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Theakston Simply The Best Classified Stakes

  • Prize money: £3140.4
  • 0m 6f 0y
  • Class 6
  • 18 runners
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Theakston Simply The Best Classified Stakes

Runners: 18 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

8/1 (Won)

  • Win: £7.00
  • Place: £2.80

Form: 466-04

Last run: 11 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 50

Form & Verdict

Lightly raced 4yo who's from a family that's done very well for this yard; turned in her best effort yet in a 5f handicap last time and holds leading claims back up a furlong.

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14/1

  • Place: £6.70

Form: 579-45

Last run: 25 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 49

Form & Verdict

Didn't see out a stiff 6.9f on soft ground last time and would have claims here on her comeback Ripon effort if that's ignored; is one of the likelier candidates drawn low.

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5/1

  • Place: £3.10

Form: 774821 CD

Last run: 4 days

W: 9st 13lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 47

Form & Verdict

6f stamina carried the day when he got back up late in a weak 5f handicap at Wolverhampton last Thursday; rarely runs on turf now but he's a previous C&D winner and has a fair chance of following up under a 4lb penalty.

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Form: 991665 D

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 9lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 48

Form & Verdict

Has done most recent racing over 7f and not been as good since a win in April; boasts a poor strike-rate and it's hard to know where stall 2 leaves him but this is a touch easier.

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Form: 02780-

Last run: 191 days

W: 9st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 45

Form & Verdict

Rarely goes beyond 5f these days, is entitled to need this after six months off and would have been better off with most were this a handicap; has a bit to overcome then.

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Form: -60001 D

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 50

Form & Verdict

Popped up from nowhere when finally off the mark at Hamilton 12 days ago (2lb rise sees him on the ceiling mark for this race); strung together three decent efforts on the AW last autumn, so it wouldn't be a shock were he to go in again.

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Form: 93857- D

Last run: 232 days

W: 9st 9lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 45

Form & Verdict

Has often gone well fresh in the past and her yard, who also saddle Ustath, has been among the winners; is one of the likelier sorts drawn low despite being rated 45.

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7th

8

(10)

5th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 7f 1y

Class 6

15:55 Lingfield (AW)

Delagate The Lady

9st 3lb

J: Finley Marsh

T: Robyn Brisland

towards rear throughout

12/1

10/1

Form: 2575-3 CD

Last run: 52 days

W: 9st 9lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 50

Form & Verdict

Habitual slow starter who won a similar race over C&D last August; has gone well fresh before, so the break since his AW comeback is no concern, and he's one to consider.

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9th
9 (10)
Gidwa

7/1

Form: 215023 D

Last run: 6 days

W: 9st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 49

Form & Verdict

Four wins came on the AW and he boasts a very patchy profile on turf; has turned in two decent efforts since the tongue-tie went on, though, and won't mind the return to sprinting for a yard among the winners.

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10th
12 (16)
Kitbag

12/1

Form: 065765 D

Last run: 27 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 47

Form & Verdict

Rather struggled since joining from Jack Channon (trainer also runs Bernie The Bear) and is switched from a visor to first-time blinkers today; wins both came on the AW.

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OUR TIP

Form: 242430 D

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 50

Form & Verdict

String of defeats at short prices on the AW this year, often fluffing the start, and was below-par when making it 0-11 on turf behind Ben Dikduk last time; stable (also run Kitbag) form could be better.

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50/1

Form: 090

Last run: 44 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 46

Form & Verdict

Slowly away and/or inclined to pull hard in three runs to date, all at huge prices; hails from a family his trainer knows well and this is more realistic but would want to see some support before considering him.

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20/1

Form: 328384

Last run: 32 days

W: 9st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 46

Form & Verdict

Longstanding maiden whose yard also saddle Birdie Bowers; has been running over 7f of late and most of his best efforts have come on the Tapeta at Newcastle.

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25/1

Form: -77699 D

Last run: 38 days

W: 9st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 47

Form & Verdict

Hasn't won in almost two years and has suffered plenty of costly defeats in the interim; came in for support last time, when inclined to pull hard from a wide stall, and is now given another try in cheekpieces instead of the usual blinkers.

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50/1

Form: 7680

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 37

Form & Verdict

Had issues at the start and looked very limited thus far; headgear goes on and Gidwa looks her trainer's best shout.

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Form: 27-869 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 9lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 48

Form & Verdict

Three-time Ayr winner last summer who's well suited by soft ground; hasn't been in any form this season, including back in the blinkers latest.

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16/1

Form: 9-0727 BF

Last run: 32 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 50

Form & Verdict

Almost popped up at a big price at Catterick in the spring and was said to have been unsuited by soft ground when well beaten at a short price next time; the return to 6f won't hurt in first-time headgear and he's considered.

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Form: 86-450

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 44

Form & Verdict

Yet to go close to finishing placed, including on his sprint debut back from wind surgery a few weeks ago; is among the lowest rated and doesn't make much appeal.

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Non-runners

Blue Jay Way, War Zone

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Payout
Exacta £1492.00
Straight Forecast £977.30
Trifecta £9955.00

Selections

RP RATINGS:

Ben Dikduk

POSTDATA:

Gidwa

SPOTLIGHT:

Eternal Sunshine

Telegraph:

Ustath

D Express:

Flavius Titus

The Sun:

Eternal Sunshine

The Times:

Ben Dikduk

The Guardian:

Ben Dikduk

Daily Record:

Ben Dikduk

Daily Mirror:

Gidwa

The Star:

Gidwa

Daily Mail:

Ustath