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19:00 Wetherby

Good To Soft

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  • 1m 2f 0y
  • Class 4
  • 15 runners
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Runners: 16 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

14/1 (Won)

  • Win: £10.00
  • Place: £2.90

Form: 3049-7 D

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 71

Form & Verdict

Now 1lb lower than when a clearcut winner over this far at Haydock last summer and ran well on occasions afterwards; only midfield behind Masque Of Anarchy on his return but entitled to come on for that.

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10th

2

(4)

17th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 2f 43y

Class 5

13:50 Doncaster

Arch Moon

10st 0lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Michael Dods

All wins on good/good to soft, the most recent off 2lb lower at Wetherby in May; form dipped at Ayr last time and he is now conceding weight to several 3yos who are much less exposed; opposed.

8/1

5th

2

(5)

12th Aug 2023

Good To Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

18:37 Ayr

Arch Moon

10st 1lb

J: Phil Dennis

T: Michael Dods

in touch with leaders on outer

13/2

4th

3

(8)

17th Jul 2023

Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

17:30 Ayr

Arch Moon

10st 2lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Michael Dods

took keen hold, prominent, switched to near side over 2f out

9/2

11/2

  • Place: £1.60

Form: 54-34

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 6lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Beaten a respectable distance in his last three races (1m-1m2f) and open to improvement now handicapping at this level.

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No Results Found

50/1

  • Place: £24.70

Form: 4/310-

Last run: 242 days

W: 9st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 76

Form & Verdict

In Ireland he won twice over this trip on the AW and a maiden hurdle; has finished nowhere in two handicap hurdles for this yard and has quite a bit to prove now.

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5th

4

12th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 178y

Class 4

16:30 Sedgefield

Very Excellent

11st 5lb

J: Aaron Anderson

T: Mike Sowersby

took keen hold, in touch with leaders, outpaced and lost ground quickly 3 out

10/1

6th

8

12th Feb 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 156y

Class 3

15:30 Catterick

Very Excellent

10st 9lb

J: Aaron Anderson

T: Mike Sowersby

in touch with leaders

20/1

2nd

6

11th Jan 2024

Soft

1m 7f 156y

Class 4

15:40 Catterick

Very Excellent

11st 7lb

J: Conor Rabbitt

T: Mike Sowersby

Won on the Flat last July and runner-up over hurdles at Cartmel (2m1f, soft) in August; it was his first start since when tailed off at Market Rasen (2m, soft) last month but he has to improve a bundle for the run.

25/1

50/1

Form: 680-50

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 69

Form & Verdict

Useful for Aidan O'Brien in 2019/20; mainly disappointing since and behind some of these at Pontefract.

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9th

15

(9)

26th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 3f 197y

Class 5

16:55 Doncaster

Mythical

9st 0lb

J: Rowan Scott

T: Simon Whitaker

Having tumbled down the weights there were signs last May/June that he'd found his current level; however, he's won just one of his 20 starts and has a sizeable absence to defy today.

33/1

5th

7

(3)

2nd Jun 2023

Good

1m 3f 197y

Class 5

20:50 Doncaster

Mythical

9st 7lb

J: Phil Dennis

T: Simon Whitaker

Useful 2yo for Aidan O'Brien (Group 1 placed) but it's been a steady decline since ,albeit he ran well when fourth of 14 at Wetherby (1m2f, good) last time; down another 1lb and anyone's guess if he can build on that, but he would have a good chance if he can.

8/1

7/1

Form: 1644-5

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 10lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Hasn't progressed from his successful handicap debut (1m, good) last June; only fifth of seven on reappearance but perhaps needs further than 1m now.

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No Results Found

12/1

Form: 3137- D

Last run: 207 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

Won a 1m2f soft-ground novice at Beverley and didn't run badly under a penalty (1m4f; first-time hood retained since); gelded before finishing well beaten in a 1m2f handicap at Doncaster when heavy ground may not have been ideal; could yet be capable of better.

