Tomform Saturday 3rd June 2023

There were 65 Races on Saturday 3rd June 2023 across 9 meetings. There was 7 races at Hexham, 8 races at Epsom, 7 races at Worcester, 8 races at Doncaster, 7 races at Listowel, 7 races at Musselburgh, 7 races at Tramore, 7 races at Lingfield, 7 races at Stratford, no doubt Tomform helped you find a winner.

Races & Results Saturday 3rd June 2023

The data in the racecards below is for the past year. View the racecard key.

12:50 Epsom Group 3 (Class 1) 8f - 6 Run Class & Speed Card

Info Form Odds Key Rating Ability Rating Horse Pace Prediction A.I Rating Movement Class Runs LTO Speed Top Speed WSR TF Rating Course Going Distance Timespeed OR Tips Win % Place % Betfair Place % Weight Runs Age Comments
1
1st (5) Regal Reality (5/1 +0%)
Regal Reality

5/1(+0%)
(5) Regal Reality 5/1, Hasn't enjoyed as much success as one with his talents perhaps should have done and his Winter Hill victory at Windsor last summer was very much a standout effort in 2022. Probably unsuited by ground in Gordon Richards Stakes at Newmarket 27 days ago and this looks a bit easier.
Four-time winner at this level; 8yos have won this race six times this century.
2
2nd (2) Highland Avenue (2/1 -45%)
Highland Avenue

2/1(-45%)
(2) Highland Avenue 2/1, Smart sort who had a quiet time of it last year returned with an excellent effort when second in the Gordon Richards Stakes at Newmarket. Excellent claims if building on that.
Leading player if building on his Newmarket reappearance effort; progressive in 2021.
3
3rd (6) Kolsai (2.5/1 +17%)
Kolsai

2.5/1(+17%)
(6) Kolsai 2.5/1, Confirmed debut promise when landing the odds in a 7f Newmarket maiden last September. Significant step forward back on the Rowley Mile on recent reappearance, finishing second in the listed Fielden Stakes and not seen to best effect at Goodwood last time. Big player.
Unexposed 3yo who gets a big weight-for-age allowance; bred to rate higher still.
4
4th (1) Escobar (14/1 -75%)
Escobar

14/1(-75%)
(1) Escobar 14/1, Better than ever last term bagging the Challenge Cup over 7f at Ascot (good to soft) in October. has seemingly been working up his fitness so far this term but a steadily-run race would act against him.
Good performer down the years but beaten in this race in 2021 and 2022.
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5th (3) Imperial Fighter (9/1 +25%)
Imperial Fighter

9/1(+25%)
(3) Imperial Fighter 9/1, Third in last year's Irish 2000 Guineas but well below that form since, including on reappearance at Newmarket. Others preferred.
Capable of very useful form; trainer has won this race three times; interesting.
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6th (4) Marie's Diamond (5.5/1 +54%)
Marie's Diamond

5.5/1(+54%)
(4) Marie's Diamond 5.5/1, It's now 25 runs since his last win in 2021 and, while he returned to form at a big price in a York handicap 15 days ago, he's unlikely to snap his losing run in a race of this nature.
Ran well in York handicap last month but this is harder; 0-20 for current yard.
LTO Selection:

12:50 Epsom Group 3 (Class 1) 8f Race Class Flow

The chart reads from right to left to today's class 1 race.

Although HIGHLAND AVENUE hasn't scored since April 2021, he made a creditable return to action when finishing in third behind stablemate Adayar in the Gordon Richards Stakes at Newmarket last month. He lost second towards the finish on that occasion and can benefit from dropping back in trip. He holds a speculative entry for the Coral-Eclipse at Sandown in July and must be of significant interest, but the unexposed Kolsai boasts an appealing pedigree and is respected for powerful connections. Regal Reality finished one place behind the selection last time out and also warrants a market check.

KOLSAI is the least exposed in this field and, based on his positive return in the Fielden Stakes, he's worth another chance to improve (excuses last time). Highland Avenue is an obvious danger on the back of a solid reappearance and Regal Reality can't be dismissed.

Unexposed KOLSAI is taken to become the first 3yo since 1994 to win the Diomed. Imperial Fighter is second choice.


13:05 Hexham Handicap Hurdle (Class 5) 23f - 8 Run Class & Speed Card

Info Form Odds Key Rating Ability Rating Horse Pace Prediction A.I Rating Movement Class Runs LTO Speed Top Speed WSR TF Rating Course Going Distance Timespeed OR Tips Win % Place % Betfair Place % Weight Runs Age Comments
1
1st (10) Classic Lady (12/1 +40%)
Classic Lady

12/1(+40%)
(10) Classic Lady 12/1, Point winner back in 2020 but offered little in 5 starts over jumps since, achieving little of worth when a remote third on Market Rasen chase debut 12 days ago. First-time cheekpieces (added to tongue strap) need to make a difference.
Yet to make a significant impact under rules and is 10lb wrong today; cheekpieces added.
2
2nd (2) Jimmy Rabbitte (3/1 +40%)
Jimmy Rabbitte

3/1(+40%)
(2) Jimmy Rabbitte 3/1, Has a reduced mark to work with and better signs when placed in a 21f Kelso handicap hurdle and 2½m course handicap chase last month. One to consider back up in trip.
Not yet proven over this far but was placed over hurdles and fences last month; respected.
3
3rd (9) Buto (3.5/1 -27%)
Buto

3.5/1(-27%)
(9) Buto 3.5/1, Having his 27th start (including Flat) when finally off the mark in C&D handicap 11 days ago. A 5 lb rise isn't too severe if showing up here in the same form.
Eventually came good with clearcut C&D win 11 days ago; 5lb rise not excessive.
4
4th (6) Pipers Cross (3.33/1 +45%)
Pipers Cross

3.33/1(+45%)
(6) Pipers Cross 3.33/1, Kelso bumper winner last spring. Has yet to better poor form over hurdles but placed in first 2 handicaps in March and not disgraced when 7½ lengths eighth of 16 over C&D last month.
Placed over C&D in March and didn't run badly here last month; probably in the mix.
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5th (4) Dillarchie (5/1 +64%)
Dillarchie

5/1(+64%)
(4) Dillarchie 5/1, Displayed a good attitude when opening her hurdles account back from a break at Wetherby (3m, soft) in April but needs to shrug off a below par run over this C&D since.
Fought hard for Wetherby win in April but well beaten over C&D since.
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6th (8) Maisie Too (8/1 +56%)
Maisie Too

8/1(+56%)
(8) Maisie Too 8/1, Modest form in bumpers and has yet at attain even that level over hurdles, finishing a well-held sixth of 12 over 2½m at Newcastle on her completed start in handicaps. Does leave the impression this longer trip will suit, though.
Unexposed mare; made some encouraging headway over 2m4f last month; now tries a new trip.
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7th (1) No Rematch (9/1 -80%)
No Rematch

9/1(-80%)
(1) No Rematch 9/1, Back to winning ways in claiming hurdle at Leicester in February. Not in the same form since, including a well-held third in 20.5f Ayr handicap on yard debut in April, but dangerous to discount having been dropped to a clear career-low mark.
Respectable third over 2m4f on stable debut and today's longer trip will suit; considered.
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|PU| (7) Ashjan (25/1 +38%)
Ashjan

25/1(+38%)
(7) Ashjan 25/1, Won 3 times over fences last spring. Back on track when third of 7 over hurdles at Carlisle (19f, good) in April but pulled up twice over fences here since. Back hurdling again now.
Ran well over hurdles in April but pulled up in two subsequent chases; hard to predict.
LTO Selection:

13:05 Hexham Handicap Hurdle (Class 5) 23f Race Class Flow

The chart reads from right to left to today's class 5 race.

Now that the penny had dropped for BUTO after a comfortable win over C&D, there should be much more to come from the Micky Hammond-trained six-year-old as he attempts to follow up off a 5lb higher mark. Jimmy Rabbitte has made the frame the last twice and might have to settle for another supporting role, while Sunshine Girl remains unexposed and could improve for the step up in trip.

John McConnell has a 50% strike-rate at Hexham so the vote in this opening handicap hurdle goes to RESERVE JUDGEMENT, who took a step forward when sixth at Punchestown when last seen in February and has a less-exposed profile than the majority of today's rivals. Jimmy Rabbitte and recent C&D scorer Buto may give him most to do.

Micky Hammond's BUTO took a while to open his account but did so quite readily over C&D 11 days ago and might build on that success.


13:15 Musselburgh Handicap (Class 6) 7f - 7 Run Class & Speed Card

Info Form Odds Key Rating Ability Rating Horse Pace Prediction A.I Rating Movement Class Runs LTO Speed Top Speed WSR TF Rating Course Going Distance Timespeed OR Tips Win % Place % Betfair Place % Weight Runs Age Comments
1
1st (2) Ahamoment (3.5/1 +30%)
Ahamoment

3.5/1(+30%)
(2) Ahamoment 3.5/1, 15/2, fifth of 7 in handicap at this C&D (good) 19 days ago, finishing with running left having been short of room under 2f out.
0-8 but unlucky not to finish closer here last time; could make his presence felt.
2
2nd (1) Merricourt (3/1 +0%)
Merricourt

3/1(+0%)
(1) Merricourt 3/1, Course winner. Twelve runs since last win in 2022. 3/1, respectable fourth of 10 in handicap at Ayr (7.2f, good to firm) 11 days ago, no extra inside final 1f. Blinkers on 1st time and lurking on a handy mark.
Four of five wins over 1m, but went close over C&D on penultimate start; could play a part.
3
3rd (6) Stripzee (18/1 +18%)
Stripzee

18/1(+18%)
(6) Stripzee 18/1, Seventh of 14 in handicap at Beverley (8.4f, good, 25/1) in September, no extra final 100 yds. Handicapper has afforded her a chance but this run may well be needed on return.
5lb below last winning mark but likely to need this after 256 days off.
4
4th (7) Oriental Lilly (6.5/1 +41%)
Oriental Lilly

6.5/1(+41%)
(7) Oriental Lilly 6.5/1, Twenty two runs since last win in 2021. Respectable fifth of 10 in handicap at Ayr (7.2f, good to firm, 16/1) 11 days ago, fading entering final 1f.
Losing run up to 22 and others are more solid.
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5th (3) Laertes (7/1 -155%)
Laertes

7/1(-155%)
(3) Laertes 7/1, Respectable second of 7 in handicap (7/2) at Chelmsford City (6f) 9 days ago, keeping on well final 1f. One to be interested in on the back of that and fancied to feature back up at 7f.
Flattered to finish so close when second on the AW last time; still has stamina to prove.
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6th (5) Monaadhil (3.33/1 -11%)
Monaadhil

3.33/1(-11%)
(5) Monaadhil 3.33/1, C&D winner who added to his tally at Chelmsford (7f) in April. Remained in form since, good second back at that venue 9 days ago. Can figure again in this groove returned to turf.
C&D winner who has been running well on the AW in recent months; plenty of appeal.
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7th (4) Turbo Command (6.5/1 +46%)
Turbo Command

6.5/1(+46%)
(4) Turbo Command 6.5/1, 2 wins from 5 runs this year, the latest at Southwell (7f) in April. 25/1, eighth of 10 in handicap at Ayr (7.2f, good to firm) 11 days ago, dropping away from 2f out.
All three wins on the AW and finished behind two of these back on turf last time.
LTO Selection:

13:15 Musselburgh Handicap (Class 6) 7f Race Class Flow

The chart reads from right to left to today's class 6 race.

Given that Turbo Command is arguably better on the all-weather and Laertes didn't seem to be exactly crying out for a step up in trip when he was brushed aside by a runaway winner over 6f at Chelmsford nine days ago, this might be best left to MERRICOURT, who has dropped to a mark 4lb lower than his last win. He has gone well over C&D before and could be hard to peg back if set alight by the first-time blinkers. Monaadhil rates as the chief threat.

LAERTES brings a far less exposed profile to the table than most and marked himself down as one to be interested in when runner-up at Chelmsford (6f) 9 days ago, keeping on well inside final 1f. He earns the vote returned to 7f, with Merricourt and Monaadhil others to consider.

The choice is MONAADHIL who comes into this in decent heart on the AW and who won over this C&D last summer.


13:30 Epsom Group 1 (Class 1) 12f - 14 Run Class & Speed Card

Info Form Odds Key Rating Ability Rating Horse Pace Prediction A.I Rating Movement Class Runs LTO Speed Top Speed WSR TF Rating Course Going Distance Timespeed OR Tips Win % Place % Betfair Place % Weight Runs Age Comments
1
1st (4) Auguste Rodin (4.5/1 -13%)
Auguste Rodin

4.5/1(-13%)
(4) Auguste Rodin 4.5/1, Unlucky on debut and made no mistake in 3 subsequent outings, running out the comfortable winner of Group 1 Futurity at Doncaster (1m, heavy) in October. Ran no sort of race when favourite for 2000 Guineas at Newmarket on return but still warrants plenty of respect with this trip likely to suit.
2
2nd (7) King Of Steel (66/1 +0%)
King Of Steel

66/1(+0%)
(7) King Of Steel 66/1, Fast-tracked to Group 1 level after an impressive debut success at Nottingham (8.3f, soft) but could manage only seventh in Futurity Trophy at Doncaster. Remains with potential but this is a massive ask on return for a new yard. Bred to stay.
3
3rd (14) White Birch (12/1 +14%)
White Birch

12/1(+14%)
(14) White Birch 12/1, Confirmed debut promise to run out a ready winner of maiden at Dundalk and took another big step forward when following up in 6-runner Ballysax Stakes at Leopardstown (10f, heavy) on return. Ran on strongly when close second in Dante at York since and extra 2f will suit. Considered.
4
4th (11) Sprewell (14/1 -17%)
Sprewell

14/1(-17%)
(11) Sprewell 14/1, Confirmed 2-y-o promise when making a winning return in novice at Naas. Progressed again tackling 1¼m for the first time when following up in Derby Trial at Leopardstown, advertising his Derby credentials with a very smart effort. Ground an unknown (raced only on heavy) but still much respected.
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5th (12) The Foxes (7/1 +42%)
The Foxes

7/1(+42%)
(12) The Foxes 7/1, Progressive Churchill colt who followed up maiden win in a slowly run but strong renewal of the Royal Lodge at Newmarket final start at 2yrs. Solid return in the Craven there and proved well suited by longer trip when holding off White Birch in Dante at York. Firmly in the mix.
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6th (13) Waipiro (25/1 +24%)
Waipiro

25/1(+24%)
(13) Waipiro 25/1, Proved a different proposition to debut when making all in novice at Newmarket on return. Again showed significant improvement when pushing Military Order in Lingfield Derby Trial, beaten only final 100 yds. Fully entitled to take his chance, though his temperament will be tested (excitable colt).
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7th (3) Artistic Star (22/1 -10%)
Artistic Star

22/1(-10%)
(3) Artistic Star 22/1, Unbeaten Galileo colt, winning strong maiden at Nottingham (8.3f, soft) in October before defying penalty in good style at Sandown on return. Remains with potential but experience/ability will be fully tested here.
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8th (1) Adelaide River (33/1 +34%)
Adelaide River

33/1(+34%)
(1) Adelaide River 33/1, Winning debut on AW last summer and placed 4 times at Group level since, though he was 6 lengths adrift of Dubai Mile/Arrest in Criterium de Saint-Cloud on final start 2-y-o and was again soundly beaten by Arrest in Chester Vase on return. Very hard to make a case for.
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9th (6) Dubai Mile (25/1 -39%)
Dubai Mile

25/1(-39%)
(6) Dubai Mile 25/1, Very progressive at 2 yrs, second to The Foxes in slowly-run Royal Lodge before gamely beating Arrest in Group 1 Criterium de Saint-Cloud. Ran as well as could have been expected when fifth in 2000 Guineas at Newmarket on return and this trip likely to be more suitable. Not to be underestimated.
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10th (2) Arrest (4/1 +0%)
Arrest

4/1(+0%)
(2) Arrest 4/1, Most progressive juvenile who scored twice over 1m before head second to Dubai Mile (Adelaide River 6 lengths back in third) in Criterium de Saint-Cloud. Smashed Adelaide River by a similar margin in Chester Vase on return last month and should make a bold bid with stamina assured.
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11th (10) San Antonio (18/1 +36%)
San Antonio

18/1(+36%)
(10) San Antonio 18/1, Continued his race-by-race progression when bolting up in a Dundalk maiden (10.7f, 10/3) on return and threw his hat into the Derby ring when following up in the Dee Stakes at Chester, making most. Another big step forward required, however, and Moore prefers Auguste Rodin.
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12th (9) Passenger (8/1 -14%)
Passenger

8/1(-14%)
(9) Passenger 8/1, Scopey sort who overcame inexperience to make a winning debut in maiden (Wood Ditton) at Newmarket and took a massive step forward when third in Dante at York, likely to have gone very close to winning with a clear run. Has since been supplemented for this and remains an exciting prospect.
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13th (5) Dear My Friend (100/1 +33%)
Dear My Friend

100/1(+33%)
(5) Dear My Friend 100/1, Pivotal colt who won novices at Carlisle (6f) and Beverley (7.4f) first 2 starts. Made a winning return in listed race at Newcastle but limitations fully exposed in the Dante at York. Big outsider.
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14th (8) Military Order (4.5/1 +0%)
Military Order

4.5/1(+0%)
(8) Military Order 4.5/1, Brother to Derby and King George VI winner Adayar. Beaten at short odds first-time out but has made no mistake since, completing hat-trick with a bit in hand in Lingfield Derby Trial 3 weeks ago by 1¼ lengths from Waipiro. Every chance of emulating his brother.
LTO Selection:

13:30 Epsom Group 1 (Class 1) 12f Race Class Flow

The chart reads from right to left to today's class 1 race.

A fascinating renewal of one of the world's most revered thoroughbred races, in which many will hope to turn dreams into reality. The Italian maestro, Frankie Dettori, will seek to add a third Derby success to his ever-expanding CV on this farewell season, and Arrest, a facile winner of the Chester Vase, would appeal as a live candidate. Aidan O'Brien has had a stranglehold on this contest in the last few years, winning three of the previous six renewals. He saddles three here, of which high-class juvenile Auguste Rodin looks to be his most likely chance, providing he can bounce back from a below-par run in the 2000 Guineas. There was little to separate The Foxes (winner) and White Birch (second) when the pair met in last month's Dante and though both have more than enough ability to feature, a low draw could hamper their chances. Passenger, an unlucky third that day, looks set to close the gap, and it would be no surprise were he to repeat the dose for last year's winning trainer/jockey combination. A chance, however, is taken on DUBAI MILE. Pedigree would suggest he's not a guaranteed stayer at this trip, but he plugged on for a creditable fifth, having looked outpaced in the 2000 Guineas. He saw off Arrest in the Criterium de Saint Cloud over 1m 2f in October last year, so it is quite possible this test will bring out the best in him. Military Order completes a lengthy shortlist.

A wide-open renewal with plenty of progressive and unexposed colts but MILITARY ORDER's win at Lingfield was the most convincing of all the trials, so this brother to 2021 Derby winner Adayar has plenty going for him with his stamina guaranteed. Passenger arguably would have won the Dante at York (on only his second career start) had he not been forced to wait for a gap so he is high on the shortlist along with Chester Vase winner Arrest, who should continue to improve.

The stamina shown by MILITARY ORDER (nap) at Lingfield swings the verdict his way with this long finishing straight likely to suit.


13:45 Hexham Handicap Chase (Class 3) 24f - 3 Run Class & Speed Card

Info Form Odds Key Rating Ability Rating Horse Pace Prediction A.I Rating Movement Class Runs LTO Speed Top Speed WSR TF Rating Course Going Distance Timespeed OR Tips Win % Place % Betfair Place % Weight Runs Age Comments
1
1st (2) Universal Folly (0.83/1 +31%)
Universal Folly

0.83/1(+31%)
(2) Universal Folly 0.83/1, Opened his account over fences at the fourth attempt in a match at Uttoxeter (24f, good to soft) 6 days ago, kept up to work. Excellent chance of following up under a penalty in another thin contest.
Penalised for winning a match race on Sunday but, nevertheless, has an obvious chance.
2
2nd (3) Matthew Man (33/1 +18%)
Matthew Man

33/1(+18%)
(3) Matthew Man 33/1, Dual point winner and was runner-up in that sphere on his most recent outing, but is hard to fancy having been pulled up on his last 2 Rules starts over C&D.
Pulled up in C&D hunter chase last month, his only rules run since 2021.
3
3rd (1) Bodhisattva (1/1 -37%)
Bodhisattva

1/1(-37%)
(1) Bodhisattva 1/1, Fairly useful hurdler who opened his account in this sphere in 3-runner handicap chase (8/15) at Perth (23.8f, good) 16 days ago, forging clear. Sold out of Gordon Elliott's yard for £26,000 subsequently and has obvious claims in another small field.
Bought for £26,000 soon after last month's Perth win for Gordon Elliott; obvious claims.
LTO Selection:

13:45 Hexham Handicap Chase (Class 3) 24f Race Class Flow

The chart reads from right to left to today's class 3 race.

