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“Syki’s 60th” David Sykes 60th Birthday Handicap Chase (Go North Monet’s Garden Series Qualifier)

  • Prize money: £5677.07
  • 2m 3f 210y
  • Class 4
  • 7 runners
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“Syki’s 60th” David Sykes 60th Birthday Handicap Chase (Go North Monet’s Garden Series Qualifier)

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

9/2 (Won)

  • Win: £3.50
  • Place: £1.90

Form: -31343 CD

Last run: 24 days

W: 10st 13lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Won big-field handicap over C&D (good to soft) in October; has not kicked on from that in three runs since but he was a fair third of six at Sedgefield (2m3f, soft) last time and might not be far away now back here.

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

7th

5

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 210y

Class 2

15:22 Carlisle

Hello Judge

11st 3lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Ann Hamilton

Has won twice over C&D this season and pushed William Of York very close here (2m5f, soft) last month; bolted up in four-runner handicap at Newcastle (2m4f, heavy) 12 days ago and, although he's now 7lb higher in a hotter race, he appears to be progressive and could play another leading role.

9/2

1st

4

26th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 19y

Class 4

15:35 Newcastle

Hello Judge

11st 7lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Ann Hamilton

made all

5/4

2nd

5

7th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 198y

Class 4

15:10 Carlisle

Hello Judge

10st 10lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Ann Hamilton

led narrowly or disputed lead, ridden after last, kept on well but headed towards finish

9/2

25/1

  • Place: £4.70

Form: -53434

Last run: 12 days

W: 10st 2lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Ran okay when fourth of nine at Sedgefield (2m3f, soft) 12 days ago but this 11yo is 10lb out of the handicap today and others are preferred.

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

2nd

4

22nd Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 15y

Class 5

16:30 Hexham

Cudgel

10st 12lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: James Walton

held up in rear, hampered and lost ground 3 out, good headway and went second after 2 out, no extra final furlong

9/4

2nd

3

14th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 15y

Class 5

16:30 Hexham

Cudgel

11st 8lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: James Walton

raced in third, smooth headway after 2 out, outpaced before last, rallied and went second run-in, soon led, no extra and headed inside final 110yds

13/2

OUR TIP

Form: 114-4U

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 9lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Looked held in second at the final flight at Uttoxeter (2m4f, heavy) last month, when the leader fell and this fellow was hampered and unseated; however, it was still a promising run from this lightly raced 9yo on just his second chase start, and he races off the same mark today; respected.

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

1st

3

14th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 8y

Class 4

13:47 Hereford

Fiston De Becon

11st 4lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

Justified favouritism in four-runner field at Southwell (2m, soft; off 4lb lower) last month, opening his chase account at the fourth attempt; may build on that win and warrants respect.

6/4

1st

2

18th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

14:25 Southwell

Fiston De Becon

12st 0lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

Two hurdle wins were over 2m/2m2f on soft; fair efforts over fences, last time finishing a close third off this mark at Carlisle (2m4f, heavy); chance despite dropping in trip.

5/4

3rd

3

19th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 210y

Class 4

15:00 Carlisle

Fiston De Becon

11st 9lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

Looked held in second at the final flight at Uttoxeter (2m4f, heavy) last month, when the leader fell and this fellow was hampered and unseated; however, it was still a promising run from this lightly raced 9yo on just his second chase start, and he races off the same mark today; respected.

6/4

Form: 3-P214 D

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

Merely fourth of six at Sedgefield (2m3f, soft) last month but progressive and prolific previously, winning at Catterick (2m3f, soft) on his penultimate outing; no surprise if he gets back on track with a big run today.

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

1st

5

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 207y

Class 2

14:47 Carlisle

Trac

10st 6lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Micky Hammond

towards rear

5/1

1st

4

16th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 75y

Class 4

14:02 Newcastle

Trac

11st 5lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Micky Hammond

Won three times last season (2m3f/2m5f, soft/good) and back on the scoresheet at Catterick (2m3f, soft) in December; hasn't run badly when fourth the last twice but needs something extra to come out on top today.

