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15:35 Wetherby

Good To Soft

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  • 1m 0f 0y
  • Class 5
  • 16 runners
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Runners: 16 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

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5/1 (Won)

  • Win: £2.88
  • Place: £1.20

Form: 620-76 CD

Last run: 29 days

W: 9st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

Sharper for his AW reappearance, he was never far away when sixth of 22 in a Class 2 handicap at Doncaster's Lincoln meeting (1m, heavy); looks to have solid claims back at this level.

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4th

7

(1)

11th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 0f 75y

Class 4

16:05 Nottingham

Clear Angel

9st 3lb

J: Harry Russell

T: Susan Corbett

Added to his fine efforts in big fields when fourth of 18 in the Spring Mile on his Doncaster reappearance (soft) in March; on same mark on this drop back in grade and has claims if he gets a good pace and some luck.

6/1

14/1

  • Place: £4.80

Form: 800-08 D

Last run: 34 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

Has struggled since winning a small-field Yarmouth handicap (1m, soft) for Alan King last May; only ninth on the AW last month on debut for new yard.

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10th

2

(10)

24th Jan 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

18:00 Kempton (AW)

Forward Flight

9st 7lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: Kevin Philippart De Foy

Scored at Yarmouth (1m) in October but he came in last of seven at Newcastle (1m) last month; he needs to get back on track.

16/1

7th

2

(3)

28th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 5

16:30 Newcastle (AW)

Forward Flight

9st 11lb

J: Benoit De La Sayette

T: Kevin Philippart De Foy

disputed lead

10/1

8th

8

(2)

20th Nov 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

16:30 Kempton (AW)

Forward Flight

9st 9lb

J: Benoit De La Sayette

T: Kevin Philippart De Foy

Has gained both wins at Yarmouth, latest in October (penultimate run); almost 9l behind Big Bear Hug at Newmarket last time; something to prove back on AW.

8/1

5/1

  • Place: £2.40

Form: 5-8311 D

Last run: 8 days

W: 9st 5lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 66

Form & Verdict

His last four wins have come at Nottingham, the latest only last week when doing it fairly comfortably (1m, soft); 4lb rise sees him on a career-high mark but has less to prove than a lot of these.

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9th

8

(7)

19th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 6

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Nine Elms

8st 12lb

J: Lewis Edmunds

T: Kevin Frost

Returned to form with 28-1 third over C&D last month but he failed to back that up at Newcastle last Saturday and is now 0-11 since his last win ten months ago; down the list.

12/1

5th

6

(6)

10th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 6

19:15 Newcastle (AW)

Nine Elms

9st 3lb

J: Lewis Edmunds

T: Kevin Frost

28-1, returned to form when third of 11 in 9.5f Wolverhampton handicap 12 days ago; he needs to back it up now.

8/1

3rd

2

(8)

29th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 6

16:50 Wolverhampton (AW)

Nine Elms

9st 9lb

J: Lewis Edmunds

T: Kevin Frost

Scored twice over C&D in 2021; 0-8 for current stable and form tailed off towards the end of his 2023 campaign; others preferred.

25/1

Form: 805-30 D BF

Last run: 10 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 63

Form & Verdict

Returned with a creditable third of nine over 7f at Southwell but was a disappointing favourite at Ripon ten days ago when never in it; won his novice over 1m on soft ground and could bounce back.

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8th

6

(8)

23rd Jun 2023

Good

0m 7f 33y

Class 6

21:00 Musselburgh

Yellow Bear

9st 10lb

J: Dale Swift

T: Declan Carroll

in touch with leaders on outer

14/1

8th

2

(8)

29th May 2023

Good To Firm

1m 2f 1y

Class 6

17:40 Redcar

Yellow Bear

9st 10lb

J: Harrison Shaw

T: Declan Carroll

Sole win was a novice race last April before he went handicapping; reappearance was the only time he's come close to making the most of his fall in the weights but that was four starts ago and over 7f on AW.

11/1

10th

2

(4)

11th May 2023

Soft

1m 4f 8y

Class 6

19:10 Thirsk

Yellow Bear

9st 9lb

J: Harrison Shaw

T: Declan Carroll

prominent

7/2

20/1

Form: 01-205 D

Last run: 29 days

W: 8st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 49

Form & Verdict

Has to bounce back from two poor runs and he's an infrequent winner, but a case can be made on plenty of his runs during the past 12 months; trip/ground fine.

