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13:30 Thirsk

Good To Soft

Vickers.Bet For Great Grand National Prices Handicap (Div I)

  • Prize money: £3996
  • 0m 6f 0y
  • Class 5
  • 15 runners
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Vickers.Bet For Great Grand National Prices Handicap (Div I)

Runners: 15 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Rain and snow

1st
8 (11)
Prospect

(Won)

  • Win: £37.80
  • Place: £9.20

Form: 6615-8

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 3lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

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11th

6

(5)

9th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

15:15 Thirsk

Prospect

9st 5lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Paul Midgley

C&D win on soft ground two years ago; added a fast-ground handicap at Catterick last summer off a 7lb higher mark; sharper for last month's return and he's the type to pop up sooner rather than later.

10/1

8th

10

(2)

24th Mar 2024

Soft

0m 5f 3y

Class 5

16:50 Doncaster

Prospect

9st 0lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Paul Midgley

Beaten favourite in a division of this race 12 months ago; 5f on soft ground shouldn't be an issue and he's 5lb lower than for his Catterick win last summer; record fresh for this yard doesn't suggest this will be his day.

12/1

7th

10

(5)

20th Sep 2023

Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

16:00 Beverley

Prospect

8st 12lb

J: Graham Lee

T: Paul Midgley

No problems with ground or trip but hasn't been at his best since winning over 6f at Catterick in early summer; will have to raise game if he's to get back to winning ways.

20/1

  • Place: £2.00

Form: 445243 D

Last run: 8 days

W: 9st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 73

Form & Verdict

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15th

77

22nd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:25 Ayr

Shallow Hal

8st 8lb

T: K R Burke

Just 1lb higher than when winning at Carlisle (6f, good to firm) in July and runner-up on soft ground last season; however, he's been well beaten on his last four starts, the latest here yesterday.

50/1

11th

1

(9)

21st Sep 2023

Good

0m 7f 50y

Class 6

17:17 Ayr

Shallow Hal

10st 2lb

J: Pierre-Louis Jamin

T: K R Burke

Popped up off his lower turf mark in July but this inconsistent sort hasn't repeated that effort in three outings since.

10/1

9th

10

(5)

29th Aug 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

16:00 Ripon

Shallow Hal

8st 11lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: K R Burke

held up in rear, no impression from over 2f out

12/1

  • Place: £3.90

Form: 84888- CD

Last run: 183 days

W: 8st 9lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 62

Form & Verdict

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10th

14

(9)

13th Sep 2022

Good

0m 5f 217y

Class 4

16:03 Redcar

The Armed Man

9st 1lb

J: Paula Muir

T: Chris Fairhurst

in touch with leaders, pushed along over 2f out, weakened over 1f out

12/1

11th

10

(2)

14th Jun 2022

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

14:55 Thirsk

The Armed Man

9st 5lb

J: Paula Muir

T: Chris Fairhurst

towards far side, never better than mid-division

8/1

2nd

2

(8)

28th May 2022

Good To Firm

0m 5f 212y

Class 5

17:24 Catterick

The Armed Man

9st 8lb

J: Paula Muir

T: Chris Fairhurst

8/1

Form: 63170- D BF

Last run: 197 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

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7th

11

(3)

18th Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

16:17 Ripon

Thornaby Pearl

9st 2lb

J: Mia Nicholls

T: Adrian Nicholls

Ran away with a C&D handicap last July (soft) and created a positive impression at Doncaster on her reappearance last month (5f, soft); not so good at Bath 11 days ago though and others appeal more in this field.

10/1

4th

1

(7)

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 5f 10y

Class 5

17:25 Bath

Thornaby Pearl

9st 12lb

J: Mia Nicholls

T: Adrian Nicholls

Looks good on his day and he was the impressive winner of a soft-ground 5f handicap at Doncaster a fortnight ago; 7lb rise less of a concern than the fact he failed to kick on from a similarly dominant victory at Ripon last summer.

