17:40 Windsor

Monday 3 August 2020

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Final Furlong Podcast Handicap

Class 3  |   6f 12y  |   Good to Firm  |   9 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 17:43  |   Winning time: 1m 10.54s

1
(2)
Age: 5|  Weight: 9-7  |  J: Rob Hornby |  T: J G Portman|  OR: 94|  D
14/1

Fair strike-rate for a handicapper and scrambled home for seventh win at at Bath last September. Having first run this year but goes very well fresh so any market support would be well worth taking into consideration.

2
(5)
Age: 4|  Weight: 9-6  |  J: Harry Bentley |  T: S Hodgson|  OR: 93|  D
16/1

Won four times for Roger Charlton over 6f and went close a few times this winter for Peter Hedger without getting the verdict. Makes debut for new handler who has had a winner this term from a handful of runners.

3
(1)
Age: 5|  Weight: 9-1  |  J: Oisin Murphy |  T: H Morrison|  OR: 88|  CD
5/1

C&D winner in May last year and scored again at Salisbury in September. Hasn't sparkled in two runs so far this campaign though and despite 2lb drop in weights appears to have a bit to prove at present.

4
(4)
Age: 5|  Weight: 9-1  |  J: Megan Nicholls |  T: Richard Spencer|  OR: 88|  D
7/2

Very progressive last season winning four times at between 6f-1m and stayed on well into fourth over C&D last time despite poor starts on first run this year. Should be straighter for that run and has solid claims running off same mark.

5
(8)
Age: 4|  Weight: 8-13  |  J: S M Levey |  T: R Hannon|  OR: 86|  D
9/1

Landed Lingfield AW 7f h'cap in December and returned from five-month break to run a promising race when less than three-lengths sixth at Newmarket 7f 24 days ago. Drop back in trip not an issue and should be thereabouts off 1lb lower.

6
(9)
Age: 4|  Weight: 8-13  |  J: James Doyle |  T: R A Teal|  OR: 86|  D
16/1

Won four times last season over 6f improving 25lb in the process. Showed pace before tiring final furlong on first start back when sixth at Newmarket last month off 3lb higher. Still 5lb higher than last win but may yet have more to give.

7
(3)
Age: 7|  Weight: 8-12  |  J: Poppy Fielding |  T: Tom Dascombe|  OR: 85|  CD
5/1

Showed good attitude when staying on to lead close home here over C&D penultimate start and was creditable second in similar event here last time. Likely to be bang there once again and give supporters a run for their money.

8
(7)
Age: 6|  Weight: 8-11  |  J: David Probert |  T: J L Spearing|  OR: 84|  BF|  D
14/1

Winner of 10 of his 48 races and was tiwce third over C&D following the return to racing but then disappointed back here at 5f last time. Step back up to 6f looks right move but is still 7lb higher than last win.

9
(6)
Age: 4|  Weight: 8-7  |  J: Andrea Atzeni |  T: A W Carroll|  OR: 80|  CD
10/3

Dual C&D winner in spring 2019 and went close again when beaten a head here over 5f four weeks ago. No extra last 110 yards back here at this trip last time and appears just about in handicapper's grip at present.

Betting

Forecast

Second Collection (10/3), Magical Ride (7/2), Arcanada (5/1), Belated Breath (5/1), Typhoon Ten (9/1), A Sure Welcome (14/1), Walk On Walter (14/1), Total Commitment (16/1), Spirit Of May (16/1)

Verdict
A very tricky sprint handicap in which most have some sort of a chance. Marginal preference is for TYPHOON TEN who should imporve for a recent return run at Newmarket that suggested he's in good heart. Spirit Of May did very well last season and could win a race or two more this time round judged on his solid reappearnace run at HQ, and top weight Walk On Water comes into the reckoning despite a long absence as he usually goes nicely well first time out. Magical Ride is another who did well last season and may again pay his way, while Arcanada and A Sure Welcome will also have their supporters.
  1. Typhoon Ten
  2. Walk On Walter
  3. Spirit Of May
Prize Money
1st:
£6,728.00
2nd:
£2,002.00
3rd:
£1,000.00
4th:
£500.00

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