September 20 / 16.00 Beverley

16.00

Soft

Blue Sky Event Services Handicap

  • Prize money: £5574.2
  • 0m 5f 0y
  • Class 4
  • 9 runners
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Blue Sky Event Services Handicap

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

8/1 (Won)

  • Win: £5.50
  • Place: £1.70

Form: 434605 D

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 70

Form & Verdict
Has not won for over a year and below best on last three starts (closely matched with Digital on latest Haydock form); handles soft but trainer could have better prospects with Count D'orsay.
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59

22nd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:25 Ayr

Mattice

9st 3lb

T: Tim Easterby

1st

7

(9)

20th Sep 2023

Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

16:00 Beverley

Mattice

9st 2lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

Has not won for over a year and below best on last three starts (closely matched with Digital on latest Haydock form); handles soft but trainer could have better prospects with Count D'orsay.

8/1

5th

11

(9)

8th Sep 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

14:35 Haydock

Mattice

9st 4lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

Soundly beaten the last twice and needs to turn things around but he's well treated on form as recent as July and is not discounted.

20/1

9/2

  • Place: £1.60

Form: 705535 D

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 76

Form & Verdict
Goes well on softer than good and back to winning ways in the summer (scored twice); good effort from tough draw at Chester last time and form has been franked several times; interesting.
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10th

11

(7)

28th Oct 2023

Heavy

0m 5f 3y

Class 2

15:20 Doncaster

Count Dorsay

8st 4lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Tim Easterby

Back to form when third to Vintage Clarets at Catterick (5f, heavy) last Saturday, when hampered by the winner inside the final furlong; 4lb out of the handicap here, which makes things tougher, but he's not ruled out.

9/1

3rd

10

(3)

21st Oct 2023

Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

15:40 Catterick

Count Dorsay

8st 5lb

J: Duran Fentiman

T: Tim Easterby

Failed to fire at York last Friday but runner-up twice in a row prior to that (5f, heavy); has contested the last four runnings of this race, with form figures of 1265, and he was first of seven in the far-side group 12 months ago; can be in the shake-up if bouncing back from last time.

11/1

8th

14

(5)

13th Oct 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 3

17:00 York

Count Dorsay

8st 5lb

J: Duran Fentiman

T: Tim Easterby

Weights chance with Never Dark on their Hamilton form in August and he should again go well in this race, having been second in 2019 (soft) and third last year (good to soft; off 10lb higher).

10/1

9/1

  • Place: £2.90

Form: 361107 CD

Last run: 26 days

W: 9st 12lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 80

Form & Verdict
Decent strike-rate over this trip, including two wins (one on soft) over C&D; however, well beaten both runs since last win and she'll have to perform better to win this.
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8th

2

(12)

18th Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

16:17 Ripon

May Blossom

9st 10lb

J: Tom Kiely-Marshall

T: Julie Camacho

Multiple 5f winner for David O'Meara and she handles testing ground well; unplaced in all six runs over this trip though and best watched on stable debut (sold for 13,000gns last October).

33/1

8th

2

(12)

18th Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

16:17 Ripon

May Blossom

9st 10lb

J: Tom Kiely-Marshall

T: Julie Camacho

Multiple 5f winner for David O'Meara and she handles testing ground well; unplaced in all six runs over this trip though and best watched on stable debut (sold for 13,000gns last October).

33/1

8th

1

(3)

30th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

16:05 Ripon

May Blossom

9st 13lb

J: Mark Winn

T: David O’Meara

Dual 5f scorer this summer who got back on track when third at Beverley (5f) ten days ago; she can't be discounted nudged up just 1lb.

7/1

Form: 550551 D

Last run: 44 days

W: 9st 11lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 79

Form & Verdict
Suited by soft and had conditions in her favour when scraping home at Ripon last time; only 2lb higher, has run well here and is a leading player under Kevin Stott who gets on well with her.
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9th

10

(2)

18th Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

16:17 Ripon

Ey Up Its Maggie

9st 4lb

J: Tommie Jakes

T: Tony Coyle & Kaine Wood

Five-time turf winner, the latest of them over 5f here last summer off 2lb higher; 6f on heavy ground might just stretch her stamina.

14/1

9th

10

(2)

18th Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

16:17 Ripon

Ey Up Its Maggie

9st 4lb

J: Tommie Jakes

T: Tony Coyle & Kaine Wood

Five-time turf winner, the latest of them over 5f here last summer off 2lb higher; 6f on heavy ground might just stretch her stamina.

14/1

7th

7

(2)

9th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

16:15 Thirsk

Ey Up Its Maggie

9st 2lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Tony Coyle & Kaine Wood

5f on soft ground looks ideal for her and last season's two wins both came off higher marks than today's; last month's return at Southwell (6f) was encouraging and she's more appealing than many.

