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14:30 Newbury 21 Apr 2017

Compton Beauchamp Estates Ltd Silver Bar Handicap (Class 2) (4YO plus)

Winner £16,172 - 8 run - Draw Advantage: Low

2

2m 2f

Good to Firm (Good in places)

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Weighed In
No.
(Draw)
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
Timeform says (star rating)
Printouts
1 (3)
2774/46
iT
Black, white, yellow, grey and brown hoops (J Byrne, P Conway, L Bolingbroke)

Warrior Of Light (IRE)  78 

b g High Chaparral - Strawberry Fledge (Kingmambo)

6 9-12
97
6 9-12
97

Consistent for David Lanigan in 2015 (10-12f). Sold for just 13,000 gns in October but creditable fourth at Meydan in January. Not in same form next time, though.

Consistent for David Lanigan in 2015 (10-12f). Sold for just 13,000 gns in October but creditable fourth at Meydan in January. Not in same form next time, though.

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2 (1)
331081-
iT
Yellow, royal blue cross of lorraine, armlets and cap (Ben & Sir Martyn Arbib)

Star Rider 175 (86J) 

gr m Cape Cross - Starfala (Galileo)

5 9-10 p
95
5 9-10 p
95

Stays very well, winning marathon events at Goodwood and Newmarket last season. Didn't progress over hurdles after making a winning debut but much respected back in this sphere.

Stays very well, winning marathon events at Goodwood and Newmarket last season. Didn't progress over hurdles after making a winning debut but much respected back in this sphere.

3 (4)
063024/
iT
Black, orange seams and sleeves, black cap (The Horse Watchers)

Farquhar (IRE)  601 

ch g Archipenko - Pointed Arch (Rock Of Gibraltar)

Non Runner

Non Runner

Quickly made up into a useful performer in 2014 for Peter Chapple-Hyam and several good efforts in defeat the following year. Off 20 months but worth a market check on debut.

Quickly made up into a useful performer in 2014 for Peter Chapple-Hyam and several good efforts in defeat the following year. Off 20 months but worth a market check on debut.

4 (7)
1319-95
iT
Royal blue, white hoops, maroon sleeves and cap (McNeill Family)

Oceane (FR)  27 

b g Kentucky Dynamite - Zahrana (Zamindar)

5 9-7 p
92
5 9-7 p
92

Won competitive handicaps at Ascot and York (unlucky not to score at Goodwood in between) last season. Unsuited by emphasis on speed both starts on the AW this year and much better expected now.

Won competitive handicaps at Ascot and York (unlucky not to score at Goodwood in between) last season. Unsuited by emphasis on speed both starts on the AW this year and much better expected now.

5 (2)
70209-7
iT
Emerald green, pink hoops, white sleeves, pink cap (Mr Paul Downing)

Havana Beat (IRE)  66 

b g Teofilo - Sweet Home Alabama (Desert Prince)

7 9-7
92
7 9-7
92

Smart stayer for Andrew Balding 2 seasons ago but not at that level for Rod Millman last term, albeit catching the eye a few times. Low-key start for current yard and best watched for now.

Smart stayer for Andrew Balding 2 seasons ago but not at that level for Rod Millman last term, albeit catching the eye a few times. Low-key start for current yard and best watched for now.

6 (9)
511516-
iT
Purple, yellow chevron, diamonds on sleeves, quartered cap (Five Horses Ltd)

Champagne Champ 182 

b g Champs Elysees - Maramba (Rainbow Quest)

5 9-5
90
5 9-5
90

Not entirely straightforward but did manage to win 3 times last season. Looks high enough in the weights now, though.

Not entirely straightforward but did manage to win 3 times last season. Looks high enough in the weights now, though.

7 (8)
122/46-5
iT
Mauve, beige sleeves and cap (Mrs L M Sherwood)

Guard Of Honour (IRE)  98 

b g Galileo - Queen of France (Danehill)

6 9-4 b
89
6 9-4 b
89

Useful at best but lightly raced nowadays and hasn't gone on since returning for a lengthy absence.

Useful at best but lightly raced nowadays and hasn't gone on since returning for a lengthy absence.

8 (5)
32422-3
iT
Black, yellow stripe, purple sleeves, purple cap, yellow star (The Maple Street Partnership)

Rainbow Dreamer 14 

b g Aqlaam - Zamhrear (Singspiel)

4 8-12 v
85
4 8-12 v
85

Failed to get head in front on the level last year but subsequently made up into a fairly useful hurdler and not disgraced back on the Flat at Leicester 2 weeks ago. Up in trip and Ryan Moore booked.

Failed to get head in front on the level last year but subsequently made up into a fairly useful hurdler and not disgraced back on the Flat at Leicester 2 weeks ago. Up in trip and Ryan Moore booked.

9 (6)
32113-3
iT
Black, gold cross and stripe on cap (Kingsclere Racing Club)

Swashbuckle 30 

b g Dashing Blade - Inhibition (Nayef)

4 8-9
82
4 8-9
82

Two wins from 6 runs last year. Creditable third of 8 in handicap at Newcastle (16.2f, 4/1) 30 days ago. Not got many miles on the clock so may do better still.

