September 09 / 17.35 Thirsk

17.35

Good

Calverts Carpets Hambleton Cup Handicap

  • Prize money: £6280.8
  • 1m 4f 8y
  • Class 4
  • 8 runners
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Calverts Carpets Hambleton Cup Handicap

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

9/2 (Won)

  • Win: £10.00
  • Place: £2.40

Form: 11-035 D

Last run: 74 days

W: 9st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict
Has been waiting for quick ground (non-runner three times on softer than good in July/August) and should get it here; ran well when third over 1m6f at Goodwood in June and far from disgraced (too free) at Newbury next time; back to his last winning mark and high on the list.
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9th

5

(1)

23rd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

1m 5f 26y

Class 3

17:20 Ayr

Vaynor

9st 5lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: Charles Hills

Non-runner three times on softer than good in July/August; back on good going when making all and holding on by a neck at Thirsk (1m4f; Furzig third) two weeks ago; 2lb higher today but the step back up in trip should suit and he'd be a major player if he again gets the ground that suits him.

11/4

1st

3

(8)

9th Sep 2023

Good

1m 4f 8y

Class 4

17:35 Thirsk

Vaynor

9st 13lb

J: Graham Lee

T: Charles Hills

made all, increased tempo over 2f out, pushed along 2f out, ridden over 1f out, reduced lead towards finish, always doing enough

9/2

2nd
6 (4)
Strawman

8/1

  • Place: £2.10

Form: 532573

Last run: 8 days

W: 9st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict
Redcar winner (1m2f, good) off 5lb higher last season and back to form when third of 11 at Carlisle (1m3f, good to firm) last week; today's trip is probably a maximum for him but he ran well on his only previous start here and has claims.
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1st

1

(9)

30th Oct 2023

Standard

1m 4f 98y

Class 5

16:15 Newcastle (AW)

Strawman

10st 4lb

J: Shane Gray

T: Gemma Tutty

took keen hold, towards rear, headway into midfield after 3f

7/1

1st

1

(9)

30th Oct 2023

Standard

1m 4f 98y

Class 5

16:15 Newcastle (AW)

Strawman

10st 4lb

J: Shane Gray

T: Gemma Tutty

took keen hold, towards rear, headway into midfield after 3f

7/1

6th

3

(11)

27th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

1m 2f 1y

Class 4

16:25 Redcar

Strawman

10st 0lb

J: Mark Winn

T: Gemma Tutty

awkward start, towards rear

4/1

9/1

  • Place: £1.90

Form: 05-350 C

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 11lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict
Won two in a row at Catterick (1m4f, soft) last autumn and reappeared with a creditable third of 15 at York (1m4f, good to firm) in June, but beat only one home at Windsor last time and needs to put that behind him.
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11

(8)

8th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 4f 99y

Class 3

16:30 Newcastle (AW)

Furzig

9st 0lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Richard Fahey

Not getting any younger and losing run up to 13, but having fallen in the weights he performed much better when second of 11 behind Queen Of Ipanema at Southwell (1m3f, Tapeta) three weeks ago with three of these behind; 1lb higher, but holds each-way claims if able to back that up.

16/1

2nd

10

(10)

18th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 3f 23y

Class 3

18:30 Southwell (AW)

Furzig

8st 13lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Richard Fahey

11-time winner but his last success was in October 2022 and he's been well held on Tapeta in his last four starts; three of those runs were in Class 2 events but he needs to revive on this drop back in grade.

25/1

9th

10

(5)

29th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 4f 14y

Class 2

18:00 Southwell (AW)

Furzig

8st 11lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Richard Fahey

steadied start, towards rear

20/1

Form: 124003

Last run: 40 days

W: 9st 9lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 86

Form & Verdict
Sole 3yo; best effort when fourth of 11 at York (1m4f, good to firm) in May and he wasn't discredited when third of five at Ayr six weeks ago; will need to improve on that but he's still low mileage and it's possible.
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11th

7

(11)

13th Oct 2023

Good

1m 5f 188y

Class 2

14:40 York

Knockbrex

8st 11lb

J: Sam James

T: Charlie Johnston

Acts on soft; the promise shown this spring, including at this track, has not been fulfilled but he did shape as if staying 1m4f at Thirsk on latest outing; that performance was the first suggestion that he might get 1m6f.

25/1

4th

5

(2)

9th Sep 2023

Good

1m 4f 8y

Class 4

17:35 Thirsk

Knockbrex

9st 9lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Charlie Johnston

midfield

9/2

3rd

1

(4)

31st Jul 2023

Good

1m 2f 0y

Class 3

16:15 Ayr

Knockbrex

9st 9lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Charlie Johnston

Down the field the last twice at big summer festivals; something to prove but this lightly raced 3yo showed considerable promise previously and drops back in grade here; stable's horses can bounce back to form out of the blue and he's not written off.

