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17:15 Thirsk

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  • 1m 4f 8y
  • Class 6
  • 13 runners
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Runners: 13 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly sunny

50/1 (Won)

Form: 030-97

Last run: 18 days

W: 8st 9lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 45

Form & Verdict

17-race maiden; out of form on last few starts and others appeal more.

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3rd

9

(4)

10th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 6

18:40 Ripon

Sugarpiehoneybunch

8st 9lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Simon West

slowly into stride, took keen hold, held up in rear

12/1

20/1

Form: -29344 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 8st 10lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 47

Form & Verdict

Veteran; won over 1m2f at Newcastle in January (standard to slow); just as effective at 1m4f but soft is perhaps not ideal.

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3rd

4

(7)

3rd May 2024

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 6

17:35 Newcastle (AW)

Visitant

9st 2lb

J: William Pyle

T: David Thompson

Veteran C&D winner who wasn't disgraced on his reappearance when fourth of 11 in 1m2f handicap here a week ago; shortlisted off the same mark.

10/1

4th

12

(8)

26th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 6

18:00 Newcastle (AW)

Visitant

8st 10lb

J: William Pyle

T: David Thompson

Lots of good runs last year, including a 1m6f win at Redcar, but he ended the year quietly and he's returning from a 164-day break today.

33/1

5/1

Form: 5-4324

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 55

Form & Verdict

12-race maiden; fit from an AW campaign, in the frame on all four starts; acts on soft and she's a possible.

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1st

5

(2)

15th May 2023

Good

1m 7f 217y

Class 6

16:00 Musselburgh

Forgetmenotblue

9st 2lb

J: Sam James

T: K R Burke

midfield, switched left and headway over 2f out, pushed along to lead over 1f out, ridden and kept on final furlong, reduced lead towards finish, just did enough

6/4

3rd

5

(4)

3rd May 2023

Standard

2m 0f 120y

Class 6

13:50 Wolverhampton (AW)

Forgetmenotblue

10st 10lb

J: Mr Jack Lander

T: K R Burke

Ex-Irish maiden who's been expensive to follow this spring, again getting turned over as favourite last week; has been found another weak race but this trip looked to stretch him at Newcastle in March.

4/1

7th

9

(11)

26th Apr 2023

Soft

1m 4f 13y

Class 6

15:25 Catterick

Forgetmenotblue

9st 0lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: K R Burke

Remains without a win but she's proving a reliable type who posted another solid effort when third of 13 in 1m4f Thirsk handicap 22 days ago; she ought to be in the shake-up.

9/2

14/1

Form: 440-67 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 9lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 60

Form & Verdict

All her wins, including over hurdles, have been at Musselburgh; these conditions suit but below her best on her last two starts, both at Newcastle; could bounce back.

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1st

3

(8)

16th Oct 2023

Good

1m 7f 217y

Class 6

16:40 Musselburgh

Smart Lass

9st 8lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Iain Jardine

Has won here five times on the Flat (1m4f/1m5f) and once over hurdles (1m7f); patchy form of late and below par here most recently, while she needs to prove her stamina, but she can't be ruled out given her record here.

7/1

5th

5

(3)

17th Sep 2023

Good

1m 4f 104y

Class 6

16:35 Musselburgh

Smart Lass

9st 4lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Iain Jardine

dwelt start, soon recovered to lead

9/2

6th

5

(7)

17th Aug 2023

Good

1m 5f 26y

Class 6

18:12 Ayr

Smart Lass

9st 13lb

J: Miss Hannah Crawford

T: Iain Jardine

took keen hold, led at fast pace, reduced lead 6f out, headed under 3f out

3/1

Form: 07099-

Last run: 190 days

W: 8st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 45

Form & Verdict

Stable going well but he was out of form when last seen out and others have stronger claims.

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6th

7

(2)

13th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

2m 0f 0y

Class 6

17:40 Wetherby

Seven For A Pound

8st 9lb

J: Christian Howarth

T: Ruth Carr

Quite encouraging seasonal debut when fifth of 13 at Thirsk (1m4f, soft) in April but three very underwhelming runs have followed and he remains without a win since 2021; goes beyond about 1m4f for first time here.

