September 23 / 17.20 Ayr

17.20

Good To Soft

Bearingboys – More Than Just Bearings Handicap

  • Prize money: £10308
  • 1m 5f 26y
  • Class 3
  • 9 runners
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Bearingboys – More Than Just Bearings Handicap

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

7/1 (Won)

  • Win: £13.00
  • Place: £1.90

Form: 152730

Last run: 29 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict
Has a cracking record in AW handicaps; his top three RPRs on turf have been on soft, including when runner-up in April and third of five on penultimate start, and he was 50-1 when remote on good to firm at York Ebor meeting last time; unraced beyond 1m4f and does not look the percentage call.
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7th

8

(2)

23rd Nov 2023

Standard

1m 5f 219y

Class 2

19:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Capital Theory

9st 6lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Charlie Johnston

1m5f scorer on turf in September; placed twice at Kempton (1m3f/1m4f) this month, including in the London Middle Distance Series Final; has a consistent AW record; should be thereabouts again provided he sees out this new trip.

5/1

3rd

4

(1)

15th Nov 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 3f 219y

Class 3

19:30 Kempton (AW)

Capital Theory

9st 7lb

J: Franny Norton

T: Charlie Johnston

Largely consistent record on AW includes four wins; creditable third in the London Middle Distance Series Final here (1m3f) nine days ago; strong contender off same mark back down in grade.

9/2

3rd

4

(6)

6th Nov 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 219y

Class 2

16:00 Kempton (AW)

Capital Theory

9st 0lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Charlie Johnston

His four AW wins have come at other tracks but he wasn't far behind Max Mayhem over C&D in April and this track won't be the excuse; off the mark on turf at Ayr (1m5f, good to soft) in September but less good at Newcastle three weeks ago; others appeal more for the win.

8/1

OUR TIP

9/1

  • Place: £3.60

Form: 010294

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 9lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 95

Form & Verdict
Scored easily at Newbury (1m2f; handicap debut) in May; in-and-out form since and she was fourth in a five-runner Listed race when appearing to run creditably at Chester (second attempt at about 1m6f) on latest outing; needs better and 7lb claimer is recruited.
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13th

11

(11)

7th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 5f 0y

Class 1

13:47 Lingfield (AW)

Greysful Storm

9st 0lb

J: Marco Ghiani

T: Darryll Holland

Impressive when making a successful handicap debut at Newbury (1m2f, good) in May and runner-up three times since, including at around this sort of trip the last twice; finished 3l behind Divine Jewel in a Chester Listed contest (1m6f, good to soft) in September, though, and still to prove herself on the AW.

4/1

2nd

3

(2)

27th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 6f 0y

Class 3

16:50 Goodwood

Greysful Storm

9st 9lb

J: Liam Wright

T: Darryll Holland

1m2f winner in May; looks a staying type now and ran well in 1m5f contest at Ayr (good to soft) on Saturday, shaping as if this return to 1m6f will suit; still unexposed at this sort of trip; not dismissed.

7/1

2nd

2

(7)

23rd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

1m 5f 26y

Class 3

17:20 Ayr

Greysful Storm

9st 9lb

J: Liam Wright

T: Darryll Holland

Scored easily at Newbury (1m2f; handicap debut) in May; in-and-out form since and she was fourth in a five-runner Listed race when appearing to run creditably at Chester (second attempt at about 1m6f) on latest outing; needs better and 7lb claimer is recruited.

9/1

3rd
7 (3)
Furzig

6/1

  • Place: £2.20

Form: 5-3503

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 1lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict
Won two in a row at Catterick (1m4f, soft) last autumn, latterly off same mark as today; two creditable thirds from his four starts this season, including from the rear behind Vaynor at Thirsk last time; not proven beyond 1m4f (two attempts) but this is only an extra 1f and he's worth a second look.
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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: 085091 CD

Last run: 10 days

W: 9st 6lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict
Veteran who won over 1m5f at this meeting in 2015 but failed to shine at the meeting in 2021 or 2022; had his lowest mark since 2016 when winning on Southwell AW (2m) ten days ago but, although he scored on turf last August, clearly his three best efforts since have all been on AW; back up 4lb with more to prove back on turf, but he's not dismissed.
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13th

3

(2)

24th Feb 2024

Standard

2m 0f 102y

Class 3

17:05 Southwell (AW)

Sir Chauvelin

9st 10lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Jim Goldie

always behind

25/1

11th

11

(4)

1st Jan 2024

Standard

2m 0f 56y

Class 2

14:00 Newcastle (AW)

Sir Chauvelin

8st 2lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Jim Goldie

steadied start, always behind

20/1

6th

2

(6)

16th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 4f 99y

Class 3

13:20 Newcastle (AW)

Sir Chauvelin

9st 13lb

J: David Egan

T: Jim Goldie

Durable veteran who won this race in 2021; showed he's still pretty useful when resuming winning ways over 2m at Kempton last month but down the field there since; usually held up.

