold more pressing claims.

Verdict

SHEPHERD MARKET ended her juvenile campaign with a narrow defeat in a Listed race at Newbury in late October and based on that evidence, she should take plenty of beating here, despite having to carry a 4lb penalty. Orsera is another who displayed above-average form last year and she is an obvious threat to the selection. The likes of Feline Groovy, Labrega, Nkosikazi and Watheeqa have all shown ability and they should have more improvement to come.

Verdict

FELINE GROOVY is bred to be useful and duly posted an encouraging second on debut at Newmarket last month. She should have learnt plenty from that and is taken to open her account here. Shepherd Market is the obvious danger on the back of a progressive 2-y-o campaign, whilst Labrega and Orsera are also of interest.

16:05 Haydock 25 May 2018

Read Silvestre De Sousa At 188Bet Fillies' Novice Stakes (Plus 10) (Div 2) (Class 5) (3YO only)

Winner £4,852 - 9 run - Draw Advantage: None

5

7f 212y

Good to Soft

Weather: View Course Guide

Weighed In
No.
(Draw)
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
Timeform says (star rating)
Printouts
1 (3)
7-1
iT
Dark blue, light blue star and sleeves, quartered cap (Mr G Lowe)

Dance On The Day (IRE)  25 

b f Epaulette - Skeleton (Tobougg)

3 9-7
-
3 9-7
-

Left debut behind when winning 12-runner minor event at Wolverhampton (7.2f) on return 25 days ago, finding plenty to lead final strides. Likely to stay 1m and will go on improving.

Left debut behind when winning 12-runner minor event at Wolverhampton (7.2f) on return 25 days ago, finding plenty to lead final strides. Likely to stay 1m and will go on improving.

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2 (2)
66-
iT
Terracotta, black cap (Ms Aida Fustoq)

Black Lotus 221 

b f Declaration Of War - Ravensburg (Raven's Pass)

3 9-0
-
3 9-0
-

Twice-raced maiden. Sixth of 15 in minor event (25/1) at Yarmouth (7f, good), not knocked about. Off 7 months. Likely to improve.

Twice-raced maiden. Sixth of 15 in minor event (25/1) at Yarmouth (7f, good), not knocked about. Off 7 months. Likely to improve.

3 (7)
7
iT
Orange, dark blue stripe, hooped sleeves, quartered cap (Mr T A Rahman)

Dear Beloved (IRE)  27 

ch f Pivotal - Calakanga (Dalakhani)

3 9-0 t
-
3 9-0 t
-

30,000 gns yearling, 200,000 gns 2-y-o, Pivotal filly. Dam, 1½m winner, closely related to smart winner up to 10.4f Dilshaan. Last of 7 in minor event at this course (1m, soft) on debut 27 days ago.

30,000 gns yearling, 200,000 gns 2-y-o, Pivotal filly. Dam, 1½m winner, closely related to smart winner up to 10.4f Dilshaan. Last of 7 in minor event at this course (1m, soft) on debut 27 days ago.

4 (4)
7
iT
Light blue, light blue and pink diabolo on sleeves (Miss Yvonne Jacques)

Improve (IRE)  36 

b f Iffraaj - Choose Me (Choisir)

3 9-0
-
3 9-0
-

€150,000 yearling, Iffraaj filly. Half-sister to 3 winners, including very smart 1m winner Persuasive. Showed ability when seventh of 14 in maiden (10/1) at Newmarket (7f) on debut. Should improve.

€150,000 yearling, Iffraaj filly. Half-sister to 3 winners, including very smart 1m winner Persuasive. Showed ability when seventh of 14 in maiden (10/1) at Newmarket (7f) on debut. Should improve.

5 (5)
0
iT
Red and yellow (halved), white cap (Windflower Overseas Holdings Inc)

Invincible Peace 35 

b f Declaration Of War - Invincible Cara (Invincible Spirit)

3 9-0 t1
-
3 9-0 t1
-

Declaration of War filly. Dam, 1¼m winner, half-sister to smart winner up to 1m Elusive Pimpernel. 66/1, thirteenth of 14 in maiden at Newbury (10f, good to soft) on debut 35 days ago. Tongue tied.