9/4

Form: 86-558 D

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 75

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5th

2

(6)

9th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

17:40 Pontefract

Ghathanfar

9st 10lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Tracy Waggott

led

6/1

5th

45

22nd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:25 Ayr

Ghathanfar

9st 1lb

T: Tracy Waggott

Continues to drop down weights, but hasn't been at the top of his game this season and has to produce more than he's managed on his last few runs.

25/1

6th

7

(7)

9th Sep 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

16:25 Thirsk

Ghathanfar

8st 7lb

J: William Pyle

T: Tracy Waggott

Made good progress last season but he's found the handicapper firmly in command this time around; trip, track and ground all fine but others more persuasive in this field; cheekpieces return today.

12/1

Form: 3967-0

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Maiden for Richard Hannon but he ran some good races at 6f on various surfaces and is better handicapped these days; well held on debut for new yard over 7f at Doncaster recently but should improve for the run.

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5th

8

(1)

9th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

17:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Mr Trick

9st 3lb

J: Paddy Bradley

T: Ian Williams

Patchy since a C&D win in December off this mark, latterly behind Twilight Guest here nine days ago; only holds each-way claims once more.

10/1

8th

10

(10)

29th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

20:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Mr Trick

9st 2lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Ian Williams

in rear

6/1

3rd

7

(4)

19th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 6

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Mr Trick

9st 2lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Ian Williams

Had a good spell with two close calls and a win in December but he's lost his way at Lingfield (1m4f/1m2f) in last two runs; only 1lb higher than for last win but he needs to get back on track.

5/1

Form: 13122-

Last run: 168 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Promising at 7f and 6f on soft/heavy for Charlie Fellowes in 2021; an easy 6f like this wouldn't be his ideal conditions but has gone to a trainer with a particularly good record with sprinters (sold for 27,000gns) and may well have more to come; usually hooded but not today.

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10th

5

(5)

28th Oct 2023

Heavy

0m 7f 6y

Class 4

16:58 Doncaster

Deputy

9st 10lb

J: Graham Lee

T: Michael Dods

Has form figures of 212 over C&D, all on soft/heavy ground, the win gained off only 1lb lower in this race last year (runner-up in 2021); best effort this term when second here in May; respected back in this scenario.

7/1

10th

5

(3)

23rd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 50y

Class 4

16:45 Ayr

Deputy

9st 9lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Michael Dods

Won back-to-back handicaps in the mud last autumn and back to that level when runner-up on soft at Doncaster (7f) in May; only seventh over C&D in July but freshened up since and well capable off this mark if in the mood.

9/1

7th

1

(1)

10th Jul 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 50y

Class 5

16:40 Ayr

Deputy

10st 3lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Michael Dods

Won back-to-back handicaps last autumn and back to form on his second start since returning when chasing home a subsequent winner at Doncaster (7f, soft) in May; only 1lb higher and one to consider on return from a short break provided the ground remains on the soft side; stable runs three.

4/1

Form: 5754-

Last run: 136 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 69

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6

(4)

17th Aug 2022

Standard

0m 6f 20y

Class 5

14:50 Wolverhampton (AW)

Spice Store

8st 9lb

J: Shane Gray

T: Michael & David Easterby

0-12 and yet to finish in the first three; modest fourth over 7f here last week then failed to improve for a drop back to 6f at Catterick two days ago; sole maiden in this field; not easy to recommend.

