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16:15 Thirsk

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  • 0m 5f 0y
  • Class 4
  • 13 runners
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Runners: 13 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Rain

14/1 (Won)

  • Win: £13.00
  • Place: £3.80

Form: 0-4535 D

Last run: 16 days

W: 8st 7lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 66

Form & Verdict

Only midfield at Doncaster (behind Zargun) 16 days ago and the cheekpieces are left off today; others are stronger.

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8th

15

(9)

4th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 3

15:15 Thirsk

Glory Fighter

8st 11lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Paul Midgley

in touch with leaders

10/1

7th

12

(8)

23rd Apr 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 3

14:10 Epsom

Glory Fighter

8st 4lb

J: Jimmy Quinn

T: Paul Midgley

Made all in a 5f handicap at Thirsk (well drawn, front two clear) two weeks ago and a 5lb rise for that seems fair enough; different ground to contend with this time though and it's unlikely that he'll be able to dominate this field.

6/1

2nd
8 (13)
Illusionist

10/1

  • Place: £1.60

Form: 38-365 D

Last run: 27 days

W: 9st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 73

Form & Verdict

Getting on for two years since his last win but he's tumbled down the weights and comes here fit from AW; 5f on soft ground in a well-run race should see him to good effect; will need luck in running from the rail draw but he has too much ability to rule out.

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5th

5

(4)

4th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

14:10 Thirsk

Illusionist

9st 5lb

J: Harrison Shaw

T: Grant Tuer

in touch with leaders, headway over 1f out, switched left and keeping on when not clear run inside final furlong, no impression when short of room inside final 110yds

11/4

1st

7

(1)

28th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 5f 110y

Class 4

16:05 Wetherby

Illusionist

9st 2lb

J: Harrison Shaw

T: Grant Tuer

in touch with leaders on inner, pushed along 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on to lead inside final furlong, ridden out final 110yds, won going away

7/2

2nd

12

(7)

18th Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

16:17 Ripon

Illusionist

9st 2lb

J: Harrison Shaw

T: Grant Tuer

Backed on his return to turf at Thirsk (5f, heavy) last week and just missed out, going down by a short-head with the first two pulling 6l clear of the third; his head went up in the air under pressure there and it looked one that got away but he's 4lb well in and he's run well at Ripon before.

5/2

OUR TIP

10/1

  • Place: £4.70

Form: 11919- D

Last run: 179 days

W: 9st 8lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

Had a good summer last year, winning three 5f handicaps (good to firm, good to soft and soft); below her best at York when last seen in October; career best needed on this return to action.

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4th

6

(7)

1st May 2024

Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

16:00 Ascot

Thunder Star

9st 4lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Jessica Macey

pulled hard, prominent, outpaced under 2f out, went fourth final stride

10/1

3rd

3

(5)

9th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

16:15 Thirsk

Thunder Star

9st 8lb

J: Lewis Edmunds

T: Jessica Macey

Had a good summer last year, winning three 5f handicaps (good to firm, good to soft and soft); below her best at York when last seen in October; career best needed on this return to action.

10/1

9th

13

(6)

13th Oct 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 3

17:00 York

Thunder Star

8st 9lb

J: Lewis Edmunds

T: Jessica Macey

Brought along patiently and has won three of her last four starts, all over 5f (good to firm, soft and good to soft); found out when upped in grade over C&D two starts ago though and this looks even more competitive.

10/1

11/2

Form: 5607-6 D

Last run: 16 days

W: 8st 5lb

6 yo Colt

OR: 64

Form & Verdict

Boasts a fine record on his second run of the season and last month's return to action (behind Zargun) offered hope he retained a good chunk of ability; place claims at least.

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3rd

1

(6)

10th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 8y

Class 6

20:18 Nottingham

Showalong

9st 11lb

J: Jack Garritty

T: Tim Easterby

His last win was 12 months ago but that was over C&D and he's finished runner-up at Pontefract and Redcar (both at 5f on soft) in last two starts; on same mark as for both those runs and he's respected with blinkers added.

11/2

2nd

1

(8)

2nd May 2024

Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

15:17 Redcar

Showalong

9st 11lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

Doesn't win too often (4-30) but 5f on soft ground is what he wants and he saw it out well to finish second last time at Pontefract; that was in a higher grade so his claims are crystal clear here.

