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Ivan Ayris 70th Birthday June 1st Handicap

  • Prize money: £5234
  • 0m 7f 0y
  • Class 4
  • 9 runners
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Ivan Ayris 70th Birthday June 1st Handicap

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

25/1 (Won)

  • Win: £29.00
  • Place: £5.20

Form: 3-7490 CD

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 8lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Won her novice over C&D when a 2yo but the AW is more her scene these days and she made no impression back on the grass at Thirsk; opposable with cheekpieces now turned to.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5th

2

(4)

16th Dec 2023

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 3

19:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Amber Island

9st 3lb

J: Laura Pearson

T: David Loughnane

took keen hold, prominent, pressed leader from over 4f out

10/1

7th

1

(1)

25th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 0f 1y

Class 4

13:45 Lingfield (AW)

Amber Island

9st 13lb

J: Brandon Wilkie

T: David Loughnane

led, headed inside final furlong, soon dropped to rear

12/1

100/30

  • Place: £1.40

Form: 226-73 C

Last run: 11 days

W: 9st 8lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

All three wins came over 6f as a 2yo; only his second run after wind surgery when third over this far at Goodwood (good; today's headgear combination reapplied), albeit without posing any threat to the winner; could go well but others appeal more for win purposes.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

9th

2

(11)

1st May 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

20:00 Kempton (AW)

Ernies Valentine

9st 9lb

J: James Ryan

T: David Loughnane

Not fully exposed over 1m and he further enhanced his AW record when seeing off nine rivals over C&D three weeks ago (fourth has won since); perhaps not so easy trying to dominate from stall 11 in a maximum field but he still looks feasibly treated.

11/2

1st

5

(9)

10th Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

18:30 Kempton (AW)

Ernies Valentine

9st 9lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: David Loughnane

Back on last winning mark; should be suited by this return to a more galloping track given he takes a bit of winding up and may have to weave his way through; can go well.

11/1

6/1

  • Place: £1.80

Form: 28-570 D

Last run: 31 days

W: 9st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Very well handicapped on his highs of last year and he's fine at 6f or 7f; however, he does have his moments at the start and has been slowly away in his last two races (and not for the first time); bit risky.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

6th

4

(7)

2nd May 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

20:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Above

9st 7lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: Robert Cowell

Two of his five wins have come over C&D; back to the same mark off which he made a winning stable debut at Newmarket last August; needs to raise his game to win.

16/1

9th

13

(8)

16th Apr 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 3

13:50 Newmarket

Above

8st 9lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: Robert Cowell

Good and bad last season, as is often the case with exposed sprinters; does have a fair record on both Newmarket tracks and he's another on a perfectly good mark if putting his best foot forward.

16/1

9/1

Form: 02352/

Last run: 630 days

W: 9st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Made a winning debut at two but 0-11 since; was running well over this trip when last seen in the autumn of 2021 and probably not beyond him to be in the mix despite a layoff; has been gelded and Oisin Murphy is booked.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

9th

2

(10)

16th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

18:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Maxi Boy

9st 10lb

J: Hector Crouch

T: Michael Bell

raced wide, towards rear

10/1

7th

4

(1)

1st Oct 2023

Good

0m 7f 3y

Class 4

17:45 Epsom

Maxi Boy

9st 12lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Michael Bell

prominent

10/1

6th

5

(8)

6th Sep 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

20:30 Kempton (AW)

Maxi Boy

9st 8lb

J: Kevin Stott

T: Michael Bell

0-19 since his winning debut; could have done with a softer lead when held late on over 7f at Chelmsford 13 days ago but that was a good run all things considered; doesn't have to lead.

7/1

OUR TIP

Form: 0467-2 D

Last run: 19 days

W: 8st 11lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 73

Form & Verdict

Back from a break with a very pleasing second at Newmarket (7f, good; unlucky Makeen in third) in a race he won the previous season; handicapped to go in again soon and brings solid credentials.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

11th

8

(11)

12th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 5

20:30 Southwell (AW)

Royal Musketeer

9st 5lb

J: David Allan

T: Steph Hollinshead

in touch with leaders

14/1

8th

11

(11)

10th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 4

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Royal Musketeer

8st 12lb

J: David Allan

T: Steph Hollinshead

Had a bit more in hand than the winning margin might have indicated at Southwell in December; too keen at Newcastle three weeks ago; still feasibly weighted but wide draw not ideal.