A new recruit to the John McConnell yard after an easy triumph at Perth for previous connections, BODHISATTVA must hold every chance of following up on just his third start over the larger obstacles. A comfortable winner himself at Uttoxeter and in very consistent form of late, Universal Folly can give him the most to think about. Matthew Man will be there to pick up the pieces if the top two falter.

UNIVERSAL FOLLY won only a match at Uttoxeter last week but remains low mileage as a chaser and is narrowly preferred under a penalty to Bodhisattva, who hasn't looked the most straightforward.

John McConnell's new recruit BODHISATTVA opened his chasing account last month and has been found another good opportunity here.


13:50 Musselburgh Handicap (Class 3) 7f - 9 Run Class & Speed Card

Info Form Odds Key Rating Ability Rating Horse Pace Prediction A.I Rating Movement Class Runs LTO Speed Top Speed WSR TF Rating Course Going Distance Timespeed OR Tips Win % Place % Betfair Place % Weight Runs Age Comments
1
1st (8) Liamarty Dreams (5.5/1 +8%)
Liamarty Dreams

5.5/1(+8%)
(8) Liamarty Dreams 5.5/1, 14/1, creditable fourth of 15 in handicap at Thirsk (7f, good) 14 days ago. Each-way chance.
Claims on form, but he wouldn't want the ground to firm up too much.
2
2nd (6) Gioia Cieca (7.5/1 +0%)
Gioia Cieca

7.5/1(+0%)
(6) Gioia Cieca 7.5/1, C&D winner. Twelve runs since last win in 2021. Seventeenth of 20 in handicap at York (7f, good to firm, 12/1) 15 days ago. Would be a danger to all if on-song.
C&D winner, but on a losing run of 12 and behind a couple of these last time.
3
3rd (3) Abduction (3.5/1 -40%)
Abduction

3.5/1(-40%)
(3) Abduction 3.5/1, 5/2, creditable third of 8 in handicap at Ayr (6f, good to firm) 11 days ago, not clear run. Makes plenty of appeal off the same mark back up in trip here.
Three turf wins over 7f last year; has run well over shorter the last twice; major chance.
4
4th (7) Manigordo (3/1 +45%)
Manigordo

3/1(+45%)
(7) Manigordo 3/1, C&D winner. 7/1, good second of 8 in handicap at Ayr (7.2f, good to firm) 11 days ago, well positioned. Not taken lightly off the same mark.
Dual C&D winner last August and has run well since; one of the likelier winners.
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5th (4) No Nay Nicki (3.5/1 -40%)
No Nay Nicki

3.5/1(-40%)
(4) No Nay Nicki 3.5/1, Bit below form eighth of 20 in handicap at York (7f, good to firm, 11/2) 15 days ago, nearest finish. Entitled to come on for that run and possibilities off this 2 lb lower mark.
Should be all the better for her York return and looks favourably handicapped.
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6th (2) Billyb (14/1 -56%)
Billyb

14/1(-56%)
(2) Billyb 14/1, 5/1, bit below form ninth of 15 in handicap at Thirsk (7f, good) 14 days ago, not knocked about. Others make more appeal.
Hasn't threatened in either start since returning last month and may need a stiffer test.
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7th (5) Kalganov (80/1 -100%)
Kalganov

80/1(-100%)
(5) Kalganov 80/1, 40/1, last of 7 in handicap at Thirsk (6f, heavy) 23 days ago. Tongue strap on 1st time and he's likely to find a few too good once again.
Has shown nothing in three starts since joining this yard from France; tongue-tie on.
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8th (9) Archduke Ferdinand (40/1 +20%)
Archduke Ferdinand

40/1(+20%)
(9) Archduke Ferdinand 40/1, 125/1 and cheekpieces on for 1st time, eleventh of 20 in handicap at York (7f, good to firm) 15 days ago. Tongue strap on for 1st time. Probably best to look elsewhere.
Good record in Sweden but well held in three starts since joining this yard; tongue-tie on.
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9th (1) Home City (8.5/1 +15%)
Home City

8.5/1(+15%)
(1) Home City 8.5/1, 16/1, last of 16 in handicap at Meydan (6f, good). Off 106 days and cheekpieces back on. Would be in with a shout if he were to put his best foot forward.
Only seen at Meydan since start of 2022; stable doesn't send many here; watch market.
LTO Selection:

13:50 Musselburgh Handicap (Class 3) 7f Race Class Flow

The chart reads from right to left to today's class 3 race.

MANIGORDO (third) had to carry a penalty when he encountered Billyb (second) at Thirsk last August and, having proven his well-being with a near miss at Ayr 11 days ago, the Tim Easterby-trained gelding is fancied to turn the form around on 4lb better terms. Abduction also comes into the reckoning based on his previous C&D form with the selection, and he too needs to be taken seriously. Liamarty Dreams completes the shortlist.

The return to this trip promises to suit ABDUCTION, who was denied a clear run at a crucial stage when a close-up third at Ayr recently. Jim Goldie's charge was beaten twice by Manigordo over C&D last season but he is clearly in great form and is taken to emerge on top this time. That said, Manigordo is greatly respected given his record here and is also arriving on the back of a near-miss at Ayr. No Nay Nicki should be sharper following her reappearance spin at York and she also has claims.

Preference is for ABDUCTION (nap) who has run well over shorter the last twice, having won three times over 7f on turf last year.


14:00 Worcester Handicap Chase (Class 5) 20f - 9 Run Class & Speed Card

Info Form Odds Key Rating Ability Rating Horse Pace Prediction A.I Rating Movement Class Runs LTO Speed Top Speed WSR TF Rating Course Going Distance Timespeed OR Tips Win % Place % Betfair Place % Weight Runs Age Comments
1
1st (2) Stumps Or Slips (3.33/1 +5%)
Stumps Or Slips

3.33/1(+5%)
(2) Stumps Or Slips 3.33/1, Seven-race maiden over hurdles and didn't jump well on chase debut at Warwick in February. Again didn't look a natural at the same course (16.2f, good) next time but the mistakes didn't stop him winning and strong claims up 6 lb here.
Scored at Warwick in April and remains unexposed over fences; shortlisted.
2
2nd (5) Sinister Minister (9/1 +64%)
Sinister Minister

9/1(+64%)
(5) Sinister Minister 9/1, After 8 months off, proved that he retains his ability when runner-up over hurdles here in October. However, well held both starts since and needs to turn things round now switched to fences in first-time cheekpieces.
Inconsistent maiden hurdler; makes chase debut with cheekpieces added.
3
3rd (3) Sir Jack West (2.75/1 -22%)
Sir Jack West

2.75/1(-22%)
(3) Sir Jack West 2.75/1, Hurdles winner at Leicester in November and off the mark at second attempt in this sphere over C&D (good to soft) 17 days ago. 4 lb rise by no means harsh and he has to enter calculations.
Successful in similar event over C&D last month (second chase start); highly respected.
4
4th (9) Caro Des Flos (11/1 +8%)
Caro Des Flos

11/1(+8%)
(9) Caro Des Flos 11/1, Poor strike rate and efforts since returning from a break have hardly hinted that a revival is imminent. Now tried in blinkers.
Defied a higher mark over C&D two years ago; modest claims on 2023 form.
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5th (7) Hermes Le Gris (6/1 +40%)
Hermes Le Gris

6/1(+40%)
(7) Hermes Le Gris 6/1, Disappointing in handicap hurdles this year and it's hard to envisage him reversing recent C&D placings with Sir Jack West (finished 15½ lengths adrift of that rival).
Finished third to Sir Jack West over C&D on chase debut; may build on that.
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6th (6) Famoso (16/1 -33%)
Famoso

16/1(-33%)
(6) Famoso 16/1, Yet to win a race of any description and, unless the change of scenery (makes debut for new yard) has a positive effect, he will probably struggle once more.
Disappointing maiden who can be opposed on debut for new yard.
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7th (8) Dogem By Design (28/1 -133%)
Dogem By Design

28/1(-133%)
(8) Dogem By Design 28/1, Improved when second in a 5-runner Catterick handicap chase (15,7f, good) in February but that is very much a standout effort. Others preferred for win purposes.
Holds each-way hopes on best effort but he's not solid.
|PU|
|PU| (4) Fox's Socks (3/1 -9%)
Fox's Socks

3/1(-9%)
(4) Fox's Socks 3/1, Winning hurdler who has posted solid efforts in defeat on 2 of his 4 starts since switched to fences, most recently faring best of those held up when third of 11 at Southwell (20.4f, good). Needs considering off the same mark.
Placed in two of his four attempts over fences, third at Southwell latest.
|PU|
|PU| (1) Ornua (66/1 -32%)
Ornua

66/1(-32%)
(1) Ornua 66/1, One-time smart chaser in Ireland for Henry de Bromhead but not so good nowadays and he was beaten a long way at Ludlow when last seen in December.
Drop in class may help but others hold stronger claims on recent evidence.
LTO Selection:

14:00 Worcester Handicap Chase (Class 5) 20f Race Class Flow

The chart reads from right to left to today's class 5 race.

Unexposed as a chaser, SIR JACK WEST was in unstoppable form when landing a similar contest over C&D 17 days ago and, while a 6lb higher mark demands more of him, he could well follow up. Stumps Or Slips has a similar burden to adjust to following his 2m success at Warwick in April and appears the chief threat to the selection, while Fox's Socks has some scope for improvement too.

FOX'S SOCKS put in a good shift when third back from a break at Southwell and he could be the answer off the same mark. Stumps Or Slips and Sir Jack West both struck at the second attempt over fences on their latest outings and the former is feared most.

Unexposed over fences and a C&D scorer last month, SIR JACK WEST (nap) holds strong claims. Stumps Or Slips is feared most.


14:10 Epsom Group 3 (Class 1) 8f - 6 Run Class & Speed Card

Info Form Odds Key Rating Ability Rating Horse Pace Prediction A.I Rating Movement Class Runs LTO Speed Top Speed WSR TF Rating Course Going Distance Timespeed OR Tips Win % Place % Betfair Place % Weight Runs Age Comments
1
1st (4) Prosperous Voyage (1.5/1 -9%)
Prosperous Voyage

1.5/1(-9%)
(4) Prosperous Voyage 1.5/1, Posted career best on return last term when narrow second in 1000 Guineas and got back on the up when landing the Falmouth Stakes (8f) in July. Probably undone by the ground in Dahlia Stakes at Newmarket on return and likely to resume winning ways down in grade.
Smart filly; cracking chance on some of her Group 1 form, including 2022 Falmouth success.
2
2nd (1) Random Harvest (22/1 +12%)
Random Harvest

22/1(+12%)
(1) Random Harvest 22/1, Useful mare who produced a career best when winning 8-runner Premio Elena E Sergio Cumani at Milan (8f, soft) in October. Big price and down the field in Dahlia Stakes at Newmarket on return, and this looks another stiff task.
Group 3 winner at San Siro last autumn but this is a better race for the grade.
3
3rd (2) Astral Beau (6/1 +0%)
Astral Beau

6/1(+0%)
(2) Astral Beau 6/1, Very progressive handicapper during second part of 2022, winning 3 times over 7f, including on final start at this course in October. Improved again to land Doncaster listed race (8f, heavy) on return and far from disgraced in the Dahlia Stakes at Newmarket since, so well respected.
Most wins on slow ground; ran respectably in Newmarket Group 2 on soft last time.
4
4th (6) Shaara (7.5/1 +25%)
Shaara

7.5/1(+25%)
(6) Shaara 7.5/1, Useful filly with a cracking strike rate, but has been found out in better company the last twice, failing to beat a rival in the Dahlia Stakes at Newmarket on return. Others make more appeal.
Low-mileage filly from powerful yard; may yet resume her progress.
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5th (3) Potapova (4.5/1 -35%)
Potapova

4.5/1(-35%)
(3) Potapova 4.5/1, Sandown Group 3 winner last August. Prominent in the betting but pulled up (found to have irregular heartbeat) in listed race at Goodwood on return. Certainly not one to be writing off on the back of that blip.
Had an irregular heartbeat on reappearance; second in this race last year; big player.
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6th (5) Roman Mist (4/1 +43%)
Roman Mist

4/1(+43%)
(5) Roman Mist 4/1, Ended her time with Tom Ward with a good second in 1m Lingfield listed race and upped her game to land a similar event on debut for current yard at Goodwood last month. Worth a try in this grade.
Made all at Goodwood on stable/seasonal debut; good third in this contest last year.
LTO Selection:

14:10 Epsom Group 3 (Class 1) 8f Race Class Flow

The chart reads from right to left to today's class 1 race.

Archie Watson and Oisin Murphy teamed up to win this contest two years ago and they can do so again with ROMAN MIST, who was a determined winner in Listed company at Goodwood last month. The five-year-old is taken to overturn form with Potapova (second), whom she was narrowly behind in this contest last year, while Prosperous Voyage is the highest rated in the field and sets the standard on form. Astral Beau rarely runs a bad race and is another to consider.

PROSPEROUS VOYAGE is the class act in this field and is best excused a lesser effort on soft ground at Newmarket on return, so she gets the nod ahead of Potapova, who is expected to bounce back from a tame return (had an excuse). Astral Beau is likely to give another good account and Roman Mist has probably not finished improving, so it's an interesting renewal.

Dropped back further in class and returned to better ground, PROSPEROUS VOYAGE gets the vote. Potapova is second choice.


14:15 Doncaster Handicap (Class 5) 14f - 8 Run Class & Speed Card

Info Form Odds Key Rating Ability Rating Horse Pace Prediction A.I Rating Movement Class Runs LTO Speed Top Speed WSR TF Rating Course Going Distance Timespeed OR Tips Win % Place % Betfair Place % Weight Runs Age Comments
1
1st (2) Blow Your Horn (1.5/1 +25%)
Blow Your Horn

1.5/1(+25%)
(2) Blow Your Horn 1.5/1, Nineteen runs since last win in 2021. Fourth of 5 in handicap at Chelmsford City (16f, 6/4) 44 days ago, needing stronger gallop. Though 0-9 on turf, he was placed in handicaps at Newmarket and York off significantly higher marks last season.
2
2nd (7) The Dancing Poet (6/1 +0%)
The Dancing Poet

6/1(+0%)
(7) The Dancing Poet 6/1, 33/1, eighth of 12 in handicap at this course (11.9f, good to firm) 14 days ago. Entitled to come on for that run and one to consider off a reduced mark now moving back up in trip.
3
3rd (3) Punxsutawney Phil (12/1 +25%)
Punxsutawney Phil

12/1(+25%)
(3) Punxsutawney Phil 12/1, Winner at Wolverhampton in December but hasn't shown much in 2 starts since returning from a break in April.
4
4th (6) Wannabe Brave (5/1 -82%)
Wannabe Brave

5/1(-82%)
(6) Wannabe Brave 5/1, Winner at Kempton in November. 5/1 and visored for 1st time, seventh of 8 in handicap at Thirsk (14f, heavy) 28 days ago. Judged on the evidence available, he appears to be more effective on the AW.
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5th (1) Daniel Deronda (7/1 -27%)
Daniel Deronda

7/1(-27%)
(1) Daniel Deronda 7/1, Fourteen runs since last win in 2021. Blinkers on for 1st time in this code, third of 5 in handicap at Southwell (16.5f, 6/1) 26 days ago, slowly away. 1 lb lower now and should make his presence felt.
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6th (8) Kitten's Dream (28/1 -40%)
Kitten's Dream

28/1(-40%)
(8) Kitten's Dream 28/1, Unreliable sort. 12/1, respectable sixth of 10 in handicap at Wolverhampton (16.6f) 9 days ago, doing too much too soon. Looks vulnerable.
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7th (5) Myboymax (7.5/1 +17%)
Myboymax

7.5/1(+17%)
(5) Myboymax 7.5/1, Latest win at Wolverhampton in December. 15/2, last of 8 in handicap at Thirsk (14f, heavy) 28 days ago. Now below last winning mark but he needs to bounce back in a major way.
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8th (4) Hezmie (14/1 +22%)
Hezmie

14/1(+22%)
(4) Hezmie 14/1, 22/1, twelfth of 14 in handicap at Wetherby (10f, good to firm) 18 days ago. Significantly up in trip and others are more persuasive.
LTO Selection:

14:15 Doncaster Handicap (Class 5) 14f Race Class Flow

The chart reads from right to left to today's class 5 race.

Blow Your Horn failed to justify favouritism last time at Chelmsford over 2m, but he could still have a big say under Rossa Ryan. However, a chance can be taken on THE DANCING POET, who is now 5lb lower than his last winning mark and that gives him a shout. Of the remainder, Daniel Deronda and Hezmie make the most appeal.

BLOW YOUR HORN is admittedly the type that needs everything to drop just right, which wasn't the case when he came in for strong support at Chelmsford last time. Still, he is lurking on a very attractive mark and, in the hope that things pan out more favourably here, the 6-y-o gets the nod. The Dancing Poet should be sharper following his recent spin here and is next on the list ahead of Daniel Deronda and Wannabe Brave.

Having appeared to be in good form on AW in April, BLOW YOUR HORN is taken to get off the mark on turf. Daniel Deronda is a danger.


14:20 Hexham Handicap Hurdle (Class 4) 16f - 5 Run Class & Speed Card

Info Form Odds Key Rating Ability Rating Horse Pace Prediction A.I Rating Movement Class Runs LTO Speed Top Speed WSR TF Rating Course Going Distance Timespeed OR Tips Win % Place % Betfair Place % Weight Runs Age Comments
1
1st (1) Captain Zebo (4.5/1 +36%)
Captain Zebo

4.5/1(+36%)
(1) Captain Zebo 4.5/1, Thirteen runs since last win in 2020 but posted another creditable effort when third (Applaus 2nd) in 9-runner handicap here (20.1f, good) 11 days ago, though did have the run of the race. Needs a bit more if he's to regain the winning thread.
Not the force of old but twice ran well in cheekpieces here last month.
2
2nd (3) Les's Legacy (2.75/1 +21%)
Les's Legacy

2.75/1(+21%)
(3) Les's Legacy 2.75/1, Dual C&D winner who progressed again to land a pretty big pot at Kelso in March and proved himself still in good form when second here (20.1f, good to soft) 3 weeks ago. Likely to go well again back down in trip.
Dual C&D winner last season and still in good form but would appeal more on slower ground.
3
3rd (4) Miss Lamb (1.1/1 +37%)
Miss Lamb

1.1/1(+37%)
(4) Miss Lamb 1.1/1, Dual bumper winner who opened her account as a hurdler in 13-runner maiden over C&D in March, seeming to relish the switch to front-running tactics. Has found only one too good back here both starts since and seems sure to give another good account.
Second twice over C&D since winning maiden here in March; likely contender.
4
4th (2) Applaus (8.5/1 -55%)
Applaus

8.5/1(-55%)
(2) Applaus 8.5/1, Untrustworthy veteran but has run well here (20.1f) on his last 2 starts. Back down in trip and shouldn't be far away if continuing his good spell.
Kept on well for second over 2m4f here last month and can cope with today's shorter trip.
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5th (5) We Still Believe (18/1 -414%)
We Still Believe

18/1(-414%)
(5) We Still Believe 18/1, Showed fair form standout effort over hurdles for Ben Haslam in late 2021. Modest on the Flat, successful in March for current connections. Not dismissed back in this sphere.
Not seen over hurdles since 2021 but has been running well on the Flat for new stable.
LTO Selection:

14:20 Hexham Handicap Hurdle (Class 4) 16f Race Class Flow

The chart reads from right to left to today's class 4 race.

MISS LAMB may have been turned over as favourite over track and trip the last twice, but she can make up for those losses on her return to handicap company. The switch to better ground could be a help to her as well and she is narrowly preferred to recent course second Applaus and C&D winner Les's Legacy, who has done most of his best work over further of late.

LES'S LEGACY showed he's still improving when runner-up here 11 days ago and, with this return to shorter holding no fears given his strong-travelling style, Susan Corbett's 6-y-o is taken to record a third win over C&D. Miss Lamb seemed beaten on merit under a penalty last time but can give another good account back in handicap company.

C&D winner MISS LAMB ran well here on her handicap debut and is the most appealing option, ahead of Applaus.


