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  • Date: 02 August 2020
  • Going: GOOD to FIRM
  • Surface: Turf
  • Status: Completed

Leicester Racecourse Supporting Frontline Workers Handicap (4) (Class 4)

  • Distance: 7f
  • Age: 3 years old+
  • Runners: 9
  • Prize: £7,250
  • Race status: Weighed In

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Likeable type who was in good form on AW at the start of the year and possibly failed to stay 1m on turf return in June,

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
08/06/20 Haydock Park 6/7 Flat 7f 212y Good 9st 3lbs Richard Kingscote 9.2
14/02/20 Lingfield Park 2/8 Flat 7f 1y Std/slow 9st 5lbs Silvestre De Sousa 3.85
01/02/20 Lingfield Park 2/6 Flat 7f 1y Std 9st 8lbs Richard Kingscote 2.47
22/01/20 Kempton Park 2/8 Flat 7f Std 9st 7lbs Richard Kingscote 8.6
10/01/20 Wolverhampton 4/5 Flat 1m 142y Slow 9st 1lbs Richard Kingscote 7.4
05/12/19 Kempton Park 1/9 Flat 7f Std 9st 5lbs Richard Kingscote 4
20/09/19 Newcastle 10/10 Flat 6f Std/slow 0 9st 8lbs David Egan 5.2
02/09/19 Windsor 3/10 Flat 6f 12y Gd/frm 9st 5lbs Richard Kingscote 3.34
24/08/19 Windsor 4/9 Flat 6f 12y Gd/frm 9st 2lbs Richard Kingscote 2.97
08/08/19 Sandown Park 4/10 Flat 5f 10y Gd/frm 9st 5lbs Silvestre De Sousa 11.54

Dual AW winner earlier this year and creditable in-frame efforts on turf last 3 starts. Blinkered added Likely to be competitive again.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
06/07/20 Ayr 4/9 Flat 7f 50y Gd/sft 9st 9lbs Joe Fanning 7.2
20/06/20 Newmarket (Rowley) 4/10 Flat 7f Good 9st 2lbs Harry Bentley 5.89
10/06/20 Pontefract 2/9 Flat 6f Good 9st 7lbs Joe Fanning 5.2
05/02/20 Southwell 1/8 Flat 6f 16y Std/fast 9st 9lbs Joe Fanning 2.26
15/01/20 Southwell 1/6 Flat 6f 16y Std 9st 5lbs Joe Fanning 4.96
06/01/20 Wolverhampton 8/10 Flat 6f 20y Std/slow 8st 12lbs Joe Fanning 7.28

Won 11-runner maiden (80/1) at Windsor (6f, good) in June and not disgraced under a penalty at Chepstow (6f) since. Not obviously well treated for this handicap debut.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
09/07/20 Chepstow 5/10 Flat 6f 16y Gd/sft 9st 7lbs Daniel Muscutt 40
24/06/20 Windsor 1/11 Flat 6f 12y Good 9st 5lbs Tom Marquand 103.39
09/03/20 Kempton Park 8/8 Flat 1m Slow 9st 3lbs Rob Hornby 142.33

Threatening to come good soon, caught a little out of his ground when third of 9 in handicap at Kempton (7f) 20 days ago, running on. Considered under Moore.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
13/07/20 Kempton Park 3/9 Flat 7f Slow 9st 6lbs Jim Crowley 4.24
20/06/20 Newmarket (Rowley) 4/5 Flat 6f Good 8st 10lbs Cieren Fallon 4.5
30/09/19 Wolverhampton 2/9 Flat 6f 20y Std 9st 2lbs Louis Steward 3.8
08/08/19 Sandown Park 5/10 Flat 5f 10y Gd/frm 9st 5lbs Ryan Moore 3.39
23/07/19 Chelmsford City 3/10 Flat 6f Slow 9st 5lbs Ryan Moore 3.87

Fairly useful form when runner-up on all 3 starts (7f/1m). Moves into handicap company for the first time now. Ought to figure again.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
20/07/20 Windsor 2/13 Flat 1m 31y Gd/frm 9st 0lbs Rossa Ryan 6.2
04/07/20 Haydock Park 2/10 Flat 7f 212y Soft 8st 12lbs Rossa Ryan 8.2
19/06/20 Lingfield Park 2/13 Flat 7f 1y Std/slow 8st 7lbs Thore Hammer Hansen 28.69

