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Kirby Thomas Final Furlong Handicap

  • Prize money: £4710.6
  • 1m 1f 170y
  • Class 5
  • 11 runners
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Kirby Thomas Final Furlong Handicap

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Scattered showers

8/1 (Won)

  • Win: £7.10
  • Place: £2.10

Form: 87-325

Last run: 37 days

W: 9st 4lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Still to get his head in front but has performed with credit all three starts in handicaps this term, fifth of 12 at Beverley (1m2f) last month; can make his presence felt once more.

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14/1

  • Place: £3.50

Form: -67940 CD

Last run: 9 days

W: 10st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

C&D winner but he's yet to hit top form this season, only tenth at Southwell (1m) nine days ago; has something to prove.

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6th

1

(1)

4th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 0f 1y

Class 4

15:20 Lingfield (AW)

Cosmos Raj

9st 9lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: David O’Meara

Three successes on Tapeta since December and bids for a hat-trick after winning twice at Wolverhampton (8.6f); up another 3lb, but a bigger problem may be that he seemed to find this an inadequate test when fifth of nine over C&D in February.

4/1

1st

5

(8)

2nd Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 5

18:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Cosmos Raj

9st 8lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: David O’Meara

Proved suited by the switch back to Tapeta (from Polytrack) in similar event over C&D two weeks ago, beating Soames Forsyte and taking overall record to 8-49; likely player back up just 2lb.

15/2

1st

2

(3)

16th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 5

19:45 Wolverhampton (AW)

Cosmos Raj

9st 9lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: David O’Meara

Sole win in 16 AW starts came off 1lb lower at Newcastle (1m, Tapeta) in December; has made the frame in all three previous outings over C&D, but this looks a competive races of its type; cheekpieces the headgear of choice today.

7/1

16/1

  • Place: £6.70

Form: 6-1497 D

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 6lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 62

Form & Verdict

Resumed with 1m2f Newcastle success in January and largely in good form since, not enjoying the clearest of passages when seventh in 1m2f Beverley handicap 12 days ago; visor is reached for now and she needs shortlisting.

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10th

3

(8)

26th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

1m 1f 207y

Class 6

14:15 Beverley

Western Beat

9st 12lb

J: Lewis Chalkley

T: Michael & David Easterby

Yet to win in 14 attempts on turf, but has a chance on her C&D second last month (soft); not so good last time, but wouldn't rule out.

7/1

6th

11

(8)

8th Sep 2023

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 5

14:45 Newcastle (AW)

Western Beat

9st 8lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Michael & David Easterby

C&D winner in January and been in good form this summer, reaching the frame again when second at Beverley (1m2f) 12 days ago; likely to be on the premises but suspicion she'll prove vulnerable to at least one of the 3yos in this line-up.

7/1

2nd

1

(4)

27th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

1m 1f 207y

Class 6

17:10 Beverley

Western Beat

10st 2lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Michael & David Easterby

0-13 on turf, but three fair runs since a visor went on, including over C&D (soft) and on Tapeta last time; a chance.

11/2

Form: 475-4

Last run: 70 days

W: 9st 6lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

Ulysses gelding who returned with an encouraging fourth of seven on his handicap debut at Newcastle (1m) in April; this longer trip could unlock some improvement so he's very much one to consider.

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5th
2 (11)
Sandret

16/1

Form: 515-69 D

Last run: 63 days

W: 9st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 68

Form & Verdict

Failed to build on his reappearance Newcastle sixth when ninth in 1m handicap here in April; lots more is needed after his break.

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8th

9

(4)

13th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 5

19:45 Newcastle (AW)

Sandret

9st 1lb

J: Andrew Breslin

T: Ben Haslam

took keen hold, held up in rear

14/1

8th

3

(4)

28th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 5

16:00 Newcastle (AW)

Sandret

9st 10lb

J: Andrew Breslin

T: Ben Haslam

Dual course winner who often misses the kick and is usually dropped in; has often gone well fresh and did so again at a big price over C&D when last seen in the autumn; the break since looks in his favour and he's considered.

6/1

Form: -35331 C

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 4lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Capitalised on a reduced mark when dead-heating in 1m handicap here 15 days ago; another bold showing on the cards despite a 3lb rise.

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14th

7

(3)

4th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 7f 218y

Class 5

16:20 Thirsk

Rievaulx Raver

9st 6lb

J: Harry Russell

T: Roger Fell & Sean Murray

in touch with leaders

40/1

10/1

Form: 533515

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 76

Form & Verdict

Opened his account in 8.5f Wolverhampton handicap in May and wasn't disgraced on turf debut when fifth of nine over 1m here 15 days ago; possibilities now upped in trip.

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7th

5

(1)

22nd Jun 2023

Good

1m 1f 170y

Class 5

16:45 Ripon

Flame Spirit

9st 8lb

J: Dylan Hogan

T: James Tate

Opened his account in 8.5f Wolverhampton handicap in May and wasn't disgraced on turf debut when fifth of nine over 1m here 15 days ago; possibilities now upped in trip.

10/1

5th

3

(5)

7th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

18:40 Ripon

Flame Spirit

9st 10lb

J: Callum Rodriguez

T: James Tate

Confirmed the promise of some of his novice efforts when scoring on his handicap debut at Wolverhampton (8.5f, AW; raced prominently) latest; 3lb rise looks fair and there could be more to come over this trip.

4/1

1st

5

(8)

23rd May 2023

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 5

16:10 Wolverhampton (AW)

Flame Spirit

9st 7lb

J: Neil Callan

T: James Tate

Similar level of form in his last three starts as when fifth of eight in first-time blinkers (now removed) at Chelmsford (7f, Polytrack) this month; up in trip for handicap debut and dam's side of pedigree suggests he may improve for it; each-way claims.

