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16:50 Thirsk

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Happy 25th Anniversary Lee And Kerry Handicap (Div I)

  • Prize money: £4536
  • 0m 7f 0y
  • Class 5
  • 11 runners
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Happy 25th Anniversary Lee And Kerry Handicap (Div I)

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

5/1 (Won)

  • Win: £3.50
  • Place: £1.50

Form: 2-7355 D

Last run: 49 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

Progressive over 7f on soft last summer for previous connections; ran promisingly the only time he's had his conditions for new yard, at Ayr in May, and looks primed for a good run now back on soft.

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

10th

5

(5)

28th Oct 2023

Heavy

0m 7f 6y

Class 4

16:58 Doncaster

Deputy

9st 10lb

J: Graham Lee

T: Michael Dods

Has form figures of 212 over C&D, all on soft/heavy ground, the win gained off only 1lb lower in this race last year (runner-up in 2021); best effort this term when second here in May; respected back in this scenario.

7/1

10th

5

(3)

23rd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 50y

Class 4

16:45 Ayr

Deputy

9st 9lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Michael Dods

Won back-to-back handicaps in the mud last autumn and back to that level when runner-up on soft at Doncaster (7f) in May; only seventh over C&D in July but freshened up since and well capable off this mark if in the mood.

9/1

7th

1

(1)

10th Jul 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 50y

Class 5

16:40 Ayr

Deputy

10st 3lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Michael Dods

Won back-to-back handicaps last autumn and back to form on his second start since returning when chasing home a subsequent winner at Doncaster (7f, soft) in May; only 1lb higher and one to consider on return from a short break provided the ground remains on the soft side; stable runs three.

4/1

8/1

  • Place: £3.20

Form: 0-0586

Last run: 37 days

W: 9st 3lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 64

Form & Verdict

Maiden; another career-low mark but he hasn't held out much hope over 1m and 7f in 2022; needs recent wind surgery to make a big difference.

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6th

7

(2)

6th Oct 2022

Good To Soft

0m 7f 50y

Class 5

15:35 Ayr

Blowing Wind

9st 8lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: Michael Dods

in rear, switched to near side over 3f out, ridden but no impression under 3f out, held final furlong

12/1

10th

3

(13)

27th Sep 2022

Good

0m 7f 50y

Class 6

15:29 Ayr

Blowing Wind

9st 13lb

J: Phil Dennis

T: Michael Dods

pulled hard, held up in rear, ridden and no impression from 2f out

5/1

2nd

8

(6)

12th Sep 2022

Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 5

16:50 Thirsk

Blowing Wind

9st 3lb

J: Phil Dennis

T: Michael Dods

midfield, pushed along and headway under 3f out, bit short of room over 2f out, switched left 2f out, ridden and made challenge over 1f out, no extra inside final 110yds

8/1

7/2

  • Place: £2.20

Form: 300134 D

Last run: 33 days

W: 9st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 67

Form & Verdict

Handles most ground; non-stayer over 1m2f in August but had been in good form previously and is only 4lb higher than his Nottingham win in July (1m, good to firm); has course form and is likely to play a part back at 7f.

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9th

6

(10)

17th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 100y

Class 6

16:30 Beverley

Zumurud

9st 9lb

J: Dougie Costello

T: Mark Walford

Yet to kickstart this campaign and, although he has run well here in the past, others come here with more pressing claims.

16/1

8th

8

(2)

10th Jul 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

19:20 Ripon

Zumurud

9st 9lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Mark Walford

Bit disappointing at Wetherby on last appearance; last success came off this mark at Nottingham (1m, good to firm) 12 months ago; major player if back to that level of form.

9/1

OUR TIP

6/1

Form: 727433 D

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Has won on soft; theoretically well treated off 6lb lower than his latest win last June (1m) but his last four wins have come on stiff tracks and he needs improvement for the return to a sharp course; wore first-time visor 16 days ago, now discarded.

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5th

9

(2)

19th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 173y

Class 5

17:27 Carlisle

Tangled

9st 2lb

J: Paddy Mathers

T: R Mike Smith

Without a win since June 2021 and generally very disappointing since switching to current stable in October but some positives can be drawn from his recent run at Ayr and he's very well suited by this C&D; no forlorn hope in refitted cheekpieces.

20/1

7th

4

(8)

13th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 50y

Class 5

20:45 Ayr

Tangled

9st 10lb

J: Paddy Mathers

T: R Mike Smith

Losing run goes back two years; slow to find his feet for new yard despite taking a serious drop in the weights; has much to prove for now.

