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Stephanie Pennington Birthday Celebration Handicap (Div II)

  • Prize money: £4187.2
  • 0m 6f 0y
  • Class 5
  • 12 runners
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Stephanie Pennington Birthday Celebration Handicap (Div II)

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

5/1 (Won)

  • Win: £6.00
  • Place: £2.20

Form: 2373-3 D

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Ended a losing run when making all to win a 6f handicap at Wolverhampton last summer; placed twice on turf in September, including here on soft ground (7f); encouraging return from a break at Chelmsford (7f) 16 days ago and he returns to the grass off a 5lb lower mark; one to consider.

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7th

1

(3)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

18:05 Thirsk

Society Lion

9st 9lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: Ed Dunlop

prominent up the centre

9/1

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2/1

  • Place: £1.80

Form: 5447-4 D BF

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 8lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

The ground can't be soft enough for him so Saturday's forecast rain will be in his favour; operating off a much-reduced mark nowadays and his reappearance fourth at Doncaster wasn't without hope; this is his first run at Class 5 level but he might need a stiffer test at 6f and this doesn't look overloaded with early pace.

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14/1

  • Place: £3.50

Form: 860-07 D

Last run: 79 days

W: 9st 6lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Two 6f wins when trained by Bryan Smart (one on soft), the second of them coming off a 13lb higher mark; not been in much form on AW for new yard this winter but he's tumbled down the weights and returning to turf could help; interesting to see if hes backed.

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9th

14

(3)

24th Mar 2024

Soft

0m 6f 2y

Class 3

15:05 Doncaster

Parisiac

8st 4lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Alice Haynes

Game effort to win a heavy-ground 5f handicap at Newmarket last November; needs to leave this year's two AW runs behind him if he's to come out on top at this level.

25/1

Form: 200-35 CD

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 73

Form & Verdict

Won twice last May, latterly beating 15 rivals over C&D (good) off a 2lb lower mark; two encouraging 7f runs at Newcastle this spring and he's handicapped to go well; often compromises himself with a slow start.

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9th

8

(5)

3rd May 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 4

19:55 Newcastle (AW)

As If By Chance

9st 0lb

J: Alex Jary

T: Nigel Tinkler

Boasts a consistent record over C&D without winning, all his victories having come over an easy 6f on turf; outran market expectations behind Outrun The Storm on his C&D comeback and gives his trainer a decent hand.

12/1

4th

4

(14)

16th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 4

18:00 Newcastle (AW)

As If By Chance

9st 6lb

J: Alex Jary

T: Nigel Tinkler

Two wins on turf (6f) last year and placed in three of five C&D starts but ended last season quietly and lacks a recent run.

33/1

5th
11 (12)
Ramiro

33/1

Form: /5080-

Last run: 285 days

W: 9st 1lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 67

Form & Verdict

Three wins over 7f on turf when trained in Ireland, but well beaten in five outings for this yard having blown the start each time (also withdrawn after getting upset in stalls on an intended outing in August); risky back from a 285-day absence; now hooded.

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3rd

10

(21)

20th Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 6f 0y

17:05 Curragh

Ramiro

9st 4lb

J: J M Sheridan

T: Miss Hilary McLoughlin

in touch with leaders, prominent when groups merged 3f out, switched right and challenging over 1f out, no extra inside final 110yds

14/1

20/1

Form: 60-707

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 3lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 69

Form & Verdict

Won a 5f soft-ground maiden for Robert Cowell in May 2021 before finishing second in a Listed event 17 days later; slim pickings since his 2yo campaign but he's dropped a long way in the weights and he's the type Ruth Carr will find the key to at some point.

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9th

3

(2)

19th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 5f 182y

Class 6

15:20 Carlisle

Little Earl

10st 0lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Ruth Carr

Regressive 4yo who has been unplaced all seven starts for Ruth Carr this year; continues to slip down the weights but was particularly disappointing when returning to turf ten days ago and has a lot more to prove than some.

16/1

14th

5

(3)

9th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

16:40 Thirsk

Little Earl

9st 6lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Ruth Carr

No win since juvenile days (then with Robert Cowell) and yet to take advantage of a falling mark; wasn't beaten all that far, some 3.5l, when fourth in first-time blinkers at Wolverhampton (7f) a fortnight ago; sits 2lb lower and drops back in trip; trainer won this race in 2017 and 2021.

16/1

4th

6

(4)

25th May 2023

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 5

17:25 Wolverhampton (AW)

Little Earl

9st 3lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Ruth Carr

His mark continues to fall and he didn't run badly when upped to 7f and sixth of 13 at Southwell (Tapeta) last time; however, he needs something extra in the first-time blinkers if he's to win this.

13/2

10/1

Form: 1-4720 D

Last run: 50 days

W: 9st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 73

Form & Verdict

Came from off the pace to reel off a 6f hat-trick at Newcastle in late 2022; mixed bag this year but he went very close on his penultimate start; 9lb higher than when second in this race 12 months ago and minor money perhaps his best hope.

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5th

3

(5)

25th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 6f 16y

Class 5

15:55 Southwell (AW)

After John

9st 7lb

J: Dougie Costello

T: Iain Jardine

Had plenty to spare when winning a 6f handicap at Newcastle in November, meeting trouble in running but sweeping through to lead late on; never dangerous back there four weeks ago but this race looks full of pace and he should be arriving on the scene late.

