July 26 / 14.45 Yarmouth

14.45

Good To Firm

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  • Prize money: £4536
  • 1m 6f 17y
  • Class 5
  • 7 runners
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Runners: 7 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

Form: 646545 D

Last run: 11 days

W: 10st 3lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 76

Form & Verdict
Multiple winner down the years but age has looked to be catching up this season, with him dropping around a stone down the weights; has never been the most consistent and that remains the case but this is a bit easier than he's used to.
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9th

2

(8)

31st Oct 2022

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 5

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Amazing Red

10st 1lb

J: Adam Farragher

T: Ed Dunlop

Usually seen over further than this with his only AW success coming over 2m; 18lb below his last winning mark, but recent efforts don't suggest he is ready to take advantage; visor the headgear of choice this time.

16/1

1

(18)

22nd Oct 2022

Good To Soft

1m 4f 0y

Class 5

16:50 Newbury

Amazing Red

11st 2lb

J: Mr Fletcher Yarham

T: Ed Dunlop

5th

2

(9)

15th Sep 2022

Standard

1m 6f 0y

Class 5

19:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Amazing Red

10st 1lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Ed Dunlop

slowly into stride, held up in last, ridden inside final furlong, kept on inside final furlong, never near to challenge

20/1

Form: 222213 C

Last run: 29 days

W: 9st 11lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 70

Form & Verdict
At his best this time last year, including in victory here, and turned in a string of consistent efforts this season before being pestered in front when returned to 1m2f at Pontefract last time; cheekpieces replaced by first-time tongue-tie and yard in decent nick.
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7th

7

(1)

8th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 5f 219y

Class 6

18:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Myboymax

9st 6lb

J: Aiden Brookes

T: Micky Hammond

Has generally struggled since his C&D win in December 2022 but he was runner-up at Thirsk on his penultimate run last season and he now returns to Tapeta off a very dangerous mark; yard is in decent form and he needs checking in market on return.

14/1

7th

7

(1)

8th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 5f 219y

Class 6

18:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Myboymax

9st 6lb

J: Aiden Brookes

T: Micky Hammond

Has generally struggled since his C&D win in December 2022 but he was runner-up at Thirsk on his penultimate run last season and he now returns to Tapeta off a very dangerous mark; yard is in decent form and he needs checking in market on return.

14/1

9th

5

(3)

28th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

1m 4f 5y

Class 5

17:05 Pontefract

Myboymax

9st 10lb

J: Aiden Brookes

T: Micky Hammond

Won three times last year from 1m4f to 1m6f and finally showed more this year when a length runner-up at Thirsk (1m6f); well handicapped and the return of cheekpieces is no bad thing.

10/1

Form: 9-3726 C

Last run: 26 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 68

Form & Verdict
Course winner last autumn who was well below her best without the usual hood at Haydock recently; no surprise to see headgear back on today and she should do better.
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6

10th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 6

15:50 Wolverhampton (AW)

Iconique

9st 8lb

T: Rebecca Menzies

6th

1

(1)

31st Oct 2023

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 6

18:15 Newcastle (AW)

Iconique

9st 10lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Rebecca Menzies

Drops below 0-60 level for the first time with a new headgear combination given a go, but just 1-26 and has never raced over a trip this short; too much to prove for comfort.

7/2

7th

7

(8)

10th Oct 2023

Standard

1m 4f 14y

Class 6

20:30 Southwell (AW)

Iconique

9st 5lb

J: Kevin Stott

T: Rebecca Menzies

Just 1-25, but the return to this trip should suit and she is 7lb lower than when third of 11 at Wolverhampton (1m4f, Tapeta) in June; a player if she can reproduce that sort of form back on the AW.

7/1

Form: 69-126 C

Last run: 26 days

W: 9st 8lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 67

Form & Verdict
Justified favouritism on his comeback here in the spring but then turned over at odds-on over C&D before a poor effort in first-time cheekpieces last month; has something to prove switched to blinkers.
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8th

4

(2)

12th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 3f 23y

Class 6

19:00 Southwell (AW)

Franco Grasso

9st 9lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Kevin Frost

Both wins have come at Yarmouth (11.5f), the most recent from 4lb higher in May last year; may not have liked the soft ground at Doncaster (1m2f) last month, but still needs the return of the blinkers to have a positive effect.

