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Tony Lythgoe Birthday Memorial Handicap

  • Prize money: £3456
  • 1m 1f 170y
  • Class 6
  • 14 runners
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Tony Lythgoe Birthday Memorial Handicap

Runners: 14 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

6/1 (Won)

  • Win: £9.00
  • Place: £2.90

Form: -88143

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 10lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 56

Form & Verdict

Game win at Redcar (1m1f) in July and has remained in form for both starts since, one of his rare runs in cheekpieces when third to Peripeteia and Make A Prophet over C&D on latest; each-way candidate.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4th

1

(3)

10th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 1f 170y

Class 5

19:50 Ripon

Bearwith

9st 11lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Harriet Bethell

He's made a bright start to the campaign, including a 1m3f win at Southwell last month, and his latest second at Pontefract came at the hands of a well-treated rival; has won over C&D in the past and he's respected for a yard in fine form.

3/1

2nd

3

(2)

1st May 2024

Soft

1m 2f 5y

Class 5

15:15 Pontefract

Bearwith

9st 7lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Harriet Bethell

Took his form up a notch when landing 1m3f Southwell handicap 22 days ago, deserving extra credit given he lost ground at the start in a slowly run race; he holds major claims off a 1lb lower mark back on turf.

11/4

1st

6

(5)

9th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 3f 23y

Class 4

18:30 Southwell (AW)

Bearwith

9st 2lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Harriet Bethell

Three wins over 1m2f on turf/Tapeta last year and he was returning from seven months off when second of nine over that trip at Newcastle 15 days ago behind a rival who was completing a hat-trick; stamina still not fully confirmed over this far, but he hasn't had many goes and is much respected off the same mark as last time.

7/1

4/1

  • Place: £2.50

Form: 646491 CD

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 11lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 57

Form & Verdict

Trained last year by George Boughey, best form on debut; 14-1 and way down the weights when she won 11-runner handicap over C&D (good to firm) 16 days ago, from plenty of today's rivals headed by Make A Prophet and Bearwith; back up 5lb but she's of major renewed interest.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
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7th

1

(7)

27th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 6

21:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Peripeteia

9st 11lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Philip Kirby

Triple course winner (1m4f/1m6f) who returned from a break with a fair third behind a well-handicapped rival at Newcastle (1m4f, Tapeta) 11 days ago; should benefit from that run and has claims if she gets a decent tow into this race.

8/1

3rd

6

(5)

16th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 4f 98y

Class 6

16:57 Newcastle (AW)

Peripeteia

9st 6lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Philip Kirby

Wins have come after a recent outing in the second half of the year and she finished last season on a downswing; resumes on a winning mark but stablemate Gastronomy holds more pressing claims.

25/1

15

27th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 5f 219y

Class 5

18:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Peripeteia

9st 2lb

T: Philip Kirby

9/2

  • Place: £1.80

Form: 4-5127 D BF

Last run: 5 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 55

Form & Verdict

Easily won a classified at Ayr (1m2f) early this month; good second here (1m4f) next time, travelling like the winner long way, and perhaps good to soft ground explains his poor show when evens favourite over 1m1f at Musselburgh five days ago; considered.

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6th

5

3rd Oct 2023

Good

2m 3f 188y

Class 4

14:35 Sedgefield

City Vaults

11st 2lb

J: Charlotte Jones

T: James Moffatt

Competitive Flat form at a low level; twice placed over hurdles at Cartmel for this yard and can play a significant role here.

7/2

2nd

9

26th Aug 2023

Soft

2m 1f 46y

Class 4

14:15 Cartmel

City Vaults

11st 1lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: James Moffatt

took keen hold, raced in fourth, headway and went second before 3rd, chased clear leader after 2 out, no impression run-in, weakened final 110yds

9/2

10/1

Form: 559072

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 55

Form & Verdict

Maiden after ten starts; second at Lingfield (1m, AW) was back near his spring form and his dam was a 12.5f winner, so this first run beyond 8.6f could hold possibilities.

