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Gas Call Services Handicap

  • Prize money: £5626.54
  • 1m 5f 16y
  • Class 4
  • 7 runners
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Gas Call Services Handicap

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

15/8 (Won)

  • Win: £3.25
  • Place: £1.60

Form: 521122 CD BF

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 1lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

Very solid contender, in the form of his life and runner-up over C&D (soft) and at Ayr (1m5f, good to soft) last month; edging up the weights but that's fully justified and he commands major respect.

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

1st

3

22nd Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 48y

Class 4

17:05 Hexham

Two Auld Pals

11st 10lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

Fair Flat racer who has made the frame on all three hurdling starts, most recently when third in Ayr novice (2m, heavy) last month; could quite plausibly have improvement to come in handicaps; one to consider.

2/1

3rd

4

26th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

16:10 Ayr

Two Auld Pals

11st 7lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

Acts on heavy ground; three Flat wins for previous yard; runner-up in two novice hurdles for new stable, latest at Newcastle (2m1f; beaten a neck); now goes in tongue-tie; solid claims.

7/4

4/1

  • Place: £1.90

Form: 93-577 CD

Last run: 56 days

W: 10st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Unplaced all three runs this year but he's been contesting warmer races and now drops from Class 2 to Class 4; slipping in the weights and there was enough in his close seventh of ten at Haydock last time to suggest he's of interest in this lower grade; C&D winner and handles the mud; interesting.

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7th

6

(10)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 4f 8y

Class 3

19:05 Thirsk

Forza Orta

9st 8lb

J: Rowan Scott

T: Kevin Ryan

in touch with leaders, dropped to midfield after 3f

16/1

8th

11

(1)

9th Sep 2023

Good

1m 6f 1y

Class 2

15:00 Haydock

Forza Orta

8st 11lb

J: Rowan Scott

T: Kevin Ryan

His form figures over 1m5f read 172 and he was going beyond that trip for the first time when narrowly beating Aztec Empire to win at York (2m, good to firm) last month; may have more to offer over staying trips but he likes York and it remains to be seen if he'll reproduce that latest form here.

7/1

1st

9

(4)

23rd Aug 2023

Good

2m 0f 56y

Class 2

16:10 York

Forza Orta

9st 3lb

J: Rowan Scott

T: Kevin Ryan

took keen hold, midfield, headway when carried left and hampered rivals over 2f out, short of room under 2f out, switched right and ridden over 1f out, led inside final furlong, kept on well

14/1

Form: 245222 D BF

Last run: 15 days

W: 10st 1lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Hasn't won for over two years but he's in peak form, runner-up for the third time in a row at Haydock two weeks ago; acts on soft ground and has C&D form; likely to be thereabouts once more.

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Verdict Starting price

6th

2

(5)

15th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 4

17:00 Newcastle (AW)

Ravenscraig Castle

9st 7lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Iain Jardine

took keen hold, in touch with leaders, weakened inside final furlong

8/1

9th

13

(6)

25th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

1m 3f 188y

Class 2

13:50 York

Ravenscraig Castle

9st 1lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Iain Jardine

Has not won since July 2021 (one of only two runs on good to firm) and ran poorly in this race last year; runner-up three times in a row this summer, hitting peak form when visored was initially enlisted (1m5f/1m6f) and his form dropped off only slightly on heavy ground on latest start; there are more likely winners in this field, though.

22/1

Form: 463142 CD

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 8lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

Five wins to her name, the latest of them coming on stable debut at Ripon (2m, good to firm) in June, but two runs since have been a bit below par; drops back in trip (has run well over C&D) and may bounce back to form; handles soft ground and not discounted.

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4th

2

(6)

30th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

17:15 Ripon

Haizoom

9st 11lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Charlie Johnston

raced in fourth

3/1

3rd

4

(4)

17th Sep 2023

Good

1m 7f 217y

Class 4

17:10 Musselburgh

Haizoom

9st 6lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Charlie Johnston

Made a winning start for current yard at Ripon (2m) in June but her form has dipped recently, only sixth in 1m6f Newmarket handicap 29 days ago; she needs to bounce back.

10/1

6th

8

(6)

19th Aug 2023

Good

1m 6f 0y

Class 3

15:45 Newmarket (July)

Haizoom

8st 9lb

J: Franny Norton

T: Charlie Johnston

Won a four-runner race on stable debut at Ripon (2m) in June but that's her best run this year; probably okay on soft ground but soundly beaten on heavy on latest outing; back to her last winning mark.

