16:05 Sandown
Besso Handicap (0-100) (2) 3yo+
Besso Handicap (0-100) (2) 3yo+
Going:
Good To Firm
Good To Firm
Distance: 1m 1f 209y Runners: 8
Flat Turf
Good To Firm 1m 1f 209y
We probably haven't seen the best of Alfarris, who was successful on his seasonal debut on Polytrack a fortnight ago, but PIVOINE impressed when gaining a stylish win over C&D in a refitted visor three weeks ago and is selected to overcome some stern treatment from the handicapper. Melting Dew also has a significant role to play, while Blue Laureate may build upon last month's stable debut run.[Chris Wilson]
RP Ratings Alfarris
POSTDATA King's Proctor
THE NORTH King's Proctor
NEWMARKET Melting Dew
SPOTLIGHT Pivoine
TOPSPEED Bathsheba Bay
No Runner Rating Previous Odds Odds Each Way 1/5 1-2-3
1 (5)
PivoineCD
O Murphy/A Balding
Age: 4
Weight: 9-12
Spotlight Form: 11-071
105 3/1, 10/3
3/1
SP
Changed hands after winning twice for Sir Michael Stoute towards end of last summer (visored both times); started off for new stable with two disappointing efforts in cheekpieces this spring but, with visor refitted, he cruised clear to win by 6l over C&D (good to firm) three weeks ago; may well cope with 10lb hike up the weights.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 15/06/18
    SAN 10GF Cl3Hc,12K
    9-5
    1/9 6l, Derek Duval[7/1]8-11 v
    Jim Crowley
    88
    34
    102
  • 11/05/18
    CHS 10Gd Cl2Hc,21K
    8-8
    7/11 7l, Restorer[11/2]8-13 cp
    Oisin Murphy
    90
    47
    86
  • 21/04/18
    NBY 10GS Cl3Hc,8K
    9-7
    14/16 22l, Lunar Jet[7/1]8-9 cp(1)
    Oisin Murphy
    90
    21
    55
  • 15/09/17
    DON 10GS Cl3,9K
    8-12
    1/8 1/2l, Lawless Secret[9/4F]8-9 v
    Ryan Moore
    83
    56
    91
  • 30/08/17
    KEM 11St 3yCl4Hc,5K
    9-3
    1/7 2 1/2l, Tuff Rock[7/2]9-6 v(1)
    Ted Durcan
    80
    57
    92
  • 04/08/17
    BAT 10GS 3yCl4Hc,8K
    9-7
    4/6 2 3/4l, Nathan[7/2]9-5
    Stevie Donohoe
    80
    63
    85
4 (2)
AlfarrisD
J Crowley/W Haggas
Age: 4
Weight: 9-7
Spotlight Form: 2414-1
106 7/2, 4/1
7/2
SP
Seemed to respond well to first-time blinkers when gaining narrow win at Doncaster (1m2f, good) last summer and further improvement when beating a subsequent winner to score on seasonal debut at Chelmsford (1m2f, AW) a fortnight ago; another 6lb higher but has more to offer.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 21/06/18
    Cfd 10St Cl3Hc,13K
    9-1
    1/11 1 1/2l, Rainbow Rebel[7/2]9-3 cp
    Dane O'Neill
    87
    68
    96
  • 27/09/17
    KEM 11St/Slw 3yCl3Hc,7K
    9-1
    4/10 1 3/4l, Koeman[4/1]8-8 bl(1)
    Jim Crowley
    87
    53
    92
  • 19/08/17
    DON 10Gd 3yCl4Hc,5K
    9-6
    1/7 Barwell[4/1]9-1 cp(1)
    Tom Marquand
    84
    41
    93
  • 15/07/17
    ASC 12Gd 3yCl2Hc,31K
    8-12
    4/9 4 1/2l, Bin Battuta[12/1]9-7
    Dane O'Neill
    84
    47
    88
  • 25/05/17
    Cfd 10St 3yCl4Hc,8K
    9-6
    2/8 Melting Dew[EvensF]9-4
    Dane O'Neill
    78
    57
    85
  • 02/05/17
    Cfd 8St Cl5 Md,5K
    9-1
    1/10 1l, Falbon[15/8F]9-1
    Jim Crowley
    69
    76
5 (8)
Melting DewD
R L Moore/Sir M Stoute
Age: 4
Weight: 9-7
Spotlight Form: 220-41
104 7/2, 10/3
7/2
SP
3-4 on AW after holding on gamely from two challengers at Chelmsford (1m2f) last month; 0-8 on turf but there's no doubt he's fully effective on grass; recent 3lb rise demands more but he might still be improving.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 20/06/18
    Cfd 10St Cl2Hc,26K
    8-12
    1/8 1/4l, Nonios[3/1]9-1
    David Probert
    90
    61
    97
  • 02/06/18
    EPS 12Gd Cl2Hc,31K
    8-8
    4/17 9l, Dash Of Spice[14/1]8-4
