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Nikki Ward 60th Birthday Handicap

  • Prize money: £6133.26
  • 1m 4f 13y
  • Class 4
  • 15 runners
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Nikki Ward 60th Birthday Handicap

Runners: 15 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Scattered showers

20/1 (Won)

  • Win: £18.70
  • Place: £4.50

Form: 6-0407 CD

Last run: 47 days

W: 9st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Won three times on turf last year (various ground) and he's 8lb lower than when scoring over C&D last September; however, he's struggled to get competitive on his four runs this season and a major turnaround is needed.

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10th

4

(4)

12th May 2024

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 4

16:52 Newcastle (AW)

Furzig

9st 6lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Richard Fahey

midfield on inner

14/1

4th

7

(12)

21st Apr 2024

Good

1m 4f 104y

Class 4

17:15 Musselburgh

Furzig

9st 6lb

J: Jack Garritty

T: Richard Fahey

11 wins in total but last three were at Catterick and latest was in 2022; fit from an AW campaign but his second at Southwell in January was markedly better than his three performances since.

20/1

12th

9

(13)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 4f 0y

Class 4

13:30 Lingfield (AW)

Furzig

9st 8lb

J: William Carver

T: Richard Fahey

Multiple winner who is now thoroughly exposed and it's been a while since he got his head in front; questionable what he acheived back on turf at Doncaster last weekend with the winner 11l ahead of him.

25/1

5/1

  • Place: £1.60

Form: 6-5022 BF

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 66

Form & Verdict

Has gone very close with this visor applied over C&D (good to soft) the last twice; also effective on soft; now 0-14 and needs to prove he can get the job done, but there's every chance he'll be bang there once more.

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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

3rd
5 (11)
Colinton

10/1

  • Place: £3.30

Form: 402247 CD

Last run: 30 days

W: 10st 1lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Progressive earlier this year with four wins (AW/good, including C&D), and he handles good to soft (unproven on soft); hasn't run badly the last twice but those weren't quite peak efforts; needs to get back to his best.

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3rd

5

(11)

15th Oct 2022

Soft

1m 4f 13y

Class 4

16:25 Catterick

Colinton

10st 1lb

J: Phil Dennis

T: Katie Scott

prominent, led 2f out, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, weakened final 110yds

10/1

7th

1

(5)

15th Sep 2022

Good

1m 4f 5y

Class 4

15:27 Pontefract

Colinton

10st 2lb

J: Sam James

T: Katie Scott

led, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened final 110yds

14/1

4th

1

(7)

1st Sep 2022

Good

1m 3f 140y

Class 4

14:10 Haydock

Colinton

10st 3lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Katie Scott

towards rear, ridden on outer over 2f out, in touch with leaders over 1f out, no extra final 110yds

9/1

13/2

Form: 772223

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

Consistent and lightly raced 3yo who's been placed in both handicaps (1m2f, good/good to soft), albeit without threatening the winner; her dam won at 1m4f and she may have more to offer now up in trip; unraced on soft.

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2nd

2

(5)

27th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 3f 197y

Class 3

19:10 Doncaster

Sweet Fantasy

10st 1lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: James Owen

prominent on outer

7/1

6th

13

(7)

6th Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 2

15:15 Kempton (AW)

Sweet Fantasy

9st 3lb

J: Aidan Keeley

T: James Owen

Last eight starts for Ralph Beckett were in cheekpieces, three of them wins and two came from the front over 1m4f on soft last summer (unraced beyond that on Flat); two soft-ground wins this year from her two novice hurdles for new yard, with latest (front-running at Catterick, raced freely) pretty useful form; competitive on AW tracks earlier on (last AW race was last June); needs to transfer her turf improvement but highly respected.

7/2

14/1

Form: 2568

Last run: 66 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 73

Form & Verdict

Hasn't progressed from her promising debut second at Newbury (1m2f, good) in April; however, she was beaten only 3l when eighth on handicap debut at Kempton (1m3f, AW) in August and things may click at some point for this unexposed 3yo; a first-time tongue-tie replaces the hood adopted last time.

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14/1

Form: 5539-0

Last run: 29 days

W: 10st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

He needs to prove how much ability he retains but he didn't run badly at Newbury (1m2f, good) last month when back from a long absence; this lightly raced 4yo could build on that today and has a handy mark to work with; won on soft ground in 2yo campaign; wears first-time cheekpieces.

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5th

8

12th May 2024

Good

2m 1f 0y

14:45 Killarney

Set Point

10st 12lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Gordon Elliott

Had a good spell in handicaps in the first half of last season and ran to form when finishing second to a stablemate in Navan conditions event in September; entitled to come on considerably from his Punchestown festival run, with better ground to suit.

