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13:15 Ayr Handicap (Class 2) 8f - 9 Run

Info Form Odds Key Rating Ability Rating Horse Pace Prediction ChatGPT Movement Class Runs Speed WSR TF Rating Course Going Distance Tips Win % Place % Betfair Place % Weight Runs Age Comments
1st (2) Revich (4.5/1 +0%)

(2) Revich 4.5/1, Successful at Chester (7.6f) in May and bounced back from a lesser effort when third of 12 in handicap at the same C&D (good to soft, 12/1) 3 weeks ago. Won this race in 2021 and a close third last year, so could be thereabouts once more.
Fine record in this race and arrives on the back of a good third at Chester; bang there.
2nd (8) Titan Rock (5.5/1 +0%)
Titan Rock

(8) Titan Rock 5.5/1, Course winner who got back to winning ways at Wolverhampton in March. After 11 weeks off, left a couple of below-par efforts behind when second of 9 in handicap at Thirsk (7f, good to soft, 13/2) 22 days ago. Major player.
Kept on for 7f second at Thirsk last time and this return to 1m could be the right move.
3rd (1) Koy Koy (3.33/1 +45%)
Koy Koy

(1) Koy Koy 3.33/1, Making all-weather debut, better than ever when winning 11-runner handicap at Wolverhampton (8.6f, 5/1) 16 days ago. Will need to continue his progress as he goes back up in grade (mid-field in this race last year).
Runner-up at Chester then readily went one better at Wolverhampton; respected up 6lb.
4th (9) Fools Rush In (9/1 +10%)
Fools Rush In

(9) Fools Rush In 9/1, Sixteen runs since last win in 2022, though fared better than of late when fourth of 13 in handicap at Southwell (8.1f, 33/1) 10 days ago. Has dropped further in the weights but more needed to take advantage.
Close fourth at Southwell (AW) recently on first crack at 1m and might not be far away.
5th (5) Sirona (20/1 -43%)

(5) Sirona 20/1, Failed to repeat her previous effort when eighth of 9 in handicap (10/1) at York (10.2f, good to firm) 29 days ago. Others more persuasive as she drops back down in trip.
Pulled hard over 1m2f at York last month and this 3yo is not ruled out now back down to 1m.
6th (4) Redarna (10/1 -33%)

(4) Redarna 10/1, Seven-time course winner. Returned to form when winning 8-runner handicap at Carlisle (6.9f, good to firm, 11/1) 31 days ago, well on top finish. Task is now to back up his latest effort.
Back-to-form win at Carlisle last time & has excellent record here; firmly in calculations.
7th (3) Isla Kai (4/1 -14%)
Isla Kai

(3) Isla Kai 4/1, Back up in trip, confirmed promise of previous run when winning 8-runner handicap at Ripon (1m, good, 5/2) 26 days ago, just kept up to work. Enters calculations in his current form.
Won at Ripon last time out and he's one to consider up 4lb.
8th (7) Stormbuster (14/1 +0%)

(7) Stormbuster 14/1, After 12 weeks off, took step back in right direction when eighth of 13 in handicap at Windsor (8.1f, good to firm, 14/1) 37 days ago. However, has something to find as he steps back up in grade.
Well-bred 3yo who has dropped down the weights but he's struggled this season.
9th (10) Judgment Call (12/1 -9%)
Judgment Call

(10) Judgment Call 12/1, Dual course winner whose latest success came at Musselburgh (7.2f) in August. Not ideally placed when third of 5 in handicap back at Musselburgh (good to firm, 5/2) 24 days ago. May just find others better treated.
Two-time course (7f); may be vulnerable now up in grade and back up in trip.

Dual course winner Judgment Call appears to have been laid out for this and is sure to have his supporters, but a chance is taken on REVICH. The Richard Spencer-trained gelding won this race two years ago and was narrowly beaten in third off this same mark last year, so makes plenty of appeal after confirming his well-being when third at Chester earlier this month. Isla Kai was a cosy winner at Ripon last month and although a 4lb rise makes life more difficult, he should still be thereabouts.

TITAN ROCK left behind a couple of lesser efforts when runner-up at Thirsk last time and, having won at this meeting back in 2021, he remains well treated on old form. The 5-y-o can build on his latest run to record a second victory of the season, though Revich is respected as he bids for a second success in this race. Isla Kai also merits consideration.

The admirable REVICH won this race in 2021 and was a close third last year. He earns the vote on the back of a good third at Chester.

13:20 Curragh Maiden 6f - 11 Run

Info Form Odds Key Rating Ability Rating Horse Pace Prediction ChatGPT Movement Speed Runs Speed WSR TF Rating Course Going Distance Tips Win % Place % Betfair Place % Weight Runs Age Comments
1st (11) Pipsy (11/4 -38%)

(11) Pipsy 11/4, Promising sort. 17/2 and tongue strap on, second of 7 in minor event at Cork (6f, good to firm) on debut 17 days ago, no match for winner. Should improve and probably the one to beat.
Second to a smart type with previous experience on debut at Cork, tongue-tie is discarded.
2nd (3) Il Pellegrino (10/1 -25%)
Il Pellegrino

(3) Il Pellegrino 10/1, Foaled May 6. No Nay Never colt. Brother to useful winner up to 6f Hispanic and half-brother to several winners, including useful 1m winner Ghaziyah and 12.2f winner Mamluk. Interesting newcomer.
Brother to 5f course juvenile winner Hispanic, half-brother to four winners.
3rd (2) Emperor Of Rome (12/1 -60%)
Emperor Of Rome

(2) Emperor Of Rome 12/1, Once-raced colt. Second of 4 in maiden at Dundalk (5f, 4/11) on debut, running on late. Off 162 days. Blinkers on 1st time. Should have more to offer.
Bare form of Dundalk second is poor, almost sure to be capable of a great deal better.
4th (1) Battle Fleet (2/1 -6%)
Battle Fleet

(1) Battle Fleet 2/1, Promising sort. 15/2, fourth of 12 in maiden at Navan (5.8f, soft) on debut. Off 133 days. One of 3 from his top stable and Frankie Dettori takes the reins on this one. Much respected.
Fourth behind a good colt at Navan on debut, should be more mature now, Dettori aboard.
5th (4) Latin (6/1 +8%)

(4) Latin 6/1, Twice-raced colt. Fourth of 10 in maiden (11/4) at Gowran (7f, good to soft), slowly away. Off 97 days. More to come from him.
Two runs have been over further, hard to be sure if this trip will suit, best watched.
5th (6) Rebelsontherun (50/1 -52%)

(6) Rebelsontherun 50/1, Once-raced gelding. Twelfth of 13 in maiden (18/1) at this course (7f, good to soft) on debut 35 days ago. Blinkered for 1st time.
In rear over 7f at this venue five weeks ago, gelded since and now tried with blinkers.
7th (7) Star Hunter (10/3 +49%)
Star Hunter

(7) Star Hunter 10/3, Fair form. Fifth of 8 in maiden at Roscommon (7.4f, good to soft, 15/8) 32 days ago. Yard in good form.
Two runs over further, failed to reproduce Leopardstown form when favourite at Roscommon.
8th (9) Maria Land (150/1 -50%)
Maria Land

(9) Maria Land 150/1, Twice-raced filly. Ninth of 11 in maiden at Sligo (5.7f, good to soft, 16/1) 45 days ago. Hooded for 1st time.
Well beaten in maidens at Down Royal and Sligo, hooded now, safe to rule out.
9th (5) Our Dagger (150/1 -50%)
Our Dagger

(5) Our Dagger 150/1, Foaled April 30. Elzaam colt. Half-brother to temperamental 1½m-1¾m winner Red Missile. Dam, 2-y-o 1m winner, half-sister to smart 7f winner Frenchmans Bay.
Half-brother to Flat and hurdles winner Red Dagger, dam won over 1m at two.
10th (10) Our Queen Bee (200/1 -33%)
Our Queen Bee

(10) Our Queen Bee 200/1, Thrice-raced filly. Seventh of 8 in maiden (150/1) at Navan (5f, good to soft) 23 days ago.
No sign of ability in three outings over different trips.
11th (8) Easyshineadiamond (150/1 -50%)

(8) Easyshineadiamond 150/1, Foaled April 23. €1,800 yearling, Rock of Gibraltar filly. Dam unraced.
Unraced dam from a French family with a solid middle-distance record, 6f may be too sharp.

Aidan O'Brien holds a strong hand with three colts returning from mid-season breaks. There was a good word for Emperor Of Rome prior to his debut second at Dundalk, but the master trainer also spoke favourably of BATTLE FLEET and his Navan fourth behind the classy Givemethebeatboys was most encouraging. Latin finished behind Star Hunter at Leopardstown back in May but the chief threat to the Ballydoyle trio could come in the shape of Pipsy, who beat all bar the exciting King Cuan at Cork.

There was a lot to like about PIPSY's opening second at Cork 17 days ago and she can build on that and prove too strong for Aidan O'Brien pair Battle Fleet and Latin.

13:30 Newbury Group 3 (Class 1) 5f - 5 Run

Info Form Odds Key Rating Ability Rating Horse Pace Prediction ChatGPT Movement Class Runs Speed WSR TF Rating Course Going Distance Tips Win % Place % Betfair Place % Weight Runs Age Comments
1st (2) Thunderbear (12/1 -60%)

(2) Thunderbear 12/1, Useful sort who won 6f Nottingham handicap in the mud in May. Fair runs without looking like winning in Group 3s since and plenty on his plate again dropped in trip.
Irish raider; soft ground no problem but he'll need a clear personal best dropped to 5f.
2nd (4) Nymphadora (11/4 +21%)

(4) Nymphadora 11/4, Smart filly who has won 5f Chester handicap and York listed race this term. Little impression in the Nunthorpe last time but this is easier and she can bounce back.
5f on soft suits well; this race is weaker than last two assignments; should go well.
3rd (5) Sense Of Duty (11/4 -57%)
Sense Of Duty

(5) Sense Of Duty 11/4, Looked destined for the top when last seen 15 months ago, winning 6f listed Haydock race and Group 3 Chipchase at Newcastle (very impressive). Has absence to overcome but in good hands and no surprise to see her pick up where she left off.
Won last four and showed smart form (6f, AW) when last seen; trip/ground/absence worries.
4th (3) Designer (4/1 +60%)

(3) Designer 4/1, Back-to-back successes in 5f fillies' handicap at the Ebor meeting, getting up late having been somewhat isolated on the outer wing last month. This is a lot tougher but she's dangerous to completely dismiss.
Better than ever when winning at York last month; handles heavy; this is a rise in class.
5th (1) Raasel (5/2 +9%)

(1) Raasel 5/2, Developed into a smart Group-3 sprinter in 2022 and has stood up well to a robust campaign this year, better than ever when a cosy winner of good 5f Haydock handicap a fortnight ago. No match for thriving younger rival at Doncaster last week and respected in this company.
Comes here at the top of his game and conditions shouldn't be an issue; solid candidate.

All eyes will be on Sense Of Duty, who went through the first half of the 2022 campaign unbeaten in three races, culminating in a comprehensive defeat of last week's Portland hero Annaf in the Chipchase at Newcastle. Such a lengthy enforced spell on the sidelines has to be a concern, though, and match practice is on RAASEL's side, with Mick Appleby's speedster also proven over this trip. He was slightly disappointing at Doncaster last weekend, but finished ahead of Nymphadora when third in the King George at Glorious Goodwood.

SENSE OF DUTY remains a top prospect if all is well and is taken to make a winning return. The admirable Raasel looks the danger.

Raasel looks a solid option but NYMPHADORA is useful on her day and could enjoy the run of things here.

13:35 Listowel Maiden Hurdle 16f - 17 Run

Info Form Odds Key Rating Ability Rating Horse Pace Prediction ChatGPT Movement Speed Runs Speed WSR TF Rating Course Going Distance Tips Win % Place % Betfair Place % Weight Runs Age Comments
(19) Phoebe's Charm (50/1 +0%)
Phoebe's Charm

(19) Phoebe's Charm 50/1, Flemensfirth filly. Dam (b81) bumper winner out of useful 2m-2½m hurdle winner Grangeclare Lark. Slipped up sole start in points (Mar 19). RESERVE.
Third reserve; one of the favourites when slipping up mid-race in her sole point.
1st (11) Smooth Tom (5/2 +38%)
Smooth Tom

(11) Smooth Tom 5/2, Dam half-sister to winning hurdler/chaser up to 19f in France/Czech Republic Cheminee. Useful on Flat (stays 12.5f), good second last time. Interesting hurdling debutant.
An interesting recruit to hurdling given his Flat mark of 91; ran well last time as well.
2nd (8) Ninth Loch (6/5 -9%)
Ninth Loch

(8) Ninth Loch 6/5, Fairly useful bumper winner who made a promising start over hurdles when second of 14 in a maiden at Killarney (16.4f, good to soft) 28 days ago, going with enthusiasm. Sure to improve and well up to winning a similar event.
Just missed out at Killarney and the winner went in again here earlier this week.
3rd (13) Wandering Rocks (25/1 -25%)
Wandering Rocks

(13) Wandering Rocks 25/1, Fairly useful on Flat (stays 1½m) when with James Fanshawe, below form on stable debut last time. Tongue tied for hurdle bow.
1m2f winner in UK; quiet Flat debut for this yard but entitled to make a hurdler.
4th (10) Showman (40/1 -100%)

(10) Showman 40/1, Modest maiden on Flat, yet to fire in 2023. Looked more tractable second time over hurdles with a hood applied when seventh of 21 in a juvenile at Punchestown back in January but needs to take another big step forward to be heavily involved.
Modest on the Flat but his second hurdle run wasn't devoid of promise.
5th (16) Molly's Gamble (17/2 +66%)
Molly's Gamble

(16) Molly's Gamble 17/2, Sister to dual 15f hurdle winner in Italy Thistleton. Fairly useful on Flat (stays 13f), below form last time. Has left Mrs Denise Foster. In tongue strap and cheekpieces combination for hurdle debut.
Two Flat wins last season; hurdling debut for a new yard.
6th (5) Good Heavens (10/3 -21%)
Good Heavens

(5) Good Heavens 10/3, Useful Flat winner. Just fair form so far over hurdles but should be all the better for his recent return at Wexford. Player.
Underwhelming start over hurdles given Flat ability but it's still early days.
7th (4) Dudley's Bar (28/1 -155%)
Dudley's Bar

(4) Dudley's Bar 28/1, Regressive on the Flat but showed a bit tried hurdling when fifth of 18 in maiden at Cork (16.9f, good to soft, 50/1) on NH debut 71 days ago.
Is 0-10 on the Flat and his fifth in a maiden hurdle at Cork was remote.
8th (12) Tippin And Tappin (25/1 +24%)
Tippin And Tappin

(12) Tippin And Tappin 25/1, €40,000 3-y-o, Getaway gelding. Half-brother to unreliable but fairly useful hurdler/chaser Rosmuc Relay and fair hurdler/chaser Shes Flat Tothemat, stayed 2¾m. Pulled up in maiden point (Apr 23).
Pulled up in his only point run earlier this year; joined a good yard.
9th (14) Boxcar Molly (100/1 -203%)
Boxcar Molly

(14) Boxcar Molly 100/1, Down the field in a pair of maiden hurdles and finished only mid-division in a Cork bumper when last seen in May, albeit racing on unfavoured inside.
Beaten 30l+ in two maiden hurdles and a bumper; outclassed.
|U| (2) Balally Park (40/1 +20%)
Balally Park

(2) Balally Park 40/1, Failed to meet expectations when only sixth of 7 in bumper at Leopardstown (16f, good, 3/1) on NH debut. Off 6 months. Makes hurdles debut.
Well beaten in a Leopardstown bumper but he was short in the market at only 3-1.
10th (9) Scottish Dancer (125/1 -25%)
Scottish Dancer

(9) Scottish Dancer 125/1, Fairly useful Flat winner but well beaten completed starts over hurdles.
Not shown much for current yard and was well behind Good Heavens in his latest race.
11th (6) Imperial Delta (200/1 -100%)
Imperial Delta

(6) Imperial Delta 200/1, Well held in a brace of maiden hurdles.
Tailed off in maidens at Cork and Tramore, sent off 100-1 on both occasions.
12th (7) Juke Box (150/1 -50%)
Juke Box

(7) Juke Box 150/1, 11/1, last of 6 in bumper at Killarney (16.4f, good to soft) on NH debut 28 days ago. Makes hurdles debut.
Never competitive when last of the six runners in a Killarney bumper.
13th (1) Askwell (250/1 -150%)

(1) Askwell 250/1, 125/1, last of 16 in juvenile hurdle at Killarney (17f, good to soft) on NH debut 132 days ago.
Didn't jump well and always behind in a Killarney maiden hurdle in May (125-1).
14th (3) Black Vega (200/1 -300%)
Black Vega

(3) Black Vega 200/1, Thrice-raced maiden under NH rules. 66/1, thirteenth of 15 in maiden at Tramore (16f, good) 37 days ago.
Has yet to make much of an impression, in a bumper and two maiden hurdles.
15th (15) Eabha Rose (250/1 -150%)
Eabha Rose

(15) Eabha Rose 250/1, Tongue strap on, twelfth of 14 in maiden hurdle (150/1) at Ballinrobe (16.6f, good) on NH debut 40 days ago.
Didn't look a natural jumper when tailed off in a Ballinrobe maiden hurdle.

SMOOTH TOM is an interesting recruit to hurdles. The Andy Slattery-trained gelding is a useful sort on the Flat winning twice and was particularly impressive on testing ground at Leopardstown back in May. He put in another creditable performance when runner-up to Goodie Two Shoes at Gowran last time. Good Heavens has a slightly higher rating on the Flat (career high mark of 101) and has shown promise over hurdles including in a Grade 3 at Naas earlier this year. Ninth Loch won a Kilbeggan bumper this summer and the form of his second to The Wallpark on hurdle debut at Killarney received a timely boost here on Wednesday.

NINTH LOCH shaped with plenty of promise sent hurdling when runner-up to a subsequent winner at Killarney 4 weeks ago and is the obvious choice to go one better with improvement on the cards. Good Heavens has yet to translate his useful Flat form to this sphere but still has time on his side and ought to be better for his recent run, while Smooth Tom is a very interesting hurdling newcomer having shown a good level of ability on the Flat.

Good Heavens is opposed with NINTH LOCH, who did everything but win at Killarney. That form has been franked here this week.

