July 26 / 13.25 Beverley

13.25

Good To Firm

Lady Jane Bethell Memorial Amateur Jockeys’ Handicap (Div I)

  • Prize money: £3028.47
  • 1m 1f 207y
  • Class 6
  • 10 runners
  • Win time: 2m 5s
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Lady Jane Bethell Memorial Amateur Jockeys’ Handicap (Div I)

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

7/2 (Won)

  • Win: £4.34
  • Place: £1.40

Form: -59423 BF

Last run: 27 days

W: 10st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 56

Form & Verdict
Has dropped a fair way in the weights and only just lost out here (8.5f, good to firm) on his penultimate outing; again ran with credit when third of eight at Musselburgh (1m1f, good) last time, but losing run now stands at 25 and stamina concerns over this trip on a stiff track.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

6th

8

(4)

16th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 4f 98y

Class 6

15:55 Newcastle (AW)

Irv

8st 13lb

J: Jonny Peate

T: Micky Hammond

3-47, with those wins coming on turf at York (1m, twice) and Beverley (1m2f); placed on sole previous attempt over 1m4f (Catterick) but wasn't in the best of form when last seen, finishing tenth of 14 behind today's rival Spirit of Ash here (1m2f) in September; stablemate of Art of Romance.

16/1

10th

3

(1)

11th Sep 2023

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 6

17:30 Newcastle (AW)

Irv

9st 7lb

J: Aiden Brookes

T: Micky Hammond

Best effort this year when going close at Nottingham in July; holds a fighting chance if back in similar form but rarely wins (just one success since 2019) and was below par here on last AW appearance.

5/1

9/1

  • Place: £1.80

Form: 564225

Last run: 6 days

W: 10st 3lb

5 yo Mare

OR: 52

Form & Verdict
1-29, but twice runner-up over 1m1f at Carlisle earlier in month and should appreciate the return to this trip after failing to get home at Catterick (1m4f, good to firm) six days ago; each-way claims.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4th

6

(2)

30th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 2f 70y

Class 4

16:53 Chester

Dandys Angel

8st 13lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: John Wainwright

in rear, headway over 2f out, soon weakened

6/1

4/1

  • Place: £2.60

Form: -42751 CD

Last run: 6 days

W: 10st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 57

Form & Verdict
Front-runner who was given a well-judged ride when making all to beat three rivals at Leicester (1m4f, good) six days ago; has a 4lb penalty to carry and a couple of today's rivals also like to force it, but he is a six-time winner over C&D so certainly can't be dismissed.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4th

5

(2)

27th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

1m 1f 207y

Class 6

17:10 Beverley

Bit Of A Quirke

9st 8lb

J: Dougie Costello

T: Mark Walford

Front-runner; has won six times over C&D on good to soft/good/good to firm; creditable third on heavy ground here last time; not the force of old but on a good mark; chance

9/2

3rd

3

(7)

24th Jul 2023

Good To Soft

1m 1f 207y

Class 6

20:00 Beverley

Bit Of A Quirke

9st 11lb

J: Jack Garritty

T: Mark Walford

raced in second

5/1

5th

3

(6)

18th Jul 2023

Soft

1m 1f 207y

Class 6

15:10 Beverley

Bit Of A Quirke

9st 10lb

J: Jack Garritty

T: Mark Walford

Multiple course winner; good start to this campaign with placed efforts here and at Ripon; not beaten far here last month and he continues to drop in the weights.