Two wins from 6 runs last year. Creditable third of 8 in handicap at Newcastle (16.2f, 4/1) 30 days ago. Not got many miles on the clock so may do better still.

Verdict

Star Rider has been tried over hurdles recently but was a dual winner on the Flat last season and needs respecting now back on the level. Alan King's Oceane was behind Hughie Morrison's mare at Goodwood last season but himself won two staying contests last term and can play a part here. However, preference is for the other Barbury Castle runner in the field, RAINBOW DREAMER, who was a likeable juvenile over hurdles, rated highly enough by connections compete at the Cheltenham Festival, and shaped up nicely on his return to the Flat at Leicester lately. Ryan Moore is an eye-catching booking in the saddle.

Verdict

OCEANE boasts some strong 4-y-o form and will be suited by the step back up in trip/return to turf. Star Rider is another with conditions to suit and finished in front of the selection at Goodwood last summer, while Swashbuckle has few miles on the clock so may do better still.

15:15 Ayr 21 Apr 2017

L&M Surveys Novices' Handicap Hurdle (Class 3) (4YO plus)

Winner £7,798 - 11 run - Draw Advantage: None

3

3m 70y

Good to Soft (Good in places)

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Weighed In
No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
Timeform says (star rating)
Printouts
1
34-2131
iT
Purple and white check, purple sleeves (A L Gregg & B H McFadzean)

King Of Fashion (IRE)  24 

ch g Desert King - French Fashion (Jamesmead)

7 11-12 t
127
7 11-12 t
127

Cruised clear to complete a simple task in 23f Hexham event last month, following on from his victory here at the turn of the year. Seemingly holds little secrets from the handicapper, though.

Cruised clear to complete a simple task in 23f Hexham event last month, following on from his victory here at the turn of the year. Seemingly holds little secrets from the handicapper, though.

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2
248111
iT
Yellow, black chevrons, yellow sleeves, hooped cap (Mr G S Brown)

Sammy B 30 

br g Overbury - This Thyne (Good Thyne)

7 11-7
122
7 11-7
122

Completed the hat-trick at Haydock last month, though fortunate on the day and didn't need to improve. Dangerous to discount all the same in current mood.

Completed the hat-trick at Haydock last month, though fortunate on the day and didn't need to improve. Dangerous to discount all the same in current mood.

3
67421U
iT
White, emerald green diamond, sleeves and diamond on cap (Mr M Sawers)

Strong Economy (IRE)  53 

ch g Sandmason - Odd Decision (Little Bighorn)

5 11-7
122
5 11-7
122

Has raced exclusively at Ayr and off the mark in maiden company (21.4f) in January. Unseated seventh on subsequent handicap debut and suspect he'll be vulnerable for the win in this field.

Has raced exclusively at Ayr and off the mark in maiden company (21.4f) in January. Unseated seventh on subsequent handicap debut and suspect he'll be vulnerable for the win in this field.

4
1-1634
iT
Dark blue, lilac sleeves, lilac and white quartered cap (N W A Bannister & M J R Bannister)

Rockportian (IRE)  71 

b g Definite Article - Wilmott's Fancy (Buckley)

7 11-6
121
7 11-6
121

Wide-margin winner of Irish point and also took Uttoxeter bumper a year ago. Might not be all that badly treated on handicap debut on form of Wetherby third 2 runs back and 3m will suit.

Wide-margin winner of Irish point and also took Uttoxeter bumper a year ago. Might not be all that badly treated on handicap debut on form of Wetherby third 2 runs back and 3m will suit.

5
1-3231
iT
Emerald green and yellow (quartered), white sleeves and cap (Mr Trevor Hemmings)

Winningtry (IRE)  26 

br g Flemensfirth - Jeruflo (Glacial Storm)

6 11-6
121
6 11-6
121

Had a couple of promising rivals in behind when opening account over hurdles at Wincanton last month and this longer trip seems sure to suit now handicapping.

Had a couple of promising rivals in behind when opening account over hurdles at Wincanton last month and this longer trip seems sure to suit now handicapping.

6
8712
iT
Purple and white check, purple sleeves, yellow cap (A L Gregg & B H McFadzean)

Glingerside (IRE)  41 

b g Milan - Kettle 'n Cran (Zaffaran)

6 11-5
120
6 11-5
120

Becoming a regular here like his stablemate and may have followed up his 2m novice win upped in trip last time had his rider not dropped his whip after the last. 3m will suit on handicap bow.

Becoming a regular here like his stablemate and may have followed up his 2m novice win upped in trip last time had his rider not dropped his whip after the last. 3m will suit on handicap bow.

7
21-2164
iT
Yellow, royal blue hooped sleeves, royal blue cap, yellow spots (Colm McDonnell)

Important Moment (IRE)  28 

b g Milan - Cuiloge Lady (Beneficial)

8 11-5 t
120
8 11-5 t
120

Point winner who landed 2m Perth maiden hurdle last summer and was back on track in first-time tongue strap after 6 weeks off at Musselburgh. May yet do better in handicaps up in trip now.

