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17:50 Catterick

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Wayne Gardiner Memorial Handicap

  • Prize money: £3996
  • 1m 4f 13y
  • Class 5
  • 10 runners
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Wayne Gardiner Memorial Handicap

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

8/1 (Won)

  • Win: £7.30
  • Place: £1.90

Form: /5-444 CD

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 4lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 61

Form & Verdict

Useful over jumps but this is his level on the Flat; looked unlucky not to finish closer to the target when fourth here (1m6f, good to firm) last month and continues to slip down the weights; could have a say.

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6th

4

5th Dec 2022

Good To Soft

1m 7f 124y

Class 4

14:10 Musselburgh

Nietzsche

11st 10lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Brian Ellison

Four-time hurdle winner who is well treated on jumps form as recent as April, and he won on the Flat in September; however, he finished down the field on the Flat the next twice and it was the same story back over hurdles at Cheltenham in November; needs to get back on track.

7/1

14th

12

11th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 3

13:10 Cheltenham

Nietzsche

11st 8lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Brian Ellison

Won the 2018 Greatwood at this meeting; first Flat win for six years came when edging home in September; major backward steps in that sphere in his two starts since, which dents confidence in him, but he is very well handicapped judged on plenty of hurdles and chase form, including from last term; cheekpieces (last worn in March) return.

10/1

15th

8

(14)

22nd Oct 2022

Good To Soft

1m 4f 0y

Class 5

16:50 Newbury

Nietzsche

10st 11lb

J: Mr Matt Brown

T: Brian Ellison

held up in rear, raced wide home turn, pushed along over 3f out, ridden and outpaced 3f out, struggling from over 2f out, tailed off

7/1

20/1

  • Place: £2.20

Form: 236-50

Last run: 118 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 61

Form & Verdict

12-race maiden who returned from six-month absence with two very disappointing runs in May and has been off for another four months since; on good mark now and has first-time visor fitted today but could be considered only if lively in the betting.

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3rd

1

(7)

5th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 5f 16y

Class 3

14:05 Hamilton

Two Brothers

9st 9lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Michael & David Easterby

towards rear, pushed along and outpaced in rear 4f out, ridden and headway over 1f out, went third and no impression inside final furlong

9/4

1st

9

(6)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 4f 8y

Class 3

19:05 Thirsk

Two Brothers

9st 5lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Michael & David Easterby

took keen hold, midfield

11/1

9/4

  • Place: £3.40

Form: 626

Last run: 57 days

W: 9st 6lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

Well-bred and unexposed filly from a top Newmarket stable; didn't look anything special in her three qualifying runs (1m2f-1m4f) but no surprise if she displays the improvement necessary to make winning handicap debut here.

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3rd

6

(2)

17th Sep 2022

Soft

1m 4f 13y

Class 5

17:50 Catterick

Ice House

9st 6lb

J: Stevie Donohoe

T: William Haggas

midfield on inner, dropped to rear and pushed along 3f out, still plenty to do when ridden 2f out, kept on well inside final furlong, went third inside final 110yds, nearest finish

9/4

6th

5

(6)

22nd Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 4f 0y

Class 3

19:40 Newmarket (July)

Ice House

8st 13lb

J: Cieren Fallon

T: William Haggas

tracked leaders, pushed along over 3f out, weakened over 1f out

5/1

4th

6

(1)

22nd Jun 2022

Good To Firm

1m 3f 137y

Class 5

19:30 Bath

Ice House

8st 4lb

J: Rowan Scott

T: William Haggas

Out of a 1m2f Listed winner; beaten about 13l when sixth of 13 in stretched-out field on debut at Goodwood (1m2f, soft) last month but she's open to any amount of improvement if suited by the quicker ground here.

20/1

14/1

Form: 414258 D

Last run: 174 days

W: 9st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 64

Form & Verdict

Consistent at around 2m on AW last autumn/winter but blew his chance at the start when dropped back to 1m4f for turf return in March and hasn't raced again since.

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1st

1

(6)

15th Feb 2024

Standard

2m 0f 0y

Class 6

18:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Socially Shady

9st 12lb

J: Joe Leavy

T: Jim & Suzi Best

Hold-up performer with a poor strike-rate; close fifth at Kempton (2m) last time in a race that wasn't run to suit and the prospect of another steady pace reduces his appeal.

7/2

5th

1

(10)

27th Jan 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 6

20:30 Kempton (AW)

Socially Shady

9st 12lb

J: Morgan Cole

T: Jim & Suzi Best

Hold-up performer who is hard to win with (4-44) and needs everything to fall right, which didn't happen when a never-dangerous third at Southwell last month; capable but not without risk.

5/1

15/2

Form: 142443 BF

Last run: 23 days

W: 10st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 71

Form & Verdict

Scored on seasonal/stable/handicap debut at Kempton (1m3f, AW) in April and was creditable fourth in competitive Racing League handicap at Lingfield (2m, AW) two starts ago but his record on turf is poor and he's risky, despite his lower mark on this surface.

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11th

3

(6)

31st Mar 2023

Standard

1m 6f 21y

Class 5

16:50 Southwell (AW)

King Francis

9st 11lb

J: Jamie Spencer

T: Michael Bell

in touch with leaders, headway on outer after 5f, soon prominent, led 7f out, soon switched left and against rail

4/1

10th

9

(2)

28th Oct 2022

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:50 Newmarket

King Francis

8st 13lb

J: David Egan

T: Michael Bell

Two fair efforts on Polytrack (2m/1m6f) in August but he's yet to produce the same level of form on turf and he was soundly beaten at Catterick (1m4f, good to soft) last month.

