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14:35 York

Good To Firm

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  • Prize money: £15462
  • 0m 7f 0y
  • Class 3
  • 13 runners
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Runners: 13 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

2nd
2 (10)
Gweedore

20/1

  • Place: £6.80

Form: 3-1290 D

Last run: 30 days

W: 10st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Better than ever when making virtually all to win at Musselburgh in April and good second at Haydock next time; however, he's been down the field on his last two starts (here most recently) and needs to bounce back.

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9th

3

(6)

27th Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 6f 212y

Class 2

14:45 Haydock

Gweedore

9st 5lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Katie Scott

prominent

11/2

4th

1

(6)

11th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:15 Newcastle (AW)

Gweedore

9st 9lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Katie Scott

Tough handicapper who ran a fine race when third in the Ayr Gold Cup on his first crack at 6f; third, beaten over 3l, off this mark at York four weeks ago (6f, soft) but that only tells half the story as he trounced the other runners on the stands' side and was also comfortably best of those to race up with the pace; still capable of better at this trip and he's a much better horse now than when last seen on AW (when he appeared to handle Tapeta well enough); deserves a good prize.

6/1

9/1

  • Place: £3.10

Form: 45-531 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 10st 0lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

10yo who is 0-8 at York but has run some good races here and won in a big field at Thirsk (7f, good) last time; also effective on fast ground and he's respected up 4lb.

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4th

1

(1)

28th Dec 2023

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 4

17:30 Newcastle (AW)

Scottish Summit

9st 10lb

J: Sam James

T: Geoffrey Harker

held up in rear

10/1

6th

6

(7)

9th Dec 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 14y

Class 2

18:15 Newcastle (AW)

Scottish Summit

9st 5lb

J: Jonny Peate

T: Geoffrey Harker

midfield

20/1

10th

5

(8)

28th Oct 2023

Heavy

0m 7f 6y

Class 3

16:25 Doncaster

Scottish Summit

9st 8lb

J: Sam James

T: Geoffrey Harker

pressed leader, led narrowly 3f out, headed over 2f out, soon weakened

14/1

4th
9 (9)
Snash

20/1

Form: 05-505

Last run: 9 days

W: 9st 3lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

Well handicapped on last season's best form and he's improved with each of his three runs this term; however, he was still beaten about 5l when fifth of eight at Hamilton nine days ago and very much needs to build on that.

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7th

15

(1)

4th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

14:10 Thirsk

Snash

8st 9lb

J: Sean Kirrane

T: Tim Easterby

in touch with leaders

10/1

11th

8

(7)

29th Dec 2023

Standard

0m 6f 16y

Class 5

19:00 Southwell (AW)

Snash

9st 5lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

midfield

6/1

16/1

Form: 82-414 D

Last run: 25 days

W: 8st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 76

Form & Verdict

Made all twice in a row last August (7f, good) and did likewise at Ayr (7f, good to firm) last month; further improvement can't be ruled out but he was only fourth back at Ayr (7f, good) latest and is up in grade here.

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4th

1

(3)

3rd Oct 2023

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

17:07 Ayr

Judgment Call

9st 12lb

J: David Allan

T: Linda Perratt

Two-time course winner but over shorter and this is a belated first run over 6f; soft ground is a further cause for concern.

12/1

6/1

Form: 5-0241 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

In really good form on his two starts last month and he rallied to win at Musselburgh (7f, good to firm) a fortnight ago; a 5lb rise takes him to a career-high mark but he's in top form and can make another bold bid.

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5th

8

(2)

10th May 2024

Good

0m 7f 127y

Class 2

13:30 Chester

Liamarty Dreams

9st 8lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: K R Burke

Scored over C&D in 2022; two from two this term, winning at Doncaster (made most) and Musselburgh (made all); better than ever and warrants respect despite being on career-high mark.

4/1

1st

7

(4)

21st Apr 2024

Good

0m 7f 15y

Class 3

18:15 Musselburgh

Liamarty Dreams

9st 4lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: K R Burke

Well suited by an easy, turning 7f (C&D winner last summer), is fine on any ground and well drawn for one happiest on the sharp end; came away with a subsequent winner on his soft-ground comeback four weeks ago and should go well again upped 4lb.

4/1

Form: 640622 D

Last run: 6 days

W: 9st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Has looked set to win at Epsom (7f, good to firm) and Goodwood (7f, good to firm) the last twice only to be caught close home; runs off same mark as at Goodwood last Sunday and holds obvious claims if fine form continues.

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6th

4

(13)

4th May 2024

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 3

17:50 Newmarket

Darkness

9st 10lb

J: Sean Levey

T: David O’Meara

1-22 for this yard (last two seasons) with the win on the Newmarket July course last summer; 3lb lower today and well treated on form as recent as end of September; needs to bounce back from a last of 12 on reappearance three weeks ago but that was his AW debut; needs a second look.

16/1

12th

2

(5)

13th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 7f 0y

Class 3

11:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Darkness

9st 9lb

J: Jason Watson

T: David O’Meara

This a belated first attempt on AW (31st start) but he was runner-up on last year's reappearance and returns from 1lb below the mark he defied at Newmarket (1m) last summer; also handily drawn so there are reasons to be positive.

14/1

Form: 15-579 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Five wins last year and edging back down the weights; however, he needs to produce more than he's managed the last twice if he's to win this.

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5th

2

(1)

11th Aug 2023

Good

0m 7f 33y

Class 4

15:50 Musselburgh

Carnival Zain

10st 1lb

J: Aiden Brookes

T: Micky Hammond

Made excellent progress last year, winning five times (7f-1m) along the way; not firing on all cylinders in recent months but has slipped to a good mark and drops in grade today; might be worth chancing.

