June 08 / 15.55 Catterick

15.55

Good To Firm

W G Spink Memorial Handicap

  • Prize money: £3663.8
  • 0m 5f 0y
  • Class 6
  • 14 runners
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W G Spink Memorial Handicap

Runners: 14 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

7/2 (Won)

  • Win: £4.50
  • Place: £1.70

Form: 0016-2 D

Last run: 26 days

W: 9st 6lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 62

Form & Verdict
Won a Carlisle nursery last season (5f, good to firm) and he made a pleasing return to action when second of ten, with a few reopposing rivals in behind, over C&D last month; drawn wider today but not ruled out.
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7th

9

(5)

1st Jul 2024

Good To Firm

0m 5f 3y

Class 6

14:40 Pontefract

Secret Command

9st 9lb

J: Connor Murtagh

T: Adrian Nicholls

Did well to win from a wide stall over an easy 5f early last month and is closely matched with Glory Hyde on latest Thirsk running (5lb better off); is one to consider in an open handicap.

8/1

5th

3

(10)

16th Jun 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 5

18:45 Thirsk

Secret Command

9st 7lb

J: Connor Murtagh

T: Adrian Nicholls

prominent towards near side

13/2

1st

7

(11)

8th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

15:55 Catterick

Secret Command

9st 6lb

J: Connor Murtagh

T: Adrian Nicholls

ducked right start, in touch with leaders, ridden when headway over 2f out, hung left inside final 110yds, led towards finish

7/2

50/1

  • Place: £7.80

Form: 648-67

Last run: 8 days

W: 8st 5lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 47

Form & Verdict
Her best turf effort came at this track (6f, good to soft) but she was well held on her return from a 101-day break eight days ago (33-1) and has plenty to prove on balance.
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8th

11

(3)

6th Jul 2024

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

18:48 Carlisle

Lady Of The Garr

8st 10lb

J: Andrew Elliott

T: Tracy Waggott

Nine-race maiden; second at Catterick (5f, good to firm) in June offered serious hope that she'd be off the mark soon, but she then ran poorly over the same C&D; has to bounce back; stable also runs Rainbow Rain.

14/1

6th

9

(4)

18th Jun 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

15:30 Catterick

Lady Of The Garr

8st 9lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Tracy Waggott

reluctant to load, midfield, outpaced when switched to near side 3f out, no impression from 2f out

8/1

2nd

12

(2)

8th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

15:55 Catterick

Lady Of The Garr

8st 5lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Tracy Waggott

took keen hold, in touch with leaders, slightly hampered over 2f out, good headway over 1f out, led inside final 110yds, headed towards finish

50/1

OUR TIP

6/1

  • Place: £1.40

Form: 573-43 CD

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 64

Form & Verdict
C&D winner last May; ran well over C&D on her reappearance (behind Secret Command) and her latest run can be excused (6f in Class 4 company); should go well back at this level.
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8th

7

(18)

16th Jun 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 5

18:45 Thirsk

Alfa Moonstone

9st 5lb

J: William Pyle

T: Craig Lidster

in touch with leaders towards near side

10/1

3rd

2

(10)

8th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

15:55 Catterick

Alfa Moonstone

9st 8lb

J: William Pyle

T: Craig Lidster

prominent, disputed lead after 1f, headed inside final 110yds, soon no extra

6/1

3rd

5

(5)

25th May 2024

Soft

0m 6f 17y

Class 4

16:40 Chester

Alfa Moonstone

8st 11lb

J: Sam James

T: Craig Lidster

started quickly, led

11/4

33/1

Form: 07-67

Last run: 19 days

W: 8st 4lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 46

Form & Verdict
Showed some speed on her handicap debut at Redcar 19 days ago but eventually dropped away to finish seventh of the nine runners; the addition of a hood isn't enough to tempt.
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4th

11

(4)

3rd Jul 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

17:25 Thirsk

Sassy Soprano

8st 8lb

J: Shane Gray

T: Ann Duffield

Only hooded the last twice, showing improved form at Catterick and then not beaten far after a troubled run at Ripon; both those runs were over 5f but 6f should be fine.

10/1

6th

11

(5)

19th Jun 2024

Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

20:35 Ripon

Sassy Soprano

8st 8lb

J: Aiden Brookes

T: Ann Duffield

took keen hold, in rear, in touch with leaders after 2f

9/1

4th

13

(13)

8th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

15:55 Catterick

Sassy Soprano

8st 4lb

J: Aiden Brookes

T: Ann Duffield

towards rear, hung left but headway over 1f out, hung left inside final furlong, kept on

33/1

Form: 5275-7

Last run: 33 days

W: 9st 9lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 65

Form & Verdict
Failed to kick on after her second in a 6f Thirsk nursery (soft) in September and she could never land a blow when seventh in 5f Beverley handicap on last month's return; drops in class and well drawn so wouldn't write her off prematurely.
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11th

10

(1)

6th Jul 2024

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

14:50 Beverley

Meccas Duchess

9st 3lb

J: Silvestre De Sousa

T: Michael Dods

ducked left start, soon recovered and in touch with leaders

9/1

7th

10

(11)

21st Jun 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 5

16:45 Redcar

Meccas Duchess

9st 2lb

J: Phil Dennis

T: Michael Dods

Inconsistent nine-race maiden but she looks feasibly treated on her best form and was a respectable fifth of 14 at Catterick (5f, good to firm) last time; 3lb lower here and looks interesting if she can build on that last run.

