17:25 Wolverhampton (A.W.) 18 Oct 2018

Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton Handicap (Class 5) (3YO plus)

Winner £5,111 - 10 run - Draw Advantage: Low

1

6f 20y

Standard (AW - Tapeta)

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1 (6)
228431
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Dark blue, grey chevron (Bgc Racing)

Top Boy (ex6)  10 

b g Exceed and Excel - Injaaz (Sheikh Albadou)

8 9-12 v
77 1
8 9-12 v
77 1

Course winner. Improved on recent efforts to win 11-runner handicap at Kempton (6f, 5/1) 10 days ago. Respected under a penalty.

Course winner. Improved on recent efforts to win 11-runner handicap at Kempton (6f, 5/1) 10 days ago. Respected under a penalty.

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304512
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Yellow, black chevron, black sleeves, yellow stars, black cap, yellow star (Mrs J Morley)

Compas Scoobie 9 

br g Kheleyf - Fantastic Santanyi (Fantastic Light)

5 9-9
74 3
5 9-9
74 3

C&D winner. Latest win at Chelmsford City in October. Very good second of 11 in handicap at Leicester (6f, good to firm, 11/4) 9 days ago, clear of rest. Should go well again for a yard in good nick.

C&D winner. Latest win at Chelmsford City in October. Very good second of 11 in handicap at Leicester (6f, good to firm, 11/4) 9 days ago, clear of rest. Should go well again for a yard in good nick.

3 (5)
345660
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Maroon, white star, white sleeves, maroon armlets and star on white cap (J Mangan & D Quinn)

Rockies Spirit 16 

br c Swiss Spirit - Red Mischief (Red Clubs)

3 9-8
74
3 9-8
74

Eleven runs since last win in 2017. Ran poorly after 10 weeks off when last of 12 in handicap at Kempton (6f, 33/1) 16 days ago. Bit to prove on tapeta debut.

Eleven runs since last win in 2017. Ran poorly after 10 weeks off when last of 12 in handicap at Kempton (6f, 33/1) 16 days ago. Bit to prove on tapeta debut.

4 (4)
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Orange, grey star (Dare To Dream Racing)

Big Time Maybe (IRE)  26 

b g Dandy Man - Divine Design (Barathea)

Withdrawn

Withdrawn

Course winner. Latest win at Lingfield in June. Not seen to best effect when eighth of 13 in handicap at this C&D (25/1) 26 days ago, racing closer to pace than ideal.

Course winner. Latest win at Lingfield in June. Not seen to best effect when eighth of 13 in handicap at this C&D (25/1) 26 days ago, racing closer to pace than ideal.

5 (3)
442326
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Dark blue, beige seams, dark blue sleeves, beige stars, dark blue cap, beige star (Ms A Quinn)

Wirral Girl (IRE)  39 

b f Kodiac - Ursula (Namid)

3 9-7
73
3 9-7
73

Rare below-par effort when form sixth of 11 in handicap at York (6f, good, 12/1) 39 days ago. Makes tapeta debut. Type to bounce back.

Rare below-par effort when form sixth of 11 in handicap at York (6f, good, 12/1) 39 days ago. Makes tapeta debut. Type to bounce back.

6 (11)
941374
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Royal blue, maroon sash and star on cap (David Little The Links Partnership)

Sir Roderic (IRE)  15 

b g Roderic O'connor - Begin The Beguine (Peintre Celebre)

5 9-7 p
72
5 9-7 p
72

Latest win at Windsor in September. Creditable fourth of 10 in handicap at Salisbury (6f, good, 9/2) 15 days ago, not ideally placed. Not discounted on tapeta debut.

Latest win at Windsor in September. Creditable fourth of 10 in handicap at Salisbury (6f, good, 9/2) 15 days ago, not ideally placed. Not discounted on tapeta debut.

7 (10)
462413
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Light blue, beige hoops, light blue sleeves, quartered cap (Mr E B De Giles)

Swanton Blue (IRE)  9 

b g Kodiac - Cabopino (Captain Rio)

5 9-5
70
5 9-5
70

C&D winner. Latest win at Epsom in September. Good third of 11 in handicap (9/2) at Leicester (6f, good to firm) 9 days ago. Going through a good spell at present.

C&D winner. Latest win at Epsom in September. Good third of 11 in handicap (9/2) at Leicester (6f, good to firm) 9 days ago. Going through a good spell at present.

8 (1)
913914
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Yellow, emerald green star, royal blue sleeves, red cap (Nice Day Out Partnership)

Round The Island 21 

b g Royal Applause - Luanshya (First Trump)

5 9-5
70
5 9-5
70

3 wins from 14 runs this year. Latest win at Pontefract in September. 15/2, fourth of 14 in handicap at Pontefract (5f, good) 21 days ago, needing stiffer test. Back up in trip.

3 wins from 14 runs this year. Latest win at Pontefract in September. 15/2, fourth of 14 in handicap at Pontefract (5f, good) 21 days ago, needing stiffer test. Back up in trip.

9 (2)
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Orange, white triple diamond, orange and yellow chevrons on sleeves, orange cap, yellow diamond (Mrs Shelley Dwyer)

The Lacemaker 14 

b f Dutch Art - Sospel (Kendor)

4 9-0 p
65
4 9-0 p
65

C&D winner. Bounced back to form when 2¾ lengths third of 9 to Compas Scoobie in handicap at Chelmsford City (6f, 5/1) 14 days ago.

C&D winner. Bounced back to form when 2¾ lengths third of 9 to Compas Scoobie in handicap at Chelmsford City (6f, 5/1) 14 days ago.

