14:35Epsom
Focus Rigging Handicap (0-75) (5) 3yo
Focus Rigging Handicap (0-75) (5) 3yo
Going:
Good
Good
Distance:1m 113yRunners:8
Flat Turf
Good1m 113y
Traveller comes here in good form but there is a question mark about his stamina for this trip, while Alnasl has had some quick races and wasn't quite at her best on the AW recently. NATAJACK has yet to confirm the promise of his Carlisle win in July but he wasn't disgraced in a warmer race at Nottingham after and the ground might just have been too testing last time. Heart Of Gold shouldn't be far away and Beaconsfield, gelded since last seen and with Silvestre De Sousa up, is not ruled out either.[Emily Weber]
RP RatingsNatajack
SPOTLIGHTNatajack
NEWMARKETDiamond Bear
POSTDATAAlnasl
TOPSPEEDLord Commander
NoRunnerRatingPrevious OddsOddsEach Way 1/5 1-2-3
2(2)
AlnaslD
E Greatrex/A Watson
Age:3
Weight:9-5
SpotlightForm: 324114
857/2, 3/1
5/2
SP
Made most when winning over 9.4f at Wolverhampton but those tactics didn't come off there last week; had been a good winner ridden more patiently on turf in between, when scoring cosily at Musselburgh (1m1f, good to firm; handles good to soft), and not discounted.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 09/09/17
    WOL 9St Cl5Hc,3K
    9-5
    4/11 2 3/4l, Barnaby Brook[5/2]8-13 h
    Edward Greatrex
    73
    52
    76
  • 30/08/17
    MUS 8GF 3yCl6Hc,3K
    9-7
    1/8 2 1/4l, Rosemay[7/2]9-2 h
    Edward Greatrex
    67
    58
    76
  • 11/08/17
    WOL 9St Cl6Hc,3K
    9-0
    1/11 1 3/4l, Chelwood Gate[6/1]10-0 h
    Edward Greatrex
    62
    65
    70
  • 03/08/17
    Ffo 10Hy 3yCl6Hc,3K
    8-13
    4/7 11l, Eolian[11/4J]9-7 h
    Edward Greatrex
    60
    50
  • 25/07/17
    Ffo 10GS Cl6Hc,2K
    9-0
    2/9 3/4l, Frantical[8/1]9-8 h
    Edward Greatrex
    60
    54
    65
  • 10/07/17
    WDR 10GF 3yCl5 Cl,3K
    8-9
    3/7 4l, Kiruna Peak[8/1]9-0 h
    Edward Greatrex
    64
    41
    56
1(6)
Traveller
C Shepherd/C Hills
Age:3
Weight:9-7
SpotlightForm: 312443
867/2
4/1
SP
Stayed 1m well enough in AW maidens but flagged a bit over the trip in a Newbury handicap in July and best form is over 7f on good to firm, including here latest; still a nagging stamina doubt.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 29/08/17
    EPS 7GF 3yCl5Hc,5K
    9-6
    3/6 1/4l, Dourado[7/2]9-8 t
    Harry Bentley
    74
    56
    78
  • 08/08/17
    LEI 7Sft Cl4Hc,5K
    9-4
    4/5 6 1/4l, Peach Melba[6/1]9-2 t
    David Probert
    78
    42
    71
  • 13/07/17
    NBY 8Gd Cl4Hc,6K
    8-12
    4/4 7 1/4l, La Rav[5/1]9-5 t
    Oisin Murphy
    78
    49
    71
  • 29/04/17
    LEI 7GF 3yCl5Hc,4K
    9-6
    2/10 1l, Ocean Air[17/2]9-7 t
    William Buick
    74
    74
    79
  • 28/02/17
    LIN 7St 3yCl5 Md,3K
    9-5
    1/6 2 1/4l, Never Folding[1/3F]9-0 t
    Silvestre De Sousa
    74
    52
    71
  • 16/02/17
    Cfd 8St 3-5yCl5 AuMd,5K
    8-9
    3/7 1/2l, Faience[5/1]8-4 t
    Michael J M Murphy
    54
    72
7(8)
Heart Of GoldBF
David Egan/W Muir
Age:3
Weight:8-12
SpotlightForm: 7-4423
844/1, 9/2
4/1
SP
