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  • Date: 11 June 2021
  • Going: GOOD
  • Surface: Turf
  • Status: Completed

National Racehorse Week September 12-19 Handicap (4) (Class 4)

  • Distance: 1m 1f 209y
  • Age: 3 years old+
  • Runners: 8
  • Prize: £9,250
  • Race status: Weighed In

Maintained theme of race-by-race progress when making it third time lucky in a Chelmsford maiden (1¼m). Likely she has more to offer now that her attention is switched to handicaps.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
29/04/21 Chelmsford City 1/10 Flat 1m 2f Slow 8st 11lbs Hollie Doyle 3.22
10/04/21 Wolverhampton 2/8 Flat 1m 142y Slow 9st 0lbs Charles Bishop 17.14
12/08/20 Kempton Park 4/10 Flat 7f Slow 9st 0lbs Charles Bishop 65

Plenty of promise in a couple of appearances as a 2-y-o and chased home subsequent Listed winner/Derby ninth John Leeper on return at Newcastle (10.2f). Needs considering off a fair opening mark.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
30/04/21 Newcastle 2/11 Flat 1m 2f 42y Slow 9st 2lbs Dane O'Neill 3.71
01/10/20 Salisbury 3/14 Flat 1m Soft z 9st 5lbs Jim Crowley 1.8
09/09/20 Doncaster 4/10 Flat 1m Good z 9st 2lbs David Egan 21.22

Notched second win on the AW when taking a 1¼m Lingfield handicap last month. However, failed to land a real blow off this mark next time and questions to answer back on turf.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
25/05/21 Lingfield Park 4/5 Flat 1m 4f Std 0 9st 4lbs Tom Marquand 5.38
10/05/21 Lingfield Park 1/6 Flat 1m 2f Std 0 9st 5lbs Adam Kirby 16.5
20/04/21 Yarmouth 6/9 Flat 1m 2f 23y Gd/Frm 0 9st 6lbs Darragh Keenan 24.51
27/03/21 Wolverhampton 3/13 Flat 1m 142y Slow 0 9st 9lbs David Probert 6.4
30/01/21 Lingfield Park 3/12 Flat 1m 1y Std/Slow 9st 7lbs David Probert 4.83
07/01/21 Wolverhampton 4/11 Flat 1m 142y Slow 9st 7lbs David Probert 13.32
10/12/20 Chelmsford City 6/6 Flat 7f Slow 0 8st 4lbs Darragh Keenan 10.86
02/12/20 Lingfield Park 7/9 Flat 7f 1y Std 0 9st 8lbs Darragh Keenan 4.79
27/11/20 Chelmsford City 1/11 Flat 7f Slow 0 9st 7lbs David Probert 3.72
14/11/20 Wolverhampton 3/12 Flat 7f 36y Slow 0 9st 5lbs David Probert 10.7
15/10/20 Southwell 6/7 Flat 7f 14y Std 0 9st 5lbs Ben Curtis 7.49
07/10/20 Nottingham 8/11 Flat 1m 75y Heavy 9st 5lbs Tom Queally 85
11/09/20 Sandown Park 9/9 Flat 1m Good 9st 5lbs Tom Queally 295.42

Has shown plenty of ability in 3 starts on the AW at up to 1m, best work at the finish on each occasion. A sizeable slice of improvement could be on the way now upped in trip for this handicap debut.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
20/05/21 Chelmsford City 4/11 Flat 1m Slow 9st 2lbs Luke Morris 55
04/05/21 Lingfield Park 4/10 Flat 1m 1y Std 9st 2lbs Ryan Tate 30
08/10/20 Southwell 3/6 Flat 7f 14y Std 9st 5lbs Ryan Tate 17.5

Placed both outings at 2 yrs and shrugged off disappointing reappearance when third in first-time blinkers at Lingfield (1¼m, AW). Still, more needed now handicapping and Crowley prefers Moktasaab.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
25/05/21 Lingfield Park 3/13 Flat 1m 2f Std B 9st 0lbs William Buick 17
07/04/21 Nottingham 10/11 Flat 1m 75y Gd/Frm 9st 5lbs Dane O'Neill 7.52
02/10/20 Newcastle 2/13 Flat 1m 5y Slow 9st 5lbs Dane O'Neill 2.12
16/09/20 Sandown Park 3/7 Flat 7f Good 9st 5lbs Jim Crowley 4.2