Point winner who landed 2m Perth maiden hurdle last summer and was back on track in first-time tongue strap after 6 weeks off at Musselburgh. May yet do better in handicaps up in trip now.

8
230512
iT
Purple, grey star, armlets and star on cap (The Mojan Partnership)

Just Milly (IRE)  18 

b m Milan - Out Performer (Persian Bold)

6 11-3
118
6 11-3
118

Doncaster winner in December and better form in defeat at Huntingdon after 3 months off. Longer trip sure to suit on handicap debut and leading claims.

Doncaster winner in December and better form in defeat at Huntingdon after 3 months off. Longer trip sure to suit on handicap debut and leading claims.

9
57-2544
iT
Royal blue, white hoops, maroon sleeves and cap (McNeill Family & A King)

Thomas Shelby (IRE)  49 

b g Witness Box - Deemiss (Buckskin)

6 11-1
116
6 11-1
116

Was backed ahead of last month's handicap debut at Newbury with the step up to 3m promising to suit so his run has to go down as disappointing.

Was backed ahead of last month's handicap debut at Newbury with the step up to 3m promising to suit so his run has to go down as disappointing.

10
2-72185
iT
Royal blue, yellow sash, royal blue sleeves, yellow stars, hooped cap (Mr D V Gardner)

Trans Express (IRE)  63 

br g Trans Island - Hazel Fastrack (Shambo)

7 10-8
109
7 10-8
109

Still looks fairly treated given the strength of his Exeter win over 18.5f but has been below form on both starts since over longer trips.

Still looks fairly treated given the strength of his Exeter win over 18.5f but has been below form on both starts since over longer trips.

11
F31-434
iT
Black, yellow sash, white cap (Mrs A M Thomson)

Robintheaulad (IRE)  21 

b g Robin Des Champs - Brotenstown (Presenting)

6 10-5 t
106
6 10-5 t
106

Lightly raced and potentially well treated (fairly useful bumper winner), though form of his disappointing Wetherby run last time doesn't look great. Upped to 3m.

Lightly raced and potentially well treated (fairly useful bumper winner), though form of his disappointing Wetherby run last time doesn't look great. Upped to 3m.

Verdict

Winningtry is a progressive type who should be suited by this drying ground and longer distance, while King Of Fashion is interesting now effectively 7lb lower under handy amateur rider Tom Greatrex. Glingerside is lightly-raced for a six-year-old and may have won last time had his rider not dropped his stick, but ROCKPORTIAN should appreciate having his sights lowered after a fair effort in a hot novice race at Doncaster last time and the booking of Richard Johnson is noteworthy.

Verdict

A hot handicap featuring plenty of promising novices and JUST MILLY could be the pick of them on her handicap debut, looking ahead of her mark and with the longer trip sure to suit. Winningtry fits the mould of other stayers that have done so well for his owner and has to be respected, while Rockportian is another one going handicapping who might not be all that badly treated.

15:50 Ayr 21 Apr 2017

Hillhouse Quarry Handicap Chase (Listed) (Class 1) (5YO plus)

Winner £28,475 - 8 run - Draw Advantage: None

4

2m 4f 110y

Good to Soft (Good in places)

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Weighed In
No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
Timeform says (star rating)
Printouts
1
334132
iT
Yellow, light blue hooped sleeves (Mr & Mrs Sandy Orr)

Theinval (FR)  15 

b g Smadoun - Kinevees (Hard Leaf)

7 11-12 p
148
7 11-12 p
148

Won a couple of small field novice events earlier in the season before excellent placed efforts in 2m handicaps at the Cheltenham/Aintree Festivals. Big player if still fresh and well.

Won a couple of small field novice events earlier in the season before excellent placed efforts in 2m handicaps at the Cheltenham/Aintree Festivals. Big player if still fresh and well.

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2
325311
iT
Purple, white disc, yellow sleeves, purple diamonds, purple and yellow quartered cap (Michelle And Dan Macdonald)

Warriors Tale 27 

b g Midnight Legend - Samandara (Kris)

8 11-7 t
143
8 11-7 t
143

Improved since fitted with a tongue tie, winning last 2 starts at Newbury, having more in hand than the bare margin suggests for latest success. 6 lb rise seems fair and should make another bold bid.

Improved since fitted with a tongue tie, winning last 2 starts at Newbury, having more in hand than the bare margin suggests for latest success. 6 lb rise seems fair and should make another bold bid.

3
172233
iT
Dark blue and white diabolo, emerald green and white check sleeves, white cap, red star (Walters Plant Hire & James & Jean Pott)

Two Taffs (IRE)  38 

b g Flemensfirth - Richs Mermaid (Saddlers' Hall)

7 11-6 t p
142
7 11-6 t p
142

Useful dual-winning hurdler who made promising start in this sphere when runner-up at Kempton. Back to that level when third of 20 in handicap at the Cheltenham Festival (in this headgear) last month.

Useful dual-winning hurdler who made promising start in this sphere when runner-up at Kempton. Back to that level when third of 20 in handicap at the Cheltenham Festival (in this headgear) last month.

