May 14 / 17.11 Thirsk

17.11 Thirsk Good

In Memory Of Simon Sargeant Handicap

  • Prize money: £3460.2
  • 0m 6f 0y
  • Class 6
  • 14 runners
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In Memory Of Simon Sargeant Handicap

Runners: 14 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

(Won)

  • Win: £7.10
  • Place: £2.30

Form: 494738 D

Last run: 8 days

W: 9st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 58

Form & Verdict
Won at Newcastle (6f, AW) on debut in November but he's 0-9 since; unexposed on turf and was placed at Redcar (7f, soft) on his penultimate run but not sure this drop back to 6f will suit and others are more persuasive; cheekpieces are removed and blinkers return.
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1st

3

(2)

14th May 2022

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

17:11 Thirsk

Blackjack

9st 7lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: Alan Brown

Won at Newcastle (6f, AW) on debut in November but he's 0-9 since; unexposed on turf and was placed at Redcar (7f, soft) on his penultimate run but not sure this drop back to 6f will suit and others are more persuasive; cheekpieces are removed and blinkers return.

8th

2

(2)

6th May 2022

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 6

18:26 Wolverhampton (AW)

Blackjack

9st 7lb

J: Dale Swift

T: Alan Brown

15

(14)

25th Apr 2022

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 6

20:05 Thirsk

Blackjack

9st 0lb

J: Kevin Stott

T: Alan Brown

  • Place: £1.70

Form: 3525-2

Last run: 9 days

W: 9st 1lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 52

Form & Verdict
0-13 but he ended last season in good form and returned from 192 days off with a second at Chelmsford (6f, first-time visor) last Thursday; headgear is now removed but he's only 1lb higher than last time and should go well again back on turf.
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2nd

11

(4)

14th May 2022

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

17:11 Thirsk

So Grateful

9st 1lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Michael & David Easterby

0-13 but he ended last season in good form and returned from 192 days off with a second at Chelmsford (6f, first-time visor) last Thursday; headgear is now removed but he's only 1lb higher than last time and should go well again back on turf.

2nd

3

(2)

5th May 2022

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

17:00 Chelmsford (AW)

So Grateful

10st 9lb

J: Miss Serena Brotherton

T: Michael & David Easterby

5th

9

(2)

25th Oct 2021

Soft

0m 5f 217y

Class 6

15:25 Redcar

So Grateful

8st 13lb

J: William Pyle

T: Michael & David Easterby

Got to within a head of winning his first race when collared close home over this far on the AW at Newcastle ten days ago; has a comparable RPR on soft ground, so must have claims.

7/2

OUR TIP

  • Place: £5.10

Form: 583402 D

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 11lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 62

Form & Verdict
Six-time AW winner who returned to form with a second at Newcastle (6f, Tapeta) two weeks ago; on same mark here but his losing run is now up to 18 and he has an uninspiring record of 2-48 on turf; may have to settle for a supporting role again.
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3rd

2

(9)

14th May 2022

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

17:11 Thirsk

Athollblair Boy

9st 11lb

J: Sophie Clements

T: Nigel Tinkler

Six-time AW winner who returned to form with a second at Newcastle (6f, Tapeta) two weeks ago; on same mark here but his losing run is now up to 18 and he has an uninspiring record of 2-48 on turf; may have to settle for a supporting role again.

2nd

6

(4)

29th Apr 2022

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

19:55 Newcastle (AW)

Athollblair Boy

9st 0lb

J: Faye McManoman

T: Nigel Tinkler

10th

14

(8)

9th Apr 2022

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

13:30 Thirsk

Athollblair Boy

8st 11lb

J: Sophie Clements

T: Nigel Tinkler

Form: 5176-9 CD

Last run: 40 days

W: 9st 6lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 57

Form & Verdict
Prolific 6f winner on fast and slow ground but he's been out sorts in his last three runs; drops back in trip on his second run after a break but he's still 2lb higher than for last success (September 2021) and others are preferred.
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4th

8

(5)

14th May 2022

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

17:11 Thirsk

Mr Orange

9st 6lb

J: Graham Lee

T: Paul Midgley

Prolific 6f winner on fast and slow ground but he's been out sorts in his last three runs; drops back in trip on his second run after a break but he's still 2lb higher than for last success (September 2021) and others are preferred.