9/4

2nd

7

(6)

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

0m 5f 3y

Class 5

17:30 Pontefract

Showalong

9st 1lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

prominent

13/2

Form: 25220- CD

Last run: 157 days

W: 9st 6lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Won a C&D maiden on soft ground here on last season's return; runner-up in three handicaps afterwards but ended her campaign with a disappointing run at Newmarket in November (6f, heavy); career best required on her seasonal reappearance.

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5th

3

(4)

11th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 6f 18y

Class 4

14:55 Nottingham

Gemini Star

9st 9lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Alice Haynes

took keen hold, prominent, outpaced and lost ground 3f out

8/1

8/1

Form: 34515- CD

Last run: 154 days

W: 9st 4lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

C&D winner in June 2022; impressed at Leicester in October (5f, good to soft; first run after a wind op; Gemini Star second) but he wasn't in the same form at Newcastle when last seen five months ago; capable but there are risks involved.

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3rd

8

(2)

25th Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

14:45 Beverley

Rambuso Creek

9st 0lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Kevin Ryan

Recent return to action at Thirsk was probably needed; type to win races this summer but whether he wants the ground quite so testing is a moot point.

12/1

6th

6

(3)

9th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

16:15 Thirsk

Rambuso Creek

9st 4lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Kevin Ryan

C&D winner in June 2022; impressed at Leicester in October (5f, good to soft; first run after a wind op; Gemini Star second) but he wasn't in the same form at Newcastle when last seen five months ago; capable but there are risks involved.

8/1

5th

4

(6)

7th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

17:50 Newcastle (AW)

Rambuso Creek

9st 6lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Kevin Ryan

Having had wind surgery he returned to winning ways at Leicester (5f) four weeks ago; did it in good style and a 5lb rise may not stop him if he's in the same form on AW debut.

3/1

Form: 4554-4 D

Last run: 30 days

W: 9st 2lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

5f on soft ground looks ideal for her and last season's two wins both came off higher marks than today's; last month's return at Southwell (6f) was encouraging and she's more appealing than many.

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9th

10

(2)

18th Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

16:17 Ripon

Ey Up Its Maggie

9st 4lb

J: Tommie Jakes

T: Tony Coyle & Kaine Wood

Five-time turf winner, the latest of them over 5f here last summer off 2lb higher; 6f on heavy ground might just stretch her stamina.

14/1

7th

7

(2)

9th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

16:15 Thirsk

Ey Up Its Maggie

9st 2lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Tony Coyle & Kaine Wood

5f on soft ground looks ideal for her and last season's two wins both came off higher marks than today's; last month's return at Southwell (6f) was encouraging and she's more appealing than many.

8/1

8th
12 (10)
Zargun

11/2

Form: -52691 D

Last run: 16 days

W: 8st 7lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 66

Form & Verdict

Had some smart form on slow ground in his prime and having tumbled down the weights he finally capitalised with an impressive win at Doncaster 16 days ago (5f, soft); up 6lb in a better race but the runner-up at Doncaster has since won well and he has conditions to suit; other pace to deal with but he's more appealing than many.

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6th

1

(5)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 5f 8y

Class 6

17:25 Nottingham

Zargun

9st 13lb

J: Elisha Whittington

T: Scott Dixon

Exploited his reduced mark at Doncaster last month (5f, soft) but he failed to back it up at Thirsk 11 days ago; this drop into Class 6 company will be more suitable and he's one to consider.

4/1

14/1

Form: 90356-

Last run: 180 days

W: 9st 11lb

9 yo Horse

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

3lb lower than when fifth in the Ayr Silver Cup last September; not in the same form on his final run last year and this drop to 5f isn't sure to suit on his reappearance (first 5f run since 2021).

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11th

13

(11)

27th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 6f 2y

Class 3

18:40 Doncaster

Snazzy Jazzy

9st 3lb

J: Dale Swift

T: Seb Spencer

bumped start, towards rear

12/1

9th

1

(12)

9th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

16:15 Thirsk

Snazzy Jazzy

9st 11lb

J: Dale Swift

T: Seb Spencer

3lb lower than when fifth in the Ayr Silver Cup last September; not in the same form on his final run last year and this drop to 5f isn't sure to suit on his reappearance (first 5f run since 2021).

