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13:50 Thirsk

Good To Soft

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  • 1m 4f 8y
  • Class 6
  • 14 runners
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Runners: 14 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

14/1 (Won)

  • Win: £8.50
  • Place: £2.70

Form: 768946

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 48

Form & Verdict

26-race maiden; not at his best on last two starts, including with first-time cheekpieces (on again) last time; others are in better form.

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9th

7

8th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 124y

Class 4

13:40 Musselburgh

Kells

11st 0lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Iain Jardine

Sole Flat win in 30 attempts came this September in a 1m4f soft-ground handicap at Thirsk; that was a Class 6, however, and he's unlikely to be good enough.

25/1

5th

9

(3)

12th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 5f 26y

Class 6

17:40 Ayr

Kells

9st 4lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Iain Jardine

took keen hold, prominent, pressed leader over 2f out, weakened quickly over 1f out

14/1

3rd

6

(3)

29th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 2f 42y

Class 5

14:00 Haydock

Kells

9st 1lb

J: William Pyle

T: Iain Jardine

Belatedly off the mark with a wide-margin win at Thirsk (1m4f, soft) in the hands of William Pyle; ran a bit flat when only fourth at Hamilton after escaping a penalty and now he's 5lb higher; that Thirsk win might be dodgy form.

5/1

14/1

  • Place: £2.80

Form: 226615 D

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 6lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 49

Form & Verdict

Won over 1m6f off a 3lb lower mark at Redcar in August (good); not quite as good last time but effective in these conditions; each-way chance.

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8th

11

(9)

14th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 4f 98y

Class 6

12:30 Newcastle (AW)

Visitant

9st 2lb

J: Gianluca Sanna

T: David Thompson

Veteran; won over 1m6f at Redcar in August (also a C&D winner last year), but patchy form since and others appeal more.

16/1

6th

11

(2)

20th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

1m 2f 1y

Class 6

17:38 Redcar

Visitant

9st 11lb

J: Miss Amy Collier

T: David Thompson

10yo who scored at Redcar (1m6f) in August and was runner-up at Thirsk (1m4f, soft) on penultimate start; plenty of similar form this season (not quite so good on latest start) and he's not dismissed but this is his shortest trip since March.

12/1

6th

6

(3)

26th Sep 2023

Standard

1m 4f 98y

Class 6

17:30 Newcastle (AW)

Visitant

9st 3lb

J: Shane Gray

T: David Thompson

Has proved unreliable but he's going through a good spell of late, scoring at Redcar (1m6f) in August and runner-up at Thirsk (1m4f) eight days ago; this C&D scorer ought to be in the shake-up once more.

7/1

20/1

  • Place: £3.30

Form: 346405

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 3lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 45

Form & Verdict

0-21; well beaten recently; on a handy mark at present but others have stronger claims.

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4th

7

15th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 3y

Class 5

15:45 Fakenham

Foursome

10st 10lb

J: Tom Buckley

T: Olly Williams

Ordinary strike-rate on the Flat; hasn't been helping herself sufficiently during her qualifying runs but possible her initial mark underestimates her as a result; too soon to write her off in this discipline.

9/1

11th

3

11th Jan 2024

Soft

1m 7f 156y

Class 4

12:10 Catterick

Foursome

11st 4lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Olly Williams

In good form on the Flat last October but at a lowly level and she's been well beaten since on her first two hurdle starts (pulled hard last time); considerable improvement is needed.

50/1

Form: 734672

Last run: 6 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 47

Form & Verdict

Only win was over 1m2f on good to firm at Nottingham in August 2022; best run for a while when runner-up at Catterick last time (1m4f, soft); chance if reproducing that form.

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9th

12

(1)

13th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 6

19:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Tiberio Force

8st 11lb

J: Lewis Edmunds

T: Simon Whitaker

Sole win came on turf; however, ran respectably (2l second) in 0-55 event over C&D last month and again may not be far away.

6/1

Form: 075114 CD

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 49

Form & Verdict

Two wins this year, the latest over C&D last month (good); ground no problem and could go well.

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9th

10

(7)

7th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 4f 98y

Class 6

17:30 Newcastle (AW)

Ghostly

9st 0lb

J: Shane Gray

T: Stella Barclay

Not the most consistent but has won seven times, including when getting the race in the stewards' room in an amateur riders' event over C&D in November; twice held at Wolverhampton since and may just need this after three months off.

20/1

6th

9

(1)

5th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 6

20:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Ghostly

9st 5lb

J: Christian Howarth

T: Stella Barclay

midfield

33/1

7/1

Form: 729352

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 4lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 54

Form & Verdict

Yet to win in eight starts but creditable second at Wolverhampton last time when visor on for first time (retained); a possible but a bit to find with Blazer Two on Hamilton form in August (1m4f, soft).

