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

#Lovetheracehorse Handicap (Qualifier) (5) (Class 5)

  • Distance: 1m 6f
  • Age: 3 years old+
  • Runners: 7
  • Prize: £6,500
  • Race status: Weighed In

Gelded following a trio of low-key efforts at 2 yrs and immediate improvement when second in 4-runner Bath handicap upped to this trip on return last week. Solid chance off the same mark.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
04/06/21 Bath 2/4 Flat 1m 6f Gd/Frm 0 9st 7lbs Hayley Turner 7.8
04/11/20 Nottingham 14/17 Flat 1m 75y Soft 9st 5lbs Callum Hutchinson 196.37
14/10/20 Bath 8/9 Flat 1m 2f 37y Good 9st 3lbs Joshua Bryan 23
01/10/20 Salisbury 12/12 Flat 1m Soft 9st 5lbs David Probert 20.08

Has shown ability without managing to land a blow in 3 starts at up to 1½m. Entirely possible that he'll be seen in a better light now handicapping and faced with a stiffer test.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
15/05/21 Thirsk 5/8 Flat 1m 4f 8y Heavy 9st 2lbs Tom Queally 9.76
29/04/21 Lingfield Park 4/6 Flat 1m 4f Std 9st 2lbs David Probert 23
13/10/20 Leicester 3/6 Flat 1m 53y Heavy 9st 5lbs Martin Harley 5

Found some improvement for the step up to 1½m when third of 10 on handicap bow at Salisbury (good). Shapes as though this new trip will be within range and couldn't rule out in an open-looking race.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
29/05/21 Salisbury 3/10 Flat 1m 4f 5y Good 0 9st 6lbs Saffie Osborne 37.6
10/05/21 Windsor 10/15 Flat 1m 2f Good 0 8st 13lbs Charles Bishop 290
12/04/21 Wolverhampton 6/11 Flat 1m 1f 104y Slow 0 8st 11lbs Luke Morris 59.84
14/11/20 Wolverhampton 6/9 Flat 1m 142y Slow 9st 3lbs Luke Morris 60

Stepped up on debut effort when second in a 4-runner Yarmouth maiden (11.5f, good to firm) in April. Below par next time, but worth another chance now pitched into a handicap and upped in trip.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
28/05/21 Yarmouth 7/11 Flat 1m 3f 104y Gd/Sft B 9st 5lbs Robert Havlin 8.63
27/04/21 Yarmouth 2/4 Flat 1m 3f 104y Gd/Frm B 8st 9lbs Robert Havlin 5.43
09/04/21 Leicester 5/7 Flat 1m 3f 179y Good 0 9st 2lbs Kieran O'Neill 28.15

Plenty of promise when a very close third on 2-y-o debut at Newbury, but she hasn't gone on as hoped since, for all that she wasn't entirely disgraced on return/handicap bow at Windsor (11.4f, heavy).

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
17/05/21 Windsor 5/10 Flat 1m 3f 99y Heavy 9st 0lbs Callum Shepherd 29.65
16/11/20 Kempton Park 10/10 Flat 1m Slow 8st 5lbs David Probert 55
06/10/20 Lingfield Park 5/8 Flat 1m 1y Std 9st 0lbs Harry Bentley 5.5
18/09/20 Newbury 3/9 Flat 1m Good 8st 12lbs Harry Bentley 21

Hasn't cut a great deal of ice in a trio of 1m/1¼m minor events, and significant step forward needed now upped in trip for this handicap debut.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
13/05/21 Salisbury 6/7 Flat 1m 1f 201y Soft 8st 11lbs Jim Crowley 34.88
23/04/21 Sandown Park 5/6 Flat 1m 1f 209y Good 9st 0lbs Jim Crowley 31.95
02/12/20 Lingfield Park 9/10 Flat 1m 1y Std 9st 0lbs Jim Crowley 10.94

Decent third in a 12-runner Lingfield maiden (1m, AW) in January, but that is very much a standout effort (no impact in a couple of handicaps since).

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
31/05/21 Windsor 4/7 Flat 1m 3f 99y Good 0 9st 4lbs Jack Mitchell 23.26
01/05/21 Goodwood 12/13 Flat 1m 1f 197y Good 9st 5lbs Kieran Shoemark 13
02/01/21 Lingfield Park 3/12 Flat 1m 1y Std/Slow 8st 8lbs Martin Dwyer 158.41
16/12/20 Lingfield Park 11/12 Flat 1m 1y Std 9st 5lbs Tom Eaves 96.8
05/11/20 Kempton Park 9/13 Flat 1m Std 9st 2lbs Jack Mitchell 80

Timeform Verdict Timeform Verdict

Preference is for GYENYAME, for whom there are absolutely no stamina doubts following his solid reappearance effort upped to this trip at Bath last week. Lawmans Blis took a step forward last time and is not discounted, but the selection may have most to fear from Ballantruan, who is likely to appreciate this stiffer test and his opening mark looks fair.

Betting Forecast

3/1 Gyenyame, 8/1 Forever William, 13/2 Lawmans Blis (Ire), 7/2 Ballantruan, 10/1 Dark Motive, 14/1 Haizoom, 18/1 Eagle One
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