September 23 / 16.45 Ayr

16.45

Good To Soft

Get Home Safe With Thistle Cabs Handicap

  • Prize money: £6804.2
  • 0m 7f 50y
  • Class 4
  • 12 runners
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Get Home Safe With Thistle Cabs Handicap

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

7/2 (Won)

  • Win: £5.00
  • Place: £2.10

Form: 252643 C BF

Last run: 49 days

W: 9st 7lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 73

Form & Verdict
Has drawn a blank in 26 runs since his 6f course win on soft in October 2021 but he has recorded plenty of creditable efforts this season, including keeping on strongly for second of 20 in the Bronze Cup here (6f, good to soft) on Friday, pulling clear of the rest; good shout if coping with the quick turnaround.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

6th

7

(3)

1st Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 5

18:30 Newcastle (AW)

Cold Stare

9st 4lb

J: David Nolan

T: David O’Meara

Always been happiest on soft turf and doesn't arrive in any form, having finished behind a few of these over C&D four weeks ago; isn't obviously fancied.

25/1

18/1

  • Place: £4.50

Form: 120206 D

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict
Off the mark at Leicester (7f, good to firm) in July; went close to another win at Thirsk (7f, good) last month but not in the same form twice since.
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No / Draw
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8th

4

(5)

25th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 4

16:45 Wolverhampton (AW)

Craven

9st 9lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Richard Fahey

awkward start and hampered start, in rear throughout, never on terms

8/1

4th

10

(7)

13th Oct 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

17:35 York

Craven

9st 8lb

J: Taylor Fisher

T: Richard Fahey

prominent, pushed along from over 3f out, ridden 2f out, edged left inside final furlong, weakened and lost third inside final 110yds

12/1

2nd

7

(6)

23rd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 50y

Class 4

16:45 Ayr

Craven

9st 8lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Richard Fahey

Off the mark at Leicester (7f, good to firm) in July; went close to another win at Thirsk (7f, good) last month but not in the same form twice since.

18/1

OUR TIP

18/1

  • Place: £7.20

Form: 130748 D

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 79

Form & Verdict
Won at Beverley (7.4f, good to firm) in June and ran well next time, but his form has gone the wrong way and he needs to get back on track.
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11th

5

(7)

3rd Mar 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

18:30 Newcastle (AW)

Manigordo

9st 7lb

J: Paddy Mathers

T: Adrian Nicholls

dwelt start, midfield, outpaced over 2f out, weakened quickly from 1f out

14/1

10th

10

(8)

4th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

17:00 Newcastle (AW)

Manigordo

9st 2lb

J: Mia Nicholls

T: Adrian Nicholls

led

12/1

4th

2

(8)

10th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

19:20 Newcastle (AW)

Manigordo

11st 1lb

J: Mr Jack Nicholls

T: Adrian Nicholls

taken down early

8/1

16/1

Form: 1-4335 D

Last run: 49 days

W: 9st 6lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict
Easy winner of a novice at Redcar (7f, heavy) on final 2yo start and similar form when placed twice in 1m handicaps this summer; faded into a below-form fifth over the extended 1m at Hamilton last time and now drops to a bare 7f for the first time since Redcar.
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10th

9

(6)

2nd Apr 2024

Soft

1m 0f 6y

Class 5

16:45 Pontefract

Phoenix Fire

9st 5lb

J: William Pyle

T: Michael Dods

in touch with leaders

14/1

10th

9

(6)

2nd Apr 2024

Soft

1m 0f 6y

Class 5

16:45 Pontefract

Phoenix Fire

9st 5lb

J: William Pyle

T: Michael Dods

Only win was as a 2yo on heavy ground; mostly consistent last year, finishing fourth of 16 over C&D before a terrible effort on the AW; has a big run in him.

14/1

10th

6

(1)

2nd Nov 2023

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 5

13:05 Wolverhampton (AW)

Phoenix Fire

9st 12lb

J: Brandon Wilkie

T: Michael Dods

led, headed but prominent after 1f, lost position 2f out, weakened quickly and eased 1f out

13/2

11/2

Form: 514455 D

Last run: 15 days

W: 10st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict
Recent efforts respectable and he's dipped back to the mark he defied at Doncaster (7f, good) in July; a first-time visor replaces the cheekpieces he wore last time; acts on soft; considered under Tudhope.
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No / Draw
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10th

11

(16)

13th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 7f 0y

Class 3

11:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Riot

9st 0lb

J: Mark Winn

T: David O’Meara

switched left soon after start

20/1

10th

11

(16)

13th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 7f 0y

Class 3

11:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Riot

9st 0lb

J: Mark Winn

T: David O’Meara

switched left soon after start

20/1

4th

3

(10)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

16:35 Chelmsford (AW)

Riot

9st 9lb

J: David Nolan

T: David O’Meara

Hold-up performer who ran well when a close third of nine over the easy 1m at Lingfield last month, but all five wins (including three here) have come over 7f; others more persuasive.