9/1

4th

4

19th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 210y

Class 4

15:00 Carlisle

Trac

11st 2lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Micky Hammond

Merely fourth of six at Sedgefield (2m3f, soft) last month but progressive and prolific previously, winning at Catterick (2m3f, soft) on his penultimate outing; no surprise if he gets back on track with a big run today.

6/1

Form: 521113 CD

Last run: 36 days

W: 12st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict

Completed hat-trick when winning over C&D (good to soft) in December and another big run when third at Kelso (2m7f, soft) last time; solid claims.

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

3rd

4

9th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 3

15:43 Ayr

Red Happy

11st 3lb

J: Jonathon Bewley

T: George Bewley

prominent, reminder 3rd, pushed along briefly 14th, slow jump 4 out, outpaced 3 out, weakened 2 out

13/2

5th

1

19th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 210y

Class 4

15:00 Carlisle

Red Happy

12st 2lb

J: Edward Austin

T: George Bewley

Completed hat-trick when winning over C&D (good to soft) in December and another big run when third at Kelso (2m7f, soft) last time; solid claims.

4/1

3rd

5

14th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 7f 96y

Class 3

15:20 Kelso

Red Happy

10st 4lb

J: Jonathon Bewley

T: George Bewley

Won at Exeter (2m3f, good to firm) in October on final run for David Pipe and he's 2-2 for this yard following wins here (2m5f, good to soft) and at Carlisle (2m5f, good to soft); remains well treated on old form, including over staying trips, but it's a long time since he ran well on deep ground.

7/2

Form: 323-R3 D

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 13lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

Fair third at Hereford (2m5f, good) last month on second run of the season; his best efforts last term were over 3m on heavy going and surplus stamina will be no bad thing here given the stiff track and testing ground.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

3rd

1

28th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 45y

Class 4

16:30 Wetherby

Taste The Fear

12st 1lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Dr Richard Newland & Jamie Insole

Flopped at Carlisle last month when heavy ground shouldn't have been an issue; however, prior to that he was a fair third at Hereford (2m5f, good) and is now 6lb lower; his last win came over 3m and he's not ruled out.

4/1

6th

2

19th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 210y

Class 4

15:00 Carlisle

Taste The Fear

11st 13lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Dr Richard Newland & Jamie Insole

Fair third at Hereford (2m5f, good) last month on second run of the season; his best efforts last term were over 3m on heavy going and surplus stamina will be no bad thing here given the stiff track and testing ground.

6/1

Form: 5189-7

Last run: 66 days

W: 11st 1lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Runs off the same mark as for commanding 2m win at Newcastle in December 2022 and he may have needed his reappearance run at Doncaster two starts ago; however, he was more miss than hit last season and there's a stamina doubt.

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

8th

10

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 207y

Class 2

14:47 Carlisle

Ritson

10st 2lb

J: William Maggs

T: Rebecca Menzies

prominent, in touch with leaders 6th

25/1

3rd

6

26th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 19y

Class 4

15:35 Newcastle

Ritson

10st 13lb

J: Aaron Anderson

T: Rebecca Menzies

raced in second, not fluent and jockey lost iron briefly 7th

6/1

3rd

4

10th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 1f 14y

Class 4

14:45 Kelso

Ritson

11st 1lb

J: Aaron Anderson

T: Rebecca Menzies

A fair 2m chase winner last term but he's been only twice raced this season and came in last of seven at Carlisle (2m4f) 20 days ago; he has something to prove.

9/1

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Payout
Exacta £220.00
Straight Forecast £282.70
Trifecta £1179.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Fiston De Becon

RP RATINGS:

Red Happy

TOPSPEED:

Hello Judge

POSTDATA:

Trac

Daily Mail:

Taste The Fear

The Star:

Cudgel

Daily Record:

Red Happy

The Guardian:

Hello Judge

The Times:

Fiston De Becon

Telegraph:

Fiston De Becon

D Express:

Fiston De Becon

Daily Mirror:

Fiston De Becon

The Sun:

Fiston De Becon