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William Hill Great St Wilfrid Handicap

  • Prize money: £51540
  • 0m 6f 0y
  • Class 2
  • 18 runners
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William Hill Great St Wilfrid Handicap

Runners: 18 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Rain

11/1 (Won)

  • Win: £9.20
  • Place: £2.50

Form: 131152 D

Last run: 18 days

W: 8st 7lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Prominent racer; four wins this season - two over 7f and two over this trip - and she ran a cracker in a strong fillies' handicap at Goodwood 18 days ago, second of 13 despite her saddle slipping; 2lb higher but it's unlikely she's reached her ceiling just yet.

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4th

7

(6)

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 10y

Class 1

17:45 Bath

Sophias Starlight

9st 8lb

J: Sam James

T: Grant Tuer

in touch with leaders

12/1

7th

6

(6)

23rd Mar 2024

Heavy

0m 6f 2y

Class 1

15:00 Doncaster

Sophias Starlight

9st 5lb

J: Sam James

T: Grant Tuer

Likeable pacesetter who gained her most notable success in the Great St Wilfrid at Ripon (6f, good to soft) last August and ran just as well when beaten a head in fillies' Listed race at Newmarket (6f, soft) in October; more required against some classy males here but she may not have reached her ceiling just yet; stablemate of Glorious Angel.

11/1

5/1

  • Place: £1.90

Form: 700064 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 4lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Withdrawn at the start in the Stewards' Cup two weeks ago but missing that gruelling affair might be no bad thing; has run well in this race before when fourth last year and second in 2019, both off higher marks; retains a good chunk of ability and likely to arrive on the scene fast and late.

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8th

10

(9)

4th May 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

13:45 Newmarket

Summerghand

8st 13lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: David O’Meara

No sign of age dampening his enthusiasm this year, running well behind Chipstead at Lingfield in March and running a cracker over C&D 17 days ago when doing much the best of those held up and that despite having to wait for room at a crucial stage; more than capable off this mark provided those held up aren't at a marked disadvantage.

9/2

14/1

  • Place: £1.80

Form: 4266U2 D

Last run: 17 days

W: 8st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Well suited by slow ground and he ran right up to his best when second of 11 at Goodwood 17 days ago (7f, heavy); 2lb rise is fair enough and the fitting of a visor could give him a lift on this rare 6f outing; the more rain to fall the better.

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1st

1

(6)

4th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

14:10 Thirsk

Wobwobwob

9st 11lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Adrian Paul Keatley

midfield, pushed along halfway, not clear run 2f out, soon switched right, steady headway from over 1f out, ran on well against near rail to lead inside final 110yds, won going away

12/1

40/1

  • Place: £10.80

Form: 917150 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 8st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Flourished since joining this yard 12 months ago, winning five times; low-key efforts the last twice but on testing ground and they shouldn't be held against him; that said, the weather forecast does temper enthusiasm.

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24th

9

(14)

11th May 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

16:55 Ascot

Temple Bruer

9st 6lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Mike Murphy & Michael Keady

Two wins over 6f on turf last summer and took advantage of a drop in the weights to regain winning form at Chelmsford (6f, AW) nine days ago; 2lb rise still leaves him well treated on previous form and another for the shortlist.

14/1

1st

8

(8)

2nd May 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

20:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Temple Bruer

9st 2lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Mike Murphy & Michael Keady

Back to a more realistic mark and March's return to action should have blown away any cobwebs; won second time out last season (Rossa Ryan rode) and he's effective over C&D; one to consider.

10/1

8th

3

(3)

28th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 6f 16y

Class 4

20:00 Southwell (AW)

Temple Bruer

9st 8lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: Mike Murphy & Michael Keady

He's slipped back to a more manageable mark again now and this drop back to 6f won't hurt either; whether back from a break is the time to catch him remains to be seen though.

9/1

5th
10 (11)
Brazen Bolt

20/1

Form: 416525 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 8st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

AW winner in January (6f) and ran right up to his best when second of ten at Doncaster last month (6f, good); stamina stretched by 7f on soft ground back at Doncaster four weeks ago; further progress required to win.

