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Sir Gordon Richards Handicap (Sponsored By Oakgrove Stud) (0-85) (4) 3yo+
Sir Gordon Richards Handicap (Sponsored By Oakgrove Stud) (0-85) (4) 3yo+
Going:
Good
Good
Distance: 2m Runners: 7
Flat Turf
Good 2m
Altra Vita has won four of her first five handicaps and may well still have more to offer over today's trip but an interesting alternative is POLISH, who will find this much easier than the valuable events he contested at Glorious Goodwood and the York Ebor meeting in his first two handicaps. Roger Charlton's 3yo remains unexposed and, if the cheekpieces have a positive effect, still has plenty of potential to build on his convincing maiden win in June.[Chris Wilson]
RP Ratings Altra Vita
NEWMARKET Altra Vita
POSTDATA Gang Warfare
WEST COUNTRY Gang Warfare
SPOTLIGHT Polish
TOPSPEED Monjeni
No Runner Rating Previous Odds Odds Each Way 1/4 1-2
6 (7)
Polish
K Shoemark/R Charlton
Age: 3
Weight: 9-4
Spotlight Form: 61280
89 7/4
6/4
SP
Won 1m4f Salisbury maiden in June; safely held in first two handicaps (1m4f/1m6f) but both times in hot races at major summer festivals; in much calmer waters for first crack at 2m and remains unexposed; cheekpieces added.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 25/08/18
    YOR 14GF 3yCl2Hc,78K
    8-9
    10/16 12l, Ghostwatch[20/1]8-13
    David Probert
    88
    68
    81
  • 01/08/18
    GOO 12Gd 3yCl2Hc,47K
    8-10
    8/10 8 3/4l, Soto Sizzler[8/1]8-0
    Andrea Atzeni
    89
    69
    85
  • 06/07/18
    DON 12GF Cl4,6K
    9-6
    2/4 3 3/4l, Bombyx[Evs]9-6
    Harry Bentley
    66
    88
  • 12/06/18
    SAL 12GF 3yCl3 Md,10K
    9-5
    1/11 3 1/4l, King Lud[10/1]9-5
    Kieran Shoemark
    66
    91
  • 11/05/18
    ASC 12GF 3yCl3 Md,10K
    9-5
    6/8 11l, Stream Of Stars[16/1]9-5
    Kieran Shoemark
    42
    73
8 (4)
Altra VitaC
L Morris/Sir M Prescott
Age: 3
Weight: 8-4
Spotlight Form: -11131
90 5/2, 9/4
2/1
SP
4-5 since switched to handicaps this season, the last success gained from the front in first-time cheekpieces here (1m6f, good to firm) 11 days ago; latest 4lb rise doesn't look excessive, and there's a good chance she's still improving.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 05/09/18
    Ffo 14GF Cl5Hc,4K
    8-11
    1/8 1 1/2l, Brexitmeansbrexit[15/8F]9-7 cp(1)
    Luke Morris
    66
    25
    74
  • 17/07/18
    BEV 16GF Cl4Hc,6K
    8-2
    3/5 6 3/4l, Stormin Tom[8/11F]9-6
    Luke Morris
    67
    40
    69
  • 04/07/18
    BAT 12Fm Cl6Hc,3K
    9-1
    1/6 1/4l, Red Miracle[1/2F]8-4
    Luke Morris
    64
    58
    68
  • 08/06/18
    BRI 12GF 3yCl5Hc,4K
    8-9
    1/4 1/2l, Braemar[9/5]9-7
    Luke Morris
    61
    42
    67
  • 01/06/18
    BAT 14Gd 3yCl6Hc,3K
    9-2
    1/6 1l, Acquirer[6/4F]9-4
    Luke Morris
    55
    54
    65
  • 29/11/17
    WOL 9St 2yCl5,3K
    9-0
    9/11 14 1/2l, West Palm Beach[150/1]9-7
    Luke Morris
    44
4 (6)
Monjeni
R Winston/I Williams
Age: 5
Weight: 9-10
Spotlight Form: 313-74
88 6/1, 11/2
6/1
SP
Did well for new stable in spring, winning three times over 1m6f, and didn't get the best of runs when very respectable fourth after break at Newbury (13.2f, good) a month ago; could have done without subsequent 2lb rise but will be fine back over 2m and can give another good account.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 17/08/18
