May 18 / 18.02 Thirsk

18.02

Good To Firm

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  • Prize money: £3663.8
  • 0m 6f 0y
  • Class 6
  • 18 runners
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Runners: 18 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

8/1 (Won)

  • Win: £11.80
  • Place: £2.70

Form: 677-98

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 59

Form & Verdict
18-race maiden; down the field in two Class 5 events this spring; this grade should be more to his liking and he also tries new headgear; one of two runners for the yard.
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1st

5

(8)

7th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

16:40 Thirsk

Lord Abama

9st 8lb

J: Sean Kirrane

T: Michael Dods

In first-time blinkers he got off the mark at the 19th attempt in a big field over C&D three weeks ago (good to firm; made most); back up 5lb he remains well treated on last season's best form; key player if the headgear maintains its positive effect.

5/1

1st

5

(5)

18th May 2024

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

18:02 Thirsk

Lord Abama

9st 8lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Michael Dods

18-race maiden; down the field in two Class 5 events this spring; this grade should be more to his liking and he also tries new headgear; one of two runners for the yard.

8/1

1st

5

(5)

18th May 2024

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

18:02 Thirsk

Lord Abama

9st 8lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Michael Dods

raced centre

8/1

20/1

  • Place: £2.50

Form: 35070- D

Last run: 234 days

W: 9st 5lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 56

Form & Verdict
6f novice winner as a 2yo; drawn a blank since but last year's best efforts bring her into this off a reduced mark; betting revealing back from 234 days off.
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2nd

3

(8)

17th Jun 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 182y

Class 6

15:00 Carlisle

Atomise

9st 12lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Michael Dods

Only win was a novice at Leicester in October 2021 (6f, soft); two good runs over 6f on fast ground at Thirsk this season (third there last week); each-way chance.

13/2

3rd

10

(7)

7th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

16:40 Thirsk

Atomise

9st 1lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Michael Dods

Sole win came in 2021 and she's 0-15 since, but off a career-low mark she was second of 18 to stablemate Lord Abama over C&D (good to firm) on her reappearance three weeks ago; respected back up just 1lb.

11/2

2nd

10

(9)

18th May 2024

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

18:02 Thirsk

Atomise

9st 5lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Michael Dods

raced centre

20/1

33/1

  • Place: £7.20

Form: 06-009 D

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 6lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 57

Form & Verdict
Won twice in a fortnight last summer and he's now 6lb lower than for the second win; needs to step up on this year's efforts to capitalise.
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7th

9

(4)

10th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

0m 5f 3y

Class 5

18:30 Pontefract

Indian Sounds

8st 10lb

J: Elle-May Croot

T: Paul Midgley

Clear signs of a return to form in big field at Thirsk last month, finishing third (best of the near-side runners); defied a 7lb higher mark in this contest last year (good to firm) on sole start under Elle-May Croot; respected.

7/2

3rd

9

(18)

18th May 2024

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

18:02 Thirsk

Indian Sounds

9st 6lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Paul Midgley

taken down early

33/1

3rd

9

(18)

18th May 2024

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

18:02 Thirsk

Indian Sounds

9st 6lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Paul Midgley

taken down early, raced near side

33/1

14/1

  • Place: £3.50

Form: 89-984 D

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 3lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 54

Form & Verdict
Running himself back into form this year, latterly finishing a close fourth at Wetherby three weeks ago (5.5f, soft); type to come good soon and the return to faster ground no issue.
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9th

12

(5)

7th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

16:40 Thirsk

Dandy Spirit

8st 11lb

J: Sam James

T: Roger Fell & Sean Murray

Disappointing in the main since winning two in a row last spring but he's dropped down the weights and was an encouraging fourth of 18 behind the Dods pair over C&D (good to firm) three weeks ago; chance.

10/1

4th

12

(8)

18th May 2024

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

18:02 Thirsk

Dandy Spirit

9st 3lb

J: Jonny Peate

T: Roger Fell & Sean Murray

slowly into stride

14/1

4th

12

(8)

18th May 2024

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

18:02 Thirsk

Dandy Spirit

9st 3lb

J: Jonny Peate

T: Roger Fell & Sean Murray

slowly into stride, raced centre

14/1

10/1

Form: 534-66 CD

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 59

Form & Verdict
The first of last season's three wins came over C&D on good to firm ground; should be at concert pitch after two runs last month and getting back on faster ground in his favour; more appealing than many.
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3rd

7

(4)

10th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

0m 5f 182y

Class 6

14:50 Carlisle

Rainbow Rain

9st 5lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Tracy Waggott

led narrowly, ridden over 1f out, headed and no extra towards finish

11/4

3rd

2

(11)

7th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

14:38 Thirsk

Rainbow Rain

9st 9lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Tracy Waggott

He hasn't found his best stuff so far this year and all his wins have come over an extra furlong; handicapped to win but may need a bit more of a test than this sharp 5f.

