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15:42 Thirsk

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  • Prize money: £13500
  • 0m 6f 0y
  • Class 3
  • 11 runners
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Runners: 11 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

7/1 (Won)

  • Win: £17.00
  • Place: £3.80

Form: 29-912 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 8st 10lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Won well at Ripon on his second run of the campaign and turned in another good effort when second of 13 over C&D two weeks ago; creeping up the weights but needs serious consideration.

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4th

1

(1)

18th Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

16:17 Ripon

Bay Breeze

9st 10lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

Won this race 12 months ago off a 4lb lower mark, switched to the far side and making most of the running; added another two wins later in the summer but his form dipped in the autumn, albeit in some warm races; hasn't had the benefit of a run this year but won fresh in 2022 and he'll have the option to make a beeline for the far rail from stall 1; wouldn't read too much into his two defeats on heavy ground (late in the year and over 7f); claims.

13/2

10/1

  • Place: £3.20

Form: 731-02 D

Last run: 9 days

W: 8st 11lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Usually takes a run or two to hit his peak, so it was encouraging that he ran well for second here nine days ago (heavy); each-way claims.

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5th

5

(6)

30th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 212y

Class 5

20:25 Catterick

Music Society

9st 6lb

J: Alex Fielding

T: Tim Easterby

Dual C&D winner in 2022; on a good mark now after a winless season in 2023 but didn't show a great deal on reappearance and others have stronger claims.

12/1

10th

3

(10)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

18:05 Thirsk

Music Society

9st 8lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

in rear towards near side

14/1

6/1

  • Place: £2.50

Form: 12-531

Last run: 20 days

W: 8st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Improved on AW over the winter and has continued his good work on turf, finishing third over C&D before winning at Wetherby (5.5f, good to soft; made all) eight days later; into stronger company today but he's on the right path.

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5th

4

(5)

2nd Apr 2024

Soft

0m 5f 3y

Class 2

15:15 Pontefract

Hiya Maite

9st 2lb

J: Lewis Edmunds

T: Roy Bowring

Career-best form when running away with a Class 4 handicap at Southwell in December but then well held at Newcastle after a 10lb rise; rated 5lb lower on turf and he's proven over 5f on testing ground; could have a say.

8/1

10th

4

(5)

15th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

18:10 Newcastle (AW)

Hiya Maite

9st 1lb

J: Lewis Edmunds

T: Roy Bowring

took keen hold, prominent

10/1

5/1

Form: 804-05 CD

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 3lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Won this race 12 months ago off a 2lb lower mark before following up at Ripon one month later; ended last season with a good run at Haydock and his stable are in hot form now after a quiet April; major player.

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7th

3

(7)

4th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 3

15:15 Thirsk

Tinto

10st 2lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Michael Dods

outpaced in rear

25/1

11th

3

(11)

24th Mar 2024

Soft

0m 6f 2y

Class 3

15:05 Doncaster

Tinto

9st 7lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Michael Dods

Did well last season when cheekpieces were added, winning at Redcar in August and ending his campaign with a fine second to Wobwobwob in the Ayr Silver Cup; no headgear for his return and this perhaps not his day.

20/1

Form: 84220-

Last run: 268 days

W: 9st 1lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Three times a runner-up at Doncaster last summer, all over 6f on good or faster ground; less good at Newcastle when last seen in August but he's one to keep an eye on under suitable conditions.

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4th

5

(8)

2nd Sep 2023

Good To Firm

0m 5f 10y

Class 4

17:20 Sandown

Mojomaker

9st 9lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: David Loughnane

Losing run stands at 18 but he's knocking firmly at the door and his sole win came over C&D; did little wrong when a close second of seven at Hamilton eight days ago and should give his usual good account.

13/2

2nd

2

(6)

25th Aug 2023

Good To Soft

0m 5f 7y

Class 3

19:30 Hamilton

Mojomaker

9st 11lb

J: Ben Curtis

T: David Loughnane

Losing run now stands at 18; retains ability this year but it remains to be seen how he copes with this drop back to 5f, even at a stiff track such as this.

6/1

3rd

2

(8)

17th Jul 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 12y

Class 4

19:10 Windsor

Mojomaker

9st 12lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: David Loughnane

Over two years since his only win but he has run with credit in defeat this season, bumping into a couple of well-handicapped sorts at Haydock 11 days ago (6f, good; tongue-tied first time); 2lb lower today and shouldn't be underestimated.

13/2

Form: 6-4371 D

Last run: 43 days

W: 9st 1lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Took advantage of a drop in the weights and a fine front-running ride to win 6f Class 3 on AW at Lingfield six weeks ago; 2lb rise still leaves him with some handicapping potential; easy lead unlikely this time though.

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2nd

11

(2)

10th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

13:50 Haydock

Emperor Spirit

9st 1lb

J: Frankie Dettori

T: Robert Cowell

Front-runner who was given a peach of a ride to win at Lingfield on Good Friday; only midfield back on turf three weeks ago and even the booking of the red-hot Frankie Dettori may not be enough to tip the scales in his favour today.

16/1

6th

5

(1)

20th May 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

15:42 Thirsk

Emperor Spirit

9st 1lb

J: Paul Hanagan

T: Robert Cowell

Took advantage of a drop in the weights and a fine front-running ride to win 6f Class 3 on AW at Lingfield six weeks ago; 2lb rise still leaves him with some handicapping potential; easy lead unlikely this time though.