33/1

6th

4

(3)

5th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

16:45 Ayr

Tangled

9st 8lb

J: Paddy Mathers

T: R Mike Smith

slowly away, towards rear, pushed along 2f out, ridden and no impression final furlong

10/1

10/1

Form: 949015 D

Last run: 18 days

W: 8st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 58

Form & Verdict

Turf wins at 7f on good to firm/good but effective on soft; was back near his best when making all at Doncaster in July and ran well in defeat at Carlisle 18 days ago; has less to prove than some.

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10th

11

(2)

13th May 2024

Good

0m 7f 6y

Class 6

13:47 Catterick

Asmund

8st 13lb

J: Zak Wheatley

T: Declan Carroll

soon disputed lead, prominent from over 4f out

13/2

4th

3

(6)

30th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

0m 7f 6y

Class 6

17:10 Catterick

Asmund

9st 12lb

J: Harrison Shaw

T: Declan Carroll

Hasn't the best of strike-rates (3-45 on turf); suited by 7f around here, acts on soft ground and should come on for his reappearance run when a close fourth at Southwell in March (7f).

6/1

4th

2

(12)

31st Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

16:25 Southwell (AW)

Asmund

9st 11lb

J: Harrison Shaw

T: Declan Carroll

Losing spell goes back to 2022 and he lacks recent match practice; placed several times last term and is capable of being involved but others are higher up the list.

16/1

6th
4 (7)
Kapono

9/1

Form: 605630 D

Last run: 32 days

W: 9st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 68

Form & Verdict

Has won over 7f on AW and on soft (6f) but it's over three years since he ran well with this combination of trip and ground; down a few pounds in the weights but low key on AW in August and has something to prove.

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8th

5

(2)

22nd Apr 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

16:15 Thirsk

Kapono

9st 6lb

J: Jonny Peate

T: Roger Fell

dwelt start, raced near side

7/1

2nd

1

(9)

31st Mar 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

20:20 Newcastle (AW)

Kapono

9st 9lb

J: Jonny Peate

T: Roger Fell

towards rear, switched right and headway from over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, ran on well inside final furlong, went second final 110yds

10/1

6th

3

(9)

24th Mar 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

19:15 Newcastle (AW)

Kapono

9st 9lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Roger Fell

Wide-margin winner of a 6f handicap at Redcar in October off this mark; not found that form in two 7f runs here this year but better is expected back down in trip and dropping into a Class 6.

14/1

25/1

Form: 071470 D

Last run: 30 days

W: 9st 3lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 64

Form & Verdict

Multiple winner, including on heavy, but his latest handicap win was two years ago and he hasn't been in much form since winning a 7f claimer in June.

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8th

1

(5)

6th Oct 2022

Good To Soft

0m 7f 50y

Class 6

16:10 Ayr

Hajjam

9st 10lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: Liam Bailey

always towards rear, pushed along and struggling from over 3f out, ridden 2f out, soon hung left and beaten, never going well

12/1

8th

7

(11)

27th Sep 2022

Good

0m 7f 50y

Class 6

15:29 Ayr

Hajjam

9st 9lb

J: Jack Garritty

T: Liam Bailey

held up in rear, pushed along and brief headway 2f out, ridden and no impression over 1f out

33/1

8th

2

(4)

15th Sep 2022

Good To Soft

0m 7f 50y

Class 6

17:20 Ayr

Hajjam

9st 13lb

J: Ben Curtis

T: Liam Bailey

towards rear, pushed along over 2f out, minor headway and ridden over 1f out, no extra final furlong

25/1

Form: 008074 D

Last run: 9 days

W: 9st 9lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

Now 5lb lower than when beating four rivals at Catterick in May (7f, good to firm; has won on soft) but hasn't approached that form since, albeit he wasn't beaten far after making the running over C&D nine days ago; capable of a big run on his day.

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Verdict Starting price

12th

2

(6)

21st Aug 2023

Soft

0m 7f 6y

Class 6

17:20 Catterick

Parys Mountain

10st 0lb

J: Kieran Schofield

T: Tim Easterby

Four-time C&D winner (the latest last May) who scored at Redcar last November; however, this 9yo has been tailed off over C&D on both outings this season and a dramatic turnaround is needed.

25/1

7th

5

(6)

19th Jul 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 6y

Class 4

16:22 Catterick

Parys Mountain

9st 2lb

J: Sean Kirrane

T: Tim Easterby

took keen hold, led, pushed along and headed over 2f out, weakened quickly over 1f out

10/1

12th

9

(6)

12th Apr 2023

Soft

0m 7f 6y

Class 5

16:18 Catterick

Parys Mountain

9st 0lb

J: Brandon Wilkie

T: Tim Easterby

Improved for his first run last season but won this two years ago on his reappearance (good to firm); last season ended with a win at Redcar (1m, heavy) and this four-time C&D winner could play a leading role if ready to rumble on his comeback.

