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14:20 Beverley

Good To Soft

Surprise 60th Birthday Cliff Barber Handicap

  • Prize money: £5574.2
  • 0m 5f 0y
  • Class 4
  • 9 runners
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Surprise 60th Birthday Cliff Barber Handicap

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

20/1 (Won)

  • Win: £19.00
  • Place: £3.90

Form: 694-87

Last run: 24 days

W: 8st 11lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 68

Form & Verdict

Won off 3lb higher at Nottingham (6f) last June and possibly unsuited by Tapeta on his two runs this year (first two AW starts); however, there are nevertheless doubts regarding current form and the drop back to 5f.

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3rd

4

(2)

9th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

17:40 Pontefract

The Dunkirk Lads

9st 6lb

J: Duran Fentiman

T: Tim Easterby

dwelt start, towards rear

8/1

4th

8

(9)

28th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

17:40 Pontefract

The Dunkirk Lads

9st 0lb

J: Duran Fentiman

T: Tim Easterby

towards rear

8/1

5th

2

(10)

17th Sep 2023

Soft

0m 5f 143y

Class 5

17:20 Doncaster

The Dunkirk Lads

9st 12lb

J: Duran Fentiman

T: Tim Easterby

5f winner at Beverley in April and he went close at Carlisle 16 days ago (winner was well treated); 2lb rise not ideal but he's fine on soft; additional yardage should suit at this flat track.

6/1

8/1

  • Place: £1.70

Form: /2507- D BF

Last run: 271 days

W: 9st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Absent since two below-par runs last summer but he has a good record when fresh in the spring and returns on a handy mark; he's a possible.

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2nd

3

(1)

4th Oct 2023

Soft

0m 5f 8y

Class 3

15:42 Nottingham

Sir Titus

9st 5lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Michael Dods

Handled testing ground when trained by Bryan Smart (ran well over C&D on soft as a 3yo); generally raced on a sounder surface for current stable, winning on good at Ayr in June; ran poorly at Yarmouth ten weeks ago but can go well fresh and he's not out of it.

9/1

11th

3

(10)

27th Jul 2023

Good To Soft

0m 5f 42y

Class 3

19:30 Yarmouth

Sir Titus

9st 9lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Michael Dods

Positive start for new stable, building on his Beverley reappearance second in April when going one better at Ayr (5f, good) eight weeks later; the Ayr form looks solid with the second and fourth successful next time; has won on soft; bold show likely.

4/1

1st

1

(2)

24th Jun 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

13:50 Ayr

Sir Titus

10st 0lb

J: Shane Gray

T: Michael Dods

prominent, pushed along 2f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, kept on final 110yds, always doing enough

7/2

OUR TIP

5/1

  • Place: £2.40

Form: 6236-3 D

Last run: 27 days

W: 8st 13lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

Promising first campaign last season, finishing placed in handicaps over C&D (good to firm) and at Doncaster (5.6f, good to soft), and she reappeared with a very close third at Newcastle (5f, AW) last month; this lightly raced 4yo could have more to offer and is on the shortlist.

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4th

1

(1)

10th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 5

18:05 Ripon

Princess Karine

9st 11lb

J: Andrew Breslin

T: Bryan Smart

in touch with leaders up the centre

9/4

Form: 61-223 D

Last run: 8 days

W: 9st 8lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Runner-up twice in a row at Newcastle (5f, AW) last month and good form continued when third of 16 over C&D (good to soft) last Wednesday; with a clear run he may have beaten the runner-up Ventura Flame; solid claims.

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Form: 45612-

Last run: 128 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Lightly raced 4yo who showed improvement over 7f on AW last December, winning at Wolverhampton before good second at Newcastle; has shown promise on turf but it remains to be seen whether 5f will suit (first attempt).

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5th

1

(2)

19th May 2023

Good

0m 6f 6y

Class 4

19:25 Hamilton

Beattie Is Back

9st 9lb

J: Jack Garritty

T: Richard Fahey

Yet to match his AW best on turf but that surely a case of circumstance rather than an inherent preference for the sand; he made an encouraging return to action at Beverley when keeping on for fifth over an inadequate 5f three weeks ago; big run on the cards back up in distance.