4
3P5-512
iT
Black and white stripes, chevrons on sleeves (D&d Armstrong Ltd)

Katgary (FR)  48 

b g Ballingarry - Kotkira (Subotica)

7 11-4 p
140
7 11-4 p
140

Useful hurdler who won 21f novice chase for Paul Nicholls. Took advantage of falling mark for this yard at Perth in June and beaten only by a subsequent Grade 1 winner at Doncaster on return.

Useful hurdler who won 21f novice chase for Paul Nicholls. Took advantage of falling mark for this yard at Perth in June and beaten only by a subsequent Grade 1 winner at Doncaster on return.

5
6/1338-6
iT
Light blue, red braces, white sleeves, red armlets, light blue and red quartered cap (Mr A Brooks)

Calipto (FR)  35 

b g Califet - Peutiot (Valanour)

7 11-2
138
7 11-2
138

Useful hurdler who reached a similar level over fences for Paul Nicholls last season. Caught the eye on belated return for new yard when sixth of 24 in the Grand Annual at the Cheltenham Festival.

Useful hurdler who reached a similar level over fences for Paul Nicholls last season. Caught the eye on belated return for new yard when sixth of 24 in the Grand Annual at the Cheltenham Festival.

6
9-11222
iT
Light blue, pink chevrons, light blue sleeves, light blue cap, pink star (Mr R S Brookhouse)

Drumlee Sunset (IRE)  31 

br g Royal Anthem - Be My Sunset (Bob Back)

7 11-0
136
7 11-0
136

Point/bumper/hurdles winner who completed the set at Exeter on chasing bow. Good second at Chepstow in December and not disgraced (no match for classy winner) back from a break last month. Player.

Point/bumper/hurdles winner who completed the set at Exeter on chasing bow. Good second at Chepstow in December and not disgraced (no match for classy winner) back from a break last month. Player.

7
2213-10
iT
Dark blue and light blue check, hooped sleeves (Mr Ken Huddleston)

Indian Temple (IRE)  146 

b g Indian River - Ballycraggan (Beneficial)

8 10-11
133
8 10-11
133

Better than ever when successful over C&D on return in October, but found out in a much more competitive race at Newbury the following month. Stiff task after 5 months off.

Better than ever when successful over C&D on return in October, but found out in a much more competitive race at Newbury the following month. Stiff task after 5 months off.

8
47-675P
iT
Light green, dark green chevrons, red sleeves, white and red striped cap (Mr P J Martin)

The Grey Taylor (IRE)  13 

gr g Royal Anthem - Penny Tan (Roselier)

8 10-6 t
128
8 10-6 t
128

Shaped better than the distance beaten on return over hurdles but has since underperformed both starts over fences. Struggled back over timber next time and plenty to prove now.

Shaped better than the distance beaten on return over hurdles but has since underperformed both starts over fences. Struggled back over timber next time and plenty to prove now.

Verdict

Theinval ran a cracker when only finding one too strong in a red-hot contest at the Grand National meeting recently and he seems sure to go well again along with Two Taffs, who rarely runs a bad race and must be respected. However, WARRIORS TALE looks a horse on a steep upward curve at present and maintained his progression when running out an easy winner at Newbury last month. There should be plenty more to come and a bold hat-trick bid beckons.

Verdict

A high-quality handicap with plenty to consider but TWO TAFFS shaped very well in this headgear combination when third of 20 in a handicap at the Cheltenham Festival last month and he can win at this meeting for the second year running. Warriors Tale and Theinval head the dangers.

16:10 Newbury 21 Apr 2017

Dubai Duty Free Full Of Surprises Handicap (Class 2) (3YO only)

Winner £12,450 - 15 run - Draw Advantage: None

5

7f

Good to Firm (Good in places)

Weather: View Course Guide

Weighed In
No.
(Draw)
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
Timeform says (star rating)
Printouts
1 (11)
51268-
iT
Pink and purple (quartered), halved sleeves (G P M Morland,d J Erwin,john G S Woodm)

Bacchus 211 

ch g Kheleyf - Rumbled (Halling)

3 9-7 p1
92
3 9-7 p1
92

Pretty useful form as a juvenile but well held in nursery final start and will require a smart effort to defy top weight here. Has cheekpieces on for the first time.

Pretty useful form as a juvenile but well held in nursery final start and will require a smart effort to defy top weight here. Has cheekpieces on for the first time.

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2 (8)
811124-
iT
Purple, white sleeves, black armlets, hooped cap (Mr Tim Dykes, Mrs G Buchanan & E Burke)

Mutahaady (IRE)  155 

b g Elzaam - Midnight Oasis (Oasis Dream)

Non Runner

Non Runner

Racked up hat-trick of nursery wins last autumn bit form levelled off towards the end of the campaign and suspicion he'll be vulnerable to less-exposed types here.

Racked up hat-trick of nursery wins last autumn bit form levelled off towards the end of the campaign and suspicion he'll be vulnerable to less-exposed types here.

3 (3)
610-
iT
Maroon, grey epaulets (Prince A A Faisal)

Solomon's Bay (IRE)  195 

ch c Exceed and Excel - Gentle On My Mind (Sadler's Wells)

3 9-3
88
3 9-3
88

Confirmed debut promise when taking 7f Yarmouth maiden in September. Can't have been right when well held in Newmarket Group 3 final start and remains with potential.

