September 23 / 15.45 York

15.45

Good To Soft

Jigsaw Sports Branding Handicap

  • Prize money: £15462
  • 0m 7f 0y
  • Class 3
  • 17 runners
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Jigsaw Sports Branding Handicap

Runners: 17 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

7/1 (Won)

  • Win: £8.50
  • Place: £2.30

Form: 594012 D BF

Last run: 10 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict
In good form since stepped up to this trip on the AW this month, winning at Kempton and finishing second of 12 at Southwell; 5lb higher than when last seen on turf so he will need to transfer the improvement back to grass.
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1st

4

(4)

23rd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 3

15:45 York

Aphelios

9st 9lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: Michael Appleby

in touch with leaders

7/1

2nd

1

(10)

13th Sep 2023

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 4

18:15 Southwell (AW)

Aphelios

10st 3lb

J: Frederick Larson

T: Michael Appleby

Overcame a wide trip to score at Kempton (AW) last week, benefiting from the return to this grade and belated step up to 7f; now 3-6 in Class 4 events and remains unexposed at this distance; 5lb penalty is largely offset by Frederick Larson's useful claim; respected.

6/1

12/1

  • Place: £2.40

Form: 053146 CD BF

Last run: 31 days

W: 8st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict
Returned to winning form when beating 16 rivals over C&D (good to soft) in July and ran well to finish a close fourth in a Racing League contest at Chepstow (7f, good to soft) last month; probably found the ground too quick at Carlisle (7f) 13 days later, but of interest back here under conditions that are likely to suit him better.
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2nd

13

(20)

15th Jun 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 3

14:25 York

Quest For Fun

9st 8lb

J: James Sullivan

T: Tim Easterby

took keen hold, held up in last, still plenty to do halfway

20/1

8th

8

(12)

1st Jun 2024

Good To Soft

0m 7f 6y

Class 3

18:50 Doncaster

Quest For Fun

9st 4lb

J: Sean Kirrane

T: Tim Easterby

Ended last season with an easy success off 3lb lower at Catterick (7f, heavy); regressive results in 2024 but this drop back in class may prompt a turnaround.

16/1

14th

12

(6)

18th May 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

14:40 Newmarket

Quest For Fun

8st 11lb

J: Sean Kirrane

T: Tim Easterby

Finished 2023 with a 5l win on heavy ground at Catterick (7f); hasn't quite matched that form, although he faded only late on when eighth in the 1m Thirsk Hunt Cup last time and should be suited by this drop back in distance; impossible to rule out, especially if rain materialises.

16/1

7/1

  • Place: £2.50

Form: 978561 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict
Made the most of a 9lb drop since his previous win when scoring at Thirsk (7f, good) a fortnight ago; back up 4lb so still well treated on old form but he needs the ground to dry out.
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8th

4

(5)

14th Jun 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

13:50 York

The Turpinator

9st 8lb

J: Archie Young

T: Grant Tuer

Ran well in a big-field C&D handicap last September; several creditable efforts on AW over the winter, including a 7f win at Newcastle in December; he'll need to be at his peak to win this after 131 days on the sidelines though.

14/1

4th

3

(11)

4th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

17:00 Newcastle (AW)

The Turpinator

9st 8lb

J: P J McDonald

T: Grant Tuer

Best known as a 7f/1m performer but kept on well for creditable fourth in Class 2 C&D race last month; gave another good account when close third at Wolverhampton (7f) 16 days ago; respected.

8/1

3rd

4

(4)

19th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 4

14:15 Wolverhampton (AW)

The Turpinator

9st 8lb

J: P J McDonald

T: Grant Tuer

raced in second, lost second and prominent after 1f, went second again and challenging from over 1f out, no extra final strides

8/1

10/1

  • Place: £5.10

Form: 3117 D

Last run: 56 days

W: 9st 1lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 87

Form & Verdict
Progressive when winning a Leicester maiden (7f, soft) in May and a Newcastle novice (7f, AW) the following month, but disappointing when seventh of nine on handicap debut at Ascot (1m, good) in July; needs to bounce back in the first-time blinkers.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

5th

3

(3)

17th Oct 2023

Heavy

0m 7f 0y

Class 3

17:10 Leicester

Lowton

9st 4lb

J: Callum Rodriguez

T: Edward Bethell

Largely progressive C&D winner; blinkered for the first time when posting an excellent fourth of 17 in 7f York handicap 24 days ago; goes well on soft ground too so he's a player off an unchanged mark with the headgear again sported.

