15:55 Yarmouth Wed 16 May 2018

  • norwichinns.com 'The Sign Of Excellence' Handicap (Div 2) (Class 6)
  • 1m 2f 23y, Good to Firm (Firm in the Home Straight)
  • 9 Runners
  • Winner£3,105.002nd£924.003rd£462.004th£300.005th£300.006th£300.007th£300.008th£300.00
  • Surface: Turf
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Winning time:2m 7.02sOff time:15:55:21
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1
(6)
79-11OR: 62
5/1

Went very close in a C&D handicap (good to firm) in August when 7lb higher. Has put in some respectable efforts on All Weather since then. Has won when fresh, so break should not inconvenience him and he could have a say.

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2
(8)
69-10OR: 61C
7/1

Sole win came here in a maiden handicap over 1m3½f (good to firm) in 2016. Also ran well over C&D last year from 3lb higher. Has dropped below that winning mark for the first time since, can go well when fresh and enters calculations.

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3
(1)
49-7OR: 58
15/8

Has not been finding much towards the end of his races. Probably had heavy ground as an excuse last time and if he could run to his best then he couldn't be ruled out from this mark, though that is no given.

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4
(10)
69-6OR: 57D
6/1

Back in much better form of late and was a decisive winner over this trip at Newcastle (Tapeta) last time. A 6lb rise for that will ask more questions, but as the only runner here who arrives on the back of a win he has to be respected.

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5
(7)
59-1OR: 52D
14/1

Sole turf win was over 1m4f (good) at Beverley in 2016 when 28lb higher. Has been on the slide ever since then. Put up her best effort for some time when beaten over 4L at Kempton when last seen in January and percentage call is to take her on.

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7
(4)
58-10OR: 47
6/1

Yet to make the frame from 12 starts. Had a bit of an excuse with traffic problems on route to a 4¾L defeat on her debut for this trainer at Wolverhampton (1m4f, Tapeta) last time. Drops 1lb and in trip here but if at her best she has a squeak.

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8
(3)
48-8OR: 45
40/1

Showed more in maidens than she has in two handicaps so far. Beaten 13L at Thirsk (7f, good to soft) last time. Some hope in her pedigree that she might do better now stepped up in trip with headgear on.

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9
(9)
78-8OR: 45CD
10/1

Usually goes well here and scored over 1m3½f (good to firm) in 2016 from 9lb higher. Has not got back to that level since, but has run enough decent races to suggest that he should be taken seriously on his return to the venue.

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10
(2)
48-8OR: 45
66/1

Has run reasonably well here in the past but is an 18-race maiden and was beaten 17L on his reappearance at Brighton earlier in the month. Not easy to see him figuring.

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Non-Runners

6
(5)
Sanam133
48-11OR: 48
T: E A L DunlopJ: Ben Curtis

Last Year's Winner

Last year's winner is unavailable

Betting

Forecast

Outofthequestion (15/8), Hard Toffee (5/1), Navajo Storm (6/1), Orobas (6/1), Longside (7/1), Sanam (8/1), Sexy Secret (10/1), Genuine Approval (14/1), Fille The Force (40/1), Ripper Street (66/1)

Verdict

HARD TOFFEE is another top weight on this card taken to score. He is more consistent than most, has proved himself at this track and on the ground and he can also go well when fresh, so he ticks more boxes than most. Similar can be said of Longside, who may be able to get back to better form. Orobas is feared after a win last time, while Outofthequestion, Navajo Storm and Sexy Secret are others for whom some sort of case could be made.
  1. Hard Toffee
  2. Orobas
  3. Longside

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