October 09 / 14.15 York

14.15 York Good To Soft

Coral Sprint Trophy Handicap (Heritage Handicap)

  • Prize money: £51540
  • 0m 6f 0y
  • Class 2
  • 22 runners
  • Win time: 1m 14s
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Coral Sprint Trophy Handicap (Heritage Handicap)

Runners: 22 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

28/1 (Won)

  • Win: £14.00
  • Place: £4.10

Form: 910470 C

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict
Successful twice at 6f earlier in career but possibly better over further these days and scored over 7f here (soft) in May; hasn't repeated that form, only twelfth in the Ayr Gold Cup three weeks ago; now hooded.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

12th

14

(15)

15th Apr 2022

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

14:35 Newcastle (AW)

Volatile Analyst

9st 5lb

J: Callum Rodriguez

T: Keith Dalgleish

Won on the Wolverhampton Tapeta (7f) in January and bounced back from a lesser run there with a Listed win at Doncaster (6f) last month; has an up-and-down profile but he's a contender if again on a going day.

15/2

1st

6

(4)

26th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

0m 6f 2y

Class 1

13:50 Doncaster

Volatile Analyst

9st 8lb

J: Callum Rodriguez

T: Keith Dalgleish

Has won three handicaps in the last 12 months, two of them at York (6f/7f, good to soft/soft) and the most recent one in comfortable fashion at Wolverhampton (7f, AW) in January; however, he finished down the field in a Listed race two weeks ago and faces another stiffish task on these terms.

14/1

8th

7

(6)

12th Mar 2022

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 1

14:40 Wolverhampton (AW)

Volatile Analyst

9st 3lb

J: Callum Rodriguez

T: Keith Dalgleish

Useful on both turf and AW; finished behind a couple of these over C&D on Boxing Day but took a step forward when comfortably accounting for five rivals here in early January; could yet take higher rank but this does demand a career-best.

10/1

7/1

  • Place: £1.90

Form: 068064 D

Last run: 13 days

W: 8st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict
Won a 6f Listed event at Cork (yielding) in April, and he gave a strong hint that he was returning to concert pitch when fourth of 15 at the Curragh (5f) two weeks ago, repeatedly short of room in the closing stages; well handicapped on the pick of his form and looks a strong contender.
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

21th

7

(28)

6th May 2022

Good

0m 7f 0y

19:00 Cork

Laugh A Minute

9st 9lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: Adrian McGuinness

Back to something like his best with 5f win at the Curragh in March; still feasibly treated but yet to show his best form at this trip.

25/1

8th

3

(7)

3rd Apr 2022

Good

0m 6f 0y

15:12 Cork

Laugh A Minute

9st 9lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: Adrian McGuinness

Five-time winner, including a 16-1 success in this race last year; looks a deeper race this time (and his overall stakes-race record reveals limitations) but he is in fine form judged on a 5f handicap win at the Curragh eight days ago.

1st

4

(4)

26th Mar 2022

Yielding

0m 5f 0y

13:56 Curragh

Laugh A Minute

9st 9lb

J: Colin Keane

T: Adrian McGuinness

Talented hold-up performer needs luck in running which eluded him over C&D last September behind That's Mad; finished the season with two good placed efforts and has had a prep on AW; Keane now aboard which is sure to help his cause.

9/2

20/1

  • Place: £8.50

Form: 010-80 D

Last run: 112 days

W: 9st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict
Very useful sprinter when the mud is flying and he's now back on the same mark as when beating 13 rivals at Haydock 12 months ago; off since finishing in the pack in the Wokingham, after which he had wind surgery; more races to be won with him and he's not dismissed lightly.
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

3rd

1

(11)

18th Apr 2022

Good To Soft

0m 5f 217y

Class 3

15:59 Redcar

Air Raid

9st 8lb

J: Jack Garritty

T: Jedd O’Keeffe

Prominent racer who returned to form with thirds in big fields at York and Haydock (6f, soft/good to soft) last autumn; won't be inconvenienced if the ground dries out and in the mix if ready to roll after six months off.

6th

2

(3)

22nd Oct 2021

Soft

0m 6f 2y

Class 2

13:40 Doncaster

Air Raid

9st 8lb

J: Jack Garritty

T: Jedd O’Keeffe

Prominent racer who, following wind surgery, has returned to form with thirds in big fields on his last two starts (6f, soft/good to soft); can make another bold bid and every chance he'll be bang there once more.

