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Michael Raby Memorial Handicap

  • Prize money: £6156
  • 0m 5f 0y
  • Class 4
  • 13 runners
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Michael Raby Memorial Handicap

Runners: 13 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Scattered showers

10/1 (Won)

  • Win: £7.50
  • Place: £2.30

Form: 723256 D

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Three years since his last win but he has been running well in defeat for his new yard this summer, notably a close second of 20 at York in July; back to that mark after two lesser runs; not discounted.

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Verdict Starting price

2nd

10

(8)

10th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 5

18:05 Ripon

Leodis Dream

9st 5lb

J: David Nolan

T: Paul Midgley

disputed lead, prominent after 2f

5/1

1st

3

(4)

9th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 4f 214y

Class 5

17:30 Southwell (AW)

Leodis Dream

9st 7lb

J: David Nolan

T: Paul Midgley

Front-runner who landed a Beverley handicap last September off this mark; absent since a low-key run at Newcastle in December; stable also run Birkenhead.

10/1

11th

7

(12)

8th Dec 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 5f 0y

Class 5

18:45 Newcastle (AW)

Leodis Dream

9st 2lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Paul Midgley

prominent towards near side

12/1

4/1

  • Place: £2.00

Form: 200031 D

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 13lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Went close at Thirsk on his reappearance in April (5f, soft) before struggling in hot handicaps on his next three starts; back on track with a good third at Chester last month and went on to beat 14 rivals at York three weeks ago (5f, good); 3lb rise not excessive and he's well drawn.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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8th

5

(10)

26th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 5

20:30 Newcastle (AW)

Catch Cunningham

9st 7lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Michael Herrington

Capable for Kevin Ryan; struggled to recapture peak form last year and moved on for 7,000gns; placed on stable debut at Wolverhampton (5f) in January, but failed to build on that positive showing at Southwell; well drawn so can't be discounted from an easing mark.

8/1

5th

3

(7)

28th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 4f 214y

Class 5

16:25 Southwell (AW)

Catch Cunningham

9st 10lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Michael Herrington

On a long losing run but he's slipped in the weights and made a pleasing start for his new connections when third of ten at Wolverhampton last month; hit with a 2lb rise but the form looks solid and getting back on a straight track won't hurt; one to consider.

7/1

8/1

  • Place: £2.50

Form: 593737 D

Last run: 23 days

W: 8st 11lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 65

Form & Verdict

Ayr winner in April and chased home Harrogate over C&D the following month; not at his best at Windsor last time but his previous Doncaster third looks a solid effort; dangerous off a lowly mark.

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Verdict Starting price

4th

10

(8)

28th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 5f 110y

Class 4

16:05 Wetherby

Albegone

8st 8lb

J: Duran Fentiman

T: Tim Easterby

took keen hold, in touch with leaders on outer

12/1

5th

9

(7)

7th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

17:15 Newcastle (AW)

Albegone

8st 12lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Tim Easterby

in touch with leaders

15/2

OUR TIP

11/2

Form: 675014 CD

Last run: 33 days

W: 9st 1lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 69

Form & Verdict

Three times a C&D winner and he ran his best race for some time when easily seeing off seven rivals at Nottingham last month; wouldn't judge him too harshly on latest AW run and he looks one of the likelier types.

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6th

5

(2)

14th Nov 2022

Standard

0m 5f 21y

Class 6

18:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Harrogate

9st 4lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Stella Barclay

Dual 5f winner in 2022 for Paul Midgley but he's offered little on both runs for his current yard, rearing leaving the stalls on each occasion; others make more appeal.

14/1

7th

7

(6)

26th Oct 2022

Heavy

0m 5f 8y

Class 5

15:20 Nottingham

Harrogate

9st 0lb

J: Oliver Stammers

T: Stella Barclay

reared start and slowly into stride, midfield, pushed along 2f out, weakened inside final furlong (jockey said gelding reared leaving the stalls and was slowly away as a result)

25/1

10th

9

(5)

10th Oct 2022

Good To Soft

0m 5f 1y

Class 5

16:45 Musselburgh

Harrogate

9st 3lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Stella Barclay

reared start and slowly away, in rear on outer, outpaced and pushed along from over 2f out, held when ridden briefly inside final furlong, made no impression (jockey said gelding reared as stalls opened causing him to be slowly away)

16/1

10/1

Form: 525173 D

Last run: 10 days

W: 9st 9lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

She has won two 5f handicaps this season and her last two runs have been perfectly respectable; should make another bold bid but another career best will be needed to win.

