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Andy Thornton Hospitality Furniture Apprentice Handicap

  • Prize money: £10468
  • 1m 2f 56y
  • Class 4
  • 10 runners
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Andy Thornton Hospitality Furniture Apprentice Handicap

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly sunny

5/1 (Won)

  • Win: £9.10
  • Place: £2.60

Form: 76-821

Last run: 11 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 67

Form & Verdict

Made it tenth time lucky when leading towards the finish in 1m Thirsk handicap (good to firm) 11 days ago; below par in three previous attempts at 1m2f, but heavy ground may have been against him on two of those occasions and he shapes as if he'll stay this far; visored first time; carries 5lb penalty (new mark due to be 2lb lower).

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4th

1

(5)

23rd Jun 2023

Good

1m 4f 104y

Class 5

18:40 Musselburgh

Menelaus

9st 11lb

J: Shane Gray

T: Michael & David Easterby

sweating, slowly into stride, in touch with leaders, prominent in chasing group after 2f

13/8

1st

7

(9)

16th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

1m 2f 56y

Class 4

13:50 York

Menelaus

9st 7lb

J: Connor Planas

T: Michael & David Easterby

took keen hold, midfield, pushed along over 2f out, soon ridden and headway, went second 1f out, kept on well to lead inside final furlong, won going away

5/1

1st

4

(9)

5th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 218y

Class 5

15:30 Thirsk

Menelaus

9st 7lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Michael & David Easterby

Nine-race maiden; back in much better form with close second over C&D (good) last month, proving suited by the return to a sound surface; respected off just 2lb higher in this similar event.

11/4

8/1

  • Place: £1.90

Form: 114-02 D

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 13lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

Four wins (1m2f, good/good to firm) from his eight turf starts last year; all the better for his reappearance when second of six over 1m2f at Doncaster 13 days ago; should be in the shake-up under Harry Davies.

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7th

9

(1)

12th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 4f 14y

Class 5

20:30 Southwell (AW)

Pledge Of Honour

9st 5lb

J: Rhys Clutterbuck

T: Dean Ivory

midfield

14/1

5th

1

(4)

21st Nov 2023

Standard

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

18:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Pledge Of Honour

10st 2lb

J: Rhys Clutterbuck

T: Dean Ivory

Five-time 1m2f winner on turf; runner-up twice over that trip in June but his form has levelled off more recently; on a dangerous mark but stepping up to 2m isn't sure to suit (late headway over 1m4f the last twice has come in slowly-run affairs).

16/1

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11/4

  • Place: £1.30

Form: 23-231

Last run: 21 days

W: 10st 0lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Form of his recent breakthrough success at Pontefract (1m, good to firm) has been boosted by the subsequent victories of the second and third; bred to stay this trip and can make light of a 3lb rise.

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4th

3

(1)

25th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 100y

Class 4

16:30 Beverley

Westernesse

9st 6lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: David O’Meara

dwelt start, raced in third

7/2

16/1

Form: 841037

Last run: 26 days

W: 9st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 65

Form & Verdict

All wins over 1m but showed 1m2f is within range when third on Newcstle's AW last month; only sixth to the reopposing Showmedemoney at Ripon (1m2f again) since, though.

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3rd

3

(10)

6th May 2024

Soft

1m 0f 100y

Class 6

16:50 Beverley

Dougies Dream

9st 8lb

J: Faye McManoman

T: Nigel Tinkler

Defied a 5lb higher mark in better grade at Doncaster (1m, good) last June; far from consistent since, latterly on AW; however, looks one to consider, being so attractively treated back on turf.

7/1

Form: 30-385 D

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Back to the mark he won off at Ayr last summer and acquitted himself well when not beaten far into fifth in the Class 2 Zetland Gold Cup at Redcar (1m2f, good to firm) 18 days ago; enters the reckoning.

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Form: 33-759 D

Last run: 36 days

W: 10st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Often front-runner; operating below his best so far in 2023 but came good at a similar time last year and he's back on a good mark if staging a revival.

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2nd

2

(7)

12th May 2024

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 4

16:17 Newcastle (AW)

Jean Baptiste

9st 10lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Roger Fell & Sean Murray

took keen hold, led, switched to centre 3f out

7/1

6/1

Form: 353114 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 10lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Three wins at Class 6 level this year and showed he can be competitive in a higher grade when fourth of 19 in 1m2f Newbury Class 3 (good) four weeks ago; runs off 2lb lower here; should get involved.

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12th

11

(8)

1st Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

17:15 Kempton (AW)

Solanna

9st 3lb

J: Paddy Bradley

T: John Butler

Query over current form, judged on two runs this year, and may ideally need a step back up in trip as last four wins over middle distances.

14/1

8th

2

(1)

16th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 5

20:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Solanna

9st 9lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: John Butler

Four-time Polytrack winner whose two victories last spring came over 1m2f; is entitled to have come on for his recent comeback and is on a competitive mark again.

8/1

10/1

Form: -40033 C

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 6lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 71

Form & Verdict

Back to the mark he defied at Nottingham last summer and arrives on the back of creditable placed efforts at Beverley and Ripon; this former course scorer has each-way claims again.

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6th

6

(5)

18th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

13:57 Ripon

Poets Dawn

9st 6lb

J: Archie Young

T: Tim Easterby

1m on heavy ground won't faze him, as when second of 15 at Newmarket when last seen in November; not beaten far on last season's reappearance; one to consider.

11/2

Form: 159331 D

Last run: 26 days

W: 9st 6lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 71

Form & Verdict

Third success when battling well to shade a tight finish at Ripon (1m2f, good) 26 days ago; nudged up 3lb to a career-high mark and more will be needed to follow up.

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No Results Found

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Payout
Exacta £483.00
Straight Forecast £444.80
Tricast £1118.70
Trifecta £1704.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Westernesse

Daily Mail:

Pledge Of Honour

D Express:

Highwaygrey

TOPSPEED:

Menelaus

NEWMARKET:

Solanna

RP RATINGS:

Westernesse

The Times:

Westernesse

Telegraph:

Westernesse

The Guardian:

Westernesse

Daily Mirror:

Westernesse

Daily Record:

Westernesse

The Sun:

Pledge Of Honour

The Star:

Highwaygrey