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13.50 York

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Paddy Power ‘Making Flat Less Flat’ Handicap

  • Prize money: £15462
  • 0m 5f 0y
  • Class 2
  • 13 runners
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Paddy Power ‘Making Flat Less Flat’ Handicap

Runners: 13 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Scattered showers

1st
12 (2)
Fine Wine

14/1 (Won)

  • Win: £6.00
  • Place: £1.90

Form: 112352 D

Last run: 4 days

W: 8st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict
Won two in a row at Southwell (5f, AW) in first part of spring and this front-runner has been running well in defeat on turf since, most recently second of 14 at Hamilton on Sunday when faring much the best of those drawn high; faces a battle for the lead and this is a tougher race than last time, but the speedy nature of York should suit his style and he's not ruled out.
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11th

7

(7)

4th Jun 2022

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

15:45 Epsom

Fine Wine

9st 5lb

J: Jonathan Fisher

T: Scott Dixon

midfield, pushed along over 2f out, outpaced and held over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong (vet said gelding lost his left hind shoe)

6/1

1st

12

(2)

12th May 2022

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

13:50 York

Fine Wine

8st 4lb

J: Jack Duern

T: Scott Dixon

Won two in a row at Southwell (5f, AW) in first part of spring and this front-runner has been running well in defeat on turf since, most recently second of 14 at Hamilton on Sunday when faring much the best of those drawn high; faces a battle for the lead and this is a tougher race than last time, but the speedy nature of York should suit his style and he's not ruled out.

14/1

2nd

4

(13)

8th May 2022

Good To Soft

0m 5f 7y

Class 3

17:18 Hamilton

Fine Wine

9st 8lb

J: Jonathan Fisher

T: Scott Dixon

Front-running 5f performer who improved hugely over the winter; however, his mark has risen and he was only fifth of ten at Goodwood nine days ago; will need another career best to resume winning ways.

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9/2

  • Place: £2.20

Form: 111-51 D

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 101

Form & Verdict
Won five in a row last autumn (5f, good-soft) and back to winning ways at Goodwood (5f, good) 13 days ago on his second run of the season; had just a head to spare and is 7lb higher in this hotter race, but he was clear with an unexposed runner-up and this thriving 5yo could have more left in the tank.
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1st

5

(6)

2nd Jul 2022

Good

0m 5f 10y

Class 1

13:50 Sandown

Raasel

9st 5lb

J: James Doyle

T: Michael Appleby

held up in rear, ridden and headway on outer over 1f out, edged right and led final 110yds, pushed out

3/1

2nd

3

(11)

12th May 2022

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

13:50 York

Raasel

9st 5lb

J: James Doyle

T: Michael Appleby

Won five in a row last autumn (5f, good-soft) and back to winning ways at Goodwood (5f, good) 13 days ago on his second run of the season; had just a head to spare and is 7lb higher in this hotter race, but he was clear with an unexposed runner-up and this thriving 5yo could have more left in the tank.

9/2

1st

4

(8)

29th Apr 2022

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

14:40 Goodwood

Raasel

9st 2lb

J: James Doyle

T: Michael Appleby

16/1

  • Place: £4.80

Form: -33206 D

Last run: 27 days

W: 9st 9lb

7 yo Horse

OR: 105

Form & Verdict
Well handicapped on his best AW form and he ran pretty well in that sphere at Newcastle four weeks ago; has won twice on turf but he has inferior form on grass and looks to be up against it today off top weight.
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3rd

1

(9)

12th May 2022

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

13:50 York

Good Effort

9st 9lb

J: Sean Levey

T: Ismail Mohammed

Well handicapped on his best AW form and he ran pretty well in that sphere at Newcastle four weeks ago; has won twice on turf but he has inferior form on grass and looks to be up against it today off top weight.

16/1

6th

5

(6)

15th Apr 2022

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

14:35 Newcastle (AW)

Good Effort

9st 5lb

J: Ray Dawson

T: Ismail Mohammed

Runner-up in C&D Group 3 last June and posted a convincing Listed win at Lingfield (6f, AW) in November; he's a major player on those performances but better could have been expected here and at Lingfield at the start of this year, and he was well beaten in a Dubai Group 1 just 20 days ago.