7/1

3rd

1

(11)

15th Oct 2021

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

13:20 Haydock

Air Raid

9st 10lb

J: Jack Garritty

T: Jedd O’Keeffe

Well suited by ground softer than good; had a third wind surgery prior to running well in valuable handicap at York (back from layoff) last Saturday, setting him up nicely for another crack at this race (won it last year off 1lb lower).

6/1

11/1

  • Place: £4.00

Form: 020711 CD

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 102

Form & Verdict
3yo who has been better than ever of late, winning at Leicester (5f, good to firm) and over C&D (good) in the space of five days in September; this is his toughest test to date but he's thriving and should go well.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

19th

2

(6)

11th May 2022

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

14:25 York

Nomadic Empire

9st 9lb

J: Neil Callan

T: David O’Meara

3rd

1

(7)

23rd Apr 2022

Good To Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

16:00 Ripon

Nomadic Empire

9st 9lb

J: Jason Watson

T: David O’Meara

4th

4

(14)

9th Oct 2021

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

14:15 York

Nomadic Empire

9st 7lb

J: Jason Watson

T: David O’Meara

3yo who has been better than ever of late, winning at Leicester (5f, good to firm) and over C&D (good) in the space of five days in September; this is his toughest test to date but he's thriving and should go well.

11/1

20/1

Form: 100040 C

Last run: 21 days

W: 8st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict
Enjoyed a purple patch in May, rattling off a 7f hat-trick, but he's been hit and miss since and he couldn't land a blow in the Ayr Silver Cup last time; others make more appeal.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

3

(3)

14th May 2022

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

16:40 Thirsk

Boardman

9st 3lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

5th

7

(8)

6th May 2022

Soft

0m 7f 127y

Class 2

13:30 Chester

Boardman

8st 11lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: Tim Easterby

Won three times last May (including over C&D on good to soft) and was back on the scoresheet at Haydock (7f, good to firm) two weeks ago on his second start of the season; back up just 2lb today and he's one to consider.

4/1

1st

8

(8)

23rd Apr 2022

Good

0m 6f 212y

Class 2

14:05 Haydock

Boardman

8st 8lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

6th
8 (6)
Mr Wagyu

12/1

Form: 210634 CD BF

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict
Has taken his form to new heights as a 6yo, racking up four wins in June and July before thrashing his 24 rivals in the Stewards' Cup consolation at Goodwood; however, there's little margin for error off his revised mark and he was only fourth to Nomadic Empire over C&D two weeks ago.
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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

14th

8

(9)

11th May 2022

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

14:25 York

Mr Wagyu

9st 4lb

J: Jason Hart

T: John Quinn

8th

9

(2)

30th Apr 2022

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

13:50 Newmarket

Mr Wagyu

9st 2lb

J: Jason Hart

T: John Quinn

6th

8

(6)

9th Oct 2021

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

14:15 York

Mr Wagyu

9st 6lb

J: Jason Hart

T: John Quinn

Has taken his form to new heights as a 6yo, racking up four wins in June and July before thrashing his 24 rivals in the Stewards' Cup consolation at Goodwood; however, there's little margin for error off his revised mark and he was only fourth to Nomadic Empire over C&D two weeks ago.

12/1

12/1

Form: 831510 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 6lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 101

Form & Verdict
Likeable, progressive sprinter whose 6f wins at Doncaster (good to soft) and Ascot (good to firm) were deserved after several near misses; perhaps resented the blinkers when down the field in the Ayr Gold Cup three weeks ago and no surprise if he bounces back to form with the headgear removed.
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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

19th

11

(17)

7th May 2022

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

16:05 Ascot

Popmaster

9st 2lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: Ed Walker

Smart 6f handicap form on good to firm in 2021, including emphatic win here in September; perfectly creditable return last month but could hardly have found a tougher race in which to prove stamina in first 7f run.

9th

1

(11)

12th Apr 2022

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

13:50 Newmarket

Popmaster

9st 7lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Ed Walker

Likeable sprinter whose 6f wins at Doncaster (good to soft) and Ascot (good to firm) last season were deserved after several near misses, and he was running well when badly hampered at York on his final start in October; may need a career best to defy top weight but that's not out of the question.

