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16:00 Thirsk

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William Hill Summer Cup Handicap

  • Prize money: £15702
  • 0m 7f 218y
  • Class 3
  • 12 runners
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William Hill Summer Cup Handicap

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

13/2 (Won)

  • Win: £12.30
  • Place: £3.50

Form: 984501 C

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 6lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Snapped a losing run when seeing off 11 rivals at Ripon (1m, soft) a fortnight ago; raised 4lb but retains handicapping scope on his peak form and he should have ground conditions to suit again.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

8th

2

(8)

28th Aug 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

16:10 Ripon

Another Batt

9st 12lb

J: Sam James

T: David & Nicola Barron

Back to winning ways over C&D (soft) last month and followed up at Thirsk (1m, soft); his last four wins have come on soft ground but he showed solid form on good going last year and this 8yo could go well once more.

5/1

1st

7

(6)

5th Aug 2023

Soft

0m 7f 218y

Class 3

16:00 Thirsk

Another Batt

9st 6lb

J: Sam James

T: David & Nicola Barron

slightly awkward start, in rear

13/2

8/1

  • Place: £2.20

Form: 521302 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 9lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Won at Carlisle (1m, good to firm) in May for the now retired Keith Dalgleish and made a solid start for his new stable when 3l second of 11 at York (1m, good to soft) three weeks ago; ought to be competitive from an unchanged mark.

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0

5

(8)

21st Sep 2023

Good

1m 2f 0y

Class 2

15:00 Ayr

Whats The Story

9st 6lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Richard Fahey

Multiple winner for Keith Dalgleish and was rated higher in his prime; has form figures of 2234 for new stable and again has frame possibilities; scored over C&D in 2022.

7/1

4th

5

(3)

7th Sep 2023

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 3

19:15 Wolverhampton (AW)

Whats The Story

9st 6lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Richard Fahey

Won at Carlisle (1m, good to firm) in May for the now-retired Keith Dalgleish and has form figures of 223 for his current yard; this return to Tapeta is no problem and he has each-way claims again.

4/1

3rd

7

(11)

20th Aug 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 3

17:45 Sandown

Whats The Story

9st 6lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Richard Fahey

Won at Carlisle (1m, good to firm) in May for the now-retired Keith Dalgleish and he's been a good second on his first two starts for this yard (1m, good to soft/soft); there's every chance he'll be in the mix.

15/2

10/1

  • Place: £2.80

Form: -76114 D BF

Last run: 8 days

W: 9st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Won back to back at Wetherby and Carlisle (both 1m, good to soft) before a respectable 4l fourth of 13 at York (1m, good to soft again) eight days ago, fading best of those from off the pace; should be thereabouts.

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4th

9

(7)

23rd Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

14:25 Doncaster

Clear Angel

9st 7lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: Susan Corbett

Big-field form includes respectable efforts in this contest (finished sixth) last year and the Straight-Mile Series Final at Redcar (finished fourth) on final 2023 outing; again likely to give his running.

16/1

4th

10

(4)

7th Oct 2023

Good

0m 7f 219y

Class 2

16:30 Redcar

Clear Angel

8st 12lb

J: Ben Curtis

T: Susan Corbett

Two wins and as many placings in what has been a solid campaign and he reportedly raced too freely when having an off-day here last time; likely to need his best form yet to defy his current mark.

12/1

9/2

Form: 86-062 CD

Last run: 8 days

W: 9st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

On a good mark and made an encouraging return from a break when second of 17 at York (7f, good to soft) eight days ago; this former C&D winner should go well from a handy inside draw.

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2nd

10

(1)

19th Aug 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:50 Ripon

Challet

9st 8lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Michael Dods

Prominent racer who made an encouraging return from a break when second of 17 at York (7f, good to soft) last month; probably did a bit too much too soon when fourth at Thirsk (1m, soft) eight days later and should be treated as if still in form; well drawn to attack from the inside stall and likely to make a bold bid for C&D win number three.

9/2

Form: 215731 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Went close in the Thirsk Hunt Cup on his reappearance; back to winning ways at Hamilton under Danny Tudhope next time and went in again at the same venue (extended 1m, soft) three weeks ago; up 3lb to a career-high mark but this consistent sort still firmly enters the reckoning.

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9th

11

(11)

13th Oct 2023

Good

0m 7f 192y

Class 2

15:50 York

Pisanello

8st 9lb

J: Mark Winn

T: David O’Meara

Two wins at Hamilton (8.3f, good to soft/soft) this year but he appears to have gone off the boil judged on last three runs (at Hamilton latest).

