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14:35 York

Good

JCB Handicap

  • Prize money: £20616
  • 0m 7f 0y
  • Class 2
  • 9 runners
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JCB Handicap

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

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4/1 (Won)

  • Win: £4.50
  • Place: £1.60

Form: 18-532 D BF

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Scored four times in a progressive 2021 campaign; sound efforts over 1m here (on good ground) last month, finishing third in the Hambleton then second in big-field event; should cope with this drop back in trip (last two wins at 7f); looks ready to strike and has solid claims.

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7th

9

(1)

21st Apr 2024

Good

0m 7f 15y

Class 3

18:15 Musselburgh

Lion Tower

9st 1lb

J: Sam James

T: Grant Tuer

Currently 2-2 over C&D (both in 2021) and arrives in form and on a handy mark off the back of a couple of absences in recent times; it's hard to find any negatives and he has to enter calculations.

6/1

2nd

6

(3)

11th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 4

16:15 Southwell (AW)

Lion Tower

9st 8lb

J: Sam James

T: Grant Tuer

Dual Fibresand winner here who was well held in the Spring Mile at Doncaster (1m, soft) last month, but had previously run well when beaten a neck into second of 13 at Newcastle (7f, Tapeta), making his effort on the disadvantaged part of the track; races off the same mark and a major player.

6/1

11th

1

(4)

23rd Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

14:25 Doncaster

Lion Tower

9st 12lb

J: Sam James

T: Grant Tuer

Showed a form revival at Newcastle (7f, AW; close second) on reappearance but the forecast slow ground is a negative returned to turf; below-par ninth on heavy in this contest last year; best efforts on good/firmer.

20/1

16/1

  • Place: £4.60

Form: 82558- D

Last run: 167 days

W: 10st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Stablemate of Azano; useful on his day but lacks recent match practice and returns to action on forecast unsuitable ground (best on soft); percentage call is to oppose.

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5/1

  • Place: £1.50

Form: 13-723 CD

Last run: 29 days

W: 9st 1lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Close second at Ripon in April then finished only one place behind Mykonos St John over C&D on Yorkshire Cup day, taking York form figures to 1133; should go well again, for all that he remains on career-high mark.

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No Results Found

14/1

Form: 35261- D

Last run: 266 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Absent since his 7f success at Ayr (career-best performance) in September; subsequently had wind surgery; likely player if returning in same form but may need this run; yet to prove he's best fresh.

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1st

16

(5)

4th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 7f 218y

Class 2

14:40 Thirsk

Titan Rock

8st 7lb

J: James Sullivan

T: John & Sean Quinn

1lb lower than when winning at Wolverhampton (7f, Tapeta) a year ago; has won over this far on turf, but has not been at his best the last twice; hood now given a go.

20/1

5/2

Form: -41511 CD

Last run: 14 days

W: 10st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Has a strike-rate of 3-5 this season, the wins gained in Class 2 handicaps at about 7f on good/firmer, latest at Chester where he beat Mykonos St John; better than ever and commands respect despite career-high mark.

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8th

6

(10)

10th May 2024

Good

0m 7f 127y

Class 2

13:30 Chester

Boardman

9st 10lb

J: Phil Dennis

T: Tim Easterby

Has an impressive strike-rate (7-9) in the month of May, including three wins at Chester; however, the two defeats came in this contest in 2022 and 2023, finishing fifth both times.

10/1

4/1

Form: 2211-1 CD

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 3lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Has form figures of 2111 since handicapping and upped to 7f, most recently recording a neck success in large field over this C&D (good to soft; now 7lb higher) on seasonal debut; progressing well and has to be feared.

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3rd

1

(3)

28th Oct 2023

Heavy

0m 7f 6y

Class 3

16:25 Doncaster

Maywake

9st 12lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Richard Fahey

in rear, headway from 3f out, went third over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong

11/2

22

(17)

21st Oct 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

16:25 Ascot

Maywake

8st 9lb

T: Richard Fahey

Form: 023720 D

Last run: 8 days

W: 8st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Proved consistent during a busy May, including placed efforts in races won by Maywake and Boardman; holds each-way hopes on that evidence but form dipped sharply at Epsom last week.

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8th

4

(1)

1st May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 7f 216y

Class 6

19:15 Brighton

Mykonos St John

9st 5lb

J: David Probert

T: Scott Dixon

More than two years since he won and is nothing like as good or consistent these days; was out of form during the winter and he never got involved at Wolverhampton (8.6f) on his return last week; others preferred.

12/1

Form: 2-7005 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 8st 11lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Has failed to transfer his fairly useful AW form to turf, most recently fifth to Boardman at Thirsk; 2lb out of weights today; fitting of tongue-tie needs to make a difference.

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13th

2

(12)

31st Oct 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:03 Kempton (AW)

Animal Instinct

9st 12lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: Ian Williams

Two wind surgeries in 2022 haven't been enough to see him put his head in front and he has generally been well short of his best; not beaten far at Wolverhampton a fortnight ago but others in this field are more appealing; new headgear today.

16/1

7th

1

(4)

17th Oct 2022

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 4

18:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Animal Instinct

10st 1lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Ian Williams

in touch with leaders, pushed along 3f out, ridden under 2f out, held from over 1f out

16/1

11th

14

(11)

5th Oct 2022

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 0y

Class 3

19:00 Kempton (AW)

Animal Instinct

9st 4lb

J: Harry Davies

T: Ian Williams

midfield, pushed along when raced slightly wide home turn, soon ridden and beaten (jockey said gelding hung left-handed)

16/1

20/1

Form: 3108-0 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 10st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Listed scorer at Redcar in October; normally a front-runner and the switch to hold-up tactics didn't work at Chester (about 10l behind Boardman) on reappearance but that bare form isn't persuasive.

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8th

4

(3)

4th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

16:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Azano

9st 4lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: David O’Meara

dwelt start, towards rear, ridden and no response over 1f out, soon weakened

9/1

9th

2

(1)

7th Oct 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

15:55 Redcar

Azano

9st 2lb

J: David Nolan

T: David O’Meara

Front-runner who got loose on the lead and just managed to hold on in a 7f handicap at Sandown (good) three weeks ago; likely to try something similar here and he did win this race two years ago (unplaced last year).

10/1

1st

4

(6)

15th Sep 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

16:25 Sandown

Azano

9st 4lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: David O’Meara

Front-runner who is 3lb below the mark he last defied in July of last year; not looking the horse he was, but this year has hardly been a washout and he could win again sooner or later.

4/1

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Payout
Exacta £844.00
Straight Forecast £837.50
Tricast £3234.70
Trifecta £5225.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Lion Tower

TOPSPEED:

Titan Rock

Telegraph:

Boardman

POSTDATA:

Maywake

Daily Express:

Maywake

The Times:

Titan Rock

The Guardian:

Titan Rock

RP Ratings:

Lion Tower

Daily Mail:

Lion Tower

The Sun:

Lion Tower

Daily Record:

Lion Tower

Daily Mirror:

Boardman

The Star:

Boardman