July 16 / 18.30 Haydock

18.30 Haydock

Good To Firm

Betfred Steve Yarborough Memorial Handicap (A Jockey Club Grassroots Middle Distance Series Qual’)

  • Prize money: £5400
  • 1m 2f 42y
  • Class 5
  • 6 runners
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Betfred Steve Yarborough Memorial Handicap (A Jockey Club Grassroots Middle Distance Series Qual’)

Runners: 6 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

15/8

  • Place: £1.60

Form: 715022 D

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 7lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 68

Form & Verdict
Below form in this race last year but ran much better on his other two visits to Haydock; 9yo but still knows how to win and he was runner-up at Beverley and Pontefract on last two outings, so looks a very strong contender with the opposition facing questions.
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1st

4

(6)

5th Aug 2022

Good To Soft

1m 2f 42y

Class 5

17:07 Haydock

Billy Roberts

10st 7lb

J: Miss Stephanie Jardeback

T: Simon Whitaker

held up in rear, headway over 3f out, went second over 2f out, shaken up to lead over 1f out, kept on, always doing enough

4/1

2nd

2

(6)

16th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 2f 42y

Class 5

18:30 Haydock

Billy Roberts

9st 7lb

J: Phil Dennis

T: Simon Whitaker

held up in midfield, headway over 3f out, went second over 2f out, soon ridden, ran on, no match for winner

15/8

2nd

4

(5)

27th Jun 2022

Good To Firm

1m 2f 5y

Class 5

13:45 Pontefract

Billy Roberts

10st 6lb

J: Miss Stephanie Jardeback

T: Simon Whitaker

held up in behind leaders on inner, waiting for room and lost ground 3f out, in the clear but still plenty to do 2f out, kept on and went second final 110yds, never near to challenge

11/2

3rd
4 (5)
Busby

16/1

Form: 132770

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 66

Form & Verdict
Triple AW winner (1m-9.4f) since joining Philip Kirby last autumn; also went close on turf at Ayr (1m2f, good) in April but out of form in his three starts since, tailed off on latest.
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3rd

4

(5)

16th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 2f 42y

Class 5

18:30 Haydock

Busby

9st 5lb

J: Dale Swift

T: Philip Kirby

held up in rear, pushed along halfway, ridden and stayed on from over 1f out, went third inside final furlong, not reach leaders

16/1

11th

8

(11)

2nd Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 1f 207y

Class 5

16:40 Beverley

Busby

9st 2lb

J: Dale Swift

T: Philip Kirby

always towards rear, ridden and lost touch over 2f out (jockey said gelding never travelled)

20/1

7th

3

(2)

17th Jun 2022

Good

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

18:22 Ayr

Busby

9st 5lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Philip Kirby

led, ridden 3f out, soon headed, lost second and weakened from 2f out, dropped to last inside final furlong

10/1

Form: 65-445 BF

Last run: 43 days

W: 9st 3lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 64

Form & Verdict
Sole win (18 races) was in June 2020; way down the weights and reappearance (1m4f, AW) was a partial upturn (when front-running) but that was a false dawn judged on his one start since (held up); none too convincing.
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4th

7

(1)

16th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 2f 42y

Class 5

18:30 Haydock

Persuasive Powers

9st 3lb

J: Georgia Dobie

T: Eve Johnson Houghton

took keen hold, pressed leader, led over 8f out, went clear over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, soon edged left, much reduced lead inside final furlong, always doing enough

6/1

5th

4

(5)

3rd Jun 2022

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

20:05 Bath

Persuasive Powers

9st 9lb

J: George Downing

T: Eve Johnson Houghton

taken down early, awkward start and slowly into stride, in rear, headway into midfield 6f out, ridden over 2f out, soon outpaced, well held final furlong

5/2

4th

2

(7)

24th May 2022

Good To Soft

1m 2f 37y

Class 5

15:20 Bath

Persuasive Powers

9st 11lb

J: Charles Bishop

T: Eve Johnson Houghton

Five-race maiden who is still unexposed; good fourth in C&D handicap on seasonal debut, having made a lot of the running; open to further progress and warrants respect off same mark.

4/1

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14/1

Form: 69005P

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 11lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict
Mostly in very good form last autumn/winter but his record this May-July is uninspiring, as is his turf record for over a year now; it was, however, the rider who was injured when they pulled up last Saturday, when this 4yo was hooded for the first time.
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6th

1

(1)

3rd Aug 2022

Good

1m 2f 5y

Class 6

14:20 Pontefract

Headingley

11st 11lb

J: Mr Matthew Ennis

T: David O’Meara

dwelt start, pushed along early, in touch with leaders, led after 1f, clear after 3f, pushed along over 3f out, ridden when headed and weakened quickly under 3f out

8/1

5th

1

(3)

16th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 2f 42y

Class 5

18:30 Haydock

Headingley

9st 11lb

J: Shane Gray

T: David O’Meara

held up in rear, shaken up over 3f out, soon weakened

14/1

3

(7)

9th Jul 2022

Good

1m 2f 70y

Class 4

17:30 Chester

Headingley

9st 3lb

J: Alistair Rawlinson

T: David O’Meara

in rear, eased and pulled up halfway, rider aggravated an old injury

14/1

OUR TIP

9/4

Form: 582472 BF

Last run: 51 days

W: 9st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 67

Form & Verdict
Sole win (20 starts) was handicap debut in 2019; runner-up on two of last four outings, latterly over C&D (stamina was not proven at that point) but that wasn't his best form this term; player in a what looks weak race.
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2nd

3

(1)

3rd Aug 2022

Good

1m 0f 6y

Class 5

16:20 Pontefract

Dogged

9st 11lb

J: P J McDonald

T: Rebecca Menzies

sweating, prominent, pushed along and outpaced under 2f out, ridden over 1f out, went second inside final furlong, kept on

5/1

6th

3

(4)

16th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 2f 42y

Class 5

18:30 Haydock

Dogged

9st 6lb

J: Kevin Stott

T: Rebecca Menzies

slowly into stride, soon prominent, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, eased

9/4

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Non-runners

Virgo

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Payout
Exacta £160.00
Straight Forecast £143.80
Trifecta £1093.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Billy Roberts

RP Ratings:

Persuasive Powers

Daily Express:

Dogged

NEWMARKET:

Virgo

TOPSPEED:

Persuasive Powers

The Times:

Persuasive Powers

The Star:

Persuasive Powers

The Sun:

Dogged

Daily Record:

Dogged

POSTDATA:

Billy Roberts

Telegraph:

Billy Roberts

The Guardian:

Billy Roberts

Daily Mail:

Billy Roberts

Daily Mirror:

Billy Roberts