August 24 / 15.00 York

15.00

Good To Firm

Clipper Handicap (Heritage Handicap)

  • Prize money: £77310
  • 0m 7f 192y
  • Class 2
  • 19 runners
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Clipper Handicap (Heritage Handicap)

Runners: 19 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

33/1 (Won)

  • Win: £50.35
  • Place: £12.35

Form: -01020 D

Last run: 26 days

W: 9st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict
Has often run well in defeat in big 7f handicaps and was runner-up for second consecutive year in the Bunbury Cup at Newmarket last month; won at Goodwood (7f) in May and has won over 1m in the past, but he has a modest strike-rate and was below par at Ascot last time; others are more compelling.
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9th

5

(3)

13th Jul 2024

Good To Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

16:00 Newmarket (July)

Ropey Guest

9st 10lb

J: Tom Queally

T: George Margarson

Has form figures of 822 in this contest; however, faces a harder task off current mark (5lb higher than 12 months ago) and it's unlikely he's getting better now aged seven.

16/1

10th

15

(12)

19th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

17:05 Ascot

Ropey Guest

9st 2lb

J: Tom Queally

T: George Margarson

Has loads of Ascot form, most recently fifth in this year's Victoria Cup; performed well at this meeting on three occasions; however, he's frustratingly 0-21 here and remains thoroughly exposed.

28/1

11/1

  • Place: £4.55

Form: -16220 D

Last run: 64 days

W: 9st 3lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict
Usually front-runs; first past the post in 3yo C&D handicap at this meeting last year (good to firm; demoted due to interference) and went close in hot race over C&D in May (didn't lead); merely mid-division in the Hunt Cup at Royal Ascot last time but his pacesetting tactics weren't a good fit for that race; progressive previously and could make a bold bid now back here.
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10th

3

(10)

6th Jul 2024

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

14:25 Sandown

Point Lynas

9st 10lb

J: Callum Rodriguez

T: Edward Bethell

Better than ever this term, gamely making all in the Hambleton at York (good) then respectable fourth in Haydock Group 3; returns to handicap level off a career-high mark but can't be dismissed in current form.

9/1

4th

6

(12)

8th Jun 2024

Good

0m 7f 37y

Class 1

15:35 Haydock

Point Lynas

9st 2lb

J: Callum Rodriguez

T: Edward Bethell

Progressive in handicaps last season prior to fair fourth of seven in Group 3 Superior Mile here in September; better than ever when making all in big-field handicap at York (1m, good) on last month's reappearance but today's company demands another career best and York suits him extremely well.

14/1

1st

4

(5)

16th May 2024

Good

0m 7f 192y

Class 2

14:45 York

Point Lynas

9st 6lb

J: Callum Rodriguez

T: Edward Bethell

made all, set good pace, ridden over 1f out, soon faced challenge, kept on well inside final furlong, gamely

10/1

16/1

  • Place: £5.55

Form: 228781 D

Last run: 5 days

W: 8st 13lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 86

Form & Verdict
Back to form with a bang when winning at Ripon (1m, good to soft) on Saturday; he was snapping a 13-race losing sequence and goes back up in grade here, while he needs to prove that level of performance was no one-off, but he had bundles in hand and is entitled to respect under a 6lb penalty.
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4th

7

(15)

16th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

17:20 Doncaster

Spirit Catcher

9st 2lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Charlie Johnston

Back to form last month, winning easily at Ripon (good to soft) then third at York Ebor festival (good to firm), both over 1m; likely player, provided he continues in the same vein.

9/1

3rd

17

(10)

24th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 192y

Class 2

15:00 York

Spirit Catcher

8st 13lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Charlie Johnston

prominent

16/1

1st

1

(6)

19th Aug 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:50 Ripon

Spirit Catcher

10st 1lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Charlie Johnston

Some recent below-par efforts but a revival would comes as no surprise having dipped to 3lb lower than when runner-up over 1m at Redcar and Newcastle at the start of the summer; usually races prominently.