10/1

14/1

Form: 199713 CD BF

Last run: 10 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 71

Form & Verdict
Five handicap wins this season, including over C&D; the latest success came at Carlisle (7f, good) at the end of August and he recorded another sound effort there (7f again) when third ten days ago; made late headway from the rear for a never-dangerous eighth of 20 in the Bronze Cup here on Friday and will be suited by the return to 7f.
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7th

5

(11)

12th Oct 2023

Heavy

0m 7f 50y

Class 5

16:30 Ayr

B Associates

9st 12lb

J: Mark Winn

T: Jim Goldie

Five handicap wins this season (good/good to firm), including over C&D, and he's run fair races here the last twice; however, testing ground is a worry as he was well beaten in July on his sole encounter with soft going.

9/1

6th

14

(2)

23rd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 50y

Class 4

16:45 Ayr

B Associates

9st 2lb

J: Mark Winn

T: Jim Goldie

Five handicap wins this season, including over C&D; the latest success came at Carlisle (7f, good) at the end of August and he recorded another sound effort there (7f again) when third ten days ago; made late headway from the rear for a never-dangerous eighth of 20 in the Bronze Cup here on Friday and will be suited by the return to 7f.

14/1

25/1

Form: 111457 CD

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict
Three consecutive wins this summer (6f-7f; good and good to firm), including C&D; not at his best since, including in the Bronze Cup here on Friday.
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10th

2

(6)

15th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 5

20:10 Newcastle (AW)

Novak

9st 9lb

J: William Pyle

T: Iain Jardine

dwelt start, took keen hold, in touch with leaders, prominent after 2f, lost ground quickly over 1f out

5/1

4th

3

(7)

8th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

18:00 Newcastle (AW)

Novak

9st 10lb

J: William Pyle

T: Iain Jardine

No problem with a stiff 6f and there have been several good runs since returning to AW last October; could prove better drawn today than has been the case of late and he's one to consider.

9/2

4th

4

(4)

3rd Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 5

20:30 Newcastle (AW)

Novak

9st 7lb

J: William Pyle

T: Iain Jardine

C&D winner winner who went close at Southwell in December and was a good third at Wolverhampton next time; however, his form has dipped with sixth-place finishes over C&D the last twice and he needs to raise his game.

12/1

Form: 083127 C

Last run: 37 days

W: 9st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 74

Form & Verdict
Down the weights prior to returning to winning ways at Newmarket (7f, good; race threw up winners) in July; second back there next time and can't have been right when weakening quickly over C&D latest; given a bit of time since and he's the mount of Oisin Orr from the yard's three runners.
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Verdict Starting price

6th

5

(8)

2nd Nov 2023

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 5

13:05 Wolverhampton (AW)

Outrun The Storm

9st 12lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Richard Fahey

prominent, went second over 3f out, lost second over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong

12/1

6th

7

(6)

17th Oct 2023

Heavy

0m 7f 0y

Class 3

17:10 Leicester

Outrun The Storm

8st 7lb

J: David Egan

T: Richard Fahey

C&D scorer who wasn't disgraced under an aggressive ride when eighth in 7f Ayr handicap 24 days ago; possibilities despite being 1lb out of the handicap.

8/1

8th

8

(9)

23rd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 50y

Class 4

16:45 Ayr

Outrun The Storm

9st 8lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Richard Fahey

Down the weights prior to returning to winning ways at Newmarket (7f, good; race threw up winners) in July; second back there next time and can't have been right when weakening quickly over C&D latest; given a bit of time since and he's the mount of Oisin Orr from the yard's three runners.

9/1

10/1

Form: 166445

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 76

Form & Verdict
1m novice winner on soft in April and acquitted himself well when sixth of 14 in the traditionally strong London Gold Cup at Newbury (1m2f) on his handicap debut in May; hasn't advanced his form since but most efforts have been respectable and the drop back in trip is worth a go after he faded into fifth over 8.6f at Wolverhampton latest.
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Verdict Starting price

9th

9

(13)

23rd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 50y

Class 4

16:45 Ayr

Old Smoke

9st 7lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: Richard Fahey

1m novice winner on soft in April and acquitted himself well when sixth of 14 in the traditionally strong London Gold Cup at Newbury (1m2f) on his handicap debut in May; hasn't advanced his form since but most efforts have been respectable and the drop back in trip is worth a go after he faded into fifth over 8.6f at Wolverhampton latest.

