May 16 / 18.30 Wetherby

18.30

Good To Soft

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  • Prize money: £4187.2
  • 0m 7f 0y
  • Class 5
  • 14 runners
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Runners: 14 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

11/2 (Won)

  • Win: £4.34
  • Place: £1.90

Form: 0244-3

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 10lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 71

Form & Verdict
Largely consistent maiden; third in AW novice event most recently (seasonal debut); likely to give his running but may struggle to defy top weight back in a handicap, with record 0-15.
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2

(3)

9th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 5

17:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Al Baahy

9st 12lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Kevin Frost

Just 1-22 but largely running well lately, including second over C&D last month; there was enough in latest fifth over 7f at Southwell to think he's still in form and Oisin Murphy, who is 1-1 for the yard in 2023, takes over in the saddle for the first time.

4/1

5th

2

(2)

24th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 5

16:15 Southwell (AW)

Al Baahy

9st 8lb

J: P J McDonald

T: Kevin Frost

in touch with leaders

9/1

12/1

  • Place: £2.40

Form: 35314- D

Last run: 147 days

W: 9st 8lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 69

Form & Verdict
Record of 2-11 for Ed Bethell, the wins gained over 7f on turf and AW; has worn hood or cheekpieces in all starts; going into the unknown with headgear removed on debut for new yard.
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2nd

6

(3)

28th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

17:40 Pontefract

Emily Post

9st 4lb

J: Callum Rodriguez

T: Michael Dods

held up in rear

5/1

4th

1

(1)

5th Sep 2023

Good

0m 6f 6y

Class 5

18:15 Hamilton

Emily Post

9st 11lb

J: Callum Rodriguez

T: Michael Dods

Won twice over 7f for Ed Bethell last season; ran well on her stable debut on her return (7f, good) in May; two lesser runs followed but back to form with a career-best effort at Pontefract four weeks ago (6f, good), coming from well back to win cosily; 5lb rise shouldn't prevent another good run.

4/1

1st

8

(10)

9th Aug 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

17:20 Pontefract

Emily Post

9st 3lb

J: Callum Rodriguez

T: Michael Dods

held up in rear, pushed along and headway when switched right over 1f out, ridden and quickened final 110yds, led towards finish, readily

16/1

15/2

  • Place: £2.30

Form: 512244 D

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 7lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 68

Form & Verdict
Regained the winning thread in January (7f, AW) and has remained in form since, most recently fourth at Ayr (7f, good to firm) returned to turf; could well pick up more prize-money.
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6th

4

(5)

25th Jul 2023

Good

0m 7f 33y

Class 5

15:40 Musselburgh

Lilikoi

9st 10lb

J: Callum Rodriguez

T: David & Nicola Barron

Consistency rewarded at Thirsk (7f, good to firm) where she was delivered nicely off a solid gallop; whether this pans out so favourably remains to be seen but she's running well; up 3lb.

9/2

1st

7

(5)

5th Jul 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 5

16:50 Thirsk

Lilikoi

9st 13lb

J: Lewis Edmunds

T: David & Nicola Barron

Has held her form since winning at Newcastle in January and might get a better pace to aim at in this bigger field than has been the case the last twice; not ruled out.

9/2

4th

1

(4)

6th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 5

19:20 Wetherby

Lilikoi

10st 2lb

J: Mark Winn

T: David & Nicola Barron

held up in rear

5/1

12/1

Form: 824-19 D BF

Last run: 28 days

W: 8st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 58

Form & Verdict
Got up on the line at Southwell (7f, AW) on seasonal debut; disappointing favourite there later in April; made the frame in last three turf appearances but it's three years since sole win on grass.
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6th

7

(9)

19th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 6

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Northbound

9st 8lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: Peter Niven

Last two wins for Julie Camacho came on Tapeta and he finished well to go close at Newcastle (7f) 11 days ago, on his second run for this yard; on same mark here and he's a big player if he gets a good pace and some luck.