6/1

8/1

Form: 9-9205

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 102

Form & Verdict
Fine second in the Royal Hunt Cup (1m, good) in June on his only run under today's jockey Ryan Moore; the step back up in trip didn't work out in the John Smith's Cup here and he was a good fifth in the Golden Mile at Glorious Goodwood last time (1m, first run on soft); might not be far away.
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6th

8

(5)

13th Jul 2024

Soft

0m 7f 213y

Class 1

14:20 Ascot

Sonny Liston

9st 3lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Ralph Beckett

held up in rear, some headway 2f out, no extra from 1f out

3/1

2nd

1

(19)

19th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

17:05 Ascot

Sonny Liston

9st 13lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Ralph Beckett

Produced a career-best performance at Newbury (1m, good) last month on seasonal debut, beating Metal Merchant and belatedly adding to his 2yo win; good second (first home on near side) in this contest last year; on a career-high mark but again looks likely to perform well.

12/1

1st

2

(3)

18th May 2024

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

16:45 Newbury

Sonny Liston

9st 12lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Ralph Beckett

Some very useful form in blinkers last term, notably second in the Royal Hunt Cup and a good handicap at Doncaster; however, he's a frustrating sort, being 0-13 since debut win; seemed to need the run in this race on reappearance 12 months ago; headgear removed.

8/1

Form: 513314 C

Last run: 26 days

W: 9st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 101

Form & Verdict
5yo who has been in the form of his life this term, with wins at Thirsk (1m, soft) and here (7f, good), and he was a close fourth of 25 in the International at Ascot (7f, good) latest; has won here three times (including on fast ground) and can be bang there once more.
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2nd

1

(13)

13th Jul 2024

Good To Soft

0m 7f 192y

Class 2

14:00 York

Northern Express

10st 2lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Michael Dods

raced in second, switched left over 1f out, ridden and led narrowly 1f out, headed and no extra inside final 110yds

9/1

5th

2

(18)

20th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

18:15 Ascot

Northern Express

9st 12lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Michael Dods

Acts on all surfaces; an excellent performer in highly competitive C&D handicaps in the last two years, including when finishing a close third of 29 in this race last June and he was even closer to the winner when fourth the following month; as good as ever when runner-up at York (1m, good) last month but going back up 3lb puts him 6lb higher than last June.

14/1

2nd

3

(9)

16th May 2024

Good

0m 7f 192y

Class 2

14:45 York

Northern Express

9st 6lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Michael Dods

in touch with leaders, headway from over 2f out, soon went second, challenging from over 1f out, kept on, just held

7/1

Form: 422313 D

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict
Admirably consistent this season (including on fast ground) and gained a deserved win under Oliver Stammers at Newmarket (1m, good) last month; another highly creditable effort when third of 20 off this mark in the Golden Mile at Goodwood (1m, soft) last time and he could again be in the mix.
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5th

2

(9)

2nd Jul 2024

Good

1m 0f 68y

Class 2

15:15 Hamilton

Dutch Decoy

10st 0lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Charlie Johnston

Runner-up in Class 2 handicaps at Newmarket's Craven and Guineas meetings this spring; not so good in top handicaps at York, Epsom and Royal Ascot since but he's well treated again now and this isn't so competitive; two wins from three runs at Hamilton; the Johnston stable have won three of the last four runnings; contender.

13/2

16th

28

(25)

19th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

17:05 Ascot

Dutch Decoy

8st 9lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Charlie Johnston

Best form this term when runner-up twice at Newmarket; finished behind some of these rivals in two starts since; ran creditably in a few major handicaps in 2022 and 2023 but is weighted to his best off current mark.

20/1

8th

10

(1)

31st May 2024

Soft

1m 0f 113y

Class 2

14:35 Epsom

Dutch Decoy

8st 12lb

J: Kevin Stott

T: Charlie Johnston

Close second in this race 12 months ago and has filled the same position twice at Newmarket this season; form dipped in the Hambleton last time but he has each-way hopes granted a rebound.