7th

7

(1)

9th Oct 2021

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

14:15 York

Popmaster

9st 6lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Ed Walker

Likeable, progressive sprinter whose 6f wins at Doncaster (good to soft) and Ascot (good to firm) were deserved after several near misses; perhaps resented the blinkers when down the field in the Ayr Gold Cup three weeks ago and no surprise if he bounces back to form with the headgear removed.

12/1

25/1

Form: 410000 CD

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 6lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict
Now back to a mark 1lb lower than when dashing home to win over C&D in the spring, but he has hardly beaten a rival in four races since and finished well behind several of these in the Ayr Gold Cup last time.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

15th

7

(11)

11th May 2022

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

14:25 York

Mr Lupton

9st 4lb

J: Paul Hanagan

T: Richard Fahey

8th

6

(9)

9th Oct 2021

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

14:15 York

Mr Lupton

9st 6lb

J: Connor Murtagh

T: Richard Fahey

Now back to a mark 1lb lower than when dashing home to win over C&D in the spring, but he has hardly beaten a rival in four races since and finished well behind several of these in the Ayr Gold Cup last time.

25/1

20th

6

(13)

18th Sep 2021

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

14:40 Ayr

Mr Lupton

9st 5lb

J: Oisin McSweeney

T: Richard Fahey

A regular big-race 6f winner over the years (on various ground) who was third in this race last season and dashed home to win at York in May; has beaten very few rivals in three runs since but is now just 1lb higher than for his York win and fitting cheekpieces could put an edge on him.

28/1

14/1

Form: 116172 D

Last run: 8 days

W: 8st 12lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict
Gained three 6f wins in the summer and took his form to a new level when beaten a head at Ascot (good to soft) last week, sticking to his task determinedly; up 2lb but Billy Garritty's claim is a bonus and he's unlikely to be far away.
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Verdict Starting price

18th

13

(8)

11th May 2022

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

14:25 York

Strike Red

8st 12lb

J: Paddy Mathers

T: Richard Fahey

13th

15

(20)

30th Apr 2022

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

13:50 Newmarket

Strike Red

8st 10lb

J: Paddy Mathers

T: Richard Fahey

6th

5

(1)

12th Apr 2022

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

13:50 Newmarket

Strike Red

9st 0lb

J: Paddy Mathers

T: Richard Fahey

Gained three 6f wins last summer and took his form to a new level when beaten a head at Ascot on his penultimate start; still more needed from a career-high mark after six months off, but he's unlikely to be far away if fit enough to do himself justice.

10th
18 (19)
Verhoyen

16/1

Form: 5-4102 D

Last run: 64 days

W: 8st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict
Four wins (5f/6f) from 43 attempts; ran close to his best when second in a conditions race at Tipperary nine weeks ago; goes well in the mud and has plenty of form in big fields; possibilities.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

9th

21

(23)

6th May 2022

Good

0m 7f 0y

19:00 Cork

Verhoyen

8st 10lb

J: Mikey Sheehy

T: M C Grassick

Smart front runner when he gets his ground; career best when winning at the Curragh this time last year and back on a feasible mark but probably needs rain.

25/1

13th

10

(21)

10th Apr 2022

Yielding

0m 6f 0y

16:12 Curragh

Verhoyen

9st 4lb

J: J Cleary

T: M C Grassick

7th

7

(8)

26th Mar 2022

Yielding

0m 5f 0y

13:56 Curragh

Verhoyen

9st 3lb

J: W J Lee

T: M C Grassick

Likes it here (won 6f handicap off 82 last May) but would prefer it softer and might be high enough in the weights for now; usual blinkers left off as well.

14/1

Form: 046706 D

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 2lb

6 yo Horse

OR: 96

Form & Verdict
Useful 6f-7f performer at his best for Clive Cox; unplaced all starts for his current yard but he faced a stiff task in a 5f Listed race at Ascot last week and is now getting some help from the handicapper; goes well on a soft surface, has shaped with encouragement on both his recent outings here and could outrun his likely odds.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4th

4

(1)

7th May 2022

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

13:50 Haydock

Snazzy Jazzy

9st 7lb

J: Dale Swift

T: Lawrence Mullaney

11th

13

(4)

9th Oct 2021

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

14:15 York

Snazzy Jazzy

9st 2lb

J: Phil Dennis

T: Lawrence Mullaney

Useful 6f-7f performer at his best for Clive Cox; unplaced all starts for his current yard but he faced a stiff task in a 5f Listed race at Ascot last week and is now getting some help from the handicapper; goes well on a soft surface, has shaped with encouragement on both his recent outings here and could outrun his likely odds.

