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14:40 York

Good To Firm

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  • Prize money: £33501
  • 0m 6f 0y
  • Class 2
  • 15 runners
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Runners: 15 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Scattered showers

13/2 (Won)

  • Win: £5.50
  • Place: £2.30

Form: -15713 CD

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 12lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Prominent-racer who won a C&D fillies' handicap (good) last month before a creditable third in a C&D fillies' Group 3 (good to firm) last time; this is a tougher race than the one she won two starts ago and she's now 5lb higher, but she's in the form of her life and could make a bold bid.

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9th

1

(6)

28th Sep 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:00 Newmarket

Gale Force Maya

9st 12lb

J: Adam Farragher

T: Michael Dods

Prolific mare who was successful in this race in 2021 (off 5lb lower); more miss than hit in 2023 but her Group 3 third at York in July was up there with her best efforts; usually wears cheekpieces but blinkers are now tried; no surprise to see her go well as Michael Dods bids to win this race for the third season in a row.

6/1

14th

4

(6)

26th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

16:10 York

Gale Force Maya

9st 9lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Michael Dods

prominent

10/1

7/1

  • Place: £3.00

Form: 116326 D

Last run: 15 days

W: 8st 6lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Inconsistent on turf and well beaten at Ascot recently, but he'd previously finished second of 19 in a hot 3yo handicap over this C&D (good), and he'll be a contender if rediscovering that form in first-time headgear.

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19th

2

(15)

23rd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

14:25 Ayr

Lucky Man

9st 12lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Richard Spencer

In full flow in the second half of 2022, a fourth of 24 in the Gold Cup (good; handles good to soft) showing how effective he is in this type of race; soft and heavy ground probably hasn't helped in two of his four turf starts this year but the other two defeats need excuses; even so, too well treated to ignore, 6lb lower than last September.

25/1

10/1

  • Place: £3.70

Form: 422114 C BF

Last run: 8 days

W: 8st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Made all at Pontefract (6f, good to firm) last month and followed up with career-best in first-time cheekpieces here (5f, good to firm); now 7lb higher than for his last win and he was only fourth of seven at Pontefract latest, but he was scuppered by a slow start and wide passage; very interesting to see if he has more to offer in the cheekpieces (left off last time).

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No Results Found

16/1

Form: 428321 D

Last run: 22 days

W: 8st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Has run well over C&D and arrives on the back of a 2l all-the-way win at Haydock (6f, good to soft) three weeks ago; however, all of his turf wins have come on slow ground and he's unlikely to have such a surface today.

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9th

5

(8)

27th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

17:50 Ripon

Hyperfocus

9st 0lb

J: Sean Kirrane

T: Tim Easterby

prominent

10/1

Form: 553822 CD

Last run: 5 days

W: 8st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

His losing run goes back 20 races and this is a hot race to try and snap that sequence; however, he's unexposed in the visor, in which he's gone close at Ayr the last twice, and he's effective here; may not be far away.

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6th

7

(7)

4th May 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

13:45 Newmarket

Aberama Gold

9st 1lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: David O’Meara

Had a fine spell after moving to David O'Meara, with the Stewards' Cup the highlight of his 2023 campaign; ran well on his return to turf here 17 days ago, third of 18 and in front of some reopposing rivals; was well positioned there, though, and he may need slow ground to win races of this nature nowadays.

11/1

20/1

Form: -75114 D

Last run: 52 days

W: 8st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Won two in a row at Ripon (6f, good/soft) this spring but he was fourth of nine off this career-high mark there last time (6f, good) and the handicapper may now have his measure; best turf form is on good/softer.

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4th

2

(5)

10th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

19:15 Ripon

Fortamour

9st 9lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Ben Haslam

towards rear

3/1

OUR TIP

Form: 283110 D

Last run: 35 days

W: 9st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Unexposed over sprint trips and, having won two in a row over 6f in May, he fared second-best of those drawn low when 11th of 26 in the Wokingham at Royal Ascot (6f, good to firm) last month; deserves credit for that performance and could be a key player.

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2nd

6

(7)

31st Jan 2024

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

18:30 Kempton (AW)

Silver Samurai

9st 0lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Marco Botti

Talented handicapper who took full advantage of a drop in grade when winning the Grey Horse Handicap at Newmarket last August (6f, good); not quite so good since but he's yet to run a poor race at this track.

13/2

Form: 921958 D

Last run: 8 days

W: 8st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Below par more often than not this year, including on his last three starts, but he won at Catterick before those and is capable of returning to form from out of the blue; now 6lb lower than when a short-head second to Venturous in this race last season and he's not ruled out.

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No Results Found

Form: 18-638 D

Last run: 7 days

W: 8st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Has dropped to a mark 2lb lower than when winning at Chester last October; however, his last three wins have come at Chester and he hasn't been at the top of his game there on his three runs this season; York debut.

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1st

3

(10)

10th Nov 2022

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

19:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Gabrial The Devil

9st 7lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Richard Fahey

made virtually all, ridden over 1f out, kept on well inside final furlong

9/1

1st

1

(12)

15th Oct 2022

Soft

0m 5f 212y

Class 4

15:50 Catterick

Gabrial The Devil

9st 9lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Richard Fahey

took keen hold, prominent on outer, led narrowly or disputed lead 3f out, raced wide home turn, pushed along against near rail over 2f out, hard ridden from over 1f out, kept on well inside final furlong, always doing enough

7/1

10th

13

(13)

24th Sep 2022

Good

0m 7f 1y

Class 4

14:15 Chester

Gabrial The Devil

9st 4lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Richard Fahey

always towards rear, pushed along over 2f out, soon outpaced and no impression

12/1

Form: -30540 CD

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Has dropped to a mark 2lb lower than when winning over C&D last September; reappeared with an encouraging third at Ripon in April but he's failed to threaten since (well beaten latest) and has to get back to his best.