9/1

Form: 80-353 C

Last run: 24 days

W: 10st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 58

Form & Verdict
Often a front-runner who is nothing like as good as he was and comes into this on a losing run of 20, but he hasn't run at all badly in two of his three starts since returning in May; has dropped to an inviting mark and respected for stable that won both divisions of this race in 2018.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

1st

4

(5)

12th Sep 2023

Good

1m 5f 192y

Class 5

13:30 Catterick

Sameem

10st 0lb

J: Mrs Emily Roberts

T: Tim Easterby

pressed leader, led after 4f, switched to near side on turn over 2f out, rallied when headed over 1f out, led again final 110yds, kept on

5/1

7th

8

(3)

7th Sep 2023

Good

1m 3f 140y

Class 5

14:00 Haydock

Sameem

10st 5lb

J: Mrs Emily Roberts

T: Tim Easterby

Needs to produce more than he's managed the last twice, but those have still been fair efforts and he won under regular rider Emily Roberts at Ripon in June; not ruled out.

11/1

5th

6

(9)

21st Aug 2023

Soft

1m 4f 13y

Class 5

14:25 Catterick

Sameem

10st 6lb

J: Mrs Emily Roberts

T: Tim Easterby

Up and down this season but won under regular rider Emily Roberts at Ripon (1m4f, good) in June and was second at Hamilton (1m5f, good to soft) next time; back on song when third to Let Her Loose at Ayr (1m5f, good) last Thursday and could be thereabouts.

10/1

Form: 855157 CD

Last run: 14 days

W: 10st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 49

Form & Verdict
Prominent racer and C&D winner who ended a lengthy losing run when making all in a 0-50 classified event at Ayr (1m2f, good) last month; twice held in handicaps since and more is needed.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

3rd

3

(6)

27th Aug 2022

Good

1m 1f 207y

Class 6

17:29 Beverley

Highlight Reel

9st 9lb

J: Jonny Peate

T: Roger Fell

midfield, pushed along and headway on outer over 2f out, ridden and made challenge over 1f out, no extra towards finish

10/1

8th

4

(4)

2nd Aug 2022

Soft

0m 7f 6y

Class 6

14:45 Catterick

Highlight Reel

9st 4lb

J: Jonny Peate

T: Roger Fell

midfield, niggled along briefly after 2f, pushed along 3f out, switched to near side under 2f out, edged left over 1f out, made no impression

8/1

5th

8

(1)

26th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 1f 207y

Class 6

13:25 Beverley

Highlight Reel

10st 0lb

J: Miss Amy Collier

T: Roger Fell

Prominent racer and C&D winner who ended a lengthy losing run when making all in a 0-50 classified event at Ayr (1m2f, good) last month; twice held in handicaps since and more is needed.

11/1

25/1

Form: 000-8

Last run: 29 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 52

Form & Verdict
Well beaten in three starts over 7f-1m1f in Ireland last October and a similar story on stable/handicap debut at Pontefract (1m4f, good) last month; best watched for now.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

6th

10

(10)

26th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 1f 207y

Class 6

13:25 Beverley

Karratha

9st 8lb

J: Mr Cole Harris

T: Richard Fahey

Well beaten in three starts over 7f-1m1f in Ireland last October and a similar story on stable/handicap debut at Pontefract (1m4f, good) last month; best watched for now.

25/1

Form: 0-4119 C BF

Last run: 32 days

W: 10st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 60

Form & Verdict
Returned in good form in the spring including wins here (8.5f, good to firm) and at Redcar (1m2f, good), but ran too badly to be true at Newcastle (1m2f, AW) last time (has won twice there); respected if bouncing back under leading amateur.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4th

7

(1)

24th Oct 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 5y

Class 6

18:25 Newcastle (AW)

Rocket Dancer

9st 8lb

J: Shane Gray

T: Michael & David Easterby

took keen hold, raced centre, held up in rear, ridden and headway when edged right over 1f out, no extra final 110yds

12/1

9th

11

(13)

18th Oct 2022

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 6

15:08 Newcastle (AW)

Rocket Dancer

9st 5lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Michael & David Easterby

dwelt start, held up in rear, ridden 2f out, headway inside final furlong, not reach leaders

20/1

8th

3

(1)

20th Sep 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 5y

Class 6

19:30 Newcastle (AW)

