May 17 / 14.45 York

14.45

Good

Knights Solicitors Handicap

  • Prize money: £25770
  • 1m 2f 56y
  • Class 2
  • 16 runners
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Knights Solicitors Handicap

Runners: 16 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

3/1 (Won)

  • Win: £3.50
  • Place: £1.70

Form: 21231-

Last run: 228 days

W: 9st 8lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict
Scored twice during his first season last year and put up a striking performance at Hamilton (1m1f, soft) on final outing, easily beating the subsequent Lincoln winner; 10lb higher today and back on less testing ground but could be a smart prospect.
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Verdict Starting price

15th

5

(13)

18th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

1m 1f 212y

Class 1

17:40 Ascot

Botanical

9st 5lb

J: William Buick

T: Roger Varian

Slammed this year's Lincoln winner Mr Professor at Hamilton (1m1f, soft) on final 3yo outing and produced an equally striking performance when readily following up off 10lb higher at the York Dante meeting (about 1m2f, good) on his reappearance in May; there's little doubt he can make his presence felt outside handicaps; player for a yard seeking a third win in this since 2020.

9/2

1st

2

(2)

17th May 2024

Good

1m 2f 56y

Class 2

14:45 York

Botanical

9st 8lb

J: James Doyle

T: Roger Varian

Scored twice during his first season last year and put up a striking performance at Hamilton (1m1f, soft) on final outing, easily beating the subsequent Lincoln winner; 10lb higher today and back on less testing ground but could be a smart prospect.

3/1

1st

2

(2)

17th May 2024

Good

1m 2f 56y

Class 2

14:45 York

Botanical

9st 8lb

J: James Doyle

T: Roger Varian

Scored twice during his first season last year and put up a striking performance at Hamilton (1m1f, soft) on final outing, easily beating the subsequent Lincoln winner; 10lb higher today and back on less testing ground but could be a smart prospect.

3/1

20/1

  • Place: £2.80

Form: 311477

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 91

Form & Verdict
Ten of his last 12 starts were AW and they contain clearly his best form; won three turf handicaps last June-September but seventh of 13 when 33-1 returned to turf at Newmarket (1m1f, good; first-time visor) 13 days ago suggests he is not on a great turf mark.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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8th

27

(18)

19th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

17:05 Ascot

Kings Code

8st 9lb

J: Silvestre De Sousa

T: David Evans

Did well on AW during the winter; mixed results since returned to turf; creditable second at York in May but was only fourth in lower grade at Chester last Saturday; has nothing in hand off current mark.

50/1

4th

3

(3)

15th Jun 2024

Good

1m 2f 70y

Class 3

14:45 Chester

Kings Code

9st 6lb

J: Jonny Peate

T: David Evans

His course win last year came over the extended 7f but his second of 16 in a competitive 1m2f York Dante meeting handicap shows he's effective over this far; he does need to shrug off a lesser run at Epsom since, though.

11/1

9th

7

(12)

31st May 2024

Soft

1m 2f 17y

Class 2

15:45 Epsom

Kings Code

8st 13lb

J: Pat Cosgrave

T: David Evans

Unraced here but has won at Chester (on heavy); raised his game in an extensive AW campaign and transferred that form to turf when second of 16 at York (1m2f, good) two weeks ago; back up 2lb to career-high mark but enters calculations.

10/1

8/1

  • Place: £2.30

Form: 41181- CD

Last run: 266 days

W: 8st 12lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 87

Form & Verdict
Three wins over about 1m2f on good to firm last summer, rounding off that campaign with a C&D win; can race freely and has something to prove coming back from her break, but she travelled strongly and battled well for that York win and no surprise if she copes with this 5lb higher mark at some stage.
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3rd

13

(4)

14th Jun 2024

Good

1m 2f 56y

Class 2

16:10 York

Reach

8st 9lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Michael & David Easterby

Won three of five handicaps at about 1m2f (all on good to firm), and wasn't too stressed in the latest of them last August; put up a good show in third of 16 over C&D (good) in May on first run since August and may yet have a bit up her sleeve.

