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Stobo Castle Ladies Day Gold Cup Handicap

  • Prize money: £5234
  • 1m 5f 216y
  • Class 6
  • 13 runners
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Stobo Castle Ladies Day Gold Cup Handicap

Runners: 13 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

3/1 (Won)

  • Win: £4.34
  • Place: £1.40

Form: 323112 C

Last run: 8 days

W: 8st 13lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 55

Form & Verdict

In-form filly who opened account here (1m4f, good) last month and followed up at Hamilton (1m5f, good to soft) a fortnight later; denied clear run and forced to angle across track when second off this mark on Tapeta last week; runs here before latest 2lb rise takes effect; tries a new trip; could still have more to offer.

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3rd

3

(5)

2nd May 2024

Good

1m 7f 0y

Class 5

16:35 Ayr

Tafsir

9st 0lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Jim Goldie

Made good progress last season, winning three times (12.5f-1m6f), and has made the frame on both appearances this year, more recently when clear second here (1m5f, good) on Monday; will be fine over today's longer trip; must be considered.

13/8

2nd

1

(7)

29th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

1m 5f 26y

Class 6

17:35 Ayr

Tafsir

9st 10lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Jim Goldie

Made good progress last season, winning three times on turf (12.5f-1m6f), and made encouraging reappearance on Tapeta three weeks ago; still on a fairly tough mark but is likely to make her presence felt.

7/2

OUR TIP

9/2

  • Place: £1.30

Form: 525431 CD

Last run: 4 days

W: 9st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 64

Form & Verdict

Versatile 8yo who collected a good prize over C&D (good) in 2021 and capitalised upon much reduced mark when making all at Ayr (1m2f, good to soft; refitted cheekpieces) on Monday; effectively only 3lb higher under penalty here; ought to make his presence felt again.

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3rd

13

(2)

29th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 4

15:15 Ayr

Glasses Up

8st 11lb

J: Paddy Mathers

T: R Mike Smith

Seven course wins, most recently when gamely making all over this trip last August; out of form on AW when last seen in autumn, though, and does not have a good record when fresh.

16/1

8th

2

(8)

10th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 4f 98y

Class 5

15:08 Newcastle (AW)

Glasses Up

9st 13lb

J: Paddy Mathers

T: R Mike Smith

Well below par in 1m2f contest here last Friday, taking AW record to 0-3; all wins remain at Scottish tracks; drops back in class but doesn't look the percentage call.

20/1

6/1

  • Place: £2.50

Form: 063222 D

Last run: 29 days

W: 8st 13lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 55

Form & Verdict

Creditable second of 14 at Doncaster (2m, good) last month and has now been placed on his last four appearances; recent 2lb rise doesn't help but today's drop back in trip won't be a problem; probably in the mix again.

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5th

5

(1)

9th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 6f 21y

Class 4

18:00 Southwell (AW)

Marbuzet

8st 12lb

J: James Sullivan

T: Tim Easterby

Consistent at up to 16.5f on turf between May and September last year (record 322233112); makes his AW debut in first-time cheekpieces after 199 days off, but including his racecourse debut he doesn't have a great record fresh.

13/2

2nd

10

(9)

23rd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 56y

Class 4

16:55 York

Marbuzet

8st 13lb

J: Sean Kirrane

T: Tim Easterby

prominent, dropped to midfield after 1f

6/1

4th
6 (14)
Idilico

6/1

Form: /47-23 D

Last run: 39 days

W: 9st 5lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 61

Form & Verdict

Slightly disappointing when favourite for a recent hurdle race but posted sound effort when third on the Flat here (2m, good to firm) last month and is 1lb lower today; each-way claims at least.

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8th

3

30th Nov 2023

Good

2m 2f 40y

Class 5

14:35 Taunton

Idilico

11st 6lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Alexandra Dunn

Runner-up in selling handicap hurdle last month but well beaten on the Flat twice since, and his record over fences is not convincing; blinkers fitted for first time since 2021; too risky.

16/1

10th

6

(7)

18th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 7f 169y

Class 6

12:16 Lingfield (AW)

Idilico

9st 11lb

J: David Probert

T: Alexandra Dunn

towards rear, headway and prominent after 4f

16/1

12/1

Form: 444188

Last run: 5 days

W: 9st 3lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 59

Form & Verdict

Deserved his win at Ayr (1m5f, good to firm) in June, following a string of good efforts, and certainly didn't run badly when eighth in quite valuable Sunday Series race on heavy ground this week; holds no secrets from the handicapper but could have a say.

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3rd

7

(1)

29th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

1m 5f 26y

Class 6

17:35 Ayr

Billy Bathgate

9st 2lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Ewan Whillans

Has very modest 1-35 strike-rate but the win was gained over C&D (on good to firm last June) and he returns here after keeping on well for second at Southwell (1m6f, AW) this month.

