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17:20 Thirsk

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

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

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

5/1 (Won)

  • Win: £5.20
  • Place: £2.10

Form: 0-7723 D

Last run: 37 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 63

Form & Verdict

On a losing run of 14 and although he looked to be on the way back when second of eight off this mark at Haydock (7f, good to soft) in July, he didn't build on it when a well-held third of eight at Ayr (7f, good) last month; his two wins as a 2yo came on soft/heavy, though, and with conditions likely to be in his favour he has to be respected.

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

7th

2

(7)

12th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

17:05 Ayr

First Greyed

9st 13lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Michael Dods

Won at Beverley (7.4f, good to soft) in August and ran well when third here (7f, soft) last Tuesday; could be thereabouts.

7/1

3rd

3

(9)

3rd Oct 2023

Soft

0m 7f 50y

Class 6

16:32 Ayr

First Greyed

9st 13lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Michael Dods

Suited by slow ground; recent Class 5 form, notably a Beverley success off only 1lb lower in August, suggests he cannot be dismissed on this first attempt in Class 6.

6/1

6th

6

(13)

18th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 5

17:50 Thirsk

First Greyed

9st 6lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Michael Dods

C&D winner off a 2lb lower mark last September (soft); latest win was at Beverley last month (7.5f, good to soft); one with a chance despite lesser run last time.

7/1

14/1

  • Place: £3.20

Form: 095318 D BF

Last run: 24 days

W: 8st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 56

Form & Verdict

Having dropped in the weights he ran well to finish third of 15 over C&D (good) in June and returned to winning form at Newcastle (7f, AW) early last month, but not so good when sent off favourite back there last time; previous efforts on ground softer than good have been modest.

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

5

(4)

8th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

16:50 Newcastle (AW)

Northbound

9st 8lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: Peter Niven

took keen hold, prominent

7/1

6th

7

(9)

19th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 6

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Northbound

9st 8lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: Peter Niven

Last two wins for Julie Camacho came on Tapeta and he finished well to go close at Newcastle (7f) 11 days ago, on his second run for this yard; on same mark here and he's a big player if he gets a good pace and some luck.

9/2

3rd

12

(2)

8th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

17:35 Newcastle (AW)

Northbound

9st 3lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: Peter Niven

Last two wins for Julie Camacho came over 7f on Tapeta including here; still 2lb below his last winning mark and didn't shape badly on stable debut after four months off at Wolverhampton (7f, Tapeta) ten days ago, but more will be needed if he is to win this.

8/1

6/1

  • Place: £2.50

Form: 316326 CD

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 67

Form & Verdict

Front-runner and C&D winner who had been running well this season prior to a lesser effort at Carlisle (6f, good) last time; still 5lb above his last winning mark, but the return to this trip is in his favour and could be dangerous if left alone in front; most wins on good ground or faster, but has run well on a soft surface.

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

2nd

1

(8)

30th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

0m 7f 6y

Class 6

17:10 Catterick

Langholm

9st 13lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Michael Dods

Has a good record in 7f handicaps here, particularly when there is give in the ground (second on heavy over C&D on reappearance); not easy to win with these days but has a chance in this grade.

9/4

5/1

Form: 122443 D

Last run: 5 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

Handy sort who has mainly been running well all year and may have gone even closer with a clear run when third of eight at Carlisle (7f, good to soft) five days ago; soft ground would be in his favour, but his consistency is earning him little respite from the handicapper (still 6lb above last winning mark).

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

8th

11

(9)

13th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

18:30 Newcastle (AW)

Kats Bob

8st 11lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Iain Jardine

Wouldn't judge him too harshly on latest effort here and the return to 6f should suit too; stable also run Sibyl Charm; each-way shout.

20/1

10th

10

(10)

2nd Feb 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 5

18:15 Newcastle (AW)

Kats Bob

9st 3lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Iain Jardine

Has won over this trip but his three wins since July have come over 6f; creeping back up the weights but set to run his race once again.

10/1

3rd

6

(8)

18th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 6f 16y

Class 5

20:00 Southwell (AW)

Kats Bob

9st 5lb

J: Archie Young

T: Iain Jardine

Has won on Tapeta in two of his last six starts including under Archie Young in an apprentice handicap over C&D last week; escapes a penalty for that brave success and has strong claims if he can repeat the form.

15/8

12/1

Form: 254025

Last run: 6 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 65

Form & Verdict

Dual 6f AW winner late last year who has only raced four times on turf, as when going down narrowly at Catterick (7f, good to firm) last month; not so good on soft ground over the same C&D six days ago, though, and that leaves him with something to prove.

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

12th

4

(12)

13th May 2024

Good

0m 7f 6y

Class 6

13:47 Catterick

Patontheback

9st 10lb

J: Ethan Jones

T: Gemma Tutty

dwelt start, in rear

20/1

10th

10

(4)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

18:35 Thirsk

Patontheback

8st 13lb

J: Rowan Scott

T: Gemma Tutty

taken down early, midfield

12/1

7th

9

(8)

28th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 6f 16y

Class 4

20:30 Southwell (AW)

Patontheback

8st 12lb

J: Rowan Scott

T: Gemma Tutty

towards rear

16/1

Form: 641446 CD

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 7lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 68

Form & Verdict

Best known as a Beverley specialist, but has won twice over C&D; just 2lb above his last winning mark, but although he has run well on soft ground he looks best on a faster surface; stable triple-handed.

