July 09 / 14.55 York

14.55 York

Good To Firm

John Smith’s Stayers’ Handicap

  • Prize money: £10476
  • 2m 0f 56y
  • Class 4
  • 13 runners
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John Smith’s Stayers’ Handicap

Runners: 13 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

9/2 (Won)

  • Win: £4.34
  • Place: £1.80

Form: 244212 BF

Last run: 25 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 78

Form & Verdict
Suited by the return to turf and the step up to 1m6f when scoring easily at Wetherby (next-time winner in second) under Danny Tudhope last month; beaten at short odds under a penalty at Thirsk (1m4f) a week later but was poorly positioned in a tactical race and arguably did well to go down by only a neck; unexposed as a stayer now stepping back up in trip.
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4th

3

(7)

23rd Jul 2022

Good To Firm

2m 0f 56y

Class 4

16:25 York

Danni California

9st 7lb

J: David Egan

T: Richard Spencer

dwelt start, in rear, headway from 4f out, every chance when ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong

11/4

1st

3

(10)

9th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

2m 0f 56y

Class 4

14:55 York

Danni California

9st 7lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: Richard Spencer

slowly away, in rear, steady headway on outer from 4f out, shaken up 2f out, ridden and led narrowly inside final furlong, stayed on

9/2

2nd

1

(2)

14th Jun 2022

Good

1m 4f 8y

Class 5

14:20 Thirsk

Danni California

9st 13lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Richard Spencer

held up in last, pushed along 3f out, ridden and edged left 2f out, switched right and on outer over 1f out, kept on strongly inside final furlong, went second towards finish

11/10

11/2

  • Place: £2.10

Form: 2-1441 D

Last run: 34 days

W: 9st 6lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict
Bounced back from a poor run over fences in March when making a successful return to the Flat at Goodwood (2m, good) under Silvestre De Sousa five weeks ago; only nudged up 2lb so ought to remain competitive.
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2nd

4

(5)

9th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

2m 0f 56y

Class 4

14:55 York

Black Kalanisi

9st 6lb

J: Silvestre De Sousa

T: Fergal O’Brien

held up in midfield, pushed along over 3f out, headway over 2f out, ridden and chased leaders over 1f out, stayed on

11/2

5th

7

26th Mar 2022

Good

2m 6f 125y

Class 3

16:38 Stratford

Black Kalanisi

11st 0lb

J: Paddy Brennan

T: Fergal O’Brien

Left in second behind Kap Auteuil here (2m3f, good) when that rival was in excellent form in the autumn and reverts to chasing after some good AW runs this year; should be fine over today's trip and could have a say.

7/1

OUR TIP

12/1

  • Place: £5.50

Form: 54-037

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict
Scored twice on AW in spring 2021 but took turf record to 0-7 when last of seven at Newbury (1m4f) 18 days ago on final start for Charlie Fellowes; joined a respected stable but possibly best watched on this occasion.
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7th

4

(2)

23rd Jul 2022

Good To Firm

2m 0f 56y

Class 4

16:25 York

Blow Your Horn

9st 5lb

J: Stevie Donohoe

T: Rebecca Menzies

towards rear, pushed along 4f out, ridden and no response 2f out, eased inside final furlong

9/2

3rd

1

(7)

9th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

2m 0f 56y

Class 4

14:55 York

Blow Your Horn

9st 9lb

J: Stevie Donohoe

T: Rebecca Menzies

towards rear, pushed along and headway on inner from over 3f out, ridden and every chance from over 1f out, stayed on

12/1

7th

6

(5)

21st Jun 2022

Good

1m 4f 0y

Class 4

19:10 Newbury

Blow Your Horn

10st 0lb

J: Stevie Donohoe

T: Charlie Fellowes

10/1

12/1

Form: 587-72

Last run: 35 days

W: 8st 6lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 63

Form & Verdict
Won over hurdles at Doncaster in January but he's yet to taste success on the level and his latest second at Musselburgh (1m6f, good) came in a three-runner race (winner only fifth at Catterick earlier in week).
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3rd