9/2

3rd

12

(2)

8th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

17:35 Newcastle (AW)

Northbound

9st 3lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: Peter Niven

Last two wins for Julie Camacho came over 7f on Tapeta including here; still 2lb below his last winning mark and didn't shape badly on stable debut after four months off at Wolverhampton (7f, Tapeta) ten days ago, but more will be needed if he is to win this.

8/1

6th

3

(11)

29th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 6

17:25 Wolverhampton (AW)

Northbound

9st 8lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: Peter Niven

Successful off 2lb higher at Southwell (7f) on reappearance last season; absent since September and now makes debut for new yard; heed the market signals.

16/1

Form: 6373-0

Last run: 16 days

W: 8st 8lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 55

Form & Verdict
Best form at 6f/7f; won off 1lb higher as a 2yo and placed several times last year; finished last here on reappearance but 5.5f was likely on the sharp side; going back up in trip is a plus.
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10th

13

(1)

6th Sep 2023

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

16:25 Southwell (AW)

Variety Island

9st 0lb

J: Phil Dennis

T: Simon Whitaker

took keen hold, prominent

12/1

7th

15

(3)

21st Aug 2023

Soft

0m 7f 6y

Class 6

17:20 Catterick

Variety Island

9st 1lb

J: Phil Dennis

T: Simon Whitaker

Runner-up twice in a row at Newcastle (AW) this summer but below par there last time and this year's best form has come on Tapeta; 0-14 on turf (and just 1-23) overall and others have more pressing claims.

12/1

8th

9

(1)

3rd Aug 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

20:45 Newcastle (AW)

Variety Island

9st 2lb

J: Phil Dennis

T: Simon Whitaker

Poor strike-rate but his win came over C&D and he has run well for second over 6f and 7f here on his last two starts; edging back up the weights and stall 1 perhaps not ideal.

7/1

10/1

Form: 3430-7 D

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 4lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 65

Form & Verdict
Midfield, seeming to need the run, in 1m contest here (good to soft) on seasonal debut; likely to improve on that effort, especially with his stable in excellent form since last Thursday and visor reapplied (last two wins in headgear); respected off a workable mark back down in distance.
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9th

6

(10)

17th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 100y

Class 6

16:30 Beverley

Zumurud

9st 9lb

J: Dougie Costello

T: Mark Walford

Yet to kickstart this campaign and, although he has run well here in the past, others come here with more pressing claims.

16/1

8th

8

(2)

10th Jul 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

19:20 Ripon

Zumurud

9st 9lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Mark Walford

Bit disappointing at Wetherby on last appearance; last success came off this mark at Nottingham (1m, good to firm) 12 months ago; major player if back to that level of form.

9/1

Form: 1600-9 D

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 67

Form & Verdict
Last success came in the 2022 Leger Legends race at Doncaster; only ninth in handicap here (1m, good to soft) on seasonal debut but may fare better with that outing under his belt.
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8th

8

(5)

20th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 6

16:55 Newcastle (AW)

Absolute Dream

9st 3lb

J: Harry Russell

T: Richard Fahey

led, headed over 2f out

12/1

3rd

8

(4)

2nd Feb 2024

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 5

16:05 Newcastle (AW)

Absolute Dream

10st 1lb

J: Mr Eireann Cagney

T: Richard Fahey

Well ridden from the front when winning off this mark at Hamilton (extended 1m) five months ago, but placed only once since; ran poorly here 11 days ago in a visor, which is quickly discarded; hard to predict but at least in Eireann Cagney he has one of the better amateurs in the saddle.

16/1

11th

11

(6)

22nd Jan 2024

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 6

18:30 Newcastle (AW)

Absolute Dream

9st 4lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Richard Fahey

Ran a sound race when fourth at Southwell (7f, Tapeta) last month but he was never involved over the same C&D last time; this step back up to 1m could help but he's not easy to predict and others are more persuasive; visor back on.