13:40 Newmarket Stakes (Class 4) 8f - 10 Run

Info Form Odds Key Rating Ability Rating Horse Pace Prediction ChatGPT Movement Class Runs Speed WSR TF Rating Course Going Distance Tips Win % Place % Betfair Place % Weight Runs Age Comments
1st (1) Beautiful Love (8/11 +27%)
Beautiful Love

(1) Beautiful Love 8/11, Promising start with placed efforts in 7f events here and at Sandown (not quicken final 1f). Latest form is solid (third and fifth won next time) and she can probably do better yet. Buick rides over newcomer Dream of Hope.
Third both starts; her form is right up there and today's 1m should benefit.
2nd (3) Haya (10/1 -25%)

(3) Haya 10/1, Ulysses filly. Closely related to smart winner up to 10.2f Dubai Icon. 16/1, slowly away and not knocked about while shaping with promise in 7.6f Lingfield fillies' novice on debut 42 days ago. Likely to improve.
Had to wait for a run before finishing well for fourth at Lingfield; should step up.
3rd (4) I Love Paris (15/2 +38%)
I Love Paris

(4) I Love Paris 15/2, Promising start in a couple of 7f novice events, still green and not seen to best effect at Ffos Las latest. Longer trip will suit and more to come.
Debut was encouraging but then took a backward step at Ffos Las.
4th (6) Monterosa (12/1 +40%)

(6) Monterosa 12/1, Well bred but has proven keen in a couple of 7f events. May need more time.
Superbly bred but has finished behind Beautiful Love in both her races.
5th (7) Rainproof (100/1 -257%)

(7) Rainproof 100/1, Foaled March 22. Ulysses filly. Closely related to 6f winner Breach. Dam, 8.6f-1¼m winner, sister to smart 1m-1¼m winner Moneycantbuymelove.
Trainer not one to rush his youngsters and probably one to watch this time.
6th (9) Remarkable Flight (40/1 -82%)
Remarkable Flight

(9) Remarkable Flight 40/1, Foaled April 29. €20,000 foal, 26,000 gns 2-y-o, Gleneagles filly. Closely related to 11.5f winner Notice and half-sister to several winners, including useful 1m-1¾m winner Eagle Court and 7f winner Cheerfilly.
26,000gns 2yo; perhaps one for next season but makes sense to check the market.
7th (2) Dream Of Hope (6/1 +40%)
Dream Of Hope

(2) Dream Of Hope 6/1, Foaled May 15. Sea The Stars filly. Half-sister to French 11f winner Swift Spirit and useful 2-y-o 7f-1m winner Local Dynasty. Newcomer for top yard who clean up in these sort of events here, although Buick on the experienced Beautiful Love.
From a family that has served connections well; respected despite Buick not riding.
7th (11) Tuneful (125/1 -56%)

(11) Tuneful 125/1, Has looked a work in progress in a couple of 7f events. Bred to stay well.
Beaten 14l at Newcastle (AW) and 9l at Leicester (7f, good to soft); this looks no easier.
9th (8) Regal Jubilee (6/1 +20%)
Regal Jubilee

(8) Regal Jubilee 6/1, Foaled March 3. Frankel filly. Closely related to very smart winner up to 1¼m Regal Reality. Dam 7f winner (including at 2 yrs), from family of Cheveley Park winner Regal Rose. Interesting newcomer.
Frankel filly bred to be very smart and the market should be revealing.

Charlie Appleby has had a fine time of it recently and that run may continue here courtesy of BEAUTIFUL LOVE. She has posted two solid efforts so far and with this extra furlong likely to suit, the daughter of Siyouni is taken to open her account at the third time of asking. Kitty Furnival and Haya should have benefited from their debut efforts when finishing fourth and are the likely dangers, although Regal Jubilee and the selection's stablemate Dream Of Hope are interesting newcomers.

All the top local yards are represented and BEAUTIFUL LOVE can make her experience count and get off the mark. Kitty Furnival made a promising start at Goodwood and seems sure to go well with improvement likely. Regal Jubilee heads up a host of interesting newcomers.

With an entry in the Fillies' Mile, BEAUTIFUL LOVE can appreciate this step up in trip and make full use of her experience.

13:45 Catterick Handicap (Class 5) 7f - 9 Run

Info Form Odds Key Rating Ability Rating Horse Pace Prediction ChatGPT Movement Class Runs Speed WSR TF Rating Course Going Distance Tips Win % Place % Betfair Place % Weight Runs Age Comments
1st (5) Lady Ava (10/3 +17%)
Lady Ava

(5) Lady Ava 10/3, Lightly-raced maiden. Cheekpieces on for 1st time, creditable third of 8 in nursery (3/1) at Thirsk (6f, soft) 5 days ago. Step up in trip rates as a positive and she should be in the mix.
Creditable 3rd in headgear after being hampered at Thirsk on Monday (6f, soft); chance.
2nd (3) Half Moon Rising (11/2 -22%)
Half Moon Rising

(3) Half Moon Rising 11/2, Lightly-raced maiden. 22/1, creditable fourth of 8 in nursery at Newcastle (7.1f) 39 days ago, going enthusiastically. Not fully ruled out, though suspicion is he may benefit from drop in trip.
Fair form to date including close fourth on h'cap debut at Newcastle last time; a possible.
3rd (4) Vintage Love (6/1 -33%)
Vintage Love

(4) Vintage Love 6/1, Thrice-raced maiden. 85/40, creditable third of 8 in minor event at Carlisle (5.8f, good) 22 days ago. Likely improver now handicapping over a longer trip.
Decent 3rd on last two starts (6f); first run on soft, over 7f and in a h'cap; a possible.
4th (2) Dark Before Dawn (8/1 +6%)
Dark Before Dawn

(2) Dark Before Dawn 8/1, Lightly-raced maiden. Good sixth of 13 in minor event at Windsor (6f, good to firm, 80/1) 68 days ago, not knocked about. Type to improve now handicapping.
Needs to improve for step up in trip on h'cap debut as has shown only modest form so far.
5th (8) Brandaisy (4/1 +27%)

(8) Brandaisy 4/1, Much improved when runner-up at Haydock on nursery debut and hasn't really been seen to best effect either outing since (slowly away at Beverley/tack issue at Wolverhampton. Not fully discounted.
Good second on heavy ground on handicap debut; lesser efforts since; may well bounce back..
6th (6) Madame Christine (20/1 +29%)
Madame Christine

(6) Madame Christine 20/1, Lightly-raced maiden. 50/1, run best excused when tenth of 12 in nursery at Southwell (7.1f) 10 days ago, poorly drawn. Bit more needed.
Shaped quite well over 6f/7f on the AW; disappointing on handicap debut last time (7f, AW).
7th (7) Oceanic Wonder (20/1 +29%)
Oceanic Wonder

(7) Oceanic Wonder 20/1, Lightly-raced maiden. Good second Beverley (7.4f, good to soft) on penultimate outing but proved disappointing when eighth of 9 in nursery (8/1) at Thirsk (7f, good to firm) 43 days ago. Needs a couple of these to falter.
Good 2nd over 7.5f on h'cap debut (soft); needs to bounce back from lesser run last time.
8th (1) Line Sheet (11/2 -22%)
Line Sheet

(1) Line Sheet 11/2, Improved to get off the mark on first run since leaving Ralph Beckett in 5-runner nursery at Leicester (7f, soft, 9/2) 11 days ago. 4 lb rise looks manageable.
Won 5-runner nursery on soft last time; chance of following up off this 4lb higher mark.
9th (9) Fighting Wren (11/1 +31%)
Fighting Wren

(9) Fighting Wren 11/1, Thrice-raced maiden. Sixth of 9 in minor event (50/1) at Southwell (7.1f) 17 days ago. Makes handicap debut. Must improve.
Modest form to date; needs to improve on h'cap debut; well beaten on previous run on soft.

LINE SHEET built on her nursery debut when scoring over 7f at Leicester last time and she can continue her upward trajectory. George Scott's charge has been raised 4lb for that one and three quarters of a length success and that could prove lenient on this progressive two-year-old. Vintage Love rates as the biggest danger after running consistently in her career to date and she could have a change of fortunes on her nursery bow, while Lady Ava can build on an encouraging first nursery start.

VINTAGE LOVE enters nurseries from a fair-looking mark and has shaped as if the step up to 7f may unlock some improvement, so gets the nod ahead of Lady Ava, who found 6f an inadequate test on her nursery bow at Thirsk earlier in the week. Line Sheet won a relatively weak affair at Leicester last week but should prove up to making her presence felt again in this company.

This can go to BRANDAISY who ran really well when second on heavy ground on her nursery debut. Line Sheet looks her main threat.

13:50 Ayr Listed (Class 1) 10f - 7 Run

Info Form Odds Key Rating Ability Rating Horse Pace Prediction ChatGPT Movement Class Runs Speed WSR TF Rating Course Going Distance Tips Win % Place % Betfair Place % Weight Runs Age Comments
1st (6) Royal Rhyme (6/5 +26%)
Royal Rhyme

(6) Royal Rhyme 6/5, Looked to be going the right way when ready winner of 10f Newmarket handicap (soft) in May and found another jolt of improvement when adding to his tally in a Goodwood handicap last month. Progressive, so worth a shot at this.
2nd (4) Pride Of America (5/2 +0%)
Pride Of America

(4) Pride Of America 5/2, Much improved this term on the back of another breathing op, scoring at Chester in May and in John Smith's Cup at York. Another excellent effort at Goodwood and he's well worth his place in listed company.
3rd (1) Helvic Dream (9/2 +31%)
Helvic Dream

(1) Helvic Dream 9/2, Group 1 winner at the Curragh back in 2021. Winless since and just a useful performer these days, though he stuck to his task well when third back at that venue a month ago. Tough ask with a couple of these.
4th (2) Imperial Fighter (25/1 +38%)
Imperial Fighter

(2) Imperial Fighter 25/1, Third in last year's Irish 2000 Guineas but below that form since. Slightly better signs when fifth in Epsom Group 3 in June and raced in unfavoured centre when 23rd in Royal Hunt Cup at Royal Ascot last time. Harder to excuse subsequent Goodwood run.
5th (5) Batemans Bay (28/1 -155%)
Batemans Bay

(5) Batemans Bay 28/1, Shaped like a stayer on debut over 7f and improved for the extra furlong when winning Haydock novice. Ran well upped in grade/trip again when fourth in Zetland Stakes at Newmarket final start and he was far from disgraced set a stiff task over 14f on June's reappearance. Since left Ralph Beckett.
6th (7) Lakota Sioux (50/1 -178%)
Lakota Sioux

(7) Lakota Sioux 50/1, Tail flasher but it didn't prevent her developing into a very useful juvenile, including a Group 3 win on the July Course (7f, good to firm). Brace of heavy defeat last autumn and off the track since. This is asking a lot on reappearance trying a new trip.
7th (8) Luckin Brew (10/1 -25%)
Luckin Brew

(8) Luckin Brew 10/1, Lope De Vega filly who confirmed previous promise and proved determined when off the mark in 11-runner Kempton novice (1m) in September. Excellent second in listed race at Pontefract (1m) a month later but she hasn't raced since.

With the notable omission of William Haggas' My Prospero, ROYAL RHYME can cash in and make his mark at this level. The son of Lope De Vega turned a warm handicap into a procession at Goodwood last month, as he scooted clear on rain-softened ground. Pride Of America is 2lb clear on official ratings, but having to concede 5lb to the former might be a tough ask. Luckin Brew's reappearance has twice been delayed this season, having been withdrawn in both the Cheshire Oaks and Ribblesdale, but she is an interesting candidate if taking her chance.

PRIDE OF AMERICA has been in excellent form in handicaps and is the clear form pick now tackling listed company. Royal Rhyme has a bit to find with the selection but he's progressive and respected, while Luckin Brew has been placed at this level, and is lightly raced, but she's been off 11 months.

The ease with which ROYAL RHYME won a 15-runner Glorious Goodwood handicap last time suggests he can cope with this step up in class.

13:55 Curragh Handicap 7f - 11 Run

Info Form Odds Key Rating Ability Rating Horse Pace Prediction ChatGPT Movement Speed Runs Speed WSR TF Rating Course Going Distance Tips Win % Place % Betfair Place % Weight Runs Age Comments
1st (9) Dagoda (15/2 +46%)

(9) Dagoda 15/2, One win from 24 Flat runs. 11/4, career best when winning 15-runner maiden at this course (6f, good to soft) 35 days ago. More needed back in a handicap.
Off the mark in ordinary 6f maiden here; twice second over 7f earlier this year.
2nd (4) Fernao (8/1 -23%)

(4) Fernao 8/1, Lightly-raced winner. Winner of maiden at Listowel in June. Can't have been right when last of 10 in handicap (2/1) at Killarney (8.1f, good to soft) since. Visor on 1st time. Retains potential.
Odds-on when facile winner of Listowel 1m maiden; bombed out on handicap debut; visor.
3rd (3) No More Porter (7/2 -17%)
No More Porter

(3) No More Porter 7/2, Course winner. Nineteen runs since last win in 2021. Respectable fourth of 17 in handicap (8/1) at Leopardstown (7.3f, good to firm) 14 days ago, nearest finish.
Dropping in class and form is chock-full of creditable efforts in premier handicaps.
4th (1) Loingseoir (28/1 -12%)

(1) Loingseoir 28/1, Course winner. 25/1, last of 13 in handicap at Newcastle (8f) 23 days ago.
Three times second over 7f this term and ground to suit; no leeway from this mark though.
5th (8) Half Nutz (5/1 +29%)
Half Nutz

(8) Half Nutz 5/1, Won this last year. Runner-up twice at Leopardstown last month and another solid effort when fourth of 12 in handicap at Southwell (7f) 10 days ago. Not taken lightly.
Last year's winner often gives them a head-start and modest strike-rate over last 2 years.
6th (7) Secret Magician (6/1 +40%)
Secret Magician

(7) Secret Magician 6/1, Course winner in August but down the field back here twice since. Bounce back needed.
Good record over 6f here, well-backed winner last month; 7f seems to stretch him.
7th (6) Semblance Of Order (14/1 +0%)
Semblance Of Order

(6) Semblance Of Order 14/1, Unreliable sort. Latest win at Leopardstown in June. 15/2, refused to race in handicap at Galway (8.6f, good to soft) 52 days ago. Needs treating with caution after that.
Dual winner but only the brave, or in-running players, would back him after two refusals.
8th (2) Heavenly Power (11/2 -22%)
Heavenly Power

(2) Heavenly Power 11/2, Course winner. 10/1, twentieth of 22 in handicap at this course (6f, good to soft) 13 days ago but big player if recapturing the level of his course second prior to that.
Good record over 6f here including when second last month; well held in this a year ago.
9th (10) Shawaamekh (9/1 +36%)

(10) Shawaamekh 9/1, Fourteen runs since last win in 2022. 7/2, creditable second of 9 in handicap at Fairyhouse (7f, good to soft) 5 days ago. Tongue strap back on.
Prominent racer in fine form this year without winning, runner-up all three turf starts.
10th (11) Pinar Del Rio (25/1 +0%)
Pinar Del Rio

(11) Pinar Del Rio 25/1, Course winner. 15/2, ninth of 11 in handicap at Roscommon (7.4f, good to soft) 32 days ago. Cheekpieces back on.
Sixth of 20 in premier handicap over extended 6f here in July; not as good since.
11th (5) Alabama Pearl (11/1 -69%)
Alabama Pearl

(5) Alabama Pearl 11/1, 11/8, career best when winning 10-runner maiden at Gowran (7f, good) 17 days ago. Second of 116 in a Leopardstown handicap prior to that but he's running from a much higher mark this time.
Consistent before readily off the mark in Gowran maiden; mark given quite a hike for that.

NO MORE PORTER started his solid season off with a fifth in the Irish Lincolnshire and he has hardly run a bad race all year, furthered by his most recent fourth at Leopardstown. The son of Elzaam is allowed to compete off the same rating and he ought to go very close. The main threat is Fernao, who took his maiden in smooth style at Listowel in June and he tries a first-time visor after a gelding operation. Half Nutz completes the shortlist.

HALF NUTZ is down to 2 Ib lower than when successful in this race last season and might prove the answer to it again having recorded a few good efforts in recent weeks. Heavenly Power will be a threat if back to the form when second in a big field over 6f here last month, while Fernao can't have been right last time and retains potential as a lightly-raced sort from an in-form yard.

Maybe the second London bus will come trundling around the corner for DAGODA after her course maiden win

14:00 York Stakes (Class 4) 6f - 6 Run

Info Form Odds Key Rating Ability Rating Horse Pace Prediction ChatGPT Movement Class Runs Speed WSR TF Rating Course Going Distance Tips Win % Place % Betfair Place % Weight Runs Age Comments
1st (3) Invincible Molly (7/4 +56%)
Invincible Molly

(3) Invincible Molly 7/4, Produced a promising first effort amidst greenness when third in a Lingfield maiden (6f, good to firm) in August. Could only match that level in a similar event at Windsor 2 weeks later, but it still remains early days and she's one to consider.
Fair form when reaching the frame over 6f at Lingfield and Windsor; thereabouts again.
2nd (2) Glory Hyde (33/1 +18%)
Glory Hyde

(2) Glory Hyde 33/1, Hasn't made much impact in a pair of maidens so far, outpaced from halfway when fourth of 6 at Ripon (6f, good to firm) earlier this month. Looks to be one for further down the line.
Poor form both starts; plenty of improvement required.
3rd (1) All Agleam (11/4 +39%)
All Agleam

(1) All Agleam 11/4, Still in need of experience but showed more than on debut when third in minor event at Haydock (6f, good to firm) 15 days ago, keeping on final 1f. Will go on improving and she can make her presence felt.
Stepped up on debut when third over 6f at Haydock 15 days ago; may do better again.
4th (4) Oakland Princess (5/2 +55%)
Oakland Princess

(4) Oakland Princess 5/2, Bred to be sharp but showed signs of inexperience when fourth in minor event at Haydock (6f, good to firm) on debut 15 days ago, losing her place halfway before showing ability by the end. Capable of better with that first run behind her.
Promise when a place behind All Agleam on her 6f Haydock debut; should improve.
5th (6) Queen Of Atlantis (13/2 +13%)
Queen Of Atlantis

(6) Queen Of Atlantis 13/2, Bred to be useful and shaped well, despite greenness, when runner-up in a Newbury minor event (6f, good to firm) in June. However, went backwards from her debut when down the field at Southwell (7f) 17 days ago. Back down in trip with cheekpieces on first time.
Second on 6f turf debut in June but well held on AW since; cheekpieces are reached for.
6th (5) Parrsicoe (150/1 -50%)

(5) Parrsicoe 150/1, Has offered little in 2 starts to date, again finishing well held in minor event at Leicester (7f, soft) last time. Looks to be up against it.
Well held in two outings at around 7f in recent weeks.

STAINCLIFF was sent off at 25/1 on debut at Sandown eight days ago, but she ran a race full of promise to finish runner-up and a repeat effort would give her a big chance here. Invincible Molly has posted two solid performances so far and should not be discounted, along with All Agleam, who improved from her on debut run to finish a fine third at Haydock earlier this month.

STAINCLIFF made an encouraging debut when beaten only by an experienced rival at Sandown 8 days ago and she can go one better with the extra furlong to suit. Heading the potential dangers is All Agleam, who improved from her first outing when third behind a useful prospect at Haydock last time, while Oakland Princess could take a step forward from her initial experience.

If STAINCLIFF makes the anticipated improvement from last week's Sandown debut she'll be a tough nut to crack.