14/1

6th

13

(8)

5th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

1m 4f 8y

Class 6

17:00 Thirsk

Seven For A Pound

8st 9lb

J: James Sullivan

T: Ruth Carr

took keen hold, midfield

40/1

9th

11

(5)

15th May 2023

Good To Soft

1m 4f 13y

Class 6

16:50 Catterick

Seven For A Pound

9st 0lb

J: Harrison Shaw

T: Ruth Carr

Inconsistent and 3-32; only tenth over C&D 19 days ago and needs to improve on that.

33/1

Form: 3784-6

Last run: 74 days

W: 8st 9lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 45

Form & Verdict

21-race maiden; creditable fourth over C&D on soft ground on last turf Flat run (not disgraced at Southwell in January either); fit from jumping but others appeal more.

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5th

6

14th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 51y

Class 5

12:50 Kelso

Turbulent Power

10st 13lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Philip Kirby

27-race maiden (0-7 over hurdles); didn't run badly on last month's stable debut at Catterick, when back from some time off, and she's edging down the weights; non-runner on account of soft ground at Sedgefield on Friday.

6/1

OUR TIP

9/2

Form: 8/424-

Last run: 194 days

W: 9st 7lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 58

Form & Verdict

Ex-Jim Bolger; three competitive runs for this yard last season, including when runner-up over C&D in May (good); handles soft ground and has a shout if fully tuned up after a break.

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13th

8

(6)

26th Apr 2023

Soft

1m 4f 13y

Class 6

15:25 Catterick

Poster Child

9st 2lb

J: Sam James

T: Kevin Frost

Fair ex-Irish scorer for Jim Bolger who has made an encouraging start for her current yard, resuming from six months off with fading seventh in 1m4f Thirsk handicap 22 days ago; she can build on that effort here.

10/1

7th

5

(6)

4th Apr 2023

Soft

1m 4f 8y

Class 6

17:15 Thirsk

Poster Child

9st 7lb

J: Sam James

T: Kevin Frost

Ex-Jim Bolger; three competitive runs for this yard last season, including when runner-up over C&D in May (good); handles soft ground and has a shout if fully tuned up after a break.

9/2

4th

3

(3)

22nd Sep 2022

Standard

1m 4f 14y

Class 6

20:30 Southwell (AW)

Poster Child

9st 7lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Kevin Frost

slowly away, in rear, ridden over 2f out, headway towards near side over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, nearest finish

9/2

Form: 7333-8

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 60

Form & Verdict

12-race maiden; showed promise over 7f/1m on turf last season (including on soft) and has since run creditably with cheekpieces over 1m4f on the AW; not beaten far when last of eight at Southwell on reappearance last month (1m4f) and should be all the better for that run.

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6th

6

(6)

15th Aug 2023

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 6

18:00 Newcastle (AW)

Purple Ice

9st 10lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Michael Dods

Only win was over C&D in early May, but has lost his form since (including over C&D) and others have stronger claims.

14/1

7th

11

(2)

29th Jul 2023

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 4

14:00 Newcastle (AW)

Purple Ice

8st 11lb

J: Jonny Peate

T: Michael Dods

Off the mark at the 14th attempt when landing a C&D handicap in May but that was a narrow success in a Class 6 event and he's been well below that form in both subsequent runs; now returns to AW but this is a big step back up in grade and others are more convincing.

25/1

6th

4

(11)

10th Jul 2023

Good To Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

15:30 Ayr

Purple Ice

9st 11lb

J: Phil Dennis

T: Michael Dods

0-10 on turf and 1-15 overall, his win coming at Newcastle (1m2f, AW) in May; has plenty to prove after a poor effort at Thirsk (1m4f, good to firm) last month, though.

20/1

7/1

Form: 8458/

Last run: 670 days

W: 8st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 45

Form & Verdict

Ex-Adrian Keatley; AW bumper winner in February 2021; won a 2m4f handicap hurdle at Sedgefield in January for this yard (soft; second time with cheekpieces); plenty to find on his four runs on the Flat.

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5th

6

13th May 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 28y

Class 4

16:00 Hexham

Socks Off

11st 1lb

J: Aaron Anderson

T: Rebecca Menzies

6yo with a record of 1-11 over hurdles; that success came in a Sedgefield handicap (2m4f, soft) in January but he's not gone on from that and has struggled back on the Flat in last two runs; still 6lb higher than for his hurdle win and has some work to do back in this sphere.