14/1

16/1

Form: 33424-

Last run: 228 days

W: 8st 12lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 71

Form & Verdict

Failed to win in five runs for William Haggas, recording his peak RPR in a 6f handicap at Chelmsford last July; sold for 25,000gns last September and gelded; untried on slower than good and likely best watched after 228 days off.

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6th

3

(13)

26th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 5

20:30 Newcastle (AW)

Never This Way

9st 8lb

J: James Sullivan

T: Ruth Carr

No win for William Haggas (0-5) but did post an RPR of 79 when headed close home at Chelmsford (6f) last summer; gelded since joining Ruth Carr for £25,000 and returns to AW after a low-key Thirsk effort 17 days ago.

16/1

10th

9

(9)

9th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

16:15 Thirsk

Never This Way

8st 12lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Ruth Carr

Failed to win in five runs for William Haggas, recording his peak RPR in a 6f handicap at Chelmsford last July; sold for 25,000gns last September and gelded; untried on slower than good and likely best watched after 228 days off.

16/1

Form: 1310-0 D

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Three 5f turf wins last season, the latest off a 4lb lower mark in September; last month's return on the AW should have sharpened him up and he's one to consider.

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11th

5

(5)

25th Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

14:45 Beverley

Soul Seeker

9st 2lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: David O’Meara

Big prices and well beaten in two runs this year; C&D winner who handles heavy ground so not the biggest surprise to see him bounce back.

14/1

11th

4

(6)

9th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

16:15 Thirsk

Soul Seeker

9st 6lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: David O’Meara

Three 5f turf wins last season, the latest off a 4lb lower mark in September; last month's return on the AW should have sharpened him up and he's one to consider.

12/1

10th

7

(4)

23rd Mar 2024

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

20:00 Newcastle (AW)

Soul Seeker

9st 3lb

J: Ben Robinson

T: David O’Meara

towards rear, outpaced after 1f

25/1

25/1

Form: 21100-

Last run: 157 days

W: 8st 9lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 68

Form & Verdict

Hamilton specialist; ended 2023 with two poor runs on heavy ground (handles it); not on a bad mark ahead of her reappearance but this might not be her day.

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5th

8

(2)

29th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

0m 7f 50y

Class 5

15:50 Ayr

Iris Dancer

9st 1lb

J: Rowan Scott

T: Tristan Davidson

Stays 7f well enough but has done most of her winning over the stiff 6f at Hamilton; ended last season with two poor 6f runs and also disappointed over 5f this month; not the most obvious answer today.

25/1

12th

11

(8)

9th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

16:15 Thirsk

Iris Dancer

8st 9lb

J: Rowan Scott

T: Tristan Davidson

Hamilton specialist; ended 2023 with two poor runs on heavy ground (handles it); not on a bad mark ahead of her reappearance but this might not be her day.

25/1

Form: 62166-

Last run: 150 days

W: 9st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Two 6f wins last season, making all on heavy ground at Catterick in October off 2lb lower; having his first run at a bare 5f and likely he'll come on for this.

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7th

11

(5)

8th May 2024

Good

0m 7f 1y

Class 3

16:45 Chester

Oso Rapido

9st 0lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Roger Fell & Sean Murray

led

25/1

14th

14

(19)

27th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 6f 2y

Class 3

18:40 Doncaster

Oso Rapido

9st 3lb

J: Rowan Scott

T: Roger Fell & Sean Murray

Front-runner who handles slow ground; 40-1 and tailed off on his return to action at Thirsk 18 days ago (5f, heavy); not easily recommended on the back of that run.

33/1

13th

2

(1)

9th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

16:15 Thirsk

Oso Rapido

9st 11lb

J: Jonny Peate

T: Roger Fell & Sean Murray

Two 6f wins last season, making all on heavy ground at Catterick in October off 2lb lower; having his first run at a bare 5f and likely he'll come on for this.

16/1

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Exacta £525.00
Straight Forecast £414.50
Tricast £3986.50
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Selections

POSTDATA:

Zargun

RP RATINGS:

Showalong

SPOTLIGHT:

Illusionist

The Guardian:

Gemini Star

Daily Mail:

Snazzy Jazzy

The Times:

Showalong

The Star:

Showalong

TOPSPEED:

Illusionist

D Express:

Illusionist

Telegraph:

Zargun

Daily Mirror:

Zargun

The Sun:

Zargun