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Good To Soft

Solutions 4 Cleaning Apprentice Handicap

  • Prize money: £4187.2
  • 0m 6f 0y
  • Class 5
  • 10 runners
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Solutions 4 Cleaning Apprentice Handicap

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

15/2 (Won)

  • Win: £6.60
  • Place: £2.30

Form: 74168

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 11lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 67

Form & Verdict

Won Ripon novice (5f, soft) last month on third start and fair sixth on handicap debut at Redcar (6f, good to firm) next time; flopped at Ripon (6f, good) most recently but this lightly raced 3yo is not written off.

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6th

5

(10)

9th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

17:05 Pontefract

Havana Pursuit

9st 6lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

5f Ripon novice winner (soft); put a poor effort back at that track behind him to show a good attitude when winning a 0-70 over C&D (good to soft) latest; back up 3lb and slightly in grade; contender.

4/1

1st

5

(5)

21st Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

14:00 Pontefract

Havana Pursuit

9st 11lb

J: Sean Kirrane

T: Tim Easterby

pressed leader, outpaced over 2f out, ridden and rallied over 1f out, kept on well final 110yds, led final strides

15/2

8th

10

(9)

5th Sep 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

18:00 Ripon

Havana Pursuit

9st 1lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

Lightly raced half-brother to the yard's Flying Pursuit who was well backed when winning a weak soft-ground novice (5f) here early last month; improved on that behind Strong Johnson last time and is 6lb better off, which leaves the pair closely matched.

8/1

6/1

  • Place: £2.30

Form: 643-44

Last run: 92 days

W: 9st 11lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 67

Form & Verdict

Displayed promise in good-ground 2yo novices last year and reappeared with encouraging fourth of eight in Newcastle handicap (6f, AW) in May; below par at Hamilton (6f, good) in June but failed to settle and this unexposed 3yo retains potential; wears a first-time visor and could be a player.

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10th

7

(11)

9th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

17:05 Pontefract

Derwent Boy

9st 5lb

J: David Nolan

T: Julie Camacho

0-6 but has shown promise and was just held by Havana Pursuit over C&D (good to soft; first-time visor) latest; 1lb better off with that opponent for a neck and has the scope to do better; player.

9/2

2nd

6

(4)

21st Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

14:00 Pontefract

Derwent Boy

9st 11lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: Julie Camacho

led, increased tempo over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, headed final strides

6/1

4th

5

(4)

21st Jun 2023

Good

0m 6f 6y

Class 5

15:30 Hamilton

Derwent Boy

9st 9lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: Julie Camacho

Improving steadily and he returned from nearly eight months off with a good fourth of eight in 6f Newcastle handicap last month; that form has worked out well so he must enter calculations.

5/1

5/1

  • Place: £2.20

Form: 0-4014 D

Last run: 59 days

W: 9st 10lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 64

Form & Verdict

Lightly raced 4yo who won at Carlisle (6f, good to soft) in June and was a solid fourth at Ayr (6f, good to soft) in July; can be thereabouts if in similarly good form on this return from a two-month break.

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12th

4

(1)

6th May 2024

Soft

0m 7f 96y

Class 5

15:40 Beverley

Gentle Ellen

9st 8lb

J: Callum Rodriguez

T: David & Nicola Barron

Progressive last autumn, winning over 6f at Hamilton in October (soft) before close Redcar second later in the month (7f, heavy); has run well fresh so one to consider on seasonal debut.

7/1

9/1

Form: 165885 CD

Last run: 32 days

W: 9st 10lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 64

Form & Verdict

Patchy form on turf this year but she was a fair fifth in a first-time hood (retained) over C&D on last month's stable debut, when having a wide trip from stall ten, and she won over C&D (good to soft) last October; has often run well here and she's capable of a big performance from the inside draw.

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2nd

2

(10)

26th Sep 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

20:00 Newcastle (AW)

Rhythm

9st 11lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: Paul Midgley

2-3 over C&D and she's now 3lb lower than for her Class 5 success here in April; two creditable efforts at Pontefract since joining this yard; one to take seriously.

5/1

4th

8

(1)

21st Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

14:00 Pontefract

Rhythm

9st 10lb

J: Ben Sanderson

T: Paul Midgley

prominent

9/1

Form: 004808 D

Last run: 23 days

W: 10st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Has dropped down the weights and showed some signs of spark in May, but finished down the field on final three runs for Adrian Keatley and a major turnaround is needed on stable debut (remains in same ownership).

