July 30 / 16.55 Thirsk

16.55 Thirsk

Good To Soft

William Hill Pick Your Places Handicap

  • Prize money: £10800
  • 0m 7f 0y
  • Class 3
  • 13 runners
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William Hill Pick Your Places Handicap

Runners: 13 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

1st
10 (2)
Danzan

8/1 (Won)

  • Win: £6.00
  • Place: £1.80

Form: 044532

Last run: 8 days

W: 9st 3lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict
Doesn't find winning easy but he's consistent and has finished bang there on his last three starts, latterly on the return to 7f at York; perhaps better in blinkers than the reapplied cheekpieces.
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1st

10

(2)

30th Jul 2022

Good To Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 3

16:55 Thirsk

Danzan

9st 3lb

J: Sean Kirrane

T: Tim Easterby

prominent, raced far side home straight, joined leader over 2f out, ridden and hung right over 1f out, ran on to lead final strides, 1st of 3 in group

8/1

2nd

6

(4)

22nd Jul 2022

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

17:20 York

Danzan

9st 11lb

J: Sean Kirrane

T: Tim Easterby

took keen hold, pressed leader, led narrowly over 2f out, headed but every chance over 1f out, ridden and kept on final 110yds, held towards finish

9/1

3rd

15

(1)

9th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

17:15 York

Danzan

9st 4lb

J: Sean Kirrane

T: Tim Easterby

raced centre, in touch with leaders, pushed along 2f out, ridden over 1f out, switched left inside final furlong, kept on and went third final 110yds

12/1

25/1

  • Place: £3.10

Form: 136/50

Last run: 49 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 76

Form & Verdict
2020 form reads well but he missed all of last year and has been below par since returning.
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2nd

11

(4)

30th Jul 2022

Good To Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 3

16:55 Thirsk

Gumdrop

9st 2lb

J: Jack Garritty

T: Richard Fahey

held up in midfield, raced far side home straight, headway over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, ran on, 2nd of 3 in group

25/1

4

(2)

24th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

15:30 Pontefract

Gumdrop

9st 1lb

J: Barry McHugh

T: Richard Fahey

He's on a competitive mark judged on his 2yo form from 2020 and he could get back on track at some point; however, he missed all of last year and needs to produce more than he's managed on his two starts this season.

8/1

13th

7

(15)

11th Jun 2022

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

17:22 York

Gumdrop

9st 10lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Richard Fahey

never better than mid-division

12/1

8/1

  • Place: £1.90

Form: 6-4843 C

Last run: 30 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict
High in the weights but can be competitive off this mark and his latest third on return to soft ground was perfectly encouraging; chance.
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3rd

5

(9)

30th Jul 2022

Good To Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 3

16:55 Thirsk

Wobwobwob

9st 9lb

J: Jamie Spencer

T: Adrian Paul Keatley

raced wide back straight, led, headed but pressed leader over 5f out, switched right and raced near side home straight, led group over 3f out, ridden and briefly headed over 1f out, ran on, 1st of 7 in group

8/1

3rd

3

(9)

30th Jun 2022

Good To Soft

0m 6f 212y

Class 4

15:30 Haydock

Wobwobwob

10st 0lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: Adrian Paul Keatley

prominent, pushed along when bit short of room against near rail over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, hung left and went third inside final furlong, no match for first two

12/1

Form: 5-1223

Last run: 42 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict
Good third in a first-time visor last time but the return of cheekpieces is no negative and this lightly-raced 3yo should go well if handling the conditions (ran moderately on soft-ground debut).
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4th

9

(1)

30th Jul 2022

Good To Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 3

16:55 Thirsk

Open Mind

9st 3lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: Saeed bin Suroor

soon prominent, led over 5f out, raced far side home straight, ridden and faced sustained challenge from over 2f out, headed final strides

4/1

3rd

6

(3)

18th Jun 2022

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 3

15:52 Newmarket (July)

Open Mind

9st 6lb

J: Pat Cosgrave

T: Saeed bin Suroor

prominent, pushed along under 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on but lost second towards finish

5/1

2nd

5

(8)

24th May 2022

Standard

0m 6f 1y

Class 4

18:40 Lingfield (AW)

Open Mind

9st 7lb

J: Pat Cosgrave

T: Saeed bin Suroor

Made a successful return from 301 days off when beating a subsequent winner in a Chelmsford maiden (6f, Polytrack) last month (first-time cheekpieces) and went down by only a neck on handicap debut at Wolverhampton (7f, Tapeta) 15 days ago; clearly in good form, but 3lb higher and not sure this sharp 6f is ideal for him now.

