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Gary Wilson 65th Birthday Celebration Handicap

  • Prize money: £4004
  • 0m 7f 0y
  • Class 6
  • 14 runners
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Gary Wilson 65th Birthday Celebration Handicap

Runners: 14 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Rain

14/1 (Won)

  • Win: £7.20
  • Place: £2.30

Form: 404382 BF

Last run: 25 days

W: 8st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 46

Form & Verdict

Inconsistent 15-race maiden but he bounced back with a rallying second behind an improver at Leicester (7f, good to soft) last month; was a well-backed favourite in that race and has claims if he can back that up.

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1st

5

(6)

25th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

19:00 Newcastle (AW)

Ratafia

9st 7lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Michael Herrington

Finished last year in cracking form, winning at Redcar (7f, heavy) and then over C&D, before being just held after rearing at the start back over C&D when last seen in November; up another 4lb for this reappearance but makes the shortlist given how well he acts here.

7/2

2nd

12

(2)

14th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

15:55 Newcastle (AW)

Ratafia

9st 4lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Michael Herrington

reared start and slowly away, towards rear

15/8

1st

3

(10)

7th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

19:30 Newcastle (AW)

Ratafia

9st 6lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Michael Herrington

slowly away, in rear

3/1

OUR TIP

11/2

  • Place: £2.90

Form: 401431

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 13lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 66

Form & Verdict

Generally progressive hold-up performer who recorded her third win when finishing well to land a Class 5 event at Hamilton (6f, soft) 18 days ago; that was in a bunch finish but she's only 2lb higher here and looks worth another try at this trip; respected back down in grade.

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2nd

2

(1)

20th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 6

16:30 Redcar

Gentle Ellen

9st 13lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: David & Nicola Barron

Generally progressive hold-up performer who recorded her third win when finishing well to land a Class 5 event at Hamilton (6f, soft) 18 days ago; that was in a bunch finish but she's only 2lb higher here and looks worth another try at this trip; respected back down in grade.

11/2

8/1

  • Place: £4.10

Form: -51343 CD

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 11lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 66

Form & Verdict

Made it sixth-time lucky when landing C&D handicap (good) in June and placed in two of three runs since, including a rallying third at Ripon (6f) three weeks ago; has form on soft and interesting back at 7f.

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3rd

5

(7)

20th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 6

16:30 Redcar

Bay Of Hope

9st 11lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Michael & David Easterby

Made it sixth-time lucky when landing C&D handicap (good) in June and placed in two of three runs since, including a rallying third at Ripon (6f) three weeks ago; has form on soft and interesting back at 7f.

8/1

3rd

2

(3)

30th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

14:55 Ripon

Bay Of Hope

9st 12lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Michael & David Easterby

prominent

8/1

4th

7

(9)

3rd Aug 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 18y

Class 5

14:40 Nottingham

Bay Of Hope

9st 3lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Michael & David Easterby

Off the mark with 7f win on seasonal debut at Redcar (good) in June, after a break, and placed off today's mark over that trip at Ayr (soft) last month; not sure to benefit from today's drop back in trip but, after only seven runs, he's not yet fully exposed.

8/1

Form: 111323 D BF

Last run: 8 days

W: 9st 10lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 63

Form & Verdict

Won three in a row at Ayr (7f, good to soft) this summer and he's held his form well with placed efforts there in his last three runs; on same mark as for his close third on heavy ground last week and he's a big player on this drop back in grade.

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4th

9

(3)

20th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 6

16:30 Redcar

Jkr Cobbler

9st 10lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Iain Jardine

Won three in a row at Ayr (7f, good to soft) this summer and he's held his form well with placed efforts there in his last three runs; on same mark as for his close third on heavy ground last week and he's a big player on this drop back in grade.

5/1

3rd

10

(1)

12th Oct 2023

Heavy

0m 7f 50y

Class 5

16:30 Ayr

Jkr Cobbler

9st 7lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Iain Jardine

Won three in a row over C&D (good to soft) this summer and has run well to be placed over C&D (good to soft/soft) the last twice; solid claims.

3/1

2nd

5

(9)

3rd Oct 2023

Soft

0m 7f 50y

Class 6

15:57 Ayr

Jkr Cobbler

9st 12lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Iain Jardine

took keen hold, midfield, switched right and headway over 1f out, kept on and went second final 110yds

9/4

16/1

Form: -24425

Last run: 10 days

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 62

Form & Verdict

Ten-race maiden but he has a solid record in handicaps this year including an eyecatching second at Catterick (7f, soft) on his penultimate run; same mark here and he shouldn't be far away.

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5th

10

(5)

20th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 6

16:30 Redcar

Direct Hit

9st 7lb

J: Graham Lee

T: Tim Easterby

Ten-race maiden but he has a solid record in handicaps this year including an eyecatching second at Catterick (7f, soft) on his penultimate run; same mark here and he shouldn't be far away.

