September 21 / 15.10 Beverley

15.10 Beverley Good

Happy Birthday Greatest Husband Martin Spencer Handicap

  • Prize money: £2430
  • 1m 0f 100y
  • Class 6
  • 16 runners
  • Win time: 1m 45s
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Happy Birthday Greatest Husband Martin Spencer Handicap

Runners: 16 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

14/1 (Won)

  • Win: £9.80
  • Place: £2.90

Form: 378674 D

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 58

Form & Verdict
Four-time winner over 1m on Newcastle AW who was a good fourth there (7f) last time, and has a lower turf mark to work with; however, he's 0-14 on grass and a few of these may have his measure today.
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2nd

9

(6)

14th May 2022

Good

0m 7f 218y

Class 5

17:45 Thirsk

Broctune Red

9st 2lb

J: Oliver Stammers

T: Gillian Boanas

3rd

2

(2)

3rd May 2022

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

20:10 Wetherby

Broctune Red

9st 8lb

J: Oliver Stammers

T: Gillian Boanas

Modest turf strike-rate (1-17; at Beverley in September) compared to his record on the AW but he wasn't far away at Pontefract 22 days ago (1m, good to soft) and this faster ground will suit; on the premises.

11/2

4th

8

(9)

11th Apr 2022

Soft

1m 0f 6y

Class 5

16:15 Pontefract

Broctune Red

9st 4lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Gillian Boanas

4/1

  • Place: £1.50

Form: 5-2521

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 60

Form & Verdict
Bar a soft-ground blip he's been in fine form in recent months and won at Carlisle (1m, good to firm) 13 days ago; that was a first win at the 14th attempt but he's progressive and has to be respected up 5lb.
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4th

11

(5)

2nd Nov 2021

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 5

16:00 Newcastle (AW)

Captain Corelli

8st 13lb

J: Cieren Fallon

T: Julie Camacho

Better than ever in September, opening his account at Carlisle (1m) then good second at Beverley; likely player if transferring that form back to AW.

6/1

8

(14)

11th Oct 2021

Soft

1m 0f 208y

Class 5

16:20 Musselburgh

Captain Corelli

9st 4lb

J: NON-RUNNER

T: Julie Camacho

In career-best form last month, opening his account at Carlisle (1m, good to firm) then good second at Beverley (8.5f); may improve further; enters calculations.

2nd

10

(2)

21st Sep 2021

Good

1m 0f 100y

Class 6

15:10 Beverley

Captain Corelli

9st 7lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Julie Camacho

Bar a soft-ground blip he's been in fine form in recent months and won at Carlisle (1m, good to firm) 13 days ago; that was a first win at the 14th attempt but he's progressive and has to be respected up 5lb.

4/1

25/1

  • Place: £5.30

Form: 853-95 D

Last run: 40 days

W: 9st 7lb

5 yo Mare

OR: 60

Form & Verdict
Hasn't threatened on either run this year but she may work her way back into form and the handicapper has given her a chance; not discounted.
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7th

5

(9)

1st Nov 2021

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

12:35 Kempton (AW)

Liam’s Lass

9st 5lb

J: Dougie Costello

T: Pam Sly

Not at her best last time but she's on a dangerous mark and her penultimate third at Beverley wasn't too bad; she has run well over C&D in the past and shouldn't be discounted lightly.

11/2

5th

2

(11)

16th Oct 2021

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 6

16:00 Ascot

Liam’s Lass

9st 9lb

J: Christian Howarth

T: Pam Sly

Placed at Beverley on latest start of a light 2021 campaign on turf; scored off this mark over C&D last season and has possibilities back here.

9/1

3rd

11

(13)

21st Sep 2021

Good

1m 0f 100y

Class 6

15:10 Beverley

Liam’s Lass

9st 7lb

J: Louis Steward

T: Pam Sly

Hasn't threatened on either run this year but she may work her way back into form and the handicapper has given her a chance; not discounted.