12/1

7th
20 (17)
Terwada

9/1

Form: 3411 D

Last run: 27 days

W: 8st 11lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 90

Form & Verdict
Easily won a Nottingham novice (1m, good to firm) in June on his third start and followed up when making all in five-runner handicap at Newmarket (1m, good to soft), beating The Gatekeeper who was also second at Glorious Goodwood next time; up in grade here but this 3yo is unexposed and progressive.
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24

(12)

13th Jul 2024

Good To Soft

1m 2f 56y

Class 2

15:10 York

Terwada

8st 6lb

T: Ed Walker

Reserve; lightly raced 4yo who runs off last winning mark and returned to form with close fifth of 15 at Sandown (1m, good to soft) last month; today's step up in trip may prompt improvement but others are more compelling.

33/1

5th

11

(8)

15th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

14:05 Sandown

Terwada

9st 4lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Ed Walker

raced in second

11/1

6th

9

(7)

18th May 2024

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

16:45 Newbury

Terwada

8st 13lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Ed Walker

Progressive sort last spring/summer but his form dipped markedly in major handicaps the last twice; failed to beat a rival in the Spring Cup here (on reappearance) latest and is best watched unless the market suggests a rebound is likely.

16/1

20/1

Form: 603130 CD

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 3lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 96

Form & Verdict
He's on a career-high mark and others may be better treated, but soft ground excuses his run at Glorious Goodwood and prior to that he was a respectable third to Blue For You over this C&D (good to soft); won twice over C&D (good/good to firm) last season and is not ruled out each-way.
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16th

8

(5)

17th May 2024

Good

1m 2f 56y

Class 2

14:45 York

Eilean Dubh

9st 0lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: K R Burke

Now 3lb lower than when winning at Hamilton (1m, good to soft) last summer and took a step back in the right direction at Thirsk 13 days ago when visored first time; unraced over this far and has spent the big majority of his career at about 1m.

12/1

16th

8

(5)

17th May 2024

Good

1m 2f 56y

Class 2

14:45 York

Eilean Dubh

9st 0lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: K R Burke

Now 3lb lower than when winning at Hamilton (1m, good to soft) last summer and took a step back in the right direction at Thirsk 13 days ago when visored first time; unraced over this far and has spent the big majority of his career at about 1m.

12/1

6th

4

(7)

4th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 7f 218y

Class 2

14:40 Thirsk

Eilean Dubh

9st 2lb

J: Callum Rodriguez

T: K R Burke

Now 1lb lower than when winning at Hamilton (1m, good to soft) last summer but didn't shape with any obvious promise when always towards the rear on his 7f Musselburgh reappearance 13 days ago, albeit this trip is more suitable; sixth to Northern Express in this last year; visored first time.

20/1

Form: 83-315 CD

Last run: 40 days

W: 9st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict
Returned to form with commanding win at Doncaster (1m, good to firm) in June; slowly away and failed to settle when soundly beaten over this C&D next time but has shown plenty of good form here over the years (including two wins) and he's an each-way possible.
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7th

3

(9)

13th Jul 2024

Good To Soft

0m 7f 192y

Class 2

14:00 York

La Trinidad

9st 10lb

J: David Nolan

T: Roger Fell & Sean Murray

held up in midfield, some headway over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong

10/1

1st

2

(3)

21st Jun 2024

Good

0m 7f 219y

Class 3

14:50 Redcar

La Trinidad

10st 4lb

J: David Nolan

T: Roger Fell & Sean Murray

Successful twice at York in summer 2021; just one win from 21 starts since then but he was runner-up over C&D (good) last October and ran well in another big field at York (fifth of 17) five weeks ago; 1lb lower here and has possibilities if he gets a good pace and some luck.

