September 24 / 16.35 Hamilton

16.35

Good To Soft

William Cairns Memorial Celebrations Handicap

  • Prize money: £4187.2
  • 0m 6f 6y
  • Class 5
  • 10 runners
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William Cairns Memorial Celebrations Handicap

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

7/1 (Won)

  • Win: £5.50
  • Place: £2.00

Form: 335457 C

Last run: 6 days

W: 9st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 63

Form & Verdict
Conditions won't be an issue and he's well handicapped on even this season's best; needs to step up on Monday's modest Thirsk effort though.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

8th

1

(7)

20th Jun 2024

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

14:40 Ripon

Burj Malinka

9st 10lb

J: Paddy Mathers

T: Adrian Nicholls

led against near rail

11/2

3rd

11

(11)

6th Jun 2024

Good

0m 5f 7y

Class 5

14:55 Hamilton

Burj Malinka

9st 3lb

J: Paddy Mathers

T: Adrian Nicholls

Extended his run of creditable efforts last time, when he divided Huddle Up and Count d'Orsay at Carlisle; no problems with ground/track/trip and likely to give it his best shot again.

5/1

3rd

6

(9)

30th May 2024

Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 5

17:55 Carlisle

Burj Malinka

10st 12lb

J: Mr Jack Nicholls

T: Adrian Nicholls

Back to winning form at Thirsk (6f, heavy) last month and has twice run well since, fourth of nine on ground that would have been quick enough at Beverley (5f) last time; considered under his promising amateur.

7/2

14/1

  • Place: £3.30

Form: -90506 CD

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 67

Form & Verdict
C&D winner off a 10lb higher mark last summer; yet to get going this season and although last week's Doncaster sixth was better, she still looks vulnerable here.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

6th

6

(10)

1st Jun 2024

Good To Soft

0m 6f 2y

Class 6

19:50 Doncaster

Selbys Pride

9st 8lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Tony Coyle & Kaine Wood

Shaped with promise when second on 6f Newcastle reappearance but has something to prove after two lesser runs on turf since.

14/1

7/1

  • Place: £2.00

Form: 603152 CD

Last run: 19 days

W: 8st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 53

Form & Verdict
C&D winner; this season's win came in a lowly 7f classified event at Musselburgh but he ran creditably over C&D 19 days ago; more required in this field.
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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

3

(2)

18th Jul 2024

Good To Soft

0m 6f 6y

Class 6

14:50 Hamilton

The Gay Blade

9st 8lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Iain Jardine

in touch with leaders on far side of group, headway over 1f out, went second and challenging when carried right inside final furlong, kept on final 110yds, forced dead-heat

13/2

4th

4

(9)

17th Jun 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 182y

Class 6

15:00 Carlisle

The Gay Blade

9st 10lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Iain Jardine

Won twice on the AW in January (6f/7f); just as effective on turf, but hasn't been at his best on last two starts; on a good mark, ground will suit and has a good draw; could bounce back.

10/1

Form: 014307 D

Last run: 29 days

W: 9st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 69

Form & Verdict
Not matched his Irish best in two runs for current stable (5f/6f) but there's still time; today's slower conditions should suit and the addition of a hood another potential plus point; considered.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

3rd

9

(7)

19th Jul 2024

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

15:15 Haydock

Secret Road

9st 5lb

J: Aiden Brookes

T: Tristan Davidson

Led close home for AW win in March but returned from ten-week break with low-key turf run this month and stable's other runner Our Absent Friends looks more interesting here.

20/1

5th

8

(2)

2nd Jul 2024

Good

0m 6f 6y

Class 4

15:45 Hamilton

Secret Road

9st 3lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Tristan Davidson

Two wins on AW over the winter; didn't run badly at Thirsk in April but this is a step up in class and he has a 73-day absence to contend with.

12/1

5th

11

(12)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

18:05 Thirsk

Secret Road

9st 1lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Tristan Davidson

carried badly left start, prominent towards near side

9/1

Form: 074403 D

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict
Conditions shouldn't be an issue and this will be more suitable than the 5f handicap he tackled at Musselburgh last week; not discounted.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

2nd

5

(10)

22nd Jul 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

16:15 Ayr

Ramon Di Loria

9st 10lb

J: P J McDonald

T: Ewan Whillans

took keen hold, prominent, going okay and on near side of group when challenging over 1f out, went second inside final furlong, kept on

9/2

2nd

5

(4)

15th Jul 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

16:03 Ayr

Ramon Di Loria

9st 12lb

J: Rowan Scott

T: Ewan Whillans

prominent

6/1

3rd

3

(4)

6th Jul 2024

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

18:48 Carlisle

Ramon Di Loria

9st 11lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: Ewan Whillans

Never able to challenge at Catterick (5f, good to soft) last time but Carlisle is more his track and he's now 14lb lower than when scoring over C&D last spring; needs a revival but that's not out of the question.

12/1

Form: 114425 D

Last run: 29 days

W: 9st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 69

Form & Verdict
Just missed out in a blanket finish at Doncaster (6f, soft) last month; creditable effort on faster ground last time and today's surface should be more to his liking; high on the list.
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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5th

5

(9)

26th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

0m 7f 173y

Class 4

16:05 Carlisle

Blazing Son

9st 9lb

J: Andrew Breslin

T: Bryan Smart

taken down early, raced in second

9/1

1st

3

(1)

10th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

0m 6f 195y

Class 5

16:20 Carlisle

Blazing Son

9st 8lb

J: Andrew Breslin

T: Bryan Smart

Three wins from six starts on AW but he's 1-21 on turf and has struggled back in this sphere (6f) in his last two starts; others preferred.