25/1

10/1

Form: 7-5734 D

Last run: 25 days

W: 9st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 57

Form & Verdict
Close third off this reduced mark behind Mikmak over C&D (good) two starts ago; in the mix if reproducing that form today but has been inconsistent this year and was soundly beaten at Hamilton last time.
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9th

8

(4)

8th Oct 2021

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 6

16:55 Newcastle (AW)

Ventura Gold

9st 3lb

J: Barry McHugh

T: John Mackie

AW and multiple turf winner for Richard Fahey but not scored for over two years; slipped to a handy mark, not disgraced of late and each-way claims returned to AW.

7/1

4th

13

(15)

21st Sep 2021

Good

1m 0f 100y

Class 6

15:10 Beverley

Ventura Gold

9st 4lb

J: Graham Lee

T: John Mackie

Close third off this reduced mark behind Mikmak over C&D (good) two starts ago; in the mix if reproducing that form today but has been inconsistent this year and was soundly beaten at Hamilton last time.

10/1

Form: -56542 BF

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 8lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 61

Form & Verdict
Kept on well for fourth in 7.4f claimer here (good) last month and close second when upped to 1m in a handicap at stiff Carlisle (good to firm) latest; could have more to offer at this sort of trip; on the shortlist.
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3

(8)

21st Feb 2022

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

18:30 Newcastle (AW)

Lincoln Gamble

9st 8lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Ivan Furtado

Has form figures of 22113 for his new yard this winter and his latest front-running third at Kempton was behind a highly progressive subsequent winner; still looks feasibly treated on his penultimate form and he's respected back at 6f.

4/1

3rd

7

(1)

5th Feb 2022

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 0y

Class 6

19:00 Kempton (AW)

Lincoln Gamble

9st 3lb

J: Shane Kelly

T: Ivan Furtado

In very good form for new stable this winter and has made all over 7f at Wolverhampton in his last two starts; only 1lb higher than for his brave win two weeks ago and a major player again back on Polytrack.

6/4

2

(6)

24th Jan 2022

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 6

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Lincoln Gamble

9st 10lb

J: Tony Hamilton

T: Ivan Furtado

In very good form for new stable in recent weeks and has won his last two over 7f here, more recently when holding on well to make all on Saturday; 5lb penalty demands career-best performance today, though, and he needs to prove he's fully effective over this longer trip.

11/4

Form: 030002

Last run: 6 days

W: 8st 11lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 54

Form & Verdict
Inconsistent 11-race maiden who needs to back up last Wednesday's C&D second (soft) with another good run, but has obvious claims if he can; also effective on good ground; wears a first-time visor.
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4th

12

(12)

8th Oct 2021

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 6

16:55 Newcastle (AW)

Brazen Prince

8st 11lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Richard Fahey

Inconsistent maiden who turned in a creditable effort with headgear left off at Beverley (soft) last month; long way below that level in visor last time; no headgear again but enough to prove on AW debut.

12/1

6th

15

(14)

21st Sep 2021

Good

1m 0f 100y

Class 6

15:10 Beverley

Brazen Prince

8st 11lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Richard Fahey

Inconsistent 11-race maiden who needs to back up last Wednesday's C&D second (soft) with another good run, but has obvious claims if he can; also effective on good ground; wears a first-time visor.

9/1

Form: -09885

Last run: 50 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 62

Form & Verdict
Useful 2yo for Richard Hannon in 2019 and has tumbled down the weights; market check advised but he's struggled this season.
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8th

14

(12)

25th Apr 2022

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 6

20:05 Thirsk

Wild Thunder

9st 1lb

J: Shane Gray

T: Michael & David Easterby

7th

6

(9)

21st Sep 2021

Good

1m 0f 100y

Class 6

15:10 Beverley

Wild Thunder

9st 9lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Michael & David Easterby

Useful 2yo for Richard Hannon in 2019 and has tumbled down the weights; market check advised but he's struggled this season.

