16:45 Ayr

Good To Soft

Get Home Safe With Thistle Cabs Handicap

  • Prize money: £6804.2
  • 0m 7f 50y
  • Class 4
  • 12 runners
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Get Home Safe With Thistle Cabs Handicap

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

7/2 (Won)

  • Win: £5.00
  • Place: £2.10

Form: 252643 C BF

Last run: 49 days

W: 9st 7lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 73

Form & Verdict

Has drawn a blank in 26 runs since his 6f course win on soft in October 2021 but he has recorded plenty of creditable efforts this season, including keeping on strongly for second of 20 in the Bronze Cup here (6f, good to soft) on Friday, pulling clear of the rest; good shout if coping with the quick turnaround.

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7th

1

(6)

27th Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

14:10 Haydock

Cold Stare

9st 13lb

J: Neil Callan

T: David O’Meara

bumped start

11/4

1st

10

(9)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

18:05 Thirsk

Cold Stare

9st 2lb

J: David Nolan

T: David O’Meara

in rear, towards rear up the centre

12/1

18/1

  • Place: £4.50

Form: 120206 D

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

Off the mark at Leicester (7f, good to firm) in July; went close to another win at Thirsk (7f, good) last month but not in the same form twice since.

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9th

5

(5)

11th May 2024

Good

0m 6f 212y

Class 4

14:45 Haydock

Craven

9st 6lb

J: Adam Farragher

T: Richard Fahey

Sole win came over this far at Leicester last July (good to firm) and he held his form well for the most part afterwards; nothing wrong with his mark if ready to rock after a break.

14/1

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18/1

  • Place: £7.20

Form: 130748 D

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Won at Beverley (7.4f, good to firm) in June and ran well next time, but his form has gone the wrong way and he needs to get back on track.

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8th

2

(10)

24th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 7f 6y

Class 5

16:50 Catterick

Manigordo

9st 9lb

J: Paddy Mathers

T: Adrian Nicholls

A fair 7f winner at his best but he has yet to fire in two 6f Newcastle handicaps this term so needs to take a big step forward.

25/1

11th

5

(7)

3rd Mar 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

18:30 Newcastle (AW)

Manigordo

9st 7lb

J: Paddy Mathers

T: Adrian Nicholls

dwelt start, midfield, outpaced over 2f out, weakened quickly from 1f out

14/1

16/1

Form: 1-4335 D

Last run: 49 days

W: 9st 6lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Easy winner of a novice at Redcar (7f, heavy) on final 2yo start and similar form when placed twice in 1m handicaps this summer; faded into a below-form fifth over the extended 1m at Hamilton last time and now drops to a bare 7f for the first time since Redcar.

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2nd

7

(5)

29th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

0m 7f 50y

Class 5

15:50 Ayr

Phoenix Fire

9st 3lb

J: Brandon Wilkie

T: Michael Dods

Ended last season with poor AW run in November and ought to have been suited by the heavy ground when down the field on this month's reappearance outing; now has questions to answer but is well handicapped if the first-time cheekpieces prompt a return to form.

10/1

10th

9

(6)

2nd Apr 2024

Soft

1m 0f 6y

Class 5

16:45 Pontefract

Phoenix Fire

9st 5lb

J: William Pyle

T: Michael Dods

Only win was as a 2yo on heavy ground; mostly consistent last year, finishing fourth of 16 over C&D before a terrible effort on the AW; has a big run in him.

14/1

10th

6

2nd Nov 2023

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 5

13:05 Wolverhampton (AW)

Phoenix Fire

9st 12lb

T: Michael Dods

led, headed but prominent after 1f

13/2

11/2

Form: 514455 D

Last run: 15 days

W: 10st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Recent efforts respectable and he's dipped back to the mark he defied at Doncaster (7f, good) in July; a first-time visor replaces the cheekpieces he wore last time; acts on soft; considered under Tudhope.

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10th

11

(16)

13th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 7f 0y

Class 3

11:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Riot

9st 0lb

J: Mark Winn

T: David O’Meara

switched left soon after start

20/1

14/1

Form: 199713 CD BF

Last run: 10 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 71

Form & Verdict

Five handicap wins this season, including over C&D; the latest success came at Carlisle (7f, good) at the end of August and he recorded another sound effort there (7f again) when third ten days ago; made late headway from the rear for a never-dangerous eighth of 20 in the Bronze Cup here on Friday and will be suited by the return to 7f.

