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Witherbys Nursery Handicap

  • Prize money: £3663.8
  • 0m 5f 1y
  • Class 6
  • 9 runners
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Witherbys Nursery Handicap

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

11/4 (Won)

  • Win: £7.30
  • Place: £1.70

Form: 435

Last run: 49 days

W: 9st 6lb

2 yo Filly

OR: 57

Form & Verdict

Third of five in maiden at Hamilton (5f, good to soft) on second start is her best show; 50-1 at Catterick latest (5f, good) and shaped okay, so she is one to consider on this handicap debut.

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

7th

4

(1)

14th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

16:55 Chelmsford (AW)

Blue Moon Baby

9st 6lb

J: Gianluca Sanna

T: John Quinn

Came up well short in Class 5 event on latest turf start; successful in Class 6 at Musselburgh (5f; nursery debut) the time before and may benefit from drop back to this grade on AW debut.

6/1

4th

4

(3)

7th Sep 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 5

15:00 Haydock

Blue Moon Baby

9st 5lb

J: Jason Hart

T: John Quinn

Built upon her previous promise when winning on nursery debut at Musselburgh (5f, good) last Wednesday; having travelled well she did it cosily and a 6lb penalty may not stop her this afternoon.

5/2

1st

5

(3)

30th Aug 2023

Good

0m 5f 1y

Class 6

14:30 Musselburgh

Blue Moon Baby

9st 6lb

J: Jason Hart

T: John Quinn

Third of five in maiden at Hamilton (5f, good to soft) on second start is her best show; 50-1 at Catterick latest (5f, good) and shaped okay, so she is one to consider on this handicap debut.

11/4

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7/1

  • Place: £1.50

Form: 5568

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 8lb

2 yo Gelding

OR: 59

Form & Verdict

Modest form on second and third starts; just 5-1 for handicap debut at Beverley (5f, good to firm) on latest outing but slowly into his stride before pulling hard and never dangerous; dropped 3lb but others preferred.

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6th

6

(9)

3rd Apr 2024

Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

14:25 Catterick

Sergeant Mayer

9st 3lb

J: Faye McManoman

T: Nigel Tinkler

outpaced up the centre, edged left and joined main group 2f out

6/1

2nd

3

(9)

16th Sep 2023

Good

0m 5f 1y

Class 6

16:50 Musselburgh

Sergeant Mayer

9st 3lb

J: Alex Jary

T: Nigel Tinkler

bit short of room soon after start, in touch with leaders against near rail, outpaced over 1f out, rallied and went third inside final furlong, kept on and went second final 110yds, no match for winner

100/30

16/1

  • Place: £4.70

Form: 6597

Last run: 35 days

W: 8st 11lb

2 yo Filly

OR: 48

Form & Verdict

No impact at big prices in any of her four races, faring best on debut; had wind surgery after latest start and now makes her handicap debut.

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

2nd

6

(8)

13th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 5f 21y

Class 6

19:40 Wolverhampton (AW)

Lady Bouquet

9st 3lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Philip Kirby

towards rear

8/1

2nd

6

(5)

9th Nov 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

18:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Lady Bouquet

9st 5lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Philip Kirby

Change of tactics (held up) may explain her below-par effort last time; has form figures of 3312 in handicaps when ridden prominently, solid second over C&D the final time; likely player if she races up front.

7/2

25/1

Form: 4000

Last run: 10 days

W: 9st 2lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 53

Form & Verdict

Fourth of five at Carlisle (5f, good to firm) in May on debut but no worthwhile form in his three starts since; gelded before penultimate outing; blinkered in a nursery (AW debut) on latest.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

10th

12

(1)

20th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

18:00 Newcastle (AW)

Rock Lodge

8st 9lb

J: Shane Gray

T: Phillip Makin

Failed to match the form of two previous starts (over 5f) returned to AW over this C&D last time (long way behind Miss Rainbow); first-time visor needs to have a significant effect.

20/1

8th

9

(9)

2nd Oct 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

19:00 Newcastle (AW)

Rock Lodge

8st 11lb

J: Harry Russell

T: Phillip Makin

Has missed the break and pulled hard more than once, and will need to be more amenable back up from 5f; otherwise he looks the main threat to Tropical Air on either of his last two efforts.

8/1

Form: 056

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 7lb

2 yo Filly

OR: 58

Form & Verdict

Fifth of ten in novice at Beverley (5f, good to soft) on second start; soon struggling over 6f on soft next time but could be more interesting in first-time cheekpieces on this handicap debut; needs a market check.

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

4th

13

(10)

11th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 4f 217y

Class 5

16:45 Lingfield

Musical Diva

9st 1lb

J: Hector Crouch

T: David O’Meara

Creditable efforts over 5f/6f last four starts, although she's beginning to look exposed; yard also responsible for Scoops Ahoy.

16/1

6th

6

(1)

23rd Apr 2024

Good To Firm

0m 6f 3y

Class 5

16:55 Yarmouth

Musical Diva

9st 4lb

J: Ben Robinson

T: David O’Meara

Won twice in January on the AW, both times over 5f; had 16 races but not many over 6f and has run well at this trip.

