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13:25 Thirsk

Good To Soft

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  • 0m 7f 218y
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Runners: 9 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

8/11 (Won)

Form: 322

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Placed all three starts, improving again when chasing home a promising sort from the Gosden stable on turf debut at Redcar (1m, soft) 12 days ago; very much sets the standard.

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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

9th

9

(13)

23rd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 50y

Class 4

16:45 Ayr

Old Smoke

9st 7lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: Richard Fahey

1m novice winner on soft in April and acquitted himself well when sixth of 14 in the traditionally strong London Gold Cup at Newbury (1m2f) on his handicap debut in May; hasn't advanced his form since but most efforts have been respectable and the drop back in trip is worth a go after he faded into fifth over 8.6f at Wolverhampton latest.

10/1

5th

2

(8)

7th Sep 2023

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 4

18:45 Wolverhampton (AW)

Old Smoke

9st 6lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Richard Fahey

Fair since handicapping, given he hasn't looked to see out 1m2f a few times, latterly in cheekpieces; this is a touch easier down another 2lb and he holds each-way claims.

10/1

4th

5

(1)

10th Aug 2023

Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 3

19:00 Chepstow

Old Smoke

9st 1lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Richard Fahey

Delivered on earlier promise when narrow winner of Thirsk novice (1m, soft) in April and was creditable sixth in valuable handicap when upped to 1m2f at Newbury (good) in May; good claims if judged on that evidence but wasn't in same form on last two outings (cheekpieces added last time).

12/1

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10/1

Form: 6

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Colt

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Form & Verdict

Only minor promise on recent 1m Kempton debut but this half-brother to six winners (including Group 3 winner Nargys) should prove capable of better.

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4th

8

(1)

26th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 3f 197y

Class 5

16:55 Doncaster

Abu Royal

9st 7lb

J: Cieren Fallon

T: Heather Main

Showed promise on turf last spring (on soft/good) and was in good form on AW earlier this year; merely mid-division at Bath last time but the heavy ground may not have suited and he could be in the mix today.

16/1

7th

5

(3)

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 2f 37y

Class 5

16:53 Bath

Abu Royal

9st 5lb

J: Adam Farragher

T: Heather Main

1-5 for Charlie Johnston; 0-6 for current stable but he's been on the premises with blinkers enlisted on last three outings, all over 1m2f on Lingfield AW; went close in a soft-ground race last April, so one to consider.

10/1

Form: 68-

Last run: 203 days

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

Caught the eye when sixth on debut at Ayr (7f, good) last September but became upset in the stalls and was well held at Redcar the following month; subsequently gelded; retains potential but might find the odd one too strong this time.

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13th

4

(5)

12th Oct 2023

Heavy

0m 7f 50y

Class 5

16:30 Ayr

Hills Of Gold

9st 13lb

J: Graham Lee

T: Michael Dods

0-8 and well beaten when placed in 7f maidens the last twice (good to firm/good to soft) but he's on a competitive mark now back in a handicap and has shown promise on soft ground; might not be far away.

10/1

3rd

5

(1)

27th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 5

15:50 Redcar

Hills Of Gold

9st 7lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Michael Dods

Placed in four of his last five starts, two of those in nurseries; 6l second when returned to maiden company at Carlisle (7f, good to soft) latest; should be involved but remains vulnerable in this company for win purposes.

11/2

2nd

3

(5)

13th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 195y

Class 5

16:25 Carlisle

Hills Of Gold

9st 7lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Michael Dods

Placed in his first three starts after returning in April, his best effort when beaten half a length on handicap debut here (7.7f, good to firm) in May (form worked out very well); didn't appear to stay when eighth of ten at Ayr (1m2f, good to soft) last time and should appreciate the return to this trip; respected.

7/2

Form: 64-

Last run: 326 days

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Colt

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Form & Verdict

Two runs for Ian Williams last spring, stepping up on debut when fourth of 11 at Newbury (6.5f, good to soft); gelded ahead of this return for a new stable after 326 days off; place claims.

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2nd

4

(7)

11th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 0f 75y

Class 4

16:05 Nottingham

I Still Have Faith

9st 5lb

J: Trevor Whelan

T: B F Brookhouse

Four wins (1m-1m2f) on the Flat last year and he won on his hurdling debut at Wetherby (2m, good) in October; disappointing at Cheltenham in November but that was a tough race and he's had a break since; still looks feasibly treated in this sphere and he needs a close look on return.

9/2

6th

7

18th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 87y

Class 1

12:35 Cheltenham

I Still Have Faith

11st 0lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: B F Brookhouse

Highly productive run of form on the Flat this year from 1m to 1m2f (pretty useful form) and he continued the good work on hurdling debut at Wetherby (2m, good) where his jumping improved as the race progressed; holes in the form can be picked (runner-up was behind Eagle Prince the time before) but he wasn't remotely troubled; some doubts about him on soft ground.

