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17:15 Haydock

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Sky Bet Sunday Series Middle Distance Handicap

  • Prize money: £15462
  • 1m 2f 42y
  • Class 4
  • 11 runners
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Sky Bet Sunday Series Middle Distance Handicap

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

6/1 (Won)

  • Win: £13.00
  • Place: £3.50

Form: -65313 C

Last run: 35 days

W: 9st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

Runner-up on heavy in 2021 but disappointing favourite on it once this April; broke a losing run in last-gasp fashion here (1m4f) in May and creditable third at Windsor five weeks later, both on good to firm; place chance if the ground is okay.

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1st

5

(7)

14th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

1m 3f 197y

Class 3

16:45 Doncaster

In The Breeze

9st 9lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Michael Appleby

Arrives on the up, stylish winner of 1m2f Haydock handicap 39 days ago; he's just as effective over this longer trip and not taken lightly despite taking a 6lb rise in the weights.

6/1

1st

6

(2)

6th Aug 2023

Soft

1m 2f 42y

Class 4

17:15 Haydock

In The Breeze

9st 4lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Michael Appleby

Runner-up on heavy in 2021 but disappointing favourite on it once this April; broke a losing run in last-gasp fashion here (1m4f) in May and creditable third at Windsor five weeks later, both on good to firm; place chance if the ground is okay.

6/1

3rd

2

(2)

2nd Jul 2023

Good To Firm

1m 3f 99y

Class 4

16:10 Windsor

In The Breeze

9st 6lb

J: William Buick

T: Michael Appleby

Fair third of six here (1m2f) before he broke a losing run in last-gasp fashion in seven-runner race at Haydock (1m4f) five weeks ago; back up 3lb but peak form has been a bit better still and he impressed with the way he came from last to first at Haydock.

7/2

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4/1

  • Place: £1.50

Form: 424151 D

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 11lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Off the mark at the seventh attempt when justifying favouritism at Lingfield (1m2f, good to firm) in June; took strong hold trying 1m4f next time but returned to 1m2f with an improved show for a gritty, clearcut win at Chester (soft; unraced on heavy) three weeks ago; up 4lb but major chance.

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No Results Found

4/1

  • Place: £2.00

Form: 26-211 D

Last run: 42 days

W: 9st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Significantly improved this season with a second at Navan (1m2f, heavy) preceding his wins with late challenges at Hamilton (1m3f, good to soft) and Pontefract (1m4f, good to firm); up another 7lb but that latest form has had multiple boosts; should go very well again.

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9th

6

(6)

26th Apr 2024

Yielding

1m 2f 50y

17:35 Cork

Derry Lad

9st 4lb

J: Nathan Crosse

T: Kevin Thomas Coleman

Likes it soft but proved his versatility when winning twice on better ground in Britain last summer; off since fair hurdles run over Christmas and likely to be better for this outing.

10/1

Form: 0-2882 D

Last run: 10 days

W: 9st 11lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Withdrawn when it was heavy going on intended 2023 reappearance but both of his wins came on soft as 2yo; in the shake-up only twice from his seven starts since but that includes when second of 11 at Sandown (1m2f, soft) ten days ago, which puts him back into serious calculations.

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9th

2

(9)

20th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 3f 23y

Class 4

19:00 Southwell (AW)

Wind Your Neck In

9st 10lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: David Evans

Suited by soft/heavy ground; justified favouritism in higher grade at Newmarket (1m4f) when last seen; has the ability to take a serious hand, provided he's as effective back on AW (second attempt).

15/2

12/1

Form: 110-07 C

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 0lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

Began career with two wins last summer but tailed off in a Group 2 on final 2yo start and well held in her two handicaps this season; latest was a step back in the right direction (never dangerous when 20-1 over 1m at Ascot) but she needs to build on that substantially; bred to stay 1m2f; unraced on worse than good to soft.

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2nd

15

24th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 1f 0y

16:45 Bellewstown

Leitzel

11st 0lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Andrew McNamara

in touch with leaders, headway 2 out, ran on well and went second towards finish, no match for winner

14/1

6th

6

(9)

7th Oct 2023

Good

1m 2f 1y

Class 5

14:10 Redcar

Leitzel

9st 10lb

J: David Nolan

T: David O’Meara

Looked a good prospect when winning her first two 2yo starts, both at Haydock, but the handicapper has been in total command this year; latest Sandown fourth, where she only dropped away late on over this trip (soft ground), was better and she still has time to deliver on that early promise.

8/1

Form: -22671

Last run: 3 days

W: 8st 13lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

His highest rating came at 1m2f on soft going and he finished well on top from the front when 8-13 for a 1m novice at Nottingham three days ago on heavy, getting off the mark at the tenth attempt; wore cheekpieces last four; 6lb penalty appears to demand a career best.

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5th

1

(9)

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

19:15 Bath

Three Yorkshiremen

10st 0lb

J: Silvestre De Sousa

T: Michael Wigham

in touch with leaders, weakened from over 1f out

2/1

1st

4

(12)

13th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

10:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Three Yorkshiremen

9st 9lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Michael Wigham

Suited by soft ground on turf as he showed when easily winning an uncompetitive novice at Nottingham (1m, heavy) last August; hard to enthuse over following modest efforts on AW in his last three starts, though.

