Home / May 25 / 17:05 York

17:05 York

Good To Soft

Alf Duffield Memorial Handicap

  • Prize money: £10468
  • 0m 7f 0y
  • Class 4
  • 18 runners
RTV
View Course
Alf Duffield Memorial Handicap

Runners: 18 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

14/1 (Won)

  • Win: £15.20
  • Place: £3.50

Form: 05-562 D

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 3lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

Hasn't won since maiden success at Ayr as a juvenile in 2022 (7f, good); good second at Newcastle last time and couldn't be ruled out back on turf.

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

15/2

  • Place: £1.90

Form: 621-61 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 76

Form & Verdict

Has won two of her last three races, over 6f at Redcar last October (soft) and over this trip at Haydock this month (good to firm); on a career-high mark (up 3lb from last time); interesting contender.

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

1st

10

(2)

11th May 2024

Good

0m 6f 212y

Class 4

14:45 Haydock

Mereside Diva

9st 2lb

J: Callum Rodriguez

T: David & Nicola Barron

Three-time winner who has bagged two handicaps over 6f and she finished last season on a high; suffered serious interference when 4-1 for comeback run at Thirsk and never figured; tough filly who should stay this far given her pedigree.

5/1

12/1

  • Place: £3.00

Form: 617-8 D

Last run: 25 days

W: 9st 0lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 71

Form & Verdict

Salisbury novice winner last August (7f, good); has not fared quite as well in handicaps since; unexposed and may have more to offer.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price
No Results Found
OUR TIP
4th
1 (13)
Riot

11/2

  • Place: £1.90

Form: 338401 CD

Last run: 8 days

W: 10st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Reportedly suited by the strong gallop and return to turf when scoring in good style over C&D last week (7f, good); up 6lb and has slower ground to contend with; player.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price
No Results Found
5th
6 (16)
Billyb

33/1

Form: 96907- D

Last run: 273 days

W: 9st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

Three wins for Ann Duffield in 2022, two on turf (7f/1m, good/good to firm); below par last season; on a good mark for stable debut; lacks a recent run.

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

7th

1

(3)

26th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 219y

Class 4

18:00 Redcar

Billyb

10st 2lb

J: Shane Gray

T: Ann Duffield

Three wins (7f/1m) last year and latest was off 5lb higher, but he has form figures of 79690 this season and was beaten 14l at Haydock (1m, good) last time; cheekpieces are now added and he needs a major turnaround.

33/1

Form: 960-86 D

Last run: 8 days

W: 9st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 76

Form & Verdict

Not the best of strike-rates (2-19 on turf) and yet to win for this yard; creditable sixth behind Riot over C&D last week (would have finished closer but for meeting trouble); a possible.

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

Form: 79805- D

Last run: 288 days

W: 9st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Five wins over 7f/1m in 2022 (good to soft/good to firm); struggled a bit last term but back on a decent mark; may need the run after 288-day break.

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

Form: 3-4654 BF

Last run: 26 days

W: 9st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 71

Form & Verdict

Ex-Irish; best run for present yard when close fourth at Ayr last time (7f, good); dropped 1lb for that and could go well with this softer going no problem.

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

Form: 143311 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 3lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

On a hat-trick after 6f wins at Chelmsford and Ascot (good; 26-runner event); up 4lb; has also won over 7f, so he's a contender.

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

1st

24

(27)

11th May 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

16:55 Ascot

Northcliff

8st 13lb

J: Sorcha Woods

T: Mike Murphy & Michael Keady

Took him 25 attempts to get off the mark and both wins have come on the AW (6f/7f) this year; twice placed on turf (6f, good to firm) in between, but is now 3lb higher so he will need to find a bit more to break his turf duck at the 23rd attempt.

14/1

1st

1

(2)

2nd May 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

20:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Northcliff

9st 11lb

J: Sorcha Woods

T: Mike Murphy & Michael Keady

Off the mark at the 25th attempt (fifth for this yard) when landing a 7f handicap at Wolverhampton in February; three solid efforts have followed, most recently a third of nine in a Class 5 at Windsor ten days ago; should go well back down in class.

5/1

Form: 6518-9 D

Last run: 27 days

W: 9st 5lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 76

Form & Verdict

Won first handicap in fillies' event at Thirsk last September (7f, good) when fitted with cheekpieces for first time (not on here); below par both runs since (AW on reappearance); others preferred.

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

33/1

Form: -11069 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Won 7f handicap at Southwell in January and a 6f handicap at Newcastle in February; below form since, including back on turf last twice; others stronger.

