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Monday 5 June 2017

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Swannington Handicap

Class 4  |   1m 2f  |   Good to Soft  |   12 Runners  |   Turf
Off time: 15:21  |   Winning time: 2m 8.87s
Weighed In
2
(4)
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-7  |  J: K Shoemark |  T: R Charlton|  OR: 80|  D
6/1

Debut winner over 1m2f at Windsor (good) in April but beaten 13L when making his handicap debut over C&D in similar conditions last month. Yard have a 23% strike-rate recently (7/30).

3
(14)
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-7  |  J: Adam Beschizza |  T: E F Vaughan|  OR: 80
15/2

Off the mark at the second attempt on his first start since being gelded when wearing a hood for the first time at Nottingham (good-to-firm) over an extended 1m a month ago. Steps up in trip for his handicap debut.

4
(12)
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-5  |  J: R L Moore |  T: Sir Michael Stoute|  OR: 78
6/1

Finished runner-up three times in 2016 but got off the mark at Chelmsford over 1m on her seasonal debut two months ago. Steps up to 1m2f for the first time for her handicap debut in this contest.

7
(9)
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-3  |  J: S W Kelly |  T: R Hughes|  OR: 76
9/1

Finished runner-up on his sole start at two and went one better when comfortably winning a Chepstow (good-to-soft) maiden over 1m last month. Makes his handicap debut in this contest.

8
(3)
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-2  |  J: James Doyle |  T: H Palmer|  OR: 75
16/1

Winner over 1m on the AW at Lingfield in February and having his first outing since being gelded when seventh of eight at Haydock (good-to-firm) in April. Steps up in distance today.

9
(13)
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-2  |  J: Andrea Atzeni |  T: L M Cumani|  OR: 75
7/1

Well held in two starts since winning an AW maiden over 1m at Lingfield last November. Beaten 29L over this distance at Windsor (good-to-firm) last month and probably best watched here.

10
(1)
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-1  |  J: David Egan |  T: P D Evans|  OR: 74
25/1

Off the mark at the fourth attempt on his first outing since being gelded at Ffos Las (good) in August last year. Well held over this trip on his seasonal debut at Beverley (good-to-firm) and others make more appeal here.

11
(7)
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-0  |  J: Harry Bentley |  T: P Hide|  OR: 73
20/1

Gelding during the winter and victorious in a four runner contest over an extended 1m1f at Wolverhampton in April. Beaten 15L into sixth over this distance at Windsor (good) last time and more needed here.

12
(2)
Age: 3|  Weight: 8-13  |  J: Gavin Lerena |  T: Mrs H Main|  OR: 72
9/2

Winner of his last two races including over 1m on soft ground at Newmarket last month. Races off an 8lb higher mark today stepping up to this distance for the first time with the forecast ground likely to suit.

13
(8)
Age: 3|  Weight: 8-12  |  J: Oisin Murphy |  T: R M Beckett|  OR: 71
12/1

Broke her maiden over 6f a year ago and ran a fair race when fourth of seven on her return to action over this distance at Salisbury (good-to-soft) last month. Yard have a 32% strike-rate recently (9/28).

14
(10)
Age: 3|  Weight: 8-9  |  J: S Donohoe |  T: P D Evans|  OR: 68
50/1

Held in all four starts so far including off a 5lb higher mark when making his handicap debut at Haydock (good-to-firm) over 1m last month. More needed upped in trip for this.

15
(15)
Age: 3|  Weight: 8-5  |  J: F Norton |  T: H Morrison|  OR: 64
12/1

Beaten at least 5L in all three starts in maiden company. Latest of those came over 1m at Kempton in December and making his handicap debut stepping up in distance today.

Non-Runners

1
(5)
Romanor21
Weight: 9-7|  Age: 3
T: Ed Walker  J: L Morris
5
(6)
Viking Hoard36
Weight: 9-4|  Age: 3
T: H J L Dunlop  J: David Probert
6
(11)
Hakeem41
Weight: 9-4|  Age: 3
T: W J Haggas  J: Jim Crowley

Betting

Forecast

Rake's Progress (9/2), Hakeem (9/2), Comrade Conrad (6/1), Interweave (6/1), Manangatang (7/1), Meteor Light (15/2), Romanor (8/1), Evening Hill (9/1), Cotinga (12/1), Prosecution (12/1), Cloud Dragon (16/1), Viking Hoard (16/1), Lightly Squeeze (20/1), Our Boy (25/1), Go On Mayson (50/1)

Verdict

RAKE'S PROGRESS made a winning return to action when successful at Newmarket last time out. The selection race prominently on that occasion and can complete his hat-trick upped in trip today. Hakeem represents a yard who are in good form and can finish second following a good win on debut at Yarmouth while another last time out winner Evening Hill can finish third on his handicap debut.
  1. Rake's Progress
  2. Hakeem
  3. Evening Hill

Prize Money

1st: £6,301.002nd: £1,886.003rd: £943.004th: £472.005th: £235.00

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