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3rd

3

(3)

20th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

1m 2f 1y

Class 6

17:38 Redcar

Mac Ailey

10st 6lb

J: Miss Rebecca Burley

T: Tim Easterby

Two wins this season and close third at Beverley (1m2f, heavy) last month; latest run was also on heavy when below form at Ayr (off his highest mark for a long time) but he's one to consider.

11/1

7th

12

(7)

12th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

14:10 Ayr

Mac Ailey

8st 12lb

J: Sean Kirrane

T: Tim Easterby

Close third at Beverley (1m2f, heavy) last month and won comfortably at Hamilton (8.3f, good to soft) next time; only fourth of seven when unpenalised back at Hamilton (8.3f, soft) last Monday and a new 6lb higher mark has now kicked in, but he's not ruled out in view of his penultimate form.

12/1

4th

7

(6)

2nd Oct 2023

Soft

1m 0f 68y

Class 5

16:40 Hamilton

Mac Ailey

8st 9lb

J: Duran Fentiman

T: Tim Easterby

Has done his winning in Class 6; however, he's ahead of the assessor, having escaped a penalty for last week's comfortable success in apprentice event over C&D (good to soft); strong chance off the same mark.

15/8

Form: 6373-7

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 3lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 64

Form & Verdict

Low mileage but no better than seventh in his two handicaps (7f/1m) and has to raise his game.

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No Results Found

10/1

Form: 13430-

Last run: 222 days

W: 9st 6lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 67

Form & Verdict

Five-time winner from 5f to 8.6f; ran plenty of good races last season but he's exposed and tends to need his early runs.

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9th

6

(10)

17th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 100y

Class 6

16:30 Beverley

Zumurud

9st 9lb

J: Dougie Costello

T: Mark Walford

Yet to kickstart this campaign and, although he has run well here in the past, others come here with more pressing claims.

16/1

8th

8

(2)

10th Jul 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

19:20 Ripon

Zumurud

9st 9lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Mark Walford

Bit disappointing at Wetherby on last appearance; last success came off this mark at Nottingham (1m, good to firm) 12 months ago; major player if back to that level of form.

9/1

Form: 8953-0 D

Last run: 10 days

W: 9st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 65

Form & Verdict

Dual winner for David O'Meara last spring and ended that campaign okay; didn't start this one with a bang on his debut for current yard when last at Ripon.

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9th

3

(2)

10th Oct 2023

Standard

1m 0f 13y

Class 6

16:15 Southwell (AW)

Frog And Toad

9st 8lb

J: David Allan

T: Mark Walford

Dual turf winner for David O'Meara and twice ran with credit at Newcastle (1m, Tapeta) a year ago, but five efforts on turf for this yard since April leave plenty to be desired; best watched for now.

33/1

11th

6

(10)

12th Sep 2023

Good

0m 7f 6y

Class 6

14:05 Catterick

Frog And Toad

9st 3lb

J: Sam James

T: Mark Walford

Well handicapped on last year's form but has struggled to get competitive on his four runs this season.

33/1

Form: 31600- D

Last run: 190 days

W: 9st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 69

Form & Verdict

Multiple winner at 6f-1m; three wins last year, most recently in the 1m Legends race in September; this mark isn't beyond him but looks best watched after a break.

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9th

5

(3)

3rd May 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

21:00 Newcastle (AW)

Absolute Dream

9st 9lb

J: Jack Garritty

T: Richard Fahey

Held on well for narrow 7f win at Southwell in March and probably ran just as well when second over C&D later that month; not in same form here (7f) last month but still enters calculations.

12/1

5th

7

(9)

16th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

19:30 Newcastle (AW)

Absolute Dream

9st 4lb

J: Ethan Tindall

T: Richard Fahey

Going well lately, winning narrowly at Southwell (7f, Tapeta) before finishing second of ten here (6f); races off the same mark as last time and no problem with the return to this trip; each-way claims.

7/1

8

(9)

8th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 6

20:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Absolute Dream

9st 4lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Richard Fahey

Has a patchy record but he recorded his tenth win when scoring at Southwell (7f, Tapeta) last month and he was an eyecatching second over 6f there last time; didn't get the best of runs in that race and he's respected back up in trip.

4/1

10/1

Form: 343555 D

Last run: 26 days

W: 9st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 68

Form & Verdict

Things have to drop right for him to win but he's consistent in the main and has been running well on the AW; fourth of 17 over 1m at Pontefract on his last turf run and off a similar mark.

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11th

11

(12)

2nd Apr 2024

Soft

1m 0f 6y

Class 5

16:45 Pontefract

Perfect Swiss

9st 1lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

Can race freely but has responded well to blinkers, winning two of his three starts in this headgear (all on AW); up 7lb for the latest but that was quite decisive from off the pace and this could also be run to suit; 1m with cut underfoot is fine.

