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16:15 York

Good To Firm

Reg Griffin Appreciation ebfstallions.com Maiden Stakes (GBB/IRE Incentive Race)

  • Prize money: £10800
  • 0m 6f 0y
  • Class 3
  • 7 runners
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Reg Griffin Appreciation ebfstallions.com Maiden Stakes (GBB/IRE Incentive Race)

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

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9/4 (Won)

  • Win: £2.80
  • Place: £1.40

Form: 3

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 7lb

2 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

Shaped quite well when third of 12 at Haydock (6f, good to firm; 7-1) last month, pulling well clear of the remainder; the runner-up has won since, giving the form a solid look; open to progress and high on the list.

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

2nd

5

(7)

28th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 6f 16y

Class 3

16:15 Southwell (AW)

Twilight Romance

9st 4lb

J: Jason Hart

T: John & Sean Quinn

Did well early last year including winning a York maiden (6f, good to firm), but has had excuses for his last two efforts including on this month's Pontefract return/handicap debut (6f, heavy; first start since being gelded); makes his AW debut and should bounce back at some point.

13/2

4th

2

(1)

2nd Apr 2024

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

15:45 Pontefract

Twilight Romance

9st 8lb

J: Jason Hart

T: John & Sean Quinn

disputed lead, steadied and prominent from over 4f out, lost ground over 2f out, weakened final furlong

5/2

19th

6

(5)

24th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

14:25 York

Twilight Romance

9st 5lb

J: Jason Hart

T: John Quinn

Quite impressive in sweeping aside We Never Stop over C&D in June (good to firm) and lost nothing in defeat to the same rival at Pontefract, where he was conceding 4lb and not helped by his track position; shortlisted.

6/1

9/4

  • Place: £2.30

Form: 3

Last run: 30 days

W: 9st 7lb

2 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

Showed plenty of speed when 2l third of ten on debut over C&D (good to firm; 16-1) four weeks ago, leading for some of the way; should build on that and appeals most of all.

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

5th

7

(2)

4th May 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

16:45 Newmarket

We Never Stop

8st 11lb

J: Shane Gray

T: Kevin Ryan

Hit his 2yo peak when winning a Pontefract novice (6f, good to firm) in midsummer but didn't make much of an impact in sales races at York and Doncaster afterwards; now reappears in a warm handicap; others preferred.

25/1

7th

12

(4)

14th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 111y

Class 2

14:25 Doncaster

We Never Stop

9st 0lb

J: Shane Gray

T: Kevin Ryan

Raced only on good to firm; recorded form figures of 321 at maiden/novice level; comfortably held in the York sales race won by Dragon Leader but may bounce back, given his earlier progress.

25/1

18th

5

(7)

24th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

14:25 York

We Never Stop

9st 7lb

J: Shane Gray

T: Kevin Ryan

Twice placed over C&D and he was reversing placings with Twilight Romance when narrowly getting the better of that rival at Pontefract (6f, good to firm), albeit in receipt of 4lb; these terms are tougher but he's one of the few in here with Group-race entries.

14/1

Form: 45

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 7lb

2 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

Improved a bit on form of debut when about 3l fifth of 12 at Epsom (6f, good to firm; 25-1) two weeks ago, losing two places late on; may be open to further progress and should be thereabouts.

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

10th

10

(1)

5th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

17:30 Dundalk (AW)

Land Lover

9st 7lb

J: J M Sheridan

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

17,000gns recruit from Craig Lidster, placed in novice/maiden events in early summer last year; never counted on yard debut in testing conditions at the Curragh recently and possibly best watched for now.

14/1

14th

10

(11)

18th Mar 2024

Heavy

0m 6f 0y

17:10 Curragh

Land Lover

8st 13lb

J: J M Sheridan

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

Promise in novice/maiden events in May and June last year; became disappointing; now gelded, best watched on Irish debut.

16/1

40/1

Form: 688

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 7lb

2 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Modest RPRs in three sprint maidens, two of them here; stablemate of Be Here Now; others much more enticing.

