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16:33 Wetherby

Good To Soft

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  • Prize money: £6861.96
  • 3m 0f 45y
  • Class 4
  • 9 runners
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Runners: 10 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Rain

10/1 (Won)

  • Win: £8.00
  • Place: £2.40

Form: 084P45 CD

Last run: 24 days

W: 10st 3lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Has dropped to a mark fully 17lb lower than when third in this last year; there was a hint of a revival when fourth over C&D in January but he's struggled on his next three starts and is back to having something to prove.

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6

28th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 45y

Class 4

16:30 Wetherby

Sigurd

10st 2lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Joanne Foster

12yo who is winless since March 2022 and is 5lb out of the handicap today; however, he's a three-time C&D winner who was a fair third of six over C&D (soft) last time, and holds each-way claims in a race lacking depth.

7/1

3rd

7

29th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 45y

Class 4

14:50 Wetherby

Sigurd

10st 4lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Joanne Foster

12yo who has regressed and struggled at Catterick the last twice; however, this three-time C&D winner ran fairly well over C&D in November on his reappearance, and could stage a revival now back here off 12lb lower.

16/1

33/1

  • Place: £3.40

Form: /4/1PP CD

Last run: 24 days

W: 12st 0lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict

12yo who defied a mammoth absence to win over C&D (soft) in January and he's back here for the first time since; however, he's been pulled up on his next two runs so has something to prove.

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4th

3

4th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 45y

Class 5

15:55 Wetherby

Ballyrath

12st 2lb

J: Mr Daniel Kyne

T: Miss H Brookshaw

led, headed but pressed leader 3rd, led again 9th, headed but prominent 10th, pushed along 14th, ridden and weakened 4 out

20/1

4

30th May 2022

Good

3m 5f 80y

Class 3

15:15 Cartmel

Ballyrath

10st 11lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Gary Hanmer

Wetherby winner in January (3m, soft) but up and down in the meantime; on that last winning mark if he is on a good day and he won a point over 4m, so there are no stamina issues.

5/1

5th

5

16th Apr 2022

Good To Soft

3m 1f 125y

Class 4

17:34 Haydock

Ballyrath

11st 9lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Gary Hanmer

OUR TIP

14/1

  • Place: £3.50

Form: 2321/P D

Last run: 42 days

W: 11st 12lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

Won off this mark at Doncaster (3m, soft) in February 2020 and he was returning from a two-year absence and made bad mistakes when pulled up at Fontwell last month; it's possible he'll be a different proposition in headgear today but this 10yo needs to prove how much ability he retains.

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2nd

3

25th Jan 2023

Soft

3m 1f 54y

Class 4

13:45 Catterick

Midnight Moss

11st 9lb

J: Toby Wynne

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

midfield on inner, headway 12th, ridden and outpaced 14th, pushed along briefly but went second after 4 out, ridden after 3 out

3/1

2nd

7

31st Dec 2022

Soft

3m 0f 0y

Class 4

14:10 Warwick

Midnight Moss

11st 5lb

J: Toby Wynne

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Won off 4lb higher at Doncaster (3m, soft) in February 2020; has had only four runs since but after another wind operation he was a creditable second back at Doncaster on his seasonal return three weeks ago; was a well-backed favourite in that race and he's respected off an unchanged mark.

7/2

2nd

6

9th Dec 2022

Good

2m 7f 214y

Class 4

11:55 Doncaster

Midnight Moss

11st 5lb

J: Toby Wynne

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Won off 4lb higher over C&D (soft) in February 2020 but he missed 2021 and wasn't at his best in three runs early this year; returns from another absence but he's had a second wind operation and needs watching in the market back at this track.

9/4

Form: 21P232 D

Last run: 15 days

W: 10st 13lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Won at Huntingdon (2m7f, good) in December and he's posted a couple of good seconds there since (2m7f, soft), most recently behind one who followed up; also effective elsewhere and he makes more appeal than most of these.

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1

21st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 3f 119y

Class 5

14:48 Stratford

Lord Sparky

12st 0lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Stuart Edmunds

Best known as a Huntingdon specialist but recorded career-best RPR when scoring at Fakenham (3m5f, good to soft) last season, so a marathon trip on a sharp left-handed track evidently suits him well; out of form this term, though, and needs to turn a corner.

