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18:02 Thirsk

Good To Firm

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  • 0m 6f 0y
  • Class 6
  • 18 runners
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Runners: 18 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

8/1 (Won)

  • Win: £11.80
  • Place: £2.70

Form: 677-98

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 8lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 59

Form & Verdict

18-race maiden; down the field in two Class 5 events this spring; this grade should be more to his liking and he also tries new headgear; one of two runners for the yard.

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8th

11

(13)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

18:35 Thirsk

Lord Abama

8st 10lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Michael Dods

took keen hold, towards rear

14/1

20/1

  • Place: £2.50

Form: 35070- D

Last run: 234 days

W: 9st 5lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 56

Form & Verdict

6f novice winner as a 2yo; drawn a blank since but last year's best efforts bring her into this off a reduced mark; betting revealing back from 234 days off.

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10th

8

(6)

27th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 6

17:35 Redcar

Atomise

9st 6lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Michael Dods

towards rear

20/1

33/1

  • Place: £7.20

Form: 06-009 D

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 6lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 57

Form & Verdict

Won twice in a fortnight last summer and he's now 6lb lower than for the second win; needs to step up on this year's efforts to capitalise.

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9th

3

(2)

2nd May 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

14:22 Ayr

Indian Sounds

9st 4lb

J: Mark Winn

T: Paul Midgley

midfield, weakened 2f out

10/1

14/1

  • Place: £3.50

Form: 89-984 D

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 3lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 54

Form & Verdict

Running himself back into form this year, latterly finishing a close fourth at Wetherby three weeks ago (5.5f, soft); type to come good soon and the return to faster ground no issue.

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4th

10

(5)

28th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 5f 110y

Class 6

16:40 Wetherby

Dandy Spirit

9st 0lb

J: Jonny Peate

T: Roger Fell & Sean Murray

Safely held in two 6f Thirsk handicaps this month but he surged back to form to win this race in refitted blinkers in 2023 (good to soft) and followed up off mark 9lb higher than today's at Nottingham (6f, heavy); has the headgear back on today; interesting.

16/1

10/1

Form: 534-66 CD

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 59

Form & Verdict

The first of last season's three wins came over C&D on good to firm ground; should be at concert pitch after two runs last month and getting back on faster ground in his favour; more appealing than many.

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6/1

Form: 67-803 CD

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 58

Form & Verdict

Back to form when third at Redcar 16 days ago (5f, soft; second run in blinkers); neither the longer trip or faster ground will be a problem and the new visor could give him a lift.

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3rd

4

(6)

2nd May 2024

Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

15:17 Redcar

Prospect

9st 7lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: Paul Midgley

Won off a 10lb higher mark last summer and conditions are no issue, but he's hard to trust after the start he's made to this season (beaten 10l and 32l).

20/1

10/1

Form: /10-09 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 8st 12lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 49

Form & Verdict

Won a 6f handicap at Southwell in January 2023 off a 2lb higher mark; down the field in two C&D runs since returning from a long absence but the latest of them offered hope she retained ability, taking a circuitous route and meeting some trouble in running; return to a sound surface will suit; contender.

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9th

12

(18)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

19:40 Thirsk

Fylingdale

9st 4lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

awkward start, switched left soon after start, in rear

33/1

8/1

Form: 24-244 BF

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 59

Form & Verdict

All wins at 5f, the last five of them coming at Newcastle; three solid efforts at that track so far this year but this a rare 6f outing and others might see it out better.

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4th

12

(4)

26th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 5

20:30 Newcastle (AW)

Elzaal

8st 13lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: Paul Midgley

Five C&D wins, the latest by a short head off 3lb higher last March; ultra-consistent during the winter, finishing a close fourth (Saaheq third) here seven weeks ago; likely to have his day again soon, but a low draw serves to temper enthusiasm.

7/2

12/1

Form: 620426

Last run: 15 days

W: 8st 11lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 48

Form & Verdict

25-race maiden but regularly placed on AW this year; promise on turf at Doncaster last summer (6f, good); each-way shout once more.

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6th

13

(11)

3rd May 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

21:00 Newcastle (AW)

Higher Law

9st 2lb

J: Lewis Edmunds

T: Kevin Frost

A maiden after 24 starts but scores pretty good marks for consistency this year, and lost out only narrowly off today's mark at Wolverhampton ten days ago; holds obvious each-way claims.

5/1

33/1

Form: 6-04

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 55

Form & Verdict

Appeared to take a huge step forward when fourth of seven at Redcar 16 days ago (6f, soft) and that wasn't a tactical event that developed into a sprint either; moves into handicaps with potential but she has different ground to contend with this time.

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4th

2

(4)

2nd May 2024

Soft

0m 5f 217y

Class 5

14:42 Redcar

Jamies Choice

9st 12lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Tracy Waggott

in touch with leaders, went third 2f out, outpaced over 1f out, ran green and weakened gradually inside final 110yds

100/1

Form: 5004-0

Last run: 18 days

W: 8st 9lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 46

Form & Verdict

Placed in his first two 2yo runs but he went the wrong way last year and was tailed off on last month's stable debut (7f, good).

