September 23 / 16.55 York

16.55

Good To Soft

New To York Rio Brazilian Handicap

  • Prize money: £10468
  • 2m 0f 56y
  • Class 4
  • 12 runners
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New To York Rio Brazilian Handicap

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

16/1 (Won)

  • Win: £41.00
  • Place: £5.10

Form: 156016 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 11lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 75

Form & Verdict
Was having her second start back from a break when slamming four rivals at Beverley (2m, good) last month, but never figured at Chester (2m, good to soft) three weeks ago when a long way behind Zimmerman; needs to put that effort behind her and may prefer the ground to dry out.
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5th

7

19th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 1y

Class 4

12:10 Fakenham

September Power

10st 11lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Michael Wigham

Well beaten over 2m here on hurdle debut in February 2022 and not seen in this sphere since, but she has developed into a fairly useful Flat stayer in the second half of this year; interesting.

13/8

8th

13

(9)

6th Dec 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 2

20:00 Kempton (AW)

September Power

8st 2lb

J: Adam Farragher

T: Michael Wigham

A three-time 2m winner in 2023 who recorded another solid effort when fourth of 14 to Duke Of Oxford over C&D 16 days ago; ought to be in the shake-up.

20/1

4th

7

(6)

20th Nov 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 3

19:00 Kempton (AW)

September Power

9st 7lb

J: Adam Farragher

T: Michael Wigham

Can throw in the odd shocker but she's won three times in 2m handicaps this year, notably when coming from off the pace to score at York in September off 4lb lower; each-way claims on a good day.

20/1

6/1

  • Place: £2.20

Form: 223311 D

Last run: 7 days

W: 8st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 63

Form & Verdict
Has been very consistent since May and bids for a hat-trick after wins at Carlisle (1m6f, good to firm) and Musselburgh (2m, good to soft); scored by over 9l last time, but this is much stronger company than he normally faces so plenty more will be needed from a 6lb higher mark.
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2nd

10

(9)

23rd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 56y

Class 4

16:55 York

Marbuzet

8st 13lb

J: Sean Kirrane

T: Tim Easterby

prominent, dropped to midfield after 1f

6/1

1st

3

(6)

16th Sep 2023

Good

1m 7f 217y

Class 6

18:35 Musselburgh

Marbuzet

9st 11lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

held up in last, shaken up and rapid headway on outer over 3f out, led and going best under 3f out, pushed along and went clear from 2f out, eased inside final furlong, canter

5/2

1st

5

(9)

7th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

1m 6f 32y

Class 6

19:35 Carlisle

Marbuzet

9st 9lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

Yet to score in 2023 but this most consistent sort arrives on the back of a good third of nine at Ripon (2m) nine days ago; he's a player off an unchanged mark.

3/1

7/1

  • Place: £2.00

Form: 663413 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 10st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict
Proved himself a tough stayer when getting the better of Cinnodin by a head at Haydock (2m, heavy) last month and again ran well shen third of seven at Chester (2m, good to soft) three weeks ago; likely to have conditions to suit and shouldn't be far away; stable also runs Marbuzet.
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3rd

2

(8)

23rd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 56y

Class 4

16:55 York

Zimmerman

10st 2lb

J: James Sullivan

T: Tim Easterby

in rear

7/1

3rd

3

(6)

2nd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 196y

Class 4

17:05 Chester

Zimmerman

9st 11lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

in rear, outpaced and pushed along 6f out

4/1

1st

4

(8)

6th Aug 2023

Soft

2m 0f 45y

Class 4

18:45 Haydock

Zimmerman

9st 4lb

J: James Sullivan

T: Tim Easterby

Best on softer than good but unraced on heavy; started this season in good form and ran respectably at Chester (1m6f) two starts back; 2m is a concern, as shown again at York eight days ago.