5/1

5th

1

(3)

8th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

15:55 Catterick

Meccas Duchess

9st 9lb

J: Phil Dennis

T: Michael Dods

in touch with leaders, outpaced over 2f out, rallied inside final furlong, no impression

12/1

5/1

Form: 81-576 CD

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 63

Form & Verdict
Won two nurseries here as a 2yo (5f and 6f; both good to soft); slow start to this campaign but there was more encouragement when tried in blinkers at Redcar last time, travelling well but short of room on a couple of occasions in the penultimate furlong; dropped 1lb and he's of interest back at this track.
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8th

8

(1)

1st Jul 2024

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

16:15 Pontefract

Crack The Kode

9st 3lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Kevin Ryan

Not beaten far in small-field nursery over C&D last summer but has done most racing at 5f and that does look his trip; he's done better without having much luck since blinkers went on, though, and down another 3lb.

8/1

6th

6

(9)

8th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

15:55 Catterick

Crack The Kode

9st 7lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Kevin Ryan

in rear, carried left over 1f out, no impression

5/1

6th

2

(3)

20th May 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 5

15:30 Redcar

Crack The Kode

9st 11lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Kevin Ryan

Won two of his last three starts in 2023, at 6f and 5f (both on good to soft) but has faded on heavy and good ground over 5f this year and first-time cheekpieces latest replaced with first-time blinkers; risky.

10/1

Form: 57-348

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 63

Form & Verdict
Good third at Southwell on his reappearance in April but two runs since have been short of that level; headgear experiment quickly aborted; chance if he can return to the Southwell form.
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Verdict Starting price

7th

4

(4)

8th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

15:55 Catterick

Whogoesthere

9st 7lb

J: Dougie Costello

T: Declan Carroll

Good third at Southwell on his reappearance in April but two runs since have been short of that level; headgear experiment quickly aborted; chance if he can return to the Southwell form.

12/1

8th

1

(10)

20th May 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 5

15:30 Redcar

Whogoesthere

9st 11lb

J: Zak Wheatley

T: Declan Carroll

Respectable 5f form as 2yo without progressing; went down narrowly after making the running on Southwell AW reappearance but he didn't find much back on turf at Musselburgh (5f, good) since and there are likely to be stronger finishers in this field; first-time blinkers fitted.

8/1

8th

1

(10)

20th May 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 5

15:30 Redcar

Whogoesthere

9st 11lb

J: Zak Wheatley

T: Declan Carroll

Respectable 5f form as 2yo without progressing; went down narrowly after making the running on Southwell AW reappearance but he didn't find much back on turf at Musselburgh (5f, good) since and there are likely to be stronger finishers in this field; first-time blinkers fitted.

8/1

50/1

Form: 90907-

Last run: 292 days

W: 8st 4lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 45

Form & Verdict
Poor form in six 2yo runs, including in headgear; gelded since last seen but plenty to prove and drawn widest.
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2nd

14

(6)

6th Jul 2024

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

14:50 Beverley

Ifonlytheycudtalk

8st 4lb

J: Paddy Mathers

T: Tim Easterby

midfield

14/1

7th

12

(1)

25th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

13:47 Beverley

Ifonlytheycudtalk

8st 9lb

J: Ethan Tindall

T: Tim Easterby

took keen hold, prominent on inner

12/1

3rd

13

(8)

16th Jun 2024

Good

0m 5f 3y

Class 6

17:40 Doncaster

Ifonlytheycudtalk

8st 11lb

J: Sean Kirrane

T: Tim Easterby

A poor juvenile maiden but he resumed from ten months off/gelded with a fair eighth in 5f Catterick handicap eight days ago; he can take a step forward now.

25/1

Form: 2-42

Last run: 36 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 64

Form & Verdict
Has made the frame on all three starts, runner-up in 5f Musselburgh maiden 36 days ago; well drawn for her handicap debut and of more interest than many.
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9th

3

(1)

8th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

15:55 Catterick

Northerner

9st 8lb

J: Ben Robinson

T: Brian Ellison

Has made the frame on all three starts, runner-up in 5f Musselburgh maiden 36 days ago; well drawn for her handicap debut and of more interest than many.