10 (9)
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Yellow, royal blue disc and sleeves, hooped cap (John Abbey & Emma Evans)

Brockey Rise (IRE)  13 

ch g Zebedee - Age Of Diplomacy (Araafa)

3 8-13 v
65
3 8-13 v
65

C&D winner. Latest win here in September. Run best excused when last of 10 in handicap at this C&D (8/1) 13 days ago, caught wide. Visor back on.

C&D winner. Latest win here in September. Run best excused when last of 10 in handicap at this C&D (8/1) 13 days ago, caught wide. Visor back on.

11 (8)
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Maroon and yellow check, maroon sleeves, yellow cap (Mr Antony Brittain)

Lucky Lodge 15 

b g Lucky Story - Melandre (Lujain)

8 8-11 v
62
8 8-11 v
62

3 wins from 16 runs this year. Good second of 13 in handicap (9/1) at Newcastle (6f) 15 days ago, sticking to task.

3 wins from 16 runs this year. Good second of 13 in handicap (9/1) at Newcastle (6f) 15 days ago, sticking to task.

Verdict

TOP BOY was a two-length winner at Kempton earlier this month and can follow that comfortable victory with another leading performance, despite a 6lb penalty. Compas Scoobie has been in fine form of late and the course and distance winner may well make his presence felt, while Pontefract specialist Round The Island is interesting switching to the all-weather. Six-time course winner Lucky Lodge was beaten only a neck at Newcastle last time and is another who makes appeal just 1lb higher now.

Verdict

COMPAS SCOOBIE confirmed his return to form when runner-up at Leicester 9 days ago, coming clear of the rest, and he remains one to keep on side for an in-form yard. Top Boy is respected under a penalty, while Sir Roderic can't be dismissed on his first run on tapeta.

18:00 Wolverhampton (A.W.) 18 Oct 2018

Wolverhampton Disco Inferno - 24th November Nursery (Div 1) (Class 6) (2YO only)

Winner £3,170 - 9 run - Draw Advantage: None

2

7f 36y

Standard (AW - Tapeta)

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1 (2)
872
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Light green, white and light green diabolo on sleeves, white cap, light green star (The Sunsetters)

Havana Sunset 13 

b g Havana Gold - Sunset Kitty (Gone West)

2 9-9
67
2 9-9
67

Thrice-raced maiden. Second of 11 in minor event at this C&D (28/1) 13 days ago, no match for winner. Makes handicap debut and may do better still.

Thrice-raced maiden. Second of 11 in minor event at this C&D (28/1) 13 days ago, no match for winner. Makes handicap debut and may do better still.

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Copper, silver hoop and armlets, copper cap (Lady Fairhaven)

Anandita 36 

b f Showcasing - Joyeaux (Mark of Esteem)

2 9-9 b1
67
2 9-9 b1
67

Promising type. 9/2 and cheekpieces on for 1st time, good second of 9 in nursery at Kempton (7f) 36 days ago. Blinkers on 1st time. Open to further progress.

Promising type. 9/2 and cheekpieces on for 1st time, good second of 9 in nursery at Kempton (7f) 36 days ago. Blinkers on 1st time. Open to further progress.

3 (1)
3446
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Red, yellow sash, striped sleeves and star on cap (Mr W Clifford)

Elegant Love 34 

b f Delegator - Lovellian (Machiavellian)

2 9-8
66
2 9-8
66

Lightly-raced maiden. 16/1, sixth of 8 in nursery at Salisbury (7f, good) 34 days ago. Makes tapeta debut. Engaged 3.05 Nottingham Wednesday.

Lightly-raced maiden. 16/1, sixth of 8 in nursery at Salisbury (7f, good) 34 days ago. Makes tapeta debut. Engaged 3.05 Nottingham Wednesday.

4 (9)
853
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Light blue, black seams, white sleeves and cap (Sheikh Hamed Dalmook Al Maktoum)

Stellar Comet (IRE)  59 

b f Charm Spirit - Galactic Heroine (Galileo)

2 9-7
65
2 9-7
65

Thrice-raced maiden. Third of 9 in minor event at Leicester (7f, good to firm, 4/1) 59 days ago. Looks the type to do better now tackling nurseries.

Thrice-raced maiden. Third of 9 in minor event at Leicester (7f, good to firm, 4/1) 59 days ago. Looks the type to do better now tackling nurseries.

5 (3)
517756
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Purple, royal blue star, hooped sleeves, royal blue cap, purple star (Cbws & Partner)

Call Him Al (IRE)  9 

b c Alhebayeb - Exempt (Exceed and Excel)

2 9-6
64 1
2 9-6
64 1

Winner at Musselburgh in August. 7/1, respectable sixth of 14 in nursery at Newcastle (7.1f) 9 days ago. Looks fully exposed now.

Winner at Musselburgh in August. 7/1, respectable sixth of 14 in nursery at Newcastle (7.1f) 9 days ago. Looks fully exposed now.

6 (7)
0300
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Orange, black triple diamond and diamonds on cap (Mr H Robin Heffer)

Coastguard Watch (FR)  17 

b c Olympic Glory - Miss Hygrove (Exceed and Excel)

2 9-5
63
2 9-5
63

Lightly-raced maiden. Went with little promise when twelfth of 13 in nursery at Bath (5.7f, good to firm, 25/1) 17 days ago, slowly away. Others more persuasive on tapeta debut.

Lightly-raced maiden. Went with little promise when twelfth of 13 in nursery at Bath (5.7f, good to firm, 25/1) 17 days ago, slowly away. Others more persuasive on tapeta debut.

7 (5)
935330
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White, black stars, striped sleeves and stars on cap (S & A Mares)

Nananita (IRE)  17 

b f War Command - Causeway Queen (Giant's Causeway)

2 9-1
59
2 9-1
59

Ran poorly when tenth of 13 in nursery at Bath (5.7f, good to firm, 14/1) 17 days ago. Has shaped well on tapeta previously so not without hope.