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2

(5)

12th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

14:10 Ayr

Frankendael

10st 3lb

J: Aiden Brookes

T: Edward Bethell

Won a soft-ground novice for Tim Easterby and he returned to form to win on his stable debut at Beverley (1m2f, heavy) three weeks ago; this lightly raced 4yo had something to spare and a 5lb rise could prove lenient.

5/2

1st

1

(6)

20th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 1f 207y

Class 5

17:45 Beverley

Frankendael

10st 1lb

J: Callum Rodriguez

T: Edward Bethell

dwelt start, soon pressed leader, switched left and towards near side over 2f out, ridden and led narrowly over 1f out, kept on and led clearly inside final 110yds

7/2

6th

5

(4)

27th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

1m 1f 207y

Class 4

16:15 Beverley

Frankendael

9st 6lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

Low-mileage 4yo who won C&D novice on soft ground in September; safely held in both handicaps this spring (1m2f/1m4f) but had excuse on latter occssion (bled from the nose) and the return to this track is an obvious plus.

16/1

Form: 286-51 D

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 3lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Won three turf races over 1m2f/1m3f on good or quicker last summer and went in again under a positive ride at Pontefract (1m2f, good) 13 days ago; 3lb rise isn't too harsh a penalty and should be involved.

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3rd

2

(5)

3rd May 2024

Good

1m 4f 104y

Class 6

15:25 Musselburgh

Masque Of Anarchy

9st 6lb

J: Franny Norton

T: Craig Lidster

took keen hold, led

7/1

11th

1

(3)

14th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 4f 98y

Class 6

12:30 Newcastle (AW)

Masque Of Anarchy

10st 4lb

J: Andrea Pinna

T: Craig Lidster

Regular winner but has been below par since winning at Pontefract in May (1m2f, good); on a good mark but has never won at further than 1m3f; visor replaces cheekpieces.

9/1

OUR TIP

Form: 134-39 D

Last run: 39 days

W: 9st 10lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Back-to-back wins at Newmarket (1m1f, good) and Newcastle (1m2f, AW) last autumn and was close up on his return on the AW over 9.4f; 1m too sharp a test last time and could go well if taking to blinkers (replace cheekpieces).

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7th

6

(7)

29th May 2023

Good To Firm

1m 2f 1y

Class 4

16:36 Redcar

The Menstone Gem

9st 4lb

J: Sam James

T: Craig Lidster

Back-to-back wins from the front at Newmarket (1m1f, good) and Newcastle (1m2f, AW) last autumn and close third on his return on the AW this February; had excuses on his last two outings and the different headgear he tried last time is repeated; considered.

12/1

8th

1

(15)

16th May 2023

Good To Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 4

19:00 Wetherby

The Menstone Gem

9st 10lb

J: William Pyle

T: Craig Lidster

Back-to-back wins at Newmarket (1m1f, good) and Newcastle (1m2f, AW) last autumn and was close up on his return on the AW over 9.4f; 1m too sharp a test last time and could go well if taking to blinkers (replace cheekpieces).

10/1

9th

11

(2)

7th Apr 2023

Standard

1m 0f 1y

Class 3

14:40 Lingfield (AW)

The Menstone Gem

9st 5lb

J: Paul Hanagan

T: Craig Lidster

Gained back-to-back wins at Newmarket (1m1f, good) and Newcastle (1m2f, Tapeta) last autumn and was beaten less than a length into third of ten in an amateur riders' event at Wolverhampton (9.5f, Tapeta) last time; races off the same mark, but this may be an insufficient test for him now.

16/1

9th
5 (11)
Outsmart

25/1

Form: 5320-0 D

Last run: 33 days

W: 9st 8lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

Last season's peak efforts bring him into it but hard to be confident after finishing last at Newcastle a month ago.

