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16:30 York

Good To Soft

Royal Yorkshire Regiment Handicap

  • Prize money: £12885
  • 1m 2f 56y
  • Class 3
  • 7 runners
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Royal Yorkshire Regiment Handicap

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

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11/4 (Won)

  • Win: £3.00
  • Place: £1.80

Form: 42-81 D

Last run: 16 days

W: 8st 13lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Much improved when making a winning start to his handicap career at Chelmsford (1m2f, AW) under Jonny Peate 16 days ago; there was a lot to like about the way he came from last to first in the home straight, suggesting he's capable of better again.

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

1st

3

(8)

9th May 2024

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 4

20:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Primo Lara

9st 8lb

J: Jonny Peate

T: Jane Chapple-Hyam

Fair form all three starts over 7f, including back on a sound surface at Newmarket on reappearance and should stay further; will likely have to raise game to win from this mark on AW/handicap debut, though.

10/1

8th

9

(9)

16th Apr 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

16:05 Newmarket

Primo Lara

9st 2lb

J: Laura Pearson

T: Jane Chapple-Hyam

425,000gns yearling; both runs last season over 7f, finishing a close fourth when one of the favourites at Yarmouth (good) and conditions were soft when turned over at odds of 1-4 by a 40-1 chance at Leicester; the winner had shown modest form prior to that and next time out, albeit in a Listed race; returns now gelded and there's still plenty of upside.

16/1

10/1

  • Place: £3.20

Form: 422-23

Last run: 14 days

W: 8st 13lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Still a maiden but runner-up on three occasions and made a good start to his handicap career when third of eight at Ascot (1m2f, good) a fortnight ago; that effort can be marked up slightly given that he met a bit of trouble in the home straight and the saddle slipped late on.

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Verdict Starting price

3rd

6

(1)

11th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 1f 212y

Class 3

15:45 Ascot

Midnite Storm

9st 1lb

J: Neil Callan

T: Kevin Ryan

Runner-up in last three starts, including on his reappearance in a Newcastle maiden (1m, AW) last month; shaped then as though stepping up in trip would suit (bred to stay) and has an each-way shout.

5/1

2nd

8

(7)

8th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 5

16:20 Newcastle (AW)

Midnite Storm

9st 1lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Kevin Ryan

Improved with experience last season, signing off with near misses over 7f on soft and good ground; probably bumped into a decent horse at Redcar the final time; major form claims.

5/2

Form: 5-212 BF

Last run: 24 days

W: 8st 12lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

Has advanced his RPR with each start, winning 1m Kempton novice last month and narrowly denied in handicap there (1m again) since; the longer trip and return to turf ask different questions but it will be a surprise if he doesn't have bigger performances in him.

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Verdict Starting price

2nd

6

(3)

1st May 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

19:30 Kempton (AW)

Jayyash

9st 7lb

J: James Doyle

T: John & Thady Gosden

Still working it out as he goes along, landing the odds in a C&D novice last month despite pulling early and edging right; weighted up to that day's RPR but progressing at a stealthy rate and better again likely.

6/4

1st

7

(6)

10th Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

18:00 Kempton (AW)

Jayyash

8st 8lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: John & Thady Gosden

420,000euros breeze-up buy; disappointing he couldn't get the job done at the second time of asking last month but lost out by just a neck; could do with breaking better but this extra furlong gives him longer to catch up.

9/4

Form: 2241- C

Last run: 224 days

W: 8st 9lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

Fairly useful form in four runs at two, coming good in a 1m maiden here (soft) in October; subsequently gelded; has potential in handicaps this year but he wouldn't be certain to stay this trip judged on pedigree.

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1st

3

(7)

14th Oct 2023

Good

0m 7f 192y

Class 2

15:05 York

Colorada Dancer

9st 7lb

J: David Nolan

T: Richard Fahey

raced in third, smooth headway to lead 2f out, pushed along up the centre over 1f out, ridden when faced challenge inside final furlong, edged left but kept on final 110yds, gamely

5/2

4th

2

(7)

21st Sep 2023

Good

0m 7f 50y

Class 4

13:20 Ayr

Colorada Dancer

9st 7lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Richard Fahey

Bred to be a useful sort; runner-up in 7f contests on good ground, going very close at Sandown then beaten 5l at Thirsk where he seemed to do too much up front (not disgraced in the circumstances); one of the main form contenders.

3/1

8/1

Form: 357-71 D

Last run: 23 days

W: 8st 6lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Raced over 6f/7f on first four starts and much improved when stepped up to 1m2f for his handicap debut at Doncaster (good to soft) 23 days ago, forging clear in the final 1f; the handicapper hasn't missed him with an 8lb rise but he's unexposed at this trip and likely has more to offer.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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1st

1

(6)

2nd May 2024

Heavy

1m 2f 43y

Class 6

18:15 Doncaster

Terrorise

9st 11lb

J: Ben Robinson

T: Brian Ellison

Placed on debut at Newcastle (6f) last summer; hasn't kicked on positively from that in three subsequent starts, the latest coming over 7f at Southwell in March; tackles a new trip (should stay based on pedigree) for handicap debut; improvement necessary.

12/1

7th

4

(10)

26th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 4

18:15 Southwell (AW)

Terrorise

9st 1lb

J: Ben Robinson

T: Brian Ellison

Made late headway when third in a 6f novice at Newcastle on his debut last summer; failed to build on it twice afterwards and he'll need a career best to come out on top here

12/1

Form: 3-3371 D

Last run: 11 days

W: 8st 9lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

Placed three times on the AW (1m2f/1m3f) during the winter and shrugged off a poor run on heavy ground at Ripon when getting up on the line in a 1m2f Beverley handicap (good to firm) 11 days ago; nudged up only 2lb but this looks a stronger race.

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Verdict Starting price

7th

5

(11)

18th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 4f 10y

Class 5

14:32 Ripon

Flickering Halo

8st 10lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

in touch with leaders

4/1

Form: 115-1

Last run: 47 days

W: 9st 9lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

His only defeat in four starts came in a Newmarket Group 3 last autumn; made a successful start to his handicap career over 1m4f at Wolverhampton at the beginning of April; subsequently gelded; the Wolverhampton form has taken a few knocks and he'll require a near-smart performance to give a lot of weight away to some of the progressive sorts in this line-up.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

1st

1

(1)

8th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 3

19:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Per Contra

9st 9lb

J: James Doyle

T: Ollie Sangster

Won comfortably last summer on first two starts (7f/7.3f, turf); well beaten in 1m Group 3 at Newmarket last October when last seen and takes a big step up in trip on today's handicap and seasonal debut, but his dam was a 1m4f winner and this unexposed colt is an interesting contender.

2/1

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Payout
Exacta £153.00
Straight Forecast £136.10
Trifecta £731.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Primo Lara

The Times:

Colorada Dancer

D Express:

Jayyash

TOPSPEED:

Terrorise

POSTDATA:

Midnite Storm

Daily Mail:

Per Contra

RP RATINGS:

Primo Lara

NEWMARKET:

Primo Lara

Telegraph:

Primo Lara

Daily Mirror:

Primo Lara

The Star:

Primo Lara

Daily Record:

Colorada Dancer

The Sun:

Jayyash

The Guardian:

Terrorise