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

Hersham Handicap (5) (Class 5)

  • Distance: 1m 6f
  • Age: 3 years old+
  • Runners: 6
  • Prize: £5,400
  • Race status: Weighed In

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Bred to be smart and was much improved from debut when beaten only a head in 11.8f Haydock novice 39 days ago. The form no better than fair but she should go again now handicapping.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
24/06/20 Haydock Park 2/8 Flat 1m 3f 175y Gd/frm 9st 0lbs P. J. McDonald 10.5
05/06/20 Newmarket (Rowley) 6/8 Flat 1m 4f Gd/frm 9st 0lbs Stevie Donohoe 17.44

Steadily progressive last term and ran well on first 2 starts this year. Well held last time but there's still some scope for him to do better now back up in trip.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
17/07/20 Haydock Park 9/16 Flat 1m 2f 100y Good 9st 4lbs Oisin Murphy 8.8
03/07/20 Haydock Park 3/10 Flat 1m 2f 42y Gd/sft 9st 7lbs Cieren Fallon 22
14/06/20 Goodwood 3/3 Flat 1m 3f 218y Gd/frm 8st 8lbs Hayley Turner 6.42
30/11/19 Wolverhampton 4/8 Flat 1m 1f 104y Std 9st 5lbs Callum Shepherd 2.48
07/11/19 Chelmsford City 3/11 Flat 7f Slow 9st 2lbs Hayley Turner 138.82
28/10/19 Kempton Park 7/13 Flat 1m Std 9st 5lbs Hayley Turner 80
16/10/19 Nottingham 6/7 Flat 1m 75y Heavy 9st 5lbs Richard Kingscote 12

Showed improved form to resume winning ways at Chepstow in July. Found an improver only too good under a penalty at Bath next time but was well held over C&D last time. Needs to bounce back.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
23/07/20 Sandown Park 6/6 Flat 1m 6f Good 8st 8lbs William Buick 12.4
14/07/20 Bath 2/10 Flat 1m 6f Good 9st 13lbs Oliver Stammers 1.88
09/07/20 Chepstow 1/9 Flat 1m 4f Gd/sft 9st 7lbs David Probert 4.26
23/06/20 Kempton Park 4/12 Flat 1m 3f 219y Slow 9st 7lbs Franny Norton 8.2
13/06/20 Leicester 3/12 Flat 1m 2f Gd/frm 9st 9lbs Jane Elliott 3.4
10/06/20 Kempton Park 1/11 Flat 1m 3f 219y Slow 9st 6lbs Adam Kirby 5.81
07/03/20 Chelmsford City 2/10 Flat 1m 2f Slow 9st 6lbs P. J. McDonald 4.3
08/01/20 Newcastle 8/9 Flat 7f 14y Slow 9st 3lbs Andrew Breslin 160
01/11/19 Newcastle 10/11 Flat 7f 14y Std/slow 9st 5lbs Joe Fanning 15
05/10/19 Redcar 9/14 Flat 7f Soft 9st 2lbs Joe Fanning 15

Improved when beaten only a neck in 12f Lingfield maiden 3 weeks ago, despite not settling much better for the first-time hood. Makes handicap debut and should have more to offer.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
12/07/20 Lingfield Park 2/9 Flat 1m 4f Slow H 8st 11lbs Martin Harley 5.1
22/06/20 Windsor 5/8 Flat 1m 2f Gd/frm 9st 0lbs Robert Havlin 3.76
12/06/20 Newbury 6/11 Flat 1m Good 9st 0lbs Martin Harley 14.42

Showed much-improved form to get off the mark with his reappearance under his belt at Kempton in June and has run well on his 2 subsequent starts, including back on turf latest. Remains of interest.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
23/07/20 Sandown Park 2/6 Flat 1m 6f Good 8st 4lbs Silvestre De Sousa 4.8
03/07/20 Wolverhampton 2/8 Flat 1m 4f 51y Slow 9st 3lbs Silvestre De Sousa 2.82
23/06/20 Kempton Park 1/12 Flat 1m 3f 219y Slow 9st 2lbs Silvestre De Sousa 5.2
06/06/20 Lingfield Park 5/11 Flat 1m 4f Slow 9st 3lbs Rob Hornby 3.5
16/10/19 Nottingham 5/7 Flat 1m 75y Heavy 9st 5lbs Silvestre De Sousa 4.86
26/09/19 Newmarket (Rowley) 4/5 Flat 1m Good 9st 0lbs Oisin Murphy 3.85

Showed promise as a juvenile and again this term, staying on when not clear run inside final 1f at Yarmouth (11.5f) 11 days ago. Up in trip and of interest in first-time cheekpieces.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
22/07/20 Yarmouth 7/12 Flat 1m 3f 104y Gd/frm 9st 4lbs Charles Bishop 18
07/07/20 Leicester 4/6 Flat 1m 3f 179y Gd/sft 9st 3lbs Charles Bishop 17.5
15/06/20 Goodwood 6/9 Flat 1m 1f 197y Gd/frm 9st 7lbs Charles Bishop 17.05
15/09/19 Ffos Las 9/10 Flat 1m Gd/sft 9st 5lbs David Probert 19.95
19/07/19 Newbury 5/14 Flat 7f Gd/sft 9st 5lbs Charles Bishop 21.66
13/06/19 Newbury 4/9 Flat 6f 110y Soft 9st 5lbs Charles Bishop 11

Timeform Verdict Timeform Verdict

BEALACH wasn't disgraced in a good race at Leicester on his penultimate start and would have finished much closer with a clear run at Yarmouth 11 days ago, so with first-time cheekpieces and a step up in trip potential catalysts for improvement, he looks interesting from a 3 lb lower mark. Thai Power is clearly in very good heart at present and is feared, along with handicap-debutante Raventree.

Betting Forecast

9/2 Immortal Beloved, 17/2 Gibraltar (Ire), 8/1 Camouflaged (Ire), 2/1 Raventree (Ire), 7/2 Thai Power (Ire), 9/1 Bealach (Ire)
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