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Market Cross Jewellers Handicap

  • Prize money: £8100
  • 0m 5f 217y
  • Class 3
  • 13 runners
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Market Cross Jewellers Handicap

Runners: 13 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

11/1 (Won)

  • Win: £7.50
  • Place: £2.50

Form: 34674- D

Last run: 196 days

W: 8st 6lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

Did well last spring, including on soft; starts out for his new stable (sold out of Archie Watson's yard for 17,000gns in October) off a 4lb lower mark than for his last victory; usual headgear left off today.

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

8th

4

(9)

27th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

17:50 Ripon

Twelfth Knight

9st 1lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: Paul Midgley

midfield, good headway when short of room against rail over 1f out, not recover

16/1

2nd
2 (4)
Bielsa

7/1

  • Place: £2.00

Form: 73500- CD

Last run: 184 days

W: 9st 8lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

4lb lower than when winning the 2021 Ayr Gold Cup; last season was disappointing but he has gone well fresh in the past and this isn't as demanding as he is accustomed to.

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No / Draw
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Verdict Starting price

5th

2

(6)

16th Dec 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:09 Newcastle (AW)

Bielsa

9st 2lb

J: Shane Gray

T: Kevin Ryan

raced in second, hung right over 1f out, lost second 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, eased towards finish

11/4

2nd

2

(10)

11th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:15 Newcastle (AW)

Bielsa

9st 5lb

J: Kevin Stott

T: Kevin Ryan

Smart handicapper who made a flying start to the season, second at Redcar before seeing off 20 rivals at York's Dante meeting; ran to form in the Wokingham, Stewards' Cup and Ayr Gold Cup before a more subdued effort at York four weeks ago (raced on the favoured far side); third, albeit well beaten, over C&D in Group 3 company in one AW start; shouldn't be far away.

11/2

7th

8

(9)

14th Oct 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

14:25 York

Bielsa

9st 6lb

J: Shane Gray

T: Kevin Ryan

re-shod, raced far side, towards rear

14/1

5/1

  • Place: £2.30

Form: 20814- D

Last run: 156 days

W: 9st 3lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Prominent racer who has run well on his reappearance in each of the last four seasons; reinvented as a sprinter last autumn, winning a big-field handicap at Newbury (6f, soft) before a respectable fourth in a Doncaster Listed race when last seen; whether he can carry on improving as an 8yo remains to be seen but he's more appealing than many.

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No / Draw
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Verdict Starting price

10th

6

(7)

20th Dec 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 3

19:00 Kempton (AW)

Marshal Dan

9st 8lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Heather Main

steadied start, in rear

14/1

10th

9

(9)

9th Dec 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 14y

Class 2

18:15 Newcastle (AW)

Marshal Dan

9st 4lb

J: Gina Mangan

T: Heather Main

keen to post, in touch with leaders

16/1

7th

1

(16)

4th Nov 2023

Heavy

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

15:57 Newmarket

Marshal Dan

10st 0lb

J: Hector Crouch

T: Heather Main

Finished third of 15 in the 2018 running; has had a stop-start year but testing conditions suit and he looked in good form when a ready winner from Hodler at Leicester 18 days ago (7f, soft; first-time cheekpieces, retained); back up 5lb; one of the more likely ones.

8/1

OUR TIP

12/1

Form: 0704-0 D

Last run: 8 days

W: 9st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Improved performer in late 2021, winning a big-field 6f handicap at Doncaster and narrowly missing out in a Listed race over the same C&D two weeks later; patchy record in a light campaign in 2022; low-key reappearance at Doncaster last week; something to prove for now.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

1st

3

(17)

27th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 6f 2y

Class 3

18:40 Doncaster

Magical Spirit

9st 9lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Kevin Ryan

held up in rear on near side of group, going easily but still plenty to do halfway, smooth headway 2f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, kept on well final 110yds, won going away

10/1

6th

6

(3)

11th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:15 Newcastle (AW)

Magical Spirit

8st 13lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Kevin Ryan

Now 4lb lower than when winning at Doncaster in April and 7lb lower than when third behind Bielsa in a big-field sprint at York's Dante meeting; heavy defeats at Ayr and York after an eight-week break but he's a C&D winner and it wouldn't be a bolt from the blue to see him bounce back.