33/1

8th
3 (16)
Bluetech

10/1

Form: 4-8626

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 10lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 63

Form & Verdict
Soundly beaten in midfield when back up to 1m2f at Newcastle (AW) latest but was previously runner-up over this C&D (good), and this unexposed 4yo could have a part to play now back down in trip in a first-time tongue-tie.
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8th

8

(1)

22nd Oct 2021

Soft

1m 2f 43y

Class 5

15:55 Doncaster

Bluetech

9st 2lb

J: Graham Lee

T: John Davies

Inconsistent across his winless, nine-race career but went close at Beverley (1m, good) in August and bounced back to form when runner-up to Sagauteur at Redcar (1m2f, good) last time; unraced on slow ground; can be thereabouts if again on a going day.

12/1

2nd

12

(5)

2nd Oct 2021

Good

1m 2f 1y

Class 5

16:15 Redcar

Bluetech

9st 4lb

J: Kevin Stott

T: John Davies

Improved form when going close at Beverley in August (1m, good) but he didn't find much back at 1m2f on Newcastle AW next time and another lesser effort followed, behind Broctune Red back at Beverley (1m; first-time tongue-tie, discarded); work to do.

16/1

8th

3

(16)

21st Sep 2021

Good

1m 0f 100y

Class 6

15:10 Beverley

Bluetech

9st 10lb

J: Kevin Stott

T: John Davies

Soundly beaten in midfield when back up to 1m2f at Newcastle (AW) latest but was previously runner-up over this C&D (good), and this unexposed 4yo could have a part to play now back down in trip in a first-time tongue-tie.

10/1

9th
7 (3)
Silkstone

16/1

Form: 636555 D

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 61

Form & Verdict
Regressive 5yo who has a patchy profile this year and was well beaten at Yarmouth last time; however, prior to that he was a close fifth over this C&D (good), when repeatedly denied a clear run, and he'll be a big player if rediscovering that form now back here.
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11th

5

(3)

6th Apr 2022

Soft

1m 4f 13y

Class 6

15:50 Catterick

Silkstone

9st 1lb

J: Graham Lee

T: Danny Brooke

4th

4

22nd Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

13:26 Wetherby

Silkstone

10st 9lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Danny Brooke

Hasn't won on the Flat since 2019 and he's 0-15 over hurdles, but he wasn't disgraced when fifth of eight at Sedgefield (2m1f, soft; Robeam held in seventh) last time and he can't be totally dismissed from a falling mark.

9/1

5th

7

6th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 0f 178y

Class 5

13:00 Sedgefield

Silkstone

10st 7lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Danny Brooke

Hasn't won on the Flat since 2019 and he's 0-14 over hurdles, most recently fourth over C&D on second start for new yard; however, can't be totally dismissed off this reduced mark.

10/1

10th
1 (6)
Mikmak

8/1

Form: 441218 CD

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 11lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 64

Form & Verdict
Came from the back to win last month at Pontefract (1m, soft) and over this C&D (good), and nippy Musselburgh may not have suited when below par last time; could go well now back here.
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11th

10

(8)

22nd Oct 2021

Soft

1m 2f 43y

Class 5

15:25 Doncaster

Mikmak

9st 0lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

Won twice in August (1m, soft/good) and ran okay at Pontefract (1m, soft) last time; however, this is a rare encounter with 1m2f and it remains to be seen if he's effective at this trip nowadays.

20/1

3rd

9

(6)

4th Oct 2021

Soft

1m 0f 6y

Class 5

16:15 Pontefract

Mikmak

9st 1lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

Came from the back to win over C&D (soft) and at Beverley (8.4f, good) in August but well below form in his last two starts and latest was back at Beverley; bit to prove again and needs to rediscover his spark.

12/1

10th

1

(6)

21st Sep 2021

Good

1m 0f 100y

Class 6

15:10 Beverley

Mikmak

9st 11lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

Came from the back to win last month at Pontefract (1m, soft) and over this C&D (good), and nippy Musselburgh may not have suited when below par last time; could go well now back here.