20/1

5th

1

(9)

17th Sep 2022

Soft

1m 4f 13y

Class 5

17:50 Catterick

King Francis

10st 0lb

J: Phil Dennis

T: Michael Bell

took keen hold, prominent on outer, nudged along 4f out, pushed along 3f out, soon ridden, unbalanced and weakened from over 1f out

15/2

OUR TIP

Form: 0-2531

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 71

Form & Verdict

Kept on strongly to open account in refitted cheekpieces at Carlisle (1m1f, good) last month, her eighth start; not really bred to benefit from today's step up to 1m4f but is proven over an extended 1m2f and has some scope for further progress.

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7th

7

(5)

23rd Sep 2023

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 6

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Glittering Choice

9st 10lb

J: Franny Norton

T: Hugo Palmer

slowly into stride, midfield

14/1

10th

10

(2)

1st Sep 2023

Good

1m 3f 39y

Class 5

16:30 Carlisle

Glittering Choice

9st 2lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Hugo Palmer

Rather inconsistent this year although was a fair second over C&D two runs back (good to soft); tailed off either side of that; not easy to predict.

12/1

9th

10

(10)

5th Aug 2023

Soft

1m 4f 8y

Class 5

17:10 Thirsk

Glittering Choice

9st 4lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Hugo Palmer

slowly into stride, pushed along soon after start, soon recovered and in touch with leaders on outer, prominent after 4f

8/1

8/1

Form: 765473 D

Last run: 31 days

W: 9st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 67

Form & Verdict

Kept on for respectable third at Wolverhampton (1m6f, AW) last month and will also be suited by today's trip and surface combination but hasn't been firing on all cylinders in recent months and younger rivals have more persuasive profiles.

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8th

3

(4)

15th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 5f 219y

Class 6

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Winklevi

9st 7lb

J: David Probert

T: David Evans

led

12/1

6th

4

(1)

2nd Feb 2024

Standard

1m 7f 169y

Class 6

15:17 Lingfield (AW)

Winklevi

9st 7lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: David Evans

led at steady pace

7/1

5th

3

(3)

1st Sep 2023

Standard

2m 0f 120y

Class 6

18:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Winklevi

9st 13lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: David Evans

Multiple winner at up to 2m, including here (1m6f); well beaten at Catterick latest but he has shown enough on several occasions this year to suggest he can be competitive back here from this handy mark.

9/2

12/1

Form: 552035 CD

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 6lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 63

Form & Verdict

Dual C&D winner off similar marks to today's last year (good/good to soft); inconsistent this season and was beaten over 19l in first-time cheekpieces (retained) last month but the return to this track is an obvious plus.

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5th

5

(10)

5th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

1m 4f 8y

Class 6

17:00 Thirsk

Eye Knee

9st 7lb

J: Dale Swift

T: Seb Spencer

raced in third

10/1

4th

4

(5)

2nd Jun 2023

Good To Firm

1m 5f 192y

Class 5

18:55 Catterick

Eye Knee

8st 13lb

J: Dale Swift

T: Seb Spencer

took keen hold, prominent, led after 4f, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, soon lost position, weakened quickly inside final furlong

10/1

5th

3

(7)

8th May 2023

Good To Firm

1m 5f 26y

Class 6

17:10 Ayr

Eye Knee

9st 9lb

J: Dale Swift

T: Seb Spencer

Infrequent winner who was bought for 3,000gns in October; pulled hard and reportedly hung badly left-handed when tailed off on stable debut last month (1m4f, soft); best watched.

14/1

5/1

Form: 9-3331 CD

Last run: 11 days

W: 9st 6lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 63

Form & Verdict

Placed on first three starts this season then reminded us she's very well suited by slow ground when winning over C&D (heavy) 11 days ago; recent 3lb rise is not excessive, but drying conditions will reduce her appeal.

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4th

8

16th Feb 2023

Good

2m 0f 190y

Class 5

16:30 Newcastle

Licit

10st 13lb

J: Mr William Easterby

T: Tim Easterby

Two Flat wins last autumn (both on heavy) but hasn't achieved much over hurdles yet, finishing last on latest run at Catterick.

25/1

7th

1

25th Jan 2023

Soft

1m 7f 156y

Class 5

16:15 Catterick

Licit

12st 0lb

J: Mr William Easterby

T: Tim Easterby

Three-time Flat winner, most recently in heavy-ground seller in October (1m2f; RPR 74); unexposed in this sphere but she was well held when unseating at the last on her handicap hurdle debut at Sedgefield (2m1f, soft) 12 days ago; needs to find improvement.

12/1

6

13th Jan 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 178y

Class 5

15:20 Sedgefield

Licit

11st 5lb

J: Mr William Easterby

T: Tim Easterby

Three-time Flat winner, most recently in heavy-ground seller in October (1m2f; RPR 74); safely held when fourth of seven in maiden hurdle at Newcastle (2m4f, good to soft) the following month but remains very unexposed in this sphere; interesting.

11/2

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Payout
Exacta £450.00
Straight Forecast £424.90
Tricast £3575.70
Trifecta £3553.00

Selections

RP Ratings:

Licit

Daily Express:

Glittering Choice

NEWMARKET:

King Francis

SPOTLIGHT:

Ice House

The Times:

Two Brothers

TOPSPEED:

Socially Shady

Daily Mirror:

Glittering Choice

The Star:

Glittering Choice

Telegraph:

King Francis

POSTDATA:

Licit

The Guardian:

Licit

Daily Mail:

Licit

The Sun:

Licit

Daily Record:

Licit