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Chestnut Room @thirskraces Perfect Party Venue Handicap

  • Prize money: £4187.2
  • 0m 7f 0y
  • Class 5
  • 15 runners
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Chestnut Room @thirskraces Perfect Party Venue Handicap

Runners: 15 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

12/1 (Won)

  • Win: £9.10
  • Place: £3.40

Form: 642030

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 11lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

Rather inconsistent this season, but is effective over 7f and 1m and acts on soft ground; poor run last time; well handicapped and a chance on some of his earlier efforts.

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8th

10

(9)

27th Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 6f 212y

Class 2

14:45 Haydock

Roach Power

8st 2lb

J: James Sullivan

T: Tim Easterby

raced in second

8/1

6/1

  • Place: £2.30

Form: 511628 CD BF

Last run: 44 days

W: 8st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 57

Form & Verdict

Poor run last time when tried in cheekpieces (jockey said he was never travelling); in decent form earlier in the season with wins at Leicester (6f, soft) and over C&D (heavy) in April/May; no headgear this time; could go well.

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8th

5

(4)

6th May 2024

Soft

0m 7f 96y

Class 6

16:15 Beverley

Ey Up Its Jazz

9st 8lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Tony Coyle & Kaine Wood

Two wins last spring (6f/7f, soft/heavy) and a good second over C&D in July; finished in front of a few of these when fourth at Thirsk on reappearance (7f, heavy) and was a creditable second to a 125-1 shot at Leicester last time (6f, soft); contender.

7/2

2nd

3

(7)

27th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

16:55 Leicester

Ey Up Its Jazz

9st 7lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Tony Coyle & Kaine Wood

Won this race on soft ground a year ago and followed up over 7f on heavy at Thirsk soon afterwards; may not have much margin for error off current mark but made the frame on seasonal debut and enters calculations.

5/2

10/1

  • Place: £6.40

Form: 775685

Last run: 10 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 66

Form & Verdict

Ex-French; mainly disappointing since joining present yard; has become well handicapped after some lacklustre efforts this term (despite having had wind surgery); plenty to prove.

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8th

1

(7)

29th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

0m 7f 50y

Class 5

15:50 Ayr

Kalganov

9st 9lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Michael Dods

Dual turf winner (once over C&D) for David O'Meara in the autumn and seemingly boosted by first-time cheekpices when scoring on AW in December, his third start for Michael Dods; still in fairly good form at start of this year; returns from ten-week break today.

8/1

10/1

Form: 529123 D

Last run: 10 days

W: 9st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 69

Form & Verdict

Consistent; runs mainly over 6f, but has won over 7f on good to soft and a decent third over this trip on the AW last time; a possible.

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8th

11

(9)

13th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

18:30 Newcastle (AW)

Kats Bob

8st 11lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Iain Jardine

Wouldn't judge him too harshly on latest effort here and the return to 6f should suit too; stable also run Sibyl Charm; each-way shout.

20/1

10th

10

(10)

2nd Feb 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 5

18:15 Newcastle (AW)

Kats Bob

9st 3lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Iain Jardine

Has won over this trip but his three wins since July have come over 6f; creeping back up the weights but set to run his race once again.

10/1

3rd

6

(8)

18th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 6f 16y

Class 5

20:00 Southwell (AW)

Kats Bob

9st 5lb

J: Archie Young

T: Iain Jardine

Has won on Tapeta in two of his last six starts including under Archie Young in an apprentice handicap over C&D last week; escapes a penalty for that brave success and has strong claims if he can repeat the form.

15/8

10/1

Form: 670336 C BF

Last run: 52 days

W: 9st 2lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 61

Form & Verdict

Two good runs when third at Carlisle and Pontefract in July (6f, good to soft); below-par latest and a bit to prove back up to 7f (well beaten on last two runs at the trip).

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No Results Found

Form: -08216 CD

Last run: 37 days

W: 9st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 65

Form & Verdict

C&D winner off a 2lb lower mark last September (soft); latest win was at Beverley last month (7.5f, good to soft); one with a chance despite lesser run last time.

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7th

2

(7)

12th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

17:05 Ayr

First Greyed

9st 13lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Michael Dods

Won at Beverley (7.4f, good to soft) in August and ran well when third here (7f, soft) last Tuesday; could be thereabouts.

7/1

3rd

3

(9)

3rd Oct 2023

Soft

0m 7f 50y

Class 6

16:32 Ayr

First Greyed

9st 13lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Michael Dods

Suited by slow ground; recent Class 5 form, notably a Beverley success off only 1lb lower in August, suggests he cannot be dismissed on this first attempt in Class 6.