8/1

5th

12

(5)

10th Apr 2023

Soft

1m 7f 217y

Class 6

15:26 Redcar

Socks Off

8st 9lb

J: Paula Muir

T: Rebecca Menzies

Won AW bumper in February 2021 and a 2m4f handicap hurdle on soft this January; well handicapped on Flat if compared to hurdles form but he failed comprehensively to capitalise on that when second favourite on return to Flat at Thirsk (1m4f, soft; made most) last Tuesday.

8/1

9th

10

(1)

4th Apr 2023

Soft

1m 4f 8y

Class 6

17:15 Thirsk

Socks Off

8st 9lb

J: Ben Curtis

T: Rebecca Menzies

Ex-Adrian Keatley; AW bumper winner in February 2021; won a 2m4f handicap hurdle at Sedgefield in January for this yard (soft; second time with cheekpieces); plenty to find on his four runs on the Flat.

7/1

Form: 22121- CD

Last run: 162 days

W: 9st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 59

Form & Verdict

Progressive sort who won three times over this trip last season, including on heavy ground at Leicester on final start; lacks a recent run and begins the year on a career-high mark (5lb higher than for last win) but by no means out of it.

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8th

5

(7)

30th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

1m 3f 198y

Class 6

15:35 Brighton

Fen Tiger

9st 5lb

J: Sam Feilden

T: Julia Feilden

Second on final two starts last season, latterly when losing out only by a neck over C&D; obvious contender if judged on those efforts but ought to have been very well suited by the soft ground when well beaten on last month's reappearance outing.

10/1

9th

10

(1)

23rd Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 2f 43y

Class 5

17:20 Doncaster

Fen Tiger

9st 1lb

J: Sam Feilden

T: Julia Feilden

All three wins at 1m4f, on good to soft and slower ground; has gone well after short breaks although ran below market expectations on reappearance last spring; having first 1m2f run for nearly two years but proven stamina will be an asset in the conditions.

8/1

9/1

Form: 3112/7

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 59

Form & Verdict

Won twice over 2m at Newcastle in 2021; not disgraced at Southwell last month after a 458-day break; has form on soft so he's a possible, although this shorter trip is a slight concern.

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7th

8

(4)

4th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 6f 0y

Class 5

16:55 Thirsk

Victoriano

8st 11lb

J: Ben Robinson

T: Brian Ellison

Had form figures of 213511 in May-September last year but he ended 2023 with a major blip at Newcastle; was reported to have had blood in his windpipe after that race but he now returns after 204 days off and doesn't have a great record when fresh; others preferred.

12/1

15/2

Form: 15813- C

Last run: 213 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 56

Form & Verdict

Two wins with blinkers last season, including over 1m6f here (good); creditable third on soft ground here on final start (1m6f); one with a chance.

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50/1

Form: 0/7-07

Last run: 49 days

W: 8st 9lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 45

Form & Verdict

Less exposed than most of her rivals but hasn't shown enough, including in two runs on the AW this year, to suggest she can win this.

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10th

14

(12)

16th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 96y

Class 6

15:45 Beverley

Lil Bit Of Magic

9st 0lb

J: Mark Winn

T: Simon Whitaker

took keen hold, midfield on outer

66/1

13th

6

(7)

8th Aug 2023

Soft

0m 7f 6y

Class 6

15:25 Catterick

Lil Bit Of Magic

9st 2lb

J: Phil Dennis

T: Simon Whitaker

Best run so far was when fifth of seven over 7.5f at Beverley last time (good to firm, pulled hard); had bled from the nose when tailed off on previous outing; best watched

33/1

5th

7

(6)

7th Jul 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 96y

Class 6

20:45 Beverley

Lil Bit Of Magic

9st 7lb

J: Alex Fielding

T: Simon Whitaker

took keen hold, led

100/1

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Selections

RP Ratings:

Fen Tiger

TOPSPEED:

Purple Ice

The Times:

Socks Off

SPOTLIGHT:

Poster Child

Daily Mirror:

Victoriano

POSTDATA:

Visitant

The Star:

Purple Ice

NEWMARKET:

Fen Tiger

Telegraph:

Fen Tiger

The Guardian:

Fen Tiger

Daily Mail:

Fen Tiger

The Sun:

Fen Tiger

Daily Record:

Fen Tiger

D Express:

Socks Off