10/1

Form: 2003/3 CD

Last run: 54 days

W: 8st 13lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict
2yo C&D Listed winner in 2019 for Joseph O'Brien; having changed hands for 50,000gns in 2020 this 5yo returned from a long absence this March with a creditable third of six (5f, AW) on his stable debut; has potential off this mark for trainer who does well with recruits from other yards.
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10th

7

(7)

26th Jun 2022

Good

0m 5f 0y

15:10 Curragh

Alligator Alley

9st 1lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: David O’Meara

towards rear, headway when up the centre from over 2f out, pushed along when prominent from under 2f out, soon no extra and weakened gradually

12/1

4th

7

(14)

4th Jun 2022

Good

0m 6f 3y

Class 2

17:50 Epsom

Alligator Alley

8st 12lb

J: Jason Watson

T: David O’Meara

raced freely, midfield on outer, pushed along and headway over 2f out, ridden and made challenge over 1f out, led inside final furlong, headed inside final 110yds, weakened and lost two places towards finish

10/1

6/1

Form: 1009-2 D

Last run: 25 days

W: 9st 3lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict
At his best last season when coming from the rear off a strong pace, and there should be a red-hot gallop today; returned to form when second on last month's comeback at Newbury (5f, good; led, uncharacteristically) but this speedy track may not play to his strengths (midfield on sole visit).
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2nd

5

(2)

4th Jun 2022

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

15:45 Epsom

Mountain Peak

9st 8lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Ed Walker

prominent up the centre, pushed along and made challenge 2f out, ridden and drifted left over 1f out, kept on well inside final furlong, just held

25/1

5th

5

(8)

12th May 2022

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

13:50 York

Mountain Peak

9st 3lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Ed Walker

At his best last season when coming from the rear off a strong pace, and there should be a red-hot gallop today; returned to form when second on last month's comeback at Newbury (5f, good; led, uncharacteristically) but this speedy track may not play to his strengths (midfield on sole visit).

6/1

2nd

2

(3)

17th Apr 2022

Good

0m 5f 34y

Class 2

17:05 Newbury

Mountain Peak

9st 1lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Ed Walker

Best at 5f on good or quicker ground; form tailed off in 2021 but just 2lb above his latest winning mark and yard won this last year; has gone well fresh and has possibilities if getting the strong pace he needs.

13/2

12/1

Form: 21070- D

Last run: 187 days

W: 8st 13lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict
Prominent racer who ran really well on all three visits to York last season, twice finishing third in May (5f/6f, soft/good to soft) and going very close in a big field over C&D (soft) in October before winning at Catterick (5f, good to soft) eight days later; catches the eye given his course form but slow ground may suit best and it remains to be seen if conditions will suit.
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7th

4

(7)

16th Jun 2022

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

16:00 Ripon

Zargun

9st 1lb

J: Jonathan Fisher

T: Scott Dixon

tracked leaders, pushed along halfway, soon lost ground, drifted right 2f out, well held 1f out

10/1

7th

4

(10)

4th Jun 2022

Good

0m 6f 3y

Class 2

17:50 Epsom

Zargun

9st 1lb

J: Jonathan Fisher

T: Scott Dixon

prominent, pushed along 3f out, switched left over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong

12/1

2nd

7

(7)

22nd May 2022

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

17:35 York

Zargun

9st 5lb

J: Jonathan Fisher

T: Scott Dixon

declared 2.55 here yesterday

10/1

Form: 020-27 CD

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 100

Form & Verdict
Well beaten at Ripon last time but he reared at the start and was hampered, and he couldn't assume his customary prominent role; had previously run well when second on his reappearance at Lingfield (5f, AW) and he made all over C&D at this meeting last year; could make a bold bid.
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7th

4

(1)

12th May 2022

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

13:50 York

Bedford Flyer

9st 4lb

J: Lewis Edmunds

T: Les Eyre

Well beaten at Ripon last time but he reared at the start and was hampered, and he couldn't assume his customary prominent role; had previously run well when second on his reappearance at Lingfield (5f, AW) and he made all over C&D at this meeting last year; could make a bold bid.

