19:50 Windsor

Monday 29 July 2019

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Marathonbet Sportsbook Windsor Sprint Series Finale Handicap

Class 2  |   6f 12y  |   Good to Firm  |   16 Runners  |   Turf
Off time: 19:53  |   Winning time: 1m 10.8s
Weighed In
1
(9)
Age: 6|  Weight: 9-10  |  J: Georgia Dobie |  T: Eve Johnson Houghton|  OR: 97|  CD
20/1

A four-time C&D winner who was third of seven over this C&D last time. Is now 6lb below his last winning mark as he has gone 11 races without success. Has to be respected at this track and off this latest mark.

2
(15)
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-9  |  J: Jack Mitchell |  T: S C Williams|  OR: 101|  C
40/1

Started the season with success here over 5f. Struggled last time on his step up to 6f as he could only finish 17th of 20 at Newmarket. Remains off the same mark so will need to improve.

3
(7)
Age: 5|  Weight: 9-8  |  J: P J Dobbs |  T: Mrs A J Perrett|  OR: 95|  CD
8/1

Won over this C&D two starts back and then almost followed it up with success over 5f at Ascot when second of 19 last time in a class two contest. 3lb higher than last win here but is back up in trip. One for shortlist.

4
(11)
Age: 4|  Weight: 9-8  |  J: S M Levey |  T: R Hannon|  OR: 95|  CD
7/1

Has already won three times in 2019, with his latest win coming over this C&D two starts back. Hit the frame last time in a big field at Ascot over 5f. His best form has come over 6f so he will appreciate the return to this distance. Strong claims.

5
(8)
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-3  |  J: S W Kelly |  T: R Hughes|  OR: 95|  D
11/1

Had a very successful novice campaign as he won three times last year. Finished second of 10 last time at Ascot (6f) but was then disqualified as his jockey failed to come in at the correct weight. Up to class 2 today. Others appeal more.

6
(12)
Age: 6|  Weight: 9-2  |  J: Cieren Fallon |  T: R M H Cowell|  OR: 89
16/1

Last success came at Ascot (5f) last July. Has been unable to follow it up since then. Was seventh of 19 on his latest start at Ascot (5f). Stepping up in trip here where he has something to prove. Not one that appeals much.

7
(13)
Age: 4|  Weight: 9-2  |  J: James Doyle |  T: H Morrison|  OR: 89|  BF|  CD
6/1

Won over this C&D back in May. Was then a long way down the field on the AW at Chelmsford (7f), while more recently, he was third of 10 at Newmarket (6f) when going off as the 5/1 joint-favourite. Each-way claims.

8
(16)
Age: 8|  Weight: 9-1  |  J: K Shoemark |  T: S C Williams|  OR: 88|  C
25/1

Was the right side of a close finish here last time over 5f when he got up by a short-head. Gone up just 2lb for that success but he has never won over 6f. Has to be respected off this mark but the trip is a worry.

9
(14)
Age: 5|  Weight: 9-0  |  J: P J McDonald |  T: S C Williams|  OR: 87|  BF|  CD
9/1

Has performed really well over this C&D on his last three starts as he has a win and two second place finishes. Gone up just 1lb for being runner up here in a seven runner field last time. One to consider.

10
(10)
Age: 3|  Weight: 8-12  |  J: Alistair Rawlinson |  T: M Appleby|  OR: 90|  C
33/1

Picked up her third win of the season on her latest start when she scored here over 5f. She was staying on strongly as the finish to suggest this trip will suit her. May need to find more now she is 4lb higher in the weights though. Each-way chance.

11
(5)
Age: 6|  Weight: 8-11  |  J: S De Sousa |  T: Rae Guest|  OR: 84|  D
20/1

Scored twice at Bath in the middle of 2018 but has not been able to add to her tally since then. Was not too far away on her opening two runs of the season over this C&D but has to bounce back from being fifth of seven last time at Yarmouth (6f).

12
(1)
Age: 4|  Weight: 8-10  |  J: L P Keniry |  T: Ed Walker|  OR: 83|  CD
2/1

Has had a fantastic season so far. She was second at Thirsk (6f) on opening run of the year and then scored over this trip at Ascot and at this track. Gone up 2lb for latest success. One for shortlist.

13
(6)
Age: 3|  Weight: 8-9  |  J: Hector Crouch |  T: C G Cox|  OR: 87|  BF|  C|  D
20/1

Was successful at Bath (5½f) and at this track (5f) earlier in the season and then almost landed his third win of the campaign here last time over 5f when second of six, beaten by just a neck. In good form so has to be considered.

14
(2)
Age: 7|  Weight: 8-9  |  J: David Probert |  T: M Appleby|  OR: 82|  D
33/1

Scored twice on the AW at Southwell earlier this year but has yet to transfer his form across to turf in 2019. Was fourth of nine on his previous start here (5f). Up in trip. Something to prove on this surface.

15
(3)
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Age: 8|  Weight: 8-11  |  J: Marco Ghiani |  T: S C Williams|  OR: 80|  D
33/1

Was successful at Newmarket on Saturday over the minimum trip of 5f to continue his consistent form recently. Stepping up in trip here by 1f with a 4lb penalty. Has each-way claims given how well he has been running.

16
(4)
Age: 3|  Weight: 8-5  |  J: David Egan |  T: A W Carroll|  OR: 83|  CD
11/1

Has won over this C&D twice in her last three starts. Her latest success was from a career high mark where she just got up inside the closing stages to record a short-head victory. Good chance of following it up.

Betting

Forecast

Molls Memory (2/1), Belated Breath (6/1), Embour (7/1), Open Wide (8/1), Equitation (9/1), Second Collection (11/1), Sunsprite (11/1), Blue De Vega (16/1), Show Stealer (20/1), Dark Shadow (20/1), Ice Age (20/1), Royal Birth (25/1), Shamshon (33/1), Free Love (33/1), Moonraker (33/1), Street Parade (40/1)

Verdict

OPEN WIDE knows how to score over this C&D as he proved two starts back. He didn't run badly at Ascot last time over 5f but this trip suits him better so back him to return to the winner's enclosure at a track he enjoys. Molls Memory is having the best spell of her career and will go close in her hat-trick bid, while Second Collection is another who is aiming to score off a new career high mark and cannot be ignored.
  1. Open Wide
  2. Molls Memory
  3. Second Collection

Prize Money

1st: £46,192.002nd: £13,905.003rd: £6,952.004th: £3,465.005th: £1,740.006th: £878.007th: £435.008th: £210.00

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