April 20 / 16.20 Thirsk

16.20

Soft

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  • Prize money: £9720
  • 0m 5f 0y
  • Class 3
  • 8 runners
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Runners: 8 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

5/4 (Won)

  • Win: £1.91
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 0781-1 D

Last run: 5 days

W: 8st 4lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 63

Form & Verdict
Took a while to get the hang of things but he's thriving now; signed off 2yo campaign with win at Naas (5f, good/yielding) and followed up at Windsor (5f, good) on Monday by 4l under Silvestre De Sousa; well treated under a penalty; may be open to further progress and high on the list once more.
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29

(13)

21st Jun 2024

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

18:15 Ascot

Kendall Roy

8st 10lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: Miss Kate McGivern

A tongue-tie was added for his nursery debut last September and it sparked improvement, as he saw off his rivals in determined fashion; progress has continued this season, winning three of his four starts, but he now looks high in the weights; reserve.

16/1

1st

6

(6)

5th Jun 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

18:25 Curragh

Kendall Roy

9st 0lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: Miss Kate McGivern

prominent, challenging under 2f out, shaken up to lead 1f out, ridden out

11/2

2nd

7

(6)

21st May 2024

Yielding

0m 5f 0y

17:20 Cork

Kendall Roy

9st 1lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: Miss Kate McGivern

Won a Naas nursery last September; rattled off a handicap double within five days in UK, winning at Windsor and Thirsk, all over this trip; got a hike in the ratings but is ground versatile and could have more to give, so taken seriously.

3/1

5/1

  • Place: £2.00

Form: 22-212 D

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 83

Form & Verdict
A model of consistency over 5f and ran another fine race at Southwell when second of six three weeks ago; shaped well on good to soft ground three times last spring; should be in the thick of things again.
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3rd

1

(4)

1st Jun 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 1y

Class 4

16:45 Musselburgh

Moonstone Boy

9st 9lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Iain Jardine

taken down early, in touch with leaders in centre of group, chased clear leader 1f out, no extra and lost second inside final 110yds

8/1

6th

5

(4)

8th May 2024

Good

0m 5f 15y

Class 3

14:35 Chester

Moonstone Boy

9st 5lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Iain Jardine

took keen hold, raced wide, in touch with leaders, kept on but no impression inside final furlong

8/1

6th

5

(4)

8th May 2024

Good

0m 5f 15y

Class 3

14:35 Chester

Moonstone Boy

9st 5lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Iain Jardine

took keen hold, raced wide, in touch with leaders, kept on but no impression inside final furlong

8/1

7/1

  • Place: £1.70

Form: 9221- D

Last run: 201 days

W: 8st 7lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 73

Form & Verdict
Poorly drawn when second at Chester (6f, good to soft) last September and gained compensation at Hamilton (5f, soft) two weeks later; now moves into handicaps and retains untapped potential; very interesting if fit after nearly seven months off.
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2nd

5

(5)

15th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

19:25 Leicester

Winged Messenger

9st 1lb

J: Oisin McSweeney

T: Julie Camacho

prominent

5/1

12th

11

(7)

8th May 2024

Good

0m 6f 17y

Class 3

13:30 Chester

Winged Messenger

8st 6lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Julie Camacho

raced wide, took keen hold, prominent, outpaced 2f out, hung left 1f out, soon weakened

11/2

12th

11

(7)

8th May 2024

Good

0m 6f 17y

Class 3

13:30 Chester

Winged Messenger

8st 6lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Julie Camacho

raced wide, took keen hold, prominent

11/2

9/2

Form: 0745-1 CD

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 5lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 85

Form & Verdict
Came to hand early last season, winning C&D maiden on soft ground, and he showed he goes well fresh with a convincing success at Newcastle (5f, AW; easily made all) on reappearance four weeks ago; 7lb rise looks fair.
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1st

5

(2)

27th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

16:45 Leicester

Sergeant Wilko

9st 3lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Kevin Ryan

Soft-ground winner over 5f last spring; has work to do with Flaccianello on 6f handicap form in September but he was a new horse when winning on AW reappearance at Newcastle; suffered interference off 7lb higher over 5f at Thirsk since but the return to 6f can suit; close up.

100/30

1st

5

(2)

27th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

16:45 Leicester

Sergeant Wilko

9st 3lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Kevin Ryan

Soft-ground winner over 5f last spring; has work to do with Flaccianello on 6f handicap form in September but he was a new horse when winning on AW reappearance at Newcastle; suffered interference off 7lb higher over 5f at Thirsk since but the return to 6f can suit; close up.

