17:25 Newbury Sat 18 May 2019

  • Toronado Handicap (Str) (Class 2)
  • 1m, Good (Good to Firm in places)
  • 14 Runners
  • Winner£24,900.002nd£7,456.003rd£3,728.004th£1,864.005th£932.006th£468.00
  • Surface: Turf
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Winning time:1m 38.02sOff time:17:27:42
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1
(9)
69-7OR: 105D
9/2

Bit disappointing since landing a French Group 1 as a juvenile, but not shaping up too badly this season, and ran well when third of 8 to Zaaki in a 1m Listed race at Ascot last time. Claims on rare handicap outing.

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2
(14)
49-2OR: 100D
9/1

Back to winning ways in the Spring Mile at Doncaster in March, and found a bit more improvement when nosing out Salute The Soldier at Bath last time. Should go well, but highest draw a concern.

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3
(1)
99-0OR: 98CD
10/1

Won three times last year, and at least as good as ever when dead-heating with Beringer for third in the Lincoln. Behind that rival at Newmarket last time, but easy enough to forgive that run as he met trouble.

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4
(6)
59-0OR: 98D
12/1

Won over 7f at Goodwood last August for Richard Hannon, but struggled subsequently and remains 3lb above his winning mark. Starts out for a new yard now.

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5
(10)
88-13OR: 97D
16/1

Useful handicapper at around this trip, an while he hasn't really fired at Meydan this year, he's now 3lb lower than when winning there last year. Cheekpieces reached for now.

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6
(4)
48-13OR: 97BFD
7/2

Relegated to second after edging out the in-form Executive Force at Wolverhampton, and pushed Petrus all the way when beaten a nose at Bath last time. Big chance if cheekpieces can eke any more improvement out of him.

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7
(13)
58-13OR: 97D
50/1

Only win to date came in maiden company, and he was off almost two years before bringing up the rear at Newmarket on his return. Unlikely to figure despite easing 3lb in weights.

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8
(7)
58-12OR: 96BFD
16/1

Yet to win on turf, but ran well when third at Bath on penultimate start, and shaped better than the result when fifth of 14 to Safe Voyage at Haydock last time. Not dismissed out of hand.

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9
(8)
68-11OR: 95C
33/1

Beat stable companion Caspar The Cub over 1½m at Lingfield in December and has been placed off higher marks. Ran badly at this trip last time, however, and no reason why it will suit him now.

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10
(11)
58-9OR: 93D
20/1

Talented handicapper, but hard to catch right, and while he hinted at a revival when second at Windsor, he couldn't match that form when last of six at Chelmsford. Will bounce back at some point, but hard to know when.

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11
(5)
68-8OR: 92D
16/1

Yet to capture best form this season, but did too much too soon when ninth of 11 to Oh This Is Us in All-Weather Mile Championships blast time, and will find this a little less demanding.

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12
(2)
48-7OR: 91
4/1

Lightly raced sort who made a belated handicap debut after a break at Newmarket behind Beringer last time, and shaped as well as anything until lack of fitness told. Should go close if building as expected on that effort.

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13
(12)
48-3OR: 87CD
20/1

Completed hat-trick with wins at Thirsk, Salisbury and over 7f here last term, but went up 18lb for those wins, and well beaten on final start. Best effort came on heavy ground.

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14
(3)
58-3OR: 87C
16/1

Winner of three of his 16 races, most recently over 7f at Leicester in September 2017. Just a respectable third on his return at Lingfield, and must step up to score here.

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Last Year's Winner

DRAWHORSEAWGTSP
3Pouvoir Magique48-43/1Full Result
T: J H M GosdenJ: K T O'Neill

Betting

Forecast

Salute The Soldier (7/2), Thrave (4/1), Robin Of Navan (9/2), Petrus (9/1), Breden (10/1), Medahim (12/1), Hors De Combat (16/1), Wahash (16/1), Graphite Storm (16/1), Arcanada (16/1), Masham Star (20/1), Jackpot Royale (20/1), Cosmeapolitan (33/1), Max Zorin (50/1)

Verdict

THRAVE is very lightly raced, and shaped well on his return/handicap debut at Newmarket. If he can build on that as expected, then he can take advantage of a very fair mark, at the chief expense of the thriving Salute The Soldier. Arcanada is better than he's been able to show of late, and could easily get involved if pinching a soft lead.
  1. Thrave
  2. Salute The Soldier
  3. Arcanada

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