10/1

9th

6

(4)

15th Aug 2022

Good To Firm

0m 5f 212y

Class 6

14:50 Catterick

Spice Store

9st 3lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Michael & David Easterby

in touch with leaders, pushed along 2f out, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened

12/1

4th

7

(4)

8th Aug 2022

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 5

15:45 Wolverhampton (AW)

Spice Store

9st 0lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Michael & David Easterby

took keen hold, pressed leader, led and going easily 3f out, shaken up over 2f out, ridden and headed by winner over 1f out, weakened and lost two places inside final furlong

14/1

Form: 35218- D

Last run: 179 days

W: 8st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 65

Form & Verdict

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6th

18

(21)

31st Oct 2023

Heavy

0m 7f 0y

13:57 Curragh

Singe Anglais

8st 12lb

J: Adam Caffrey

T: H D McGuigan

midfield, short of room towards near side and switched right 2f out, still plenty to do over 1f out, ran on well inside final furlong, never on terms

18/1

11th

11

(13)

20th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

19:15 Dundalk (AW)

Singe Anglais

8st 12lb

J: Wayne Hassett

T: H D McGuigan

Five-time turf winner on a lengthy losing run; not beaten far in any of his starts this year at a variety of trips; can go well again but others have more pressing claims.

11/1

7th

17

(21)

12th Oct 2023

Yielding To Soft

0m 7f 0y

14:25 Curragh

Singe Anglais

8st 13lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: H D McGuigan

held up in rear

8/1

Form: 345834 D

Last run: 12 days

W: 8st 11lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 64

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6th

4

(6)

8th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

17:30 Newcastle (AW)

Athollblair Boy

9st 10lb

J: Olivia Tubb

T: Nigel Tinkler

Age proving no barrier to success for him, gaining course wins ten and 11 here on his last two starts; not out of it as he bids for a hat-trick but this is a stiffer assignment.

7/1

1st

1

(5)

22nd Feb 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

19:00 Newcastle (AW)

Athollblair Boy

9st 9lb

J: Faye McManoman

T: Nigel Tinkler

Veteran who recorded the 13th win of his career when readily accounting for 11 rivals over C&D five weeks ago; should remain competitive at this level.

4/1

1st

5

(8)

19th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

19:15 Newcastle (AW)

Athollblair Boy

9st 6lb

J: Faye McManoman

T: Nigel Tinkler

Veteran who has nine Newcastle wins on his CV, the most recent off 2lb higher last March; best effort since when close second to Nazca here a fortnight ago; fighting chance.

6/1

Form: 467-44 D

Last run: 72 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 69

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5th

8

(5)

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 5f 10y

Class 5

17:25 Bath

Sir Benedict

8st 9lb

J: George Rooke

T: Stella Barclay

Useful record on soft (also ran well enough once on heavy to think it was fine) and he comes here chasing a hat-trick after two Southwell wins over 5f; had a bit in hand on the latter occasion and cheekpieces (2-2 in them) have really helped; up 6lb but needs serious consideration.

9/2

1st

10

(5)

28th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 4f 214y

Class 5

16:25 Southwell (AW)

Sir Benedict

8st 5lb

J: George Rooke

T: Stella Barclay

towards rear but in touch with leaders, headway going okay from 2f out, led when ridden inside final 110yds, pushed out

10/1

1st

9

(5)

14th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 4f 214y

Class 6

20:15 Southwell (AW)

Sir Benedict

9st 1lb

J: Shane Gray

T: Stella Barclay

took keen hold, in touch with leaders, headway and led when ridden over 1f out, faced challenge inside final 110yds, kept on

9/2

Form: 34070- D

Last run: 154 days

W: 8st 13lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 66

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5th

5

(4)

22nd Jan 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

15:15 Newcastle (AW)

Teruntum Star

9st 2lb

J: Dale Swift

T: Scott Dixon

Veteran who started life with this yard with two turf wins on good to soft ground in the autumn; not so good on AW on his last three starts but he's on a fair mark if bouncing back to his recent best.

20/1

7th

7

(4)

2nd Jan 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 14y

Class 5

15:08 Newcastle (AW)

Teruntum Star

8st 11lb

J: Dale Swift

T: Scott Dixon

Veteran sprinter who is an 11-time winner on turf; gives the impression his old legs are worth trying over this new trip but his AW record is unconvincing, aside from a placed effort in 2018.