9/1

9th

9

(1)

28th Dec 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

19:00 Newcastle (AW)

After John

9st 6lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: Iain Jardine

Conditions to suit and he bounced back to form with a come-from-behind success over C&D eight weeks ago; met plenty of trouble on that occasion and looks good value for the 3lb rise; won this race off the same mark 12 months ago; one of four runners for the stable; would be suited by a strong pace.

5/1

8th
5 (2)
Kapono

7/1

Form: 7-0762 D

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Easy winner of a Class 6 on heavy ground at Redcar last October; he has been in fair form on AW this year, latterly finishing second of ten over 6f at Newcastle three weeks ago; returns to turf off a 7lb higher mark though.

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8th

5

(2)

22nd Apr 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

16:15 Thirsk

Kapono

9st 6lb

J: Jonny Peate

T: Roger Fell

dwelt start, raced near side

7/1

2nd

1

(9)

31st Mar 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

20:20 Newcastle (AW)

Kapono

9st 9lb

J: Jonny Peate

T: Roger Fell

towards rear, switched right and headway from over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, ran on well inside final furlong, went second final 110yds

10/1

6th

3

(9)

24th Mar 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

19:15 Newcastle (AW)

Kapono

9st 9lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Roger Fell

Wide-margin winner of a 6f handicap at Redcar in October off this mark; not found that form in two 7f runs here this year but better is expected back down in trip and dropping into a Class 6.

14/1

16/1

Form: 10030- D

Last run: 169 days

W: 9st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 68

Form & Verdict

Conditions shouldn't be an issue and has won on his reappearance in the past; well beaten in this race 12 months ago and this might not be his day.

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12

(8)

4th Dec 2023

Standard

0m 6f 20y

Class 5

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Impeller

9st 0lb

J: Duran Fentiman

T: Grace Harris

Four-time winner over 6f for Tim Easterby, including on the old Fibresand surface at Southwell; didn't show much on her stable debut over C&D last time (behind Ultramarine) and best to look elsewhere.

25/1

9th

7

(5)

18th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 6f 20y

Class 5

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Impeller

9st 2lb

J: Dougie Costello

T: Grace Harris

Mostly consistent on turf this year for Tim Easterby, sold for 5,500gns after finishing third of nine at Redcar four weeks ago; rarely seen on AW but did win at Southwell (Fibresand) earlier in career.

12/1

3rd

1

(7)

20th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

0m 5f 217y

Class 5

14:10 Redcar

Impeller

9st 12lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Tim Easterby

String of good efforts in July and August, winning at Carlisle (6f, good to soft) and placed on five other occasions; not at his best at Pontefract 11 days ago though and he'll be 2lb lower from the weekend.

10/1

20/1

Form: 41000- D

Last run: 189 days

W: 9st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 67

Form & Verdict

Won two big-field 6f handicaps for J F Levins in Ireland last summer (yielding to soft and yielding), tanking through a race at Naas before quickly settling matters (form solid for the grade); found out by big rise in the weights in three subsequent runs before changing hands for £2,000 in January; not sure what to expect after a break but he's well treated if anywhere near his Irish peak.

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10th

1

(1)

15th May 2023

Good To Soft

0m 5f 212y

Class 5

16:20 Catterick

Showmolina

9st 9lb

J: Jack Garritty

T: Danny Brooke

towards rear

20/1

10th

12

(10)

22nd Apr 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

16:15 Thirsk

Showmolina

9st 1lb

J: Jack Garritty

T: Danny Brooke

ducked left start, raced near side

20/1

14th

3

(9)

15th Oct 2022

Yielding

0m 7f 0y

15:10 Leopardstown

Showmolina

10st 1lb

J: Donagh O’Connor

T: J F Levins

always towards rear, ridden over 1f out, kept on final furlong, never dangerous

16/1

11th
7 (13)
Cotai West

8/1

Form: 15129- BF

Last run: 238 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 71

Form & Verdict

Two 5f wins last season (good and good to firm, handles soft); could have more to come this year but she does have to prove she wants this trip (not at her best in one attempt last season).

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13th

11

(4)

5th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

16:00 Thirsk

Cotai West

9st 0lb

J: Shane Gray

T: Kevin Ryan

upset in stalls, reared start and slowly away

14/1

7th

6

(8)

16th May 2023

Good To Soft

0m 5f 110y

Class 5

19:30 Wetherby

Cotai West

9st 4lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Kevin Ryan

led, pushed along over 2f out, headed over 1f out, ridden and weakened inside final furlong

20/1

11th

7

(13)

22nd Apr 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

16:15 Thirsk

Cotai West

9st 5lb

J: Shane Gray

T: Kevin Ryan

raced near side

8/1

Form: 43346- CD

Last run: 234 days

W: 8st 11lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 63

Form & Verdict

Won a C&D maiden on her reappearance 12 months ago (good ground); also placed in a C&D handicap last summer off a 4lb higher mark; something to prove on slower than good though.

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No Results Found

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Payout
Exacta £190.00
Straight Forecast £254.30
Tricast £1994.10
Trifecta £2726.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Society Lion

RP Ratings:

As If By Chance

The Times:

Cold Stare

Telegraph:

Kapono

TOPSPEED:

As If By Chance

Daily Mail:

As If By Chance

POSTDATA:

Society Lion

NEWMARKET:

Society Lion

D Express:

Society Lion

Daily Mirror:

Society Lion

The Sun:

Society Lion

Daily Record:

Kapono

The Guardian:

Cold Stare

The Star:

Cold Stare