July 08 / 14.05 York

14.05 York

Good To Firm

William Hill Best Odds Guaranteed Handicap

  • Prize money: £10800
  • 1m 3f 188y
  • Class 3
  • 8 runners
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Runners: 8 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

100/30 (Won)

  • Win: £4.50
  • Place: £1.60

Form: -31287 BF

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict
Progressive at start of season, winning at Hamilton before good second over this C&D; of interest on that form and he didn't run badly at Ayr latest, but he's now been unplaced the last twice and needs to raise his game.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

1st

5

(7)

8th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 3f 188y

Class 3

14:05 York

Forza Orta

9st 5lb

J: Kevin Stott

T: Kevin Ryan

towards rear, good headway on outer from 4f out, shaken up over 3f out, led over 2f out, kept on, always doing enough

100/30

13th

10

(10)

18th Jun 2022

Good

1m 5f 26y

Class 2

14:59 Ayr

Forza Orta

8st 13lb

J: Kevin Stott

T: Kevin Ryan

took keen hold, in touch with leaders, going easily and headway over 2f out, shaken up 2f out, hung left and ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, no extra towards finish

9/1

10/1

  • Place: £4.70

Form: 4-5380 D

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict
Runs off the same mark as for his creditable third of 17 over 2m here in May on his second stable start; however, he's been disappointing the next twice and has something to prove all of a sudden, now back down in trip.
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9th

3

(6)

4th Aug 2022

Good

1m 3f 197y

Class 3

20:10 Doncaster

Geremia

9st 9lb

J: Kevin Stott

T: Jim Goldie

lost many lengths start, raced in last and detached, joined main group after 4f, ridden and headway on far side of group over 1f out, soon prominent, outpaced inside final furlong

8/1

2nd

1

(4)

23rd Jul 2022

Good To Firm

2m 0f 56y

Class 4

16:25 York

Geremia

9st 10lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Jim Goldie

dwelt start, in rear, pushed along 4f out, headway from over 3f out, went second over 1f out, ridden and ran on inside final furlong, no match for winner

9/2

2nd

6

(8)

8th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 3f 188y

Class 3

14:05 York

Geremia

9st 4lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Jim Goldie

in rear, pushed along over 3f out, still plenty to do when drifted left 2f out, headway up the centre over 1f out, went second final furlong, kept on well, nearest finish

10/1

OUR TIP

5/1

  • Place: £2.10

Form: 013014

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict
Has improved this year, winning twice at Musselburgh (1m4f, good) and staying on well for a close fourth in the Cumberland Plate (1m3f, good to firm) a fortnight ago; up 1lb to another career-high mark but clearly thriving and he has solid claims now back up in trip; ran well over C&D in May.
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Verdict Starting price

2nd

2

(9)

7th Aug 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 45y

Class 4

18:45 Haydock

El Picador

9st 12lb

J: Callum Rodriguez

T: Keith Dalgleish

took keen hold, midfield, nudged along and headway 3f out, ridden over 1f out, chased winner final furlong, no extra final 110yds

16/1

3rd

4

(1)

8th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 3f 188y

Class 3

14:05 York

El Picador

9st 5lb

J: Callum Rodriguez

T: Keith Dalgleish

tracked leader, ridden over 3f out, bit short of room and switched left over 1f out, kept on, not reach leaders

5/1

4th

3

(3)

22nd Jun 2022

Good To Firm

1m 3f 39y

Class 4

15:25 Carlisle

El Picador

9st 11lb

J: Callum Rodriguez

T: Keith Dalgleish

Successful twice over the extended 1m4f at Musselburgh this season, including latest start (beat Emaraty Hero); better than ever and can't be ruled out, for all that he's on a career-high mark now.

7/1

Form: 503723

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict
Runner-up at Ripon (1m4f, good) last month and third at Beverley (1m2f, good to firm) six days later; this exposed 4yo has been beaten on his last 11 starts and there's a suspicion he may again be vulnerable, but first-time cheekpieces could eke out something extra and he might not be far away.
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Verdict Starting price

3rd

2

(1)

11th Aug 2022

Good

1m 6f 0y

Class 4

13:10 Ffos Las

Fairmac

9st 9lb

J: Oliver Stammers

T: Charlie & Mark Johnston

took keen hold, prominent in chasing group, led 4f out, headed and ridden over 2f out, outpaced over 1f out, lost second final 110yds

11/4

2nd

1

(9)

4th Aug 2022

Good To Firm

1m 3f 198y

Class 4

15:20 Brighton

Fairmac

10st 2lb

J: Franny Norton

T: Charlie & Mark Johnston

led, headed but raced in second after 1f, ridden and every chance from over 2f out, carried left inside final furlong, briefly led inside final 110yds, kept on, just denied

7/1

4th

2

(4)

22nd Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 3f 211y

Class 4

16:50 Ascot

Fairmac

10st 1lb

J: Silvestre De Sousa

T: Charlie & Mark Johnston

took keen hold, prominent, led after 2f, ridden and headed over 2f out, led again over 1f out, soon headed, no extra inside final 110yds

