April 22 / 14.00 Thirsk

14.00

Good To Soft

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  • Prize money: £9720
  • 0m 5f 0y
  • Class 3
  • 14 runners
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Runners: 14 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

8/1 (Won)

  • Win: £5.50
  • Place: £2.00

Form: -63132 D

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 4lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict
Has plenty of early speed and he comes here fit from the AW, winning at Wolverhampton in February and turning in two good efforts over 6f at Lingfield the last twice; return to 5f a positive and he's effective on good to soft; career-high mark but should give it a good go.
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9th

6

(10)

10th Feb 2024

Fast

0m 5f 0y

11:30 Jebel Ali

Democracy Dilemma

9st 0lb

J: Pat Cosgrave

T: Robert Cowell

in touch, every chance 2f out, not quicken

6/1

3rd

5

(1)

5th Jan 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

14:40 Meydan

Democracy Dilemma

9st 3lb

J: Pat Cosgrave

T: Robert Cowell

forced pace, headed 1f out, faded

14/1

1st

4

(5)

30th Sep 2023

Soft

0m 5f 15y

Class 3

15:10 Chester

Democracy Dilemma

9st 9lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: David Evans

made all, shaken up inside final furlong, kept on well, comfortably

6/1

12/1

  • Place: £2.40

Form: 3212-3

Last run: 10 days

W: 8st 13lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict
Twice placed at Ayr (6f, good) before running out the easy winner of a Ripon novice last August; made a promising return at Nottingham ten days ago when he couldn't quicken on soft ground and hung across the track in the final furlong; a sounder surface should suit and he's still capable of better at this trip but Nottingham wasn't the first time he's failed to keep a true line.
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3rd

9

(7)

30th Sep 2023

Soft

0m 5f 15y

Class 3

15:10 Chester

Thankuappreciate

8st 6lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Declan Carroll

slowly into stride, raced in last and pushed along, switched left over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, went third towards finish

12/1

3rd
9 (14)
Jm Jungle

20/1

  • Place: £6.50

Form: 43027- D

Last run: 218 days

W: 8st 13lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 80

Form & Verdict
5f maiden winner at Hamilton on his second 2yo run (last May; good ground); several creditable runs in defeat afterwards but he will need a personal best to come out on top in this field; gelded since last seen.
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4th

8

(13)

23rd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

16:20 York

Jm Jungle

9st 4lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: John Quinn

Has proved ultra-consistent since returning in April (record 332421134) and did well to finish fourth of 12 at Haydock (5f, good) a fortnight ago having lost a shoe; likely to give his running once again and one for the shortlist.

7/1

4th

4

(6)

9th Sep 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

16:10 Haydock

Jm Jungle

8st 13lb

J: Jason Hart

T: John Quinn

The type his trainer does so well with and he's firmly on the upgrade now, winning over C&D and at Goodwood before an excellent third at York 17 days ago (5.5f, good to firm), doing best of those to race in the stand-side group; should be more in the locker and he's a strong contender.

4/1

3rd

10

(19)

23rd Aug 2023

Good

0m 5f 89y

Class 2

13:50 York

Jm Jungle

8st 11lb

J: Jason Hart

T: John Quinn

bumped start

8/1

10/1

Form: 391- D

Last run: 179 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 84

Form & Verdict
Made a promising debut at York before being highly tried at Ayr 12 days later; made no mistake with a front-running success at Catterick in October (5f, soft), still looking green but coming home 3l to the good; gelded since; more to come but such progress is needed.
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6th

6

(9)

30th Sep 2023

Soft

0m 5f 15y

Class 3

15:10 Chester

Seantrabh

8st 11lb

J: Zak Wheatley

T: Declan Carroll

Sharp 5f on slow ground seems to suit him well and he ran out a ready winner over C&D four weeks ago; 4lb rise not beyond him but he's likely to face competition up front and the widest draw isn't ideal.

