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Ray Finch 80th Birthday Celebration Classified Stakes

  • Prize money: £3024
  • 1m 0f 13y
  • Class 6
  • 14 runners
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Ray Finch 80th Birthday Celebration Classified Stakes

Runners: 14 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Tapeta

Weather: Partly cloudy

25/1 (Won)

  • Win: £23.00
  • Place: £5.80

Form: /7000-

Last run: 282 days

W: 9st 10lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 48

Form & Verdict

0-9 and has gone badly the wrong way since showing some promise as a 2yo; returns from 282 days off having undergone wind surgery since last seen and the market may indicate what is expected; stable also runs Takeustothemoon.

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6th

4

(8)

8th Jul 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 53y

Class 6

17:50 Leicester

Eagle Eyed Freddie

10st 2lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: Michael Appleby

Three wins this year, including when making it tenth time lucky on turf in a classified claimer at Catterick (7f, good to firm) last month; only beat three rivals and has more to do back in a handicap.

7/1

1st

2

(3)

2nd Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 6y

Class 6

19:55 Catterick

Eagle Eyed Freddie

9st 5lb

J: Frederick Larson

T: Michael Appleby

Prominent racer with two AW wins to his name this year; not at his best at Chelmsford when last seen eight weeks ago but he's the pick of today's weights and ran well over C&D on his one run at Catterick.

7/4

2nd
9 (12)
Alwajd

9/1

  • Place: £3.10

Form: -79877

Last run: 38 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 50

Form & Verdict

Well held all six starts including in a Doncaster handicap (7f, good to firm) last month despite being prominent in the market; needs to improve, but it wouldn't be the biggest surprise if she did so now stepping up a furlong with cheekpieces applied.

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11th

11

(5)

21st Dec 2022

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 5

20:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Alwajd

9st 1lb

J: Ben Sanderson

T: Ian Williams

Upped to about 1m2f for last three outings, winning at Chelmsford and over C&D before narrowly coming unstuck on hat-trick bid despite a strong finish; raised another 3lb but helps to make this race look very well contested.

9/2

2nd

8

(4)

22nd Oct 2022

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

20:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Alwajd

9st 6lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Ian Williams

midfield, pushed along over 2f out, headway from over 1f out, ridden and hung left but stayed on inside final furlong, just failed

11/10

1st

3

(2)

17th Oct 2022

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 6

20:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Alwajd

9st 6lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Ian Williams

prominent, pushed along and headway over 2f out, made challenge over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ridden and went clear towards finish

7/2

13/2

  • Place: £2.10

Form: 68-442

Last run: 32 days

W: 9st 10lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 47

Form & Verdict

0-7, but running well lately as when second of seven in a similar contest at Ayr (1m2f, good) last month (third has won since); she may need a stiffer test than this now, but still doesn't have many miles on the clock and a player on form; first-time cheekpieces are added to the tongue-tie.

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8th

10

(4)

20th Jan 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 42y

Class 6

15:45 Newcastle (AW)

Chantreys

8st 11lb

J: Elle-May Croot

T: Ivan Furtado

took keen hold, led, headed and pressed leader after 1f, going okay when led again under 3f out, headed over 2f out, soon pushed along and weakened

16/1

6th

3

(6)

1st Jan 2023

Standard

1m 0f 13y

Class 6

14:51 Southwell (AW)

Chantreys

9st 2lb

J: Elle-May Croot

T: Ivan Furtado

Maiden who's been turned over at 9-2 or shorter on five occasions, including over C&D on last two outings; has more than enough ability to take this back from a break though.

9/4

4th

3

(2)

29th Aug 2022

Standard

1m 0f 13y

Class 6

15:20 Southwell (AW)

Chantreys

9st 9lb

J: David Nolan

T: Ivan Furtado

held up in midfield, headway over 3f out, led over 1f out, soon ridden and faced sustained challenge, headed final 110yds, no extra

7/2

Form: 080-08

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 47

Form & Verdict

Hasn't beaten many in his five starts so far, including in two turf handicaps (1m/1m2f) since returning last month (gelded in the meantime) despite being prominent in the market; must have been showing something so can't be totally dismissed now dropped in grade; first-time blinkers replace cheekpieces.

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13th

13

(14)

15th Sep 2022

Standard

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

20:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Imperial Eclipse

9st 1lb

J: Harry Davies

T: George Boughey

midfield, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out

10/1

4th

12

(8)

20th Jul 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 13y

Class 6

15:30 Southwell (AW)

Imperial Eclipse

9st 2lb

J: Harry Davies

T: George Boughey

held up in rear, nudged along and still plenty to do 3f out, ridden 2f out, wandered around 1f out, kept on final 110yds (jockey said gelding ran green)

15/2

8th

7

(5)

30th Jun 2022

Good To Firm

1m 2f 23y

Class 6

14:20 Yarmouth

Imperial Eclipse

8st 9lb

J: William Buick

T: George Boughey

took keen hold, prominent, ridden and weakened quickly from 2f out

11/2

15/2

Form: 667767

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 49

Form & Verdict

Out of the frame in all six starts over 6f-1m on turf since making her debut in April; needs to improve for the new surface now making her AW debut.