14:25 Listowel Maiden 6f - 14 Run Class & Speed Card

Info Form Odds Key Rating Ability Rating Horse Pace Prediction A.I Rating Movement Speed Runs LTO Speed Top Speed WSR TF Rating Course Going Distance Timespeed OR Tips Win % Place % Betfair Place % Weight Runs Age Comments
1
1st (11) Mary The Priest (6/1 +0%)
Mary The Priest

6/1(+0%)
(11) Mary The Priest 6/1, Twice-raced filly. Third of 9 in maiden (9/1) at the Curragh (6f, soft) 33 days ago. Hood back on.
Both starts at the Curragh came on much softer ground but chance if handling this surface.
2
2nd (12) Scorchio (5.5/1 +27%)
Scorchio

5.5/1(+27%)
(12) Scorchio 5.5/1, Foaled March 4. Kuroshio filly. Half-sister to several winners, including 6f-1m winner Dancing Feet and 6f winner Thunderbear, both useful. Dam maiden (best effort at 6f).
Is by a useful sire and related to sprint winners; worth a market check.
3
3rd (13) Byzantine Empress (20/1 +20%)
Byzantine Empress

20/1(+20%)
(13) Byzantine Empress 20/1, Twice-raced filly. Eighth of 15 in maiden (14/1) at Cork (5f, good) 17 days ago. Up in trip.
Made a promising debut at Dundalk but it was a lesser effort at Cork since.
4
4th (2) Elliptical (10/1 -25%)
Elliptical

10/1(-25%)
(2) Elliptical 10/1, Twice-raced colt. 15/2, fourth of 13 in maiden at Roscommon (7.4f, good to soft) 12 days ago.
Might not have seen out extended 7f at Roscommon last time; no easy task off this weight.
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5th (6) Harry The Rogue (18/1 -13%)
Harry The Rogue

18/1(-13%)
(6) Harry The Rogue 18/1, Foaled March 1. €5,000 foal, The Gurkha gelding. Dam unraced half-sister to very smart winner up to 15f Joshua Tree, including Canadian Grade 1 1½m event.
Yard continues in good form but others appeal more; tough draw.
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6th (9) Blame Thechampagne (2.5/1 +9%)
Blame Thechampagne

2.5/1(+9%)
(9) Blame Thechampagne 2.5/1, Thrice-raced filly. 6 lengths fifth of 13 to Porta Fortuna in Fillies' Sprint Stakes (100/1) at Naas (5.9f, good to firm) 13 days ago, nearest finish. Stable in good form. Bold bid expected.
Much-improved effort up to this trip in a Naas Group 3 last time and has a big chance.
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7th (3) Poppadom (20/1 +60%)
Poppadom

20/1(+60%)
(3) Poppadom 20/1, Foaled April 27. €10,000 yearling, U S Navy Flag colt. Half-brother to useful winner up to 1m Kafu and 9.5f winner Optimumm.
A 10,000euros yearling is by a speed source; one of two runners for in-form yard.
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8th (14) Parish Record (18/1 -13%)
Parish Record

18/1(-13%)
(14) Parish Record 18/1, Foaled February 15. Parish Hall filly. Dam maiden (best effort at 7f). One to note.
From the family of 1m 2yo Group 1 winner Loch Garman; might need further.
9th
9th (5) Bruce Lightning (3.33/1 -11%)
Bruce Lightning

3.33/1(-11%)
(5) Bruce Lightning 3.33/1, Promising individual. 40/1, third of 13 in maiden at Cork (5f, soft) on debut 29 days ago, running on. Up in trip. Likely to improve.
Third over 5f at Cork; ground was testing then but be involved if handling this surface.
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10th (4) Layoftheland (80/1 -60%)
Layoftheland

80/1(-60%)
(4) Layoftheland 80/1, Foaled May 6. €2,500 yearling, Land Force filly. Half-sister to winner abroad by Territories. Dam twice-raced half-sister to smart 9.5f-2m winner Winterlude out of smart 1¼m-1½m winner New Morning.
A 2,500euros yearling; is by a useful source of speed but doesn't make much appeal.
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11th (1) Dandy Lichious (14/1 -17%)
Dandy Lichious

14/1(-17%)
(1) Dandy Lichious 14/1, Once-raced colt. Fifth of 9 in maiden at Dundalk (5f, 10/3) on debut 64 days ago, not knocked about. Up in trip. Should improve.
This trip can suit but has no easy task off this weight; positive draw.
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12th (10) Francoise Ardy (50/1 +24%)
Francoise Ardy

50/1(+24%)
(10) Francoise Ardy 50/1, Foaled February 1. Decorated Knight filly. Dam unraced half-sister to smart 6f/7f winner Confuchias.
By a sire who stayed middle-distances but speed on damline; others appeal more.
13th
13th (8) A Daughtersdelight (66/1 -164%)
A Daughtersdelight

66/1(-164%)
(8) A Daughtersdelight 66/1, Foaled April 15. €4,000 yearling, Decorated Knight filly. Half-sister to 1m/8.3f winner Wealth Tax. Dam unraced half-sister to useful 1m-1½m winner Five Fifteen.
A 4,000euros yearling is bred to stay further and best watched.
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14th (7) Motor City (40/1 +0%)
Motor City

40/1(+0%)
(7) Motor City 40/1, Foaled February 21. Aclaim filly. Dam unraced half-sister to smart 1¼m winner Crystal Pegasus.
Is by a useful sire but bred to want further on damline.
LTO Selection:

14:25 Listowel Maiden 6f Race Speed Rating Flow

The chart reads from right to left to today's race.

BLAMETHECHAMPAGNE is badly drawn but ran well on her most recent start at Group 3 level. She finished ahead of today's rival Mary The Priest on their respective April debuts and showed a liking for good ground when a staying-on fifth in a smart race at Naas recently. She competed on level terms then and now receives weight from some rivals. Mary The Priest has a kinder draw and having shown progression on her second run at the Curragh, looks likely to win a maiden although runs on fast ground for the first time. Elliptical ran well enough at Roscommon but has plenty weight while Bruce Lightening ran well on debut under a light weight but needs to improve to win. Parish Record is a Bolger-bred first foal from an unplaced dam who is related to winners while Harry The Rogue, already gelded, is out of an unraced half-sister to a Canadian Grade 1 winner.

BLAME THECHAMPAGNE has been highly tried since her debut and this looks a good opportunity back in a maiden. Bruce Lightning made a promising debut when third at Cork and rates a big threat, while Parish Record is a newcomer to note.

Though MARY THE PRIEST is unraced on ground this quick, plenty by her sire handle it and she can score from a low draw.


14:30 Musselburgh Seller (Class 2) 5f - 7 Run Class & Speed Card

Info Form Odds Key Rating Ability Rating Horse Pace Prediction A.I Rating Movement Class Runs LTO Speed Top Speed WSR TF Rating Course Going Distance Timespeed OR Tips Win % Place % Betfair Place % Weight Runs Age Comments
1
1st (7) Gray's Inn (4/1 -33%)
Gray's Inn

4/1(-33%)
(7) Gray's Inn 4/1, Promising type. Second of 6 in maiden at Ripon (5f, heavy, 8/1) on debut 22 days ago. Should progress.
Found a subsequent winner just too good on her debut last month; shouldn't be far away.
2
2nd (4) Ponga (4.5/1 +0%)
Ponga

4.5/1(+0%)
(4) Ponga 4.5/1, Thrice-raced maiden. 5/4, third of 7 in maiden at Leicester (5f, heavy) 21 days ago.
Not really progressed in two starts on turf since a promising debut on the AW.
3
3rd (1) Sankari (3.2/1 -28%)
Sankari

3.2/1(-28%)
(1) Sankari 3.2/1, Thrice-raced winner. 1 win from 3 runs this year. Winner at Thirsk in May. Second of 14 in novice event (8/1) at Doncaster (5f, good to firm) 14 days ago, running on.
First and second in novices the last twice; major player despite the penalty.
4
4th (2) Call Glory (3.5/1 +68%)
Call Glory

3.5/1(+68%)
(2) Call Glory 3.5/1, Twice-raced maiden. 4/1, seventh of 12 in minor event at Salisbury (5f, good to firm) 7 days ago.
Didn't build on a promising debut last time; more is required.
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5th (6) Chumbaa (9/1 -13%)
Chumbaa

9/1(-13%)
(6) Chumbaa 9/1, Lightly-raced maiden. Good second of 10 in maiden at Redcar (6f, good to soft, 3/1) 12 days ago, no match for winner.
Placed in three of her first four starts but another placing may be her best hope.
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6th (5) Pumpkin Pie (40/1 -21%)
Pumpkin Pie

40/1(-21%)
(5) Pumpkin Pie 40/1, Twice-raced maiden. Last of 4 in minor event at this C&D (good, 10/1) 19 days ago.
Fair effort behind Sankari on debut, but well held here last time.
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7th (3) Churros (6/1 -9%)
Churros

6/1(-9%)
(3) Churros 6/1, Foaled January 26. Calyx gelding. Dam, 2-y-o 5.3f/6f winner, half-sister to useful Japanese 2-y-o 6f-7f (Grade 2) winner Mondreise. One to note in the betting.
Stable's record with 2yo newcomers makes him one to monitor closely in the market.
LTO Selection:

14:30 Musselburgh Seller (Class 2) 5f Race Class Flow

The chart reads from right to left to today's class 2 race.

GRAY'S INN impressed with the manner in which she responded to urgings from James Sullivan in the saddle when she ran on for an eye-catching second on her debut at Ripon 22 days ago. Given the form was boosted by the winner going in again at Redcar on Monday, there are solid reasons to expect a lot more from this daughter of Inns Of Court. Sankari also appears to have a bright future and is noted along with Ponga and Pumpkin Pie.

GRAY'S INN showed plenty when runner-up in a Ripon maiden on debut 3 weeks ago and the 11 lb she receives from penalised-winner Sankari may prove decisive. Ponga and Chumbaa can fight out a place.

The choice is SANKARI whose first and second in a couple of novices last month read well in the context of this race.


14:35 Worcester Handicap Chase (Class 4) 23f - 4 Run Class & Speed Card

Info Form Odds Key Rating Ability Rating Horse Pace Prediction A.I Rating Movement Class Runs LTO Speed Top Speed WSR TF Rating Course Going Distance Timespeed OR Tips Win % Place % Betfair Place % Weight Runs Age Comments
1
1st (2) Kakamora (4.5/1 -80%)
Kakamora

4.5/1(-80%)
(2) Kakamora 4.5/1, Dual hurdles winner who gained his first success in this sphere in 5-runner handicap chase at Huntingdon (23.6f) in April, forging clear. Ran no sort of race at Ludlow since, however.
Flopped at Ludlow last month and has something to prove, but he won two starts ago.
2
2nd (1) Aviewtosea (1.38/1 +15%)
Aviewtosea

1.38/1(+15%)
(1) Aviewtosea 1.38/1, Made it 3-4 over fences last season when seeing off 3 rivals over C&D in September. Probably needed the run after 8 months off at Southwell 19 days ago, eventually beaten much further than looked likely entering the straight. Should do much better here.
Won two in a row last August/September and could be sharper for recent comeback run.
3
3rd (3) Shetland Bus (6.5/1 -8%)
Shetland Bus

6.5/1(-8%)
(3) Shetland Bus 6.5/1, It all clicked for him over fences with cheekpieces added in the autumn, winning over shorter trips at Stratford and Fakenham. Not been in same form in 3 outings since, though, and percentage call is to look elsewhere. Change of headgear.
Below his best this spring and hopes are pinned on first-time visor turning things around.
|U|
|U| (4) Dalkingstown (1.88/1 +44%)
Dalkingstown

1.88/1(+44%)
(4) Dalkingstown 1.88/1, Won a chase/hurdle over 23f here last summer and shaped as if needing the run when falling at Plumpton on return 3 weeks ago. Claims.
May have needed last month's comeback and he won two in a row here last summer.
LTO Selection:

14:35 Worcester Handicap Chase (Class 4) 23f Race Class Flow

The chart reads from right to left to today's class 4 race.

The versatile DALKINGSTOWN has a good record here and looks worth chancing given that he gets plenty of weight from his three rivals. Assuming he is none the worse for a fall at Plumpton last month, the Peter Bowen-trained gelding is dangerous to underestimate now he is back on a winning mark. Aviewtosea ought to be sharper on the back of his reappearance at Southwell last month and he shades second preference over Kakamora, who finished tailed-off last time.

AVIEWTOSEA did very well over fences last season, winning 3 of his 4 starts (including over C&D), and he can resume winning ways having shaped well on his comeback at Southwell. Dalkingstown should also prove better for his return so is feared most.

Three-time course winner DALKINGSTOWN earns the vote in the expectation that he will improve for last month's comeback run.


14:45 Epsom Handicap (Class 3) 5f - 14 Run Class & Speed Card

Info Form Odds Key Rating Ability Rating Horse Pace Prediction A.I Rating Movement Class Runs LTO Speed Top Speed WSR TF Rating Course Going Distance Timespeed OR Tips Win % Place % Betfair Place % Weight Runs Age Comments
1
1st (6) Tatterstall (8/1 +20%)
Tatterstall

8/1(+20%)
(6) Tatterstall 8/1, Gelded over the winter and he showed improved form to make winning return in Wolverhampton maiden (5.1f) in May, making all. Weakened out of things only late on when seventh in 18-runner handicap at York (5f) since and he may yet have more to offer.
Close up at York having won at Wolverhampton; one of two strong chances for Michael Dods.
2
2nd (5) Miss Brazen (11/1 -29%)
Miss Brazen

11/1(-29%)
(5) Miss Brazen 11/1, Dual winner for Karl Burke last season and built on encouraging yard debut run with an impressive success at Beverley (5f) last month. Up 10 lb, again shaped well for a long way when sixth in big-field York handicap 15 days ago and likelihood of well-run race here will suit.
Easy winner at Beverley and not disgraced in big field at York; well-run race would suit.
3
3rd (12) Dickieburd (33/1 +34%)
Dickieburd

33/1(+34%)
(12) Dickieburd 33/1, Showed first form to cause a surprise when taking 7-runner Chester novice (5f) last July, going with zest and scoring with bit in hand. However, not replicated that in trio of subsequent efforts, absent since finishing sixth of 11 in handicap at Southwell (5f) in March.
Has not repeated form of last year's Chester win; more to prove than most.
4
4th (7) Jm Jungle (8.5/1 -55%)
Jm Jungle

8.5/1(-55%)
(7) Jm Jungle 8.5/1, Likeable sort who ran just about his best race yet when second of 18 in handicap at York (5f) 2 weeks ago, doing best of those ridden prominently. Mark has edged back up as a result but he's evidently thriving and one to consider.
In front of several of these when second at York; solid credentials; in the mix once more.
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5th (1) Democracy Dilemma (9/1 +55%)
Democracy Dilemma

9/1(+55%)
(1) Democracy Dilemma 9/1, Well served by return to 5f and justified good support to double his tally on turf at Thirsk (5f, heavy) in April. Went off hard and failed to last out when eighth in handicap at Chester (5.1f) since and this demands a little more again.
Clearcut winner at Thirsk but disappointing at Chester; quick ground could be an issue.
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6th (13) Estate (4/1 +38%)
Estate

4/1(+38%)
(13) Estate 4/1, Showcasing gelding who found a little improvement (tongue tied) when opening his account at eighth attempt at Salisbury (5f) 7 days ago, by neck from Betweenthesticks. Reliable sort who should give his running again.
Off the mark in first-time tongue-strap at Salisbury; may have more in the tank.
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7th (4) Grace Angel (14/1 -56%)
Grace Angel

14/1(-56%)
(4) Grace Angel 14/1, Dual winner as a juvenile and stepped up with each outing so far this term, racing alone far side when landing 7-runner Redcar handicap (5f) 12 days ago. That form not the easiest to assess but she's clearly back at the top of her game.
Raced alone when making all at Redcar; needs to confirm the improvement off 6lb higher.
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8th (9) Swift Asset (22/1 -38%)
Swift Asset

22/1(-38%)
(9) Swift Asset 22/1, Ran well in graded company after his Windsor maiden success last year but was below form on final 2 outings last term and similar story in pair of starts this spring, tiring when hampered 1f out at Goodwood (5f) 7 days ago. Others more persuasive.
Hasn't cut much ice in handicaps this year; falling in weights but must get back on track.
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9th (10) Minnesota Lad (40/1 -43%)
Minnesota Lad

40/1(-43%)
(10) Minnesota Lad 40/1, Justified cramped odds in maiden company at Beverley (5f) last summer but failed to progress thereafter upped to 6f. Shaped as if better for the run when ninth in 11-runner Chester handicap (6f, heavy) on return 24 days ago and return to quicker ground needs to have positive effect now.
Raced wide on soft ground at Chester on return; more interesting on Beverley 2yo win.
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10th (8) Betweenthesticks (12/1 +25%)
Betweenthesticks

12/1(+25%)
(8) Betweenthesticks 12/1, Three-time 5f winner last season and readily surpassed form of first 2 starts this campaign when runner-up at Salisbury (5f) 7 days ago, travelling well and headed close home by re-opposing Estate. Well positioned then and this tougher up in class.
Front-runner; good second at Salisbury; 4lb higher and in stronger race but not ruled out.
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11th (3) Russet Gold (5.5/1 +31%)
Russet Gold

5.5/1(+31%)
(3) Russet Gold 5.5/1, Surpassed opening pair of efforts last term with a facile success in a Pontefract novice (5f) in August. Well backed, couldn't match that level when third on nursery debut at York (5.4f) final start but he's a well-related sort and could do better as a 3-y-o having been gelded.
Impressive on third of four 2yo starts; reappears with untapped potential after gelding op.
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12th (14) Tallulah Myla (14/1 -40%)
Tallulah Myla

14/1(-40%)
(14) Tallulah Myla 14/1, Campaigned exclusively on AW to date and improved to make winning handicap debut at Chelmsford (6f) in April. Disappointed 4 days later but quickly back to form when close-up third at Wolverhampton (6f) 19 days ago, headed near line. This understandably tougher but she's still low mileage.
Has plenty of speed and today's drop to 5f could unlock further improvement; turf debut.
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13th (11) Zuffolo (16/1 -33%)
Zuffolo

16/1(-33%)
(11) Zuffolo 16/1, Fair 5f winner at 2 yrs who left Beverley reappearance run behind Miss Brazen in his wake when landing 7-runner Redcar handicap (5f) a shade cosily 12 days ago. Forecast conditions will hold no fears and unlikely he's finished improving on that evidence.
Travelled strongly for Redcar win; 6lb rise could be lenient; may follow up.
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14th (2) Can To Can (7.5/1 +12%)
Can To Can

7.5/1(+12%)
(2) Can To Can 7.5/1, Pontefract maiden winner (5f) as a juvenile who left reappearance/yard debut effort in her wake when making all in first-time blinkers at Newcastle (5f) 25 days ago. Handicapper has reacted with a 10 lb rise but possibilities nevertheless should headgear work as well this time.
Bolted up in blinkers at Newcastle; major player if the headgear works a second time.
LTO Selection:

14:45 Epsom Handicap (Class 3) 5f Race Class Flow

The chart reads from right to left to today's class 3 race.

TATTERSTALL had subsequent winner Estate two lengths back in second when shedding his maiden tag at Wolverhampton and he has plenty of pace to take advantage of his high draw. Jm Jungle had the selection back in seventh when runner-up at York and is dangerous, but that came just a week after Tatterstall's breakthrough triumph and much better is expected now. Surprise Newcastle winner Can To Can is also of interest, while Russet Gold will also have his supporters on his return.

The inaugural running of this out-and-out speed test for the 3-y-os with the narrow vote in favour of CAN TO CAN. She could hardly have been any more impressive when bolting up in first-time blinkers at Newcastle 25 days ago and, out of a smart sprinter, that may well not prove her limit provided the headgear has the desired effect once more. Miss Brazen looks a shrewd acquisition for the Easterby team and she promises to figure, along with Jm Jungle who is another knocking firmly on the door.

The Michael Dods-trained ZUFFOLO, a cosy winner at Redcar, can continue his progress and follow up, with Can To Can feared most.


