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16:10 York

Good To Firm

Sky Bet Stayers Handicap (Heritage Handicap)

  • Prize money: £51540
  • 2m 0f 56y
  • Class 2
  • 15 runners
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Sky Bet Stayers Handicap (Heritage Handicap)

Runners: 15 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

15/2 (Won)

  • Win: £6.00
  • Place: £1.95

Form: 93-822

Last run: 32 days

W: 8st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

With new trainer on last two starts; upped from 1m4f to 2m on first occasion when running-on second of seven to Soapy Stevens in steadily run race at Chester; again good second there (good) when back at 1m4f on latest outing but the former run hints he might have untapped potential as a stayer.

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2

(10)

24th Sep 2022

Good

2m 2f 140y

Class 2

15:25 Chester

Alfred Boucher

9st 12lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Ian Williams

towards rear of midfield, hampered on turn after 3f, dropped to rear over 3f out, soon eased and pulled up quickly, lost action

5/1

2nd

21

(9)

20th Aug 2022

Good

1m 5f 188y

Class 2

15:35 York

Alfred Boucher

9st 2lb

J: P J McDonald

T: Ian Williams

took keen hold, in touch with leaders, steady headway 3f out, ridden and led narrowly over 1f out, soon hard pressed and edged right, kept on final 110yds, headed final strides

10/1

1st

7

(11)

17th Aug 2022

Good To Firm

2m 0f 56y

Class 2

16:10 York

Alfred Boucher

8st 13lb

J: William Buick

T: Ian Williams

took keen hold, in rear, switched right and on outer from 4f out, headway when going easily from 3f out, shaken up and pressed leader 2f out, pushed along when led inside final furlong, kept on well, readily

15/2

9/1

  • Place: £2.70

Form: 4412-3 CD

Last run: 97 days

W: 8st 4lb

5 yo Mare

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Won on good to firm as 3yo; last season's highlight was a 2m win on heavy ground at Haydock, followed by a good second on good to soft at Carlisle; creditable third over C&D (good) in May on her sole run this term; best with a thorough stamina test.

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13th

2

(2)

10th Oct 2022

Good To Soft

1m 6f 17y

Class 1

16:00 Yarmouth

Frankenstella

9st 6lb

J: Jason Hart

T: John Quinn

dwelt start, in rear from over 2f out, pushed along and outpaced over 4f out, struggling 3f out, held and tenderly handled from 2f out

20/1

7th

7

(14)

24th Sep 2022

Good

2m 2f 140y

Class 2

15:25 Chester

Frankenstella

8st 11lb

J: Jason Hart

T: John Quinn

prominent, going easily over 3f out, soon pushed along and outpaced, ridden 2f out, weakened gradually inside final furlong

9/1

3rd
10 (2)
Zoffee

13/2

  • Place: £2.70

Form: /31137 D

Last run: 19 days

W: 8st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Peak efforts on good or firmer; hurdle/chase winner for Philip Hobbs; return to Flat for new stable this year proved fruitful over 1m6f and 2m; ran respectably over 2m4f in Master Milliner's Goodwood race on latest start but his lack of punch after apparently travelling strongly 3f out was rather disappointing; each-way shout if that was down solely to the longer race distance.

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1st

12

(1)

10th May 2024

Good

2m 2f 140y

Class 2

15:40 Chester

Zoffee

8st 7lb

J: Harry Davies

T: Hugo Palmer

Well beaten last three Flat starts in 2023 and a return to hurdles did not work out in his two runs this year for Olly Murphy; now back with his 2022 and 2023 Flat trainer Hugo Palmer; peak Flat form when he very nearly won last year's Chester Cup, leading final 1f until final strides, which was on soft ground but he has lots of form on good and good to firm; off 3lb lower than 12 months ago, he's a major player if back to form.

8/1

5th

6

2nd Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 118y

Class 3

15:32 Newbury

Zoffee

11st 1lb

J: Fergus Gregory

T: Olly Murphy

held up in rear but in touch with leaders, headway before 2 out, disputing third last, weakened final 110yds, lost fourth towards finish

5/1

11th

7

8th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 1y

Class 3

15:00 Taunton

Zoffee

11st 5lb

J: James Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

Not seen over hurdles since pulled up on handicap hurdle for Philip Hobbs at Cheltenham Festival in March 2020 and was well beaten in a chase on latest start over jumps in November 2021; however, has run commendably well in some major staying handicaps on the Flat for Hugo Palmer in the meantime, perhaps most notably when close second in last May's Chester Cup; now makes his debut for Olly Murphy off a very tempting mark.