8/1

Form: 177251 CD

Last run: 29 days

W: 9st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Hold-up horse who won three times on AW between last October and this January and he came from the back to land a 20-runner C&D handicap (good to firm) last month; there can be optimism he will get a suitably strong gallop today and a 3lb rise may not stop him if things go his way.

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7th

5

(8)

28th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 4

17:55 Southwell (AW)

Eligible

9st 4lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Michael & David Easterby

Three-time winner over C&D but he has been running over 1m lately, including another win here in January; just 1lb above his last winning mark and could go well if the return to this trip isn't against him.

9/1

7th

8

(3)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

16:35 Chelmsford (AW)

Eligible

9st 8lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Michael & David Easterby

Has performed well in his rare forays on Polytrack (form 2334) and he ran well switched to front-running tactics at Kempton (1m) last time; however, all four AW successes have come on the Southwell Tapeta (7f/1m) so he may come up short again.

12/1

OUR TIP

Form: 176-R9

Last run: 30 days

W: 10st 2lb

8 yo Horse

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Comes with a risk attached having refused to race on reappearance in April; no impact in the Hambleton (1m) here last month but that performance wasn't without promise and he could improve for that run and also the drop back in trip; now 3lb lower than when good seventh of 29 in last year's Buckingham Palace at Royal Ascot (7f, good to firm) and capable of going well.

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11th

13

(11)

27th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 6f 2y

Class 3

18:40 Doncaster

Snazzy Jazzy

9st 3lb

J: Dale Swift

T: Seb Spencer

bumped start, towards rear

12/1

9th

1

(12)

9th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

16:15 Thirsk

Snazzy Jazzy

9st 11lb

J: Dale Swift

T: Seb Spencer

3lb lower than when fifth in the Ayr Silver Cup last September; not in the same form on his final run last year and this drop to 5f isn't sure to suit on his reappearance (first 5f run since 2021).

14/1

11th
11 (1)
Fortamour

10/1

Form: 054275 D

Last run: 10 days

W: 9st 1lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Making headway when denied clear run in final furlong over C&D (good to firm) last month, when seventh of 20 to Eligible, and again unlucky in running at Ripon (6f, good to firm) latest; a contender if getting the breaks.

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4th

2

(5)

10th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

19:15 Ripon

Fortamour

9st 9lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Ben Haslam

towards rear

3/1

1st

9

(5)

18th Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

16:17 Ripon

Fortamour

9st 4lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Ben Haslam

His last four wins have come over C&D, the latest off 2lb higher last September; should win more races but this one might prove too competitive.

10/1

12th
6 (13)
Admiral D

9/1

Form: 79-570

Last run: 35 days

W: 9st 10lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Kept on nicely over 6f at Newmarket (good to soft) on his first two runs this season and perhaps soft ground didn't suit when back up to 7f at Ascot last time; it's worth persisting with 7f now back on better ground (peak RPR is on good to firm) and he's on the shortlist off an attractive mark.

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8th

2

(4)

12th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

19:45 Newcastle (AW)

Admiral D

9st 10lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Richard Fahey

Only 1lb higher than for his win in a valuable 6f handicap at Kempton in November; ran well for second at Chelmsford on his penultimate start and easy to strike a line through his latest 7f run here when new tactics were deployed; style of racing means he needs a strong pace but that's quite possible here and he needs serious consideration.

12/1

5th

1

(6)

17th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 4

17:30 Newcastle (AW)

Admiral D

9st 11lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Richard Fahey

switched right and led against near rail soon after start, joined by main group after 2f, headed 3f out, outpaced and lost second over 1f out, weakened towards finish

100/30

2nd

2

(6)

21st Jan 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

19:15 Chelmsford (AW)

Admiral D

9st 8lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Richard Fahey

Form since switched to AW includes a narrow success in higher grade at Kempton (6f) in November; never figured at Newcastle on New Year's Day but this looks an easier assignment.

12/1

12/1

Form: 9-14

Last run: 21 days

W: 8st 4lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

Led in the final strides at Pontefract (6f, soft) in April on his second start and again kept on well when fourth on handicap debut at Haydock (6f, good to firm) three weeks ago; today's first crack at 7f could be just what he needs and this lightly raced 3yo is in good hands to improve.

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9th

6

(13)

12th Oct 2023

Heavy

0m 7f 50y

Class 5

16:30 Ayr

Indian Falcon

9st 11lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Richard Fahey

3yo who has plenty to prove in terms of current form but he won a novice at Pontefract (6f) in April on his sole encounter with soft ground, and the return to a testing surface offers a chink of hope.

14/1

65

22nd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:25 Ayr

Indian Falcon

8st 10lb

T: Richard Fahey

12th

12

(9)

13th Sep 2023

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 4

18:15 Southwell (AW)

Indian Falcon

8st 9lb

J: Connor Murtagh

T: Richard Fahey

6f novice winner on turf in the spring; has failed to progress in handicaps since, including over 7f; dropping down the weights only steadily and has enough to prove back up in distance on AW debut.

25/1

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Payout
Exacta £1747.00
Straight Forecast £1768.90
Tricast £19839.20
Trifecta £26644.00

Selections

RP RATINGS:

Fortamour

TOPSPEED:

Darkness

Daily Mirror:

Eligible

The Times:

Indian Falcon

Daily Record:

Liamarty Dreams

POSTDATA:

Carnival Zain

SPOTLIGHT:

Snazzy Jazzy

Telegraph:

Scottish Summit

The Sun:

Darkness

The Guardian:

Fortamour

Daily Mail:

Fortamour

The Star:

Eligible