June 01 / 18.50 Carlisle

18.50

Good To Firm

Great Orton Handicap

  • Prize money: £3402.1
  • 1m 1f 0y
  • Class 6
  • 12 runners
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Great Orton Handicap

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

20/1 (Won)

  • Win: £26.50
  • Place: £6.10

Form: 5570-5

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 4lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 55

Form & Verdict
Showed some promise on his second start in a Musselburgh maiden (7f, good) last August but has gone backwards since; no improvement on his first start since being gelded last month (12.5f, AW); drops back in trip and is on a workable mark; interesting if supported.
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5th

1

(10)

10th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

1m 2f 5y

Class 6

20:30 Pontefract

Star Start

9st 11lb

J: Archie Young

T: Rebecca Menzies

Consistent spell culminated in a win off this mark last September; form has dipped sharply since, modest fourth on latest outing.

11/2

4th

3

(2)

30th May 2024

Soft

1m 3f 39y

Class 6

20:55 Carlisle

Star Start

9st 7lb

J: Archie Young

T: Rebecca Menzies

slowly away, in touch with leaders

6/1

8th

8

(11)

10th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 1f 170y

Class 5

19:50 Ripon

Star Start

9st 5lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Rebecca Menzies

disputed lead early, led overall after 2f

12/1

OUR TIP

5/2

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 0-4221

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 10lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 61

Form & Verdict
Prominent racer who went close at Nottingham in April (1m2f, soft); produced a similar effort at Wetherby (1m, good to soft) next time, before gamely winning in a blanket finish at Bath (1m, good) latest; up 1lb for that and should again be a player back up in trip.
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15th

14

(6)

3rd Jun 2024

Yielding To Soft

1m 1f 100y

16:35 Gowran Park

Obama Army

9st 0lb

J: Gavin Ryan

T: Eoin Christopher McCarthy

Dual 1m winner when with Jack Channon and showed comparable form when runner-up over 1m2f on the AW on his penultimate start (second one for this yard); below par last time but had a break since.

33/1

5th

12

(2)

31st Jan 2024

Standard

1m 2f 150y

14:00 Dundalk (AW)

Obama Army

9st 4lb

J: Gavin Ryan

T: Eoin Christopher McCarthy

Dual winner on turf but as good as ever when runner-up over C&D last month; left on the same mark and could be more to come having not been with this yard long.

11/2

2nd

8

(9)

20th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 2f 150y

19:15 Dundalk (AW)

Obama Army

9st 11lb

J: Scott McCullagh

T: Eoin Christopher McCarthy

prominent, headway and challenging when ridden 1f out, kept on, no match for winner

8/1

9/1

  • Place: £1.90

Form: 5-8425

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 9lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 60

Form & Verdict
0-7; best effort came when racing prominently (raced freely) before finishing over 2l second at Newcastle (1m, AW) on his penultimate start; not quite as good at Doncaster (1m, good) latest; more needed.
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3rd

6

(9)

20th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 0f 100y

Class 6

13:50 Beverley

Hidden Code

9st 2lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: Ollie Pears

Inconsistent and unraced on slow turf, but he ran well in two handicaps on grass in May/June and was a close second in a maiden at Newcastle (1m, AW) nine days ago; this 3yo has leading claims if at the top of his game.

7/2

2nd

4

(3)

11th Sep 2023

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 5

19:00 Newcastle (AW)

Hidden Code

9st 7lb

J: Graham Lee

T: Ollie Pears

Peak efforts when placed in low-grade handicaps over C&D in May and at Carlisle in June; exposed sort who is now 0-11 but has a fighting chance in this ordinary maiden event, granted a return to his best.

4/1

4th

2

(2)

29th Aug 2023

Good

1m 0f 208y

Class 6

19:05 Musselburgh

Hidden Code

9st 11lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Ollie Pears

dwelt start, in touch with leaders, short of room against rail, soon switched left, no impression

8/1

Form: 38-504

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 10lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 61

Form & Verdict
Inconsistent performer whose best form would entitle him to claims from this mark; however, he'll need to significantly outperform his last two efforts if he is to break his duck at the ninth attempt.
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10th

16

(2)

16th Jun 2024

Good

0m 7f 213y

Class 4

16:10 Doncaster

Mickey Mongoose

8st 4lb

J: Laura Coughlan

T: Olly Williams

Back to winning ways at Southwell (1m) in March but a below-par sixth on soft ground in 7.5f Beverley handicap 18 days ago; it would come as no surprise to see him bounce back.