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12th

3

(7)

15th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

18:10 Newcastle (AW)

Brazen Bolt

9st 6lb

J: Jason Hart

T: John & Sean Quinn

in touch with leaders

12/1

8th

4

(5)

30th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:30 Ripon

Brazen Bolt

9st 6lb

J: Gianluca Sanna

T: John Quinn

raced centre early

5/1

1st

4

(5)

9th Sep 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

16:25 Thirsk

Brazen Bolt

9st 4lb

J: Gianluca Sanna

T: John Quinn

Still improving at the age of six and he ran another sound race when second of 12 behind a rejuvenated sprinter over C&D eight days ago, travelling notably strongly; yet to win on fast ground but fully effective on it; strong claims.

2/1

Form: 441331 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 8st 7lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

He has made giant strides in handicaps in the last two seasons and was winning for the sixth time when dismissing ten rivals with ease at Goodwood two weeks ago, surging to the front over 1f out (6f, soft; changed to heavy after the race; runner-up won on Thursday) and in no danger thereafter; 3lb rise looks lenient; low draw could be beneficial if the rain arrives; huge chance.

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5th

7

(5)

27th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

17:50 Ripon

Monsieur Kodi

8st 12lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Richard Fahey

in rear

6/1

9th

9

(7)

11th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:15 Newcastle (AW)

Monsieur Kodi

8st 10lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Richard Fahey

Tough and progressive sprinter this year, winning three times on slow turf; ran as well as he ever has when picked off late by Gisburn at Goodwood four weeks ago (6f, soft); 2lb higher today and handles Tapeta but he seems at his best on deep turf.

15/2

Form: -15022

Last run: 21 days

W: 8st 4lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Back on the up the last twice, second in 6f handicaps at Epsom and Newmarket; has 5lb rise to contend with in a hot race and he's unraced on slower than good to soft.

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11th

9

(13)

4th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

14:10 Thirsk

Dream For Gold

9st 3lb

J: Connor Murtagh

T: Kevin Ryan

prominent, headway over 1f out

15/2

6th

4

(7)

23rd Mar 2024

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

20:00 Newcastle (AW)

Dream For Gold

9st 4lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Kevin Ryan

taken down early, wore earplugs, prominent

9/2

2nd

8

(2)

12th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

19:45 Newcastle (AW)

Dream For Gold

9st 3lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Kevin Ryan

taken down early

7/1

Form: 141629 CD

Last run: 21 days

W: 8st 13lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Good strike-rate and he's made further progress in 2023, winning at Thirsk (6f, heavy) and over C&D (good to firm); only 2lb higher than for the latter win but he's been below par in two of his three runs since.

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14th

14

(12)

12th May 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

19:00 Newcastle (AW)

It Just Takes Time

8st 7lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Mark Walford

midfield

14/1

2nd

12

(14)

27th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 6f 2y

Class 3

18:40 Doncaster

It Just Takes Time

9st 4lb

J: Jack Garritty

T: Mark Walford

in touch with leaders on near side of group

20/1

7th

4

(1)

14th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

14:50 Newcastle (AW)

It Just Takes Time

9st 4lb

J: Jack Garritty

T: Mark Walford

Course winner; two turf wins in the first half of the year, the second of them coming off 5lb higher; finished behind three of today's rivals over C&D 11 days ago (not well positioned) and vulnerable for win purposes once more.

25/1

20/1

Form: 013500 CD

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Doesn't win that often these days but he did land a 5f handicap here in April off this mark; ran better than the distance beaten in the Stewards' Cup two weeks ago and he has the pace to exploit a draw close to the stands' rail; chance would be enhanced if there were a deluge.

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9th

5

(8)

27th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

17:50 Ripon

Hyperfocus

9st 0lb

J: Sean Kirrane

T: Tim Easterby

prominent

10/1

18/1

Form: -05594 D BF

Last run: 2 days

W: 8st 8lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Solid effort in the Stewards' Cup when showing good speed on the far side; only fourth at Windsor on Thursday night, having to wait for a gap late on but looking held at the time; should run his race once again.

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1st

4

(4)

23rd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 3

15:45 York

Aphelios

9st 9lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: Michael Appleby

in touch with leaders

7/1

2nd

1

(10)

13th Sep 2023

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 4

18:15 Southwell (AW)

Aphelios

10st 3lb

J: Frederick Larson

T: Michael Appleby

Overcame a wide trip to score at Kempton (AW) last week, benefiting from the return to this grade and belated step up to 7f; now 3-6 in Class 4 events and remains unexposed at this distance; 5lb penalty is largely offset by Frederick Larson's useful claim; respected.