8/1

3rd

9

(13)

17th May 2024

Good

1m 2f 56y

Class 2

14:45 York

Reach

8st 12lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Michael & David Easterby

Three wins over about 1m2f on good to firm last summer, rounding off that campaign with a C&D win; can race freely and has something to prove coming back from her break, but she travelled strongly and battled well for that York win and no surprise if she copes with this 5lb higher mark at some stage.

8/1

3rd

9

(13)

17th May 2024

Good

1m 2f 56y

Class 2

14:45 York

Reach

8st 12lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Michael & David Easterby

Three wins over about 1m2f on good to firm last summer, rounding off that campaign with a C&D win; can race freely and has something to prove coming back from her break, but she travelled strongly and battled well for that York win and no surprise if she copes with this 5lb higher mark at some stage.

8/1

12/1

  • Place: £2.70

Form: /6/162 D

Last run: 13 days

W: 8st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict
687 days off before winning from Stressfree at Doncaster (1m2f) in March; perhaps unsuited by Epsom next time and returned to form when beaten a neck at Goodwood (made most) on latest; those two peak performances were on soft ground but he's had only seven races and it's too early to say he needs it; considered.
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5th

17

(16)

14th Jun 2024

Good

1m 2f 56y

Class 2

16:10 York

Qitaal

8st 6lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Charlie Johnston

Solid marker in soft-ground 1m2f handicaps this spring but he dropped right out at Redcar recently which leaves him low down the list today.

16/1

9th

9

(1)

27th May 2024

Soft

1m 2f 1y

Class 2

16:35 Redcar

Qitaal

9st 4lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Charlie Johnston

Missed the best part of two years but he had his handicap debut in the bag from some way out at Doncaster (1m2f, soft) in March, where Stressfree chased him home and is weighted to turn the tables; determined effort from the front but went down narrowly to Maghlaak at Goodwood (1m2f, soft) and likely to be involved back on slow going after a good-ground fourth at York.

6/1

9th

9

(1)

27th May 2024

Soft

1m 2f 1y

Class 2

16:35 Redcar

Qitaal

9st 4lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Charlie Johnston

Missed the best part of two years but he had his handicap debut in the bag from some way out at Doncaster (1m2f, soft) in March, where Stressfree chased him home and is weighted to turn the tables; determined effort from the front but went down narrowly to Maghlaak at Goodwood (1m2f, soft) and likely to be involved back on slow going after a good-ground fourth at York.

6/1

25/1

Form: 6726-0

Last run: 14 days

W: 8st 8lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 83

Form & Verdict
Twice runner-up from off the pace over 1m here last term and did much the same when creditable third at Chester in June on one of his two attempts at about 1m2f; well held over 7f on reappearance two weeks ago but could be a lot more interesting this time.
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Verdict Starting price

13th

5

(9)

15th Jun 2024

Good

1m 0f 177y

Class 4

16:45 York

Theme Park

9st 6lb

J: Rowan Scott

T: Nigel Tinkler

0-10 since winning in 2022 on his second start, but he twice finished second over 1m here last year and also ran well when fifth of 16 over 1m2f here last month; today's trip may prove ideal and he could be in the mix.

10/1

5th

14

(8)

17th May 2024

Good

1m 2f 56y

Class 2

14:45 York

Theme Park

8st 8lb

J: Rowan Scott

T: Nigel Tinkler

Twice runner-up from off the pace over 1m here last term and did much the same when creditable third at Chester in June on one of his two attempts at about 1m2f; well held over 7f on reappearance two weeks ago but could be a lot more interesting this time.

25/1

5th

14

(8)

17th May 2024

Good

1m 2f 56y

Class 2

14:45 York

Theme Park

8st 8lb

J: Rowan Scott

T: Nigel Tinkler

Twice runner-up from off the pace over 1m here last term and did much the same when creditable third at Chester in June on one of his two attempts at about 1m2f; well held over 7f on reappearance two weeks ago but could be a lot more interesting this time.