Ran poorly when tenth of 13 in nursery at Bath (5.7f, good to firm, 14/1) 17 days ago. Has shaped well on tapeta previously so not without hope.

8 (4)
07708
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Purple, white diamonds on sleeves, check cap (M Kerr-dineen, D Fass, F Trenchard)

Barbegazi 35 

b g Swiss Spirit - Belle des Airs (Dr Fong)

2 8-7
51
2 8-7
51

Lightly-raced maiden. 5/1 and blinkered for 1st time, below form eighth of 14 in nursery at Ffos Las (5f, good to soft) 35 days ago. Significantly up in trip. Makes tapeta debut.

Lightly-raced maiden. 5/1 and blinkered for 1st time, below form eighth of 14 in nursery at Ffos Las (5f, good to soft) 35 days ago. Significantly up in trip. Makes tapeta debut.

9 (6)
97778
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Light green and white stripes, white sleeves, light green armlets, striped cap (Mohamed Alhameli & Partners)

Lady Rouda (IRE)  9 

b f Swiss Spirit - Jida (Refuse To Bend)

2 8-4 p1
48 1
2 8-4 p1
48 1

Lightly-raced maiden. Eighth of 14 in nursery at Newcastle (7.1f, 40/1) 9 days ago. Cheekpieces on 1st time. Others have achieved more.

Lightly-raced maiden. Eighth of 14 in nursery at Newcastle (7.1f, 40/1) 9 days ago. Cheekpieces on 1st time. Others have achieved more.

Verdict

HAVANA SUNSET has been kept exclusively to the all-weather in his three starts thus far and, having gone close over course and distance last time in a much improved showing, he could easily build on that promising run here. It was no surprise Anandita improved for stepping up to 7f at Kempton latest she warrants respect with first-time blinkers now fitted, while Stellar Comet and Call Him Al are others to note.

Verdict

ANANDITA improved when runner-up over this trip at Kempton last month and she's taken to go one better with further progress on the cards. Havana Sunset and Stellar Comet head up the opposition, though Nananita shouldn't be taken lightly either having previously shaped well on this surface.

18:30 Wolverhampton (A.W.) 18 Oct 2018

Wolverhampton Disco Inferno - 24th November Nursery (Div 2) (Class 6) (2YO only)

Winner £3,170 - 9 run - Draw Advantage: None

3

7f 36y

Standard (AW - Tapeta)

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Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
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1 (1)
464385
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Light blue, orange epaulets (Middleham Park Racing III)

Axel Jacklin 33 

b g Iffraaj - Reroute (Acclamation)

2 9-9
67
2 9-9
67

Fifth of 7 in minor event (6/1) at Chester (6.1f, soft) 33 days ago. Plenty to prove on tapeta/handicap debut.

Fifth of 7 in minor event (6/1) at Chester (6.1f, soft) 33 days ago. Plenty to prove on tapeta/handicap debut.

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Dark green, white triple diamond and diamond on cap (Willow Farm Syndicate)

Smart Illusion (IRE)  36 

b g Dandy Man - Deceptive (Red Ransom)

2 9-9
67
2 9-9
67

Winner at Musselburgh in August. 15/8, creditable third of 9 in nursery at Kempton (7f) 36 days ago. Makes tapeta debut. Should give another good account.

Winner at Musselburgh in August. 15/8, creditable third of 9 in nursery at Kempton (7f) 36 days ago. Makes tapeta debut. Should give another good account.

3 (6)
2670
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Silver, tassel on cap (Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum)

French Twist 17 

ch f Animal Kingdom - Braided (Elusive Quality)

2 9-8
66
2 9-8
66

Lightly-raced maiden. Ran poorly when last of 11 on nursery debut (15/2) at Catterick (7f, good) 17 days ago. All downhill since her debut.

Lightly-raced maiden. Ran poorly when last of 11 on nursery debut (15/2) at Catterick (7f, good) 17 days ago. All downhill since her debut.

4 (2)
75590
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Grey and light green (quartered), light green and grey halved sleeves, light green and grey quartered cap (Legal Marketing Ltd)

Swift Justice 17 

b c Sixties Icon - Wansdyke Lass (Josr Algarhoud)

2 9-7 v1
65
2 9-7 v1
65

Lightly-raced maiden. Cheekpieces on for 1st time, tenth of 11 in nursery (16/1) at Catterick (7f, good) 17 days ago. Visor now tried.

Lightly-raced maiden. Cheekpieces on for 1st time, tenth of 11 in nursery (16/1) at Catterick (7f, good) 17 days ago. Visor now tried.

5 (4)
734452
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Emerald green and orange stripes, white cap (Merchants And Missionaries)

Pesci (IRE)  22 

b g Elzaam - Siansa (Teofilo)

2 9-6
64
2 9-6
64

Improved when second of 11 in nursery (12/1) at this C&D 22 days ago, though was well positioned. Each-way claims.

Improved when second of 11 in nursery (12/1) at this C&D 22 days ago, though was well positioned. Each-way claims.

6 (8)
5078
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Pink, black chevron, pink sleeves, black spots, pink cap, black diamond (Dave & Emma Evans)

Peters Pudding (IRE)  42 

ch g Fast Company - Whats For Pudding (Kheleyf)

2 9-5 v1
63
2 9-5 v1
63

Lightly-raced maiden. 50/1, eighth of 12 in nursery at Salisbury (7f, good to firm) 42 days ago. That race is working out well so shouldn't be dismissed in a first-time visor.

Lightly-raced maiden. 50/1, eighth of 12 in nursery at Salisbury (7f, good to firm) 42 days ago. That race is working out well so shouldn't be dismissed in a first-time visor.