14/1

OUR TIP

Form: 722047 D

Last run: 10 days

W: 10st 1lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 79

Form & Verdict
Ran well when fourth of 14 over C&D (good to firm) last month (handles softer), but may not have been suited by the way the race was run at Southwell (2m, AW; first-time cheekpieces) ten days ago (behind Cinnodin); returning blinkers may help, but a bit more is needed off this mark.
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1st

6

(6)

31st Jan 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 3f 219y

Class 4

19:00 Kempton (AW)

Mostly Sunny

9st 11lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Heather Main

1m4f success early in career; raced mainly at further since and has shown his peak form over 2m but shapes as if this drop back in trip is worth a shot; attractively treated off current mark.

8/1

1

(2)

24th Jan 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 5

20:30 Kempton (AW)

Mostly Sunny

10st 0lb

J: P J McDonald

T: Heather Main

Winless since 2022 and he came in only seventh of nine in 2m Southwell handicap last month; usual blinkers go back on now with more required.

8/1

7th

8

(8)

15th Dec 2023

Standard

2m 0f 102y

Class 3

18:30 Southwell (AW)

Mostly Sunny

9st 1lb

J: P J McDonald

T: Heather Main

raced lazily at times

11/2

9/2

Form: 213124 D

Last run: 10 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 77

Form & Verdict
Most consistent since switching to handicaps in February (record 11213124); may not have had a sufficient pace to aim at when fourth of 11 at Southwell (2m, AW; first-time cheekpieces) ten days ago, but a truer gallop this time should see him right there once again, especially with conditions likely to be in his favour.
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3rd

3

(6)

9th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 2f 2y

Class 5

15:30 Pontefract

Cinnodin

9st 9lb

J: Finley Marsh

T: Richard Hughes

towards rear

5/1

5th

7

(3)

23rd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 56y

Class 4

16:55 York

Cinnodin

9st 3lb

J: Ross Coakley

T: Richard Hughes

awkward start, in rear

9/2

4th

11

(10)

13th Sep 2023

Standard

2m 0f 102y

Class 3

19:45 Southwell (AW)

Cinnodin

8st 2lb

J: Danny Sheehy

T: Richard Hughes

Genuine and thorough stayer who has already won four handicaps this year (2-2 in them on AW, one over 1m6f here) and nearly added another at Haydock last month (2m); new headgear an unknown but looks sure to give another stout show.

6/1

Form: 5-1124 BF

Last run: 56 days

W: 8st 13lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 63

Form & Verdict
Lightly raced 5yo who has done well since upped in trip, winning at Wetherby (1m5f, good to firm) and Redcar (1m6f, good) in June and twice running well over 2m on Tapeta in the meantime; those were Class 6 contests, though, and this looks much harder.
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6th

11

(2)

23rd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 56y

Class 4

16:55 York

Mirrie Dancers

8st 13lb

J: Jonny Peate

T: Roger Fell & Sean Murray

led early, headed but prominent soon after start

10/1

4th

1

(7)

29th Jul 2023

Standard

2m 0f 56y

Class 6

15:10 Newcastle (AW)

Mirrie Dancers

9st 12lb

J: Ben Curtis

T: Roger Fell & Sean Murray

Lightly raced 5yo who has done really well for his new yard this year, with wins at Wetherby (1m5f) and Redcar (1m6f) last month followed by a close second in his hat-trick bid at Wolverhampton (2m, Tapeta); only 1lb higher than for that last run and he's open to more progress in staying handicaps; big player.

2/1

2nd

3

(7)

19th Jul 2023

Standard

2m 0f 120y

Class 6

20:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Mirrie Dancers

9st 6lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Roger Fell & Sean Murray

Low-mileage 5yo who made light of a 16-month absence when making a winning start for this stable in 1m5f Wetherby handicap in June; followed up when favourite at Redcar (1m6f; gamely from the front) 18 days later; up another 4lb, new trip and has a bit to prove on AW form but he's on a roll and highly respected.

