16:30 Goodwood

Saturday 30 July 2022

All13:0513:4014:1014:4515:2015:5516:30

    Federation Of Bloodstock Agents Handicap

  • 3YO plus  |   Class 3  |   1m 1f 11y  |   Good to Firm (Good in places)  |   16 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 16:33  |   Winning time: 1m 52.42s
1
(15)
Horse silk
Forest Falcon4(ex 5)
Age: 4|  Weight: 10-7| J: Harry Davies(5)| T: C & M Johnston| OR:  95| C| D
4/1
Won Zetland Gold Cup at Redcar in June and bounced back from a couple of lesser displays with a career-best effort here on Tuesday, leading around 2f out and scoring with plenty up his sleeve. Top claimer offsets the 5 lb penalty and he looks sure to go well.
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2
(4)
Horse silk
Ajerot43
Age: 7|  Weight: 9-12| J: Jim Crowley| T: K C Bailey| OR:  91
7/2
Useful hurdles winner who has started positively on the Flat, runner-up on each of his 4 outings, beating all bar a lobbed-in unexposed one in a Royal Ascot handicap last month. No surprise to see him in the mix once again.
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3
(9)
Horse silk
The City's Phantom21
Age: 5|  Weight: 9-11| J: Hollie Doyle| T: R Spencer| OR:  90
25/1
Made a winning return for the third straight season when bolting up at Yarmouth but has failed to fire on both subsequent starts. Has work to do.
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5
(2)
Horse silk
Fantasy Believer22
Age: 5|  Weight: 9-9| J: Tom Marquand| T: E Walker| OR:  88
14/1
Bounced back to form from out of the blue to score at Newbury last month and followed up from a 2 lb higher mark at Ascot next time, pouncing late in a race run to suit his style. Up another 3 lb and this requires a career best to complete the hat-trick.
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6
(12)
Horse silk
General Leeb126
Age: 4|  Weight: 9-6| J: Kevin Stott| T: P & O Cole| OR:  85| CD
14/1
Picked up progressive thread (in blinkers) during second half of last season, winning Windsor maiden (10f) and over C&D final start. Proved to be a disappointment on reappearance at Doncaster in March and having not been seen since, this should reveal plenty.
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7
(17)
Horse silk
Dutch Decoy8
Age: 5|  Weight: 9-6| J: Oliver Stammers(3)| T: C & M Johnston| OR:  85
16/1
Has looked ungenuine but doing little wrong at present, overcoming a pace bias to capitalise on a reduced mark at Hamilton earlier this month. Followed up from a 4 lb higher mark at Newmarket 8 days ago and he's standing up well to an intensive campaign.
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8
(1)
Horse silk
Sweet Reward9
Age: 5|  Weight: 9-5| J: Rob Hornby| T: J G Portman| OR:  84| BF| CD
11/1
C&D winner who is very much a known quantity but proved at least as good as ever when runner-up at Sandown earlier this month. Not is same form there 9 days ago (not helped by keeping right towards the rail in the straight) so may well get back on track.
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9
(7)
Horse silk
La Maquina22
Age: 7|  Weight: 9-5| J: P Cosgrave| T: George Baker| OR:  84| C
28/1
Scored on return from a 3-month break at Newmarket in 2021 but unable to repeat that feat this term, running creditably when fourth just over 3 weeks ago (effort just flattened out late on). Likely to find a few too strong.
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10
(5)
Horse silk
Mark Of Respect22
Age: 4|  Weight: 9-2| J: Charles Bishop| T: J G Portman| OR:  81
25/1
Scored at Bath in June and has backed that up with a pair of runner-up efforts, narrowly missing out to Fantasy Believer who challenged latest of all at Ascot just over 3 weeks ago. Clearly still of interest from this new mark so ought to be competitive again.
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11
(3)
Horse silk
Bolthole44
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-2| J: R L Moore| T: M L W Bell| OR:  90
6/1
Overcame a pace bias to double tally on second handicap start at Newmarket and subsequent run in Britannia at Royal Ascot best excused on account of his track position. Unlikely he's reached his limit. Lively outsider.
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12
(13)
Horse silk
Graignes68
Age: 6|  Weight: 9-1| J: N Callan| T: George Baker| OR:  80
16/1
Dual winner in France last year. Shaped with some encouragement on second start back with his former trainer at Windsor just under 10 weeks ago, just unable to sustain an effort having pulled reasonably hard early. One to keep an eye on if able to channel his exuberance.
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14
(14)
Horse silk
Oh Herberts Reign22
Age: 3|  Weight: 8-13| J: S M Levey| T: R Hannon| OR:  87
33/1
Three-time winner as a juvenile and just about his best effort yet when fourth upped to 10f at Epsom last month. Beaten a fair way on his last couple of starts and looks pretty exposed in the context of this.
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15
(10)
Horse silk
Kitsune Power44
Age: 3|  Weight: 8-13| J: Ray Dawson| T: R Varian| OR:  87
15/2
Expensive buy as a yearling and improved for a gelding operation prior to his 3-y-o campaign, winning handicaps at Leicester and Nottingham. Turned in a below-par effort in the Britannia Stakes at Royal Ascot just over 6 weeks ago but was progressive prior so fancied to get back on track.
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16
(16)
Horse silk
Junkanoop22
Age: 5|  Weight: 8-12| J: Jason Watson| T: G L Moore| OR:  77| C
25/1
Course winner back in 2020 but looked rusty over inadequate trip after 21 months off when 8¾ lengths sixth to Fantasy Believer at Ascot earlier this month. Cheekpieces back on and better showing expected with that under his belt back up in trip.
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17
(6)
Horse silk
Taskheerh,t28
Age: 4|  Weight: 8-11| J: K T O'Neill| T: D Steele| OR:  71| D
66/1
Shaped encouragingly on first outing for his new yard with a tongue tie added when seventh in a competitive handicap at Sandown 4 weeks ago, staying on gradually. Out of the weights here and eligible for much lesser contests.
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18
(18)
Horse silk
Rainbow Colours4
Age: 3|  Weight: 8-3| J: F Norton| T: C & M Johnston| OR:  77
17/2
Improved effort to gain second victory at Ripon earlier this month and followed up at Chepstow 10 days later. Only denied her hat-trick by one who is clearly a long way ahead of her mark here on Tuesday and she's fancied to be in the mix if coping with this quick turnaround.
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Non-Runners