Confirmed debut promise when taking 7f Yarmouth maiden in September. Can't have been right when well held in Newmarket Group 3 final start and remains with potential.

4 (13)
21-
iT
Light blue, beige seams, light blue sleeves, beige stars, light blue cap (H E S Al-kaabi)

Omran 127 

ch c Choisir - Ruff Shod (Storm Boot)

3 9-3
88
3 9-3
88

Built on encouraging debut second at Doncaster last autumn when scoring by 6 lengths at Chelmsford (7f) in December. Useful prospect.

Built on encouraging debut second at Doncaster last autumn when scoring by 6 lengths at Chelmsford (7f) in December. Useful prospect.

5 (15)
1-
iT
Light blue and red (quartered), white sleeves, red cap (Treasure Trove Partnership)

Chessman (IRE)  156 

b c Acclamation - Dulcian (Shamardal)

3 9-2
87 1
3 9-2
87 1

Looked potentially very useful when overcoming unfavourable circumstances to make a winning debut at Kempton (7f) in November. Entered in 2000 Guineas. This opening mark could underestimate him.

Looked potentially very useful when overcoming unfavourable circumstances to make a winning debut at Kempton (7f) in November. Entered in 2000 Guineas. This opening mark could underestimate him.

6 (1)
141-
iT
Light blue, orange epaulets (Middleham Park Racing XVII)

Sterling Silva (IRE)  315 

ch c Sakhee's Secret - Silicon Star (Starborough)

Non Runner

Non Runner

Won 2 of 3 starts early last season but form nothing special and will need to improve a fair bit to defy this mark on his return from 10 months off.

Won 2 of 3 starts early last season but form nothing special and will need to improve a fair bit to defy this mark on his return from 10 months off.

7 (10)
011-
iT
White, royal blue seams and sleeves, yellow cap (Mrs Olive Shaw)

Graphite Storm 216 

gr c Delegator - Ice Haven (Verglas)

3 9-1
86
3 9-1
86

Left debut behind when scoring at Windsor in August and benefited from the step up to 7f when following up in C&D nursery in September. Yet another promising sort in this line-up.

Left debut behind when scoring at Windsor in August and benefited from the step up to 7f when following up in C&D nursery in September. Yet another promising sort in this line-up.

8 (5)
6140-2
iT
Emerald green, black sleeves, emerald green armlets, emerald green cap, black star (Mr M Stewkesbury)

Jule In The Crown 10 

b f Harbour Watch - Jules (Danehill)

3 9-0
85 1
3 9-0
85 1

Missed second half of 2016 but the fact she contested Queen Mary at Royal Ascot shows she's well regarded and she made a promising return when second at Pontefract (6f) last week. 7f should suit.

Missed second half of 2016 but the fact she contested Queen Mary at Royal Ascot shows she's well regarded and she made a promising return when second at Pontefract (6f) last week. 7f should suit.

9 (4)
60-1
iT
Light blue, dark blue armlets, dark blue cap (Highclere T'bred Racing- Rudyard Kipli)

Abatement 83 

b g Bated Breath - Iwunder (King's Best)

3 8-12
83
3 8-12
83

Left his 2 runs as a juvenile behind (gelded after) when impressively landing a 7f Lingfield maiden on return in January. In good hands and major surprise if there isn't more to come.

Left his 2 runs as a juvenile behind (gelded after) when impressively landing a 7f Lingfield maiden on return in January. In good hands and major surprise if there isn't more to come.

10 (2)
31-
iT
Pale blue, white and yellow check cap (Ballymacoll Stud)

Pivoine (IRE)  184 

b c Redoute's Choice - Fleur De Cactus (Montjeu)

3 8-11
82
3 8-11
82

Built on debut promise when keeping on well to win 1m Kempton maiden in October. Drop in trip on return perhaps not the obvious move given his dam won over 13f but he's still much respected.

Built on debut promise when keeping on well to win 1m Kempton maiden in October. Drop in trip on return perhaps not the obvious move given his dam won over 13f but he's still much respected.

11 (14)
41-
iT
Pink, dark blue stars, dark blue and pink diabolo on sleeves, pink cap, dark blue star (Pineapple Stud, Amanda Turner & Ptnr)

Warrior's Spirit (IRE)  216 

b c Requinto - Sandbox Two (Foxhound)

3 8-10
81
3 8-10
81

Stepped up on debut fourth over 6f here in July when winning over C&D (good to soft) in September. Likely has more to offer.

Stepped up on debut fourth over 6f here in July when winning over C&D (good to soft) in September. Likely has more to offer.

12 (9)
421-V37
iT
Red, white stripe, striped sleeves (Mr Abdullah Saeed Al Naboodah)

Zamjar 30 

b c Exceed and Excel - Cloud's End (Dubawi)

3 8-10
81
3 8-10
81

Dual winner over 6f last season. Creditable return to action when third at Newcastle (6f) last month but well held back there since. Blinkers off. Needs to improve for step up to 7f.