20/1

6th

10

(7)

29th May 2024

Good

0m 7f 96y

Class 5

14:10 Beverley

Mickey Mongoose

8st 10lb

J: Morgan Cole

T: Olly Williams

Sprung a 66-1 surprise at Southwell (1m) in March; flopped over 1m3f next time but he ran creditably for fourth over 8.5f here two weeks ago; others preferred this time.

16/1

4th

12

(9)

14th May 2024

Good To Firm

1m 0f 100y

Class 5

16:15 Beverley

Mickey Mongoose

9st 1lb

J: Duran Fentiman

T: Olly Williams

Won at Brighton (1m2f, good to firm) for Charlie Johnston last summer, but a real contrast in seven starts for this yard, his 66-1 success at Southwell (1m, AW) in March standing way above his other efforts; others more solid.

25/1

33/1

Form: 0-076

Last run: 17 days

W: 8st 9lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 45

Form & Verdict
Well beaten in all four starts; significant improvement needed for this step up in trip if he is to get involved; cheekpieces go on.
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6th

10

(1)

8th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 6

14:20 Newcastle (AW)

Ana Emaraaty

8st 11lb

J: Mark Winn

T: Jim Goldie

He's won just one of his 17 starts but that came here (1m) last month and he wasn't disgraced when fifth over an inadequate 7f here last time; he's effective over 1m2f and could be a contender now back up in trip.

12/1

6th

10

(1)

8th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 6

14:20 Newcastle (AW)

Ana Emaraaty

8st 11lb

J: Mark Winn

T: Jim Goldie

He's won just one of his 17 starts but that came here (1m) last month and he wasn't disgraced when fifth over an inadequate 7f here last time; he's effective over 1m2f and could be a contender now back up in trip.

12/1

5th

10

(1)

25th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

18:30 Newcastle (AW)

Ana Emaraaty

8st 12lb

J: Mark Winn

T: Jim Goldie

held up in rear

12/1

Form: 73-957

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 58

Form & Verdict
0-6 and yet to kick on from her novice form in handicap company; slipping in the weights but her latest effort at Bath suggests she'll need more of that before winning.
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4

(2)

26th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 14y

Class 6

16:15 Chepstow

Kohana Breeze

9st 8lb

J: Taylor Fisher

T: Archie Watson

Eight-race maiden; unlucky not to finish closer to the target when seventh at Bath (1m, good; denied clear run in closing stages) last month but was behind stablemate Athene's Kiss when fifth at Brighton (1m, good to firm) a fortnight ago.

13/2

5th

2

(6)

13th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 216y

Class 6

16:20 Brighton

Kohana Breeze

9st 10lb

J: Taylor Fisher

T: Archie Watson

awkward start, took keen hold, prominent

7/1

5

(1)

2nd Jun 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 14y

Class 6

13:20 Chepstow

Kohana Breeze

9st 7lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: Archie Watson

Ended her 2yo campaign with third in an Epsom novice (7f, soft) but she has not made a significant impact in handicaps this season, including at Carlisle on Thursday.

8/1

Form: 4-323

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 11lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 62

Form & Verdict
Came in for some support when 13-2 on handicap debut at Hamilton (1m1f, good) latest, where she was unable to take a significant step up on previous efforts but was still a creditable third; this stiffer test might help elicit some improvement and she's a player.
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10th

4

(6)

7th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 6

19:00 Newcastle (AW)

Keeponbelieving

9st 7lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: Liam Bailey

Lightly raced 3yo who showed promise here in the spring; perhaps unsuited by heavy ground at Ayr two starts ago and by the first-time blinkers over this C&D last Tuesday (no headgear today); however, she's hard to fancy after those heavy defeats.

16/1

10th

2

(9)

31st Oct 2023

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 6

18:45 Newcastle (AW)

Keeponbelieving

9st 8lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Liam Bailey

Eight-race maiden whose form has regressed on turf, but she twice ran with credit here (7f/1m) in the spring and interesting to see if the return to this surface brings about a resurgence; blinkers given a go.

9/1

11th

8

(5)

12th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

17:05 Ayr

Keeponbelieving

9st 3lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: Liam Bailey

She has failed to progress and was tailed off at Musselburgh in July; however, the cheekpieces adopted that day are left off, she's had a break since, and there are some firm pointers in her pedigree that this lightly raced 3yo could be suited by today's first encounter with testing ground.

14/1

33/1

Form: 8659

Last run: 13 days

W: 8st 12lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 49

Form & Verdict
Well held in all four starts; others preferred.
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7th

12

(11)

26th Sep 2023

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 6

18:00 Newcastle (AW)

Killing Eve

8st 8lb

J: Paula Muir

T: Katie Scott

Has yet to make the frame in seven starts and she came in last of seven in 1m4f Hamilton handicap last month; she's very hard to make a case for.