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5th

6

(1)

5th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 0f 68y

Class 5

16:23 Hamilton

B Associates

9st 2lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Iain Jardine

Five wins over 6f/7f on good/good to firm for Jim Goldie last season; well beaten at Musselburgh on reappearance (1m, good to soft) but likely to come on for the run; has run well on good to soft, but this trip a concern; first run for new yard.

10/1

6

(3)

21st Apr 2024

Good

1m 0f 2y

Class 5

16:45 Musselburgh

B Associates

9st 9lb

J: Mark Winn

T: Jim Goldie

Had a fruitful campaign in 2023, winning five times over 6f/7f (on good/firmer); last couple of efforts suggest this return to 1m is worth exploring; not ruled out.

16/1

25/1

Form: 111457 CD

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Three consecutive wins this summer (6f-7f; good and good to firm), including C&D; not at his best since, including in the Bronze Cup here on Friday.

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10th

2

(6)

15th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 5

20:10 Newcastle (AW)

Novak

9st 9lb

J: William Pyle

T: Iain Jardine

dwelt start, took keen hold, in touch with leaders, prominent after 2f, lost ground quickly over 1f out

5/1

4th

3

(7)

8th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

18:00 Newcastle (AW)

Novak

9st 10lb

J: William Pyle

T: Iain Jardine

No problem with a stiff 6f and there have been several good runs since returning to AW last October; could prove better drawn today than has been the case of late and he's one to consider.

9/2

4th

4

(4)

3rd Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 5

20:30 Newcastle (AW)

Novak

9st 7lb

J: William Pyle

T: Iain Jardine

C&D winner winner who went close at Southwell in December and was a good third at Wolverhampton next time; however, his form has dipped with sixth-place finishes over C&D the last twice and he needs to raise his game.

12/1

Form: 083127 C

Last run: 37 days

W: 9st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

Down the weights prior to returning to winning ways at Newmarket (7f, good; race threw up winners) in July; second back there next time and can't have been right when weakening quickly over C&D latest; given a bit of time since and he's the mount of Oisin Orr from the yard's three runners.

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3rd

9

(6)

3rd May 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 4

19:55 Newcastle (AW)

Outrun The Storm

8st 11lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Richard Fahey

Keen-goer who settled well in front when scrambling home on his recent C&D comeback; a 3lb rise looks fair enough and he'll be dangerous again if allowed his own way, which is entirely possible.

6/1

1st

13

(9)

16th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 4

18:00 Newcastle (AW)

Outrun The Storm

8st 13lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Richard Fahey

Sole AW win came over 6f here, but he stays this far and is back off his last winning mark; may need this after 166 days off, though.

10/1

10/1

Form: 166445

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 76

Form & Verdict

1m novice winner on soft in April and acquitted himself well when sixth of 14 in the traditionally strong London Gold Cup at Newbury (1m2f) on his handicap debut in May; hasn't advanced his form since but most efforts have been respectable and the drop back in trip is worth a go after he faded into fifth over 8.6f at Wolverhampton latest.

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9th

9

(13)

23rd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 50y

Class 4

16:45 Ayr

Old Smoke

9st 7lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: Richard Fahey

1m novice winner on soft in April and acquitted himself well when sixth of 14 in the traditionally strong London Gold Cup at Newbury (1m2f) on his handicap debut in May; hasn't advanced his form since but most efforts have been respectable and the drop back in trip is worth a go after he faded into fifth over 8.6f at Wolverhampton latest.

10/1

5th

2

(8)

7th Sep 2023

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 4

18:45 Wolverhampton (AW)

Old Smoke

9st 6lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Richard Fahey

Fair since handicapping, given he hasn't looked to see out 1m2f a few times, latterly in cheekpieces; this is a touch easier down another 2lb and he holds each-way claims.

10/1

4th

5

(1)

10th Aug 2023

Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 3

19:00 Chepstow

Old Smoke

9st 1lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Richard Fahey

Delivered on earlier promise when narrow winner of Thirsk novice (1m, soft) in April and was creditable sixth in valuable handicap when upped to 1m2f at Newbury (good) in May; good claims if judged on that evidence but wasn't in same form on last two outings (cheekpieces added last time).