Dual winner over 6f last season. Creditable return to action when third at Newcastle (6f) last month but well held back there since. Blinkers off. Needs to improve for step up to 7f.

13 (12)
04347-1
iT
Royal blue, maroon sash and star on cap (David Little The Links Partnership)

Glory of Paris (IRE)  16 

b g Sir Prancealot - Paris Glory (Honour And Glory)

3 8-9
80
3 8-9
80

Left last year's efforts on turf well behind when making a successful return to action on AW at Kempton 16 days ago. This a big step up in class and also needs to prove he can do it on the grass.

Left last year's efforts on turf well behind when making a successful return to action on AW at Kempton 16 days ago. This a big step up in class and also needs to prove he can do it on the grass.

14 (16)
24-14
iT
Dark blue, white chevron, red sleeves and cap (Mr P Makin)

Winning Ways (IRE)  71 

b c Lope De Vega - Sahara Sky (Danehill)

3 8-9 t h
80
3 8-9 t h
80

First run since leaving William Haggas when justifying short odds in Lingfield maiden in this headgear combination in January. Better than result in minor event there since and more to come.

First run since leaving William Haggas when justifying short odds in Lingfield maiden in this headgear combination in January. Better than result in minor event there since and more to come.

15 (17)
380-211
iT
Royal blue, light blue stars, white sleeves, light blue stars and cap (Mr P Gleeson & Goldrush Thoroughbreds)

Dark Destroyer (IRE)  24 

b c Helmet - Oeuvre d'Art (Marju)

3 8-9
80
3 8-9
80

Off mark at fifth time of asking in maiden at Kempton in February and improved to follow up in 7f handicap at Wolverhampton since. May have more to offer but this a much better race

Off mark at fifth time of asking in maiden at Kempton in February and improved to follow up in 7f handicap at Wolverhampton since. May have more to offer but this a much better race

16 (7)
2-31152
iT
Red and emerald green diabolo, red sleeves, emerald green armlets, white cap (Threes Company)

Espresso Freddo (IRE)  21 

b c Fast Company - Spring Bouquet (King's Best)

3 8-9 p
80
3 8-9 p
80

Dual winner over 7f for Sir Mark Prescott at the start of the year and solid start for new yard last month. Has a lot more on his plate here, though.

Dual winner over 7f for Sir Mark Prescott at the start of the year and solid start for new yard last month. Has a lot more on his plate here, though.

17 (6)
7251-
iT
Emerald green, yellow stripe, yellow cap (Thurloe Thoroughbreds Xxxix)

Intimate Art (IRE)  198 

ch g Dutch Art - Intimacy (Teofilo)

3 8-8
79
3 8-8
79

Improved when making it fourth time lucky in maidens at Kempton (7f) in October. Handicap mark looks workable but not as obviously progressive as some of these rivals.

Improved when making it fourth time lucky in maidens at Kempton (7f) in October. Handicap mark looks workable but not as obviously progressive as some of these rivals.

Verdict

CHESSMAN put in a strong performance on debut to win at Kempton in November and the three-year-old is in the best possible hands to continue his progression now ridden by Frankie Dettori. The second from that contest has won since and he might be capable of account for the likes of Pivoine, who looks sure to hold his own this season for powerful connections, and Graphite Storm, who won here last season and will get further than this in time. Winning Ways, Intimate Art and Sterling Silva are others to note in an open contest.

Verdict

Usually a really strong 3-y-o handicap and this year's renewal looks no exception. CHESSMAN looked a good prospect when making a winning debut at Kempton in November and gets the nod for a yard which has won this with the smart pair Gregorian and Muwaary in recent years. Winning Ways, Pivoine and Abatement head the many possible dangers.

16:50 Ayr 21 Apr 2017

Coral.co.uk Mares' Handicap Hurdle (Class 2) (4YO plus)

Winner £15,640 - 13 run - Draw Advantage: None

6

3m 70y

Good to Soft (Good in places)

Weather: View Course Guide

Weighed In
No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
Timeform says (star rating)
Printouts
1
1-2P180
iT
Orange and yellow (quartered), diabolo on sleeves, striped cap (Mrs Tania Stepney)

Rons Dream 13 

b m Kayf Tara - Empress of Light (Emperor Jones)

7 11-12
142
7 11-12
142

Useful mare who bounced back to best when winning 5-runner listed hurdle at Warwick (21f, heavy) in February. Shaped as if still in good form since and won this race 12 months ago. Respected.

Useful mare who bounced back to best when winning 5-runner listed hurdle at Warwick (21f, heavy) in February. Shaped as if still in good form since and won this race 12 months ago. Respected.