3/1

Form: 201420

Last run: 18 days

W: 8st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Largely in good form for new yard this year, winning three times over 1m4f; short-headed by Soapy Stevens over 1m6f at Newmarket in July and not disgraced at Goodwood on latest outing despite being last of 13; needs some respect but having his first go beyond 1m6f gives him more to prove.

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3rd

1

(5)

10th Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 4

20:00 Kempton (AW)

Red Flyer

10st 0lb

J: Cieren Fallon

T: Karen Jewell

Often travels strongly and should cope if it gets tactical; started 2024 with a C&D win off 3lb lower and shaped as if still in form when not getting the breaks at Lingfield on Good Friday.

7/2

5th

6

(3)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 7f 169y

Class 3

15:15 Lingfield (AW)

Red Flyer

9st 10lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: Karen Jewell

Started this year with a Kempton win (2m, Polytrack) and he went close over C&D next time before a fair fourth of 13 in a Class 2 event here four weeks ago; still unexposed at this trip and he's not ruled out back in calmer waters.

12/1

4th

11

(11)

1st Mar 2024

Standard

1m 7f 169y

Class 2

15:47 Lingfield (AW)

Red Flyer

9st 0lb

J: David Probert

T: Karen Jewell

pushed along soon after start

8/1

Form: 622436 C

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Can front-run; very classy for such a handicap, including as York form includes his Dante win in 2020 and length second to Stradivarius in the Yorkshire Cup (1m6f) in May; finished lame when well beaten here on penultimate start, however, and well beaten when 80-1 in the Goodwood Cup three weeks ago; fair fourth at 2m three starts back but peak efforts over shorter.

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5th

1

(13)

17th Aug 2022

Good To Firm

2m 0f 56y

Class 2

16:10 York

Thunderous

9st 12lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: Charlie & Mark Johnston

prominent, pressed leader 8f out, pushed along from over 3f out, ridden and hung left over 2f out, lost position from under 2f out, weakened inside final furlong

10/1

6th

7

(5)

26th Jul 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 1

15:35 Goodwood

Thunderous

9st 11lb

J: Franny Norton

T: Charlie & Mark Johnston

prominent, led over 7f out, pushed along and headed over 3f out, ridden and weakened over 2f out

66/1

3rd

2

(3)

9th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 5f 188y

Class 1

14:20 York

Thunderous

9st 0lb

J: Franny Norton

T: Charlie & Mark Johnston

slowly away, soon pushed along to lead, headed 3f out, ridden 2f out, weakened over 1f out, finished lame (vet said gelding finished lame on his right-hind leg)

6/4

Form: 20-650 D

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 3lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Often front-runner; won two top staying handicaps much earlier in his career and runner-up at Glorious Goodwood last season; tailed off in the same Goodwood race 19 days ago, however, and although his previous two runs were respectable and he's 6lb lower than at start of the season, probably vulnerable to younger legs.

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4th

8

(7)

7th Apr 2023

Standard

2m 0f 56y

Class 2

14:25 Newcastle (AW)

Withhold

9st 7lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: Harry & Roger Charlton

Often front-runner; one of his big days came over C&D in 2018 when winning the Northumberland Plate; not in the same form these days as a 10yo and although he's still been competitive on three of his last four starts this winter, those were with falling marks in handicaps; more to do today.

25/1

2nd

3

(10)

22nd Feb 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 3

19:30 Kempton (AW)

Withhold

9st 11lb

J: Trevor Whelan

T: Harry & Roger Charlton

ducked right start, disputed lead, led after 1f, increased tempo from under 3f out, ridden when headed 2f out, kept on

10/1

3rd

2

(5)

16th Jan 2023

Standard

2m 0f 120y

Class 2

18:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Withhold

10st 0lb

J: Trevor Whelan

T: Harry & Roger Charlton

On the downgrade in recent times and lacks consistency now; has won on Tapeta but needs to bounce back from an ordinary Kempton effort, when some way behind stablemate Imperium.