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10th

1

(1)

26th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

14:10 Newmarket (July)

Outsmart

10st 2lb

J: Neil Callan

T: Ollie Pears

Has a patchy profile and his last success was 15 months ago but that was off 6lb higher at Beverley (1m2f, good to firm) and he wasn't beaten far back there ten days ago; could be a dangerous if he can build on that in new headgear.

12/1

4th

3

(6)

16th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

1m 1f 207y

Class 5

16:50 Beverley

Outsmart

10st 3lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Ollie Pears

prominent on outer

16/1

6th

8

4th Jul 2023

Good

2m 0f 70y

Class 4

17:40 Stratford

Outsmart

11st 0lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Ollie Pears

prominent, ridden after 2 out, outpaced approaching last

9/4

33/1

Form: 3000-0 D

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 5lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

Won twice last summer (1m1f/1m2f, good to firm/good) and back on a good mark; the glaring concern is his apparent loss of form.

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5th

7

(5)

1st May 2024

Soft

1m 2f 5y

Class 5

15:15 Pontefract

Jewel Maker

9st 1lb

J: Sean Kirrane

T: Tim Easterby

Proved reliable in 2023 when also a two-time 1m2f winner, at Redcar and Newcastle; possibilities on his seasonal return.

11/1

6th

2

(6)

19th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 6

12:25 Newcastle (AW)

Jewel Maker

9st 11lb

J: Jack Garritty

T: Tim Easterby

His form can be up and down but he won at Redcar in August and was back on the scoresheet over this C&D 12 days ago; it was a blanket finish last time but he's just 2lb higher today and could be bang there once more.

7/2

1st

4

(8)

7th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 6

16:05 Newcastle (AW)

Jewel Maker

9st 9lb

J: Jack Garritty

T: Tim Easterby

towards rear, smooth headway from over 2f out, challenging inside final furlong, led towards finish

7/1

25/1

Form: 480-17

Last run: 46 days

W: 9st 1lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

Surprise winner over 1m at Newcastle in March but only seventh on his return there; all worthwhile form is from 6f to 1m and this is a belated first try over this far.

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1st

5

(2)

22nd Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 4

18:45 Newcastle (AW)

Danielsflyer

9st 6lb

J: Sean Kirrane

T: David Thompson

At the veteran stage but is thriving at present and looking to extend his winning run to four following three course wins over 7f and 1m; up 6lb but hard to rule out.

5/1

1st

12

(3)

8th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 4

19:30 Newcastle (AW)

Danielsflyer

9st 0lb

J: Sean Kirrane

T: David Thompson

Veteran who's always liked it here; this is stronger as he chases a hat-trick under a penalty (will be another 1lb higher from tomorrow) but nothing arrives in better form.

6/1

1st

2

(10)

1st Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 6

20:00 Newcastle (AW)

Danielsflyer

9st 9lb

J: Sean Kirrane

T: David Thompson

Three course wins, the latest narrowly over 7f off 4lb lower; whether he'll be as good again remains to be seen, as he ran poorly in Armoured's race here the time before.

7/1

12th
12 (3)
Hezmie

25/1

Form: 10694-

Last run: 196 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 71

Form & Verdict

Shock debut winner on the AW more than a year ago; lightly raced since then but her closing fourth back at Newcastle (1m2f) when last seen in December was a step in the right direction.

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8th

3

(4)

20th Jul 2023

Soft

1m 3f 15y

Class 6

16:55 Hamilton

Hezmie

9st 7lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Chris Fairhurst

Lightly raced 4yo whose mark continues to fall but she's been beaten a long way on her three starts this year and has plenty to prove.

25/1

8th

9

(7)

12th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

1m 4f 5y

Class 3

19:00 Pontefract

Hezmie

8st 4lb

J: Paula Muir

T: Chris Fairhurst

Far from consistent since her 50-1 debut success; down the field in both runs this season; now takes a step up in grade; opposed.