8/1

5th

6

(11)

18th May 2024

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

18:02 Thirsk

Rainbow Rain

9st 8lb

J: Rowan Scott

T: Tracy Waggott

The first of last season's three wins came over C&D on good to firm ground; should be at concert pitch after two runs last month and getting back on faster ground in his favour; more appealing than many.

10/1

6/1

Form: 67-803 CD

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 58

Form & Verdict
Back to form when third at Redcar 16 days ago (5f, soft; second run in blinkers); neither the longer trip or faster ground will be a problem and the new visor could give him a lift.
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4th

4

(2)

7th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

14:38 Thirsk

Prospect

9st 8lb

J: David Nolan

T: Paul Midgley

Hasn't run badly the last twice (weakened over 6f here last time) and returning to 5f looks in his favour; handicapped to go well.

6/1

6th

7

(7)

18th May 2024

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

18:02 Thirsk

Prospect

9st 7lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Paul Midgley

Back to form when third at Redcar 16 days ago (5f, soft; second run in blinkers); neither the longer trip or faster ground will be a problem and the new visor could give him a lift.

6/1

6th

7

(7)

18th May 2024

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

18:02 Thirsk

Prospect

9st 7lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Paul Midgley

raced centre

6/1

10/1

Form: /10-09 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 8st 12lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 49

Form & Verdict
Won a 6f handicap at Southwell in January 2023 off a 2lb higher mark; down the field in two C&D runs since returning from a long absence but the latest of them offered hope she retained ability, taking a circuitous route and meeting some trouble in running; return to a sound surface will suit; contender.
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3rd

10

(11)

30th May 2024

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

17:25 Ripon

Fylingdale

9st 2lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Tim Easterby

Has returned from a long absence this spring and she could do with breaking better but she's shown signs of promise in big fields at Thirsk (6f, soft/good to firm) the last twice, and is capable of having a say.

7/1

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

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

8/1

Form: 24-244 BF

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 59

Form & Verdict
All wins at 5f, the last five of them coming at Newcastle; three solid efforts at that track so far this year but this a rare 6f outing and others might see it out better.
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5th

7

(8)

3rd Jun 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 110y

Class 6

20:00 Wetherby

Elzaal

9st 6lb

J: Aiden Brookes

T: Paul Midgley

held up in rear, outpaced over 2f out, some headway over 1f out, stayed on final 110yds

10/1

8th

3

(1)

18th May 2024

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

18:02 Thirsk

Elzaal

9st 8lb

J: David Nolan

T: Paul Midgley

All wins at 5f, the last five of them coming at Newcastle; three solid efforts at that track so far this year but this a rare 6f outing and others might see it out better.

8/1

8th

3

(1)

18th May 2024

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

18:02 Thirsk

Elzaal

9st 8lb

J: David Nolan

T: Paul Midgley

raced centre

8/1

12/1

Form: 620426

Last run: 15 days

W: 8st 11lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 48

Form & Verdict
25-race maiden but regularly placed on AW this year; promise on turf at Doncaster last summer (6f, good); each-way shout once more.
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4th

5

(4)

7th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

0m 5f 160y

Class 6

17:45 Bath

Higher Law

9st 9lb

J: Lewis Edmunds

T: Kevin Frost

Longstanding, regressive maiden who can pull hard and is being given a rare try without headgear; has been turned over at 11-2 or shorter seven times already this year and will need to improve on recent efforts.

10/1

9th

16

(16)

18th May 2024

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

18:02 Thirsk

Higher Law

8st 11lb

J: James Sullivan

T: Kevin Frost

25-race maiden but regularly placed on AW this year; promise on turf at Doncaster last summer (6f, good); each-way shout once more.