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1st

6

(6)

11th Apr 2024

Standard

2m 0f 102y

Class 5

16:50 Southwell (AW)

Churchella

9st 3lb

J: David Nolan

T: David O’Meara

C&D winner who ruined her chance with a very slow start when 11th in 1m6f Chelmsford handicap 13 days ago; she can't be ruled out if getting away better this time.

7/2

11th

12

(7)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 6f 0y

Class 5

15:25 Chelmsford (AW)

Churchella

9st 5lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: David O’Meara

slowly away and lost many lengths start, in rear

15/2

1st

3

(4)

12th Mar 2024

Standard

2m 0f 102y

Class 6

17:55 Southwell (AW)

Churchella

9st 7lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: David O’Meara

Better on the AW than on turf, winning at Newcastle (1m4f, Tapeta) and Chelmsford (1m6f, Polytrack) late last year; second of six over C&D last month and possible excuses when fifth of seven back at Newcastle (1m4f) last time; each-way shout.

7/1

7/2

Form: 963322 BF

Last run: 42 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 52

Form & Verdict

Has been placed on all four starts since going handicapping, including on soft ground at Leicester two runs back (1m4f); a possible.

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7th

14

(4)

18th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

1m 4f 8y

Class 6

13:50 Thirsk

Pfingstberg

9st 2lb

J: George Bass

T: David Simcock

Has been placed on all four starts since going handicapping, including on soft ground at Leicester two runs back (1m4f); a possible.

7/2

2nd

5

(3)

7th Aug 2023

Heavy

1m 3f 99y

Class 6

20:00 Windsor

Pfingstberg

8st 11lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: David Simcock

raced in second, pressed winner over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong

Evs

2nd

9

(8)

2nd Aug 2023

Soft

1m 3f 179y

Class 6

20:42 Leicester

Pfingstberg

8st 9lb

J: Cieren Fallon

T: David Simcock

Five-race maiden but he has a progressive profile and was beaten less than 2l when third in a Bath handicap (11.6f, good) two weeks ago; stayed on well in that race and he's respected off an unchanged mark.

6/1

OUR TIP

Form: -16633 D

Last run: 35 days

W: 9st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 52

Form & Verdict

Has won two handicaps from eight runs on turf, both over 1m4f on good to firm; creditable efforts on both starts since changing yards, last time finishing a promising third at Hamilton (1m4f, soft); chance.

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8th

3

(10)

18th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

1m 4f 8y

Class 6

13:50 Thirsk

Blazer Two

9st 9lb

J: Callum Hutchinson

T: Lucinda Russell

Has won two handicaps from eight runs on turf, both over 1m4f on good to firm; creditable efforts on both starts since changing yards, last time finishing a promising third at Hamilton (1m4f, soft); chance.

7/1

3rd

1

(6)

14th Aug 2023

Soft

1m 4f 15y

Class 6

20:40 Hamilton

Blazer Two

9st 12lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Lucinda Russell

raced in second

4/1

9th
12 (2)
Skedaddled

33/1

Form: 053790

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 3lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 45

Form & Verdict

20-race maiden; below form since a creditable C&D third in June (good to firm); others stronger.

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Verdict Starting price

10th

8

(10)

31st Oct 2023

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 6

18:15 Newcastle (AW)

Skedaddled

9st 3lb

J: Harry Russell

T: Ron Barr

midfield on near side of group, weakened halfway

20/1

7th

10

(6)

2nd Oct 2023

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 6

20:30 Newcastle (AW)

Skedaddled

9st 1lb

J: Harry Russell

T: Ron Barr

Long time since her trainer had a winner and it's unlikely this mare, who's done most racing over further, will be the one to change that.

50/1

9th

12

(2)

18th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

1m 4f 8y

Class 6

13:50 Thirsk

Skedaddled

9st 3lb

J: Jonny Peate

T: Ron Barr

20-race maiden; below form since a creditable C&D third in June (good to firm); others stronger.

33/1

33/1

Form: -56045

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 3lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 45

Form & Verdict

14-race maiden who hasn't been running well enough this season to suggest she can take this.

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10th

13

(9)

18th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

1m 4f 8y

Class 6

13:50 Thirsk

Goodison Girl

9st 3lb

J: Brandon Wilkie

T: Ed de Giles

14-race maiden who hasn't been running well enough this season to suggest she can take this.

33/1

5th

8

(10)

1st Sep 2023

Good To Soft

1m 3f 209y

Class 6

18:50 Ffos Las

Goodison Girl

9st 3lb

J: Brandon Wilkie

T: Ed de Giles

13-race maiden and her fourth at Windsor last time came in a four-runner race; very opposable on nearly all form.