33/1

8th

3

(14)

15th Dec 2022

Standard

0m 6f 16y

Class 6

17:05 Southwell (AW)

Teruntum Star

9st 8lb

J: Dale Swift

T: Scott Dixon

Dual winner at Doncaster and Pontefract this autumn but he beat only one on a rare AW venture at Newcastle (5f) 13 days ago; others appeal more.

16/1

13th
11 (5)
Ginato

Form: 325222 D BF

Last run: 25 days

W: 9st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 67

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9th

7

(10)

26th Jul 2023

Soft

0m 5f 212y

Class 6

17:05 Catterick

Ginato

8st 13lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: Roger Fell & Sean Murray

outpaced in rear, always behind

12/1

5th

8

(4)

12th Jul 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 6y

Class 6

17:10 Catterick

Ginato

8st 12lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Roger Fell & Sean Murray

Not particularly solid on 2023 evidence and losing run is mounting up; close fourth off a stone higher mark in this contest 12 months ago but he's handicapped on the inferior form since.

10/1

7th

7

(1)

5th Jul 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

15:45 Thirsk

Ginato

9st 2lb

J: Ben Curtis

T: Roger Fell & Sean Murray

Hasn't won since 2021; best run this year when close third to Made Of Lir (with whom he is 3lb better off today) at Ripon last time (6f, good); best on good going or softer; chance if it rains, though stall 1 not ideal.

7/1

OUR TIP

Form: 85259- CD

Last run: 183 days

W: 9st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 76

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9th

4

(6)

18th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

13:57 Ripon

Strongbowe

9st 9lb

J: Alex Fielding

T: Tim Easterby

None-too-prolific and his record on soft/heavy isn't entirely convincing; record fresh also leaves something to be desired.

20/1

13th

11

(9)

7th Oct 2023

Good

0m 7f 219y

Class 2

16:30 Redcar

Strongbowe

8st 9lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

Very capable of running well off current mark and he would have found the ground too soft last time at Nottingham; doesn't win very often (4-41) but has each-way claims.

14/1

6th

3

(5)

26th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 0f 75y

Class 2

17:35 Nottingham

Strongbowe

9st 7lb

J: Sean Kirrane

T: Tim Easterby

Has won on good to firm and good to soft but never yet excelled on soft and ran out of steam over an extended 1m under similar conditions at Beverley in June; just 1lb higher than his latest win in July but others look more likely this time.

8/1

15th
1 (1)
Fox Hill

Form: 41324- CD

Last run: 275 days

W: 9st 10lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 77

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10th

3

(3)

18th Sep 2022

Soft

0m 6f 6y

Class 4

14:00 Hamilton

Fox Hill

9st 6lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Eric Alston

led narrowly, headed halfway, pushed along 2f out, ridden and outpaced over 1f out, soon weakened quickly, finished lame (vet said mare finished lame on her right-hind)

6/1

4th

9

(2)

13th Sep 2022

Good

0m 5f 217y

Class 4

16:03 Redcar

Fox Hill

9st 6lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Eric Alston

prominent, pushed along and lost ground before halfway, ridden and towards rear over 2f out, rallied over 1f out, short of room and switched right final 110yds, kept on

12/1

2nd

2

(1)

5th Aug 2022

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

17:42 Haydock

Fox Hill

9st 4lb

J: Kevin Stott

T: Eric Alston

disputed lead, led clearly over 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, outpaced inside final furlong

7/1

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Straight Forecast £1326.90
Tricast £12515.50
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Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Deputy

RP Ratings:

Shallow Hal

Daily Mail:

Ghathanfar

Daily Mirror:

Ginato

The Star:

The Armed Man

TOPSPEED:

Teruntum Star

The Times:

Deputy

Telegraph:

Deputy

Daily Express:

Deputy

Daily Record:

Deputy

The Sun:

Ghathanfar

POSTDATA:

Shallow Hal

The Guardian:

Shallow Hal