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6th

3

(1)

18th Oct 2023

Heavy

0m 5f 8y

Class 3

16:50 Nottingham

Nomadic Empire

9st 6lb

J: Jason Watson

T: David O’Meara

Defied higher marks twice on home soil in 2021 and won in Bahrain last December; 0-12 this year but posted encouraging efforts the last twice, latest when 1l second at York (soft) last Friday; could well go one better.

5/2

2nd

9

(14)

13th Oct 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 3

17:00 York

Nomadic Empire

8st 11lb

J: Jason Watson

T: David O’Meara

Hasn't won in Britain since 2021 but some useful efforts in 2023, including here; needs things to go better at the start than they sometimes do if he's to play a part.

7/1

3rd

6

(4)

9th Sep 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

16:25 Thirsk

Nomadic Empire

9st 1lb

J: Mark Winn

T: David O’Meara

Has drawn a blank this season but he retains a good chunk of ability, running well at Haydock in June off a 5lb higher mark and beaten under 4l in a hot York sprint latest; capable of a big run but slow starts have been a feature the last twice and that sounds a note of caution.

8/1

Form: 190846 CD

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 1lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Hold-up horse who has posted encouraging performances the last twice, when staying on over 5f at Doncaster and Ascot, and he's 2lb lower than when winning this last year; he's one to consider now back up in trip.

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4th

5

(1)

2nd Jan 2024

Standard

0m 6f 20y

Class 4

19:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Venturous

9st 3lb

J: David Probert

T: David & Nicola Barron

Veteran whose losing run stretches back to March 2022; well beaten in two starts this winter and not sure he's in the form required to capitalise on his lowly mark; strong pace would help matters.

12/1

10th

5

(5)

9th Dec 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

19:15 Newcastle (AW)

Venturous

9st 6lb

J: Adam Farragher

T: David & Nicola Barron

held up in rear

25/1

9th

3

(12)

17th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

15:40 Newcastle (AW)

Venturous

9st 9lb

J: Lewis Edmunds

T: David & Nicola Barron

slowly away, raced in last

9/1

12/1

Form: 23-990 CD

Last run: 16 days

W: 8st 2lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

3yo who has something to prove in terms of current form but her three best RPRs have coincided with her three visits to York, the highlight her close second in a valuable 2yo sales race over C&D last August, and she's well worth a second look off a handy mark now back here.

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13th

15

(2)

23rd Jul 2022

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

14:40 York

Atomic Lady

8st 2lb

J: James Sullivan

T: Tim Easterby

midfield, outpaced and pushed along before halfway, ridden 2f out, carried left over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong

12/1

10th

11

(2)

7th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:00 Newmarket (July)

Atomic Lady

8st 6lb

J: Duran Fentiman

T: Tim Easterby

raced near side, midfield, ridden over 2f out, no impression from over 1f out, 9th of 14 in group

33/1

9th

4

(11)

22nd Jun 2022

Good To Firm

0m 6f 195y

Class 1

15:55 Carlisle

Atomic Lady

9st 2lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

Placed in useful company over 6f at York (sales race) and Ripon (Listed) last August; bred to stay this new trip and could go well with York reappearance (midfield in valuable handicap) under her belt.

10/1

8/1

Form: 378462 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Hold-up horse who looked as good as ever when a Listed runner-up here (5f, good to firm) a fortnight ago; his fast finishes over 5f indicate that 6f should suit, but there's a suspicion that 5f is his optimum trip.

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15th
13 (12)
Kind Review

50/1

Form: 1-4500 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 8st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Won off this mark last December but he's finished down the field the last twice (in March/June) and a major turnaround is needed.

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8th

9

(10)

28th Oct 2022

Standard

0m 6f 16y

Class 4

17:45 Southwell (AW)

Kind Review

9st 8lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Tim Easterby

Multiple winner who scored over C&D last December; hasn't added to tally since and, although back on a good mark, he needs to better recent turf efforts to win from double-figure draw.

16/1

9th

6

(1)

20th Sep 2022

Good

0m 7f 96y

Class 4

16:37 Beverley

Kind Review

9st 8lb

J: Sean Kirrane

T: Tim Easterby

midfield, pushed along halfway, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out

20/1

7th

1

(6)

19th Aug 2022

Good

0m 6f 195y

Class 4

16:20 Carlisle

Kind Review

10st 1lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Tim Easterby

towards rear of midfield on outer, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out

25/1

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Exacta £1050.00
Straight Forecast £661.50
Tricast £8547.50
Trifecta £15517.00

Selections

RP Ratings:

Venturous

Telegraph:

Gale Force Maya

The Guardian:

Lucky Man

POSTDATA:

Silver Samurai

SPOTLIGHT:

Ghathanfar

TOPSPEED:

Hyperfocus

Daily Mail:

Gale Force Maya

Daily Express:

Gale Force Maya

Daily Record:

Gale Force Maya

The Times:

Venturous

Daily Mirror:

Venturous

The Sun:

Venturous

The Star:

Venturous