April 20 / 19.40 Thirsk

19.40

Soft

Vickers.Bet Independent Family-Owned Bookmaker Handicap

  • Prize money: £3663.8
  • 0m 6f 0y
  • Class 6
  • 17 runners
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Vickers.Bet Independent Family-Owned Bookmaker Handicap

Runners: 17 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

16/1 (Won)

  • Win: £20.00
  • Place: £4.10

Form: 788850

Last run: 10 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 51

Form & Verdict
Modest eight-race maiden who hasn't progressed for the switch to handicaps; not unbacked in recent starts and the booking of Silvestre de Sousa suggests a good run is expected but he's not easily recommended on his turf debut.
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14th

6

(2)

27th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

16:55 Leicester

Hombre

9st 3lb

J: Dylan Hogan

T: Joseph Parr

0-8 on AW but was evidently very well suited by the soft ground when winning 17-runner Thirsk handicap (6f) on turf debut a week ago; had to switch to get a clear run there and could still be well handicapped after 3lb rise.

3/1

14th

6

(2)

27th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

16:55 Leicester

Hombre

9st 3lb

J: Dylan Hogan

T: Joseph Parr

0-8 on AW but was evidently very well suited by the soft ground when winning 17-runner Thirsk handicap (6f) on turf debut a week ago; had to switch to get a clear run there and could still be well handicapped after 3lb rise.

3/1

1st

10

(7)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

19:40 Thirsk

Hombre

9st 5lb

J: Silvestre De Sousa

T: Joseph Parr

in rear

16/1

7/1

  • Place: £1.90

Form: 5-3644 D

Last run: 11 days

W: 9st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 55

Form & Verdict
Infrequent winner but conditions suit and he ran a sound race after nine weeks off here 11 days ago; one of the likelier types.
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2nd

12

(7)

10th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 6f 18y

Class 5

19:44 Nottingham

Enderman

8st 9lb

J: Mark Winn

T: Paul Midgley

Just two wins from 41 starts but his last success was over C&D (August 2023) and he's finished close up in big-field events at Thirsk (heavy/soft) in both runs this season; should be in the thick of things again and he handles most ground.

13/2

2nd

12

(7)

10th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 6f 18y

Class 5

19:44 Nottingham

Enderman

8st 9lb

J: Mark Winn

T: Paul Midgley

Just two wins from 41 starts but his last success was over C&D (August 2023) and he's finished close up in big-field events at Thirsk (heavy/soft) in both runs this season; should be in the thick of things again and he handles most ground.

13/2

2nd

3

(12)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

19:40 Thirsk

Enderman

9st 9lb

J: David Nolan

T: Paul Midgley

in touch with leaders

7/1

11/2

  • Place: £1.80

Form: 56-792 D

Last run: 11 days

W: 9st 8lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 54

Form & Verdict
Appreciated the return to turf when finishing off well for second in a better race over C&D 11 days ago (heavy); up 2lb but this should be run to suit and she's high on the list.
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2nd

6

(5)

5th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 6f 6y

Class 6

17:30 Hamilton

Stormy Pearl

8st 13lb

J: Sean Kirrane

T: David Thompson

prominent, ridden over 1f out, edged right 1f out, kept on and went second inside final 110yds

9/2

2nd

6

(5)

5th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 6f 6y

Class 6

17:30 Hamilton

Stormy Pearl

8st 13lb

J: Sean Kirrane

T: David Thompson

prominent, ridden over 1f out, edged right 1f out, kept on and went second inside final 110yds

9/2

3rd

6

(5)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

19:40 Thirsk

Stormy Pearl

9st 8lb

J: Connor Planas

T: David Thompson

midfield

11/2

10/1

  • Place: £1.90

Form: 33-254 D

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 2lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 48

Form & Verdict
Not the easiest to catch right but she's capable at this level and she's generally run well since returning from a long absence last spring; return to 6f should suit and she's got each-way claims.
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4th

15

(19)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

19:40 Thirsk

One For The Ladies

9st 2lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Michael & David Easterby

in rear

10/1

4th

15

(19)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

19:40 Thirsk

One For The Ladies

9st 2lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Michael & David Easterby

in rear

10/1

4th

6

(5)

3rd Apr 2024

Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

13:55 Catterick

One For The Ladies

9st 2lb

J: Connor Planas

T: Michael & David Easterby

The drop back to 5f poses a question but she's run several good races over 6f since last July and surplus stamina may be no bad thing on the forecast soft ground (on which she's shown promise previously); chance.