66/1

7th

8

(3)

14th Aug 2023

Soft

1m 4f 15y

Class 6

20:40 Hamilton

Killing Eve

8st 8lb

J: William Pyle

T: Katie Scott

took keen hold, held up in rear

33/1

12th

14

(6)

9th Jul 2023

Good To Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

17:25 Ayr

Killing Eve

8st 7lb

J: William Pyle

T: Katie Scott

Hasn't shown enough among her five runs to suggest she'll win this.

50/1

Form: 624316

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 58

Form & Verdict
Came good at the ninth attempt in a Southwell maiden handicap (1m, AW; raced prominently) in April; didn't help his cause back there latest when unruly at the start and taking a backward step in the race itself, despite just a 1lb rise; more needed back on turf.
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7

(8)

20th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 0f 100y

Class 6

13:50 Beverley

Na Scoitear

9st 2lb

J: Jonny Peate

T: Phillip Makin

3yo who has won just one of his 16 starts and is unraced on slow turf; when runner-up at Musselburgh last time he was beaten 11l but it was still a positive performance in today's context and he's a possible player.

6/1

2nd

3

(1)

29th Aug 2023

Good

1m 0f 208y

Class 6

19:05 Musselburgh

Na Scoitear

9st 6lb

J: Shane Gray

T: Phillip Makin

prominent, ridden and outpaced from 2f out, went remote second towards finish

12/1

7th

7

(3)

17th Aug 2023

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 6

17:22 Wolverhampton (AW)

Na Scoitear

9st 3lb

J: Raul Da Silva

T: Phillip Makin

Off the mark at the ninth attempt at Southwell (1m, Tapeta) in April and now 3lb lower, but hasn't shone in two starts since returning to the AW and was behind My Opinion over C&D 13 days ago.

7/1

10th
10 (11)
Ribkana

5/1

Form: 758-52

Last run: 20 days

W: 8st 11lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 48

Form & Verdict
Moderate performer who got closer to winning in a 0-55 handicap at Ripon (1m, soft; raced prominently) latest; cheekpieces go on; same mark; more needed in a stronger contest.
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11th

8

(4)

29th May 2024

Good

1m 0f 100y

Class 6

15:40 Beverley

Ribkana

9st 0lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

prominent

9/2

4th

9

(3)

19th May 2024

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

16:55 Ripon

Ribkana

9st 0lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

0-15 but she finished second on four occasions last season, three of them over C&D; tailed off on her return to action at Pontefract 18 days ago but that should have blown away the cobwebs; much better can be expected this time.

6/1

Form: 6-49

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 6lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 57

Form & Verdict
Unplaced in three starts but showed minor promise in the second of those at Southwell (1m, AW); no surprise if she shows more now entering handicaps.
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11th

7

(1)

1st Jun 2023

Good To Firm

1m 1f 0y

Class 6

18:50 Carlisle

Purple Lady

9st 6lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: David Loughnane

in touch with leaders on inner

12/1

9th

7

(7)

16th May 2023

Good To Soft

1m 0f 100y

Class 5

13:50 Beverley

Purple Lady

9st 2lb

J: Cieren Fallon

T: David Loughnane

in touch with leaders

25/1

4th

7

(1)

8th May 2023

Standard

1m 0f 13y

Class 5

16:15 Southwell (AW)

Purple Lady

8st 12lb

J: David Egan

T: David Loughnane

125,000gns breeze-up purchase last spring who ran well below market expectations on her debut and has been absent for the best part of a year since; the market will help.

20/1

33/1

Form: 09-06

Last run: 58 days

W: 8st 9lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 45

Form & Verdict
Well beaten in all four starts, including her handicap debut (1m4f, soft) latest.
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7th

7

(2)

18th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 6

20:00 Newcastle (AW)

Miss Raindrop

9st 9lb

J: William Pyle

T: Tracy Waggott

Unplaced in all 12 starts; all handicap runs have come over further and suitability of this trip has to be taken on trust.

25/1

0

9

12th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 188y

Class 4

13:07 Sedgefield

Miss Raindrop

10st 2lb

J: Ross Chapman

T: Tracy Waggott

took keen hold, held up in last

200/1

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Payout
Exacta £83.30
Straight Forecast £49.29
Tricast £190.55
Trifecta £377.70

Selections

RP RATINGS:

Obama Army

SPOTLIGHT:

Keeponbelieving

The Guardian:

Ribkana

Daily Mail:

Hidden Code

POSTDATA:

Mickey Mongoose

The Times:

Keeponbelieving

D Express:

Keeponbelieving

Telegraph:

Obama Army

Daily Mirror:

Obama Army

Daily Record:

Obama Army

The Sun:

Ribkana

The Star:

Ribkana