12/1

8th

4

(2)

12th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 3f 23y

Class 6

19:00 Southwell (AW)

Franco Grasso

9st 9lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Kevin Frost

Both wins have come at Yarmouth (11.5f), the most recent from 4lb higher in May last year; may not have liked the soft ground at Doncaster (1m2f) last month, but still needs the return of the blinkers to have a positive effect.

12/1

12th

9

(10)

23rd Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 2f 43y

Class 5

16:45 Doncaster

Franco Grasso

9st 6lb

J: Andrea Pinna

T: Kevin Frost

Both turf wins over about 1m3f at Yarmouth (good to firm and good; probably handles soft); running into form on AW, doing well when fifth over inadequate 1m1f at Wolverhampton in January, and the greater the stamina test this becomes the better; can go well fresh and has possibilities.

16/1

Form: 111133 BF

Last run: 10 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 74

Form & Verdict
Ran up a four-timer in the spring/early summer, climbing 25lb up the weights; wasn't best suited by the way the race unfolded last time but that was a second short-priced defeat on the spin and perhaps the handicapper has caught up now.
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6th

1

(3)

9th Nov 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 5f 66y

Class 4

19:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Appier

10st 0lb

J: David Egan

T: S Woods

took keen hold, in rear

5/1

OUR TIP

Form: 8-34

Last run: 24 days

W: 8st 12lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 69

Form & Verdict
Wouldn't be bred for this sort of trip but she shaped as though a stiffer test would suit over 1m3f at Carlisle this month and remains open to improvement now handicapping at a sensible level.
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6

(8)

20th Aug 2022

Standard

1m 7f 169y

Class 5

19:50 Lingfield (AW)

Maggies Delight

9st 10lb

J: Franny Norton

T: Charlie & Mark Johnston

Not bred for staying trips on dam's side but she looked a trier when staying on tenaciously into second over 1m6f at Yarmouth, then finished virtually alone when upped to 2m1f at Pontefract last week; dubious form but is unexposed; respected under penalty back on AW.

5/2

1st

4

(3)

14th Aug 2022

Good To Firm

2m 1f 27y

Class 5

16:10 Pontefract

Maggies Delight

9st 3lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Charlie & Mark Johnston

led, headed halfway, ridden 4f out, headway under 4f out, led over 2f out, soon went clear, kept on strongly, readily

11/4

Form: 597-

Last run: 238 days

W: 8st 9lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 66

Form & Verdict
Trainer had seven winners from his last 13 runners; this one follows a well-trodden path, going right up in trip on his handicap debut/comeback having started big prices for three AW runs at 7f-1m last backend; cheekpieces on; market useful.
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5th

4

22nd Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 188y

Class 3

17:00 Sedgefield

Gordons Aura

11st 3lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Gordon Elliott

Unraced beyond an extended 2m1f and he finished down the field at Navan last month; however, he represents a top Irish trainer and stamina was an asset on the Flat, so this step up in trip may well bear fruit.

13/2

10th

5

16th Sep 2023

Good To Yielding

1m 7f 120y

14:45 Navan

Gordons Aura

11st 7lb

J: Miss Georgie Benson

T: Gordon Elliott

Won Fairyhouse maiden hurdle in February and back to his best when third at Downpatrick latest; however, doesn't look well treated at present.

10/1

3rd

6

13th Aug 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 1f 65y

14:40 Downpatrick

Gordons Aura

10st 10lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Gordon Elliott

Won a Fairyhouse maiden hurdle in February; showed a decent standard of form when seventh behind stablemate Jazzy Matty in the Fred Winter at Cheltenham; overall profile is unconvincing but could not be ruled out with a talented claimer aboard.

11/2

Betting Forcast

12/1 Amazing Red, 8/1 Myboymax, 10/1 Iconique, 12/1 Franco Grasso, 3/1 Appier, 7/1 Maggies Delight, 9/4 Gordons Aura

Non-runners

Gold Charm

Verdict

Sir Mark Prescott, who won this last year, is enjoying a typically productive July and his unexposed GORDONS AURA may be up to extending the good run now handicapping, upped in trip and fitted with headgear. Maggie's Delight is another open to improvement in a race in which none of the eight can be ruled out.[Graham Wheldon]

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Gordons Aura

RP Ratings:

Appier

The Star:

Maggie's Delight

TOPSPEED:

Franco Grasso

Daily Record:

Myboymax

Telegraph:

Gordons Aura

The Guardian:

Gordons Aura

Daily Mail:

Gordons Aura

Daily Express:

Gordons Aura

The Sun:

Gordons Aura

POSTDATA:

Appier

The Times:

Appier

Daily Mirror:

Appier