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Thistle Tbs – Taylor Maxwell Timber Handicap

  • Prize money: £10308
  • 0m 5f 1y
  • Class 3
  • 9 runners
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Thistle Tbs – Taylor Maxwell Timber Handicap

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

2/1 (Won)

  • Win: £3.00
  • Place: £1.60

Form: 907472 CD

Last run: 29 days

W: 8st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

Won the corresponding race 12 months ago off a 7lb higher mark, taking his C&D record to -311; best effort this year when going down in a head-bobbing finish at Bellewstown four weeks ago (5f, yielding); has the pace to take advantage of the rail draw; solid contender.

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

4th

7

(3)

5th Aug 2023

Soft

0m 5f 7y

Class 2

19:30 Hamilton

Only Spoofing

8st 7lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Kevin Thomas Coleman

led, ridden and headed under 2f out, no extra final 110yds

5/1

1st

7

(9)

4th Aug 2023

Good

0m 5f 1y

Class 3

20:20 Musselburgh

Only Spoofing

8st 12lb

J: Shane Gray

T: Kevin Thomas Coleman

Won the corresponding race 12 months ago off a 7lb higher mark, taking his C&D record to -311; best effort this year when going down in a head-bobbing finish at Bellewstown four weeks ago (5f, yielding); has the pace to take advantage of the rail draw; solid contender.

2/1

2nd

3

(5)

6th Jul 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

19:05 Bellewstown

Only Spoofing

9st 9lb

J: Calvin Ngcobo

T: Kevin Thomas Coleman

led, pushed along 2f out, ridden when joined from over 1f out, ran on well inside final furlong, just failed

5/1

9/2

  • Place: £2.00

Form: 322146 CD BF

Last run: 21 days

W: 8st 12lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

C&D winner on debut; having a good season, winning at Carlisle in June and performing with credit in two well-contested handicaps since; stall 1 wouldn't look ideal this time though and not much margin for error off her current mark.

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

4th

3

(2)

13th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

19:15 Newcastle (AW)

Princess Karine

9st 8lb

J: Andrew Breslin

T: Bryan Smart

Prominent racer; her three wins have all come on turf but she's effective over C&D and has a good record fresh; one to be interested in.

14/1

10th

8

(3)

17th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

15:40 Newcastle (AW)

Princess Karine

9st 3lb

J: Andrew Breslin

T: Bryan Smart

reared in stalls before start, midfield on far side of group

12/1

8/1

  • Place: £2.30

Form: 26-507 CD

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Useful 2yo, winning twice (including C&D) on good ground; the handicapper has been winning the battle this season but he's dropping down the weights and slower ground and new cheekpieces could give him a lift.

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

6th

6

(4)

2nd Apr 2024

Soft

0m 5f 3y

Class 2

15:15 Pontefract

Looking For Lynda

8st 13lb

J: Sam James

T: K R Burke

Front-runner who can live with his current mark but whether a stiff 5f suits is questionable and especially under these conditions (seems to prefer them quicker).

7/1

7th

4

(9)

13th Oct 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 3

17:00 York

Looking For Lynda

9st 2lb

J: Sam James

T: K R Burke

Front-runner who is well suited by this easy 5f and always looked like retaining his lead against Wen Moon (who came from off the pace and had to be switched) here in September; stiff task but still ran creditably in a conditions stakes at Beverley since (5f, soft); major factor back here.

13/2

OUR TIP

Form: 0-7600 D

Last run: 35 days

W: 9st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Enjoyed a productive 2022 campaign and he is now 5lb lower than for an impressive Haydock success 11 months ago; he is having a miserable 2023 but he lasted a bit longer at Newcastle five weeks ago and this is less competitive; effective on good to soft, probably wouldn't want it any slower.

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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

8th

4

(8)

23rd Feb 2024

Standard

0m 5f 21y

Class 4

16:55 Wolverhampton (AW)

Look Out Louis

9st 8lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: Julie Camacho

Ended up dropping right away at Newcastle 13 days ago but that was his first run for five months and he's been dropped another 4lb for his troubles; likely to come good again soon, albeit perhaps in a race with fewer front-runners.

12/1

10th

5

(6)

10th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

18:45 Newcastle (AW)

Look Out Louis

9st 5lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: Julie Camacho

led, headed but prominent after 1f, weakened inside final furlong

14/1

12th

11

(10)

9th Sep 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

16:10 Haydock

Look Out Louis

8st 7lb

J: Barry McHugh

T: Julie Camacho

Thrived last year, including when blowing his rivals away in the corresponding event off a 9lb higher mark; he hasn't looked the same force this year, including after wind surgery, and connections now change his headgear; this looks a stronger renewal than last year too.

12/1

14/1

Form: 400520 D

Last run: 6 days

W: 8st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

Operating off a much-reduced mark now and he went close to breaking his duck for this yard over C&D last month; not well drawn at York on Saturday but others are more persuasive today.

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

2nd

6

(3)

15th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 5f 21y

Class 6

18:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Resilience

9st 7lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Craig Lidster

Losing run is up to 16 but he's on a much reduced mark and has reached the frame on Tapeta (5f) in his last three starts; was sent off favourite in all of those runs and he's respected back at this track.

