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  • Date: 02 August 2020
  • Going: ALL-WEATHER STANDARD
  • Surface: All Weather
  • Status: Completed

Final Furlong Podcast Handicap (4) (Class 4)

  • Distance: 1m 4f 98y
  • Age: 3 years old+
  • Runners: 5
  • Prize: £7,250
  • Race status: Weighed In

Full result

Twice-raced maiden. Fourth of 10 in maiden at Yarmouth (10.1f, good to firm, 10/1) 18 days ago. Up in trip for this handicap debut and could have some improvement in him.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
15/07/20 Yarmouth 4/10 Flat 1m 2f 23y Gd/frm B 9st 4lbs Silvestre De Sousa 16.55
28/06/20 Newmarket (Rowley) 6/8 Flat 1m Gd/frm B 9st 4lbs Robert Havlin 50.39

Two wins from 4 runs this year. Career best when winning 8-runner handicap at Pontefract (12f, good to soft, 15/2) 10 days ago, suited by way race developed. 4 lb rise fair but this is tougher.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
23/07/20 Pontefract 1/8 Flat 1m 4f 5y Gd/sft 0 8st 10lbs Ben Curtis 11.63
08/07/20 Ripon 1/8 Flat 1m 4f 10y Gd/frm 0 9st 6lbs Ben Curtis 14.76
20/06/20 Ripon 3/4 Flat 1m 4f 10y Good 8st 11lbs Clifford Lee 13.5
09/01/20 Newcastle 9/10 Flat 1m 5y Slow 9st 5lbs Rhona Pindar 38
27/12/19 Wolverhampton 5/12 Flat 1m 142y Std 9st 5lbs Clifford Lee 22.86
07/12/19 Wolverhampton 3/11 Flat 1m 142y Slow 9st 5lbs Clifford Lee 31.01

Promising sort. Evens, won 8-runner handicap at Wolverhampton (12.2f) 30 days ago, readily. Up 9 lb but this well-bred colt almost certainly has more to offer.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
03/07/20 Wolverhampton 1/8 Flat 1m 4f 51y Slow z 9st 8lbs Jim Crowley 2.32
12/06/20 Newbury 2/8 Flat 1m 2f Good z 9st 2lbs James Doyle 8.66
28/10/19 Kempton Park 6/13 Flat 1m Std 9st 5lbs Louis Steward 24.11

Lightly-raced maiden. 13/2, good second of 12 in handicap at Yarmouth (11.5f, good to firm) 11 days ago, left with too much to do. Open to improvement and claims if taking to this surface.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
22/07/20 Yarmouth 2/12 Flat 1m 3f 104y Gd/frm H 9st 6lbs Jamie Spencer 8.16
15/06/20 Kempton Park 3/6 Flat 1m 3f 219y Std/slow H 9st 2lbs Hayley Turner 26.08
03/10/19 Chelmsford City 5/6 Flat 1m 2f Slow 9st 5lbs Jamie Spencer 6.2
05/09/19 Haydock Park 4/8 Flat 7f 212y Soft 9st 0lbs Jamie Spencer 20
16/08/19 Newmarket (July) 4/7 Flat 1m Gd/sft 9st 2lbs Jamie Spencer 17.27

25/1, fifth of 8 in handicap at Ripon (9.8f, good to firm) 9 days ago. Up in trip and he looks vulnerable to less exposed types.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
24/07/20 Ripon 5/8 Flat 1m 1f 170y Gd/frm 9st 7lbs P. J. McDonald 28.19
11/07/20 Newcastle 6/9 Flat 1m 5y Slow 0 9st 6lbs Jason Hart 24.89
06/06/20 Newcastle 7/7 Flat 1m 5y Slow B 8st 7lbs Hollie Doyle 18
12/10/19 York 4/9 Flat 7f 192y Soft B 9st 7lbs P. J. McDonald 17
06/09/19 Newcastle 3/5 Flat 1m 5y Slow 9st 6lbs Jane Elliott 8.8
16/08/19 Wolverhampton 3/3 Flat 7f 36y Std 9st 0lbs Robert Winston 2.03
09/08/19 Haydock Park 2/7 Flat 6f 212y Good 9st 6lbs Robert Winston 4
01/07/19 Wolverhampton 1/5 Flat 7f 36y Slow 9st 5lbs Robert Winston 5.99
11/06/19 Thirsk 4/10 Flat 6f Gd/sft 9st 5lbs Paul Hanagan 6.79
19/05/19 Ripon 5/9 Flat 6f Gd/frm 9st 5lbs Pat Cosgrave 27.47

Timeform Verdict Timeform Verdict

There's almost certainly more to come from the well-bred GALATA BRIDGE, who did the job in tidy fashion at Wolverhampton and a 9 lb rise is unlikely to prevent him from following up. Caledonian Crusade was runner-up in a decent race at Yarmouth recently and is next on the list ahead of handicap debutant Sacre-Bleu. The hat-trick seeking Socially Shady merits respect, but has more on his plate now.

Betting Forecast

11/2 Sacre Bleu, 7/1 Socially Shady, 10/11 Galata Bridge, 4/1 Caledonian Crusade (Ire), 18/1 Rich Belief
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