25/1

6th

7

(5)

2nd Oct 2021

Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 1

13:05 Ascot

Snazzy Jazzy

9st 0lb

J: Phil Dennis

T: Lawrence Mullaney

Would be getting weight from all his rivals in a handicap and has work to do with Tis Marvellous on C&D form in August, but he had outrun his odds in a 5f Listed race at York previously and serious rain would give him a better chance than these terms suggest.

25/1

14/1

Form: 021202 C

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict
Prominent racer; has had a fine season, winning twice on this course and running up to his recent best when a head second of ten to Mondammej at Haydock two weeks ago; versatile in terms of the ground but the big worry is today's distance as all ten of his successes have come over 5f-5.4f.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

8th

2

(7)

12th May 2022

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

13:50 York

Copper Knight

9st 8lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

Won three times last year and he's gone back up to a lofty mark; however, it may not be beyond him if he's at the top of his game, and there can be optimism in that regard as he's won the last two runnings of this race; could be spot on for today after his reappearance seventh at Musselburgh.

6/1

7th

1

(4)

16th Apr 2022

Good To Soft

0m 5f 1y

Class 2

14:39 Musselburgh

Copper Knight

9st 7lb

J: Duran Fentiman

T: Tim Easterby

1st

4

(12)

23rd Oct 2021

Soft

0m 5f 3y

Class 2

15:20 Doncaster

Copper Knight

9st 3lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

Below par at York a fortnight ago, when the 6f trip wasn't to blame, and it's possible he's ready for a break having been on the go since April; however, this front-runner enjoyed a purple patch in 5f handicaps in August and September, and he'll be a player if rediscovering that form.

16/1

Form: 181906 D

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 8lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict
Front-runner who won three times (6f, soft/good to soft) in May/June; struck into behind when only sixth of 12 in Group 3 at Ascot last time; needs to bounce back from that just seven days later.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

21th

5

(15)

11th May 2022

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

14:25 York

Punchbowl Flyer

9st 5lb

J: William Buick

T: Eve Johnson Houghton

2

(5)

12th Apr 2022

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

13:50 Newmarket

Punchbowl Flyer

9st 6lb

J: Charles Bishop

T: Eve Johnson Houghton

Front-running 6f specialist who lost his way towards the end of 2021; well treated on his best form and could be revived by wind surgery, but six of his seven wins have come on ground softer than good and conditions may be too quick for him unless there's plenty of rain.

14th

8

(15)

6th Nov 2021

Soft

0m 6f 2y

Class 1

14:05 Doncaster

Punchbowl Flyer

9st 3lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Eve Johnson Houghton

Often leads; held off Bielsa in the second of three 6f wins earlier in the year (soft/good to soft) at Haydock in June, but has been winding down of late and failed to shine back in a handicap last month.

20/1

14th
12 (12)
Staxton

16/1

Form: 004001 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict
Back to form from out of the blue when winning Ayr Silver Cup (6f, good) last month, possibly helped by racing hard against the far rail; a follow-up can't be discounted but his York record (0-11) sounds a note of caution.
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11th

1

(2)

14th May 2022

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

16:05 Thirsk

Staxton

9st 9lb

J: Duran Fentiman

T: Tim Easterby

14th

12

(12)

9th Oct 2021

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

14:15 York

Staxton

9st 2lb

J: Duran Fentiman

T: Tim Easterby

Back to form from out of the blue when winning Ayr Silver Cup (6f, good) last month, possibly helped by racing hard against the far rail; a follow-up can't be discounted but his York record (0-11) sounds a note of caution.

16/1

1st

13

(2)

18th Sep 2021

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

13:30 Ayr

Staxton

9st 6lb

J: Duran Fentiman

T: Tim Easterby

Down the field in the Gold Cup in the last three seasons, including when arriving on a roll 12 months ago; eyecatching effort at Hamilton in July but he hasn't built on it twice since; revival wouldn't be the biggest surprise but others look that bit more convincing.

