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16:15 Thirsk

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  • 1m 6f 0y
  • Class 5
  • 8 runners
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Runners: 8 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

4/1 (Won)

  • Win: £7.50
  • Place: £2.20

Form: 8/6/3- D

Last run: 270 days

W: 9st 9lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

Developed into a useful jumper for this yard in the first half of last season; respectable third on the Flat at Nottingham (1m6f, good to firm) last August and should have scope from this sort of mark if fully primed after 161 days off.

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4th

1

(8)

11th Apr 2024

Standard

2m 0f 102y

Class 5

16:50 Southwell (AW)

El Borracho

9st 12lb

J: Harry Russell

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Signed off last season with a good 2m1f Pontefract second in August and he's been in winning form over fences since; this veteran stayer needs considering on his return.

4/1

4th

2

22nd Oct 2023

Good

2m 2f 0y

Class 3

15:30 Kempton

El Borracho

12st 0lb

J: Toby Wynne

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Has excellent 6-10 strike-rate over fences and looked in career-best form when making all to score comfortably by nearly 5l at Bangor (2m1f, good) in August; couldn't finish the job in small field at Newton Abbot last month, though, and will need to find hidden reserves to overcome current mark.

7/1

7/2

  • Place: £1.50

Form: 85223-

Last run: 197 days

W: 9st 6lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 67

Form & Verdict

0-9 but he was placed around 2m on his final three outings last season; sold out of Jedd O'Keeffe's yard for 25,000gns last October; new stable replaces the visor he wore at the end of 2022 with first-time cheekpieces; interesting contender on return to action.

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0

2

29th Sep 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

15:15 Gowran Park

Scottish Dancer

11st 10lb

J: Shane O’Callaghan

T: Eoin Doyle

Won two staying handicaps on the Flat in Britain in the spring, both on quick ground; ordinary form in maiden hurdles since joining this stable; soft probably not ideal.

16/1

8/1

  • Place: £2.50

Form: 6140-4

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Third in this last year and scored at Catterick (2m, good) later in the season; possibly unsuited by soft ground when a remote fourth on Catterick reappearance and conditions are unlikely to be as testing this time.

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5th

1

(10)

10th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 6

18:40 Ripon

Oasis Prince

9st 9lb

J: David Allan

T: Jacqueline Coward

switched right soon after start, disputed lead early, led overall after 2f

25/1

8th

9

(3)

4th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 6f 0y

Class 5

16:55 Thirsk

Oasis Prince

8st 8lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Jacqueline Coward

Good third off 12lb higher in this race (soft) last year but he was out of sorts in final three runs for Mark Walford last summer; with new yard now and he needs a major revival after 246 days off; cheekpieces back on.

20/1

5th

3

(2)

1st Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 13y

Class 5

16:55 Thirsk

Oasis Prince

9st 4lb

J: Jonny Peate

T: Mark Walford

prominent, pushed along before halfway, weakened quickly 3f out

40/1

Form: 25/21- CD

Last run: 245 days

W: 9st 8lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 69

Form & Verdict

Recent jumps efforts nothing to get too excited about but she was successful over C&D (soft) in cheekpieces (not on now) when last seen on the Flat in September; has had wind surgery ahead of this return to the level.

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2nd

2

(12)

3rd Apr 2024

Soft

1m 4f 13y

Class 6

14:55 Catterick

Joie De Vivre

9st 11lb

J: David Nolan

T: Martin Todhunter

Win and placed form over hurdles this winter and she's a dual Flat winner (1m4f/1m6f) who enjoys soft ground; on a reasonable mark and the return of cheekpieces is no bad thing.

8/1

12/1

Form: 39864- D

Last run: 224 days

W: 8st 13lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 60

Form & Verdict

Pair of wins at up to 2m last June; lost her way at the end of last season but reappears on a winning mark; needed a couple of outings to come to hand last year, though.

