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14:05 Thirsk

Good To Soft

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

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

Runners: 14 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Rain and snow

12/1 (Won)

  • Win: £12.00
  • Place: £3.20

Form: 69416- D

Last run: 165 days

W: 9st 6lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

7f 2yo winner for Mark Johnston; off the mark for this stable when easily seeing off 16 rivals at Pontefract in October and literal interpretation of that suggests she is still very well treated; almost certainly favoured by her scenic route there though and she was held off this mark at Newcastle three weeks later; others appeal more.

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9th

9

(13)

9th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

15:15 Thirsk

Run This Way

9st 2lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Paul Midgley

Well suited by 6f on soft ground and she won a similar event over C&D two years ago; beaten 17 times since but she's tumbled down the weights and had a wind op since last seen; drawn against the rail and she's not dismissed lightly.

7/1

8th

10

(7)

9th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

17:40 Pontefract

Run This Way

8st 11lb

J: Graham Lee

T: Paul Midgley

in rear

10/1

5th

11

(6)

18th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 5

17:50 Thirsk

Run This Way

9st 2lb

J: Graham Lee

T: Paul Midgley

Two good runs when third at Carlisle and Pontefract in July (6f, good to soft); below-par latest and a bit to prove back up to 7f (well beaten on last two runs at the trip).

10/1

10/1

  • Place: £7.00

Form: 64478- D

Last run: 165 days

W: 8st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 64

Form & Verdict

Drew a blank in 2021 but dropped 10lb in the process; 6f on slow ground no problem and interesting to see how he goes in the market ahead of this stable debut.

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5th

3

(5)

25th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 6f 16y

Class 5

15:55 Southwell (AW)

After John

9st 7lb

J: Dougie Costello

T: Iain Jardine

Had plenty to spare when winning a 6f handicap at Newcastle in November, meeting trouble in running but sweeping through to lead late on; never dangerous back there four weeks ago but this race looks full of pace and he should be arriving on the scene late.

9/1

9th

9

(1)

28th Dec 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

19:00 Newcastle (AW)

After John

9st 6lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: Iain Jardine

Conditions to suit and he bounced back to form with a come-from-behind success over C&D eight weeks ago; met plenty of trouble on that occasion and looks good value for the 3lb rise; won this race off the same mark 12 months ago; one of four runners for the stable; would be suited by a strong pace.

5/1

8/1

  • Place: £3.00

Form: 31714- D BF

Last run: 165 days

W: 9st 4lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Ended 2021 in good form, winning 5f handicap at Carlisle and a 6f handicap at Pontefract; conditions won't faze her but she did come on for her reappearance last season.

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1st

3

(6)

2nd Jul 2022

Good To Firm

0m 5f 182y

Class 5

17:50 Carlisle

Yukon Mission

10st 0lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: John Quinn

in touch with leaders, shaken up 3f out, pushed along and ridden over 1f out, went third inside final furlong, kept on well to lead inside final 110yds, just did enough

6/1

6th

3

(3)

3rd Jun 2022

Good To Firm

0m 5f 212y

Class 4

15:29 Catterick

Yukon Mission

9st 8lb

J: Jason Hart

T: John Quinn

led, headed but chased leaders after 1f, pushed along on inner over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, held when weakened final 110yds

4/1

1st

1

(2)

20th May 2022

Good To Soft

0m 5f 212y

Class 5

20:43 Catterick

Yukon Mission

9st 9lb

J: Jason Hart

T: John Quinn

Won at Carlisle (5f, good) and Pontefract (6f, soft) last season and she's run creditably in two of her three starts this term, including when fourth of 13 off this mark at Hamilton (6f) last week; now drops back in grade and she's respected for in-form yard.

4/1

OUR TIP

Form: 38937- CD

Last run: 158 days

W: 9st 1lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 69

Form & Verdict

Saw off 15 rivals to make a winning reappearance over C&D last May (good to firm); that didn't prove a springboard to better things but he's now 4lb lower and he seems to handle most ground; no surprise to see him get involved.

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8th

11

(5)

22nd Mar 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

19:15 Newcastle (AW)

Dream Together

8st 11lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Jedd O’Keeffe

Has run respectably on last two starts but he's not won for almost two years and is more of a place prospect than a win-only one.