7/1

Form: 490-5

Last run: 26 days

W: 8st 6lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 48

Form & Verdict
Unconsidered 40-1 shot on his handicap and seasonal debut last month but he shaped quite nicely, beaten 3l in a stronger race despite a wide trip; dropped 2lb for his troubles and could take a good step forward.
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Verdict Starting price

2nd

10

(3)

3rd Jul 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

17:55 Thirsk

Northern Prince

8st 12lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

prominent, led over 1f out, soon edged right, headed then bumped inside final 110yds, kept on

7/2

4th

19

(19)

16th Jun 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 5

18:45 Thirsk

Northern Prince

8st 4lb

J: Amie Waugh

T: Tim Easterby

midfield towards near side

40/1

10th

11

(8)

8th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

15:55 Catterick

Northern Prince

8st 6lb

J: Duran Fentiman

T: Tim Easterby

Unconsidered 40-1 shot on his handicap and seasonal debut last month but he shaped quite nicely, beaten 3l in a stronger race despite a wide trip; dropped 2lb for his troubles and could take a good step forward.

8/1

20/1

Form: 478-57

Last run: 26 days

W: 9st 0lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 56

Form & Verdict
Down the field in two handicap runs this spring; work to do with some of his reopposing rivals.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

11th

9

(12)

8th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

15:55 Catterick

Emerald Army

9st 0lb

J: Zak Wheatley

T: Declan Carroll

Down the field in two handicap runs this spring; work to do with some of his reopposing rivals.

20/1

7th

8

(7)

13th May 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 5

15:17 Catterick

Emerald Army

8st 13lb

J: Zak Wheatley

T: Declan Carroll

Modest form in novices last season; no improvement on last month's handicap debut (5f, soft); others stronger.

16/1

7th

8

(7)

13th May 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 5

15:17 Catterick

Emerald Army

8st 13lb

J: Zak Wheatley

T: Declan Carroll

Modest form in novices last season; no improvement on last month's handicap debut (5f, soft); others stronger.

16/1

Form: 777-0

Last run: 20 days

W: 8st 9lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 51

Form & Verdict
No improvement for the switch to handicaps when tenth of 14 at Ripon three weeks ago (6f, good); plenty to prove and drawn out wide.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

12th

10

(14)

8th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

15:55 Catterick

Uwaittillplaytime

8st 9lb

J: Rowan Scott

T: Declan Carroll

No improvement for the switch to handicaps when tenth of 14 at Ripon three weeks ago (6f, good); plenty to prove and drawn out wide.

25/1

10th

10

(4)

19th May 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

16:25 Ripon

Uwaittillplaytime

9st 5lb

J: Zak Wheatley

T: Declan Carroll

held up in rear

10/1

10th

10

(4)

19th May 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

16:25 Ripon

Uwaittillplaytime

9st 5lb

J: Zak Wheatley

T: Declan Carroll

held up in rear

10/1

10/1

Form: 788-

Last run: 325 days

W: 8st 4lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 45

Form & Verdict
Bred to be much better than she showed in three runs last summer; betting to guide now handicapping at a low level.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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2nd

7

(6)

2nd Jul 2024

Good

0m 5f 7y

Class 6

16:52 Hamilton

Missterious

8st 9lb

J: Sam James

T: Kevin Ryan

led but pestered, ridden against near rail over 1f out, headed inside final 110yds, kept on

14/1

6th

12

(6)

16th Jun 2024

Good

0m 5f 3y

Class 6

17:40 Doncaster

Missterious

8st 11lb

J: Oisin McSweeney

T: Kevin Ryan

Has cut little ice in her four runs to date, off 11 months before beating only one on her handicap debut at Catterick (5f) eight days ago; in good hands though so she may do better.

25/1

13th

14

(7)

8th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

15:55 Catterick

Missterious

8st 4lb

J: Franny Norton

T: Kevin Ryan

Bred to be much better than she showed in three runs last summer; betting to guide now handicapping at a low level.

10/1

16/1

Form: 0937-0 D

Last run: 33 days

W: 9st 5lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 61

Form & Verdict
Didn't progress after her Chepstow maiden win for Rod Millman last summer; dropped away to be beaten over 15l at Beverley on her stable/seasonal debut last month; not easily recommended on the back of that.
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Verdict Starting price

4th

12

(12)

6th Jul 2024

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

14:50 Beverley

Crooked Crown

8st 11lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Paul Midgley

raced in last

20/1

8th

9

(12)

16th Jun 2024

Good

0m 6f 2y

Class 6

17:10 Doncaster

Crooked Crown

9st 1lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Paul Midgley

slowly away

16/1

14th

8

(5)

8th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

15:55 Catterick

Crooked Crown

9st 5lb

J: Mark Winn

T: Paul Midgley

led, headed over 3f out, weakened over 2f out

16/1

Non-runners

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Payout
Exacta £144.80
Straight Forecast £101.33
Tricast £234.36
Trifecta £553.80

Selections

RP RATINGS:

Secret Command

Telegraph:

Northerner

SPOTLIGHT:

Crack The Kode

POSTDATA:

Alfa Moonstone

Daily Mail:

Missterious

D Express:

Northern Prince

Daily Record:

Northerner

The Times:

Secret Command

The Guardian:

Secret Command

The Sun:

Secret Command

The Star:

Secret Command

Daily Mirror:

Crack The Kode