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

4th

8

(5)

4th Oct 2022

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 5

17:25 Leicester

Proud Archi

9st 8lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Michael Dods

prominent, ridden over 2f out, lost ground over 1f out, keeping on when hung right inside final furlong

12/1

6th

4

(6)

12th Sep 2022

Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 5

17:20 Thirsk

Proud Archi

9st 7lb

J: Oliver Stammers

T: Michael Dods

towards rear of midfield, outpaced and pushed along from over 3f out, some headway towards near side over 2f out, ridden and no impression from over 1f out

10/1

6th

10

(1)

27th Aug 2022

Good

0m 7f 96y

Class 4

13:30 Beverley

Proud Archi

8st 12lb

J: Callum Rodriguez

T: Michael Dods

midfield, pushed along over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong

11/1

Form: 734354 C

Last run: 30 days

W: 9st 1lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 62

Form & Verdict

6f course winner who ran creditably in first-time cheekpieces (now removed) when fourth of ten at Doncaster (7f, good to firm) last month; has run well on good to soft ground (over 6f), but looks best on a faster surface and his stamina will be properly tested over this trip in the likely conditions.

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

7th

9

(7)

12th Sep 2022

Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 5

17:20 Thirsk

Truth In Jest

9st 1lb

J: Faye McManoman

T: Nigel Tinkler

slightly awkward start, in touch with leaders, pushed along from 3f out, ridden when bit short of room 2f out, weakened from 1f out

14/1

4th

10

(5)

13th Aug 2022

Good

0m 7f 6y

Class 5

16:23 Doncaster

Truth In Jest

9st 1lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Nigel Tinkler

prominent, going okay on outer over 2f out, pushed along and unbalanced under 2f out, ridden and kept on inside final furlong

10/1

5th

9

(9)

26th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

0m 7f 96y

Class 5

17:26 Beverley

Truth In Jest

9st 9lb

J: Faye McManoman

T: Nigel Tinkler

never better than mid-division (jockey said gelding hung right)

6/1

OUR TIP

8/1

Form: 538330 C

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 10lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 71

Form & Verdict

Course winner who acts on any ground and has dropped to an attractive mark, but losing run up to 13 and has to put a moderate effort at Beverley (7f, good) last month behind him; others appeal more.

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

6th

9

(6)

28th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 5f 110y

Class 4

16:05 Wetherby

Barneys Bay

8st 8lb

J: Faye McManoman

T: Derek Shaw

in touch with leaders

20/1

9th

5

(9)

30th Jun 2023

Good

0m 6f 2y

Class 5

14:10 Doncaster

Barneys Bay

9st 8lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

Ended a losing run of 27 when successful at Thirsk (6f, good to firm) earlier this month and ran just as well when third of seven over the same C&D (soft) ten days ago; won't mind what the weather does and shouldn't be far away.

5/1

Form: 383414 D

Last run: 37 days

W: 9st 3lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 64

Form & Verdict

Amateur-ridden the last twice, winning at Redcar (1m, good to firm) in July but finishing last of four at Ayr (1m, good) last month; has plenty of good form on soft ground as well and capable of playing a part if bouncing back.

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

11th

2

(8)

9th May 2024

Heavy

0m 7f 0y

14:40 Gowran Park

Viva Voce

10st 1lb

J: Seamie Heffernan

T: Tom McGuinness

Six-time winner in Britain never sighted (slowly away, keen) on yard debut at Naas last month; entitled to come on for that but still best watched.

14/1

15th

6

(2)

29th Apr 2024

Yielding

1m 0f 0y

20:20 Naas

Viva Voce

10st 0lb

J: Gary Halpin

T: Tom McGuinness

Six-time winner in UK is ground versatile but is not easy to get behind on first run/stable debut since August.

28/1

8th

2

(8)

1st Aug 2023

Good

1m 1f 207y

Class 6

14:00 Beverley

Viva Voce

11st 1lb

J: Miss Alice Keighley

T: David & Nicola Barron

Two wins this year, the latest at Musselburgh (1m, good to firm) in June; twice held since, but back off his winning mark and pedigree offers encouragement for the step up in trip; can't be ruled out.

9/1

4/1

Form: 022122 D

Last run: 40 days

W: 9st 8lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 69

Form & Verdict

In fine form in recent months with her Ayr success (6f, good to soft) in June surrounded by four silver medals, only going down narrowly the last twice; this trip in soft ground will test her stamina, but hard to rule out in her current mood.

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

7th

12

(10)

3rd May 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

21:00 Newcastle (AW)

Dandys Gold

9st 4lb

J: Jonny Peate

T: Roger Fell & Sean Murray

This is her level nowadays but she kept on well to score over C&D a week ago and is effectively only 3lb higher under 4lb penalty; probably won't be far away.

5/1

1st

6

(1)

26th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

21:00 Newcastle (AW)

Dandys Gold

9st 4lb

J: Jonny Peate

T: Roger Fell & Sean Murray

in touch with leaders, some headway over 1f out, ran on to lead inside final furlong, jockey dropped rein but kept on inside final 110yds

10/1

8th

18

(11)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

19:40 Thirsk

Dandys Gold

9st 1lb

J: Jonny Peate

T: Roger Fell & Sean Murray

prominent

14/1

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Payout
Exacta £418.00
Straight Forecast £396.40
Tricast £2398.00
Trifecta £3360.00

Selections

TOPSPEED:

Kats Bob

SPOTLIGHT:

First Greyed

Telegraph:

Dandys Gold

The Star:

Langholm

POSTDATA:

Kats Bob

The Guardian:

Kats Bob

Daily Express:

Kats Bob

Daily Mirror:

Kats Bob

The Sun:

Kats Bob

Daily Record:

Kats Bob

RP Ratings:

First Greyed

Daily Mail:

Dandys Gold