Rocket Dancer

9st 12lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Michael & David Easterby

slowly away, in rear, headway up the centre over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, no extra final 110yds

12/1

OUR TIP

Form: 225324 D BF

Last run: 5 days

W: 11st 2lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 65

Form & Verdict
Has put together a string of consistent efforts in defeat including making the frame in all three starts under Brodie Hampson since joining this yard; her mark remains static as a result, however, so looks more likely to place than win
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Verdict Starting price

8th

6

(7)

10th Feb 2023

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

17:15 Chelmsford (AW)

Classy Dame

10st 11lb

J: Miss Brodie Hampson

T: Archie Watson

Three 1m2f wins in 2021 (including two on Polytrack) but he's now 0-19 since his last success and has been tailed off at Newcastle in his last two runs; cheekpieces didn't work last time and has plenty to prove with blinkers now tried.

8/1

7th

4

(5)

25th Jan 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 42y

Class 6

13:00 Newcastle (AW)

Classy Dame

10st 13lb

J: Miss Brodie Hampson

T: Archie Watson

Three 1m2f wins in 2021 including two at Lingfield (1m2f, Polytrack), but has gone 18 starts without success since; ran poorly over C&D 12 days ago and the application of cheekpieces will need to make a big difference.

8/1

9th

10

(2)

13th Jan 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 42y

Class 6

15:45 Newcastle (AW)

Classy Dame

10st 6lb

J: Miss Brodie Hampson

T: Archie Watson

Three 1m2f wins in 2021, including two on AW at Lingfield and she was twice narrowly beaten there last January; below form on last six outings but she steps back up in trip today and very nearly has a career-low mark.

25/1

Form: /0/70-

Last run: 377 days

W: 9st 11lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 45

Form & Verdict
1-91 (0-33 on the Flat) in his career; highly unlikely to be winning this from 13lb out of the weights.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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11th

13

(3)

1st Aug 2023

Good

1m 1f 207y

Class 6

14:00 Beverley

LEs Fremantle

9st 11lb

J: Miss Roisin Leech

T: Michael Chapman

Sole success in 103 starts came over fences in 2018; no apeal.

100/1

10th

13

(7)

19th Jul 2023

Good To Soft

1m 4f 13y

Class 6

14:52 Catterick

LEs Fremantle

10st 7lb

J: Miss Aaliyah Bowers-Carter

T: Michael Chapman

Sole success came over fences in 2018; holds dismal claims on 2023 Flat/jumps form.

66/1

8th

11

9th Jul 2023

Good

2m 4f 139y

Class 5

14:20 Market Rasen

LEs Fremantle

10st 2lb

J: Alison Clarke

T: Michael Chapman

Yet to add to his shock win over fences here in 2018 and has struggled to get competitive this year.

100/1

Form: 1645-7 CD

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 4lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 67

Form & Verdict
Eight-time winner including once over C&D, but having been off for 329 days he was found to have bled when tailed off on stable debut at Pontefract (1m2f, good) last month; plenty to prove after that.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

10th

1

(8)

26th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 1f 207y

Class 6

13:25 Beverley

Gulf Of Poets

11st 4lb

J: Miss Rosie Howarth

T: Jacqueline Coward

Eight-time winner including once over C&D, but having been off for 329 days he was found to have bled when tailed off on stable debut at Pontefract (1m2f, good) last month; plenty to prove after that.

16/1

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £17.50
Straight Forecast £17.90
Tricast £133.31
Trifecta £112.00

Selections

Telegraph:

Irv

RP Ratings:

Classy Dame

SPOTLIGHT:

Sameem

Daily Mail:

Bit Of A Quirke

POSTDATA:

Rocket Dancer

The Times:

Highlight Reel

LAMBOURN:

Classy Dame

Daily Express:

Sameem

The Guardian:

Irv

Daily Mirror:

Irv

The Sun:

Irv

The Star:

Irv

Daily Record:

Bit Of A Quirke