20/1

Form: 414117 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 10lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict
Highly progressive sprint handicapper whose Stewards' Cup win at Goodwood (6f, soft; beat Gulliver a neck) was out of the top drawer; respectable seventh of 24 in Ayr Gold Cup three weeks ago; in the mix again.
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Verdict Starting price

2nd

1

(1)

30th Apr 2022

Good To Firm

0m 6f 2y

Class 2

18:30 Doncaster

Commanche Falls

10st 0lb

J: Phil Dennis

T: Michael Dods

Developed into a very smart performer last season, winning four sprint handicaps, notably the Stewards' Cup (6f, soft) off just 2lb lower; ended the season with two lesser efforts but he has won first time out in each of his three previous seasons and conditions shouldn't be an issue; needs serious consideration.

15/8

15th

1

(11)

9th Oct 2021

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

14:15 York

Commanche Falls

9st 10lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Michael Dods

Highly progressive sprint handicapper whose Stewards' Cup win at Goodwood (6f, soft; beat Gulliver a neck) was out of the top drawer; respectable seventh of 24 in Ayr Gold Cup three weeks ago; in the mix again.

11/1

7th

3

(2)

18th Sep 2021

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

14:40 Ayr

Commanche Falls

9st 8lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Michael Dods

Handles all ground; a major improver since making his debut in handicaps last June and his Stewards' Cup win (6f, soft) was out of the top drawer in this context; up just 4lb and another step forward is on the cards.

8/1

16th
16 (13)
Rathbone

33/1

Form: 215290 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict
6f wins on soft/good to firm at Thirsk this year, but his last two efforts have been well below par, latest behind Staxton in the Ayr Silver Cup; needs a revival.
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2nd

3

(4)

14th May 2022

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

16:05 Thirsk

Rathbone

9st 3lb

J: Curtis Wilson-Ruddock

T: Kevin Ryan

1st

5

(4)

30th Apr 2022

Good To Firm

0m 6f 2y

Class 2

18:30 Doncaster

Rathbone

8st 12lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Kevin Ryan

Always prominent when winning two 6f handicaps at Thirsk last season; creditable runs this year without reaching his peak; down in the weights but others appeal more.

9/2

6th

4

(10)

18th Apr 2022

Good To Soft

0m 5f 217y

Class 3

15:59 Redcar

Rathbone

9st 1lb

J: Oisin McSweeney

T: Kevin Ryan

Won twice over 6f at Thirsk (soft/good to firm) in the first half of last year; not at his best in two AW outings this season but he's probably better on turf and he returns to the grass on a favourable mark; no fitness doubts, unlike some of these, and dangerous if returning to peak form.

17th
9 (18)
Just Frank

14/1

Form: 623510 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 6lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 101

Form & Verdict
Front-runner; has won at 7f but appreciated the return to 6f at Thirsk (good) in August with a clearcut success; found the competition too hot in the Ayr Gold Cup last time, though, and it may be a similar story here.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

9th

4

(4)

11th May 2022

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

14:25 York

Just Frank

9st 6lb

J: Lewis Edmunds

T: Les Eyre

17th

9

(18)

9th Oct 2021

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

14:15 York

Just Frank

9st 6lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Les Eyre

Front-runner; has won at 7f but appreciated the return to 6f at Thirsk (good) in August with a clearcut success; found the competition too hot in the Ayr Gold Cup last time, though, and it may be a similar story here.

14/1

22th

21

(18)

18th Sep 2021

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

14:40 Ayr

Just Frank

9st 1lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Les Eyre

Front-runner; has won at 7f but appreciated the return to 6f at Thirsk recently (good) where the opposition melted away inside the final furlong; has more to do here but arrives in great form and is not ruled out.

10/1

OUR TIP

7/1

Form: 002440 CD

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict
Durable sprinter who has won the last two renewals of this valuable prize; valiant second to Commanche Falls in the Stewards' Cup in July; never a threat in Ayr Gold Cup last time, but a return to a soft surface and York should suit him well.
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18th

3

(21)

9th Oct 2021

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

14:15 York

Gulliver

9st 8lb

J: Adam Kirby

T: David O’Meara

Durable sprinter who has won the last two renewals of this valuable prize; valiant second to Commanche Falls in the Stewards' Cup in July; never a threat in Ayr Gold Cup last time, but a return to a soft surface and York should suit him well.