14:50 Doncaster Maiden (Class 5) 6f - 10 Run Class & Speed Card

Info Form Odds Key Rating Ability Rating Horse Pace Prediction A.I Rating Movement Class Runs LTO Speed Top Speed WSR TF Rating Course Going Distance Timespeed OR Tips Win % Place % Betfair Place % Weight Runs Age Comments
1
1st (1) Carla's Way (2.5/1 +50%)
Carla's Way

2.5/1(+50%)
(1) Carla's Way 2.5/1, Foaled March 15. £350,000 2-y-o, Starspangledbanner filly. Likely type on paper and it'll be interesting to see what the market has to say. Wears tongue strap.
Cost £350,000 at the April breeze-ups and no surprise to see a big run on debut.
2
2nd (10) Star Of Mystery (6/1 +0%)
Star Of Mystery

6/1(+0%)
(10) Star Of Mystery 6/1, Foaled March 5. Kodiac filly. Half-sister to several winners, including winner up to 9f Althiqa and 2-y-o 6.5f-1m winner Mysterious Night and useful 1m winner Magical Land. Obvious appeal on paper and confidence behind her in the betting would look significant.
Makes debut against rivals who have shown significant ability but lots to like on paper.
3
3rd (9) Serene Seraph (5.5/1 +31%)
Serene Seraph

5.5/1(+31%)
(9) Serene Seraph 5.5/1, Foaled February 11. 80,000 gns yearling, Blue Point filly. Closely related to 1m winner Nopoli and half-sister to 8.2f winner Paris Affair. Dam French 1¼m/11f winner. Represents top yard and market check a must.
80,000gns yearling; one to watch in the betting on debut but this looks a warm race.
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4th (5) Miss Roberts (3.2/1 -28%)
Miss Roberts

3.2/1(-28%)
(5) Miss Roberts 3.2/1, Promising sort. 11/1, second of 10 in minor event at Newmarket (6f, good) on debut 14 days ago (Oops back in fourth), not knocked about. Open to improvement and obvious chance of going one better here.
Runner-up on debut at Newmarket a fortnight ago and holds leading form claims.
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5th (3) Jiwin (4/1 +11%)
Jiwin

4/1(+11%)
(3) Jiwin 4/1, Once-raced filly. Second of 12 in maiden at Yarmouth (5.2f, good to firm, 5/2) on debut 10 days ago, not knocked about. Up in trip and should improve.
Second on debut at Yarmouth and open to improvement for top stable; firmly in calculations.
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6th (8) Raknah (28/1 -133%)
Raknah

28/1(-133%)
(8) Raknah 28/1, Highly promising individual. Fifth of 8 in maiden at Newcastle (5f, 5/1) on debut 25 days ago, staying on well. Up in trip and she's open to significant improvement.
Strong late headway when fifth over 5f on debut and this longer trip could be a good fit.
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7th (6) Nighteyes (14/1 +58%)
Nighteyes

14/1(+58%)
(6) Nighteyes 14/1, Foaled April 26. 150,000 gns yearling, Night of Thunder filly. Half-sister to 7f winner The Grey Wolf. Dam, 6f/7f winner, half-sister to very smart sprinter Art Power. Market should point the way.
150,000gns yearling; market check advised; has to be useful to win on debut in this field.
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8th (4) Jumeirah Breeze (22/1 +56%)
Jumeirah Breeze

22/1(+56%)
(4) Jumeirah Breeze 22/1, Foaled March 1. 155,000 gns yearling, Kessaar filly. Closely related to several winners, including 2-y-o 6f winner No Leaf Clover, 5f winner Geocentric and 2-y-o 5f winner To Wafij. Yard seldom strikes with newcomers but needs a market check all the same.
May improve for this debut outing but she's bred to be precocious and is not discounted.
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9th (2) Come On Irene (50/1 +50%)
Come On Irene

50/1(+50%)
(2) Come On Irene 50/1, Once-raced filly. 18/1, sixth of 12 in maiden at Thirsk (5f, good) on debut 14 days ago, never nearer. Up in trip and she's open to progress.
Open to improvement on this second start but plenty of improvement is needed.
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10th (11) What Times Tea (100/1 +0%)
What Times Tea

100/1(+0%)
(11) What Times Tea 100/1, Foaled February 28. 16,000 gns foal, Muhaarar filly. Dam, 7f-1m winner, half-sister to smart 7f/1m winner Alrajaa. Yard is hardly a regular source of first-time-out winners and she's probably best watched this time.
16,000gns foal; dam 7f-1m winner (including Listed); could improve for this first run.
LTO Selection:

14:50 Doncaster Maiden (Class 5) 6f Race Class Flow

The chart reads from right to left to today's class 5 race.

MISS ROBERTS showed plenty of ability on her debut when only beaten just under a length into second, with a subsequent winner back in third. The daughter of Siyouni would have learned a lot from that first experience and she could prove tough to beat. Any market confidence behind Star Of Mystery should be noted on debut, while Jiwin filled the runner-up berth at Yarmouth and she is likely to take a step forward.

MISS ROBERTS and Oops, second and fourth respectively at Newmarket a fortnight ago, are likely to come to the fore. The latter is likely to appreciate the extra yardage here but she may again fail to match Miss Roberts, who looked green and wasn't knocked about in that novice event. Jiwin also made a promising start to her career at Yarmouth and merits respect, while Raknah should leave her Newcastle effort well behind in time. Star of Mystery is most appealing of the newcomers.

Some of these have already shown significant promise but the Godolphin newcomer STAR OF MYSTERY has an illustrious pedigree.


14:55 Hexham Conditions Hurdle (Class 4) 16f - 5 Run Class & Speed Card

Info Form Odds Key Rating Ability Rating Horse Pace Prediction A.I Rating Movement Class Runs LTO Speed Top Speed WSR TF Rating Course Going Distance Timespeed OR Tips Win % Place % Betfair Place % Weight Runs Age Comments
1
1st (2) Hourless (3.33/1 +49%)
Hourless

3.33/1(+49%)
(2) Hourless 3.33/1, Modest form on Flat (stays 9.5f), won handicap at Wolverhampton in April, but failed to repeat that effort at Bath last time. In the right hands to make it as a hurdler.
Won off lowly mark on AW in April; trainer a dab hand with juvenile hurdlers.
2
2nd (5) Max Of Stars (4.5/1 +68%)
Max Of Stars

4.5/1(+68%)
(5) Max Of Stars 4.5/1, Modest maiden on the Flat but will need to better that form now switching to hurdling.
Not beaten far on Flat handicap debut but others have stronger claims.
3
3rd (1) City Of Ruins (2.5/1 +67%)
City Of Ruins

2.5/1(+67%)
(1) City Of Ruins 2.5/1, Nathaniel gelding. Brother to fair 2m hurdle winner Tuddenham Green. Dam, 16.5f winner, half-sister to useful hurdler (2m winner) Devilment. Newcomers from yard command respect.
Brother to a fair hurdle winner; all the others have experience from the Flat.
4
4th (4) Uncle Matthew (3.5/1 -5%)
Uncle Matthew

3.5/1(-5%)
(4) Uncle Matthew 3.5/1, Fair performer on Flat who showed improved form to get off the mark at Southwell (11.1f) in March. Sold from John & Thady Gosden for £16,000 subsequently and has been gelded. Interesting hurdling debutant.
Flat winner for Godolphin and has travelled from South Wales to make hurdling debut here.
|PU|
|PU| (3) Indication Rocket (5/1 -25%)
Indication Rocket

5/1(-25%)
(3) Indication Rocket 5/1, Fair handicapper on Flat (stays 1¼m), won at Newcastle in May, respectable third last time. Must enter calculations on hurdle debut.
Made all on the AW last month and should be okay stamina-wise over hurdles.
LTO Selection:

14:55 Hexham Conditions Hurdle (Class 4) 16f Race Class Flow

The chart reads from right to left to today's class 4 race.

WAITARA looked a very progressive filly when trained in France and she is fancied to get off to the perfect start over timber. She is having her first run for David Pipe, who has won this race for the past couple of seasons. Uncle Matthew might offer the sternest resistance having scored at Southwell on his final start for Godolphin and the Gosdens, while Hourless heads the remainder.

UNCLE MATTHEW is just about the pick on Flat form having run to a Timeform rating in the low 70s when winning at Southwell in March, so he's the tentative selection to make a successful hurdling debut. Waitara and Indication Rocket are others who make appeal.

David Pipe is bidding for a hat-trick of wins in this juvenile hurdle and his dual French Flat winner WAITARA looks a likely candidate.


15:00 Listowel Handicap 6f - 14 Run Class & Speed Card

Info Form Odds Key Rating Ability Rating Horse Pace Prediction A.I Rating Movement Speed Runs LTO Speed Top Speed WSR TF Rating Course Going Distance Timespeed OR Tips Win % Place % Betfair Place % Weight Runs Age Comments
1
1st (1) Warrior Brave (4.5/1 +86%)
Warrior Brave

4.5/1(+86%)
(1) Warrior Brave 4.5/1, Fifteen runs since last win in 2021. 18/1, below form eighth of 14 in handicap at Naas (5.9f, good) 28 days ago. Blinkers back on.
Didn't win last year but ran some fine races in defeat; has come a long way down the h'cap.
2
2nd (5) Coumshingaun (3.2/1 -16%)
Coumshingaun

3.2/1(-16%)
(5) Coumshingaun 3.2/1, C&D winner. 22/1, good fourth of 24 in handicap at the Curragh (6f, soft) 33 days. Big shout.
Won a C&D maiden a year ago before Curragh h'cap win; decent run last time; chance.
3
3rd (8) Downforce (14/1 -75%)
Downforce

14/1(-75%)
(8) Downforce 14/1, 14/1, creditable sixth of 24 in handicap at the Curragh (6f, soft) 33 days ago, running on. Every chance if back to best.
Veteran has run well in defeat at times this season but is best suited to softer ground.
4
4th (2) Furnace Creek (20/1 +39%)
Furnace Creek

20/1(+39%)
(2) Furnace Creek 20/1, 25/1, first run since leaving James M. Barrett when eleventh of 12 in handicap at Dundalk (6f) 53 days ago, unable to sustain effort. Has work to do.
Won a Cork maiden over this trip last year but nowhere near that form since.
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5th (11) Soi Dao (18/1 +45%)
Soi Dao

18/1(+45%)
(11) Soi Dao 18/1, Thirteenth of 19 in handicap (33/1) at Naas (5f, good) 28 days ago, never nearer. Back up in trip. Blinkers on 1st time. Merits consideration if shrugging off latest effort.
Soft ground winner in UK below that form in two starts for this yard; blinkers tried.
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6th (4) Fly To Glory (66/1 -100%)
Fly To Glory

66/1(-100%)
(4) Fly To Glory 66/1, 40/1, first run since leaving Archie Watson when last of 16 in handicap at Navan (5f, soft) 21 days ago. Back up in trip with lots more needed.
Won twice on AW in UK last year; well beaten on soft at Navan on return; has to improve.
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7th (3) Half Nutz (5.5/1 +8%)
Half Nutz

5.5/1(+8%)
(3) Half Nutz 5.5/1, 28/1, encouraging seventh of 17 in handicap at the Curragh (7f, good to soft) 8 days ago, running on. Yard having good spell. Chance if rediscovering old form.
Six-time winner ran better than finishing position suggests at Curragh last time; player.
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8th (15) Maggie Thunder (28/1 +15%)
Maggie Thunder

28/1(+15%)
(15) Maggie Thunder 28/1, 150/1, fifth of 6 in minor event at Tipperary (5f, good to firm). Off 10 months. Up in trip. First run for yard after leaving P. J. Hassett. Needs a couple of these to falter. RESERVE
Triple AW winner over 5f has been placed over this trip on turf; 3lb out of h'cap; reserve.
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9th (10) Fox Degree (33/1 -65%)
Fox Degree

33/1(-65%)
(10) Fox Degree 33/1, 40/1, ninth of 10 in nursery at Kempton (6f). Off 7 months. First run for yard after leaving Ralph Beckett and others appeal more.
Won a 5f Ffos Las handicap last year; lost form after but a chance if back to best.
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10th (12) Inventor (16/1 +20%)
Inventor

16/1(+20%)
(12) Inventor 16/1, Eighteenth of 23 in handicap at the Curragh (6f, heavy, 40/1) 48 days ago. Others appeal more.
Has been well beaten on testing ground last few starts but back on a sound surface suits.
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11th (9) Gobi Star (8.5/1 +15%)
Gobi Star

8.5/1(+15%)
(9) Gobi Star 8.5/1, Cheekpieces on for 1st time, below form seventh of 20 in handicap at Navan (5.8f, heavy, 12/1) 42 days ago. Needs to bounce back.
Dual winner last year was below form at Navan last time and has to get back to best.
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12th (6) Karaoke (4/1 +11%)
Karaoke

4/1(+11%)
(6) Karaoke 4/1, Lightly-raced winner. 25/1, good fifth of 12 in handicap at Cork (7f, heavy) 56 days ago. In the mix.
Dundalk 6f maiden winner last summer ran well at Cork on return over 7f; a solid chance.
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13th (7) Nine Tales (66/1 -32%)
Nine Tales

66/1(-32%)
(7) Nine Tales 66/1, Temperamental sort. Last of 14 in handicap (50/1) at Naas (5.9f, heavy) 69 days ago. Blinkered for 1st time.
Dual winner in 2021 but no trace of that form in two starts for this yard.
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14th (13) Las Cuatro (25/1 -178%)
Las Cuatro

25/1(-178%)
(13) Las Cuatro 25/1, Thrice-raced maiden. Fourth of 9 in maiden at Cork (6f, good, 14/1) 17 days ago, not knocked about. Yard in good form. Makes handicap debut. No forlorn hope.
Beaten fav' both AW starts last year; similar run at Cork last time; handicap debut.
LTO Selection:

15:00 Listowel Handicap 6f Race Speed Rating Flow

The chart reads from right to left to today's race.

COUMSHINGAUN won over course and distance at this meeting last year and comes here in good health in a race where many are out of form. Ideally suited by this distance and ground-versatile, she unseated rider in the stalls at Gowran last month but subsequently ran well at the Curragh and a reproduction would give her every chance. Karaoke is an unexposed three-year old who has recent form. She too is ground-versatile and while she has won over this distance, that was as a juvenile last August and might ideally prefer further. Half Nutz met traffic in-running at the Curragh recently and should run well but has a slow-starting tendency. Las Cuatro has shown ability in maidens but meets vastly more experienced rivals.

Lots with chances but the vote goes to COUMSHINGAUN who boasts a C&D win and arrives on the back of a good fourth in a big-field Curragh handicap last time. Half Nutz hinted at a revival when seventh at the same track last week and could emerge as the chief threat, although Karaoke is not without a shout either with few miles still on the clock.

Having run poorly on unsuitaby soft ground on the last few occasions, INVENTOR should be more effective back on a lively surface.


15:05 Musselburgh Listed (Class 1) 7f - 7 Run Class & Speed Card

Info Form Odds Key Rating Ability Rating Horse Pace Prediction A.I Rating Movement Class Runs LTO Speed Top Speed WSR TF Rating Course Going Distance Timespeed OR Tips Win % Place % Betfair Place % Weight Runs Age Comments
1
1st (4) White Moonlight (4/1 -14%)
White Moonlight

4/1(-14%)
(4) White Moonlight 4/1, Useful mare. In good form in Meydan this winter and shaped as if needing run when 5¼ lengths fifth of 8 to Sacred in Chartwell Stakes at Lingfield (7f, AW) 21 days ago. Big player on best form.
Lightly raced 6yo who was well held in an AW Group 3 last time; enough to prove.
2
2nd (3) Heredia (0.8/1 +27%)
Heredia

0.8/1(+27%)
(3) Heredia 0.8/1, Won her first 4 starts, notably the Sandringham Handicap at Royal Ascot. Didn't go on subsequently but made encouraging return when ½-length second of 10 to Azure Blue in listed race at Newmarket (6f, soft) 28 days ago, nearest finish. Has to be taken seriously.
Placed in two starts in Listed grade; just beaten by a subsequent Group 2 winner last time.
3
3rd (7) Lady Onyx (18/1 -64%)
Lady Onyx

18/1(-64%)
(7) Lady Onyx 18/1, Kodi Bear filly. Dam 5f winner out of useful 7f winner Dangle. Won ordinary 10-runner maiden (8/1) at Gowran (7f, soft) on debut 24 days ago, driven out. Should improve but has plenty to find on form.
Made a successful debut on soft ground at Gowran Park but form not worked out.
4
4th (1) Fast Response (10/1 -82%)
Fast Response

10/1(-82%)
(1) Fast Response 10/1, Three-time 5f/6f winner on testing ground last autumn and she resumed with a good second in listed race at Doncaster. Only fifth in similar company at Beverley 43 days ago but she's the sort to bounce back and worth a try at 7f.
Listed winner last year, but up to 7f for the first time and looks best on a soft surface.
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5th (2) Espressoo (8/1 +50%)
Espressoo

8/1(+50%)
(2) Espressoo 8/1, Useful filly. Career best when winning 8-runner handicap (4/1) at Ayr (7.2f, good to firm) on return 11 days ago, holding on gamely. More needed again at this level.
Won an Ayr handicap on her return, but will do well to make an impact at this level.
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6th (6) Classic Puzzle (22/1 -38%)
Classic Puzzle

22/1(-38%)
(6) Classic Puzzle 22/1, Zoffany filly is half-sister to smart sprinter Tabdeed. Confirmed debut promise when winning 8-runner maiden (5/2) at Thirsk (7f, heavy) 28 days ago. Should progress again but this is a tough ask.
Second and first in two Thirsk maidens; this is a much more daunting task..
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7th (5) Basil Martini (14/1 -56%)
Basil Martini

14/1(-56%)
(5) Basil Martini 14/1, Group 3 winner over this trip at the Curragh at 2 yrs. 12/1, respectable 4¼ lengths fifth of 9 to Fix You in listed race at Cork (5.5f, soft) on return 29 days ago, inadequate test. Back up in trip but vulnerable under a penalty.
Group 3 winner at the Curragh last September; fast ground would pose a question.
LTO Selection:

15:05 Musselburgh Listed (Class 1) 7f Race Class Flow

The chart reads from right to left to today's class 1 race.

This can go the way of HEREDIA, who was a somewhat unlucky loser when staying on from off the pace at Newmarket behind a subsequent Group 2 winner last time out. The Sandringham winner should relish going back up in trip and she gets the vote ahead of White Moonlight, who had been running well in Meydan before an uninspiring run on her return to British soil in the Chartwell. Irish raider Basil Martini is another to note.

HEREDIA went a bit quiet after completing a 4-timer in the Sandringham at Royal Ascot last summer, but she looked back to her best when runner-up to subsequent Group 2 winner Azure Blue in a listed race at Newmarket on return and this looks a good opportunity for her to resume winning ways. White Moonlight wasn't beaten far in a Group 2 in Dubai early this year and rates the main threat on that form, with Fast Response best of the others.

This can go to HEREDIA, twice placed at Listed level and whose latest narrow defeat at Newmarket has since been franked by the winner.


15:10 Worcester NH Flat Race (Class 5) 16f - 6 Run Class & Speed Card

Info Form Odds Key Rating Ability Rating Horse Pace Prediction A.I Rating Movement Class Runs LTO Speed Top Speed WSR TF Rating Course Going Distance Timespeed OR Tips Win % Place % Betfair Place % Weight Runs Age Comments
1
1st (2) Johnny Blue (1.1/1 +0%)
Johnny Blue

1.1/1(+0%)
(2) Johnny Blue 1.1/1, €70,000 Soldier of Fortune half-brother to 4 winners, including fairly useful hurdler/useful chaser Mister Hotelier. Top stable operates at a 29% strike-rate in bumpers here. Likely to play a leading role.
70,000euros 3yo; half-brother to four winners; top stable operates at 24% in bumpers.
2
2nd (3) Thirtyfour Thirty (6.5/1 -44%)
Thirtyfour Thirty

6.5/1(-44%)
(3) Thirtyfour Thirty 6.5/1, Telescope gelding. Dam (h134) bumper/2½m-2¾m hurdle winner. Stable has a healthy 16-97 bumper record here over the years.
Out of a useful bumper winner and yard does well in these type of races at Worcester.
3
3rd (5) Military Mistress (4.5/1 +0%)
Military Mistress

4.5/1(+0%)
(5) Military Mistress 4.5/1, €21,000 Soldier of Fortune filly. Half-sister to useful hurdler Monkshood and fairly useful chaser Lilith. Dam bumper/2m hurdle winner. The stable second string on jockey bookings but she could still play a part.
One of two for Henderson; plausible pedigree for a bumper; well worth a market check.
4
4th (6) The Masters Maiden (9/1 +59%)
The Masters Maiden

9/1(+59%)
(6) The Masters Maiden 9/1, Jack Hobbs filly. Dam (h106), maiden hurdler, sister to smart hurdler/top-class chaser (stayed 29f) Bellshill. Betting should guide to expectations.
Useful pedigree; stable 6-62 in bumpers in recent seasons.
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5th (1) Ropeman (25/1 +38%)
Ropeman

25/1(+38%)
(1) Ropeman 25/1, Hinted at ability on debut at Lingfield but well beaten at Huntingdon since. Likely outsider.
Well held twice; has an experience edge over younger rivals but still hard to recommend.
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6th (4) Hint Of Sage (4.5/1 -29%)
Hint Of Sage

4.5/1(-29%)
(4) Hint Of Sage 4.5/1, Sageburg filly. Sister to fair hurdler Exmoor Forest. Her very much in-form yard enjoys plenty of bumper success.
Out of an unraced half-sister to the smart Horner Woods; yard 4-11 in bumpers this season.
LTO Selection:

15:10 Worcester NH Flat Race (Class 5) 16f Race Class Flow

The chart reads from right to left to today's class 5 race.

JOHNNY BLUE, who cost 70,000 euro as a three-year-old, has a likable enough pedigree to suggest that Nicky Henderson has plenty to work with going forward. The gelding is a half-brother to Mister Hotelier, who won over both hurdles and fences in Ireland, and it would be no surprise to see him primed to make a successful racecourse debut. His stablemate, Military Mistress also warrants a betting check, while Thirtyfour Thirty has a solid jumping pedigree and is another notable debutant.

The suggestion is JOHNNY BLUE, the mount of Nico de Boinville of the Henderson pair. Hint of Sage and Thirtyfour Thirty might be the pair to give him most to do, although the betting will obviously provide more clues.

Fergal O'Brien's fine record in bumpers this season swings the pendulum in favour of HINT OF SAGE.


