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Andrea Taylor’s 50th Birthday Fillies’ Handicap

  • Prize money: £4536
  • 0m 7f 218y
  • Class 5
  • 11 runners
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Andrea Taylor’s 50th Birthday Fillies’ Handicap

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

5/1 (Won)

  • Win: £5.50
  • Place: £2.10

Form: -44532

Last run: 72 days

W: 9st 9lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

Still a maiden but in a first-time tongue-tie (replacing cheekpieces) she pushed a progressive filly close over 1m2f at Beverley in early July; back to 1m here with blinkers added and a 72-day absence to overcome, but likely to make her presence felt even so.

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Verdict Starting price

1st

5

(11)

12th Sep 2022

Soft

0m 7f 218y

Class 5

16:20 Thirsk

Irresistable

9st 9lb

J: Cieren Fallon

T: William Haggas

disputed lead, pushed along and led over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, joined over 1f out, kept on well and went clear towards finish

5/1

2nd

3

(6)

2nd Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 1f 207y

Class 5

17:15 Beverley

Irresistable

9st 8lb

J: Ben Curtis

T: William Haggas

in touch with leaders, ridden over 1f out, made challenge final furlong, every chance inside final 110yds, no extra towards finish

3/1

16/1

  • Place: £2.40

Form: 68-757 CD

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 64

Form & Verdict

Best form came last season and has yet to prove that she's trained on; potentially on a good mark should the tongue-tie help, though cheekpieces have done nothing for her.

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5

(1)

18th Jan 2023

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 5

18:45 Southwell (AW)

Grey Belle

8st 13lb

J: Joey Haynes

T: Ivan Furtado

0-6 on AW; below-par fourth (behind Falesia Beach and Queen Of Burgundy) here 27 days ago; however, went very close over C&D (off this mark) earlier in December and has possibilities if reproducing that form.

6/1

7th

7

(7)

17th Jan 2023

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

19:30 Southwell (AW)

Grey Belle

9st 4lb

J: Joey Haynes

T: Ivan Furtado

prominent, ridden 2f out, weakened gradually inside final furlong

13/2

4th

9

(13)

22nd Dec 2022

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 5

20:00 Southwell (AW)

Grey Belle

9st 0lb

J: Joey Haynes

T: Ivan Furtado

in touch with leaders, pushed along 2f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened final furlong

11/2

5/1

  • Place: £1.20

Form: 042142 D

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 10lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 66

Form & Verdict

Dual winner who is holding her form admirably and was only just reeled in at Carlisle (1m, good) by one at the top of his game; just 1lb higher with Gianluca Sanna again aboard and she seems fine on soft ground.

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6th

4

(5)

25th Jul 2023

Good

0m 7f 33y

Class 5

15:40 Musselburgh

Lilikoi

9st 10lb

J: Callum Rodriguez

T: David & Nicola Barron

Consistency rewarded at Thirsk (7f, good to firm) where she was delivered nicely off a solid gallop; whether this pans out so favourably remains to be seen but she's running well; up 3lb.

9/2

1st

7

(5)

5th Jul 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 5

16:50 Thirsk

Lilikoi

9st 13lb

J: Lewis Edmunds

T: David & Nicola Barron

Has held her form since winning at Newcastle in January and might get a better pace to aim at in this bigger field than has been the case the last twice; not ruled out.

9/2

4th

1

(4)

6th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 5

19:20 Wetherby

Lilikoi

10st 2lb

J: Mark Winn

T: David & Nicola Barron

held up in rear

5/1

8/1

Form: 372711 CD

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 69

Form & Verdict

Won a claimer before making all in a C&D handicap when she was kept wide down the back straight and probably benefited from the faster ground there; if at all flattered, then this 4lb higher mark could find her out at this loftier level.

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9th

5

(7)

17th Oct 2023

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 6

18:30 Newcastle (AW)

Bungley

9st 7lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

Has struggled this year, coming 13lb down the weights, including back on to Tapeta latest; three turf wins came from the front (all in late summer) and there's other pace in here, leaving her hard to recommend.

20/1

8th

11

(10)

28th Sep 2023

Standard

1m 0f 13y

Class 6

19:30 Southwell (AW)

Bungley

9st 4lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Tim Easterby

All three wins when making the running at about 1m on turf, most recently 13 months ago; has dropped a fair way in the weights since low-key course runs at the end of 2022 but just muddling through back on turf since.

20/1

6th

11

(2)

29th Aug 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

16:30 Ripon

Bungley

9st 3lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

Currently 3-6 in August, 0-21 otherwise, but she turned in another ordinary effort last time behind Touchwood; well treated now but hard to recommend and Motarajel looks her trainer's best shot.

25/1

Form: -24163

Last run: 48 days

W: 9st 9lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

Carlisle winner over 7f in June and every bit as good last time over Beverley's extended 7f when rushed off her feet early but finished well; has a bit further to go here and that should suit.

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6th

5

(2)

11th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 6f 18y

Class 4

14:55 Nottingham

Emily Post

9st 7lb

J: Sean Kirrane

T: Michael Dods

in touch with leaders

6/1

2nd

6

(3)

28th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

17:40 Pontefract

Emily Post

9st 4lb

J: Callum Rodriguez

T: Michael Dods

held up in rear

5/1

Form: 623624

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 63

Form & Verdict

Has yet to win but only had the eight goes and continued her solid work on the AW last time; very nearly won at Hamilton (1m1f, good) in May off only 1lb lower; likely to be on the scene.

