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14:45 Thirsk

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Abate The Champ Handicap

  • Prize money: £4710.6
  • 1m 4f 8y
  • Class 5
  • 7 runners
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Abate The Champ Handicap

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Rain

6/1 (Won)

  • Win: £4.00
  • Place: £1.80

Form: 2139-2 D

Last run: 11 days

W: 9st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 69

Form & Verdict

Not particularly consistent but won twice on soft ground (1m4f/1m7f) last season; close second on reappearance run at Chelmsford last month (1m6f); 4lb higher than for last win but worth considering.

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

3rd

1

(1)

27th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

18:50 Ripon

Clansman

9st 13lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Liam Bailey

took keen hold, raced in second, pressed leader over 3f out, led over 2f out, headed over 1f out, soon no extra

3/1

2nd

1

(6)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

18:55 Nottingham

Clansman

10st 10lb

J: Sam Feilden

T: Liam Bailey

Underlined how well he goes in the mud with a 7l win at Thirsk (1m4f) last week and won by even further at Ripon (1m6f, heavy) on Thursday; effectively another 6lb higher if turned out again but it's offset by his rider's claim and he'll make a bold bid if coping with the quick turnaround.

5/4

8/1

  • Place: £3.90

Form: 1319-5

Last run: 17 days

W: 8st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 62

Form & Verdict

Suited by testing ground as his last two wins have been on heavy, latest off 2lb lower over 2m at Catterick last October; should come on for his recent run on the AW (1m4f); an interesting contender.

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

1st

2

(3)

29th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

1m 5f 26y

Class 6

17:35 Ayr

Ebony Maw

9st 10lb

J: Rowan Scott

T: Ewan Whillans

Won twice on heavy ground (once over C&D) in the autumn and bumped into a big improver when well-held second at Thirsk (1m4f, heavy) three weeks ago; evidently in good nick but may not be seen to quite the same effect on this less testing ground; tongue-tie added.

9/2

2nd

10

(10)

9th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 4f 8y

Class 5

14:45 Thirsk

Ebony Maw

8st 10lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Ewan Whillans

Suited by testing ground as his last two wins have been on heavy, latest off 2lb lower over 2m at Catterick last October; should come on for his recent run on the AW (1m4f); an interesting contender.

8/1

5th

3

(3)

23rd Mar 2024

Standard

1m 4f 98y

Class 6

17:30 Newcastle (AW)

Ebony Maw

9st 10lb

J: Rowan Scott

T: Ewan Whillans

in touch with leaders

16/1

Form: 84425- D BF

Last run: 161 days

W: 9st 11lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

Last win was off an 18lb higher mark over 1m6f at Doncaster (heavy) in October 2022; mixed efforts last season, and although well handicapped now, usually needs a race or two to hit form.

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

1st

2

(6)

4th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 6f 0y

Class 5

16:55 Thirsk

Dark Jedi

9st 8lb

J: Duran Fentiman

T: Tim Easterby

Last win was off a 21lb higher mark over 1m6f at Doncaster (heavy) in October 2022; mixed results last season during a marked overall decline, but it's easy to make a case on some form in the autumn and he's run respectably in both starts this year; not ruled out back up in trip.

7/1

6th

9

(3)

21st Apr 2024

Good

1m 4f 104y

Class 4

17:15 Musselburgh

Dark Jedi

9st 6lb

J: Duran Fentiman

T: Tim Easterby

Last win was off a 20lb higher mark over 1m6f at Doncaster (heavy) in October 2022; mixed results last season during a marked overall form decline, but it's easy to make a case even on form shown last autumn and he made a respectable reappearance 12 days ago; considered each-way.

6/1

9/2

Form: 2084-5

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 73

Form & Verdict

Won Windsor handicap on second start last term (1m3f, soft) and is now 1lb lower; will come on for recent reappearance run; has plenty going for him.

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

1st

4

(5)

28th Apr 2024

Good

1m 3f 137y

Class 5

15:20 Bath

Enochdhu

9st 8lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Jonathan Portman

Won at Windsor (11.4f, soft) on second start last term and is now 3lb lower; that's with his form having slipped on final three starts last season and there's been no recovery in his two this year, not even when favourite over 1m4f on heavy at Thirsk last time.

