May 18 / 17.30 Thirsk

17.30

Good To Firm

Sky Bet Club Handicap

  • Prize money: £4187.2
  • 0m 7f 218y
  • Class 5
  • 16 runners
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Sky Bet Club Handicap

Runners: 16 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

10/1 (Won)

  • Win: £7.30
  • Place: £2.00

Form: -18546 D

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 8lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 73

Form & Verdict
Added to last summer's Hamilton win (8.3f, good) when scoring off 2lb lower at Newcastle (1m, AW) in January but he's not matched that form since; now drops back in trip after a respectable effort at Ayr last time but he needs to find more to make a big impact.
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1st

5

(16)

18th May 2024

Good To Firm

0m 7f 218y

Class 5

17:30 Thirsk

Hale End

9st 8lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Michael Dods

Added to last summer's Hamilton win (8.3f, good) when scoring off 2lb lower at Newcastle (1m, AW) in January but he's not matched that form since; now drops back in trip after a respectable effort at Ayr last time but he needs to find more to make a big impact.

10/1

1st

5

(16)

18th May 2024

Good To Firm

0m 7f 218y

Class 5

17:30 Thirsk

Hale End

9st 8lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Michael Dods

midfield, steady headway on outer 2f out, ridden and went third inside final furlong, kept on well to lead final 110yds, won going away

10/1

33/1

  • Place: £5.70

Form: 41/47- D

Last run: 380 days

W: 9st 8lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 73

Form & Verdict
Signed off for 2022 with novice success at Ayr (1m, heavy) but he had only two runs last season and was well held in both of those handicaps (1m/1m2f); still unexposed after only five start but he has something to prove after a year off; stablemate of Hale End.
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2nd

8

(6)

15th Jun 2024

Good

1m 0f 177y

Class 4

16:45 York

Boy Douglas

9st 1lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Michael Dods

Returned from absence with close second of 16 to stablemate Hale End at Thirsk (1m, good to firm) last month then went one better at Ayr (1m, good); won a 2yo novice on heavy going; this lightly raced 4yo could continue to progress and a 3lb rise for last time isn't harsh; firmly in calculations.

6/1

1st

5

(7)

3rd Jun 2024

Good To Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:45 Ayr

Boy Douglas

9st 3lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Michael Dods

midfield, headway halfway, pressed leaders 2f out, ridden and led narrowly final 110yds, kept on

3/1

2nd

4

(7)

18th May 2024

Good To Firm

0m 7f 218y

Class 5

17:30 Thirsk

Boy Douglas

9st 8lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Michael Dods

prominent, led narrowly over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, headed final 110yds, no match for winner

33/1

16/1

  • Place: £4.60

Form: 147-57 D

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 6lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 71

Form & Verdict
Won at Brighton (7f, good to firm) and Ripon (1m, good) last summer but he's not really fired in his two runs this season; now back on last winning mark but he needs to rediscover his spark.
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11th

1

(8)

5th Jun 2024

Good To Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

19:25 Ripon

Tobetso

9st 10lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Declan Carroll

C&D winner last August (good; off this mark) who returned to form when third of 16 at Thirsk (1m, good to firm) last month; also effective on good to soft; plenty to like about his claims.

9/2

3rd

10

(12)

18th May 2024

Good To Firm

0m 7f 218y

Class 5

17:30 Thirsk

Tobetso

9st 6lb

J: Zak Wheatley

T: Declan Carroll

in touch with leaders early, soon midfield, headway from over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, went third towards finish

16/1

3rd

10

(12)

18th May 2024

Good To Firm

0m 7f 218y

Class 5

17:30 Thirsk

Tobetso

9st 6lb

J: Zak Wheatley

T: Declan Carroll

Won at Brighton (7f, good to firm) and Ripon (1m, good) last summer but he's not really fired in his two runs this season; now back on last winning mark but he needs to rediscover his spark.

16/1

20/1

  • Place: £2.70

Form: 1515-8 CD

Last run: 26 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 70

Form & Verdict
Two wins off lower marks in the autumn, including over C&D, but he was tailed off on his return at Pontefract last month; has something to prove after that major blip and he's ideally suited by good or slower ground.
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7th

3

(7)

23rd Jun 2024

Good

1m 0f 6y

Class 5

16:30 Pontefract

Mount King

10st 1lb

J: Sean Kirrane

T: Tim Easterby

Best effort this term when fourth at Thirsk on penultimate start; won over C&D (narrowly off 1lb lower) last October; possibilities back here.

10/1

7th

7

(11)

11th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

20:00 Wetherby

Mount King

9st 3lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

Front-runner; won two 1m handicaps last autumn and he returned to form when fourth of 16, beaten just over 2l, at Thirsk last month (1m, good to firm); drawn wide but capable of a big run.

