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Brannans Have Done The 61 Handicap (Div I)

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  • 0m 5f 217y
  • Class 5
  • 8 runners
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Brannans Have Done The 61 Handicap (Div I)

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Rain

Form: -24162 D

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 12lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 71

Form & Verdict

Ready winner of a Class 6 handicap at Nottingham in May off 5lb lower; career-best RPR when chasing home Sacred Falls at Ayr 17 days ago (6f, soft) but the winner may well confirm the placings despite 2lb better terms.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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1st

3

(4)

20th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

0m 5f 217y

Class 5

13:35 Redcar

Mereside Diva

9st 12lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: David & Nicola Barron

Ready winner of a Class 6 handicap at Nottingham in May off 5lb lower; career-best RPR when chasing home Sacred Falls at Ayr 17 days ago (6f, soft) but the winner may well confirm the placings despite 2lb better terms.

5/1

2nd

5

(7)

3rd Oct 2023

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

17:07 Ayr

Mereside Diva

9st 3lb

J: Ben Curtis

T: David & Nicola Barron

5f novice winner on good and 6f handicap winner on good to firm; may have needed it after a break two weeks ago and she's fine on soft.

7/2

6th

10

(12)

19th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

0m 5f 217y

Class 4

16:10 Redcar

Mereside Diva

9st 1lb

J: Callum Rodriguez

T: David & Nicola Barron

The winner of two of her six races, picking up nicely to land a Class 6 handicap at Nottingham in May (6f, good to firm); that effort promised better but her subsequent absence is slightly disconcerting; versatile where the ground is concerned.

8/1

4/1

Form: 422221 D

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 9lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 68

Form & Verdict

Runner-up four times before getting off the mark in a 6f handicap at Ayr 17 days ago (beat Mereside Diva on 2lb worse terms); unlikely she's reached her ceiling just yet and this strong-travelling filly comes here with solid claims.

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5th

7

(7)

11th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 6f 16y

Class 5

17:23 Southwell (AW)

Sacred Falls

9st 3lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Katie Scott

Proved consistent in her first season of racing, winning a 6f handicap at Ayr (soft) and finishing second on a further five occasions; showed some aptitude for AW when last seen in November and she can progress again this year; is conceding race fitness to her rivals today though.

12/1

5th

8

(6)

10th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

18:50 Newcastle (AW)

Sacred Falls

10st 6lb

J: Mr Eireann Cagney

T: Katie Scott

Lightly-raced and progressive filly who was finishing second for the fifth time in eight starts when headed on the finishing like at Redcar three weeks ago (6f, soft); creeping up the weights and untried on AW but her dam won here and a good amateur takes the ride; more to come.

4/1

Form: 965101

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 61

Form & Verdict

It has taken a while to fulfil his early promise but he has done well since dropped to 5f, winning two of his last three starts; handles soft ground and is effective at 6f so he needs consideration with this mark probably still in range.

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7th

12

(3)

10th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 5

17:20 Newcastle (AW)

Hardy Angel

9st 0lb

J: Duran Fentiman

T: Tim Easterby

In-form 3yo who scored over 5f on turf in August/October and ran creditably over 6f most recently; possibilities back down in distance, provided he takes well to this surface (AW debut).

8/1

3rd

9

(1)

20th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

0m 5f 217y

Class 5

13:35 Redcar

Hardy Angel

9st 2lb

J: Duran Fentiman

T: Tim Easterby

It has taken a while to fulfil his early promise but he has done well since dropped to 5f, winning two of his last three starts; handles soft ground and is effective at 6f so he needs consideration with this mark probably still in range.

11/2

1st

8

(7)

2nd Oct 2023

Soft

0m 5f 7y

Class 5

17:10 Hamilton

Hardy Angel

8st 10lb

J: Duran Fentiman

T: Tim Easterby

pressed leader, challenging when ridden over 1f out, ran on final furlong, led towards finish

14/1

OUR TIP

Form: 023553 D

Last run: 7 days

W: 10st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

He has been in good form for this yard since June, winning over 6f at Doncaster (good) and placed three times since; little room for error off this mark but the return to turf will be in his favour; something to prove on slower than good though.

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5th

4

(5)

12th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

17:30 Southwell (AW)

Crypto Quest

9st 7lb

J: Rowan Scott

T: Gemma Tutty

Back to winning form at Newcastle (5f, Tapeta) last November and beaten just a nose there (6f) last month, but he didn't seem to stay when attempting 7f at that track last time (around 8l behind Saisons D'Or); look elsewhere.

7/1

7th

1

(6)

25th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

18:30 Newcastle (AW)

Crypto Quest

9st 10lb

J: Rowan Scott

T: Gemma Tutty

swerved right start, prominent

7/2

2nd

4

(11)

12th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

19:15 Newcastle (AW)

Crypto Quest

9st 5lb

J: Rowan Scott

T: Gemma Tutty

taken down early

10/1

Form: -11314 CD

Last run: 26 days

W: 9st 12lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

Prolific since handicapping, winning seven of her last 11 starts (twice over C&D); ran another solid race in a 0-80 fillies' handicap at Hamilton last month when the stiff track looked to find her out late on; won't mind what the weather does and she's still not fully exposed.