7/1

13th

4

(8)

18th Sep 2021

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

14:40 Ayr

Gulliver

9st 6lb

J: Jason Watson

T: David O’Meara

One of a select band who have multiple fine efforts in the top 6f handicaps, including when a close third in this race two years ago (mid-division in 2020) and a valiant second to Commanche Falls in the Stewards' Cup in July; is suited by soft surfaces but he ran well on good ground at the Curragh last weekend; can never ignore at this level.

12/1

19th
10 (20)
Snash

25/1

Form: 617-10 D

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict
Lightly raced 3yo; gained his second 6f win on Tapeta at Newcastle in February, but well held after a break (had been gelded) in Listed race at Newbury three weeks ago and has some improvement to find on today's handicap debut.
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12th

9

(6)

12th May 2022

Good

0m 7f 192y

Class 2

15:00 York

Snash

8st 13lb

J: Duran Fentiman

T: Tim Easterby

8th

4

(12)

30th Apr 2022

Good

0m 7f 218y

Class 2

14:05 Thirsk

Snash

9st 0lb

J: Sean Kirrane

T: Tim Easterby

7th

6

(9)

23rd Apr 2022

Good

0m 6f 212y

Class 2

14:05 Haydock

Snash

8st 13lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Tim Easterby

10/1

Form: -30634 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 8st 13lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict
Tough sprinter who finished fourth in this race last year and filled the same position behind Staxton in the Ayr Silver Cup three weeks ago; versatile in terms of the ground and has each-way claims once more.
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5th

1

(2)

7th May 2022

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

13:50 Haydock

Magical Spirit

9st 11lb

J: Megan Nicholls

T: Kevin Ryan

2nd

6

(3)

6th Nov 2021

Soft

0m 6f 2y

Class 1

14:05 Doncaster

Magical Spirit

9st 3lb

J: Kevin Stott

T: Kevin Ryan

Wide-margin winner of Ayr Silver Cup in 2020 (good to soft) and showed how good he can be when quickly going clear over C&D last month (soft); something to find on the face of it now switched to Listed company but could be more dangerous than the unfavourable terms suggest.

12/1

1st

7

(7)

22nd Oct 2021

Soft

0m 6f 2y

Class 2

13:40 Doncaster

Magical Spirit

9st 4lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Kevin Ryan

Hard to be confident after his heavy defeat at York 13 days ago but, compared to his usual prominent style, he was always on the back foot after an awkward start; went there on the back of two solid placed efforts at Ascot and Ayr, and handles good and soft ground; not written off.

14/1

14/1

Form: 375101 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict
Hold-up horse who needs everything to drop right, but his quirks have been ironed out and he led close home to win twice over 5f at Haydock (good to firm) in September, well handled by Cam Hardie each time; still capable of better but 6f on a soft surface could stretch his stamina to the limit.
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8th

7

(9)

30th Apr 2022

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 1

15:00 Newmarket

Mondammej

9st 6lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Antony Brittain

Successful in five handicaps over 5f in 2021; mostly respectable efforts this year, the last two back over 6f in Doncaster Listed event and Newcastle AW conditions race; remains in decent form but this looks a stiff assignment.

25/1

7th

10

(1)

15th Apr 2022

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

14:35 Newcastle (AW)

Mondammej

9st 5lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Antony Brittain

Likes it here and, although his best form has come over 5f, he was a creditable Listed third over 6f at Doncaster last month; today's big-field scenario should suit this headstrong sort but he has something to find if he's to come out on top.

16/1

3rd

5

(5)

26th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

0m 6f 2y

Class 1

13:50 Doncaster

Mondammej

9st 8lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Antony Brittain

Quirky but very talented, the winner of six of his 23 starts; has the benefit of a recent run (neck second in Lingfield Listed race last month), unlike most of his rivals, but his best form is at 5f and he may find one or two of these staying on more strongly late on.

11/1

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Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Laugh A Minute

LAMBOURN:

Capote's Dream

Telegraph:

Commanche Falls

RP Ratings:

Gulliver

TOPSPEED:

Copper Knight

Daily Mirror:

Mr Lupton

The Times:

Capote's Dream

Daily Express:

Capote's Dream

The Guardian:

Commanche Falls

POSTDATA:

Laugh A Minute

The Sun:

Laugh A Minute

The Star:

Laugh A Minute

Daily Record:

Laugh A Minute

Daily Mail:

Gulliver