25/1

Form: 2/670- D

Last run: 230 days

W: 9st 9lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 98

Form & Verdict
French Listed winner (1m2f) in 2022; well beaten for the Meades last year in Listed race, Group 3 and a top handicap; gelded before the latter; fetched 48,000gns in October and is very well handicapped on 2022 form.
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2nd

8

(16)

21st Jun 2024

Good To Firm

1m 3f 211y

Class 2

16:25 Ascot

Epic Poet

9st 4lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: David O’Meara

held up in rear, headway from over 2f out, ran on well inside final furlong, went second towards finish

25/1

6th

1

(10)

17th May 2024

Good

1m 2f 56y

Class 2

14:45 York

Epic Poet

9st 9lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: David O’Meara

French Listed winner (1m2f) in 2022; well beaten for the Meades last year in Listed race, Group 3 and a top handicap; gelded before the latter; fetched 48,000gns in October and is very well handicapped on 2022 form.

25/1

6th

1

(10)

17th May 2024

Good

1m 2f 56y

Class 2

14:45 York

Epic Poet

9st 9lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: David O’Meara

French Listed winner (1m2f) in 2022; well beaten for the Meades last year in Listed race, Group 3 and a top handicap; gelded before the latter; fetched 48,000gns in October and is very well handicapped on 2022 form.

25/1

Form: 6-8122 D

Last run: 8 days

W: 8st 10lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 85

Form & Verdict
This year's good front-running AW form was carried over to turf when second at Chester (1m2f, good) last week; due to go up 2lb after this; major player.
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1st

5

(10)

15th Jun 2024

Good

1m 2f 70y

Class 3

14:45 Chester

Loyal Touch

9st 2lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Charlie Johnston

This year's good front-running AW form was carried over to turf when second over C&D last month; also went close at Ripon (1m2f, soft) on penultimate start but he's another in this line-up who needs to shrug off a below-par run at Epsom last time, albeit coming just one day after the Ripon run.

10/1

12th

10

(2)

31st May 2024

Soft

1m 2f 17y

Class 2

15:45 Epsom

Loyal Touch

8st 7lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Charlie Johnston

This year's good front-running AW form was carried over to turf when second at Chester (1m2f, good) this month; not disgraced when seventh at York two weeks ago and his first run on soft saw him go very close at Ripon on Thursday.

14/1

2nd

3

(1)

30th May 2024

Soft

1m 1f 170y

Class 3

16:20 Ripon

Loyal Touch

9st 6lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Charlie Johnston

Front-runner who won at Newcastle (1m2f, AW) in March and finished second the next twice (1m2f, AW/good); probably effective on good to soft (unraced on softer); fair seventh of 16 at York (1m2f, good) a fortnight ago and today's drop back in grade is a positive; could make a bold bid.

3/1

13/2

Form: 044-54

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict
Finest hour when winning the Cambridgeshire at Newmarket (1m1f, good) in September 2022; no win since but most were solid efforts, including a close fourth in the 2023 Cambridgeshire and both starts at Newmarket this season; he was also a close fourth in this race last year and is 1lb lower today, so has to be in each-way calculations.
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Verdict Starting price

3rd

2

(10)

14th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

1m 1f 209y

Class 3

15:15 Sandown

Majestic

9st 8lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: Jack Channon

Below par last time but generally consistent otherwise and may rebound; however, he's out of the winning habit, being 0-11 since landing the 2022 Cambridgeshire; only 2-20 overall.

7/1

8th

6

(7)

17th May 2024

Good

1m 2f 56y

Class 2

14:45 York

Majestic

9st 2lb

J: George Bass

T: Jack Channon

Finest hour when winning the Cambridgeshire at Newmarket (1m1f, good) in September 2022; no win since but most were solid efforts, including a close fourth in the 2023 Cambridgeshire and both starts at Newmarket this season; he was also a close fourth in this race last year and is 1lb lower today, so has to be in each-way calculations.

13/2

8th

6

(7)

17th May 2024

Good

1m 2f 56y

Class 2

14:45 York

Majestic

9st 2lb

J: George Bass

T: Jack Channon

Finest hour when winning the Cambridgeshire at Newmarket (1m1f, good) in September 2022; no win since but most were solid efforts, including a close fourth in the 2023 Cambridgeshire and both starts at Newmarket this season; he was also a close fourth in this race last year and is 1lb lower today, so has to be in each-way calculations.