14/1

7th

10

1st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 129y

Class 4

14:45 Huntingdon

Lord Sparky

10st 12lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Stuart Edmunds

prominent

8/1

0

3

19th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

3m 5f 24y

Class 4

13:40 Fakenham

Lord Sparky

11st 11lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Stuart Edmunds

Best known as a Huntingdon specialist but his latest win (in January) was gained over C&D (good to soft; first-time visor); pulled up on last month's seasonal debut at Ludlow (wore blinkers) but has the visor back on today and that recent outing might have brought him on.

12/1

Form: /PPF63 C

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 4lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Very well handicapped on his old form and this 11yo took a step back in the right direction when third of five at Sedgefield this month, but he was still well beaten and needs to build on that performance today.

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5th

7

31st Mar 2022

Good To Soft

3m 0f 45y

Class 4

16:33 Wetherby

Sharp Response

11st 4lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Sue Smith

Very well handicapped on his old form and this 11yo took a step back in the right direction when third of five at Sedgefield this month, but he was still well beaten and needs to build on that performance today.

11/1

3rd

3

6th Mar 2022

Soft

3m 2f 202y

Class 3

14:03 Sedgefield

Sharp Response

11st 4lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Sue Smith

Defied a much higher mark in the 2019 North Yorkshire Grand National; dismal record since returning from long absence this season and cheekpieces failed to help last time; now goes in blinkers.

10/1

6th

8

21st Feb 2022

Heavy

3m 0f 110y

Class 3

16:05 Carlisle

Sharp Response

11st 2lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Sue Smith

Pulled up on both his starts this season after a long absence and looked in trouble when taking a heavy fall at Catterick last month; cheekpieces a first but he looks regressive and, although effective on heavy, his best form is on drier ground.

7/1

Form: 31753-

Last run: 346 days

W: 11st 9lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Five-time point winner in Ireland who landed a hunter chase there last January; runner-up in a point last time out in November and he's joined a trainer who does very well with recruits from other yards; respected.

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3rd

1

24th May 2022

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

13:00 Southwell

Templebredin

12st 2lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Dr Richard Newland

Hunter chase and multiple point winner when trained in Ireland (all on ground softer than good); failed to justify prominence in the betting when well beaten in two handicap chases for Richard Newland this spring but it won't be a big surprise if he comes good for his new stable soon; wore cheekpieces last time; blinkers given a whirl today.

5/1

3

11th May 2022

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 4

13:40 Worcester

Templebredin

11st 12lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Dr Richard Newland

Hunter chase and multiple point winner when trained in Ireland (all on ground softer than good); flopped when favourite for stable debut in March but it won't be a surprise if he comes good for Richard Newland soon; cheekpieces refitted today.

9/2

6th

5

31st Mar 2022

Good To Soft

3m 0f 45y

Class 4

16:33 Wetherby

Templebredin

11st 9lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Dr Richard Newland

Five-time point winner in Ireland who landed a hunter chase there last January; runner-up in a point last time out in November and he's joined a trainer who does very well with recruits from other yards; respected.

5/2

Form: 42-146

Last run: 91 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

Two-time hurdle winner, the latest last May, and he's well handicapped on that form; the first-time cheekpieces may give him a boost but he needs to produce more than he's managed on his first two chase starts.

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6th

1

29th Aug 2022

Good

3m 1f 83y

Class 3

14:14 Cartmel

Rookie Trainer

12st 0lb

J: Peter Kavanagh

T: Daragh Bourke

prominent, lost position 9th, ridden after 2 out, weakened last, tailed off

10/1

3rd

1

26th Jul 2022

Good

2m 7f 207y

Class 4

20:00 Perth

Rookie Trainer

12st 2lb

J: Thomas Doggrell

T: Neil Mulholland

took keen hold, prominent, mistake on inner 3 out, pushed along and ridden before 2 out, keeping on and went second when mistake last, soon ridden, weakened and lost second final 110yds

4/1

1st

7

5th May 2022

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 4

16:05 Worcester

Rookie Trainer

11st 11lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Neil Mulholland

Form: 346263 D BF

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 113

Form & Verdict

Went close at Warwick (3m, soft) in December and he's not ruled out, but he needs to raise his game on the back of two lesser efforts.

