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Sky Sports Racing On Sky 415 Stayers Handicap

  • Prize money: £3456
  • 2m 0f 0y
  • Class 6
  • 12 runners
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Sky Sports Racing On Sky 415 Stayers Handicap

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

3/1 (Won)

  • Win: £5.00
  • Place: £1.70

Form: 7-1112 D BF

Last run: 54 days

W: 9st 13lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 56

Form & Verdict

Arrives in great nick, rattling off a quick-fire hat-trick before runner-up in 2m Doncaster handicap last month; firmly in the picture nudged up just 1lb.

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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5th

5

(5)

13th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

1m 6f 0y

Class 6

16:35 Bath

Infiniti

9st 7lb

J: Aiden Brookes

T: Kevin Frost

Nine-time winner who has dropped to a good mark but this year has been disappointing thus far.

25/1

7th

4

(5)

17th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

2m 0f 32y

Class 5

16:00 Beverley

Infiniti

9st 9lb

J: Aiden Brookes

T: Kevin Frost

Veteran of 65 races (nine wins); 4lb below her last winning mark but yet to fire this year, so perhaps age is slowly catching up with her; well beaten at Catterick last time behind Cold Henry.

33/1

10th

4

(11)

12th Jul 2023

Good To Firm

1m 7f 189y

Class 6

16:10 Catterick

Infiniti

9st 7lb

J: William Pyle

T: Kevin Frost

Had a very successful 2022 with a hurdle win and five Flat successes at 1m6f-2m1f (all on good or quicker ground) but out of sorts since the latest of them in September; needs major revival.

33/1

20/1

  • Place: £3.20

Form: 437-06

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 2lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 45

Form & Verdict

Two-time hurdles scorer but remains a maiden in this sphere and offered little when sixth in 2m Catterick handicap four weeks ago; others appeal a lot more.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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10th

9

(7)

28th Sep 2022

Good

1m 7f 189y

Class 6

16:04 Catterick

Lady Shanawell

9st 3lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Ben Haslam

in touch with leaders, on outer throughout, headway and pressed leader after 6f, shaken up and lost position from over 7f out, pushed along from over 5f out, soon dropped to rear and beaten, eased home straight (trainer could offer no explanation for the poor form shown; vet said post-race examination failed to reveal any abnormalities)

4/1

2nd

9

(4)

30th Aug 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 6

16:45 Ripon

Lady Shanawell

9st 2lb

J: Harrison Shaw

T: Ben Haslam

prominent, pushed along over 3f out, ridden and led narrowly over 2f out, headed 2f out, hung left over 1f out, soon no chance with winner

20/1

6th

9

(6)

2nd Aug 2022

Soft

1m 7f 189y

Class 6

15:15 Catterick

Lady Shanawell

8st 9lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Ben Haslam

always towards rear

20/1

12/1

  • Place: £2.30

Form: 3418-0 D

Last run: 29 days

W: 10st 2lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 59

Form & Verdict

Dual 2m winner in 2021 but she beat only one after eight months off in 2m1f Carlisle handicap 29 days ago; needs to take a big step forward but not ruled out.

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11

16th May 2023

Good

2m 7f 149y

Class 4

16:00 Newcastle

Tomorrows Angel

10st 7lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Tristan Davidson

Badly out of form over hurdles during the winter and also struggled in a recent Flat marathon; very difficult to enthuse over at present.

33/1

8th

7

(10)

24th Apr 2023

Good

2m 5f 139y

Class 6

16:10 Pontefract

Tomorrows Angel

9st 3lb

J: Phil Dennis

T: Tristan Davidson

Something to prove regarding current form as she was a long way below her best over hurdles this winter; however, she's had a break and this strong stayer could prove suited by today's marathon test; not ruled out.

9/1

5th

11

14th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 70y

Class 4

15:55 Ayr

Tomorrows Angel

10st 7lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Tristan Davidson

Has modest 1-19 strike-rate over hurdles and was always towards rear on her last three appearances; needs to turn things around.

