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Friday 23 October 2020

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Bombardier 'March To Your Own Drum' Handicap (Div 2)

Class 5  |   1m 5y  |   Standard / Slow  |   10 Runners  |   Allweather
Off time: 18:01  |   Winning time: 1m 42.52s
Weighed In
1
(6)
Age: 6|  Weight: 9-12  |  J: P Mulrennan |  T: M W Easterby|  OR: 75|  CD
5/2

Won 14-runner handicap (15/2) at this C&D 28 days ago. 2 lb rise fair enough and he has to enter calculations.

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2
(3)
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-11  |  J: J Fanning |  T: M Johnston|  OR: 77|  BF|  D
12/1

Latest win at Wolverhampton in August. Tenth of 13 in handicap there (9.5f, 4/1) 24 days ago, having hopeless task from position. Blinkers on 1st time and may well bounce back.

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3
(7)
Age: 5|  Weight: 9-10  |  J: Ray Dawson |  T: Kevin Frost|  OR: 73
14/1

8/1, eleventh of 13 in handicap at Wolverhampton (9.5f) 24 days ago, left poorly placed. Would be a threat if first-time blinkers were to have a positive effect.

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4
(1)
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-9  |  J: Kevin Stott |  T: J D Bethell|  OR: 75
5/1

Respectable fourth of 9 in handicap (4/1) at Ayr (10f, good) 24 days ago. Cheekpieces on 1st time and he's certainly not without each-way hope.

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5
(5)
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-8  |  J: R Havlin |  T: J H M Gosden|  OR: 74|  BF
5/1

Twice-raced maiden. Second of 13 in minor event at this C&D (11/8) 21 days ago. Cheekpieces on 1st time for this handicap debut and she's open to improvement.

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6
(8)
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-6  |  J: D Tudhope |  T: D O'Meara|  OR: 72
13/2

Lightly-raced maiden. First run since leaving K. R. Burke when very good third of 8 in handicap at Wolverhampton (8.6f, 9/1) 10 days ago, running on. More needed.

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7
(10)
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-6  |  J: Josephine Gordon |  T: M Appleby|  OR: 72|  C|  D
66/1

Course winner. 3 wins from 9 runs this year. 40/1, eleventh of 13 in handicap at Pontefract (8f, heavy) 18 days ago. Others make greater appeal.

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8
(2)
Age: 4|  Weight: 9-6  |  J: J P Sullivan |  T: T D Easterby|  OR: 69|  BF|  CD
11/2

C&D winner. Latest win at Pontefract in October. Good second of 12 in handicap at Ayr (8f, heavy, 3/1) 15 days ago, keeping on well. Should be on the premises.

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9
(9)
Age: 4|  Weight: 9-5  |  J: B A Curtis |  T: Roger Fell|  OR: 68|  CD
16/1

C&D winner. Ninth of 13 in handicap (18/1) at Wolverhampton (8.6f) 24 days ago, racing closer to pace than ideal. Cheekpieces on 1st time and needs to bounce back.

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10
(4)
Age: 3|  Weight: 8-10  |  J: T Hamilton |  T: R A Fahey|  OR: 62
33/1

14/1, very good fifth of 9 in handicap at Wolverhampton (8.6f) 10 days ago. No more than an each-way squeak.

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Betting

Forecast

La Rav (5/2), Abbotside (5/1), Iris Bud (5/1), Perfect Swiss (11/2), Daniel Deronda (13/2), Bavardages (12/1), The Throstles (14/1), Double Martini (16/1), Itwouldberudenotto (33/1), Red Jasper (66/1)

Verdict

It would be no surprise to see BAVARDAGES resume winning ways, assuming he responds positively to the first-time blinkers. Mark Johnston's charge is just 2 lb higher than for his success in a higher grade handicap in August and there have been excuses for his subsequent reverses. Perfect Swiss is 2-4 on the all-weather and he needs considering, while La Rav and Iris Bud also merit respect.

  1. BAVARDAGES (IRE)
  2. PERFECT SWISS
  3. LA RAV (IRE)
Prize Money
1st: £3,429.002nd: £1,020.003rd: £510.004th: £300.005th: £300.006th: £300.007th: £300.008th: £300.00

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