8/1

13th

23

30th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 149y

16:15 Punchestown

Set Point

10st 9lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

Had a good summer in handicaps and ran to form when last seen finishing second to a stablemate in Navan conditions event in September; likes a decent surface so predicted rain a concern but interestingly Jack Kennedy's choice.

14/1

2nd

2

16th Sep 2023

Good To Yielding

1m 7f 120y

14:10 Navan

Set Point

11st 8lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Gordon Elliott

raced in second throughout, pressed winner before 2 out, kept on until no extra final 110yds

11/4

Form: 033000

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 9lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Reduced mark appeals on form as recent as July and his yard's horses can bounce back to form out of the blue; however, he's finished down the field on his last three starts and is hard to fancy; unraced on slow ground.

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5th

11

1st May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 58y

14:30 Punchestown

Luminous Light

11st 9lb

J: Conor Brassil

T: Anthony McCann

Maiden hurdle winner at Cork a year ago and very consistent since; put in a very rare below par effort at Gowran in February when last seen and has to bounce back.

20/1

Form: 857468 D

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 2lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 66

Form & Verdict

Her mark continues to fall and she could capitalise at some stage; however, it's been a regressive campaign and she hasn't been shaping as though a return to winning ways is imminent.

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6th

2

(1)

7th Sep 2023

Good

1m 3f 140y

Class 5

14:00 Haydock

Bollin Margaret

11st 4lb

J: Mr Thomas Easterby

T: Tim Easterby

Form has been in and out this season, but she made it three wins for the campaign (1m4f/1m2f) when landing an apprentice handicap at Ripon last Tuesday and she escapes a penalty today; has to be in calculations.

7/2

1st

8

(5)

29th Aug 2023

Good

1m 1f 170y

Class 5

14:15 Ripon

Bollin Margaret

9st 11lb

J: Sean Kirrane

T: Tim Easterby

took keen hold, prominent, switched right over 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, kept on well final 110yds, always doing enough

14/1

7th

11

(4)

17th Aug 2023

Good

1m 3f 99y

Class 3

19:30 Windsor

Bollin Margaret

8st 7lb

J: James Sullivan

T: Tim Easterby

midfield

18/1

16/1

Form: 2-2358

Last run: 84 days

W: 9st 11lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Below par on final two runs for James Horton and sold for 12,000gns in August; on a reduced mark and he's one to watch in the betting on stable debut, but he arrives with something to prove (including on slow ground).

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4th

4

(7)

2nd Oct 2023

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 6

17:30 Newcastle (AW)

Ghost Rider

9st 11lb

J: Oliver Stammers

T: Grant Tuer

On a long losing run and was below market expectations over C&D last time; the handicapper's giving him every chance but he's become very inconsistent.

10/1

9th

3

(1)

15th Aug 2023

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 6

17:25 Newcastle (AW)

Ghost Rider

10st 1lb

J: Oliver Stammers

T: Grant Tuer

took keen hold, midfield

11/2

9th

17

(15)

28th Jun 2023

Good

1m 3f 39y

Class 4

16:20 Carlisle

Ghost Rider

8st 7lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Grant Tuer

towards rear of midfield on outer

16/1

Form: 543185 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 73

Form & Verdict

Won twice on soft ground last October and scored on his stable debut at Chester (1m4f, good to soft) in July; however, not at the same level on his two runs since and he needs something extra here.

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5th

2

(4)

1st Jul 2023

Good

1m 4f 63y

Class 4

14:32 Chester

The Nu Form Way

10st 0lb

J: Sam James

T: Stella Barclay

Successful at Beverley (1m2f, good to soft) in April and back to winning ways over C&D (good; Zealandia behind in fourth) in May; badly hampered in the early stages back at Beverley last time, so it's easy enough to put a line through that run; respected

5/1

9th

5

(11)

11th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

1m 4f 23y

Class 4

18:45 Beverley

The Nu Form Way

9st 10lb

J: Callum Rodriguez

T: Stella Barclay

prominent, badly hampered and dropped to rear after 3f

7/1

1st

8

(9)

27th May 2023

Good

1m 4f 63y

Class 4

17:45 Chester

The Nu Form Way

9st 4lb

J: Kevin Stott

T: Stella Barclay

towards rear

5/1

Form: 312854

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 9lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Promise on soft/good to soft in spring on his first two starts and he's posted fair efforts in 1m2f handicaps (good/good to firm) the last twice; this lightly raced 3yo has hinted this step up in trip could prompt improvement, and the return to slow ground may be a plus too; on the shortlist.

