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Dr Keith Howard OBE Memorial Handicap

  • Prize money: £6280.8
  • 0m 6f 0y
  • Class 4
  • 10 runners
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Dr Keith Howard OBE Memorial Handicap

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

8/1 (Won)

  • Win: £6.00
  • Place: £1.80

Form: 123030 CD

Last run: 10 days

W: 10st 1lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Wins for previous trainers all came early in the season, including over C&D, and never off a mark this high; suited by this track but he made an ordinary start for his new yard in the Great St Wilfrid and will need a career-best effort.

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

12th

6

(8)

30th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:30 Ripon

Twelfth Knight

9st 5lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: Paul Midgley

raced centre early

6/1

3/1

  • Place: £1.70

Form: 6-6842 CD

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

Turned in her best effort of the season, having missed ten months, over 5f here last time; this is a stronger race but she won't mind the extra furlong (made all over C&D last spring) off a mark just 1lb higher; leading player.

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11th

12

(13)

30th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:30 Ripon

Origintrail

8st 8lb

J: Graham Lee

T: Ben Haslam

slightly awkward start, raced near side

10/1

5th

3

(8)

9th Sep 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 3

17:00 Thirsk

Origintrail

9st 7lb

J: Graham Lee

T: Ben Haslam

slightly awkward start, in rear

4/1

2nd

3

(3)

29th Aug 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

16:00 Ripon

Origintrail

9st 7lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Ben Haslam

midfield, switched sharply left after 1f, headway 2f out, short of room over 1f out, kept on well and went second when switched right final 110yds

3/1

3/1

  • Place: £1.70

Form: 212372 D

Last run: 10 days

W: 9st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 71

Form & Verdict

Has often made the running but was dropped in over C&D last time, when coming back to form (possible those tactics will be repeated from a wide stall); 3lb rise sees him back on a career-high mark.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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12

(8)

4th Dec 2023

Standard

0m 6f 20y

Class 5

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Impeller

9st 0lb

J: Duran Fentiman

T: Grace Harris

Four-time winner over 6f for Tim Easterby, including on the old Fibresand surface at Southwell; didn't show much on her stable debut over C&D last time (behind Ultramarine) and best to look elsewhere.

25/1

9th

7

(5)

18th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 6f 20y

Class 5

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Impeller

9st 2lb

J: Dougie Costello

T: Grace Harris

Mostly consistent on turf this year for Tim Easterby, sold for 5,500gns after finishing third of nine at Redcar four weeks ago; rarely seen on AW but did win at Southwell (Fibresand) earlier in career.

12/1

3rd

1

(7)

20th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

0m 5f 217y

Class 5

14:10 Redcar

Impeller

9st 12lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Tim Easterby

String of good efforts in July and August, winning at Carlisle (6f, good to soft) and placed on five other occasions; not at his best at Pontefract 11 days ago though and he'll be 2lb lower from the weekend.

10/1

20/1

Form: 6-9870

Last run: 79 days

W: 9st 1lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Hasn't run over 6f since his nursery debut more than two years ago and returns from a break today having been out of sorts in the spring; has run well fresh before but it's hard to muster much enthusiasm.

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5th

3

(7)

28th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 4f 214y

Class 5

16:25 Southwell (AW)

Catch Cunningham

9st 10lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Michael Herrington

On a long losing run but he's slipped in the weights and made a pleasing start for his new connections when third of ten at Wolverhampton last month; hit with a 2lb rise but the form looks solid and getting back on a straight track won't hurt; one to consider.

7/1

3rd

4

(5)

26th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 5f 21y

Class 5

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Catch Cunningham

9st 8lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Michael Herrington

Well treated on his old form but he's on a long losing run and was out of sorts for most of last year; won his only previous start on AW but that was in 2021 and he has something to prove on return for new yard (changed hands for 7,000gns in October).

12/1

8th

3

(8)

20th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

0m 5f 217y

Class 5

14:10 Redcar

Catch Cunningham

9st 12lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Kevin Ryan

Hasn't found his best this year but he's handicapped accordingly and he may have gone for home too soon in a well-run race at Pontefract 11 days ago; due a 2lb drop but still one to take seriously.

6/1

OUR TIP

6/1

Form: 133217 CD

Last run: 11 days

W: 9st 13lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

All wins have come in the summer, usually from the front, and has been as good as ever this year, winning three times for Mia Nicholls; has never won off a mark this high, though, and was said to have run flat 11 days ago.

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No / Draw
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Verdict Starting price

6th

20

(13)

17th Apr 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

13:50 Newmarket

Abate

8st 8lb

J: Mia Nicholls

T: Adrian Nicholls

Front-runner with multiple wins, including in his first C&D run in October (good); has won on reappearance but seems better for a run or two these days and others look more likely.

12/1

2nd

8

(4)

30th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:30 Ripon

Abate

8st 13lb

J: Mia Nicholls

T: Adrian Nicholls

raced centre early

9/1

1st

7

(2)

23rd Sep 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

15:25 Newmarket

Abate

9st 11lb

J: Mia Nicholls

T: Adrian Nicholls

Usually leads; has won plenty on good or quicker ground and ran surprisingly well in the mud at Doncaster last week under Mia Nicholls; gave Equiano Springs a fright on the July course during the summer.

10/1

Form: 7-2649 D

Last run: 73 days

W: 9st 3lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

Best efforts have tended to come early in the season and he hasn't built on his soft-ground C&D comeback second this year; some way down the pecking order from the outside stall.