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4th

2

18th May 2022

Good

3m 1f 185y

Class 4

18:20 Southwell

Frisco Bay

11st 11lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Front-runner; was running a fair race until unseating his rider three out at Wetherby three runs back (3m, soft) but pulled up both outings since, last time in first-time blinkers; cheekpieces back on here, but a bit to prove.

3

5th May 2022

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 4

14:23 Worcester

Frisco Bay

11st 5lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

0-8 since switched to chasing and beaten favourite three times; today's conditions will be fine and he's 3lb lower than when third in this race last season, but he was pulled up at Warwick two weeks ago and needs the blinkers (replacing cheekpieces) to spark a revival.

3/1

3

21st Apr 2022

Good

3m 0f 0y

Class 4

16:30 Warwick

Frisco Bay

11st 8lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Form: 634215

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

Won at Leicester (2m, soft) in February before a disappointing run at Kelso (2m1f, soft) 16 days later; there's a major rethink on trip today but he was effective over 3m in points and he has a staying pedigree; unexposed and could have untapped potential at this distance if returning to form.

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0

6

7th Sep 2023

Good

3m 0f 60y

Class 4

16:55 Southwell

Here We Have It

11st 0lb

J: Lewis Dobb

T: L J Morgan

Has been in the doldrums since a chase win here (2m, good) in December and he's been tailed off back over hurdles at this track (3m/2m4f) in his last two starts; mark continues to fall but he has plenty to prove back up in trip.

25/1

4th

9

26th Jun 2023

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

17:00 Southwell

Here We Have It

11st 3lb

J: Lewis Dobb

T: L J Morgan

midfield

20/1

7th

1

12th Jun 2023

Good

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

17:25 Southwell

Here We Have It

12st 0lb

J: Patrick Cowley

T: L J Morgan

Recorded his second chase win here (2m, good) in December but has form figures of PP44 since and that latest was fourth was a tailed-off effort at this track; now 1lb lower than for last win but has plenty to prove back over hurdles at this trip.

10/1

Form: F-P593 D

Last run: 29 days

W: 10st 10lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Returned to form when third of five in a warm little race at Musselburgh (3m, good to soft) last time, the venue for his two previous wins (3m, soft); also ran well on his last visit here and he's one to consider.

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9

31st Mar 2022

Good To Soft

3m 0f 45y

Class 4

16:33 Wetherby

Definite Wisdom

10st 10lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Rose Dobbin

Returned to form when third of five in a warm little race at Musselburgh (3m, good to soft) last time, the venue for his two previous wins (3m, soft); also ran well on his last visit here and he's one to consider.

12/1

3rd

2

2nd Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 7f 170y

Class 5

15:30 Musselburgh

Definite Wisdom

11st 11lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Rose Dobbin

Pulled up in a chase on seasonal debut in October and has also disappointed in two subsequent hurdles; now 10lb lower than when winning over C&D (soft) in first-time visor last season but needs a revival.

14/1

9th

4

11th Jan 2022

Good To Soft

3m 0f 84y

Class 5

12:05 Doncaster

Definite Wisdom

11st 11lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Rose Dobbin

Has won two 3m handicap chases on soft ground; below form this season (pulled up over fences on first occasion) and plenty to prove at present.

16/1

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Payout
Exacta £908.00
Straight Forecast £829.00
Tricast £9915.30
Trifecta £6181.00

Selections

The Times:

Templebredin

TOPSPEED:

Definite Wisdom

RP Ratings:

Frisco Bay

SPOTLIGHT:

Here We Have It

Daily Mirror:

Lord Sparky

The Star:

Sharp Response

Daily Express:

Frisco Bay

The Guardian:

Here We Have It

Daily Record:

Lord Sparky

Telegraph:

Templebredin

Daily Mail:

Templebredin

POSTDATA:

Definite Wisdom

The Sun:

Definite Wisdom