20/1

10/1

Form: 6905-0 D

Last run: 27 days

W: 8st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Won twice at Ripon last spring, including on soft; last month's reappearance at Newcastle should have sharpened him up; well handicapped if that's the case.

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Verdict Starting price

4th

2

(5)

10th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

19:15 Ripon

Fortamour

9st 9lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Ben Haslam

towards rear

3/1

1st

9

(5)

18th Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

16:17 Ripon

Fortamour

9st 4lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Ben Haslam

His last four wins have come over C&D, the latest off 2lb higher last September; should win more races but this one might prove too competitive.

10/1

Form: 21668- C

Last run: 226 days

W: 8st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 73

Form & Verdict

Only 1-15 but the win came at this track, albeit over 5f on fast ground; stays this longer trip but soft may be a stumbling block and he's out of the weights too.

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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

5th

6

(12)

30th Jun 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 5f 0y

Class 5

17:30 Newcastle (AW)

Prodigious Blue

9st 13lb

J: Faye McManoman

T: Nigel Tinkler

midfield

11/2

4th

2

(5)

25th May 2023

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 5

18:22 Chelmsford (AW)

Prodigious Blue

9st 6lb

J: Andrea Atzeni

T: Nigel Tinkler

sweating

9/2

1st

4

(1)

9th May 2023

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 5

19:45 Newcastle (AW)

Prodigious Blue

9st 9lb

J: Faye McManoman

T: Nigel Tinkler

in rear on far side of group, headway halfway, ridden over 1f out, ran on to lead towards finish

16/1

16/1

Form: 05905- D

Last run: 174 days

W: 9st 1lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Has won on soft ground but last season's two wins came on a quick surface; sold out of Kevin Ryan's yard for 20,000gns in October; handy mark for this stable debut and has won after a break in the past.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

13th

8

(13)

27th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 6f 2y

Class 3

18:40 Doncaster

Rathbone

9st 6lb

J: David Probert

T: Michael Herrington

midfield in centre of group

25/1

9th

11

(5)

6th Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

16:55 Kempton (AW)

Rathbone

9st 1lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: Michael Herrington

He had slipped in the weights prior to landing handicaps at Sandown (5f, good) and Doncaster (6f, soft) last September; probably needs some help from the handicapper now and best watched after five months off and without his usual cheekpieces.

25/1

10/1

Form: 37438- CD

Last run: 211 days

W: 9st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

C&D winner; three wins last year and regularly acquitted himself with credit in good races after the last of his wins; returns to action off a tough mark though and slow ground isn't his optimum.

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No / Draw
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Verdict Starting price

3rd

2

(2)

22nd Apr 2024

Good To Firm

0m 6f 12y

Class 5

16:45 Windsor

Ghathanfar

9st 9lb

J: Robert Havlin

T: Tracy Waggott

led

4/1

8/1

Form: 92096- D

Last run: 171 days

W: 9st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Useful performer for Les Eyre, including on testing ground, but he struggled during a light 2022 campaign; new yard quick to fit a tongue-tie; potentially well treated on this return; interesting.

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Verdict Starting price

4

22nd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:25 Ayr

Just Frank

9st 11lb

T: Tim Easterby

21th

18

(10)

17th May 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

14:25 York

Just Frank

8st 7lb

J: Duran Fentiman

T: Tim Easterby

Conditions shouldn't have been an issue at Redcar on his stable debut last month yet he was never in the hunt; dropped 3lb but others bring more persuasive claims.

33/1

16/1

Form: -35769 D

Last run: 27 days

W: 8st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

Now 8lb lower than for a good Ripon win last September (6f, good) but solid results since have been few and far between; best turf form on good or quicker ground and has plenty to prove back on soft turf; cheekpieces refitted after three runs with no headgear.

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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

6th

5

(5)

6th May 2024

Soft

0m 5f 21y

Class 5

17:30 Windsor

Abolish

9st 7lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Tony Carroll

awkward start, midfield

5/2

2nd

3

(4)

27th Mar 2024

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

20:30 Kempton (AW)

Abolish

9st 8lb

J: Neil Callan

T: Tony Carroll

Just one win in Britain but he has plenty of ability and today's drop into a Class 6 will be in his favour; returning to 6f no bad thing either; one to be interested in.