11/2

1st

4

(9)

2nd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 5f 15y

Class 4

14:45 Chester

Seantrabh

9st 5lb

J: Zak Wheatley

T: Declan Carroll

took keen hold, prominent, led over 2f out, ridden and kept on from 1f out, comfortably

10/1

3rd

4

(8)

5th Aug 2023

Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

16:35 Thirsk

Seantrabh

9st 9lb

J: Harrison Shaw

T: Declan Carroll

took keen hold, led narrowly towards near side

6/1

13/2

Form: 1108- D

Last run: 177 days

W: 9st 10lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 91

Form & Verdict
Won his first two starts as a 2yo (6f, good to firm; 5f, AW); came up short in the Gimcrack and a French Listed event afterwards and he makes his handicap debut off a tough-looking mark.
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8th

3

(7)

22nd Feb 2024

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 3

18:00 Newcastle (AW)

Clearpoint

9st 7lb

J: William Carver

T: Simon Hodgson

Has shown good form in sprint handicaps since returned to AW, winning twice (3-6 in this sphere overall); respectable third at Lingfield when last seen and subsequently sold out of Charlie Fellowes' yard for 75,000gns; one to consider on stable debut.

7/1

3rd

6

(5)

20th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 5f 6y

Class 2

14:35 Lingfield (AW)

Clearpoint

8st 12lb

J: Harry Davies

T: Charlie Fellowes

On the up for this yard, winning a 6f handicap at Kempton in October and recording a career best when landing a 5f handicap at Wolverhampton in November; unable to dominate when only third at Southwell last month (behind Bedford Flyer); could still have more to come at 5f.

15/2

9/1

Form: 24443-

Last run: 247 days

W: 9st 6lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 87

Form & Verdict
Failed to win in seven 2yo runs but he ran comfortably his best race on his final start, beaten just over 1l into third in a sales race at York's Ebor meeting (made the running); closely matched with runner-up Washington Heights on that run; handles slow ground; been gelded.
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1st

3

(3)

23rd Feb 2024

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 6

17:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Northcliff

9st 9lb

J: Jamie Spencer

T: Mike Murphy & Michael Keady

Ran well in first three three starts on the AW after joining this yard and his fourth of nine over C&D in December could hardly be working out better, but well held at Chelmsford (6f, Polytrack) yesterday which took his record to 0-24.

6/1

7th

5

22nd Feb 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

16:05 Chelmsford (AW)

Northcliff

9st 4lb

J: Jamie Spencer

T: Mike Murphy & Michael Keady

Still to win a race after 23 attempts but he has turned in three solid efforts since joining this yard (latest effort worked out well); returning to 6f will be in his favour and he holds each-way claims again.

5/1

Form: 18212- CD BF

Last run: 267 days

W: 8st 9lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 76

Form & Verdict
Two wins as a 2yo, both on fast ground with the second of them coming over C&D; career best when a close second of six at Musselburgh when last seen in July; makes her handicap debut on ground slower than she's tackled before; may come on for this.
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12th

13

(14)

10th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 3

16:55 York

Miss Brazen

9st 2lb

J: Adam Farragher

T: Michael & David Easterby

Only third to Squealer at Doncaster last time but it wasn't a bad run and she's got a squeak on her best form this season; ran well at the Dante meeting on her one visit to York.

14/1

3rd

10

(5)

19th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 5f 3y

Class 3

16:15 Doncaster

Miss Brazen

8st 11lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Michael & David Easterby

awkward start, took keen hold, prominent, edged left and bumped rival soon after start

12/1

9th

4

(4)

6th Aug 2023

Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

15:45 Haydock

Miss Brazen

9st 9lb

J: Adam Farragher

T: Michael & David Easterby

Looked good when winning on soft ground at Beverley in May and ran to a similar level when second of 14 in a good sprint at Epsom on Derby day; slowly away but disappointing nevertheless at Doncaster last time; still capable of better and has an experienced apprentice booked.

8/1

Form: 318- D

Last run: 182 days

W: 8st 13lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 80

Form & Verdict
Finished with a flourish to take third on his Carlisle debut last June (5f, good to firm) and he is 12lb better off for half a length with the winner Washington Heights today; made no mistake at Beverley on his second start (5f, good) and he can be given the benefit of the doubt for his low-key run in a heavy-ground Listed event when last seen; suspicion he's very nicely handicapped and he's one to take seriously.
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5th

3

(8)

20th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

18:30 Newcastle (AW)

Secret Guest

9st 7lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Bryan Smart

slightly awkward start, took keen hold, held up in rear

5/1

1st

2

(10)

4th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

17:00 Newcastle (AW)

Secret Guest

9st 9lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Bryan Smart

steadied start, towards rear

7/2

2nd

2

(4)

16th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

18:30 Newcastle (AW)

Secret Guest

9st 7lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Bryan Smart

Done all his winning on turf but he's fully effective over C&D, as when second of nine in a Class 3 over C&D in November; raced too freely here last time but he's better than that and should bounce back with a big run.