9th

6

(12)

4th Apr 2022

Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 6

14:05 Redcar

Mr Orange

9st 1lb

J: Graham Lee

T: Paul Midgley

6th

11

(8)

18th Oct 2021

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

15:05 Pontefract

Mr Orange

8st 12lb

J: Oisin McSweeney

T: Paul Midgley

Exploited a reduced mark to win for a seventh time over C&D last month; only seventh on his return visit when soft ground was no big issue but can never be dismissed around here.

14/1

Form: 8078-3 D

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 58

Form & Verdict
All three wins were during his 2yo campaign but he's very well treated on old form and went close at Wetherby (5.5f, good to firm; blinkers removed) on recent return for new yard; finished just behind Morty in that race and he's respected back up in trip.
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5th

6

(6)

14th May 2022

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

17:11 Thirsk

Hot Scoop

9st 7lb

J: Jonathan England

T: Sam England

All three wins were during his 2yo campaign but he's very well treated on old form and went close at Wetherby (5.5f, good to firm; blinkers removed) on recent return for new yard; finished just behind Morty in that race and he's respected back up in trip.

3rd

7

(7)

24th Apr 2022

Good

0m 5f 110y

Class 6

17:10 Wetherby

Hot Scoop

8st 13lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Sam England

9

(16)

9th Apr 2022

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

17:00 Thirsk

Hot Scoop

9st 5lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: Sam England

Form: -27832

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 57

Form & Verdict
7yo who is very well treated on his old form, and after wind surgery he's finished placed over 5f at Chelmsford and here this spring; looks a big player if he can match that latest form but his last success was in 2018 and this step back up in trip is a concern (all wins at 5f).
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6th

9

(13)

14th May 2022

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

17:11 Thirsk

Eeh Bah Gum

9st 6lb

J: Curtis Wilson-Ruddock

T: Kevin Ryan

7yo who is very well treated on his old form, and after wind surgery he's finished placed over 5f at Chelmsford and here this spring; looks a big player if he can match that latest form but his last success was in 2018 and this step back up in trip is a concern (all wins at 5f).

2nd

7

(4)

7th May 2022

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

19:35 Thirsk

Eeh Bah Gum

9st 1lb

J: Kevin Stott

T: Kevin Ryan

3rd

6

(6)

15th Apr 2022

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

16:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Eeh Bah Gum

9st 0lb

J: Shane Gray

T: Kevin Ryan

Form: 9181-7 D

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 58

Form & Verdict
6f winner (good) in two of his final three starts last season and things didn't go his way over C&D (hampered inside final furlong) on his return last Saturday; only 3lb higher than for last success and he could resume progress if he gets the breaks this time.
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7th

5

(12)

14th May 2022

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

17:11 Thirsk

Polam Lane

9st 7lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: David & Nicola Barron

6f winner (good) in two of his final three starts last season and things didn't go his way over C&D (hampered inside final furlong) on his return last Saturday; only 3lb higher than for last success and he could resume progress if he gets the breaks this time.

7th

8

(9)

7th May 2022

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

20:35 Thirsk

Polam Lane

9st 2lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: David & Nicola Barron

1st

8

(12)

22nd Sep 2021

Good

0m 5f 217y

Class 6

14:45 Redcar

Polam Lane

9st 3lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: David Barron

Looked a sprinter on the up when readily scoring at Catterick (6f); beat only two on AW bow at Wolverhampton four days ago but he is still low mileage and well worth another chance back on turf.