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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

Form: 520378 CD

Last run: 9 days

W: 9st 1lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 55

Form & Verdict

10yo who is 0-7 this year, including two unplaced runs here; however, he's entitled to respect in a race he won in 2018, 2019 and 2023.

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10th

7

(3)

4th Dec 2023

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 6

17:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Round The Island

9st 6lb

J: Phil Dennis

T: Simon Whitaker

Inconsistent on turf this year and holds weaker claims than fellow 10yo Kenstone, who is in good form; sole AW win came in 2016.

16/1

Form: 077526 D

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 66

Form & Verdict

0-9 on turf (as opposed to 3-19 on AW) and might not want slow ground; however, he was a good second at Carlisle (6f, good to firm) two starts ago and didn't run badly off his higher AW mark last time; not ruled out.

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8th

9

(9)

27th Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

14:10 Haydock

Mighty Power

9st 4lb

J: Hector Crouch

T: Stella Barclay

slowly away

12/1

6th

8

(2)

20th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

18:30 Newcastle (AW)

Mighty Power

8st 11lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: Stella Barclay

held up in rear

9/1

Form: 149901 D

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 11lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 65

Form & Verdict

After three disappointing runs this summer he returned to form with 16-1 win at Catterick (6f, good) three weeks ago; unproven on slow ground but has gone back up just 3lb for last time and could go well once more.

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8th

2

(10)

28th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 4

17:55 Southwell (AW)

One More Dream

9st 9lb

J: Jason Hart

T: John & Sean Quinn

Three wins in Tapeta this year, the last two over 6f/7f here; up another 6lb but no surprise if he again goes well.

5/1

Form: 165808 CD

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 63

Form & Verdict

His form has been up and down since he won at Nottingham (6f, heavy) in May and he's hard to fancy on recent evidence; however, this two-time C&D winner is down to a handy mark and is not ruled out now back here.

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4th

10

(5)

28th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 5f 110y

Class 6

16:40 Wetherby

Dandy Spirit

9st 0lb

J: Jonny Peate

T: Roger Fell & Sean Murray

Safely held in two 6f Thirsk handicaps this month but he surged back to form to win this race in refitted blinkers in 2023 (good to soft) and followed up off mark 9lb higher than today's at Nottingham (6f, heavy); has the headgear back on today; interesting.

16/1

8th

13

(8)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

18:05 Thirsk

Dandy Spirit

8st 6lb

J: William Pyle

T: Roger Fell & Sean Murray

in rear up the centre

16/1

OUR TIP

Form: 8-6091 D

Last run: 13 days

W: 10st 2lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Inconsistent since winning 2yo novice at Ripon (6f, good) last June and unproven on slow ground; however, he bounced back to form with 50-1 win at Newcastle (7f, AW) recently and can be in the mix if backing that up.

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12th

7

(1)

24th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 7f 6y

Class 5

16:50 Catterick

Grey Force One

8st 11lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Philip Kirby

Capable when in the mood for Chris Fairhurst and he posted his best run for his current yard when fourth of seven in 1m Newcastle handicap last month; he needs to build on it now.

16/1

4th

3

(7)

18th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 5

20:30 Newcastle (AW)

Grey Force One

9st 1lb

J: Aiden Brookes

T: Philip Kirby

7f win here last September when trained by Chris Fairhurst; not beaten many home in three runs for his new yard this year; plenty to prove.

20/1

10th

2

(6)

3rd Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 5

20:30 Newcastle (AW)

Grey Force One

9st 7lb

J: Aiden Brookes

T: Philip Kirby

Won off this mark over C&D last September and market check advised in first-time cheekpieces; however, well beaten on his final run for Chris Fairhurst and it's been the same story (here) on both runs for this yard.

14/1

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Payout
Exacta £423.00
Straight Forecast £362.60
Tricast £3054.10
Trifecta £5059.00

Selections

The Times:

One More Dream

SPOTLIGHT:

Derwent Boy

RP RATINGS:

Mighty Power

THE NORTH:

Round The Island

Daily Record:

Grey Force One

POSTDATA:

Atomise

Telegraph:

Derwent Boy

The Guardian:

One More Dream

Daily Mirror:

One More Dream

The Sun:

One More Dream

The Star:

Mighty Power

Daily Mail:

Round The Island