June 11 / 20.00 Wetherby

20.00

Good To Firm

Be The Best Dressed Lady Handicap

  • Prize money: £4448.9
  • 1m 0f 0y
  • Class 5
  • 11 runners
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Be The Best Dressed Lady Handicap

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Scattered showers

7/2 (Won)

  • Win: £3.25
  • Place: £1.20

Form: 41 C

Last run: 44 days

W: 9st 10lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 76

Form & Verdict
Confirmed the promise of April's belated debut (6f, heavy) when landing a 7f novice here six weeks ago (soft), pulling clear with one other in a steadily run race; bred to stay this longer trip and she's open to further progress; leading contender, for all that fast ground is an unknown factor.
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6th

2

(5)

7th Jul 2024

Good

1m 2f 0y

Class 4

16:45 Ayr

Own Accord

10st 3lb

J: David Nolan

T: David O’Meara

in touch with leaders, headway over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong

9/4

1st

1

(7)

11th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

20:00 Wetherby

Own Accord

9st 10lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: David O’Meara

Confirmed the promise of April's belated debut (6f, heavy) when landing a 7f novice here six weeks ago (soft), pulling clear with one other in a steadily run race; bred to stay this longer trip and she's open to further progress; leading contender, for all that fast ground is an unknown factor.

7/2

1st

6

(5)

28th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 5

15:00 Wetherby

Own Accord

8st 13lb

J: Cieren Fallon

T: David O’Meara

Showed some promise at Pontefract (6f, heavy; finished fourth) this month on belated debut, while shaping as if this extra furlong will suit; the bare form is ordinary but she's open to improvement.

6/1

9/2

  • Place: £1.80

Form: 128-72 D

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 9lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 75

Form & Verdict
Won three times last season, including twice in 1m turf handicaps (good or slower); no problem with faster ground, as when second of 13 at Newmarket 23 days ago; should give her running once more.
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3rd

25

(5)

19th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

17:40 Ascot

Victoria Falls

8st 2lb

J: Connor Planas

T: Hugo Palmer

Won three times last season, including twice in 1m turf handicaps (good/soft); good second in 1m handicaps at Newmarket (good to firm) and Wetherby (good) on her last two outings but this is a rise in grade.

50/1

2nd

3

(9)

11th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

20:00 Wetherby

Victoria Falls

9st 9lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Hugo Palmer

Won three times last season, including twice in 1m turf handicaps (good or slower); no problem with faster ground, as when second of 13 at Newmarket 23 days ago; should give her running once more.

9/2

2nd

5

(10)

19th May 2024

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

18:45 Newmarket

Victoria Falls

10st 1lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Hugo Palmer

Midfield (never landed a blow) in Class 2 event at Chester on seasonal debut; remains on career-high mark but this return to Class 5 is a plus; has done all her winning at this level.

15/2

3rd
9 (1)
Reidh

8/1

  • Place: £2.70

Form: 62550- BF

Last run: 218 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 68

Form & Verdict
Nine-race maiden but well handicapped on his best form and he has been gelded since last in action; back from seven months off; yard in form; betting instructive.
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1st

1

(9)

24th Jun 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 6

16:00 Thirsk

Reidh

10st 4lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Richard Fahey

Ten-race maiden; hasn't gone on from the promise he showed in novices/maiden on first three career starts, but respectable third at Wetherby (1m, good) this month on first run since November (gelded subsequently); has dropped 11lb since first handicap mark and down in grade, so cannot be discounted.

9/2

3rd

9

(1)

11th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

20:00 Wetherby

Reidh

9st 2lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Richard Fahey

Nine-race maiden but well handicapped on his best form and he has been gelded since last in action; back from seven months off; yard in form; betting instructive.

8/1

Form: 1058-0 D

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 70

Form & Verdict
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.
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1st

3

(3)

5th Jul 2024

Good To Soft

0m 6f 212y

Class 5

21:00 Haydock

Naval Academy

9st 9lb

J: David Egan

T: Mark Walford

in touch with leaders

6/4

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

Form: 123367 D

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 73

Form & Verdict
Four wins on AW but 0-6 on turf (has run well on good to firm); switching from blinkers to cheekpieces didn't help matters at Ripon last month and he now returns to 1m; others appeal more.
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6th

12

(5)

26th Jun 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 219y

Class 4

20:10 Kempton (AW)

Cavalluccio

9st 2lb

J: Ray Dawson

T: Alice Haynes

Three of four wins have come over 1m2f at Chelmsford, the latest an easy success in January; should appreciate the return to the AW after finishing out of the frame in two starts on turf, but this is the longest trip he has ever attempted.

14/1

5th

4

(10)

11th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

20:00 Wetherby

Cavalluccio

9st 7lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Alice Haynes

Four wins on AW but 0-6 on turf (has run well on good to firm); switching from blinkers to cheekpieces didn't help matters at Ripon last month and he now returns to 1m; others appeal more.

14/1

7th

3

(10)

19th May 2024

Good

1m 1f 170y

Class 5

15:50 Ripon

Cavalluccio

9st 8lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Alice Haynes

took keen hold

7/1

Form: 40-001 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 8st 13lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 65

Form & Verdict
Low-key start to this season but he bounced back with a hard-fought Redcar win two weeks ago (1m, soft; best on quick ground); retains handicapping scope and he's more appealing than many.
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6th

6

(2)

29th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

21:00 Doncaster

Copper And Five

9st 6lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Ruth Carr

taken down early

14/1

6th

12

(2)

11th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

20:00 Wetherby

Copper And Five

8st 13lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Ruth Carr

Low-key start to this season but he bounced back with a hard-fought Redcar win two weeks ago (1m, soft; best on quick ground); retains handicapping scope and he's more appealing than many.