4/1

Form: -65794 C

Last run: 87 days

W: 9st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict
Finished fifth in this year's Lincoln at Doncaster when the ground was good to soft and latest Chester run wasn't too bad, though that was in early May; not certain to be at his best after three months away.
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5th

6

(5)

30th Jul 2022

Good To Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 3

16:55 Thirsk

Broken Spear

9st 9lb

J: Kieran Schofield

T: Tony Coyle

slowly into stride, towards rear of midfield, switched right and raced near side home straight, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, not clear run and switched left inside final furlong, soon hung left, kept on, 2nd of 7 in group

16/1

5

(11)

13th May 2022

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

16:45 York

Broken Spear

10st 0lb

J: Kevin Stott

T: Tony Coyle

Decent fifth in the Lincoln but hasn't achieved anything of note in his three subsequent starts.

33/1

5/1

Form: -31130 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 10st 1lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict
Came up short in the Bunbury Cup but that was excusable and he went there on the top of his game; can deal with this mark and conditions are fine.
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6th

2

(6)

30th Jul 2022

Good To Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 3

16:55 Thirsk

Il Bandito

10st 1lb

J: P J McDonald

T: James Horton

took keen hold, prominent, switched right and raced near side home straight, went second over 3f out, ridden and lost second over 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 3rd of 7 in group

5/1

16th

16

(9)

9th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

15:50 Newmarket (July)

Il Bandito

8st 5lb

J: Shane Gray

T: James Horton

raced centre, led group and disputed lead overall, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 9 in group

14/1

1st

6

(13)

13th May 2022

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

16:45 York

Il Bandito

10st 0lb

J: P J McDonald

T: James Horton

Consistent last term for Charles Hills and has made a positive start for this yard, beating a few of these at Redcar (7f, good to soft) last month; it was hard work in the end but he travelled strongly and has only gone up 1lb; shortlisted.

6/1

7th
4 (10)
Woven

12/1

Form: -22049 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict
Hasn't won since early 2020 but often in contention and it was a good run at York two starts back; not ruled out.
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7th

4

(10)

30th Jul 2022

Good To Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 3

16:55 Thirsk

Woven

9st 11lb

J: Phil Dennis

T: Michael Dods

slowly into stride, in rear, switched right and raced near side home straight, headway over 3f out, chased leader over 2f out, briefly led over 1f out, weakened final 110yds, 4th of 7 in group

12/1

7th

12

(9)

2nd Jul 2022

Soft

0m 7f 37y

Class 2

16:25 Haydock

Woven

8st 13lb

J: David Probert

T: Michael Dods

led at fast pace, pushed along when headed from under 2f out, soon ridden, rallied and battled back inside final furlong, soon pressed leader, no extra inside final 110yds

11/1

4th

4

(17)

10th Jun 2022

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 3

16:05 York

Woven

9st 9lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Michael Dods

towards rear of midfield on outer, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and headway over 1f out, chased leaders inside final furlong, kept on and went second final strides, no match for winner

14/1

Form: 645103 D

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 74

Form & Verdict
Not as good as he was but he won at Haydock recently (7f, good to soft) and Ayr last time was a fine effort given the race didn't go to plan; each-way claims.
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8th

13

(8)

30th Jul 2022

Good To Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 3

16:55 Thirsk

Golden Apollo

9st 0lb

J: Tony Hamilton

T: Tim Easterby

held up in midfield, switched right and raced near side home straight, ridden over 2f out, kept on final 110yds, never dangerous, 5th of 7 in group

10/1

12th

20

(15)

9th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

17:15 York

Golden Apollo

9st 3lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

raced near side, towards rear, pushed along and minor headway over 2f out, not clear run over 1f out, soon ridden and no extra

9/1

Form: 71-538 D

Last run: 174 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 78

Form & Verdict
Wins have come in a fast-ground novice and AW handicap, both over 7f; not on a bad mark but has something to prove under these conditions and has been off since February.
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9th

8

(13)

30th Jul 2022

Good To Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 3

16:55 Thirsk

Homer Stokes

9st 4lb

J: Ben Robinson

T: David & Nicola Barron

held up in midfield, switched right and raced near side home straight, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 7 in group

33/1

8th

9

(4)

6th Feb 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

16:30 Kempton (AW)

Homer Stokes

9st 1lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: David Barron

Won his debut and also in December on his AW/handicap debut; did well to finish a close third at Southwell (upped to 1m) on latest outing, considering he failed to settle in that steadily run race; all AW starts have been on Polytrack; may still be capable of better.

6/1

3rd

2

(4)

24th Jan 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 13y

Class 5

15:00 Southwell (AW)

Homer Stokes

9st 9lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: David Barron

Made it two wins from four starts when making a successful AW debut here (7f) last month; still looks feasibly treated on that form but he took a strong hold when disappointing at Newcastle (6-4 favourite) last time and has a bit to prove again on this step up to 1m.