9/4

Form: 311033

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 70

Form & Verdict
All three wins in this country have come on the AW including twice at Wolverhampton (1m4f/1m5f) in June, but he won on the Flat in France and ran well when beaten just over 2l into third of ten behind Cinnodin at Newbury (2m, soft) on his penultimate start; 8lb better off and holds each-way claims.
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3rd

5

(4)

24th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

19:50 Chelmsford (AW)

Further Measure

9st 6lb

J: Chloe Lyons

T: Mike Murphy & Michael Keady

Last year's wins came over 1m4f/1m6f so it's probably no surprise he has been unplaced five times at 7f-9.4f this winter; becoming very well handicapped and not one to write off just yet, although the trip still looks a bare minimum.

10/1

8th

11

(2)

14th Feb 2024

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 0y

Class 5

16:25 Kempton (AW)

Further Measure

8st 12lb

J: Chloe Lyons

T: Mike Murphy & Michael Keady

Triple AW winner at up to 1m6f, including on Polytrack; well treated on several pieces of form from last year but has been struggling on his last four starts and not sure he needs a step back up in grade.

50/1

4th

7

(8)

3rd Feb 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

16:45 Kempton (AW)

Further Measure

9st 5lb

J: Chloe Lyons

T: Mike Murphy & Michael Keady

prominent

20/1

16/1

Form: 613753 D

Last run: 27 days

W: 9st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 66

Form & Verdict
2lb lower than when winning at Catterick (2m, good) in May, but form has regressed since and he finished 9l behind September Power at Beverley (2m, good) three weeks ago; needs a resurgence.
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8th

8

(6)

23rd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 56y

Class 4

16:55 York

Flint Hill

9st 2lb

J: Graham Lee

T: Ruth Jefferson

prominent

16/1

3rd

3

(3)

27th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

2m 0f 32y

Class 5

16:00 Beverley

Flint Hill

9st 13lb

J: Graham Lee

T: Ruth Jefferson

Catterick winner off 1lb lower in May (2m, good) but rather disappointing since; others in better form

7/1

5th

6

(8)

9th Aug 2023

Good To Soft

2m 1f 27y

Class 4

15:50 Pontefract

Flint Hill

9st 8lb

J: Graham Lee

T: Ruth Jefferson

Regular visitor to Pontefract with three wins and three seconds from 12 outings; however, his most recent efforts were a well-held third of four to Yorkindness over C&D and a tailed-off last of seven over 2m2f so he needs to get back on track.

13/2

9/4

Form: -72211 D

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 0lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 74

Form & Verdict
Runner-up in his first two handicaps on turf (11.4f/1m4f) in the summer before winning twice over 2m on the AW at Kempton and Lingfield; 4lb higher in his hat-trick bid and takes on better company, but dangerous to think there isn't still more to come from him.
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9th

9

(1)

23rd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 56y

Class 4

16:55 York

Solution

9st 0lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Ralph Beckett

upset in stalls, in touch with leaders, challenging 2f out, lost ground quickly over 1f out

9/4

1st

7

(6)

6th Sep 2023

Standard

1m 7f 169y

Class 5

15:40 Lingfield (AW)

Solution

9st 3lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Ralph Beckett

Found one too good in his first two handicaps and looked set to fill same position until leading where it matters when upped to 2m at Kempton last month; big player up 3lb if okay on this sharper track.

5/2

1st

11

(8)

14th Aug 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 5

17:00 Kempton (AW)

Solution

9st 0lb

J: Hector Crouch

T: Ralph Beckett

Has stepped up on his juvenile form since going up in trip this term, going close at Ffos Las (1m4f, good; raced prominently) and then raising the bar slightly at Windsor (11.5f, good) latest, despite being beaten at odds-on; up 1lb and returns to this surface with stamina to prove over this far.