12/1

9th

16

(16)

18th May 2024

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

18:02 Thirsk

Higher Law

8st 11lb

J: James Sullivan

T: Kevin Frost

raced near side

12/1

33/1

Form: 6-04

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 55

Form & Verdict
Appeared to take a huge step forward when fourth of seven at Redcar 16 days ago (6f, soft) and that wasn't a tactical event that developed into a sprint either; moves into handicaps with potential but she has different ground to contend with this time.
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8th

7

(4)

17th Jun 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 182y

Class 6

15:00 Carlisle

Jamies Choice

9st 5lb

J: Dale Swift

T: Tracy Waggott

Unexposed; showed best form since going handicapping when fourth in a fillies' event at Thirsk last time (5f, good to firm); has run well over 6f on soft; could go well again.

10/1

4th

13

(9)

7th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 5

16:08 Thirsk

Jamies Choice

9st 0lb

J: Dale Swift

T: Tracy Waggott

Hinted at promise when fourth of seven in Redcar novice (6f, soft) last month but she was then a 6l tenth of 18 on handicap debut here (6f, good to firm; 66-1) and needs a sizeable step forward today.

33/1

10th

11

(14)

18th May 2024

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

18:02 Thirsk

Jamies Choice

9st 4lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Tracy Waggott

raced near side

33/1

Form: 5004-0

Last run: 18 days

W: 8st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 46

Form & Verdict
Placed in his first two 2yo runs but he went the wrong way last year and was tailed off on last month's stable debut (7f, good).
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10th

14

(5)

29th May 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

17:15 Beverley

Chattel Village

8st 9lb

J: Andrew Breslin

T: John Wainwright

dwelt start, soon in rear

40/1

11th

17

(12)

18th May 2024

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

18:02 Thirsk

Chattel Village

8st 9lb

J: Andrew Breslin

T: John Wainwright

Placed in his first two 2yo runs but he went the wrong way last year and was tailed off on last month's stable debut (7f, good).

50/1

11th

17

(12)

18th May 2024

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

18:02 Thirsk

Chattel Village

8st 9lb

J: Andrew Breslin

T: John Wainwright

raced centre

50/1

20/1

Form: 36-600

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 0lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 51

Form & Verdict
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.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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1st

10

(13)

12th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

0m 6f 6y

Class 6

18:20 Hamilton

Ben Dikduk

10st 9lb

J: Miss Alice Cooke

T: Mark Walford

Well treated on his placed efforts on the AW last autumn, but is now 0-15 and his three efforts since joining this yard don't suggest things are about to change.

33/1

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

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

OUR TIP

4/1

Form: 738-51 CD

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 9lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 60

Form & Verdict
Two C&D wins (including the corresponding race) in the spring of 2021; gained his first win since when beating five rivals at Catterick last month (6f, good; Class 5); 2lb rise shouldn't prevent another good run.
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13th

2

(2)

18th May 2024

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

18:02 Thirsk

Highjacked

9st 9lb

J: Amie Waugh

T: John Davies

Two C&D wins (including the corresponding race) in the spring of 2021; gained his first win since when beating five rivals at Catterick last month (6f, good; Class 5); 2lb rise shouldn't prevent another good run.

4/1

13th

2

(2)

18th May 2024

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

18:02 Thirsk

Highjacked

9st 9lb

J: Amie Waugh

T: John Davies

raced centre

4/1

20/1

Form: 0137-7

Last run: 26 days

W: 9st 8lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 59

Form & Verdict
Won two 5f handicaps (good to firm and soft) in the second half of 2023; modest effort on his seasonal return last month though and needs to take a good step forward.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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6th

8

(3)

3rd Jun 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 110y

Class 6

20:00 Wetherby

Hardy Angel

9st 6lb

J: Duran Fentiman

T: Tim Easterby

took keen hold, midfield, some headway 2f out, weakened final 110yds

10/1

14th

4

(20)

18th May 2024

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

18:02 Thirsk

Hardy Angel

9st 8lb

J: Paddy Mathers

T: Tim Easterby

Won two 5f handicaps (good to firm and soft) in the second half of 2023; modest effort on his seasonal return last month though and needs to take a good step forward.

