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16:50 Thirsk

Good To Soft

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  • 0m 6f 0y
  • Class 6
  • 18 runners
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Runners: 18 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

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9/2 (Won)

  • Win: £6.00
  • Place: £1.70

Form: 2111-1 D

Last run: 10 days

W: 9st 13lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 64

Form & Verdict

Made good progress last season, winning four handicaps on good or faster ground; had a wind operation before her return to action at Catterick ten days ago where she showed testing ground wasn't an issue, never far away and keeping on strongly (5f, soft); that win backed up by the clock and she's a key player despite the 5lb rise.

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4th

3

(5)

27th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 6f 2y

Class 5

17:40 Doncaster

Isle Of Dreams

9st 8lb

J: Zak Wheatley

T: Declan Carroll

raced in third

7/1

6/1

  • Place: £2.40

Form: 43-591 D

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 13lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 64

Form & Verdict

Won twice last season (6f, both slower than good) and she took a step forward back on the grass at Redcar 12 days ago, staying on strongly in the final furlong to win decisively (6f, soft); up 8lb but she's on the up and her yard is going along very nicely.

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20/1

  • Place: £2.50

Form: 31-028 D

Last run: 47 days

W: 9st 1lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 52

Form & Verdict

Both his turf wins have come over this trip on soft ground; two good runs at Wolverhampton this winter but his form dipped last time; tough race to bounce back in.

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7th

12

27th Dec 2023

Standard

0m 6f 20y

Class 6

17:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Bomb Squad

9st 9lb

T: John Mackie

midfield

5/1

2nd

2

(5)

24th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 6f 16y

Class 6

19:15 Southwell (AW)

Bomb Squad

9st 8lb

J: Jason Hart

T: John Mackie

midfield

12/1

4th

10

(9)

21st Oct 2023

Standard

0m 6f 20y

Class 6

18:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Bomb Squad

9st 4lb

J: Joe Leavy

T: John Mackie

Gained reward for a string of good runs when winning a 6f handicap at Southwell in August; not so good over 7f on turf last time but these conditions should see him in a better light and a promising apprentice takes off a handy 7lb.

10/1

16/1

Form: -43639 D

Last run: 13 days

W: 8st 13lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 50

Form & Verdict

Well suited by slow ground but his losing run stretches all the way back to October 2019; on a lowly mark but could prove vulnerable for win purposes once again.

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8th

3

(4)

10th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 8y

Class 6

20:18 Nottingham

Stallone

9st 5lb

J: Rhys Elliott

T: Michael Dods

Two wins on AW at Newcastle this year and he returned to turf with a creditable third behind Mehmo over C&D last month; did best of the closers in that race and that took his course form figures to 133; dangerous off 1lb lower than last time.

15/2

33/1

Form: 979/3-

Last run: 387 days

W: 9st 1lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 52

Form & Verdict

Went close for this yard in a Redcar seller on debut (claimed by Jim Boyle afterwards); hasn't progressed since and something to prove back with Tony Coyle after 387 days off.

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8th

5

(4)

6th May 2024

Soft

0m 7f 96y

Class 6

16:15 Beverley

Ey Up Its Jazz

9st 8lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Tony Coyle & Kaine Wood

Two wins last spring (6f/7f, soft/heavy) and a good second over C&D in July; finished in front of a few of these when fourth at Thirsk on reappearance (7f, heavy) and was a creditable second to a 125-1 shot at Leicester last time (6f, soft); contender.

7/2

2nd

3

(7)

27th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

16:55 Leicester

Ey Up Its Jazz

9st 7lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Tony Coyle & Kaine Wood

Won this race on soft ground a year ago and followed up over 7f on heavy at Thirsk soon afterwards; may not have much margin for error off current mark but made the frame on seasonal debut and enters calculations.

5/2

4/1

Form: 670-01 D

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 59

Form & Verdict

Appreciated the conditions and a drop into 0-55 company when narrowly coming out on top at Redcar 12 days ago; still has handicapping scope up 3lb but others are more appealing.

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12/1

Form: 3-6468 D

Last run: 29 days

W: 9st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 56

Form & Verdict

On a long losing run but he has dropped a long way in the weights and has run some sound races in defeat this winter; new yard could well freshen him up and he has run well on good to soft in the past; interesting.

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13th

3

(11)

21st Jun 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

20:55 Newcastle (AW)

Macho Pride

9st 9lb

J: Faye McManoman

T: Ruth Carr

5lb better off with Beast Of Burden for a C&D defeat of just over 1l last month, and last week's fine Hamilton second was a third podium finish from as many starts since; losing run mounting up, but claims still good.

4/1

2nd

4

(12)

14th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 6y

Class 6

17:50 Hamilton

Macho Pride

11st 2lb

J: Miss Chelsea Brooks

T: Ruth Carr

Sandwiched between Beast Of Burden and Zegos Surprise when second at Newcastle early last month and has backed that effort up twice since (one C&D), albeit held behind Giselles Izzy latest; obvious place claims.

