16:10 Newmarket Fri 11 October 2019

  • bet365 Old Rowley Cup Handicap (Heritage Handicap) (Class 2)
  • 1m 4f, Good to Soft
  • 19 Runners
  • Winner£74,700.002nd£22,368.003rd£11,184.004th£5,592.005th£2,796.006th£1,404.00
  • Surface: Turf
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Winning time:2m 29.85sOff time:16:16:07
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1
(7)
39-7OR: 100BF
7/1

Bagged a pair of novice contests before narrow second in the Melrose handicap (1m6f) at York in August. Bombed out on soft ground at Haydock (1m6f) last time but can be forgiven for that and may have more to come.

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2
(9)
39-3OR: 96D
8/1

Upped his game significantly recently and made it back-to-back wins in 1m4f Newcastle handicap in late September. 5lb rise to contend with but likely to have more progression in him.

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3
(11)
39-3OR: 96BF
8/1

Landed Windsor maiden in April and largely performing well since. Wasn't in love with soft ground when second in 1m4f Haydock handicap last time but place claims on previous efforts.

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4
(2)
39-3OR: 96D
14/1

Progressive sort in France when winning two of his four starts, including Listed contest at Toulouse in June. Not seen since and opening handicap mark for new yard looks reasonably high.

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5
(18)
39-0OR: 93CD
12/1

Course winner earlier in the season and added to that with victory in 1m4f Ascot handicap in early September. Has a 4lb rise to contend with but in the mix if resuming improvement.

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6
(17)
39-0OR: 93D
13/2

Two wins from three runs this year and did no harm to his reputation when second behind Cesarewitch fancy Ranch Hand at Haydock (1m6f) in early September. 2lb rise for that effort seems harsh though.

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7
(10)
39-0OR: 93
10/1

Highly regarded after a fruitful winning run but hefty rise in the weights seemed to hinder his chance when fourth in 1m2f Sandown handicap in August. Up in trip and in a deeper contest now.

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8
(8)
38-12OR: 91
33/1

Largely held his form this season but put in poor performance when eighth in 1m2f Ayr handicap in late September. Upped in trip for this but hard to see him getting his head in front.

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9
(14)
38-11OR: 90CD
11/1

Resumed winning ways at Newbury in July and couldn't make all when fourth in the Melrose handicap (1m6f) when last seen. Better weighted against re-opposing rivals but this trip may be on the short side.

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10
(4)
38-10OR: 89D
25/1

Dual winner earlier in the season and got back on track when second in 1m3f Kempton handicap last month. Bit more needed on that evidence and has faltered in competitive company before.

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11
(12)
38-9OR: 88
50/1

Had a profitable time of things this year, winning four times, but put up regressive performance when fourth in 1m3f Yarmouth handicap last month. May have peaked in the handicap now.

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12
(5)
38-8OR: 87
9/1

Last win came back in May but hasn't been seen to good effect in three starts since, including seventh in the Melrose handicap (1m6f) last time. Bounce back required on that evidence.

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13
(19)
38-5OR: 84D
10/1

Belatedly off the mark at Newbury in August but couldn't handle the step up in the handicap when sixth to Apparate in 1m4f handicap at Ascot in September. Place claims on best form but more needed.

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14
(13)
38-4OR: 83BF
12/1

Placed in all of her career starts and deservedly off the mark at Goodwood (1m1f) two starts ago. Slow start cost his chances at Sandown (1m2f) next time out and blinkers could bring out more in him.

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15
(15)
38-3OR: 82D
33/1

Having a profitable season and scored for the third time when landing 1m4f Newcastle handicap on his latest start. That was a weak contest though so more will be required at this level.

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16
(1)
38-1OR: 80BF
33/1

Belatedly opened his account at Salisbury two starts ago but couldn't progress when well-held sixth in 1m2f Newbury handicap last time out. This looks tough and makes limited appeal.

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17
(3)
38-0OR: 78BF
50/1

Had become a frustrating sort but bounced back to some sort of form when second at Chelmsford City (1m2f) recently. That form doesn't merit enough for this level however and tough ask from out of the handicap.

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18
(6)
38-0OR: 78
9/1

Was second in first two starts and defied seven-month absence to win at Chelmsford (1m2f) five weeks ago. Sure to stay this trip and dangerously poised from outside of the handicap.

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19
(16)
38-0OR: 77D
25/1

Won a match race at Lingfield in June and running well since, including second in 1m4f Newcastle handicap last time. This is a much tougher contest however and races from 2lb out of the handicap.

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Last Year's Winner

DRAWHORSEAWGTSP
10Rock Eagle38-73/1Full Result
T: R M BeckettJ: Harry Bentley

Betting

Forecast

Trueshan (13/2), First In Line (7/1), Derevo (8/1), Sinjaari (8/1), Kiefer (9/1), Battle Of Paradise (9/1), Rhythmic Intent (10/1), Country (10/1), Skymax (11/1), Cape Cavalli (12/1), Apparate (12/1), Le Baol (14/1), Natty Night (25/1), Babbo's Boy (25/1), The Trader (33/1), Dreamweaver (33/1), Starfighter (33/1), Cardano (50/1), Power Of States (50/1)

Verdict

A typical humdinger renewal of this contest, cases can be made for the likes of Derevo and First In Line, who have done nothing but progress this season but find themselves at the wrong end of the weights in this race yet still may have more to come. While Battle Of Paradise is entitled to come on further for his Chelmsford victory and is leniently weighted for this contest. Preference is for APPARATE, who stuck on well to his task to win a similar handicap at Ascot last time and may be better than the 4lb hike he has been given by the handicapper.
  1. Apparate
  2. Derevo
  3. Battle Of Paradise

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