16:55 Yarmouth Mon 14 October 2019

  • Optimist Design Ltd Handicap (Str) (Class 5)
  • 1m 3y, Heavy (Soft in Places)
  • 12 Runners
  • Winner£3,429.002nd£1,020.003rd£510.004th£300.005th£300.006th£300.007th£300.008th£300.00
  • Surface: Turf
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Winning time:1m 44.72sOff time:17:01:29
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1
(10)
49-9OR: 71
8/1

Class-dropper who has had a quiet campaign but ran respectably in two races back in the spring. Only won once and here after a break but not one to dismiss at this level.

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2
(3)
39-7OR: 72
14/1

Handicap debutante who improved in each of her three starts culminating in a third over this trip at Kempton latest on stable debut. That her first race since June so improvement entirely possible.

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3
(14)
59-7OR: 69
8/1

Best form these days on AW where he's won four times (one on turf) and indeed again ran well at Chelmsford latest. Harder to fancy on this surface.

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4
(5)
39-7OR: 72
16/1

Slight improvement in his three starts to date culminating in a third at Kempton when last seen. Back on turf for handicap debut after seven months off the market may be the best guide.

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5
(2)
59-6OR: 68BFD
7/2

Winless in 11 starts in 2019 but handicap should be in range now as he won off 6lb higher last term. Appreciates soft ground and two recent fourths hint that he may be ready to run best race of the campaign now.

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6
(4)
49-6OR: 68D
20/1

Off since making it four lasts on the bounce at Wolverhampton in May. Hard to trust after a lengthy absence and such form.

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7
(8)
39-4OR: 69CD
3/1

Progressive three-year-old a C&D winner in August and he followed up with a second win by a nose at Kempton latest. Ought to improve further and could overcome 4lb rise despite relatively narrow success latest.

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8
(12)
39-3OR: 68
12/1

Caught the eye latest when a never nearer third over 1m at Kempton; his best effort in three so far. May actually want a bit further now but one of the more interesting runners who must be respected.

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10
(13)
69-2OR: 64D
7/1

Lengthy losing run stretches back to 2017 and although he hasn't been disgraced in recent starts he hasn't rewarded even each-way backers at all in 2019 so he is hard to fancy again.

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11
(11)
39-2OR: 67
10/1

Midfield finish at Kempton latest for this maiden who has hinted at ability on occasions although never finished better than third. Seems to handle soft and in good hands so there are positives.

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13
(9)
39-2OR: 67
25/1

Going nowhere fast at present and has tried various combinations of headgear lately, all to little effect. Others readily preferred.

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14
(1)
39-1OR: 66
33/1

Mukhadram filly, cost €70,000 as a yearling; unplaced in five 2018 starts and possibly best watched on return to action unless market vibes are strong.

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Non-Runners

9
(6)
John Clare20
39-3OR: 68
T: Mrs P SlyJ: S W Kelly
12
(7)
Kings Royal Hussar61
39-2OR: 67
T: A KingJ: David Egan

Last Year's Winner

DRAWHORSEAWGTSP
11Sheila's Treat59-512/1Full Result
T: I FurtadoJ: Jason Hart

Betting

Forecast

Purgatory (3/1), Vive La Difference (7/2), Noble Peace (7/1), Coverham (8/1), Robsdelight (8/1), Pamper (10/1), Uzincso (12/1), Kings Royal Hussar (12/1), Squelch (14/1), Swiss Cheer (16/1), John Clare (16/1), Sir Hamilton (20/1), Spencers Son (25/1), Flaunt It (33/1)

Verdict

In a contest lacking strength in depth the best option looks to be PURGATORY who is progressive having won two of his last three and one of them came here where he also ran well in the spring on ground similar to what he will encounter today. Others with likable claims include Uzincso who comes into his first handicap after improving last time out and Squelch who ran a sound race on return suggesting her one to note next time out.
  1. Purgatory
  2. Uzincso
  3. Squelch

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