11/1

20/1

Form: 530244 C

Last run: 6 days

W: 8st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict
Yet to win this season, absent for over two months before latest start (six days ago); has a fine record at Ayr but he's spent the vast majority of his career at up to 1m2f (four of last five starts were at 1m) and this trip looks a big stumbling block.
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8th

6

(5)

28th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 5

15:30 Newcastle (AW)

Tilsitt

9st 5lb

J: Andrew Breslin

T: R Mike Smith

held up in rear

25/1

9th

7

(2)

3rd Nov 2023

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 4

13:55 Newcastle (AW)

Tilsitt

9st 3lb

J: P J McDonald

T: R Mike Smith

C&D scorer but it's now 16 outings since his last victory and was tried in a visor when below-par sixth at Ayr (1m2f) latest; others appeal more.

10/1

6th

3

(9)

12th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

14:10 Ayr

Tilsitt

10st 1lb

J: Owen Lewis

T: R Mike Smith

His last three wins have come here (1m/1m2f, good to firm/good) and he ran pretty well when fourth of eight over C&D last Tuesday (soft; Ayr Poet a short head in front in third); drops back in grade today and could be in the mix if suited by the first-time visor (replacing usual cheekpieces).

9/1

Form: 531546

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict
Peak efforts this term have been at around 1m4f, including Ripon win in July and fourth at the York Ebor meeting, but he won over 1m6f in 2021; shaped okay in the 1m6f Old Borough Cup at Haydock last time considering the trouble in running over 2f out; major player.
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6th

1

(5)

23rd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

1m 5f 26y

Class 3

17:20 Ayr

Mr Curiosity

9st 12lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

Peak efforts this term have been at around 1m4f, including Ripon win in July and fourth at the York Ebor meeting, but he won over 1m6f in 2021; shaped okay in the 1m6f Old Borough Cup at Haydock last time considering the trouble in running over 2f out; major player.

7/2

6th

10

(7)

9th Sep 2023

Good

1m 6f 1y

Class 2

15:00 Haydock

Mr Curiosity

8st 13lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

6yo who is lightly raced for his age and won at Ripon (1m4f, soft) in July; his recent fourth at York (1m4f, good to firm) can perhaps be upgraded as he raced prominently in a race that appeared to suit those ridden more patiently; won over 1m6f last year and could be in the shake-up.

14/1

25/1

Form: 543124 C

Last run: 24 days

W: 8st 11lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 70

Form & Verdict
Made all in a small field here last month for eighth career win (first for more than two years); overall record here read seven wins and six seconds from 32 starts, but he was only sixth when among the market leaders in the 5.10 here yesterday and he's now 6lb out of the handicap; 5lb claimer enlisted.
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8th

2

(8)

10th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 4f 98y

Class 5

15:08 Newcastle (AW)

Glasses Up

9st 13lb

J: Paddy Mathers

T: R Mike Smith

Well below par in 1m2f contest here last Friday, taking AW record to 0-3; all wins remain at Scottish tracks; drops back in class but doesn't look the percentage call.

20/1

7th

9

(3)

3rd Nov 2023

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 4

13:55 Newcastle (AW)

Glasses Up

9st 1lb

J: Paddy Mathers

T: R Mike Smith

Ended a long losing sequence at Ayr (1m2f) in August and he's continued in good form, posting a solid fifth back there last time; he's one for the shortlist eased 1lb.

25/1

Form: 070318

Last run: 29 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 86

Form & Verdict
Contested Group races last May-July; way down the weights when winning at York (good) this July on his first go at 1m4f for 13 months, coming to the fore late on; back up 4lb to this mark when never dangerous at Ebor meeting there four weeks ago, but not beaten far; needs another step back towards his initial 2022 form but he's one to consider.
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6th

9

(5)

15th Nov 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 3f 219y

Class 3

19:30 Kempton (AW)

Dark Moon Rising

9st 5lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Kevin Ryan

Won at York (1m4f) in July; below that form in two runs since but can't be dismissed in this scenario; landed a notable AW conditions race (1m) in March 2022 and had a higher mark at the time (peaked at 102).

8/1

8th

3

(6)

23rd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

1m 5f 26y

Class 3

17:20 Ayr

Dark Moon Rising

9st 7lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Kevin Ryan

Contested Group races last May-July; way down the weights when winning at York (good) this July on his first go at 1m4f for 13 months, coming to the fore late on; back up 4lb to this mark when never dangerous at Ebor meeting there four weeks ago, but not beaten far; needs another step back towards his initial 2022 form but he's one to consider.

6/1

8th

12

(11)

25th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

1m 3f 188y

Class 2

13:50 York

Dark Moon Rising

9st 3lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Kevin Ryan

Contested Group races last May-July and way down the weights when much more competitive again here in two starts last month, winning latest (good) on his first go at 1m4f for 13 months; came to the fore late on that day and, although back up 4lb (still well below his peak) today, he may have more to offer at 1m4f+.

16/1

11/4

Form: 1-0351 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict
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.
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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

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £148.00
Straight Forecast £143.68
Tricast £1018.88
Trifecta £1344.00

Selections

POSTDATA:

Vaynor

TOPSPEED:

Furzig

SPOTLIGHT:

Mr Curiosity

NEWMARKET:

Greysful Storm

RP RATINGS:

Glasses Up

Daily Mail:

Sir Chauvelin

LAMBOURN:

Vaynor

Telegraph:

Vaynor

Daily Mirror:

Vaynor

Daily Record:

Vaynor

The Times:

Mr Curiosity

The Guardian:

Mr Curiosity

D Express:

Furzig

The Sun:

Furzig

The Star:

Furzig