14/1

13/2

Form: 721294 D

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 12lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

Has gained three wins on the AW since last September, and he ran creditably when fourth of eight at Kempton (2m) last month; however, his turf form is at a lower level and he was tailed off on his only outing on softer than good; something to prove back on grass.

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Verdict Starting price

11th

4

(2)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

2m 0f 56y

Class 2

13:53 Newcastle (AW)

Citizen General

9st 0lb

J: Robert Havlin

T: Ed Dunlop

Comfortably beat Duty Of Care at Kempton (2m; off 7lb lower) eight weeks ago, taking strike-rate on AW to 4-14 and record under Robert Havlin to 2-3; better than ever this year and may have even more to offer at this trip; shortlisted.

11/1

1st

9

(7)

3rd Feb 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 2

19:15 Kempton (AW)

Citizen General

9st 5lb

J: Robert Havlin

T: Ed Dunlop

Wide-margin winner at Pontefract (1m4f) last summer and back to that level when reaching the frame over C&D on his last two outings; can give another good account.

7/1

2nd

1

(10)

6th Jan 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 4

19:45 Kempton (AW)

Citizen General

10st 2lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Ed Dunlop

Wide-margin winner at Pontefract (1m4f) last summer and ran his best race since when fourth of 14 over C&D last month; Billy Loughnane is a positive booking; unlikely to be far away.

9/1

25/1

Form: 22-007

Last run: 12 days

W: 8st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 61

Form & Verdict

Now 0-18 since his sole win in September 2020; hard to recommend from 5lb out of the weights.

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2nd

10

(10)

9th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 4f 8y

Class 5

14:45 Thirsk

Ebony Maw

8st 10lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Ewan Whillans

Suited by testing ground as his last two wins have been on heavy, latest off 2lb lower over 2m at Catterick last October; should come on for his recent run on the AW (1m4f); an interesting contender.

8/1

5th

3

(3)

23rd Mar 2024

Standard

1m 4f 98y

Class 6

17:30 Newcastle (AW)

Ebony Maw

9st 10lb

J: Rowan Scott

T: Ewan Whillans

in touch with leaders

16/1

9th

10

(2)

17th Nov 2023

Standard

2m 0f 56y

Class 4

15:05 Newcastle (AW)

Ebony Maw

8st 13lb

J: P J McDonald

T: Ewan Whillans

prominent on inner, in touch with leaders after 3f

16/1

OUR TIP

Form: /010-5

Last run: 32 days

W: 10st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Had a good record on the Flat for Aidan and Joseph O'Brien, winning three out of ten, but he was weak in the market and finished tailed off on stable debut here last month; needs a major leap forward from that.

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5th

5

(5)

2nd Apr 2024

Soft

1m 2f 5y

Class 5

16:15 Pontefract

Flying Scotsman

9st 3lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Ben Haslam

Flat/hurdle winner in Ireland but hasn't been that competitive in six Flat handicaps for Ben Haslam, from 1m2f to 1m5f; could turn a corner at some point but makes limited appeal at the minute.

12/1

7th

2

(3)

9th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 4f 14y

Class 5

18:00 Southwell (AW)

Flying Scotsman

9st 9lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Ben Haslam

Five-time winner on Flat turf or over hurdles in Ireland but has not shown much in five outings for this yard, beating just one home at Newcastle (1m2f/1m4f) in each of his last two starts; best watched for now.

16/1

11th

11

(11)

15th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 4f 98y

Class 4

15:37 Newcastle (AW)

Flying Scotsman

9st 5lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Ben Haslam

A fairly useful ex-Irish 1m4f winner who has hinted at a revival of late for his current yard, patiently ridden when 11th over 1m2f here last time; he's one to consider back up in trip off a falling mark.

33/1

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Payout
Exacta £98.00
Straight Forecast £89.50
Trifecta £242.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Forza Orta

TOPSPEED:

Ravenscraig Castle

Daily Mail:

Two Auld Pals

The Star:

Two Auld Pals

Daily Record:

Two Auld Pals

RP RATINGS:

Forza Orta

The Times:

Forza Orta

Telegraph:

Forza Orta

D Express:

Forza Orta

Daily Mirror:

Forza Orta

POSTDATA:

Ravenscraig Castle

The Guardian:

Ravenscraig Castle