16/1

11/2

Form: 2075-4 D

Last run: 53 days

W: 9st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 70

Form & Verdict
All wins on Tapeta at Newcastle; respectable fourth there, despite meeting traffic issues, on sole outing this year; frame possibilities if proving as effective back on turf.
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10th

12

(12)

4th Jan 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 5y

Class 5

17:10 Newcastle (AW)

Rocket Rod

9st 1lb

J: Sam James

T: Geoffrey Harker

Three of his four wins have come here (7f/1m) and he may have been unfortunate not to finish closer when third of nine over C&D a week ago (form since boosted); remains off his last winning mark, but this established hold-up performer may not get the race run to suit.

10/1

3rd

5

(1)

28th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 5

16:00 Newcastle (AW)

Rocket Rod

9st 9lb

J: Sam James

T: Geoffrey Harker

Three-time course winner who lost out on the nod over C&D off 2lb lower last month; was drawn wide down to 7f last time and ought to fare better.

8/1

5th

9

7th Dec 2023

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 5

13:57 Southwell (AW)

Rocket Rod

9st 8lb

T: Geoffrey Harker

Has rather mixed record this year and is drawn wide, but won off today's mark over 7f on turf in June and looked back in good nick when very close second at Newcastle (1m) last month.

6/1

9th
12 (8)
Mr Trevor

33/1

Form: 6219-0 D

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 1lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 62

Form & Verdict
Successful once on turf in 2021 and three times on AW in 2022; perhaps partly beaten by the 1m trip here on reappearance but the bare result (finished last of 14) tempers enthusiasm.
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7th

2

(7)

19th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

14:38 Newcastle (AW)

Mr Trevor

9st 9lb

J: Jonny Peate

T: Ann Duffield

Multiple 6f-7f winner, including twice here over the longer trip; better on AW than on turf but not seen on this surface for a year; claims if he retains his ability on Tapeta.

9/1

4th

9

(7)

30th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

14:55 Ripon

Mr Trevor

8st 13lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Ann Duffield

in touch with leaders

4/1

Form: 49-195 D

Last run: 29 days

W: 9st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 66

Form & Verdict
Won at Southwell (1m, AW) in March; respectable fifth at Redcar (7f, soft) last month; just looks unfavourably treated, having gained all wins off lower marks (mostly in Class 6).
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8th

2

(8)

1st Aug 2023

Good

1m 1f 207y

Class 6

14:00 Beverley

Viva Voce

11st 1lb

J: Miss Alice Keighley

T: David & Nicola Barron

Two wins this year, the latest at Musselburgh (1m, good to firm) in June; twice held since, but back off his winning mark and pedigree offers encouragement for the step up in trip; can't be ruled out.

9/1

6th

10

(1)

3rd Jul 2023

Good

1m 0f 2y

Class 5

21:00 Musselburgh

Viva Voce

8st 13lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: David & Nicola Barron

Improved his record to 6-27 when scoring off 1lb lower over C&D (good to firm) last month; was never better than mid-division at Ayr last time but that was against a pace bias and he should get a better tow into this race; not ruled out back at this track.

10/1

8th

1

(5)

13th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

17:50 Ayr

Viva Voce

9st 9lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: David & Nicola Barron

never better than midfield

3/1

20/1

Form: 23170- D

Last run: 196 days

W: 9st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 67

Form & Verdict
All wins on soft/heavy, the most recent off 4lb lower at Thirsk last September; underfoot conditions aside, his first-time-out record suggests this reappearance will be needed.
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7th

2

(7)

12th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

17:05 Ayr

First Greyed

9st 13lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Michael Dods

Won at Beverley (7.4f, good to soft) in August and ran well when third here (7f, soft) last Tuesday; could be thereabouts.

7/1

3rd

3

(9)

3rd Oct 2023

Soft

0m 7f 50y

Class 6

16:32 Ayr

First Greyed

9st 13lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Michael Dods

Suited by slow ground; recent Class 5 form, notably a Beverley success off only 1lb lower in August, suggests he cannot be dismissed on this first attempt in Class 6.

