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Remembering Jess Whalley Handicap

  • Prize money: £5096
  • 0m 5f 15y
  • Class 5
  • 13 runners
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Remembering Jess Whalley Handicap

Runners: 13 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

100/30 (Won)

Form: 063051 D

Last run: 9 days

W: 8st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 50

Form & Verdict

Second outing for this yard when winning with something to spare at Ripon (5f, good) last week; nicely berthed in stall 2 and a 5lb penalty may not stop him if showing up in similar form (rated a lot higher in Ireland earlier in his career).

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9th

1

(3)

23rd Nov 2023

Standard

0m 6f 20y

Class 5

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Ecclesiastical

9st 9lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Tristan Davidson

First five wins came at 5f but he was as good as ever when justifying support with his clearcut success over C&D 17 days ago; up 6lb but he still looks feasibly treated and should get a decent tow into this race; big player.

9/4

1st

5

(6)

6th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 6f 20y

Class 5

18:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Ecclesiastical

9st 6lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Tristan Davidson

Three 5f wins for new yard this summer and ran right up to his best when staying on for second over 5f here ten days ago; stays 6f but he's 0-16 at the trip.

5/2

2nd

2

(2)

27th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 5f 21y

Class 5

20:15 Wolverhampton (AW)

Ecclesiastical

9st 7lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Tristan Davidson

Strong traveller who's enjoyed a good season, winning three times on turf and going 19lb up the weights; continues in form but has been turned over at short prices a few times lately and there's little margin for error off this mark.

6/1

Form: 561417 D

Last run: 20 days

W: 8st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 59

Form & Verdict

In good form over 5f at Catterick this spring, winning twice; well below par over 6f there three weeks ago and quickly reverts to the minimum trip.

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8th

1

(11)

24th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

14:12 Catterick

Astapor

9st 11lb

J: Christian Howarth

T: John David Riches

Capable front-runner on his day and he won four handicaps (two over C&D) in a productive 2023 campaign; lots of other pace to deal with today but he's drawn highest and could grab the stands' rail if the field head that way; others preferred on his return all the same.

12/1

9th

9

(5)

7th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

17:50 Newcastle (AW)

Astapor

8st 7lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: John David Riches

Front-runner who won four times over 5f on turf this April-July; showed blazing speed and went clear before fading over 6f here last Tuesday, following a 71-day break, and could be firmly involved now back down in distance.

9/1

Form: 575323 D

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

Has been running well in defeat and perhaps set off too fast when third of six at Pontefract on latest start; well drawn and major player under Danny Tudhope.

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11th

5

(5)

25th Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

14:45 Beverley

Soul Seeker

9st 2lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: David O’Meara

Big prices and well beaten in two runs this year; C&D winner who handles heavy ground so not the biggest surprise to see him bounce back.

14/1

11th

4

(6)

9th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

16:15 Thirsk

Soul Seeker

9st 6lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: David O’Meara

Three 5f turf wins last season, the latest off a 4lb lower mark in September; last month's return on the AW should have sharpened him up and he's one to consider.

12/1

10th

7

(4)

23rd Mar 2024

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

20:00 Newcastle (AW)

Soul Seeker

9st 3lb

J: Ben Robinson

T: David O’Meara

towards rear, outpaced after 1f

25/1

Form: 094060 D

Last run: 19 days

W: 8st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 60

Form & Verdict

Not an obvious one on recent Irish efforts but his trainer does well with his British runners so he's definitely one to note in the betting from a good draw.

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9/1

Form: -89155 D

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 66

Form & Verdict

Ready winner on AW at Southwell last month; less good on turf twice since but this speedster has to enter the reckoning this time having been allotted the inside stall.

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5th

7

(1)

1st May 2024

Standard

0m 5f 21y

Class 6

16:45 Wolverhampton (AW)

Birkenhead

9st 4lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: Paul Midgley

Down in the weights and there were more promising signs when third over 5f at Newcastle and Southwell on last two starts; likely to be thereabouts again.