13/2

Form: 715133 CD

Last run: 49 days

W: 9st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict
While most of his success came in 2022, his C&D win last July was career-best form and he also won twice on AW early this year; close third in that sphere on latest outing, seven weeks ago; reliable and well treated if he's back to his peak.
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5th

1

(5)

15th Jun 2024

Good

1m 3f 188y

Class 3

13:50 York

Andaleep

10st 9lb

J: Miss Brodie Hampson

T: Daniel & Claire Kubler

While most of his success came in 2022, his 1m2f win on good to soft here last July was career-best form and he also won twice on AW (1m3f/1m4f) early this year; reliable but it's possible to argue that he now needs further than 1m2f (ran on from the back here last time) and he's one to consider.

12/1

9th

7

(12)

17th May 2024

Good

1m 2f 56y

Class 2

14:45 York

Andaleep

9st 2lb

J: William Buick

T: Daniel & Claire Kubler

While most of his success came in 2022, his C&D win last July was career-best form and he also won twice on AW early this year; close third in that sphere on latest outing, seven weeks ago; reliable and well treated if he's back to his peak.

14/1

9th

7

(12)

17th May 2024

Good

1m 2f 56y

Class 2

14:45 York

Andaleep

9st 2lb

J: William Buick

T: Daniel & Claire Kubler

While most of his success came in 2022, his C&D win last July was career-best form and he also won twice on AW early this year; close third in that sphere on latest outing, seven weeks ago; reliable and well treated if he's back to his peak.

14/1

Form: 383-45 BF

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 3lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 92

Form & Verdict
Sole win from six starts for the Gosdens came on debut but his final run last term (wore cheekpieces last two) was a good one at 1m2f; made a promising reappearance at Newmarket for new yard, when fourth of 17 in blanket finish over 1m, but failed to live up to that when joint-favourite at same track (1m1f) 13 days ago; mixed messages.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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10th

4

(4)

17th May 2024

Good

1m 2f 56y

Class 2

14:45 York

Theoryofeverything

9st 3lb

J: Jason Watson

T: David O’Meara

Sole win from six starts for the Gosdens came on debut but his final run last term (wore cheekpieces last two) was a good one at 1m2f; made a promising reappearance at Newmarket for new yard, when fourth of 17 in blanket finish over 1m, but failed to live up to that when joint-favourite at same track (1m1f) 13 days ago; mixed messages.

13/2

10th

4

(4)

17th May 2024

Good

1m 2f 56y

Class 2

14:45 York

Theoryofeverything

9st 3lb

J: Jason Watson

T: David O’Meara

Sole win from six starts for the Gosdens came on debut but his final run last term (wore cheekpieces last two) was a good one at 1m2f; made a promising reappearance at Newmarket for new yard, when fourth of 17 in blanket finish over 1m, but failed to live up to that when joint-favourite at same track (1m1f) 13 days ago; mixed messages.

13/2

5th

13

(3)

4th May 2024

Good

1m 1f 0y

Class 2

14:20 Newmarket

Theoryofeverything

8st 12lb

J: William Buick

T: David O’Meara

Sole win from six starts for the Gosdens came on debut but his final run last term (wore cheekpieces last two) was a good one at 1m2f; made a promising reappearance for new yard when fourth of 17 to Hafeet Alain and Dutch Decoy in the blanket finish over 1m here (good) 18 days ago, from off the pace; makes plenty of each-way appeal judged on that.

7/1

14/1

Form: 421-24 D BF

Last run: 29 days

W: 8st 11lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict
1-3 in France and 1-5 for this yard, the latter win at Nottingham (1m2f, heavy) last October; good second to Qitaal at Doncaster (1m2f, soft; pair clear) on return but disappointing favourite back on heavy at Ripon four weeks ago; cheekpieces (worn on all French starts) return; player on the Doncaster form.
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10th

8

(4)

27th May 2024

Soft

1m 2f 1y

Class 2

16:35 Redcar

Stressfree

9st 4lb

J: David Nolan

T: David O’Meara

Conditions will suit and he has a useful turnaround in the weights with Qitaal on their form at Doncaster (1m2f, soft) in March when the only one to give that winner a race; has fared much less well since, though, refitted cheekpieces making no difference ten days ago; it's a visor this time but have to be reservations for now.