25/1

4th

4

(4)

7th Aug 2023

Heavy

1m 3f 99y

Class 6

20:00 Windsor

Goodison Girl

8st 13lb

J: Connor Planas

T: Ed de Giles

reared and unseated rider before start, dwelt start, took keen hold, raced in last, rapid headway on outer over 4f out, soon briefly disputed lead, dropped to last under 2f out, soon weakened

33/1

Form: 9-6755

Last run: 10 days

W: 9st 3lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 45

Form & Verdict

Without a win since 2018; on a decent mark now but needs to improve on recent efforts.

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9th

9

3rd Oct 2023

Good

2m 0f 178y

Class 5

16:20 Sedgefield

Thomas Cranmer

11st 1lb

J: Jack Hogan

T: Tina Jackson

raced in last, awkward jump 1st, niggled along after 2nd

20/1

6th

10

(5)

26th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

1m 1f 207y

Class 6

14:15 Beverley

Thomas Cranmer

8st 11lb

J: Christian Howarth

T: Tina Jackson

Not been in the best of form this year and others make more appeal.

33/1

11th

10

(1)

18th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

1m 4f 8y

Class 6

13:50 Thirsk

Thomas Cranmer

9st 3lb

J: Oliver Stammers

T: Tina Jackson

Without a win since 2018; on a decent mark now but needs to improve on recent efforts.

20/1

12th
15 (3)
Lukla

12/1

Form: 786234

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 0lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 50

Form & Verdict

13-race maiden; has been sprinting most of his career, but fair runs over 1m and 1m2f on last three starts; tries 1m4f for the first time.

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6th

5

24th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 156y

Class 4

12:40 Catterick

Lukla

11st 0lb

J: Tom Midgley

T: Paul Midgley

held up in rear, outpaced 5th, mistake and detached 3 out

100/1

6th

6

18th Oct 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

14:58 Wetherby

Lukla

11st 0lb

J: Tom Midgley

T: Paul Midgley

14-race Flat maiden who was tailed off last time when soft ground was no excuse; others preferred.

66/1

12th

15

(3)

18th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

1m 4f 8y

Class 6

13:50 Thirsk

Lukla

9st 0lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: Paul Midgley

13-race maiden; has been sprinting most of his career, but fair runs over 1m and 1m2f on last three starts; tries 1m4f for the first time.

12/1

16/1

Form: 484310 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 52

Form & Verdict

Not the best of strike-rates; Musselburgh winner off 7lb lower mark in July (1m4f, good) but tailed off at Catterick last time (1m4f, good to soft); needs to bounce back.

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11th

9

19th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 66y

Class 4

14:00 Catterick

Odd Venture

11st 0lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Micky Hammond

Ex-Irish; dual Flat winner, the latest for this stable at Musselburgh in July (1m4f, good); disappointing since and showed just ordinary form over hurdles in Ireland; others look stronger.

33/1

11

(10)

14th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 6

20:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Odd Venture

9st 4lb

J: Aiden Brookes

T: Micky Hammond

Poor strike-rate (2-38); hasn't kicked on positively since winning a low-key classified event at Musselburgh (1m4f, good) in July; nothing of any real significance on AW (0-9) and reportedly could go back over hurdles at some point.

25/1

13th

1

(12)

18th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

1m 4f 8y

Class 6

13:50 Thirsk

Odd Venture

9st 9lb

J: Aiden Brookes

T: Micky Hammond

Not the best of strike-rates; Musselburgh winner off 7lb lower mark in July (1m4f, good) but tailed off at Catterick last time (1m4f, good to soft); needs to bounce back.

16/1

14th
2 (5)
Foshan

14/1

Form: 7/373-

Last run: 466 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 52

Form & Verdict

Ex-Harry Eustace; good third in first turf handicap at Yarmouth in June last year but not seen again since; cheekpieces tried on stable debut; quite interesting if fully wound up after his long break.

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8th

3

5th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 1f 87y

Class 4

16:30 Musselburgh

Foshan

11st 6lb

J: David Noonan

T: Adam Nicol

Poor maiden on the Flat; pulled up in a Kelso novice hurdle in December; others stronger.

100/1

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Selections

NEWMARKET:

Pfingstberg

Daily Mirror:

Tiberio Force

SPOTLIGHT:

Blazer Two

RP RATINGS:

Ghostly

The Times:

Churchella

D Express:

Foshan

POSTDATA:

Kells

Telegraph:

Pfingstberg

Daily Mail:

Pfingstberg

Daily Record:

Tiberio Force

THE NORTH:

Blazer Two

The Star:

Ghostly