6/1

1st

6

(1)

7th Apr 2023

Standard

0m 6f 1y

Class 3

15:15 Lingfield (AW)

Emperor Spirit

9st 7lb

J: Jamie Spencer

T: Robert Cowell

made all, ridden and went clear over 1f out, faced challenge but kept on well inside final furlong

10/1

11/2

Form: 905-73 CD

Last run: 21 days

W: 8st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Beaten a short head by Tinto in this race 12 months ago having won it in 2021; shaped well on second run for his new stable when third at Doncaster three weeks ago (in front of Tinto) and that form was advertised when the winner ran well at York on Wednesday; doesn't have to lead and he's a strong contender.

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13th

8

(13)

27th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 6f 2y

Class 3

18:40 Doncaster

Rathbone

9st 6lb

J: David Probert

T: Michael Herrington

midfield in centre of group

25/1

9th

11

(5)

6th Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

16:55 Kempton (AW)

Rathbone

9st 1lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: Michael Herrington

He had slipped in the weights prior to landing handicaps at Sandown (5f, good) and Doncaster (6f, soft) last September; probably needs some help from the handicapper now and best watched after five months off and without his usual cheekpieces.

25/1

Form: 5-2052 D BF

Last run: 14 days

W: 8st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

He has run well in three of his four starts this year, most recently in second of eight at Doncaster two weeks ago; he will need a bit more to come out on top in this field though.

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6th

7

(7)

4th May 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

13:45 Newmarket

Aberama Gold

9st 1lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: David O’Meara

Had a fine spell after moving to David O'Meara, with the Stewards' Cup the highlight of his 2023 campaign; ran well on his return to turf here 17 days ago, third of 18 and in front of some reopposing rivals; was well positioned there, though, and he may need slow ground to win races of this nature nowadays.

11/1

3rd

5

(15)

17th Apr 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

13:50 Newmarket

Aberama Gold

9st 6lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: David O’Meara

Had form swings for new connections in 2023 but showed what could be done when impressive in the Stewards' Cup (6f, heavy) at Goodwood in July; latest win, over 5f at Doncaster in October, was also on heavy but he acts on good ground, too, and now just 1lb higher than at Doncaster.

40/1

16/1

Form: 435-66 D

Last run: 20 days

W: 8st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Third in the Ayr Bronze Cup last September off a 2lb higher mark; yet to find his best form this year and yard may have stronger claims elsewhere.

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1st

4

(5)

10th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 5

18:05 Ripon

Mattice

9st 9lb

J: Duran Fentiman

T: Tim Easterby

in touch with leaders in centre of group

6/1

2nd

10

(8)

25th Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

14:45 Beverley

Mattice

8st 10lb

J: Duran Fentiman

T: Tim Easterby

Last seen getting the better of stablemate Count D'Orsay over C&D (heavy) seven months ago; 2lb higher mark not excessive and he might prove the pick of Tim Easterby's three runners.

9/2

14/1

Form: 250-69 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 9lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

His last three wins have come over this trip at Ripon; well handicapped on last season's best but he underperformed at Ripon, albeit over 5f, when last seen three weeks ago; down in class today and one to consider; can blow it at the start.

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1st

5

(1)

22nd Jun 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:25 Ripon

Justanotherbottle

9st 0lb

J: Sam James

T: Kevin Ryan

switched left soon after start, made virtually all

12/1

7th

2

(1)

7th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

19:40 Ripon

Justanotherbottle

9st 7lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Kevin Ryan

pressed leader, pushed along over 1f out, soon ridden and weakened

12/1

10th

1

(5)

20th May 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

15:42 Thirsk

Justanotherbottle

9st 9lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Kevin Ryan

His last three wins have come over this trip at Ripon; well handicapped on last season's best but he underperformed at Ripon, albeit over 5f, when last seen three weeks ago; down in class today and one to consider; can blow it at the start.

14/1

OUR TIP

9/1

Form: 413724 D

Last run: 43 days

W: 9st 7lb

6 yo Colt

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Better known for his exploits on the AW and he has a 10lb lower mark on grass; that is with some justification on last season's efforts but this race is weaker than he's used to on turf and he was second in a 7f Group 3 on good ground in June 2021; could have a big run in him back sprinting.

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7th

1

(8)

31st Jan 2024

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

18:30 Kempton (AW)

Lord Of The Lodge

9st 9lb

J: Sam James

T: K R Burke

He ran well for a close third at Wolverhampton on Boxing Day (7f) but was unable to back it up in a good race at Southwell three weeks ago; other front-runners on show here and he could prove vulnerable again.

10/1

10th

1

(11)

9th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 2

19:00 Southwell (AW)

Lord Of The Lodge

9st 9lb

J: Brandon Wilkie

T: K R Burke

prominent

11/2

3rd

3

(4)

26th Dec 2023

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 2

16:05 Wolverhampton (AW)

Lord Of The Lodge

9st 4lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: K R Burke

raced in second, led over 1f out, headed inside final 110yds, no extra and lost second towards finish

20/1

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Exacta £1031.00
Straight Forecast £1824.70
Tricast £10364.10
Trifecta £7580.00

Selections

The Times:

Bay Breeze

SPOTLIGHT:

Rathbone

TOPSPEED:

Emperor Spirit

The Star:

Mattice

POSTDATA:

Aberama Gold

Telegraph:

Tinto

The Guardian:

Bay Breeze

D Express:

Bay Breeze

Daily Mirror:

Bay Breeze

The Sun:

Bay Breeze

Daily Record:

Bay Breeze

NEWMARKET:

Emperor Spirit

RP RATINGS:

Rathbone

Daily Mail:

Rathbone