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15:26 Redcar

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  • Prize money: £3480.6
  • 1m 7f 217y
  • Class 6
  • 13 runners
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Runners: 13 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

33/1 (Won)

  • Win: £30.70
  • Place: £7.50

Form: 9075-9

Last run: 24 days

W: 8st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 48

Form & Verdict

Won on stable debut at Catterick (1m6f, good to soft) last April off 3lb higher, but nowhere near that form from May onwards; had six months off and wind surgery before tailed off in an AW run last month.

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5th

8

(2)

27th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 6f 115y

Class 6

17:05 Doncaster

Gold Ring

9st 0lb

J: Andrew Breslin

T: Neil Mechie

led

25/1

8th

1

12th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 188y

Class 5

14:30 Sedgefield

Gold Ring

11st 12lb

J: Sam Coltherd

T: Neil Mechie

Won low-grade 2m Flat handicap last spring and bettered inauspicious hurdling debut when running well for a long way in 2m1f maiden here (soft) last month; well beaten since but still not ruled out on handicap hurdle debut.

20/1

20/1

  • Place: £7.00

Form: 54876-

Last run: 167 days

W: 8st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 45

Form & Verdict

Low-level maiden after eight starts; more competitive last June in his first two handicaps (about 1m4f) but went off the boil; has headgear first time for today's reappearance.

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2nd

5

(8)

10th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 6

18:40 Ripon

Tarbat Ness

9st 2lb

J: Jason Watson

T: John Berry

switched sharply right soon after start, held up in rear, steady headway and going easily 3f out, went second over 1f out, chased clear leader inside final furlong, kept on but no match for winner

9/2

4th

4

(7)

30th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

1m 5f 192y

Class 6

18:20 Catterick

Tarbat Ness

9st 7lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: John Berry

Plenty of good runs over 2m last term, including a win off 5lb lower at Ffos Las in September (soft); fair run at Wolverhampton on reappearance when blinkers were tried; regular cheekpieces back on here; a possible despite drop in trip.

5/1

11/1

  • Place: £4.40

Form: 9/948-

Last run: 175 days

W: 9st 9lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 60

Form & Verdict

1-23 in France and 0-7 in Britain; hurdling hasn't worked out (refused to race on penultimate appearance, tailed off latest) and her one piece of solid handicap form last season is not enough to persuade.

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7th

6

(2)

15th May 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 189y

Class 5

15:50 Catterick

Visite Officielle

8st 12lb

J: Aiden Brookes

T: Micky Hammond

Ex-French mare who was again beaten a fair way at Pontefract last time when having Vintage Valley behind over 2m5.6f; is on a competitive mark now though.

12/1

4th

6

(6)

24th Apr 2023

Good

2m 5f 139y

Class 6

16:10 Pontefract

Visite Officielle

9st 7lb

J: Aiden Brookes

T: Micky Hammond

Fair fourth over 2m2f here (good to soft) last October and now 4lb lower; however, she was well beaten by the first two when third at Redcar (2m, soft) a fortnight ago when fit from hurdling; others appeal more.

12/1

3rd

2

(2)

10th Apr 2023

Soft

1m 7f 217y

Class 6

15:26 Redcar

Visite Officielle

9st 9lb

J: Aiden Brookes

T: Micky Hammond

1-23 in France and 0-7 in Britain; hurdling hasn't worked out (refused to race on penultimate appearance, tailed off latest) and her one piece of solid handicap form last season is not enough to persuade.

11/1

4th
7 (10)
Freewheelin

5/1

Form: 6-4223 D

Last run: 38 days

W: 9st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 51

Form & Verdict

Both wins were 2m on AW and he's had good places in that sphere on last three outings; turf form does not match up, admittedly after only five attempts (one last year), but he has the same mark as AW.

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14th

11

(14)

30th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

1m 5f 192y

Class 6

18:20 Catterick

Freewheelin

9st 0lb

J: Andrew Breslin

T: John Norton

Dual AW winner over 2m in 2021/22; fair form last spring including on turf in June (2m, good to firm); needs to bounce back from a poor AW run last time.

33/1

8th

7

(2)

3rd Mar 2024

Standard

2m 0f 56y

Class 6

16:52 Newcastle (AW)

Freewheelin

8st 9lb

J: Andrew Breslin

T: John Norton

Both wins have been over 1m6f but he stays 2m; didn't run too badly on stable debut when behind Vision Of Hope and could build on that.

8/1

8/1

Form: 8458/9

Last run: 6 days

W: 8st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 45

Form & Verdict

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.

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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: 35/39-

Last run: 323 days

W: 9st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 60

Form & Verdict

Lightly raced; fared better as a hurdler when visor was enlisted for last two starts, so maybe it will now help him on Flat, and he showed he stays 3m in that sphere on latest; also tongue tied for last four hurdle races; has run in only two Flat handicaps, both 1m4f last spring and the first of those efforts gives him a shout.