14:05 Newbury Handicap (Class 2) 13f - 7 Run

Info Form Odds Key Rating Ability Rating Horse Pace Prediction ChatGPT Movement Class Runs Speed WSR TF Rating Course Going Distance Tips Win % Place % Betfair Place % Weight Runs Age Comments
1st (1) Not So Sleepy (15/2 +25%)
Not So Sleepy

(1) Not So Sleepy 15/2, Useful dual-purpose performer who was third in the Cesarewitch (18f) when last seen on the Flat nearly a year ago, making the frame for the third time in the race. However, well held over hurdles on his last 2 starts and will need to return at his best after 6 months off.
Can go well fresh and the testing ground is probably okay, particularly back down in trip.
2nd (2) Salt Bay (9/2 +25%)
Salt Bay

(2) Salt Bay 9/2, Won 1m Haydock maiden on his debut before taking a big step forward when third in Criterium International at Saint-Cloud next time. Hasn't gone on as hoped in a pair of listed races this year, but it remains early days so he could yet do better as he goes up in distance.
Close third in a Group 1 in France (1m, heavy) as 2yo; not so good in Listed races as 3yo.
3rd (7) Laafi (15/2 -36%)

(7) Laafi 15/2, Left debut form well behind when landing a Nottingham maiden (8.3f) last autumn. Made a promising reappearance when fourth in Lingfield Derby Trial (12f), but finished down the field on handicap debut at Royal Ascot when last seen (gelded since). Needs to get back on the up.
Unexposed 3yo from a top yard; something to prove but he has to be given a close look.
4th (4) Sea King (5/1 -25%)
Sea King

(4) Sea King 5/1, Remains lightly raced for his age and ran up to his best when winning at Goodwood (12f) in August, ridden more positively. Well backed on his next outing but raced too freely at Haydock (14f) last time. No surprise to see him get back on track.
Won at Goodwood (1m4f; made all, four ran) on soft; needs to bounce back from Haydock flop.
5th (3) Get Shirty (7/1 +22%)
Get Shirty

(3) Get Shirty 7/1, Enjoyed an excellent 2022, including wins in Copper Horse Handicap at Royal Ascot and Old Newton Cup at Haydock. However, after a spell in Meydan earlier this year he has yet to hit top form back in Britain. Dropping in the weights but others preferred.
Hasn't been at his best in Britain in 2023; first run on soft this year does not persuade.
6th (6) Oneforthegutter (11/2 +31%)

(6) Oneforthegutter 11/2, Won for the first time since debut when successful at Ascot (12f) in July, suited by the step up in trip, but below form in cheekpieces on his next 2 starts. However, with the headgear left off he was only narrowly denied in the Mallard at Doncaster (14.5f) 8 days ago. Respected.
33-1 when short-headed in seven-runner race at Doncaster (14.5f, soft) eight days ago.
7th (5) Valsad (3/1 +0%)

(5) Valsad 3/1, After 3 months off from his disappointing reappearance, resumed his progress when second at this course (12f) in August before going one better at Southwell 10 days ago. Could still have more to offer back up in trip and he's a major player.
Best form last season came over 1m6f on soft; doing well over 1m4f lately.

Rain-affected conditions could help SALT BAY recapture his sparkle because he made the frame in the Group 1 Criterium International on heavy ground as a two-year-old so a mark of 105 could be lenient for his handicap debut. Like the selection, Laafi began the season in a Classic trial and he has been gelded after a lacklustre Royal Ascot display. Valsad justified favouritism at Southwell's Racing League fixture and should have more to offer. Sea King was disappointing in the Old Borough Cup but will appreciate the slower surface, while Oneforthegutter almost sprung a surprise in last week's Mallard.

VALSAD has shown improved form on his last 2 starts, getting back to winning ways at Southwell 10 days ago, and he remains lightly raced at this sort of trip. The 4-y-o is taken to see off the challenge of Oneforthegutter, who produced his best effort of the season when runner-up at Doncaster last time. Sea King also merits consideration.

It's a small but fascinating field. Veteran NOT SO SLEEPY could prove a handful and is preferred to Oneforthegutter and Valsad.

14:10 Listowel Maiden Hurdle 20f - 6 Run

Info Form Odds Key Rating Ability Rating Horse Pace Prediction ChatGPT Movement Speed Runs Speed WSR TF Rating Course Going Distance Tips Win % Place % Betfair Place % Weight Runs Age Comments
1st (3) High Class Hero (8/11 +61%)
High Class Hero

(3) High Class Hero 8/11, Winning pointer who has looked a very good prospect in landing a Listowel bumper and 16-runner novice at Galway (21f, good to soft, 4/5) on hisnhurdles bow 52 days ago. Most interesting.
Beat the talented Tag Man at Galway despite jumping/hanging left pretty much throughout.
2nd (6) Sequestered (33/1 +59%)

(6) Sequestered 33/1, Fair hurdler. 9/1, career best when winning 14-runner novice hurdle at Sligo (20.6f, good to soft) 31 days ago. This demands plenty more, though.
Sligo winner; will need to raise his game again to keep ball with the best of these.
3rd (5) Reverend Hubert (13/2 -271%)
Reverend Hubert

(5) Reverend Hubert 13/2, Fairly useful winner at 16f on Flat. Won 9-runner novice hurdle at Downpatrick (21.7f, good, 8/15) 26 days ago with plenty in hand. Should progress further so he's in the mix.
Dotted up in a Downpatrick maiden and the RPR of 132 needs respecting.
4th (7) Pink In The Park (6/1 +40%)
Pink In The Park

(7) Pink In The Park 6/1, Fairly useful hurdler. 2 wins from 3 runs this season. Creditable third of 8 in novice hurdle (7/1) at Galway (20.7f, good to soft) 51 days ago. Needs considering.
Finished 6l behind stablemate What Path at Galway and reopposes on the same terms here.
5th (8) Baltic Bird (14/1 +13%)
Baltic Bird

(8) Baltic Bird 14/1, Promising type. Fairly useful winner at 11f on Flat. Very good second of 7 in novice hurdle (11/2) at Kilbeggan (19f, good to soft) 29 days ago. Enters calculations.
Good Flat form for the Gosdens and going the right way over hurdles.
6th (2) What Path (4/1 +11%)
What Path

(2) What Path 4/1, Promising type. 2 wins from 3 runs this season before excellent second of 8 in novice hurdle at Galway (20.7f, good to soft, 9/2) 51 days ago. Expected to be bang there.
Progressive but looks vulnerable with penalties over a trip that's on the sharp side.

Willie Mullins holds a strong hand here and riding arrangements suggest HIGH CLASS HERO is preferred of his trio. The point-to-point winner has scored on both starts for the champion trainer this year, a bumper at this venue before making all when odds-on in a maiden hurdle at the Galway Festival and the booking of Paul Townend looks significant. What Path landed a bumper at the Galway Festival last year and has progressed well over hurdles this season winning over three miles at both Tipperary and Kilbeggan before not enjoying a clear run after the last when beaten a length by The Big Doyen over 2m5f at Galway. Pink In The Park was also seeking a hat-trick over hurdles in that race when a further six lengths back in third. Reverend Hubert won very easily at Downpatrick while Baltic Bird won in good style at Cork and receives weight all-round.

Willie Mullins looks to hold a strong hand and his impressive Galway debut hurdles winner HIGH CLASS HERO is taken to edge out stablemate What Path in this cracking novice hurdle. Baltic Bird and Reverend Hubert both have better days ahead of them too and can't be discounted while Mullins's likely third string Pink In The Park is no forlorn hope either.

The unexposed HIGH CLASS HERO must be talented to have won at Galway despite jumping and hanging left pretty much throughout.

14:15 Newmarket Handicap (Class 3) 8f - 10 Run

Info Form Odds Key Rating Ability Rating Horse Pace Prediction ChatGPT Movement Class Runs Speed WSR TF Rating Course Going Distance Tips Win % Place % Betfair Place % Weight Runs Age Comments
1st (4) Shining Jewel (11/4 -22%)
Shining Jewel

(4) Shining Jewel 11/4, Well-bred filly who got her career back on track returning from a break in a novice at Chelmsford last time, forging clear from the front. More to come and worth a chance to follow up.
Stormed home on first run after wind op; this mark could easily underestimate her.
2nd (1) Lady Alara (11/1 -57%)
Lady Alara

(1) Lady Alara 11/1, Career best when winning 11-runner handicap at Ascot (8f, firm, 25/1) 14 days ago by 2 lengths from Maggie's Way, keeping on gamely. Likely to prove vulnerable after a rise.
Made all for 25-1 success at Ascot and there was no fluke about that; raised 6lb.
3rd (9) Speriamo (11/1 +21%)

(9) Speriamo 11/1, Capitalised on a reduced mark when making all on the July course a month ago. Seen to maximum effect there, though, and she's not an obvious one for the follow-up.
Has won on both Newmarket courses, with latest handicap coming off just 3lb lower.
4th (2) Maggie's Way (6/1 +33%)
Maggie's Way

(2) Maggie's Way 6/1, Made a successful reappearance in 11-runner handicap at Nottingham (1m, heavy) in May and has generally remained in form since, shaping well (travelled smoothly) when second to Alvara at Ascot a fortnight ago. Could reverse form with that rival.
Second to Lady Alara last time and a 5lb pull with that rival could make it interesting.
5th (10) Azahara Palace (18/1 -80%)
Azahara Palace

(10) Azahara Palace 18/1, Progressive filly who made it three from her last four in comfortable fashion at Chepstow last time. Prominent racing style should lend itself to this track, so she's a definite player.
Three Chepstow wins this summer; up 3lb for last time and heart is in the right place.
6th (5) Canoodled (11/2 +8%)

(5) Canoodled 11/2, Bounced back to form with success in 9-runner handicap on July course in August and shaped as if still ahead of her mark when third at Haydock last time, having to pick way through. Should make a big impact if things drop right.
Goes particularly well at Newmarket and was unlucky not to collect last time at Haydock.
7th (7) Five Towns (8/1 -23%)
Five Towns

(7) Five Towns 8/1, Still low mileage and confirmed the encouragement of her previous outing when scoring comfortably at Windsor last time. Open to further improvement and looks a serious player.
Won with plenty in hand at Windsor and a 5lb rise could have been worse.
8th (8) High Spirited (6/1 +33%)
High Spirited

(8) High Spirited 6/1, Belardo filly who showed improved form to get off the mark in 13-runner maiden at Windsor (8.1f, good to firm) on her return in May. Right back on track despite missing the break when fourth at Ascot last time and may well have a bigger performance in her.
Close up in Lady Alara's Ascot handicap despite losing lengths at the start.
9th (6) Eximious (25/1 +0%)

(6) Eximious 25/1, Salisbury maiden winner last September. In good form this term prior to a blip at York last time. Could bounce back but others are more persuasive.
Maiden winner who has threatened in a handicap; hard to call her progressive.
10th (3) Don't Tell Claire (9/1 +36%)
Don't Tell Claire

(3) Don't Tell Claire 9/1, C&D winner who is in better form than recent finishing positions suggest, looked after once her chance had gone at Ascot a fortnight ago. Cheekpieces go back on and she's hard to rule out.
Below par last time but dangerous off this mark and cheekpieces return.

Shining Jewel was a most impressive winner when making all at Chelmsford and if allowed a soft lead, she could be dangerous. An opening mark of 91 seems harsh, though, so she is taken on with FIVE TOWNS, who justified strong market support to land a Windsor handicap with the minimum of fuss and a 5lb rise may not be enough to stop her from following up. Azahara Palace is arguably unlucky not be chasing a five-timer and can't be discounted.

Having opened her account in dominant style at Chelmsford last time, SHINING JEWEL is well worth a chance to go in again with few miles on the clock. Five Towns is another with plenty of potential and she's regarded as a danger along with the thriving Canoodled.

The suggestion is FIVE TOWNS. She came from off the pace, was delivered widest of all and yet still won with comfort at Windsor.

14:20 Catterick Maiden (Class 5) 6f - 7 Run

Info Form Odds Key Rating Ability Rating Horse Pace Prediction ChatGPT Movement Class Runs Speed WSR TF Rating Course Going Distance Tips Win % Place % Betfair Place % Weight Runs Age Comments
1st (1) Act Of Violence (10/1 +50%)
Act Of Violence

(1) Act Of Violence 10/1, Outstrip gelding. Eighth of 12 in minor event at Thirsk (6f, good to soft, 125/1) on debut 57 days ago. More needed.
Well beaten at 125-1 on Thirsk debut (6f, soft) and improvement needed..
2nd (4) Shelbourne (2.25/1 +50%)

(4) Shelbourne 2.25/1, Cotai Glory gelding. Seventh of 11 in minor event (50/1) at Yarmouth (7f, good) on debut 27 days ago, not unduly punished. Should progress.
Cotai Glory gelding; shaped with some promise at 50-1 on Yarmouth debut; should go well.
3rd (2) Dr Foster (0.83/1 -46%)
Dr Foster

(2) Dr Foster 0.83/1, Advertise colt. 20/1, second of 14 in maiden at Newmarket (6f, good to firm) 43 days ago. Will take all the beating.
Improved on debut run when excellent 2nd in Newmarket maiden (6f); the one to beat.
4th (6) Blufferonthebus (8.5/1 -42%)

(6) Blufferonthebus 8.5/1, Thrice-raced filly. Third of 8 in maiden at this course (5f, good, 66/1) 24 days ago, nearest finish. Player.
Fair third in a 5f maiden here last time (good; 66-1); more needed to take this.
5th (5) Bella Grazia (50/1 +24%)
Bella Grazia

(5) Bella Grazia 50/1, Twice-raced filly. Eighth of 12 in maiden at Kempton (6f, 125/1) 10 days ago, not knocked about. Looks to be being brought along gradually.
Hasn't shown much so far and looks one for middle-distance handicaps next season.
6th (3) La La Lucrative (14/1 -56%)
La La Lucrative

(3) La La Lucrative 14/1, Foaled January 23. €21,000 foal, Profitable colt. Dam 6f winner (including at 2 yrs). Not an obvious debut winner on paper.
Colt by Profitable; 21,000euros foal; likely to need the experience.
7th (7) Flocon (66/1 +0%)

(7) Flocon 66/1, Mondialiste filly. Sixth of 8 in minor event at Carlisle (5.8f, good, 80/1) 22 days ago. Must improve.
Hasn't shown much in her two runs so far and looks more one for handicaps.

This contest seems to revolve around the performance of DR FOSTER, who was a very good second on his second start over 6f at Newmarket and he can go one better today. Michael Appleby's runner was only beaten three quarters of a length when running on gamely on that occasion and he sets a high bar for the rest to aim at. Blufferonthebus shaped as if this step up in trip would suit when third over 5f at this venue last time and she is fancied to give the selection the most to think about, while Shelbourne heads the remainder.

DR FOSTER sets a clear standard on the form of his Newmarket second and will take all the beating if arriving in the same form, though George Scott's Shelbourne showed ability on his debut and should have more to offer, with Blufferonthebus fancied to round out the placings.

Following his excellent second at Newmarket last time DR FOSTER should go one better but is likely to be a warm order to do so.

14:25 Ayr Handicap (Class 2) 6f - 25 Run

Info Form Odds Key Rating Ability Rating Horse Pace Prediction ChatGPT Movement Class Runs Speed WSR TF Rating Course Going Distance Tips Win % Place % Betfair Place % Weight Runs Age Comments
1st (9) Wobwobwob (9/2 +44%)

(9) Wobwobwob 9/2, 5/1 and visored for 1st time, respectable third of 18 in handicap at Ripon (6f, good) 35 days ago. Claims will be enhanced if the ground becomes testing.
Stays further but return to 6f was no inconvenience when 3rd at Ripon latest; solid chance.
2nd (4) Tinto (33/1 -18%)

(4) Tinto 33/1, Latest win at Redcar in August. Below form seventh of 12 in handicap (11/2) at Thirsk (6f, good to soft) 22 days ago, left poorly placed. Looks vulnerable.
Fair efforts in 2021 Silver Cup and 2022 Gold Cup; ended losing run in August; more needed.
3rd (11) Admiral D (20/1 +20%)
Admiral D

(11) Admiral D 20/1, Unreliable type. Thirteen runs since last win in 2021. Respectable sixth of 13 in handicap (13/2) at Pontefract (6f, good) 90 days ago. Others look stronger.
Excelled himself when 7th in the 2022 Gold Cup when 10lb higher; fairly quiet this year.
4th (13) Bernardo O'reilly (10/1 +38%)
Bernardo O'reilly

(13) Bernardo O'reilly 10/1, Latest win at Newbury in April. 16/1, bit below form eighth of 13 in handicap at Windsor (6f, good to firm) 37 days ago, merely closing up late. He's the sort that needs everything to drop right and is probably worth taking on.
Third in this race last year when D Tudhope rode; often meets trouble but capable.
5th (6) Snazzy Jazzy (33/1 +18%)
Snazzy Jazzy

(6) Snazzy Jazzy 33/1, Unreliable individual. C&D winner. 13/8, below form third of 7 in claimer at Wolverhampton (6.1f) 40 days ago. Winner of this race in 2018 but it will be a surprise if he's able to roll back the years on debut for new yard.
Won this in 2018; useful at 6f/7f last June; below best in 2023, 3rd in claimer latest.
6th (7) Woven (25/1 -79%)

(7) Woven 25/1, Latest win at Doncaster in May. Bit below form fourth of 9 in handicap at Thirsk (7f, heavy, 11/2) 49 days ago. Others make more appeal from a win point of view.
Second in this race last year; now 4lb higher after wide-margin win on reappearance.
7th (22) Never Dark (100/1 -52%)
Never Dark

(22) Never Dark 100/1, Two wins from 5 runs this year, the latest at Hamilton in August. Ninth of 14 in handicap (18/1) at Southwell (5f) 10 days ago. Opposable under a penalty.
Close 4th in 2021 Bronze Cup; won latest turf start over 5f; rare to see him over 6f now.
8th (10) Monsieur Kodi (16/1 +0%)
Monsieur Kodi

(10) Monsieur Kodi 16/1, C&D winner. Six wins from 22 Flat runs. 3 wins from 9 runs this year. 11/1, creditable fifth of 13 in handicap at Wolverhampton (6.1f) 16 days ago. Place possibilities.
Improved in 2023, latest win at Goodwood in August; beaten off this career-high mark since.
9th (21) Aplomb (10/1 +17%)

(21) Aplomb 10/1, Seventeen runs since last win in 2020. 9/1, creditable third of 11 in handicap at Goodwood (6f, good to firm) 18 days ago, running on late. Sixth in this last year (off 8 lb higher) and looks a big player.
In form; needs to show he can fare better than in two previous attempts in this race.
10th (15) Dream For Gold (33/1 +0%)
Dream For Gold

(15) Dream For Gold 33/1, Fifteenth of 17 in handicap at York (5f, good, 9/1) 13 days ago and he needs to bounce back in a major way.
Sole win in 5f AW novice; two close calls over 6f this summer; not kept up good work since.
11th (14) Cairn Gorm (12/1 +25%)
Cairn Gorm

(14) Cairn Gorm 12/1, Latest win at York in July. Bit below form fifth of 11 in handicap at Goodwood (6f, good to firm, 7/2) 18 days ago, doing too much too soon. Jim Crowley a good booking and he's a live each-way candidate.
Beat big field at York in July; ought to be well treated back up 4lb; lesser effort since.
12th (18) Danzan (16/1 -33%)

(18) Danzan 16/1, C&D winner. Latest win at Thirsk in June. 11/1, creditable third of 9 in handicap at Thirsk (7f, good to soft) 22 days ago. Yard has won 2 of the last 4 runnings of this and he could have a part to play.
Excellent runs in the last two runnings of the Bronze Cup, 3rd then won; on the premises.
13th (16) Illusionist (22/1 +33%)

(16) Illusionist 22/1, 7/1, bit below form third of 7 in handicap at Haydock (6f, heavy) 48 days ago. Lurking on a handy mark and dangerous to completely discount.
Close 4th in the Gold Cup Trial over C&D in July; not seen to best advantage since.
14th (24) Jump The Gun (11/1 -29%)
Jump The Gun