7/1

4th

13

(5)

18th May 2024

Good To Firm

0m 7f 218y

Class 5

17:30 Thirsk

Mount King

9st 5lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

Two wins off lower marks in the autumn, including over C&D, but he was tailed off on his return at Pontefract last month; has something to prove after that major blip and he's ideally suited by good or slower ground.

20/1

OUR TIP

Form: 15-483 D

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 74

Form & Verdict
Triple AW winner (7f-8.6f) who rallied well when a creditable third in Class 4 event at Chelmsford (7f, Polytrack) last month; now returns to turf for the first time since last summer but he's still unexposed in this sphere and is not ruled out back up in trip; another change of headgear.
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5th

1

(3)

18th May 2024

Good To Firm

0m 7f 218y

Class 5

17:30 Thirsk

Dutch Kingdom

9st 9lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Darryll Holland

Triple AW winner (7f-8.6f) who rallied well when a creditable third in Class 4 event at Chelmsford (7f, Polytrack) last month; now returns to turf for the first time since last summer but he's still unexposed in this sphere and is not ruled out back up in trip; another change of headgear.

8/1

Form: 184-

Last run: 310 days

W: 9st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 74

Form & Verdict
360,000gns yearling; finished well to force a dead-heat on his Wolverhampton debut (8.6f) last April; flopped at Newcastle next time but but he ran well for a long way when fourth of 12 on handicap debut at Newbury (1m2f, good) last July; returns after a lengthy absence but he still has plenty of potential and needs a close look on this drop back in trip; hood worn last time is removed.
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14th

2

(1)

18th May 2024

Good To Firm

0m 7f 218y

Class 5

17:30 Thirsk

Rayat

9st 9lb

J: Charlie Bennett

T: Saeed bin Suroor

slowly into stride, soon recovered and prominent

5/1

2

(1)

18th May 2024

Good To Firm

0m 7f 218y

Class 5

17:30 Thirsk

Rayat

9st 9lb

J: Charlie Bennett

T: Saeed bin Suroor

360,000gns yearling; finished well to force a dead-heat on his Wolverhampton debut (8.6f) last April; flopped at Newcastle next time but but he ran well for a long way when fourth of 12 on handicap debut at Newbury (1m2f, good) last July; returns after a lengthy absence but he still has plenty of potential and needs a close look on this drop back in trip; hood worn last time is removed.

5/1

4th

2

(5)

13th Jul 2023

Good To Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

19:15 Newbury

Rayat

10st 2lb

J: Dane O’Neill

T: Saeed bin Suroor

360,000gns yearling who finished well to force a dead-heat on April's AW debut (8.6f); cut out quickly and ended up tailed off when penalised at Newcastle (1m2f AW); hood applied for this retrieval mission on handicap debut.

7/1

20/1

Form: 56820-

Last run: 214 days

W: 9st 8lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 73

Form & Verdict
Well treated on his old form but he's still a maiden after 12 starts and finished down the field in five of his six runs last season; opposable back from 214 days off.
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2nd

14

(13)

16th Jun 2024

Good

0m 7f 213y

Class 4

16:10 Doncaster

Utilis

9st 1lb

J: Ben Robinson

T: Brian Ellison

Still to get his head in front but he returned from seven months off with a creditable tenth of 16 in 1m Thirsk handicap 29 days ago; he's not ruled out with that run under his belt.

20/1

10th

3

(15)

18th May 2024

Good To Firm

0m 7f 218y

Class 5

17:30 Thirsk

Utilis

9st 8lb

J: Ben Robinson

T: Brian Ellison

towards rear

20/1

Form: 31058- D

Last run: 248 days

W: 9st 8lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 73

Form & Verdict
Won a conditions event (1m, good) in France last May but he struggled in two of his three runs in Britain after that; has had wind surgery but his record is patchy and he comes with risks attached after 248 days off.
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2nd

2

(2)

23rd Jun 2024

Good

1m 0f 6y

Class 5

16:30 Pontefract

Naval Academy

10st 1lb

J: Dougie Costello

T: Mark Walford

Ex-French 4yo; mixed results in Britain; posted one of his better efforts last time but it remains to be seen whether he builds on it.

12/1

4th

6

(3)

11th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

20:00 Wetherby

Naval Academy

9st 4lb

J: Dougie Costello

T: Mark Walford

1m win in France last May; mixed record since coming to Britain and although he may have needed the run at Thirsk last month, he was beaten a long way (first start after a wind op); enough to prove.