8

(8)

23rd Jul 2022

Good To Firm

2m 0f 56y

Class 4

16:25 York

Tommaso

8st 4lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Philip Kirby

held up in behind leaders, pushed along over 6f out, ridden 4f out, edged left but kept on from over 1f out

12/1

4th

13

(6)

9th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

2m 0f 56y

Class 4

14:55 York

Tommaso

8st 6lb

J: Franny Norton

T: Philip Kirby

towards rear of midfield, headway and waiting for room 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, went fourth towards finish

12/1

2nd

2

(1)

4th Jun 2022

Good

1m 5f 216y

Class 5

17:11 Musselburgh

Tommaso

9st 5lb

J: P J McDonald

T: Philip Kirby

chased leader, dropped to last after 3f, headway and pressed leader halfway, led over 3f out, ridden and headed over 2f out, rallied over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, always held

7/4

7/1

Form: 7-3131

Last run: 35 days

W: 9st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 71

Form & Verdict
Staged a revival when winning at Catterick (1m6f) in May and has built on that since, going in again at Doncaster (extended 1m6f) five weeks ago; fine at 2m and on quick ground but he will need a bit more in this higher grade of handicap.
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5th

5

(6)

23rd Jul 2022

Good To Firm

2m 0f 56y

Class 4

16:25 York

Gift Of Raaj

8st 9lb

J: Ben Curtis

T: Roger Fell

prominent, 5 lengths third after 3f, prominent in chasing group after 6f, pushed along home turn, outpaced and ridden from 3f out, no impression from 2f out

7/1

5th

8

(3)

9th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

2m 0f 56y

Class 4

14:55 York

Gift Of Raaj

9st 0lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Roger Fell

prominent, pushed along 3f out, led narrowly over 2f out, ridden and headed under 2f out, outpaced over 1f out, stayed on final 110yds

7/1

1st

2

(4)

4th Jun 2022

Good

1m 6f 115y

Class 5

14:31 Doncaster

Gift Of Raaj

9st 9lb

J: Ben Curtis

T: Roger Fell

chased clear leader, nudged along over 4f out, soon headway, pushed along to lead 3f out, ridden and drifted left from over 2f out, kept on well but headed inside final furlong, rallied and led again final strides

2/1

25/1

Form: -93678 C

Last run: 59 days

W: 9st 3lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 74

Form & Verdict
Ex-Irish; now 4lb lower than when making a winning stable debut over 1m4f here last September but his record since has been patchy; remains to be seen whether this significant step back up in trip improves matters.
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3rd

10

(7)

7th Aug 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 45y

Class 4

18:45 Haydock

Kasperenko

9st 0lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Eric Alston

towards rear, pushed along and headway when not clear run over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on and went third inside final furlong

20/1

6th

5

(1)

9th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

2m 0f 56y

Class 4

14:55 York

Kasperenko

9st 3lb

J: Dane O’Neill

T: Eric Alston

dwelt start, held up in midfield on inner, headway from 4f out, pushed along and led narrowly under 2f out, soon ridden, headed inside final furlong, weakened inside final 110yds

25/1

8th

11

(9)

11th May 2022

Good

1m 3f 188y

Class 4

16:45 York

Kasperenko

9st 1lb

J: David Egan

T: Eric Alston

Form: 4-4942

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 71

Form & Verdict
Added to his good Pontefract record when going down by only a neck over 2m2f there (good to firm) 20 days ago; third in this contest last year so he can run well here, too; likely to be in the shake-up
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7th

7

(4)

9th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

2m 0f 56y

Class 4

14:55 York

Flint Hill

9st 0lb

J: Callum Rodriguez

T: Ruth Jefferson

in touch with leaders, pushed along 3f out, headway and every chance 2f out, ridden over 1f out, no extra final 110yds

9/1

8th

8

(9)