(24) Jump The Gun 11/1, Course winner. Blinkered for 1st time, neck second of 13 to Rathbone in handicap (14/1) at Doncaster (6f, good to soft) 9 days ago, clear of rest. Good fifth in this race last year off a 10 lb higher mark and looks primed for another big run.
Troubled run when 5th in this race last year; out of sorts in 2023 but ran well last week.
15th (20) Fast And Loose (18/1 +28%)
Fast And Loose

(20) Fast And Loose 18/1, 11/2, last of 12 in handicap at Thirsk (6f, good to soft) 22 days ago. Blinkers back on and he has something to find on form.
Yet to win a handicap but headed only close home in the Bronze Cup in 2022; not ruled out.
16th (3) Call Me Ginger (11/1 +31%)
Call Me Ginger

(3) Call Me Ginger 11/1, C&D winner. Latest win at Ascot in September. 11/2, below form eighth of 22 in handicap at Doncaster (5.6f, good to soft) 7 days ago, unable to sustain effort. Winner of the Bronze Cup at this meeting in 2021 and couldn't rule out, despite the 8 lb penalty.
Won Bronze Cup here in 2021; back to form with 2 wins this month; off day last week.
17th (19) Rathbone (12/1 -50%)

(19) Rathbone 12/1, 10/1, improved on recent efforts to win 13-runner handicap at Doncaster (6f, good to soft) 9 days ago by neck from Jump The Gun, always holding on. Clearly back in the groove but he has struggled in each of the last 4 runnings of this race.
No great shakes in last four runnings but won latest two starts with something to spare.
18th (1) Bergerac (33/1 +0%)

(1) Bergerac 33/1, 16/1, sixteenth of 20 in handicap at York (5.4f, good to firm) 31 days ago. His season has been something of a washout to this point and it's hard to envisage him turning things around in this competitive contest.
Tenacious 6th in the Gold Cup last year; now 8lb lower after having excuses this year.
19th (2) Lucky Man (28/1 +0%)
Lucky Man

(2) Lucky Man 28/1, Eighth of 11 in handicap at Chelmsford City (6f, 10/1) 23 days ago. Good fourth in the Gold Cup at this meeting 12 months ago but done little this season to suggest that he's about to reproduce that level of form anytime soon.
Excellent 4th in the Gold Cup last September; 6lb lower now after low-key season.
20th (5) Gulliver (17/2 +0%)

(5) Gulliver 17/2, Won 14-runner handicap at Southwell (6.1f, 6/1) 10 days ago, overcoming pace bias. Remains on a very attractive mark under a penalty and a bold show is anticipated. Has contested the last 4 runnings of the Gold Cup at this meeting, his best effort when third in the 2019 renewal.
Strong form over C&D and in valuable 6f handicaps; sprung back to life on AW this month.
21st (8) Abduction (20/1 -11%)

(8) Abduction 20/1, Winner here in August. 12/1, bit below form sixth of 14 in handicap at Ascot (7f, firm) 14 days ago, not having run of race. Not without each-way hope.
Three most recent wins over 7f here; needs to improve on recent 6f attempts.
22nd (12) Bay Breeze (80/1 -60%)
Bay Breeze

(12) Bay Breeze 80/1, Three wins from 11 runs this year, the latest at Ripon in August. Eleventh of 12 in handicap (20/1) at Thirsk (6f, good to soft) 22 days ago. Readily passed over.
Three 6f wins this year but has beaten a total of one rival on last two starts.
23rd (23) Be Proud (66/1 -100%)
Be Proud

(23) Be Proud 66/1, Course winner. Latest win at Doncaster in July. Twelfth of 13 in handicap (33/1) at Newcastle (5f) 23 days ago. Looks up against it.
Good 2nd in the 2021 Bronze Cup; high in weights after two July wins; below best latest.
24th (25) Another Baar (50/1 -52%)
Another Baar

(25) Another Baar 50/1, Three wins from 11 runs this year. 9/2, creditable fourth of 11 in handicap at Chester (5.1f, good to soft) 21 days ago. Unlikely to disgrace himself but likely to find a few too good all the same.
Three wins at 6f and 5f this year; mostly struggled since mark went into the 80s.
25th (17) Punchbowl Flyer (80/1 -60%)
Punchbowl Flyer

(17) Punchbowl Flyer 80/1, Fourteen runs since last win in 2021. 28/1, tenth of 11 in handicap at Goodwood (6f, good to firm) 18 days ago. Others table more compelling claims.
Excels on good to soft and slower; front-runs; well handicapped; rail draw could be a plus.

In another wide-open renewal, a chance can be taken on WOVEN, who was runner-up in this race last year off 4lb lower. The seven-year-old has competed over 7f the last twice and he now returns to this sprinting distance, which could spark him back to form in order to go close. Call Me Ginger has won two out of his last three starts and, in his current form, he is difficult to dismiss. Others to note are Bernardo O'Reilly and the hat-trick seeking Rathbone.

APLOMB is fresher than most entering this stage of the season and, having produced two eye-catching efforts since returning from a break last month, he makes plenty of appeal off a good mark and with conditions to suit. Jump The Gun, who was just ahead of Aplomb in this race last year, looks set for another bold show after returning to form at Doncaster where he was just touched off by the re-opposing Rathbone. Iain Jardine's charge is feared most ahead of Gulliver and Wobwobwob.

This should be a thorough test at the trip which will suit WOBWOBWOB who stays further but ran so well back over 6f in August.

14:30 Curragh Group 2 8f - 6 Run

Info Form Odds Key Rating Ability Rating Horse Pace Prediction ChatGPT Movement Speed Runs Speed WSR TF Rating Course Going Distance Tips Win % Place % Betfair Place % Weight Runs Age Comments
1st (2) Deepone (3/1 +25%)

(2) Deepone 3/1, Useful form. 2 wins from 4 runs this year. 3¾ lengths fourth of 7 to Diego Velazquez in Champions Juvenile Stakes at Leopardstown (8f, good to firm, 7/1) 14 days ago, doing too much too soon.
Needs to settle better for him to fulfil his potential but his form is right up there.
2nd (1) Chief Little Rock (11/2 +50%)
Chief Little Rock

(1) Chief Little Rock 11/2, Twice-raced winner. Won 9-runner maiden (30/100) at Leopardstown (8f, good) 37 days ago. Definitely capable of better.
Hard work to win at Leopardstown and the bare form gives him something to find.
3rd (3) Grosvenor Square (4/1 -78%)
Grosvenor Square

(3) Grosvenor Square 4/1, Won 5-runner maiden (6/4) at Galway (8.6f, good to soft) on debut 11 days ago. Sure to improve.
Only made his debut 11 days ago and looked better the further he went at Galway.
4th (4) Navy Seal (11/4 +8%)
Navy Seal

(4) Navy Seal 11/4, Twice-raced winner. 1/4, won 6-runner maiden at Galway (8.3f, soft) 49 days ago, well on top finish. One of 3 runners for the stable and Frankie Dettori is on this one.
Took an age to get on top at Galway but clearly open to plenty of improvement.
5th (6) Stromberg (3/1 +0%)

(6) Stromberg 3/1, Has a looked a smart prospect when a wide-margin winner over 7f at Galway and Roscommon on his last 2 outings. Can take the step up to pattern level in his stride.
Has looked good in bossing inferior opposition and now goes 1m for the first time.
6th (5) Ozark Daze (150/1 +25%)
Ozark Daze

(5) Ozark Daze 150/1, Once-raced maiden. 20/1, fifth of 9 in maiden at Naas (7f, good to soft) on debut 9 days ago. Difficult ask.
Dropped out to be beaten 6l at Naas and he went off at 20-1 that day.

Stromberg may prove popular here after strolling home on his last two starts, but this represents a significant step up in class and he will need to improve again. GROSVENOR SQUARE won his only start despite running green at Galway and, with improvement to come, the half-brother to Irish Derby winner Santiago may come out on top, while stable companions Chief Little Rock and Navy Seal are last-time-out winners too and also warrant respect.

STROMBERG has created a very good impression on his last 2 outings and is taken to deny Aidan O'Brien a remarkable 22nd win in this Group 2 contest. The presence of Frankie Dettori in the saddle on Navy Seal suggests he could be the pick of the Ballydoyle maestro's trio.

It's hard to take a firm view of the stable's riding arrangements, but NAVY SEAL edges preference over Grosvenor Square.

14:35 York Handicap (Class 4) 10f - 8 Run

Info Form Odds Key Rating Ability Rating Horse Pace Prediction ChatGPT Movement Class Runs Speed WSR TF Rating Course Going Distance Tips Win % Place % Betfair Place % Weight Runs Age Comments
1st (7) Palamon (9/1 +10%)

(7) Palamon 9/1, Yet to get his head in front but has shaped as if there's a bigger performance in his locke and was far from discredited when fourth at Doncaster 6 days ago. Not ruled out.
Needs to find extra even on best 2023 form but has a 5lb claimer on board this time.
2nd (6) Bosc Girl (5/1 +17%)
Bosc Girl

(6) Bosc Girl 5/1, 10/3, respectable third of 7 in handicap at Ayr (10f, good to soft) 2 days ago. Not discounted.
Close fourth over C&D on penultimate start; also ran with credit at Ayr on Thursday.
3rd (2) Unlimited (11/10 +27%)

(2) Unlimited 11/10, Showed ability in novices and has looked most progressive since switched to handicaps, completing a double with plenty in hand at Kempton last time. Obvious claims.
Won at Newbury (1m2f, good) and Kempton (1m3f, AW) in his handicaps; hat-trick no shock.
4th (3) Award Dancer (8/1 -33%)
Award Dancer

(3) Award Dancer 8/1, Has slipped in the weights and produced comfortably his best effort of the campaign when third over C&D last time. Every chance if he can build on that.
Beaten two short heads over C&D 13 days ago, easily his best effort this season.
5th (5) Invisible Friend (15/2 -50%)
Invisible Friend

(5) Invisible Friend 15/2, Lightly raced for her age and firmly back on track to justify support at Doncaster a month ago. Probably more ability to be unlocked but hard to know if she'll be in the same mood this time.
May have turned a corner thanks to wind surgery, as she had 1m2f win at Doncaster latest.
6th (1) Innse Gall (8/1 -23%)
Innse Gall

(1) Innse Gall 8/1, Gained the fifth success of his career at Ayr last month and backed it up with a creditable showing at Chester a week ago. Needs a career-best and others are less exposed.
Each-way chance judged on plenty of form this term.
7th (8) Armoured (50/1 -25%)

(8) Armoured 50/1, Some promise first couple of starts but hasn't kicked on from that and arrives with a bit to prove.
Behind on handicap debut (7f, soft; 18-1) five days ago; tries a new trip and a tongue-tie.
8th (4) Pub Crawl (50/1 +0%)
Pub Crawl

(4) Pub Crawl 50/1, Consistent at a fairly useful level for Michael Bell but first appearance for current stable was pretty tame. Hard to make a case for on the back of that.
Admittedly dropped to 1m when tailed off on return but also probably best watched today.

A gelding operation and the switch to handicap company has been the making of UNLIMITED, who backed up his breakthrough triumph at Newbury with a last-gasp Kempton victory. William Haggas' three-year-old has been bumped up another 5lb, but he did account for an in-form opponent at the Sunbury circuit and is worth sticking with. Invisible Friend showed the benefit of wind surgery when scoring at Doncaster, while Award Dancer bounced back to form when coming out third best in a blanket finish at the last meeting here.

UNLIMITED is improving fast and should be up to completing the hat-trick at the expense of more exposed types. Award Dancer is well treated and likely to pose a serious threat, while Invisible Friend is likely to feature if she's in the same form as when justifying support at Doncaster a month ago.

It took until the final two strides before UNLIMITED hit the front at Kempton but the first two drew well clear and another win awaits.

14:40 Newbury Handicap (Class 2) 10f - 8 Run

Info Form Odds Key Rating Ability Rating Horse Pace Prediction ChatGPT Movement Class Runs Speed WSR TF Rating Course Going Distance Tips Win % Place % Betfair Place % Weight Runs Age Comments
1st (4) Balance Play (3/1 +10%)
Balance Play

(4) Balance Play 3/1, Firmly on the up when landing handicaps at Chester (1¼m, good) in June and Glorious Goodwood (11f, soft) in August. Possibly found the ground too quick when down the field at York's Ebor meeting and taken to bounce back with a bang here.
No-show as favourite over 1m4f at York in hat-trick bid latest; plenty to like before that.
2nd (7) Totnes (11/2 -38%)

(7) Totnes 11/2, Three AW wins this year and showed she's equally as effective on turf when scooting 3 lengths clear at Chepstow (1¼m, good) last month. Hit with an 8 lb rise for that and hasn't encountered ground as soft as this before.
Up another 8lb but a rising force who has to be in serious calculations in hat-trick bid.
3rd (6) Toshizou (11/1 -10%)

(6) Toshizou 11/1, Useful operator for Joseph O'Brien and not far off that level for new yard, finishing a creditable seventh in the Old Newton Cup at Haydock in July. Caught wide and probably best forgiven last month's run at the York Ebor meeting. Has a reduced mark to work with and he's effective in the mud.
1m4f on last two starts; competitive mark if back to best 2023 form; probably acts on soft.
4th (5) Mustazeed (3/1 +50%)

(5) Mustazeed 3/1, Improved when winning C&D handicaps (heavy/good to firm) in the spring on his first 2 outings for Harry Eustace. Never involved on hat-trick attempt at Sandown in July but respected at a venue which clearly suits.
Two wins from off the pace in large-field 1m2f handicaps here this spring; one run since.
5th (1) Certain Lad (10/1 -25%)
Certain Lad

(1) Certain Lad 10/1, Group 3 winner in 2020 and still capable of very useful form, finishing a creditable second of 14 in Sandown handicap over this trip last month. Effective in the mud. Each-way claims again.
None too consistent nowadays and has not won for three years but 2nd at Sandown last time.
6th (3) Millebosc (11/2 +54%)

(3) Millebosc 11/2, Smart as a 3yo when trained in France. Shaped well when a running-on seventh of 18 in the John Smith's Cup at York on second start for this yard in July but needs to shrug off a couple of disappointing runs since.
Initial encouragement for new yard led only to backward steps on last two outings.
7th (8) Le Mans (14/1 -100%)
Le Mans

(8) Le Mans 14/1, Winner of 2 of her 3 starts, finishing with a flourish to lead in the closing stages on her 1¼m Salisbury handicap debut (good to firm) 16 days ago. Testing ground an unknown but it's likely her best days are ahead of her.
Won two of three starts, latest a 1m2f handicap; 6lb higher but surely has more to give.
8th (2) Gaassee (8/1 -7%)

(2) Gaassee 8/1, Back on to form when fourth over 1½mat Haydock (Old Newton Cup) and Ascot in July. Not at best when only sixth at Sandown back down at this trip 3 weeks ago but he's proven in the mud and is capable of bouncing back for yard which won this with Ilaraab in these silks in 2020.
Never dangerous when dropped back to 1m2f for latest outing, albeit slowly away.

Totnes is now 8lb higher than for last month's Chepstow success but the progressive daughter of Kingman merits respect, as does Balance Play, who could bounce back having been well held in a warm heritage handicap at York's Ebor Festival. However, the pair have each endured a harder campaign than LE MANS, who was able to shrug off an opening mark of 78 when winning at Salisbury. A 6lb rise is unlikely to halt further progress and the unexposed Kodiac filly gets the nod.

Ralph Beckett's BALANCE PLAY is taken to resume his progression back on a softer surface. There should be more to come from fellow 3-y-o Le Mans who is second choice ahead of Gaassee, who has a good record in the mud.

Mustazeed looks best of the older options. However, the 3yos have potential and BALANCE PLAY (nap) can bounce back from York.

14:45 Listowel Handicap Hurdle 20f - 13 Run

Info Form Odds Key Rating Ability Rating Horse Pace Prediction ChatGPT Movement Speed Runs Speed WSR TF Rating Course Going Distance Tips Win % Place % Betfair Place % Weight Runs Age Comments
1st (8) Gold Speed (8.5/1 -6%)
Gold Speed

(8) Gold Speed 8.5/1, Eleven runs since last win in 2020 but ran up to best after a 10-week break when second of 14 in handicap hurdle at Galway (16.7f, soft, 6/1) 48 days ago. Good claims with a repeat.
Good run at Galway last time over 2m; stays this trip so is one to consider.
2nd (3) Bugs Moran (3.5/1 +13%)
Bugs Moran

(3) Bugs Moran 3.5/1, Useful hurdler who hasn't stood much racing of late but progressed again after 15 months off when second of 16 in handicap at Galway (22.6f, soft) 49 days ago. A 7-week break no bad thing and he's still unexposed.
A career-best 2nd at Galway over 2m6f; should have improved from that and go close.
3rd (1) Buddy One (9/2 +10%)
Buddy One

(1) Buddy One 9/2, Winner at Fairyhouse in January and ran another fine race when fourth of 20 in handicap at Galway (16f, good) on return 50 days ago. Back up in trip. Tongue strap on for 1st time.
Placed in several quality h'caps this year; tongue-tie added; should run well again.
4th (10) The Four Sixes (12/1 +14%)
The Four Sixes

(10) The Four Sixes 12/1, Lightly-raced winner under NH rules who shaped as if needing the run after 8 months off when seventh of 13 in handicap hurdle at Sligo (20.4f, good to soft) 44 days ago. Still has the potential for better.
Beaten 18l at Sligo on return last month; has a chance if getting back to best.
5th (12) Sequoiaspirit (8/1 +33%)

(12) Sequoiaspirit 8/1, Creditable third of 10 in handicap hurdle at Killarney (17f, soft, 8/1) 29 days ago, travelling best. Can give another good account over a trip that ought to be within range.
Improved on the Flat this term; maiden over hurdles but good runs lately; trip a query.
6th (6) The Little Yank (12/1 -33%)
The Little Yank

(6) The Little Yank 12/1, Twelve runs since last win in 2022. Creditable third of 10 in handicap hurdle (18/1) at this course (24f, soft) 3 days ago, left with too much to do. Respected turned out again quickly.
Beaten 13l over 3m here three days ago but is probably better at this trip; could run well.
7th (4) Garrybello (28/1 +30%)

(4) Garrybello 28/1, 12/1, yet to be asked for effort when fell heavily 4 out in maiden chase at Killarney (17f, good to soft) 28 days ago. Back over hurdles after that nasty tumble.
Made mistakes in two chase starts lately and can go well back to this sphere..
8th (9) Marelly (10/1 -122%)

(9) Marelly 10/1, Latest win in hurdle at Limerick in December. Good second of 9 in minor event hurdle (9/2) at Down Royal (17.2f, soft) on final outing. Has an 8-month absence to overcome but still has to enter the reckoning.
Two wins last year; local yard targets this meeting; watch for market confidence on return.
9th (5) Cerberus (18/1 -50%)

(5) Cerberus 18/1, 11/2, good second of 7 in handicap hurdle at Kilbeggan (16f, good) 15 days ago, suited by way race developed. Back up in trip.
Decent 2nd over 2m at Kilbeggan last time; not sure is as effective over this trip.
10th (11) Hartur D'arc (9/1 +36%)
Hartur D'arc

(11) Hartur D'arc 9/1, 1 win from 3 runs this season. 33/1 and tongue strap on for 1st time, creditable eighth of 20 in handicap hurdle at Galway (22f, good to soft) 52 days ago. More required from current mark.
Inconsistent but not a bad effort at Galway last time over 2m6f; needs to build upon that.
11th (14) Low Lie The Fields (16/1 +20%)
Low Lie The Fields

(14) Low Lie The Fields 16/1, Respectable twelfth of 25 in handicap hurdle (18/1) at Punchestown (19.8f, good to soft) 150 days ago. Needs to hit the ground running on return.
Needs to do more than when last seen and is 2lb out of handicap.
|PU| (7) Skippin Court (10/1 +60%)
Skippin Court

(7) Skippin Court 10/1, Fourth of 11 in novice chase at Wexford (19.8f, heavy, 9/1) 43 days ago. Not dismissed back over hurdles returning to a track he goes well at (won this corresponding event last year).
Two of his three hurdle wins have come here, including this race last year; run well.
|PU| (2) Sams Profile (33/1 +0%)
Sams Profile

(2) Sams Profile 33/1, One-time smart hurdler who fell 3 out in minor event at Kilbeggan (25f, good to soft) 42 days ago. Makes a belated handicap debut.
Winless over fences last season; beaten when fell over hurdles last time; others preferred.