9/1

1st

3

(4)

28th May 2024

Soft

0m 7f 219y

Class 6

14:00 Redcar

Copper And Five

9st 9lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Ruth Carr

C&D winner who has dropped 7lb below his last winning mark, but last three efforts (including both since returning last month) have been poor; all his best form has come on good or faster ground.

14/1

7/1

Form: 515-84 D

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 3lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 69

Form & Verdict
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.
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4th

3

(1)

11th Jul 2024

Good To Firm

1m 3f 39y

Class 5

14:10 Carlisle

Mount King

9st 9lb

J: Sean Kirrane

T: Tim Easterby

in touch with leaders, brief headway 2f out, no impression over 1f out, weakened final 110yds

8/1

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

16/1

Form: -32346 D

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 68

Form & Verdict
Won twice at Bath last season and he's now 2lb lower than for the second of them; chance on this year's AW form but he hasn't been as good back on turf the last twice.
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4th

4

(1)

28th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

0m 7f 213y

Class 5

15:55 Doncaster

Ciotog

9st 12lb

J: Finley Marsh

T: Mark Loughnane

Won twice on turf at Bath last August/September and in good form on AW earlier this year; on a handy mark but below his best back on grass on his last three starts and the first-time blinkers need to prompt a bigger run.

12/1

8th

10

(4)

11th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

20:00 Wetherby

Ciotog

9st 2lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Mark Loughnane

Won twice at Bath last season and he's now 2lb lower than for the second of them; chance on this year's AW form but he hasn't been as good back on turf the last twice.

16/1

6th

1

(11)

22nd May 2024

Good

1m 2f 23y

Class 5

15:00 Yarmouth

Ciotog

9st 10lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Mark Loughnane

His two turf wins came over 1m at Bath (good) last August/September; he's back 1lb below his last winning mark and has shown plenty this term, including enough at Bath (good to soft) last time to suggest that 1m2f is worth persevering with.

6/1

Form: 956328 D

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict
His three wins have come on ground slower than good but he ran well on good to firm at Beverley last month; got racing a long way out at Beverley 13 days ago, doing enough to think he was still in form; capable of a big run.
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5th

1

(4)

5th Jul 2024

Good To Firm

1m 0f 100y

Class 6

18:35 Beverley

Beltane

10st 6lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Mark Walford

took keen hold, prominent

7/1

9th

5

(5)

11th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

20:00 Wetherby

Beltane

9st 6lb

J: Christian Howarth

T: Michael Appleby

His three wins have come on ground slower than good but he ran well on good to firm at Beverley last month; got racing a long way out at Beverley 13 days ago, doing enough to think he was still in form; capable of a big run.

9/1

OUR TIP

Form: 60-866 D

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict
Has a few quirks but he's dropping down the weights and should benefit from today's drop in class; interesting to see if his backers return.
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10th

2

(6)

11th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

20:00 Wetherby

Carolus Magnus

9st 9lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Michael & David Easterby

Has a few quirks but he's dropping down the weights and should benefit from today's drop in class; interesting to see if his backers return.

4/1

6th

12

(18)

25th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

17:05 York

Carolus Magnus

9st 5lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Michael & David Easterby

Not the best of strike-rates (2-19 on turf) and yet to win for this yard; creditable sixth behind Riot over C&D last week (would have finished closer but for meeting trouble); a possible.

12/1

Form: 5/197- D

Last run: 329 days

W: 9st 3lb

6 yo Colt

OR: 69

Form & Verdict
Made most when landing a soft-ground 1m handicap at Thirsk last May (off 1lb lower); heavy defeats twice after and he returns from an 11-month absence with something to prove; drawn widest and there are other front-runners in the line-up.
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8

(12)

11th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

20:00 Wetherby

Jack Daniel

9st 3lb

J: Zak Wheatley

T: Declan Carroll

Made most when landing a soft-ground 1m handicap at Thirsk last May (off 1lb lower); heavy defeats twice after and he returns from an 11-month absence with something to prove; drawn widest and there are other front-runners in the line-up.

25/1

7th

5

(4)

18th Jul 2023

Soft

1m 0f 75y

Class 5

21:00 Nottingham

Jack Daniel

9st 13lb

J: David Nolan

T: Declan Carroll

Always prominent when winning a 1m handicap on soft ground at Thirsk in May; reportedly unsuited by the ground (officially good) at Doncaster 18 days ago; revival could be on the cards.

6/1

1

(4)

30th Jun 2023

Good

0m 7f 213y

Class 5

15:55 Doncaster

Jack Daniel

10st 4lb

J: Zak Wheatley

T: Declan Carroll

Lightly raced 5yo who doubled his winning tally on his retrurn from 148 days off at Thirsk (1m, soft) last month (refused to enter the stalls a fortnight later); 4lb rise fair enough, but he may need rain (unraced on ground faster than good).

3/1

Non-runners

Covert Legend

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £12.60
Straight Forecast £11.35
Tricast £59.56
Trifecta £74.20

Selections

TOPSPEED:

Victoria Falls

SPOTLIGHT:

Own Accord

RP RATINGS:

Beltane

The Guardian:

Covert Legend

The Times:

Mount King

D Express:

Copper And Five

Telegraph:

Own Accord

Daily Mail:

Own Accord

POSTDATA:

Beltane

Daily Mirror:

Victoria Falls

The Sun:

Victoria Falls

The Star:

Victoria Falls

Daily Record:

Victoria Falls