5/1

Form: 1-8220 D

Last run: 7 days

W: 10st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 65

Form & Verdict
Four-time sprint winner who has been knocking on the door in two of his four starts this season and he had an excuse here (blindfold was removed and he ran into trouble) last Saturday; still looks on a workable mark and he's respected back up in trip; his turf wins have come on good/good to firm.
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8th

1

(14)

14th May 2022

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

17:11 Thirsk

Morty

10st 0lb

J: Jason Watson

T: David O’Meara

Four-time sprint winner who has been knocking on the door in two of his four starts this season and he had an excuse here (blindfold was removed and he ran into trouble) last Saturday; still looks on a workable mark and he's respected back up in trip; his turf wins have come on good/good to firm.

10th

5

(6)

7th May 2022

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

19:35 Thirsk

Morty

9st 6lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: David O’Meara

2nd

3

(6)

1st May 2022

Good

0m 5f 7y

Class 6

13:30 Hamilton

Morty

9st 5lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: David O’Meara

Four wins over 5f and 6f in a productive 2021 campaign; low-key return at Pontefract but fared much better at Wetherby last week (5.5f, good to firm), travelling strongly but unable to deliver quite as much as looked likely; strong claims off the same mark here.

11/8

Form: 520-00 D

Last run: 7 days

W: 8st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 49

Form & Verdict
Tapeta winner (6f) but he's 0-11 on turf and has struggled back in this sphere in his last three runs; dropped another 3lb but has plenty to prove and yard also runs So Grateful; equipment removed.
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9th

12

(1)

14th May 2022

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

17:11 Thirsk

Marwari

8st 12lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Michael & David Easterby

Tapeta winner (6f) but he's 0-11 on turf and has struggled back in this sphere in his last three runs; dropped another 3lb but has plenty to prove and yard also runs So Grateful; equipment removed.

16th

13

(14)

7th May 2022

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

20:35 Thirsk

Marwari

8st 10lb

J: Shane Gray

T: Michael & David Easterby

19th

3

(7)

18th Apr 2022

Good To Soft

0m 5f 217y

Class 6

14:49 Redcar

Marwari

9st 7lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Michael & David Easterby

Won off a similar mark on Newcastle AW (6f) in late 2020; lightly raced since and well held back on turf after a break in September; off again since and has something to prove.

Form: 444636

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 58

Form & Verdict
Won off 8lb higher at Newcastle (7f, AW) in December 2020 but that is his sole win from 20 starts and he was never dangerous at Wolverhampton (7f) three weeks ago; this is only his second run on turf but he has some work to do back at this trip; new headgear.
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10th

4

(3)

14th May 2022

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

17:11 Thirsk

Global Vision

9st 7lb

J: Lewis Edmunds

T: Jessica Macey

Won off 8lb higher at Newcastle (7f, AW) in December 2020 but that is his sole win from 20 starts and he was never dangerous at Wolverhampton (7f) three weeks ago; this is only his second run on turf but he has some work to do back at this trip; new headgear.

6th

6

(9)

23rd Apr 2022

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 6

17:45 Wolverhampton (AW)

Global Vision

9st 7lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: Jessica Macey

3rd

3

(1)

14th Mar 2022

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 6

17:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Global Vision

9st 6lb

J: Lewis Edmunds

T: Jessica Macey

1-18; sixth of 12 on stable debut at Newcastle (6f, Tapeta) 13 days ago, but this trip probably suits him better now and he has dropped to a feasible mark; could go well.

11/1

Form: 0-0805 C

Last run: 5 days

W: 9st 2lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 53

Form & Verdict
Well handicapped on his best form in 2021 but he's finished down the field in his four runs this year and is now 0-15 since his last win 15 months ago; best watched.
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11th

10

(10)

14th May 2022

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

17:11 Thirsk

Excessable

9st 2lb

J: Duran Fentiman

T: Tim Easterby

Well handicapped on his best form in 2021 but he's finished down the field in his four runs this year and is now 0-15 since his last win 15 months ago; best watched.