16/1

7th

3

(6)

2nd May 2024

Heavy

0m 6f 2y

Class 5

17:05 Doncaster

Blazing Son

9st 8lb

J: Andrew Breslin

T: Bryan Smart

ducked left start, prominent against near rail, weakened over 1f out

5/1

7th
8 (2)
Elladora

11/2

Form: 242873 CD

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 0lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 63

Form & Verdict
Made all over C&D in May off a 6lb lower mark; some fair efforts since but she's usually seen in Class 6 company and this looks quite competitive for the grade.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

9th

11

(4)

30th May 2024

Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 5

17:55 Carlisle

Elladora

9st 11lb

J: Mr Ryan Price

T: Micky Hammond

Has winning form on soft/heavy, but losing run up to 14 and drops to 5f for the first time since her debut; opposable from out of the weights.

16/1

7th

6

(4)

23rd May 2024

Good To Firm

0m 7f 6y

Class 6

17:50 Catterick

Elladora

9st 4lb

J: Aiden Brookes

T: Micky Hammond

taken down early and walked to post, prominent

13/2

7th

6

(4)

23rd May 2024

Good To Firm

0m 7f 6y

Class 6

17:50 Catterick

Elladora

9st 4lb

J: Aiden Brookes

T: Micky Hammond

taken down early and walked to post

13/2

OUR TIP

Form: 641356 D

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict
Capitalised on some help from the handicapper when running away with a 6f handicap at Leicester in June (good to firm); fair efforts but not kicked on since; handles good to soft but something to prove if rain arrives.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

8th

1

(3)

24th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 6y

Class 5

16:35 Hamilton

Mighty Gurkha

9st 9lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Archie Watson

Capitalised on some help from the handicapper when running away with a 6f handicap at Leicester in June (good to firm); fair efforts but not kicked on since; handles good to soft but something to prove if rain arrives.

7/1

6th

4

(10)

8th Sep 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

20:00 Kempton (AW)

Mighty Gurkha

9st 8lb

J: Taylor Fisher

T: Archie Watson

raced wide, in touch with leaders

11/2

5th

1

(2)

26th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 5f 217y

Class 5

19:30 Redcar

Mighty Gurkha

10st 0lb

J: Taylor Fisher

T: Archie Watson

Not as good as he was but capitalised on a big drop down the weights when running away with a 6f handicap at Leicester in June; beaten fair and square off his revised mark eight weeks ago; the break may have done him good but others make more appeal.

11/4

16/1

Form: 050-77 D

Last run: 11 days

W: 9st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 70

Form & Verdict
Reeled off a five-timer for Donald McCain in 2021; down the field in two handicaps for this yard but he's down in the weights and slow ground holds no terrors.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

6th

6

(4)

30th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

0m 7f 6y

Class 5

19:25 Catterick

Russco

9st 0lb

J: David Allan

T: Ann Duffield

Made the frame over C&D at start of this month and again ran well on heavy ground when third behind Highfield Viking at Thirsk (7f, heavy) six days later; remains without a win since 2021, though, and drying ground will severely dent his appeal today.

7/1

6th

6

(4)

30th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

0m 7f 6y

Class 5

19:25 Catterick

Russco

9st 0lb

J: David Allan

T: Ann Duffield

Made the frame over C&D at start of this month and again ran well on heavy ground when third behind Highfield Viking at Thirsk (7f, heavy) six days later; remains without a win since 2021, though, and drying ground will severely dent his appeal today.

7/1

3rd

10

(7)

9th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 6

17:45 Thirsk

Russco

9st 6lb

J: David Allan

T: Ann Duffield

Won five on the trot over 6f/7f in 2021 (on good to soft/soft/heavy and AW) but hasn't won since; good fourth after losing both front shoes at Catterick last week (7f, heavy); chance.

6/1

8/1

Form: 68D4236 C BF

Last run: 13 days

W: 8st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 60

Form & Verdict
Threatening in recent times and trip, track and ground should all be fine; unlikely to be too far away once more.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

14th

10

(13)

24th Jun 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

15:00 Thirsk

Glorious Rio

9st 9lb

J: Faye McManoman

T: Stella Barclay

held up in rear

25/1

9th

7

(1)

17th May 2024

Good

0m 6f 6y

Class 6

21:00 Hamilton

Glorious Rio

9st 5lb

J: Alex Jary

T: Stella Barclay

Course winner (5f; August 2021); now rated 21lb lower than when last successful at Carlisle the following summer; it is difficult to be enthused though by his latest effort at Nottingham (5f, soft; ninth of 11, beaten 8l); others preferred.

14/1

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Payout
Exacta £52.00
Straight Forecast £54.87
Tricast £330.38
Trifecta £460.40

Selections

POSTDATA:

Elladora

SPOTLIGHT:

Blazing Son

Telegraph:

The Gay Blade

LAMBOURN:

Mighty Gurkha

Daily Mail:

The Gay Blade

Daily Record:

The Gay Blade

THE NORTH:

Elladora

The Times:

Elladora

D Express:

Elladora

Daily Mirror:

Elladora

RP RATINGS:

Blazing Son

TOPSPEED:

Blazing Son

The Sun:

Blazing Son

The Star:

Mighty Gurkha