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Graeme Dand @theformanalyst Celebration Handicap

  • Prize money: £3663.8
  • 0m 6f 0y
  • Class 6
  • 14 runners
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Graeme Dand @theformanalyst Celebration Handicap

Runners: 14 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Scattered showers

16/1 (Won)

  • Win: £17.00
  • Place: £3.50

Form: 27-009 CD

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 10lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 66

Form & Verdict

Won a C&D seller last July before following up in a Class 5 nursery back here the following month; big prices and three heavy defeats so far this year, including C&D latest, but drops back into a Class 6 and she needs a market check.

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8th

6

(8)

9th May 2024

Soft

0m 5f 215y

Class 6

14:18 Brighton

Lily In The Jungle

9st 6lb

J: Gina Mangan

T: Dr Richard Newland & Jamie Insole

Well beaten in two runs for new yard, tailed off in heavy ground at Thirsk last month; sounder surface can help but she's got too much to prove for comfort.

16/1

13th

1

(5)

9th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

15:45 Thirsk

Lily In The Jungle

9st 10lb

J: Rowan Scott

T: Dr Richard Newland & Jamie Insole

Effective on soft ground and she's back down to her last winning mark; record on AW suggests last month's stable debut at Kempton isn't the race to judge her on; better can be expected back on turf and with new headgear enlisted.

10/1

8th

8

(4)

13th Mar 2024

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 0y

Class 6

20:00 Kempton (AW)

Lily In The Jungle

9st 1lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Dr Richard Newland & Jamie Insole

Front-runner who has won four times over sprint trips on turf, the latest off 9lb higher at Ripon (6f, good) in May last year; out of the frame in all seven starts on the AW and makes her stable debut after five months off having changed hands for 9,500gns in October; market may guide.

14/1

16/1

  • Place: £9.00

Form: 563-69

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 58

Form & Verdict

Ran well on her nursery debut at Thirsk in September, finishing third of 17 (6f, soft); she has run into some trouble in her two starts this year but others come here with less to prove.

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5th

5

(1)

11th Sep 2023

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 5

19:00 Newcastle (AW)

Aurora Glory

9st 2lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Ollie Pears

Similar type to Hidden Code, being 0-11 and comparatively exposed; peak form when placed three times over 6f on turf; half-sister to a stablemate who has won at up to 1m1f, so this new trip is cause for optimism.

4/1

11th

9

(4)

30th Aug 2023

Good To Soft

0m 5f 212y

Class 6

15:10 Catterick

Aurora Glory

9st 4lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Ollie Pears

midfield

10/1

6th

3

(6)

10th Jul 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

21:00 Ripon

Aurora Glory

9st 7lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Ollie Pears

0-9; good efforts at this course (finished second) and Redcar (close third) on last two attempts over 6f; ties in with Glendown and Bryce on latter effort; has a fighting chance off the same mark.

5/1

10/1

  • Place: £3.00

Form: 75-65

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 0lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 56

Form & Verdict

Good pedigree and there was money for him on his handicap debut at Doncaster three weeks ago when he was prominent 2f from home but didn't see out 7f on soft ground; more to come.

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2nd

4

(8)

30th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 0f 13y

Class 5

17:00 Southwell (AW)

Yorkstone

9st 7lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Michael & David Easterby

Consistent on the Flat; well positioned off a steady pace when dead-heating with Soames Forsyte over C&D in December; up just 3lb and he's of obvious interest.

4/1

1st

2

(9)

22nd Dec 2023

Standard

1m 0f 13y

Class 6

16:20 Southwell (AW)

Yorkstone

9st 7lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Michael & David Easterby

Two turf wins on slower than good this summer and creditable third on heavy when last in action on the Flat ten weeks ago; jumped poorly on hurdle debut last month; should be seen to better effect back on the Flat; AW debut but it's unlikely to be an issue on pedigree.

8/1

0

6

29th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

13:15 Wetherby

Yorkstone

11st 2lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Michael & David Easterby

Won handicaps on the Flat over 7f and 1m (good to soft/soft) at the end of the summer; stamina could be an issue over hurdles but Sean Bowen has been booked for this first attempt and needs a betting check.

8/1

20/1

Form: 2556-5

Last run: 47 days

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 63

Form & Verdict

Didn't progress after a good start for Richard Fahey; last month's stable debut wasn't devoid of promise but she will need a career best if she is to gain her breakthrough win.

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1st

9

(4)

2nd May 2024

Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

15:17 Redcar

Mrs Trump

8st 11lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Paul Midgley

Well handicapped on the pick of her form but she's a 15-race maiden and this season has started like last year's ended; opposable for now.

33/1

11th

9

(10)

4th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

20:00 Newcastle (AW)

Mrs Trump

9st 4lb

J: Elle-May Croot

T: Paul Midgley

Ended last year's turf campaign with two below-par runs in September and made low-key reappearance at Wolverhampton (6f) last month; on a good mark now but needs help from the first-time cheekpieces.