7 (5)
8875
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Maroon and yellow check, maroon sleeves, yellow cap (Mr Antony Brittain)

Klipperty Klopp 9 

ch g Monsieur Bond - First Harmony (First Trump)

2 9-1
59 2
2 9-1
59 2

Lightly-raced maiden. 25/1, creditable fifth of 14 in nursery at Newcastle (7.1f) 9 days ago. Progress needed to defy this mark.

Lightly-raced maiden. 25/1, creditable fifth of 14 in nursery at Newcastle (7.1f) 9 days ago. Progress needed to defy this mark.

8 (7)
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Emerald green, red star and armlets (Debbie Hodson)

Emily's Rose (FR)  48 

b f Sepoy - True Course (Dubawi)

2 8-6
50
2 8-6
50

Lightly-raced maiden. 33/1, fifth of 8 in nursery at this course (6.1f) 48 days ago, running on. Remains with little solid form.

Lightly-raced maiden. 33/1, fifth of 8 in nursery at this course (6.1f) 48 days ago, running on. Remains with little solid form.

9 (9)
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Dark blue, light blue seams and armlets (Mr Chi Un Fred Ma)

Dark Panther (IRE)  22 

b g Dandy Man - Surreal (Shamardal)

2 8-3 v1
47
2 8-3 v1
47

Well backed but ran badly back down in trip when eighteenth of 19 in nursery at Redcar (6f, good, 9/2) 22 days ago. Visor on 1st time.

Well backed but ran badly back down in trip when eighteenth of 19 in nursery at Redcar (6f, good, 9/2) 22 days ago. Visor on 1st time.

Verdict

Mark Johnston fires two bullets here with his consistent Alex Jackson and French Twist, who returns to the scene of her promising debut following a few disappointing efforts since. Swift Justice represents a top team and could improve for the application of a first-time visor, while Pesci went close over course and distance last month and is only 1lb higher now. However, preference is for SMART ILLUSION, who built on his Musselburgh success when third in a competitive Kempton event and he looks sure to be in the firing line again.

Verdict

SMART ILLUSION has made a solid start to life in nurseries and makes most appeal in a race where plenty have questions to answer. Peters Pudding was well held on his nursery debut at Salisbury last month, but that form has received several boosts since and he could yet fare better. Pesci is another to consider following an improved effort last time.

19:00 Wolverhampton (A.W.) 18 Oct 2018

attheraces.com Handicap (Class 4) (3YO plus)

Winner £6,728 - 11 run - Draw Advantage: None

4

7f 36y

Standard (AW - Tapeta)

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Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
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1 (3)
125760
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White, black stars, black and white diabolo on sleeves, white cap, black star (Black Star Racing & Dean Ivory)

Nezar (IRE)  8 

ch g Mastercraftsman - Teddy Bears Picnic (Oasis Dream)

7 9-7
78 2
7 9-7
78 2

C&D winner. 25/1, eleventh of 14 in handicap at Kempton (7f) 8 days ago.

C&D winner. 25/1, eleventh of 14 in handicap at Kempton (7f) 8 days ago.

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2 (8)
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Pink, emerald green braces (The Pink Pot Partnership Llp)

Mon Beau Visage (IRE)  12 

br g Footstepsinthesand - Hurricane Lily (Ali-Royal)

5 9-7 v
78
5 9-7 v
78

Eighteen runs since last win in 2017. Creditable fourth of 15 in handicap at Redcar (8f, good to soft, 16/1) 12 days ago. Visor back on. Not taken lightly.

Eighteen runs since last win in 2017. Creditable fourth of 15 in handicap at Redcar (8f, good to soft, 16/1) 12 days ago. Visor back on. Not taken lightly.

3 (1)
243013
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Dark green, yellow star, sleeves and star on cap (Mr A Mills)

Baltic Prince (IRE)  19 

b g Baltic King - Brunswick (Warning)

8 9-6
77
8 9-6
77

3 wins from 12 runs this year. Creditable third of 11 in handicap at Chester (7f, good, 12/1) 19 days ago, having run of race. Can give a good account.

3 wins from 12 runs this year. Creditable third of 11 in handicap at Chester (7f, good, 12/1) 19 days ago, having run of race. Can give a good account.

4 (6)
309584
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Red, yellow sash, striped sleeves and star on cap (Mr W Clifford)

Harry Beau 31 

ch g Kheleyf - Lovellian (Machiavellian)

4 9-6 t b
77
4 9-6 t b
77

3 wins from 15 runs this year. Blinkered for 1st time, respectable fourth of 8 in handicap at Brighton (6f, good, 4/1) 31 days ago, slowly away. Enters calculations.

3 wins from 15 runs this year. Blinkered for 1st time, respectable fourth of 8 in handicap at Brighton (6f, good, 4/1) 31 days ago, slowly away. Enters calculations.

5 (2)
541900
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Maroon, light blue chevron, light blue and maroon hooped sleeves, light blue cap (The Groundhog Day Partnership)

No I'm Easy (IRE)  8 

b g Zoffany - Caribbean Queen (Celtic Swing)

3 9-5 p
78 2
3 9-5 p
78 2

Latest win at Haydock in August. 16/1, tenth of 14 in handicap at Kempton (7f) 8 days ago.

Latest win at Haydock in August. 16/1, tenth of 14 in handicap at Kempton (7f) 8 days ago.

6 (10)
679120
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Red, dark blue star, red sleeves, dark blue stars, white cap (Annwell Inn Syndicate)

Art Echo 15 

b g Art Connoisseur - Madhaaq (Medicean)

5 9-4 t p
75
5 9-4 t p
75

C&D winner. Latest win here in July. Last of 13 in handicap at Newcastle (7.1f, 13/2) 15 days ago.

C&D winner. Latest win here in July. Last of 13 in handicap at Newcastle (7.1f, 13/2) 15 days ago.

