17:17 Ayr

Good

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  • 0m 7f 50y
  • Class 6
  • 11 runners
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Runners: 11 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

14/1 (Won)

  • Win: £12.00
  • Place: £3.10

Form: 148439

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 62

Form & Verdict

Mostly respectable efforts since blinkered but below best at Ripon last time and has won only one of his last 23 starts.

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

7th

9

(9)

29th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

0m 7f 50y

Class 5

15:50 Ayr

End Zone

8st 13lb

J: Jonny Peate

T: Roger Fell & Sean Murray

Held on well for narrow C&D (good to soft) win in September and was probably unsuited by the heavy ground when making a quiet reappearance three weeks ago but may find younger rivals better handicapped.

10/1

7th

2

(13)

9th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 6

17:45 Thirsk

End Zone

9st 9lb

J: Jonny Peate

T: Roger Fell & Sean Murray

Two wins last season, the second over this trip off 3lb lower at Ayr in September (good to soft); has won on soft ground but high draw and lack of a recent run are negatives.

10/1

3/1

  • Place: £1.80

Form: -16432 BF

Last run: 9 days

W: 9st 9lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 63

Form & Verdict

Resumed with 6f win at Doncaster (soft) in April and only narrowly denied a second success of the campaign in a 3yo event at Catterick (7f, soft) last week; obvious claims off the same mark against largely older opposition this time, particularly if a first-time visor has a positive effect.

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

3rd

2

(3)

30th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

0m 7f 6y

Class 5

19:25 Catterick

Highfield Viking

9st 7lb

J: Jason Hart

T: John & Sean Quinn

Left disappointing seasonal debut a long way behind when scoring at Thirsk (7f, heavy; first-time blinkers) this month, and his subsequent Pontefract fourth (1m, soft) was perfectly respectable; evidently in prime form but might lose his edge if the ground dries out here.

11/4

4th

5

(1)

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

1m 0f 6y

Class 5

15:55 Pontefract

Highfield Viking

9st 2lb

J: Jason Hart

T: John & Sean Quinn

prominent on inner

4/1

7/2

  • Place: £2.50

Form: 116451 D

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 9lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 63

Form & Verdict

Landed two sprints in the space of four days in June and back to winning ways when just fending off Keep Me Stable (runs in 4.45) at Musselburgh (7f, good) 23 days ago; raised only 3lb and unexposed at this trip.

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

9th

2

(1)

11th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

17:55 Leicester

Rwenearlytheredad

9st 11lb

J: Zak Wheatley

T: Declan Carroll

Won over 5f, 6f and 7f on good to firm/good ground last summer and could plausibly have more improvement to come this year; two defeats on soft/heavy this year can be excused and he's one to be interested in back on a sound surface.

12/1

6th

4

(7)

9th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

15:15 Thirsk

Rwenearlytheredad

9st 8lb

J: Zak Wheatley

T: Declan Carroll

Three handicap wins last year (5f, good to firm; 6f, good; 7f, good) and he ran as well as he ever has when third at Ayr on his final run of the campaign last September; wouldn't judge him too harshly on his reappearance at Doncaster (5f, soft) and he's expected to show up better today.

8/1

11/2

Form: 231802 CD

Last run: 5 days

W: 9st 13lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 64

Form & Verdict

Saw off Rory when successful at Musselburgh (7f, good to firm) in July and bounced back from a couple of lesser runs when going down by only a neck there (7f, good to soft) on Saturday; same mark here.

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No / Draw
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Verdict Starting price

6th

2

(3)

3rd Oct 2023

Soft

0m 7f 50y

Class 6

16:32 Ayr

Monhammer

10st 0lb

J: David Allan

T: Linda Perratt

Acts on good to soft (unraced on slower); beaten favourite in similar event over C&D 12 days ago but wasn't disgraced on form; worthy of respect, having won a division of this contest (off 5lb lower) last year.

8/1

88

22nd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:25 Ayr

Monhammer

8st 4lb

T: Linda Perratt

Form: 892485 C

Last run: 16 days

W: 8st 9lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 46

Form & Verdict

Two wins over sprint trips last season but has performed no more than respectably this year; it remains to be seen whether a return to 7f helps.

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

5th

8

(9)

16th Oct 2023

Good

0m 5f 1y

Class 6

17:10 Musselburgh

Earn Your Stripes

9st 0lb

J: Jason Hart

T: R Mike Smith

Went close at Ayr (6f) in July and some fair runs since; this drop back to 5f is worth a go but she's been beaten on her last 14 starts and there's a suspicion she'll be vulnerable once more.

10/1

4th

7

(1)

25th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 6y

Class 6

17:15 Hamilton

Earn Your Stripes

8st 9lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: R Mike Smith

Best effort this term when second at Ayr in July; won at this venue last season; has a fighting chance if back in top form.

7/1

Form: -10707 D

Last run: 53 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 58

Form & Verdict

Hard to get excited by his recent efforts but he has dipped back to the mark he was successful from at Thirsk (7f, soft) in the spring and it wouldn't be a surprise to see him stage a revival back from a short break.

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

14th

11

(16)

20th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 6

16:30 Redcar

Hoots Toots

9st 3lb

J: Lewis Chalkley

T: Michael & David Easterby

Started this season with a 7f win at Thirsk (soft; 9-2) in April but he's not come close to that form since; now 2lb lower than for last win but he needs a major upturn in form; tongue-tie back on.