4/1

3rd

3

(4)

9th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 4f 214y

Class 6

20:30 Southwell (AW)

Resilience

9st 8lb

J: Sam James

T: Craig Lidster

prominent, disputing second over 1f out, no extra and lost position inside final furlong

2/1

4th

9

(4)

5th Dec 2023

Standard

0m 5f 21y

Class 6

18:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Resilience

9st 5lb

J: Shane Gray

T: Craig Lidster

Has won two from four starts at this course; never involved from wide draw behind Let's Go Hugo over C&D in October (favourite) but his fourth off a much reduced mark was still a step in the right direction after some ordinary turf runs; respected.

5/1

16/1

Form: 711000 CD

Last run: 18 days

W: 8st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Won twice over 5f in May and had an excuse in his hat-trick bid at Beverley in June; well beaten the last twice, however, and needs a full revival.

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

4th

3

(7)

16th Oct 2023

Good

0m 5f 1y

Class 5

15:05 Musselburgh

Jordan Electrics

9st 7lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Jim Goldie

Made it three 5f wins for the year (good to firm/good to soft) when scoring at Carlisle last month; he's been a good third in competitive 6f handicaps the last twice and every chance he'll be thereabouts once more.

9/2

10/1

Form: 6125-1 CD

Last run: 211 days

W: 9st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Two C&D wins in 2021 (one on good, one on soft); picked up two 5f handicaps on AW over the winter and still feasibly treated but this is a step back up in class after seven months off.

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

7th

4

(5)

23rd Nov 2023

Standard

0m 5f 21y

Class 3

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Never Dark

9st 4lb

J: Jonny Peate

T: Iain Jardine

2-2 over C&D; had a good summer, winning 5f handicaps at Hamilton and Haydock (impressed on second occasion), and he's a strong contender back under these conditions.

3/1

9th

7

(7)

21st Oct 2023

Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

15:40 Catterick

Never Dark

8st 13lb

J: Alex Jary

T: Iain Jardine

Ran well until stamina evaporated in the Ayr Silver Cup (6f, good to soft) then made all at Haydock (5f, soft); below par behind Wen Moon at York (5f, soft) last Friday but not ruled out in view of previous good form.

7/1

5th

8

(4)

13th Oct 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 3

17:00 York

Never Dark

8st 12lb

J: Alex Jary

T: Iain Jardine

Often leads and ran fast for a long way in the 6f Ayr Silver Cup before winning his third 5f race of 2023 at Haydock recently (soft; acts on all surfaces); well held in his one run here but bang there in current form.

6/1

Form: 3-9313 CD

Last run: 28 days

W: 10st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Useful sprinter on his day and he produced a career-best effort to win at Catterick in June (5f, good to firm); ran to a similar level at Doncaster four weeks ago and he's well drawn to attack; record on slower than good uninspiring though and the weather forecast is a concern.

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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

8th

2

(8)

1st Sep 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

15:20 Thirsk

Ready Freddie Go

9st 10lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Ollie Pears

Resumed winning ways at Catterick in June but he turned in a rare below-par run when eighth at Musselburgh (5f) last month; he's a four-time 5f winner here so can't be discounted.

9/1

8th

1

(8)

4th Aug 2023

Good

0m 5f 1y

Class 3

20:20 Musselburgh

Ready Freddie Go

10st 0lb

J: Harry Russell

T: Ollie Pears

Useful sprinter on his day and he produced a career-best effort to win at Catterick in June (5f, good to firm); ran to a similar level at Doncaster four weeks ago and he's well drawn to attack; record on slower than good uninspiring though and the weather forecast is a concern.

11/2

3rd

2

(1)

7th Jul 2023

Good

0m 5f 3y

Class 2

16:05 Doncaster

Ready Freddie Go

9st 11lb

J: Harry Russell

T: Ollie Pears

Suited by good/firmer; posted a career-best performance at Catterick last month, scoring readily and taking career record to 8-29; has to be feared despite going back up 6lb.

5/1

10/1

Form: 128-76 D

Last run: 63 days

W: 9st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Chance on last season's best but two runs this year have been well short of that level; type to come good at some point but he's another who would have something to prove on slower than good.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

7th

1

(5)

3rd Nov 2023

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 5

17:45 Newcastle (AW)

Runninwild

9st 11lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Ann Duffield

took keen hold, midfield, bumped soon after start

10/1

9th

12

(3)

1st Sep 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

15:20 Thirsk

Runninwild

8st 7lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Ann Duffield

Took this contest 12 months ago but his more recent form is far less encouraging, hanging left when below-par fourth of eight here (5f) a fortnight ago; plenty more is required from 2lb out of the handicap.

16/1

4th

6

(4)

18th Aug 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

18:35 Thirsk

Runninwild

9st 0lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Ann Duffield

led, hung left from over 2f out, headed over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong

20/1

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Payout
Exacta £164.00
Straight Forecast £121.60
Tricast £560.00
Trifecta £851.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Only Spoofing

Telegraph:

Never Dark

The Guardian:

Runninwild

The Times:

Ready Freddie Go

Daily Mail:

Runninwild

Daily Mirror:

Never Dark

The Star:

Never Dark

RP RATINGS:

Only Spoofing

TOPSPEED:

Only Spoofing

POSTDATA:

Only Spoofing

D Express:

Only Spoofing

The Sun:

Only Spoofing

Daily Record:

Only Spoofing