10/1

4th

3

(3)

7th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

20:00 Newcastle (AW)

Dream Together

9st 9lb

J: Jack Garritty

T: Jedd O’Keeffe

4lb lower than when going close over C&D last August, but modest in three runs since and has failed to beat a rival back here the last twice, including on his return from five months off a fortnight ago; losing run now up to 17; look elsewhere.

12/1

6th

8

(6)

22nd Feb 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

19:00 Newcastle (AW)

Dream Together

8st 12lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Jedd O’Keeffe

Three turf wins, the latest back in April 2022, and he went close to ending his drought over C&D last August (2lb higher mark; cheekpieces tried for the first time); less good twice since and he returns to action without the headgear.

16/1

16/1

Form: 60568- C

Last run: 173 days

W: 9st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

One of his eight wins for Michael Dods came here (5f); mixed bag in 2021 but he starts out for his new yard in a weaker race than he's used to; has tended to come on for a run in the past though.

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6th

10

(5)

3rd Apr 2024

Soft

0m 5f 212y

Class 5

17:00 Catterick

John Kirkup

8st 7lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: David Thompson

Went very close over C&D (good) last August and won at Redcar (5f, heavy) in October; this 9yo can be in the shake-up if fully tuned up, but previous reappearance evidence suggests he'll improve for the run.

10/1

10th

8

(9)

14th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

17:05 Newcastle (AW)

John Kirkup

9st 7lb

J: Jonny Peate

T: David Thompson

Tricky to win with in recent years but he did get up late in a 5f handicap at Redcar last month (heavy); 0-10 on AW and others appeal more.

5/1

Form: 72631- D

Last run: 207 days

W: 8st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 67

Form & Verdict

Had often threatened prior to landing a 6f novice at Redcar (good to firm) when last seen in September; unraced on slower than good, however, and the cheekpieces are left off for his reappearance.

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4th

4

(14)

16th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 4

18:00 Newcastle (AW)

As If By Chance

9st 6lb

J: Alex Jary

T: Nigel Tinkler

Two wins on turf (6f) last year and placed in three of five C&D starts but ended last season quietly and lacks a recent run.

33/1

10th

3

(9)

15th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

17:50 Newcastle (AW)

As If By Chance

9st 7lb

J: Faye McManoman

T: Nigel Tinkler

Won two 6f turf handicaps this summer, latterly off 4lb lower at Nottingham in August; disappointed twice since (ground a valid excuse latest) but no surprise to see him bounce back on a surface he handles (all bar one of his visits to Newcastle have been over 7f, a trip at which he's 0-11).

6/1

10th

6

(10)

14th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 2y

Class 4

13:15 Doncaster

As If By Chance

9st 8lb

J: Alex Jary

T: Nigel Tinkler

Generally suited by good or quicker but he rose to new heights when winning on good to soft under Alex Jary at Nottingham last month (6f); no impact off 5lb higher since and he could do with the ground drying out.

9/1

10/1

Form: 22292- D BF

Last run: 173 days

W: 8st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 65

Form & Verdict

On a losing run and he was expensive to follow in 2021; conditions won't be an excuse but minor money perhaps his best hope.

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9th

8

(5)

8th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

15:20 Newcastle (AW)

Stallone

9st 1lb

J: William Pyle

T: Michael Dods

Has developed a good relationship with William Pyle and he made it two C&D wins from his last five starts when narrowly landing a handicap here a fortnight ago; just 2lb higher today and he's a solid candidate.

6/1

1st

7

(5)

25th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

19:30 Newcastle (AW)

Stallone

9st 6lb

J: William Pyle

T: Michael Dods

midfield, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on well and pulled up final strides, just prevailed

7/2

2nd

2

(1)

14th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 4f 214y

Class 6

20:15 Southwell (AW)

Stallone

9st 8lb

J: William Pyle

T: Michael Dods

dwelt start, in rear

4/1

6/1

Form: 09085- CD

Last run: 116 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Won a C&D handicap last May off a 3lb higher mark (soft); handicapper took a dim view of that effort and he has found it tough going since; quiet on AW on final three runs in 2021 but he could prove a different proposition back on the grass.

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9th

5

(9)

30th Jun 2023

Good

0m 6f 2y

Class 5

14:10 Doncaster

Barneys Bay

9st 8lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

Ended a losing run of 27 when successful at Thirsk (6f, good to firm) earlier this month and ran just as well when third of seven over the same C&D (soft) ten days ago; won't mind what the weather does and shouldn't be far away.