7 (9)
660909
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Royal blue, grey sleeves and cap (Mr Christopher Greenall)

Shepherd's Purse 16 

b g Pastoral Pursuits - Neyraan (Lujain)

6 9-4
75
6 9-4
75

Twenty nine runs since last win in 2016. Ninth of 12 in handicap (14/1) at Kempton (6f) 16 days ago.

Twenty nine runs since last win in 2016. Ninth of 12 in handicap (14/1) at Kempton (6f) 16 days ago.

8 (7)
112184
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Dark blue, white seams, red and white diabolo on sleeves, red cap (Jamie Rocke)

Critical Thinking (IRE)  132 

b g Art Connoisseur - Cookie Cutter (Fasliyev)

4 9-3
74
4 9-3
74

C&D winner. 4 wins from 12 runs this year. Latest win here in May. Fourth of 7 in handicap (28/1) at Haydock (7f, firm). Off 132 days.

C&D winner. 4 wins from 12 runs this year. Latest win here in May. Fourth of 7 in handicap (28/1) at Haydock (7f, firm). Off 132 days.

9 (4)
51-024
iT
White, emerald green star, striped sleeves (Apple Tree Stud)

Two Weeks 62 

ch f Mayson - Laurena (Acatenango)

3 9-3
76
3 9-3
76

Lightly-raced winner. Course winner. Respectable fourth of 9 in handicap at Nottingham (6.1f, good, 8/1) 62 days ago. Has work to do.

Lightly-raced winner. Course winner. Respectable fourth of 9 in handicap at Nottingham (6.1f, good, 8/1) 62 days ago. Has work to do.

10 (5)
723359
iT
White, purple stars, diabolo on sleeves, purple cap (The Bgw Partnership)

Ginbar (IRE)  10 

b g Kodiac - Double Fantasy (Indian Ridge)

3 9-3
76 2
3 9-3
76 2

Ninth of 10 in handicap (16/1) at Windsor (8.1f, soft) 10 days ago. Makes tapeta debut.

Ninth of 10 in handicap (16/1) at Windsor (8.1f, soft) 10 days ago. Makes tapeta debut.

11 (11)
284053
iT
Silver, tassel on cap (Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum)

Prestbury Park (USA)  9 

br g Shamardal - Sutra (Meadowlake)

3 9-2
75 1
3 9-2
75 1

Fourteen runs since last win in 2017. 20/1, third of 10 in handicap at Catterick (6f, good) 9 days ago, needing stiffer test. Back up in trip.

Fourteen runs since last win in 2017. 20/1, third of 10 in handicap at Catterick (6f, good) 9 days ago, needing stiffer test. Back up in trip.

12 (12)
152513
iT
Pink and royal blue check, pink sleeves (The Future)

Plentyinthetanksir 9 

b g Leroidesanimaux - Granule (Hernando)

Non Runner

Non Runner

Latest win at Chelmsford City in September. Good third of 14 in handicap (12/1) at Newcastle (7.1f) 9 days ago, left with too much to do. Form choice.

Latest win at Chelmsford City in September. Good third of 14 in handicap (12/1) at Newcastle (7.1f) 9 days ago, left with too much to do. Form choice.

Verdict

PRESTBURY PARK has been creeping down the ratings and, having ran with encouragement over 6f at Catterick last time, he could be ready to strike now back up in trip. Course and distance winner Baltic Prince made the podium off this rating latest and is respected, while Mon Beau Visage regularly threatens without winning. Plentyinthetanksir, Art Echo and Nezar also hold claims.

Verdict

PLENTYINTHETANKSIR was left with far too much to do when third off this mark at Newcastle 9 days ago (rider received 10-day ban for a misjudged ride) and can make amends. Baltic Prince is next best ahead of Harry Beau.

19:30 Wolverhampton (A.W.) 18 Oct 2018

Wolverhampton Bonfire Night Friday 2nd November Novice Stakes (Class 5) (2YO only)

Winner £4,140 - 9 run - Draw Advantage: High

5

1m 142y

Standard (AW - Tapeta)

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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)
97
iT
Orange, white sleeves, orange stars, orange cap, white stars (Tim Bunting - Osborne House)

Autonomy 13 

b c Dansili - Funsie (Saumarez)

2 9-2
-
2 9-2
-

Twice-raced maiden. Seventh of 11 in minor event at this course (7.2f, 16/1) 13 days ago. Up in trip.

Twice-raced maiden. Seventh of 11 in minor event at this course (7.2f, 16/1) 13 days ago. Up in trip.

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2 (7)
95
iT
Black and pink diamonds, maroon sleeves, dark green cap, emerald green star (Mr Jim Duggan & Mr Scott Brown)

Daniel Dravot 27 

b c Nathaniel - Zubova (Dubawi)

2 9-2
-
2 9-2
-

Twice-raced maiden. Fifth of 7 in minor event at Newbury (8f, good to soft, 100/1) 27 days ago.

Twice-raced maiden. Fifth of 7 in minor event at Newbury (8f, good to soft, 100/1) 27 days ago.

3 (9)
4
iT
Light blue, red stars and sleeves, red cap, light blue star (Fame N Fortune Syndicate)

Fame N Fortune 13 

b g Thewayyouare - Acapella Star (Oratorio)

2 9-2
-
2 9-2
-

Once-raced maiden. 6/1, fourth of 11 in minor event at this course (7.2f) on debut 13 days ago. Up in trip. Should progress.

Once-raced maiden. 6/1, fourth of 11 in minor event at this course (7.2f) on debut 13 days ago. Up in trip. Should progress.

4 (4)
iT
Light blue, dark blue stars, light blue cap, dark blue star (Burns Smyth Studholme)

Metatron (IRE)  

gr c Dark Angel - Orikawa (Gold Away)

2 9-2
-
2 9-2
-

Foaled March 10. €90,000 foal, £120,000 yearling, Dark Angel colt. Dam once-raced half-sister to high-class winner up to 1¼m Allybar.