8/1

Form: 376046 D

Last run: 41 days

W: 9st 9lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 62

Form & Verdict
Reduced mark appeals on form as recent as May but this 8yo has struggled to get competitive since and needs to up his game.
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15

(9)

2nd Nov 2021

Soft

0m 7f 219y

Class 6

15:40 Redcar

Donnelly’s Rainbow

9st 3lb

J: NON-RUNNER

T: Harvey Bastiman

Down to a mark fully 17lb lower than when third at Catterick (7f, soft) in May, but he's hard to fancy on more recent evidence.

8th

10

(8)

15th Oct 2021

Good To Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 6

14:50 Redcar

Donnelly’s Rainbow

9st 6lb

J: Connor Murtagh

T: Harvey Bastiman

Winless in 2021, and he arrives under something of a cloud too; others are more persuasive.

25/1

6th

3

(7)

7th Oct 2021

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

13:40 Ayr

Donnelly’s Rainbow

9st 6lb

J: Sam James

T: Harvey Bastiman

8yo who has been regressive this term and has been uncompetitive for a while now; however, he's run really well on each of his last five visits to this course, winning twice, and today is his first Ayr outing of the season; interesting contender having tumbled in the weights.

7/1

12th
9 (10)
Power On

14/1

Form: 694717

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 64

Form & Verdict
Well backed and won when upped to 1m2f at Chelmsford (AW) last month; unexposed beyond 7f and it will be interesting to see how he goes in the betting today, but he was beaten before stamina may have been an issue at Wolverhampton (1m4f, AW) last time, and also has something to prove on turf.
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1st

3

(1)

6th May 2022

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 6

18:26 Wolverhampton (AW)

Power On

9st 7lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: John Butler

3rd

4

(1)

9th Mar 2022

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 0y

Class 6

20:00 Kempton (AW)

Power On

9st 4lb

J: Harry Burns

T: John Butler

Recorded his third Polytrack win when finishing well to beat a clear second off reduced mark at Lingfield (7f; well backed) last Wednesday; escapes a penalty for that success and has strong claims if he can repeat the form.

15/8

1st

4

(8)

2nd Mar 2022

Standard

0m 7f 1y

Class 6

15:20 Lingfield (AW)

Power On

9st 5lb

J: Harry Burns

T: John Butler

Successful off an 8lb higher mark at Chelmsford last summer; mixed bag since then but he's a course winner who has the ability to play a leading role; betting to guide.

9/1

13th
14 (11)
Van Dijk

33/1

Form: 04560P D

Last run: 57 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 55

Form & Verdict
Reluctant to race in cheekpieces the last twice, which are swapped for blinkers (didn't show much in them in 2yo term); comes with risks attached but not ruled out off the same mark as when winning at Ayr (1m, good) in May.
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11th

7

(11)

17th Apr 2022

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

13:57 Southwell (AW)

Van Dijk

9st 5lb

J: Harry Russell

T: Antony Brittain

1st

12

(6)

17th Mar 2022

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

18:15 Southwell (AW)

Van Dijk

9st 2lb

J: Harry Russell

T: Antony Brittain

Course winner on the Fibresand but only 3-44 overall and not one to trust these days (can be reluctant to race).

20/1

11th

7

(6)

25th Jan 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 13y

Class 6

16:30 Southwell (AW)

Van Dijk

9st 4lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Antony Brittain

C&D winner on Fibresand last January but reluctant to race on occasions since headgear refitted last July; hard to have much faith in him now.

33/1

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Payout
Exacta £521.00
Straight Forecast £323.50
Tricast £4000.90
Trifecta £6856.00

Selections

The Times:

Captain Corelli

SPOTLIGHT:

Lincoln Gamble

POSTDATA:

Silkstone

The Star:

Donnelly's Rainbow

RP Ratings:

Lincoln Gamble

Daily Express:

Lincoln Gamble

Daily Mirror:

Lincoln Gamble

Telegraph:

Captain Corelli

The Guardian:

Captain Corelli

Daily Mail:

Captain Corelli

The Sun:

Captain Corelli

Daily Record:

Captain Corelli