5/1

3rd

7

(6)

20th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

14:55 Thirsk

Barneys Bay

9st 5lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

Ended a two-year drought when narrowly winning a C&D handicap 15 days ago; 3lb rise not excessive but he has more on his plate in this stronger race.

8/1

1st

12

(11)

5th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

16:00 Thirsk

Barneys Bay

9st 0lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

raced near side

12/1

14/1

Form: 95-525 D

Last run: 12 days

W: 8st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 66

Form & Verdict

Infrequent winner; went close at Newcastle last month but not in quite the same form four days later; should be up to making an impact off this mark but others more appealing for win purposes.

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11th

7

(6)

20th May 2023

Good

0m 6f 2y

Class 4

19:50 Doncaster

True Mason

9st 3lb

J: Zak Wheatley

T: Declan Carroll

Well beaten on soft going on both starts this season but it's a long time since he ran well on such a surface; won twice over C&D (good) last summer and not ruled out now back on better ground.

14/1

12th

1

(6)

6th May 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

14:00 Thirsk

True Mason

9st 11lb

J: Harrison Shaw

T: Declan Carroll

Won three of his first four starts over 6f on good/AW after joining this yard last summer, but held in his last three; soft ground may not have been ideal in the last two including on last month's Doncaster reappearance, but still 5lb above last winning mark; others preferred.

14/1

10th

15

(12)

2nd Apr 2023

Soft

0m 6f 2y

Class 3

15:20 Doncaster

True Mason

8st 11lb

J: Harrison Shaw

T: Declan Carroll

Won three of his first four 6f races for this yard (on good/AW; has form on soft) but couldn't carry on the good work on final two starts in 2022 and sets off after a break with something to prove.

16/1

12/1

Form: 30560- D

Last run: 148 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Winless since landing a 2yo maiden at Hamilton on his second start; often ran well in defeat last year but it was a quiet end to the campaign, including on his first run for Jim Goldie in November; has run well here in the past and not a forlorn hope dropping in grade for his return

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6th

2

(3)

7th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

20:30 Newcastle (AW)

Kraken Power

9st 9lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Jim Goldie

Beaten 14 times since landing a 5f double here in January but placed several times here in the interim, most recently runner-up over C&D; every chance he'll be in the mix.

6/1

2nd

10

(4)

20th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

20:30 Newcastle (AW)

Kraken Power

9st 4lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Jim Goldie

took keen hold, prominent, briefly led over 1f out, kept on final 110yds, no match for winner

7/1

8th

9

(5)

3rd Oct 2023

Soft

0m 7f 50y

Class 6

15:57 Ayr

Kraken Power

9st 6lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Jim Goldie

prominent, weakened from 2f out

14/1

7/1

Form: 15747- D

Last run: 173 days

W: 9st 1lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 69

Form & Verdict

Front-runner who won 6f handicaps at Southwell (Fibresand; after a break) and Leicester last season; returns to action on a competitive mark; market informative.

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12

(8)

4th Dec 2023

Standard

0m 6f 20y

Class 5

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Impeller

9st 0lb

J: Duran Fentiman

T: Grace Harris

Four-time winner over 6f for Tim Easterby, including on the old Fibresand surface at Southwell; didn't show much on her stable debut over C&D last time (behind Ultramarine) and best to look elsewhere.

25/1

9th

7

(5)

18th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 6f 20y

Class 5

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Impeller

9st 2lb

J: Dougie Costello

T: Grace Harris

Mostly consistent on turf this year for Tim Easterby, sold for 5,500gns after finishing third of nine at Redcar four weeks ago; rarely seen on AW but did win at Southwell (Fibresand) earlier in career.

12/1

3rd

1

(7)

20th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

0m 5f 217y

Class 5

14:10 Redcar

Impeller

9st 12lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Tim Easterby

String of good efforts in July and August, winning at Carlisle (6f, good to soft) and placed on five other occasions; not at his best at Pontefract 11 days ago though and he'll be 2lb lower from the weekend.

