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18:45 Carlisle

Heavy

Saj Ghafoor Appreciation Handicap (Pro-Am Female Jockeys) (Jockey Club Grassroots Stayers Qualifier)

  • Prize money: £5234
  • 2m 1f 47y
  • Class 5
  • 5 runners
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Saj Ghafoor Appreciation Handicap (Pro-Am Female Jockeys) (Jockey Club Grassroots Stayers Qualifier)

Runners: 5 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

Form: 369-14 BF

Last run: 56 days

W: 10st 9lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 67

Form & Verdict

Front-runner; thorough stayer who made a lot of the running when winning over 2m5f at Pontefract in April (good to soft); not so good on fast ground back there in June and pulled up over hurdles at Uttoxeter five weeks ago; might enjoy the run of things here and he's a strong contender.

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

3rd

1

10th May 2024

Good

2m 7f 16y

Class 3

15:15 Market Rasen

Giovanni Change

12st 1lb

J: Tom Midgley

T: Mark Walford

Had won on the Flat the previous month when winning this 12 months ago by a neck off 2lb lower; does go well fresh and was running well at the backend of last year.

9/2

2nd

1

26th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 89y

Class 4

13:47 Market Rasen

Giovanni Change

12st 1lb

J: Tom Midgley

T: Mark Walford

Has his off-days but he's usually reliable around here and found just one too good over hurdles on his latest visit; could go well off his lower chase mark on just his third run over fences, having been a flattering second in his final one.

13/8

OUR TIP

Form: /1097/

Last run: 1018 days

W: 10st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 67

Form & Verdict

Wind surgery sparked an upturn in his fortunes when second of ten, beaten a head, in a Hexham handicap hurdle in June (2m, good); well treated on old Flat form and handles bad ground; not out of it.

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

0

10

10th Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 48y

Class 5

14:45 Hexham

Edmond Dantes

10st 7lb

J: Lorcan Murtagh

T: Barry Murtagh

midfield, switched right 3rd

33/1

8th

8

5th Sep 2023

Good

2m 3f 123y

Class 5

16:45 Bangor-on-Dee

Edmond Dantes

10st 5lb

J: Lorcan Murtagh

T: Barry Murtagh

held up in rear, headway after 4 out, weakened from 2 out

16/1

6th

8

26th Aug 2023

Soft

2m 1f 46y

Class 5

16:36 Cartmel

Edmond Dantes

10st 13lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Barry Murtagh

held up in rear

6/1

Abandoned

Form: 1-3223 BF

Last run: 26 days

W: 10st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 62

Form & Verdict

Ended 2022 with a pair of 2m wins at Catterick (good to soft and soft); further improvement this year, placed three times from 1m6f-2m2f in May and June; disappointing third when a hot favourite at Catterick last time but wouldn't use that as evidence the handicapper had his measure; more appealing than some.

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

9th

1

(9)

30th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

1m 5f 192y

Class 6

18:20 Catterick

Cold Henry

9st 11lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Sara Ender

Two wins over 2m here in autumn of 2022; hasn't won since, but has several decent placed efforts to his credit; could go well, but perhaps better at 2m.

10/1

6th

3

(6)

5th Feb 2024

Standard

2m 0f 102y

Class 6

19:30 Southwell (AW)

Cold Henry

9st 8lb

J: Alex Jary

T: Sara Ender

led, prominent after 1f, lost ground after 7f, outpaced 5f out

16/1

Form: 383163

Last run: 3 days

W: 9st 8lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 52

Form & Verdict

Far from prolific and his best turf runs have come on a quicker surface; only 3lb higher than for his Doncaster win (for this rider) last month (2m, good); ground the worry.

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

5th

7

(8)

23rd Aug 2023

Good

1m 3f 39y

Class 6

14:05 Carlisle

Chief Craftsman

10st 8lb

J: Mr Thomas Easterby

T: Tim Easterby

midfield, no impression from over 2f out

8/1

3rd

5

(1)

4th Aug 2023

Good

1m 5f 0y

Class 6

18:10 Musselburgh

Chief Craftsman

10st 3lb

J: Mrs Emily Roberts

T: Tim Easterby

midfield, stayed on from over 1f out, went third inside final 110yds

7/1

Abandoned

Form: 207803

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 47

Form & Verdict

0-12 but he went close over 2m at Newcastle in March and returned to form with a close third at Hamilton latest (1m5f, good to soft); something to prove on such testing ground.

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

1st

6

(11)

21st Mar 2024

Standard

2m 0f 102y

Class 6

20:30 Southwell (AW)

Zephlyn

9st 6lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Ewan Whillans

Consistent in staying races on Tapeta this winter; hardly anything between him and Ney on their 2m run at Newcastle 18 days ago and had answered the slight question mark about this track when a close second over C&D the time before; looks good for another solid run.

4/1

2nd

5

(1)

3rd Mar 2024

Standard

2m 0f 56y

Class 6

17:25 Newcastle (AW)

Zephlyn

9st 1lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Ewan Whillans

disputed lead, led overall after 2f, increased tempo after halfway, going easily 3f out, pushed along against near rail 2f out, headed over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, no match for winner

11/4

2nd

6

(8)

5th Feb 2024

Standard

2m 0f 102y

Class 6

19:30 Southwell (AW)

Zephlyn

8st 13lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Ewan Whillans

pressed leader, led after 1f, clear after 4f, reduced lead from over 6f out

7/2

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Verdict

Cold Henry can resume his progress faced with a thorough test of stamina but GIOVANNI CHANGE still has potential as a stayer and could take some pegging back in this field.[Paul Smith]