BUGS MORAN won a valuable three-mile novice handicap at the Fairyhouse Easter meeting last year and was reappearing after a break of over 15 months when beating all bar Ambitious Fellow in another valuable 2m6f handicap at the Galway Festival. He remains on a competitive mark and Jack Kennedy again takes the ride. Buddy One was placed in competitive handicaps over this trip at Cheltenham and Aintree this spring and may have found two miles just a bit sharp when again running with plenty of credit last time at the Galway Festival. Sequoiaspirit has gained all five career wins on the Flat but has been placed on all three hurdle runs this year, while the locally trained Marelly and Sams Profile are others to consider. The latter has been lightly raced since winning the Grade 2 Galmoy Hurdle in 2021.

BUGS MORAN hasn't stood much racing in recent times, but he took his form up another notch after 15 months off when second in a valuable handicap at Galway and has been given 7 weeks off since then, which is no bad thing in our eyes, so he's expected to go one better. Sequoiaspirit remains without a win over hurdles but is doing nothing wrong and seems sure to be on the premises again providing he stays the longer trip. Marelly progressed well last season and completes the shortlist.

Having finished a career-best 2nd at Galway last time on return from a long absence, BUGS MORAN can have improved enough to score.

14:50 Newmarket Handicap (Class 4) 7f - 5 Run

Info Form Odds Key Rating Ability Rating Horse Pace Prediction ChatGPT Movement Class Runs Speed WSR TF Rating Course Going Distance Tips Win % Place % Betfair Place % Weight Runs Age Comments
1st (4) Ararat (5/2 +62%)

(4) Ararat 5/2, Lost her maiden tag over C&D in June and posted a creditable third of six there 28 days ago. Not discounted eased 1 lb.
In decent form but takes on two rivals who are firmly in the winning groove.
2nd (2) Magical Merlin (4/1 +20%)
Magical Merlin

(2) Magical Merlin 4/1, Succcessful at Lingfield in June and bounced back to form in first-time cheekpieces when third of eight in handicap at Epsom (7f, good to firm) 9 days ago. Firmly in the picture off an unchanged mark.
Ran creditably over 7f last week but may ideally need a return to 6f.
3rd (5) Alpha Capture (9/1 -29%)
Alpha Capture

(5) Alpha Capture 9/1, Scored twice as a juvenile but he's largely underperformed this year, only eighth of 13 in handicap at Doncaster (6f, good to soft) 9 days ago. Others are much preferred.
Listed winner at two; has gone the wrong way this year.
4th (3) Red Maids (16/5 -42%)
Red Maids

(3) Red Maids 16/5, Arrives very much on the up and on a hat-trick after stylish 7f successes at Yarmouth and Haydock. Showed a good turn of foot on latter occasion so she merits serious consideration despite taking a 8 lb hike in the weights.
Well on top at the finish in last two races; in-form filly who may improve further.
5th (1) Capital Guarantee (11/4 -38%)
Capital Guarantee

(1) Capital Guarantee 11/4, Made it 3-3 for his new yard in 7-runner handicap at Epsom 26 days ago, well on top at the finish. Up 6 lb but he rates a big player once more with few miles still on the clock.
3-3 for new yard, the wins on sharp tracks; clear possibilities if taking to this course.

Capital Guarantee is unbeaten in three since moving to David O'Meara but while he looks sure to give another good account of himself, his winning streak may come to an end at the hands of RED MAIDS. Mark Rimell appears to have found the key to the three-year-old filly, who has won her last two comprehensively, and with William Buick in the saddle again, she narrowly edges the vote. Ararat should appreciate a return to an easier surface and appears best of the rest.

Mark Rimell's filly RED MAIDS has really clicked into gear of late so is fancied to defy an 8 lb weight hike and complete a quick hat-trick. Capital Guarantee hasn't looked back since joining David O'Meara though and is greatly feared in his bid for a four-timer, while Magical Merlin is weighted to have a big say too and shouldn't be underestimated either in an intriguing handicap.

In-form filly RED MAIDS could well progress again and complete a hat-trick. Capital Guarantee is feared most.

14:55 Catterick Handicap (Class 6) 6f - 7 Run

Info Form Odds Key Rating Ability Rating Horse Pace Prediction ChatGPT Movement Class Runs Speed WSR TF Rating Course Going Distance Tips Win % Place % Betfair Place % Weight Runs Age Comments
1st (3) Eldeyaar (11/4 +21%)

(3) Eldeyaar 11/4, Improved on recent efforts to win 14-runner handicap (12/1) at Ripon (6f, good to firm) 18 days ago by ½ length from Wade's Magic, having positional advantage. Player again.
Off the mark on turf last time but not sure to confirm placings with Wade's Magic (second).
2nd (5) Wade's Magic (4/1 -20%)
Wade's Magic

(5) Wade's Magic 4/1, C&D winner. Latest win here in August. Not disgraced when third of 6 in handicap (5/2) at this C&D (soft) 11 days ago. Possible his busy spell is starting to catch up with him but is respected nonetheless.
3l to find with Langholm on recent run here but could still go well.
3rd (2) Langholm (13/8 +1%)

(2) Langholm 13/8, Course winner. Sixteen runs since last win in 2022. 5/2, creditable second of 6 in handicap at this C&D (soft) 11 days ago. Shortlist material.
Placed six times without winning here this term (2nd over 6f latest); should go well again.
4th (4) Autumn Flight (7/1 +50%)
Autumn Flight

(4) Autumn Flight 7/1, Ninth of 12 in handicap at Southwell (6.1f, 20/1) 26 days ago. Has fallen back below last winning mark but others are more persuasive.
Cost 6,000gns in May having just won at Brighton; some fair form since; below best latest.
5th (1) Laura's Breeze (10/1 -11%)
Laura's Breeze

(1) Laura's Breeze 10/1, Lightly-raced maiden. 16/1 and cheekpieces on for 1st time, seventh of 10 in handicap at Yarmouth (7f, good) 27 days ago. First-time visor needs to generate some progress.
Modest efforts over 7f (best run on soft on debut); down in trip with visor tried.
6th (6) Fircombe Hall (28/1 -75%)
Fircombe Hall

(6) Fircombe Hall 28/1, Didn't show too much on return from 14-month absence when ninth of 13 in handicap at Newcastle (6f, 40/1) 12 days ago. Best watched again.
6f AW winner last season; should come on for recent reappearance run; best on fast ground.
7th (7) Point Of Woods (28/1 +30%)
Point Of Woods

(7) Point Of Woods 28/1, Fifteen runs since last win in 2022. 8½ lengths twelfth of 14 to Eldeyaar in handicap at Ripon (6f, good to firm, 40/1) 18 days ago. Hard to see him getting involved.
On a lengthy losing run; finished well beaten at Ripon last time; others stronger.

Eldeyaar was a good winner over 6f at Ripon last time and he appears primed to offer another bold bid, but he may be susceptible to some better treated rivals and the nod goes to LANGHOLM. Michael Dods' charge has been raised 1lb for a length second over C&D last time and this consistent performer appears likely to be hard to beat today. Wade's Magic has form that ties in with both of the aforementioned runners and he's likely to be in the mix again.

LANGHOLM was beaten only by a unexposed 3-y-o here last time and he's fancied to gain his first win of the season. Eldeyaar held a positional advantage when beating course specialist Wade's-Magic at Ripon when they last met and that pair head the list of dangers.

This looks a good opportunity for course regular LANGHOLM to get off the mark for the year after a series of good runs here.

15:00 Ayr Group 3 (Class 1) 6f - 9 Run

Info Form Odds Key Rating Ability Rating Horse Pace Prediction ChatGPT Movement Class Runs Speed WSR TF Rating Course Going Distance Tips Win % Place % Betfair Place % Weight Runs Age Comments
1st (8) Prime Art (10/1 +80%)
Prime Art

(8) Prime Art 10/1, Won 13-runner maiden at Naas (5.9f, good to soft, 15/2) 9 days ago, responding well. Boasts some good form (chased home Navassa Island on debut) and could have more to offer.
Irish maiden winner who is open to further improvement but needs a sizeable step forward.
2nd (4) Great Generation (5.5/1 -10%)
Great Generation

(4) Great Generation 5.5/1, Maintained her unbeaten record in the style of a useful prospect at Chester (6f) 3 weeks ago, again proving strong right to the line. Bred for further but this looks her trip now and she can do better again.
2-2 and it remains to be seen where her limitations lie; respected now up in grade.
3rd (6) Navassa Island (4.5/1 +10%)
Navassa Island

(6) Navassa Island 4.5/1, Off the mark in 6f Curragh maiden 6 weeks ago, well drawn the way it went and taking full advantage. That form looks good (second and third won next time) and she's one to consider back up in grade.
Group 3 runner-up on debut; won Curragh maiden last time and might not be far away.
4th (7) Pretty Crystal (4/1 -14%)
Pretty Crystal

(7) Pretty Crystal 4/1, Winning start in 6f Ripon fillies' novice and good efforts in the Albany, Princess Margaret and Prestige since (good form behind Darnation). Yard do well in this and she's one to note back over 6f.
Has run well in Group 3 races and could benefit from this drop back to 6f; possible player.
5th (9) Raqiya (9/4 +0%)

(9) Raqiya 9/4, Has made a very good start, easily winning 6f Salisbury and Haydock fillies' novices the last twice. More to come, well worth her place in this grade, and leading claims.
Easy novice wins the last twice and she could take this rise in grade in her stride.
6th (3) Exponista (100/1 -25%)

(3) Exponista 100/1, Belied market weakness to get off the mark after 12 weeks off in 6f Nottingham fillies' maiden last month, putting her experience to good use. Tons more needed upped to this grade but she's unexposed from a good sprinting family and could outrun her odds.
Made all in Nottingham maiden on third start; others have far more substance to their form.
7th (2) Dorothy Lawrence (11/2 +0%)
Dorothy Lawrence

(2) Dorothy Lawrence 11/2, Won 5f maiden here in July and good efforts up in grade over 6f since, denied only late on after looking like she'd burnt them off at Salisbury last time. Looks all about speed and might struggle to make all in this.
Has run well in Group races the last twice and this front-runner can make another bold bid.
8th (1) Bellarchi (40/1 +39%)

(1) Bellarchi 40/1, Completed a hat-trick with a comfortable success at Hamilton (6f). Fair run in nursery at Doncaster (6.5f, good to soft) 9 days ago but more needed still up in class now.
Has done well in nurseries but she has something to find in today's company.
9th (5) Imperiality (40/1 -43%)

(5) Imperiality 40/1, Much improved after a break as she landed 6f Hamilton maiden 12 weeks ago. Well bred and could do better again for all she has plenty to find in this grade.
Made all at Hamilton on third start but may well be vulnerable now upped in grade.

Raqiya has shown Group-race potential in registering bloodless victories at Salisbury and Haydock, but PRETTY CRYSTAL has the required form in the book at this level. Since making a successful start to her career at Ripon, the daughter of Dubawi has acquitted herself really well in three Group 3 contests and she can give Richard Fahey his third victory in this race in the past four renewals. Dorothy Lawrence proved her Lowther fourth was no fluke when pipped in the Dick Poole, while Navassa Island is the pick of the Irish raiders.

RAQIYA could be the potential class act here after impressive wins at Salisbury and Haydock and she can come out on top. Pretty Crystal has been holding her own in top fillies' contests and is one to note for Richard Fahey, who has won 2 of the last 3 runnings of this. Exponista could outrun big odds.

Dorothy Lawrence sets a good form standard but RAQIYA is an exciting prospect having posted easy novice wins the last twice.

15:05 Curragh Handicap 5f - 18 Run

Info Form Odds Key Rating Ability Rating Horse Pace Prediction ChatGPT Movement Speed Runs Speed WSR TF Rating Course Going Distance Tips Win % Place % Betfair Place % Weight Runs Age Comments
(14) Hallowed Time (14/1 -17%)
Hallowed Time

(14) Hallowed Time 14/1, Twelve runs since last win in 2022. Good second of 17 in handicap at this course (6f, good, 10/1) 28 days ago. Blinkers back on.
Runner-up over 6f at this venue four weeks ago, may find a few too quick over minimum trip.
(19) Livingston Range (40/1 +0%)
Livingston Range

(19) Livingston Range 40/1, Latest win at Naas in July. Bit below form eighth of 17 in handicap (10/1) at this course (6f, good) 28 days ago. Blinkers back on. Must improve.
An effective sprinter at a lower level than this, 6lb out of the handicap, up against it.
1st (5) Laugh A Minute (8/1 +33%)
Laugh A Minute

(5) Laugh A Minute 8/1, C&D winner. Below form eleventh of 22 in handicap at this course (6f, good to soft, 11/1) 13 days ago. Can make presence felt.
Beat The Highway Rat over C&D in March, third in this race last year, could go well.
2nd (13) Harry's Hill (16/1 +0%)
Harry's Hill

(13) Harry's Hill 16/1, C&D winner. 2 wins from 6 runs this year. Latest win here in July. 14/1, eleventh of 14 in handicap at Cork (5f, good) 57 days ago.
Seven-time winner, ground-versatile, latest win was gained over C&D on penultimate start.
3rd (1) The Highway Rat (6/1 +25%)
The Highway Rat

(1) The Highway Rat 6/1, Six wins from 16 Flat runs. Creditable fifth of 22 in handicap (33/1) at this course (6f, good to soft) 13 days ago, unable to sustain effort.
Smart Dundalk performer, good effort to beat Silmaniya at Navan, fine 6f run 13 days ago.
4th (3) Jon Riggens (13/2 +19%)
Jon Riggens

(3) Jon Riggens 13/2, C&D winner. Latest win here in August. 9/1, respectable seventh of 22 in handicap at this course (6f, good to soft) 13 days ago. Others more persuasive.
Needs to reverse recent 6f course form with The Highway Rat and Never Shout Never.
5th (9) Mickey The Steel (18/1 +45%)
Mickey The Steel

(9) Mickey The Steel 18/1, 16/1, eighth of 9 in handicap at Cork (6f, good to firm) 17 days ago. Back to a potentially lenient mark.
Achieved a good level of form last October, not at his best since Naas second in March.
6th (8) The Organiser (18/1 -13%)
The Organiser

(8) The Organiser 18/1, Latest win here in August. Below form thirteenth of 22 in handicap at this course (6f, good to soft, 12/1) 13 days ago.
Won narrowly from stablemate and subsequent winner Nordic Passage here on penultimate run.
7th (17) Swift Flight (22/1 -83%)
Swift Flight

(17) Swift Flight 22/1, Eleven runs since last win in 2021. 17/2, below form ninth of 15 in handicap at this course (6f, good to soft) 120 days ago. Others more persuasive.
Placed five times from ten runs at this track, not helped by being 4lb out of the handicap.
8th (2) Real Force (12/1 +25%)
Real Force

(2) Real Force 12/1, 18/1, career best when winning 10-runner handicap at Cork (5f, heavy) 168 days ago. Big shout.
Absent since early-season win in testing conditions at Cork, good chance if fit and ready.
9th (12) Curraheen Princess (10/1 +17%)
Curraheen Princess

(12) Curraheen Princess 10/1, C&D winner. Eight wins from 28 Flat runs. 33/1, nineteenth of 22 in handicap at this course (6f, good to soft) 13 days ago. Cheekpieces on 1st time. Second in this last year and lurks on a tempting mark.
All eight wins have come over 5f, two of them back-to-back this summer, cheekpieces now.
10th (7) Silmaniya (9/1 -38%)

(7) Silmaniya 9/1, Blinkered for 1st time, creditable ½-length second of 7 to The Highway Rat in handicap (85/40) at Navan (5f, good to soft) 21 days ago. Cheekpieces back on.
Entitled to be one of the leading fancies now following seconds over C&D and at Navan.
11th (11) Sioux Spirit (28/1 +30%)
Sioux Spirit

(11) Sioux Spirit 28/1, 66/1, creditable ninth of 22 in handicap at this course (6f, good to soft) 13 days ago, never nearer.
Has done most of her racing over further this term, not disgraced at huge price on latest.
12th (18) Elda (16/1 -14%)

(18) Elda 16/1, 6/1, improved when winning 12-runner maiden at Tipperary (5f, soft) 43 days ago by ¾ length from Never Shout Never, driven out. Makes handicap debut. Lots more needed.
Promoted a stone for beating Never Shout Never but still has to race from 5lb wrong here.
13th (16) Nordic Passage (33/1 +0%)
Nordic Passage

(16) Nordic Passage 33/1, C&D winner. Latest win at Newcastle in August. Tenth of 14 in handicap (4/1) at Southwell (6.1f) 10 days ago.
Second over 6f here before Racing League win at Newcastle, beaten favourite at Southwell.
14th (4) Master Matt (28/1 +15%)
Master Matt

(4) Master Matt 28/1, C&D winner. Latest win at Fairyhouse in June. 40/1, fourteenth of 22 in handicap at this course (6f, good to soft) 13 days ago. Cheekpieces back on. Not taken lightly.
Went very close in the Rockingham here in July, subsequent form raises significant doubts.
15th (6) Never Shout Never (10/3 +5%)
Never Shout Never

(6) Never Shout Never 10/3, Winner at Cork in August. Good second of 22 in handicap (16/1) at this course (6f, good to soft) 13 days ago, no match for winner. Unexposed and good claims.
Cork 5f winner on handicap debut, strong chance now after second over 6f here 13 days ago.
16th (20) Mount Ruapehu (66/1 -32%)
Mount Ruapehu

(20) Mount Ruapehu 66/1, Respectable fifth of 9 in handicap at Cork (6f, good to firm, 20/1) 17 days ago, having run of race. Cheekpieces on 1st time. Plenty to find on form.
Weak form this season apart from Cork second in June, 9lb out of the handicap.

SILMANIYA has finished runner-up the last twice and this looks a good opportunity to go one better on this occasion. Johnny Murtagh's charge is on 3lb better terms with The Highway Rat, who finished just half a length in front of the selection at Navan earlier in the month. The top-weight is feared most with this drop in trip likely to bring out some more improvement in the five-year-old, while the consistent Never Shout Never can improve further and go well despite a 3lb rise for his second over 6f here last time.