11/1

Form: 4

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Good pedigree and showed clear signs of ability when just under 5l fourth on her 1m Newcastle debut 22 days ago; entitled to progress.

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8th

2

(9)

4th Jan 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 5y

Class 6

16:10 Newcastle (AW)

Ubettabequick

9st 9lb

J: Rowan Scott

T: Nigel Tinkler

Nine-race maiden who lost her way last season after showing early promise, including when fourth of eight on her debut over C&D; returns from five months off with enough to prove.

20/1

9th

1

(7)

12th Aug 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 219y

Class 6

17:02 Redcar

Ubettabequick

9st 11lb

J: Rowan Scott

T: Nigel Tinkler

towards rear of midfield

9/1

4th

5

(6)

25th Jul 2023

Good

1m 0f 208y

Class 6

17:20 Musselburgh

Ubettabequick

9st 6lb

J: Alex Jary

T: Nigel Tinkler

steadied start, raced in fourth, cajoled along after 2f

13/2

6th
2 (3)
Azaim

50/1

Form: 06

Last run: 29 days

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Looks more one for handicaps judged on his two outings on Newcastle's Tapeta last month.

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9th

5

(9)

21st Jun 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

20:10 Ripon

Azaim

9st 2lb

J: Dougie Costello

T: Michael Dods

Lightly-raced 3yo who offered more when third of nine at Carlisle this month (6f, good to firm; made the running in first-time cheekpieces); unexposed as a sprinter and considered in such a moderate race.

5/1

3rd

7

(8)

2nd Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 5f 182y

Class 6

15:25 Carlisle

Azaim

9st 1lb

J: Oliver Stammers

T: Michael Dods

led, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, edged right and no extra inside final furlong

8/1

10th

8

(5)

25th May 2023

Good To Firm

0m 5f 212y

Class 6

15:40 Catterick

Azaim

8st 13lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Michael Dods

outpaced in rear, always behind

12/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Cost 125,000euros as a yearling and is a gelded half-brother to 1m French Listed winner; from a much respected stable and very interesting to see how he goes in the betting.

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Verdict Starting price

4th

6

(7)

3rd Oct 2023

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 5

18:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Paternoster Square

9st 10lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Simon & Ed Crisford

Had some near misses but remains a maiden and blinkers are now turned to after hanging left throughout in a 1m turf maiden 12 days ago; has threatened in handicaps and headgear could make a difference.

5/1

4th

5

(8)

21st Sep 2023

Good To Soft

1m 0f 6y

Class 5

16:55 Pontefract

Paternoster Square

9st 7lb

J: Robert Havlin

T: Simon & Ed Crisford

Made it 0-7 when well beaten in a match at Brighton last time and he's unproven on slow ground; however, showed some useful form previously (including C&D) and is entitled to respect for last year's winning yard.

4/1

2nd

3

(2)

3rd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 216y

Class 5

13:50 Brighton

Paternoster Square

9st 7lb

J: Harry Burns

T: Simon & Ed Crisford

Front-runner; ran up to his best when second of five in a C&D maiden 13 days ago (good ground); raced on slower than good just once and that was on his debut when he was well beaten.

2/1

Form: 8-

Last run: 213 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

66-1, finished last of eight on 7f Redcar debut (good to firm) in September; needs to have come on a lot in the seven months since.

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10

(7)

7th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

19:10 Ripon

Hope To Dance

9st 0lb

J: Jason Hart

T: David & Nicola Barron

7th

5

(4)

20th May 2023

Good

1m 4f 8y

Class 4

15:07 Thirsk

Hope To Dance

9st 2lb

J: Gianluca Sanna

T: David & Nicola Barron

slightly awkward start, took keen hold, in touch with leaders on inner

33/1

8th

8

(6)

22nd Apr 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 218y

Class 5

13:25 Thirsk

Hope To Dance

9st 2lb

J: Gianluca Sanna

T: David & Nicola Barron

slowly away

50/1

Form: 0-

Last run: 162 days

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

125-1, last of 12 on 1m2f Newcastle AW debut in November.

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9th

5

(9)

22nd Apr 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 218y

Class 5

13:25 Thirsk

London Legend

9st 7lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Ann Duffield

fractious at the post, took keen hold, in touch with leaders, raced slightly wide but went second after 1f

100/1

12th

7

(5)

11th Nov 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 42y

Class 4

14:45 Newcastle (AW)

London Legend

9st 7lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Ann Duffield

midfield

50/1

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Old Smoke

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Paternoster Square

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Ubettabequick

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Paternoster Square

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Old Smoke

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Old Smoke

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