10/1

Form: 32000- D

Last run: 175 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Created a positive impression when landing a 6f handicap at Nottingham on his seasonal return last May (soft); didn't really kick on from that and ended the season with three lesser efforts; return to Class 5 company a plus on his return though and can clearly go well fresh; interesting.

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10th

10

(11)

15th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

0m 6f 12y

Class 4

16:20 Windsor

Prince Of Bel Lir

8st 12lb

J: Alice Bond

T: Joseph Parr

dwelt start

11/1

4th

7

(3)

19th Aug 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

14:40 Ripon

Prince Of Bel Lir

9st 5lb

J: Alice Bond

T: Joseph Parr

He had dropped a long way in the weights prior to his front-running success at Salisbury three weeks ago (6f, good; handles soft); up 5lb in a better race but he's still feasibly treated and the Salisbury run looks solid form; with the field likely to split, he looks set to grab the far rail and he's of major interest.

11/1

1st

2

(3)

29th Jul 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

20:15 Salisbury

Prince Of Bel Lir

9st 12lb

J: Thore Hammer Hansen

T: Joseph Parr

The one most likely to put the pace to the race but he's been struggling to stay in front for a while now; armed with a career-low mark but others appeal more.

14/1

20/1

Form: 58-867 D

Last run: 45 days

W: 8st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 62

Form & Verdict

His wins have come on fast ground/AW but handles it slower; been quiet on AW for new yard but his mark has tumbled and returning to turf could see a revival; betting instructive.

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5th

2

(2)

6th Mar 2024

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 0y

Class 6

19:30 Kempton (AW)

Seas Of Elzaam

9st 8lb

J: Liam Keniry

T: John Butler

Saw off all bar Fieldsman when second at Wolverhampton in January (7f; well backed); never in the hunt dropped to 6f last time but he's likely to be a more potent force back up in trip; market support would be an obvious positive.

100/30

10th

5

(11)

18th Feb 2024

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

17:30 Kempton (AW)

Seas Of Elzaam

9st 7lb

J: Liam Keniry

T: John Butler

Returning from four months off when second of 12 (clear of the rest) at Wolverhampton (7f, Tapeta) last month having been well punted beforehand; now 3lb higher but interesting to see if support comes for him again.

6/1

2nd

1

(4)

29th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 6

17:25 Wolverhampton (AW)

Seas Of Elzaam

9st 9lb

J: Liam Keniry

T: John Butler

Last win came off 4lb higher here in 2022; far from consistent since but market support should be heeded on return from four-month break.

4/1

Form: 1/060-

Last run: 193 days

W: 9st 3lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 71

Form & Verdict

Improved with each of his three 2yo runs, getting off the mark in a 7f novice at Redcar (soft) on third outing; struggled in three handicaps last season but he's down in the weights as a result and a wind operation may help matters; still low mileage and could bounce back.

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10th

5

(10)

20th Dec 2022

Standard

0m 6f 16y

Class 6

16:30 Southwell (AW)

Le Cheval Rapide

9st 6lb

J: Harrison Shaw

T: Declan Carroll

Runner-up at Kempton (7f, Polytrack) last month but he's been down the field the next twice on his first two encounters with Tapeta (over 7f at Wolverhampton and here); needs to raise his game.

16/1

10th

4

(14)

9th Dec 2022

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

19:45 Southwell (AW)

Le Cheval Rapide

9st 8lb

J: Zak Wheatley

T: Declan Carroll

took keen hold, in touch with leaders

7/1

9th

1

(2)

26th Nov 2022

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 6

19:20 Wolverhampton (AW)

Le Cheval Rapide

9st 9lb

J: Zak Wheatley

T: Declan Carroll

Backed at big prices at Kempton this month before coming from well back to take second (7f); 3lb rise for that fair enough and he's a key player now back in form.

3/1

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Exacta £3198.00
Straight Forecast £3006.70
Tricast £25256.60
Trifecta £34246.00

Selections

TOPSPEED:

Seas Of Elzaam

SPOTLIGHT:

Prince Of Bel Lir

Telegraph:

Yukon Mission

Daily Record:

As If By Chance

The Times:

Impeller

Daily Express:

Run This Way

POSTDATA:

Dream Together

The Guardian:

True Mason

The Star:

Prince Of Bel Lir

Daily Mirror:

Yukon Mission

Daily Mail:

Seas Of Elzaam

The Sun:

Seas Of Elzaam