Another hot renewal of this premier sprint handicap, with CURRAHEEN PRINCESS selected to better last year's second and come out on top. Real Force and Never Shout Never are among the chief dangers.

Cork 5f winner NEVER SHOUT NEVER gets the vote on the strength of an excellent seconf over 6f here on Irish Champions Weekend

15:10 York Handicap (Class 3) 7f - 6 Run

Info Form Odds Key Rating Ability Rating Horse Pace Prediction ChatGPT Movement Class Runs Speed WSR TF Rating Course Going Distance Tips Win % Place % Betfair Place % Weight Runs Age Comments
1st (2) Politico (10/3 +58%)

(2) Politico 10/3, Chester maiden/novice winner but struggled back in a nursery last time.
Two wins at Chester, respected provided the ground doesn't deteriorate further.
2nd (6) Up The Jazz (9/1 -13%)
Up The Jazz

(6) Up The Jazz 9/1, Justified market support when opening his account at the sixth attempt in a Carlisle nursery (6.9f) but struggled on AW bow next time. Worth another chance back on turf.
May not have taken to AW last time after winning at Carlisle but vulnerable to an improver.
3rd (3) Classy Boy (3/1 +14%)
Classy Boy

(3) Classy Boy 3/1, Thrice-raced maiden. Best effort when fifth of 7 in novice (7/1) at this course (6f, good) 13 days ago. Makes handicap debut.
Has shaped as though in need of this extra furlong which is backed up by his pedigree.
4th (5) Bulmer Bank (7/2 +50%)
Bulmer Bank

(5) Bulmer Bank 7/2, Has shown promise in 3 outings, including when tenth of 14 in valuable maiden at this C&D (good to firm, 80/1) 29 days ago, and opening mark looks a fair one.
Out of the frame in three starts, but not without ability, improvement possible but needed.
5th (1) Emperor's Star (3/1 -173%)
Emperor's Star

(1) Emperor's Star 3/1, Sea The Stars colt who built on his promising debut at the second attempt when landing odds at Chelmsford. Opening mark demands more but that is entirely possible given how he's bred.
Off the mark in a big field at Chelmsford last time; major player on nursery debut.
6th (4) Alfie Boy (25/1 -79%)
Alfie Boy

(4) Alfie Boy 25/1, Little solid form in novice events. Makes handicap debut. Must improve.
Hasn't built on a promising debut; may improve now handicapping, but others appeal more.

EMPEROR'S STAR chased home an exciting prospect on his Newmarket debut in July before coming unstuck in testing conditions at Sandown. The son of Sea The Stars opened his account in workmanlike fashion at Chelmsford last time, but an opening mark of 91 would appear to be within his range and he is taken to make a winning nursery debut. Classy Boy merits consideration now upped in trip, while Up The Jazz must also be noted back on turf following a below-par run at Southwell.

BULMER BANK is showing steady progress and could be worth chancing off a low opening mark. The well-bred Emperor's Star is the obvious threat.

The vote goes to CLASSY BOY, with the way he has performed so far and his pedigree all suggesting he will relish this extra furlong.

15:15 Newbury Group 2 (Class 1) 6f - 6 Run

Info Form Odds Key Rating Ability Rating Horse Pace Prediction ChatGPT Movement Class Runs Speed WSR TF Rating Course Going Distance Tips Win % Place % Betfair Place % Weight Runs Age Comments
1st (2) Array (7/4 +65%)

(2) Array 7/4, Off the mark at the third attempt when easily landing odds in 6-runner novice at Newmarket (6f, good, 2/13). Not far behind Seven Questions when close third in Sirenia Stakes at Kempton (6f, 11/8) 14 days ago and should be in the mix again.
Nicely bred and improving colt; form stacks up well; ran well in AW Group 3 last time.
2nd (4) Mister Sketch (5/2 +0%)
Mister Sketch

(4) Mister Sketch 5/2, Territories colt. Dam unraced half-sister to useful winner up to 7f Rimth. Confirmed debut promise when winning novice at Salisbury in impressive fashion. That wide-margin win is backed up by the clock and he rates a smart prospect.
Close second over C&D then scored by wide margin at Salisbury; promising colt.
3rd (7) Seven Questions (7/1 -75%)
Seven Questions

(7) Seven Questions 7/1, Useful gelding who completed hat-trick on nursery debut at Leicester and further improvement when placed in better company since, just denied in Group 3 at Kempton 2 weeks ago. Shortlist material.
Consistent and steadily progressive; ties in with Matters Most and Array; solid claims.
4th (8) Spanish Phoenix (14/1 +65%)
Spanish Phoenix

(8) Spanish Phoenix 14/1, Leicester maiden winner but limitations exposed in Group company since.
The 7f trip may partly excuse last two efforts; still unexposed at sprint distances.
5th (1) Haatem (5/1 +17%)

(1) Haatem 5/1, Bath maiden winner who backed up his Coventry effort when runner-up in the Group 2 Superlative Stakes at Newmarket (7f). Went one better in Vintage Stakes at Goodwood but disappointed in Gimcrack at York since. Looks vulnerable under a penalty.
Solid performer until form dipped in the Gimcrack; landed the Vintage two starts ago.
6th (3) Matters Most (8/1 +11%)
Matters Most

(3) Matters Most 8/1, 500,000 gns yearling who has won 5f Salisbury novice and 6f Windsor nursery. Took form to another level when runner-up in listed event at Ripon last month but more needed again at this level.
Largely progressive; good second in Ripon Listed most recently; could go well again.

Haatem failed to back up his Vintage Stakes win when down the field in the Gimcrack, but he sets the standard on official ratings and looks set to go well under his penalty. Array (third) is fancied to reverse Sirenia Stakes form with Seven Questions (second), but the vote goes to MISTER SKETCH. The form of his recent Salisbury romp is up for debate, but he has been bought by Wathnan Racing since and the fact he is pitched in at the deep end straight away might be indicative of the esteem in which he is held.

Not the strongest of renewals but MISTER SKETCH looked potentially smart when a wide-margin winner at Salisbury so could be the way to go. There wasn't much between Seven Questions and Array when placed in the Sirenia Stakes at Kempton 2 weeks ago and they head the dangers.

Well-bred Juddmonte colt ARRAY gets the percentage call. Seven Questions is second choice ahead of Mister Sketch.

15:20 Listowel Handicap Hurdle 20f - 14 Run

Info Form Odds Key Rating Ability Rating Horse Pace Prediction ChatGPT Movement Speed Runs Speed WSR TF Rating Course Going Distance Tips Win % Place % Betfair Place % Weight Runs Age Comments
1st (15) Millstream Lady (16/1 +43%)
Millstream Lady

(15) Millstream Lady 16/1, Last of 16 in handicap hurdle (33/1) at Killarney (20f, good) 65 days ago. Engaged Listowel 2.40 Friday.
Second in a Clonmel maiden in soft but well below that level since.
2nd (16) Rockbrook (22/1 +33%)

(16) Rockbrook 22/1, Lightly-raced maiden. Thirteenth of 15 in handicap hurdle at Punchestown (20.6f, heavy, 33/1). Off 8 months.
Beaten a long way on handicap debut in January and best watched unless market strength.
3rd (7) Run Like Fada (10/1 +38%)
Run Like Fada

(7) Run Like Fada 10/1, Respectable fifth of 14 in handicap hurdle (12/1) at Ballinrobe (16.6f, good to soft) 144 days ago, best work finish. Up in trip. Can make presence felt.
Below form at Ballinrobe in May and back after another absence today.
4th (10) Light Parade (10/1 +55%)
Light Parade

(10) Light Parade 10/1, Fourth of 5 in minor event hurdle (40/1) at this C&D (good to soft) 6 days ago.
Was outclassed but still a poor run over C&D 6 days ago; chance if rebounding.
5th (6) Kellie's Dream (5/1 +55%)
Kellie's Dream

(6) Kellie's Dream 5/1, Creditable ninth of 18 in handicap hurdle (11/2) at Navan (15.6f, good to soft) 7 days ago. Back up in trip. Can give a good account.
Won easily at Kilbeggan in July; held off higher marks since and needs to do a bit more.
6th (9) Kalanisi Dubh (11/1 -144%)
Kalanisi Dubh

(9) Kalanisi Dubh 11/1, Winner in hurdle at Down Royal in December. 16/1, below form fifteenth of 23 in handicap hurdle at Naas (18.9f, soft) 177 days ago.
Poor at Naas in March but a chance if back to her best on return.
7th (4) Kitsilano (15/2 +32%)

(4) Kitsilano 15/2, Seventh of 14 in handicap hurdle at Galway (16.6f, soft, 18/1) 12 days ago. Back up in trip.
Seems high enough in the handicap for what he has achieved and needs more after.
8th (8) Indie Belle (9/2 -13%)
Indie Belle

(8) Indie Belle 9/2, 7/1, career best when winning 12-runner handicap chase at Punchestown (21.2f, good to soft) 149 days ago. Switches from chase to hurdles. Expected to be bang there.
Better chaser than hurdler, rated 20lb lower in this sphere; might need this run.
9th (3) Nazine (16/1 -45%)

(3) Nazine 16/1, Sixteen runs since last win in 2021. Eleventh of 15 in handicap hurdle (28/1) at Killarney (20f, good) 65 days ago.
Soundly beaten in two handicap starts this summer and needs to leave those runs behind.
10th (2) Humanitarian (18/1 +0%)

(2) Humanitarian 18/1, 40/1, ninth of 14 in handicap hurdle at Down Royal (16.9f, good to soft) 22 days ago.
Some promise over hurdles but needs to improve plenty on recent efforts.
11th (14) Navy Waves (20/1 +20%)
Navy Waves

(14) Navy Waves 20/1, Tenth of 14 in handicap hurdle at Kilbeggan (19f, good to soft, 50/1) 29 days ago. Cheekpieces on for 1st time.
Won a Thurles maiden hurdle last winter but has shown very little since; cheekpieces on.
12th (13) Miss Arccol (18/1 -29%)
Miss Arccol

(13) Miss Arccol 18/1, Fell in handicap hurdle at Bellewstown (20.4f, good, 12/1) 24 days ago.
Has to improve on the form of her two completed recent starts.
|PU| (1) Gekkota (9/2 +59%)

(1) Gekkota 9/2, 11/1, creditable third of 14 in handicap hurdle at Galway (16.6f, soft) 12 days ago. Back up in trip. Not taken lightly.
Not beaten far in handicaps lately over shorter; appreciate going back up to this trip.
|PU| (5) Smallcraftwarning (40/1 -344%)

(5) Smallcraftwarning 40/1, Ninth of 10 in handicap hurdle at Sligo (20.6f, good to soft, 50/1) 31 days ago.
Way below best in two handicaps lately and has to bounce back.

INDIE BELLE won over this trip at Punchestown last year and has scored three times since over fences including at the Punchestown Festival this spring. The Robert Widger-trained mare has had a summer break and reverts to hurdles off a 20lb lower mark compared to her chase rating. Kellie's Dream appreciated soft ground when successful at Kilbeggan in July while others to consider include Kalanisi Dubh, a winner on soft ground at Down Royal last Christmas, and Everystep Oftheway. The latter has solid claims on his third to Miss Tempo over a similar trip at Naas. Gekkota showed some promise when keeping on nicely into third behind Listentillitellyea at Galway last week with Kitsilano, let down by his jumping, about four lengths behind.

INDIE BELLE has looked as good as ever when winning her last 2 starts over fences and is taken to complete the hat-trick. Gekkota and Run Like Fada head the dangers.

Not many of these make much appeal but GEKKOTA looks a solid choice after a fine effort at Galway over 2m, running on.

15:25 Newmarket Handicap (Class 4) 6f - 11 Run

Info Form Odds Key Rating Ability Rating Horse Pace Prediction ChatGPT Movement Class Runs Speed WSR TF Rating Course Going Distance Tips Win % Place % Betfair Place % Weight Runs Age Comments
1st (7) Abate (7/1 +36%)

(7) Abate 7/1, Largely consistent this year and was registering his third success of the campaign when gamely seeing off 5 rivals over 5f at Windsor in July. Another good effort when third in 13-runner event at Doncaster but handicapper may have him in his grip for win purposes.
Prolific winner on fast ground; ran surprisingly well last week in the mud.
2nd (5) Bussento (3/1 +33%)

(5) Bussento 3/1, Made the most of a good opportunity to land the odds in a Bath maiden last month and looked as good as ever when third of 11 in handicap at Ascot (6f, firm) 14 days ago. Respected for in-form yard.
Recent maiden winner and another good handicap effort at Ascot two weeks ago.
3rd (8) Equiano Springs (17/2 +6%)
Equiano Springs

(8) Equiano Springs 17/2, Fine record across both courses here, including 4 C&D wins and his latest success on the July Course in July. Proved too free when ninth of 10 in handicap at Haydock (7f, good to firm) 15 days ago and he's not one to discount returned to this track.
Below par of late but has won this race three times in four years; on a good mark.
4th (12) Ray Vonn (14/1 +30%)
Ray Vonn

(12) Ray Vonn 14/1, Ran best race when third at the July Course on his handicap debut but hasn't replicated that performance in 2 outings since. Mark has slipped but others still preferred.
Capable of a big run but below par the last twice; a tough race in which to bounce back.
5th (11) Heroism (14/1 +0%)

(11) Heroism 14/1, Remains winless since his debut, and though he's shaped as if capable of winning from this sort of mark, regular slow starts continue to prove a hindrance. Stronger pace here may prove more suitable but he'll likely need things to drop right.
Second at Windsor three starts back and feasible excuses since then.
6th (4) Celtic Champion (9/2 +50%)
Celtic Champion

(4) Celtic Champion 9/2, Much improved when winning 6-runner handicap at Lingfield in February and shaped well after a 6-month absence when fifth of 15 on the July Course here last month. Unable to find cover from a wide draw at Wolverhampton last time and he's one to remain positive about.
Hasn't been ideally drawn in either run since returning from six months off.
7th (9) Shades Of Summer (13/2 +0%)
Shades Of Summer

(9) Shades Of Summer 13/2, Gained third success at Chelmsford City in April for James Tate and shaped encouragingly from out of weights on her first outing for current yard when third of 10 in handicap at Salisbury (6f, good to firm, 8/1) 16 days ago. Player.
Ran well in a 6f handicap at Salisbury latest and stiffer finish here should be a help.
8th (10) Dashing Dick (11/1 -10%)
Dashing Dick

(10) Dashing Dick 11/1, Justified support to make last month's visit to the July Course a winning one and shaped as if still in form when seventh of 12 in handicap at Windsor (6f, good to firm) 28 days ago, finishing well having met trouble at a crucial stage. Can give another good account.
He's running well and the return of cheekpieces isn't necessarily a negative.
9th (2) Rock Of England (8/1 -100%)
Rock Of England

(2) Rock Of England 8/1, Has built up a positive profile since dropping to 6f, scoring at Hamilton in June before doubling his tally for the year Carlisle last month. Had bit in hand when scoring there and is shortlisted from 5 lb higher mark.
Visor worked at Carlisle last time but he's off a career-high mark after going up 5lb.
10th (6) Temple Bruer (16/1 -33%)
Temple Bruer

(6) Temple Bruer 16/1, Won at Doncaster and on the July Course in June but his overall record is patchy and he failed to meet expectations when only mid-field on his return to Doncaster last week. Others make more appeal.
Solid form claims on this year's best; ground was too soft last week at Doncaster.
11th (3) Royal Parade (28/1 -100%)
Royal Parade

(3) Royal Parade 28/1, Back to form in emphatic fashion win winning at Goodwood in June but hasn't threatened to win again in 4 starts since, off the bridle a fair way out when fourth at that same course earlier this month. Others preferred.
Only 2lb higher than for an impressive summer win; drying ground in his favour.

BUSSENTO was only beaten a length into third in a class 2 event at Ascot and has been raised just 1lb. The three-year-old is aided by the booking of the in-form William Buick and he could prove tough to beat. Last-time-out winner Rock Of England retains the visor that may have brought out the improvement needed to score at Carlisle and he should go well off 5lb higher. Abate was a fair third at Doncaster and he isn't out of it either.

ROCK OF ENGLAND has done well since dropping to this trip and scored with more in hand than the margin suggested at Carlisle last time, so he's taken to follow up from a 5 lb higher mark. Celtic Champion remains low mileage and has valid excuses for finishing down the field at Wolverhampton last time, so also makes the shortlist, with Shades of Summer and Dashing Dick others to consider.

With a strong pace to chase it could be worth risking the free-going HEROISM. There have been valid excuses the last twice.

15:30 Catterick Handicap (Class 5) 5f - 8 Run

Info Form Odds Key Rating Ability Rating Horse Pace Prediction ChatGPT Movement Class Runs Speed WSR TF Rating Course Going Distance Tips Win % Place % Betfair Place % Weight Runs Age Comments
1st (5) Travel Candy (8/1 +20%)
Travel Candy

(5) Travel Candy 8/1, C&D winner in July. 6/1, found run of good form coming to a halt when seventh of 8 in nursery at Wolverhampton (5.1f) 37 days ago. Has had a breathing operation since so may well bounce back.
2nd (8) Zaphea (7/1 +30%)

(8) Zaphea 7/1, 11/2, found some improvement to get off the mark in 9-runner nursery at Musselburgh (5f, good to soft) 7 days ago, leading entering final 1f. Can make presence felt now up and running.
3rd (4) Cool Run (5/2 -11%)
Cool Run

(4) Cool Run 5/2, 7/4, third of 9 in minor event at Haydock (6f, good to soft) 64 days ago, faring the better of the 2 pace-forcers. She's been expensive to follow so far, but it wouldn't be a huge surprise if she puts that right now handicapping back at the minimum trip.
4th (3) Vice Captain (9/2 -13%)
Vice Captain

(3) Vice Captain 9/2, Career best when winning 4-runner maiden at Bath (5f, good to firm, 11/4) 10 days ago, leading over 1f out and well on top finish. Shortlist material.
5th (2) Newport Bay (6/1 +45%)
Newport Bay

(2) Newport Bay 6/1, Is progressing gradually, latest when close fourth of 5 in minor event (11/1) at Wolverhampton (5.1f) 3 weeks ago, Makes handicap debut.
6th (1) Keldeo (5/1 -25%)

(1) Keldeo 5/1, 1 win from 3 runs this year. 11/1, ran at least as well in defeat when third of 7 in minor event at Beverley (5f, good to firm) 37 days ago. Makes handicap debut and will need to take another step forward.
7th (6) Whogoesthere (15/2 +46%)

(6) Whogoesthere 15/2, Lightly-raced maiden. Again ran below form when fifth of 8 in maiden (13/2) at this C&D (good) 24 days ago. Makes handicap debut. Must improve.
8th (7) Very Blue Moon (33/1 -106%)
Very Blue Moon

(7) Very Blue Moon 33/1, Thrice-raced maiden. 14/1, wasn't in the same form as previously when seventh of 9 in minor event at Thirsk (5f, good to firm) 43 days ago. Makes handicap debut.

ZAPHEA deservedly got off the mark with a commanding display at Musselburgh last week, and reverting to nursery company should hold no fears as she looks to go in again. Soft ground may be a question mark, but as long as she handles it, the daughter of Dandy Man should have too much for the unexposed Cool Run and Vice Captain, who arrives with similar claims on the back of a comfortable success at Bath.

