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14:45 York

Good To Soft

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  • Prize money: £25770
  • 0m 5f 0y
  • Class 2
  • 12 runners
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William Hill Extra Place Races Daily Handicap

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

7/1 (Won)

  • Win: £3.75
  • Place: £1.80

Form: 53-236

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 4lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Smart 2yo (Group 3 winner and placed in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint); two solid runs in Dubai but he didn't see his race out in an Ascot Group 3 on his return from a break 24 days ago (6f, good to soft); best form on good or quicker but seems to handle good to soft; a well-run race over 5f could be ideal.

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6th

9

(7)

1st May 2024

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

14:50 Ascot

Starlust

9st 3lb

J: Hector Crouch

T: Ralph Beckett

Enjoyed progressive and busy 2yo campaign, which culminated in staying-on third at the Breeders' Cup (5f, firm; also effective over 6f and on good to soft); posted two very solid efforts in defeat at Meydan (6f, good) earlier this year; could be thereabouts once more.

5/1

16/1

  • Place: £4.10

Form: -73050

Last run: 10 days

W: 8st 3lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Ran a fine race when third at Newcastle in March (5f; second run for this yard); hasn't kicked on from that since and although he's handicapped to win, a sharp 5f might not be enough of a test; well below par here ten days ago too (6f).

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12/1

  • Place: £4.30

Form: 56-720 CD

Last run: 9 days

W: 8st 2lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

Loves it here and his penultimate Chester second showed he retains significant ability; less good here at the Dante meeting though and he's 4lb out of the weights.

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25/1

Form: 215-80 D

Last run: 16 days

W: 8st 11lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Bad draw at Chester last time and that's not the run to judge him on but now a 9yo who may need soft or heavy ground to make an impact at this level.

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Form: 2846-4 BF

Last run: 7 days

W: 8st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

Won 6f novice last spring; yet to win a handicap but several runs strongly suggest he is ahead of his mark, including from bad draw over C&D in September; raced freely and again met trouble when fourth at Thirsk on last week's return (6f, good to firm), a run that should have sharpened him up nicely; Raul Da Silva has had just one ride for the yard in the last five seasons, finishing second on Show Me Show Me in a valuable handicap in September 2022; intriguing contender despite stepping up in class.

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6th

6

(10)

17th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

15:40 Newcastle (AW)

Brooklyn Nine Nine

9st 5lb

J: David Nolan

T: Richard Fahey

slowly into stride, towards rear of midfield

9/2

9/1

Form: 44-260 D

Last run: 10 days

W: 8st 3lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Now just 1lb higher than for his quick 5f double last August, the wins at Haydock (heavy) and Chepstow (good to soft); ran well over C&D behind Vintage Clarets in September too and his seasonal return was encouraging; has not progressed since but was away from the main action here last time and that isn't the run to judge him on; much better expected this time.

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Form: 13-773 CD

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 4lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Big effort to win over C&D (good to soft) last September and he followed up at Catterick the following month; tanked through a Chester handicap (good) 16 days ago but the winner rather got first run on him; 2lb rise not ideal but slower ground will help and he's high on the list.

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3rd

3

(5)

9th May 2024

Good

0m 5f 15y

Class 2

13:30 Chester

Vintage Clarets

9st 10lb

J: Jack Garritty

T: Richard Fahey

dwelt start, towards rear on inner, headway from over 1f out, pressed leaders against far rail inside final 110yds, just failed

8/1

7th

2

(3)

27th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

17:50 Ripon

Vintage Clarets

9st 8lb

J: Ethan Tindall

T: Richard Fahey

towards rear

10/1

12/1

Form: 17-085 D

Last run: 48 days

W: 9st 8lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

Newbury Group 3 win last September came on heavy ground and it isn't a compelling formline; edging back to a more suitable mark now but he'd be of more interest on heavy going.

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5th

3

(10)

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 5f 10y

Class 2

15:43 Bath

Thunderbear

9st 11lb

J: James Ryan

T: Jack W Davison

Proved himself in the mud when winning a 5f Group 3 at Newbury last September; that doesn't look solid form though and he's been well held in three runs since (two this year); others appeal as being better treated.

12/1

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9th
1 (10)
Korker

9/2

Form: 121-74 CD BF

Last run: 9 days

W: 10st 0lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

The conditions won't be an issue and he ran another solid race over C&D when keeping on for fourth at the Dante meeting nine days ago; tendency to get it wrong at the start leaves him with little margin for error off this mark though; others appeal more.

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20/1

Form: 221-05 D

Last run: 53 days

W: 8st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Two front-running wins (good to soft and soft) on turf last year; took form to a new level with a dominant display in a Class 4 handicap at Southwell in December but he's not come close to matching that twice since (Tapeta and heavy turf); not easily recommended at this level on the grass.

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5th

4

(5)

2nd Apr 2024

Soft

0m 5f 3y

Class 2

15:15 Pontefract

Hiya Maite

9st 2lb

J: Lewis Edmunds

T: Roy Bowring

Career-best form when running away with a Class 4 handicap at Southwell in December but then well held at Newcastle after a 10lb rise; rated 5lb lower on turf and he's proven over 5f on testing ground; could have a say.

8/1

11th
6 (12)
Rabaah

4/1

Form: 1155-0

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Began 2023 with two AW wins; fair Listed fifth last May and was beaten just 2l into fifth in a red-hot race here on handicap debut last June; raced too freely back from 322 days off at Newmarket three weeks ago (6f, good) but that might have got the freshness out of him and he did move well for a long way; the drop to 5f is an interesting move and he appeals as being ahead of this mark; his only run on slower than good was on debut.

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11th

8

(14)

4th May 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

13:45 Newmarket

Rabaah

9st 0lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: Charles Hills

Began 2023 with two AW wins; fair Listed fifth last May and he was beaten just 2l into fifth in a red-hot race at York on his handicap debut last June; the first three home in that race are now BHA-rated 17lb, 23lb and 13lb higher respectively so it's unlikely this mark is beyond him; absence to contend with (has been gelded) but he's a fascinating runner.

8/1

5th

3

(7)

17th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:40 York

Rabaah

9st 8lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: Charles Hills

Two 6f AW novice wins early this year; having raced freely he faded into fifth of seven in Listed race at Newbury (6f, good) last month and has to improve upon that form on this handicap debut; however, he could settle better off the strong pace in this big field and retains potential; not written off.

10/1

12th
11 (9)
Never Dark

33/1

Form: 71597- D

Last run: 184 days

W: 8st 3lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Won twice on turf last season (both 5f on good to soft/soft); ended the campaign quietly though and he makes his reappearance in a warm race.

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Payout
Exacta £497.00
Straight Forecast £434.10
Tricast £7208.10
Trifecta £5304.00

Selections

RP RATINGS:

Rabaah

TOPSPEED:

Manila Scouse

The Times:

Vintage Clarets

SPOTLIGHT:

Brooklyn Nine Nine

Daily Mirror:

Thunderbear

Telegraph:

Korker

The Guardian:

Rabaah

Daily Mail:

Rabaah

D Express:

Rabaah

POSTDATA:

Manila Scouse

The Star:

Manila Scouse

The Sun:

Vintage Clarets

Daily Record:

Vintage Clarets