5/1

4th

3

(2)

20th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 4f 214y

Class 5

18:00 Southwell (AW)

Abolish

9st 5lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Tony Carroll

0-17 on the AW and he's an infrequent winner on turf; wasn't stopping over 6f last time at Wolverhampton and it's been a long time since he ran over 5f.

7/2

Form: 21-712 D

Last run: 8 days

W: 8st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Won two of his first three starts for this yard (5f and 6f, both AW); second of 19 behind a useful and well-backed rival at Doncaster last week (6f, soft); runs off the same mark here and he's of obvious interest.

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Verdict Starting price

10th

12

(4)

21st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 1y

Class 2

18:45 Musselburgh

Blind Beggar

8st 6lb

J: Adam Farragher

T: Michael Appleby

Held on narrowly from Silky Wilkie at Bath (off 3lb lower) a fortnight ago, taking record on heavy going to 2-2; doesn't necessarily need ground that deep; likely player provided he remains in similar form.

8/1

1st

11

(11)

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 5f 10y

Class 2

15:43 Bath

Blind Beggar

8st 3lb

J: Adam Farragher

T: Michael Appleby

Prominent racer; now 2lb lower than for his Chelmsford win in November (5f); mixed bag since, including when only seventh at Doncaster two weeks ago (had run well in the corresponding race in 2023); tough task trying to dominate this field but he's 1-1 on heavy ground and also goes well on soft.

16/1

7th

11

(7)

24th Mar 2024

Soft

0m 6f 2y

Class 3

15:05 Doncaster

Blind Beggar

8st 13lb

J: Alistair Rawlinson

T: Michael Appleby

Front-runner; 1lb lower than when chasing home Aleezdancer in the corresponding event 12 months ago; comes here on the back of two poor AW runs though and others appeal more.

14/1

20/1

Form: /0379- D

Last run: 173 days

W: 8st 10lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Two wins as a 2yo when trained by Martyn Meade; hamstrung by a refusal to settle last season; sold for 32,000gns in October and gelded; still has time to deliver on that early promise and he's one of two interesting stable debutants for Tim Easterby; soft ground the concern.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4th

4

(2)

30th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

18:55 Catterick

Object

9st 6lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

Ended a losing run when winning an apprentice race over C&D on soft ground last week (rider claimed 10lb, raced on best part of track); chance with no penalty.

4/7

1st

4

(4)

24th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

14:12 Catterick

Object

9st 9lb

J: Alex Fielding

T: Tim Easterby

Essentially disappointing for Tim Easterby last season but he's slipped to a good mark and 5f on slow ground looks ideal; rider's 10lb claim helpful and although he's been off for 166 days, he needs a market check.

11/2

10/1

Form: 2/738- D

Last run: 198 days

W: 8st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

Retained ability last season and he kicks off this campaign off a reduced mark; suspicion a faster surface would be preferred.

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50

22nd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:25 Ayr

Baba Reza

9st 0lb

T: Julie Camacho

4th

8

(7)

11th May 2023

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

19:40 Thirsk

Baba Reza

8st 13lb

J: Graham Lee

T: Julie Camacho

switched right soon after start, raced near side, led

10/1

9th

7

(10)

30th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

0m 5f 110y

Class 4

16:05 Wetherby

Baba Reza

9st 3lb

J: Graham Lee

T: Julie Camacho

Seen only three times last season but wasn't far off best form when placed at Thirsk (6f, good) on second occasion; has fitness to prove today, though, and may not be favoured by any lingering juice in the ground.

20/1

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Payout
Exacta £734.00
Straight Forecast £618.50
Tricast £2161.30
Trifecta £2798.00

Selections

The Times:

Blind Beggar

TOPSPEED:

Twelfth Knight

D Express:

Baba Reza

The Sun:

Abolish

POSTDATA:

Fortamour

RP Ratings:

Bielsa

SPOTLIGHT:

Marshal Dan

Telegraph:

Blind Beggar

The Guardian:

Blind Beggar

Daily Mail:

Blind Beggar

Daily Mirror:

Blind Beggar

The Star:

Blind Beggar

Daily Record:

Blind Beggar