15:20 Epsom Handicap (Class 2) 5f - 20 Run Class & Speed Card

Info Form Odds Key Rating Ability Rating Horse Pace Prediction A.I Rating Movement Class Runs LTO Speed Top Speed WSR TF Rating Course Going Distance Timespeed OR Tips Win % Place % Betfair Place % Weight Runs Age Comments
1
1st (11) Navello (25/1 -56%)
Navello

25/1(-56%)
(11) Navello 25/1, Found bundles for pressure when scoring at Thirsk (5f, good) last month and ran creditably on the back of a 4 lb rise 5 days ago at Windsor, fading only last ½f. Cheekpieces back on and seems to be taking his racing well.
Up 4lb for Thirsk win and only third of four at Windsor on Monday.
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2nd (1) Silky Wilkie (8.5/1 +29%)
Silky Wilkie

8.5/1(+29%)
(1) Silky Wilkie 8.5/1, In good form on the AW during the winter and looked better than ever when storming clear in the Scottish Sprint Cup at Musselburgh in April. Below that level in a couple of Group 3 contests at Newmarket since but shouldn't stay down for long reverted to handicap company.
Far from disgraced in Group 3s last two starts but will need career best under top weight.
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3rd (3) Clarendon House (6.5/1 +19%)
Clarendon House

6.5/1(+19%)
(3) Clarendon House 6.5/1, Progressive 4-time winner as a 3-y-o who was highly tried on the back of success in small field conditions' event at Beverley (5f) last summer. Good second back at that venue in September and should come on from his fifth at York (5f, firm) recently. Firmly in the mix.
Has his optimum conditions and shaped well when fifth at York last month; high on the list.
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4th (6) Zarzyni (8.5/1 +47%)
Zarzyni

8.5/1(+47%)
(6) Zarzyni 8.5/1, Ended last season with a couple of below-par efforts but stepped up on reappearance effort when a close seventh of 14 at York (5f, good to firm) last week. Should move forward again with that under his belt.
Might have needed first two runs this year; now well handicapped; impossible to discount.
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5th (7) One Night Stand (40/1 +39%)
One Night Stand

40/1(+39%)
(7) One Night Stand 40/1, Won a couple of times on the all-weather early last year, including listed Hever Sprint Stakes at Lingfield. Has failed to cut much ice both outings in listed events there this year and this is a first attempt on turf for his current handler.
Front-runner; out of form when last seen in February; plenty to prove.
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6th (15) Angle Land (14/1 +13%)
Angle Land

14/1(+13%)
(15) Angle Land 14/1, Bagged three handicaps on AW during the winter (all at 5f) and better than ever as she scored for just the second time on turf at Goodwood (5f, good to firm) 8 days ago by ¾ length from Lihou. 4 lb higher now and in the mix provided she copes with this quick turnaround.
Latest win took record to 6-29 but she's up in grade here and off a career-high mark.
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7th (19) Papa Don't Preach (50/1 -52%)
Papa Don't Preach

50/1(-52%)
(19) Papa Don't Preach 50/1, Capitalised on a falling mark at Newcastle in January and arrives here in good heart, 2 lengths fifth of 11 to Navello at Thirsk (5f, good) 2 weeks ago. This a much tougher assignment, however.
Improvement needed on recent Thirsk fifth but William Pyle's 7lb claim is a bonus.
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8th (20) Recon Mission (40/1 -21%)
Recon Mission

40/1(-21%)
(20) Recon Mission 40/1, Good runner-up efforts over C&D (heavy) and Lingfield (6f, AW) on first couple of starts back but was below form while racing widest of all at Nottingham (5f, heavy) 3 weeks ago. Looks up against it from out of the weights.
Front-runner; not disgraced at Nottingham but this is stronger; 3lb out of the weights.
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9th (14) Mokaatil (16/1 -78%)
Mokaatil

16/1(-78%)
(14) Mokaatil 16/1, Won over C&D last spring and added to his tally at Sandown in August. Did take a few runs to find his form last year and little in the way of promise at Newmarket in April. Headgear back on and did land this in 2021 (also fourth 12 months ago).
Loves Epsom and won this race in 2021; probably needed reappearance; one to take seriously.
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10th (16) Sampers Seven (18/1 -50%)
Sampers Seven

18/1(-50%)
(16) Sampers Seven 18/1, Faced a stiff task but ran well when 4 lengths seventh of 16 to Happy Romance in listed race at Bath on return and ran to similar level back in handicap company when third to Navello at Thirsk (5f, good) a fortnight ago. Should go well again.
Very speedy type; shaped well when third at Thirsk; this track should suit; interesting.
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11th (8) Came From The Dark (20/1 -25%)
Came From The Dark

20/1(-25%)
(8) Came From The Dark 20/1, Last season was essentially disappointing, but it's taken a couple of outings to get back to form this year, third of 8 at Newmarket (5f, good) a fortnight ago. More needed to land this.
Down to lowest mark since 2019 but others make bit more appeal on recent evidence.
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12th (5) Alligator Alley (18/1 -29%)
Alligator Alley

18/1(-29%)
(5) Alligator Alley 18/1, Completed AW hat-trick at Southwell in January. A bit below his best since though, only eighth of 14 at York (5f, good to firm) last week. First-time visor added to his usual tongue tie and he's dropped to handy mark.
Below par of late but visor now fitted and strongly run race would play to his strengths.
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13th (18) The Thin Blue Line (50/1 -52%)
The Thin Blue Line

50/1(-52%)
(18) The Thin Blue Line 50/1, Produced a career best with the run of things in his favour at Musselburgh in April and went down only narrowly in his follow up bid at Hamilton a fortnight later. Not seen to best effect at Carlisle (5f, good) 12 days ago (raced wide) and looks to have plenty on his plate.
Only fifth at Carlisle and now contests much stronger race off 2lb higher mark.
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14th (10) Vintage Clarets (7.5/1 +25%)
Vintage Clarets

7.5/1(+25%)
(10) Vintage Clarets 7.5/1, Fairly useful 6f winner who resumed with an unlucky-in-running second of 13 at Musselburgh (5f, soft) in April. Failed to build on that at Ripon (5f, heavy) subsequently, but not discounted with Murphy on board for the first time and his mark easing a shade.
Returning to firmer ground is a positive and Oisin Murphy is a good booking; possibilities.
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15th (9) Ancient Times (8/1 +20%)
Ancient Times

8/1(+20%)
(9) Ancient Times 8/1, Dual 5f winner early last season who was well backed but shaped as if just needing the run in first-time tongue strap after 8 months off when fourth at Newmarket (5f, good) a fortnight ago. Should be spot on this time and yard are flying.
Progressive; might have needed reappearance when fourth at Newmarket; not ruled out.
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16th (12) Lord Riddiford (33/1 -32%)
Lord Riddiford

33/1(-32%)
(12) Lord Riddiford 33/1, Landed a Goodwood handicap for the second year running last July and has posted several sound efforts since. Last couple weren't so good however, but he's down to his last successful mark as a result.
Comes alive at Goodwood (3-4 there); this year's efforts have been subdued.
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17th (13) Live In The Moment (6/1 +25%)
Live In The Moment

6/1(+25%)
(13) Live In The Moment 6/1, Not scored since 2020 and hard to catch right but bounced back to form on just his second start for the yard when runner-up at Doncaster (6f, good to firm) a fortnight ago. Came eighth in this last year and should give a good account with the blinkers going back on.
Back to form last time; returning to minimum trip should suit; more persuasive than most.
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18th (2) Mountain Peak (25/1 -108%)
Mountain Peak

25/1(-108%)
(2) Mountain Peak 25/1, Found only one too good in this corresponding event last year and very useful form when making all in a big-field handicap at Ascot in July. Mixed bag after, and probably needed the run on his recent return at York (5f, firm) just over 2 weeks ago.
Last year's close second; failed to beat a rival on York reappearance 16 days ago.
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19th (4) Look Out Louis (25/1 -56%)
Look Out Louis

25/1(-56%)
(4) Look Out Louis 25/1, Enjoyed an excellent 2022 campaign, scoring 4 times. Almost certainly needed the run in a listed contest in February but ran poorly after 11 weeks off at Chester just over 3 weeks ago, the ground possibly to blame. Dropped 3 lb and can get back on track.
Tailed off at Chester (usually goes well there) three weeks ago; needs to hit a new high.
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20th (17) Lihou (11/1 +21%)
Lihou

11/1(+21%)
(17) Lihou 11/1, Resurgent from reduced mark this year, successful 3 times on AW and on top late on when going in again over C&D in April. Creditable efforts the last twice (latest when refitted in a visor) and no surprise to see him on the premises.
Dependable 5f specialist; 1-1 here; unlikely to be far away.
LTO Selection:

15:20 Epsom Handicap (Class 2) 5f Race Class Flow

The chart reads from right to left to today's class 2 race.

Silky Wilkie is highly respected, given he wasn't beaten far in the Group 3 Palace House Stakes at Newmarket last month, but he would need to set a modern day weight-carrying record to emerge on top on theses terms. Therefore, it might pay to side with VINTAGE CLARETS, who is versatile regarding ground preference and looks the type to rise to the demands of this unique test. Clarendon House also has to be considered granted his scope for improvement, while Zarzyni and last year's runner-up Mountain Peak also have plenty to offer.

A typically competitive renewal of the ultimate test of speed in British racing, CLARENDON HOUSE getting the nod having impressed with how he went through the contest before fading into fifth at York on reappearance recently. Ancient Times shaped as if just needing the run at Newmarket a fortnight ago, and with the services of a 7 lb claimer who's caught the eye in recent weeks, he's put forward as the main danger. Alligator Alley and 2021 winner Mokaatil are 2 others to consider.

A typically competitive Dash may go to LIVE IN THE MOMENT who should be suited by returning to 5f after a fine run at Doncaster.


15:25 Doncaster Stakes (Class 2) 7f - 6 Run Class & Speed Card

Info Form Odds Key Rating Ability Rating Horse Pace Prediction A.I Rating Movement Class Runs LTO Speed Top Speed WSR TF Rating Course Going Distance Timespeed OR Tips Win % Place % Betfair Place % Weight Runs Age Comments
1
1st (3) Game Set (4.5/1 +31%)
Game Set

4.5/1(+31%)
(3) Game Set 4.5/1, Kodiac colt. Brother to 6f-7f winner Razeyna. Dam, maiden (stayed 1m), half-sister to useful 2-y-o 7f winner Bayroot. Makes plenty of appeal on paper. Worth a market check.
Interesting newcomer for whom the betting will likely be informative.
2
2nd (6) Back See Daa (12/1 -20%)
Back See Daa

12/1(-20%)
(6) Back See Daa 12/1, Fair form shown in her two runs to date, second of 11 in minor event at Newcastle (7.1f) 6 months ago. Needs to take a step forward now though.
Form when fourth then second over 7f at 2 needs improving upon if she's to strike here.
3
3rd (4) Laoisman (11/1 -10%)
Laoisman

11/1(-10%)
(4) Laoisman 11/1, Night of Thunder colt who shaped well when second of 9 in maiden at Pontefract on debut. Only eighth of 10 in minor event (5/1) at Newmarket (8f, good) 15 days ago so needs to bounce back.
Close second on 1m debut but well held at Newmarket since.
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4th (1) Resolute Man (1/1 +17%)
Resolute Man

1/1(+17%)
(1) Resolute Man 1/1, Debut 7f Yarmouth winner before very good third of 11 in minor event (4/6) at Newbury (7f) 15 days ago. Should have more to offer. Big player.
Debut win last autumn; beaten at short odds on return but remains a useful prospect.
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5th (5) Onslow Gardens (4/1 -33%)
Onslow Gardens

4/1(-33%)
(5) Onslow Gardens 4/1, Footstepsinthesand colt who shaped with plenty of promise when second at Newmarket and Ascot last summer. Only fifth of 10 in maiden at Haydock (8f) final start though so needs to hit the ground running here after 8 months off.
Second first two starts; gelded after only fifth on final outing; could bounce back.
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6th (2) Dubawi Warrior (16/1 -33%)
Dubawi Warrior

16/1(-33%)
(2) Dubawi Warrior 16/1, Tenth of 13 in maiden at Newmarket (10f, good, 14/1) on debut 15 days ago. In excellent hands but he goes down in trip with more needed.
Weakened on recent 1m2f Newmarket debut and now drops 3f in trip.
LTO Selection:

15:25 Doncaster Stakes (Class 2) 7f Race Class Flow

The chart reads from right to left to today's class 2 race.

Resolute Man was third last time at Newbury when carrying a 7lb penalty in a novice event and he is likely to be in contention once more. However, preference is for ONSLOW GARDENS, who had Back See Daa (fourth) behind when second at Ascot last year. He now makes his return to action and could prove tough to beat back down in distance.

RESOLUTE MAN failed to land the odds at Newbury last month but still advanced his form and is taken to make it 2-3 here. The returning Onslow Gardens would be a major threat though if back from his eight-month absence in top form. Owen Burrows' newcomer Game Set can't be discounted either, especially if the market speaks in his favour.

Although RESOLUTE MAN couldn't land short odds on his Newbury reappearance he impressed with how he travelled and can land a second win.


15:30 Hexham Handicap Chase (Class 4) 24f - 6 Run Class & Speed Card

Info Form Odds Key Rating Ability Rating Horse Pace Prediction A.I Rating Movement Class Runs LTO Speed Top Speed WSR TF Rating Course Going Distance Timespeed OR Tips Win % Place % Betfair Place % Weight Runs Age Comments
1
1st (1) No Regrets (3/1 -50%)
No Regrets

3/1(-50%)
(1) No Regrets 3/1, Capitalised on a much-reduced mark at Wetherby in March and was just denied by Lights Are Green over C&D subsequently. Can give another good account.
Won in first-time cheekpieces in March and has since gone close over C&D.
2
2nd (3) Spark Of Madness (11/1 -22%)
Spark Of Madness

11/1(-22%)
(3) Spark Of Madness 11/1, Showed improved form when doubling his chase tally in 4-runner Newcastle handicap in November. Bit disappointing on return from a break at Haydock but got back on track when fourth at Perth (20.1f) 16 days ago. Up in trip.
Won two small-field chases last season; a possible if this new trip suits.
3
3rd (4) Lights Are Green (1.38/1 +54%)
Lights Are Green

1.38/1(+54%)
(4) Lights Are Green 1.38/1, Point winner who has taken well to chasing, making it 2 from 2 when completing in 9-runner handicap at Cartmel (25.5f) last week. Open to further improvement.
C&D winner last month and followed up at Cartmel a week ago; still low mileage; big player.
4
4th (2) Grange Ranger (14/1 +13%)
Grange Ranger

14/1(+13%)
(2) Grange Ranger 14/1, Veteran who sprang a surprise at Wetherby in November and again hinted at a revival when fifth of 8 to Lights Are Green over C&D (good to soft) 21 days ago, unable to sustain effort. Has eased further in the weights and can't be completely ruled out.
Won in November, after a break, but hasn't been in the same form again since.
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5th (5) The Electrician (4.5/1 +0%)
The Electrician

4.5/1(+0%)
(5) The Electrician 4.5/1, Bounced back to his best after 2 shockers to win at Carlisle in April. Backed that up with a creditable third here (20,1f) 4 weeks ago but, not unusually for him, made hard work of things.
Placed here off today's mark since holding on for narrow Carlisle win in April.
|PU|
|PU| (6) Ballynagran (6.5/1 -63%)
Ballynagran

6.5/1(-63%)
(6) Ballynagran 6.5/1, Had produced 3 shockers since opening his account at Wetherby in January but bounced back to form when resuming winning ways over C&D 4 weeks ago. The obvious concern is whether he's going to be in the same form given his in-and-out profile to date.
Made all over C&D last month but overall profile remains somewhat unconvincing.
LTO Selection:

15:30 Hexham Handicap Chase (Class 4) 24f Race Class Flow

The chart reads from right to left to today's class 4 race.

Lights Are Green and No Regrets know each other rather well after contesting a great battle over C&D last month and the latter is fancied to reverse the form on much better terms. However, the nod here goes to BALLYNAGRAN, who was a bloodless winner over C&D four weeks ago, scoring by eight lengths. A repeat of that form would make him very hard to beat, even after a 6lb rise in the ratings.

LIGHTS ARE GREEN has taken well to chasing and there's no real urge to take him on in his hat-trick bid, especially with further improvement on the cards. No Regrets pushed the selection close over C&D 3 weeks ago and is feared most.

Lights Are Green has thrived in recent weeks but old rival NO REGRETS has a good pull in the weights today and gets the nod.


15:35 Listowel Handicap 7f - 12 Run Class & Speed Card

Info Form Odds Key Rating Ability Rating Horse Pace Prediction A.I Rating Movement Speed Runs LTO Speed Top Speed WSR TF Rating Course Going Distance Timespeed OR Tips Win % Place % Betfair Place % Weight Runs Age Comments
1
1st (8) Winemaker (6.5/1 +46%)
Winemaker

6.5/1(+46%)
(8) Winemaker 6.5/1, Thrice-raced winner. Last of 14 in minor event (66/1) at Naas (7f, heavy). Off 7 months. First run for yard after leaving J. G. Coogan. Makes handicap debut. Must bounce back.
Won a 6f maiden on good last year but below that on softer twice after; seasonal debut.
2
2nd (7) Linger For Longer (20/1 -25%)
Linger For Longer

20/1(-25%)
(7) Linger For Longer 20/1, 20/1, below form twelfth of 19 in handicap at Naas (5f, good) 28 days ago. Significantly back up in trip.
Fine third in a 5f maiden but was below that level since; this rise in trip can help.
3
3rd (1) Dazzling Spirit (9/1 +55%)
Dazzling Spirit

9/1(+55%)
(1) Dazzling Spirit 9/1, 40/1, twentieth of 25 in handicap at Cork (7f, good) 17 days ago.
Never involved on seasonal debut at Cork and will have to improve plenty from that.
4
4th (4) Super Cub (2.5/1 +0%)
Super Cub

2.5/1(+0%)
(4) Super Cub 2.5/1, One win from 24 Flat runs. Twenty one runs since last win in 2021. Good second of 16 in handicap (7/1) at Gowran (8f, good to soft) 11 days ago. Has good chance on form.
Close 2nd over C&D last year; just denied over 1m at Gowran last time; should run well.
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5th (3) Maid To Shine (25/1 +0%)
Maid To Shine

25/1(+0%)
(3) Maid To Shine 25/1, Winner at Dundalk in February. 33/1, first run since leaving P. J. Hassett when fourteenth of 17 in handicap at the Curragh (7f, good to soft) 8 days ago. Others more persuasive.
Beaten 13l on return at the Curragh last week and will have to improve plenty.
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6th (11) Wee Pablo (5/1 +44%)
Wee Pablo

5/1(+44%)
(11) Wee Pablo 5/1, C&D winner. Nineteen runs since last win in 2021. 16/1, nineteenth of 20 in handicap at Leopardstown (8f, good) 15 days ago, doing too much too soon.
Won this race in 2021, his last win; beaten a long way over 1m on last two starts.
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7th (5) Rock Etoile (4/1 -60%)
Rock Etoile

4/1(-60%)
(5) Rock Etoile 4/1, 2 wins from 5 runs this year. Improved on recent efforts to win 15-runner handicap at Killarney (8.1f, good to soft, 5/1) 18 days ago, always holding on. Can make presence felt.
Won over 1m at Gowran and Killarney lately; drop back to this trip should be no issue.
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8th (10) Sense Of Security (10/1 +29%)
Sense Of Security

10/1(+29%)
(10) Sense Of Security 10/1, Winner at Kempton in January. Respectable fourth of 23 in handicap at Navan (5.8f, soft, 40/1) 21 days ago. Back up in trip. Not taken lightly.
Beaten 5l on both starts for this stable, over 5f on testing ground; up in trip a help.
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9th (2) Allo Arry (18/1 -50%)
Allo Arry

18/1(-50%)
(2) Allo Arry 18/1, Lightly-raced maiden. Fifth of 7 in maiden at Beverley (7.4f, good to firm, 13/2). Off 9 months. First run for yard after leaving Richard Fahey. Makes handicap debut. Open to improvement.
Maiden sold for 13,000gns in October; worth a market check on debut for respected yard.
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10th (6) Chestnutter (16/1 -100%)
Chestnutter

16/1(-100%)
(6) Chestnutter 16/1, 66/1, seventeenth of 25 in handicap at Cork (7f, good) 17 days ago. Blinkers back on, tongue strap back on.
Regressive last year but should at least have improved from seasonal debut.
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11th (12) Shamastar (20/1 +29%)
Shamastar

20/1(+29%)
(12) Shamastar 20/1, Lightly-raced maiden. 20/1, fifteenth of 20 in handicap at Leopardstown (8f, good) 15 days ago, hampered. Hood on 1st time.
Well beaten on handicap debut at Leopardstown, even allowing for being hampered.
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12th (9) Monty Man (80/1 -142%)
Monty Man

80/1(-142%)
(9) Monty Man 80/1, 22/1, last of 6 in handicap at Southwell (8.1f) 86 days ago. First run for yard after leaving K. R. Burke. Not easy to make a case for.
Regressive in last three starts; probably best watched on debut for new yard.
LTO Selection:

15:35 Listowel Handicap 7f Race Speed Rating Flow

The chart reads from right to left to today's race.

SUPER CUB's only win was in July 2021 but has been running well and is suited by this distance and good ground. Beaten a short-head over this course and distance last September, he has been running well in big-field handicaps recently and should compete from his rating. Rock Etoile has been in excellent form and has obvious claims but is 6lb higher than his last win and might ideally prefer a mile. Chestnutter and Dazzling Spirit finished 17th and 20th respectively behind the selection at Cork recently but were beaten small distances. UK import Sense Of Security has been running well on soft ground but has form on good to firm although has the outside draw.