20/1

14th

4

(20)

18th May 2024

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

18:02 Thirsk

Hardy Angel

9st 8lb

J: Paddy Mathers

T: Tim Easterby

raced near side

20/1

33/1

Form: 969

Last run: 78 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 60

Form & Verdict
Bred to better than a Class 6 handicapper but he didn't achieve a huge amount in three novice events at Newcastle early in the year; likely best watched despite the more suitable opportunity.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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15th

1

(15)

18th May 2024

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

18:02 Thirsk

Busan

9st 9lb

J: Tom Kiely-Marshall

T: Julie Camacho

raced near side

33/1

15th

1

(15)

18th May 2024

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

18:02 Thirsk

Busan

9st 9lb

J: Tom Kiely-Marshall

T: Julie Camacho

Bred to better than a Class 6 handicapper but he didn't achieve a huge amount in three novice events at Newcastle early in the year; likely best watched despite the more suitable opportunity.

33/1

9th

2

(3)

1st Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 4

19:00 Newcastle (AW)

Busan

9st 7lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Julie Camacho

Modest RPRs in two novice events (6f/7f) at this venue; latest effort was better than the first but he's still likely to be more interesting in handicaps shortly.

33/1

16th
18 (13)
Embla

50/1

Form: 66-308 D

Last run: 88 days

W: 8st 9lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 45

Form & Verdict
Placed in a weak AW event (5f) in January but less good twice after and she's offered little in seven turf starts.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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6th

12

(11)

4th Jun 2024

Standard

0m 6f 20y

Class 6

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Embla

9st 0lb

J: Charlie Bennett

T: Alan Brown

Has a modest strike-rate; inconsistent since last win; not solid on 2024 form; others preferred.

33/1

16th

18

(13)

18th May 2024

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

18:02 Thirsk

Embla

8st 9lb

J: Charlie Bennett

T: Alan Brown

Placed in a weak AW event (5f) in January but less good twice after and she's offered little in seven turf starts.

50/1

16th

18

(13)

18th May 2024

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

18:02 Thirsk

Embla

8st 9lb

J: Charlie Bennett

T: Alan Brown

raced near side

50/1

17th
20 (3)
Jems Bond

14/1

Form: 643075 D

Last run: 15 days

W: 8st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 45

Form & Verdict
Six-time AW winner but unplaced all 11 turf runs and easy to have reservations about.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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17th

20

(3)

18th May 2024

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

18:02 Thirsk

Jems Bond

8st 9lb

J: Harry Davies

T: Alan Brown

Six-time AW winner but unplaced all 11 turf runs and easy to have reservations about.

14/1

17th

20

(3)

18th May 2024

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

18:02 Thirsk

Jems Bond

8st 9lb

J: Harry Davies

T: Alan Brown

raced centre

14/1

5th

6

(2)

3rd May 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

20:30 Newcastle (AW)

Jems Bond

9st 2lb

J: Rowan Scott

T: Alan Brown

Last five wins have come here (6f/7f), but losing run up to 14 and he finished behind two of these when seventh of 11 over C&D last month; needs a turnaround.

12/1

18th
15 (19)
Gidwa

10/1

Form: 0-8215 D BF

Last run: 25 days

W: 8st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 49

Form & Verdict
Lots of handicapping scope given his former ability and he did manage to win a minor 6f handicap for Kevin Philppart De Foy last month; not far behind Higher Law when fifth at Wolverhampton last month; changed hands for 3,600gns last week; one to consider.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

2nd

7

(8)

4th Jun 2024

Standard

0m 6f 20y

Class 6

20:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Gidwa

9st 2lb

J: Ben Robinson

T: Brian Ellison

Bought for 3,600gns last month having run two good races in his short spell with Kevin Philippart De Foy, including a C&D win in April; last of 11 on stable debut at Thirsk (6f, good to firm); may do better with cheekpieces tried back on the AW.

7/1

18th

15

(19)

18th May 2024

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

18:02 Thirsk

Gidwa

8st 12lb

J: Ben Robinson

T: Brian Ellison

Lots of handicapping scope given his former ability and he did manage to win a minor 6f handicap for Kevin Philppart De Foy last month; not far behind Higher Law when fifth at Wolverhampton last month; changed hands for 3,600gns last week; one to consider.

10/1

Non-runners

The Gay Blade, Boasted

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £111.40
Straight Forecast £75.97
Tricast £2382.84
Trifecta £2726.70

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Rainbow Rain

D Express:

Atomise

The Times:

Prospect

The Sun:

Highjacked

Daily Mail:

Jamie's Choice

Telegraph:

Elzaal

POSTDATA:

Dandy Spirit

The Star:

Indian Sounds

RP RATINGS:

Rainbow Rain

Daily Mirror:

Atomise

The Guardian:

Prospect

Daily Record:

Highjacked