2/1

4th

12

(9)

23rd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 3

15:45 York

Lowton

9st 1lb

J: Ross Coakley

T: Edward Bethell

in touch with leaders

10/1

7th

10

(3)

29th Jul 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

16:50 Ascot

Lowton

8st 7lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Edward Bethell

Lightly raced 3yo, winner of two of his three races, all of them at 7f (soft/AW); improved to score narrowly in novice at Newcastle last month, digging deep; retains potential but doesn't have an obvious chance on the figures and his pedigree casts some doubt about whether this longer trip will suit.

6/1

16/1

Form: 979500 C

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 7lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict
Won on good to firm ground at Goodwood (1m) and Ascot (7f) in the summer of last year (has won three times on good to soft), but 0-13 since; continues to edge down the weights but he needs the first-time cheekpieces to have a positive effect.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

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

9th

16

(7)

31st May 2024

Soft

1m 0f 113y

Class 2

14:35 Epsom

Orbaan

8st 4lb

J: Silvestre De Sousa

T: David O’Meara

Needs to build on latest effort (placed in Class 4) but has a clear chance on historical data; won the big 1m handicap at Goodwood in 2022 and finished fourth in this race last year; well treated on that form.

8/1

3rd

1

(7)

14th May 2024

Good

0m 7f 50y

Class 4

20:00 Ayr

Orbaan

9st 9lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: David O’Meara

in touch with leaders, headway when switched right and went third over 1f out, kept on final 110yds

4/1

Form: 531367 D

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 7lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict
0-10 here, but one of his better course performances when third of 13 behind Wild Lion over this trip (good to firm) in June; now 2lb lower, but last two efforts have been below-par; most turf wins on good and faster ground but he has won on soft.
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Verdict Starting price

1

(1)

28th Dec 2023

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 4

17:30 Newcastle (AW)

Scottish Summit

9st 10lb

J: Sam James

T: Geoffrey Harker

Veteran who retains plenty of ability, having won off 2lb higher in May; unable to land a blow over C&D last time but may land one in this grade; drops back to Class 4 for first time since 2020.

10/1

6th

6

(7)

9th Dec 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 14y

Class 2

18:15 Newcastle (AW)

Scottish Summit

9st 5lb

J: Jonny Peate

T: Geoffrey Harker

midfield

20/1

10th

5

(8)

28th Oct 2023

Heavy

0m 7f 6y

Class 3

16:25 Doncaster

Scottish Summit

9st 8lb

J: Sam James

T: Geoffrey Harker

pressed leader, led narrowly 3f out, headed over 2f out, soon weakened

14/1

7th
10 (18)
Zip

20/1

Form: 302698 D

Last run: 8 days

W: 9st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict
Very much suited by soft ground and has dropped 1lb lower than when last successful at Southwell (7f, AW) in February; needs to do better than in his last three starts, though, and his wide draw also makes things tricky; stable also runs No Nay Nicki.
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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5th

6

(6)

25th May 2024

Soft

0m 7f 37y

Class 3

15:00 Haydock

Zip

9st 6lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Richard Fahey

Ideally suited by 7f in the mud, as when second here four weeks ago; another good effort on AW since; should go well again.

3/1

5th

6

(6)

25th May 2024

Soft

0m 7f 37y

Class 3

15:00 Haydock

Zip

9st 6lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Richard Fahey

Ideally suited by 7f in the mud, as when second here four weeks ago; another good effort on AW since; should go well again.

3/1

2nd

5

(7)

12th May 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 3

18:30 Newcastle (AW)

Zip

9st 5lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Richard Fahey

raced in second, pressed leader when carried badly left from 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, went second final 110yds, no match for winner

9/2

33/1

Form: 23-756

Last run: 23 days

W: 8st 4lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 76

Form & Verdict
Nine-race maiden who finished placed in four of his six starts as a 2yo, but not in the same form since returning in July; underwent wind surgery before latest outing and cheekpieces worn then are quickly removed.
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2nd

14

(13)

16th Jun 2024

Good

0m 7f 213y

Class 4

16:10 Doncaster

Utilis

9st 1lb

J: Ben Robinson

T: Brian Ellison

Still to get his head in front but he returned from seven months off with a creditable tenth of 16 in 1m Thirsk handicap 29 days ago; he's not ruled out with that run under his belt.