Declaration of War filly. Dam, 1¼m winner, half-sister to smart winner up to 1m Elusive Pimpernel. 66/1, thirteenth of 14 in maiden at Newbury (10f, good to soft) on debut 35 days ago. Tongue tied.

6 (1)
9-7
iT
Black and royal blue stripes, black sleeves and cap (Big Teeree Racing)

Lady Grigio (IRE)  143 

gr f Casamento - Park Approach (Indian Ridge)

3 9-0
-
3 9-0
-

Twice-raced maiden. Seventh of 10 in minor event (66/1) at Newcastle (7.1f). Off 143 days. First run for yard after leaving Iain Jardine.

Twice-raced maiden. Seventh of 10 in minor event (66/1) at Newcastle (7.1f). Off 143 days. First run for yard after leaving Iain Jardine.

7 (8)
iT
White, brown and white striped sleeves, pink cap (Mrs H Varian)

Mojika 

b f Redoute's Choice - Blaugrana (Exceed and Excel)

3 9-0
-
3 9-0
-

Redoute's Choice filly. Half-sister to 6f winner Ashwaq. Dam 6f winner out of useful 1¼m-1½m winner Acts of Grace. Of obvious interest on debut.

Redoute's Choice filly. Half-sister to 6f winner Ashwaq. Dam 6f winner out of useful 1¼m-1½m winner Acts of Grace. Of obvious interest on debut.

8 (6)
9-0
iT
Light green, mauve seams, striped sleeves, white cap (Ms Vivienne O'sullivan)

Nyala 25 

b f Vale Of York - Cio Cio San (Dalakhani)

3 9-0
-
3 9-0
-

Twice-raced maiden. 100/1, 10¼ lengths eleventh of 12 to Dance On The Day in minor event at Wolverhampton (7.2f) 25 days ago.

Twice-raced maiden. 100/1, 10¼ lengths eleventh of 12 to Dance On The Day in minor event at Wolverhampton (7.2f) 25 days ago.

9 (9)
iT
Emerald green, white diamonds on sleeves, white cap (Mr Hussain Alabbas Lootah)

Shamlahar 

b f Shamardal - Miss Lahar (Clodovil)

3 9-0
-
3 9-0
-

155,000 gns yearling, Shamardal filly. Dam, winner up to 6f (2-y-o 5f winner), half-sister to useful winner up to 8.3f Lady Lahar. Trainer’s newcomers command respect.

155,000 gns yearling, Shamardal filly. Dam, winner up to 6f (2-y-o 5f winner), half-sister to useful winner up to 8.3f Lady Lahar. Trainer’s newcomers command respect.

Verdict

Dance On The Day clearly improved for her debut experience by winning at Wolverhampton late last month but a 7lb penalty for that success leaves her vulnerable. IMPROVE appeared to need the run when finishing seventh at Newmarket a few weeks ago and a better performance can be expected in this weaker race. Shamlahar cost 155,000gns as a yearling and she wouldn't need to be a superstar to go well on her first taste of competitive action.

Verdict

DANCE ON THE DAY had a couple of subsequent winners back in second and fourth when winning at Wolverhampton so she may prove up to defying a penalty. The biggest threats may come from well-connected newcomers Shamlahar and Mojika.

16:40 Haydock 25 May 2018

188Bet Casino Handicap (Class 4) (3YO only)

Winner £7,116 - 11 run - Draw Advantage: None

6

7f 212y

Good to Soft

Weather: View Course Guide

Weighed In
No.
(Draw)
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
Timeform says (star rating)
Printouts
1 (11)
2324-6
iT
White, black chevron and armlets, black and white check cap (The Philistines)

Bombastic (IRE)  14 

ch g Raven's Pass - Star Of The West (Galileo)

3 9-8
81
3 9-8
81

Stepped up on 2-y-o form when sixth (behind Bacacarat) of 17 in handicap at Ascot (8f, firm) 14 days ago. Enters calculations.