6/1

6/1

Form: 6770-2 C BF

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 9lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 55

Form & Verdict
Best known for his Catterick exploits but he's a course winner and made a pleasing return to action with a front-running second at Catterick 17 days ago (7f, heavy); should be able to grab the stands' rail from stall 20 and he's a strong contender.
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3rd

11

(9)

13th May 2024

Good

0m 5f 212y

Class 5

16:47 Catterick

Langholm

8st 10lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Michael Dods

Two course wins, both over 7f on good to firm, and fourth in this race last year; has run creditably in both 7f runs here this season (beaten a nose on good ground last time) but tricky to win with these days.

11/2

3rd

11

(9)

13th May 2024

Good

0m 5f 212y

Class 5

16:47 Catterick

Langholm

8st 10lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Michael Dods

Two course wins, both over 7f on good to firm, and fourth in this race last year; has run creditably in both 7f runs here this season (beaten a nose on good ground last time) but tricky to win with these days.

11/2

2nd

1

(8)

30th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

0m 7f 6y

Class 6

17:10 Catterick

Langholm

9st 13lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Michael Dods

Has a good record in 7f handicaps here, particularly when there is give in the ground (second on heavy over C&D on reappearance); not easy to win with these days but has a chance in this grade.

9/4

7/1

Form: 3-5472

Last run: 11 days

W: 9st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 50

Form & Verdict
Losing run stands at 39 but he's competitive at this level and he ran a cracker when second over C&D 11 days ago; in the mix with a repeat.
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1st

11

(3)

10th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 8y

Class 6

20:18 Nottingham

Yazaman

8st 13lb

J: Mark Winn

T: Paul Midgley

Losing run is up to 40 but he went close at Thirsk (6f, heavy) last month before a creditable sixth of 17 there last time; now drops back in trip but he should get a good tow into the race and shouldn't be far away; change of headgear.

7/1

1st

11

(3)

10th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 8y

Class 6

20:18 Nottingham

Yazaman

8st 13lb

J: Mark Winn

T: Paul Midgley

Losing run is up to 40 but he went close at Thirsk (6f, heavy) last month before a creditable sixth of 17 there last time; now drops back in trip but he should get a good tow into the race and shouldn't be far away; change of headgear.

7/1

6th

13

(17)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

19:40 Thirsk

Yazaman

9st 4lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Paul Midgley

in touch with leaders

7/1

25/1

Form: 84-676 D

Last run: 26 days

W: 9st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 48

Form & Verdict
Three AW wins to his name; best turf efforts have come on fast ground and the forecast underfoot conditions are a concern, as is his recent form.
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10th

7

(5)

13th May 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

15:47 Catterick

Yaahobby

9st 1lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Antony Brittain

Has done all his winning on Tapeta at Wolverhampton; not disgraced on most recent turf attempt but his overall record in this sphere isn't solid; others preferred.

16/1

10th

7

(5)

13th May 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

15:47 Catterick

Yaahobby

9st 1lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Antony Brittain

Has done all his winning on Tapeta at Wolverhampton; not disgraced on most recent turf attempt but his overall record in this sphere isn't solid; others preferred.

16/1

9th

10

(7)

23rd Apr 2024

Standard

0m 6f 20y

Class 6

21:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Yaahobby

9st 2lb

J: Mark Winn

T: Antony Brittain

All three wins here (5f/6f) and 6lb lower than for the most recent last summer, but latest efforts raise doubts as to whether he is running well enough to take advantage.

25/1

Form: 283424 D

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 1lb

10 yo Mare

OR: 47

Form & Verdict
Veteran who was gaining her eighth career success when winning a 6f handicap at Newcastle in November; solid efforts in five of her last six AW runs; handles testing ground; should run her race.
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7th

12

(10)

3rd May 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

21:00 Newcastle (AW)

Dandys Gold

9st 4lb

J: Jonny Peate

T: Roger Fell & Sean Murray

This is her level nowadays but she kept on well to score over C&D a week ago and is effectively only 3lb higher under 4lb penalty; probably won't be far away.

5/1

7th

12

(10)

3rd May 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

21:00 Newcastle (AW)

Dandys Gold

9st 4lb

J: Jonny Peate

T: Roger Fell & Sean Murray

This is her level nowadays but she kept on well to score over C&D a week ago and is effectively only 3lb higher under 4lb penalty; probably won't be far away.

