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Grantley Hall Handicap

  • Prize money: £3663.8
  • 0m 6f 0y
  • Class 6
  • 9 runners
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Grantley Hall Handicap

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Scattered showers

7/4 (Won)

  • Win: £3.50
  • Place: £1.40

Form: 749441 D

Last run: 10 days

W: 9st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 63

Form & Verdict

Multiple winner at up to 7f, including when doing so going away at Pontefract (5f, good to firm) latest; escapes a penalty for that success and has strong claims if he can repeat the form back up in trip.

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

9th

3

(2)

2nd May 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

14:22 Ayr

Indian Sounds

9st 4lb

J: Mark Winn

T: Paul Midgley

midfield, weakened 2f out

10/1

10th

5

(10)

8th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

15:20 Newcastle (AW)

Indian Sounds

9st 7lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: Paul Midgley

Below par on final few runs last season and same story over C&D on last month's reappearance, however, he may have needed that latest run and he's on a handy mark judged on his two turf wins last June; not ruled out.

16/1

12/1

  • Place: £3.00

Form: 430-65 CD

Last run: 21 days

W: 8st 12lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 54

Form & Verdict

Prolific winning veteran who loves Pontefract but has also won twice over C&D; not ground dependent; handy mark but showed little sign of exploiting that here behind Hurstwood latest; more needed.

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No / Draw
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Verdict Starting price

10th

7

(3)

4th Dec 2023

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 6

17:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Round The Island

9st 6lb

J: Phil Dennis

T: Simon Whitaker

Inconsistent on turf this year and holds weaker claims than fellow 10yo Kenstone, who is in good form; sole AW win came in 2016.

16/1

4/1

  • Place: £2.00

Form: 70-051 CD

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 62

Form & Verdict

Triple C&D winner, including this race in 2021; comfortably won again here latest in a 0-55, for which he has gone up 7lb; this is tougher but he is not ruled out.

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

9th

12

(12)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

18:35 Thirsk

Hurstwood

8st 6lb

J: William Pyle

T: Peter Niven

slowly away, in rear

25/1

10/1

Form: 0-8473 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 4lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 60

Form & Verdict

Prolific winner who is not the force he once was but showed at Catterick (6f, good to firm) last time that he can still be competitive; has run well here before and has each-way potential.

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

5th

3

(10)

2nd May 2024

Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

15:17 Redcar

John Kirkup

9st 8lb

J: Dylan Hogan

T: David Thompson

Multiple winner for whom 5f on testing ground is up his street; his third at Catterick last time was fairly remote but he can take a run or two to find his form; respected.

8/1

3rd

5

(7)

24th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

14:12 Catterick

John Kirkup

9st 8lb

J: Jonny Peate

T: David Thompson

Reliable ten-time winner who is fully effective over C&D; shaped as though the run would bring him on when in midfield here (6f, heavy) three weeks ago; should be in the thick of it.

4/1

Form: 230250

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 60

Form & Verdict

7f AW winner who is 0-4 on turf and needs a lot of improvement on her latest effort to get involved.

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

1st

7

(7)

23rd Apr 2024

Standard

0m 6f 20y

Class 6

20:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Mumcat

9st 5lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Jacqueline Coward

Plenty of expensive defeats in recent times and a strike-rate of 2-43 speaks loud; she remains well treated, though, and is well up to winning if she settles and gets the breaks.

7/1

4th

7

(10)

8th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 6f 20y

Class 6

17:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Mumcat

9st 3lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Jacqueline Coward

Has record of 2-42 but both wins have come on Tapeta and she's finished placed at Southwell (6f) and Newcastle (5f) in last three runs; has wide draw back at this track but she could go well again on this step back up in trip; reapplied cheekpieces replace blinkers.

9/1

3rd

9

(4)

22nd Mar 2024

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

19:45 Newcastle (AW)

Mumcat

9st 0lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Jacqueline Coward

6f winner at this venue who has run well on last two starts; blinkers fitted on this drop back to 5f and may again find one or two too good.

9/1

Form: 8-3701 D

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 8lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 64

Form & Verdict

Got off the mark at the 20th attempt when showing improved form to win comfortably at Thirsk (6f, good to firm) latest; up 7lb for that but if he is able to produce a similar effort, he has claims.

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3rd

8

(9)

6th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

16:02 Newcastle (AW)

Claim The Stars

9st 6lb

J: Alex Fielding

T: Tim Easterby

midfield

16/1

19th

86

22nd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:25 Ayr

Claim The Stars

8st 4lb

T: Tim Easterby

Off the mark at the 20th attempt at Thirsk (6f, good to firm) in June; however, he's failed to kick on from that; unproven on slow ground.