VICE CAPTAIN found a bit extra for the drop to the minimum trip when getting off the mark in a Bath maiden 10 days ago and he looks the way to go back in handicap company. Cool Run has been expensive to follow so far but she's fancied to go very close on nursery debut, with Zaphea and C&D winner Travel Candy completing the shortlist.

Judged on breeding there should still be progress to come from COOL RUN (nap). Second choice is Newport Bay.

15:35 Ayr Handicap (Class 2) 6f - 24 Run

Info Form Odds Key Rating Ability Rating Horse Pace Prediction ChatGPT Movement Class Runs Speed WSR TF Rating Course Going Distance Tips Win % Place % Betfair Place % Weight Runs Age Comments
1st (22) Significantly (8/1 +11%)

(22) Significantly 8/1, Resumed winning ways for current yard at Haydock in July and has continued in excellent form, just failing in Portland at Doncaster a week ago. Merits serious consideration off an unchanged mark.
Back to form for new yard; fair chance on the back of last week's near miss at Doncaster.
2nd (13) Ramazan (16/1 -14%)

(13) Ramazan 16/1, Scored at Haydock (7f) in July and resumed his progress to land 7f handicap at Chepstow 44 days ago. Up another 3 lb but he's thriving so remains one to consider back at 6f.
On the up over 7f this summer; not fully exposed but drop back to 6f not sure to suit.
3rd (8) Gweedore (11/1 +67%)

(8) Gweedore 11/1, Likeable type who won over 7f at Doncaster and Newmarket this summer. Rare below-par efforts on his last two runs however so needs to bounce back.
Been a star for connections but hard to believe he's well enough treated on first 6f run.
4th (12) Albasheer (12/1 +14%)

(12) Albasheer 12/1, Dead-heated in 6f handicap at York (with Summerghand) before posting a good eighth of 22 at the Curragh 13 days ago. Saddles 5 lb penalty but can go well again.
Bubbling away prior to York win last month (dead-heated); this test could suit him well.
5th (6) Montassib (10/1 +44%)

(6) Montassib 10/1, Scored at Newmarket (7f) in May and got back on track when eighth of 25 in International at Ascot (7f, good to soft) 56 days ago. Possibilities off a 1 lb lower mark.
First 6f run since debut but some of this year's 7f efforts stack up well; one to consider.
6th (3) Fast Response (12/1 +0%)
Fast Response

(3) Fast Response 12/1, Signed off last term with 6f Doncaster listed success and just as good this term, runner-up in listed race at Chester (6.1f, heavy) 48 days ago. Can't be ruled out back in handicap now.
Mudlark who was flourishing last autumn; good 2nd in Listed event latest; rain would help.
7th (2) Rohaan (17/2 +39%)

(2) Rohaan 17/2, Smart 6f winner at his best but yet to hit top form this term, albeit not disgraced when tenth in Sprint Cup at Haydock 14 days ago. Enters calculations back in handicap company.
Powers have looked on the wane this year but a strongly run 6f suits ideally; could revive.
8th (18) Mr Wagyu (14/1 +0%)
Mr Wagyu

(18) Mr Wagyu 14/1, C&D winner who has also finished fifth and third in the past two runnings of this. Back on track when third of 22 at the Curragh (6f) 13 days ago so he ought to be in the shake-up once more.
Drawn a blank this year but he's run well in several top sprints; each-way claims again.
9th (16) Lethal Levi (18/1 +0%)
Lethal Levi

(16) Lethal Levi 18/1, Yet to score this term but has posted some good efforts in defeat, fourth of 12 in 6.5f Doncaster handicap 8 days ago. Visor goes on and can make his presence felt again.
Drawn a blank this year but retains ability; visor given a shot today; not without hope.
10th (14) Bielsa (12/1 +14%)

(14) Bielsa 12/1, 2021 winner of this who has got right back to his best this term, third of 27 in Stewards' Cup at Goodwood last time having also scored at York in the spring. Must enter calculations for yard which has a fine record in this contest.
Won this in 2021 off 1lb lower; as good as ever this year; capable of another big run.
11th (7) Orazio (8/1 +0%)

(7) Orazio 8/1, Low-mileage 4-y-o who looked a sprinter going places when landing 6f handicaps at Newmarket and Ascot during the spring. Only eighteenth of 27 in Stewards' Cup at Goodwood last time but remains handily weighted and shouldn't be written off after a break.
Looked a star in the making in the spring; beaten fav in major handicaps since; contender.
12th (19) Aleezdancer (14/1 -27%)

(19) Aleezdancer 14/1, Kickstarted 2023 with success in the mud at Doncaster and back on form under similar conditions when fifth of 27 in Stewards' Cup at Goodwood last time. Not ruled out if conditions turn very testing.
Ran a stormer from a bad draw in the Stewards' Cup; chance increased by any rain.
13th (25) It Just Takes Time (80/1 -60%)
It Just Takes Time

(25) It Just Takes Time 80/1, Gained his second success of 2023 at Ripon in June but he arrives below form, only sixth at Doncaster 8 days ago. Others are preferred.
Handicapper firmly on top since his Ripon win in June.
14th (9) Aberama Gold (33/1 -50%)
Aberama Gold

(9) Aberama Gold 33/1, Dual winner for Keith Dalgleish in June and has taken his form to another level for his new yard with further 6f success at York and in Stewards' Cup at Goodwood. Well held in Portland at Doncaster last time but no surprise to see this C&D scorer get back in the mix.
Only 5lb higher than for his decisive Stewards' Cup win but he's run poorly twice since.
15th (24) Lequinto (80/1 -21%)

(24) Lequinto 80/1, Quirky sort but he scored at Windsor in June and has posted solid efforts in defeat at Windsor and Wolverhampton since. This demands more, however.
Better than ever this year but this looks far too competitive.
16th (10) Escobar (50/1 -25%)

(10) Escobar 50/1, Smart performance when winning at Ascot (7f) last October. Yet to scale same heights this season though and only 20th in International at Ascot 14 days ago. Others appeal more.
Came into the race in much better form when 8th last year; tough going this time round.
17th (20) Probe (11/1 +39%)

(20) Probe 11/1, Resurgent for his new yard when a 6f winner at Wolverhampton and Newmaket in the spring. Off the track since coming in 12th in Bunbury Cup on July course 70 days ago but he goes well fresh so shouldn't be underestimated.
Spring form brings him right into it; levelled off since but conditions should suit.
18th (4) Northern Express (18/1 -13%)
Northern Express

(4) Northern Express 18/1, Consistent sort who has bagged Thirsk Hunt Cup and 7f York handicap this term. Good fifth of 19 back at York last time and this free-going sort is very much one for the shortlist dropped in trip.
Good progress this year but just a nagging concern he'll get going too late dropped to 6f.
19th (11) Gorak (50/1 +38%)

(11) Gorak 50/1, Twice a winner in 7f handicaps this spring. Not so good on his last two starts though, coming in last of nine in 6f listed race at Newmarket 28 days ago. Needs to get back on track.
Handicapper firmly in command since his close 4th in a Haydock Group 3 in June.
20th (23) Mondammej (80/1 -60%)

(23) Mondammej 80/1, Useful gelding at his best but is on a lengthy losing run and has been below form in recent outings too. It's easy to look elsewhere.
Retains some ability but debatable he's in the form needed to take this.
21st (17) Magical Spirit (50/1 -127%)
Magical Spirit

(17) Magical Spirit 50/1, Landed the Ayr Silver Cup in 2020 and arrives in decent nick this time around, sixth of 15 to Aberama Gold at York (6f) 56 days ago. No forlorn hope off an easing mark for yard with an excellent record here.
2020 Silver Cup winner; in good heart in spring; can go well but vulnerable for the win.
22nd (5) Desert Cop (40/1 +0%)
Desert Cop

(5) Desert Cop 40/1, Posted a smart effort to win a valuable conditions race at Newcastle (6f, AW) on Good Friday and also a good sixth in King's Stand at Royal Ascot. Well below par on his last two runs however so has something to prove.
Case can be made on this year's best but finishing effort was tame at York two weeks ago.
23rd (21) Paws For Thought (28/1 -12%)
Paws For Thought

(21) Paws For Thought 28/1, Rattled off a hat-trick of 6f/7f handicaps wins in the summer. Poorly drawn when eighth in handicap at Chester (5.5f) 21 days ago and is the sort to bounce back.
Reeled off a hat-trick after wind surgery; excuses the last twice; should outrun his odds.
24th (1) Summerghand (10/1 -11%)

(1) Summerghand 10/1, A superb servant to connections who has got right back on song of late, dead-heating at York before posting a very good fourth of 22 at the Curragh (6f) when not enjoying the clearest of passages. Took this 12 monhs ago and he's a big player once more.
Last year's winner retains his ability but defying top weight will demand a huge effort.

SIGNIFICANTLY confirmed his well-being when a short-head second in the Portland at Doncaster a week ago. Off the same mark here, the five-year-old could go one better with the benefit of an extra half a furlong. Orazio failed to fire on the heavy going in the Stewards' Cup last time but is a big player based on his promising effort in the Wokingham the time before. Magical Spirit won the Silver Cup here in 2020 and it would be no surprise to see him make the frame now back at this venue, while Aleezdancer is another to note following an eye-catching effort in the Stewards' Cup on his most recent outing. The shortlist is completed by the previous winners Bielsa and Summerghand.

A superb renewal of the Ayr Gold Cup and once more it could go the way of David O'Meara's most likeable veteran SUMMERGHAND who shows absolutely no signs of slowing down at the age of nine and can swoop late to repeat his fine 2022 victory. Significantly just failed in Doncaster's Portland and seems sure to be in the mix once more along with last year's third Juan Les Pins. Orazio remains with potential and also can't be ruled out. Bielsa, Northern Express and Ramazan complete the shortlist.

The Stewards' offers hope that ALEEZDANCER (nap) has one of these big sprints in him. Juan Les Pins has a major chance if he runs.

15:40 Curragh Stakes 7f - 23 Run

Info Form Odds Key Rating Ability Rating Horse Pace Prediction ChatGPT Movement Speed Runs Speed WSR TF Rating Course Going Distance Tips Win % Place % Betfair Place % Weight Runs Age Comments
1st (19) One Look (5/1 +64%)
One Look

(19) One Look 5/1, Foaled April 21. €65,000 yearling, Gleneagles filly. Half-sister to useful winner up to 1½m Baptism. Dam, French 1m winner who stayed 1¼m, half-sister to very smart 7f-1½m winner I'm Your Man.
Comes from a strong source of juvenile talent, capable of a big run on debut.
2nd (17) Cherry Blossom (1/1 +43%)
Cherry Blossom

(17) Cherry Blossom 1/1, 6f winner here. Length second of 8 to Relief Rally in Lowther Stakes (4/1) at York (6f, good to firm) 30 days ago. Sets a solid standard.
Course 6f winner, sets a good standard by virtue of second in the Lowther Stakes at York.
3rd (11) My Mate Alfie (8/1 +11%)
My Mate Alfie

(11) My Mate Alfie 8/1, Winner at Down Royal in July. Creditable second of 7 in minor event (3/1) at Roscommon (7.4f, good to soft) 32 days ago, clear of rest.
Useful 96-rated colt, no surprise that he is the selected of a Ger Lyons-trained quartet.
4th (22) Storm Miami (16/1 -33%)
Storm Miami

(22) Storm Miami 16/1, Winner at Naas on debut in July. Third of 4 in minor event at Navan (5.8f, good to soft, 16/5) 21 days ago. Up in trip.
Same official rating as stablemate My Mate Alfie, may find that rival too strong over 7f.
5th (13) Soldier's Empire (40/1 -100%)
Soldier's Empire

(13) Soldier's Empire 40/1, Third of 9 in maiden (9/2) at Leopardstown (8f, good) on debut 37 days ago, not knocked about. Open to progress.
Shaped well when third behind an odds-on chance on debut, Colin Keane on My Mate Alfie.
6th (6) Chicago Fireball (100/1 -257%)
Chicago Fireball

(6) Chicago Fireball 100/1, Lightly-raced maiden. 8/1 and blinkered for 1st time, 19½ lengths ninth of 15 to Cherry Blossom in maiden at this course (6f, good) 42 days ago.
Third of four in a Group 3, moderate run in blinkers in 6f maiden won by Cherry Blossom.
7th (1) Akkadian Emperor (66/1 -100%)
Akkadian Emperor

(1) Akkadian Emperor 66/1, Twice-raced maiden. 9/4, seventh of 12 in minor event at Leopardstown (7.2f, good) 93 days ago.
Two mid-field finishes in maidens at Leopardstown, unlikely to feature in this company.
8th (12) Pianoforte (40/1 -60%)

(12) Pianoforte 40/1, Twice-raced maiden. Second of 11 in minor event at Newcastle (6f, 5/1) 15 days ago, clear of rest. Likely to improve further.
Faces a massive rise in class after neck second in a 6f novice race at Newcastle.
9th (14) Thor's Hammer (50/1 -127%)
Thor's Hammer

(14) Thor's Hammer 50/1, Thrice-raced maiden. 10/3, ½-length second of 8 to Beauty Thunder in maiden at Roscommon (7.4f, good to soft) 32 days ago, running on. Cheekpieces on for 1st time.
Likely future winner judged on two seconds, will get better opportunities than this.
10th (3) Beauty Thunder (50/1 -213%)
Beauty Thunder

(3) Beauty Thunder 50/1, Promising sort. Won 8-runner maiden at Roscommon (7.4f, good to soft, 11/4) 32 days ago by ½ length from Thor's Hammer, always holding on. Should have more to offer.
Stayed well when winning a maiden over a bit further at Roscommon, Colin Keane deserts him.
11th (8) Guildenstern (12/1 -33%)

(8) Guildenstern 12/1, 80/1, second of 13 in maiden at this C&D (good) on debut 42 days ago, best work finish. First run for yard after leaving Joseph G. Murphy. Should progress.
Noteworthy recruit for Donnacha O'Brien after second to Diego Velazquez at Leopardstown.
12th (9) Havanagreattime (16/1 +0%)

(9) Havanagreattime 16/1, Career best when winning 13-runner maiden at Windsor (6f, good to firm, 4/6) 19 days ago. Improving and well worth a look.
6f maiden winner at Windsor, should stay 7f but this opposition looks far too demanding.
13th (4) Cathal (33/1 +34%)

(4) Cathal 33/1, Foaled March 2. €120,000 yearling, No Nay Never colt. Brother to winner abroad. Dam US maiden sister to US Grade 3 1½m winner Ward 'N Jerry. Wears blinkers.
Solid American pedigree, apparent second-string for stable, blinkered for debut.
14th (20) Raknah (100/1 -150%)

(20) Raknah 100/1, Thrice-raced maiden. Third of 8 in maiden (7/1) at Kempton (8f) 17 days ago. First run for yard after leaving Andrew Balding.
Placed over 1m on AW on the most recent of three starts for Andrew Balding, huge task now.
15th (15) Tsunami Speed (150/1 -88%)
Tsunami Speed

(15) Tsunami Speed 150/1, Tongue strap on, sixth of 7 in maiden at Naas (5.9f, good to soft, 28/1) on debut 9 days ago.
Big price when finishing with only one behind him in a seven-runner 6f maiden at Naas.
16th (5) Chaturanga (40/1 -60%)

(5) Chaturanga 40/1, Thrice-raced winner. Cheekpieces on for 1st time, 15½ lengths seventh of 10 to Rosallion in listed race (18/1) at Ascot (7f, good to soft) 56 days ago, making effort earlier than ideal.
Won his first two starts at Redcar and Haydock; limitations exposed in Ascot Listed event.
17th (10) Mission To Moon (7/1 +30%)
Mission To Moon

(10) Mission To Moon 7/1, 14/1, career best when winning 13-runner nursery at Goodwood (7f, soft) 51 days ago. Good shout.
Promoted 9lb to 90 for a 7f nursery win, will need another big step forward to win here.
18th (16) Western (28/1 +15%)

(16) Western 28/1, Twice-raced maiden. 4/1, third of 11 in minor event at Ascot (6f, good to firm) 15 days ago. Open to more improvement.
Fair recent run but chance not obvious despite respect for stable in races of this type.
19th (23) What A Squeeze (66/1 -65%)
What A Squeeze

(23) What A Squeeze 66/1, Lightly-raced maiden. 17/2, good second of 8 in nursery at this C&D (good) 28 days ago, suited by increase in trip.
Likely future winner judged on her second in a C&D nursery but not a strong contender here.
20th (2) Aratayvo (66/1 -65%)

(2) Aratayvo 66/1, Twice-raced maiden. Second of 14 in maiden (33/1) at Naas (7f, good to soft) 9 days ago, running on. Yard in good form.
Mid-field on debut in a good maiden, chased home an odds-on chance at Naas last week.
21st (7) Count Palatine (125/1 -89%)
Count Palatine

(7) Count Palatine 125/1, Fair gelding. 11/4, sixth of 8 in nursery at Ffos Las (6f, heavy) 22 days ago.
Placed twice, would receive plenty of weight from a good many of these in a nursery.
22nd (21) Riviera Queen (80/1 -142%)
Riviera Queen

(21) Riviera Queen 80/1, Foaled March 4. €140,000 yearling, Camelot filly. Sister to 1½m winner Sugaree. Dam, useful French 9.5f-1½m winner, also won over hurdles, sister to smart 1¼m/11f winner Pagera.
Sister to 1m4f winner Sugaree, dam Listed-placed Flat winner and useful 2m hurdle winner.
|PU| (18) Do It With Style (20/1 -67%)
Do It With Style

(18) Do It With Style 20/1, Lightly-raced winner. Respectable 4½ lengths fifth of 10 to Letsbefrankaboutit in Round Tower Stakes at this course (6f, good, 5/1) 28 days ago, left with too much to do.
Course 6f maiden winner has obtained useful experience in Pattern races, could go well.

CHERRY BLOSSOM was an easy maiden winner over 6f here before going on to fill second place in the Group 2 Lowther at York a month ago. The daughter of No Nay Never may improve for this step up in trip and will be hard to beat if doing so. Guildenstern should not be underestimated having chased home a top-class prospect on his racecourse bow at this venue last month. My Mate Alfie edges out Do It With Style and Storm Miami to be best of the rest.

Europe's most valuable juvenile contest that looks ripe for CHERRY BLOSSOM to strike after her fine second in the Lowther. British-trained runners came to the fore last year and Mission To Moon and Havanagreattime are big players.

