July 08 / 16.25 York

16.25 York

Good To Firm

Azets Handicap

  • Prize money: £12885
  • 0m 7f 0y
  • Class 2
  • 8 runners
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Azets Handicap

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

11/4 (Won)

  • Win: £2.75
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 1-2825 D BF

Last run: 35 days

W: 9st 3lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 99

Form & Verdict
Runner-up in the Lincoln (1m, good to soft) on his reappearance and another good second at Newmarket (7f, good to firm) in May; gelded since last month's respectable fifth of 15 at Epsom (7f, good) and this lightly-raced 4yo may have more to offer; firmly in calculations.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

14th

6

(13)

29th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

15:00 Goodwood

Saleymm

9st 8lb

J: James Doyle

T: Simon & Ed Crisford

raced wide, midfield, ridden over 2f out, edged right and weakened over 1f out

12/1

1st

3

(6)

8th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

16:25 York

Saleymm

9st 3lb

J: Silvestre De Sousa

T: Simon & Ed Crisford

travelled strongly, in touch with leaders, shaken up to lead over 2f out, wandered around inside final furlong, kept on well, always doing enough

11/4

5th

1

(12)

3rd Jun 2022

Good To Soft

0m 7f 3y

Class 2

17:45 Epsom

Saleymm

10st 2lb

J: Harry Burns

T: Simon & Ed Crisford

prominent, pushed along over 2f out, no impression when ridden over 1f out, kept on but edged left inside final furlong, weakened inside final 110yds

6/1

3/1

  • Place: £1.30

Form: 8-2261 CD

Last run: 28 days

W: 8st 10lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict
There are some blips in his form but he's progressive overall and, having won twice last year (including over C&D on fast ground), he returned to winning ways in a big-field C&D handicap (good) four weeks ago; did it cosily and a 4lb rise could prove to be lenient.
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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

4th

17

(11)

23rd Jul 2022

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

15:00 Ascot

Northern Express

8st 8lb

J: Graham Lee

T: Michael Dods

took keen hold, raced centre, midfield, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on, 4th of 11 in group

25/1

2nd

7

(7)

8th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

16:25 York

Northern Express

8st 10lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Michael Dods

in rear, still plenty to do when shaken up 3f out, drifted left and hampered rival 1f out, soon went second, kept on strongly, nearest finish

3/1

1st

1

(11)

10th Jun 2022

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 3

16:05 York

Northern Express

9st 9lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Michael Dods

midfield, smooth headway over 2f out, tracked leaders going easily over 1f out, pushed along and led inside final furlong, ridden briefly final 110yds, pushed out towards finish, comfortably

5/1

14/1

  • Place: £3.00

Form: 212-09 CD

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 3lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict
Hasn't hit peak form in his two starts this term but last month's ninth of 29 in a competitive handicap at Ascot (7f, good to firm) was a step back in the right direction and this C&D winner is capable of building on it for his in-form yard; one to consider.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

5th

10

(5)

23rd Jul 2022

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

15:00 Ascot

Documenting

9st 1lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Kevin Frost

raced centre, held up in rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, ran on, not reach leaders, 5th of 11 in group

33/1

3rd

5

(3)

8th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

16:25 York

Documenting

9st 3lb

J: Alec Voikhansky

T: Kevin Frost

in touch with leaders, shaken up under 3f out, drifted left over 1f out, kept on, no match for first two

14/1

4th
8 (8)
Snash

9/2

Form: 800761

Last run: 9 days

W: 8st 5lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict
Having dropped down the weights he returned to form with a win in first-time cheekpieces at Thirsk (6f, good) recently; should be fine now back up to 7f and a 5lb penalty may not stop him if the headgear maintains its effect.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4th

8

(8)

8th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

16:25 York

Snash

8st 5lb

J: Rowan Scott

T: Tim Easterby

in touch with leaders, shaken up 3f out, hampered and lost ground 1f out, rallied final 110yds

9/2

OUR TIP

9/1

Form: 92917- C

Last run: 265 days

W: 9st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict
Career-best when winning over 1m here last October in first-time cheekpieces and respectable seventh of 20 in hot Ascot handicap (1m) eight days later; however, he's been absent since and needs to be at the top of his game on his return; a first-time hood replaces the cheekpieces.
Place /
No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