33/1

9/4

Form: 803123 BF

Last run: 5 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 57

Form & Verdict

Arrives on the up, scoring at Chepstow (1m4f) in June and arguably unlucky not to go in again when third in 1m6f handicap at Ffos Las five days ago when set a lot to do in a steadily run race; this Camelot gelding should have no problems staying 2m and rates a player off an unchanged mark.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

6th

7

(2)

24th May 2023

Good To Firm

1m 6f 17y

Class 6

16:10 Yarmouth

Purple Reign

8st 13lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: Ed Dunlop

took keen hold, in touch with leaders, headway to lead over 3f out, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened 1f out

3/1

2nd

5

(8)

15th May 2023

Good To Soft

1m 4f 13y

Class 6

17:20 Catterick

Purple Reign

9st 4lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Ed Dunlop

midfield, headway and in touch with leaders 5f out

6/1

7th

5

(2)

21st Apr 2023

Soft

1m 3f 137y

Class 6

19:55 Bath

Purple Reign

9st 6lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Ed Dunlop

Chepstow winner last summer over 1m4f on good ground; below best on the AW recently but should appreciate returning to turf (acts on soft).

8/1

Form: 8-876

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 5lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 60

Form & Verdict

Yet to make the frame on all his four starts, finishing only sixth of eight on his handicap debut at Musselburgh (1m4f) 13 days ago; now takes a big step up in trip with more required.

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Verdict Starting price

9th

8

(3)

10th Dec 2022

Standard

2m 0f 120y

Class 6

18:20 Wolverhampton (AW)

Wadacre Tir

8st 12lb

J: Franny Norton

T: Charlie & Mark Johnston

led, soon headed and prominent, pushed along and weakened over 2f out

13/2

12th

13

(7)

12th Nov 2022

Standard

1m 7f 169y

Class 6

15:45 Lingfield (AW)

Wadacre Tir

8st 13lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: Charlie & Mark Johnston

Not within 11l of the winner in his first six starts, but having been gelded he showed a bit more when third of eight at Southwell (16.5f, Tapeta) 15 days ago; blinkers now given a go and one of very few in this field open to further improvement.

9/2

3rd

8

(9)

28th Oct 2022

Standard

2m 0f 102y

Class 6

16:40 Southwell (AW)

Wadacre Tir

9st 1lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: Charlie & Mark Johnston

prominent, edged left soon after start

6/1

12/1

Form: 770

Last run: 32 days

W: 9st 5lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 60

Form & Verdict

Has offered little on all his three runs to date, coming in last of 11 in 1m4f Wolverhampton novice 32 days ago; since gelded and no forlorn hope now going handicapping over this longer distance.

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7th

3

(4)

11th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 6f 0y

Class 5

13:45 Nottingham

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9st 5lb

J: Archie Young

T: Gary Brown

led, headed under 3f out

5/1

2

26th Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 11y

Class 4

19:10 Chepstow

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11st 4lb

J: Isabelle Ryder

T: Gary Brown

Four-time AW winner (1m6f-2m; all Class 6 handicaps); raced too freely and showed only minor promise on last month's hurdling debut at Ascot (2m3f, good) but today's race is much easier; considered each-way.

25/1

6th

4

24th Mar 2024

Good

2m 3f 58y

Class 3

13:35 Ascot

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11st 7lb

J: Isabelle Ryder

T: Gary Brown

Four-time Flat winner, including a successful debut for this yard over 1m6f on the AW last month (then well held next time); however, he plied his trade at a modest level and wouldn't be the obvious answer to this now switching codes.

100/1

25/1

Form: 000548

Last run: 24 days

W: 8st 4lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 45

Form & Verdict

Poor maiden who came in only eighth in 1m6f Redcar handicap 24 days ago; longer trip needs to unlock major improvement if he's to open his account.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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2nd

5

(8)

10th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 6

18:40 Ripon

Tarbat Ness

9st 2lb

J: Jason Watson

T: John Berry

switched sharply right soon after start, held up in rear, steady headway and going easily 3f out, went second over 1f out, chased clear leader inside final furlong, kept on but no match for winner

9/2

4th

4

(7)

30th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

1m 5f 192y

Class 6

18:20 Catterick

Tarbat Ness

9st 7lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: John Berry

Plenty of good runs over 2m last term, including a win off 5lb lower at Ffos Las in September (soft); fair run at Wolverhampton on reappearance when blinkers were tried; regular cheekpieces back on here; a possible despite drop in trip.

5/1

6/1

Form: 554229

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 4lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 59

Form & Verdict

Had been in good form without winning until finishing a poor ninth in 1m6f Redcar handicap 24 days ago; would come as no surprise to see him bounce back in refitted cheekpieces on his first go over 2m, though.