6/1

6th

6

(13)

18th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 5

17:50 Thirsk

First Greyed

9st 6lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Michael Dods

C&D winner off a 2lb lower mark last September (soft); latest win was at Beverley last month (7.5f, good to soft); one with a chance despite lesser run last time.

7/1

Form: 633545

Last run: 44 days

W: 9st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 63

Form & Verdict

Two wins over 5f on good to soft/soft last season; not added to that since but good run when a close fifth at Doncaster last time (6f, soft, not the best of runs); shapes as though step up to 7f might suit; could go well.

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No Results Found

16/1

Form: 123308 D

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 1lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 60

Form & Verdict

Both wins have been over 7f; running quite well in June/July, but well beaten last twice; plenty to prove at present.

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7th

8

23rd Oct 2023

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 6

13:35 Wolverhampton (AW)

Coaxing

9st 8lb

T: David & Nicola Barron

Seemingly back in good form at Southwell (6f) a fortnight ago, where she was denied a clear run before keeping on for fourth; remains 5lb below her last winning mark and will be suited by today's return to 7f; good chance.

5/1

4th

3

(8)

10th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 6f 16y

Class 6

19:00 Southwell (AW)

Coaxing

9st 6lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: David & Nicola Barron

took keen hold, midfield

7/1

6th

1

(2)

23rd Sep 2023

Soft

0m 7f 6y

Class 6

17:15 Catterick

Coaxing

9st 9lb

J: Callum Rodriguez

T: David & Nicola Barron

led at fast pace

16/1

OUR TIP

6/1

Form: 421411 C

Last run: 6 days

W: 9st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 67

Form & Verdict

Has been in fine form this season with four wins over this trip at Catterick, the latest on soft ground last week; 4lb penalty to overcome, but conditions suit and he could go well again (has won over 6f on the straight course here).

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11th

1

(10)

13th May 2024

Good

0m 7f 6y

Class 6

13:47 Catterick

Mutanaaseq

10st 0lb

J: Brandon Wilkie

T: Ruth Carr

towards rear

9/1

4th

3

(5)

30th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

0m 7f 6y

Class 5

19:25 Catterick

Mutanaaseq

9st 7lb

J: James Sullivan

T: Ruth Carr

Won four times over C&D last year (good to firm-soft) and was placed over C&D (heavy) on last month's reappearance outing; holds no secrets from the handicapper but had excuses when down the field here on Wednesday (denied clear run) and ought to be on the premises.

6/1

20/1

Form: 027370 D

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 3lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 62

Form & Verdict

Ex-Pam Sly; only win was over 7f on soft ground at Yarmouth in June last year when wearing cheekpieces for the first time; mixed form this term (well beaten recently, last time with a first-time visor); headgear left off; a bit to prove on stable debut.

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2nd

15

(14)

13th May 2024

Good

0m 7f 6y

Class 6

13:47 Catterick

Cubanista

8st 9lb

J: Morgan Cole

T: Olly Williams

took keen hold, midfield

10/1

12/1

Form: 871348 D

Last run: 10 days

W: 9st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 69

Form & Verdict

Doncaster winner off a 2lb lower mark in June (7f, good to firm); fair efforts next twice; has won on standard to soft on the AW, but best turf efforts on good or better (has been withdrawn because of good to soft/soft ground).

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4th

7

(7)

15th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 5

20:10 Newcastle (AW)

Rocket Rod

9st 7lb

J: Sam James

T: Geoffrey Harker

towards rear

8/1

2nd

4

(8)

1st Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 6

20:00 Newcastle (AW)

Rocket Rod

9st 9lb

J: Shane Gray

T: Geoffrey Harker

Rattled off a hat-trick here in 2022 and well handicapped again; not sure what happened last time but was a close third here the run before when perhaps unlucky; always held up so a hostage to some good fortune (only 4-35 overall).

10/1

10th

12

(12)

4th Jan 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 5y

Class 5

17:10 Newcastle (AW)

Rocket Rod

9st 1lb

J: Sam James

T: Geoffrey Harker

Three of his four wins have come here (7f/1m) and he may have been unfortunate not to finish closer when third of nine over C&D a week ago (form since boosted); remains off his last winning mark, but this established hold-up performer may not get the race run to suit.

10/1

16/1

Form: 222150 D

Last run: 10 days

W: 8st 4lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 49

Form & Verdict

Below-par on the AW over 1m last time but plenty of decent runs prior to that, including a win off 2lb lower at Catterick in August (7f, good to soft); worth considering.