14/1

10/1

Form: 4667-4 D

Last run: 41 days

W: 8st 13lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 55

Form & Verdict

On the same mark as when winning a 6f nursery at Hamilton last summer; not progressed since and takes on some less-exposed rivals here.

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2nd

6

(5)

5th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 6f 6y

Class 6

17:30 Hamilton

Stormy Pearl

8st 13lb

J: Sean Kirrane

T: David Thompson

prominent, ridden over 1f out, edged right 1f out, kept on and went second inside final 110yds

9/2

3rd

6

(5)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

19:40 Thirsk

Stormy Pearl

9st 8lb

J: Connor Planas

T: David Thompson

midfield

11/2

2nd

12

(6)

9th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

15:15 Thirsk

Stormy Pearl

8st 10lb

J: Connor Planas

T: David Thompson

3lb lower than for her last win and two AW runs for her new yard probably aren't the ones to judge her on; better can be expected today.

25/1

3/1

Form: 778-1 D

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 64

Form & Verdict

Half-brother to stable star Highfield Princess; duly left three 7f 2yo runs behind him when coming out on top in a slow-motion finish at Doncaster three weeks ago (6f, soft); only 2lb higher and suspicion he'll carry on improving as he gains experience; greatly respected.

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3rd

2

(3)

30th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

0m 7f 6y

Class 5

19:25 Catterick

Highfield Viking

9st 7lb

J: Jason Hart

T: John & Sean Quinn

Left disappointing seasonal debut a long way behind when scoring at Thirsk (7f, heavy; first-time blinkers) this month, and his subsequent Pontefract fourth (1m, soft) was perfectly respectable; evidently in prime form but might lose his edge if the ground dries out here.

11/4

4th

5

(1)

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

1m 0f 6y

Class 5

15:55 Pontefract

Highfield Viking

9st 2lb

J: Jason Hart

T: John & Sean Quinn

prominent on inner

4/1

20/1

Form: 0-54

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 58

Form & Verdict

Showed marked improvement at the third attempt when fourth of 15, beaten around 5l, at Redcar 17 days ago (6f, good to soft); that didn't look a strong race but she does move into handicaps with something to build on.

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7th

5

(1)

7th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

20:30 Newcastle (AW)

Garifullina

9st 8lb

J: Luke Morris

T: John Davies

Suited by the step back up in trip when a close third at Catterick (6f) last month; this lightly raced 3yo runs off the same mark here; chance.

7/1

3rd

2

(7)

4th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

0m 5f 212y

Class 6

16:50 Catterick

Garifullina

9st 9lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: John Davies

ducked sharply right start, took keen hold, soon prominent on outer

5/1

6th

13

(15)

19th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

15:00 Redcar

Garifullina

9st 2lb

J: Amie Waugh

T: John Davies

0-4, peak RPR when fourth over 6f here on penultimate start; pedigree suggests this may be her day, being half-sister to a stablemate who opened her account at the fifth attempt; one to consider back from layoff.

33/1

8th
7 (10)
Katar

10/1

Form: -43566

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 64

Form & Verdict

Had some fair placed form on Tapeta over the winter; not hit quite the same heights in three runs since a gelding operation in January; blinkers now replace a visor.

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7th

5

(6)

9th May 2024

Soft

0m 5f 60y

Class 6

16:55 Brighton

Katar

9st 7lb

J: Rhiain Ingram

T: Richenda Ford

Exposed 28-race maiden; heavy ground excuses latest lacklustre display at Bath but it is easy enough to have reservations.

20/1

9th

10

(9)

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 5f 10y

Class 5

17:25 Bath

Katar

8st 4lb

J: Rhiain Ingram

T: Richenda Ford

Exposed 27-race maiden; not at his best the last twice and the suitability of the ground has to be taken on trust.

33/1

OUR TIP

Form: 32-554 BF

Last run: 10 days

W: 9st 9lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 65

Form & Verdict

Did best of the runners to stay stands' side over C&D on his handicap debut last month but only fifth overall; creditable run on heavy ground at Thirsk ten days ago; could well have more to come back on better ground for his in-form yard and he's bagged the rail draw; major player.

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11th

7

(10)

11th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

17:55 Leicester

Jack Of Clubs

9st 6lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Michael Dods

Just one win from 16 starts but he ran well at Thirsk on his reappearance (6f, heavy); not quite so good at Wolverhampton 12 days ago but he's capable of a prominent showing off this mark.

10/1

6th

5

(5)

29th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 6f 20y

Class 6

19:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Jack Of Clubs

9st 7lb

J: Phil Dennis

T: Michael Dods

Just one win from 15 starts but that came over C&D last summer and he was a creditable third at Thirsk (6f, heavy) on his recent return after 165 days off; should benefit from that run and he looks interesting back on Tapeta.