    NBY 13Gd Cl3Hc,8K
    9-2
    4/8 1 1/2l, What A Welcome[40/1]9-11 cp
    Fran Berry
    78
    78
    83
  • 26/05/18
    SAL 14GS Cl4Hc,8K
    9-3
    7/8 24l, Stanley[11/2]9-6 cp
    Fran Berry
    80
    4
    55
  • 16/06/17
    YOR 14GF Cl3Hc,8K
    8-12
    3/9 1l, Theydon Grey[7/2]9-0 v
    Andrea Atzeni
    79
    54
    84
  • 13/05/17
    HAY 14GF Cl4Hc,6K
    8-11
    1/7 1 3/4l, Jaameh[3/1]9-7 cp
    Paul Hanagan
    73
    83
  • 07/05/17
    HAM 13GF Cl3Hc,12K
    8-2
    3/6 3l, Corton Lad[8/1]8-10 cp
    James Sullivan
    74
    50
    78
  • 28/03/17
    WOL 14St Cl5Hc,4K
    9-2
    1/4 1/2l, Shamash[9/4]9-10 cp
    Stevie Donohoe
    66
    60
    75
2 (1)
Gang WarfareD
R Havlin/A Dunn
Age: 7
Weight: 9-12
Spotlight Form: 758631
90 8/1, 9/1
8/1
SP
Evidently not as good as he once was but capitalised on sliding handicap mark when making all at Chepstow (2m, good to soft) a month ago; given good tactical ride in slowly run event that day but only nudged up 2lb and the slightly better ground here is probably in his favour.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 16/08/18
    CHP 16GS Cl4Hc,6K
    9-4
    1/5 1 1/4l, Sky Marshal[11/1]9-1 bl,t
    Rossa Ryan
    80
    8
    88
  • 24/07/18
    Ffo 16GF Cl4Hc,7K
    9-4
    3/8 3/4l, Long John Silver[7/1]9-3 bl,t
    Rossa Ryan
    79
    76
    85
  • 09/07/18
    WOR 16GF Cl5 NvMdHd,3K
    11-0
    3/8 16l, Weightfordave[5/1]11-0 t,cp
    Adam Wedge
    112
    67
    100
  • 16/06/18
    SAN 14GF Cl4Hc,6K
    9-4
    6/11 4l, Vis A Vis[50/1]9-7 t,cp
    Rossa Ryan
    82
    20
    83
  • 26/05/18
    SAL 14GS Cl4Hc,8K
    9-2
    8/8 26l, Stanley[25/1]9-6 h,t
    Rossa Ryan
    84
    5
    57
  • 11/05/18
    ASC 16GF Cl3 ApHc,8K
    9-6
    5/11 5 1/4l, Sam Missile[50/1]9-1 h,t(1)
    Rossa Ryan
    85
    28
    85
3 (2)
Arthur Mc BrideD
H Bentley/N Twiston-Davies
Age: 9
Weight: 9-11
Spotlight Form: 00-070
86
Non runner
Now 2lb lower than when making all to land good prize at Goodwood (2m, soft) a year ago but generally very disappointing since then; will appreciate today's drop in class but has quite a bit to prove.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 01/08/18
    GOO 21Gd Cl2Hc,31K
    9-0
    11/14 59l, Lil Rockerfeller[25/1]8-13
    Liam Keniry
    83
    32
    41
  • 08/06/18
    GOO 14Gd Cl3Hc,9K
    9-1
    7/9 11 1/2l, Shraaoh[16/1]9-7 t
    Liam Keniry
    85
    28
    78
  • 11/05/18
    ASC 16GF Cl3 ApHc,8K
    9-7
    11/11 8 1/4l, Sam Missile[11/1]9-1 t,w
    Finley Marsh
    86
    26
    83
  • 07/11/17
    EXE 23Sft Cl4 HdHc,4K
    11-9
    5/13 14l, This Is It[3/1F]11-13 t
    Sam Twiston-Davies
    112
    52
    107
  • 14/10/17
    NMK 18Gd Cl2Hc,156K
    8-9
    12/34 17l, Withhold[80/1]8-8 t
    Liam Keniry
    88
    62
    83
  • 23/09/17
    NMK 18Gd Cl2Hc,31K
    8-8
    11/20 35l, Who Dares Wins[9/1]9-0 t
    Liam Keniry
    87
    51
    66
1 (8)
AlfredoD
David Egan/S Durack
Age: 6
Weight: 10-3
Spotlight Form: 11211/
89 12/1, 14/1
16/1
SP