10/1

7th

2

(6)

23rd Apr 2022

Good To Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

16:00 Ripon

Bedford Flyer

9st 7lb

J: Lewis Edmunds

T: Les Eyre

2nd

2

(5)

2nd Apr 2022

Standard

0m 5f 6y

Class 2

15:40 Lingfield (AW)

Bedford Flyer

9st 6lb

J: Lewis Edmunds

T: Les Eyre

2-3 on the AW with both wins coming from the front over 5f in the autumn of 2020, including one over C&D; again made all at York (5f, good) last May, but hasn't been seen since finishing well held after having been squeezed out at the start in the Group 1 Nunthorpe at York (5f, good to firm) in August; may need this first run back and he isn't the only pace angle in the field.

10/1

Form: 0201-7 CD

Last run: 26 days

W: 9st 8lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict
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.
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11th

2

(12)

24th Jun 2022

Standard To Slow

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

18:35 Newcastle (AW)

Copper Knight

10st 1lb

J: Sean Kirrane

T: Tim Easterby

led, ridden halfway, headed over 1f out, soon weakened

10/1

1st

1

(3)

11th Jun 2022

Good

0m 5f 15y

Class 2

14:10 Chester

Copper Knight

10st 2lb

J: Sean Kirrane

T: Tim Easterby

pressed leader, pushed along over 1f out, ridden and led inside final furlong, soon clear and ran on well, comfortably

4/1

4th

3

(15)

4th Jun 2022

Good

0m 5f 1y

Class 2

15:21 Musselburgh

Copper Knight

9st 9lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

chased leaders on inner, pushed along 2f out, ridden and no extra final furlong

12/1

Form: 111343 D

Last run: 40 days

W: 8st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict
Rattled off 5f AW hat-trick in January and he's continued to run well; he needs to transfer his improvement back to turf, on which he has a 1-11 record, but his grass and AW form were fairly closely matched earlier in his career and he has a 7lb lower mark to work with on this surface; a possible.
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5th

3

(5)

3rd Jul 2022

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:55 Chelmsford (AW)

Strong Power

9st 13lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Alice Haynes

awkward start and slowly away, in rear, pushed along 2f out, switched right and ridden under 2f out, held but kept on inside final furlong (jockey said gelding anticipated the start)

8/1

6th

2

(6)

11th Jun 2022

Good

0m 6f 17y

Class 4

16:30 Chester

Strong Power

9st 8lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Alice Haynes

mounted in chute and taken down early, midfield, ridden over 1f out, kept on final 110yds, not pace to challenge

12/1

9th

11

(12)

12th May 2022

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

13:50 York

Strong Power

8st 5lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Alice Haynes

Rattled off 5f AW hat-trick in January and he's continued to run well; he needs to transfer his improvement back to turf, on which he has a 1-11 record, but his grass and AW form were fairly closely matched earlier in his career and he has a 7lb lower mark to work with on this surface; a possible.

11/1

10/1

Form: 15446- D BF

Last run: 229 days

W: 9st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict
Seventh in this last year and he's 0-7 at York but he's run some good races here, including when fourth of 22 last August; ran really well on his reappearances in 2019 and 2020 but wasn't at his best on last year's comeback; each-way player if fully tuned up for this season's return.
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8th

6

(8)

1st Jul 2022

Good

0m 5f 3y

Class 2

15:20 Doncaster

Jawwaal

9st 6lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Michael Dods

midfield, going okay 2f out, soon bit short of room, pushed along and outpaced over 1f out, weakened quickly inside final furlong

9/2

7th

1

(6)

12th Jun 2022

Good

0m 5f 3y

Class 3

15:57 Doncaster

Jawwaal

10st 2lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Michael Dods

raced freely, held up in behind leaders, shaken up over 1f out, ridden and no impression inside final furlong

2/1

8th

3

(1)

21st May 2022

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

14:55 York

Jawwaal

9st 7lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Michael Dods

Typically progressive sprinter for this yard, adding another two 5f handicaps to his tally last summer; returned with a promising effort over C&D nine days ago, tanking through the race but short of room at a crucial stage and not knocked about afterwards; has run well here in the past but it perhaps isn't an ideal track for him.

