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Neil Price 50th Birthday Celebration Nursery Handicap

  • Prize money: £4536
  • 1m 0f 0y
  • Class 5
  • 9 runners
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Neil Price 50th Birthday Celebration Nursery Handicap

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Scattered showers

12/1 (Won)

  • Win: £6.00
  • Place: £2.60

Form: 43844

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 0lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 61

Form & Verdict

Ran as well as he ever has when fourth of 11 behind Masterpainter at Thirsk three weeks ago (1m, good); 5lb turnaround in the weights may not be enough to reverse the placings.

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

8th

7

(6)

30th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

0m 7f 6y

Class 5

19:25 Catterick

Vondelpark

9st 0lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Sara Ender

Placed over C&D (heavy) in October and ended 2023 with two good Tapeta runs (7f/1m) but has not really fired on any of three starts this year, most recently when midfield in C&D race won by Highfield Viking eight days ago.

14/1

8th

9

(15)

9th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 6

17:45 Thirsk

Vondelpark

9st 7lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Sara Ender

Won selling handicap here for Gemma Tutty last July (1m, soft); couple of decent runs for this yard after that; lacks a recent outing and high draw not ideal.

9/1

10/1

  • Place: £2.50

Form: 83320

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 4lb

2 yo Filly

OR: 65

Form & Verdict

Placed in three of her five starts, notably a front-running second in a 7f nursery at Thirsk last month; stiff task in a 6f sales race last time (blinkered, left off today) and this should be more suitable; stamina for 1m has to be taken on trust.

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

11

(6)

12th Oct 2022

Soft

1m 0f 75y

Class 5

14:55 Nottingham

Love Fifteen

9st 2lb

J: Cieren Fallon

T: Adrian Paul Keatley

Seven-race maiden who has been placed four times, including twice at nursery level; form dipped in lower grade at Leicester last week, however, and others are preferred; cheekpieces enlisted.

12/1

7th

7

(5)

4th Oct 2022

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 6

14:00 Leicester

Love Fifteen

9st 7lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Adrian Paul Keatley

prominent, ridden over 2f out, hung right over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong

13/2

2nd

6

(2)

24th Sep 2022

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

14:35 Ripon

Love Fifteen

9st 4lb

J: Barry McHugh

T: Adrian Paul Keatley

pushed along soon after start, prominent against rail, outpaced and pushed along 3f out, ridden and rallied when went second 2f out, kept on but no match for winner

10/1

Form: 8571 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 8lb

2 yo Gelding

OR: 69

Form & Verdict

The step up to 1m and switch to nurseries prompted an improved display at Thirsk three weeks ago, powering home down the outside to win with a bit in hand; that effort backed up by the clock and a 4lb rise shouldn't prevent another big run.

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

7th

11

(4)

1st Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 6

20:00 Newcastle (AW)

Masterpainter

9st 2lb

J: Phil Dennis

T: Michael Dods

Turf winner who is 0-6 on the AW but gave it good go in the new visor when beaten a head over C&D ten days ago; thereabouts with something similar.

7/2

2nd

4

(8)

20th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 6

17:30 Newcastle (AW)

Masterpainter

9st 7lb

J: Phil Dennis

T: Michael Dods

raced near side, prominent against near rail

7/1

5th

8

(10)

10th Feb 2024

1m 2f 42y

Class 6

15:35 Newcastle (AW)

Masterpainter

9st 4lb

J: Phil Dennis

T: Michael Dods

0-8 in handicaps since making a successful nursery debut at Thirsk (1m good) in September 2022, but there have been encouraging signs since switched to the AW as when third of 11 here (1m) last month; pedigree suggests he is well worth another go over this far; respected down another 1lb.

5/1

7/2

Form: 66973

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 2lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 63

Form & Verdict

Turned in an improved effort at the fifth time of asking when third of nine in a Doncaster nursery 17 days ago (first-time cheekpieces, retained); well drawn to attack and he can't be discounted on this drop in class.

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

6th

9

(2)

10th May 2024

Good

1m 4f 63y

Class 4

16:50 Chester

Leap Year Lad

8st 13lb

J: Aidan Keeley

T: Kevin Ryan

Won two handicaps over shorter last season; left the impression he'd come on for his recent return to action at Ayr but his stamina isn't assured and he's still 3lb higher than for his last win.

12/1

8th

12

(6)

29th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 4

15:15 Ayr

Leap Year Lad

8st 13lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Kevin Ryan

Two wins last season, the latter off 3lb lower at Haydock (1m2f, good) in July; won't mind if there's some lingering juice in the ground here but has been absent since a disappointing hurdling debut in November.