9/1

4th

4

(8)

9th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 4f 8y

Class 5

14:45 Thirsk

Enochdhu

9st 7lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Jonathan Portman

Won Windsor handicap on second start last term (1m3f, soft) and is now 1lb lower; will come on for recent reappearance run; has plenty going for him.

9/2

5th

2

(7)

27th Mar 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 5

20:00 Kempton (AW)

Enochdhu

9st 10lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Jonathan Portman

Stays 1m6f; lacked consistency in 2023 but has become nicely treated, having slipped back to last winning mark; possibilities provided he turns up in top form and sees out the trip (second attempt at 2m).

10/1

Form: 04456-

Last run: 193 days

W: 9st 0lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 66

Form & Verdict

Comes here in good form having won a handicap hurdle at Wetherby last month (2m, soft); showed fair form on the Flat for Ed Walker, winning a 1m2f Windsor handicap off 4lb higher in October 2022 (soft); each-way chance.

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

5th

8

(1)

9th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 4f 8y

Class 5

14:45 Thirsk

V Twelve

9st 0lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Martin Todhunter

Comes here in good form having won a handicap hurdle at Wetherby last month (2m, soft); showed fair form on the Flat for Ed Walker, winning a 1m2f Windsor handicap off 4lb higher in October 2022 (soft); each-way chance.

8/1

1st

1

19th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

14:45 Wetherby

V Twelve

12st 0lb

J: William Maggs

T: Martin Todhunter

in touch with leaders, joined leader just after 3 out, led narrowly 2 out, ridden and 2 lengths ahead when mistake last, kept on

12/1

6th

8

15th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 190y

Class 4

16:00 Newcastle

V Twelve

11st 4lb

J: Callum Bewley

T: Martin Todhunter

midfield

14/1

OUR TIP

Form: -87314 D

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 11lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

Won off a 2lb lower mark at Southwell in March (1m3f); just as effective on turf; has run a couple of decent races on soft ground; one to consider.

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

4th

3

(3)

12th May 2024

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 4

16:52 Newcastle (AW)

Real Terms

9st 7lb

J: Brandon Wilkie

T: Grant Tuer

held up in rear

10/1

6th

1

(7)

9th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 4f 8y

Class 5

14:45 Thirsk

Real Terms

9st 11lb

J: Oliver Stammers

T: Grant Tuer

Won off a 2lb lower mark at Southwell in March (1m3f); just as effective on turf; has run a couple of decent races on soft ground; one to consider.

6/1

4th

1

(3)

23rd Mar 2024

Standard

2m 0f 56y

Class 5

16:55 Newcastle (AW)

Real Terms

10st 0lb

J: Oliver Stammers

T: Grant Tuer

in touch with leaders

7/1

Form: 7700-9 D

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 3lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 69

Form & Verdict

Hasn't won on turf since July 2021 (7f, good); hasn't been in the best of form recently (well beaten over 1m2f on soft at Doncaster last month) and others appeal more.

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

6th

2

(7)

24th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 4f 13y

Class 6

15:47 Catterick

Natchez Trace

9st 11lb

J: Zak Wheatley

T: Declan Carroll

slowly away, soon midfield

9/1

7th

6

(5)

9th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 4f 8y

Class 5

14:45 Thirsk

Natchez Trace

9st 3lb

J: Zak Wheatley

T: Declan Carroll

Hasn't won on turf since July 2021 (7f, good); hasn't been in the best of form recently (well beaten over 1m2f on soft at Doncaster last month) and others appeal more.

20/1

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Payout
Exacta £228.00
Straight Forecast £278.00
Tricast £1575.10
Trifecta £1105.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Enochdhu

POSTDATA:

Clansman

Daily Mail:

A Gift Of Love

The Star:

Real Terms

TOPSPEED:

Natchez Trace

D Express:

Dark Jedi

Daily Mirror:

A Gift Of Love

The Sun:

A Gift Of Love

RP RATINGS:

Enochdhu

LAMBOURN:

Enochdhu

The Times:

Enochdhu

Telegraph:

Clansman

The Guardian:

Clansman

Daily Record:

Clansman