Won nursery at Newbury in 2019 but well below form on last 3 starts, the latest on Kempton reappearance in June. Something to prove for the time being.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
10/06/20 Kempton Park 12/12 Flat 7f Slow 9st 3lbs Jim Crowley 21.48
18/10/19 Newcastle 6/7 Flat 7f 14y Slow 9st 6lbs Kieran Shoemark 19.5
03/09/19 Goodwood 7/8 Flat 6f Gd/frm 8st 5lbs Cieren Fallon 9.23
17/08/19 Newmarket (July) 4/8 Flat 7f Gd/frm 9st 3lbs Kieran Shoemark 8.2
06/08/19 Newbury 1/9 Flat 7f Good 9st 7lbs Kieran Shoemark 18.33
13/07/19 Ascot 6/12 Flat 7f Firm 9st 0lbs David Probert 19.33
03/06/19 Wolverhampton 4/6 Flat 6f 20y Std 9st 0lbs Kieran Shoemark 11.65
25/05/19 Goodwood 2/5 Flat 6f Good 9st 0lbs Dane O'Neill 5.82

Winner on 6f Wolverhampton handicap debut/reappearance in June but has failed to progress since, including finishing 6 lengths behind Vasari when fourth at Kempton 20 days ago. Tongue tie added now.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
13/07/20 Kempton Park 4/9 Flat 7f Slow 0 9st 6lbs Hector Crouch 7.8
01/07/20 Kempton Park 4/12 Flat 6f Slow 9st 13lbs Adam Kirby 2.3
21/06/20 Wolverhampton 1/12 Flat 6f 20y Slow 9st 5lbs Adam Kirby 7.75
10/10/19 Kempton Park 4/8 Flat 6f Slow 9st 2lbs Adam Kirby 30
20/09/19 Newbury 12/15 Flat 6f Gd/frm 9st 5lbs Adam Kirby 9.63
21/08/19 Bath 3/11 Flat 5f 10y Good 9st 5lbs Adam Kirby 3.35

Progressive form, probably going down to a useful sort at Salisbury (7f, good to firm) 22 days ago. Opening handicap mark looks workable.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
11/07/20 Salisbury 2/12 Flat 6f 213y Gd/frm 9st 2lbs Jack Mitchell 5.14
08/06/20 Lingfield Park 2/12 Flat 7f 1y Std 9st 5lbs Dane O'Neill 11.43
22/11/19 Newcastle 4/13 Flat 6f Slow 9st 5lbs Paul Mulrennan 10.55

Tongue tied when winning 7f Wolverhampton maiden in December. That aid left off when last of 6 in C&D handicap on reappearance but it's back in place now.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
17/07/20 Leicester 6/6 Flat 7f Gd/frm 9st 1lbs Cieren Fallon 18.99
12/12/19 Wolverhampton 1/9 Flat 7f 36y Std z 9st 5lbs Thomas Greatrex 5.3
28/11/19 Chelmsford City 5/14 Flat 6f Slow 9st 2lbs Ben Curtis 18.71
21/09/19 Newbury 6/9 Flat 7f Gd/frm 9st 2lbs Andrea Atzeni 8.4
18/04/19 Newmarket (Rowley) 5/8 Flat 5f Good 9st 5lbs Raul Da Silva 52.92

Timeform Verdict Timeform Verdict

ANJAH looks on a fair mark for this handicap debut and gets a narrow vote ahead of Vasari, who ought to be winning soon for the Sir Michael Stoute team. Grande Rumore has posted 3 solid runner-up efforts in her qualifying events and is also respected.

Betting Forecast

12/1 Phuket Power (Ire), 8/1 Lion Tower (Ire), 14/1 Amathus (Ire), 7/2 Vasari (Usa), 5/1 Grande Rumore, 25/1 Miss Villanelle, 9/1 Tommy Rock (Ire), 4/1 Anjah (Ire), 18/1 Millionaire Waltz
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