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15:30 Thirsk

Good To Firm

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  • 0m 7f 0y
  • Class 4
  • 10 runners
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Runners: 10 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Rain

1st
2 (10)
Danzan

7/1 (Won)

  • Win: £4.34
  • Place: £1.40

Form: 33-648 CD

Last run: 31 days

W: 10st 1lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

He hasn't found his best form this year but he's becoming more suitably handicapped again now and he's the type to pop up soon; C&D winner last summer; one to consider down in grade.

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3rd

12

(12)

4th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

14:10 Thirsk

Danzan

9st 0lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

pressed leader

8/1

6/1

  • Place: £2.10

Form: 09-001 CD

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 12lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 76

Form & Verdict

Ready winner of the corresponding event 12 months ago off a 1lb lower mark; kicked off his 2023 campaign with two heavy defeats but he got back on track with a hard-fought success at Beverley three weeks ago (7.5f, good to firm); big run on the cards.

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1st

7

(4)

28th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 6f 16y

Class 4

20:30 Southwell (AW)

Cliffcake

9st 4lb

J: Lewis Edmunds

T: Roy Bowring

in touch with leaders

12/1

7th

2

(1)

14th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 6f 16y

Class 5

18:15 Southwell (AW)

Cliffcake

9st 8lb

J: Ethan Jones

T: Roy Bowring

in touch with leaders, hung left from over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong

6/1

12/1

  • Place: £4.50

Form: 07-005

Last run: 31 days

W: 9st 8lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Back to the same mark as when seeing off 15 rivals at Chester last September; well beaten on first two starts of the year but he fared better when a close fifth of 12 over 1m here last month; rain would be of benefit.

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87

22nd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:25 Ayr

Devilwala

8st 4lb

T: Tim Easterby

10th

4

(6)

21st Sep 2023

Good

0m 7f 50y

Class 6

16:45 Ayr

Devilwala

9st 13lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Tim Easterby

Third at Thirsk (7f, soft) in June but has trailed home on all four outings since.

20/1

13th

10

(3)

18th Aug 2023

Good

0m 7f 218y

Class 5

20:20 Thirsk

Devilwala

9st 2lb

J: Phil Dennis

T: Tim Easterby

Nowhere near the force of old, and although his best efforts this term have been recorded here, he's operated too far below a winning level latterly to persuade he can capitalise on his latest career-low mark.

40/1

14/1

Form: 2-0337 BF

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Two wins from 23 starts is a poor return for one of his ability; two placed efforts for his new stable last month but his form dipped at Leicester a fortnight ago; more minor money perhaps his best hope.

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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

4/1

Form: 338-73 BF

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 1lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 65

Form & Verdict

0-8 but he has threatened and he looks ready for the return to this trip; also engaged 8.00 Brighton Tuesday.

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2nd

9

(8)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 0y

Class 6

16:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Kitaab

9st 5lb

J: Hector Crouch

T: Ian Williams

Running well lately, including when making the most of a sliding mark at Southwell (6f, Tapeta) last month; didn't have an issue with the easy 7f at Lingfield when second of nine a week ago, but whether it will suit him so well on this track remains to be seen; can hang left.

11/2

2nd

2

(8)

22nd Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 1y

Class 6

16:55 Lingfield (AW)

Kitaab

9st 8lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Ian Williams

Couple of sound performances (won then close second) over 6f on Tapeta in February; shaped as if he's still in form back at Southwell (7f; kept on after a tardy start) this month; remains of interest at an ordinary level.

6/1

7th

11

(8)

12th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 5

20:30 Southwell (AW)

Kitaab

9st 1lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Ian Williams

slowly away, in rear

5/1

OUR TIP

Form: 50-503 D

Last run: 10 days

W: 10st 2lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Won twice for Clive Cox and he ran his best race for his new stable when third of eight at Beverley ten days ago (7.5f, good to firm; well backed); that effort can be marked up and he's one to take seriously in this similar event.

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16th

11

(12)

27th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 6f 2y

Class 3

18:40 Doncaster

Ascot Adventure

9st 4lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: David O’Meara

ducked left start, midfield

6/1

3rd

1

(2)

24th Mar 2024

Soft

0m 7f 6y

Class 4

16:15 Doncaster

Ascot Adventure

9st 9lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: David O’Meara

Has won over 7f (on good going) but taxing conditions may stretch him returned to this trip, as was the case in this race 12 months ago (faded into fifth); last win came over 6f.