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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

5th

10

(3)

3rd May 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

19:20 Newcastle (AW)

Socialise

9st 1lb

J: Rowan Scott

T: Nigel Tinkler

Had plenty of racing last year and regressed, but there looked no fluke about his comeback beating of Cuban Storm over C&D recently; now has to build on that if he's to confirm placings on 4lb worse terms.

7/1

1st

8

(2)

16th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

20:00 Newcastle (AW)

Socialise

8st 12lb

J: Rowan Scott

T: Nigel Tinkler

Had plenty of racing last year and regressed, latterly when attracting support/well beaten over C&D; is some way down the pecking order back from six months off.

16/1

4/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 9st 7lb

2 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

200,000gns yearling; by Ardad out of an unraced half-sister to 7f-11.4f winner Mystic Meg, from the family of 1,000 Guineas winner Sleepytime; stable won this race in 2010, 2013, 2016 and 2017; likely type on paper.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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1st

8

(6)

11th May 2024

Good

0m 7f 212y

Class 4

14:10 Haydock

Silent Move

9st 0lb

J: Connor Murtagh

T: Richard Fahey

Won by 5l at Thirsk (7f, good) last August on second start; 9l second at Carlisle (1m, good to firm) next time and also soundly beaten when fifth on last month's handicap debut at Musselburgh (1m, good to soft; Johnny Ringo third); however, he may have needed that latest run and retains potential.

16/1

5th

6

(1)

21st Apr 2024

Good

1m 0f 2y

Class 3

17:45 Musselburgh

Silent Move

8st 6lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Richard Fahey

Well-held second over 1m at Carlisle on last appearance (gelded since) but may still have more to offer; scored comfortably at Thirsk (7f, good) the time before; represents last year's winning stable and is interesting on handicap debut.

8/1

40/1

Form: 8

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 7lb

2 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

50,000gns yearling; faded when 12l eighth of 12 at Haydock (6f, good to firm; 125-1) three weeks ago; needs to find considerable improvement.

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

1st

2

(2)

29th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 4f 214y

Class 5

14:00 Southwell (AW)

Be Here Now

9st 9lb

J: Alex Jary

T: Nigel Tinkler

Progressed well as 2yo and has kept the momentum going since switched to Tapeta back from a break, scoring narrow 5f wins at Newcastle (led close home) and seeming to win with a bit in hand over C&D 18 days ago; unlikely that a further 3lb rise will prevent another bold show.

11/4

1st

1

(3)

11th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 4f 214y

Class 5

13:55 Southwell (AW)

Be Here Now

9st 9lb

J: Rowan Scott

T: Nigel Tinkler

Several near misses as a 2yo and he overcame trouble in running to make a winning return at Newcastle 19 days ago (5f); that form has a solid look to it and although this track will present a slightly different test, he still looks feasibly weighted up 4lb.

9/4

1st

3

(3)

23rd Mar 2024

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 5

19:00 Newcastle (AW)

Be Here Now

9st 7lb

J: Rowan Scott

T: Nigel Tinkler

held up in rear, outpaced and pushed along 2f out, rallied and headway when not clear run 1f out, went third inside final 110yds, kept on well to lead final strides

11/2

7th
2 (6)
Indicate

5/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 9st 7lb

2 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

By Blue Point; dam UAE 6f dirt 2yo winner (RPR 80) out of US 5.5f turf stakes winner; yard having a good season with its 2yos and took this race last year with subsequent Group 3 winner Cold Case; interesting newcomer.

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2

(4)

16th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 3

18:30 Newcastle (AW)

Indicate

9st 10lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: K R Burke

Well below market expectations when a remote last on his York debut last summer; much more like it on his Southwell comeback, having been gelded, when strong in the betting again and seeing off a subsequent winner; goes on the shortlist.

3/1

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Payout
Exacta £81.00
Straight Forecast £105.80
Trifecta £339.00

Selections

TOPSPEED:

Land Lover

SPOTLIGHT:

We Never Stop

The Times:

Twilight Romance

Telegraph:

Indicate

Daily Mail:

Land Lover

D Express:

Land Lover

The Sun:

Land Lover

RP RATINGS:

We Never Stop

POSTDATA:

We Never Stop

Daily Record:

We Never Stop

The Guardian:

Twilight Romance

Daily Mirror:

Twilight Romance

The Star:

Twilight Romance