6th

1

(7)

6th Aug 2022

Good To Firm

0m 7f 213y

Class 2

15:55 Ascot

Shelir

10st 2lb

J: Christophe-Patrice Lemaire

T: David O’Meara

raced in second, pressed leader from 3f out, shaken up from 2f out, ridden and no extra from over 1f out, weakened and lost position inside final furlong

12/1

5

(22)

29th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

15:00 Goodwood

Shelir

9st 9lb

J: Jason Watson

T: David O’Meara

The return of cheekpieces could be a plus on this second start of the season, as he showed career-best form to make all at York last October when they were applied for the first time; however, this 6yo front-runner will need to be better than ever and the widest draw makes things tough.

50/1

5th

2

(1)

8th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

16:25 York

Shelir

9st 7lb

J: David Nolan

T: David O’Meara

led, ridden 3f out, headed over 2f out, gradually lost position

9/1

Form: 10630/ D

Last run: 853 days

W: 9st 3lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict
Unraced since March 2020 (gelded in interim) but trainer saddled a handicap winner here last month who was returning from a 551-day absence; on a handy mark judged on the form he was showing at Meydan in early 2020 and he could play a leading role.
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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

6th

4

(4)

8th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

16:25 York

Major Partnership

9st 3lb

J: Louis Steward

T: Saeed bin Suroor

close up, pushed along 3f out, weakened from 2f out, well held final furlong

8/1

Form: 6-1409 CD

Last run: 6 days

W: 9st 10lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict
Won off 2lb lower over C&D (good to soft) on his reappearance and this looks less competitive; however, below best on fast ground the last twice, most recently at Sandown last Saturday, and he needs to turn things around.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

9th

2

(19)

29th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

15:00 Goodwood

Escobar

9st 12lb

J: Frankie Dettori

T: David O’Meara

held up in rear, switched right soon after start, not clear run over 2f out, switched right and headway when in the clear over 1f out, no impression final 110yds

33/1

7th

1

(2)

8th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

16:25 York

Escobar

9st 10lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: David O’Meara

dwelt start, held up in rear, shaken up over 3f out, struggling under 2f out, eased inside final furlong, tailed off (jockey said gelding lost his action)

6/1

9th

1

(6)

2nd Jul 2022

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

14:25 Sandown

Escobar

9st 12lb

J: Adam Kirby

T: David O’Meara

towards rear, pushed along 2f out, ridden over 1f out, made no impression

8/1

Form: 9893R- D

Last run: 189 days

W: 8st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict
On a competitive mark on his best AW form for Ralph Beckett but turf may not be so suitable (0-8 on grass) and he refused to race when last seen in December; comes with risks attached on his stable debut (remains in same ownership); wears a first-time tongue-tie.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

6

(5)

8th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

16:25 York

Fox Duty Free

8st 10lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

ponied to start, refused to race

14/1

2

(2)

31st Dec 2021

Standard

1m 0f 1y

Class 2

13:15 Lingfield (AW)

Fox Duty Free

9st 3lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Ralph Beckett

Quirky but he won his first three starts for Ralph Beckett last winter, all on Polytrack here (completed his hat-trick in the corresponding race); quiet on turf this season but back to a good mark and last month's Wolverhampton third was much more like it; solid candidate.

9/4

3

(3)

29th Nov 2021

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 3

14:25 Kempton (AW)

Fox Duty Free

9st 9lb

J: NON-RUNNER

T: Ralph Beckett

Quirky but he won his first three starts for Ralph Beckett last winter, all on Polytrack at Lingfield (7f twice and 1m); quiet on turf this season but back to a winning mark and ran well when a close third at Wolverhampton on Saturday; thereabouts.

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Payout
Exacta £61.00
Straight Forecast £59.60
Tricast £339.20
Trifecta £453.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Northern Express

POSTDATA:

Escobar

The Guardian:

Snash

TOPSPEED:

Shelir

NEWMARKET:

Major Partnership

RP Ratings:

Northern Express

The Times:

Northern Express

Telegraph:

Northern Express

Daily Mirror:

Northern Express

The Star:

Northern Express

Daily Record:

Northern Express

The Sun:

Snash

THE NORTH:

Shelir

Daily Mail:

Escobar

Daily Express:

Escobar