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Sat, 28th Apr 2012
17:55
Concourse Pharmacy 25th Anniversary Handicap, 1m 2f 95y
11 Runners (4YO plus) (Class 4) Total Prize Fund - £8000

No/Draw/Horse (days since last run)
Age colour sex, Sire - Dam (Damsire)
Form/Owner(s)
Wearing Details

Weight/Penalty
Offical Rating

Forecast Price*
Jockey/
Trainer

17 Media Hype (GB) (18F)
5 b h Tiger Hill (IRE) - Hyperspectra (Rainbow Quest (USA))
0791-1 Light Valley Stud & Mrs E Burke

9-7  
80

5/2
P Makin
Mrs K Burke

Successful at 1m 2f and 1m 3f on good to firm and good ground. A winner at 9-1 at Pontefract over 1m 2f (good) on his latest outing earlier this month, beating Ay Tay Tate by 5l.

211 Oratory (IRE) (27F)
6 b g Danehill Dancer (IRE) - Gentle Night (Zafonic (USA))
00370-0 The Unique Partnership

9-3  
76

10/1
P Cosgrave
K Dalgleish

A winner at 7f on good to firm ground, but that win was over three years ago. Beaten 10l behind Karaka Jack at 14-1 when 14th of 22 on his latest outing at Doncaster over 7f (good) earlier this month. Having his first run for a new stable today.

34 Number Theory (GB) (201F)
4 b g Halling (USA) - Numanthia (IRE) (Barathea (IRE))
221256- Mr Mohan Fonseka

9-3  
76

10/1
R Kennemore
J R Holt

A winner at 1m 2f on good to soft ground. Finished 6l behind High On A Hill when sixth of 14 at 16-1 on his latest outing at Salisbury over 1m 6f (good) in October last year.

46 One Pursuit (IRE) (279F)
4 br g Pastoral Pursuits - Karinski (USA) (Palace Music (USA))
311531- Mr Eamon Maher

9-3  
76

4/1
Adrian Nicholls
D Nicholls

He has won three times from 1m to 1m 1f on good ground and on the all-weather. Won on his latest outing when 4-1co-fav at Carlisle over 1m 1f (good) in July last year, beating Madison Square by 4l.

55 Tenhoo (GB) (323F)
6 b g Reset (AUS) - Bella Bambina (Turtle Island (IRE))
621112- Buist, Long, Thompson

9-3  
76

6/1
Nathan Alison (5)
E J Alston

He has won three times at 1m 4f on good to firm and good ground. Beaten 1 1/4l by Odin's Raven when second of 16 at 9-2 on his latest outing at York over 1m 4f (good) in June last year.

68 Fourth Generation (IRE) (334F)
5 ch g Kris Kin (USA) - Merewood Lodge (IRE) (Grand Lodge (USA))
129/459- B Boanson & M Wane

9-1  
74

20/1
R Winston
G A Swinbank

A winner at 1m 1f on good ground. Well beaten at 11-1 behind Red Fama when 9th of 11 on his latest outing at Carlisle over 1m 3f (good to soft) in May last year.

71 Knowe Head (NZ) (28F)
5 b g High Chaparral (IRE) - Royal Errant (NZ) (Royal Academy (USA))
32-5213 Lord Stuart J Stone

9-0  
73

8/1
Liam Jones
J W Unett

Successful twice at 1m 1f on the all-weather. Third of 16 behind Qaraaba beaten 3 1/2l at 25-1 on his latest outing at Doncaster over 1m 2f (good) last month.

83 Follow The Flag (IRE) (7F)
8 ch g Traditionally (USA) - Iktidar (Green Desert (USA))
553228 Mr S Gillen
Blinkers, Eye Shield

8-13  
72

16/1
Nora Looby (7)
A J McCabe

Has won 12 races from 6f to 1m 3f on good to firm ground and on the all-weather. Beaten 19l behind Stand To Reason at 14-1 when eighth of 13 on his latest outing at Newbury over 1m 2f (soft) earlier this month.

99 Amazing Blue Sky (GB) (7F)
6 b g Barathea (IRE) - Azure Lake (USA) (Lac Ouimet (USA))
270-002 Mr Graham Scruton

8-13  
72

10/1
James P Sullivan
Mrs R Carr

Winner of six races from 1m 1f to 1m 2f on ground varying from good to firm to good to soft and on the all-weather. Beaten 2l by Veiled Applause when second of 12 at 25-1 on his latest outing at Thirsk over 1m 4f (soft) earlier this month.

1010 The Galloping Shoe (GB) (179F, 168J)
7 b g Observatory (USA) - My Way (IRE) (Marju (IRE))
987584- R Cabrey W Orr C Spark

8-10  
69

12/1
Jim Crowley
A C Whillans

Successful at 1m and 1m 2f on good to firm and good to soft ground. Finished 3 1/2l behind Law To Himself when fourth of 15 at 9-1 on his latest flat outing at Redcar over 1m 2f (good) in November last year.

112 Magic Echo (GB) (14F)
8 b m Wizard King - Sunday News'n'echo (USA) (Trempolino (USA))
50/068-6 Mr Foster Watson

8-8  
67

25/1
T Eaves
A G Foster

Winner of five races from 7f to 1m 2f on ground varying from good to firm to good to soft. Finished 17l behind Lifetime when sixth of 11 at 25-1 on her latest outing at Newcastle over 1m 4f (soft) earlier this month.

Race Verdict

FOLLOW THE FLAG is fully exposed and didn't run up to his mark when fading away into mid-division at Newbury last time. Those are the negatives but on the plus side, he'd been running consistently well previously and has assured fitness on his side. He's a speculative selection but it's a tricky opener and he could be a value option at the likely prices. Media Hype is up 10lb for a decisive recent Pontefract success and there could well be more to come after just five career starts to date. Knowe Head, Tenhoo and One Pursuit are all respected.

Selection: Follow The Flag        Danger: Media Hype        Alternative: Knowe Head
* These are prices forecast by PA Sport Ltd. and are to be used only as a guide to the betting market.
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