Foaled March 10. €90,000 foal, £120,000 yearling, Dark Angel colt. Dam once-raced half-sister to high-class winner up to 1¼m Allybar.

5 (6)
76
iT
Dark blue, yellow chevron hoop, yellow cap (Lady Rothschild)

Ned Mackay 15 

b c Kodiac - Marywell (Selkirk)

2 9-2
-
2 9-2
-

Twice-raced maiden. 16/1, sixth of 14 in minor event at Salisbury (8f, good) 15 days ago.

Twice-raced maiden. 16/1, sixth of 14 in minor event at Salisbury (8f, good) 15 days ago.

6 (2)
2
iT
White, emerald green hoop (Mr George Strawbridge)

Repaupo (USA)  40 

b c Quality Road - No Matter What (Nureyev)

2 9-2
-
2 9-2
-

Promising type. Second of 13 in minor event at Ascot (7f, good to firm, 8/1) on debut 40 days ago. Up in trip. Hard to beat.

Promising type. Second of 13 in minor event at Ascot (7f, good to firm, 8/1) on debut 40 days ago. Up in trip. Hard to beat.

7 (1)
0
iT
Royal blue, white epaulets, striped cap (Mr Hamdan Al Maktoum)

Tilmeeth (IRE)  22 

b c Kodiac - Tiz All Over (Tiznow)

2 9-2
-
2 9-2
-

Once-raced maiden. 11/1, tenth of 11 in maiden at Redcar (7f, good) on debut 22 days ago. Up in trip. Open to improvement.

Once-raced maiden. 11/1, tenth of 11 in maiden at Redcar (7f, good) on debut 22 days ago. Up in trip. Open to improvement.

8 (8)
0
iT
Yellow, white sleeves, black spots (Mhs Racing)

Valence 20 

b c Oasis Dream - Independence (Selkirk)

2 9-2
-
2 9-2
-

Once-raced maiden. 66/1, tenth of 14 in maiden at Newmarket (7f, good) on debut 20 days ago. Up in trip.

Once-raced maiden. 66/1, tenth of 14 in maiden at Newmarket (7f, good) on debut 20 days ago. Up in trip.

9 (5)
3894
iT
Royal blue, red epaulets, armlets and cap (Mr K Snell)

Dolly Dupree 114 

b f Poet's Voice - Meddle (Diktat)

2 8-11
59
2 8-11
59

Lightly-raced maiden. Tongue strap on for 1st time, fourth of 5 in minor event at Brighton (6f, good to firm, 20/1). Off 114 days. Significantly up in trip. Makes tapeta debut.

Lightly-raced maiden. Tongue strap on for 1st time, fourth of 5 in minor event at Brighton (6f, good to firm, 20/1). Off 114 days. Significantly up in trip. Makes tapeta debut.

Verdict

The form of REPAUPO's debut second at Ascot looks strong with many of the horses behind running well on their next outings and John Gosden's colt, a half-brother to Group 1 winner Rainbow View, appears more than capable of bettering that opening showing when only beaten a head. Tom Dascombe saddles what could be a useful newcomer in the the Dark Angel colt Metatron, a 120,000 pounds purchase, while Fame N Fortune caught the eye when a running-on fourth on his debut over 7f here, suggesting this step up in trip will suit.

Verdict

REPAUPO looked a useful colt in the making when going close in a warm maiden at Ascot on debut last month and can take this en route to much better things. Well-bred newcomer Metatron can follow him home.

20:00 Wolverhampton (A.W.) 18 Oct 2018

Wolverhampton Holiday Inn Handicap (Div 1) (Class 6) (3YO plus)

Winner £3,170 - 11 run - Draw Advantage: High

6

1m 142y

Standard (AW - Tapeta)

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 (9)
040201
iT
Light blue, purple stars, light blue sleeves, purple cap (Mrs Doreen Carter)

Soaring Spirits (IRE) (ex6)  9 

ch g Tamayuz - Follow My Lead (Night Shift)

Non Runner

Non Runner

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2 (12)
576333
iT
Brown, brown cap, beige star (Mr Keith Brown)

Sumner Beach 6 

ch g Aqlaam - Cosmic Song (Cosmonaut)

4 9-8
56
4 9-8
56

Sixteen runs since last win in 2016. Creditable third of 12 in handicap at this C&D (13/2) 6 days ago. Not taken lightly.

Sixteen runs since last win in 2016. Creditable third of 12 in handicap at this C&D (13/2) 6 days ago. Not taken lightly.

3 (6)
05-5033
iT
Red, white hoop, halved sleeves, white cap (The Rebelle Boys)

Creative Talent (IRE)  61 (37J) 

br g Mastercraftsman - Pitrizzia (Lando)

6 9-7
55 2
6 9-7
55 2

33/1 and blinkered for 1st time, eleventh of 14 in handicap hurdle at Listowel (16f, good to soft) 37 days ago, possibly amiss. Down in trip. First run for yard after leaving Andrew McNamara.

33/1 and blinkered for 1st time, eleventh of 14 in handicap hurdle at Listowel (16f, good to soft) 37 days ago, possibly amiss. Down in trip. First run for yard after leaving Andrew McNamara.

4 (8)
428620
iT
Yellow, large black spots, black sleeves, yellow spots, yellow cap, black spots (Mr James Marshall & Mr Chris Marshall)

Totally Magic (IRE)  10 

b m Captain Rio - Hypocrisy (Bertolini)

6 9-6 p
54
6 9-6 p
54

Twenty runs since last win in 2016. 25/1, last of 13 in handicap at Pontefract (8f, soft) 10 days ago. Cheekpieces back on.