16/1

10th

8

(4)

27th May 2024

Soft

1m 2f 1y

Class 2

16:35 Redcar

Stressfree

9st 4lb

J: David Nolan

T: David O’Meara

Conditions will suit and he has a useful turnaround in the weights with Qitaal on their form at Doncaster (1m2f, soft) in March when the only one to give that winner a race; has fared much less well since, though, refitted cheekpieces making no difference ten days ago; it's a visor this time but have to be reservations for now.

16/1

11th

10

(11)

17th May 2024

Good

1m 2f 56y

Class 2

14:45 York

Stressfree

8st 11lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: David O’Meara

1-3 in France and 1-5 for this yard, the latter win at Nottingham (1m2f, heavy) last October; good second to Qitaal at Doncaster (1m2f, soft; pair clear) on return but disappointing favourite back on heavy at Ripon four weeks ago; cheekpieces (worn on all French starts) return; player on the Doncaster form.

14/1

12th
13 (16)
Qaasid

12/1

Form: -00801 D

Last run: 27 days

W: 8st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict
Seen rarely on turf since December 2022 but latest instance saw him win 18-runner race at Newbury (1m2f, good to soft) four weeks ago; that was taking advantage of a fall in the weights and he's back up 6lb today, but he's still one to be interested in.
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12th

13

(16)

17th May 2024

Good

1m 2f 56y

Class 2

14:45 York

Qaasid

8st 9lb

J: David Egan

T: Julie Camacho

Seen rarely on turf since December 2022 but latest instance saw him win 18-runner race at Newbury (1m2f, good to soft) four weeks ago; that was taking advantage of a fall in the weights and he's back up 6lb today, but he's still one to be interested in.

12/1

12th

13

(16)

17th May 2024

Good

1m 2f 56y

Class 2

14:45 York

Qaasid

8st 9lb

J: David Egan

T: Julie Camacho

Seen rarely on turf since December 2022 but latest instance saw him win 18-runner race at Newbury (1m2f, good to soft) four weeks ago; that was taking advantage of a fall in the weights and he's back up 6lb today, but he's still one to be interested in.

12/1

1st

14

(10)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 4

17:00 Newbury

Qaasid

9st 2lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: Julie Camacho

Rarely seen on grass (0-9) these days and AW form so far this year has been below par, but he is 7lb lower than when third of six at Newmarket (1m2f, good) last May so he can't be completely ruled out.

33/1

13th
16 (14)
Barley

16/1

Form: 0626-3

Last run: 15 days

W: 8st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 79

Form & Verdict
No win since April 2022; little impact for this yard last year until 1m2f second on AW in November; chance on that but needs to build on his recent reappearance third at Redcar; cheekpieces are enlisted.
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11th

11

(14)

15th Jun 2024

Good

1m 0f 177y

Class 4

16:45 York

Barley

8st 13lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

Inconsistent in past 12 months but he's run fairly well on two of his last three starts and continues to edge down weights; not ruled out each-way.

16/1

4th

3

(9)

29th May 2024

Good

1m 0f 100y

Class 4

15:10 Beverley

Barley

9st 8lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

in touch with leaders on outer

10/1

13th

16

(14)

17th May 2024

Good

1m 2f 56y

Class 2

14:45 York

Barley

8st 4lb

J: J F Egan

T: Tim Easterby

No win since April 2022; little impact for this yard last year until 1m2f second on AW in November; chance on that but needs to build on his recent reappearance third at Redcar; cheekpieces are enlisted.