Stepped up on 2-y-o form when sixth (behind Bacacarat) of 17 in handicap at Ascot (8f, firm) 14 days ago. Enters calculations.

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2 (3)
36-15
iT
Yellow, black epaulets (Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum)

Mosalim (IRE)  21 

b g Arcano - Vision Of Peace (Invincible Spirit)

3 9-8 p1
81 1
3 9-8 p1
81 1

Won 10-runner minor event at Chelmsford City (7f, 13/8) but disappointed on handicap debut at Musselburgh since. Headgear now applied.

Won 10-runner minor event at Chelmsford City (7f, 13/8) but disappointed on handicap debut at Musselburgh since. Headgear now applied.

3 (12)
218-6
iT
Maroon, light blue chevron, light blue and maroon hooped sleeves, light blue cap (The Groundhog Day Partnership)

No I'm Easy (IRE)  16 

b c Zoffany - Caribbean Queen (Celtic Swing)

3 9-7
80
3 9-7
80

Outclassed in the Mill Reef on his final run last year but looked progressive prior to that, and should come on for Chester return where he looked rusty.

Outclassed in the Mill Reef on his final run last year but looked progressive prior to that, and should come on for Chester return where he looked rusty.

4 (13)
3419
iT
Light blue, royal blue sleeves, white cap (Chelsea Thoroughbreds - Godfather)

Michael Corleone 14 

b c Cacique - Pleine Forme (Grand Slam)

Non Runner

Non Runner

Gradually progressing and put his experience to good use to come out on top in maiden at Wolverhampton (7.2f) in February. Shaped as if better for run after 12 weeks off in Ascot handicap.

Gradually progressing and put his experience to good use to come out on top in maiden at Wolverhampton (7.2f) in February. Shaped as if better for run after 12 weeks off in Ascot handicap.

5 (8)
04-323
iT
Royal blue, white hoop, striped sleeves, white cap, royal blue star (King Power Racing Co Ltd)

Bacacarat (IRE)  14 

b c Raven's Pass - Mathuna (Tagula)

3 9-6
79
3 9-6
79

Showed much improved form on handicap debut when third of 17 at Ascot 2 weeks ago, short of room approaching final 1f before staying on well. Big player.

Showed much improved form on handicap debut when third of 17 at Ascot 2 weeks ago, short of room approaching final 1f before staying on well. Big player.

6 (10)
252-41
iT
Light blue, dark blue armlets, dark blue cap (Highclere T'bred Racing- Nick Skelton)

Knighted (IRE)  13 

b g Sir Prancealot - Olympia Theatre (Galileo)

Withdrawn

Withdrawn

Showed a good attitude when off the mark in Nottingham handicap 2 weeks ago and should go on improving.

Showed a good attitude when off the mark in Nottingham handicap 2 weeks ago and should go on improving.

7 (6)
454-0
iT
Royal blue, white epaulets, striped cap (Mr Hamdan Al Maktoum)

Neeraan (USA)  36 

gr c Mizzen Mast - Ishraak (Sahm)

3 9-5 p1
78
3 9-5 p1
78

Shaped well all 3 starts during 2-y-o campaign but down the field on handicap bow/return at Newmarket, and headgear now reached for.

Shaped well all 3 starts during 2-y-o campaign but down the field on handicap bow/return at Newmarket, and headgear now reached for.

8 (2)
4-22126
iT
Red, white braces, white sleeves, red stars, white cap, red star (S & G Clayton)

Dubai Acclaim (IRE)  21 

b c Acclamation - Bahati (Intikhab)

3 9-3
76
3 9-3
76

Winner at Wolverhampton in February but below par on turf debut at Musselburgh 3 weeks ago.

Winner at Wolverhampton in February but below par on turf debut at Musselburgh 3 weeks ago.

9 (7)
233-22
iT
Yellow and white (quartered), yellow sleeves, white armlets, yellow cap (Ontoawinner 14, James Pak & Mrs E Burk)

Mametz Wood (IRE)  36 

b g Elzaam - Shaanbar (Darshaan)

3 9-2 p
75
3 9-2 p
75

Cheekpieces on for first time, creditable second of 6 in handicap (3/1) at Ripon (8f, heavy) 23 days ago, having run of race. Vulnerable to improvers.