5/1

2nd

4

(8)

12th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 6f 21y

Class 6

18:30 Southwell (AW)

Billy Bathgate

9st 6lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Ewan Whillans

held up in last

14/1

16/1

Form: 047554

Last run: 17 days

W: 8st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 45

Form & Verdict

Kept on for respectable fourth in basement-grade classified here (1m4f, good) last month and is probably worth another crack at 1m6f but the form is modest and others in this line-up look much stronger.

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3rd

6

(4)

16th Sep 2023

Good

1m 7f 217y

Class 6

18:35 Musselburgh

Samurai Sneddz

9st 0lb

J: Shane Gray

T: Katie Scott

towards rear, headway and in touch with leaders after 3f

20/1

7th

9

(4)

7th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

1m 6f 32y

Class 6

19:35 Carlisle

Samurai Sneddz

9st 0lb

J: William Pyle

T: Katie Scott

Course winner who was a respectable sixth of 13 in 1m6f handicap at Musselburgh 27 days ago; she's a temperamental type however so others appeal more.

20/1

6th

13

(12)

11th Aug 2023

Good

1m 5f 216y

Class 6

15:20 Musselburgh

Samurai Sneddz

8st 4lb

J: James Sullivan

T: Katie Scott

prominent

16/1

Form: 55-665

Last run: 63 days

W: 9st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 61

Form & Verdict

Won twice over hurdles last summer but this year's Flat form is uninspiring and his latest 2lb drop is not enough to tempt.

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2nd

6

11th Oct 2023

Good

2m 0f 178y

Class 5

16:40 Sedgefield

Leopolds Rock

11st 5lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Philip Kirby

midfield, headway 4 out, going best 2 out, no extra and headed final 110yds, edged right run-in, led approaching last

5/1

2nd

8

3rd Oct 2023

Good

2m 0f 178y

Class 5

16:20 Sedgefield

Leopolds Rock

11st 2lb

J: Joe Williamson

T: Philip Kirby

took keen hold, in touch with leaders

9/1

Form: /86605

Last run: 7 days

W: 8st 4lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 45

Form & Verdict

Gave pretty good account when fifth here (1m5f, good) a week ago but is yet to be placed after 20 starts and needs to find some improvement from somewhere.

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9th

6

(9)

16th Oct 2023

Good

1m 7f 217y

Class 6

16:40 Musselburgh

Cheese And Wine

9st 0lb

J: Paula Muir

T: Stuart Coltherd

22-race maiden who has been on a basement mark for a while now and has been well beaten on her last two starts.

66/1

8th

11

(4)

30th Aug 2023

Good To Soft

1m 5f 192y

Class 6

14:10 Catterick

Cheese And Wine

8st 11lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Stuart Coltherd

led, increased tempo 4f out, headed over 2f out, soon weakened

50/1

8th

14

(9)

11th Aug 2023

Good

1m 5f 216y

Class 6

15:20 Musselburgh

Cheese And Wine

8st 4lb

J: Paula Muir

T: Stuart Coltherd

towards rear

33/1

14/1

Form: 788875 D

Last run: 49 days

W: 9st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 65

Form & Verdict

Picked up three wins in 2022 (1m4f-1m6f) and is back on a good mark now but hasn't fired in recent months, and the refitted cheekpieces didn't appear to make much difference here last time.

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7th

7

(1)

8th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 5f 219y

Class 6

18:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Myboymax

9st 6lb

J: Aiden Brookes

T: Micky Hammond

Has generally struggled since his C&D win in December 2022 but he was runner-up at Thirsk on his penultimate run last season and he now returns to Tapeta off a very dangerous mark; yard is in decent form and he needs checking in market on return.

14/1

9th

5

(3)

28th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

1m 4f 5y

Class 5

17:05 Pontefract

Myboymax

9st 10lb

J: Aiden Brookes

T: Micky Hammond

Won three times last year from 1m4f to 1m6f and finally showed more this year when a length runner-up at Thirsk (1m6f); well handicapped and the return of cheekpieces is no bad thing.

10/1

Form: 4-1358

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 0lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 56

Form & Verdict

Dual 1m4f AW winner during the winter but, following a break, was in rear throughout on last month's turf return; still unexposed over today's trip but needs to have taken significant benefit from that recent outing.

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3rd

8

(8)

3rd Mar 2024

Standard

2m 0f 56y

Class 6

16:52 Newcastle (AW)

Crystal Guard

8st 9lb

J: Lewis Edmunds

T: Iain Jardine

The odd decent run this winter (including here) but ran poorly last time and he's 2-32 overall; others preferred.