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9

(5)

9th Aug 2022

Good To Firm

0m 6f 195y

Class 6

20:00 Carlisle

Jungley

8st 10lb

J: Duran Fentiman

T: Tim Easterby

Well handicapped but has become rather disappointing and others appeal more.

20/1

12th

14

(12)

5th Aug 2022

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

16:00 Thirsk

Jungley

8st 10lb

J: James Sullivan

T: Tim Easterby

towards rear of midfield against near rail, switched right and hampered rival after 1f, pushed along halfway, weakened over 1f out

50/1

4th

13

(4)

20th Jul 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 13y

Class 6

15:30 Southwell (AW)

Jungley

9st 2lb

J: Duran Fentiman

T: Tim Easterby

midfield, ridden and no impression from over 2f out

15/2

12/1

Form: 800637

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 10lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 48

Form & Verdict

In the frame over a variety of trips this year as when third of 11 in a similar race at Wolverhampton (7f, Tapeta) last month (fourth and fifth horses won their next starts), but he didn't build on that back there next time; record now 1-24 and hard to predict.

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4th

4

(4)

14th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 3f 23y

Class 6

18:45 Southwell (AW)

Trusty Scout

9st 8lb

J: Lewis Edmunds

T: Derek Shaw

took keen hold, held up in rear

9/2

2nd

3

(6)

27th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 3f 23y

Class 6

19:30 Southwell (AW)

Trusty Scout

9st 8lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Derek Shaw

Won at Kempton (1m4f) in November; largely consistent since, creditable third over C&D most recently; solid claims off unaltered mark.

6/1

3rd

5

15th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 3f 23y

Class 6

16:53 Southwell (AW)

Trusty Scout

9st 8lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Derek Shaw

1m4f Tapeta winner; 5lb higher than when last winning at Kempton (1m4f, Polytrack) last November; has been competitive in most starts since, including when second over C&D on his penultimate start; player.

3/1

OUR TIP

3/1

Form: 535361 D

Last run: 8 days

W: 9st 10lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 48

Form & Verdict

Picked up well to make it 16th-time lucky in an apprentice handicap at Chelmsford (1m, Polytrack) under Morgan Cole eight days ago; can take a grip so needs them to go a good pace up front, but solid claims for a follow-up if they do.

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9th

9

(12)

14th Aug 2022

Standard

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

13:25 Chelmsford (AW)

Amalfi Salsa

9st 6lb

J: Stefano Cherchi

T: Marco Botti

slowly into stride, in rear, ridden and carried head high over 1f out, made no impression

12/1

6th

2

(1)

20th Jul 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 13y

Class 6

15:30 Southwell (AW)

Amalfi Salsa

9st 10lb

J: Morgan Cole

T: Marco Botti

took keen hold, held up in rear, pushed along 3f out, ridden and no impression from 2f out

3/1

4th

14

(4)

12th Jul 2022

Standard

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

17:50 Chelmsford (AW)

Amalfi Salsa

9st 2lb

J: Morgan Cole

T: Marco Botti

took keen hold, held up in midfield, ridden 3f out, made no impression

10/1

Form: 503645

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 10lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 45

Form & Verdict

0-7 with her best efforts so far coming on turf, as when fifth of 12 in a first-time tongue-tie in a handicap at Yarmouth (1m, good to firm) last month; has about 4l to find with Amalfi Salsa on last month's Lingfield running (1m, Polytrack) so needs to find a bit more for the switch to cheekpieces.

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3rd

8

(3)

24th Feb 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

Class 6

16:25 Lingfield (AW)

Stranger Things

9st 0lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: Matt Crawley

Longstanding maiden who's been expensive to follow since handicapping; will want to settle better than when beaten at a short price on her only previous run over 1m4f, and others are stronger.

7/1

3rd

5

(3)

8th Feb 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 219y

Class 6

20:30 Kempton (AW)

Stranger Things

9st 3lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Matt Crawley

in touch with leaders

7/2

3rd

6

(6)

27th Jan 2023

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 6

17:45 Wolverhampton (AW)

Stranger Things

9st 5lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Matt Crawley

mounted in chute, took keen hold, in touch with leaders on outer

6/1

Form: 0039-4

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 44

Form & Verdict

Two best efforts in six starts have come on the Chelmsford Polytrack, finishing third of 12 over 7f last December and fourth of eight in first-time cheekpieces (retained) over 1m this month following a 198-day absence; each-way claims if able to reproduce that sort of form here.

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9th

10

(10)

2nd Aug 2022

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

18:40 Chelmsford (AW)

Takeustothemoon

8st 4lb

J: Theodore Ladd

T: Michael Appleby

raced wide, in touch with leaders on outer, pressed leader after 2f, dropped to midfield after 3f, pushed along over 3f out, dropped to last and ridden under 2f out, well beaten from over 1f out

25/1

8th

14

(2)

20th Jul 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 13y

Class 6

15:30 Southwell (AW)

Takeustothemoon

9st 2lb

J: Theodore Ladd

T: Michael Appleby

prominent, pushed along and lost position over 3f out, ridden and weakened from over 2f out

16/1

9th
1 (13)
Chifa

4/1

Form: 0-7201

Last run: 9 days

W: 10st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 49

Form & Verdict

Took advantage of the drop in grade when off the mark at the 13th attempt in a similar contest at Ffos Las (7.4f, good to firm) nine days ago; has more to do under his penalty and may find one or two too strong.