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

2nd

3

(3)

9th Oct 2022

Standard

1m 3f 23y

Class 6

17:10 Southwell (AW)

Prophesise

9st 6lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

raced in second on outer, led over 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on final 110yds, no match for winner

5/2

8th

7

(10)

30th Aug 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 6

16:45 Ripon

Prophesise

9st 4lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

prominent, pushed along 4f out, weakened over 2f out

6/1

9th

9

(9)

6th Aug 2022

Good To Firm

1m 5f 218y

Class 6

17:10 Redcar

Prophesise

9st 5lb

J: Sean Kirrane

T: Tim Easterby

prominent, ridden over 3f out, soon weakened

7/1

OUR TIP

Form: -25546

Last run: 11 days

W: 9st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 55

Form & Verdict

Winless since 2020 and came in last of six in 2m Wolverhampton handicap 11 days ago; others are much preferred.

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

5th

1

11th Oct 2022

Good

3m 1f 10y

Class 4

16:57 Huntingdon

Uncle Henry

12st 0lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Shaun Harris

held up in rear, not fluent 2nd, headway from 4 out, ridden after 3 out, held from 2 out

50/1

9th

3

(8)

30th Aug 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 6

16:45 Ripon

Uncle Henry

9st 12lb

J: Jonathan Fisher

T: Shaun Harris

led, pushed along over 3f out, ridden under 3f out, edged left and headed over 2f out, soon weakened

14/1

33/1

Form: 070806

Last run: 8 days

W: 9st 2lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 45

Form & Verdict

Longstanding maiden who came in last of six in 1m4f Brighton handicap eight days ago; hard to make a case for.

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

10th

10

(1)

30th Aug 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 6

16:45 Ripon

Loving Pearl

9st 2lb

J: Faye McManoman

T: John Berry

in touch with leaders, pushed along and weakened over 3f out

33/1

6th

8

(2)

22nd Aug 2022

Good To Firm

1m 3f 198y

Class 6

15:20 Brighton

Loving Pearl

8st 4lb

J: J F Egan

T: John Berry

always towards rear (trainer said, regards the poor form shown, mare was unsuited by the Good to Firm (Firm in places) going and would prefer an easier surface)

40/1

11th

11

(9)

5th Aug 2022

Good To Soft

1m 4f 8y

Class 6

16:35 Thirsk

Loving Pearl

9st 0lb

J: Faye McManoman

T: John Berry

raced freely, prominent, led after 4f, pushed along and headed over 2f out, soon weakened

33/1

16/1

Form: 806-83

Last run: 11 days

W: 8st 4lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 45

Form & Verdict

Cheekpieces on and first form shown when third in 2m handicap at Newcastle 11 days ago; needs to build on it now.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

7th

9

(8)

28th Oct 2022

Standard

2m 0f 102y

Class 6

16:40 Southwell (AW)

Merlins Gold

8st 8lb

J: Aiden Brookes

T: Micky Hammond

prominent, lost ground but in touch with leaders with one circuit to go

16/1

6th

4

27th Sep 2022

Good

2m 0f 178y

Class 4

13:35 Sedgefield

Merlins Gold

11st 2lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Micky Hammond

novicey jumping, always towards rear, tailed off before 3 out

50/1

11th

11

(11)

30th Aug 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 6

16:45 Ripon

Merlins Gold

8st 4lb

J: Duran Fentiman

T: Micky Hammond

always towards rear

16/1

Form: 47669

Last run: 38 days

W: 9st 10lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 53

Form & Verdict

A fairly useful winner over hurdles but he's yet to translate that form to this sphere; tried in a hood when only ninth in 2m Newcastle handicap 38 days ago; tumbling in the weights but still needs to show more.

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

6th

7

(3)

3rd Sep 2022

Good To Firm

1m 6f 0y

Class 5

17:45 Thirsk

Im To Blame

8st 13lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Keith Dalgleish

took keen hold, prominent, led after 1f, went clear after 3f, much reduced lead over 7f out, ridden and headed over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, eased

20/1

4

(12)

30th Aug 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 6

16:45 Ripon

Im To Blame

9st 10lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Keith Dalgleish

A fairly useful winner over hurdles but he's yet to translate that form to this sphere; tried in a hood when only ninth in 2m Newcastle handicap 38 days ago; tumbling in the weights but still needs to show more.

14/1

9th

7

(12)

23rd Jul 2022

Standard To Slow

2m 0f 56y

Class 6

17:03 Newcastle (AW)

Im To Blame

9st 1lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: Keith Dalgleish

held up in rear, some headway 3f out, soon ridden, weakened over 1f out

12/1

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Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Purple Reign

POSTDATA:

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The Star:

Infiniti

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RP Ratings:

Purple Reign

NEWMARKET:

Purple Reign

The Guardian:

Purple Reign

Daily Mirror:

Purple Reign

The Sun:

Purple Reign

Daily Mail:

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Daily Record:

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