6/1

11th
5 (20)
Raatea

14/1

Form: 64-518 D BF

Last run: 49 days

W: 9st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Back to his best when seeing off his 11 rivals at Haydock in June (6f, good to firm; effective on slower); failed to back it up at Newcastle seven weeks ago when pulling hard; usual hood is left off today; has the stands' rail to help but others are more appealing.

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6th

5

(7)

10th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

15:30 Ascot

Raatea

9st 5lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: Julie Camacho

Only 1lb higher than for Haydock win last June (6f, good to firm; cheekpieces first time); shaped quite nicely on his return at Newmarket, held up in a race in which little landed a blow from the back; won second time out last year and, after two starts without them, the cheekpieces are back on today (hooded latest); capable of a big run with drying ground in his favour.

9/1

10th

12

(4)

17th Apr 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

13:50 Newmarket

Raatea

9st 1lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Julie Camacho

Below best over C&D last May but his close third in this race (good) on return in 2022 shows he can be taken seriously off his current mark, just 2lb higher than his Haydock win last June; shouldn't be far away.

14/1

3rd

7

(10)

15th Sep 2023

Soft

0m 6f 111y

Class 2

16:45 Doncaster

Raatea

9st 1lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Julie Camacho

Runner-up in this race in 2021 and a good fourth last year when the ground would have been softer than ideal for him; as good as ever when winning at Haydock in June (6f, good to firm; wore cheekpieces which are absent today); this race will have been on the radar for some time but Tuesday's rain won't have helped.

9/1

10/1

Form: 618462 CD

Last run: 16 days

W: 8st 6lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

C&D winner in April (soft); form slumped on his next three starts but he ran a fine race when second of 11 at Goodwood 16 days ago (5f, soft); still has relatively low mileage and he should be in the mix.

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4th

2

(7)

25th Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

14:45 Beverley

Lakota Blue

9st 9lb

J: Rowan Scott

T: Nigel Tinkler

Three wins over 6f on ground ranging from good to firm to soft; career best when second over 5f at Glorious Goodwood last summer (5f); went to the sales in October, fetching 85,000gns and returning to Nigel Tinkler; gelded since last seen; type to progress further as a 4yo but back from a break perhaps not the time to catch him.

8/1

Form: 202364

Last run: 14 days

W: 8st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Yet to win for current stable but there have been some good runs, including last time when close up behind Monsieur Kodi at Goodwood (one of two to race stands' side); visor added; not discounted.

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6th

6

(5)

3rd May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

15:15 Goodwood

Live In The Moment

9st 4lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Alice Haynes

led, headed over 2f out, lost position over 1f out, weakened final 110yds

14/1

6th

1

(9)

19th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

19:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Live In The Moment

9st 13lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Alice Haynes

Course winner (5f) who ended a 22-race losing run at Goodwood (6f, good) last month, but only midfield in the Portland at Doncaster (5.6f, soft) 11 days later; this is easier back on the AW, but others are still more persuasive.

7/1

14/1

Form: 812303 CD

Last run: 12 days

W: 8st 8lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Enjoyed good spell for Ruth Carr this season, winning soft-ground 6f handicaps at Redcar and here; three solid efforts from next four starts; conditions fine and one to consider on his stable debut (same owner).

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8th

4

(9)

27th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

17:50 Ripon

Twelfth Knight

9st 1lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: Paul Midgley

midfield, good headway when short of room against rail over 1f out, not recover

16/1

15th
12 (17)
Gulliver

16/1

Form: 00-046 D

Last run: 65 days

W: 8st 8lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Veteran but he retains ability and has dropped in the weights; can go well fresh and conditions shouldn't faze him; losing run stretches back to October 2020 but he has the assistance of a good apprentice and shouldn't be dismissed out of hand.

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1st

8

(9)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

18:35 Thirsk

Gulliver

9st 6lb

J: Jason Watson

T: David O’Meara

in rear

4/1

3rd

2

(5)

11th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 6f 16y

Class 5

17:23 Southwell (AW)

Gulliver

9st 11lb

J: Jason Watson

T: David O’Meara

Veteran who ended a long losing run with a comfortable C&D win in a Racing League handicap in September; that came off a 5lb higher mark and he's run well enough on occasions since to think he retains a good chunk of ability; he'll need a good pace to aim at but he's a danger to all dropping into a Class 5 handicap for the first time.

13/2

4th

3

15th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 6f 16y

Class 4

15:47 Southwell (AW)

Gulliver

9st 10lb

T: David O’Meara

Confirmed slow starter who is hard to predict these days and has won only one of his last 37 starts, though that was over C&D from 3lb higher last September; more than capable off this mark if things pan out his way, but that's a big 'if'.