SUPER CUB pulled clear of the rest when just denied at Gowran 11 days ago so looks ready to end his losing run. The in-form Rock Etoile is the obvious threat, with Sense of Security best of the others.

Just touched over C&D last year, SUPER CUB was also agonisingly denied at Gowran last time but could make amends today.


15:40 Musselburgh Handicap (Class 3) 9f - 11 Run Class & Speed Card

Info Form Odds Key Rating Ability Rating Horse Pace Prediction A.I Rating Movement Class Runs LTO Speed Top Speed WSR TF Rating Course Going Distance Timespeed OR Tips Win % Place % Betfair Place % Weight Runs Age Comments
1
1st (2) Lion Of War (7.5/1 +17%)
Lion Of War

7.5/1(+17%)
(2) Lion Of War 7.5/1, Useful at 2. Creditable reappearance third over 1m here in April. Respectable fourth of 6 over 1¼m at Newmarket (soft) since.
Has performed with credit since switched to handicaps and return to better ground may help.
2
2nd (1) Coco Jack (5.5/1 +31%)
Coco Jack

5.5/1(+31%)
(1) Coco Jack 5.5/1, Bit below form seventh of 14 in handicap (8/1) at York (7f, good to firm) 17 days ago, not ideally placed after a slowish start. Back up in trip. Won off this mark last year.
Back off his last winning mark but yet to truly convince he wants this far.
3
3rd (5) Venetian (28/1 -12%)
Venetian

28/1(-12%)
(5) Venetian 28/1, Dual winner at 2 but ran as if amiss when tailed off on C&D reappearance in April.
Two wins last year but tailed off on his reappearance here; needs to leave that behind.
4
4th (8) Iato's Angel (9/1 +18%)
Iato's Angel

9/1(+18%)
(8) Iato's Angel 9/1, Latest win at Redcar (1¼m) in April. Respectable fourth of 8 in handicap back there on Tuesday.
Did well in first two starts returned to tuf but held the last twice; relatively exposed.
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5th (4) Dancing In Paris (3.5/1 +13%)
Dancing In Paris

3.5/1(+13%)
(4) Dancing In Paris 3.5/1, Improved to win on 1m Haydock handicap debut and backed that up when a fine second of 14 at Sandown (1m, good) 9 days ago. Can give another good account from a handy inside stall.
Has done well since handicapping and extra furlong should suit; major player.
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6th (3) Old Smoke (4.5/1 +0%)
Old Smoke

4.5/1(+0%)
(3) Old Smoke 4.5/1, Lightly-raced winner. Winner at Thirsk in April. 18/1, good sixth of 14 in London Gold Cup at Newbury (1¼m, good to firm) 14 days ago. That's normally a strong race and he's one to consider here.
Progressive since his February debut; not beaten far in a warm Newbury handicap last time.
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7th (10) Look Back Smiling (9/1 +36%)
Look Back Smiling

9/1(+36%)
(10) Look Back Smiling 9/1, Latest win at Newcastle in February. 6/1, creditable fourth of 8 in handicap at Chester (1¼m, good) 7 days ago, never nearer.
Consistent sort who has run well since returned to turf; relatively exposed.
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8th (11) Kelpie Grey (40/1 +20%)
Kelpie Grey

40/1(+20%)
(11) Kelpie Grey 40/1, Sixth of 9 in handicap at Carlisle (7.8f, good to firm, 10/1) 1 day ago. Must improve.
0-7; ran well only once this term; too free in front when upped to 1m yesterday.
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9th (9) Common Acclaim (33/1 -50%)
Common Acclaim

33/1(-50%)
(9) Common Acclaim 33/1, Lightly-raced maiden. Creditable third of 6 in handicap at Beverley (7.5f, good to soft, 7/1) on reappearance 37 days ago. Up in trip. More will be needed.
0-5, but shaped as though he would appreciate a step up in trip last time.
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10th (6) Milteye (8/1 -33%)
Milteye

8/1(-33%)
(6) Milteye 8/1, 11/8 and cheekpieces on first time, career best when winning 5-runner maiden at Redcar (1m, good to soft) 12 days ago. Did that comfortably but he did hang under pressure and may get away with such waywardness in this more competitive environment.
Easily off the mark in a Redcar maiden last time and remains unexposed.
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11th (7) Gareeb (6.5/1 -86%)
Gareeb

6.5/1(-86%)
(7) Gareeb 6.5/1, Winner on 1m Southwell handicap debut on reappearance in April. Respectable fourth of 7 in handicap at Newmarket (1m, soft, 10/1) since. Lightly raced and her best days are likely still ahead of her.
Has done well since returning and shapes as though the extra furlong should suit.
LTO Selection:

15:40 Musselburgh Handicap (Class 3) 9f Race Class Flow

The chart reads from right to left to today's class 3 race.

OLD SMOKE ran well for a long way in the London Gold Cup before fading somewhat late on, and the slight drop in trip could prove ideal on this occasion as he looks to bounce back. On the other hand, going up in distance could be just what is needed for Dancing In Paris after a strong second at Sandown last week. Stablemates Gareeb and Lion Of War are players based on the pick of their form, while Redcar scorer Milteye is another to note.

Last month's London Gold Cup at Newbury is usually one of the hottest 3-y-o handicaps of the season so OLD SMOKE, who wasn't beaten far into sixth in that, might be able to show he's on a workable mark in these slightly calmer waters. Dancing In Paris has made a strong start to his handicap career and is second choice ahead of Gareeb, who looks the pick of the Charlie Johnston trio. Top-weight Coco Jack is another to consider.

The vote goes to DANCING IN PARIS who has done well since handicapping and his latest close second at Sandown can be marked up.


15:45 Worcester Handicap Hurdle (Class 4) 20f - 4 Run Class & Speed Card

Info Form Odds Key Rating Ability Rating Horse Pace Prediction A.I Rating Movement Class Runs LTO Speed Top Speed WSR TF Rating Course Going Distance Timespeed OR Tips Win % Place % Betfair Place % Weight Runs Age Comments
1
1st (1) Latino Fling (3/1 -100%)
Latino Fling

3/1(-100%)
(1) Latino Fling 3/1, Good strike rate over hurdles for this yard and capitalised on ease in weights when adding 6-runner mares' handicap to her tally at Aintree (20f) 15 days ago. 4 lb rise is fair so another bold bid is on the cards.
Regained the winning thread at Aintree two weeks ago; still favourably treated.
2
2nd (4) Walk Of No Shame (1.62/1 +46%)
Walk Of No Shame

1.62/1(+46%)
(4) Walk Of No Shame 1.62/1, Scored at Lingfield in February and quickly back to form when third at Warwick last month. Headgear now fitted and not taken lightly.
Ran creditably last time; possibilities if taking well to first-time headgear.
3
3rd (3) Pure Theatre (3.5/1 -75%)
Pure Theatre

3.5/1(-75%)
(3) Pure Theatre 3.5/1, Taken well to hurdles, winning 2 of her 4 starts, including on handicap bow at Fontwell last month under this rider, making all and always holding on. Should go well again.
Scored under Jack Martin at Fontwell last month; looks the type to progress further.
4
4th (2) Nextdoortoalice (3.33/1 +61%)
Nextdoortoalice

3.33/1(+61%)
(2) Nextdoortoalice 3.33/1, Ran up to best when third on 21f Wincanton reappearance in November but disappointed at Fakenham on New Year's Day and faded into a well-held fifth when stepped up to 3m at Newbury following month. Drop back in trip should at least suit,
Goes well fresh and looks interesting off a reduced mark on return from break.
LTO Selection:

15:45 Worcester Handicap Hurdle (Class 4) 20f Race Class Flow

The chart reads from right to left to today's class 4 race.

The Anthony Honeyball stable can do little wrong at present and PURE THEATRE must hold every chance if building on a determined win at Fontwell last time out. A 4lb rise could prove lenient and she can see off Latino Fling, who bounced back to form with a solid victory at Aintree last time out. Walk Of No Shame has the form to get involved in proceedings as well.

LATINO FLING took advantage of a further easing in the weights at Aintree 2 weeks ago and remains on a good mark up 4 lb. Pure Theatre was always holding on when making a winning handicap bow at Fontwell so is feared most.

There should be more to come from PURE THEATRE, who is first choice ahead of Nextdoortoalice.


15:55 Epsom Handicap (Class 2) 10f - 14 Run Class & Speed Card

Info Form Odds Key Rating Ability Rating Horse Pace Prediction A.I Rating Movement Class Runs LTO Speed Top Speed WSR TF Rating Course Going Distance Timespeed OR Tips Win % Place % Betfair Place % Weight Runs Age Comments
(8) Kadovar (16/1 +0%)
Kadovar

16/1(+0%)
(8) Kadovar 16/1, Easy winner of 8.5f course novice on soft ground in April. Might have found the run coming a bit quick on him when only fifth of 7 in 1m Newmarket handicap 12 days later. Stable has an excellent recent record in this race so he has to enter calculations with William Buick doing the steering.
Runaway win in 8.5f Epsom novice (soft) penultimate start; trainer has fine record in this.
1
1st (2) Torito (4/1 +20%)
Torito

4/1(+20%)
(2) Torito 4/1, Half-brother to very smart 1¼m-1½m winner Journey. Confirmed debut promise when landing short odds on Nottingham return and progressed again when second in useful 1¼m Sandown novice since. The handicapper hasn't missed him with an opening mark of 95 but there's surely more to come.
Gave Derby runner Artistic Star plenty to think about at Sandown latest; brings potential.
2
2nd (11) Silver Sword (14/1 -40%)
Silver Sword

14/1(-40%)
(11) Silver Sword 14/1, Refused to race on first 2 starts but hard to knock since then, making short work of his rivals in a 1m Southwell maiden in April. Pitched in at the deep end for handicap debut but may have more to offer.
Refused to race on his first two appearances; won latest and this return to 1m2f may suit.
3
3rd (13) Balance Play (4/1 -14%)
Balance Play

4/1(-14%)
(13) Balance Play 4/1, Has had the form of his second in a 7f Salisbury novice on reappearance strongly boosted by the winner and third since so an opening mark in the low 80s could prove lenient. Bred to stay this sort of trip.
Open to further improvement, particularly as he's stepped up in trip like his stablemate.
4
4th (6) Maasai Mara (7.5/1 +46%)
Maasai Mara

7.5/1(+46%)
(6) Maasai Mara 7.5/1, Has reacted well to blinkers, winning an 11f Kempton novice and a 1¼m Ascot handicap this spring. 4 lb higher in a deeper race now but it'd be dangerous to rule out further improvement for top stable.
Up 4lb today but he's progressive and won a 1m2f handicap at Ascot (soft) on latest outing.
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5th (5) Promoter (16/1 +0%)
Promoter

16/1(+0%)
(5) Promoter 16/1, Beat a now useful rival when the ready winner of a 7f Chepstow novice last September. Some promise when 4 lengths fifth of 7 in 7.5f Chester handicap on reappearance, finishing with running left. Stamina on the dam's side of his pedigree and this longer trip could unlock some improvement.
Stacks of stamina on dam's side; this step up in trip can see him in a much better light.
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6th (9) Fox Journey (3/1 +45%)
Fox Journey

3/1(+45%)
(9) Fox Journey 3/1, Left last autumn's efforts in maiden/novice company behind when making a successful handicap debut over 1¼m at Newmarket 16 days ago, drawing clear in the closing stages. Even a 9 lb rise may not stop him for a leading yard no stranger to success in this race.
Raised 9lb after Newmarket win; will stay further but probably retains potential for 1m2f.
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7th (4) Forca Timao (22/1 -38%)
Forca Timao

22/1(-38%)
(4) Forca Timao 22/1, Useful form, finishing a very creditable 1½ lengths fifth of 14 in the London Gold Cup at Newbury (1¼m, good to firm) 14 days ago. That is usually a very strong race and he has to enter calculations here.
Close fifth in bunched finish to a very strong race at Newbury (1m2f, good) two weeks ago.
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8th (12) God Of Fire (50/1 +0%)
God Of Fire

50/1(+0%)
(12) God Of Fire 50/1, Progressive in maidens, winning a 12-runner event over 9.5f at Wolverhampton in January. Disappointing when a well-held last of 3 on Sandown handicap debut 4 months later, though. Others much more obvious.
Much better than latest start and perhaps needed the run; a lot to prove in this, though.
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9th (10) Perfect Play (8/1 +33%)
Perfect Play

8/1(+33%)
(10) Perfect Play 8/1, Built on his good reappearance second at Beverley when making all in a 1¼m Chester handicap last weekend. It's unlikely he'll be able to dictate in quite the same fashion in this stronger race but further progress can't be discounted given who trains him.
Running well at 1m2f; raised 5lb and moves into a stronger race but he's on the upgrade.
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10th (3) Lose Your Wad (20/1 -43%)
Lose Your Wad

20/1(-43%)
(3) Lose Your Wad 20/1, Muhaarar colt who made it second time lucky in 1m Kempton maiden on reappearance in April. Advanced his form in the face of a stiff task when 8 lengths fourth in Dee at Chester 23 days ago but it's hard to argue an opening mark of 93 looks generous.
Ran well in Chester Listed race latest, hampered; one of the handicap newcomers to note.
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11th (14) Blue Universe (40/1 -21%)
Blue Universe

40/1(-21%)
(14) Blue Universe 40/1, Much improved on return from wind surgery when scoring at Wolverhampton (9.5f) in April. Failed to translate that improvement to turf when 7 lengths second of 3 at Sandown 18 days ago.
Improved for an AW win on reappearance after wind surgery; put in his place next time.
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12th (7) Sol Cayo (28/1 -100%)
Sol Cayo

28/1(-100%)
(7) Sol Cayo 28/1, Ended 2022 with a 9.5f Wolverhampton nursery success but reappears in a tough race and others in this line-up have more obvious scope for further progress.
Firmly in charge in a five-runner AW handicap over 9.4f in November when last seen.
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13th (1) Cite D'or (50/1 +0%)
Cite D'or

50/1(+0%)
(1) Cite D'or 50/1, Useful filly who showed she's trained on when third in a C&D listed race in April but well held in the Cheshire Oaks since and surely vulnerable to less-exposed sorts on this rather belated handicap debut.
Her one good run this year was at this track; even her best form does not look good enough.
LTO Selection:

15:55 Epsom Handicap (Class 2) 10f Race Class Flow

The chart reads from right to left to today's class 2 race.

A wide-open contest in which preference is for PERFECT PLAY. A comfortable winner over an extended 1m 2f at Chester last week, he looks capable of defying a 5lb rise and a step up in class may not be enough to stop him mounting another bold bid. Fox Journey seems an obvious threat, given he scored with something in hand at Newmarket most recently, and the son of Roaring Lion must enter calculations off 9lb higher. Course scorer Kadovar is another to consider stepping back up in distance.

FOX JOURNEY won in the style of a colt going places at Newmarket and is selected to make light of a 9 lb rise. Andrew Balding has won this 3 times since 2017 so his course-scorer Kadovar has to enter the reckoning under William Buick. Handicap-newcomers Balance Play, whose Salisbury reappearance form looks strong, and Torito complete the shortlist in this good-quality 3-y-o handicap.

A very strong renewal. Fox Journey and Forca Timao are players but PROMOTER can take a leap forward with his step up in trip.


16:00 Doncaster Handicap (Class 2) 14f - 8 Run Class & Speed Card

Info Form Odds Key Rating Ability Rating Horse Pace Prediction A.I Rating Movement Class Runs LTO Speed Top Speed WSR TF Rating Course Going Distance Timespeed OR Tips Win % Place % Betfair Place % Weight Runs Age Comments
1
1st (3) Saint George (6.5/1 -86%)
Saint George

6.5/1(-86%)
(3) Saint George 6.5/1, Progressive sort who won 7-runner minor event at Southwell (11.1f, 7/1) 58 days ago. Significantly up in trip. Makes handicap debut. Well in the mix.
Won 1m3f novice at Southwell latest; more to give going into staying handicaps.
2
2nd (2) Struth (9/1 -50%)
Struth

9/1(-50%)
(2) Struth 9/1, Posted a career best when winning 8-runner handicap at Chester (12.3f, heavy, 7/1) 23 days ago. Needs considering despite a 5 lb rise.
Won handicap at Chester (1m4f, soft) with what looked a strong-staying performance; up 6lb.
3
3rd (5) Hope You Can Run (10/1 +29%)
Hope You Can Run

10/1(+29%)
(5) Hope You Can Run 10/1, Course winner. Cheekpieces on for 1st time, very good fifth of 11 in handicap at York (11.8f, firm, 33/1) 16 days ago. Up in trip. Looks competitive on form.
Back-to-form fifth of 11 at York (1m4f, good to firm) on latest start, just behind Rathgar.
4
4th (7) Midnight Lion (18/1 +18%)
Midnight Lion

18/1(+18%)
(7) Midnight Lion 18/1, Lightly-raced maiden. 10/3, respectable fifth of 9 in maiden at Newmarket (10f, good to soft). Off 7 months but not discounted on his handicap debut.
Didn't go on as 2yo but looked all about stamina in his best effort; needs a second look.
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5th (1) Think First (20/1 -11%)
Think First

20/1(-11%)
(1) Think First 20/1, 66/1, seemed to excel himself when 8½ lengths fifth of 8 to Military Order in listed Derby Trial at Lingfield (12f, AW) 21 days ago. Up in trip. Makes handicap debut. Not ruled out.
Something to prove on return to turf but all his three turf runs were on softer than good.
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6th (9) True Legend (1.88/1 +46%)
True Legend

1.88/1(+46%)
(9) True Legend 1.88/1, Much improved since sent handicapping this term and readily made it 2-2 at Salisbury (12f, good to firm) 16 days ago. More to offer now up in trip. Expected to be bang there.
Two 1m4f handicap wins; looks sure to stay and is open to further improvement.
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7th (6) Prosper Legend (2.75/1 +21%)
Prosper Legend

2.75/1(+21%)
(6) Prosper Legend 2.75/1, Confirmed previous promise with an easy win in 8-runner maiden (4/9) at Catterick (12.1f, good to firm) 9 days ago. Up in trip. Makes handicap debut. Likely to improve and in the picture. .
Won maiden at Catterick (good to firm) last time, in a style which suggests he's a stayer.
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8th (4) Rathgar (6.5/1 -30%)
Rathgar

6.5/1(-30%)
(4) Rathgar 6.5/1, Promising individual. 15/2, very good third of 11 in handicap at York (11.8f, firm) 16 days ago, racing closer to pace than ideal. Up in trip. Should improve further. Player.
Steady improver and stamina looked a strength from an early stage; unlikely to be far away.
LTO Selection:

16:00 Doncaster Handicap (Class 2) 14f Race Class Flow

The chart reads from right to left to today's class 2 race.

PROSPER LEGEND has improved with every start to date and got off the mark over 1m4f at Catterick recently. An opening mark of 83 appears to be fair, especially as the son of Australia may well have more progression to come. True Legend has relished the step up in trip since switching to handicap company and the hat-trick seeking colt is an obvious threat to the selection. Others to note are Chronograph, Rathgar and Struth.

Plenty of potential on show here, not least Sir Mark Prescott's TRUE LEGEND who remains on a workable mark and is fancied to go 3-3 this term now his stamina is drawn out more. Rathgar is feared most on the back of his very good York third, although a case can be made for Southwell-scorer Saint George and handicap-debutants Prosper Legend and Midnight Lion.

This field is packed with staying potential but the three to concentrate on may be PROSPER LEGEND, True Legend and Struth.


16:05 Hexham Handicap Chase (Class 5) 20f - 7 Run Class & Speed Card

Info Form Odds Key Rating Ability Rating Horse Pace Prediction A.I Rating Movement Class Runs LTO Speed Top Speed WSR TF Rating Course Going Distance Timespeed OR Tips Win % Place % Betfair Place % Weight Runs Age Comments
1
1st (3) Mac Suibhne (14/1 -56%)
Mac Suibhne

14/1(-56%)
(3) Mac Suibhne 14/1, Made a positive start for this yard after joining from Ireland, winning over hurdles in July and making a successful debut over fences in a match race at Wetherby (21f) in October. Not so good since, however.
Pulled up in April, after a break, but might fare better now back on good ground.
2
2nd (6) Budarri (5.5/1 +69%)
Budarri

5.5/1(+69%)
(6) Budarri 5.5/1, Scored at Musselburgh in February and at least respectable efforts in defeat since. Can't be discounted.
Four chase wins; both runs last month were very respectable; each-way claims at least.
3
3rd (4) Azof Des Mottes (3.33/1 -33%)
Azof Des Mottes

3.33/1(-33%)
(4) Azof Des Mottes 3.33/1, Looked value for extra when winning 14-runner handicap chase (11/2) at Kelso (21.6f, good) 47 days ago, idling in front but impressing with his progress on the bridle. Player again from 3 lb higher mark.
Opened account in 14-runner Kelso chase in April; dangerous if in similar form again.
4
4th (1) Thatsy (12/1 -60%)
Thatsy

12/1(-60%)
(1) Thatsy 12/1, Winless over fences and looks on the downgrade for this yard.
Useful in his prime but has regressed and become very inconsistent; headgear switched.
|F|
|F| (8) Dr Shirocco (5.5/1 +45%)
Dr Shirocco

5.5/1(+45%)
(8) Dr Shirocco 5.5/1, Remains a maiden after 25 runs but finished runner-up 3 times over fences over the winter and not disgraced both starts over hurdles last month. Likely to be in the shake-up again.
Sound effort when placed over hurdles last month but his rules strike-rate is 0-25.
|F|
|F| (2) Our Marty (10/1 -122%)
Our Marty

10/1(-122%)
(2) Our Marty 10/1, Made a winning start over hurdles at Perth (2m) last autumn but disappointing on all 5 starts since, looking rather awkward switched to fences last 2 starts.
Low-mileage 5yo; outpaced when fourth over 2m last month; tries a longer trip today.
|PU|
|PU| (5) Derracrin (1.75/1 +22%)
Derracrin

1.75/1(+22%)
(5) Derracrin 1.75/1, Poor maiden handicap hurdler but finally got off the mark sent chasing over C&D 11 days ago, jumping adequately and forging clear. Must be respected on the back of that.
Came from off the pace to win readily on recent chasing debut respected.
LTO Selection:

16:05 Hexham Handicap Chase (Class 5) 20f Race Class Flow

The chart reads from right to left to today's class 5 race.