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0

8

29th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 51y

Class 4

12:30 Kelso

Hellenista

11st 0lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Tim Easterby

midfield, mistake 3 out, weakened quickly before 2 out

25/1

6th

7

18th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 2

14:29 Wetherby

Hellenista

10st 7lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Tim Easterby

held up in rear

100/1

8th

2

(7)

16th Oct 2023

Good

1m 7f 217y

Class 6

16:40 Musselburgh

Hellenista

9st 11lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

Beaten on her last 15 starts going back to last June but she's been running well of late in the main and could be thereabouts.

11/2

12/1

Form: 5342-0

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 4lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 65

Form & Verdict

Sole win (17 starts) was in 2021 but mostly on the premises for Charlie Fellowes in 2022; might have simply failed to handle soft ground when tailed off on last Saturday's Doncaster reappearance (also well beaten sole run on soft last year) but a leap of faith's needed turned out again quickly.

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6

10th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 6

15:50 Wolverhampton (AW)

Iconique

9st 8lb

T: Rebecca Menzies

6th

1

(1)

31st Oct 2023

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 6

18:15 Newcastle (AW)

Iconique

9st 10lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Rebecca Menzies

in touch with leaders, steady headway over 2f out, weakened final 110yds

7/2

7th

7

(8)

10th Oct 2023

Standard

1m 4f 14y

Class 6

20:30 Southwell (AW)

Iconique

9st 5lb

J: Kevin Stott

T: Rebecca Menzies

Just 1-25, but the return to this trip should suit and she is 7lb lower than when third of 11 at Wolverhampton (1m4f, Tapeta) in June; a player if she can reproduce that sort of form back on the AW.

7/1

11/4

Form: 31-443

Last run: 30 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 66

Form & Verdict

Raced on AW since turf debut a year ago, scoring over 2m at Kempton in November; respectable third over an extended 2m in first-time cheekpieces at Southwell last month; visored now dropping back slightly in trip for his turf return.

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1st

1

(4)

27th Apr 2024

Standard

2m 0f 120y

Class 6

20:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Wannabe Brave

9st 10lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: James Fanshawe

Back from a break with tailed-off effort on his hurdling debut (80-1) last month, but he's well handicapped on several placed efforts over 2m on AW last year including on Tapeta; yard is in good form and he needs a close look back on the Flat; reapplied visor replaces cheekpieces.

3/1

OUR TIP

10/1

Form: 1-7788 C

Last run: 25 days

W: 9st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 71

Form & Verdict

All five wins under Aiden Brookes, including over 1m4f here; no impact on last last four outings, though, so others preferred despite the fact he's dipped below his last successful mark.

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7th

7

(1)

8th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 5f 219y

Class 6

18:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Myboymax

9st 6lb

J: Aiden Brookes

T: Micky Hammond

Has generally struggled since his C&D win in December 2022 but he was runner-up at Thirsk on his penultimate run last season and he now returns to Tapeta off a very dangerous mark; yard is in decent form and he needs checking in market on return.

14/1

9th

5

(3)

28th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

1m 4f 5y

Class 5

17:05 Pontefract

Myboymax

9st 10lb

J: Aiden Brookes

T: Micky Hammond

Won three times last year from 1m4f to 1m6f and finally showed more this year when a length runner-up at Thirsk (1m6f); well handicapped and the return of cheekpieces is no bad thing.

10/1

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Payout
Exacta £303.00
Straight Forecast £266.50
Tricast £1683.80
Trifecta £1642.00

Selections

NEWMARKET:

Wannabe Brave

SPOTLIGHT:

Scottish Dancer

Daily Mail:

Joie De Vivre

RP RATINGS:

Oasis Prince

TOPSPEED:

Hellenista

The Star:

Myboymax

Telegraph:

Wannabe Brave

D Express:

Wannabe Brave

The Sun:

Wannabe Brave

The Times:

Scottish Dancer

The Guardian:

Scottish Dancer

POSTDATA:

Oasis Prince

Daily Mirror:

Joie De Vivre

Daily Record:

Joie De Vivre