8/1

8/1

Form: 621048 CD BF

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict
Dual C&D winner on a sound surface and handles soft ground; however, below best on last three starts and may again find one or two too good.
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4th

1

(3)

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

0m 5f 3y

Class 5

17:30 Pontefract

Sound Reason

9st 11lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: David O’Meara

led

7/1

4th

1

(3)

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

0m 5f 3y

Class 5

17:30 Pontefract

Sound Reason

9st 11lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: David O’Meara

led

7/1

10th

3

(8)

3rd Nov 2023

Heavy

0m 5f 0y

Class 5

12:15 Newmarket

Sound Reason

9st 8lb

J: Cieren Fallon

T: Kevin Ryan

None too consistent but a capable sprinter on his day and ran a fair race last time at Newcastle with the cheekpieces back on; tongue-tie now added; could go well.

10/1

OUR TIP
6th
3 (10)
Digital

7/1

Form: -00666 D

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict
Mainly disappointing this year but has slipped 17lb since last spring and shaped with a bit more encouragement last time; has won on soft and no surprise to see him run well.
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9th

3

(7)

17th Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

19:30 Kempton (AW)

Digital

9st 9lb

J: James Sullivan

T: Ruth Carr

Looked to retain ability when sixth of ten on his stable debut at Southwell three weeks ago, tiring in the final furlong having made the running; can win races at this level but there other pace to contend with today.

10/1

9th

3

(7)

17th Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

19:30 Kempton (AW)

Digital

9st 9lb

J: James Sullivan

T: Ruth Carr

Looked to retain ability when sixth of ten on his stable debut at Southwell three weeks ago, tiring in the final furlong having made the running; can win races at this level but there other pace to contend with today.

10/1

6th

5

(10)

28th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 6f 16y

Class 4

20:00 Southwell (AW)

Digital

9st 7lb

J: James Sullivan

T: Ruth Carr

Goes well on AW and ran well in two of his final three runs for Karl Burke; effective over C&D and starts out for his new stable (runs in the same colours) on a fair mark; big run can be expected.

9/1

7th
10 (5)
Prospect

20/1

Form: 153596

Last run: 42 days

W: 8st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 66

Form & Verdict
No problems with ground or trip but hasn't been at his best since winning over 6f at Catterick in early summer; will have to raise game if he's to get back to winning ways.
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11th

6

(5)

9th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

15:15 Thirsk

Prospect

9st 5lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Paul Midgley

C&D win on soft ground two years ago; added a fast-ground handicap at Catterick last summer off a 7lb higher mark; sharper for last month's return and he's the type to pop up sooner rather than later.

10/1

11th

6

(5)

9th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

15:15 Thirsk

Prospect

9st 5lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Paul Midgley

C&D win on soft ground two years ago; added a fast-ground handicap at Catterick last summer off a 7lb higher mark; sharper for last month's return and he's the type to pop up sooner rather than later.

10/1

8th

10

(2)

24th Mar 2024

Soft

0m 5f 3y

Class 5

16:50 Doncaster

Prospect

9st 0lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Paul Midgley

Beaten favourite in a division of this race 12 months ago; 5f on soft ground shouldn't be an issue and he's 5lb lower than for his Catterick win last summer; record fresh for this yard doesn't suggest this will be his day.

12/1

Form: 632470 CD

Last run: 10 days

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 76

Form & Verdict
Won four of first six starts; has not added to the tally since last summer and below best at York last time but had caught the eye there on previous start; no problems with soft ground.
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10th

8

(8)

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 10y

Class 1

17:45 Bath

Star Of Lady M

9st 8lb

J: Jason Watson

T: David O’Meara

in rear

33/1

10th

8

(8)

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 10y

Class 1

17:45 Bath

Star Of Lady M

9st 8lb

J: Jason Watson

T: David O’Meara

in rear

33/1

16/1

Form: 962707 D

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 68

Form & Verdict
Reasonable strike-rate but yet to add to tally this year and form in that period has been patchy; drops back to 5f in refitted cheekpieces with something to prove.
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5th

5

(1)

30th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

20:00 Newcastle (AW)

Motawaazy

9st 6lb

J: William Pyle

T: Michael Dods

C&D winner who is well treated on form as recent as April but he's struggled to get competitive on his last few starts, most recently over C&D; return to form needed in a first-time tongue-tie.

10/1

5th

5

(1)

30th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

20:00 Newcastle (AW)

Motawaazy

9st 6lb

J: William Pyle

T: Michael Dods

C&D winner who is well treated on form as recent as April but he's struggled to get competitive on his last few starts, most recently over C&D; return to form needed in a first-time tongue-tie.

10/1

9th

1

(8)

6th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

20:15 Newcastle (AW)

Motawaazy

9st 9lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Michael Dods

More miss than hit in 2023 and finished last of nine at Beverley two weeks ago; hopes rest on a return to Newcastle, the scene of his most recent win in December 2022 off a mark 7lb lower than today's.

7/1

Non-runners

Rodborough

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £26.00
Straight Forecast £24.91
Tricast £192.16
Trifecta £192.40

Selections

Telegraph:

Rodborough

SPOTLIGHT:

Count D'orsay

RP RATINGS:

Mattice

The Times:

Star Of Lady M

POSTDATA:

May Blossom

Daily Mail:

Motawaazy

The Guardian:

Rodborough

Daily Mirror:

Rodborough

The Star:

Rodborough

Daily Record:

Rodborough

TOPSPEED:

Mattice

THE NORTH:

Count D'orsay

D Express:

Count D'orsay