Twenty runs since last win in 2016. 25/1, last of 13 in handicap at Pontefract (8f, soft) 10 days ago. Cheekpieces back on.

5 (4)
80-5770
iT
Emerald green, yellow cross belts, emerald green sleeves, yellow stars, yellow cap (Mr B J Millen)

Rightway (IRE)  170 

b g Cockney Rebel - Caeribland (Namaqualand)

7 9-2
50
7 9-2
50

C&D winner. Twelve runs since last win in 2016. Eleventh of 12 in handicap at Brighton (8f, soft, 9/1). Off 170 days. Not easy to make a case for.

C&D winner. Twelve runs since last win in 2016. Eleventh of 12 in handicap at Brighton (8f, soft, 9/1). Off 170 days. Not easy to make a case for.

6 (2)
969969
iT
Maroon and yellow check, maroon sleeves, yellow cap (Mr Antony Brittain)

Puchita (IRE)  56 

b f Acclamation - Violet Ballerina (Namid)

3 9-2
54
3 9-2
54

Ninth of 11 in handicap at this course (7.2f, 5/1) 56 days ago. Back up in trip.

Ninth of 11 in handicap at this course (7.2f, 5/1) 56 days ago. Back up in trip.

7 (11)
744908
iT
Dark blue and light blue diabolo, light blue cap (Mr Richard Phillips)

Lady Of Authority 31 

b f Kheleyf - Miss Authority (Authorized)

3 9-1
53
3 9-1
53

Below form eighth of 14 in handicap at Kempton (7f, 3/1) 31 days ago, not clear run. Back up in trip.

Below form eighth of 14 in handicap at Kempton (7f, 3/1) 31 days ago, not clear run. Back up in trip.

8 (7)
815750
iT
Royal blue, white chevron, royal blue sleeves, white spots, royal blue cap, white star (Mr Alex Percy)

False Id 17 

b g Aqlaam - Miss Dutee (Dubawi)

5 8-13 b
47
5 8-13 b
47

Course winner. Latest win here in July. 7/1, tenth of 14 in handicap at Catterick (7f, good) 17 days ago, very slowly away. Back up in trip. Blinkers back on.

Course winner. Latest win here in July. 7/1, tenth of 14 in handicap at Catterick (7f, good) 17 days ago, very slowly away. Back up in trip. Blinkers back on.

9 (1)
40-0074
iT
White, gold braid, green sleeves, green cap with gold tassel (Sheikh Abdullah Almalek Alsabah)

Safrani (IRE)  5 

b g Lope De Vega - Wadjeka (Oasis Dream)

3 8-12 t
50 1
3 8-12 t
50 1

Good fourth of 16 in handicap at Chelmsford City (8f, 5/1) 5 days ago. Makes tapeta debut.

Good fourth of 16 in handicap at Chelmsford City (8f, 5/1) 5 days ago. Makes tapeta debut.

10 (3)
770058
iT
Dark blue, yellow stars, dark blue sleeves, white cap (The Stargazers)

Dukes Meadow 47 

b g Pastoral Pursuits - Figura (Rudimentary)

7 8-12
46 2
7 8-12
46 2

Two wins from 47 Flat runs. Eighth of 11 in handicap (20/1) at this C&D 47 days ago. Others more persuasive.

Two wins from 47 Flat runs. Eighth of 11 in handicap (20/1) at this C&D 47 days ago. Others more persuasive.

11 (10)
00-6070
iT
Red, yellow diamond, dark blue sleeves, yellow diamonds, dark blue cap, yellow diamond (A Cooke,r Martin & The Cross Racing Cl)

One Liner 63 

b g Delegator - Quip (Green Desert)

4 8-12 t h
46 5
4 8-12 t h
46 5

Remains a maiden after 17 Flat runs. 20/1, twelfth of 16 in handicap at Chepstow (8.1f, good) 63 days ago.

Remains a maiden after 17 Flat runs. 20/1, twelfth of 16 in handicap at Chepstow (8.1f, good) 63 days ago.

12 (5)
886622
iT
Black, silver braid and sleeves, red cap (Andrew Bengough & Partners)

Liberisque 12 

b f Equiano - Jane Austen (Galileo)

3 8-10
48
3 8-10
48

Creditable second of 12 in handicap (13/2) at this course (9.5f) 12 days ago, finding test too much. Has good chance on form.

Creditable second of 12 in handicap (13/2) at this course (9.5f) 12 days ago, finding test too much. Has good chance on form.

Verdict

LIBERISQUE seems to have improved for a return to the all-weather on her last couple of outings, finishing second on both starts here, and the booking of Luke Morris could see the daughter of Equiano get off the mark. Sumner Beach has hit the frame on his last three outings and is considered once again, while Totally Magic would be a player if returning to the form of his second at Newcastle last month.

Verdict

LIBERISQUE looked sure to collect here 12 days ago but was ultimately stretched by the longer trip and can get off the mark back down in distance. Sumner Beach and Safrani are possible dangers.

20:30 Wolverhampton (A.W.) 18 Oct 2018

Wolverhampton Holiday Inn Handicap (Div 2) (Class 6) (3YO plus)

Winner £3,170 - 10 run - Draw Advantage: High

7

1m 142y

Standard (AW - Tapeta)

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 (2)
762254
iT
Black, yellow star, royal blue sleeves, black armlets, royal blue cap, yellow star (The Goodwooders)

Lord Murphy (IRE)  48 

b g Holy Roman Emperor - Tralanza (Traditionally)

5 9-8 t
56
5 9-8 t
56

C&D winner. 12/1, respectable fourth of 9 in handicap at this course (7.2f) 48 days ago. Back up in trip. Fancied to be thereabouts.

C&D winner. 12/1, respectable fourth of 9 in handicap at this course (7.2f) 48 days ago. Back up in trip. Fancied to be thereabouts.