    David Probert
    91
    76
    93
  • 13/10/17
    NMK 12Gd 3yCl2Hc,75K
    8-10
    10/16 11l, First Nation[8/1]9-0
    Ryan Moore
    91
    56
    83
  • 09/09/17
    ASC 12Sft 3yCl2Hc,62K
    8-9
    2/14 1/4l, Duke Of Bronte[16/1]8-3 cp(1)
    Pat Dobbs
    87
    88
    95
  • 20/08/17
    PON 12Gd Cl3Hc,8K
    9-0
    2/7 Croquembouche[11/4]9-3
    Ted Durcan
    85
    84
    90
  • 15/07/17
    ASC 12Gd 3yCl2Hc,31K
    8-13
    6/9 9 1/4l, Bin Battuta[7/1]9-7 v
    David Probert
    85
    38
    81
7 (9)
King's Proctor
David Egan/M Johnston
Age: 3
Weight: 8-11
Spotlight Form: -22329
103 4/1, 7/2
4/1
SP
Ran well from the front when third in Listed race at Chester (10.3f, good) in May and bumped into a significant improver when well-held second in Newbury handicap (1m3f, good to firm) soon afterwards; subsequent Royal Ascot defeat can be overlooked but a 7lb rise has taken effect since the Newbury run.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 20/06/18
    ASC 14GF 3yCl1 G2,113K
    9-0
    9/12 23l, Kew Gardens[20/1]9-0
    James Doyle
    95
    50
    79
  • 18/05/18
    NBY 11GF 3yCl4Hc,7K
    9-8
    2/8 5l, First Eleven[9/4F]8-13
    Richard Kingscote
    86
    54
    92
  • 10/05/18
    CHS 10Gd 3yCl1 Lis,43K
    9-0
    3/7 5l, Rostropovich[14/1]9-0
    Franny Norton
    86
    67
    97
  • 28/04/18
    LEI 12Hy 3yCl3Hc,8K
    9-6
    2/6 2 1/4l, Rayna's World[9/4F]9-1
    Ryan Moore
    84
    65
    88
  • 16/04/18
    WDR 10Hy 3yCl5,4K
    9-9
    2/7 14l, Sevenna Star[4/1]9-2
    William Buick
    31
    78
  • 01/11/17
    NOT 8Gd 2yCl4 Md,6K
    9-0
    1/10 1 1/4l, Tamkeen[5/2]9-0
    Franny Norton
    71
    83
9 (6)
Blue Laureate
M Dwyer/I Williams
Age: 3
Weight: 8-3
Spotlight Form: 4-5007
101
Non runner
Won 1m maiden for Clive Cox in September; cut little ice in Dubai for Doug Watson in early part of this year (three starts; 7f-1m) but made encouraging late headway to finish in midfield here (1m1f) on stable debut three weeks ago and is entitled to have benefited from that outing.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 16/06/18
    SAN 9GF 3yCl3Hc,10K
    9-2
    7/11 5l, Ibraz[20/1]9-3
    James Doyle
    85
    64
    82
  • 01/03/18
    Mey 8Gd 3yLis,67K
    8-9
    11/14 12l, Zaman[40/1]8-9
    Tom Marquand
    89
    56
    74
  • 15/02/18
    Mey 8Fs 3yG3,111K
    8-9
    13/15 44l, Gold Town[33/1]8-9
    Sam Hitchcott
    91
    10
  • 25/01/18
    Mey 7Fs 3y,44K
    8-9
    5/11 12 1/2l, Gold Town[14/1]8-9
    Sam Hitchcott
    91
    60
    70
  • 28/09/17
    NMK 8GS 2yCl2Hc,9K
    9-6
    4/7 3l, Rastrelli[3/1F]9-3
    Adam Kirby
    88
    79
    86
  • 15/09/17
    DON 8GS 2yCl3 Md,10K
    9-0
    1/10 4 1/2l, Sha La La La Lee[16/1]9-0
    Adam Kirby
    78
    58
    87
3 (1)
Not So SleepyD
A Kirby/H Morrison
Age: 6
Weight: 9-11
Spotlight Form: 8-6034
106 17/2, 10/1
12/1
SP
1lb lower than when overcoming some trouble in running to collect a good prize at Epsom (1m2f, good) on Oaks day last year; also met traffic when very respectable fourth in 2018 edition of that contest; can't be ruled out but today's ground may be quicker than ideal.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 01/06/18
    EPS 10Sft Cl2Hc,37K
    9-6
    4/11 5 1/2l, Ajman King[8/1]9-6 h,t
    Adam Kirby
    98
    86
    101
  • 11/05/18
    CHS 10Gd Cl2Hc,21K
    9-2
    3/11 3l, Restorer[15/2]8-13 h,t
    Graham Lee
    98
    64
    103
  • 24/03/18
    DON 8Sft Cl2Hc,62K
    9-3
    19/20 45l, Addeybb[33/1]9-2 h,t
    Jim Crowley
    100
    10
  • 02/01/18
    NCS 12St Cl2Hc,16K
    9-12
    6/6 5 1/2l, Dubawi Fifty[16/1]9-2 h,t