20/1

10th

3

(15)

18th May 2024

Good To Firm

0m 7f 218y

Class 5

17:30 Thirsk

Utilis

9st 8lb

J: Ben Robinson

T: Brian Ellison

towards rear

20/1

10/1

Form: 1-0143 CD

Last run: 26 days

W: 9st 11lb

5 yo

OR: 94

Form & Verdict
Lightly raced since this time last year, but showed he still had it when successful over C&D (good to firm; first-time cheekpieces) in June; has run with credit in both starts since but he may prefer the ground to dry out.
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No Results Found

10/1

Form: 750271 D

Last run: 18 days

W: 8st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict
Dual winner over this trip on the AW but all five turf wins have come over 6f, including at Ripon (good) this month; up 3lb and has won off this mark and higher, but finished behind a couple of these over C&D (good to firm) in June; others hold more compelling claims.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

3rd

4

(3)

5th Jun 2024

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

19:55 Ripon

Fortamour

9st 4lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Ben Haslam

Fit from the AW when notching up fifth win over C&D in April (heavy); fair fourth off this 5lb higher mark here last time; each-way chance

4/1

4th

2

(5)

10th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

19:15 Ripon

Fortamour

9st 9lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Ben Haslam

towards rear

3/1

11th
8 (10)
Lion Tower

25/1

Form: 8008-9 CD

Last run: 175 days

W: 9st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict
Won twice in the summer of last year and now 3lb lower than for the most recent, but out of the frame in all six starts since and returns from another six months off; all turf wins on good/good to firm.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

7th

9

(1)

21st Apr 2024

Good

0m 7f 15y

Class 3

18:15 Musselburgh

Lion Tower

9st 1lb

J: Sam James

T: Grant Tuer

Currently 2-2 over C&D (both in 2021) and arrives in form and on a handy mark off the back of a couple of absences in recent times; it's hard to find any negatives and he has to enter calculations.

6/1

7th

9

(1)

21st Apr 2024

Good

0m 7f 15y

Class 3

18:15 Musselburgh

Lion Tower

9st 1lb

J: Sam James

T: Grant Tuer

Currently 2-2 over C&D (both in 2021) and arrives in form and on a handy mark off the back of a couple of absences in recent times; it's hard to find any negatives and he has to enter calculations.

6/1

2nd

6

(3)

11th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 4

16:15 Southwell (AW)

Lion Tower

9st 8lb

J: Sam James

T: Grant Tuer

Dual Fibresand winner here who was well held in the Spring Mile at Doncaster (1m, soft) last month, but had previously run well when beaten a neck into second of 13 at Newcastle (7f, Tapeta), making his effort on the disadvantaged part of the track; races off the same mark and a major player.

6/1

Form: 112408 D

Last run: 22 days

W: 8st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict
Won his first two starts after returning in April, at Redcar (7f, soft) and Pontefract (1m, good), but not at his best the last twice; opposable from his wide draw.
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11th

12

(2)

14th Jun 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

13:50 York

The Cookstown Cafu

9st 0lb

J: Oisin McSweeney

T: Kevin Ryan

Well treated now and it was only in the closing stages that he dropped away at Doncaster two weeks ago; good draw for a prominent racer and the addition of blinkers could prove beneficial; one to take seriously.

9/1

6th

8

(11)

31st May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

18:45 Doncaster

The Cookstown Cafu

9st 2lb

J: Shane Gray

T: Kevin Ryan

in touch with leaders, took keen hold and pressed leader halfway

14/1

10th

9

(15)

17th May 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

16:45 York

The Cookstown Cafu

9st 7lb

J: Rowan Scott

T: Kevin Ryan

Last year ended with three disappointing efforts but he's run really well on his reappearance in each of the last two seasons and has dropped to a handy mark; can play a leading role if back to his best on return.

14/1

Form: 351844 CD

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 6lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict
Paid dearly with an 11lb rise for his 5l success over C&D (good to firm) in June but his last two efforts suggest this sort of mark may not be beyond him, as when beaten just over a length into fourth of 11 at Ascot (6f, good to firm) a fortnight ago; acts on good to soft but anything softer would be a concern.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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9th

5

(5)

15th Jun 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

17:20 York

Another Investment

10st 1lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Nigel Tinkler

Capable of useful form on his day, such as when impressive over 7f here last June, and his recent close second of nine at Doncaster (6f, good to soft) was his best run this year; however, that 7f win was his only handicap win and a modest strike-rate gives pause.