12/1

9/1

Form: 19-527 D

Last run: 75 days

W: 9st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Won back-to-back handicaps in the mud last autumn and back to that level when runner-up on soft at Doncaster (7f) in May; only seventh over C&D in July but freshened up since and well capable off this mark if in the mood.

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10th

5

(5)

28th Oct 2023

Heavy

0m 7f 6y

Class 4

16:58 Doncaster

Deputy

9st 10lb

J: Graham Lee

T: Michael Dods

Has form figures of 212 over C&D, all on soft/heavy ground, the win gained off only 1lb lower in this race last year (runner-up in 2021); best effort this term when second here in May; respected back in this scenario.

7/1

10th

5

(3)

23rd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 50y

Class 4

16:45 Ayr

Deputy

9st 9lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Michael Dods

Won back-to-back handicaps in the mud last autumn and back to that level when runner-up on soft at Doncaster (7f) in May; only seventh over C&D in July but freshened up since and well capable off this mark if in the mood.

9/1

7th

1

(1)

10th Jul 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 50y

Class 5

16:40 Ayr

Deputy

10st 3lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Michael Dods

Won back-to-back handicaps last autumn and back to form on his second start since returning when chasing home a subsequent winner at Doncaster (7f, soft) in May; only 1lb higher and one to consider on return from a short break provided the ground remains on the soft side; stable runs three.

4/1

11/1

Form: 808117 CD

Last run: 40 days

W: 10st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Reacted very well to blinkers when winning twice in quick succession here (1m, good to soft and 7f, soft) under Jason Hart at the end of July; not at his best when bidding for the hat-trick over 1m1f at Hamilton last month but respected back at Ayr.

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10th

10

(5)

29th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 4

15:15 Ayr

Gainsbourg

9st 1lb

J: Rowan Scott

T: Daragh Bourke

Dual course winner last summer (1m/7f) and returned from break with two respectable 1m AW runs this year; not yet proven over 1m2f but this month's heavy-ground defeat is not viewed harshly, and he's on a good mark now.

12/1

8th

3

(5)

2nd Apr 2024

Soft

1m 0f 6y

Class 5

16:45 Pontefract

Gainsbourg

9st 6lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Daragh Bourke

Back on his last winning mark (Ayr last July; 7f, soft) and not without hope of him staging a revival back on turf; others still appeal more.

8/1

6th

7

(2)

8th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 4

19:30 Newcastle (AW)

Gainsbourg

9st 6lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Daragh Bourke

Has done his winning on turf in late summer/autumn and never off a mark this high; ran fairly at a huge price on his C&D comeback behind Enola Grey three weeks ago but is some way down the pecking order.

25/1

11/1

Form: 314

Last run: 43 days

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 76

Form & Verdict

Showed the benefit of her debut run in June (1m, good to firm) when making all in a 6f novice at Carlisle (good to soft) two weeks later on final start for Keith Dalgleish; not disgraced under a penalty at Thirsk (7f, good) for new yard in August and she brings unexposed potential to this handicap debut.

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12th

11

(1)

23rd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 50y

Class 4

16:45 Ayr

Angel From Above

9st 7lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Paul Midgley

Showed the benefit of her debut run in June (1m, good to firm) when making all in a 6f novice at Carlisle (good to soft) two weeks later on final start for Keith Dalgleish; not disgraced under a penalty at Thirsk (7f, good) for new yard in August and she brings unexposed potential to this handicap debut.

11/1

4th

2

(7)

11th Aug 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 5

15:40 Thirsk

Angel From Above

9st 6lb

J: Graham Lee

T: Paul Midgley

in touch with leaders, outpaced 3f out, kept on but no impression from 2f out

11/2

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Payout
Exacta £783.00
Straight Forecast £608.30
Tricast £14166.20
Trifecta £14069.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Riot

POSTDATA:

B Associates

Telegraph:

Deputy

The Sun:

Cold Stare

The Times:

Old Smoke

The Star:

Gainsbourg

The Guardian:

B Associates

Daily Mirror:

Deputy

RP RATINGS:

Riot

TOPSPEED:

Riot

Daily Mail:

Riot

D Express:

Riot

Daily Record:

Cold Stare