10/1

5th

2

(8)

7th Sep 2023

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 4

18:45 Wolverhampton (AW)

Old Smoke

9st 6lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Richard Fahey

Fair since handicapping, given he hasn't looked to see out 1m2f a few times, latterly in cheekpieces; this is a touch easier down another 2lb and he holds each-way claims.

10/1

4th

5

(1)

10th Aug 2023

Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 3

19:00 Chepstow

Old Smoke

9st 1lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Richard Fahey

Delivered on earlier promise when narrow winner of Thirsk novice (1m, soft) in April and was creditable sixth in valuable handicap when upped to 1m2f at Newbury (good) in May; good claims if judged on that evidence but wasn't in same form on last two outings (cheekpieces added last time).

12/1

9/1

Form: 19-527 D

Last run: 75 days

W: 9st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict
Won back-to-back handicaps in the mud last autumn and back to that level when runner-up on soft at Doncaster (7f) in May; only seventh over C&D in July but freshened up since and well capable off this mark if in the mood.
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10th

5

(5)

28th Oct 2023

Heavy

0m 7f 6y

Class 4

16:58 Doncaster

Deputy

9st 10lb

J: Graham Lee

T: Michael Dods

Has form figures of 212 over C&D, all on soft/heavy ground, the win gained off only 1lb lower in this race last year (runner-up in 2021); best effort this term when second here in May; respected back in this scenario.

7/1

10th

5

(3)

23rd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 50y

Class 4

16:45 Ayr

Deputy

9st 9lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Michael Dods

Won back-to-back handicaps in the mud last autumn and back to that level when runner-up on soft at Doncaster (7f) in May; only seventh over C&D in July but freshened up since and well capable off this mark if in the mood.

9/1

7th

1

(1)

10th Jul 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 50y

Class 5

16:40 Ayr

Deputy

10st 3lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Michael Dods

Won back-to-back handicaps last autumn and back to form on his second start since returning when chasing home a subsequent winner at Doncaster (7f, soft) in May; only 1lb higher and one to consider on return from a short break provided the ground remains on the soft side; stable runs three.

4/1

11/1

Form: 808117 CD

Last run: 40 days

W: 10st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict
Reacted very well to blinkers when winning twice in quick succession here (1m, good to soft and 7f, soft) under Jason Hart at the end of July; not at his best when bidding for the hat-trick over 1m1f at Hamilton last month but respected back at Ayr.
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8th

3

(5)

2nd Apr 2024

Soft

1m 0f 6y

Class 5

16:45 Pontefract

Gainsbourg

9st 6lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Daragh Bourke

Back on his last winning mark (Ayr last July; 7f, soft) and not without hope of him staging a revival back on turf; others still appeal more.

8/1

8th

3

(5)

2nd Apr 2024

Soft

1m 0f 6y

Class 5

16:45 Pontefract

Gainsbourg

9st 6lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Daragh Bourke

in touch with leaders

8/1

6th

7

(2)

8th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 4

19:30 Newcastle (AW)

Gainsbourg

9st 6lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Daragh Bourke

Has done his winning on turf in late summer/autumn and never off a mark this high; ran fairly at a huge price on his C&D comeback behind Enola Grey three weeks ago but is some way down the pecking order.

25/1

11/1

Form: 314

Last run: 43 days

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 76

Form & Verdict
Showed the benefit of her debut run in June (1m, good to firm) when making all in a 6f novice at Carlisle (good to soft) two weeks later on final start for Keith Dalgleish; not disgraced under a penalty at Thirsk (7f, good) for new yard in August and she brings unexposed potential to this handicap debut.
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12th

11

(1)

23rd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 50y

Class 4

16:45 Ayr

Angel From Above

9st 7lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Paul Midgley

Showed the benefit of her debut run in June (1m, good to firm) when making all in a 6f novice at Carlisle (good to soft) two weeks later on final start for Keith Dalgleish; not disgraced under a penalty at Thirsk (7f, good) for new yard in August and she brings unexposed potential to this handicap debut.

11/1

4th

2

(7)

11th Aug 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 5

15:40 Thirsk

Angel From Above

9st 6lb

J: Graham Lee

T: Paul Midgley

in touch with leaders, outpaced 3f out, kept on but no impression from 2f out

11/2

Non-runners

Yaaser, Culcor

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £78.30
Straight Forecast £60.83
Tricast £1416.62
Trifecta £1406.90

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Riot

POSTDATA:

B Associates

Telegraph:

Deputy

The Sun:

Cold Stare

The Times:

Old Smoke

The Star:

Gainsbourg

The Guardian:

B Associates

Daily Mirror:

Deputy

RP RATINGS:

Riot

TOPSPEED:

Riot

Daily Mail:

Riot

D Express:

Riot

Daily Record:

Cold Stare