33/1

8th

4

(1)

3rd Jun 2023

Good

1m 6f 115y

Class 5

14:15 Doncaster

Hezmie

9st 8lb

J: Paula Muir

T: Chris Fairhurst

Down the field at Wetherby on reappearance, but didn't run badly and she's now 3lb lower than when a fair fourth of nine at Newcastle (1m2f, AW) on her final run last year; could improve for last time and is not discounted.

12/1

6/1

Form: 542-03

Last run: 27 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 76

Form & Verdict

0-5 but has shown promise for his top yard and he got outpaced when third over Beverley's extended 1m last time; returning to 1m2f can help; respected.

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13th

7

(8)

16th May 2023

Good To Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 4

19:00 Wetherby

Deferred

9st 7lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Roger Varian

0-5 but has shown promise for his top yard and he got outpaced when third over Beverley's extended 1m last time; returning to 1m2f can help; respected.

6/1

3rd

1

(2)

19th Apr 2023

Soft

1m 0f 100y

Class 5

15:25 Beverley

Deferred

10st 2lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Roger Varian

Promise when second on Polytrack at Lingfield (1m2f) in September but took big backward step when last of ten on seasonal reappearance on Tapeta at Newcastle (1m) last month; from top stable and should be capable of better but needs to bounce back on second start on turf.

3/1

10th

7

(6)

9th Mar 2023

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 4

18:15 Newcastle (AW)

Deferred

9st 7lb

J: David Egan

T: Roger Varian

took keen hold, prominent

5/2

14th
10 (5)
Elshaameq

25/1

Form: 02-0

Last run: 31 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 73

Form & Verdict

Second of five behind a Charlie Appleby hotpot at Newcastle (1m2f, AW) in October and tricky to assess what he achieved there; flopped on soft ground a month ago but that did his mark no harm with a view to going handicapping; watch for any confidence.

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4th

3

(5)

31st Oct 2023

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 5

16:10 Newcastle (AW)

Elshaameq

9st 9lb

J: Cieren Fallon

T: Kevin Frost

prominent, led over 2f out, headed inside final furlong, weakened gradually inside final 110yds

11/4

1st

2

(3)

12th Oct 2023

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

20:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Elshaameq

10st 1lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Kevin Frost

dwelt start, in rear, still plenty to do 2f out, headway over 1f out, wandered around and bumped rival inside final furlong, ran on and led inside final 110yds

6/1

Form: 3-6165 D

Last run: 8 days

W: 8st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 62

Form & Verdict

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6

(4)

25th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 4

17:30 Newcastle (AW)

Cusack

9st 5lb

J: Sean Kirrane

T: David Thompson

All seven wins have been on Tapeta and last six have come at this track (7f-1m2f); still 4lb higher than when completing a double last month but he was placed here last time and should go well again back up in trip.

8/1

3rd

2

(3)

13th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 5

20:15 Newcastle (AW)

Cusack

9st 9lb

J: Sean Kirrane

T: David Thompson

Two course wins last month but he's been beaten off this mark on his last two starts; needs to resume his progress.

4/1

5th

1

(7)

1st Mar 2024

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 5

17:25 Newcastle (AW)

Cusack

9st 9lb

J: Jonny Peate

T: David Thompson

Course regular whose wins in recent times, including two last month, have come over shorter but who's fine at this trip (dual C&D winner); the return here will help but he has to prove he can do it off this high a mark.

6/1

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Payout
Exacta £508.00
Straight Forecast £349.90
Tricast £40273.40
Trifecta £0.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Morning Sun

RP RATINGS:

The Menstone Gem

D Express:

Masque Of Anarchy

The Times:

Elshaameq

NEWMARKET:

Western Stars

TOPSPEED:

Arch Moon

POSTDATA:

Morning Sun

Telegraph:

Morning Sun

The Guardian:

Morning Sun

Daily Mirror:

Morning Sun

The Sun:

Morning Sun

The Star:

Morning Sun

Daily Mail:

The Menstone Gem

Daily Record:

Masque Of Anarchy