16/1

5/1

Form: 81-22

Last run: 85 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Won a pair of AW novices before making a solid start to his handicap career when second of four at Ascot (7f, soft) in May; returns to 1m back from nearly three months off; he's a lightly raced sort from a leading stable so there are reasons to be hopeful.

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6th

9

(12)

5th Aug 2023

Soft

0m 7f 218y

Class 3

16:00 Thirsk

Tawafag

9st 2lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Roger Varian

in rear on outer

5/1

2nd

4

(5)

12th May 2023

Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

13:50 Ascot

Tawafag

9st 3lb

J: David Egan

T: Roger Varian

Prominent in the market for all three runs; overcame an awkward start to win his maiden on the AW (7f) but couldn't concede weight to a Stoute-trained winner (disappointed since) when upped to 1m at Lingfield; doesn't look obviously well handicapped on his bare achievements to date but clearly open to improvement for his top yard.

7/1

2nd

1

(2)

18th Apr 2023

Standard

1m 0f 1y

Class 5

15:10 Lingfield (AW)

Tawafag

9st 9lb

J: Ray Dawson

T: Roger Varian

Stepped up a fair way on debut turf run when scoring over 7f at Wolverhampton in November, taking a bump at the start but showing a good attitude to reel in one that got first run; should stay this trip and should go well on reappearance, despite penalty.

10/11

25/1

Form: 006130 D

Last run: 8 days

W: 8st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 71

Form & Verdict

Capitalised on reduced mark at Beverley (7.4f, good to firm) in June; showed he's as effective on soft ground when third there next time but well behind Challet at York last Friday; looks up against it in a much higher grade than he needs to contest.

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10th

15

(16)

7th Oct 2023

Good

0m 7f 219y

Class 2

16:30 Redcar

Park Street

8st 5lb

J: Aiden Brookes

T: Tina Jackson

Both his turf wins have come at Beverley this season on sound surfaces; can handle soft should it get wet and heavy was probably too testing back at Beverley the last time.

12/1

7th

1

(1)

20th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 1f 207y

Class 5

17:10 Beverley

Park Street

10st 2lb

J: Graham Lee

T: Tina Jackson

Both his turf wins have been here this season (7.5f/8.5f) on a sound surface and from a 4lb lower mark; ran respectably on soft here in July; unexposed over this trip and no surprise if he proves good enough to follow up.

9/4

1st

7

(8)

2nd Sep 2023

Good

1m 0f 100y

Class 4

17:00 Beverley

Park Street

8st 11lb

J: Graham Lee

T: Tina Jackson

On the same mark as when winning over 7.5f here in June (good to firm); not run quite as well since (fifth over 1m at Redcar a week ago), but worth considering on a track that suits.

14/1

20/1

Form: 426443 C

Last run: 14 days

W: 8st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 66

Form & Verdict

Ran well when third to Another Batt at Ripon (1m, soft) two weeks ago but his losing run is now up to 16 and bit of a surprise were he to get back to winning ways in this higher grade.

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11th

7

(15)

20th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 6

16:30 Redcar

Cassy O

9st 10lb

J: Duran Fentiman

T: Tim Easterby

On a handy mark on this season's best efforts but losing run is up to 18 and he's finished a well-held eighth in his last two runs; down the list.

33/1

8th

3

(11)

21st Sep 2023

Good

0m 7f 50y

Class 6

17:17 Ayr

Cassy O

9st 13lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

Ran well when third at Ripon (1m, soft) in July but took losing run to 17 when well held at Thirsk two weeks later; first outing for seven weeks; has won at this meeting before.

11/1

9th
2 (5)
Redarna

16/1

Form: 240-06 CD

Last run: 27 days

W: 9st 11lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Won the 2022 Thirsk Hunt Cup off 2lb higher; below form on both outings this year but it's possible he's been building up his fitness and no shock were he to bounce back with a bang.

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5th

6

(8)

21st Apr 2024

Good

0m 7f 15y

Class 3

18:15 Musselburgh

Redarna

9st 5lb

J: Phil Dennis

T: Dianne Sayer

Veteran who's done most winning in the summer/autumn; resumes 3lb above his last successful mark, has his favourite tracks elsewhere (only run here once) and is entitled to need this after such a break at his age.