13/2

9/1

Form: 340-46 D BF

Last run: 23 days

W: 8st 13lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 60

Form & Verdict

Triple 5f winner on good or slower (acts on good to firm); failed to build on a mildly promising reappearance when a well-beaten favourite in the Ripon race won by Brian The Snail this month; bounce back needed.

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4th

10

(8)

28th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 5f 110y

Class 4

16:05 Wetherby

Albegone

8st 8lb

J: Duran Fentiman

T: Tim Easterby

took keen hold, in touch with leaders on outer

12/1

5th

9

(7)

7th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

17:15 Newcastle (AW)

Albegone

8st 12lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Tim Easterby

in touch with leaders

15/2

Form: -04218 D

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 2lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 63

Form & Verdict

Worked his way back into form this season, finishing second at Hamilton (5f, good to firm) before winning at Ripon (5f, good to firm); his run of good efforts came to an abrupt halt at Haydock last time, though; draw could have been kinder.

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1st

2

(9)

6th Sep 2023

Good

0m 5f 160y

Class 6

13:10 Bath

Brian The Snail

9st 8lb

J: Tom Queally

T: Patrick Morris

Popped up on fast ground at Ripon in June (5f) but in and out since; not disgraced in a stronger race at Newmarket 18 days ago; place claims if on a good day.

12/1

7th

15

(9)

19th Aug 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

14:05 Newmarket (July)

Brian The Snail

8st 2lb

J: Adam Farragher

T: Patrick Morris

Formerly useful but has declined with age and sole win for current yard came off just 57 in a lower grade; inconsistent results since and can be opposed in this field.

20/1

Form: 755

Last run: 94 days

W: 8st 4lb

5 yo Mare

OR: 48

Form & Verdict

Didn't achieve much in three qualifying runs at Wolverhampton (5f/6f) earlier this year but low-grade handicaps provide her with a more realistic chance.

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4th

11

(10)

27th Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

14:10 Haydock

Loco Lobo

8st 7lb

J: Amie Waugh

T: Lisa Williamson

Has one standout piece of form, namely her 66-1 success here (5f, soft; sole course start) last July; absent since September; not a totally solid mare but the Haydock factor gives some cause for optimism.

25/1

25/1

Form: 825459 D

Last run: 11 days

W: 8st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 55

Form & Verdict

All five wins have been on AW, the latest at Chelmsford (5f) last November; mixed record this year and others are preferred back on the grass.

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1st

6

(6)

10th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 6f 20y

Class 6

17:20 Wolverhampton (AW)

Red Walls

9st 4lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: Lisa Williamson

No problem with 6f these days and enjoyed a good winter, winning three times; remains fairly treated and his latest effort can be ignored (hit his head leaving the stalls) but others arrive in better form.

16/1

8

(6)

23rd Mar 2024

Standard

0m 6f 20y

Class 6

19:15 Wolverhampton (AW)

Red Walls

9st 4lb

J: Finley Marsh

T: Lisa Williamson

Three 6f wins this winter at other tracks but has mixed record since his last success in January and was a remote last of nine at Newcastle on Monday; now goes back up in trip but others are preferred.

14/1

OUR TIP

Form: 834115 D BF

Last run: 53 days

W: 9st 6lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 67

Form & Verdict

Won back to back in April, latterly edging out the reopposing Han Solo Berger off his lower turf mark at Yarmouth (5f, soft) in April; freshened up since a disappointing run at Windsor 53 days ago; good claimer takes 3lb and he can play a part if in the mood.

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5th

2

(4)

29th Apr 2024

Good

0m 5f 21y

Class 5

20:09 Windsor

Bang On The Bell

9st 10lb

J: Pat Dobbs

T: J R Jenkins

dwelt start, took keen hold, towards rear, switched left and brief headway 1f out, weakened final 110yds

7/1

7th

7

(4)

13th Apr 2024

Good

0m 5f 42y

Class 4

17:30 Yarmouth

Bang On The Bell

9st 6lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: J R Jenkins

Returns to turf 9lb higher than when last running on grass but his AW rating has gone up 19lb during that time and he's clearly found a burst of improvement, despite having had plenty of racing; ideally suited by an easy 5f and has won over C&D; fair chance of the hat-trick.