10/1

Form: 561-12

Last run: 16 days

W: 8st 4lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 70

Form & Verdict
Won three of her six 3yo starts and reappeared with another victory at Wetherby (1m2f, good) last month; went close in the Cumberland Plate (1m3f, good to firm) subsequently when shaping as though today's extra furlong could prompt further improvement; major player.
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Verdict Starting price

5th

8

(3)

8th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 3f 188y

Class 3

14:05 York

My Little Queens

8st 4lb

J: Silvestre De Sousa

T: Richard Fahey

in touch with leaders, headway from 4f out, shaken up to lead 3f out, hung left and headed over 2f out, drifted right 1f out, soon weakened

9/2

2nd

13

(6)

22nd Jun 2022

Good To Firm

1m 3f 39y

Class 4

15:25 Carlisle

My Little Queens

8st 9lb

J: Barry McHugh

T: Richard Fahey

Improving filly who had something to spare at Wetherby (1m2f, good) on seasonal debut, following up her Ayr win last September and taking turf record to 4-7; likely player provided she stays this new trip.

7/1

7/1

Form: 2-5016

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict
Failed to settle when sixth of 14 in the 1m3f Cumberland Plate (good to firm) last time and that's a concern on this first attempt at 1m4f; however, it was still a fair performance and he kept on strongly when winning over 1m2f at Redcar (good) two starts ago, so is well worth a go at this trip.
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3rd

3

(4)

24th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 2f 5y

Class 4

14:55 Pontefract

Strawman

10st 1lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Gemma Tutty

towards rear, pushed along and in touch with leaders over 2f out, ridden and went third over 1f out, kept on well towards finish, no match for first two

9/2

6th

3

(4)

8th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 3f 188y

Class 3

14:05 York

Strawman

9st 5lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Gemma Tutty

dwelt start, held up in rear, shaken up over 3f out, drifted left 2f out, made no impression

7/1

6th

1

(9)

22nd Jun 2022

Good To Firm

1m 3f 39y

Class 4

15:25 Carlisle

Strawman

9st 12lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Gemma Tutty

Has impressive stats as he's 4-7 since joining the Tutty yard and 2-3 at Carlisle; regained the winning thread at Redcar (1m2f, good) last time and that form is working out very well; respected up just 3lb.

5/1

9/1

Form: 011554 CD BF

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 9lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 89

Form & Verdict
Ran well when fourth in this last year and she won two in a row this May, including her second York win; however, unable to threaten on her three starts since and needs to get back to her best.
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Verdict Starting price

8th

4

(10)

4th Aug 2022

Good

1m 2f 43y

Class 3

20:40 Doncaster

Bollin Joan

9st 9lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

towards rear, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and edged left over 1f out, not reach leaders

10/1

5th

1

(2)

25th Jul 2022

Good

1m 2f 0y

Class 3

15:20 Ayr

Bollin Joan

10st 1lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

towards rear of midfield, headway towards far side over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, no extra final furlong

7/1

3rd

4

(2)

16th Jul 2022

Good

1m 4f 10y

Class 2

15:28 Ripon

Bollin Joan

9st 4lb

J: Duran Fentiman

T: Tim Easterby

towards rear, headway into midfield 4f out, went third over 2f out, repeatedly short of room over 1f out, switched left and ran on well inside final furlong, not reach leaders

9/1

Form: 41110- D

Last run: 273 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 89

Form & Verdict
Won last July/September in his first two handicaps (1m4f, good/good to firm) before a lesser performance at Newmarket (1m4f, good to soft) in October; absent since (gelded in interim) but this very lightly raced 4yo retains potential and it would be no surprise to see a big run on his comeback.
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Verdict Starting price

4th

9

(9)

6th Aug 2022

Good To Firm

1m 3f 211y

Class 2

15:20 Ascot

Southern Voyage

9st 8lb

J: Neil Callan

T: Archie Watson

took keen hold, prominent, led over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, soon headed and lost second, held inside final furlong

9/1

8th

1

(2)

8th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 3f 188y

Class 3

14:05 York

Southern Voyage

9st 9lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: Archie Watson

sweating, took keen hold, led, headed halfway, ridden 4f out, soon lost ground, dropped to rear 2f out, soon detached, tailed off (trainer's rep could offer no explanation for the poor form shown; vet said post-race examination failed to reveal any abnormalities)

5/1

10th

8

(10)

8th Oct 2021

Good To Soft

1m 4f 0y

Class 2

15:10 Newmarket

Southern Voyage

8st 7lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: Archie Watson

Tenacious prominent-racer; has gained narrow-margin wins at Redcar, Ascot and Thirsk (1m4f, good) on his last three starts, and a 3lb rise for the last of them should not prevent another bold bid, for all that this race undoubtedly represents a tougher assignment.

10/1

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Payout
Exacta £530.00
Straight Forecast £495.60
Tricast £3238.20
Trifecta £4193.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

My Little Queens

LAMBOURN:

Southern Voyage

POSTDATA:

El Picador

Daily Mirror:

Forza Orta

RP Ratings:

Strawman

Daily Express:

Southern Voyage

TOPSPEED:

My Little Queens

The Times:

My Little Queens

Telegraph:

My Little Queens

The Guardian:

My Little Queens

Daily Mail:

My Little Queens

The Sun:

My Little Queens

The Star:

My Little Queens

Daily Record:

El Picador