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6th

8

(8)

22nd Nov 2023

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 5

20:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Cloch Nua

9st 6lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: Stella Barclay

Hit form this time last year (including C&D win) and is back down to a fair mark; no show latest but that came off a 105-day break; do better.

12/1

11th

2

(11)

20th Oct 2023

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 6

16:25 Newcastle (AW)

Cloch Nua

9st 8lb

J: Liam Wright

T: Stella Barclay

C&D winner a year ago and has shown he retains his ability this year; however, has been off since early July and best watched unless market speaks in his favour.

10/1

OUR TIP

Form: 665222 BF

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 4lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 57

Form & Verdict

Yet to win in 11 races but finished runner-up in all three starts since being upped to 1m2f, the latest when splitting Peripeteia and Bearwith over C&D 16 days ago; one of several with clear each-way claims.

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5th

7

(3)

26th May 2023

Good To Firm

1m 2f 5y

Class 5

20:25 Pontefract

Make A Prophet

9st 7lb

J: Paul Hanagan

T: Paul Midgley

0-15 on the Flat but, although below best on last three AW starts, all best form has been on turf; each-way claims back on a sound surface if anywhere near back to his best.

33/1

5th

5

(1)

18th Apr 2023

Standard

1m 3f 23y

Class 6

18:00 Southwell (AW)

Make A Prophet

9st 3lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Paul Midgley

took keen hold early, prominent, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out

25/1

8th

2

(9)

3rd Mar 2023

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 6

17:45 Newcastle (AW)

Make A Prophet

9st 10lb

J: Graham Lee

T: Paul Midgley

prominent

25/1

Form: 216633 C BF

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 51

Form & Verdict

Has run mostly with credit this season and the only win of her career (1m4f, good) came in June on her only run at this track; just as effective at 1m2f, but she did not show it at Beverley on Saturday when failing to settle long way and faltering late on.

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16th

6

(1)

12th Sep 2022

Soft

1m 4f 8y

Class 6

13:40 Thirsk

Saulire Star

9st 6lb

J: Brandon Wilkie

T: Tim Easterby

in touch with leaders on inner, hampered and dropped to midfield after 1f, weakened over 3f out, eased over 1f out

8/1

6th

3

(8)

29th Aug 2022

Good

1m 1f 170y

Class 6

14:33 Ripon

Saulire Star

9st 5lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

prominent on outer, pushed along over 3f out, ridden and headed under 2f out, weakened inside final 110yds

7/1

8th

1

(3)

27th Aug 2022

Good

1m 1f 207y

Class 6

17:29 Beverley

Saulire Star

10st 0lb

J: Sean Kirrane

T: Tim Easterby

dwelt start, pulled hard, towards rear, headway and prominent after 2f, pushed along and pressed leader 3f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened 1f out, eased inside final furlong

9/4

10/1

Form: 6304 BF

Last run: 10 days

W: 8st 12lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 51

Form & Verdict

No striking form claims but he stands out for having had just four starts and going beyond 1m might possibly help; favourite when fourth of eight on handicap debut at Carlisle (good) last time.

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10th

7

(4)

1st May 2024

Soft

1m 0f 6y

Class 6

17:35 Pontefract

Mr Heinz

9st 2lb

J: Phil Dennis

T: Simon Whitaker

Got off the mark at Newcastle (1m) in October but he looked rusty after five months off when beating only one there (1m2f) on his return 23 days ago; it would come as no surprise if he took a big step forward with cheekpieces back on.

10/1

11th

9

(12)

8th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 6

14:20 Newcastle (AW)

Mr Heinz

8st 13lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Simon Whitaker

Won when dropped back to 1m here last October and ran well in defeat over 1m here the next twice; he's well worth another go at today's distance and could be in the mix if at the top of his game on this reappearance.

11/2

4th

9

(11)

10th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 6

17:50 Newcastle (AW)

Mr Heinz

9st 1lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Simon Whitaker

Has tried different trips and surfaces but proved well suited by this C&D on last two starts, winning readily (My Roxanne third) before just held in a tight finish 24 days ago; back up 2lb but in the thick of it.