5/2

Form: 402416 D

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 66

Form & Verdict

Narrow win in small field at Catterick (5f, good to firm) at the beginning of the month; found out in a better race at Haydock since.

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2nd

4

(6)

14th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

19:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Street Life

9st 9lb

J: Paddy Bradley

T: Patrick Morris

prominent

5/2

7th

8

(1)

27th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 4f 214y

Class 6

17:30 Southwell (AW)

Street Life

9st 9lb

J: Jack Enright

T: Patrick Morris

Successful in C&D handicap and Newcastle classified contest this year; finished about 2l behind Another Angel last week but now gets a 7lb pull if Jack Enright's claim is taken into account; 3-5 at Southwell and warrants respect back here.

9/2

5th

8

(4)

20th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

19:30 Newcastle (AW)

Street Life

9st 9lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Patrick Morris

in touch with leaders in centre of group

2/1

12th
7 (12)
Noteable

20/1

Form: 325-47

Last run: 82 days

W: 9st 1lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 62

Form & Verdict

Now 0-12 but she has had some close calls, including second over 6f here at 2; went backwards from reappearance fourth at Southwell (6f) in March when well held at the same venue the following month; subsequently had wind surgery for a second time; yard has done well since she was last seen but others arrive with stronger credentials.

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3rd

1

(11)

4th Jan 2024

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

19:40 Newcastle (AW)

Noteable

9st 9lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Craig Lidster

Off the mark (17th attempt) with a clearcut win over C&D in October but she's finished down the field on Tapeta in her three subsequent runs; still 2lb higher than for her win and others are more convincing.

12/1

8th

2

(6)

9th Dec 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

19:45 Newcastle (AW)

Noteable

9st 8lb

J: William Pyle

T: Craig Lidster

ducked left start, bit short of room soon after start, soon towards rear

10/1

10th

7

(6)

17th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 6f 20y

Class 5

20:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Noteable

9st 6lb

J: Aiden Brookes

T: Craig Lidster

Flopped over C&D last time but she was too keen and had earlier turned in a string of good runs on turf and Tapeta; capable of bouncing back but this is a rise in class.

8/1

Form: 734936 D

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 61

Form & Verdict

Can have issues in the stalls and as a result isn't that consistent; did run well from the front when third at Nottingham (5f, good to firm) on penultimate start but not in the same form at Ayr since; drawn widest.

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8

(15)

30th Jun 2023

Good

0m 5f 15y

Class 5

21:00 Chester

High Security

9st 0lb

J: Rowan Scott

T: Nigel Tinkler

Can have issues in the stalls and as a result isn't that consistent; did run well from the front when third at Nottingham (5f, good to firm) on penultimate start but not in the same form at Ayr since; drawn widest.

25/1

6th

3

(5)

13th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

20:10 Ayr

High Security

9st 5lb

J: Alex Jary

T: Nigel Tinkler

held up in last but in touch with leaders, pushed along 2f out, ridden over 1f out, no impression

5/1

3rd

5

(6)

4th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 5f 8y

Class 6

17:15 Nottingham

High Security

9st 6lb

J: Alex Jary

T: Nigel Tinkler

Inconsistent and can have issues in the stalls, which proved a problem when a well-beaten favourite at Beverley on Wednesday (reared at the start and blindfold was removed late); however, he's well handicapped on last year's two fast-ground wins and is capable of a bold show.

5/1

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Non-runners

Han Solo Berger, Therehegoes

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Payout
Straight Forecast £327.80
Tricast £1552.80

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Ecclesiastical

POSTDATA:

Soul Seeker

D Express:

Shoebox King

Telegraph:

Albegone

TOPSPEED:

High Security

NEWMARKET:

Han Solo Berger

The Sun:

Soul Seeker

The Star:

Soul Seeker

RP RATINGS:

Ecclesiastical

The Times:

Ecclesiastical

The Guardian:

Ecclesiastical

Daily Mail:

Ecclesiastical

Daily Mirror:

Ecclesiastical

Daily Record:

Ecclesiastical