Azof Des Mottes got off the mark at Kelso in April and he merits respect having been nudged up just 3lb. Preference, however, is for DERRACRIN, who made a successful fencing bow over C&D recently, despite throwing in some novicey leaps, and with further improvement on the cards, a 4lb rise looks unlikely to stop him. Our Marty heads the remainder.

AZOF DES MOTTES has taken well to fences and had more in hand than the bare margin suggests at Kelso 7 weeks ago. He can defy a 3 lb rise at the main expense of Derracrin, who made a winning chase debut over C&D 11 days ago. Budarri looks best of the others.

Lucinda Russell's OUR MARTY (nap) shaped as though in need of a stiffer test when fourth over 2m last month and he gets that here.


16:10 Listowel Maiden 8f - 10 Run Class & Speed Card

Info Form Odds Key Rating Ability Rating Horse Pace Prediction A.I Rating Movement Speed Runs LTO Speed Top Speed WSR TF Rating Course Going Distance Timespeed OR Tips Win % Place % Betfair Place % Weight Runs Age Comments
1
1st (10) Satin (10/1 +29%)
Satin

10/1(+29%)
(10) Satin 10/1, Thrice-raced filly. 13¼ lengths tenth of 11 to Zarinsk in listed race at Leopardstown (7f, soft, 80/1), slowly away. Off 8 months. Stable having good spell so she can't be discounted.
Irish Oaks entry but needs to improve considerably on what we've seen to feature here.
2
2nd (4) Feach Amach (8/1 -33%)
Feach Amach

8/1(-33%)
(4) Feach Amach 8/1, Lightly-raced filly. 12/1, eighth of 12 in maiden at Leopardstown (12f, good) 15 days ago. Significantly down in trip. Looks competitive on form if shrugging off latest effort.
Connections still searching for her optimum trip but definite contender on her best form.
3
3rd (1) Alessia Fernanda (20/1 -67%)
Alessia Fernanda

20/1(-67%)
(1) Alessia Fernanda 20/1, Once-raced filly. 12/1, seventh of 12 in maiden at Gowran (7f, soft) on debut 24 days ago. Stable in good form but lots more is needed.
All the better for recent Gowran debut run and much quicker ground conditions here.
4
4th (6) Operatic Artist (9/1 -6%)
Operatic Artist

9/1(-6%)
(6) Operatic Artist 9/1, Promising individual. Fifth of 11 in maiden at Gowran (8.3f, heavy, 4/1). Off 7 months. Tongue strap on 1st time. Likely to improve. Considered.
Debut promise not built on afterwards; tongue tied for seasonal return on quicker ground.
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5th (5) Hotaugustnight (4.5/1 +18%)
Hotaugustnight

4.5/1(+18%)
(5) Hotaugustnight 4.5/1, Twice-raced filly. Very good third of 8 in maiden (33/1) at the Curragh (7f, good to soft) 8 days ago. Open to more progress.
Curragh run encouraging and likely has more to offer as she is upped in trip.
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6th (2) Cyber Attack (14/1 -75%)
Cyber Attack

14/1(-75%)
(2) Cyber Attack 14/1, Fair filly. Ninth of 10 in handicap at the Curragh (8f, good to soft, 16/1) 8 days ago. Blinkers on 1st time. Needs to bounce back.
Consistent last term but below best both starts this term and now tried blinkered.
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7th (9) Phases Of Venus (2/1 +50%)
Phases Of Venus

2/1(+50%)
(9) Phases Of Venus 2/1, Twice-raced filly. 5/1, fourth of 17 in maiden at Gowran (9.4f, good to soft) 11 days ago. Trainer going well. Should continue to give a good account.
Didn't quite get home over extended 1m1f at Gowran so drop back in trip should suit.
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8th (8) Perfect Poise (3/1 -33%)
Perfect Poise

3/1(-33%)
(8) Perfect Poise 3/1, Promising type. Fifth of 20 in maiden (22/1) at Naas (8f, good) 28 days ago. Trainer going well. Player with more to offer.
Very encouraging comeback run at Naas puts her firmly in the mix here.
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9th (3) Elsa's Pride (100/1 -203%)
Elsa's Pride

100/1(-203%)
(3) Elsa's Pride 100/1, Once-raced filly. Last of 9 in maiden at the Curragh (10f, good, 25/1) on debut 6 days ago.
Never sighted after a slow start on Curragh debut last Saturday; best watched for now.
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10th (7) Perfect Bliss (200/1 -100%)
Perfect Bliss

200/1(-100%)
(7) Perfect Bliss 200/1, Twice-raced filly. 150/1, twelfth of 14 in maiden at Dundalk (10.7f) 64 days ago. Back down in trip.
Soundly beaten twice at Dundalk in the spring; best watched on turf debut.
LTO Selection:

16:10 Listowel Maiden 8f Race Speed Rating Flow

The chart reads from right to left to today's race.

HOTAUGUSTNIGHT was slowly away on debut before running well just five days later, last weekend. That Curragh form is nothing outstanding but she finished well and being by Camelot, is sure to appreciate today's extra furlong. Hooded Phases Of Venus has run two consistent, if unexciting, races thus far and while vulnerable to improving types, should compete. Feach Amach reverts to a mile having tired over 1m4f at Leopardstown. Her earlier form this year was useful but is also vulnerable to progressive rivals. Operatic Artist conceded 9lb when beating Perfect Poise on their respective debuts last year but reappears in a first-time tongue-tie while Perfect Poise is now race-fit. Satin was unplaced at Listed level last year and is long absent while Allesia Fernanda shaped reasonably well in an ordinary Gowran maiden on debut and should improve. Cyber Attack is exposed and runs in first-time blinkers.

PERFECT POISE holds the edge on form and looks to have more improvement in her so Ger Lyons' filly is fancied to open her account at the chief expense of the returning Operatic Artist, who also has the form to play a part. Hotaugustnight and Phases of Venus appeal as the pick of the rest for minor honours.

The Ger Lyons yard is clicking into gear and can score here with PERFECT POISE (nap), who caught the eye at Naas last month


16:15 Musselburgh Handicap (Class 6) 8f - 6 Run Class & Speed Card

Info Form Odds Key Rating Ability Rating Horse Pace Prediction A.I Rating Movement Class Runs LTO Speed Top Speed WSR TF Rating Course Going Distance Timespeed OR Tips Win % Place % Betfair Place % Weight Runs Age Comments
1
1st (3) Viva Voce (11/1 -100%)
Viva Voce

11/1(-100%)
(3) Viva Voce 11/1, Latest win at Southwell in March. Tenth of 11 in handicap at Wetherby (7f, good to firm, 18/1) 18 days ago, not ideally placed having been dropped in from widest draw.
Not matched the form of his successful Southwell return in three starts since.
2
2nd (6) Chinese Spirit (33/1 -18%)
Chinese Spirit

33/1(-18%)
(6) Chinese Spirit 33/1, Course winner. 10/1, ninth of 10 in handicap at Hamilton (8.3f, good to firm) 15 days ago, never on terms. Mark has eased a little more but yard's runners have yet to hit top form this campaign.
1lb above last winning mark but not very consistent and this trip looks too sharp.
3
3rd (1) Rory (4.5/1 -35%)
Rory

4.5/1(-35%)
(1) Rory 4.5/1, Unreliable individual. Course winner. Eleven runs since last win in 2022. 6/1, very good second of 10 in handicap at Ayr (7.2f, good to firm) 11 days ago, staying on well. Unexposed at this sort of trip and worth a look judged on latest effort.
Best known as a sprinter but went close over 7f last time and this may not be strongly run.
4
4th (2) End Zone (3/1 +25%)
End Zone

3/1(+25%)
(2) End Zone 3/1, Won 5-runner handicap (11/2) at Hamilton (8.3f, good to firm) 3 days ago, produced to lead 1f out and keeping on. No surprise to see him turned out quickly under a penalty and not out of things.
5lb penalty for recent Hamilton win still leaves him favourably treated on previous form.
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5th (4) Bulls Aye (1.38/1 +27%)
Bulls Aye

1.38/1(+27%)
(4) Bulls Aye 1.38/1, Unreliable individual. Course winner. Improved on recent efforts to win 6-runner handicap (3/1) at Carlisle (9f, good to firm) 1 day ago. Blinkers back on.
Carlisle yesterday saw him broke a losing run and he did it in clearcut fashion.
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6th (5) Without Delay (7/1 +0%)
Without Delay

7/1(+0%)
(5) Without Delay 7/1, C&D winner.Not disgraced when fourth of 13 in handicap at Catterick (7f, good to firm, 20/1) 9 days ago, not knocked about but pulling clear of remainder. Not out of things back at scene of sole career success.
Has twice run well since returning and 3lb lower than when winning over C&D last summer.
LTO Selection:

16:15 Musselburgh Handicap (Class 6) 8f Race Class Flow

The chart reads from right to left to today's class 6 race.

End Zone recorded his fifth career success at Hamilton earlier in the week when scoring by just under a length, and he now has to carry 5lb extra, which might not be enough to prevent him from having a big say once more. However, he does make a quick turnaround and that could open it up for RORY to pounce. The son of Orientor was just touched off at Ayr over 7f and he can go one place better. Without Delay is also noted and, if he takes part, Bulls Aye is an obvious contender because he escapes a penalty for Friday's Carlisle triumph.

This looks decidedly trappy but RORY, despite his wide draw, found the step up in trip having a positive effect when staying on strongly for second at Ayr (7.2f) 11 days ago. Worth a crack at this longer trip on that evidence, he shades the vote, with End Zone and Bulls Aye others fancied to be in the mix.

Preference is for RORY who went close upped to 7f at Ayr last time and still may have more to offer over these longer trips.


16:20 Worcester Handicap Hurdle (Class 4) 16f - 4 Run Class & Speed Card

Info Form Odds Key Rating Ability Rating Horse Pace Prediction A.I Rating Movement Class Runs LTO Speed Top Speed WSR TF Rating Course Going Distance Timespeed OR Tips Win % Place % Betfair Place % Weight Runs Age Comments
1
1st (2) Playtogetaway (0.91/1 -36%)
Playtogetaway

0.91/1(-36%)
(2) Playtogetaway 0.91/1, Built on his maiden/novice run when making a successful start in handicaps in 5-runner event at Huntingdon (15.8f, soft, 2/1) 54 days ago, asserting final 100 yds. Will go on improving and can follow up.
Won handicap debut and 5lb rise fair for one open to further improvement..
2
2nd (3) Bannister (3/1 +14%)
Bannister

3/1(+14%)
(3) Bannister 3/1, Dual C&D winner last summer. Has struggled since but is potentially well treated if/when he does perk up.
Subdued following a break but returning here can only be a good thing..
3
3rd (1) Pillar Of Steel (3/1 +25%)
Pillar Of Steel

3/1(+25%)
(1) Pillar Of Steel 3/1, Won 5 times in first half of 2021/22 and pushed Bannister close in a couple of C&D handicaps last summer. Turned in a rare poor effort on final appearance for John Spearing but back on a good mark and one to watch closely in the betting now setting out for Henry Oliver.
Multiple winner in 2021 and just as good when pretty consistent in defeat last year..
4
4th (4) Black Buble (18/1 -13%)
Black Buble

18/1(-13%)
(4) Black Buble 18/1, Fair handicap hurdler who is unlikely to be suited by this significant drop in trip on his first start for 13 months. Looks best watched.
Lacks a run and it's 2018 since he last ran over this sharp a trip..
LTO Selection:

16:20 Worcester Handicap Hurdle (Class 4) 16f Race Class Flow

The chart reads from right to left to today's class 4 race.

A taking winner on his handicap debut at Huntingdon in April, there should be plenty more to come from PLAYTOGETAWAY off a mere 5lb higher mark. As long as he handles the better ground, the five-year-old should have too much for C&D winner Bannister and Pillar Of Steel, who has become well-handicapped and must be of interest on her first start for a new yard.

It was hardly a deep race that PLAYTOGETAWAY won at Huntingdon in April, but he was value for extra over the result and appeals as the type to go on improving for a while yet, so is difficult to oppose in his follow-up bid for all that Pillar of Steel and Bannister have fallen to good marks and go well at this track.

Playtogetaway won well on his handicap debut but PILLAR OF STEEL and Bannister - closely matched - are definite dangers.


16:30 Epsom Handicap (Class 2) 12f - 8 Run Class & Speed Card

Info Form Odds Key Rating Ability Rating Horse Pace Prediction A.I Rating Movement Class Runs LTO Speed Top Speed WSR TF Rating Course Going Distance Timespeed OR Tips Win % Place % Betfair Place % Weight Runs Age Comments
1
1st (7) Sheer Rocks (5.5/1 +31%)
Sheer Rocks

5.5/1(+31%)
(7) Sheer Rocks 5.5/1, Held form well on the back of victory at Chester (10.3f) last summer and, gelded ahead of return, set himself up for another productive campaign with success over this trip at Ascot (12f) 3 weeks ago. 2 lb rise fair and he's worth a second look with leading apprentice in the plate.
2
2nd (2) Caius Chorister (2.25/1 +18%)
Caius Chorister

2.25/1(+18%)
(2) Caius Chorister 2.25/1, Rapid improver switched to handicaps last year, completing a 5-timer (third and fourth legs over C&D) at Glorious Goodwood before fine second in Melrose at York. Not in same groove after but resumed progress when second on return over C&D in April. Sound claims.
3
3rd (1) Lucander (20/1 +39%)
Lucander

20/1(+39%)
(1) Lucander 20/1, Did well in Bahrain for this yard over the winter. Respectable fifth of 8 in Winter Derby at Lingfield in February and shaped as if he'd come on for last month's run behind Scampi in Jorvik Handicap at the Dante Meeting. Still, has little wriggle room from this mark.
4
4th (4) Jungle Cove (9/1 +44%)
Jungle Cove

9/1(+44%)
(4) Jungle Cove 9/1, Useful handicapper who defied market weakness to land Shergar Cup Mile at Ascot last summer. Had excuses since, not ideally placed when eleventh of 14 in handicap at Limerick (1m) on return 6 weeks ago. This a rather belated first try at this trip.
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5th (8) Haliphon (16/1 -78%)
Haliphon

16/1(-78%)
(8) Haliphon 16/1, Useful on the Flat, recording back-to-back staying handicap wins at York and Chester last summer. Not threatened faced with soft ground in pair of starts this time around but he did run right up to his best when second in this race 12 months ago. Forecast quicker conditions a likely plus.
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6th (5) Scampi (3.33/1 +5%)
Scampi

3.33/1(+5%)
(5) Scampi 3.33/1, Registered three wins over 1½m last term (including over C&D) and confirmed himself all the better for his reappearance over 10f here when landing 15-runner Jorvik Handicap at York 17 days ago, with bit in hand. 6 lb rise shouldn't prevent another big run with conditions fine.
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7th (9) Green Team (33/1 +0%)
Green Team

33/1(+0%)
(9) Green Team 33/1, Useful performer at best but comfortably held all 4 starts in Meydan this year for present stable and no upturn for return to these shores when well held behind re-opposing Sheer Rocks at Ascot (12f) 3 weeks ago.
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8th (3) Max Mayhem (4/1 +0%)
Max Mayhem

4/1(+0%)
(3) Max Mayhem 4/1, Useful handicapper for Joseph O'Brien who is lightly raced for his age and plenty to like about his return/yard debut success in Rosebery at Kempton (11f) in April, quickening to lead over 1f out and in control after. That may not prove his limit for this yard.
LTO Selection:

16:30 Epsom Handicap (Class 2) 12f Race Class Flow

The chart reads from right to left to today's class 2 race.

CAIUS CHORISTER wasn't too far away from maintaining her unbeaten Epsom record over 1m 2f at the April meeting and the step back up in trip promises to yield improvement. The booking of Ryan Moore catches the eye and she is preferred to York scorer Scampi and Sea King, who ran well for second at Kempton on his return. Sheer Rocks is open to further improvement after his Ascot success, while the same can be said of Kempton scorer Max Mayhem.

A rapidly progressive filly in handicaps last term (dual C&D winner), CAIUS CHORISTER produced a very promising comeback effort when runner-up here (10f) in April and, with the return to further rating a plus, she gets the narrow vote to come out on top under Ryan Moore. Impressive York winner Scampi, another C&D winner, is feared, as is Sheer Rocks who scored with a bit to spare on return at Ascot and is also respected with Harry Davies taking off a handy 3 lb.

Scampi has a big chance but, at what's likely to be much bigger odds, HALIPHON can go one better than he did in this race last year.


16:35 Doncaster Handicap (Class 4) 10f - 6 Run Class & Speed Card

Info Form Odds Key Rating Ability Rating Horse Pace Prediction A.I Rating Movement Class Runs LTO Speed Top Speed WSR TF Rating Course Going Distance Timespeed OR Tips Win % Place % Betfair Place % Weight Runs Age Comments
1
1st (5) Shimmering Sands (2.25/1 +10%)
Shimmering Sands

2.25/1(+10%)
(5) Shimmering Sands 2.25/1, Largely progressive at 3yrs, winning twice and he shaped encouragingly following 8 months off when third of 11 in handicap at Pontefract (1m) 8 days ago, edged out for second close home. Remains of interest from this mark, with return to further holding no fears. Tongue tied 1st time.
Two 1m2f wins last summer and reappeared with good third over 1m; major player.
2
2nd (1) Pledge Of Honour (3.33/1 +33%)
Pledge Of Honour

3.33/1(+33%)
(1) Pledge Of Honour 3.33/1, Proved resurgent last term, gaining fourth handicap success over C&D in August. Entitled to strip fitter for last month's midfield return effort at Newbury but worth noting he's yet to defy a mark this high.
Four wins last year and may have needed reappearance run; could play a leading role.
3
3rd (6) Conservative (11/1 -10%)
Conservative

11/1(-10%)
(6) Conservative 11/1, 10/1, respectable fourth of 10 in handicap at Yarmouth (10.1f, good to firm) 10 days ago, no extra entering final 1f. Others more persuasive on balance.
Continues to drop down the weights but not shaping as though he'll take advantage.
4
4th (2) Soames Forsyte (12/1 -140%)
Soames Forsyte

12/1(-140%)
(2) Soames Forsyte 12/1, Maiden who is already with his third yard but shaped as if still in good form when fourth in 7-runner Wolverhampton handicap (8.6f) in March, not clear run 1f out but keeping on. Eased 1 lb since and still unexposed at this sort of trip.
0-8 and unproven at this trip but several good efforts and dam won at up to 1m4f.
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5th (3) Master Of Combat (5/1 +38%)
Master Of Combat

5/1(+38%)
(3) Master Of Combat 5/1, Course winner last summer who went close in pair of handicaps on AW around the turn of the year. Never figured at Newcastle (10f) in February though and whilst still unexposed at this trip, his present mark demands that little bit more.
Won here last June and could be involved on this return from a break.
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6th (4) Thunder Max (3/1 -20%)
Thunder Max

3/1(-20%)
(4) Thunder Max 3/1, Yet to add to his debut success but largely consistent and he ran creditably when third at Haydock (10.2f) 8 days ago, albeit not entirely convincing with his head carriage. Still, certainly not out of things with the headgear now discarded.
Third at Haydock last Friday and this may take less winning; one to consider.
LTO Selection:

16:35 Doncaster Handicap (Class 4) 10f Race Class Flow

The chart reads from right to left to today's class 4 race.

SHIMMERING SANDS made an encouraging reappearance when third over a mile at Pontefract last week and it would be no surprise to see the four-year-old return to winning ways now back up in trip. Thunder Max could give him most to think about following a promising effort at Haydock, with Master Of Combat and Soames Forsyte others who may go well.

Steadily progressive at 3 yrs, SHIMMERING SANDS produced a promising comeback run when third at Pontefract 8 days ago and, with the prospect of more to come back up in trip, he can confirm his mark a handy one in a first-time tongue tie. Thunder Max, one of the likely pace angles, has become frustrating but holds claims on the pick of his form. Soames Forsyte may have a little more to offer back up in trip.