19th Jun 2022

Good To Firm

2m 2f 2y

Class 4

17:15 Pontefract

Flint Hill

9st 3lb

J: Paul Hanagan

T: Ruth Jefferson

midfield, towards rear of midfield when ridden 5f out, soon outpaced, minor headway home straight

9/1

4th

5

(6)

6th Jun 2022

Good To Firm

2m 1f 27y

Class 5

20:30 Pontefract

Flint Hill

9st 5lb

J: Graham Lee

T: Ruth Jefferson

held up in behind leaders, pushed along 3f out, ridden 2f out, made no telling impression

6/1

12/1

Form: 22660

Last run: 14 days

W: 8st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 70

Form & Verdict
Lightly raced 2m4f maiden hurdle runner-up who has shown hints of promise on the Flat; never a threat in the competitive Northumberland Vase on his first attempt at around 2m on the Flat but he does leave the impression this trip will suit him.
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8th

9

(9)

9th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

2m 0f 56y

Class 4

14:55 York

Tiger Jet

8st 13lb

J: Ben Robinson

T: Brian Ellison

tracked leaders, pushed along 4f out, ridden 3f out, soon outpaced and held

12/1

19

(11)

25th Jun 2022

Standard To Slow

2m 0f 56y

Class 2

14:55 Newcastle (AW)

Tiger Jet

8st 12lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Brian Ellison

took keen hold, slowly away, held up in rear, pushed along over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, stayed on from over 1f out, never on terms

12/1

6th

12

(4)

11th Jun 2022

Good

1m 3f 188y

Class 3

14:00 York

Tiger Jet

9st 13lb

J: Miss Jessica Bedi

T: Brian Ellison

slowly away and lost many lengths start, in rear, pushed along and minor headway 3f out, never on terms

14/1

5/1

Form: 164492 BF

Last run: 16 days

W: 8st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 65

Form & Verdict
Second in this last year and also creditable fourth in C&D handicap at the Dante meeting in May; bounced back from a lesser effort at Musselburgh when second over 2m at Newmarket (good) 16 days ago; largely consistent type who is likely to be in the shake-up again.
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9th

11

(11)

9th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

2m 0f 56y

Class 4

14:55 York

Ghadbbaan

8st 8lb

J: Andrea Atzeni

T: Mark Walford

prominent, pushed along and led narrowly 3f out, headed over 2f out, soon ridden, outpaced when short of room under 2f out, soon held

5/1

2nd

4

(1)

23rd Jun 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

16:55 Newmarket (July)

Ghadbbaan

9st 0lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Mark Walford

prominent, disputing lead on inner 4f out, led 3f out, ridden and headed over 2f out, kept on from over 1f out, always held

3/1

9th

9

(10)

5th Jun 2022

Good

1m 4f 104y

Class 4

18:45 Musselburgh

Ghadbbaan

8st 12lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Mark Walford

towards rear raced wide, pushed along and outpaced 4f out, struggling 2f out, still plenty to do 1f out, kept on, never near to challenge (jockey said filly was never travelling)

10/1

20/1

Form: /2194/

Last run: 1388 days

W: 8st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 67

Form & Verdict
Successful three times at up to 1m on Newcastle's Tapeta much earlier in career; better known as a fair 2m handicap hurdler these days and he arrives on the back of creditable placed efforts in recent months; whether he stays 2m on the Flat remains to be seen but his yard did win this in 2020.
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1st

5

(4)

1st Aug 2022

Good

1m 6f 0y

Class 5

14:55 Ripon

Lord Caprio

8st 12lb

J: Harrison Shaw

T: Ben Haslam

slowly away, raced in last, bit short of room and shaken up under 4f out, quickened to lead 3f out, kept on well from over 1f out, won going away

16/1

10th

10

(12)