6/1

6th

6

(13)

18th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 5

17:50 Thirsk

First Greyed

9st 6lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Michael Dods

C&D winner off a 2lb lower mark last September (soft); latest win was at Beverley last month (7.5f, good to soft); one with a chance despite lesser run last time.

7/1

OUR TIP

Form: -59121

Last run: 9 days

W: 9st 9lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 65

Form & Verdict
All wins at 6f on slow ground; has form figures of 121 since returned to turf this spring, the latest success at Hamilton, and looks better than ever; big player under 5lb penalty provided she's as effective back at 7f.
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6th

2

(2)

24th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 6y

Class 4

16:00 Hamilton

Slainte Mhath

9st 10lb

J: Sam James

T: Katie Scott

5-15 on turf, with three of the wins coming over C&D; well suited by slow ground; not much room for manoeuvre off this mark and she wasn't at her best with conditions to suit six weeks ago.

6/1

38

22nd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:25 Ayr

Slainte Mhath

9st 3lb

T: Katie Scott

5th

2

(5)

14th Aug 2023

Soft

0m 6f 6y

Class 4

20:10 Hamilton

Slainte Mhath

9st 13lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Katie Scott

took keen hold, raced in third

11/4

Form: -07087

Last run: 27 days

W: 9st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 68

Form & Verdict
0-16 since 2yo debut win (was useful in that first campaign); however, has been shaping with some promise of late, seventh in big field at Gowran Park (7f, yielding) last time; this Irish raider may be running into form and looks interesting off a reduced mark.
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5th

8

(11)

4th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 5

17:30 Newcastle (AW)

Admiral Nelson

9st 4lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Peter Niven

Has held his form since winning off 3lb lower on stable debut here in December but he's 0-9 at 1m+; others might see this out better.

7/1

4th

7

(5)

19th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 5

16:15 Newcastle (AW)

Admiral Nelson

9st 2lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Peter Niven

Ex-Irish gelding who made a winning debut for this yard over C&D last month, but out of the frame in both outings since; didn't appear to lack for stamina when fifth of eight at Wolverhampton (8.6f, Tapeta) a week ago, but still holds each-way claims back under these conditions.

6/1

4

(1)

12th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 5

20:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Admiral Nelson

9st 11lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Peter Niven

Ex-Irish 5yo who made a perfect start for his new stable when rewarding some market support in a 7f handicap at Newcastle last month; failed to build on it at Southwell three weeks ago and record over 1m doesn't make for encouraging reading.

10/1

16/1

Form: 240-48

Last run: 8 days

W: 9st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 65

Form & Verdict
Minor form in turf bumpers; all Flat starts on AW, making the frame several times; may win an ordinary handicap at some stage but this return to grass presents a question mark.
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9th

7

(2)

2nd Oct 2023

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 5

19:30 Newcastle (AW)

Bayraat

9st 5lb

J: Jack Garritty

T: Tom Tate

prominent

6/1

3rd

13

(6)

8th Sep 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

14:35 Haydock

Bayraat

8st 13lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Tom Tate

Tackles 5f for the first time but he won over 6f at Nottingham (good to firm) in June and didn't look short of pace when going close at Redcar (6f, good to firm) a fortnight ago; could be bang there once more.

15/2

2nd

10

(6)

26th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 5f 217y

Class 5

19:30 Redcar

Bayraat

9st 4lb

J: Jack Garritty

T: Tom Tate

raced in second

8/1

Non-runners

Slainte Mhath, Admiral Nelson

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £29.80
Straight Forecast £26.38
Tricast £127.79
Trifecta £154.60

Selections

RP RATINGS:

Slainte Mhath

The Guardian:

Al Baahy

SPOTLIGHT:

Zumurud

The Times:

Mr Trevor

The Star:

Admiral Nelson

TOPSPEED:

Absolute Dream

Telegraph:

Slainte Mhath

Daily Mail:

Slainte Mhath

Daily Mirror:

Slainte Mhath

The Sun:

Slainte Mhath

Daily Record:

Slainte Mhath

D Express:

Al Baahy

POSTDATA:

Zumurud