5/1

1st

6

(1)

26th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

21:00 Newcastle (AW)

Dandys Gold

9st 4lb

J: Jonny Peate

T: Roger Fell & Sean Murray

in touch with leaders, some headway over 1f out, ran on to lead inside final furlong, jockey dropped rein but kept on inside final 110yds

10/1

33/1

Form: 0/10-0 D

Last run: 11 days

W: 9st 4lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 50

Form & Verdict
Looked rusty back from a long absence here 11 days ago; on a handy mark but if she is to revive it's likely to be on a sounder surface.
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7th

14

(17)

18th May 2024

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

18:02 Thirsk

Fylingdale

8st 12lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

slowly into stride, raced near side

10/1

7th

14

(17)

18th May 2024

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

18:02 Thirsk

Fylingdale

8st 12lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

slowly into stride

10/1

9th

12

(18)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

19:40 Thirsk

Fylingdale

9st 4lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

awkward start, switched left soon after start, in rear

33/1

10th
17 (9)
Mcs Wag

12/1

Form: 263-44

Last run: 75 days

W: 9st 1lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 47

Form & Verdict
First promising signs when second of 11 on heavy ground at Catterick last October (5f); has not kicked on from that on AW since but getting back on a soft surface can help and she's not yet fully exposed; yard among the winners; shortlisted.
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6th

9

(9)

9th May 2024

Soft

0m 5f 60y

Class 6

16:55 Brighton

Mcs Wag

9st 4lb

J: Silvestre De Sousa

T: Joseph Parr

held up in rear

7/1

6th

9

(9)

9th May 2024

Soft

0m 5f 60y

Class 6

16:55 Brighton

Mcs Wag

9st 4lb

J: Silvestre De Sousa

T: Joseph Parr

held up in rear

7/1

11th
8 (16)
Ben Dikduk

33/1

Form: 336-60

Last run: 76 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 53

Form & Verdict
13-race maiden; on a good mark on his best efforts but he was a well-beaten 50-1 shot on his stable debut at Newcastle in February; plenty to prove for now.
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12th

13

(6)

18th May 2024

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

18:02 Thirsk

Ben Dikduk

9st 0lb

J: Dougie Costello

T: Mark Walford

Well held in two runs for this yard, finishing behind Fylingdale over C&D four weeks ago; wait for an elusive first success set to continues.

20/1

12th

13

(6)

18th May 2024

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

18:02 Thirsk

Ben Dikduk

9st 0lb

J: Dougie Costello

T: Mark Walford

raced centre

20/1

11th

8

(16)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

19:40 Thirsk

Ben Dikduk

9st 7lb

J: Sam James

T: Mark Walford

prominent

33/1

16/1

Form: 7-0966 D

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 6lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 52

Form & Verdict
Effective on testing ground and she's been running herself into form for her new yard this year; one to consider off a reduced mark now back on grass.
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5th

13

(8)

13th May 2024

Good

0m 7f 6y

Class 6

13:47 Catterick

Elladora

8st 11lb

J: Aiden Brookes

T: Micky Hammond

soon disputed lead on outer, led from over 4f out

20/1

5th

13

(8)

13th May 2024

Good

0m 7f 6y

Class 6

13:47 Catterick

Elladora

8st 11lb

J: Aiden Brookes

T: Micky Hammond

soon disputed lead on outer, led from over 4f out

20/1

12th

9

(14)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

19:40 Thirsk

Elladora

9st 6lb

J: Aiden Brookes

T: Micky Hammond

taken down early, ducked sharply right start, took keen hold, prominent, led after 2f, headed over 2f out, unbalanced and dropped to rear over 1f out, soon struggling

16/1

20/1

Form: 0/09-

Last run: 282 days

W: 9st 3lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 49

Form & Verdict
Hasn't beaten a rival in three runs in novice/maiden company, finishing weakly in both runs last year; wind operation could have a positive effect and this is his first realistic assignment; check betting.
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2nd

9

(8)

13th May 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

15:47 Catterick

Irish Dancer

9st 0lb

J: Zak Wheatley

T: Declan Carroll

Five-race maiden who holds very weak claims on form; best watched unless the betting suggests improvement is expected.

25/1

2nd

9

(8)

13th May 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

15:47 Catterick

Irish Dancer

9st 0lb

J: Zak Wheatley

T: Declan Carroll

Five-race maiden who holds very weak claims on form; best watched unless the betting suggests improvement is expected.

25/1

7th

11

(3)

2nd May 2024

Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

15:17 Redcar

Irish Dancer

8st 9lb

J: Zak Wheatley

T: Declan Carroll

Failed to beat rival in three runs in novice/maiden company and after racing prominently he dropped right out on his handicap debut at Thirsk (6f, soft); has no form claims.