Back-to-back winner in April, including on turf at Redcar over this trip. Slower ground possible excuse for both subsequent defeats, but he looks vulnerable off this mark in any case.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
28/05/21 Haydock Park 4/7 Flat 1m 2f 42y Gd/Sft 9st 7lbs George Bass 9.05
15/05/21 Newbury 7/10 Flat 1m 2f Soft 7st 13lbs Silvestre De Sousa 10
29/04/21 Redcar 1/8 Flat 1m 2f 1y Good 9st 2lbs George Bass 8.3
12/04/21 Wolverhampton 1/11 Flat 1m 1f 104y Slow 8st 11lbs George Bass 6.4
26/03/21 Lingfield Park 5/7 Flat 1m 2f Std/Slow 9st 6lbs P. J. McDonald 7.12
26/02/21 Wolverhampton 2/13 Flat 1m 1f 104y Slow 8st 7lbs P. J. McDonald 5.7
05/02/21 Lingfield Park 2/10 Flat 1m 2f Std/Slow 9st 5lbs Tom Marquand 3.46
28/09/20 Bath 5/8 Flat 1m Firm 9st 5lbs Tom Marquand 8.4
08/09/20 Goodwood 4/7 Flat 1m Good 9st 5lbs Rob Hornby 3.55
26/08/20 Lingfield Park 2/10 Flat 7f Good 9st 5lbs Tom Marquand 3.41
02/08/20 Sandown Park 5/10 Flat 7f Gd/Frm 9st 5lbs Martin Harley 51.58

Confirmed earlier promise when landing maiden over this trip at Chelmsford in October. Shade disappointing on return/handicap bow at Newmarket, but may have needed the run and it's still early days.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
13/05/21 Newmarket (Rowley) 5/7 Flat 1m 2f Good 9st 5lbs Nicky Mackay 3.72
01/10/20 Chelmsford City 1/7 Flat 1m 2f Std/Slow 9st 5lbs Robert Havlin 3.79
16/09/20 Sandown Park 4/11 Flat 1m Good 9st 5lbs Robert Havlin 4.9
02/08/20 Sandown Park 4/10 Flat 7f Gd/Frm 9st 5lbs Robert Havlin 10.82

Back on the right track under more positive tactics at Nottingham (10.2f, heavy), losing out only in the shadow of the post. Placed both starts here as a 2-y-o and couldn't rule out.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
23/05/21 Nottingham 2/4 Flat 1m 2f 50y Heavy 9st 7lbs Adam Kirby 8.09
02/05/21 Salisbury 4/6 Flat 1m 1f 201y Good 9st 7lbs Hector Crouch 14.79
15/04/21 Newmarket (Rowley) 9/10 Flat 1m Gd/Frm 9st 5lbs William Buick 24
16/09/20 Sandown Park 3/11 Flat 1m Good 9st 5lbs Adam Kirby 25
10/08/20 Leicester 8/8 Flat 7f Gd/Frm 9st 5lbs Adam Kirby 2.5
16/07/20 Sandown Park 2/7 Flat 7f Gd/Frm 9st 5lbs Adam Kirby 9.4

Timeform Verdict Timeform Verdict

The most interesting of these by some way is SECRET BOX, who has shown plenty in his qualifying runs and a jolt of improvement is anticipated now handicapping over a longer trip. It will certainly look significant if the market speaks in his favour. Fellow handicap debutant Moktasaab is feared most, though cases can also be made for Forever Forward, Nell Quickly and Top Brass.

Betting Forecast

10/1 Nell Quickly (Ire), 9/2 Moktasaab, 18/1 Arthur's Angel (Ire), 4/1 Secret Box, 16/1 Ebnzaidoon (Usa), 22/1 Greystoke, 6/1 Top Brass, 13/2 Forever Forward (Ire)
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