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2
212-542
iT
Violet and white check, white cap (Ditcheat Thoroughbreds Jessber's Dream)

Jessber's Dream (IRE)  69 

b m Milan - Maddy's Supreme (Supreme Leader)

7 11-10 t b1
140
7 11-10 t b1
140

Three-time winner over hurdles for Harry Fry last season. Better with each run for new yard, 6 lengths second to reopposing Ron's Dream in Warwick listed event in February. Blinkered first time

Three-time winner over hurdles for Harry Fry last season. Better with each run for new yard, 6 lengths second to reopposing Ron's Dream in Warwick listed event in February. Blinkered first time

3
1F2-739
iT
Black, emerald green chevrons on sleeves (The Sea Breeze Partnership)

Debdebdeb 38 

b m Teofilo - Windmill (Ezzoud)

7 11-7
137
7 11-7
137

Dual winner over hurdles who fared as well as could be expected when mid-field in Grade 2 David Nicholson last time. Goes up to 3m for the first time here and it could suit her.

Dual winner over hurdles who fared as well as could be expected when mid-field in Grade 2 David Nicholson last time. Goes up to 3m for the first time here and it could suit her.

4
511422
iT
Yellow, purple star, purple sleeves, yellow armlets, purple cap (Mr Will Roseff)

Happy Diva (IRE)  48 

b m King's Theatre - Megans Joy (Supreme Leader)

6 11-3 t
133
6 11-3 t
133

On the upgrade when successful twice around the turn of the year. Remained in form since and likely to give another good account.

On the upgrade when successful twice around the turn of the year. Remained in form since and likely to give another good account.

5
9-21P5P
iT
Red, white seams, red sleeves, yellow armlets and stars on red cap (Bowes Lodge Stables)

Bon Chic (IRE)  38 

b m Presenting - Homebird (Be My Native)

8 10-10 p1
126
8 10-10 p1
126

Well held in 3 runs for current yard 7 months apart so has a bit to prove for the time being. Cheekpieces on first time.

Well held in 3 runs for current yard 7 months apart so has a bit to prove for the time being. Cheekpieces on first time.

6
1/04P5P
iT
Royal blue, beige triple diamond and star on cap (Richard W Gilchrist)

Jennys Melody (IRE)  18 

b m Gamut - Pharaway Stream (Phardante)

8 10-10 t
126
8 10-10 t
126

Improved when winning 3 times in 2015, but she's offered little in a handful of outings so far this season.

Improved when winning 3 times in 2015, but she's offered little in a handful of outings so far this season.

7
722210
iT
Royal blue, yellow stripe, royal blue sleeves, yellow stars (Penketh And Sankey Jech Racing Club 1)

Same Circus (IRE)  27 

b m Brian Boru - Curragh Orpen (Orpen)

6 10-9
125
6 10-9
125

Point winner who notched second hurdles success when making all at Catterick (25f) last month but comfortably held on Newbury handicap debut.

Point winner who notched second hurdles success when making all at Catterick (25f) last month but comfortably held on Newbury handicap debut.

8
689111
iT
Black, gold diamond hoop, diamonds on sleeves (Jockey Club Ownership South West 1)

Timeforwest (IRE)  17 

b m Westerner - Shang A Lang (Commander Collins)

5 10-9
125
5 10-9
125

Different proposition since handicapping, barely coming off bridle to complete quick hat-trick at Kempton (3m) 17 days ago. Fully 20 lb higher but it's unlikely to stop her going close.

Different proposition since handicapping, barely coming off bridle to complete quick hat-trick at Kempton (3m) 17 days ago. Fully 20 lb higher but it's unlikely to stop her going close.

9
21/1114
iT
Light blue, brown braces, brown sleeves, light blue armlets, yellow cap (Mr P E Truscott)

Nordic Nymph 62 

b m Norse Dancer - Silken Pearls (Leading Counsel)

8 10-8
124
8 10-8
124

Made it 7 wins in 8 starts at Kempton (3m) in December. Winning run came to an end when fourth at Haydock (23f) last time but offered enough to suggest she's still in good form.

Made it 7 wins in 8 starts at Kempton (3m) in December. Winning run came to an end when fourth at Haydock (23f) last time but offered enough to suggest she's still in good form.

10
214235
iT
Dark green, red cross of lorraine, halved sleeves, dark green and red quartered cap (Mickleton Racing Club)

Cajun Fiddle (IRE)  27 

b m Robin Des Champs - Silk Style (Polish Precedent)

6 10-8
124
6 10-8
124

Southwell novice winner who has shown better form in defeat since, including good fifth in Mares' Final at Newbury last time. Goes up still further in trip now.

Southwell novice winner who has shown better form in defeat since, including good fifth in Mares' Final at Newbury last time. Goes up still further in trip now.

11
242683
iT
Dark blue and grey stripes, grey sleeves, quartered cap (The Dregs Of Humanity & Partner)

Stoneham 75 (28F) 

b m Sixties Icon - Cibenze (Owington)

6 10-7 h
123
6 10-7 h
123

Ran up to her best when third over hurdles at Musselburgh in February and winning form on AW Flat at Newcastle since. Capable of getting involved.

Ran up to her best when third over hurdles at Musselburgh in February and winning form on AW Flat at Newcastle since. Capable of getting involved.

12
433F12
iT
Orange, royal blue star, yellow and royal blue check sleeves, quartered cap (Mr David Gordon Roberts)

Elusive Theatre (IRE)  55 

b m King's Theatre - Miss Best (Grand Tresor)

6 10-6
122
6 10-6
122

Consistent front runner who faced a simple task when getting off the mark unchallenged over 2m here in February. Runner-up at Newcastle since but lot more on plate now handicapping up in trip.