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13th

7

(7)

30th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

0m 7f 6y

Class 6

17:10 Catterick

Chattel Village

9st 8lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: John Wainwright

12-race maiden; best form at shorter (tailed off only try at 7f); back from a break on debut for new yard; others stronger.

50/1

20/1

Form: 36-600

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 0lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 51

Form & Verdict

Well held in two runs for this yard, finishing behind Fylingdale over C&D four weeks ago; wait for an elusive first success set to continues.

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11th

8

(16)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

19:40 Thirsk

Ben Dikduk

9st 7lb

J: Sam James

T: Mark Walford

prominent

33/1

4/1

Form: 738-51 CD

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 9lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 60

Form & Verdict

Two C&D wins (including the corresponding race) in the spring of 2021; gained his first win since when beating five rivals at Catterick last month (6f, good; Class 5); 2lb rise shouldn't prevent another good run.

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1st

8

(3)

30th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 212y

Class 5

20:25 Catterick

Highjacked

8st 6lb

J: Amie Waugh

T: John Davies

Exposed sort; hasn't won since May 2021 when scoring off 4lb higher at Thirsk (6f, soft); not beaten far when fifth over same C&D on reappearance (soft, started favourite) but this looks tougher.

7/1

5th

8

(7)

9th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

15:45 Thirsk

Highjacked

9st 2lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: John Davies

Won two C&D handicaps in the spring of 2021 (including on soft) but he hasn't put his head in front since; retains ability and is on a good mark so he's not discounted given he's run well fresh in the past.

9/1

20/1

Form: 0137-7

Last run: 26 days

W: 9st 8lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 59

Form & Verdict

Won two 5f handicaps (good to firm and soft) in the second half of 2023; modest effort on his seasonal return last month though and needs to take a good step forward.

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7th

8

(9)

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

0m 5f 3y

Class 5

17:30 Pontefract

Hardy Angel

8st 13lb

J: Duran Fentiman

T: Tim Easterby

prominent on outer

8/1

OUR TIP

33/1

Form: 969

Last run: 78 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 60

Form & Verdict

Bred to better than a Class 6 handicapper but he didn't achieve a huge amount in three novice events at Newcastle early in the year; likely best watched despite the more suitable opportunity.

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9th

2

(3)

1st Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 4

19:00 Newcastle (AW)

Busan

9st 7lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Julie Camacho

Modest RPRs in two novice events (6f/7f) at this venue; latest effort was better than the first but he's still likely to be more interesting in handicaps shortly.

33/1

6th

2

(3)

2nd Feb 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 4

16:40 Newcastle (AW)

Busan

9st 12lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: Julie Camacho

Bred to have a future and looked to find 6f an inadequate test on last month's debut here; can do better but probably over even further than this.

28/1

16th
18 (13)
Embla

50/1

Form: 66-308 D

Last run: 88 days

W: 8st 9lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 45

Form & Verdict

Placed in a weak AW event (5f) in January but less good twice after and she's offered little in seven turf starts.

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8th

4

(2)

20th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

19:30 Newcastle (AW)

Embla

9st 9lb

J: Jonny Peate

T: Alan Brown

prominent on far side of group

25/1

17th
20 (3)
Jems Bond

14/1

Form: 643075 D

Last run: 15 days

W: 8st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 45

Form & Verdict

Six-time AW winner but unplaced all 11 turf runs and easy to have reservations about.

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5th

6

(2)

3rd May 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

20:30 Newcastle (AW)

Jems Bond

9st 2lb

J: Rowan Scott

T: Alan Brown

Last five wins have come here (6f/7f), but losing run up to 14 and he finished behind two of these when seventh of 11 over C&D last month; needs a turnaround.

12/1

7th

10

(6)

16th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

19:30 Newcastle (AW)

Jems Bond

9st 1lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Alan Brown

Last five wins have come here (6f/7f), but despite dropping in the weights his losing run is up to 13; finished over 10l behind Brother Dave at Southwell (7f, Tapeta) last time and others are preferred.

12/1

18th
15 (19)
Gidwa

10/1

Form: 0-8215 D BF

Last run: 25 days

W: 8st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 49

Form & Verdict

Lots of handicapping scope given his former ability and he did manage to win a minor 6f handicap for Kevin Philppart De Foy last month; not far behind Higher Law when fifth at Wolverhampton last month; changed hands for 3,600gns last week; one to consider.

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5th

8

(5)

23rd Apr 2024

Standard

0m 6f 20y

Class 6

21:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Gidwa

9st 3lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Kevin Philippart De Foy

Had suggested he was on the way back before just getting the better of Bernard Spierpoint over C&D 13 days ago; only 2lb higher, but wouldn't be sure to confirm the form with his old rival who lacked a recent run.

4/1

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Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Rainbow Rain

D Express:

Atomise

The Times:

Prospect

The Sun:

Highjacked

Telegraph:

Elzaal

POSTDATA:

Dandy Spirit

The Star:

Indian Sounds

RP RATINGS:

Rainbow Rain

Daily Mirror:

Atomise

The Guardian:

Prospect

Daily Record:

Highjacked