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0

2

(5)

20th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

0m 5f 217y

Class 5

13:35 Redcar

Isle Of Dreams

9st 12lb

J: Zak Wheatley

T: Declan Carroll

Prolific since handicapping, winning seven of her last 11 starts (twice over C&D); ran another solid race in a 0-80 fillies' handicap at Hamilton last month when the stiff track looked to find her out late on; won't mind what the weather does and she's still not fully exposed.

7/2

4th

4

(3)

24th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 6y

Class 4

16:00 Hamilton

Isle Of Dreams

9st 3lb

J: Zak Wheatley

T: Declan Carroll

Major improver since handicapping, doing well on good or faster last season and proving even more adept on soft ground this year; latest Thirsk success (6f, soft) was her third win from four runs this year, one of them a defeat of Slainte Mhath, who she's now 7lb better off with, at Thirsk; major player.

4/1

1st

1

(5)

28th Jul 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

16:55 Thirsk

Isle Of Dreams

9st 13lb

J: David Nolan

T: Declan Carroll

Winning run at 6f and 5f came to an end when only third on good to firm ground at Nottingham in June (6f) but better than she showed there and interesting back on soft going.

7/2

10/1

Form: 227266 CD

Last run: 11 days

W: 9st 11lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

Won a C&D maiden (good to firm; handles heavy) in May and she finished second in three of her next four starts; her form has dipped the last twice though and others look safer.

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7th

1

(11)

9th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

15:15 Thirsk

Happier

9st 11lb

J: Alex Fielding

T: Tim Easterby

Promise over C&D on heavy ground on her second start and won a fast-ground Redcar maiden on her third outing; ended 2023 with three quiet handicap runs and back from 172 days off may not be the time to catch her.

16/1

0

4

(6)

20th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

0m 5f 217y

Class 5

13:35 Redcar

Happier

9st 11lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Tim Easterby

Won a C&D maiden (good to firm; handles heavy) in May and she finished second in three of her next four starts; her form has dipped the last twice though and others look safer.

10/1

Form: 144256 CD BF

Last run: 26 days

W: 9st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 68

Form & Verdict

C&D winner on heavy 12 months ago and added three AW wins between December and May; on same mark as for latest success and although he hasn't been at his best on his last two starts, his track position hasn't been optimal on either occasion; the forecast rain won't hurt and he's one to consider.

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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

2nd

5

(1)

8th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

18:00 Newcastle (AW)

Blazing Son

9st 9lb

J: Andrew Breslin

T: Bryan Smart

Ended last season with a couple of underwhelming turf runs but he's well treated on his 2023 best and he can boast an AW record of 1311, two of the wins coming over C&D; returns from a break but he has to come into the reckoning.

7/2

0

5

(9)

20th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

0m 5f 217y

Class 5

13:35 Redcar

Blazing Son

9st 10lb

J: Andrew Breslin

T: Bryan Smart

C&D winner on heavy 12 months ago and added three AW wins between December and May; on same mark as for latest success and although he hasn't been at his best on his last two starts, his track position hasn't been optimal on either occasion; the forecast rain won't hurt and he's one to consider.

11/2

Form: 564120

Last run: 33 days

W: 9st 9lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 68

Form & Verdict

Came from well back to win a 5f handicap at Catterick in July (good to soft); form dipped at Doncaster last time but he's still not fully exposed as a sprinter and can't be discounted.

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9th

6

(7)

3rd Apr 2024

Soft

0m 5f 212y

Class 5

17:00 Catterick

Slingsbytoo

9st 1lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Michael & David Easterby

Down the field on final two runs last season but he won here (5f, good to soft) last July and is also effective over 6f and on soft ground; this lightly raced 4yo can be involved if returning to form on his reappearance.

10/1

0

7

(3)

20th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

0m 5f 217y

Class 5

13:35 Redcar

Slingsbytoo

9st 9lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Michael & David Easterby

Came from well back to win a 5f handicap at Catterick in July (good to soft); form dipped at Doncaster last time but he's still not fully exposed as a sprinter and can't be discounted.

10/1

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Payout
Straight Forecast £121.10
Tricast £926.40

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Sacred Falls

The Times:

Mereside Diva

Daily Mail:

Isle Of Dreams

RP RATINGS:

Blazing Son

Daily Mirror:

Happier

TOPSPEED:

Sacred Falls

Telegraph:

Sacred Falls

Daily Record:

Sacred Falls

The Guardian:

Mereside Diva

The Sun:

Mereside Diva

D Express:

Isle Of Dreams

The Star:

Isle Of Dreams

POSTDATA:

Blazing Son