4/1

Form: 473750

Last run: 7 days

W: 8st 11lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 71

Form & Verdict
Sole success came at Doncaster (1m4f, soft) in April and just 1lb higher, but recent efforts not so hot including when behind a couple of these at Haydock (2m, heavy) last month; first-time blinkers replace cheekpieces, but still makes limited appeal.
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8th

8

(11)

12th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

14:10 Ayr

Nobody Told Me

9st 7lb

J: Jonny Peate

T: Jedd O’Keeffe

Trainer won this with a 3yo last season; won over 1m4f on soft ground at Doncaster in April and he could appreciate this drop back in trip having struggled over 14.3f plus on his last three starts; however, he nevertheless has plenty to prove based on that recent evidence.

16/1

10th

12

(5)

23rd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 56y

Class 4

16:55 York

Nobody Told Me

8st 11lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Jedd O’Keeffe

dwelt start, rushed up to lead soon after start, headed and lost ground quickly over 3f out

25/1

10th

4

(8)

16th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

1m 6f 87y

Class 4

16:25 Chester

Nobody Told Me

9st 2lb

J: Kevin Stott

T: Jedd O’Keeffe

Well suited by soft ground as he showed when winning at Doncaster (1m4f) in April and when a close third at Hamilton (1m5f) in July; needs to put a moderate effort at Ffos Las (2m, good to soft; first-time cheekpieces) last time behind him, though.

12/1

12/1

Form: 062615

Last run: 29 days

W: 10st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict
Bounced back to winning form at Sandown (1m6f, good to soft) in July, but dropped away quickly when last of five at Goodwood (2m, good) last month; that leaves him with something to prove in terms of stamina.
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4th

4

21st Nov 2023

Good

2m 5f 163y

Class 5

12:55 Hereford

State Legend

11st 8lb

J: Charlie Todd

T: Ian Williams

Fairly useful Flat racer who lost out only by a head on handicap hurdle debut at Huntingdon (2m4f, good) a week ago and gets another chance off the same mark here; has a tendency to hang left under pressure but still commands respect.

9/4

2nd

1

14th Nov 2023

Good

2m 4f 145y

Class 5

12:20 Huntingdon

State Legend

11st 6lb

J: Alice Stevens

T: Ian Williams

Defied a mark of 79 on the Flat at Sandown in July (1m6f, good to soft), but blew out completely last time; bit shown in qualifying hurdles runs last winter, if nothing to warrant so tricky an opening mark.

6/1

11th

1

(4)

23rd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 56y

Class 4

16:55 York

State Legend

10st 4lb

J: Charlie Todd

T: Ian Williams

in touch with leaders, lost position over 4f out, soon struggling

12/1

Form: 114-90 CD

Last run: 39 days

W: 9st 8lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict
Completed a hat-trick in the summer of last year including a win over C&D; successful over hurdles in May, but well beaten in both starts since returned to the Flat in July so has plenty to prove; all ten wins under both codes have come on good or faster ground.
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11th

11

(10)

22nd Dec 2023

Standard

2m 0f 102y

Class 4

14:42 Southwell (AW)

Red Force One

9st 0lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Philip Kirby

Multiple turf winner whose latest success came over hurdles in May; in a rut over hurdles, on Flat and AW since, however.

66/1

7

(1)

4th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 5

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Red Force One

9st 6lb

J: Andrew Breslin

T: Philip Kirby

Multiple turf winner whose latest success came over hurdles in May; in a rut over hurdles, on Flat and AW since, though, and hard to enthuse; regular cheekpieces discarded.

33/1

8th

9

(7)

9th Nov 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 5f 66y

Class 4

19:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Red Force One

8st 12lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Philip Kirby

in rear

33/1

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £258.70
Straight Forecast £245.93
Tricast £1876.42
Trifecta £2743.60

Selections

The Times:

Solution

SPOTLIGHT:

Cinnodin

The Guardian:

Marbuzet

RP RATINGS:

Mostly Sunny

Daily Mirror:

State Legend

Telegraph:

Zimmerman

D Express:

Mirrie Dancers

TOPSPEED:

Flint Hill

Daily Mail:

Solution

The Star:

Solution

POSTDATA:

Cinnodin

LAMBOURN:

Cinnodin

The Sun:

Marbuzet

Daily Record:

Marbuzet