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12th

11

4th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 63y

Class 5

20:25 Hexham

Paramaribo

10st 13lb

J: Miss Roisin Leech

T: Victor Thompson

midfield

11/2

1st

8

22nd Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 28y

Class 5

16:30 Hexham

Paramaribo

10st 11lb

J: Miss Roisin Leech

T: Victor Thompson

Winner on the Flat and also won a point in March (3m, soft); creditable third on return to hurdling at Market Rasen last time (2m4f, good to soft); chance on that form.

6/1

10

10th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 139y

Class 5

14:30 Market Rasen

Paramaribo

11st 0lb

J: Miss Roisin Leech

T: Victor Thompson

Won on the Flat on latest rules start (May 2023) and dug deep to win a soft-ground point for new stable last month; still unexposed over hurdles and evidently in good nick; considered each-way.

10/1

12/1

Form: 52537-

Last run: 167 days

W: 8st 9lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 46

Form & Verdict

0-18 but runner-up twice, latterly when beaten a neck off this mark at Chepstow (2m, good) last June; absent since a heavy defeat on soft in October; chance if straight back on song, which she wasn't first time out last term.

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1st

9

(5)

30th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

1m 3f 198y

Class 6

15:35 Brighton

Cloudy Rose

8st 12lb

J: Gina Mangan

T: John Berry

Completed hat-trick (included two C&D wins) during purple patch last spring and is back on a good mark now; well beaten on recent seasonal debut but has poor record when fresh and ought to be much more competitive today.

13/2

9th

12

(13)

10th Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 3f 219y

Class 6

20:30 Kempton (AW)

Cloudy Rose

8st 11lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: John Berry

in rear, raced wide from 4f out, no telling impression

16/1

3rd

3

(1)

10th Oct 2023

Good To Firm

1m 3f 198y

Class 6

14:55 Brighton

Cloudy Rose

9st 8lb

J: Mia Nicholls

T: John Berry

held up in rear, steady headway 4f out, weakened inside final furlong

5/1

Form: 73-108 CD

Last run: 38 days

W: 9st 9lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 60

Form & Verdict

Won at Southwell (2m, AW) in January; disappointing both starts since and that is a concern but she won this race last year (good to soft) on handicap debut and can't be ruled out.

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10th

5

(8)

12th Aug 2023

Good To Soft

1m 5f 218y

Class 6

17:35 Redcar

Tiger Spirit

9st 13lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Michael Herrington

Started this year with a win at Southwell (2m, AW) in January but she's generally struggled since and was beaten a long way at Newcastle last time; now back below her last winning mark but she needs a major revival.

16/1

9th

4

(2)

29th Jul 2023

Standard

2m 0f 56y

Class 6

15:10 Newcastle (AW)

Tiger Spirit

9st 7lb

J: Paul Hanagan

T: Michael Herrington

Kickstarted 2023 with a win at Southwell (2m, AW) in January; struggled in her next three starts but she ran well at Musselburgh in May and wasn't beaten far at Redcar last time; now back on last winning mark and she's not ruled out on this return to Tapeta.

9/1

7th

3

(1)

24th Jun 2023

Good

1m 5f 218y

Class 6

14:12 Redcar

Tiger Spirit

9st 8lb

J: Harry Russell

T: Michael Herrington

prominent, pushed along 3f out, ridden over 2f out, weakened from 1f out

7/1

OUR TIP

12/1

Form: 12228-

Last run: 125 days

W: 9st 4lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 55

Form & Verdict

Very consistent last year for Ed Bethell over 1m6f/2m, including at this track, until well beaten on final outing; sold for £6,000 this January; peak 2022 form would put her in the mix.

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6th

4

(10)

16th Dec 2023

Standard

2m 0f 120y

Class 6

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Oh So Chic

9st 4lb

J: Harry Davies

T: Sara Ender

midfield

6/1

6th

10

(7)

31st Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 7f 189y

Class 6

15:22 Catterick

Oh So Chic

9st 1lb

J: Zak Wheatley

T: Sara Ender

raced wide, midfield, outpaced over 2f out, weakened over 1f out

10/1

4th

6

(7)

7th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

1m 6f 32y

Class 6

19:35 Carlisle

Oh So Chic

9st 4lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Sara Ender

C&D winner but she's not been the easiest to catch right this term, running one of her better races when second of eight at Catterick (2m) last month; contender if on her A-game again.

9/2

12/1

Form: 40467-

Last run: 133 days

W: 9st 0lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 53

Form & Verdict

12-race maiden, for whom a fall in the weights did not do the trick on AW last year; peak efforts (on good and AW) give her a chance and perhaps she's been freshened up again.