    Dougie Costello
    100
    21
    96
  • 23/12/17
    LIN 10St Cl1 Lis,21K
    9-3
    8/8 3 1/2l, Petite Jack[9/1]9-3 h,t
    Adam Kirby
    100
    50
    99
  • 29/11/17
    KEM 12St Cl1 Lis,23K
    9-6
    5/10 4l, Red Verdon[20/1]9-6 h,t
    Adam Kirby
    100
    69
    101
6 (3)
Alternative Fact
J P Spencer/E Dunlop
Age: 3
Weight: 9-2
Spotlight Form: 212-68
100 10/1, 14/1
12/1
SP
Created good impression when making all for clearcut success in Salisbury novice race (1m, soft) in September; safely held (but certainly not disgraced) in Group company on both starts this season, more recently when reverting to patient tactics at Royal Ascot (1m4f) a fortnight ago; in calmer waters for today's handicap debut and can't be ruled out.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 22/06/18
    ASC 12GF 3yCl1 G2,128K
    9-0
    8/9 8l, Old Persian[50/1]9-0
    James Doyle
    101
    49
    99
  • 07/05/18
    Cha 9Gd 3yG3,35K
    9-2
    6/7 6 3/4l, Intellogent[9/1]9-2
    Ioritz Mendizabal
    25
    97
  • 19/10/17
    Dea 8VSft 2yLis,26K
    8-13
    2/7 5l, Wootton[42/10]8-13
    Cristian Demuro
    67
    98
  • 15/09/17
    SAL 8Sft 2yCl5 Au,4K
    9-2
    1/14 6l, Deyaarna[4/1]9-2
    Kieran Shoemark
    56
    96
  • 18/08/17
    NMK 7Gd 2yCl4 Au,4K
    9-2
    2/10 1/2l, Highlight Reel[16/1]9-1
    James Doyle
    71
    80
8 (4)
Bathsheba BayC
Hollie Doyle/R Hannon
Age: 3
Weight: 8-4
Spotlight Form: 221-49
102 12/1, 14/1
12/1
SP
Ended four-race 2yo campaign with 7f maiden success here (good to soft) in September and made pleasing seasonal/handicap debut when fourth at Doncaster (1m, good to firm) in May, but needs to bounce back from subdued effort here (1m1f) three weeks ago; up in trip again today; tongue-tie added.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 16/06/18
    SAN 9GF 3yCl3Hc,10K
    9-4
    9/11 6 1/2l, Ibraz[7/1]9-3
    Pat Dobbs
    87
    61
    81
  • 19/05/18
    DON 8GF 3yCl3Hc,8K
    9-3
    4/8 1 1/2l, Ventura Knight[7/2J]9-7
    Hollie Doyle
    87
    84
    90
  • 01/09/17
    SAN 7GS 2yCl5 Md,4K
    9-5
    1/12 2 1/4l, Breath Caught[10/11F]9-5
    Ryan Moore
    87
    63
    85
  • 05/08/17
    GOO 7Sft 2yCl2 Md,19K
    9-0
    2/11 2 1/4l, Dee Ex Bee[5/2J]9-0
    Ryan Moore
    82
    87
  • 26/07/17
    SAN 7GS 2yCl5 Md,4K
    9-5
    2/8 Red Mist[8/1]9-5
    Sean Levey
    80
    82
  • 07/07/17
    SAN 7GF 2yCl4,5K
    9-2
    5/10 9l, Petrus[6/1]9-2
    Ryan Moore
    48
    61
2 (7)
NayelD
A Atzeni/R Hannon
Age: 6
Weight: 9-12
Spotlight Form: 79-110
104 25/1, 20/1
25/1
SP
Won first two starts this season, latterly when producing new career-best performance to score by 5l at Haydock (10.4f, good) in May; subsequent defeat at Royal Ascot shouldn't be viewed harshly but he's seemingly on a tough mark now.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 22/06/18
    ASC 12GF Cl2Hc,56K
    9-3
    16/17 21l, Dash Of Spice[40/1]9-3 cp
    Sean Levey
    98
    32
    75
  • 26/05/18
    HAY 10Gd Cl3Hc,11K
    9-2
    1/6 5l, Karawaan[5/2J]8-10 cp
    Silvestre De Sousa
    89
    84
    102
  • 07/05/18
    WDR 10GF Cl4Hc,6K
    9-10
    1/9 1/4l, Come On Come On[8/1]9-4 cp
    Sean Levey
    87
    83
    96
  • 18/10/17
    NOT 10GS Cl3Hc,9K
    9-5
    9/14 10 1/2l, Jupiter Light[33/1]9-3 cp
    Tom Marquand
    89
    59
    79
  • 26/08/17
    GOO 9Gd Cl3Hc,9K
    10-0
    7/12 5l, Mountain Hunter[25/1]9-4 cp
    Sean Levey
    90
    56
    91
  • 15/07/17
    ASC 10Gd Cl3Hc,10K
    9-9
    9/11 11l, Laraaib[16/1]9-4 cp
    Pat Dobbs
    90
    29
    79
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