66/1

13th

14

(5)

19th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

0m 5f 217y

Class 4

16:10 Redcar

Claim The Stars

8st 9lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

Off the mark at the 20th attempt when sweeping through from the back at Thirsk in June (6f, good to firm); beaten off this mark twice since and even his best form this year might not be enough here.

33/1

OUR TIP

Form: 0-7882 CD

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 10lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 66

Form & Verdict

Dual C&D winner who is at her best on a sound surface (has won on good to soft); put some lesser efforts behind her when coming from the rear to be second at Catterick latest; up 1lb but not ruled out.

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Verdict Starting price

2nd

3

(3)

21st Aug 2023

Soft

0m 5f 212y

Class 6

16:45 Catterick

Woodlands Charm

9st 13lb

J: Rowan Scott

T: Nigel Tinkler

Two-time C&D winner who was a good second over C&D in June; not written off given her record here but she hasn't been at her best at Ripon (6f) and here (7f) the last twice, and needs to bounce back.

16/1

9th

2

(4)

26th Jul 2023

Soft

0m 7f 6y

Class 6

15:20 Catterick

Woodlands Charm

10st 2lb

J: Alex Jary

T: Nigel Tinkler

Campaigned mostly over 6f; good second here (good to firm) on penultimate run but has different conditions to deal with at this new trip and others are preferred; was withdrawn after getting loose at Doncaster three weeks ago.

16/1

1

(1)

7th Jul 2023

Good

0m 7f 6y

Class 5

17:15 Doncaster

Woodlands Charm

9st 12lb

J: Faye McManoman

T: Nigel Tinkler

Campaigned mostly over 6f; best effort this term when second at Catterick on penultimate start; going into unknown territory over this extra furlong.

14/1

8/1

Form: 8-2814 D

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 67

Form & Verdict

Prolific winning sprinter whose turf successes have mostly been on a sound surface; 2lb higher than the latest of those, at Catterick, last month; below par from this mark back there latest but not ruled out.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

7th

5

(5)

4th Jan 2024

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

19:10 Newcastle (AW)

Lezardrieux

9st 6lb

J: P J McDonald

T: Grant Tuer

Made all in C&D event (off 3lb lower) in November, registering his first AW win for three years; it's possible to excuse both subsequent efforts; not ruled out back here.

10/1

31

27th Dec 2023

Standard

0m 6f 20y

Class 6

17:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Lezardrieux

0st 0lb

T: Grant Tuer

7th

1

(9)

22nd Dec 2023

Standard

0m 6f 16y

Class 6

14:07 Southwell (AW)

Lezardrieux

9st 10lb

J: Christian Howarth

T: Grant Tuer

Well drawn when making all at Newcastle last month (6f) off a 4lb lower mark; ran poorly a fortnight ago but he's bounced back from disappointing efforts in the past; other paced to deal with today though.

10/1

20/1

Form: 80-009 CD

Last run: 21 days

W: 8st 4lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 46

Form & Verdict

Multiple sprint winner on a variety of ground, including over C&D; can't be recommended based on his three runs this year.

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

7th

7

(6)

23rd Sep 2023

Soft

0m 5f 212y

Class 6

14:55 Catterick

Point Of Woods

8st 9lb

J: Aiden Brookes

T: Tina Jackson

held up in last

33/1

12th

13

(8)

5th Sep 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

17:30 Ripon

Point Of Woods

9st 0lb

J: Mark Winn

T: Tina Jackson

Veteran who's looked on the downgrade this year; another ordinary effort last time and only holds outside claims.

33/1

10th

16

(15)

26th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 5f 217y

Class 6

20:00 Redcar

Point Of Woods

9st 0lb

J: Phil Dennis

T: Tina Jackson

Veteran who has won over C&D in the past but his last success was 15 months ago; has had some traffic issues a couple of times this summer but he's not finished closer than ninth this season and is easy to have reservations; visor is removed and cheekpieces return.

25/1

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Payout
Exacta £394.00
Straight Forecast £417.10
Tricast £1543.40
Trifecta £2121.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Indian Sounds

The Guardian:

Hurstwood

The Times:

Woodlands Charm

Daily Mail:

Claim The Stars

Telegraph:

John Kirkup

The Sun:

Woodlands Charm

Daily Mirror:

Claim The Stars

The Star:

Hurstwood

Daily Record:

Hurstwood

RP RATINGS:

Indian Sounds

POSTDATA:

Indian Sounds

D Express:

Indian Sounds