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6th

11

(8)

28th Jun 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 6

20:50 Kempton (AW)

La Belle Vie

8st 12lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: Heather Main

dwelt start, towards rear early, rushed up to midfield after 1f

5/2

2nd

11

(1)

14th Jun 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 6

20:45 Kempton (AW)

La Belle Vie

8st 11lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Heather Main

Best AW form has some at Wolverhampton and has run well there the last twice, proving her stamina when third of ten over 16.5f last time; 0-16, but could again make the frame if able to replicate that latest form back on Polytrack.

11/2

3rd

10

(10)

25th May 2023

Standard

2m 0f 120y

Class 6

16:20 Wolverhampton (AW)

La Belle Vie

8st 10lb

J: Stefano Cherchi

T: Heather Main

Finished just behind Victoriano when third of seven here (1m6f) 13 days ago, but that took her record to 0-15 and she still has to conclusively prove her stamina for this sort of trip.

4/1

11th
9 (8)
Zephlyn

4/1

Form: 500-52

Last run: 24 days

W: 8st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 51

Form & Verdict

Did not finish within 14l of the winner in his first six starts but, on second run after wind surgery, he then came second of nine at Newcastle (upped to 2m, AW) on seventh attempt; that one performance makes him interesting.

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1st

6

(11)

21st Mar 2024

Standard

2m 0f 102y

Class 6

20:30 Southwell (AW)

Zephlyn

9st 6lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Ewan Whillans

Consistent in staying races on Tapeta this winter; hardly anything between him and Ney on their 2m run at Newcastle 18 days ago and had answered the slight question mark about this track when a close second over C&D the time before; looks good for another solid run.

4/1

2nd

5

(1)

3rd Mar 2024

Standard

2m 0f 56y

Class 6

17:25 Newcastle (AW)

Zephlyn

9st 1lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Ewan Whillans

disputed lead, led overall after 2f, increased tempo after halfway, going easily 3f out, pushed along against near rail 2f out, headed over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, no match for winner

11/4

2nd

6

(8)

5th Feb 2024

Standard

2m 0f 102y

Class 6

19:30 Southwell (AW)

Zephlyn

8st 13lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Ewan Whillans

pressed leader, led after 1f, clear after 4f, reduced lead from over 6f out

7/2

10/1

Form: 81441/ D

Last run: 1012 days

W: 9st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 53

Form & Verdict

Won at Catterick (2m, good to soft) off today's mark on latest Flat start but that was in July 2020; absent 925 days before three runs over hurdles this year, in which he showed on latest outing that some ability remains; it's possible that he will take another step forward today.

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6th

3

12th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 178y

Class 4

16:30 Sedgefield

Calevade

11st 5lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Ben Haslam

in touch with leaders, hit 4th, soon outpaced and dropped to rear, lost touch 5th

6/1

6

23rd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 178y

Class 4

17:08 Sedgefield

Calevade

11st 3lb

J: Jack Hogan

T: Ben Haslam

in touch with leaders, not fluent and dropped to rear 4th, bad mistake 5th, soon pushed along and struggling, lost touch before 3 out

11/4

4th

2

1st Jan 2024

Soft

1m 7f 156y

Class 5

13:20 Catterick

Calevade

12st 0lb

J: Jack Hogan

T: Ben Haslam

Two Cartmel wins over 2m1f (good) in May/June; has subsequently run well on more testing ground, last time finishing a good second at Sedgefield (2m1f, soft) behind one who went on to win his next two races; contender.

9/2

Form: 34831- D

Last run: 109 days

W: 9st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 58

Form & Verdict

Seen far more often as a jumper but he was a close third in this race last year (good to soft) off 4lb higher and 2m winner on Southwell AW in December on latest Flat start; out of form lately over fences and this is a rare start with his tongue tied; considered.

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4th

4

26th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 1f 0y

Class 5

12:50 Sedgefield

Zuckerberg

11st 11lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jennie Candlish

raced in second, pecked on landing 7th, weakened before 2 out

4/1

1st

4

28th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 3f 65y

Class 5

14:50 Sedgefield

Zuckerberg

11st 3lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Jennie Candlish

Lost his way last season but usually goes well here and slowing down at the last fence may have cost him over 2m3f here on recent reappearance; 2lb rise is annoying but he has to be considered over a trip he stays.

9/4

2nd

7

9th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 3f 65y

Class 5

14:10 Sedgefield

Zuckerberg

11st 3lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Jennie Candlish

prominent, led after 1st

9/1

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Payout
Exacta £5105.00
Straight Forecast £4324.50
Tricast £68501.60
Trifecta £37309.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Paramaribo

The Times:

Zephlyn

Telegraph:

Calevade

NEWMARKET:

Tarbat Ness

Daily Record:

Zuckerberg

Daily Mirror:

Zephlyn

RP Ratings:

Paramaribo

POSTDATA:

Paramaribo

The Guardian:

Paramaribo

Daily Mail:

Paramaribo

D Express:

Paramaribo

The Star:

Calevade