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Mary Clark ‘Favourite Day Of The Year’ Handicap

  • Prize money: £6280.8
  • 1m 4f 5y
  • Class 4
  • 6 runners
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Mary Clark ‘Favourite Day Of The Year’ Handicap

Runners: 6 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Scattered showers

10/1 (Won)

  • Win: £8.00
  • Place: £2.90

Form: 212945 D

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 12lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

1m2f turf (good to firm) and triple AW winner at up to 1m5f, the most recent in a first-time visor at Lingfield in May when 5lb lower; competitive from this mark next time but well below that level since (in cheekpieces or visor); blinkers need to spark a revival.

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

16th

4

(9)

10th May 2024

Good

2m 2f 140y

Class 2

15:40 Chester

Citizen General

8st 12lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: Ed Dunlop

Seen twice as often on the AW but had an impressive win on good to firm last August; does not always fire, for instance in AW Championships race at Newcastle on latest outing, but he looks good on his day and the ease of his 2m win on Kempton AW in February can't be forgotten (6lb higher today); this unusual test might just take his fancy.

33/1

11th

4

(2)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

2m 0f 56y

Class 2

13:53 Newcastle (AW)

Citizen General

9st 0lb

J: Robert Havlin

T: Ed Dunlop

Comfortably beat Duty Of Care at Kempton (2m; off 7lb lower) eight weeks ago, taking strike-rate on AW to 4-14 and record under Robert Havlin to 2-3; better than ever this year and may have even more to offer at this trip; shortlisted.

11/1

1st

9

(7)

3rd Feb 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 2

19:15 Kempton (AW)

Citizen General

9st 5lb

J: Robert Havlin

T: Ed Dunlop

Wide-margin winner at Pontefract (1m4f) last summer and back to that level when reaching the frame over C&D on his last two outings; can give another good account.

7/1

4/1

  • Place: £1.80

Form: 322128 D

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 4lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

Sole win came in a Salisbury maiden (1m4f, good to firm; readily in first-time tongue-tie and cheekpieces) in June; improved on that form next time when trying to make all in a Hamilton handicap; ran well for much of the way at Goodwood latest but beaten 11l; remains of interest.

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

1st

12

26th Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 11y

Class 4

18:40 Chepstow

Roaring Legend

10st 10lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Olly Murphy

Fairly useful on Flat for previous stable and chased home notable rivals in first two attempts over hurdles; struggled in the Boodles at Cheltenham most recently (had wind surgery since) but holds leading claims back down markedly in class.

Evs

17

12th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 87y

Class 1

16:50 Cheltenham

Roaring Legend

11st 0lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

Quite useful at 1m4f on the Flat, winning twice; chased home good horses, including Liari, in his first two hurdle races (good to soft) but progress hit a pothole when turned over at long odds-on at Market Rasen and soft ground (which he never encountered in ten Flat starts) was perhaps a factor; others preferred.

25/1

Form: 113-43 CD

Last run: 65 days

W: 10st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Four-time winner over 1m4f/1m6f on fast ground, including this race last year when 1lb lower; building nicely this season and improved on his reappearance effort when a 3l third in a 0-85 at York (1m6f, good to firm) latest; big player.

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

10th

5

(6)

7th Oct 2023

Good

1m 5f 218y

Class 4

17:05 Redcar

Wor Willie

9st 12lb

J: Graham Lee

T: Michael Dods

Four-time winner over 1m6f/1m4f on good to firm; not quite at his best this season (best of those runs was in June on second start) but well treated if back to his 2022 level.

6/1

5th

2

(3)

9th Sep 2023

Good

1m 4f 8y

Class 4

17:35 Thirsk

Wor Willie

10st 0lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Michael Dods

prominent, outpaced 2f out, weakened gradually inside final furlong

4/1

3rd

1

(4)

20th Aug 2023

Good

1m 4f 5y

Class 4

16:30 Pontefract

Wor Willie

10st 2lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Michael Dods

raced in second, led over 3f out, headed 2f out, soon lost second, weakened from over 1f out

5/1

Form: 0-160

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Took a big step up from his debut to win a Chepstow maiden (1m2f, good to firm) in June but, despite that race working out well, he flopped at Newmarket next time (1m2f, good); returned from wind surgery to beat just one home on soft at Goodwood (1m4f) latest; bit to prove.

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

8th

7

(5)

27th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 4f 10y

Class 2

18:20 Ripon

Clan Chieftain

8st 8lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Ralph Beckett

prominent

7/1

6/1

Form: 261355 D BF

Last run: 10 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

12.5f AW winner (first-time visor) at Newcastle in June when 5lb lower; bettered that form in defeat back there next time when a close third after a 6lb rise; faced a stiff task at Goodwood next time, before perhaps not handling Brighton latest; not ruled out.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

5th

7

(1)

20th Aug 2023

Good

1m 4f 5y

Class 4

16:30 Pontefract

Alumnus

9st 2lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Charlie Johnston

sweating, led, headed over 3f out

6/1

5th

5

(4)

10th Aug 2023

Good

1m 3f 198y

Class 4

16:00 Brighton

Alumnus

9st 9lb

J: Franny Norton

T: Charlie Johnston

led but pestered

7/2

5th

12

(10)

4th Aug 2023

Heavy

1m 3f 44y

Class 3

17:20 Goodwood

Alumnus

9st 0lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Charlie Johnston

in rear

16/1

OUR TIP

13/2

Form: 6-8703 C

Last run: 25 days

W: 9st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Triple turf winner at up to 11.5f on a sound surface, including here over 1m2f; back in better form at Sandown (1m6f, good to soft) latest and not ruled out each-way now dropping again in trip.

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

9th

2

(1)

5th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 7f 169y

Class 5

15:05 Lingfield (AW)

Ace Rothstein

10st 1lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Dylan Cunha

Creditable fourth in quite valuable series final at Nottingham (1m6f, soft) in September but disappointing on his next Flat start and reverts to this sphere after heavy defeat on last month's handicap hurdle debut; too inconsistent to trust.

20/1

12th

4

13th Nov 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

16:00 Kempton

Ace Rothstein

11st 13lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Dylan Cunha

Useful on the Flat in his prime and seemed to be getting his act together over hurdles when close second in Huntingdon novice (2m, good) in March, but has rather mixed record on the Flat since switching to current stable in May and is not an easy one to predict on this handicap hurdle debut.

8/1

6th

3

(1)

15th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

13:50 Goodwood

Ace Rothstein

11st 11lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Dylan Cunha

took keen hold, soon led at slow pace, increased tempo 4f out, headed 2f out, soon weakened

14/1

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Non-runners

Carrigillihy, Sophiesticate, Whatacracker

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Payout
Exacta £312.00
Straight Forecast £304.90
Tricast £691.40
Trifecta £1068.00

Selections

TOPSPEED:

Carrigillihy

Telegraph:

Clan Chieftain

NEWMARKET:

Citizen General

RP RATINGS:

Roaring Legend

Daily Mirror:

Ace Rothstein

SPOTLIGHT:

Wor Willie

D Express:

Clan Chieftain

The Sun:

Clan Chieftain

POSTDATA:

Carrigillihy

THE NORTH:

Carrigillihy

The Times:

Carrigillihy

The Star:

Carrigillihy

Daily Record:

Carrigillihy