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16:35 Hamilton

Good To Soft

William Cairns Memorial Celebrations Handicap

  • Prize money: £4187.2
  • 0m 6f 6y
  • Class 5
  • 10 runners
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William Cairns Memorial Celebrations Handicap

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

7/1 (Won)

  • Win: £5.50
  • Place: £2.00

Form: 335457 C

Last run: 6 days

W: 9st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 63

Form & Verdict

Conditions won't be an issue and he's well handicapped on even this season's best; needs to step up on Monday's modest Thirsk effort though.

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

3rd

1

(6)

5th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 6f 6y

Class 6

17:30 Hamilton

Burj Malinka

9st 10lb

J: Paddy Mathers

T: Adrian Nicholls

led, headed over 1f out, lost second and no extra inside final 110yds

3/1

1st

5

(9)

9th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

15:15 Thirsk

Burj Malinka

9st 6lb

J: Paddy Mathers

T: Adrian Nicholls

Kept on for fourth at Doncaster on his return to turf 16 days ago (5f, soft); the return to 6f should be in his favour and he's lurking on a dangerous mark; one to be interested in.

7/2

14/1

  • Place: £3.30

Form: -90506 CD

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 67

Form & Verdict

C&D winner off a 10lb higher mark last summer; yet to get going this season and although last week's Doncaster sixth was better, she still looks vulnerable here.

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

10th

2

(12)

9th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

15:15 Thirsk

Selbys Pride

9st 10lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Tony Coyle & Kaine Wood

She made a promising reappearance when second at Newcastle last month (6f); shade disappointing over 5f at Doncaster last time but potentially well drawn and returning to Class 6 company can help.

8/1

7th

4

(11)

24th Mar 2024

Soft

0m 5f 3y

Class 5

16:50 Doncaster

Selbys Pride

9st 4lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Tony Coyle & Kaine Wood

Modest strike-rate but trip and ground will be fine and she ran well for second off this mark at Newcastle nine days ago; should give her running but might find one or two stronger.

6/1

7/1

  • Place: £2.00

Form: 603152 CD

Last run: 19 days

W: 8st 4lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 53

Form & Verdict

C&D winner; this season's win came in a lowly 7f classified event at Musselburgh but he ran creditably over C&D 19 days ago; more required in this field.

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

4th

8

(10)

9th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

15:15 Thirsk

The Gay Blade

9st 3lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Iain Jardine

Began the year with two easy wins on AW (6f and 7f); his form has dipped the last twice but he's back down the weights and 6f on slow ground won't faze him; one to consider.

10/1

9th

4

(9)

22nd Mar 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

19:15 Newcastle (AW)

The Gay Blade

9st 7lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Iain Jardine

Has won twice on turf and twice on AW since 2022; below best on most recent start over C&D and may well find one or two too good again.

10/1

Form: 014307 D

Last run: 29 days

W: 9st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 69

Form & Verdict

Not matched his Irish best in two runs for current stable (5f/6f) but there's still time; today's slower conditions should suit and the addition of a hood another potential plus point; considered.

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

5th

11

(12)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

18:05 Thirsk

Secret Road

9st 1lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Tristan Davidson

carried badly left start, prominent towards near side

9/1

1st

11

(14)

31st Mar 2024

Standard

0m 6f 16y

Class 5

17:35 Southwell (AW)

Secret Road

9st 3lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Tristan Davidson

Generally consistent (over 6f) since switched to AW handicaps, respectable fourth at Newcastle most recently; won off this mark in a higher grade in November; shortlisted.

8/1

4th

7

(4)

8th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

17:30 Newcastle (AW)

Secret Road

9st 7lb

J: Mark Winn

T: Tristan Davidson

Made all in a stronger race here in November and went down narrowly at Southwell the following month; in and out since and could prove vulnerable for win purposes.

10/1

Form: 074403 D

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 9lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Conditions shouldn't be an issue and this will be more suitable than the 5f handicap he tackled at Musselburgh last week; not discounted.

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

4th

9

(9)

17th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

18:30 Newcastle (AW)

Ramon Di Loria

9st 4lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: Ewan Whillans

dwelt start, towards rear

20/1

6th

5

(3)

5th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 6f 16y

Class 5

20:00 Southwell (AW)

Ramon Di Loria

9st 6lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: Ewan Whillans

Won over 7f on turf as a 4yo but seems more of a 5f specialist these days; not badly treated at present but he faded at Newcastle in January before making no serious inroads there two weeks ago; soundly beaten in both AW runs over 6f in 2022, so has a shade to prove back at this trip.

16/1

4th

2

(4)

22nd Jan 2024

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 5

17:30 Newcastle (AW)

Ramon Di Loria

9st 8lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: Ewan Whillans

Ran on well to win a 5f handicap at Wolverhampton in December and he wasn't beaten far into fourth at Southwell ten days later; less good twice since, albeit he had plenty of use made of him into a headwind here on Friday night; not hopelessly treated and could revive.

5/1

Form: 114425 D

Last run: 29 days

W: 9st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 69

Form & Verdict

Just missed out in a blanket finish at Doncaster (6f, soft) last month; creditable effort on faster ground last time and today's surface should be more to his liking; high on the list.