4/1

3rd

2

(6)

13th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 5f 21y

Class 6

19:40 Wolverhampton (AW)

Musical Diva

9st 10lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: David O’Meara

led, headed and raced in second after 1f, briefly led 1f out, headed and drifted left inside final furlong, lost second towards finish

11/4

Form: 62586

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 11lb

2 yo Filly

OR: 62

Form & Verdict

Second at Wolverhampton (5f, AW) in May on second start; has not lived up to that in her three starts since, albeit facing a stiff task in a novice race back on AW last time and not discredited in last of six; 7lb claimer enlisted for this handicap debut.

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

8th

10

(10)

22nd Jan 2024

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

13:00 Kempton (AW)

Lady Showcasing

8st 11lb

J: David Probert

T: Charlie Johnston

Similar type to Jungle Dance, being 0-12; not far behind that rival on Wolverhampton running nine days ago but needs to show improvement on balance of form.

12/1

6th

7

(8)

13th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 5f 21y

Class 6

18:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Lady Showcasing

9st 1lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Charlie Johnston

11-race maiden who has made little impact in nurseries; handicap mark tumbling but the addition of a visor needs to arrest her slide.

16/1

8th

10

(10)

21st Dec 2023

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

17:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Lady Showcasing

8st 10lb

J: Andrew Breslin

T: Charlie Johnston

Ten-race maiden who has made little impact in nurseries; handicap mark tumbling but she has too much to prove for comfort.

16/1

Form: 030323

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 4lb

2 yo Filly

OR: 55

Form & Verdict

All six starts have been 5f; up-and-down form before following one good run with another in her last two nurseries (Bath and Beverley); back up 3lb and relatively exposed but she has to be taken seriously in this field.

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

1st

5

(7)

3rd May 2024

Good

0m 5f 1y

Class 5

14:50 Musselburgh

Zaphea

8st 13lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Iain Jardine

took keen hold, prominent

11/2

3rd

1

(2)

29th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

16:25 Ayr

Zaphea

9st 9lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Iain Jardine

1-13 for the Fell and Murray yard, the win gained in Musselburgh nursery (5f, good to soft) in September; ended last season with two lesser efforts and changed hands for 4,000gns in October; market may guide on stable debut.

4/1

6/1

Form: 67775

Last run: 13 days

W: 8st 9lb

2 yo Filly

OR: 46

Form & Verdict

Low-level maiden after five starts; ran in handicaps on last two and her fifth of 13 at Beverley (5f, good to firm) last time was easily her closest finish, in cheekpieces first time; needs to build on that.

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

7th

9

(3)

16th Sep 2023

Good

0m 5f 1y

Class 6

16:50 Musselburgh

Swiftly

8st 4lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Richard Fahey

squeezed out start, in rear

10/1

8th

9

(8)

30th Aug 2023

Good

0m 5f 1y

Class 6

14:30 Musselburgh

Swiftly

8st 9lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Richard Fahey

Low-level maiden after five starts; ran in handicaps on last two and her fifth of 13 at Beverley (5f, good to firm) last time was easily her closest finish, in cheekpieces first time; needs to build on that.

6/1

5th

12

(6)

17th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

14:30 Beverley

Swiftly

8st 10lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Richard Fahey

Soundly beaten on all four starts, last time seventh of ten on nursery debut at Doncaster (6f, soft); however, she's in good hands and the drop back in trip, better ground and first-time cheekpieces are possible positives.

14/1

Form: 7478

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 11lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 62

Form & Verdict

Easily the pick of his four runs came on second start (5f, good); tried blinkers on nursery debut last time (7f) and they are now removed.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

9th

2

(1)

30th Aug 2023

Good

0m 5f 1y

Class 6

14:30 Musselburgh

Farah M

9st 11lb

J: Ben Curtis

T: David & Nicola Barron

Easily the pick of his four runs came on second start (5f, good); tried blinkers on nursery debut last time (7f) and they are now removed.

14/1

8th

5

(8)

15th Aug 2023

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 5

19:00 Newcastle (AW)

Farah M

9st 5lb

J: Sam James

T: David & Nicola Barron

Just behind Classy Clarets (4lb worse off) when fourth in a Pontefract novice in May (5f, good); should be suited by 7f and by the AW (American pedigree); blinkers tried on nursery debut; a possible.

10/1

7th

6

(7)

24th Jun 2023

Good

0m 5f 217y

Class 5

13:37 Redcar

Farah M

9st 4lb

J: Lewis Edmunds

T: David & Nicola Barron

Improved on his debut effort when trying to make all and a 4l fourth in a Pontefract novice event (5f, good) last month; since gelded; looks likely to be more of a handicap proposition but not ruled out each way.

10/1

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Selections

RP RATINGS:

Zaphea

The Guardian:

Musical Diva

SPOTLIGHT:

Blue Moon Baby

D Express:

Sergeant Mayer

Daily Mirror:

Lady Showcasing

Daily Mail:

Musical Diva

The Star:

Blue Moon Baby

POSTDATA:

Zaphea

The Times:

Zaphea

Telegraph:

Zaphea

The Sun:

Zaphea

Daily Record:

Zaphea