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

9th

10

(14)

4th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

14:10 Thirsk

Grant Wood

9st 3lb

J: David Nolan

T: Paul Midgley

held up in rear, going okay but waiting for room over 2f out, soon switched right and not clear run, hung left over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, no telling impression

20/1

Form: 932-56 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 8lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Won 7f Kempton novice in March 2023; two fair AW runs in October 2023; below form since, including back on turf last time.

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

6th

6

(3)

11th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 0f 75y

Class 4

16:05 Nottingham

Deceiver

9st 4lb

J: Callum Hutchinson

T: Daniel & Claire Kubler

Good efforts on AW in the last three of his four handicaps, most recently when fifth of 14 at Chelmsford (1m; 7-2 favourite) on his return in March; should benefit from that run but he's now 1-7 and still has something to prove on turf; mixed messages.

6/1

5th

10

(9)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

16:35 Chelmsford (AW)

Deceiver

9st 8lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Daniel & Claire Kubler

Lightly raced 4yo who looks better on the AW (form reads 132) than on turf (379) so far, going down by half a length to a triple subsequent winner at Wolverhampton (8.6f, Tapeta) last October; off for five months, but has a good record fresh and one for the shortlist.

11/2

13th
10 (4)
Danzan

14/1

Form: 64-330 D

Last run: 8 days

W: 9st 5lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 76

Form & Verdict

Tough veteran; latest win was at Thirsk last September (7f, soft); good third on same track early this month (6f, good to soft) but plenty to find with Riot on last week's C&D form.

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

Form: 66-007 D

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

Two wins over 6f last season (good to firm/heavy); has won over 7f; yet to hit form this season (better run last time).

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

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

15th
18 (19)
Leap Day

16/1

Form: 422005

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 1lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Won 1m novice at Southwell in December; patchy form since but not beaten far when fifth at Thirsk last Saturday (7f, good to firm); place chance.

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

10th

1

(9)

28th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

15:30 Wetherby

Leap Day

9st 11lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

Possibly out of his depth in Class 3 last time; generally consistent and has place possibilities back down in grade, provided the pick of his winter AW form is transferred back to turf.

12/1

28/1

Form: 0-5448 D

Last run: 26 days

W: 9st 3lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

Three wins last season, two of which were on turf for David O'Meara, including over 7f on soft, and the other at Newcastle for current yard when wearing cheekpieces for the first time; headgear retained since but he was beaten a long way at Ayr last time (7f, good) after a break.

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

8th

1

(7)

29th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

0m 7f 50y

Class 5

15:50 Ayr

Kalganov

9st 9lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Michael Dods

Dual turf winner (once over C&D) for David O'Meara in the autumn and seemingly boosted by first-time cheekpices when scoring on AW in December, his third start for Michael Dods; still in fairly good form at start of this year; returns from ten-week break today.

8/1

14/1

Form: 248-93 D

Last run: 8 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 76

Form & Verdict

His only win was over 7f at Leicester in July 2023 (good to firm); good third of 20 to Riot (who's now 7lb worse off) over C&D last week, despite hanging left; each-way chance.

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

9th

5

(5)

11th May 2024

Good

0m 6f 212y

Class 4

14:45 Haydock

Craven

9st 6lb

J: Adam Farragher

T: Richard Fahey

Sole win came over this far at Leicester last July (good to firm) and he held his form well for the most part afterwards; nothing wrong with his mark if ready to rock after a break.

14/1

22/1

Form: 60250- C

Last run: 148 days

W: 9st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 73

Form & Verdict

Newmarket winner last June (7f, good); well drawn; no easy task back on turf having been off since December.

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

10th

5

(8)

29th Dec 2023

Standard

0m 6f 16y

Class 5

19:00 Southwell (AW)

Magical Max

9st 8lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Ivan Furtado

slowly away and lost many lengths start, always behind

14/1

5th

3

(5)

8th Dec 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 14y

Class 5

17:15 Newcastle (AW)

Magical Max

9st 9lb

J: Elle-May Croot

T: Ivan Furtado

led narrowly

6/1

Terms and conditions

*Odds displayed on this page are sourced directly from online bookmakers. Please check all details before placing your bet(s). 18+ only.

Non-runners

Extrication, Broken Spear

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £1009.00
Straight Forecast £680.60
Tricast £6498.90
Trifecta £13559.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Extrication

POSTDATA:

Northcliff

D Express:

Carolus Magnus

The Star:

Feel The Need

The Sun:

Mereside Diva

TOPSPEED:

Magical Max

RP RATINGS:

Oso Rapido

The Times:

Extrication

Telegraph:

Extrication

Daily Mail:

Extrication

The Guardian:

Northcliff

Daily Record:

Northcliff

Daily Mirror:

Carolus Magnus