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7th

2

(6)

11th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 6f 18y

Class 4

14:55 Nottingham

May Blossom

9st 11lb

J: Tom Kiely-Marshall

T: Julie Camacho

in rear but in touch with leaders

25/1

8th

2

(12)

18th Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

16:17 Ripon

May Blossom

9st 10lb

J: Tom Kiely-Marshall

T: Julie Camacho

Multiple 5f winner for David O'Meara and she handles testing ground well; unplaced in all six runs over this trip though and best watched on stable debut (sold for 13,000gns last October).

33/1

8th

1

(3)

30th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

16:05 Ripon

May Blossom

9st 13lb

J: Mark Winn

T: David O’Meara

Dual 5f scorer this summer who got back on track when third at Beverley (5f) ten days ago; she can't be discounted nudged up just 1lb.

7/1

Form: 384911 D

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

Back in the groove now, following a fast-ground win at Nottingham last month with a game effort in the mud at Catterick 18 days ago; has the rail draw here and he should make a bold bid for the hat-trick.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

10th

4

(5)

19th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

15:00 Redcar

Good Luck Fox

9st 9lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Paul Midgley

Acts on any ground; inconsistent this term but has become well treated; most recent win came off 11lb higher last September and holds a good chance if turning up in decent form.

16/1

5th

5

(7)

21st Aug 2023

Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 5

16:10 Catterick

Good Luck Fox

9st 7lb

J: Graham Lee

T: Paul Midgley

in rear on outer

12/1

8th

8

(9)

5th Aug 2023

Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

16:35 Thirsk

Good Luck Fox

9st 3lb

J: Paul Hanagan

T: Paul Midgley

prominent against near rail

14/1

Form: 321162 CD

Last run: 18 days

W: 8st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 62

Form & Verdict

Enjoying a revival since dropped to 5f, winning Class 6 handicaps over C&D and at Windsor and most recently taking second in a Class 5 at Leicester 18 days ago; good ground or faster seems to suit best.

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Verdict Starting price

8th

12

(4)

10th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 5

18:05 Ripon

Foreseeable Future

8st 9lb

J: Mia Nicholls

T: Ruth Carr

in rear up the centre

20/1

10th

14

(5)

21st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 1y

Class 4

15:45 Musselburgh

Foreseeable Future

8st 8lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Ruth Carr

Four turf wins last spring/summer, latterly off today's mark over C&D; no surprise that he didn't see out 6f on heavy ground on his return and a better showing can be expected.

14/1

12/1

Form: -31543 CD

Last run: 67 days

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 76

Form & Verdict

Overcame a slow start to win a C&D handicap in April off a 2lb higher mark; not quite so good since but a 67-day break may have freshened him up and he still has relatively low mileage.

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8th

7

(5)

24th Sep 2022

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

15:10 Ripon

Firebomb

9st 7lb

J: Harrison Shaw

T: Bryan Smart

in touch with leaders, outpaced and pushed along over 2f out, ridden and no impression from over 1f out, weakened final 110yds

12/1

3rd

2

(3)

19th Jul 2022

Good

0m 5f 1y

Class 4

16:45 Musselburgh

Firebomb

9st 9lb

J: Harrison Shaw

T: Bryan Smart

prominent, hung right from over 3f out, pushed along over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, bit short of room and weakened inside final furlong

7/2

4th

3

(3)

18th Jun 2022

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

16:02 Redcar

Firebomb

9st 7lb

J: Gianluca Sanna

T: Bryan Smart

raced far side, towards rear, pushed along and edged right halfway, ridden and headway over 1f out, no impression inside final furlong, 4th of 5 in group

10/1

10/1

Form: 11512- D

Last run: 426 days

W: 9st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

Made giant strides in 2021, winning six times and climbing 28lb in the weights; still has time to do better but he has a 426-day absence to defy; market confidence would look significant.

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5th

7

(5)

12th Sep 2023

Good

0m 5f 212y

Class 6

15:10 Catterick

Gunnerside

9st 5lb

J: Oliver Stammers

T: Grant Tuer

Seems versatile regarding trip/ground and is now 1lb below the mark from which he won by 5l at Musselburgh (7f, good to soft) in May; suffered dip in form during the summer but made some good late headway in C&D event won by One More Dream a fortnight ago and might be coming to the boil again.