100/30

4th

4

(7)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 3

16:20 Thirsk

Sergeant Wilko

9st 5lb

J: Shane Gray

T: Kevin Ryan

carried right start, in touch with leaders, niggled along after 2f, headway against near rail over 2f out, disputing second 1f out, weakened final 110yds

9/2

Form: 12419- D

Last run: 190 days

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict
Two juvenile wins, latest in Hamilton nursery (5f, good to soft) in September; possibly over the top when finishing last on final start; will need another personal best to make winning reappearance but it's possible.
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4th

1

(2)

15th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

19:25 Leicester

Midnight Lir

9st 9lb

J: Rhys Elliott

T: Michael Dods

got loose beforehand, in touch with leaders

14/1

10th

3

(12)

18th May 2024

Good

0m 6f 2y

Class 4

20:20 Doncaster

Midnight Lir

9st 8lb

J: Rhys Elliott

T: Michael Dods

Had a busy 2yo season, winning twice at 5f (good to firm/good to soft); no more than respectable efforts this year and needs improvement for the return to 6f.

20/1

10th

3

(12)

18th May 2024

Good

0m 6f 2y

Class 4

20:20 Doncaster

Midnight Lir

9st 8lb

J: Rhys Elliott

T: Michael Dods

took keen hold, in touch with leaders, weakened over 1f out

20/1

OUR TIP

6/1

Form: 12122- D

Last run: 173 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 88

Form & Verdict
Steadily progressive as 2yo, winning Haydock nursery (5f, soft) in September and running at least as well off higher marks afterwards; subsequently gelded; up another 3lb but may continue his improvement this year.
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3rd

8

(5)

15th Jun 2024

Good

0m 5f 15y

Class 3

14:10 Chester

Curious Rover

9st 3lb

J: Cieren Fallon

T: Katie Scott

prominent

9/1

5th

9

(16)

1st Jun 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 3

15:10 Epsom

Curious Rover

9st 3lb

J: William Pyle

T: Katie Scott

5f specialist who handles good and soft ground; had a productive 2yo campaign, winning twice and runner-up four times, but he hasn't come close to matching that form in two runs this season; needs to get back on track.

33/1

14th

6

(20)

17th May 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 3

17:20 York

Curious Rover

9st 6lb

J: Sam James

T: Katie Scott

Versatile ground-wise; found the most when beating Hedge Fund at Haydock in September (5f, soft) but the boot was on the other foot over C&D (soft) subsequently when it was Irish Nectar who raced past; should come on for reappearance but needs extra off current mark.

18/1

16/1

Form: 0-0438 D

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 9lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 89

Form & Verdict
5f turf winner (yielding ground) in Ireland as 2yo for Jessica Harrington; improved on first three AW starts for Mick Appleby before finishing down the field in competitive race at Newcastle on Good Friday; may bounce back but must concede weight to some unexposed rivals.
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7th

6

(2)

3rd Jun 2024

Good To Firm

0m 6f 12y

Class 3

18:45 Windsor

GDay Mate

9st 1lb

J: Harry Davies

T: Michael Appleby

midfield but in touch with leaders

25/1

7th

4

(4)

28th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 6f 16y

Class 3

16:15 Southwell (AW)

GDay Mate

9st 6lb

J: Harry Davies

T: Michael Appleby

Won a Bellewstown maiden (5f, yielding) for Jessica Harrington last summer and best effort for this yard when beaten less than a length into third of 12 at Lingfield (6f, Polytrack) last month, but not matched that form in either start since; look elsewhere.

20/1

7th

4

(4)

28th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 6f 16y

Class 3

16:15 Southwell (AW)

GDay Mate

9st 6lb

J: Harry Davies

T: Michael Appleby

Won a Bellewstown maiden (5f, yielding) for Jessica Harrington last summer and best effort for this yard when beaten less than a length into third of 12 at Lingfield (6f, Polytrack) last month, but not matched that form in either start since; look elsewhere.

20/1

25/1

Form: 20-526 D

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict
In good form last summer for Ed Dunlop, winning twice (5f/5.7f) at Bath, but in and out since, tailed off (well behind Moonstone Boy) at Southwell three weeks ago; others appear to have more potential.
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8th

6

(1)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 3

16:20 Thirsk

Mini Magna

9st 3lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Antony Brittain

led, headed over 1f out, soon weakened

25/1

8th

6

(1)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 3

16:20 Thirsk

Mini Magna

9st 3lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Antony Brittain

led, headed over 1f out, soon weakened

25/1

2

(6)

31st Mar 2024

Standard

0m 4f 214y

Class 4

14:40 Southwell (AW)

Mini Magna

9st 8lb

J: Mark Winn

T: Antony Brittain

Belied his 50-1 odds with a good effort behind Ziggy's Missile over C&D this month on second run for new yard; diminutive and may not progress much further but he's in the mix on form.

8/1

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Payout
Exacta £10.00
Straight Forecast £9.90
Tricast £28.09
Trifecta £38.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Kendall Roy

POSTDATA:

Sergeant Wilko

Telegraph:

Curious Rover

RP RATINGS:

Kendall Roy

TOPSPEED:

Kendall Roy

The Times:

Kendall Roy

The Guardian:

Kendall Roy

D Express:

Kendall Roy

Daily Mirror:

Kendall Roy

The Sun:

Kendall Roy

The Star:

Kendall Roy

Daily Mail:

Sergeant Wilko

Daily Record:

Sergeant Wilko