20/1

10th

9

(7)

13th Oct 2023

Good

0m 7f 192y

Class 2

15:50 York

Redarna

8st 11lb

J: P J McDonald

T: Dianne Sayer

9yo who returned to form to win at Carlisle (7f) in August and is also effective at 1m; denied a clear run at Ayr last time but better could still have been expected and he's been unplaced on all four runs at York.

25/1

10/1

Form: 241624

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 11lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

This prominent racer has remained in form since his 7f Musselburgh win (good to firm) in June but he went up another 4lb for his second in the Carlisle Bell (1m, good to soft) later in June and latest Haydock fourth suggests the handicapper is winning the argument now.

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1st

7

(4)

21st Apr 2024

Good

0m 7f 15y

Class 3

18:15 Musselburgh

Liamarty Dreams

9st 4lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: K R Burke

Well suited by an easy, turning 7f (C&D winner last summer), is fine on any ground and well drawn for one happiest on the sharp end; came away with a subsequent winner on his soft-ground comeback four weeks ago and should go well again upped 4lb.

4/1

1st

2

(7)

24th Mar 2024

Soft

0m 7f 6y

Class 4

16:15 Doncaster

Liamarty Dreams

9st 9lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: K R Burke

Suited by this distance, seems to handle soft ground and has a workable mark; has never won when fresh but market support would be encouraging on reappearance.

5/1

9th

6

(11)

15th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 3

16:15 Newcastle (AW)

Liamarty Dreams

9st 8lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: K R Burke

Can lead; has looked too high in the weights since his last win in June and was well held here only four days ago.

12/1

OUR TIP

11/1

Form: 16-055 CD

Last run: 36 days

W: 9st 11lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Yet to get going in three starts this year but he was too free stepping up to 1m2f last time and the return to 1m looks a good move; won over C&D (soft) off this mark last season so a revival can't be discounted.

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11th

3

(7)

5th Aug 2023

Soft

0m 7f 218y

Class 3

16:00 Thirsk

Encourageable

9st 11lb

J: P J McDonald

T: James Horton

midfield

11/1

5th

4

(10)

30th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

1m 2f 0y

Class 3

20:45 Newmarket (July)

Encourageable

10st 0lb

J: P J McDonald

T: James Horton

Won twice (on AW/soft) in his first season last year; midfield in the heavy-ground Lincoln on reappearance and below form when tongue tied on good to firm for latest outing; gelded since and needs to be back at his peak, with today's new trip of doubtful benefit.

12/1

5th

4

(1)

4th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 75y

Class 2

15:45 Nottingham

Encourageable

9st 4lb

J: P J McDonald

T: James Horton

Successful twice (on AW/soft) in his first season last year; midfield in heavy-ground Lincoln on sole run this term; tongue-tie now applied; may still have more to offer and can't be dismissed.

8/1

Form: 64-1 D

Last run: 117 days

W: 8st 13lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Off the mark at the third time of asking in 1m Redcar novice (soft) on his reappearance in April; sold out of the Gosden stable for 40,000gns last month; hard to argue his opening mark is generous but he's unexposed and it'll be interesting to see how he goes in the betting.

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7th

3

(7)

1st Oct 2023

Good

1m 0f 113y

Class 4

17:10 Epsom

Freedom Day

9st 5lb

J: Jack Garritty

T: Mark Walford

Spring scorer at Redcar (1m, soft) on final start for the Gosden yard; not totally solid judged on his form for new stable but penultimate effort looked encouraging; tough task in higher grade last time.

10/1

9th

13

(9)

16th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

17:20 Doncaster

Freedom Day

8st 2lb

J: George Rooke

T: Mark Walford

Low-mileage 3yo; promising form on slow ground, namely a success at Redcar (for the Gosden yard) and third to Spirit Catcher at Ripon (met traffic issues); upped in class but may do better still.

25/1

3rd

7

(5)

19th Aug 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:50 Ripon

Freedom Day

9st 9lb

J: Jack Garritty

T: Mark Walford

mounted in chute and taken down early

14/1

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Payout
Exacta £916.00
Straight Forecast £775.00
Tricast £5146.90
Trifecta £6046.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Challet

Telegraph:

Pisanello

TOPSPEED:

Park Street

Daily Record:

Freedom Day

The Times:

Encourageable

The Guardian:

Liamarty Dreams

POSTDATA:

Park Street

RP RATINGS:

Challet

D Express:

Challet

The Sun:

Challet

Daily Mail:

Pisanello

The Star:

Pisanello