5/1

10th
12 (11)
Corvair

25/1

Form: 688754 D

Last run: 36 days

W: 9st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 76

Form & Verdict
Winless since his 3yo days and recently sold for 13,000gns after some uninspiring efforts; best watched on stable debut.
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10th

12

(11)

30th Jul 2022

Good To Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 3

16:55 Thirsk

Corvair

9st 2lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Antony Brittain

slowly into stride, pushed along halfway, switched right and raced near side home straight, always towards rear, 7th of 7 in group

25/1

4th

4

(3)

24th Jun 2022

Good To Firm

0m 7f 3y

Class 3

15:30 Yarmouth

Corvair

9st 5lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Robert Cowell

slowly away, tracked leader, shaken up over 2f out, soon edged left, outpaced 1f out, held final furlong

6/1

5th

7

(2)

9th Jun 2022

Good To Soft

0m 6f 18y

Class 3

15:30 Nottingham

Corvair

9st 2lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Robert Cowell

led, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on final 110yds, no match for first two

9/1

Form: -06338 CD

Last run: 70 days

W: 10st 1lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict
2lb beneath the mark he defied on soft ground at Doncaster last October and he ran well here on his penultimate run; York was a bit disappointing but could bounce back after a break.
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1

(3)

30th Jul 2022

Good To Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 3

16:55 Thirsk

Another Batt

10st 1lb

J: Lewis Edmunds

T: David & Nicola Barron

2lb beneath the mark he defied on soft ground at Doncaster last October and he ran well here on his penultimate run; York was a bit disappointing but could bounce back after a break.

7/1

8th

7

(9)

21st May 2022

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

13:40 York

Another Batt

9st 2lb

J: Ray Dawson

T: David & Nicola Barron

Creditable third (Northern Express second) at Thirsk (7f, good) last weekend; back on the same mark as when successful at Doncaster last year; likely to be very competitive.

6/1

3rd

2

(7)

14th May 2022

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

16:40 Thirsk

Another Batt

9st 3lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: David & Nicola Barron

OUR TIP

Form: 331111 D

Last run: 9 days

W: 9st 13lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict
Brought up the four-time when defying a 12lb penalty under Connor Planas at Yarmouth (6f, good to firm; handles softer); 6lb higher this time in a stronger race but needs considering.
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2nd

4

(5)

6th Aug 2022

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

17:05 Ascot

Spangled Mac

9st 11lb

J: Nicola Currie

T: George Boughey

in rear, shaken up 3f out, switched left 2f out, soon ridden, headway from over 1f out, kept on well and went second inside final furlong, ran on

9/2

3

(7)

30th Jul 2022

Good To Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 3

16:55 Thirsk

Spangled Mac

9st 13lb

J: Connor Planas

T: George Boughey

Brought up the four-time when defying a 12lb penalty under Connor Planas at Yarmouth (6f, good to firm; handles softer); 6lb higher this time in a stronger race but needs considering.

9/2

1st

1

(2)

21st Jul 2022

Good To Firm

0m 6f 3y

Class 4

16:20 Yarmouth

Spangled Mac

10st 2lb

J: Connor Planas

T: George Boughey

in rear, niggled along and hung left but headway to challenge over 2f out, led and ridden inside final furlong, ran on well final 110yds, comfortably

11/8

14/1

Form: -65056 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict
Hasn't really fired this season but he's a well-handicapped 7f specialist who likes give underfoot and is dangerous to rule out.
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7

(12)

30th Jul 2022

Good To Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 3

16:55 Thirsk

Zip

9st 9lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Richard Fahey

Hasn't really fired this season but he's a well-handicapped 7f specialist who likes give underfoot and is dangerous to rule out.

14/1

5th

8

(8)

25th Jun 2022

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 14y

Class 2

16:38 Newcastle (AW)

Zip

8st 11lb

J: Harry Davies

T: Richard Fahey

towards rear, pushed along and headway on near side of group 3f out, ridden 2f out, soon no extra

14/1

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Another Batt, Spangled Mac, Zip

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Payout
Exacta £556.00
Straight Forecast £622.00
Tricast £2709.90
Trifecta £2437.00

Selections

TOPSPEED:

Open Mind

The Times:

Spangled Mac

POSTDATA:

Golden Apollo

SPOTLIGHT:

Wobwobwob

RP Ratings:

Il Bandito

Daily Mirror:

Danzan

Telegraph:

Spangled Mac

The Star:

Spangled Mac

The Guardian:

Open Mind

Daily Express:

Open Mind

Daily Record:

Open Mind

Daily Mail:

Golden Apollo

The Sun:

Golden Apollo