16/1

5th

11

(6)

10th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 5

17:40 Leicester

Direct Hit

9st 4lb

J: Sean Kirrane

T: Tim Easterby

took keen hold, in touch with leaders, outpaced when carried right 2f out, kept on inside final furlong

10/1

2nd

2

(1)

23rd Sep 2023

Soft

0m 7f 6y

Class 6

17:15 Catterick

Direct Hit

9st 8lb

J: Ben Robinson

T: Tim Easterby

held up in rear, outpaced and struggling 4f out, still plenty to do when switched to near side over 2f out, wandered around over 1f out, headway inside final furlong, went third final 110yds, went second towards finish, nearest finish

8/1

9/1

Form: 532252 CD

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 55

Form & Verdict

His last success was 12 months ago but that was an emphatic win in this race and he's placed on numerous occasions this season including a close second over C&D last time; plenty to like and another bold bid expected.

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4th

2

(12)

31st Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

16:25 Southwell (AW)

Asmund

9st 11lb

J: Harrison Shaw

T: Declan Carroll

Losing spell goes back to 2022 and he lacks recent match practice; placed several times last term and is capable of being involved but others are higher up the list.

16/1

6th

14

(9)

20th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 6

16:30 Redcar

Asmund

9st 2lb

J: Zak Wheatley

T: Declan Carroll

His last success was 12 months ago but that was an emphatic win in this race and he's placed on numerous occasions this season including a close second over C&D last time; plenty to like and another bold bid expected.

9/1

2nd

11

(9)

27th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 6

17:35 Redcar

Asmund

9st 2lb

J: Zak Wheatley

T: Declan Carroll

prominent, led narrowly after 1f, pressed leader from over 3f out

7/1

33/1

Form: 262976 C

Last run: 27 days

W: 9st 0lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 53

Form & Verdict

On a dangerous mark and conditions should be fine but this veteran has not won since last autumn and he's been well held in his last three runs; others look stronger.

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7th

12

(10)

31st Oct 2023

Heavy

0m 7f 6y

Class 5

14:52 Catterick

Magical Effect

8st 7lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Ruth Carr

in touch with leaders, outpaced and dropped to rear home turn, weakened over 1f out

25/1

7th

15

(2)

20th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 6

16:30 Redcar

Magical Effect

9st 0lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Ruth Carr

On a dangerous mark and conditions should be fine but this veteran has not won since last autumn and he's been well held in his last three runs; others look stronger.

33/1

6th

4

(7)

23rd Sep 2023

Soft

0m 7f 6y

Class 6

17:50 Catterick

Magical Effect

9st 4lb

J: Ben Sanderson

T: Ruth Carr

taken down early

16/1

10/1

Form: 956003 D

Last run: 10 days

W: 9st 12lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 65

Form & Verdict

Sole win was in an Irish maiden 16 months ago but he's very well treated on his best form and was back on track with a good third at Leicester (7f, good to soft) ten days ago; same mark now back down in grade; in the mix.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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8th

3

(14)

20th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 6

16:30 Redcar

Culcor

9st 12lb

J: David Nolan

T: David O’Meara

Sole win was in an Irish maiden 16 months ago but he's very well treated on his best form and was back on track with a good third at Leicester (7f, good to soft) ten days ago; same mark now back down in grade; in the mix.

10/1

3rd

6

(6)

10th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 5

17:07 Leicester

Culcor

9st 9lb

J: David Nolan

T: David O’Meara

in touch with leaders, pushed along over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, briefly went second inside final 110yds, weakened towards finish, just held third

14/1

10th

2

(12)

25th Sep 2023

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 5

16:55 Wolverhampton (AW)

Culcor

10st 0lb

J: Neil Callan

T: David O’Meara

Won 7f maiden in Ireland as 3yo; modest form in 7f and 1m handicaps for both yards in Britain, despite dropping down the weights; switches to AW under a cloud but from an excellent family and his dam won her only AW start so not impossible he will improve; visor refitted.

12/1

9th
13 (17)
Sassoon

4/1

Form: 00-661 CD

Last run: 8 days

W: 9st 3lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 52

Form & Verdict

Ended a long losing run in the mud at Ayr (7f; promoted to first) last Thursday; has a penalty in this deeper race but he was heavily backed last time and remains well treated on past form, including two course wins.

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9th

13

(17)

20th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 6

16:30 Redcar

Sassoon

9st 3lb

J: Andrew Breslin

T: Ben Haslam

Ended a long losing run in the mud at Ayr (7f; promoted to first) last Thursday; has a penalty in this deeper race but he was heavily backed last time and remains well treated on past form, including two course wins.