8/1

7th

3

(12)

30th Aug 2023

Good To Soft

0m 5f 212y

Class 6

15:10 Catterick

Gunnerside

9st 9lb

J: Oliver Stammers

T: Grant Tuer

held up in rear, plenty to do 2f out, switched left and kept on well inside final furlong, eyecatcher

16/1

11th

12

(7)

5th Aug 2023

Soft

0m 6f 2y

Class 5

16:30 Doncaster

Gunnerside

9st 1lb

J: Callum Rodriguez

T: Grant Tuer

towards rear

14/1

33/1

Form: 633290 D

Last run: 10 days

W: 9st 10lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Two 5f wins when trained by Ger Lyons in Ireland; should be well treated on this year's best but he made a low-key stable debut at Beverley ten days ago; too much to prove.

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Verdict Starting price

8th

11

(5)

30th Aug 2023

Good To Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

14:40 Catterick

Jarvis

8st 7lb

J: Andrew Breslin

T: Ann Duffield

Winless since last spring and he arrives below par too, tried in blinkers when seventh at Newcastle (5f) 15 days ago; he's hard to make a case for.

33/1

7th

3

(7)

15th Aug 2023

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

21:00 Newcastle (AW)

Jarvis

9st 9lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Ann Duffield

Ex-Ger Lyons; winner of a four-runner maiden on Dundalk AW in 2021; rather disappointing for present stable recently but is now well handicapped; blinkers replace cheekpieces; needs to bounce back.

16/1

6th

3

(1)

11th Jul 2023

Standard

0m 5f 21y

Class 6

15:40 Wolverhampton (AW)

Jarvis

10st 0lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Ann Duffield

took keen hold, disputed lead, pushed along 2f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened final 110yds

12/1

11th
8 (3)
Mytilda

16/1

Form: 14-508 D

Last run: 2 days

W: 9st 4lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 73

Form & Verdict

Her stable debut at Chester wasn't a bad effort but she was no match for Catch Cunningham at York and turned in a low-key effort at Pontefract on Thursday; something to prove now.

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12th

1

(7)

4th Nov 2022

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 5

18:15 Newcastle (AW)

Mytilda

9st 9lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Craig Lidster

Turf winner as a 2yo; not solid on 2022 form and though beaten just 3l here last time she was a 50-1 tenth in that race; other preferred.

25/1

10th

8

(7)

24th Oct 2022

Standard To Slow

0m 5f 0y

Class 5

20:00 Newcastle (AW)

Mytilda

9st 4lb

J: J F Egan

T: Craig Lidster

slowly away, in rear, ridden and headway on near side of group over 1f out, no impression final 110yds

33/1

1

(11)

3rd Oct 2022

Standard

0m 5f 21y

Class 5

17:55 Wolverhampton (AW)

Mytilda

9st 9lb

J: Sam James

T: Craig Lidster

Fair 5f winner in 2021 for Philip Makin but he's yet to fire for his current yard, racing alone when beating only one at Ripon (5f) nine days ago; he needs to take a big step forward.

25/1

16/1

Form: 441354 D

Last run: 33 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Won a Beverley seller on her stable debut/reappearance in May; better form when easily landing a Pontefract handicap (5f, good to firm) in July; progress has stalled the last twice and others look stronger for win purposes.

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9th

6

(7)

13th Aug 2023

Good

0m 6f 12y

Class 5

16:35 Windsor

Vaunted

9st 6lb

J: Luke Morris

T: John O’Shea

Her three wins have come over 5f on fast ground; little encouragement in three runs for new yard and hard to recommend despite her reduced mark.

33/1

10th

4

(8)

8th Jul 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

17:17 Leicester

Vaunted

9st 11lb

J: William Carson

T: John O’Shea

Defied this mark last July (5f) for previous yard; has not threatened in two outings for new stable this term and cheekpieces are now turned to.

20/1

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Payout
Exacta £422.00
Straight Forecast £355.00
Tricast £2727.90
Trifecta £3501.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Albegone

POSTDATA:

Good Luck Fox

Telegraph:

May Blossom

Daily Express:

Firebomb

The Times:

Catch Cunningham

The Star:

Thornaby Pearl

TOPSPEED:

Leodis Dream

Daily Mail:

Harrogate

The Guardian:

May Blossom

RP Ratings:

Albegone

Daily Mirror:

Albegone

The Sun:

Good Luck Fox

Daily Record:

Good Luck Fox