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9th

5

(2)

8th Dec 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 14y

Class 5

16:45 Newcastle (AW)

Chifa

9st 8lb

J: Liam Wright

T: Ed de Giles

Just one win from 16 starts on turf but he made it 6-17 on AW with an emphatic win at Kempton (7f) last month; up 9lb but that was another personal best last time; big player.

4/1

1st

7

(7)

15th Nov 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 0y

Class 5

18:30 Kempton (AW)

Chifa

9st 7lb

J: Liam Wright

T: Ed de Giles

Has gained all AW wins at Wolverhampton; however, went very close over C&D nine days ago and would probably have won that race but for meeting some trouble in the straight; granted better luck, he holds a leading chance off the same mark and with Liam Wright taking off 7lb.

11/4

2nd

12

(2)

6th Nov 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 0y

Class 5

17:40 Kempton (AW)

Chifa

9st 2lb

J: David Probert

T: Ed de Giles

towards rear of midfield

7/1

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Form & Verdict

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Form: 086-00

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 10lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 46

Form & Verdict

0-8; not without a hint of promise a couple of times last year including when a keeping-on sixth of ten at Newcastle (6f, Tapeta) in December, but has shown little in two starts over 6f/7f on turf since returning last month; more will be needed.

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9th

4

(4)

26th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 7f 6y

Class 6

13:58 Doncaster

Ratafia

9st 6lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Michael Herrington

Took a while to get off the mark but ended 2023 on a sharp upward curve, winning 7f handicaps at Redcar and Newcastle; carried on the good work when coming from off the pace to win a Newcastle handicap 32 days ago, form boosted by the third since; 2lb rise not beyond him and there's plenty in his favour today.

7/2

1st

5

(6)

25th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

19:00 Newcastle (AW)

Ratafia

9st 7lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Michael Herrington

Finished last year in cracking form, winning at Redcar (7f, heavy) and then over C&D, before being just held after rearing at the start back over C&D when last seen in November; up another 4lb for this reappearance but makes the shortlist given how well he acts here.

7/2

2nd

12

(2)

14th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

15:55 Newcastle (AW)

Ratafia

9st 4lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Michael Herrington

reared start and slowly away, towards rear

15/8

12th
5 (14)
Maykir

10/1

Form: 098-95 C

Last run: 42 days

W: 9st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 49

Form & Verdict

All four AW wins have come over this trip on the Fibresand here, but out of form on the Flat and over hurdles since last autumn; heavy defeat over C&D in January suggests the Tapeta doesn't suit him so well; cheekpieces return.

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10

(8)

27th Mar 2023

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

16:45 Lingfield (AW)

Maykir

9st 0lb

J: Marco Ghiani

T: J R Jenkins

Winless since the Fibresand days at Southwell and is generally poor these days; has claims on his latest C&D third at a huge price but he may well have been flattered in a messy, small-field affair that day.

12/1

3rd

7

(4)

1st Mar 2023

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

16:35 Lingfield (AW)

Maykir

9st 2lb

J: Phil Dennis

T: J R Jenkins

Has had a stack of chances since last win and has done nothing this winter to suggest he is of any interest on these unfavourable terms.

50/1

11th

4

(8)

23rd Jan 2023

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 6

16:55 Wolverhampton (AW)

Maykir

9st 3lb

J: Joe Bradnam

T: J R Jenkins

His last win was on Fibresand two years ago and he's struggled under both codes in the last 14 months; easy to look elsewhere.

33/1

25/1

Form: 75-388

Last run: 9 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 49

Form & Verdict

Made a promising handicap/stable debut when third of nine on her return from 168 days off over 7f here in April, but two moderate efforts since then leave her with enough to prove; hopes pinned on the return here galvanising her.

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13th

10

(10)

20th Jul 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 13y

Class 6

15:30 Southwell (AW)

Danby Wiske

9st 2lb

J: James Sullivan

T: Ruth Carr

prominent, ridden and weakened from 3f out

25/1

8th

9

(7)

11th Jul 2022

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 6

20:55 Wolverhampton (AW)

Danby Wiske

8st 12lb

J: James Sullivan

T: Ruth Carr

took keen hold, held up in midfield, ridden and outpaced when raced wide 2f out, weakened final furlong

10/1

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Payout
Exacta £1942.00
Straight Forecast £2030.20
Trifecta £15539.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Amalfi Salsa

POSTDATA:

Chifa

Daily Mail:

Chantreys

Daily Express:

Trusty Scout

The Star:

Chifa

RP Ratings:

Amalfi Salsa

The Times:

Amalfi Salsa

Telegraph:

Amalfi Salsa

The Guardian:

Amalfi Salsa

Daily Mirror:

Amalfi Salsa

Daily Record:

Amalfi Salsa

The Sun:

Chantreys