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14:40 York

Soft

Sky Bet Dash Handicap

  • Prize money: £33501
  • 0m 6f 0y
  • Class 2
  • 15 runners
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Sky Bet Dash Handicap

Runners: 15 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

11/2 (Won)

  • Win: £8.00
  • Place: £3.00

Form: 281185 CD

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Close fifth in this last year and won twice for Keith Dalgleish last month (6f, AW/good to firm); has also won on heavy; good fifth of 16 at Ayr (6f, good to soft) 12 days ago on stable debut, when faring best of those who raced close to the pace, and this in-form 6yo is firmly in calculations.

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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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6th

7

(7)

4th May 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

13:45 Newmarket

Aberama Gold

9st 1lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: David O’Meara

Had a fine spell after moving to David O'Meara, with the Stewards' Cup the highlight of his 2023 campaign; ran well on his return to turf here 17 days ago, third of 18 and in front of some reopposing rivals; was well positioned there, though, and he may need slow ground to win races of this nature nowadays.

11/1

3rd

5

(15)

17th Apr 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

13:50 Newmarket

Aberama Gold

9st 6lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: David O’Meara

Had form swings for new connections in 2023 but showed what could be done when impressive in the Stewards' Cup (6f, heavy) at Goodwood in July; latest win, over 5f at Doncaster in October, was also on heavy but he acts on good ground, too, and now just 1lb higher than at Doncaster.

40/1

25/1

  • Place: £2.60

Form: 232420

Last run: 12 days

W: 8st 5lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

11th of 16 at Ayr 12 days ago but helped force the pace in a race that suited the hold-up horses; running really well in defeat previously (on fast and soft ground) and he's not ruled out; solid fourth in weaker race (6.40) here yesterday.

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6th

8

(7)

9th May 2024

Good

0m 5f 15y

Class 2

13:30 Chester

Manila Scouse

8st 13lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

dwelt start, towards rear, brief headway over 1f out

7/1

11/1

  • Place: £3.70

Form: 693113 CD BF

Last run: 35 days

W: 9st 8lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Beat 15 rivals to win at Doncaster (6f, good) in May and followed up in commanding fashion in 15-runner handicap over this C&D (good to firm); only third of eight off this increased mark at Newmarket (6f, good), and doubt about slow ground, but he's clearly well suited by a big-field scenario.

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11th

5

(6)

15th Sep 2023

Soft

0m 6f 111y

Class 2

16:45 Doncaster

The Green Man

9st 3lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: Joseph Parr

Two big-field 6f handicap wins this summer, one of them here; running well in defeat in recent starts but if he is to defy this mark it might be on faster ground than he'll encounter today.

11/1

8th

15

(18)

26th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

16:10 York

The Green Man

9st 2lb

J: Kaiya Fraser

T: Joseph Parr

in touch with leaders

10/1

3rd

5

(15)

29th Jul 2023

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

14:40 York

The Green Man

9st 8lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: Joseph Parr

Beat 15 rivals to win at Doncaster (6f, good) in May and followed up in commanding fashion in 15-runner handicap over this C&D (good to firm); only third of eight off this increased mark at Newmarket (6f, good), and doubt about slow ground, but he's clearly well suited by a big-field scenario.

11/1

OUR TIP

Form: 670006 CD

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 10lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Won three times last year (including big-field C&D handicap) and has dropped to a dangerous mark; has run some fair races this season but it's been a below-par campaign for this 9yo and he was disappointing last time; has run well on slow ground but most of his best turf form is on good/faster.

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8th

10

(9)

4th May 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

13:45 Newmarket

Summerghand

8st 13lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: David O’Meara

No sign of age dampening his enthusiasm this year, running well behind Chipstead at Lingfield in March and running a cracker over C&D 17 days ago when doing much the best of those held up and that despite having to wait for room at a crucial stage; more than capable off this mark provided those held up aren't at a marked disadvantage.

9/2

6/1

Form: 6-0203 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 12lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

In and out this year but went close in big-field C&D handicap (6f, good) in May and was good third at Newcastle (6f, AW) last time; has shown promise on soft/good to soft in the past but was a non-runner due to unsuitable good to soft ground at Newmarket a fortnight ago; capable of a bold show.

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8th

5

(5)

3rd May 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

15:00 Newmarket

Lethal Levi

8st 13lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: K R Burke

All wins at 6f but made the frame in major 7f handicap at Ascot (good) on last appearance and starts this 5yo campaign looking nicely treated, having finally slipped back to last winning mark; not dismissed.