5/1

12th

6

(8)

3rd Nov 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

15:05 Newcastle (AW)

Ascot Adventure

9st 5lb

J: David Nolan

T: David O’Meara

prominent, pressed leader over 2f out, weakened from over 1f out

8/1

5/1

Form: 42-127

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 5lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

Made good progress since handicapping, winning at Pontefract last month (6f, good; these accessories for the first time) and then chasing home Quinault (won twice since) at Newmarket a fortnight later; reportedly didn't face the kickback when disappointing at Kempton 13 days ago; still has more to come back on turf.

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7th

6

(4)

8th Jul 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 18y

Class 5

19:12 Nottingham

Ertebat

9st 12lb

J: Pierre-Louis Jamin

T: Hugo Palmer

Two good 6f runs in May, winning at Pontefract before chasing home a rapid improver at Newmarket; not so good over 7f twice since; returns to this trip with new headgear tried.

10/1

7th

9

(5)

20th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

15:30 Thirsk

Ertebat

9st 5lb

J: Harry Davies

T: Hugo Palmer

Made good progress since handicapping, winning at Pontefract last month (6f, good; these accessories for the first time) and then chasing home Quinault (won twice since) at Newmarket a fortnight later; reportedly didn't face the kickback when disappointing at Kempton 13 days ago; still has more to come back on turf.

5/1

7th

9

(9)

7th Jun 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

19:20 Kempton (AW)

Ertebat

9st 2lb

J: Harry Davies

T: Hugo Palmer

slowly into stride, held up in rear, pushed along over 3f out, ridden and no impression from 3f out

11/2

8th
6 (2)
Bicep

14/1

Form: 114-10 D

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 10lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

Ended 2022 in good form and he made a winning seasonal return at Musselburgh last month (7f, good); less good in a deep race at York 12 days later; others appeal more.

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12th

5

(8)

16th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 4

18:00 Newcastle (AW)

Bicep

9st 6lb

J: Harrison Shaw

T: Grant Tuer

C&D winner last October and ran his best race since when beaten half a length on his Southwell return (6f, Tapeta) last month (sixth horse has won since); return to this trip should suit and high on the list.

6/1

2nd

4

(3)

28th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 6f 16y

Class 4

20:30 Southwell (AW)

Bicep

9st 7lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Grant Tuer

in rear

8/1

10th

6

(2)

11th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 4

11:45 Newcastle (AW)

Bicep

9st 7lb

J: Mia Nicholls

T: Grant Tuer

Back to winning ways over C&D last month; travelled notably strongly before stamina seemingly stretched late on over 1m here last week and can show he's still on a good mark now back at 7f.

7/2

8/1

Form: 314214 D BF

Last run: 54 days

W: 9st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 76

Form & Verdict

Poor form on turf in his first five starts but he's made giant strides on AW since, winning five of his last 13 starts; may well prove equally proficient on turf in time but it's a question mark today.

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8th

2

(10)

28th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 4

17:55 Southwell (AW)

One More Dream

9st 9lb

J: Jason Hart

T: John & Sean Quinn

Three wins in Tapeta this year, the last two over 6f/7f here; up another 6lb but no surprise if he again goes well.

5/1

25/1

Form: 627-70

Last run: 17 days

W: 8st 10lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 69

Form & Verdict

Yet to make an impact in handicaps, beaten over 13l in two 1m races this season; down in the weights but with his share to prove.

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14th

14

(8)

4th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

14:10 Thirsk

El Montejean

8st 10lb

J: Harry Russell

T: Mark Walford

towards rear

16/1

11th

8

(6)

13th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

18:30 Newcastle (AW)

El Montejean

9st 1lb

J: Harry Russell

T: Mark Walford

Off the mark at the tenth attempt when gamely landing a 6f handicap at Pontefract in August; 5lb rise not excessive (still 5lb lower then when starting his handicap career) but he'll need to be cherry ripe to win this back from 177 days off.

10/1

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Payout
Exacta £253.00
Straight Forecast £236.10
Tricast £2809.50
Trifecta £2269.00

Selections

RP RATINGS:

Ascot Adventure

TOPSPEED:

Cliffcake

Telegraph:

Kitaab

SPOTLIGHT:

Ertebat

Daily Mirror:

Bicep

The Star:

Devilwala

D Express:

Kitaab

POSTDATA:

Ascot Adventure

The Times:

Ascot Adventure

The Guardian:

Ascot Adventure

The Sun:

Ascot Adventure

Daily Mail:

Cliffcake

Daily Record:

Cliffcake