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7th

6

15th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 3y

Class 4

13:10 Fakenham

Drill To Dream

10st 13lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: P Charalambous & J Clutterbuck

Winless and modest on the Flat and she offered little fitted with cheekpieces on her first go over hurdles when seventh in 2m Huntingdon novice 12 days ago; others appeal more.

50/1

7th

8

3rd Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 171y

Class 4

14:30 Huntingdon

Drill To Dream

11st 1lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: P Charalambous & J Clutterbuck

Placed a few times on the Flat in 2022 (1m1f-1m3f) but returned from absence with two underwhelming runs in low-grade AW handicaps last month and is now 0-17; swaps blinkers for refitted cheekpieces on hurdle debut.

66/1

Form: 214226 D

Last run: 142 days

W: 9st 7lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 63

Form & Verdict

Free-going sort who did well on AW earlier this year, winning twice over 1m at Chelmsford; Doncaster last time (April) was too bad to be true, but still has to prove himself as effective on grass.

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6th

2

(8)

6th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 5

19:00 Southwell (AW)

Finery

9st 9lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Michael Appleby

Returned from a break with creditable third of seven over 1m here last month but she's been below par twice since, latterly at Newcastle only five days ago; others arrive with more pressing claims.

7/1

7th

8

(2)

1st Jan 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 2

16:15 Newcastle (AW)

Finery

8st 2lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Michael Appleby

Ran well in the Southwell contest won by Wild Side but raced too freely in the Wolverhampton event won by Nine Tenths; not sure to what to expect in first-time cheekpieces (replacing usual hood).

16/1

4th

4

(5)

16th Dec 2023

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 3

19:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Finery

8st 8lb

J: Harry Davies

T: Michael Appleby

led

4/1

10/1

Form: 663237 D

Last run: 85 days

W: 10st 1lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 71

Form & Verdict

Outclassed at Listed level on final appearance in June; consistent handicapper from 7f to 1m1f but this mark is challenging.

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0

11

(6)

8th Dec 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 5y

Class 4

15:45 Newcastle (AW)

Vindobala

9st 5lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Sam England

Has refused to race three times this year, twice at this track including behind several of these rivals on latest appearance (favourite); she was in a good mood when winning over C&D three days before that but there's no guarantee she'll be in the same frame of mind.

7/1

0

5

(8)

3rd Nov 2023

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 5

15:40 Newcastle (AW)

Vindobala

9st 9lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Sam England

reluctant to race

5/1

1st

4

(11)

31st Oct 2023

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 5

17:45 Newcastle (AW)

Vindobala

9st 10lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Sam England

took keen hold, midfield on near side of group, smooth headway to lead over 2f out, ridden and faced challenge inside final furlong, edged right inside final 110yds, ran on

6/1

33/1

Form: 59288/

Last run: 1060 days

W: 9st 6lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 62

Form & Verdict

Had wind surgery ahead of debuting for a new yard but has a mammoth absence to overcome and wasn't in top form over jumps when last seen; this trip looks too sharp in any case.

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16th

15

(6)

5th Oct 2022

Good To Soft

1m 2f 50y

Class 6

13:30 Nottingham

Cuban Sun

9st 5lb

J: Alex Fielding

T: Paul Midgley

took keen hold, prominent, ridden and weakened from 2f out

50/1

9th

8

(7)

12th Sep 2022

Soft

0m 7f 218y

Class 5

16:20 Thirsk

Cuban Sun

9st 6lb

J: Alex Fielding

T: Paul Midgley

dwelt start, in touch with leaders, pushed along over 3f out, soon weakened

33/1

Form: 557451

Last run: 19 days

W: 8st 12lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 59

Form & Verdict

Vulnerable over 7f but improved for going over 1m1f at Musselburgh 19 days ago, scoring with something up her sleeve; 5lb rise fair and, back down a furlong, she's likely to be positively ridden again.

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10th

11

(9)

6th Oct 2022

Good To Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

13:15 Ayr

Gurkhali Girl

8st 10lb

J: Harry Russell

T: Iain Jardine

led, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened quickly, dropped to rear 1f out, soon well held

16/1

10th

11

(3)

12th Sep 2022

Soft

0m 7f 218y

Class 5

16:20 Thirsk

Gurkhali Girl

8st 12lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Iain Jardine

never better than mid-division (trainer had no explanation for the poor form shown; vet said a post-race examination failed to reveal any abnormalities)

6/1

1st

4

(8)

24th Aug 2022

Good

1m 0f 208y

Class 6

16:25 Musselburgh

Gurkhali Girl

9st 8lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Iain Jardine

pressed leader, ridden to lead over 2f out, kept on well inside final furlong, went clear inside final 110yds (trainer said, regarding the apparent improvement in form, that the filly had appreciated the step up in trip)

20/1

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Payout
Exacta £581.00
Straight Forecast £594.70
Tricast £1311.20
Trifecta £2732.00

Selections

RP Ratings:

Irresistable

POSTDATA:

Bungley

SPOTLIGHT:

Emily Post

The Star:

Gurkhali Girl

Daily Mirror:

Biplane

NEWMARKET:

Irresistable

Telegraph:

Irresistable

The Guardian:

Irresistable

The Sun:

Irresistable

The Times:

Emily Post

Daily Mail:

Bungley

Daily Express:

Bungley

Daily Record:

Gurkhali Girl