16/1

10/1

Form: -04137 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Below par at Newcastle (6f, AW) last time and has won over that C&D in the past, but he was in good form on turf previously with a win at Doncaster (6f, soft) being followed by a third of 21 over this C&D (good); no surprise if he bounces back with a big effort.

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1st

3

(17)

27th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 6f 2y

Class 3

18:40 Doncaster

Magical Spirit

9st 9lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Kevin Ryan

held up in rear on near side of group, going easily but still plenty to do halfway, smooth headway 2f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, kept on well final 110yds, won going away

10/1

6th

6

(3)

11th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:15 Newcastle (AW)

Magical Spirit

8st 13lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Kevin Ryan

Now 4lb lower than when winning at Doncaster in April and 7lb lower than when third behind Bielsa in a big-field sprint at York's Dante meeting; heavy defeats at Ayr and York after an eight-week break but he's a C&D winner and it wouldn't be a bolt from the blue to see him bounce back.

20/1

Form: 2114-0 D

Last run: 101 days

W: 9st 5lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Down the field in Group 3 Nell Gwyn (7f, good to soft) in April on sole run this season but she's had a wind op since and was a very talented 2yo last year, the highlight a Group 3 win at Ayr (6f, good); also effective on good to soft; if back on song she could be a contender on handicap debut.

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6

(6)

17th Apr 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

13:50 Newmarket

Barefoot Angel

9st 4lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Richard Fahey

Won Group 3 over 6f as 2yo; ran only twice in 2023, down the field in the Nell Gwyn at this meeting and, following wind surgery, she faded on her 6f handicap debut at York in July; plenty to prove after layoff.

40/1

7th

10

(6)

29th Jul 2023

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

14:40 York

Barefoot Angel

9st 5lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Richard Fahey

Down the field in Group 3 Nell Gwyn (7f, good to soft) in April on sole run this season but she's had a wind op since and was a very talented 2yo last year, the highlight a Group 3 win at Ayr (6f, good); also effective on good to soft; if back on song she could be a contender on handicap debut.

8/1

11th

1

(4)

19th Apr 2023

Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

15:35 Newmarket

Barefoot Angel

9st 2lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Richard Fahey

Won a Group 3 at Ayr (6f, good) last September on her third start and did very well to stay on strongly for fourth of 16 under a penalty at Redcar (6f, good to soft; Listed) next time, having looked all at sea on the track; 7f promises to suit and she's an each-way possible on her return.

20/1

Form: 167-24 CD

Last run: 43 days

W: 8st 9lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Won 15-runner C&D handicap (good) last July and has run solid races in defeat on both starts this season (6f, good/good to firm); could be in the mix if handling conditions (unproven on slow ground).

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25

22nd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:25 Ayr

International Girl

9st 7lb

T: Richard Fahey

2nd

1

(6)

7th Sep 2023

Standard

0m 6f 20y

Class 4

18:15 Wolverhampton (AW)

International Girl

9st 12lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Richard Fahey

On her last winning mark and she retains ability despite a fallow season to this point; promise in one attempt on Tapeta; back down in grade and she's not out of it.

7/1

Form: 314162 C

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Has improved this year, with wins at Thirsk (6f, heavy) and Ripon (6f, good to firm), and bumped into progressive 3yo when second at Pontefract (6f, good) last time; ran well here in May and he's a possible player.

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14th

14

(12)

12th May 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

19:00 Newcastle (AW)

It Just Takes Time

8st 7lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Mark Walford

midfield

14/1

2nd

12

(14)

27th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 6f 2y

Class 3

18:40 Doncaster

It Just Takes Time

9st 4lb

J: Jack Garritty

T: Mark Walford

in touch with leaders on near side of group

20/1

7th

4

(1)

14th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

14:50 Newcastle (AW)

It Just Takes Time

9st 4lb

J: Jack Garritty

T: Mark Walford

Course winner; two turf wins in the first half of the year, the second of them coming off 5lb higher; finished behind three of today's rivals over C&D 11 days ago (not well positioned) and vulnerable for win purposes once more.

25/1

12/1

Form: 208342 D

Last run: 12 days

W: 8st 9lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Has won just one of his last 18 starts but he's run some good races this year, most recently going close off this mark in a big field at Ayr (6f, good to soft); versatile ground-wise and finished second in this race in 2021 (eighth last year); could be bang there.