25/1

6th

8

(8)

21st Sep 2023

Good

0m 7f 50y

Class 6

17:17 Ayr

Hoots Toots

9st 7lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Michael & David Easterby

Hard to get excited by his recent efforts but he has dipped back to the mark he was successful from at Thirsk (7f, soft) in the spring and it wouldn't be a surprise to see him stage a revival back from a short break.

16/1

7th

7

(6)

30th Jul 2023

Good To Soft

1m 0f 6y

Class 5

14:15 Pontefract

Hoots Toots

9st 6lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Michael & David Easterby

Returned from a six-month absence to beat his nine rivals at Thirsk in April (7f, soft), completing a hat-trick in the process; three lesser efforts have followed and the returning tongue-tie (worn for his first two wins) needs to turn things around.

16/1

OUR TIP
7th
2 (10)
Rory

7/1

Form: 525562 C

Last run: 22 days

W: 10st 1lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 66

Form & Verdict

Hold-up performer who often starts slowly and needs things to drop right but he went agonisingly close to snapping his losing run at Musselburgh (7f, good to firm) three weeks ago; runner-up on soft before.

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

2nd

1

(5)

2nd May 2024

Good

0m 7f 50y

Class 6

14:52 Ayr

Rory

9st 10lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Jim Goldie

dwelt start, in rear, headway from 3f out, keeping on when ridden from 2f out, went second and kept on final 110yds, no match for winner

7/2

8th

9

(6)

22nd Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 4

18:45 Newcastle (AW)

Rory

8st 12lb

J: Mark Winn

T: Jim Goldie

Enigmatic character who has yet to win beyond sprint distances but he seems to stay this trip; respectable run over C&D last week but not sure to reverse placings with One More Dream.

14/1

3rd

5

(1)

15th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 5

20:10 Newcastle (AW)

Rory

9st 8lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Jim Goldie

held up in rear

12/1

8th
3 (11)
Cassy O

11/1

Form: 264438 CD

Last run: 47 days

W: 9st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 64

Form & Verdict

Ran well when third at Ripon (1m, soft) in July but took losing run to 17 when well held at Thirsk two weeks later; first outing for seven weeks; has won at this meeting before.

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

11th

7

(15)

20th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 6

16:30 Redcar

Cassy O

9st 10lb

J: Duran Fentiman

T: Tim Easterby

On a handy mark on this season's best efforts but losing run is up to 18 and he's finished a well-held eighth in his last two runs; down the list.

33/1

8th

3

(11)

21st Sep 2023

Good

0m 7f 50y

Class 6

17:17 Ayr

Cassy O

9st 13lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

Ran well when third at Ripon (1m, soft) in July but took losing run to 17 when well held at Thirsk two weeks later; first outing for seven weeks; has won at this meeting before.

11/1

11/1

Form: 265349 CD

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 56

Form & Verdict

Has drawn a blank since winning in small field over C&D in April 2022; hasn't shaped too badly in some of his recent starts but he was down the field at Carlisle last time.

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

9th

9

(2)

21st Sep 2023

Good

0m 7f 50y

Class 6

17:17 Ayr

Merricourt

9st 5lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Iain Jardine

Has drawn a blank since winning in small field over C&D in April 2022; hasn't shaped too badly in some of his recent starts but he was down the field at Carlisle last time.

11/1

9th

3

(12)

7th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 173y

Class 6

18:35 Carlisle

Merricourt

9st 7lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Iain Jardine

No win since April 2022 (7f, Ayr) but has slipped to a workable mark, running consistently at Musselburgh; didn't enjoy a great deal of luck when a closing fourth over 7f there last week; returns to a trip which probably suits best; stablemate of Loom Large.

7/1

4th

8

(8)

30th Aug 2023

Good

0m 7f 33y

Class 6

16:00 Musselburgh

Merricourt

9st 2lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Iain Jardine

Beaten 16 times since last win last April but he's run three good races over C&D this season and is edging down the weights; each-way possible.

9/1

10th
10 (7)
Camacho Star

14/1

Form: 127100 D

Last run: 31 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 57

Form & Verdict

His defeat of the progressive Barrolo (pair clear) at Catterick (7f, good) in July reads very well; miles below that level in his two outings since but a threat to all if first-time cheekpieces help him to recapture the Catterick form.

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

6th

3

(9)

26th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 6

19:00 Newcastle (AW)

Camacho Star

9st 6lb

J: Paula Muir

T: Kevin Ryan

Gets away with this trip but it's easy to argue 7f suits ideally; pulled hard on heavy ground last time and is better than that but he'd been turned over as favourite three times on the spin previously and there's little room for manoeuvre off this mark.

8/1

10th

10

(11)

3rd Apr 2024

Soft

0m 7f 6y

Class 5

15:55 Catterick

Camacho Star

8st 12lb

J: Paula Muir

T: Kevin Ryan

Three wins last year, including one over C&D on soft; below best at Newcastle in January but has gone well fresh and is another to consider in a fairly open event.

9/1

6th

9

(4)

19th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 6

18:15 Newcastle (AW)

Camacho Star

9st 4lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Kevin Ryan

towards rear

2/1

Form: 601569 C

Last run: 23 days

W: 10st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 67

Form & Verdict

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

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

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

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Straight Forecast £537.70
Tricast £3171.40
Trifecta £5754.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Highfield Viking

The Sun:

Monhammer

RP RATINGS:

Cassy O

Telegraph:

Rory

POSTDATA:

End Zone

The Times:

Highfield Viking

The Guardian:

Highfield Viking

Daily Mail:

Highfield Viking

D Express:

Highfield Viking

The Star:

Highfield Viking

Daily Record:

Monhammer

Daily Mirror:

Cassy O