9th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

2m 0f 56y

Class 4

14:55 York

Lord Caprio

8st 10lb

J: Harrison Shaw

T: Ben Haslam

always towards rear

20/1

3rd

1

4th Jun 2022

Good

2m 0f 48y

Class 5

14:40 Hexham

Lord Caprio

12st 1lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Ben Haslam

held up in rear, not fluent 5th, pushed along and headway on inner after 2 out, went third approaching last, ridden and kept on run-in, not pace to challenge

2/1

9/1

Form: 5-2119 D

Last run: 85 days

W: 9st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 79

Form & Verdict
Came into his own on AW over the winter, winning three times at up to 2m, but a modest bumper record prior to that raises a few doubts as to whether he'll be able to carry that form back to the turf after a break.
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11th

2

(13)

9th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

2m 0f 56y

Class 4

14:55 York

Khilwafy

9st 8lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: David Thompson

held up in midfield, pushed along over 3f out, soon weakened

9/1

9th

4

(9)

15th Apr 2022

Standard

2m 0f 56y

Class 2

16:15 Newcastle (AW)

Khilwafy

9st 5lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: David Thompson

1st

1

(1)

23rd Feb 2022

Standard

2m 0f 56y

Class 5

13:30 Newcastle (AW)

Khilwafy

10st 0lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: David Thompson

Started in bumpers but has really come into his own since switched to AW Flat, adding to his 1m3f Southwell maiden win before Christmas when seeing off eight rivals, including Wemyss Point (third) and Vis A Vis (fifth), in a C&D handicap four weeks ago; a 2lb nudge is unlikely to prevent him making another bold bid.

9/4

10/1

Form: 200-63

Last run: 38 days

W: 9st 1lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 72

Form & Verdict
Ex-Irish 4yo; soundly beaten over 1m2f on seasonal/yard debut but better signs when stepped up to 2m at Ripon last month, finishing third to a pair who have both won since; interesting with a good 5lb claimer booked.
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12th

6

(8)

9th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

2m 0f 56y

Class 4

14:55 York

Witham River

9st 1lb

J: Harry Davies

T: Grant Tuer

midfield, pushed along over 3f out, ridden and weakened over 2f out

10/1

11/1

Form: 65-563

Last run: 14 days

W: 8st 8lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 65

Form & Verdict
Ran comfortably his best race for this stable when third over 2m (good) at Chester a fortnight ago, despite hanging to his left under pressure; has been rated higher in the past and it's possible he's just finding his feet for a yard tjat continues to knock in the winners over jumps.
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5th

4

(2)

22nd Jul 2022

Good To Firm

2m 0f 13y

Class 5

16:35 Thirsk

Fandabidozi

9st 4lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Gary Hanmer

in touch with leaders, going okay over 3f out, soon pushed along and raced awkwardly, ridden and no impression from 2f out, eased when beaten inside final furlong

20/1

13th

12

(2)

9th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

2m 0f 56y

Class 4

14:55 York

Fandabidozi

8st 8lb

J: James Sullivan

T: Gary Hanmer

soon led, pushed along and headed 3f out, soon weakened

11/1

3rd

8

(3)

25th Jun 2022

Good

1m 7f 196y

Class 4

17:20 Chester

Fandabidozi

8st 4lb

J: Andrew Breslin

T: Gary Hanmer

held up in rear, headway 2f out, hung left over 1f out, ridden and kept on final furlong (jockey said gelding hung left-handed from a furlong out)

25/1

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Payout
Exacta £207.00
Straight Forecast £152.60
Tricast £2852.00
Trifecta £2901.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Danni California

TOPSPEED:

Ghadbbaan

POSTDATA:

Black Kalanisi

RP Ratings:

Witham River

The Star:

Gift Of Raaj

NEWMARKET:

Danni California

The Times:

Danni California

Daily Express:

Danni California

The Sun:

Danni California

The Guardian:

Ghadbbaan

Daily Mail:

Ghadbbaan

Daily Mirror:

Ghadbbaan

Telegraph:

Black Kalanisi

Daily Record:

Black Kalanisi