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5th

8

(9)

28th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 6f 16y

Class 4

20:30 Southwell (AW)

Showtime Mahomes

9st 2lb

J: Sam James

T: Grant Tuer

dwelt start, in rear

7/1

3rd

11

(9)

14th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 5

18:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Showtime Mahomes

9st 4lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Grant Tuer

Just 1lb higher than when winning at Musselburgh (7f, good to soft) in September and didn't enjoy a clear run when behind a couple of these over C&D 12 days ago; cannot be dismissed.

12/1

5th

4

2nd Nov 2023

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 5

13:05 Wolverhampton (AW)

Showtime Mahomes

9st 12lb

T: Grant Tuer

towards rear

8/1

25/1

Form: 40050- D

Last run: 326 days

W: 9st 3lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

Ran well first time out last season but he's been absent for almost a year and is entitled to need this, going for a new yard and back from a third round of wind surgery; an easy 6f is an absolute minimum anyway.

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3rd

10

(7)

9th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 6

17:45 Thirsk

Russco

9st 6lb

J: David Allan

T: Ann Duffield

Won five on the trot over 6f/7f in 2021 (on good to soft/soft/heavy and AW) but hasn't won since; good fourth after losing both front shoes at Catterick last week (7f, heavy); chance.

6/1

4th

7

(10)

3rd Apr 2024

Soft

0m 7f 6y

Class 5

15:55 Catterick

Russco

9st 1lb

J: David Allan

T: Ann Duffield

Won five on the spin in 2021 on turf and AW but hasn't added to tally and below best over 6f after four-month break last time; blinkers back on and ground fine but others appeal more.

14/1

9th

3

(8)

12th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

19:15 Newcastle (AW)

Russco

9st 8lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Ann Duffield

Winless since his 3yo days and continued the regression for his current yard last season; ran well first time out in 2022 but it's hard to know what he's capable of now and another furlong would have been ideal.

16/1

Form: -00480 CD

Last run: 10 days

W: 9st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Has seven course wins to his name, including this race last year off a 6lb higher mark; no surprise to see headgear back on after a poor effort over C&D last time and he can never be ruled out round here.

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10th

11

(10)

8th Dec 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 14y

Class 5

17:15 Newcastle (AW)

Marks Choice

9st 3lb

J: William Pyle

T: Gemma Tutty

midfield

10/1

1

7th Dec 2023

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 5

13:57 Southwell (AW)

Marks Choice

9st 10lb

J: William Pyle

T: Gemma Tutty

3rd

8

(3)

24th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 5

16:15 Southwell (AW)

Marks Choice

9st 7lb

J: William Pyle

T: Gemma Tutty

led, headed but prominent after 1f

12/1

12/1

Form: 760156 D

Last run: 15 days

W: 8st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 68

Form & Verdict

Has become inconsistent and is better on the AW these days; popped up off his lower turf mark early last month but hasn't repeated the effort since, latterly in a Tapeta claimer.

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15th

77

22nd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:25 Ayr

Shallow Hal

8st 8lb

T: K R Burke

Just 1lb higher than when winning at Carlisle (6f, good to firm) in July and runner-up on soft ground last season; however, he's been well beaten on his last four starts, the latest here yesterday.

50/1

11th

1

(9)

21st Sep 2023

Good

0m 7f 50y

Class 6

17:17 Ayr

Shallow Hal

10st 2lb

J: Pierre-Louis Jamin

T: K R Burke

Popped up off his lower turf mark in July but this inconsistent sort hasn't repeated that effort in three outings since.

10/1

9th

10

(5)

29th Aug 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

16:00 Ripon

Shallow Hal

8st 11lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: K R Burke

held up in rear, no impression from over 2f out

12/1

Form: 203849 D

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 73

Form & Verdict

Well suited by switchback tracks and has done a lot of his recent racing over 7f; three poor efforts back on turf this summer leave him with plenty to prove.

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Verdict Starting price

10th

7

(6)

29th Aug 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

16:00 Ripon

Toussarok

9st 2lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Charlie Johnston

held up in rear, no impression from 2f out

16/1

9th

8

(4)

10th Aug 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

19:45 Sandown

Toussarok

9st 6lb

J: William Buick

T: Charlie Johnston

7lb lower than when winning at Epsom (6f, good to firm) in July 2022 but weakened to finish a remote fourth (not helped by being hampered by a loose horse but it's only a partial excuse) in that same contest four weeks ago; not an obvious one after that but a career-low mark and the presence of William Buick in the saddle mean he can't be dismissed.

7/1

4th

3

(7)

13th Jul 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 3y

Class 4

19:00 Epsom

Toussarok

9st 8lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Charlie Johnston

5lb lower than when winning the corresponding race 12 months ago (good to firm); some fair efforts on AW earlier in the year and perhaps in need of the outing when behind Faro De San Juan at Chester last month; his last three turf wins have come here, at Brighton and Goodwood so undulating tracks clearly no barrier to success; interesting.

7/2

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Payout
Exacta £231.00
Straight Forecast £251.70
Tricast £782.30
Trifecta £782.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Origintrail

D Express:

Showtime Mahomes

TOPSPEED:

Russco

Daily Record:

Impeller

RP RATINGS:

Origintrail

POSTDATA:

Origintrail

The Times:

Origintrail

Telegraph:

Origintrail

The Guardian:

Origintrail

The Sun:

Origintrail

Daily Mirror:

Showtime Mahomes