9/1

3rd

1

(1)

1st Jun 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

17:22 Ripon

Macho Pride

9st 10lb

J: James Sullivan

T: Ruth Carr

Poor strike-rate and on a long losing run but he is fully effective over C&D and he comes here on the back of two seconds last month; drawn on the outside and may have to wait a bit longer to get off the mark for this yard.

9/2

Form: 32999- D

Last run: 162 days

W: 9st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 58

Form & Verdict

Six-time winner who is well treated on even last season's best; record fresh a major concern.

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1st

4

(8)

31st Oct 2023

Heavy

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

13:42 Catterick

Wades Magic

9st 8lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Tim Easterby

took keen hold, prominent, pushed along to lead over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, edged left but kept on well towards finish, ridden out

11/4

2nd

3

(3)

4th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

0m 5f 212y

Class 6

16:50 Catterick

Wades Magic

9st 9lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

dwelt start, midfield after 2f, in touch with leaders on inner

9/4

Form: 4-7012 D

Last run: 12 days

W: 8st 13lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 50

Form & Verdict

Bounced back to form with a win in a classified event at Newcastle last month (6f); had most of her rivals in trouble 2f out at Redcar 12 days ago but she couldn't cope with the late thrust of Slainte Mhath; stall 20 might allow her to grab the stands' rail but whether that will be advantageous remains to be seen.

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5th

6

(7)

2nd May 2024

Heavy

0m 6f 2y

Class 5

17:05 Doncaster

Hurt You Never

9st 5lb

J: Mia Nicholls

T: Adrian Nicholls

Pacy mare; made all at Newcastle (5f; 33-1) in January and consistent in defeat (over 6f) on her next two starts; her latest effort (last of four) was disappointing though, so she'd have a bit to prove back on turf, particularly on soft ground; clear risks attached.

7/1

Form: 87-194 CD

Last run: 9 days

W: 9st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 53

Form & Verdict

Nothing wrong with the form of his Newcastle win last month (6f) off just 1lb lower; had an excuse next time and he turned in another solid effort back at Newcastle nine days ago; C&D winner in the past; seems happiest on good or faster though.

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5

(1)

15th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 6

16:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Merry Secret

9st 9lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Antony Brittain

Has a patchy profile and was never involved at Newcastle (6f) last Monday but his last win was on Tapeta and he went close in a classified event over C&D in August; looks interesting on that form and he's not ruled out back up in trip; change of headgear.

12/1

5th

7

(1)

8th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

18:00 Newcastle (AW)

Merry Secret

9st 2lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Antony Brittain

Went close in 7f classified at Wolverhampton in August but he's not hit the same level since including in three runs for this yard; losing run is now up to 16 and others are more persuasive.

8/1

5th

35

10th Dec 2023

Standard

0m 6f 20y

Class 6

16:50 Wolverhampton (AW)

Merry Secret

8st 8lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Antony Brittain

Went close in 7f classified here in August but soundly beaten in Tapeta handicaps on his two runs for this yard and has to raise his game.

25/1

16/1

Form: 19570- D

Last run: 141 days

W: 9st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 58

Form & Verdict

Took advantage of his drop in the weights when rattling off a hat-trick in the second half of 2022 (6f, good or faster); returns from a break off the same mark as for his latest win; handles most ground but his record fresh doesn't suggest this will be the day to catch him.

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9th

12

(12)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

18:35 Thirsk

Hurstwood

8st 6lb

J: William Pyle

T: Peter Niven

slowly away, in rear

25/1

50/1

Form: 03880- CD

Last run: 180 days

W: 9st 0lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 51

Form & Verdict

Came to hand early last spring, finishing second of 20 at Redcar one year ago before seeing off 15 rivals over C&D last May; more bad runs than good afterwards but he returns to action off a handy mark.

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7th

7

(6)

23rd Sep 2023

Soft

0m 5f 212y

Class 6

14:55 Catterick

Point Of Woods

8st 9lb

J: Aiden Brookes

T: Tina Jackson

held up in last

33/1

12th

13

(8)

5th Sep 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

17:30 Ripon

Point Of Woods

9st 0lb

J: Mark Winn

T: Tina Jackson

Veteran who's looked on the downgrade this year; another ordinary effort last time and only holds outside claims.

33/1

10th

16

(15)

26th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 5f 217y

Class 6

20:00 Redcar

Point Of Woods

9st 0lb

J: Phil Dennis

T: Tina Jackson

Veteran who has won over C&D in the past but his last success was 15 months ago; has had some traffic issues a couple of times this summer but he's not finished closer than ninth this season and is easy to have reservations; visor is removed and cheekpieces return.

25/1

13th
9 (5)
Gowanlad

14/1

Form: 0706-0 D

Last run: 58 days

W: 9st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 55

Form & Verdict

Failed to recapture his best form on the AW this winter; even lower mark to exploit back on turf but his handful of runs on grass haven't been inspiring.