7/1

10th

10

(3)

23rd Feb 2024

Standard

1m 5f 219y

Class 6

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Crystal Guard

8st 13lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Iain Jardine

Doesn't win too often (2-31), but has slipped down the weights and mostly creditable efforts since returning to AW, finishing fourth of eight over C&D last time.

13/2

4th

9

(9)

6th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 5f 219y

Class 6

17:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Crystal Guard

8st 11lb

J: Ethan Jones

T: Iain Jardine

Doesn't win too often (2-30), but has slipped down the weights and, in the main, has fared broadly okay (twice placed over 2m) since returning to the AW; his most recent Newcastle effort wasn't his best though, so he has some work to do with Eagle's Realm; a possible.

9/2

25/1

Form: 255-40

Last run: 30 days

W: 8st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 54

Form & Verdict

Didn't run badly off lowly hurdle mark last week (cheekpieces refitted) but was well beaten on last month's Flat start and is yet to add to his Irish maiden win in 2019; others are much more appealing.

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11th

11

(1)

11th Aug 2023

Good

1m 5f 216y

Class 6

15:20 Musselburgh

Jack Yeats

8st 12lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Stuart Coltherd

pressed leader

25/1

5th

8

1st Aug 2023

Good

2m 0f 47y

Class 5

21:00 Perth

Jack Yeats

10st 4lb

J: Mr Oscar Palmer

T: Stuart Coltherd

Came from poor position for very respectable fifth behind Pateen at Hexham (2m, good) in May but is yet to add to his Flat maiden win in 2019 and comes here after a poor Flat run three weeks ago; cheekpieces refitted today; should cope if the ground softens but others appeal more.

14/1

11th

12

(5)

12th Jul 2023

Good To Firm

1m 7f 189y

Class 6

16:10 Catterick

Jack Yeats

9st 0lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Stuart Coltherd

Sole success in Ireland during 2019 and the majority of his form over the last 12 months suggests he is high in the weights for a competitive race like this.

25/1

Form: 8-4076

Last run: 6 days

W: 8st 4lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 45

Form & Verdict

May not have been suited by the trip-and-ground combination when well beaten at Hamilton (1m1f, soft) on Saturday but is now 0-15 under all codes and is a very difficult mare to enthuse over.

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13th

13

10th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 188y

Class 5

18:20 Sedgefield

Star Of Markinch

10st 2lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: Harriet Graham & Gary Rutherford

Struggled off basement marks on the Flat last year and was pulled up (albeit on heavy ground) when back over hurdles in March; 7lb wrong here; look elsewhere.

66/1

7

14th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 48y

Class 5

17:00 Hexham

Star Of Markinch

10st 11lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: Harriet Graham & Gary Rutherford

Struggled in low-grade Flat handicaps (1m-1m6f) last summer, and hasn't raced over hurdles (0-4) since pulling up in a 3m maiden here (80-1) in May 2022; highly unlikely to be the solution.

50/1

11th

11

(11)

30th Aug 2023

Good

1m 0f 2y

Class 6

16:30 Musselburgh

Star Of Markinch

9st 0lb

J: Amie Waugh

T: Harriet Graham & Gary Rutherford

Well beaten on her five starts this season, over various trips, and others make far greater appeal.

50/1

Form: 19/547

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 64

Form & Verdict

Flat (2m, good) and dual hurdle (2m/2m1f) winner in Ireland in 2021 but unplaced all ten starts for Iain Jardine since the autumn, most recently when seventh of ten here (1m5f, good) a week ago; needs to turn a corner.

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0

3

(13)

11th Aug 2023

Good

1m 5f 216y

Class 6

15:20 Musselburgh

Excelcius

9st 8lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Iain Jardine

slowly away, switched right soon after start, raced in last soon after start

12/1

7th

1

(10)

4th Aug 2023

Good

1m 5f 0y

Class 6

18:10 Musselburgh

Excelcius

11st 4lb

J: Miss Hannah Crawford

T: Iain Jardine

never better than midfield

12/1

4th

4

(2)

24th Jul 2023

Good To Soft

1m 5f 26y

Class 5

14:30 Ayr

Excelcius

9st 6lb

J: Archie Young

T: Iain Jardine

Flat (2m, good) and dual hurdle (2m/2m1f) winner in Ireland in 2021 but unplaced in all eight starts for Iain Jardine since the autumn; mark continues to fall but he was beaten 7l back on the Flat at Musselburgh last time and others are preferred.

14/1

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Straight Forecast £88.00
Tricast £375.80
Trifecta £349.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Tafsir

RP RATINGS:

Glasses Up

Daily Mirror:

Marbuzet

Telegraph:

Crystal Guard

The Times:

Tafsir

Daily Mail:

Tafsir

D Express:

Tafsir

The Star:

Tafsir

Daily Record:

Tafsir

POSTDATA:

Glasses Up

The Guardian:

Glasses Up

The Sun:

Glasses Up