11/4

OUR TIP

Form: 13-433 C BF

Last run: 20 days

W: 10st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict
Four-time winner over 1m4f/1m6f on fast ground, including twice on this course; has claims judged on his third at York in June but he should have fared better when filling the same position (but well held) at Pontefract three weeks ago; needs to bounce back.
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10th

5

(6)

7th Oct 2023

Good

1m 5f 218y

Class 4

17:05 Redcar

Wor Willie

9st 12lb

J: Graham Lee

T: Michael Dods

Four-time winner over 1m6f/1m4f on good to firm; not quite at his best this season (best of those runs was in June on second start) but well treated if back to his 2022 level.

6/1

5th

2

(3)

9th Sep 2023

Good

1m 4f 8y

Class 4

17:35 Thirsk

Wor Willie

10st 0lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Michael Dods

prominent, outpaced 2f out, weakened gradually inside final furlong

4/1

3rd

1

(4)

20th Aug 2023

Good

1m 4f 5y

Class 4

16:30 Pontefract

Wor Willie

10st 2lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Michael Dods

raced in second, led over 3f out, headed 2f out, soon lost second, weakened from over 1f out

5/1

Form: 770-07

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 3lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict
Placed three times over hurdles last winter but hasn't shown a great deal in two Flat runs since; mark is tumbling but he needs to get back on track.
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3rd

2

24th Jan 2024

Soft

1m 7f 156y

Class 5

15:35 Catterick

Ring Of Beara

11st 12lb

J: Mr William Easterby

T: Tim Easterby

prominent, led narrowly after 3 out, headed just before 2 out, soon no extra

9/2

2nd

1

28th Nov 2023

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

15:10 Southwell

Ring Of Beara

12st 0lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Tim Easterby

in touch with leaders

2/1

4th

8

28th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 51y

Class 4

15:14 Kelso

Ring Of Beara

11st 6lb

J: Mr William Easterby

T: Tim Easterby

Fair form over hurdles last season, running okay when fourth on handicap debut at Musselburgh (2m1f, good to soft) in March; subsequent Flat efforts nothing to get excited about but he arrrives fit for this hurdle reappearance and may have more to give in this sphere.

9/1

Form: 9-6803 D

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 73

Form & Verdict
Dual winner over 1m4f at Doncaster (good to firm) and Ripon (good) last spring; struggled on his first three starts this term but last month's third of eight at Newmarket was a clear step back in the right direction; Ryan Sexton claims a handy 3lb and a big run is likely.
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5th

5

(1)

5th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 4f 14y

Class 5

16:25 Southwell (AW)

Shake A Leg

9st 7lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: Julie Camacho

Well treated on the form of consecutive 1m4f turf wins in spring 2022; 0-13 on AW and hasn't shown much liking for sand in his most recent attempts but he does act on Tapeta; not ignored back from break.

10/1

10th

4

(6)

30th Oct 2023

Standard

1m 4f 98y

Class 5

16:15 Newcastle (AW)

Shake A Leg

9st 12lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: Julie Camacho

prominent, alone towards far side home straight

16/1

10th

4

(6)

30th Oct 2023

Standard

1m 4f 98y

Class 5

16:15 Newcastle (AW)

Shake A Leg

9st 12lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: Julie Camacho

prominent, alone towards far side home straight

16/1

Form: /229-5 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 10st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict
Lightly raced 6yo; might have needed the run after over a year off when fifth of 13 in competitive event at Newbury (1m4f, good to soft) on reappearance, too free and fading; subsequently dropped 2lb and a leading contender with that outing under his belt.
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8th

1

(6)

9th Sep 2023

Good

1m 4f 8y

Class 4

17:35 Thirsk

Dubai Welcome

10st 2lb

J: Dougie Costello

T: Saeed bin Suroor

steadied start, held up in rear, outpaced over 2f out, brief headway on far side of group over 1f out, weakened quickly inside final furlong

7/2

5th

1

(2)

19th Aug 2023

Good

1m 4f 0y

Class 4

16:40 Newbury

Dubai Welcome

10st 4lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: Saeed bin Suroor

Unraced on softer than good; seven races, peak efforts 1m4f on AW; 589 days off before last season and 407 before this reappearance; has shown he can go well after a layoff; now needs to show he can do it on turf and his final run last term, when looking stretched by 1m6f, gives hope.

6/1

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Payout
Exacta £77.40
Straight Forecast £66.68
Tricast £328.18
Trifecta £448.40

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Vaynor

RP RATINGS:

Furzig

The Times:

Knockbrex

Daily Mail:

Wor Willie

NEWMARKET:

Dubai Welcome

The Sun:

Shake A Leg

Daily Mirror:

Strawman

D Express:

Knockbrex

LAMBOURN:

Vaynor

Telegraph:

Vaynor

Daily Record:

Wor Willie

The Guardian:

Dubai Welcome

The Star:

Shake A Leg

TOPSPEED:

Furzig

POSTDATA:

Furzig