4/1

Form: 41223- D

Last run: 203 days

W: 9st 9lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict
Useful 2yo, winning a Carlisle maiden last June (5f, good to firm) and running well in a valuable sales race at the Ebor meeting and the Redcar Two-Year-Old Trophy; the latter run confirmed his effectiveness on good to soft and he's interesting for a yard that took this in 2018.
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4th

3

(4)

12th Aug 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

16:30 Ascot

Washington Heights

9st 10lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Kevin Ryan

Yet to win in 2023 but had the misfortune to bump into Shaquille at Newmarket in May and finished behind Quinault on his last three starts; won't mind what the ground does and likely to be in the thick of it again.

5/1

4th

5

(12)

13th Jul 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:00 Newmarket (July)

Washington Heights

8st 12lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: Kevin Ryan

One win from nine starts but has strong credentials for a big-field 6f handicap after cracking efforts behind Quinault on the Rowley course here (good) and at York (good to firm); raised a further 4lb but is likely to give it plenty again; Ryan Moore up for the first time.

5/1

2nd

5

(5)

17th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:40 York

Washington Heights

9st 1lb

J: Jamie Spencer

T: Kevin Ryan

led overall up the centre, hung right from over 1f out, headed final strides

7/1

OUR TIP

9/1

Form: 33190- D

Last run: 247 days

W: 9st 10lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 91

Form & Verdict
Early promise as 2yo, placed on first two starts before making all in a small-field novice at Bath last June; ran into a dead end when making up some ground in the Norfolk Stakes at Royal Ascot but off since a low-key run in a York sales race in August (too free over 6f); has been gelded; usual tongue-tie left off on return; unraced on slower than good.
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2nd

9

(3)

9th Sep 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

16:55 Ascot

Redemption Time

9st 0lb

J: John Fahy

T: Clive Cox

Sole win came in Bath novice (5f, good to firm) last summer; wasn't beaten far when sixth of 21 in the big 3yo handicap at York (6f, good to firm) in June, but he ran poorly at Newmarket next time and needs to bounce back after two months off.

25/1

12th

12

(8)

13th Jul 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:00 Newmarket (July)

Redemption Time

8st 5lb

J: Ray Dawson

T: Clive Cox

slowly away

20/1

14/1

Form: 22213- CD BF

Last run: 235 days

W: 8st 11lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 78

Form & Verdict
Five runs in novice/maiden company (5f, good or quicker) as a 2yo, placed on four occasions and winning over C&D last August; Michael Dods won this race in 2014 and 2017 but others appeal as being better handicapped.
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13th

13

(10)

3rd Nov 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

15:05 Newcastle (AW)

Sparkling Red

9st 2lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Michael Dods

Dual winner who has done most of her racing at 5f but nearly made the breakthrough over 6f when beaten narrowly by Secret Guest at Redcar in September (made running); likely to go well if as effective on the AW.

10/1

2nd

4

(14)

19th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

0m 5f 217y

Class 4

16:10 Redcar

Sparkling Red

9st 9lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Michael Dods

Novice winner as a 2yo (5f, good) and she got off the mark this year in a 5f handicap here in May (off 4lb lower); finished close up behind Secret Guest at Carlisle last month on her first attempt at 6f, coming from well back and seeing the trip out well; more needed to win but she should give her running.

10/1

4th

7

(4)

31st Aug 2023

Good

0m 5f 182y

Class 4

15:45 Carlisle

Sparkling Red

9st 4lb

J: Callum Rodriguez

T: Michael Dods

walked to post, towards rear, headway towards far side over 1f out, kept on final furlong

20/1

Form: 01353- D

Last run: 236 days

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 88

Form & Verdict
Won four of her first six starts, notably a Musselburgh nursery (5f, good) off a 2lb lower mark; ran right up to her best when third in a Listed event at Ripon when last seen in August; slow ground no issue but could prove vulnerable to improvers.
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5th

1

(10)

23rd Feb 2024

Standard

0m 5f 21y

Class 4

16:55 Wolverhampton (AW)

Star Of Lady M

9st 11lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: David O’Meara

She has won twice at Lingfield this winter (6f and 5f), both impressively and when ridden by Oisin Murphy; widest draw and a 5lb rise for her latest success could leave her vulnerable this time.