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

7th

3

(6)

2nd May 2024

Heavy

0m 6f 2y

Class 5

17:05 Doncaster

Blazing Son

9st 8lb

J: Andrew Breslin

T: Bryan Smart

ducked left start

5/1

7th

9

(2)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

18:35 Thirsk

Blazing Son

9st 4lb

J: David Nolan

T: Bryan Smart

prominent

13/2

4th

5

(7)

31st Mar 2024

Standard

0m 6f 16y

Class 5

17:35 Southwell (AW)

Blazing Son

9st 9lb

J: Andrew Breslin

T: Bryan Smart

Went very close at Newcastle (6f) this month on seasonal debut and return to AW, taking form figures in this sphere to 13112; sole start at Southwell resulted in a win last May; strong claims.

11/2

7th
8 (2)
Elladora

11/2

Form: 242873 CD

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 0lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 63

Form & Verdict

Made all over C&D in May off a 6lb lower mark; some fair efforts since but she's usually seen in Class 6 company and this looks quite competitive for the grade.

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

5th

13

(8)

13th May 2024

Good

0m 7f 6y

Class 6

13:47 Catterick

Elladora

8st 11lb

J: Aiden Brookes

T: Micky Hammond

soon disputed lead on outer, led from over 4f out

20/1

12th

9

(14)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

19:40 Thirsk

Elladora

9st 6lb

J: Aiden Brookes

T: Micky Hammond

taken down early, ducked sharply right start, took keen hold, prominent, led after 2f, headed over 2f out, unbalanced and dropped to rear over 1f out, soon struggling

16/1

Form: 641356 D

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 9lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Capitalised on some help from the handicapper when running away with a 6f handicap at Leicester in June (good to firm); fair efforts but not kicked on since; handles good to soft but something to prove if rain arrives.

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

8th

1

(3)

24th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 6y

Class 5

16:35 Hamilton

Mighty Gurkha

9st 9lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Archie Watson

Capitalised on some help from the handicapper when running away with a 6f handicap at Leicester in June (good to firm); fair efforts but not kicked on since; handles good to soft but something to prove if rain arrives.

7/1

6th

4

(10)

8th Sep 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

20:00 Kempton (AW)

Mighty Gurkha

9st 8lb

J: Taylor Fisher

T: Archie Watson

raced wide, in touch with leaders

11/2

5th

1

(2)

26th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 5f 217y

Class 5

19:30 Redcar

Mighty Gurkha

10st 0lb

J: Taylor Fisher

T: Archie Watson

Not as good as he was but capitalised on a big drop down the weights when running away with a 6f handicap at Leicester in June; beaten fair and square off his revised mark eight weeks ago; the break may have done him good but others make more appeal.

11/4

OUR TIP

16/1

Form: 050-77 D

Last run: 11 days

W: 9st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

Reeled off a five-timer for Donald McCain in 2021; down the field in two handicaps for this yard but he's down in the weights and slow ground holds no terrors.

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

6th

6

(4)

30th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

0m 7f 6y

Class 5

19:25 Catterick

Russco

9st 0lb

J: David Allan

T: Ann Duffield

Made the frame over C&D at start of this month and again ran well on heavy ground when third behind Highfield Viking at Thirsk (7f, heavy) six days later; remains without a win since 2021, though, and drying ground will severely dent his appeal today.

7/1

3rd

10

(7)

9th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 6

17:45 Thirsk

Russco

9st 6lb

J: David Allan

T: Ann Duffield

Won five on the trot over 6f/7f in 2021 (on good to soft/soft/heavy and AW) but hasn't won since; good fourth after losing both front shoes at Catterick last week (7f, heavy); chance.

6/1

4th

7

(10)

3rd Apr 2024

Soft

0m 7f 6y

Class 5

15:55 Catterick

Russco

9st 1lb

J: David Allan

T: Ann Duffield

Won five on the spin in 2021 on turf and AW but hasn't added to tally and below best over 6f after four-month break last time; blinkers back on and ground fine but others appeal more.

14/1

8/1

Form: 68D4236 C BF

Last run: 13 days

W: 8st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 60

Form & Verdict

Threatening in recent times and trip, track and ground should all be fine; unlikely to be too far away once more.

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

9th

11

(4)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 5f 8y

Class 6

17:25 Nottingham

Glorious Rio

8st 13lb

J: Brandon Wilkie

T: Stella Barclay

He hasn't been at his best on AW this winter but he's dropped in the weights as a consequence and the return to turf won't be a problem (effective on soft); each-way shout.

10/1

6th

1

(1)

10th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 6f 20y

Class 6

17:50 Wolverhampton (AW)

Glorious Rio

9st 11lb

J: Brandon Wilkie

T: Stella Barclay

Most wins have come over 5f and still does the majority of his racing at that trip, but he's fine with 6f; has come more than a stone down the weights in the past year and been expensive to follow, so others appeal more; returns from three months off.

10/1

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Payout
Exacta £520.00
Straight Forecast £548.70
Tricast £3303.80
Trifecta £4604.00

Selections

POSTDATA:

Elladora

SPOTLIGHT:

Blazing Son

Telegraph:

The Gay Blade

LAMBOURN:

Mighty Gurkha

Daily Mail:

The Gay Blade

Daily Record:

The Gay Blade

THE NORTH:

Elladora

The Times:

Elladora

D Express:

Elladora

Daily Mirror:

Elladora

RP RATINGS:

Blazing Son

TOPSPEED:

Blazing Son

The Sun:

Blazing Son

The Star:

Mighty Gurkha