100/30

5th

2

(3)

27th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

14:20 Beverley

Beattie Is Back

9st 9lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Richard Fahey

Lightly raced 4yo who showed improvement over 7f on AW last December, winning at Wolverhampton before good second at Newcastle; has shown promise on turf but it remains to be seen whether 5f will suit (first attempt).

5/1

2nd

3

(1)

20th Dec 2022

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 14y

Class 4

16:15 Newcastle (AW)

Beattie Is Back

9st 2lb

J: Zak Wheatley

T: Richard Fahey

took keen hold, raced in last, shaken up and pressed leader over 2f out, pushed along and hung left when made challenge over 1f out, ridden and no extra inside final furlong

9/4

Form: 73515- CD

Last run: 185 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Hold-up filly who won three times last year and has a good record here with her C&D form-figures reading 713713 (wins on soft/good); she ran well on last season's reappearance and is not ruled out, although the visor was a permanent fixture last year and she goes without headgear today.

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7th

2

(6)

11th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 6f 18y

Class 4

14:55 Nottingham

May Blossom

9st 11lb

J: Tom Kiely-Marshall

T: Julie Camacho

in rear but in touch with leaders

25/1

Form: 2960-5 D

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

Failed to threaten on AW on final three runs last year and same story on return three weeks ago; however, his reduced mark appeals on his turf form last August/September, including over C&D; AW may not be his thing and he could play a leading role now back on grass, especially if the ground dries.

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11th

5

(5)

25th Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

14:45 Beverley

Soul Seeker

9st 2lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: David O’Meara

Big prices and well beaten in two runs this year; C&D winner who handles heavy ground so not the biggest surprise to see him bounce back.

14/1

Form: 9598-2 CD

Last run: 8 days

W: 9st 3lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

Won this two years ago and went close over C&D (good) on last season's sole run here; reappeared with good second of 16 over C&D (good to soft) last Wednesday and she's a key player off the same mark today.

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4th

8

(4)

20th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 3

19:15 Beverley

Ventura Flame

9st 1lb

J: Alistair Rawlinson

T: Keith Dalgleish

A regular at Beverley, C&D scorer twice; did well considering carried right at the start when fifth in a big field here nine days ago; likely to be thereabouts once more.

7/1

5th

16

(10)

11th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

15:45 Beverley

Ventura Flame

9st 4lb

J: Pierre-Louis Jamin

T: Keith Dalgleish

carried right start, in rear

16/1

8th

7

(7)

27th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

14:20 Beverley

Ventura Flame

9st 3lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Keith Dalgleish

Won this two years ago and went close over C&D (good) on last season's sole run here; reappeared with good second of 16 over C&D (good to soft) last Wednesday and she's a key player off the same mark today.

3/1

Form: 7508-0 CD

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

Lightly raced C&D winner who has dropped to an attractive mark on last year's best form, and he's one to watch in the betting on his second start of the season; however, he has to leave his comeback run well behind.

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6th

7

(3)

7th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

17:50 Newcastle (AW)

Le Beau Garcon

9st 4lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Michael & David Easterby

Down the field on AW debut at Wolverhampton (Tapeta) two runs ago but was stretched by 6f after failing to settle; returned to form when runner-up at Musselburgh (5f) three weeks ago and could be in the mix once more.

5/1

2nd

2

(5)

16th Oct 2023

Good

0m 5f 1y

Class 5

15:05 Musselburgh

Le Beau Garcon

9st 9lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Michael & David Easterby

Two big runs in defeat at Thirsk (5f, soft/good) in August in a visor before finishing down the field in first-time blinkers at Wolverhampton (6f, AW) last time; the blinkers are retained but he failed to settle last time and this drop back in distance could be a firm plus; not ruled out.

9/2

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Payout
Exacta £1087.00
Straight Forecast £821.00
Tricast £4716.30
Trifecta £8463.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Ventura Flame

Telegraph:

Beattie Is Back

The Times:

Princess Karine

POSTDATA:

Dandy Dinmont

Daily Mirror:

Albegone

TOPSPEED:

Soul Seeker

D Express:

Beattie Is Back

The Star:

Beattie Is Back

The Guardian:

Princess Karine

The Sun:

Dandy Dinmont

RP Ratings:

Ventura Flame

Daily Mail:

Ventura Flame

Daily Record:

Ventura Flame