19:30 Newbury Thu 12 July 2018

  • Team Archie Handicap (Class 4)
  • 1m 2f, Good to Firm
  • 6 Runners
  • Winner£6,728.002nd£2,002.003rd£1,000.004th£500.005th£300.006th£300.007th£300.008th£300.00
  • Surface: Turf
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Winning time:2m 7.17sOff time:19:30:31
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1
(3)
49-12OR: 80D
13/2

Had looked to be getting things back together again after his first start of the season but gradually things have started to fall apart again. Did appear a little quirky last time and despite slipping down the handicap/grades has questions to answer.

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2
(6)
49-12OR: 80
6/1

Seen to good effect when making all to win on the AW back in January (first/only handicap win) and nearly pulled off the same exploits on her next start. Not seen until recently she raced too freely back on turf last time; needs to settle here.

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3
(2)
39-4OR: 82
2/1

Positively rider by today's pilot to beat a couple with better form at Haydock last time out to make a successful return from a break. Now makes his handicap debut pushed up in trip (plenty of stamina in pedigree) and not badly treated.

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4
(5)
39-0OR: 78D
11/4

Likely to welcome the ease in grade after finishing last of four in a Salisbury handicap over this trip having won the time before at Leicester. Appeared to appreciate the way the race was run at Leicester far more (well positioned); not out of this.

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5
(1)
38-11OR: 75
25/1

Still a maiden but a lightly-raced one who ran no race at all making his handicap debut (blew the start; soon detached) on the AW. Now given another chance in handicaps but on turf for the first time; needs to show more.

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6
(4)
38-8OR: 72
4/1

Just had the five starts so far and did show some improvement for this yard (previously with Michael Bell) on his AW/handicap debut. Looked open to further progress but failed to build on his handicap debut; now up in trip and worth another chance.

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Last Year's Winner

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Betting

Forecast

Bodes Well (2/1), Sweet Charity (11/4), Taurean Dancer (4/1), Flight Of Fantasy (6/1), Never Surrender (13/2), Dark Crocodile (25/1)

Verdict

An interesting little heat with plenty of nuances but it may provide BODES WELL with a good opening on his handicap debut stepping up in trip after he made all at Haydock last time to produce a career-best so far. Sweet Charity appears to have claims to being the main danger having accounted for a subsequent winner when taking a Leicester handicap and she wasn’t disgraced last time out either. Flight Of Fantasy needs to settle better in her races to take a hand while Never Surrender has to find his form again although it looks like tailing off again this year as it did last. Taurean Dancer can be given another chance to bounce back to his best having disappointed last time.
  1. Bodes Well
  2. Sweet Charity
  3. Taurean Dancer

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