14/1

4th

3

30th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 124y

Class 4

12:25 Musselburgh

Leap Year Lad

11st 2lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Kevin Ryan

novicey jumping, jumped left on occasions, led, faced challenge 5th, headed 3 out, weakened 2 out, no chance when mistake last

9/4

6/1

Form: 0752

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 3lb

2 yo Filly

OR: 64

Form & Verdict

She improved for the switch to nurseries and/or first-time cheekpieces when keeping on for second at Catterick (7f, good to soft) last week; took some stoking along there but she was caught out wide and it was a solid effort; return to 1m can help but a 2lb rise asks more of her.

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

11th

12

(7)

15th Aug 2023

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 6

18:00 Newcastle (AW)

Valstar

8st 11lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

Ten-race maiden; runner-up in a couple of turf handicaps over 7f and 1m; needs to improve for longer trip on AW debut.

25/1

4th

4

(6)

28th Jul 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 218y

Class 5

15:45 Thirsk

Valstar

8st 13lb

J: Duran Fentiman

T: Tim Easterby

Resumed with a good Doncaster second (1m, soft) in April but she's been well below par since, tried blinkered when beating only one at Catterick (7f) 16 days ago; others appeal more.

13/2

6th

2

(2)

12th Jul 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 6y

Class 6

16:40 Catterick

Valstar

9st 8lb

J: Sean Kirrane

T: Tim Easterby

held up in rear, pushed along over 3f out, ridden and no impression from over 2f out

9/1

10/1

Form: 098

Last run: 29 days

W: 9st 6lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 67

Form & Verdict

Sent off at triple-figure prices in three novice/maiden runs at around 7f; yet to make a big impact but he wasn't knocked about at Ffos Las four weeks ago and he looks a likely improver now switched to nurseries; interesting to see if there is any market interest.

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

9th

7

(4)

28th Apr 2024

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

17:05 Bath

Racing Demon

9st 6lb

J: William Cox

T: Ed de Giles

Capable off this mark but he showed a dark side here nine days ago (well backed), unruly beforehand and then veering right and unseating his rider leaving the stalls; risky.

11/2

10

(1)

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

19:45 Bath

Racing Demon

9st 1lb

J: Liam Wright

T: Ed de Giles

fractious at the post, swerved sharply right start and unseated rider start

11/1

OUR TIP

Form: 631747

Last run: 8 days

W: 9st 11lb

2 yo Filly

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Won a 6f Hamilton maiden in July (good to firm); unable to make a significant impact in nurseries since but this represents an ease in grade; stamina has to be taken on trust but not out of it if she stays.

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

1st

4

(5)

23rd Jun 2023

Good

1m 0f 208y

Class 5

20:25 Musselburgh

Iatos Angel

9st 8lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Keith Dalgleish

slowly into stride, held up in last

5/1

4th

8

(11)

3rd Jun 2023

Good

1m 0f 208y

Class 3

15:40 Musselburgh

Iatos Angel

8st 8lb

J: Danny Sheehy

T: Keith Dalgleish

midfield, pushed along and headway over 2f out, soon ridden, no extra final furlong

10/1

Form: 0513

Last run: 11 days

W: 9st 7lb

2 yo Gelding

OR: 68

Form & Verdict

Made all to win a 7f seller (good to firm) at Newmarket last month; creditable third on his nursery debut at Yarmouth 11 days ago (7f, good to soft); improvement required for the longer trip if he is to take this.

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

4

(9)

24th Sep 2022

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

14:35 Ripon

Beechwood Mick

9st 7lb

J: Sam James

T: David Loughnane

Made all to win a 7f seller (good to firm) at Newmarket last month; creditable third on his nursery debut at Yarmouth 11 days ago (7f, good to soft); improvement required for the longer trip if he is to take this.

10/1

3rd

3

(4)

13th Sep 2022

Good To Soft

0m 7f 3y

Class 5

14:45 Yarmouth

Beechwood Mick

9st 8lb

J: Sam James

T: David Loughnane

took keen hold, led, pushed along over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, headed 1f out, no extra and lost second final 110yds

7/2

1st

2

(3)

5th Aug 2022

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

18:00 Newmarket (July)

Beechwood Mick

9st 1lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: David Loughnane

made virtually all, ridden and faced strong challenge 2f out, hung left inside final furlong, kept on (trainer said, regarding the apparent improvement in form, that gelding had benefited from a drop into a selling race)

9/1

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Non-runners

Roll It In Glitter, Iato's Angel, Beechwood Mick

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £297.00
Straight Forecast £258.60
Tricast £516.60
Trifecta £696.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Masterpainter

RP Ratings:

Beechwood Mick

The Times:

Leap Year Lad

Daily Express:

Valstar

Telegraph:

Beechwood Mick

Daily Mirror:

Leap Year Lad

POSTDATA:

Masterpainter

The Guardian:

Masterpainter

Daily Mail:

Masterpainter

The Sun:

Masterpainter

The Star:

Masterpainter

Daily Record:

Masterpainter