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5th

5

(6)

30th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 212y

Class 5

20:25 Catterick

Music Society

9st 6lb

J: Alex Fielding

T: Tim Easterby

Dual C&D winner in 2022; on a good mark now after a winless season in 2023 but didn't show a great deal on reappearance and others have stronger claims.

12/1

10th

3

(10)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

18:05 Thirsk

Music Society

9st 8lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

in rear towards near side

14/1

9/1

Form: 428254 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Has often run well over 5f here and went very close off this mark at Doncaster (5f) last month; frequently shapes over 5f as though he'll be suited by 6f but that hasn't tended to be the case in practice; on a 19-race losing sequence and will need everything to drop right.

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11th

5

(12)

23rd Apr 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 3

14:10 Epsom

Mondammej

9st 1lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Antony Brittain

Talented but frustrating; ran well enough on his only visit to Epsom (June 2021) but he hasn't won since November of that season and the drought looks set to continue.

16/1

12th
12 (1)
Abduction

20/1

Form: 233550 D

Last run: 12 days

W: 8st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Last three wins have come over 7f and his form has taken a downturn the last twice; however, the race wasn't run to suit at Haydock and he raced away from the main group at Ayr; now 4lb lower than when going close over 5f/6f (good to soft/good) earlier in the season; a strongly run 6f in a big field could be right up his street and he should be finishing to good effect.

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19th

19

(15)

11th May 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

14:40 Ascot

Abduction

8st 6lb

J: Ethan Jones

T: Jim Goldie

midfield

40/1

10th

5

(12)

21st Apr 2024

Good

0m 7f 15y

Class 3

18:15 Musselburgh

Abduction

9st 5lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Jim Goldie

Has done most winning in the autumn and boasts a better strike-rate on the AW; like Quest For Fun he resumes from six months off on a career-high mark at the age of six having closed out last year with a win, and he too is drawn wide.

10/1

Form: 0-5740 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Inconsistent and well beaten at Ascot (5f, good to soft) a fortnight ago, but prior to that he kept on well in competitive 5f fast-ground handicaps here and at Epsom, and the step back up to 6f is worth a go; last win came on good to soft; can go well if leaving last time behind.

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11th

7

(6)

4th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 3

15:15 Thirsk

Zarzyni

9st 7lb

J: Laura Pearson

T: David & Nicola Barron

towards rear

8/1

16/1

Form: 2-0135 D

Last run: 8 days

W: 9st 7lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Needs to produce more than when fifth at Hamilton last Friday but running well previously, with a win at Ripon (5f, soft) and good third at Chester (6f, good), and he twice went close in big-field handicaps over this C&D last season (including in this race); could be involved.

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9th

5

(8)

27th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

17:50 Ripon

Hyperfocus

9st 0lb

J: Sean Kirrane

T: Tim Easterby

prominent

10/1

10/1

Form: 458-03 CD

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 6lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Just two runs this season and fair third of six at Ascot (6f, soft) a fortnight ago behind two in-form rivals; ran really well in C&D handicaps last term, including a near-miss in this race (good to firm); one to consider.

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19th

2

(15)

23rd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

14:25 Ayr

Lucky Man

9st 12lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Richard Spencer

In full flow in the second half of 2022, a fourth of 24 in the Gold Cup (good; handles good to soft) showing how effective he is in this type of race; soft and heavy ground probably hasn't helped in two of his four turf starts this year but the other two defeats need excuses; even so, too well treated to ignore, 6lb lower than last September.

25/1

8th

1

(7)

31st Aug 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

15:25 Chelmsford (AW)

Lucky Man

10st 0lb

J: Neil Callan

T: Richard Spencer

prominent

12/1

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Straight Forecast £508.70
Tricast £5264.80
Trifecta £10071.00

Selections

D Express:

It Just Takes Time

SPOTLIGHT:

Aberama Gold

NEWMARKET:

Lucky Man

The Times:

Barefoot Angel

The Sun:

Lethal Levi

TOPSPEED:

Manila Scouse

Telegraph:

Mondammej

The Star:

Zarzyni

POSTDATA:

Music Society

Daily Mail:

Lucky Man

Daily Mirror:

It Just Takes Time

Daily Record:

It Just Takes Time

RP RATINGS:

Aberama Gold

The Guardian:

Aberama Gold