9/1

5th

11

(8)

16th May 2024

Good

0m 7f 192y

Class 2

14:45 York

La Trinidad

8st 13lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Roger Fell & Sean Murray

dwelt start, midfield

20/1

11th
10 (11)
Orbaan

14/1

Form: 409795 CD

Last run: 4 days

W: 9st 1lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict
C&D winner who was a good fourth in this last year and is now 5lb lower; there has been the odd sign of spark this season but it's been a below-par campaign in the main and he was only fifth of 11 at Sandown on Sunday.
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4th

1

(1)

6th Jul 2024

Good To Firm

0m 7f 173y

Class 4

20:20 Carlisle

Orbaan

10st 9lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: David O’Meara

Has paid his way in better races than this and had the Bell over C&D (good to firm; has won on good to soft) sewn up from some way out ten days ago; still well treated despite going back up 6lb and has twice won back-to-back races in the past; good chance.

9/4

1st

4

(2)

26th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

0m 7f 173y

Class 4

16:40 Carlisle

Orbaan

9st 12lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: David O’Meara

9yo who has a regressive profile and needs to produce considerably more than he's managed at Epsom and York the last twice; however, he showed spark when third at Ayr three starts ago and isn't written off.

16/1

12th

3

(17)

15th Jun 2024

Good

1m 0f 177y

Class 4

16:45 York

Orbaan

9st 7lb

J: Shane Gray

T: David O’Meara

9yo who isn't the force of old and failed to threaten at Epsom (8.5f) a fortnight ago; however, this 1m course winner continues to drop down the weights and appeared to have halted the slide when an encouraging third at Ayr (7f) last month; drops back down to a Class 4 today and is not ruled out.

9/1

Form: 031747

Last run: 4 days

W: 9st 0lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 93

Form & Verdict
Made all at Epsom (1m, good to firm) in June and a case can be made on that form, but his form has been patchy on his three starts since and he was only seventh of 11 at Sandown on Sunday.
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6th

13

(15)

13th Jul 2024

Good To Soft

0m 7f 192y

Class 2

14:00 York

Austrian Theory

9st 1lb

J: Sean Kirrane

T: Tim Easterby

in touch with leaders, no extra final furlong

20/1

3rd

10

(2)

27th Jun 2024

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 2

16:10 Newcastle (AW)

Austrian Theory

8st 5lb

J: Duran Fentiman

T: Tim Easterby

Won three times for the Johnston yard but form became patchy and he was sold on for 22,000gns in October; well down the field on debut for this stable in a 7f York handicap.

25/1

13th

6

(18)

15th Jun 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 3

14:25 York

Austrian Theory

9st 11lb

J: Connor Murtagh

T: Tim Easterby

in rear

20/1

6/1

Form: /138-4 D

Last run: 26 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 97

Form & Verdict
Very lightly raced 4yo who won a fast-ground maiden in April 2022 and returned from an absence with an encouraging fourth of nine at Ascot (1m, good) last month; kept on well at Ascot and a stronger pace in this big field could be right up his street; unexposed and one to consider for his top yard.
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34th

11

(6)

30th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

1m 1f 0y

Class 2

15:40 Newmarket

Akhu Najla

9st 1lb

J: David Egan

T: Roger Varian

Very lightly raced 4yo who reappeared with a promising run at Ascot (1m, good) in July, when staying on for a close fourth; better could have been expected at York (1m, good to firm) but it was a difficult race in which to make headway from the rear; the extra furlong may well be a positive here, along with the first-time blinkers, and he could be in the mix.