8/1

Form: 2121-0 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 66

Form & Verdict

Suited by the drop to 7f when winning two of final three starts on AW in 2021; raced freely and couldn't sustain challenge on belated reappearance on AW 21 days ago; interesting as he did act well on soft as 3yo.

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2nd

6

(12)

26th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 7f 6y

Class 6

13:23 Doncaster

Ring Of Gold

9st 6lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Michael & David Easterby

On a long losing sequence but he arrives in decent nick, having finished fifth of 14 in a 1m Southwell handicap 17 days ago; shortlisted.

11/2

5th

11

(10)

9th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 0f 13y

Class 5

19:00 Southwell (AW)

Ring Of Gold

9st 4lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: Michael & David Easterby

Twice runner-up off this mark at Wolverhampton (7f, Tapeta) before fifth of 12 from 1lb higher in an amateur riders' event over C&D four weeks ago; stays this far, but a record of 3-34 means that others are preferred for the win.

9/1

5th

2

(10)

12th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 13y

Class 6

16:38 Southwell (AW)

Ring Of Gold

11st 1lb

J: Miss Serena Brotherton

T: Michael & David Easterby

Largely consistent 7yo who has finished second twice over 7f at Wolverhampton since wearing refitted blinkers; also suited by 1m, and has the services of very experienced amateur Serena Brotherton today.

7/2

20/1

Form: 063975

Last run: 21 days

W: 8st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 51

Form & Verdict

Won on soft as 2yo; had a quiet year for new yard but down a fair way in the weights and fared better than of late when a close fifth on the AW (7f) 21 days ago; up in grade but not dismissed back on turf.

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6th

11

(2)

21st Sep 2022

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

18:00 Southwell (AW)

Good Listener

9st 0lb

J: Connor Murtagh

T: John Mackie

took keen hold, midfield, pushed along 2f out, ridden over 1f out, made no impression

25/1

10th

11

(2)

12th Sep 2022

Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 5

16:50 Thirsk

Good Listener

8st 4lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: John Mackie

took keen hold, pressed leader, pushed along over 3f out, soon weakened (jockey said gelding ran too free)

20/1

5th

6

(2)

22nd Aug 2022

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

20:45 Southwell (AW)

Good Listener

9st 6lb

J: Connor Murtagh

T: John Mackie

prominent, headway over 2f out, pushed along to lead over 1f out, ridden and headed inside final furlong, weakened final 110yds

20/1

11th
9 (1)
Sassoon

10/1

Form: 00001- D

Last run: 314 days

W: 9st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 63

Form & Verdict

Has won three of nine starts in the last two years, over 7f on heavy/soft, and signing off 2021 with a 1m win in November; has had off days in that time, however, so cannot presume he will be spot on here.

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9th

13

(17)

20th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 6

16:30 Redcar

Sassoon

9st 3lb

J: Andrew Breslin

T: Ben Haslam

Ended a long losing run in the mud at Ayr (7f; promoted to first) last Thursday; has a penalty in this deeper race but he was heavily backed last time and remains well treated on past form, including two course wins.

4/1

1st

7

(9)

12th Oct 2023

Heavy

0m 7f 50y

Class 6

15:20 Ayr

Sassoon

9st 3lb

J: Andrew Breslin

T: Ben Haslam

took keen hold, midfield, switched to near side over 2f out, went second over 1f out, slightly hampered inside final furlong, disputed lead towards finish, just failed

8/1

0

11

(1)

8th Sep 2023

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 5

15:55 Newcastle (AW)

Sassoon

8st 13lb

J: Mark Winn

T: Ben Haslam

Stood little racing since winning a 1m seller on soft ground in November 2021; others stronger on this first AW run for nearly three years.

20/1

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Payout
Exacta £329.00
Straight Forecast £300.60
Tricast £1437.40
Trifecta £2319.00

Selections

TOPSPEED:

Tangled

SPOTLIGHT:

Deputy

Telegraph:

Ring Of Gold

The Star:

Sassoon

RP Ratings:

Parys Mountain

POSTDATA:

Deputy

THE NORTH:

Deputy

The Times:

Deputy

Daily Express:

Deputy

The Guardian:

Tangled

Daily Mail:

Tangled

Daily Mirror:

Tangled

The Sun:

Tangled

Daily Record:

Tangled