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Bernard Hunter Mobile Cranes Handicap

  • Prize money: £4187.2
  • 1m 4f 104y
  • Class 5
  • 6 runners
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Bernard Hunter Mobile Cranes Handicap

Runners: 6 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Scattered showers

10/1 (Won)

  • Win: £11.00
  • Place: £3.80

Form: -44480 CD

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 68

Form & Verdict

C&D winner who is not on too bad a mark but needs to leave her last couple of efforts behind.

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

9th

6

(4)

12th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

14:10 Ayr

Sophiesticate

9st 9lb

J: Alex Jary

T: Jim Goldie

Won off this mark at Musselburgh (1m4f, good) in June and good second over this C&D (good) in August; has also run well on soft this term; however, she's finished down the field the last twice; has to get back on track.

16/1

5th

6

(4)

2nd Oct 2023

Soft

1m 0f 68y

Class 3

15:40 Hamilton

Sophiesticate

8st 7lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Jim Goldie

Resumed winning ways at Musselburgh (1m4f) in June and largely in good form since until beating only one at Ayr (1m2f) 11 days ago; this drop to 1m isn't certain to suit and she's 3lb out of the handicap too.

20/1

6th

4

(6)

21st Sep 2023

Good

1m 2f 0y

Class 4

15:35 Ayr

Sophiesticate

9st 6lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Jim Goldie

All wins in Scottish races on good ground (placed on soft once); ran creditably (2l second) in first-time hood over C&D most recently and again may not be far away; headgear retained.

13/2

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7/2

  • Place: £1.60

Form: 727-11 CD

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

2-2 on the Flat for this yard after wins over C&D (good) and 1m3f at Hamilton (good to firm); did it cosily last time and only 3lb higher for this.

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

5th

7

(6)

5th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 5f 16y

Class 3

14:05 Hamilton

Simple Star

8st 8lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Dianne Sayer

in touch with leaders, weakened over 1f out

3/1

2nd

10

(14)

21st Apr 2024

Good

1m 4f 104y

Class 4

17:15 Musselburgh

Simple Star

9st 6lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Dianne Sayer

Career-best form last May-August with a golden spell comprising three wins and two seconds; first four of those runs were at about 1m3f/1m4f and the narrow defeat to Baez on latest came in a slowly run race at 2m2f; four of them were also at this track and all on good or good to firm; absent 235 days but needs plenty of respect.

10/1

Form: 82-822

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 8lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 67

Form & Verdict

Still a maiden; only a length off Simple Star here and has a 5lb pull with that one, while she backed it up with another decent run at Carlisle; thereabouts.

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

12th

10

19th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 3

13:20 Ayr

Belle Of Annandale

10st 10lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Adrian Paul Keatley

Flat maiden who has taken well to hurdling, winning two non-handicaps; visored for the one and only time when third on handicap debut at Musselburgh on New Year's Day and it was a deep race in which he struggled last time at Leopardstown's big February fixture (blinkered for a second time); no headgear now and has each-way claims if at her best.

20/1

18

4th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 2f 0y

12:40 Leopardstown

Belle Of Annandale

10st 0lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: Adrian Paul Keatley

Yet to win on Flat (0-19; runner-up six times) but has taken well to hurdling, winning a Perth maiden and a novice contest at Musselburgh; unplaced on the Flat last time; little appeal from 4lb out of the handicap.

25/1

Form: 6-8211

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 11lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

Never better than of late, following up his 1m win at Thirsk with a decisive success when penalised in a new visor at York last week (1m2f, good to firm); surprising to see that aid left off this time but he's 2lb lower for this having escaped another penalty; should stay.

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

4th

1

(5)

23rd Jun 2023

Good

1m 4f 104y

Class 5

18:40 Musselburgh

Menelaus

9st 11lb

J: Shane Gray

T: Michael & David Easterby

sweating, slowly into stride, in touch with leaders, prominent in chasing group after 2f

13/8

1st

7

(9)

16th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

1m 2f 56y

Class 4

13:50 York

Menelaus

9st 7lb

J: Connor Planas

T: Michael & David Easterby

took keen hold, midfield, pushed along over 2f out, soon ridden and headway, went second 1f out, kept on well to lead inside final furlong, won going away

5/1

1st

4

(9)

5th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 218y

Class 5

15:30 Thirsk

Menelaus

9st 7lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Michael & David Easterby

Nine-race maiden; back in much better form with close second over C&D (good) last month, proving suited by the return to a sound surface; respected off just 2lb higher in this similar event.

11/4

14/1

Form: 778887 D

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 67

Form & Verdict

Four-time turf winner who scored at Wolverhampton (1m6f, AW) last December; not in much form since and cheekpieces are added.

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

7th

7

(1)

8th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 5f 219y

Class 6

18:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Myboymax

9st 6lb

J: Aiden Brookes

T: Micky Hammond

Has generally struggled since his C&D win in December 2022 but he was runner-up at Thirsk on his penultimate run last season and he now returns to Tapeta off a very dangerous mark; yard is in decent form and he needs checking in market on return.

14/1

6/1

Form: 9/27-2 D

Last run: 46 days

W: 8st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 58

Form & Verdict

AW winner; placed over hurdles at Perth 12 days ago and superior in that discipline to stablemate Go Bob Go; should have a part to play off this mark.

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

5th

2

26th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 47y

Class 4

13:30 Perth

Well Planted

12st 0lb

J: Ben Smith

T: R Mike Smith

Didn't run great here in September (final hurdle run) nor on his return to the Flat last month; runs this track well as a rule but would prefer drier ground.

12/1

5th

7

(5)

25th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 4f 98y

Class 5

16:30 Newcastle (AW)

Well Planted

8st 11lb

J: Rowan Scott

T: R Mike Smith

took keen hold, held up in rear, no impression from over 2f out

9/1

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Payout
Exacta £334.00
Straight Forecast £296.80
Trifecta £1250.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Menelaus

Daily Mail:

Well Planted

Telegraph:

Simple Star

RP RATINGS:

Menelaus

TOPSPEED:

Menelaus

POSTDATA:

Menelaus

The Times:

Menelaus

The Guardian:

Menelaus

The Star:

Menelaus

Daily Record:

Menelaus

Daily Mirror:

Simple Star

D Express:

Well Planted

The Sun:

Well Planted