16/1

25/1

Form: 4-6160 D

Last run: 39 days

W: 9st 4lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

Off the mark at the seventh attempt in clearcut style off 6lb lower at Windsor (1m2f, soft; tailed off sole start on heavy) in May; major backward steps on both starts since and while he is usually slowly away, he badly overdid it last time; needs to resume progress.

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15th

17

(12)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 4

17:00 Newbury

Monteria

9st 1lb

J: Liam Keniry

T: Stuart Kittow

Both wins came over 1m2f on soft ground last year and he may have gone even closer with a clearer run when beaten under a length into second of ten at Windsor (1m2f, heavy) on his final outing; may be better for this first run in six months, but of interest otherwise with conditions likely to suit.

7/1

2nd

4

(3)

23rd Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 2f 0y

Class 4

14:25 Windsor

Monteria

9st 5lb

J: Liam Keniry

T: Stuart Kittow

Mixed bag this season but he has two 1m2f soft-ground wins to his name, including over C&D, and a 2lb rise for his recent Salisbury success seems fair; is one to consider.

5/1

Form: -94170 CD

Last run: 29 days

W: 9st 13lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Better than ever for a C&D win (good to firm) in May, coming from the back; however, well below form at Sandown on both starts since, where she previously had a good record; won her only start on soft (2021) but remote on heavy last October; wore cheekpieces on six of last seven starts, now tries blinkers; a few doubts.

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7th

3

(8)

28th Apr 2024

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

16:30 Bath

Spirit Of The Bay

9st 6lb

J: William Cox

T: John & Rhys Flint

Won five times for Clive Cox, the latest off this mark in a 1m2f handicap at Haydock last May; below par in her final four runs last year though and she starts out for her new yard with something to prove.

25/1

10th

9

(5)

9th Sep 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

16:20 Ascot

Spirit Of The Bay

9st 2lb

J: William Cox

T: Clive Cox

Has form on both 1m courses here; better than ever when winning in a lower grade at Haydock in May (1m2f, good to firm) but she hasn't hacked it since, first-time blinkers (replacing cheekpieces) no help at Haydock in August (heavy; has won on soft); returns to 1m with enough to prove.

20/1

8th

1

(10)

6th Aug 2023

Soft

1m 2f 42y

Class 4

17:15 Haydock

Spirit Of The Bay

9st 13lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Clive Cox

Better than ever for a C&D win (good to firm) in May, coming from the back; however, well below form at Sandown on both starts since, where she previously had a good record; won her only start on soft (2021) but remote on heavy last October; wore cheekpieces on six of last seven starts, now tries blinkers; a few doubts.

16/1

Form: 777122 CD BF

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Followed his C&D win in June with seconds at Beverley and York, none on ground this testing but he won well on soft in a hurdle race this January; one to consider.

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No Results Found

Form: 2-3646

Last run: 8 days

W: 8st 8lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Three seconds at two, including one on heavy; gelded and has worn a variety of headgear this season; gave his most positive display of 2023 when a close fourth of five at Beverley (1m2f, heavy) recently and not disgraced when he got going much too late at Newmarket (good) five days later, but others have more pressing claims.

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9th

9

(1)

1st Sep 2023

Good

1m 3f 39y

Class 5

16:30 Carlisle

Kingsley Pride

9st 6lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Charlie Johnston

Maiden who hasn't been in the best of form this season, although four of his five runs have been on soft or heavy; has become well handicapped; a possible.

12/1

10th

11

(4)

6th Aug 2023

Soft

1m 2f 42y

Class 4

17:15 Haydock

Kingsley Pride

8st 8lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Charlie Johnston

Three seconds at two, including one on heavy; gelded and has worn a variety of headgear this season; gave his most positive display of 2023 when a close fourth of five at Beverley (1m2f, heavy) recently and not disgraced when he got going much too late at Newmarket (good) five days later, but others have more pressing claims.

16/1

Form: /9770-

Last run: 274 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Placed on soft, well beaten at 100-1 in last season's November Handicap on heavy; hurdling since and he's taken some minor honours, while not setting the world alight; bit to prove but he is down the weights.

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3rd

2

24th Jan 2024

Soft

1m 7f 156y

Class 5

15:35 Catterick

Ring Of Beara

11st 12lb

J: Mr William Easterby

T: Tim Easterby

prominent, led narrowly after 3 out, headed just before 2 out, soon no extra

9/2

2nd

1

28th Nov 2023

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

15:10 Southwell

Ring Of Beara

12st 0lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Tim Easterby

in touch with leaders

2/1

4th

8

28th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 51y

Class 4

15:14 Kelso

Ring Of Beara

11st 6lb

J: Mr William Easterby

T: Tim Easterby

Fair form over hurdles last season, running okay when fourth on handicap debut at Musselburgh (2m1f, good to soft) in March; subsequent Flat efforts nothing to get excited about but he arrrives fit for this hurdle reappearance and may have more to give in this sphere.

9/1

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Tricast £1958.90
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Selections

TOPSPEED:

Bringbackmemories

SPOTLIGHT:

Derry Lad

The Times:

Three Yorkshiremen

RP RATINGS:

Auld Toon Loon

Telegraph:

Wind Your Neck In

LAMBOURN:

Spirit Of The Bay

D Express:

In The Breeze

The Star:

Three Yorkshiremen

POSTDATA:

Bringbackmemories

Daily Mirror:

Bringbackmemories

The Sun:

Derry Lad

Daily Record:

Derry Lad