25/1

13th

5

(4)

24th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 192y

Class 2

15:00 York

Akhu Najla

9st 4lb

J: David Egan

T: Roger Varian

towards rear

6/1

Form: 0-5010 CD

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict
Won this last year (good) despite a torrid passage and boosted fine York record when bolting up over C&D (good to soft) last month; handles fast ground; below par at Glorious Goodwood but soft going may not suit nowadays and he's firmly in calculations now back here and back on better ground.
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1st

8

(12)

13th Jul 2024

Good To Soft

0m 7f 192y

Class 2

14:00 York

Blue For You

9st 9lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: David O’Meara

held up in midfield, headway from 2f out, switched left over 1f out, ridden and challenging inside final furlong, led inside final 110yds, kept on

6/1

21th

17

(27)

19th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

17:05 Ascot

Blue For You

9st 1lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: David O’Meara

Respectable fourth in the Hambleton at York on reappearance and perhaps didn't take to Epsom last time; remains on last winning mark but has a bit to prove back at Ascot; well held in this race 12 months ago.

33/1

12th

4

(16)

31st May 2024

Soft

1m 0f 113y

Class 2

14:35 Epsom

Blue For You

9st 4lb

J: Jamie Spencer

T: David O’Meara

Respectable fourth in the Hambleton at York on reappearance; now back on same mark as for York success (1m, good to soft) last July; faces a different test here (first Epsom start).

11/1

Form: -11100 D

Last run: 20 days

W: 8st 12lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 97

Form & Verdict
He looked a 3yo to follow when winning this spring on first three handicap starts (7f/1m, good/soft); too soon to write him off but he has plenty to prove after heavy defeats the last twice (1m, soft/good to firm).
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5th

2

(6)

12th Jul 2024

Good To Soft

0m 7f 127y

Class 4

20:25 Chester

Racingbreaks Ryder

10st 1lb

J: Tommie Jakes

T: Charles Hills

Thrived last season and posted a career-best when making all at Ascot (7f Class 2, soft; from 9lb higher) last May; less effective this time around, with a more encouraging fourth-placed finish at Goodwood (7f, good) being followed by another backward step; others more convincing.

10/1

8th

7

(6)

9th Jun 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 3

14:10 Goodwood

Racingbreaks Ryder

9st 6lb

J: William Buick

T: Charles Hills

took keen hold, prominent, weakened from over 1f out

5/1

4th

6

(12)

24th May 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 3

16:10 Goodwood

Racingbreaks Ryder

9st 4lb

J: William Buick

T: Charles Hills

in rear, good headway inside final furlong, nearest finish

8/1

OUR TIP

25/1

Form: 440008 CD

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 11lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict
9yo who has had an underwhelming campaign but he didn't run badly at Ascot recently when the steady gallop wouldn't have suited, and he's 1lb lower than when a head second to stablemate Blue For You in this race last year (good); has won here twice (including on good to firm) and is not ruled out.
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5th

9

(6)

20th Dec 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 3

19:00 Kempton (AW)

Escobar

9st 6lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: David O’Meara

steadied start, towards rear

10/1

9th

8

(8)

9th Dec 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 14y

Class 2

18:15 Newcastle (AW)

Escobar

9st 4lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: David O’Meara

sweating, dwelt start, midfield on near side of group

14/1

8th

7

(11)

27th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 2

18:45 Wolverhampton (AW)

Escobar

9st 3lb

J: Neil Callan

T: David O’Meara

Veteran who's become hard to win with and been on the downgrade this year, coming 22lb down the weights; late in the day to be making his Tapeta debut in a new form of headgear and will need some luck if dropped in as usual from stall 11.

12/1

25/1

Form: -87019 CD

Last run: 40 days

W: 9st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict
Hasn't been at his very best this season and was soundly beaten in the Bunbury Cup at Newmarket last time; however, perhaps the good to soft ground didn't suit and the form of his small-field win at Redcar two starts ago has worked out well; he's lower in the weights than when winning this two years ago, and when scoring over C&D last May, and he's not discounted.
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3rd

5

(7)

21st Jun 2024

Good

0m 7f 219y

Class 3

14:50 Redcar

Cruyff Turn

9st 12lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

All of his 33 runs have been on turf and he's won seven times; last success was 12 months ago but that was off 5lb higher at this track and he returned to form with a close third at Nottingham (8.3f, good) 19 days ago; in the mix.