5th

8

(7)

9th May 2022

Good To Firm

0m 5f 212y

Class 5

15:30 Catterick

Excessable

8st 9lb

J: Brandon Wilkie

T: Tim Easterby

11th

2

(11)

18th Apr 2022

Good To Soft

0m 5f 217y

Class 6

14:49 Redcar

Excessable

9st 7lb

J: Brandon Wilkie

T: Tim Easterby

Smart sprint handicapper in his prime, including here; retained ability last summer but right out of sorts on AW over the winter; hard to know what to expect back on turf but has taken a serious drop in the weights.

Form: 557616 D

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 58

Form & Verdict
Off the mark at the 13th attempt when justifying favouritism at Wolverhampton (6f, AW) last month but he couldn't land a blow under a penalty there ten days later; on same mark here and has bit to prove again back on turf for the first time since last August.
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12th

7

(7)

14th May 2022

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

17:11 Thirsk

Gustav Graves

9st 7lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Derek Shaw

Off the mark at the 13th attempt when justifying favouritism at Wolverhampton (6f, AW) last month but he couldn't land a blow under a penalty there ten days later; on same mark here and has bit to prove again back on turf for the first time since last August.

6th

8

(4)

29th Apr 2022

Standard

0m 6f 20y

Class 6

14:15 Wolverhampton (AW)

Gustav Graves

9st 0lb

J: Dylan Hogan

T: Derek Shaw

1st

4

(4)

19th Apr 2022

Standard

0m 6f 20y

Class 6

17:35 Wolverhampton (AW)

Gustav Graves

9st 5lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: Derek Shaw

Form: 926484 D

Last run: 37 days

W: 8st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 45

Form & Verdict
Sole win came when trained in Ireland; creditable fourth at Chelmsford (7f) last time and this drop back in trip is no problem but he's not easy to predict and his record now stands at 1-30; others preferred.
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13th

13

(8)

14th May 2022

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

17:11 Thirsk

Edessann

8st 9lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Michael Herrington

Sole win came when trained in Ireland; creditable fourth at Chelmsford (7f) last time and this drop back in trip is no problem but he's not easy to predict and his record now stands at 1-30; others preferred.

4th

12

(7)

7th Apr 2022

Standard

0m 7f 0y

Class 6

19:15 Chelmsford (AW)

Edessann

8st 12lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Michael Herrington

8th

5

(12)

17th Mar 2022

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

18:15 Southwell (AW)

Edessann

9st 2lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Michael Herrington

Record of 1-28 and formerly with Joseph O'Brien; returned to 7f (from shorter) he finished well from off the pace last week at Kempton and switching to Tapeta won't hurt.

4/1

Form: /689-0

Last run: 27 days

W: 8st 9lb

5 yo Mare

OR: 45

Form & Verdict
Third on 6f Kempton handicap debut in January 2020 but she's not come close to that form since and is now 0-15.
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14th

14

(11)

14th May 2022

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

17:11 Thirsk

Littlemissattitude

8st 9lb

J: James Sullivan

T: Derek Shaw

Third on 6f Kempton handicap debut in January 2020 but she's not come close to that form since and is now 0-15.

11th

12

(10)

17th Apr 2022

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

14:32 Southwell (AW)

Littlemissattitude

8st 12lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Derek Shaw

Third on 6f Kempton handicap debut in January 2020 but that was 11 starts back and a fast-fading memory.

50/1

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Payout
Exacta £363.00
Straight Forecast £285.70
Tricast £3449.10
Trifecta £4586.00

Selections

POSTDATA:

So Grateful

The Times:

Polam Lane

SPOTLIGHT:

Morty

RP Ratings:

Hot Scoop

Daily Record:

Eeh Bah Gum

The Sun:

Excessable

Daily Express:

Polam Lane

The Star:

Polam Lane

Daily Mail:

Morty

THE NORTH:

So Grateful

Telegraph:

So Grateful

The Guardian:

So Grateful

Daily Mirror:

Hot Scoop