8/1

11/1

Form: 27-542

Last run: 12 days

W: 8st 3lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Sole win was handicap debut last August but consistent form since (bar his only run on soft); didn't get the best of runs at Newmarket (1m6f) 12 days ago but looked second of four on merit in his first-time blinkers, which are kept here; more to do in this race, including trying 2m for first time.

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1st

6

(5)

8th Oct 2022

Good

2m 0f 56y

Class 3

16:25 York

Praiano

9st 3lb

J: Ray Dawson

T: Roger Varian

prominent in chasing group, smooth headway over 3f out, hung right and ridden over 1f out, hung left and led inside final furlong, won going away, impressive

5/1

3rd

6

(1)

15th Sep 2022

Good To Soft

1m 6f 17y

Class 2

15:55 Yarmouth

Praiano

9st 9lb

J: Andrea Atzeni

T: Roger Varian

midfield, pushed along 3f out, headway over 2f out, soon ridden, went third over 1f out, kept on but no impression inside final furlong, no match for first two

9/1

10/1

Form: 2-6829 D

Last run: 11 days

W: 9st 1lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Absent 421 days before this season; tongue tied on last three starts, on first two occasions coming eighth at Royal Ascot (2m4f) and second at Newbury (2m); form dipped somewhat in a Shergar Cup race at Ascot won by Themaxwecan 11 days ago, but he's normally very reliable.

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7

(7)

8th Oct 2022

Good

2m 2f 0y

Class 2

15:40 Newmarket

Rock Eagle

9st 4lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Ralph Beckett

8th

5

(6)

17th Aug 2022

Good To Firm

2m 0f 56y

Class 2

16:10 York

Rock Eagle

9st 1lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Ralph Beckett

prominent, pushed along and lost position from over 3f out, soon midfield, slightly hampered over 2f out, soon no impression

10/1

9th

1

(10)

6th Aug 2022

Good To Firm

1m 7f 209y

Class 2

14:45 Ascot

Rock Eagle

10st 2lb

J: Kerrin McEvoy

T: Ralph Beckett

in rear, pushed along from over 2f out, ridden and no impression from over 1f out, never dangerous

5/1

Form: -52011 CD

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Twice won well over C&D last September and a good second here this May; surged to new heights on last two outings when winning at Kempton (2m, AW) and Glorious Goodwood (2m4f, good to firm); raised another 5lb but has to be shortlisted.

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3

(1)

6th Sep 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 2

15:40 Goodwood

Master Milliner

9st 12lb

J: Hayley Turner

T: Emma Lavelle

Progressive 6yo; surged to new heights when winning at Kempton (2m, AW) and at the Glorious meeting here (2m4f, good to firm) in July, but he was unable to land a blow off his revised mark when only ninth of 12 at York last time; this race is a bit less competitive and he may bounce back.

9/2

9th

4

(5)

17th Aug 2022

Good To Firm

2m 0f 56y

Class 2

16:10 York

Master Milliner

9st 1lb

J: Sean Levey

T: Emma Lavelle

towards rear of midfield, pushed along from over 5f out, in rear from 4f out, soon ridden and beaten

5/1

28/1

Form: -55203 CD

Last run: 14 days

W: 8st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Unraced on softer than good; with new yard this term and was first past the post here (1m6f) in June but demoted due to interference; while his overall 2022 record does not present solid credentials, he's well handicapped on that best effort and his good record at York (including a C&D win in 2020) means he needs a second look.

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6th

1

(2)

25th Aug 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

13:40 Ffos Las

Monsieur Lambrays

10st 10lb

J: Miss Becky Smith

T: Bernard Llewellyn

Returned for new yard with a near miss at a big price at Ascot (2m, soft) in May but he's struggled in both subsequent runs including a tailed-off effort here (1m6f, soft) two weeks ago; has plenty to prove again and his last win was in 2020.

14/1

11th
6 (10)
Red Verdon

20/1

Form: 480027 C

Last run: 11 days

W: 9st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Veteran who retains a great deal of his ability and was runner-up in the first and seventh of his eight starts this season; ran respectably in a Shergar Cup race at Ascot latest; his most recent wins have been in small fields and, although well capable of figuring late on, he's probably placed at best today.