8/1

3rd

6

(7)

2nd Jun 2024

Good To Soft

1m 0f 75y

Class 3

16:25 Nottingham

Cruyff Turn

9st 0lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

One of his seven wins came over C&D and he's versatile ground-wise; well short of his best in two runs last month but down in the weights and this is less competitive.

13/2

8th

18

(3)

16th May 2024

Good

0m 7f 192y

Class 2

14:45 York

Cruyff Turn

8st 8lb

J: Duran Fentiman

T: Tim Easterby

took keen hold, prominent on inner

20/1

14/1

Form: 622714 D

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 1lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict
Some big runs in defeat this year prior to winning at Newmarket (1m, good to firm) last month on his sole start under today's jockey Neil Callan; cracking effort from the front when fourth of 20 in the Golden Mile at Glorious Goodwood (1m, soft) last time and this bang-in-form 5yo could be a player.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

5th

16

(14)

13th Jul 2024

Good To Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

16:00 Newmarket (July)

Darkness

9st 1lb

J: Neil Callan

T: David O’Meara

Acts on soft and good to firm; 0-14 in this grade but has the ideal scenario, being 2-2 at this course, including a 3l win on latest start; even with a penalty he's still well treated on peak form; possibilities.

14/1

1st

8

(7)

27th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 3

16:30 Newmarket (July)

Darkness

9st 2lb

J: Jason Watson

T: David O’Meara

Hasn't been at his best during an inconsistent 2024 but he ran well when third at Goodwood (7f, good) last time; continues to edge down the weights and his last win came here (1m, good to firm) last July; chance.

6/1

16/1

Form: 19-102 CD

Last run: 12 days

W: 8st 11lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict
Front-runner who made all over C&D (good to firm) last July and was awarded the 3yo C&D handicap at this meeting last year (due to interference); won on reappearance at Newcastle (7f, AW) in May and back to form when second at Newmarket (7f, good) 12 days ago; in a tougher race today but this 4yo may have more left in the tank; fitted with first-time cheekpieces.
Place /
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7th

9

(6)

12th Jul 2024

Good To Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 3

14:05 York

Master Richard

9st 1lb

J: Rowan Scott

T: Ann Duffield

in touch with leaders

11/1

7th

3

(14)

21st Jun 2024

Good

0m 7f 219y

Class 3

14:50 Redcar

Master Richard

10st 0lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Ann Duffield

Both turf wins have come on good to firm at York (1m); seemed to need his reappearance there last month and he got back near best when close fifth at Doncaster (7f) last time; didn't get the best of runs in that race and he's respected back up in trip.

7/1

5th

6

(7)

1st Jun 2024

Good To Soft

0m 7f 6y

Class 3

18:50 Doncaster

Master Richard

9st 5lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Ann Duffield

Has gained both turf wins at York; seemed to need his reappearance run there last month; went close over C&D two years ago but that was off a much lower mark.

25/1

Form: 603022

Last run: 20 days

W: 8st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict
Missed all of last season's 3yo campaign and his form has been up and down this year, but he won twice in the spring (7f, AW/good) and has been a good second over 1m the last twice, behind Terwada at Newmarket (good to soft) then in the competitive Golden Mile at Goodwood (soft); has a chance.
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No Results Found

Non-runners

Outbreak

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £547.50
Straight Forecast £376.83
Tricast £5288.49
Trifecta £14703.60

Selections

POSTDATA:

Akhu Najla

Daily Mirror:

Northern Express

RP RATINGS:

Escobar

LAMBOURN:

Terwada

The Guardian:

Sonny Liston

Daily Mail:

Master Richard

D Express:

Austrian Theory

The Sun:

The Gatekeeper

SPOTLIGHT:

Blue For You

TOPSPEED:

Dutch Decoy

The Star:

Orbaan

NEWMARKET:

Akhu Najla

Telegraph:

Akhu Najla

Daily Record:

Northern Express

The Times:

Escobar