The extra furlong should not be a problem for the Lowther Stakes runner-up CHERRY BLOSSOM (nap), potentially a cut above these rivals

15:45 York Handicap (Class 3) 7f - 17 Run

Info Form Odds Key Rating Ability Rating Horse Pace Prediction ChatGPT Movement Class Runs Speed WSR TF Rating Course Going Distance Tips Win % Place % Betfair Place % Weight Runs Age Comments
1st (4) Aphelios (15/2 +32%)

(4) Aphelios 15/2, Three-time winner over 6f who took his form up a notch tackling 7f for the first time when landing 8-runner Kempton handicap this month. Even better form when second of 12 at Southwell (7f again) 10 days ago. Should give another good account.
In good form on the AW this month; will need to transfer the improvement back to grass.
2nd (15) Quest For Fun (8/1 +11%)
Quest For Fun

(15) Quest For Fun 8/1, C&D winner in July. Good fourth of 12 in a Racing League handicap at Chepstow (7f) next time. Not at his best when sixth of 8 at Carlisle latest but capable of bouncing back and Jonny Peate takes a handy 3 lb off.
C&D winner in July and found the ground too quick last time; interesting back here.
3rd (13) The Turpinator (8/1 -7%)
The Turpinator

(13) The Turpinator 8/1, Took advantage of a career-low mark in 12-runner Thirsk handicap (7f, good to soft) a fortnight ago. Raised 4 lb for that but he retains handicapping scope on old form.
4lb higher than when back to winning form at Thirsk last time; needs the ground to dry out.
4th (12) Lowton (20/1 -150%)

(12) Lowton 20/1, Won Leicester maiden (heavy) and AW novice at Newcastle at the start of the summer (both 7f). Failed to cut much ice on his 1m Ascot handicap debut in July but no surprise were he to resume his progression now for a stable which continues in form. Blinkered first time.
Won twice before well held on handicap debut and needs to bounce back; blinkers on.
5th (6) Orbaan (10/1 +38%)

(6) Orbaan 10/1, Course winner. This hold-up performer hasn't had the rub of the green in recent starts and is back on a good mark if things fall right.
0-13 since winning twice in the summer of last year despite a falling mark; cheekpieces on.
6th (5) Scottish Summit (20/1 +0%)
Scottish Summit

(5) Scottish Summit 20/1, Likeable veteran who resumed winning ways at Thirsk (7f) in May but his last couple of runs have been a fair way short of his best.
Twice below form since third behind Wild Lion over C&D in June; 0-10 here.
7th (10) Zip (20/1 +20%)

(10) Zip 20/1, Bagged a couple of AW handicaps at the start of the year and also a close second at Newcastle (7f) in July. Shaped better than the distance beaten suggests when eight of 12 at Doncaster last week and goes well on going softer than good.
1lb below last winning mark, but not at his best lately and drawn very wide.
8th (19) Utilis (28/1 +15%)

(19) Utilis 28/1, Fairly useful form at 2, including narrowly denied in a nursery off 6 lb higher. Below that level in his 3 outings this year but latest Carlisle sixth in cheekpieces (off now) was more encouraging and the return to 7f should suit him.
Placed in four of his six starts as a 2yo but not in the same form since returning.
9th (2) Wild Lion (11/2 +50%)
Wild Lion

(2) Wild Lion 11/2, Lightly-raced 5-y-o who confirmed himself equally as effective on turf as AW when landing C&D handicap in June. Couple of respectable in-frame efforts since and not discounted with Adam Farragher taking 3 lb off.
C&D winner in June and run well twice since but may prefer the ground to dry out.
10th (16) Fortamour (22/1 -57%)

(16) Fortamour 22/1, Back to winning ways at his favoured Ripon (last 4 wins there) 18 days ago. Races mainly at 6f these days but he was a respectable seventh of 20 over this C&D earlier in the year.
Dual winner over this trip on the AW, but all five turf wins have come over 6f.
11th (8) Lion Tower (33/1 +18%)
Lion Tower

(8) Lion Tower 33/1, C&D winner last summer. Slight worry that he hasn't been seen a respectable reappearance effort at Doncaster in April but he is on a winning mark if primed for this.
3lb below last winning mark but back from another six months off and best on fast ground.
12th (14) The Cookstown Cafu (20/1 +20%)
The Cookstown Cafu

(14) The Cookstown Cafu 20/1, Ended 2022 in fine form and picked up where he left off with victories at Redcar (7f, heavy) and Pontefract (1m, good to soft). His run of good form has come to a halt lately but he has been cut a bit of slack by the handicapper as a result.
Good start to the season but not at his best the last twice; opposable from wide draw.
13th (7) Another Investment (18/1 +18%)
Another Investment

(7) Another Investment 18/1, Took a big jump forward when winning 16-runner C&D handicap (good to firm) by 5 lengths in June. Has backed that up when fourth at Newmarket (7f) and Ascot (6f) on his last 2 outings. Does need to prove he's effective with give in the ground, though.
Wide-margin winner over C&D in June; acts on good to soft, but may not want it softer.
14th (9) Nibras Angel (11/1 +31%)
Nibras Angel

(9) Nibras Angel 11/1, Looked useful when winning 7f maiden/novice events on fast turf on her first 2 outings. Couldn't cope with the step up to Group 3 level over 1m at Sandown last time but retains potential with her sights lowered. Drop back to 7f could help too.
2-3 and still holds a Sun Chariot entry; interesting candidate on handicap debut.
15th (1) Percy's Lad (9/2 +50%)
Percy's Lad

(1) Percy's Lad 9/2, Mostly creditable efforts in defeat this year, particularly when second of 12 at Chester (7.5f, good to soft) 3 weeks ago. Only nudged up 1 lb and ought to remain competitive.
Second from a high draw at Chester last time, but has another wide berth to overcome today.
16th (18) Thankuappreciate (16/1 +11%)

(18) Thankuappreciate 16/1, Just a 6f novice win to his name but plenty of creditable efforts in sprint handicaps this year, including when fifth of 11 at Carlisle (6f, good) on his first run for Declan Carroll. Tackles 7f for the first time now.
Something to prove now tackling 7f for the first time and isn't bred to appreciate it.
17th (3) Cruyff Turn (22/1 +12%)
Cruyff Turn

(3) Cruyff Turn 22/1, Course scorer. Back to winning ways at Redcar (7f) in June. Not discredited when ninth of 15 in Bunbury Cup at Newmarket next time but he ran poorly at the Ebor meeting last month.
Dual 1m winner here, but plenty of winning form over 7f; modest last time, though; hood on.

THE TURPINATOR was value for more than the winning margin suggests at Thirsk last time out and a 4lb rise could prove to be lenient as he looks to follow up. Runner-up over course and distance twice before and a narrow winner at Thirsk recently, No Nay Nicki is a key player, along with Percy's Lad, who wasn't beaten far at Chester last time. Orbaan and Wild Lion are classy sorts who cannot be ruled out, while Another Investment and Fortamour are also capable of being in the shake-up.

APHELIOS is in a good vein of form at present and might prove the answer to this very open handicap. Quest For Fun already has a big-field C&D win to his name this year and is respected with Jonny Peate taking 3 lb off. English Oak and Lowton are lightly raced 3-y-os who have the potential for better and also make the shortlist.

It may be worth siding with QUEST FOR FUN who beat another big field over C&D in July and may have similar conditions this time.

15:50 Newbury Stakes (Class 4) 7f - 7 Run

Info Form Odds Key Rating Ability Rating Horse Pace Prediction ChatGPT Movement Class Runs Speed WSR TF Rating Course Going Distance Tips Win % Place % Betfair Place % Weight Runs Age Comments
1st (4) Feigning Madness (6/1 +0%)
Feigning Madness

(4) Feigning Madness 6/1, Foaled March 2. 170,000 gns yearling, Ulysses colt. Half-brother to useful 2-y-o 7f winner Dance In The Grass. Dam, 11f-1½m winner, half-sister to useful 2-y-o 1m winner (stayed 1½m) Rasmy. Newcomer who makes plenty of appeal on paper.
170,000gns yearling; half-brother to 7f 2yo winner Dance In The Grass (RPR 102).
2nd (6) New Chelsea (4/1 +33%)
New Chelsea

(6) New Chelsea 4/1, New Bay colt who produced a promising first effort when fourth at Newmarket in August. Unable to build on that at Wolverhampton next time but was seemingly still in need of the experience and remains capable of better.
Minor honours at Newmarket (7f, good; rallied) and Wolverhampton (8.6f, AW; made most).
3rd (1) Break The Bank (28/1 +30%)
Break The Bank

(1) Break The Bank 28/1, 350,000 gns yearling, Invincible Spirit colt. Shaped with clear promise when sixth of 11 on his Newmarket debut but ran to only a similar level faced with softer ground at Ffos Las (7.4f) next time and is possibly more a nursery type.
Rallying sixth at Newmarket (7f) but Ffos Las run (7.3f, good to soft) was disappointing.
4th (5) National Interest (6/4 -20%)
National Interest

(5) National Interest 6/4, €800,000 Kingman colt who made a highly promising start to his career when finding only one of his compatriots just too good in a Deauville maiden (7f, good) last month, keeping on. Will improve and holds leading claims.
13-10 favourite, promising second of ten in newcomers race at Deauville (7f, good to soft).
5th (2) Detroit Lion (10/1 +44%)
Detroit Lion

(2) Detroit Lion 10/1, Foaled February 10. €36,000 foal, €87,000 yearling, Awtaad colt. Half-brother to 3 winners, including useful winner up to 6f Ancient Times and 1¼m winner Saffran. Needs a market check.
87,000euros yearling; by Awtaad; half-brother to winners Ancient Times (5f-6f; RPR 97).
6th (7) Trafalgar Square (11/4 -10%)
Trafalgar Square

(7) Trafalgar Square 11/4, 600,000 gns Too Darn Hot half-brother to smart winner up to 7f Age of Kings. Dam winner up to 1¼m (2-y-o 1m winner) who stayed 1½m. Shaped with plenty of encouragement when fourth in a C&D novice back in July and is sure to improve.
3-1 from 9-2 for C&D novice (good) two months ago, racing second long way before outgunned.
7th (8) Carmarthen (100/1 -52%)

(8) Carmarthen 100/1, Well held in a pair of maidens 3 months apart.
Modest form at Doncaster (6.5f) in June and not so good at Kempton (7f) ten days ago.

NATIONAL INTEREST, who cost 800,000 euros as a yearling, only found one too good in a valuable race at Deauville on his debut last month. The son of Kingman should only improve for that experience and could be hard to beat if doing so. New Chelsea and Trafalgar Square are others with valid form claims, while Feigning Madness is the pick of the newcomers.

NATIONAL INTEREST is clearly held in high regard (holds an entry in the Futurity Trophy) and, having shown bags of ability when runner-up in a Deauville maiden on his debut last month, there's no real urge to take him on in his bid to go one better. Trafalgar Square made a pleasing start to his career over C&D back in July and is second choice, with Feigning Madness clear pick of the newcomers before market clues.

Haggas-trained NATIONAL INTEREST can emerge on top, having been runner-up when he chased a big prize at Deauville first time out.

15:55 Listowel Handicap Hurdle 20f - 14 Run

Info Form Odds Key Rating Ability Rating Horse Pace Prediction ChatGPT Movement Speed Runs Speed WSR TF Rating Course Going Distance Tips Win % Place % Betfair Place % Weight Runs Age Comments
1st (1) Atimetodream (4/1 -45%)

(1) Atimetodream 4/1, Promising sort. 6/1, good second of 17 in handicap hurdle at Limerick (19f, good to soft) 120 days ago, running on late. Has to be taken seriously.
One good maiden run last year and similar on h'cap debut at Limerick in May; considered.
2nd (16) Dontdooddson (16/1 +20%)

(16) Dontdooddson 16/1, 9/2, respectable fifth of 14 in handicap hurdle at Kilbeggan (16f, good to soft) 42 days ago. Back up in trip.
Three-time winner been running ok recently, though bit below par last time; needs more.
3rd (7) Mac's Xpress (5/1 +38%)
Mac's Xpress

(7) Mac's Xpress 5/1, Creditable third of 16 in handicap hurdle (20/1) at this course (16f, soft) 5 days ago, running on. Back up in trip. Enters calculations.
A running on 3rd over 2m here five days ago and can go close if staying this trip.
4th (5) Jakie Mac (7/1 +36%)
Jakie Mac

(5) Jakie Mac 7/1, 13/2, creditable fourth of 12 in handicap hurdle at Wexford (20.4f, soft) 22 days ago, running on. Merits consideration.
Best run when just denied in this race last year off 1lb lower; should go well again.
5th (4) Umndeni (14/1 +30%)

(4) Umndeni 14/1, 9/4, first run since leaving Philip Hobbs & Johnson White when fifth of 7 in handicap hurdle at Bangor (23f, good) 18 days ago. Tongue strap on for 1st time.
Well beaten over hurdles and fences on last number of starts so not obvious today.
6th (9) Knocknagappagh (10/1 +38%)

(9) Knocknagappagh 10/1, Remains a maiden after 16 NH runs. 11/1 and cheekpieces on for 1st time, creditable fourth of 16 in handicap hurdle at Ballinrobe (22.8f, good) 40 days ago, having run of race. Others more persuasive.
Maiden but consistent enough in defeat; ground versatile so can be involved.
7th (13) Jewelinthesky (16/1 +11%)

(13) Jewelinthesky 16/1, 10/1, sixth of 8 in handicap hurdle at Sligo (20.6f, good to soft) 31 days ago. Difficult ask.
Has been beaten a long way the last twice and isn't easy to fancy.
|B| (10) Hard Target (13/2 -8%)
Hard Target

(10) Hard Target 13/2, Creditable 3 lengths third of 15 to Vintage Gold in handicap hurdle at Killarney (20.2f, good to soft, 7/2) 28 days ago, going with enthusiasm.
Consistent in defeat all summer while climbing the h'cap; only win came on soft; go well.
|B| (6) Aide De Camp (16/1 +0%)
Aide De Camp

(6) Aide De Camp 16/1, Eleventh of 12 in handicap hurdle at Tramore (21.6f, good, 4/1) 112 days ago.
An eyecatcher on debut for this yard but regressive since; needs best after a break.
|F| (11) Vintage Gold (10/1 -54%)
Vintage Gold

(11) Vintage Gold 10/1, Lightly-raced winner over hurdles. 17/2 and cheekpieces on for 1st time in this code, won 15-runner handicap hurdle at Killarney (20.2f, good to soft) 28 days ago, driven clear. Player.
Got off the mark over this trip at Killarney last month; 7lb higher but on the shortlist.
|F| (18) Maughold Head (20/1 -43%)
Maughold Head

(18) Maughold Head 20/1, Cheekpieces on for 1st time, respectable third of 8 in handicap hurdle (9/2) at Newcastle (16.9f, good) 130 days ago. First run for yard after leaving Nicky Richards. Tongue strap on 1st time. RESERVE.
Showed some ability for Nicky Richards in UK; one to consider for new yard; reserve.
|U| (2) Diamondinthemud (12/1 +0%)

(2) Diamondinthemud 12/1, One win from 21 NH runs. 11/2, seventh of 8 in handicap hurdle at Sligo (20.6f, good to soft) 31 days ago. Blinkers on 1st time.
Maiden hurdle winner last year mostly over fences this year; poor hurdle run last time.
|PU| (14) Blenheim Belle (18/1 -13%)
Blenheim Belle

(14) Blenheim Belle 18/1, Lightly-raced winner over hurdles. Career best when winning 18-runner handicap hurdle at Cork (18.7f, good to soft, 40/1) 47 days ago, kept up to work.
Improved to win a Cork handicap last time; 6lb higher and softer ground to deal with.
|PU| (12) Gonetomillgrove (33/1 +0%)

(12) Gonetomillgrove 33/1, Lightly-raced maiden over hurdles. Fair winner at 12f on flat. Broke blood vessel when pulled up in handicap hurdle at Ballinrobe (17f, good, 16/1) 60 days ago, dropping away quickly.
Broke blood vessels on handicap hurdle debut last time; has to rebound but yard in form.

ATIMETODREAM gets the vote to defy topweight in what appears the stronger of the two divisions. The Henry de Bromhead-trained mare was third to hot-pot Irish Point in a 23-runner Cork maiden on soft ground and made a bright start in handicaps when beating all bar I Don't Get It over 2m3f at Limerick in May. She missed a couple of engagements since including when in season here last Sunday. Mac's Xpress ran a cracker over two miles here on Monday when third to The King Of Prs and it will be interesting to see how he copes with this extra half-mile. Hard Target won on testing ground at Clonmel and has been a model of consistency recently over this trip, while Vintage Gold and Blenheim Belle both come here off the back of a win last month.

ATIMETODREAM showed improved form when runner-up on her handicap bow at Limerick in May and she remains with potential back from a break. Mac's Xpress and Vintage Gold head the dangers.

On the form of her maiden hurdle 3rd to Irish Point last year, ATIMETODREAM should be able to win this on her second handicap start.

16:00 Newmarket Handicap (Class 2) 18f - 10 Run

Info Form Odds Key Rating Ability Rating Horse Pace Prediction ChatGPT Movement Class Runs Speed WSR TF Rating Course Going Distance Tips Win % Place % Betfair Place % Weight Runs Age Comments
1st (9) Grand Providence (4/1 -33%)
Grand Providence

(9) Grand Providence 4/1, Nathaniel filly who is going the right way, winning 11f Kempton novice and 2m Doncaster handicap this summer. Good placed efforts next 3 starts and likely to give another good account.
2nd (6) Sheishybrid (9/1 -29%)

(6) Sheishybrid 9/1, More of an impact off reduced mark when second at Clonmel 16 days ago, never nearer. Respected.
3rd (8) Extensio (10/3 +33%)

(8) Extensio 10/3, Won 14-runner novice hurdle (11/1) at Roscommon (15.3f, good to soft) and easy winner back on the Flat at Clonmel since. Thriving at present so respected.
4th (3) Zain Nights (11/2 +35%)
Zain Nights

(3) Zain Nights 11/2, Back to best of late, winning 5-runner handicap at Goodwood (16f, good) before decent fifth of career-high mark at Southwell 10 days ago.
5th (5) Bashful Boy (50/1 -213%)
Bashful Boy

(5) Bashful Boy 50/1, Better than ever returned to the Flat when winning handicaps at Salisbury and Nottingham. Completed a cross-code hat-trick at Newton abbot next time before excuses at Fontwell since. Respected back on the level.
6th (10) Campaign Trail (3/1 +14%)
Campaign Trail

(10) Campaign Trail 3/1, Steadily progressive sort who opened his account in ready fashion at Catterick (12f) in July and followed up on handicap debut at Nottingham (2m) 39 days ago, value for more than winning margin implies. Strong claims in hat-trick bid.
7th (1) Traila (16/1 -113%)

(1) Traila 16/1, Useful sort who found plenty to overcome trouble in running at Sandown 5 weeks ago. Stamina to prove up in trip.
8th (4) Last Ammo (16/1 -45%)
Last Ammo

(4) Last Ammo 16/1, Improved when winning 19-runner handicap at Galway (16.5f, good to soft) but only fourth off revised mark at Killarney since.
9th (7) Land Of Winter (66/1 -32%)
Land Of Winter

(7) Land Of Winter 66/1, Wide-margin winner of a small field at Beverley in July but well held both starts since.
10th (2) Law Of The Sea (12/1 +40%)
Law Of The Sea

(2) Law Of The Sea 12/1, Shaped well first 3 starts for new yard, including when excellent fourth in Ascot Stakes at the Royal meeting in June. Back on track when fourth in Shergar Cup Stayers 6 weeks ago despite failing to settle.

GRAND PROVIDENCE was unlucky not to justify favouritism, going down fighting at Goodwood, and a 2lb rise may not be enough to prevent her from going one better. The hat-trick seeking Campaign Trail has to be considered, with his latest Nottingham victory proving that he has a future as a stayer. Of the remainder, Irish raider Extensio makes the most appeal after his Clonmel success.

CAMPAIGN TRAIL is an improving and unexposed stayer who looks up to completing the hat-trick. Fellow 3-y-o Grand Providence may emerge as the biggest threat with this extra distance likely to suit, with the thriving Extensio best of the others.