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15:20 Beverley

Eltherington Group Handicap

  • 10 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 1f 207y
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf
  • ¤0 added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 2m 6.02s
  • 10 Ran
1st
Silk -
2nd
Silk -
2/1

    1(5)
    Silk - Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap
    12/1
    • Form 1/00
    • Age 4
    • Weight 9-5
    • Official Rating 80

    held up behind leaders, switched left 2f out, quickened to lead over 1f out, kept on well final furlong

    2(6)
    Silk - BLACK, YELLOW sleeves, BLACK spots, YELLOW cap

    Tight Squeeze

    27 CDD
    7/1
    • Form 515033
    • Age 8
    • Weight 9-2
    • Official Rating 77

    held up in mid-division, pushed along over 2f out, one pace final furlong

    3(8)
    Silk - Red, Light Blue seams, Light Blue cap, Red spots
    • Form 090-580
    • Age 6
    • Weight 9-2
    • Official Rating 74

    towards rear, headway over 2f out, not much room on inner over 1f out, no extra final furlong

    4(9)
    Silk - Black, Grey epaulets, sleeves and cap
    7/2
    • Form 43251-0
    • Age 4
    • Weight 8-13
    • Official Rating 74

    mid-division, headway 2f out, not much room over 1f out, switched left and ran on final furlong

    5(7)
    Silk - White, Red Cross of Lorraine, Red and White chevrons on sleeves, White cap, Red diamond

    Sir Haydn

    9 v D
    14/1
    • Form 121186
    • Age 5
    • Weight 8-12
    • Official Rating 70

    took keen hold behind leaders, pushed along over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong

    6(10)
    Silk - Aquamarine and Cerise (quartered), Aquamarine sleeves

    Grey Clouds

    19 CDD
    8/1
    • Form 2508-80
    • Age 5
    • Weight 8-12
    • Official Rating 73

    tracked leaders, was pushed along when squeezed for room over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong

    7(3)
    Silk - White, Royal Blue epaulets, Yellow cap
    14/1
    • Form 317808
    • Age 4
    • Weight 8-5
    • Official Rating 66

    towards rear, pushed along over 2f out, was ridden over 1f out, ran on final furlong

    8(1)
    Silk - White, Red spots, Royal Blue sleeves, Red and White striped cap

    Estepona

    25 D
    2/1
    • Form 0080-41
    • Age 4
    • Weight 8-5
    • Official Rating 66

    held up, headway 2f out, ridden and every chance entering final furlong, kept on

    9(4)
    Silk - Yellow, Emerald Green chevron, chevrons on sleeves, quartered cap
    9/1
    • Form 0-81265
    • Age 4
    • Weight 8-2
    • Official Rating 63

    prominent, effort over 2f out, weakened final furlong

    10(2)
    Silk - White, Brown braces, Amber cap
    14/1
    • Form 949-301
    • Age 4
    • Weight 8-0
    • Official Rating 58

    led steady pace, quickened 3f out, was ridden and headed over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong

    In depth

    Verdict

    Another tricky race for punters to call but Ouninpohja, Estepona, Graceful Air and Olivia Rose all look to have a leading chance and the vote is given to the last mentioned. The selection has been disappointing of late but she has dropped to a handy mark and at the forecast odds with conditions to suit she might just be worth taking a chance on. Ouninpohja was slightly disappointing last time but that was a much better race than this and he had previously won well at Ayr when beating Young Rooney, so he has got obvious claims here. Estepona really caught the eye last time at Nottingham as he lost four lengths at the start but still managed to sweep through to win. There may be more to come and he could be a leading player today, although he can't afford to forfeit ground again at the start if he is to get his head in front. Graceful Air got the run of the race when winning last time and as that WAS her first win in 29 attempts, she is hard to put forward with any confidence here and for the winner we return to Olivia Rose, who could be the value option in the race.

    Formwatch

    Tabadul (IRE) 12-1 (9-8) Mid-division, effort over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 14, 9l behind Serre Chevalier (9-0) at Newmarket 7f hcp (4) gf in May.

    Olivia Rose (IRE) 16-1 (9-6) Held up in touch, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 12th of 13, 22l behind Strong Hand (9-7) at Haydock 1m 3f hcp (4) gd.

    Sir Haydn 25-1 (9-2) Held up towards rear, headway on outside 3f out, driven but no impression over 1f out, 6th of 17, 7l behind Brief Goodbye (8-13) at Sandown 1m 2f hcp (5) gd in May.

    Grey Clouds 50-1 (8-4) Mid-division, headway over 3f out, weakening when bumped over 1f out, 14th of 16, 11l behind Temple Place (9-3) at Haydock 1m hcp (3) gf in May.

    Instructor 8-1 (9-6) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f, weakened over 1f, 8th of 16, 8l behind Lucayan Dancer (9-5) at Redcar 1m 2f hcp (5) gf in May.

    Estepona 6-1 (9-11) Started slowly, behind, ridden and headway over 1f out, hung left and led inside final furlong, ran on, won at Nottingham 1m 2f hcp (6) gf in May beating Snowed Under (9-9) by 3l, 16 ran.

    Charmatic (IRE) 6-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, soon no impression, 5th of 9, 10l behind Nessen Dorma (10-0) at Ripon 1m 4f hcp (5) sft in May.

    Graceful Air (IRE) 16-1 (9-9) Led, ridden over 2f out, headed briefly entering final furlong, hard ridden inside final furlong, all out, won at Pontefract 1m 2f fll hcp (5) gf in May beating Be Wise Girl (9-7) by a shd, 9 ran.