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11th

6

(10)

17th Aug 2022

Good To Firm

2m 0f 56y

Class 2

16:10 York

Red Verdon

9st 0lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Ed Dunlop

in touch with leaders, prominent 8f out, pushed along from under 4f out, ridden when lost position 3f out, towards rear when edged left over 2f out, weakened from over 1f out

20/1

7th

2

(2)

6th Aug 2022

Good To Firm

1m 7f 209y

Class 2

14:45 Ascot

Red Verdon

10st 1lb

J: Antonio Fresu

T: Ed Dunlop

midfield, pushed along from over 2f out, soon outpaced, ridden and rallied from over 1f out, weakened gradually inside final furlong

16/1

2nd

1

(4)

12th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

2m 0f 32y

Class 3

15:40 Beverley

Red Verdon

10st 4lb

J: Ben Curtis

T: Ed Dunlop

midfield, chased leader 8f out, pushed along 3f out, led 2f out, ridden over 1f out, hard pressed inside final furlong, headed inside final 110yds, kept on

11/2

OUR TIP

Form: 323114 D BF

Last run: 18 days

W: 8st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Won at Chester (2m; from Alfred Boucher) and Newmarket (1m6f; led on the line from Red Flyer) this summer before his close fourth at Glorious Goodwood (1m6f); going from strength to strength and could have more to offer at 2m, having won his only attempt.

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3rd

2

(6)

27th Aug 2022

Soft

1m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:50 Newmarket (July)

Soapy Stevens

9st 11lb

J: Franny Norton

T: Charlie & Mark Johnston

prominent, led and ridden 1f out, soon hard pressed, headed inside final 110yds, no extra towards finish

6/1

12th

8

(14)

17th Aug 2022

Good To Firm

2m 0f 56y

Class 2

16:10 York

Soapy Stevens

8st 12lb

J: Franny Norton

T: Charlie & Mark Johnston

raced freely, led, headed with one circuit to go, soon prominent, going okay when pressed leader from under 4f out, pushed along from over 2f out, soon ridden and lost position, weakened quickly from over 1f out

11/2

4th

4

(11)

30th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 6f 0y

Class 2

14:10 Goodwood

Soapy Stevens

9st 4lb

J: Franny Norton

T: Charlie & Mark Johnston

took keen hold, prominent, pushed along when went second and every chance over 2f out, ridden and lost second inside final furlong, kept on final 110yds, lost third final stride

9/2

Form: 040001 D

Last run: 11 days

W: 8st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Questions to answer if the ground is softer than good; he was down the weights, well handicapped judged on plenty of 2021 form, when producing easily his most competitive show this season to win the 2m Shergar Cup race at Ascot 11 days ago; going back up 2lb does not handicap him out of it if that effort can be backed up.

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0

5

(13)

23rd Aug 2023

Good

2m 0f 56y

Class 2

16:10 York

Themaxwecan

9st 7lb

J: Jamie Spencer

T: Charlie Johnston

always behind, lost action and pulled up quickly home turn

14/1

Form: -35423

Last run: 25 days

W: 8st 3lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Best results on testing ground or the AW but he was also a close fourth on good going at Haydock in May; withdrawn last September on the only time he was due to race on good to firm; in the form of his life in recent outings, albeit without a win so it looks as if a bit extra is needed.

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10th

2

(1)

21st Apr 2024

Good

1m 4f 104y

Class 4

17:15 Musselburgh

Haveyoumissedme

9st 9lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Iain Jardine

While not as good as his 2022 form, his second at Newcastle (2m, AW) last time was his best result since; there's 1m4f and turf form among his old best efforts but a bit more for him to prove on both counts today.

8/1

2nd

2

(2)

23rd Mar 2024

Standard

2m 0f 56y

Class 5

16:55 Newcastle (AW)

Haveyoumissedme

10st 0lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Iain Jardine

steadied start, held up in last

11/4

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Payout
Exacta £401.00
Straight Forecast £417.80
Tricast £2186.20
Trifecta £2835.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Soapy Stevens

TOPSPEED:

Alfred Boucher

The Guardian:

Frankenstella

Daily Express:

Thunderous

The Times:

Praiano

Telegraph:

Master Milliner

POSTDATA:

Themaxwecan

NEWMARKET:

Red Verdon

RP Ratings:

Soapy Stevens

The Star:

Soapy Stevens

Daily Record:

Frankenstella

Daily Mirror:

Thunderous

Daily Mail:

Alfred Boucher

The Sun:

Alfred Boucher