10/1

2nd

4

(9)

31st May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 6f 2y

Class 4

19:45 Doncaster

Another Investment

9st 6lb

J: Alex Jary

T: Nigel Tinkler

dwelt start, in rear

10/1

12th

2

(6)

17th May 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

16:45 York

Another Investment

9st 11lb

J: Lewis Edmunds

T: Nigel Tinkler

Close third in this last year then hit hard by the handicapper for 5l C&D win (good to firm) last June; however, he's edged back down the weights and was an encouraging fifth at Newcastle (7f, AW) a fortnight ago on his second run of the season, when denied a clear run; on the shortlist.

10/1

14th
9 (12)

12/1

Form: 118 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 5lb

3 yo

OR: 91

Form & Verdict
Looked a nice prospect when convincingly winning her first two starts in the summer, a Lingfield maiden (7f, good to firm) and a Thirsk novice (7f, good), but the step up to Group 3 level proved too much at Sandown (1m, good) three weeks ago; holds a Sun Chariot entry next month and an interesting candidate on handicap debut.
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No Results Found

Form: -35702

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict
All five wins have come on good or faster ground, but he goes on a softer surface as he showed when second of 12 at Chester (7.7f, good to soft) three weeks ago; that was a good effort from a high draw, but he has another wide berth to overcome today.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

1st

3

(13)

10th May 2024

Good

0m 7f 127y

Class 2

13:30 Chester

Percys Lad

9st 11lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Daniel & Claire Kubler

Record at Chester includes a success in 2022 and respectable third (off 3lb higher from wide draw) in this contest last year; solid second at Newmarket on reappearance; not ruled out.

9/1

1st

3

(13)

10th May 2024

Good

0m 7f 127y

Class 2

13:30 Chester

Percys Lad

9st 11lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Daniel & Claire Kubler

Record at Chester includes a success in 2022 and respectable third (off 3lb higher from wide draw) in this contest last year; solid second at Newmarket on reappearance; not ruled out.

9/1

2nd

7

(5)

18th Apr 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

17:20 Newmarket

Percys Lad

8st 13lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Daniel & Claire Kubler

prominent, briefly disputed lead over 2f out, soon pressed winner, kept on

12/1

Form: 032345

Last run: 23 days

W: 8st 4lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 76

Form & Verdict
Consistent sort though his only win for Nigel Tinkler came in a Ripon novice (6f, good) more than a year ago; fair effort on debut for this yard when fifth of 11 at Carlisle (6f, good) last month, but something to prove now tackling 7f for the first time and he isn't bred to improve for the step up in trip.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

6th

11

(2)

15th Jun 2024

Good

0m 6f 17y

Class 4

16:30 Chester

Thankuappreciate

8st 11lb

J: Zak Wheatley

T: Declan Carroll

Largely consistent 4yo who was denied a clear run when third at Beverley (5f, good to firm) last month; will be fine over 6f and was placed on only previous visit to Chester but a tendency to start slowly makes him reliant on some good luck from stall 2; versatile regarding ground.

7/1

3rd

2

(4)

14th May 2024

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 5

15:15 Beverley

Thankuappreciate

9st 9lb

J: Zak Wheatley

T: Declan Carroll

Mainly consistent despite a record of 1-16 and he again ran well when fourth of 13 on his Thirsk return (6f, soft) last month; dropped another 1lb since but possible that an extra furlong suits him better now.

9/2

3rd

2

(4)

14th May 2024

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 5

15:15 Beverley

Thankuappreciate

9st 9lb

J: Zak Wheatley

T: Declan Carroll

Mainly consistent despite a record of 1-16 and he again ran well when fourth of 13 on his Thirsk return (6f, soft) last month; dropped another 1lb since but possible that an extra furlong suits him better now.

9/2

OUR TIP

20/1

Form: 870190 C

Last run: 30 days

W: 9st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict
Both course wins have come over 1m, but he has plenty of good form over 7f as when winning over it at Redcar (good) in June; well held here (1m, good to firm) last month, though, and wouldn't want the ground to ease any further; hood now given a go; stable also runs Quest For Fun.
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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

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

Non-runners

English Oak, No Nay Nicki

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £73.10
Straight Forecast £61.19
Tricast £515.04
Trifecta £499.20

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Quest For Fun

RP RATINGS:

Orbaan

LAMBOURN:

Percy's Lad

Telegraph:

Lowton

The Times:

Utilis

Daily Record:

Aphelios

TOPSPEED:

The Cookstown Cafu

NEWMARKET:

Wild Lion

Daily Mirror:

Fortamour

The Star:

Zip

POSTDATA:

Quest For Fun

Daily Mail:

Quest For Fun

The Sun:

Percy's Lad

The Guardian:

Orbaan

D Express:

Orbaan