9/2

3rd

10

(3)

9th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

15:15 Thirsk

Jack Of Clubs

9st 2lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Michael Dods

Off the mark in a Class 6 handicap at Wolverhampton last summer but he ended his 3yo campaign with two lesser efforts; has run creditably over C&D on deep ground in the past but others appeal more.

12/1

13/2

Form: 024-93

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 64

Form & Verdict

Best run at two came when second over C&D in August; struggled on heavy ground on his reappearance/handicap debut but he showed more at Pontefract 18 days ago when he would have finished closer had his saddle not slipped in the closing stages; that was a well-contested 0-75 so he makes some appeal in these calmer waters.

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7th

8

(9)

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

0m 5f 3y

Class 5

17:30 Pontefract

Hardy Angel

8st 13lb

J: Duran Fentiman

T: Tim Easterby

prominent on outer

8/1

7th

12

(3)

10th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 5

17:20 Newcastle (AW)

Hardy Angel

9st 0lb

J: Duran Fentiman

T: Tim Easterby

In-form 3yo who scored over 5f on turf in August/October and ran creditably over 6f most recently; possibilities back down in distance, provided he takes well to this surface (AW debut).

8/1

11th
14 (5)
Lukla

33/1

Form: 7044-0

Last run: 44 days

W: 8st 11lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 53

Form & Verdict

Ran creditably in two 5f nurseries for this yard last summer; off for 220 days prior to a low-key run at Bath on Good Friday; getting back on faster ground can help but there are risks attached.

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6th

5

24th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 156y

Class 4

12:40 Catterick

Lukla

11st 0lb

J: Tom Midgley

T: Paul Midgley

held up in rear, outpaced 5th, mistake and detached 3 out

100/1

6th

6

18th Oct 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

14:58 Wetherby

Lukla

11st 0lb

J: Tom Midgley

T: Paul Midgley

14-race Flat maiden who was tailed off last time when soft ground was no excuse; others preferred.

66/1

12th

15

(3)

18th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

1m 4f 8y

Class 6

13:50 Thirsk

Lukla

9st 0lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: Paul Midgley

13-race maiden; has been sprinting most of his career, but fair runs over 1m and 1m2f on last three starts; tries 1m4f for the first time.

12/1

20/1

Form: 54760-

Last run: 251 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 64

Form & Verdict

Promise over 6f at Thirsk on his first two starts but comfortably held on his nursery debut; low-key run on soft to end his 2yo campaign probably best excused; down in grade for his return but he does have a bit to prove.

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5th

5

(3)

28th Jul 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 218y

Class 5

15:45 Thirsk

The Van Man

8st 12lb

J: James Sullivan

T: Ollie Pears

Yet to offer much in either start this term, only sixth of eight in 7f Redcar handicap last month; drops in grade with something to prove in his bid for a maiden victory.

8/1

6th

2

(8)

23rd Jun 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 6

14:55 Redcar

The Van Man

9st 9lb

J: Harry Russell

T: Ollie Pears

Showed ability in his first two starts at Thirsk (6f, good) last summer but has since lost his way and was beaten over 20l on his Ripon reappearance (6f, good) last month; look elsewhere.

20/1

12th

5

(13)

21st May 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

17:25 Ripon

The Van Man

9st 8lb

J: James Sullivan

T: Ollie Pears

Promise over 6f at Thirsk on his first two starts but comfortably held on his nursery debut; low-key run on soft to end his 2yo campaign probably best excused; down in grade for his return but he does have a bit to prove.

20/1

13th
1 (4)
Pedrar

16/1

Form: 042-5

Last run: 26 days

W: 9st 10lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 66

Form & Verdict

Placed over 5.5f in France last summer; looked stretched by 7f at Wolverhampton on last month's stable debut (after ten months off); drops to 6f and Class 6 company for her handicap debut; still has time to do better.

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13th

1

(4)

21st May 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

17:25 Ripon

Pedrar

9st 10lb

J: Dale Swift

T: Scott Dixon

Placed over 5.5f in France last summer; looked stretched by 7f at Wolverhampton on last month's stable debut (after ten months off); drops to 6f and Class 6 company for her handicap debut; still has time to do better.

16/1

5th

9

(3)

25th Apr 2023

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 5

19:25 Wolverhampton (AW)

Pedrar

9st 2lb

J: Dale Swift

T: Scott Dixon

prominent

16/1

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Exacta £4432.00
Straight Forecast £4143.90
Tricast £39562.20
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Selections

RP RATINGS:

Highfield Viking

POSTDATA:

Jack Of Clubs

The Star:

Lily In The Jungle

SPOTLIGHT:

Hardy Angel

The Times:

Highfield Viking

Telegraph:

Highfield Viking

D Express:

Highfield Viking

Daily Mirror:

Highfield Viking

The Sun:

Highfield Viking

Daily Record:

Highfield Viking