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7th

8

(2)

30th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

0m 7f 6y

Class 6

17:10 Catterick

Rum Runner

9st 6lb

J: Shane Gray

T: Geoffrey Harker

Last win was over C&D on good to soft in August last year; below par on the AW last time, but had been in decent form earlier in the winter; tried visored last twice, but left off here; chance.

14/1

10th

9

(4)

22nd Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

20:15 Newcastle (AW)

Rum Runner

9st 2lb

J: Shane Gray

T: Geoffrey Harker

Ran encouragingly in first-time visor here a fortnight ago and ties in with Drakeholes on that effort; still has poor strike-rate since 2020 but can't be dismissed in the retained headgear.

8/1

Form: 332142 BF

Last run: 10 days

W: 9st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 64

Form & Verdict

Both wins have been over 6f on the AW; has some fair form on turf; good second on first try at this trip at Newcastle last time despite a tardy start (Kats Bob third, Kalganov fifth); a possible.

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13th

8

(12)

20th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 6

16:30 Redcar

Caribbean Sunset

9st 10lb

J: Archie Young

T: Grant Tuer

Had a blip at Thirsk last month but generally reliable and was back on song with a creditable fourth of 12 at Newcastle (6f, AW) last time; this return to soft ground is no problem and his last run at 7f resulted in a strong-finishing second on Tapeta three runs back; shortlisted.

15/2

4th

7

(8)

6th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

16:02 Newcastle (AW)

Caribbean Sunset

9st 8lb

J: Tommie Jakes

T: Grant Tuer

prominent

9/2

13th

8

(15)

18th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 5

17:50 Thirsk

Caribbean Sunset

9st 5lb

J: Oliver Stammers

T: Grant Tuer

Both wins have been over 6f on the AW; has some fair form on turf; good second on first try at this trip at Newcastle last time despite a tardy start (Kats Bob third, Kalganov fifth); a possible.

7/1

Form: 366

Last run: 38 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 64

Form & Verdict

Shaped quite well when third in Pontefract maiden on debut (1m, good to soft); not quite as good since; an unexposed sort who is feasibly treated for his handicap debut.

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7th

2

(10)

23rd Mar 2024

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 6

18:00 Newcastle (AW)

Armoured

9st 8lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Roger Fell & Sean Murray

Popped up at 25-1 in a 1m handicap here in January and ran well for third over that trip earlier this month; never landed a blow back at this trip last week though and others are more appealing.

7/1

7th

10

(3)

15th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 4

17:00 Newcastle (AW)

Armoured

8st 4lb

J: Mia Nicholls

T: Roger Fell & Sean Murray

dwelt start, in rear

10/1

3rd

6

(11)

1st Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 6

20:00 Newcastle (AW)

Armoured

9st 8lb

J: Jonny Peate

T: Roger Fell & Sean Murray

Back from a second wind op (the first was prior to debut) and a break he narrowly got the better of Mercurius Power over C&D in late January, having made up his ground from off the pace; might well have more to offer and he's only up 4lb.

6/1

16/1

Form: -75183 D

Last run: 19 days

W: 8st 4lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 48

Form & Verdict

Wolverhampton winner in August (7f); fair third in a 0-50 classified at Catterick last time (7f, good); this looks stronger.

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24

7th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 0f 13y

Class 6

12:12 Southwell (AW)

Stoney Lane

9st 1lb

J: Lewis Edmunds

T: Simon Whitaker

9th

5

(3)

24th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 6

18:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Stoney Lane

9st 5lb

J: Lewis Edmunds

T: Simon Whitaker

Lewis Edmunds has good recent record on him, their form figures together since the start of 2022 reading 2132; the win came at 80-1 over C&D in August and the most recent second was achieved when bouncing back last time; place claims.

13/2

2nd

7

(10)

6th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

19:45 Newcastle (AW)

Stoney Lane

9st 5lb

J: Lewis Edmunds

T: Simon Whitaker

Battled well to cause 80-1 surprise in 7f Wolverhampton handicap in August and has since been placed in Catterick classified over this trip; subsequent defeat in soft-ground Class 5 handicap is not viewed harshly and he's more appealing than some of these.

10/1

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Payout
Exacta £763.00
Straight Forecast £558.20
Tricast £8830.90
Trifecta £15678.00

Selections

Telegraph:

Mutanaaseq

SPOTLIGHT:

Roach Power

The Times:

Ey Up Its Jazz

POSTDATA:

First Greyed

TOPSPEED:

Cubanista

D Express:

Burj Malinka

Daily Record:

Caribbean Sunset

RP RATINGS:

Roach Power

The Guardian:

Ey Up Its Jazz

The Sun:

First Greyed

Daily Mail:

Mutanaaseq

Daily Mirror:

Mutanaaseq

The Star:

Mutanaaseq