33/1

15th

6

(13)

18th May 2024

Good To Firm

0m 7f 218y

Class 5

17:30 Thirsk

Naval Academy

9st 8lb

J: Dougie Costello

T: Mark Walford

in touch with leaders

20/1

Form: 434-59 D

Last run: 26 days

W: 9st 8lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 73

Form & Verdict
All of his turf runs have been on good or slower; won Southwell maiden (1m, AW) for previous yard last March but he's not gone on from that and had a major blip when tailed off at Pontefract (pulled hard) last month; record now stands at 1-9 and others are more convincing.
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8th

4

(6)

17th Jun 2024

Good To Soft

0m 7f 173y

Class 5

16:00 Carlisle

Dumfries

9st 9lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Ruth Carr

took keen hold, midfield

16/1

6th

2

(2)

2nd Jun 2024

Good To Soft

1m 0f 75y

Class 5

16:55 Nottingham

Dumfries

9st 9lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Ruth Carr

Stable debut was encouraging enough (1m, AW) but he's not kicked on since, a refusal to settle compromising him (met some late trouble at Thirsk last time); others safer for now.

14/1

13th

7

(9)

18th May 2024

Good To Firm

0m 7f 218y

Class 5

17:30 Thirsk

Dumfries

9st 8lb

J: James Sullivan

T: Ruth Carr

towards rear

25/1

Form: 0-5488

Last run: 26 days

W: 9st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict
Just one win from 16 starts and he's finished a remote eighth at Newcastle (1m2f, AW) and Pontefract (1m, soft) in last two runs; passed over.
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12th

12

(2)

14th Jun 2024

Good

1m 2f 56y

Class 4

16:45 York

Paris Lights

9st 0lb

J: Mark Winn

T: Paul Midgley

slowly away, in rear

12/1

3rd

3

(10)

2nd Jun 2024

Good To Soft

1m 0f 75y

Class 5

16:55 Nottingham

Paris Lights

9st 8lb

J: Mark Winn

T: Paul Midgley

Came from off the pace to take seventh at Thirsk (1m, good to firm) two weeks ago; chance if he can build on that but his overall profile is unconvincing.

14/1

7th

8

(11)

18th May 2024

Good To Firm

0m 7f 218y

Class 5

17:30 Thirsk

Paris Lights

9st 7lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Paul Midgley

slowly away, in rear

20/1

Form: 1777-7 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 71

Form & Verdict
Defied this mark at Haydock (1m, good to firm) last June but he's finished seventh in all four subsequent runs and was beaten 10l over C&D (good to soft) on his recent reappearance; now returns to quicker ground but he needs to get back near best.
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2nd

8

(10)

16th Jun 2024

Good

0m 7f 6y

Class 5

14:10 Doncaster

Finbars Lad

9st 4lb

J: Jason Hart

T: John & Sean Quinn

Both wins (7f, 1m) have been on fast ground, latest at Haydock last June; disappointing since although wasn't beaten far when 11th of 16 at Thirsk last time (1m, good to firm); others stronger.

10/1

11th

9

(2)

18th May 2024

Good To Firm

0m 7f 218y

Class 5

17:30 Thirsk

Finbars Lad

9st 6lb

J: Jason Hart

T: John & Sean Quinn

took keen hold, in touch with leaders

10/1

9

(2)

18th May 2024

Good To Firm

0m 7f 218y

Class 5

17:30 Thirsk

Finbars Lad

9st 6lb

J: Jason Hart

T: John & Sean Quinn

Defied this mark at Haydock (1m, good to firm) last June but he's finished seventh in all four subsequent runs and was beaten 10l over C&D (good to soft) on his recent reappearance; now returns to quicker ground but he needs to get back near best.

10/1

Form: 2113-2 D

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 6lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 71

Form & Verdict
Won two in a row on Polytrack (1m) in the autumn and he returned from a break with a close call at Chelmsford two weeks ago; up 2lb on this return to turf but he's unexposed in this sphere and has claims if he can continue the good work.
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1st

1

(1)

22nd Jun 2024

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

13:35 Newmarket (July)

Red Hat Eagle

10st 1lb

J: Brandon Wilkie

T: William Knight

travelled strongly, towards rear, switched right over 2f out, ridden and headway over 1f out

4/1

3rd

7

(5)

12th Jun 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

17:05 Kempton (AW)

Red Hat Eagle

9st 10lb

J: Ethan Jones

T: William Knight

Did well on AW last backend, including a win over C&D, and form of return second at Chelmsford is strong; caught the eye at Thirsk 25 days ago; suspect there are more races to be won with him.

5/1

11

(8)

18th May 2024

Good To Firm

0m 7f 218y

Class 5

17:30 Thirsk

Red Hat Eagle

9st 6lb

J: Harry Davies

T: William Knight

Won two in a row on Polytrack (1m) in the autumn and he returned from a break with a close call at Chelmsford two weeks ago; up 2lb on this return to turf but he's unexposed in this sphere and has claims if he can continue the good work.

