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Fri, 11th May 2012
Alex Fergusson Handicap, 1m 65y
9 Runners (4YO plus) (Class 6) Total Prize Fund - £3000

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

Offical Rating

Forecast Price*

13 Beautiful Day (GB) (20F)
4 b g Piccolo - Evening (Mark Of Esteem (IRE))
2211-26 Mr Guy Reed


P Makin
K A Ryan

He has won three times from 5f to 1m on the all-weather. Finished 5l behind The Osteopath when sixth of 12 at 4-1fav on his latest outing at Thirsk over 7f (soft) last month.

25 Retreat Content (IRE) (5F)
4 b g Dubai Destination (USA) - Sharp Point (IRE) (Royal Academy (USA))
52840-0 Jackton Racing Club


G Lee
Miss L A Perratt

A winner at 1m 2f on good to soft ground. Beaten 18l behind Spavento at 25-1 when last of 10 on his latest outing over this course and distance (good to soft) earlier this month.

38 Eastward Ho (GB) (31F)
4 ch g Resplendent Glory (IRE) - Mofeyda (IRE) (Mtoto)
33511-5 Miss Vivian Pratt


A Elliott
J Ward

Successful twice at 1m 1f on the all-weather. Finished 8l behind Toymaker when fifth of 14 at 20-1 on his latest outing at Pontefract over 1m (good) last month.

47 Royal Straight (GB) (5F)
7 ch g Halling (USA) - High Straits (Bering)
87821-2 Mr Ken McGarrity
Tongue strap


Julie Burke (3)
Miss L A Perratt

He has won four times from 1m to 1m 2f on good to firm and good ground and on the all-weather. Beaten a short head by Spavento when second of 10 at 18-1 on his latest outing over this course and distance (good to soft) earlier this month.

52 Deep Applause (GB) (16F)
4 b g Royal Applause - Deep Deep Blue (Hernando (FR))
1423-07 Appleton - Davison - Spinks
Cheek pieces


T Eaves
M Dods

A winner at 1m on good to soft ground. Beaten 20l behind Light The City at 14-1 when seventh of 11 on his latest outing at Catterick over 1m 4f (soft) last month.

66 Henrys Gift (IRE) (195F)
4 b g Titus Livius (FR) - Xania (Mujtahid (USA))
643265- Mrs C M Hewitson


B McHugh
M Dods

Placed twice in ten starts. Finished 17l behind Funky Munky when fifth of 11 at 16-1 on his latest outing at Ayr over 1m 1f (heavy) in October last year.

74 Indian Giver (GB) (13F)
4 b f Indesatchel (IRE) - Bint Baddi (FR) (Shareef Dancer (USA))
3977-05 Mr J D Riches


P Pickard (3)
H A McWilliams

A winner at 6f on heavy ground. Finished 6l behind Thackeray when fifth of 13 at 50-1 on her latest outing at Haydock over 1m (soft) last month.

81 Tropenfeuer (FR) (387F, 55J)
5 b m Banyumanik (IRE) - Tropensonne (GER) (Konigsstuhl (GER))
61407/0- Jsb Racing Partnership


P Aspell
James Moffatt

A winner at 1m 4f on good to firm ground and on the all-weather. Well beaten at 40-1 behind Capable Guest when last of 11 on her latest flat outing at Newcastle over 1m 4f (good to firm) in April last year.

99 Spread Boy (IRE) (58F)
5 b g Tagula (IRE) - Marinka (Pivotal)
93737-6 Mr Alan Berry


Matthew Hopkins (7)
A Berry

Placed twice in 27 starts. Finished 20l behind Minstrels Gallery when last of 6 at 100-1 on his latest outing at Southwell over 7f in March. Runs from 2lb out of handicap.

Race Verdict

ROYAL STRAIGHT looks the one to beat. In cracking form towards the end of last season, he certainly continued where he left off when losing out by a short-head over C&D on Saturday and, quickly turned out escaping a rise in the handicap, he will be fancied to regain the winning thread. Beautiful Day is now 16lb lower on turf than his current all-weather rating and should be in or around the money, while Henrys Gift was placed off a 2lb higher mark here in August and has each-way claims.

Selection: Royal Straight        Danger: Beautiful Day        Alternative: Henrys Gift
* 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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