9/2

1

15th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 6f 16y

Class 4

15:47 Southwell (AW)

Star Of Lady M

9st 11lb

T: David O’Meara

1st

1

(3)

8th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 5f 6y

Class 5

16:45 Lingfield (AW)

Star Of Lady M

9st 9lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: David O’Meara

Not that consistent but she ran Night On Earth to a length here 15 days ago and can't be left out of calculations.

7/2

33/1

Form: 51920- D

Last run: 218 days

W: 9st 1lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 82

Form & Verdict
Wide-margin winner of a Pontefract maiden on her second start for the Johnstons at two (5f, good to firm); highly tried afterwards and came up short; unraced on slower than good and the ground is a potential concern on her stable debut (same owner).
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4th

6

(6)

7th Jul 2023

Good To Soft

0m 5f 10y

Class 2

13:55 Sandown

Can To Can

8st 6lb

J: Mia Nicholls

T: Adrian Nicholls

Speedy 3yo who took her form to a new level when running away with a 5f handicap at Newcastle (AW) in May, her second run for this yard (blinkered for the first time); a 10lb hike in the weights has found her out in three runs since, albeit she ran okay at Royal Ascot a fortnight ago; best turf form on fast ground.

5/1

7th

18

(13)

23rd Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

18:10 Ascot

Can To Can

8st 10lb

J: Laura Coughlan

T: Adrian Nicholls

Blinkers saw her back to form with a wide-margin win at Newcastle last month (5f); less good twice since and cheekpieces are now given a spin; others are much more convincing.

33/1

5th

5

(6)

17th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 5f 10y

Class 1

14:50 Sandown

Can To Can

8st 11lb

J: Connor Murtagh

T: Adrian Nicholls

Both wins have been by 5l, a Pontefract maiden (5f, good to firm) for the Johnstons last summer and a Newcastle handicap (5f, AW; first time blinkers) last month; last of 14 at Epsom (5f, good to firm) a fortnight ago and headgear is now removed, but although this track may suit better she has enough to find at this level.

20/1

Form: 77-1 D

Last run: 58 days

W: 8st 6lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 73

Form & Verdict
Finished seventh in two good maidens for Charlie Appleby last summer; didn't need to improve to win a modest Newcastle novice on his stable debut in February (5f); capable of better but ground slower than good would ask a new question of him.
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6th

8

(9)

4th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

17:00 Newcastle (AW)

Winter Crown

9st 3lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: Julie Camacho

Not seen since a decent effort on soft turf at Chester last July but proved he can go well fresh when winning 5f novice here in this month last year (his only AW run), and has possibilities if fully tuned up.

6/1

5th

7

(5)

15th Jul 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 17y

Class 4

15:17 Chester

Winter Crown

9st 4lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: Julie Camacho

Not had much luck with one thing and another but continued the progression at a short price last time; this is deeper off a 3lb higher mark but he won't mind any rain, having gone close over C&D from a wide stall (heavy) in the spring; respected.

7/2

1st

7

(7)

29th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 18y

Class 4

14:25 Nottingham

Winter Crown

9st 5lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: Julie Camacho

Won a Newcastle novice (5f, AW) on his stable debut in February and he's run several good races since including when a close fourth in a Beverley handicap (5f) last time; didn't get much luck there and looks interesting back up in trip; last run was on good to firm but he's versatile ground-wise.

11/4

Non-runners

Winter Crown

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £35.70
Straight Forecast £30.98
Tricast £398.21
Trifecta £721.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Secret Guest

POSTDATA:

Democracy Dilemma

Daily Mail:

Sparkling Red

The Star:

Winter Crown

TOPSPEED:

Can To Can

D Express:

Jm Jungle

Telegraph:

Clearpoint

LAMBOURN:

Redemption Time

RP Ratings:

Secret Guest

The Times:

Secret Guest

Daily Mirror:

Secret Guest

The Guardian:

Democracy Dilemma

Daily Record:

Democracy Dilemma