16/1

Form: 10-065

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 60

Form & Verdict

Fair form when landing 1m Leicester handicap last August but he's yet to reach that form this term, finishing a never-dangerous fifth at Nottingham (1m2f) 18 days ago; others appeal more.

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7th

10

(2)

22nd Jul 2023

Soft

0m 7f 213y

Class 6

20:15 Doncaster

Maffeo Barberini

9st 6lb

J: Alec Voikhansky

T: Kevin Frost

towards rear, midfield halfway, ridden 3f out, weakened from over 2f out

25/1

5th

8

(5)

8th Jul 2023

Good To Firm

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

16:07 Leicester

Maffeo Barberini

9st 4lb

J: Alec Voikhansky

T: Kevin Frost

Won a course claimer (1m, good to firm) last August but little to shout about since returning to handicaps.

14/1

9th
11 (2)
Nakano

13/2

Form: 45-46

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 4lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Largely progressive daughter of Saxon Warrior who didn't enjoy the rub of the green on her handicap debut when sixth of eight at Redcar (1m2f) 23 days ago, hampered 2f out; has more to offer so rates a player.

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8th

10

(5)

13th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 6

19:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Nakano

9st 4lb

J: Morgan Cole

T: Ed Dunlop

3yo maiden; inconsistent this term but, judged on penultimate effort, may benefit from the reapplication of visor; second run for new yard.

12/1

9th

7

(6)

16th Sep 2023

Good

1m 3f 137y

Class 6

13:40 Bath

Nakano

10st 10lb

J: Miss Sophie Smith

T: Ed Dunlop

Eight-race maiden who goes without headgear for this stable debut, having returned to form in a first-time visor when fifth of 15 at Thirsk (1m4f, good) last month on her final outing for Hugo Palmer (sold for 11,500gns); however, Ed Dunlop and Sophie Smith combine well and she's not ruled out.

10/1

14/1

Form: 724

Last run: 120 days

W: 9st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 68

Form & Verdict

Fair maiden who wasn't disgraced when fourth of six in 1m2f novice at Newcastle in February; returns from a wind op with a bit more needed if he's to get off the mark on handicap debut.

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5th

2

(2)

5th Sep 2023

Good

1m 0f 68y

Class 6

19:15 Hamilton

Nefyn Dawn

9st 8lb

J: Jason Hart

T: John Quinn

Ex-bumper horse; had wind surgery in March; has improved since going handicapping with fair efforts at Beverley (7.5f, good to soft) and Musselburgh (7f, good) last month; further progress likely, particularly back over 1m; a possible.

6/1

4th

2

(6)

11th Aug 2023

Good

0m 7f 33y

Class 6

16:20 Musselburgh

Nefyn Dawn

10st 1lb

J: Jason Hart

T: John Quinn

Well beaten over 1m2f on handicap debut in June but looked suited by drop in trip when third at Beverley (7.4f, good to soft) ten days ago; ideally needs to learn to settle better in the early stages but could still have a bigger run in him.

11/2

3rd

3

(6)

1st Aug 2023

Good

0m 7f 96y

Class 5

16:55 Beverley

Nefyn Dawn

9st 13lb

J: Jason Hart

T: John Quinn

Maiden who offered hope when second of six in a Wolverhampton novice (9.5f, AW) in February but not built on it since, including on handicap debut after four months off at Ripon (9.7f, good; first start since wind surgery) in June; others make greater appeal.

16/1

Form: 037-81 D

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 9lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

Took a major step forward from his reappearance when getting off the mark in 1m2f Haydock handicap 13 days ago; not taken lightly nudged up just 2lb.

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9th

7

(9)

10th Aug 2023

Good To Soft

1m 1f 209y

Class 4

19:15 Sandown

Sir Jock Bennett

9st 1lb

J: Kevin Stott

T: Charlie Johnston

Took a major step forward from his reappearance when getting off the mark in 1m2f Haydock handicap (good to firm) in June; pulled up at Ripon 13 days later (reportedly struck into) and given seven weeks to recover; the Haydock form is nothing special but he's unexposed and from a good yard.

10/1

0

4

(8)

22nd Jun 2023

Good

1m 1f 170y

Class 5

16:45 Ripon

Sir Jock Bennett

9st 9lb

J: Franny Norton

T: Charlie Johnston

Took a major step forward from his reappearance when getting off the mark in 1m2f Haydock handicap 13 days ago; not taken lightly nudged up just 2lb.

6/1

1st

5

(3)

9th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

1m 2f 42y

Class 4

21:00 Haydock

Sir Jock Bennett

9st 4lb

J: Franny Norton

T: Charlie Johnston

raced in second, ridden and led narrowly over 1f out, stayed on towards finish

12/1

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Payout
Exacta £1033.00
Straight Forecast £717.10
Tricast £15466.60
Trifecta £14589.00

Selections

POSTDATA:

Rievaulx Raver

RP RATINGS:

Cosmos Raj

NEWMARKET:

Falcon Nine

Telegraph:

Sir Jock Bennett

SPOTLIGHT:

Nakano

D Express:

Falcon Nine

Daily Mirror:

Sir Jock Bennett

The Guardian:

Rievaulx Raver

The Sun:

Rievaulx Raver

The Star:

Rievaulx Raver

Daily Record:

Rievaulx Raver

The Times:

Cosmos Raj

Daily Mail:

Cosmos Raj