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7th

5

(7)

6th Aug 2023

Good To Soft

1m 4f 63y

Class 4

14:00 Chester

Cubana Habana

9st 7lb

J: Jordan Williams

T: Bernard Llewellyn

Hamilton maiden winner (1m, good to soft) in May last year for Richard Fahey, but 0-7 in handicaps and makes his debut for his new yard having changed hands for 23,000gns last month; down another 2lb but others look stronger.

20/1

6th

7

(1)

16th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

1m 5f 188y

Class 4

17:21 York

Cubana Habana

8st 10lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Richard Fahey

held up in rear

7/1

4th

3

(7)

26th May 2023

Good To Firm

1m 4f 5y

Class 5

19:55 Pontefract

Cubana Habana

9st 8lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Richard Fahey

Sole win came over a mile on good to soft but stays 1m2f and handles quick ground; below best on soft on final start of 2022 and similar story on reappearance but worth another try over 1m4f back on a sound surface.

10/1

33/1

Form: 221668 D

Last run: 11 days

W: 9st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Won off this mark at Southwell (1m4f, AW) in February and he's effective on soft; however, he had a break after finishing tailed off at Southwell in March and it was the same outcome on his recent return to action there.

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9th

14

(11)

17th Apr 2023

Soft

1m 2f 1y

Class 5

16:40 Redcar

Soaring Star

8st 6lb

J: Shane Gray

T: Philip Kirby

Sole turf success came in 2020; close third to Cusack at Newcastle on latest AW start; not straightforward but is capable of being involved, provided he takes well to new headgear.

12/1

3rd

5

(2)

31st Mar 2023

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 6

17:20 Newcastle (AW)

Soaring Star

9st 7lb

J: Graham Lee

T: Philip Kirby

took keen hold, towards rear, carried head awkwardly but headway from over 2f out, every chance when ridden 1f out, no extra inside final 110yds

8/1

4th

3

(4)

14th Mar 2023

Standard

1m 4f 14y

Class 6

20:00 Southwell (AW)

Soaring Star

9st 8lb

J: Graham Lee

T: Philip Kirby

Defied a 13lb higher mark over C&D in early 2022; generally not in the same form since but has become so well handicapped that a revival is possible; not dismissed.

12/1

OUR TIP

10/1

Form: 221505

Last run: 17 days

W: 10st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Versatile 6yo who has won three times this season (1m-1m3f); on his best efforts he's not handicapped out of things but a return to form is needed as he's gone off the boil more recently.

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13th

6

(13)

21st Apr 2024

Good

1m 4f 104y

Class 4

17:15 Musselburgh

Detective

9st 8lb

J: Connor Murtagh

T: Dianne Sayer

Pretty consistent in defeat last year (over a wide variety of distances) except at the start and finish of that campaign; thereabouts if he can resume in good form this time, as he did in 2022, but career record is dominated by what he's done at Carlisle.

25/1

Form: -29656 D

Last run: 98 days

W: 10st 2lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Has finished last on both runs since being gelded and was tailed off when last seen in July; however, he has a good record when fresh, is well handicapped on his reappearance near-miss in April and this front-runner has won on a variety of ground; interesting contender.

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13th

8

(5)

9th May 2024

Heavy

1m 6f 0y

16:50 Gowran Park

Kings Prince

9st 9lb

J: Mikey Sheehy

T: E Sheehy

Dual winner in UK up to 1m4f; twice runner-up in handicaps in Ireland last autumn; pulled-up on hurdling debut last time; has a chance if back to form.

22/1

2

21st Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 80y

15:15 Tramore

Kings Prince

11st 12lb

J: Shane Fenelon

T: E Sheehy

in rear

12/1

10th

4

(9)

1st Mar 2024

Standard

1m 4f 0y

18:15 Dundalk (AW)

Kings Prince

9st 12lb

J: Mikey Sheehy

T: E Sheehy

Dual winner and runner-up in a couple of turf handicaps last summer; off since October though and yet to make any impact on this surface; others preferred.

20/1

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Straight Forecast £646.60
Tricast £4926.70
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Selections

TOPSPEED:

Colinton

POSTDATA:

Two Brothers

SPOTLIGHT:

Cubana Habana

The Guardian:

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Telegraph:

Set Point

RP Ratings:

Kings Prince

The Times:

Cubana Habana

The Sun:

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Daily Mail:

Colinton

Daily Express:

Colinton

Daily Mirror:

Colinton

The Star:

Two Brothers

Daily Record:

Two Brothers