5/1

Form: 709520

Last run: 10 days

W: 9st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 46

Form & Verdict

0-30 on AW; there have been three turf wins, two in 2021, and he was runner-up here on penultimate outing but that run was over 1m and his few goes at 1m2f have been less convincing.

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2nd

9

(3)

19th May 2023

Good

1m 0f 68y

Class 6

21:00 Hamilton

Perfect Soldier

8st 12lb

J: Laura Coughlan

T: Wilf Storey

raced in second

9/2

1st

10

(4)

15th May 2023

Good

1m 0f 208y

Class 6

16:30 Musselburgh

Perfect Soldier

8st 11lb

J: Paula Muir

T: Wilf Storey

2-2 at Musselburgh, the wins gained over 7f/1m in April 2021; now a 9yo and looks far from solid on 2023 form (mostly AW) but the return to this venue gives cause for optimism.

16/1

7th

14

(12)

11th May 2023

Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 6

20:45 Thirsk

Perfect Soldier

8st 5lb

J: Paula Muir

T: Wilf Storey

prominent

33/1

Form: 986760

Last run: 4 days

W: 9st 3lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 49

Form & Verdict

0-17 and last seven starts were well below form; sixth to Peripeteia over C&D two starts ago; tried blinkers four days ago instead of usual cheekpieces.

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12

(1)

19th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 173y

Class 5

17:27 Carlisle

Going Underground

8st 4lb

J: Paula Muir

T: Wilf Storey

Kept on well for close fourth at Wetherby (7f, good to firm) a fortnight ago and ought to be better suited by today's longer trip but has very modest 1-32 strike-rate and others appeal more for win purposes.

10/1

4th

8

(7)

6th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 6

20:30 Wetherby

Going Underground

8st 12lb

J: Paula Muir

T: Wilf Storey

switched left soon after start, held up in rear

10/1

5th

8

(3)

15th May 2023

Good

1m 0f 208y

Class 6

17:05 Musselburgh

Going Underground

9st 2lb

J: Paula Muir

T: Wilf Storey

Sole win came on AW; however, made the frame over 1m here the last twice, fourth to How Bizarre latest occasion; in-form contender who may again pick up some prize-money.

5/1

Form: -42444

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 0lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 46

Form & Verdict

13-race maiden; good second over 1m2f at Beverley last month; there have been two fair efforts from her three runs since but others look stronger for win purposes.

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10th

10

7th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 61y

Class 4

14:05 Carlisle

Milltown Lily

10st 2lb

J: Mr Ryan Price

T: Micky Hammond

Remains without a victory on the Flat and she hasn't offered much in three starts over hurdles; makes her handicap debut in this sphere with lots to prove.

20/1

10th

5

(6)

18th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 4f 14y

Class 6

17:00 Southwell (AW)

Milltown Lily

9st 5lb

J: Aiden Brookes

T: Micky Hammond

midfield

14/1

40/1

Form: 8/60-5 D

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 0lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 45

Form & Verdict

10yo with no win since September 2017; it's possible he will have come on since his recent reappearance but he's not the percentage call.

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7th

15

(15)

26th Oct 2022

Heavy

1m 2f 50y

Class 6

17:05 Nottingham

Mr Sundowner

10st 7lb

J: Mr Adam O’Shea

T: David Thompson

slowly into stride, towards rear, pushed along and minor headway over 2f out, never on terms

40/1

9th

11

(3)

10th Oct 2022

Good To Soft

1m 0f 208y

Class 5

13:35 Musselburgh

Mr Sundowner

9st 11lb

J: Miss Danielle Mooney

T: David Thompson

in rear, raced slightly wide home turn, pushed along and ridden from 3f out, beaten from 2f out

50/1

8th

13

(6)

6th Oct 2022

Good To Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

14:25 Ayr

Mr Sundowner

8st 9lb

J: Graham Lee

T: David Thompson

dwelt start, in rear, ridden 3f out, outpaced 2f out, never dangerous

50/1

50/1

Form: 566668

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 0lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 45

Form & Verdict

Placed just once, when third at Pontefract (1m2f) in June; none of her other form makes appeal and that's after 37 races; eighth to Peripeteia over C&D last time.