Made excellent progress when upped to 2m on the AW in late 2016, winning four times; not yet fully exposed but this will be his first start for 627 days; withdrawn 33-1 shot after refusing to enter stalls on intended reappearance this month.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 28/12/16
    LIN 16St Cl4Hc,5K
    9-13
    1/8 1/4l, Charismatic Man[13/8]9-1 t,cp
    George Baker
    82
    48
    92
  • 14/12/16
    LIN 16St Cl5Hc,3K
    9-8
    1/6 3 3/4l, Miss Tiger Lily[4/6F]9-3 t,cp
    George Baker
    73
    68
    88
  • 28/10/16
    NMK 16Gd Cl3Hc,8K
    8-10
    2/9 4l, Star Rider[6/1]10-0 t,cp
    Oisin Murphy
    72
    54
    80
  • 15/10/16
    WOL 17St Cl6Hc,3K
    10-0
    1/13 12l, Cosmic Tigress[2/1F]9-13 t,cp
    Sean Levey
    59
    67
    75
  • 20/09/16
    LIN 16St Cl6Hc,2K
    9-4
    1/10 1/2l, Balancing Time[20/1]8-13 t,cp
    Oisin Murphy
    55
    33
    67
  • 31/08/16
    LIN 11GF 3-4yCl6 AuMd,3K
    10-0
    4/5 24l, Reconcilliation[33/1]9-5 t,cp
    Adam Kirby
    43
5 (5)
Arty CampbellD
M Harley/B Llewellyn
Age: 8
Weight: 9-7
Spotlight Form: -07925
90 12/1, 14/1
16/1
SP
Has become inconsistent, both on the Flat and over hurdles; ran very well in defeat when close second off today's mark over C&D (good to firm) in July and has obvious claims on that evidence, but ought to have been suited by the slower ground when last of five in Chepstow event won by Gang Warfare last month.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 16/08/18
    CHP 16GS Cl4Hc,6K
    9-5
    5/5 7 1/4l, Gang Warfare[5/1]9-4
    David Probert
    78
    77
  • 24/07/18
    Ffo 16GF Cl4Hc,7K
    9-5
    2/8 1/2l, Long John Silver[13/2]9-3
    Charles Bishop
    77
    75
    83
  • 15/06/18
    Ain 20Gd Cl4 CdHdHc,5K
    10-7
    10/11 34l, Atomic Rumble[8/1]11-4
    Robert Williams
    104
    43
    80
  • 06/06/18
    KEM 16St/Slw Cl4Hc,6K
    9-7
    9/11 24l, Denmead[33/1]9-5
    David Probert
    80
    31
    59
  • 25/05/18
    GOO 16Gd Cl4Hc,7K
    9-7
    7/9 6l, Uber Cool[20/1]9-9
    Charles Bishop
    82
    60
    82
  • 01/05/18
    KEM 16St Cl3Hc,9K
    9-0
    10/12 6 1/4l, Amazing Red[33/1]9-6
    David Probert
    83
    82
7 (3)
NabhanC
D Muscutt/B Llewellyn
Age: 6
Weight: 9-3
Spotlight Form: 1208-8
85 25/1, 22/1
25/1
SP
Much better known as a hurdler nowadays and finished only eighth of nine when back on the Flat here (1m6f, good to soft) last month; subsequently ran well to be placed over hurdles and is now only 1lb above last summer's winning Flat mark, but others are more persuasive.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 01/09/18
    NAB 17Gd Cl4 HdHc,5K
    10-13
    3/9 8 1/2l, Majestic Touch[10/1]11-10 t,cp
    Robert Williams
    107
    58
    108
  • 14/08/18
    Ffo 14GS Cl4Hc,6K
    9-5
    8/9 5 3/4l, Garbanzo[20/1]9-8 t,cp
    David Probert
    75
    74
  • 30/07/18
    NAB 18GS Cl3 HdHc,7K
    9-9
    2/6 9l, Mister Fizz[5/1]11-2 t,cp
    Sean Houlihan
    108
    56
    107
  • 06/07/18
    NAB 18Gd Cl4 CdHdHc,5K
    11-6
    3/8 10 1/2l, Barkis[4/1]10-12 t,cp
    Robert Williams
    109
    66
    104
  • 26/06/18
    NAB 17Gd Cl4 HdHc,5K
    11-3
    UR/9 Kohuma[11/4F]10-10 t
    Miss Jodie Hughes
    109
  • 04/06/18
    NAB 17Gd Cl4 CdHdHc,5K
    11-8
    2/9 1 3/4l, Tamarillo Grove[5/1]11-3 t,cp
    Robert Williams
    104
    70
    108
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