Cheekpieces on for first time, creditable second of 6 in handicap (3/1) at Ripon (8f, heavy) 23 days ago, having run of race. Vulnerable to improvers.

10 (5)
1616-70
iT
Red and black stripes, red sleeves (Mr P K Siu)

Enzo (IRE)  30 

b g Exceed and Excel - Zamhrear (Singspiel)

3 9-1
74
3 9-1
74

Successful twice at Brighton as a 2-y-o but well held both starts this season.

Successful twice at Brighton as a 2-y-o but well held both starts this season.

11 (4)
12630-5
iT
Light blue and purple diabolo, light blue sleeves, purple armlets, quartered cap (Ingham Racing Syndicate)

Collingham Park (IRE)  27 

b g Dragon Pulse - Curraline (Bachelor Duke)

3 9-1
74
3 9-1
74

Won minor event at Ripon (6f, good to soft) in June, and matched the top line of his 2-y-o form when fifth over C&D on return, never far away.

Won minor event at Ripon (6f, good to soft) in June, and matched the top line of his 2-y-o form when fifth over C&D on return, never far away.

12 (1)
2-23432
iT
Silver, tassel on cap (Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum)

Danzay (IRE)  7 

b g Raven's Pass - La Chapelle (Holy Roman Emperor)

3 8-11
70 2
3 8-11
70 2

Fair maiden who ran well when runner-up on turf debut at Newmarket last week, shaping as if the return to 1m will suit.

Fair maiden who ran well when runner-up on turf debut at Newmarket last week, shaping as if the return to 1m will suit.

13 (9)
8-96314
iT
Maroon, white stars, armlets and star on cap (Ms Julie French)

Harbour Pilot 32 

b c Harbour Watch - Bountiful Girl (Bahamian Bounty)

3 8-9
68
3 8-9
68

Improved when winning 10-runner handicap at Kempton (1m) last month, suited by increase in trip. Creditable fourth of 15 on turf debut at Pontefract since, short of room.

Improved when winning 10-runner handicap at Kempton (1m) last month, suited by increase in trip. Creditable fourth of 15 on turf debut at Pontefract since, short of room.

Verdict

NO I'M EASY was deemed good enough to run in the Mill Reef last season and seemed to need the outing at Chester earlier this month, finishing mid-division in a highly-competitive handicap. A mark of 80 looks to be well within his reach, and it is worth noting that his handler won this event last year. Knighted didn't appear to be in love with the fast ground at Nottingham but still proved too good and could have more to offer, while Bacacarat has shown enough to win one of these and is also considered.

Verdict

BOMBASTIC shaped well when sixth in a big field at Ascot on his return and this track should play more to his strengths. Bacacarat finished in front of the selection there and rates a big danger, with the progressive Knighted another to consider.

17:15 Haydock 25 May 2018

Champions League Final Betting At 188Bet Fillies' Handicap (Class 5) (4YO plus)

Winner £4,852 - 7 run - Draw Advantage: None

7

6f 212y

Good to Soft

Weather: View Course Guide

Weighed In
No.
(Draw)
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
Timeform says (star rating)
Printouts
1 (3)
67-3207
iT
Dark blue and purple stripes, dark blue sleeves, yellow armlets, dark blue and purple hooped cap (The Three Musketeers)

Assanilka (FR)  21 

b f Diamond Green - Regal Step (Royal Applause)

4 9-11 p
72
4 9-11 p
72

Went down narrowly off this mark at Lingfield in February, so dangerous if back to her best on turf.

Went down narrowly off this mark at Lingfield in February, so dangerous if back to her best on turf.

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2 (1)
43237-4
iT
Emerald green and orange check, emerald green sleeves and cap (Reilly Jdm Holdings Ltd)

Kodicat (IRE)  64 

b f Kodiac - Mimiteh (Maria's Mon)

Non Runner

Non Runner

Looked rusty and was left poorly placed on her return at Chelmsford in March. Better expected this time (won on second start last season).