Having posted two 1m2f wins during a progressive 2022, SHIMMERING SANDS (nap) reappeared with a close third over 1m and gets the nod.


16:40 Hexham Handicap Hurdle (Class 5) 20f - 16 Run Class & Speed Card

Info Form Odds Key Rating Ability Rating Horse Pace Prediction A.I Rating Movement Class Runs LTO Speed Top Speed WSR TF Rating Course Going Distance Timespeed OR Tips Win % Place % Betfair Place % Weight Runs Age Comments
1
1st (1) Lord Caprio (3.5/1 +30%)
Lord Caprio

3.5/1(+30%)
(1) Lord Caprio 3.5/1, Consistent type in the main who finished well when fourth at this course 11 days ago. Stayed well on the Flat, so looks well worth a try over this longer trip, and worth chancing from a handy mark.
Kept on well for fourth over 2m here recently; contender if this new trip suits.
2
2nd (7) Chancer Dancer (9/1 -38%)
Chancer Dancer

9/1(-38%)
(7) Chancer Dancer 9/1, Just poor form over hurdles to date but latest fourth in handicap at Down Royal was a positive step and she's bred to do better still, so worthy of interest.
Kept on well for fourth of 18 in recent Down Royal handicap and still has low mileage.
3
3rd (14) Bushmill Boy (6.5/1 -8%)
Bushmill Boy

6.5/1(-8%)
(14) Bushmill Boy 6.5/1, Yet to score over hurdles but arrives on the back of a respectable fifth in first-time cheekpieces at Newcastle 18 days ago. Claims if he can build on that.
Respectable fifth in first-time cheekpieces last month and effectively 9lb lower here.
4
4th (13) Sight Nor Seen (28/1 +58%)
Sight Nor Seen

28/1(+58%)
(13) Sight Nor Seen 28/1, Fair hurdler/chaser in Ireland at his best but has shown little for present connections.
Very disappointing for current stable since the autumn; headgear switched today.
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5th (4) Royal Mer (10/1 -25%)
Royal Mer

10/1(-25%)
(4) Royal Mer 10/1, Fair maiden hurdler who hasn't fired on his last couple of starts but drops in grade now. Potentially well treated and worthy of interest if the market speaks in his favour.
Best British run when second at Hereford in March; safely held twice since.
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6th (10) Just Call Me Al (5.5/1 +0%)
Just Call Me Al

5.5/1(+0%)
(10) Just Call Me Al 5.5/1, Won 3 times in 2021/22 season. Has found life a lot harder since but he ran a bit better back from wind surgery on last completed start and is dangerously well handicapped.
Not beaten far off much-reduced mark in April but younger rivals appeal more.
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7th (6) Shantou's Temple (14/1 +58%)
Shantou's Temple

14/1(+58%)
(6) Shantou's Temple 14/1, Unplaced in bumpers for Tim Reed and comfortably held over hurdles to date. More required if he's to make an impact on second handicap outing.
Beaten about 25l on handicap debut, but was quite badly hampered; remains unexposed.
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8th (16) Blame Rose (18/1 -80%)
Blame Rose

18/1(-80%)
(16) Blame Rose 18/1, Poor in bumpers and no better so far over hurdles, albeit offering a bit more encouragement when fifth in a novice at this course last month. Step up in trip should help on handicap debut.
Displayed for glimmer of promise here last month; now handicapping off a lowly mark.
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9th (3) Female Approach (11/1 -22%)
Female Approach

11/1(-22%)
(3) Female Approach 11/1, Fair on the Flat and, while only modest over hurdles, he was better than the result when sixth at Cork on final outing for Denis Hogan 28 days ago. Worth a market check starting out for new stable.
Signed off in Ireland with two very respectable runs in big-field handicaps this spring.
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10th (8) Ebendi (40/1 +0%)
Ebendi

40/1(+0%)
(8) Ebendi 40/1, Fairly useful Flat performer for Joseph O'Brien and standout effort for this yard when seventh of 11 at Carlisle (17f) in February. Ran poorly at Newcastle last time, so others make more appeal.
Showed some useful form on the Flat in Ireland but yet to make an impact over hurdles.
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11th (5) Turkey And Ham (22/1 -83%)
Turkey And Ham

22/1(-83%)
(5) Turkey And Ham 22/1, Has hinted at ability and steps back up in trip for handicap debut. Interesting that connections have made the journey over and market support would be significant.
Unable to land a telling blow in novice/maiden hurdles; might fare better in this.
|PU|
|PU| (9) Sea Prince (10/1 +55%)
Sea Prince

10/1(+55%)
(9) Sea Prince 10/1, Unpromising in points and low-key start under Rules, though he has shown a bit more on last two outings. Mark demands improvement.
Just a respectable fourth at Perth last month; recent 1lb drop not enough to tempt.
|PU|
|PU| (2) Methusalar (11/1 -10%)
Methusalar

11/1(-10%)
(2) Methusalar 11/1, Lightly-raced 7-y-o who confirmed previous promise when opening his account in 10-runner Bangor handicap last spring. Probably needed the run at Market Rasen on only subsequent outing (22 days ago) and likely to be much closer to form this time.
In good form last spring and probably needed last month's low-key reappearance run.
|PU|
|PU| (15) Miss Blennerhasset (18/1 +73%)
Miss Blennerhasset

18/1(+73%)
(15) Miss Blennerhasset 18/1, Fair maiden on Flat but very little encouragement so far over hurdles.
Safely held when 80-1 for last month's handicap hurdle debut; clearly needs to do better.
|PU|
|PU| (12) Comeonrita (22/1 -10%)
Comeonrita

22/1(-10%)
(12) Comeonrita 22/1, Little show in bumpers and just modest form so far over hurdles. Needs to improve for the longer trip.
Recent 2m efforts here have been reasonably encouraging but improvement is needed.
|PU|
|PU| (11) Mactavish (40/1 -21%)
Mactavish

40/1(-21%)
(11) Mactavish 40/1, Ran best race when second at Uttoxeter (15.8f) in October and likely to have been placed (unseated rider last) over same C&D a fortnight later. Below form both subsequent starts and has a bit to prove.
Claims if judged on his second in the autumn but tailed off last month, after a break.
LTO Selection:

16:40 Hexham Handicap Hurdle (Class 5) 20f Race Class Flow

The chart reads from right to left to today's class 5 race.

In an open event, a chance is taken on METHUSALAR. Alan King's seven-year-old had been in good form prior to recording a first career success at Bangor in May 2022 (from 1lb higher), and was perhaps in need of the run at Market Rasen on last month's reappearance. Lord Caprio has the ability to go well from his current mark, while Irish raider Chancer Dancer could also play a leading role. Others to note include Royal Mer and Shantou's Temple.

LORD CAPRIO stayed well on the Flat and finished to good effect over 2m here last time, so he might be able to up his game trying this distance for the first time. Chancer Dancer is open to improvement and looks a threat, while market support for Female Approach would look significant.

Noel Kelly's unexposed mare CHANCER DANCER took a big step in the right direction last month and could easily have more to offer.


16:45 Listowel Stakes 8f - 5 Run Class & Speed Card

Info Form Odds Key Rating Ability Rating Horse Pace Prediction A.I Rating Movement Speed Runs LTO Speed Top Speed WSR TF Rating Course Going Distance Timespeed OR Tips Win % Place % Betfair Place % Weight Runs Age Comments
1
1st (1) Grey Leader (2.75/1 -38%)
Grey Leader

2.75/1(-38%)
(1) Grey Leader 2.75/1, Showed much improved form to get off the mark at the second attempt in 10-runner maiden at Gowran (7f, soft) 45 days ago. Open to further progress.
2
2nd (2) Roman Hands (3.33/1 +0%)
Roman Hands

3.33/1(+0%)
(2) Roman Hands 3.33/1, Lightly-raced winner. 17/2, creditable second of 6 in minor event at Naas (10f, good) 28 days ago, not ideally placed. Yard in good form. Tongue strap on for 1st time/cheekpieces back on.
3
3rd (4) Cosmic Invasion (10/1 -11%)
Cosmic Invasion

10/1(-11%)
(4) Cosmic Invasion 10/1, Fairly useful filly in France who was out of her depth on first run since leaving Jessica Dupont-Fahn when a well-beaten last of 5 in listed event (33/1) at Navan (5.8f, heavy) on IRE debut 42 days ago. Needs to leave that behind.
4
4th (3) Tiverton (2.5/1 -11%)
Tiverton

2.5/1(-11%)
(3) Tiverton 2.5/1, Course winner who shaped as if amiss when well held in listed race at Dundalk (8f). Off 92 days/has been gelded. Yard having good spell. Worth another chance.
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5th (5) Sioux Spirit (3.33/1 +49%)
Sioux Spirit

3.33/1(+49%)
(5) Sioux Spirit 3.33/1, Fairly useful filly. 20/1, good fourth of 15 in handicap at the Curragh (6f, good) 6 days ago. Significantly up in trip.
LTO Selection:

16:45 Listowel Stakes 8f Race Speed Rating Flow

The chart reads from right to left to today's race.

COSMIC INVASION was beaten 27 lengths on Irish debut so requires a leap of faith, but has French form and is suited by conditions. She flopped in her Naas blacktype bid but that was on unsuitable ground over an inadequate distance and had previously finished sixth over seven-furlongs in a juvenile Group 3 last August, which suggests a mile will now suit. Grey Leader won an ordinary maiden in April and while progression is likely, might find an on-song selection too strong. Roman Hands won an auction maiden over seven-furlongs last July and while well held on reappearance over 1m2f, finished reasonably well. However he might now prefer further than a mile and runs in a first-time tongue-tie. Sioux Spirit's form is over shorter distances while course winner Tiverton has been gelded since a disappointing March run.

TIVERTON has a bit to prove having disappointed the last twice, but his earlier promise shouldn't be forgotten just yet and he's worth one more chance to get his career back on track following a gelding operation. Grey Leader won only an ordinary maiden at Gowran in April but appeals as the sort to go on progressing.

An interesting race in which the still unexposed GREY LEADER can improve over this trip to overcome some higher rated rivals


16:50 Musselburgh Handicap (Class 6) 5f - 6 Run Class & Speed Card

Info Form Odds Key Rating Ability Rating Horse Pace Prediction A.I Rating Movement Class Runs LTO Speed Top Speed WSR TF Rating Course Going Distance Timespeed OR Tips Win % Place % Betfair Place % Weight Runs Age Comments
1
1st (3) Laakhof (2.25/1 -29%)
Laakhof

2.25/1(-29%)
(3) Laakhof 2.25/1, First run since leaving D. K. Weld when tongue strap on for 1st time, won 13-runner handicap at Catterick (5f, good, 3/1) 19 days ago, making all and just holding on. Remains with handicapping scope
4lb higher than when making a winning stable debut last month, but form working out well.
2
2nd (1) Stay Smart (4/1 +11%)
Stay Smart

4/1(+11%)
(1) Stay Smart 4/1, Seventeen runs since last win in 2021. Second of 7 in handicap (7/1) at Ayr (5f, good to firm) 11 days ago, headed inside final 1f and no extra. Likely he'll face competition up front here.
On a losing run, but showed more when second at Ayr last time and races off the same mark.
3
3rd (4) Bonito Cavalo (6.5/1 -30%)
Bonito Cavalo

6.5/1(-30%)
(4) Bonito Cavalo 6.5/1, 15/8, creditable third of 7 in handicap at Ayr (5f, good to firm) 11 days ago, no extra final 1f. Remains a maiden but forecast good pace to aim at here should aid his cause
0-10, but closely matched with Stay Smart on recent Ayr running; not without a chance.
4
4th (5) The Grey Lass (4.5/1 +55%)
The Grey Lass

4.5/1(+55%)
(5) The Grey Lass 4.5/1, Bit below form third of 8 in handicap at Catterick (5f, good to firm, 9/1) 9 days ago. weakening last ½f.
Ran well when third last time, but down another 2lb and could go well again.
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5th (6) See My Baby Jive (25/1 -108%)
See My Baby Jive

25/1(-108%)
(6) See My Baby Jive 25/1, Remains a maiden after 15 runs. Ended last term with a respectable fourth of 8 in handicap (3/1) at Newcastle (6f) in October, headed over 2f out and one paced. Possible this will run be needed on back of 7 months off.
Ended last season with some fair efforts, but 0-15 and may need this after 221 days off.
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6th (2) Canaria Prince (2.75/1 +17%)
Canaria Prince

2.75/1(+17%)
(2) Canaria Prince 2.75/1, Dual C&D winner. Respectable third of 9 in handicap at Ripon (5f, good to firm, 7/2) 13 days ago, no extra final 100 yds. Eased back down to last winning mark and not out of things.
Back off the same mark as for the latest of two C&D wins; respected.
LTO Selection:

16:50 Musselburgh Handicap (Class 6) 5f Race Class Flow

The chart reads from right to left to today's class 6 race.

LAAKHOF went in by a head last time at Catterick when sporting a first-time tongue-tie and he was raised 4lb for that success, which could prove to be lenient given two subsequent winners have come out of that race. The son of Profitable can take this and move up in the handicap ranks. The main threat might be Canaria Prince, who continues to prove competitive off his current mark, while Stay Smart is also worthy of consideration.

LAAKHOF got back on track when making a winning return/yard debut at Catterick 3 weeks ago and, remaining with handicapping scope on the pick of his exploits in Ireland, he could well be up to supplementing that success here. Bonito Cavalo will benefit from the forecast strong pace and could pick up the pieces. Dual C&D winner Canaria Prince could also go well from his stand-side rail draw.

The choice is CANARIA PRINCE who has run well lately and is off the same mark as for the second of two C&D successes last August.


16:55 Worcester Maiden Hurdle (Class 4) 16f - 8 Run Class & Speed Card

Info Form Odds Key Rating Ability Rating Horse Pace Prediction A.I Rating Movement Class Runs LTO Speed Top Speed WSR TF Rating Course Going Distance Timespeed OR Tips Win % Place % Betfair Place % Weight Runs Age Comments
1
1st (3) Hidol Du Livet (6/1 -9%)
Hidol Du Livet

6/1(-9%)
(3) Hidol Du Livet 6/1, Made the frame on the second of his 2 starts in Irish points. 15/2, hinted at promise when fifth of 7 in novice hurdle at Uttoxeter (15.8f, soft) on NH debut 28 days ago. In the picture.
Signs of some ability in an Irish point; hard to restrain on hurdle debut; needs to settle.
2
2nd (5) Painless Potter (5/1 +44%)
Painless Potter

5/1(+44%)
(5) Painless Potter 5/1, Placed on both his runs over hurdles but cheekpieces on for 1st time when only tenth of 12 in Flat handicap at Newbury 15 days ago. The form pick if back on song.
Bare form of hurdle completions in 2021 offers hope but mixed on Flat these days.
3
3rd (6) Rick Blaine (7/1 +65%)
Rick Blaine

7/1(+65%)
(6) Rick Blaine 7/1, Modest Flat winner but only seventh of 10 in handicap at Nottingham (14f, heavy) 21 days ago. Needs more now going over hurdles.
Touched off at Windsor in April (1m3f); dam bred winning hurdler; could take to this game.
4
4th (7) Ruler Legend (2.25/1 -105%)
Ruler Legend

2.25/1(-105%)
(7) Ruler Legend 2.25/1, Useful Irish Flat 10f winner in 2022. Goes hurdling for new yard after 7 months off and he's one to consider.
Looked promising on Naas win in May 2022 (1m2f); did not go on; hurdle debut for new yard.
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5th (2) Emanate (50/1 -79%)
Emanate

50/1(-79%)
(2) Emanate 50/1, Poor maiden on the Flat. Only poor fifth of 9 in novice hurdle at this C&D (good to soft, 8/1) 17 days ago so needs to take a big step forward.
Minor form off modest marks in Flat handicaps; beaten 40l+ in two hurdle starts.
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6th (1) Amalfi Bay (1.88/1 +53%)
Amalfi Bay

1.88/1(+53%)
(1) Amalfi Bay 1.88/1, Fair winning handicapper on the Flat for Harry & Roger Charlton (stays 1¾m) and started well in this sphere with a tongue strap applied when fifth of 11 in 2m6f Fontwell maiden hurdle last month. More to come. Big shout.
Two 1m4f Flat wins 2021; respectable hurdle debut for new yard; the shorter trip can suit.
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7th (4) Islebriand (40/1 -21%)
Islebriand

40/1(-21%)
(4) Islebriand 40/1, Third in a Sedgefield bumper but he came in last of 5 in novice hurdle (25/1) at Bangor (16.7f, good to soft) on hurdles bow. Off 12 months with work to do.
Well held in an ordinary bumper then remote last of 5 on hurdle debut 12 months ago (25-1).
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8th (9) Chelsea Annie (150/1 -200%)
Chelsea Annie

150/1(-200%)
(9) Chelsea Annie 150/1, Modest Flat winner. 40/1, eighth of 9 in novice hurdle at this C&D (good to soft) on NH debut 17 days ago. Needs a big step forward.
Thereabouts in ordinary middle-distance AW events this year; low-key hurdle debut (40-1).
LTO Selection:

16:55 Worcester Maiden Hurdle (Class 4) 16f Race Class Flow

The chart reads from right to left to today's class 4 race.

Hidol Du Livet could put a better foot forward if he can settle better than he did on debut and the six-year-old could have learned a lot from that outing. However, the vote goes to RULER LEGEND, who is rated 88 on the Flat and makes his first start for the Jonjo O'Neill stable. The four-year-old is strongly fancied to strike as he embarks on his career in this sphere. Amalfi Bay completes the shortlist.

The market should reveal plenty here but AMALFI BAY is taken to build on his promising start for Anthony Honeyball and get off the mark in this sphere. Hurdling-newcomer Ruler Legend is feared most, especially if the betting vibes are positive after his absence, while Painless Potter has the form to play a major part if this switch to hurdling sparks a resurgence.

This can go to AMALFI BAY who had some fair form on the Flat and wasn't disgraced in a better race than this on his hurdle debut.


17:05 Epsom Handicap (Class 2) 6f - 14 Run Class & Speed Card

Info Form Odds Key Rating Ability Rating Horse Pace Prediction A.I Rating Movement Class Runs LTO Speed Top Speed WSR TF Rating Course Going Distance Timespeed OR Tips Win % Place % Betfair Place % Weight Runs Age Comments
1
1st (3) Badri (10/1 +17%)
Badri

10/1(+17%)
(3) Badri 10/1, Bagged his third 5f success when wide-margin scorer at Beverley in April, storming clear last 1f. Far from disgraced from a 9 lb higher mark up in grade at York subsequently and entitled to be in the thick of the action once more.
6yo who has been better than ever this year; sixth of 21 at York latest; each-way possible.
2
2nd (1) Apollo One (7/1 +18%)
Apollo One

7/1(+18%)
(1) Apollo One 7/1, Ended a lengthy losing run in 6f handicap at Kempton in November and shaped as if retaining all his ability back on turf after 6 months off when 3½ lengths third of 21 to Probe at Newmarket (6f, soft) 4 weeks ago. Should remain competitive.
Reappeared with good third of 21 behind Probe at Newmarket and could be in the mix.
3
3rd (4) Mr Wagyu (4.5/1 -29%)
Mr Wagyu

4.5/1(-29%)
(4) Mr Wagyu 4.5/1, Admirable sprinter who enjoyed another fine campaign last season, landing this corresponding event and another big pot at the Curragh. Has typically started a bit slowly this term but seems to be coming to the boil now and looks sure to make a bold bid.
Big step back in right direction at York and won this last year; could play leading role.
4
4th (7) Haymaker (4/1 +33%)
Haymaker

4/1(+33%)
(7) Haymaker 4/1, Progressive 4-y-o who confirmed the promise of his reappearance back on lest testing ground when winning 9-runner handicap at Windsor (6f, good to firm) 12 days ago, always holding on. Remains of interest from a 4 lb higher mark.
Career-best effort when winning at Windsor; could be in the shake-up once more.
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5th (2) Probe (3/1 +25%)
Probe

3/1(+25%)
(2) Probe 3/1, Has been transformed by his new yard this year, resuming winning ways with a career best in 21-runner handicap at Newmarket (6f, soft) 4 weeks ago, bit in hand. Hit with an 8 lb rise but remains completely unexposed as a sprinter.
Has done very well for new yard; strong claims if today's quicker ground isn't an issue.
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6th (14) The Defiant (80/1 -21%)
The Defiant

80/1(-21%)
(14) The Defiant 80/1, Ran about as well as could be expected when fourth in 6-runner handicap (20/1) at Goodwood (5f, good to firm) 8 days ago. Back up in trip and faces another stiff task from well out of the weights.
Pretty solid efforts in defeat on his last three starts but he's 9lb out of the weights.
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7th (5) Strike Red (20/1 -25%)
Strike Red

20/1(-25%)
(5) Strike Red 20/1, Consistent sort who was a dual winner at this trip last season and looked as good as ever when sixth of 21 to Probe in 6f handicap at Newmarket (soft) on his return 4 weeks ago, running on. Could go on again this year.
Two wins last October and fair reappearance run at Newmarket; could build on that.
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8th (10) Venturous (28/1 -40%)
Venturous

28/1(-40%)