50/1

Form: 7-5084

Last run: 26 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 55

Form & Verdict
Lightly raced and well-related 4yo; has shown a modicum of promise on AW but forecast testing ground looks a worry now switched to turf.
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9th

2

(11)

30th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

0m 7f 6y

Class 6

17:10 Catterick

Hailey Ya Mal

9st 12lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Antony Brittain

Only modest form so far, including on turf debut at Thirsk last time (6f, soft); others look stronger.

25/1

9th

2

(11)

30th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

0m 7f 6y

Class 6

17:10 Catterick

Hailey Ya Mal

9st 12lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Antony Brittain

Only modest form so far, including on turf debut at Thirsk last time (6f, soft); others look stronger.

25/1

14th

4

(2)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

19:40 Thirsk

Hailey Ya Mal

9st 9lb

J: Harry Russell

T: Antony Brittain

in rear, headway and prominent after 2f, weakened from over 1f out

25/1

12/1

Form: 949828 D

Last run: 26 days

W: 9st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 54

Form & Verdict
Came good last autumn, winning 6f handicaps at Ripon (good) and Catterick (soft); on the same mark as for the latter success and he showed ability remained when second at Southwell last month; a possible.
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3rd

6

(8)

13th May 2024

Standard

0m 6f 20y

Class 6

18:20 Wolverhampton (AW)

Eldeyaar

9st 1lb

J: Alex Fielding

T: Antony Brittain

Won 6f handicaps at Ripon (good) and Catterick (soft) last September; back to a good mark but could have run a lot better the last twice.

20/1

3rd

6

(8)

13th May 2024

Standard

0m 6f 20y

Class 6

18:20 Wolverhampton (AW)

Eldeyaar

9st 1lb

J: Alex Fielding

T: Antony Brittain

Won 6f handicaps at Ripon (good) and Catterick (soft) last September; back to a good mark but could have run a lot better the last twice.

20/1

15th

7

(8)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

19:40 Thirsk

Eldeyaar

9st 8lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Antony Brittain

prominent

12/1

14/1

Form: 0200-3

Last run: 99 days

W: 9st 10lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 56

Form & Verdict
Failed to win for Clive Cox or Archie Watson but he has snippets of form to make him of interest at this level; kept away from soft ground earlier in his career though; sold for 2,500gns since last run; best watched on stable debut.
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12th

6

(1)

3rd May 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

21:00 Newcastle (AW)

Kaidu

9st 8lb

J: Harry Russell

T: Susan Corbett

Ten-race maiden; signed off for Archie Watson with pretty good third at Wolverhampton (6f) in January and may not have handled soft turf when struggling on recent stable debut but others have more pressing claims; hooded for first time.

20/1

12th

6

(1)

3rd May 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

21:00 Newcastle (AW)

Kaidu

9st 8lb

J: Harry Russell

T: Susan Corbett

Ten-race maiden; signed off for Archie Watson with pretty good third at Wolverhampton (6f) in January and may not have handled soft turf when struggling on recent stable debut but others have more pressing claims; hooded for first time.

20/1

16th

2

(10)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

19:40 Thirsk

Kaidu

9st 10lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Susan Corbett

towards rear

14/1

17th
19 (13)
Atrafan

25/1

Form: 590680 D

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 0lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 45

Form & Verdict
Eight-time AW winner; not at his best in that sphere in recent starts and opposable on this first turf run since August 2017.
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17th

19

(13)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

19:40 Thirsk

Atrafan

9st 0lb

J: Jason Watson

T: Alan Brown

towards rear

25/1

17th

19

(13)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

19:40 Thirsk

Atrafan

9st 0lb

J: Jason Watson

T: Alan Brown

towards rear

25/1

10th

10

(2)

31st Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

16:25 Southwell (AW)

Atrafan

9st 3lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Alan Brown

Multiple AW winner but looks far from solid on 2024 form and may be somewhat on the wane aged ten; held by Written Broadcast on C&D running last time.

33/1

Non-runners

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Payout
Exacta £153.50
Straight Forecast £134.27
Tricast £662.92
Trifecta £1234.90

Selections

RP RATINGS:

Langholm

The Times:

Stormy Pearl

SPOTLIGHT:

Mc's Wag

Telegraph:

Eldeyaar

POSTDATA:

Yazaman

Daily Mail:

Stormy Pearl

The Sun:

Stormy Pearl

Daily Record:

Stormy Pearl

The Guardian:

Langholm

D Express:

Langholm

Daily Mirror:

Langholm

The Star:

Langholm