4
(11)
Horse silk
Good Birthday21
Weight: 9-11|  Age: 6
T: A M Balding  J: David Probert
NR
13
(8)
Horse silk
Wonder Elmossman18
Weight: 9-0|  Age: 4
T: J S Moore  J: J F Egan
NR

Forecasts

Ajero (7/2), Forest Falcon (4/1), Bolthole (6/1), Kitsune Power (15/2), Rainbow Colours (17/2), Sweet Reward (11/1), Fantasy Believer (14/1), General Lee (14/1), Wonder Elmossman (14/1), Dutch Decoy (16/1), Graignes (16/1), Good Birthday (20/1), Mark Of Respect (25/1), The City's Phantom (25/1), Junkanoo (25/1), La Maquina (28/1), Oh Herberts Reign (33/1), Taskheer (66/1)

Verdict

FOREST FALCON overcame what seemed a tricky draw to score with plenty up his sleeve in the Festival opener on Tuesday and with top claimer Harry Davies negating the 5 lb penalty, Charlie & Mark Johnston's charge gets the verdict to repeat that feat here and bookend the meeting. Bolthole could provide the main danger with his run in Britannia at Royal Ascot best excused on account of his track position, ahead of the consistent Ajero and Kitsune Power in an open-looking finale.

Prize Money

1st: £15,462.002nd: £7,251.003rd: £3,627.004th: £1,812.005th: £906.006th: £453.00

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