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Class 6  |   6f  |   Standard / Slow  |   10 Runners  |   Polytrack
Off time: 20:17  |   Winning time: 1m 13.85s
Weighed In
1
(4)
Age: 4|  Weight: 9-7  |  J: Hector Crouch |  T: A W Carroll|  OR: 55|  D
9/2

Wasn't seen to best effect switched to fibresand when third of 10 in handicap (8/1) at Southwell (6.1f) 13 days ago, not ideally placed after an awkward start. Solid each-way claims here.

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2
(5)
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-6  |  J: Stefano Cherchi |  T: A Carson|  OR: 55
12/1

Lightly-raced maiden. Ran her best race to date when sixth of 12 on handicap debut (50/1) at Lingfield (6f, AW) 6 days ago, unsuited by drop in trip. Can build on that effort here.

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3
(6)
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-6  |  J: James Doyle |  T: S & E Crisford|  OR: 55
7/2

Lightly-raced maiden. Raced closer to the pace than ideal when fifth of 9 in handicap at Southwell (6.1f, 11/2) 13 days ago, carrying head awkwardly. Temperament looks to be a major issue with her.

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5
(7)
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-5  |  J: Cieren Fallon |  T: J Gallagher|  OR: 54
22/1

Below form on softer ground than previously when seventh of 12 in handicap at Windsor (6f, soft, 9/1) 9 days ago. Needs a couple of these to falter.

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7
(3)
Age: 4|  Weight: 9-5  |  J: E J Walsh |  T: Mrs C A Dunnett|  OR: 48|  C
10/3

1 win from 3 runs this year. 8/1, career best when winning 12-runner handicap at this course (7f) 7 days ago, digging deep under pressure. Carries penalty but and isn't an obvious type to follow up.

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8
(2)
Age: 5|  Weight: 9-4  |  J: L P Keniry |  T: Mrs C A Dunnett|  OR: 52|  D
12/1

Sixteen runs since last win in 2019. Never on terms when eighth of 12 in handicap (12/1) at Lingfield (6f, AW) 6 days ago. Difficult ask.

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9
(10)
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-3  |  J: Oisin Murphy |  T: W S Kittow|  OR: 52
7/2

5/1, ran up to best when second of 10 in handicap at this C&D 14 days ago, getting gap over 1f out then running on. Expected to be bang there.

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10
(8)
Age: 4|  Weight: 9-2  |  J: Hollie Doyle |  T: A W Carroll|  OR: 50
14/1

12/1, had little chance after fluffing the start when eighth of 12 in handicap at this C&D 42 days ago. Continues to fall in the weights without showing any sign of taking advantage.

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11
(1)
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-1  |  J: Callum Shepherd |  T: W J Knight|  OR: 50
80/1

Lightly-raced maiden. 40/1, showed little again when 16½ lengths last of 12 to Secret Treaties in handicap at this course (7f) 7 days ago, folding tamely. Visored for 1st time.

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12
(11)
Age: 6|  Weight: 8-13  |  J: Grace McEntee |  T: P Butler|  OR: 47|  CD
33/1

C&D winner. Eleven runs since last win in 2019. Below form when fifth of 10 in handicap at this C&D (9/1) 14 days ago. Others more persuasive.

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Non-Runners

4
(12)
Andre Amar232
Weight: 9-5|  Age: 4
T: R Brisland  J: R P Downey
6
(9)
Cool Strutter6
Weight: 9-5|  Age: 8
T: J L Spearing  J: Non Runner
Betting

Forecast

Secret Treaties (10/3), Gherkin (7/2), Passional (7/2), Bold Decision (9/2), Fard (12/1), Burning Sun (12/1), Urban Highway (14/1), Cool Strutter (16/1), Andre Amar (20/1), Twelve Diamonds (22/1), Mercers (33/1), Kalimotxo (80/1)

Verdict

GHERKIN produced his best effort of the season with the champion jockey on board when runner-up over this C&D a fortnight ago, running on late. He's taken to gain a deserved first victory with Oisin Murphy booked once again. Secret Treaties showed improved form to get off the mark here last week but may find one too good under a penalty, while Bold Decision looks best of the remainder.

  1. GHERKIN
  2. SECRET TREATIES
  3. BOLD DECISION

Previous Winners

2019
Mercers
Weight: 9-2  |Age: 5
Weight: 9-2  |  
Age: 5  |  
J: George Rooke
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T: P Butler
22/1
Prize Money
1st: £2,782.002nd: £828.003rd: £414.004th: £300.005th: £300.006th: £300.007th: £300.008th: £300.00

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