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Saturday 8 September 2018

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188Bet Extra Place Races 'London Mile' Handicap (Series Final)

Class 2  |   1m  |   Standard / Slow  |   15 Runners  |   Polytrack
Off time: 15:17  |   Winning time: 1m 38.06s
Weighed In
1
(14)
Age: 5|  Weight: 9-10  |  J: Tom Marquand |  T: R Hannon|  OR: 91|  D
20/1

Consistent sort who has been placed on his last three starts in handicaps. the latest an optional claimer at Chelmsford, Should give his running, but vulnerable to improvers from current mark.

2
(8)
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-9  |  J: S De Sousa |  T: S & E Crisford|  OR: 95|  CD
5/2

Landed a novice at Chelmsford on penultimate start, and showed further improvement to follow up in a 14-runner C&D handicap last time by ¾L from Hakeem. Closely matched with that rival again, and remains unexposed at this trip.

3
(2)
Hakeemp,t17
Age: 4|  Weight: 9-8  |  J: K Shoemark |  T: W J Haggas|  OR: 89|  D
7/2

Wore this combination of headgear when winning 7f handicap at Newmarket in July, and better than ever when ¾L second to Honey Man over C&D last time. Has a 3lb pull with that rival now, and shortlisted.

4
(3)
Age: 4|  Weight: 9-7  |  J: Raul Da Silva |  T: P F I Cole|  OR: 88
14/1

In a solid vein of form at present without winning, and ran to best when third to Honey Man and Hakeem over C&D last time. Hard to see him reversing form with that pair, but unlikely to be disgraced.

5
(9)
Age: 5|  Weight: 9-5  |  J: K T O'Neill |  T: M Scudamore|  OR: 86|  CD
9/1

Visored when winning over C&D in June, and wore blinkers when following up at Newcastle next time. Just as good when 2L fourth to Honey Man over C&D on latest start, ridden less prominently than those who beat him.

6
(5)
Age: 4|  Weight: 9-3  |  J: Josephine Gordon |  T: Miss J Feilden|  OR: 84|  CD
33/1

Last run ignored as he is better on AW than turf, and runner-up in C&D handicaps here in March and April. Creeping up the handicap, however, and others may have his measure on today's terms.

7
(10)
Age: 7|  Weight: 9-2  |  J: Callum Shepherd |  T: B R Johnson|  OR: 83|  CD
50/1

Won over C&D in January and again at Chelmsford in March, but well beaten on return from a break at Sandown in June, and a bit out of his comfort zone at this level of competition.

8
(6)
Age: 4|  Weight: 9-2  |  J: Charles Bishop |  T: E A L Dunlop|  OR: 83|  BF|  CD
16/1

Took advantage of reduced mark to win narrowly at Chelmsford in August, but had every chance when a respectable second there on his latest start, and lacks the scope of a few of his rivals here.

9
(15)
Age: 4|  Weight: 9-1  |  J: S W Kelly |  T: R Hughes|  OR: 82
25/1

Lost his way for Ed Dunlop, but in the frame on all three starts for current yard, albeit looking summed up by his handicap mark, and has a very high draw to overcome here.

10
(1)
Age: 4|  Weight: 9-0  |  J: Daniel Muscutt |  T: J R Fanshawe|  OR: 81
12/1

Runner-up on last three starts here over 7f/1m, most recently when beaten ¾L by Peak Princess. That was a good effort. but a 4lb rise since then makes his task much tougher.

12
(7)
Age: 3|  Weight: 8-13  |  J: Harry Bentley |  T: S Dow|  OR: 85|  CD
25/1

Very consistent this season, finishing third at Epsom on penultimate start, and turned out quickly to win there the following day. Able to dominate there, and that task harder to achieve in this line-up.

13
(12)
Age: 3|  Weight: 8-12  |  J: Edward Greatrex |  T: C G Cox|  OR: 84|  CD
7/1

Winner of a novice at Windsor in July, and bounced back to form of late, producing a career best when beating Croque Monsieur over C&D last time. That appeals as strong form, and he's not taken lightly now.

14
(16)
Age: 5|  Weight: 8-12  |  J: Jack Mitchell |  T: Mrs L Pearce|  OR: 79|  D
50/1

Better than a record of six unplaced runs from as many starts this season would imply, but eligible for lesser races than this, and outside draw would appear no help to his chances in such a competitive race.

15
(13)
Age: 5|  Weight: 8-11  |  J: William Cox |  T: W J Knight|  OR: 78|  CD
66/1

Just 1lb higher than when winning over C&D in June, but he was bossing lesser rivals there, and hasn't been able to make the same impact since. This looks too competitive.

16
(4)
Age: 6|  Weight: 8-8  |  J: Joey Haynes |  T: Mrs A J Perrett|  OR: 75|  CD
10/1

Has dropped 9lb below the mark he was successful off over C&D in March 2017, but something of a law unto himself these days, and losing run now stretches to 24 races since that victory.

Rule 4

Rule 4 applies to all bets - deduction 5p in the pound

Non-Runners

11
(11)
Gossiping17
Weight: 8-13|  Age: 6
T: G L Moore  J: S Donohoe
Betting

Forecast

Honey Man (5/2), Hakeem (7/2), King's Slipper (7/1), Lawmaking (9/1), The Warrior (10/1), Ptarmigan Ridge (12/1), Medieval (14/1), Gossiping (14/1), Mudallel (16/1), War Glory (20/1), Corazon Espinado (25/1), Apex King (25/1), Oud Metha Bridge (33/1), Noble Peace (50/1), Lacan (50/1), Kingston Kurrajong (66/1)

Verdict
Plenty of these arrive in good form, but none look so progressive as HONEY MAN, who had a phalanx of these in his wake over C&D last time, the most dangerous of which appears to be runner-up Hakeem, although King's Slipper was quite impressive when beating a previous winner here recently, and looks most interesting of the unexposed runners.,
  1. Honey Man
  2. King's Slipper
  3. Hakeem

Previous Winners

2017
Brilliant Vanguard
Weight: 9-4  |Age: 4
Weight: 9-4  |  
Age: 4  |  
J: Kevin Stott
  |  
T: K A Ryan
8/1
Prize Money
1st: £43,575.002nd: £13,048.003rd: £6,524.004th: £3,262.005th: £1,631.006th: £819.00

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