7/2

Form: 333543 D

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 5lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 70

Form & Verdict
Veteran with ten wins on his CV and latest was off 2lb higher at Newcastle (1m, AW) in December; has reached the frame in five of his six runs since then including when third behind an improver at Wetherby (1m, soft) last time; handles most ground and he should be in the mix again.
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4

(2)

14th Jun 2024

Good To Soft

0m 7f 127y

Class 5

16:35 Chester

Star Shield

9st 8lb

J: David Nolan

T: David O’Meara

Scored three times at 1m in 2023 and he arrives in very good nick, runner-up in 1m Redcar handicap nine days ago; he must enter calculations off the same mark from his inside berth.

7/2

2nd

2

(10)

5th Jun 2024

Good To Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

19:25 Ripon

Star Shield

9st 8lb

J: Mark Winn

T: David O’Meara

9yo who is 0-7 this year; however, he's run some good races and won three times in 2023; each-way contender off a reduced mark.

7/1

12

(6)

18th May 2024

Good To Firm

0m 7f 218y

Class 5

17:30 Thirsk

Star Shield

9st 5lb

J: David Nolan

T: David O’Meara

Veteran with ten wins on his CV and latest was off 2lb higher at Newcastle (1m, AW) in December; has reached the frame in five of his six runs since then including when third behind an improver at Wetherby (1m, soft) last time; handles most ground and he should be in the mix again.

7/1

Form: 797-79

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 1lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 66

Form & Verdict
Sole win was in a Chester novice (7.5f, good) last July and she's been out of sorts in her two runs this season; mark continues to fall but she's now 0-7 in handicaps and is untried on ground with firm in the description; others preferred.
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5th

7

(10)

19th Jun 2024

Soft

1m 2f 50y

Class 6

19:20 Nottingham

Princess Niyla

9st 7lb

J: Rowan Scott

T: Alan Brown

Unplaced in four runs for her new yard this year; drops in class this time but her stamina for 1m2f is yet to be proven.

33/1

6th

6

(11)

5th Jun 2024

Good To Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

19:25 Ripon

Princess Niyla

9st 4lb

J: Rowan Scott

T: Alan Brown

Continues to drop down the weights and she didn't enjoy a clear run when eighth of 16 at Thirsk latest, beaten about 3l; however, the interference wasn't substantial and she needs to improve upon that latest effort.

25/1

8th

14

(4)

18th May 2024

Good To Firm

0m 7f 218y

Class 5

17:30 Thirsk

Princess Niyla

9st 1lb

J: Rowan Scott

T: Alan Brown

in touch with leaders on inner

40/1

Form: 867-05

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 1lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 66

Form & Verdict
Five wins over 6f/7f on good/good to firm for Jim Goldie last season; now returns to fast ground off 2lb lower than for last success but he's been well held at 1m in last two runs and still has something to prove at this trip; risks attached.
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6th

7

(5)

22nd Jun 2024

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

18:55 Ayr

B Associates

9st 7lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Iain Jardine

Former stablemate of Be Proud and Classy Al; off the mark for Iain Jardine when getting up late in a 6f handicap at Carlisle 12 days ago (good; runner-up has won since); 4lb rise manageable and there should be enough pace on for him to give his running.

4/1

1st

3

(11)

10th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

0m 5f 182y

Class 6

14:50 Carlisle

B Associates

9st 9lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Iain Jardine

towards rear but in touch with leaders, headway over 1f out, kept on and led towards finish

10/1

8th

11

(10)

1st Jun 2024

Good To Soft

0m 7f 15y

Class 4

14:15 Musselburgh

B Associates

8st 5lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Iain Jardine

took keen hold, held up in rear on outer

16/1

Form: -87661

Last run: 25 days

W: 9st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 65

Form & Verdict
First run after wind surgery when recording his breakthrough win (12th attempt) off reduced mark at Wolverhampton (8.6f, AW) last month; 4lb higher back on turf but he's unexposed in this sphere and has claims if he can back up that last run.
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Payout
Exacta £190.40
Straight Forecast £166.52
Tricast £2729.60
Trifecta £2403.10

Selections

NEWMARKET:

Rayat

SPOTLIGHT:

Star Shield

RP RATINGS:

Finbar's Lad

The Times:

Covert Legend

The Guardian:

Hale End

Telegraph:

Rayat

Daily Mail:

Rayat

Daily Mirror:

Rayat

The Sun:

Rayat

The Star:

Rayat

Daily Record:

Rayat

TOPSPEED:

Finbar's Lad

POSTDATA:

Star Shield

D Express:

Star Shield