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2 (1)
357521
iT
Dark blue, yellow seams, hooped sleeves, quartered cap (Mr Matt Watkinson)

Top Offer 24 

b g Dansili - Zante (Zafonic)

9 9-8 p
56
9 9-8 p
56

C&D winner. Won 12-runner handicap at Newcastle (8f, 6/1) 24 days ago. Can make presence felt with a repeat.

C&D winner. Won 12-runner handicap at Newcastle (8f, 6/1) 24 days ago. Can make presence felt with a repeat.

3 (9)
555666
iT
Yellow, royal blue star, orange sleeves and cap (Isla & Colin Cage)

Caledonia Laird 6 

b g Firebreak - Granuaile O'Malley (Mark of Esteem)

7 9-6
54 2
7 9-6
54 2

Course winner. 7/1, below form sixth of 11 in handicap at this course (7.2f) 6 days ago, not ideally placed. Back up in trip.

Course winner. 7/1, below form sixth of 11 in handicap at this course (7.2f) 6 days ago, not ideally placed. Back up in trip.

4 (7)
64390
iT
Yellow, purple epaulets, yellow sleeves, purple stars, purple cap, yellow star (Mr C L Bacon)

Summer Angel (IRE)  17 

gr f Mastercraftsman - City Image (Elusive City)

3 9-3 p1
55
3 9-3 p1
55

Lightly-raced maiden. Tenth of 13 in handicap (16/1) at Bath (8f, good to firm) 17 days ago, doing too much too soon. Makes tapeta debut. Cheekpieces on 1st time.

Lightly-raced maiden. Tenth of 13 in handicap (16/1) at Bath (8f, good to firm) 17 days ago, doing too much too soon. Makes tapeta debut. Cheekpieces on 1st time.

5 (11)
414380
iT
Emerald green, white sash, emerald green sleeves, white spots, white cap, emerald green spots (Mr N Chapman)

Final Attack (IRE)  69 

b g Cape Cross - Northern Melody (Singspiel)

7 9-2 p
50
7 9-2 p
50

Course winner. Winner here in May. 12/1, tenth of 13 in handicap at this C&D 69 days ago. Others more persuasive.

Course winner. Winner here in May. 12/1, tenth of 13 in handicap at this C&D 69 days ago. Others more persuasive.

6 (10)
589-098
iT
White, brown hoops and armlets, brown and white quartered cap (Mr M B Clarke)

Lone Voice (IRE)  111 

b g Poet's Voice - Zain Joy (Survivalist)

3 9-1
53
3 9-1
53

Last of 8 in handicap at Newmarket (8f, good to firm, 50/1), slowly away. Off 111 days. Makes tapeta debut. Has a good to deal to prove at present.

Last of 8 in handicap at Newmarket (8f, good to firm, 50/1), slowly away. Off 111 days. Makes tapeta debut. Has a good to deal to prove at present.

7 (8)
088144
iT
Beige, dark blue armlets, dark blue cap (Hambleton Racing Ltd Xxxviii)

Havana Star (IRE)  12 

b g Havana Gold - Nagham (Camacho)

3 9-0
52
3 9-0
52

Latest win at Beverley in September. Below form fourth of 10 in handicap (3/1) at this course (9.5f) 12 days ago. Drop back in trip rates a likely plus.

Latest win at Beverley in September. Below form fourth of 10 in handicap (3/1) at this course (9.5f) 12 days ago. Drop back in trip rates a likely plus.

8 (6)
04-6305
iT
White, emerald green cross of lorraine, armlets and cap (Quantum Leap Racing Iii)

Ainne 12 

ch f Cityscape - Ayun (Swain)

3 8-13 t
51
3 8-13 t
51

Respectable fifth of 12 in handicap (14/1) at this course (9.5f) 12 days ago. Can give a good account again at this low level.

Respectable fifth of 12 in handicap (14/1) at this course (9.5f) 12 days ago. Can give a good account again at this low level.

9 (5)
535224
iT
Grey, grey and red diabolo on sleeves, red cap (Mr M Webb)

Allux Boy (IRE)  24 

b g Iffraaj - Ms Victoria (Fasliyev)

4 8-12 p
46
4 8-12 p
46

Seventeen runs since last win in 2016. 5/1, creditable fourth of 13 in handicap at Hamilton (8.3f, soft) 24 days ago. Recent consistency hard to knock so not discounted.

Seventeen runs since last win in 2016. 5/1, creditable fourth of 13 in handicap at Hamilton (8.3f, soft) 24 days ago. Recent consistency hard to knock so not discounted.

10 (3)
0-08048
iT
Yellow, orange disc (Pete Smith & The Cross Racing Club)

Peak Storm 91 

b g Sleeping Indian - Jitterbug (Marju)

Non Runner

Non Runner

Thirty one runs since last win in 2015. 25/1 and blinkered for first time, eighth of 9 in handicap at Chepstow (8.1f, good to firm) 91 days ago, reportedly lame.

Thirty one runs since last win in 2015. 25/1 and blinkered for first time, eighth of 9 in handicap at Chepstow (8.1f, good to firm) 91 days ago, reportedly lame.

11 (4)
090907
iT
Royal blue, yellow braces, black sleeves and cap (Miss Emma L Owen)

Lutine Charlie (IRE)  34 

br g Kheleyf - Silvery Halo (Silver Ghost)

11 8-12 p
46 7
11 8-12 p
46 7

Course winner. Fourteen runs since last win in 2017. 80/1, seventh of 11 in handicap at Salisbury (7f, good) 34 days ago. Back up in trip.

Course winner. Fourteen runs since last win in 2017. 80/1, seventh of 11 in handicap at Salisbury (7f, good) 34 days ago. Back up in trip.