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10th

13

(7)

8th May 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

20:45 Newcastle (AW)

Gowanlad

9st 3lb

J: Madi Patzelt

T: Philip Kirby

midfield

16/1

13th

9

(5)

22nd Apr 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

16:50 Thirsk

Gowanlad

9st 4lb

J: Dale Swift

T: Philip Kirby

raced near side

14/1

10th

6

(9)

23rd Feb 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

19:00 Newcastle (AW)

Gowanlad

9st 2lb

J: Phil Dennis

T: Philip Kirby

All three wins on Tapeta, the latest over 5f here a year ago; now 6lb lower, but he has finished out of the frame in all eight starts since that success so doubts over whether he can take advantage.

14/1

14th
4 (1)
Toptime

9/1

Form: 4168-7 CD

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 59

Form & Verdict

Comfortably saw off 16 rivals to win this race 12 months ago off this mark; perhaps needed his recent return to action at Southwell (tried in a visor, left off today); last year's two wins both came in a tongue-tie though and that aid is again left off here.

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5th

5

(5)

20th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 6f 16y

Class 6

20:00 Southwell (AW)

Toptime

9st 6lb

J: Alistair Rawlinson

T: Roy Bowring

Has form figures of 3212, all at Southwell, since December; close second over 6f most recently and remains favourably treated on historical data (has won off higher marks); shortlisted.

4/1

20/1

Form: 95138- D

Last run: 179 days

W: 9st 1lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 52

Form & Verdict

Had dropped to a basement mark prior to his ready defeat of Macho Pride at Ripon last September (6f, good); has run well on good to soft but would prefer it quicker and he has been off for six months.

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3rd

10

(9)

3rd May 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

21:00 Newcastle (AW)

Flavius Titus

9st 4lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Danny Brooke

Kept on for respectable fifth over C&D in October but is best known as a turf performer and has fitness to prove after six-month absence; usually sports blinkers; cheekpieces on for first time since 2022.

14/1

5th

1

(3)

31st Oct 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

20:15 Newcastle (AW)

Flavius Titus

9st 9lb

J: Graham Lee

T: Danny Brooke

in rear on far side of group, headway over 1f out, kept on final 110yds, not reach leaders

16/1

7th

1

(1)

24th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 6

18:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Flavius Titus

9st 9lb

J: Neil Callan

T: Danny Brooke

Can be a hostage to fortune given he's often slowly away and stall 1 may be more of a hindrance than a help; still feasibly treated after his ready Thirsk win over 6f in August and 7f looks worth revisiting on recent evidence.

4/1

Form: 8017-4 D

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 55

Form & Verdict

The addition of a visor saw him spring a 33-1 surprise at Redcar (6f, good to firm) last summer; two subsequent runs have confirmed there was no fluke about the win but he does have ground to make up with Impressor on a recent Redcar run; the return of the visor could help though.

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20/1

Form: 22347- D BF

Last run: 206 days

W: 9st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 53

Form & Verdict

Won twice at Catterick in August 2021; failed to win last season but often ran well, including on slow ground; back from an absence perhaps not the time to catch him.

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9th

3

(9)

30th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

19:30 Newcastle (AW)

Quercus

9st 7lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Ann Duffield

Three wins at Catterick this summer and has had a break since flopping there in August; however, hasn't shone on his four AW starts, all of them here.

8/1

Form: 106-86 CD

Last run: 53 days

W: 9st 1lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 52

Form & Verdict

Hit and miss for former yard but he did win four races, one of them over C&D; back to his last winning mark and quite possible his fortunes can take an upward turn for Mick Appleby; something to prove on slower than good though.

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7th

6

(12)

15th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 3y

Class 6

17:10 Yarmouth

Hilarys Boy

9st 10lb

J: Frederick Larson

T: Michael Appleby

slowly into stride, held up in rear, pushed along over 3f out, ridden and no impression from 2f out

12/1

7th

14

(11)

8th May 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

20:45 Newcastle (AW)

Hilarys Boy

8st 10lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Michael Appleby

taken down early, dwelt start and bumped start, towards rear

7/1

7

(15)

29th Apr 2023

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

17:25 Leicester

Hilarys Boy

9st 1lb

J: Frederick Larson

T: Michael Appleby

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Non-runners

Yazaman, Rainbow Rain, Quercus, Imperial Khan, Hilary's Boy

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Payout
Exacta £236.00
Straight Forecast £278.20
Tricast £1606.00
Trifecta £1771.00

Selections

Daily Mirror:

Isle Of Dreams

SPOTLIGHT:

Macho Pride

Daily Mail:

Bomb Squad

RP Ratings:

Slainte Mhath

POSTDATA:

Hurt You Never

The Times:

Toptime

Telegraph:

Impressor

The Sun:

Isle Of Dreams

The Star:

Isle Of Dreams

Daily Record:

Isle Of Dreams

TOPSPEED:

Macho Pride

D Express:

Bomb Squad