Consistent front runner who faced a simple task when getting off the mark unchallenged over 2m here in February. Runner-up at Newcastle since but lot more on plate now handicapping up in trip.

13
1121PP
iT
Red and dark green (quartered), yellow sleeves, yellow cap, royal blue diamond (John & Liz Elliot)

Wyfield Rose 18 

b m Kayf Tara - Miniature Rose (Anshan)

8 10-3 p
119
8 10-3 p
119

Progressive 5-time winner in 2016, but her run of good form has come to a halt the last twice. Likely she'll find this too competitive.

Progressive 5-time winner in 2016, but her run of good form has come to a halt the last twice. Likely she'll find this too competitive.

Verdict

RONS DREAM is 5lb higher than when winning this contest 12 months ago but her six-length victory from Jessber's Dream, who reopposes in first-time blinkers this afternoon, at Warwick in January suggests she's improved subsequently. She's entitled to leave behind her two latest efforts in Grade One company now back in a handicap. Debdebdeb is unexposed over 3m, while there may be more to come from last-time-out Listed second Happy Diva.

Verdict

It's possible the step up to 3m will see DEBDEBDEB pull out a bit more and she gets a narrow vote in a tight affair. Timeforwest is 20 lb higher than when completing her hat-trick at Kempton but it's unlikely to prevent this progressive mare getting involved. Jessber's Dream, who is blinkered for the first time, and last year's winner Rons Dream also make the shortlist.

17:25 Ayr 21 Apr 2017

Seko Logistics Scotland Handicap Hurdle (Class 3) (4YO plus)

Winner £7,798 - 15 run - Draw Advantage: None

7

3m 70y

Good to Soft (Good in places)

Weather: View Course Guide

Weighed In
No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
Timeform says (star rating)
Printouts
1
8/801PP
iT
Yellow, red triple diamond, red and yellow halved sleeves, yellow cap, red diamond (Mr Jonathan Martin)

Land Of Vic 27 

b m Old Vic - Land Of Glory (Supreme Leader)

9 12-3
127
9 12-3
127

Useful hurdles winner earlier in career but although she's won over fences, she's not been entirely convincing. Potentially well treated back in this sphere (9 lb below last winning mark).

Useful hurdles winner earlier in career but although she's won over fences, she's not been entirely convincing. Potentially well treated back in this sphere (9 lb below last winning mark).

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2
847P3U
iT
Red, white cross belts, checked sleeves (Mr J B Gilruth & Eric Chapman)

Capard King (IRE)  18 

b g Beneficial - Capard Lady (Supreme Leader)

8 12-2 p
126
8 12-2 p
126

Hit-and-miss profile, but was in the process of running well over fences at Ludlow, and he's one to be interested in off this sort of mark back over hurdles, especially back on a left-handed track.

Hit-and-miss profile, but was in the process of running well over fences at Ludlow, and he's one to be interested in off this sort of mark back over hurdles, especially back on a left-handed track.

3
3VPF31
iT
Maroon, beige star, diabolo on sleeves and star on cap (Bradley Partnership)

Beer Goggles (IRE)  28 

br g Oscar - Tynelucy (Good Thyne)

6 11-12 t
122
6 11-12 t
122

Behind a pair of subsequent winners at Exeter in February, and proved better than ever to win at Newbury last time, travelling strongly. Not long with this yard, and could yet do better.

Behind a pair of subsequent winners at Exeter in February, and proved better than ever to win at Newbury last time, travelling strongly. Not long with this yard, and could yet do better.

4
6-352PP
iT
Light blue, orange epaulets (Middleham Park Racing Lix)

Towering (IRE)  30 

b g Catcher In The Rye - Bobs Article (Definite Article)

8 11-10 p
120
8 11-10 p
120

Multiple winner over hurdles, but hasn't took to chasing, again failing to complete in first-time blinkers last month. Not badly treated back hurdling if all is well. Cheekpieces back on.

Multiple winner over hurdles, but hasn't took to chasing, again failing to complete in first-time blinkers last month. Not badly treated back hurdling if all is well. Cheekpieces back on.

5
P-3322
iT
White, emerald green diamond, sleeves and diamond on cap (Mr M Sawers)

Trongate (IRE)  53 

b g Dansant - Val Eile (Aahsaylad)

5 11-9
119
5 11-9
119

Fairly useful in bumpers and has made decent start over hurdles, though failed to meet expectations last time. Significantly up in trip now handicapping, but opening mark demands more.

Fairly useful in bumpers and has made decent start over hurdles, though failed to meet expectations last time. Significantly up in trip now handicapping, but opening mark demands more.

6
345223
iT
Royal blue, white epaulets, royal blue sleeves, white stars, royal blue cap, white star (Mrs J K Powell)

Gulshanigans 16 

b g Sakhee - Gulshan (Batshoof)

5 11-9 t
119
5 11-9 t
119

Again ran well to be placed at Wincanton this month, and deserves extra credit for his consistency, though it's a slight concern he hasn't yet managed to get his head in front.