Thereabouts in 1m handicaps at Newbury (good to firm) and Nottingham (good to soft) before soft ground may have been too much of a good thing latest; every chance of a better effort on this surface.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 09/08/17
    BAT 8Sft 3yCl6Hc,2K
    9-3
    3/10 5 1/4l, Accomplice[13/8F]9-3
    David Egan
    66
    43
    63
  • 21/07/17
    NOT 8GS Cl6Hc,3K
    9-0
    2/13 1/2l, Pacific Salt[6/1]9-11
    David Egan
    64
    62
    68
  • 29/06/17
    NBY 8GF 3yCl5Hc,4K
    8-11
    4/11 1 1/2l, Kyllachys Tale[10/1]9-5
    David Egan
    65
    59
    66
  • 10/06/17
    NMK 7Gd Cl5 Md,4K
    8-9
    4/10 9 1/4l, Lady Freyja[25/1]9-0
    David Egan
    44
    60
  • 13/08/16
    NBY 6GF 2yCl4 Md,6K
    9-0
    7/15 7 1/4l, Partitia[50/1]9-0
    Paul Hanagan
    40
    61
  • 21/07/16
    SAN 5GF 2yCl5 Md,4K
    9-0
    7/9 6l, Night Law[25/1]9-0
    Martin Dwyer
    51
    55
8(4)
Beaconsfield
S De Sousa/H Morrison
Age:3
Weight:8-7
SpotlightForm: 390-88
8813/2, 6/1
13/2
SP
Much his best effort so far when third in 1m Haydock maiden on his second start at two; hard to make a case on what he's shown since, including in three handicaps, but gelded since last seen and Silvestre De Sousa is 22% for the yard in recent years (8-37).
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 24/07/17
    WDR 8GS Cl5Hc,3K
    8-5
    8/8 13 1/2l, Dragons Voice[12/1]9-5
    Charlie Bennett
    63
    37
  • 12/07/17
    KEM 8St/Slw 3yCl5Hc,3K
    9-1
    8/11 7 1/2l, Scala Regia[16/1]8-11
    Charlie Bennett
    67
    47
    57
  • 30/11/16
    LIN 7St 2yCl5Hc,3K
    9-7
    10/12 18l, Reign On[20/1]9-3
    Kieren Fox
    70
    10
    29
  • 28/10/16
    NCS 8St 2yCl4 AuMd,4K
    9-5
    9/9 26l, Mojito[10/1]9-5
    Robert Winston
    23
  • 14/10/16
    HAY 7Gd 2yCl4 Md,4K
    9-5
    3/9 1l, Eldritch[25/1]9-5
    Liam Keniry
    57
    69
  • 28/09/16
    SAL 6Sft 2yCl4 Md,5K
    9-5
    12/14 17 1/2l, Mucho Applause[50/1]9-5
    Jimmy Fortune
    24
    35
5(3)
Natajack
A McNamara/R Fahey
Age:3
Weight:9-2
SpotlightForm: 977146
8811/2
15/2
SP
Interesting on his best form at 1m, finding plenty to win a Carlisle handicap off 1lb higher in July (good to soft) but couldn't raise his game in a better Nottingham race next time; soft ground might have been too testing for him latest and could yet turn things round.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 09/08/17
    PON 8Sft Cl5Hc,5K
    9-8
    6/10 6 1/4l, Im Dapper Too[4/1]9-9
    Paul Hanagan
    71
    47
    64
  • 25/07/17
    NOT 8GS Cl4Hc,5K
    9-1
    4/5 5 1/4l, Al Nafoorah[4/1]9-4
    Tony Hamilton
    72
    53
    68
  • 08/07/17
    CRL 7GS Cl4Hc,5K
    8-8
    1/6 1/4l, Character Onesie[9/4F]9-12
    Connor Murtagh
    71
    68
    75
  • 18/06/17
    DON 7GF 3yCl4Hc,5K
    8-13
    7/12 8 3/4l, Helovaplan[33/1]9-1
    Adam McNamara
    75
    51
    67
  • 30/05/17
    WOL 7St 3yCl5 Md,3K
    9-2
    7/11 6l, Dhalam[16/1]9-5
    Adam McNamara
    37
    62
  • 02/04/17
    DON 7Gd 3yCl5 Md,3K
    9-5
    9/12 14 1/2l, Benbatl[5/2]9-5
    Paul Hanagan
    26