10/1

1st

8

(10)

18th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

18:00 Newcastle (AW)

Perfect Swiss

9st 4lb

J: Duran Fentiman

T: Tim Easterby

Tends to race too freely but seemed to respond well to first-time blinkers when winning off reduced mark at Southwell (7f) last month; ought to have been suited by the return to 1m when very disappointing joint-favourite here two weeks ago but no surprise if he bounces back quickly.

6/1

7th

3

(8)

5th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 13y

Class 6

18:30 Southwell (AW)

Perfect Swiss

9st 7lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

Tends to race too freely but seemed to respond well to first-time blinkers when winning off reduced mark here (7f) last month; still well treated after a 2lb nudge and today's longer trip probably suits him better; high on the list.

7/2

11th
15 (12)
Darker

20/1

Form: 78-6

Last run: 20 days

W: 8st 8lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 55

Form & Verdict

Two modest efforts over 7f for David O'Meara last summer and the same again on stable debut; goes handicapping with much to prove.

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No Results Found

14/1

Form: 164-55 D

Last run: 27 days

W: 9st 3lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 64

Form & Verdict

Not great on the AW this season but she won twice at Ayr last year and it was off this mark the last time.

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7th

2

(3)

23rd Jun 2023

Good

1m 0f 2y

Class 6

17:30 Musselburgh

Engles Rock

9st 12lb

J: Ben Sanderson

T: Lucinda Russell

slowly into stride, raced in last

10/1

8th

5

(9)

24th May 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

17:30 Ayr

Engles Rock

9st 11lb

J: William Pyle

T: Lucinda Russell

Not fully compelling on the balance of this season's form elsewhere; however, looks interesting back at Ayr having gained last two wins over C&D (including off 2lb higher).

8/1

12th

13

(1)

30th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

15:35 Wetherby

Engles Rock

9st 3lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Lucinda Russell

Not great on the AW this season but she won twice at Ayr last year and it was off this mark the last time.

14/1

13th
12 (16)
End Zone

10/1

Form: 324069 D

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 64

Form & Verdict

Won at Carlisle last June and kicked off this year with three good runs in defeat on the AW; subsequent form has not been so encouraging, however.

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7th

9

(9)

29th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

0m 7f 50y

Class 5

15:50 Ayr

End Zone

8st 13lb

J: Jonny Peate

T: Roger Fell & Sean Murray

Held on well for narrow C&D (good to soft) win in September and was probably unsuited by the heavy ground when making a quiet reappearance three weeks ago but may find younger rivals better handicapped.

10/1

10/1

Form: 16219-

Last run: 166 days

W: 9st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 68

Form & Verdict

Ran plenty of good races on the AW and turf last year but probably better on the synthetics and this is a belated first run over 1m.

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No Results Found

Form: 3076-8

Last run: 29 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 65

Form & Verdict

Big eyecatcher on his handicap debut at Ayr (1m, good) last September but hasn't been close to that form since.

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4th

1

(5)

23rd Jun 2023

Good

1m 4f 104y

Class 5

18:40 Musselburgh

Menelaus

9st 11lb

J: Shane Gray

T: Michael & David Easterby

sweating, slowly into stride, in touch with leaders, prominent in chasing group after 2f

13/8

1st

7

(9)

16th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

1m 2f 56y

Class 4

13:50 York

Menelaus

9st 7lb

J: Connor Planas

T: Michael & David Easterby

took keen hold, midfield, pushed along over 2f out, soon ridden and headway, went second 1f out, kept on well to lead inside final furlong, won going away

5/1

1st

4

(9)

5th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 218y

Class 5

15:30 Thirsk

Menelaus

9st 7lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Michael & David Easterby

Nine-race maiden; back in much better form with close second over C&D (good) last month, proving suited by the return to a sound surface; respected off just 2lb higher in this similar event.

11/4

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Payout
Exacta £319.00
Straight Forecast £241.30
Tricast £1415.20
Trifecta £2079.00

Selections

POSTDATA:

Nine Elms

SPOTLIGHT:

Clear Angel

Daily Mirror:

Engles Rock

The Times:

Darker

RP Ratings:

Menelaus

NEWMARKET:

Forward Flight

D Express:

Perfect Swiss

TOPSPEED:

Absolute Dream

The Sun:

Clear Angel

Telegraph:

Nine Elms

Daily Record:

Nine Elms

The Star:

Engles Rock