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5th

12

(7)

20th Sep 2022

Good

1m 1f 207y

Class 6

13:42 Beverley

Gloryella

8st 11lb

J: Alex Jary

T: Brian Rothwell

prominent, pushed along 3f out, ridden 2f out, weakened from over 1f out

50/1

12th

12

(9)

29th Aug 2022

Good

1m 1f 170y

Class 6

14:33 Ripon

Gloryella

9st 0lb

J: Faye McManoman

T: Brian Rothwell

in touch with leaders, outpaced and lost position when short of room 2f out, soon weakened

50/1

6th

8

(4)

2nd Aug 2022

Soft

1m 4f 13y

Class 6

16:15 Catterick

Gloryella

9st 1lb

J: Faye McManoman

T: Brian Rothwell

in touch with leaders, lost position and midfield from over 7f out, pushed along when up the centre home straight, soon ridden and weakened gradually

50/1

16/1

Form: 652607 CD

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 45

Form & Verdict

2-27 but both wins came over C&D (from five attempts) and the latest was in this race last year off 1lb lower on first run for Ruth Carr; only once showed comparable performance this term (from six attempts) and he was only seventh to Peripeteia over C&D last time, but not dismissed.

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6th

7

(2)

13th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

2m 0f 0y

Class 6

17:40 Wetherby

Seven For A Pound

8st 9lb

J: Christian Howarth

T: Ruth Carr

Quite encouraging seasonal debut when fifth of 13 at Thirsk (1m4f, soft) in April but three very underwhelming runs have followed and he remains without a win since 2021; goes beyond about 1m4f for first time here.

14/1

6th

13

(8)

5th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

1m 4f 8y

Class 6

17:00 Thirsk

Seven For A Pound

8st 9lb

J: James Sullivan

T: Ruth Carr

took keen hold, midfield

40/1

9th

11

(5)

15th May 2023

Good To Soft

1m 4f 13y

Class 6

16:50 Catterick

Seven For A Pound

9st 0lb

J: Harrison Shaw

T: Ruth Carr

Inconsistent and 3-32; only tenth over C&D 19 days ago and needs to improve on that.

33/1

50/1

Form: 55605

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 1lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 47

Form & Verdict

Finished no better than fifth in her six races, including two handicaps; admittedly she has not been beyond 1m (except in a bumper) so is unexposed in that respect, but she lacks solid form claims.

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5th

1

(1)

17th Mar 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

19:15 Newcastle (AW)

Elisheva

9st 2lb

J: Mark Winn

T: David O’Meara

Off the mark at the 12th attempt in a similar event at Kempton (6f, Polytrack) at the start of the month and put up an even better effort when beaten less than a length into second of 11 in a 0-55 handicap here (7f) eight days ago; strong claims.

7/4

2nd

8

(14)

9th Mar 2023

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

19:45 Newcastle (AW)

Elisheva

9st 6lb

J: Jason Watson

T: David O’Meara

Consistent since joining this yard, getting up in the final strides in 6f Kempton classified race eight days ago; not obviously well treated under a 5lb penalty (revised mark 2lb lower) but it's possible she'll kick on now she's got her head in front; return to 7f should suit, too.

5/1

1st

3

(10)

1st Mar 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

20:30 Kempton (AW)

Elisheva

9st 2lb

J: Jason Watson

T: David O’Meara

First Polytrack run and has a tricky draw but she's been running well in 6f Tapeta races for new yard and can surely win one of these before long; due to run in first-time cheekpieces in 8.00 Southwell last night.

5/1

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Payout
Exacta £399.00
Straight Forecast £571.80
Tricast £1832.10
Trifecta £1719.00

Selections

The Times:

Peripeteia

SPOTLIGHT:

City Vaults

The Guardian:

Bearwith

Daily Record:

Make A Prophet

POSTDATA:

Milltown Lily

Telegraph:

Peripeteia

Daily Mail:

Peripeteia

The Star:

Peripeteia

RP Ratings:

City Vaults

Daily Mirror:

City Vaults

The Sun:

City Vaults

Daily Express:

Bearwith