    54
3(7)
Diamond Bear
Rosie Jessop/Sir M Prescott
Age:3
Weight:9-5
SpotlightForm: 591-50
8311/1, 12/1
10/1
SP
Improved form when winning third start in maidens at two, over 1m at Brighton, but well beaten on handicap debut there on reappearance and no better at Yarmouth latest; only dropped 3lb since but might do better back from break.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 14/06/17
    YAR 10GF 3yCl5Hc,3K
    9-6
    10/10 9 3/4l, Daira Prince[12/1]9-7
    Luke Morris
    76
    14
    61
  • 15/05/17
    BRI 7Gd Cl4Hc,5K
    8-11
    5/6 8 1/4l, Morning Suit[11/4]9-3
    Luke Morris
    76
    33
    64
  • 13/10/16
    BRI 7Gd 2yCl5 AuMd,3K
    9-0
    1/9 1 3/4l, Akkadian Empire[8/1]9-5
    Luke Morris
    70
    74
  • 29/09/16
    Cfd 7St 2yCl4 Md,5K
    9-0
    9/12 5 1/4l, Ebbesbourne[25/1]9-0
    Ryan Powell
    21
    62
  • 13/09/16
    YAR 6GF 2yCl4 Md,5K
    9-0
    5/9 6 1/4l, Muthmira[80/1]9-0
    Luke Morris
    47
    65
6(1)
Unit of Assessment
H Bentley/W Knight
Age:3
Weight:9-2
SpotlightForm: 002369
8610/1, 11/1
12/1
SP
Not out of this on his best form in 1m maidens but hasn't come up to scratch in two handicaps (one at 1m2f) and dropped right out when visored latest (tongue tied this time); some guesswork involved.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 23/08/17
    BAT 8Gd Cl5Hc,3K
    9-5
    9/9 17l, Mister Musicmaster[4/1]9-4 v(1)
    Silvestre De Sousa
    73
    18
    43
  • 04/08/17
    BAT 10GS 3yCl4Hc,8K
    9-1
    6/6 8 1/4l, Nathan[14/1]9-5
    David Probert
    74
    46
    70
  • 12/07/17
    YAR 8Gd 3yCl5 AuMd,3K
    9-5
    3/12 2 3/4l, Cool Team[3/1]9-5
    Harry Bentley
    74
    19
    73
  • 05/06/17
    LEI 8GS 3yCl5 Md,5K
    9-5
    2/9 1l, Contango[16/1]9-5
    Harry Bentley
    62
    74
  • 19/05/17
    NBY 10Sft 3yCl4 Md,6K
    9-5
    11/18 20l, Dubai Thunder[150/1]9-5
    Shane Kelly
    43
    60
  • 18/04/17
    NMK 8GF 3yCl4 Md,6K
    9-5
    10/14 15 1/2l, Night Circus[66/1]9-5
    Luke Morris
    24
    53
4(5)
Lord Commander
D Nolan/R Fahey
Age:3
Weight:9-4
SpotlightForm: -42060
8518/1
20/1
SP
Had some heavy defeats in handicaps on turf/AW since running well when runner-up in a Nottingham maiden in May (about 1m, good to firm); hard to be sure he'll turn things round here.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 14/08/17
    WOL 8St Cl4Hc,5K
    8-10
    10/12 13l, Pensax Boy[33/1]9-12
    Tony Hamilton
    75
    17
    54
  • 03/06/17
    MUS 8GF 3yCl3Hc,13K
    8-8
    6/6 13l, Thomas Cranmer[12/1]9-5
    Paul Hanagan
    77
    30
    52
  • 19/05/17
    YOR 11Sft 3yCl4Hc,12K
    9-2
    11/11 45l, Alqamar[16/1]9-4
    Adam McNamara
    77
    17
  • 02/05/17
    NOT 8GF 3yCl5 AuMd,4K
    9-5
    2/8 1 1/4l, Meteor Light[4/1]9-5
    Paul Hanagan
    75
    75
  • 10/04/17
    RED 10GF 3-4yCl5 Md,3K
    8-9
    4/8 12 1/2l, Redicean[2/1]8-9
    Paul Hanagan
    48
    53
  • 07/10/16
    YOR 7Gd 2yCl3 MdAu,8K
    9-3
    3/13 5 1/4l, Raheen House[12/1]9-3
    Tony Hamilton
    56
    72
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