4/1

1st

7

(9)

12th Oct 2023

Heavy

0m 7f 50y

Class 6

15:20 Ayr

Sassoon

9st 3lb

J: Andrew Breslin

T: Ben Haslam

took keen hold, midfield, switched to near side over 2f out, went second over 1f out, slightly hampered inside final furlong, disputed lead towards finish, just failed

8/1

0

11

(1)

8th Sep 2023

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 5

15:55 Newcastle (AW)

Sassoon

8st 13lb

J: Mark Winn

T: Ben Haslam

Stood little racing since winning a 1m seller on soft ground in November 2021; others stronger on this first AW run for nearly three years.

20/1

40/1

Form: 0-5777

Last run: 100 days

W: 8st 11lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 52

Form & Verdict

Six-race maiden who has not finished closer than 5l to a winner and was tailed off in a Catterick handicap (7f, good) last time; one of three runners for the yard and he can only be watched.

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10th

16

(11)

20th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 6

16:30 Redcar

Cawthornes Gem

8st 11lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: Tim Easterby

Six-race maiden who has not finished closer than 5l to a winner and was tailed off in a Catterick handicap (7f, good) last time; one of three runners for the yard and he can only be watched.

40/1

7th

5

(3)

12th Jul 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 6y

Class 6

16:40 Catterick

Cawthornes Gem

9st 6lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

midfield, pushed along over 3f out, soon no impression, tailed off

16/1

7th

4

(7)

19th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 5f 182y

Class 6

15:20 Carlisle

Cawthornes Gem

9st 7lb

J: Sean Kirrane

T: Tim Easterby

Unexposed after only four runs but never really got involved when 18-1 for recent handicap debut at Ripon (6f, good to firm); tongue-tie and cheekpieces added today.

14/1

33/1

Form: 644388 C

Last run: 29 days

W: 9st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 63

Form & Verdict

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.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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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

12th
6 (10)
Sezaam

25/1

Form: 0-5930 C

Last run: 11 days

W: 9st 11lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 64

Form & Verdict

Won here (6f, good to soft) as a 2yo but 0-9 since and has a patchy record, finishing a close third at Carlisle (1m) on his penultimate run but tailed off at Pontefract since; others are more convincing.

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Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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12th

6

(10)

20th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 6

16:30 Redcar

Sezaam

9st 11lb

J: P J McDonald

T: Michael Dods

Won here (6f, good to soft) as a 2yo but 0-9 since and has a patchy record, finishing a close third at Carlisle (1m) on his penultimate run but tailed off at Pontefract since; others are more convincing.

25/1

14th

15

(10)

9th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

1m 0f 6y

Class 5

16:00 Pontefract

Sezaam

9st 2lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Michael Dods

Won at Redcar (6f, good to soft) as 2yo but lightly raced since and was returning from another absence when close third of eight at Carlisle (7.7f, good to soft) last month; 2lb higher but each-way claims if building on that.

16/1

15/2

Form: 214204 BF

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 63

Form & Verdict

Had a blip at Thirsk last month but generally reliable and was back on song with a creditable fourth of 12 at Newcastle (6f, AW) last time; this return to soft ground is no problem and his last run at 7f resulted in a strong-finishing second on Tapeta three runs back; shortlisted.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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13th

8

(12)

20th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 6

16:30 Redcar

Caribbean Sunset

9st 10lb

J: Archie Young

T: Grant Tuer

Had a blip at Thirsk last month but generally reliable and was back on song with a creditable fourth of 12 at Newcastle (6f, AW) last time; this return to soft ground is no problem and his last run at 7f resulted in a strong-finishing second on Tapeta three runs back; shortlisted.

15/2

4th

7

(8)

6th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

16:02 Newcastle (AW)

Caribbean Sunset

9st 8lb

J: Tommie Jakes

T: Grant Tuer

prominent

9/2

13th

8

(15)

18th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 5

17:50 Thirsk

Caribbean Sunset

9st 5lb

J: Oliver Stammers

T: Grant Tuer

Both wins have been over 6f on the AW; has some fair form on turf; good second on first try at this trip at Newcastle last time despite a tardy start (Kats Bob third, Kalganov fifth); a possible.

7/1

Form: 107076 D

Last run: 29 days

W: 9st 3lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 56

Form & Verdict

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.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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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

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Exacta £669.00
Straight Forecast £510.20
Tricast £6443.50
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Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Jkr Cobbler

The Guardian:

Gentle Ellen

RP RATINGS:

Sassoon

POSTDATA:

Direct Hit

The Times:

Direct Hit

Daily Mail:

Jkr Cobbler

D Express:

Jkr Cobbler

The Sun:

Jkr Cobbler

Daily Mirror:

Gentle Ellen

Daily Record:

Gentle Ellen

Telegraph:

Sassoon

The Star:

Sassoon