16/1

Form: 43318- D

Last run: 224 days

W: 8st 4lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 84

Form & Verdict
Ex-Shadwell filly who won two of her nine starts for Charlie Hills and was sold for 68,000gns in November; makes her stable debut from 2lb out of the handicap in a hot race but this lightly raced 4yo could go well for her new yard and is one to watch in the betting with Silvestre de Sousa booked.
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10th

2

(10)

18th Jun 2022

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 1

15:34 Ayr

Mejthaam

9st 6lb

J: Rowan Scott

T: Nigel Tinkler

took keen hold, midfield, outpaced and pushed along 2f out, soon ridden and struggling, got behind inside final furlong

25/1

2nd

6

(4)

12th Jun 2022

Good

0m 5f 3y

Class 3

15:57 Doncaster

Mejthaam

9st 4lb

J: Rowan Scott

T: Nigel Tinkler

tracked leaders, pushed along over 1f out, ridden and led narrowly inside final furlong, headed inside final 110yds, kept on

10/1

13th

10

(6)

4th Jun 2022

Good

0m 5f 1y

Class 2

15:21 Musselburgh

Mejthaam

8st 7lb

J: Faye McManoman

T: Nigel Tinkler

dwelt start, never better than mid-division

16/1

12th
8 (4)
Digital

9/1

Form: 20-313 D BF

Last run: 25 days

W: 8st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict
Prominent racer who went close over C&D last August and has continued to improve since, winning at Southwell (5f, AW) in February in a race that has worked out well; returned from short break with solid third at Newbury last month and this 4yo could have more to offer on just his second visit to York.
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5th

11

(7)

24th Jun 2022

Standard To Slow

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

18:35 Newcastle (AW)

Digital

9st 4lb

J: Kevin Stott

T: Kevin Ryan

taken down early, took keen hold, prominent, ridden and every chance over 1f out, no extra inside final 110yds

7/1

5th

2

(7)

12th Jun 2022

Good

0m 5f 3y

Class 3

15:57 Doncaster

Digital

10st 0lb

J: Oisin McSweeney

T: Kevin Ryan

led narrowly, pushed along over 1f out, ridden and headed inside final furlong, no extra final 110yds

5/2

12th

8

(4)

12th May 2022

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

13:50 York

Digital

8st 13lb

J: Kevin Stott

T: Kevin Ryan

Prominent racer who went close over C&D last August and has continued to improve since, winning at Southwell (5f, AW) in February in a race that has worked out well; returned from short break with solid third at Newbury last month and this 4yo could have more to offer on just his second visit to York.

9/1

Form: 550-01 D

Last run: 12 days

W: 8st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict
Made it 4-4 at Thirsk when back to form with short-head win 12 days ago; has a progressive profile but he's up 4lb in a hotter race today, and crucially he's not at his favourite track; well beaten on sole run here.
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1st

1

(3)

23rd Jun 2022

Good

0m 5f 7y

Class 3

20:30 Hamilton

Ready Freddie Go

10st 2lb

J: Harry Russell

T: Ollie Pears

prominent, bumped over 1f out, soon led, ran on

7/2

6th

4

(5)

12th Jun 2022

Good

0m 5f 3y

Class 3

15:57 Doncaster

Ready Freddie Go

9st 12lb

J: Harry Russell

T: Ollie Pears

chased leaders, pushed along 2f out, ridden and no extra final furlong

11/2

2nd

1

(5)

28th May 2022

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 3

15:04 Catterick

Ready Freddie Go

9st 9lb

J: Harry Russell

T: Ollie Pears

8/1

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Payout
Exacta £361.00
Straight Forecast £292.40
Tricast £3934.70
Trifecta £4414.00

Selections

RP Ratings:

Strong Power

SPOTLIGHT:

Digital

Daily Mirror:

Raasel

Daily Express:

Alligator Alley

POSTDATA:

Mountain Peak

The Times:

Bedford Flyer

TOPSPEED:

Jawwaal

The Star:

Copper Knight

Daily Mail:

Digital

The Sun:

Raasel

Daily Record:

Alligator Alley

NEWMARKET:

Strong Power

Telegraph:

Strong Power

The Guardian:

Strong Power

LAMBOURN:

Mountain Peak