16/1

OUR TIP

40/1

Form: 1600-8 D

Last run: 25 days

W: 9st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict
Last season ended with two disappointing runs (latter after leaving Ralph Beckett) and he was beaten 30l on last month's reappearance after wind surgery; 1lb lower than when winning at Sandown (1m2f, good) last July but best watched at present.
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2nd

1

(7)

6th Jun 2024

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 3

19:45 Chelmsford (AW)

Lord Protector

9st 7lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Ruth Carr

Five wins when trained by Ralph Beckett, the last of them off a 4lb higher mark last July; bleak start for this yard but he bounced back to form when second in the Zetland Gold Cup at Redcar ten days ago (1m2f, soft); if, and there has to be a doubt given his overall profile, he can back it up then he's a key player off the same mark.

10/1

2nd

3

(7)

27th May 2024

Soft

1m 2f 1y

Class 2

16:35 Redcar

Lord Protector

9st 9lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Ruth Carr

Now 4lb lower than his Sandown win (1m2f, good; has won on soft) last July, but he's been very well held in three runs for new yard and remains best watched for now.

33/1

2nd

3

(7)

27th May 2024

Soft

1m 2f 1y

Class 2

16:35 Redcar

Lord Protector

9st 9lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Ruth Carr

Now 4lb lower than his Sandown win (1m2f, good; has won on soft) last July, but he's been very well held in three runs for new yard and remains best watched for now.

33/1

50/1

Form: 0705-8 D

Last run: 29 days

W: 8st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 79

Form & Verdict
Generally struggled for Roger Varian last year and, after 24,000gns sale in October, badly tailed off for new yard at Ripon four weeks ago; heavy ground may have been against him that day, some headgear returns and he's well down the weights, but plenty of others are preferred.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

4

(6)

24th Jun 2024

Good

1m 6f 0y

Class 4

17:00 Thirsk

Kitsune Power

8st 13lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

Last win came off 17lb higher at Beverley (1m2f, good) in August 2022, but he hasn't been with this yard for long and there have been encouraging signs lately, as when fifth of 15 over C&D (good to soft) eight days ago; drying ground would suit him even better and high on the list.

4/1

5th

12

(11)

16th Jun 2024

Good

1m 6f 0y

Class 4

18:15 Thirsk

Kitsune Power

8st 12lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

Triple winner at up to 1m2f, all on a sound surface; inconsistent since his last success but good effort when third off a hold-up ride here (1m4f, good to firm) latest; bit to prove over this far and wouldn't want rain.

14/1

3rd

4

(7)

7th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

1m 4f 8y

Class 4

13:38 Thirsk

Kitsune Power

9st 6lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

Generally struggled for Roger Varian last year and, after 24,000gns sale in October, he's been tailed off in two runs for new yard this spring; dropped another 4lb but he needs a major turnaround back up in trip; blinkers removed.

20/1

12/1

Form: 800-96 C

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 0lb

6 yo Colt

OR: 89

Form & Verdict
Now 3lb lower than when winning at Hamilton (1m, good to soft) last summer and took a step back in the right direction at Thirsk 13 days ago when visored first time; unraced over this far and has spent the big majority of his career at about 1m.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

16th

8

(5)

17th May 2024

Good

1m 2f 56y

Class 2

14:45 York

Eilean Dubh

9st 0lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: K R Burke

Now 3lb lower than when winning at Hamilton (1m, good to soft) last summer and took a step back in the right direction at Thirsk 13 days ago when visored first time; unraced over this far and has spent the big majority of his career at about 1m.

12/1

16th

8

(5)

17th May 2024

Good

1m 2f 56y

Class 2

14:45 York

Eilean Dubh

9st 0lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: K R Burke

Now 3lb lower than when winning at Hamilton (1m, good to soft) last summer and took a step back in the right direction at Thirsk 13 days ago when visored first time; unraced over this far and has spent the big majority of his career at about 1m.

12/1

6th

4

(7)

4th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 7f 218y

Class 2

14:40 Thirsk

Eilean Dubh

9st 2lb

J: Callum Rodriguez

T: K R Burke

Now 1lb lower than when winning at Hamilton (1m, good to soft) last summer but didn't shape with any obvious promise when always towards the rear on his 7f Musselburgh reappearance 13 days ago, albeit this trip is more suitable; sixth to Northern Express in this last year; visored first time.

20/1

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £45.90
Straight Forecast £41.21
Tricast £276.82
Trifecta £434.40

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