12/1

5/1

Form: 741-51 D

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 1lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

Mostly seen on the AW and was having only his fifth start on turf when coming from off a solid gallop to nose home at Yarmouth (7f, good to firm); only 3lb higher but whether this pans out quite so favourably remains to be seen, and it's a stronger race.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

13

(2)

8th May 2024

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

19:30 Kempton (AW)

Thapa Vc

8st 13lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Mark Rimell

Will always need some luck given his run-style but he's a proven winner who hasn't found races run to suit of late; tonight's bigger field should help and he's fairly treated again (4lb lower than when last successful).

10/1

6th

9

(5)

10th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 7f 1y

Class 4

15:52 Lingfield (AW)

Thapa Vc

9st 3lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Mark Rimell

held up in rear, plenty to do 2f out, kept on well inside final furlong, never near to challenge

8/1

8/1

Form: 62-033

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 76

Form & Verdict

Both wins for Charles Hills came over 6f but he's fine at 7f and was the only held-up horse to make any real impression when third at Ayr the last time (good; fine on faster); not ruled out.

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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

11th

9

(13)

8th May 2024

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

19:30 Kempton (AW)

Touchwood

9st 3lb

J: James Sullivan

T: Ruth Carr

Any number of short-priced defeats to go with his three wins; goes well here and made a fair comeback on Tapeta four weeks ago, but he's gone well fresh more than once, is 6lb above his last successful mark and drawn wide.

12/1

5th

11

(4)

11th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 4

16:15 Southwell (AW)

Touchwood

8st 13lb

J: James Sullivan

T: Ruth Carr

Can go well fresh, so five-month absence not a major issue, and stable going well, but still 7lb higher than when winning at Lingfield (7f, Polytrack) last October and may just find this level a bit warm for him now.

12/1

8th

2

(4)

14th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 5

18:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Touchwood

9st 8lb

J: James Sullivan

T: Ruth Carr

Proving consistent of late, ending a 17-race losing run at Lingfield (7f, Polytrack) and just missing out at Chelmsford (7f, Polytrack) 12 days ago; up another 2lb, but likely to put up another bold show.

9/1

Form: 0720-0 CD

Last run: 87 days

W: 9st 10lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Usually goes forward; had a productive first half of last year when winning four times over this trip on turf/AW; disappointed in an AW handicap on her return but we know she's better than that and might benefit from wind surgery; fast ground remains a grey area.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

9th

7

(1)

15th Jul 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

17:15 Ascot

Golden Spice

9st 12lb

J: Tom Queally

T: George Margarson

Had a very good spell in the first half of 2022, with four front-running wins at 7f on AW and turf (good and soft), but not yet found her form this year; highly tried last time out and return to 7f will suit but an about-turn needed.

25/1

17th

19

(2)

21st Jun 2023

Good

0m 7f 213y

Class 2

15:05 Ascot

Golden Spice

8st 9lb

J: David Probert

T: George Margarson

Usually goes forward; had a productive first half of 2022, winning four times over 7f on turf/AW, but well below par in both outings this year 12 weeks apart (had wind surgery in between); others much more obvious.

66/1

8th

2

(9)

6th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

15:30 Leicester

Golden Spice

9st 10lb

J: Tom Queally

T: George Margarson

took keen hold, disputed lead

16/1

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Non-runners

Makeen

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £2099.00
Straight Forecast £1908.40
Tricast £9922.10
Trifecta £14901.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Makeen

POSTDATA:

Thapa Vc

Daily Mail:

Touchwood

Telegraph:

Royal Musketeer

TOPSPEED:

Golden Spice

NEWMARKET:

Maxi Boy

The Sun:

Touchwood

The Guardian:

Thapa Vc

Daily Record:

Thapa Vc

The Star:

Royal Musketeer

RP RATINGS:

Makeen

The Times:

Makeen

D Express:

Makeen

Daily Mirror:

Makeen