11/1

20/1

Form: 221237 D

Last run: 41 days

W: 9st 2lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Climbed the weights from humble beginnings and she was better than ever when third of nine in a 6f Listed event at Haydock on her penultimate start; below form on AW six weeks ago; has run well on soft but most of her turf racing has come on good or faster ground.

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8th

3

(2)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 2

15:00 Newcastle (AW)

Aramis Grey

9st 7lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: Rae Guest

Finished second in the corresponding (non-handicap) race 12 months ago and she's been as good as ever in defeat this winter, running into Shades Of Summer on her last two starts; no obvious reason why she wouldn't be involved once again.

13/2

2nd

1

(8)

1st Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 1y

Class 2

14:02 Lingfield (AW)

Aramis Grey

9st 12lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: Rae Guest

Useful performer on turf and AW with the latest of her ten wins coming over C&D last February; couldn't quite get past Shades Of Summer at Wolverhampton when last seen in December but she's 5lb better off with that rival today and should be in the thick of the action.

6/1

2nd

1

(1)

4th Dec 2023

Standard

0m 6f 20y

Class 3

19:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Aramis Grey

9st 9lb

J: George Rooke

T: Rae Guest

in touch with leaders

2/1

OUR TIP

Form: 727186 D

Last run: 50 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Coolmore cast-off who gained his first win for this yard when seeing off three rivals in a Windsor handicap in May (5f, good to firm); creditable effort in the Gosforth Park Cup seven weeks ago; conditions shouldn't be an issue but he's likely vulnerable to something lower down the weights.

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11th

10

(5)

26th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

16:10 York

King Of Bavaria

9st 3lb

J: Frederick Larson

T: Michael Appleby

slowly away, midfield

33/1

17th

2

(8)

19th Aug 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:15 Ripon

King Of Bavaria

9st 5lb

J: Alistair Rawlinson

T: Michael Appleby

Coolmore cast-off who gained his first win for this yard when seeing off three rivals in a Windsor handicap in May (5f, good to firm); creditable effort in the Gosforth Park Cup seven weeks ago; conditions shouldn't be an issue but he's likely vulnerable to something lower down the weights.

25/1

6th

4

(5)

30th Jun 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

18:00 Newcastle (AW)

King Of Bavaria

9st 9lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Michael Appleby

Disappointing at Doncaster 12 days ago but he's capable of bouncing back from a poor run, which is what happened when he won at Windsor (5f) last month; close second over 6f here in February and not discounted.

14/1

12/1

Form: 135401 CD

Last run: 12 days

W: 8st 7lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

This is a track that lends itself to specialists so a C&D record of 111351 piques the interest; won't mind what the weather does but this race is much more demanding than the four-runner contest he won 12 days ago.

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4th

1

(1)

18th Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

16:17 Ripon

Bay Breeze

9st 10lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

Won this race 12 months ago off a 4lb lower mark, switched to the far side and making most of the running; added another two wins later in the summer but his form dipped in the autumn, albeit in some warm races; hasn't had the benefit of a run this year but won fresh in 2022 and he'll have the option to make a beeline for the far rail from stall 1; wouldn't read too much into his two defeats on heavy ground (late in the year and over 7f); claims.

13/2

14th

6

(9)

4th Nov 2023

Heavy

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

15:57 Newmarket

Bay Breeze

9st 10lb

J: Ben Robinson

T: Tim Easterby

Finished a remote last of nine in his one 7f handicap, at Doncaster last November, and he seems to have gone off the rails since winning a four-runner 6f race at Ripon in August (soft).

25/1

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Non-runners

Anthem National, Cairn Gorm

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Payout
Exacta £684.00
Straight Forecast £379.20
Tricast £1813.50
Trifecta £5582.00

Selections

RP RATINGS:

Summerghand

NEWMARKET:

Cairn Gorm

SPOTLIGHT:

Monsieur Kodi

THE NORTH:

Twelfth Knight

Daily Record:

Anthem National

Daily Mail:

Live In The Moment

D Express:

Gulliver

POSTDATA:

Hyperfocus

TOPSPEED:

Monsieur Kodi

The Times:

Cairn Gorm

The Guardian:

Cairn Gorm

Telegraph:

Summerghand

The Sun:

Summerghand

The Star:

Summerghand