June 16 / 17.45 Thirsk

17.45

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  • Prize money: £38655
  • 0m 5f 0y
  • Class 2
  • 16 runners
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Runners: 16 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

13/2 (Won)

  • Win: £7.70
  • Place: £2.00

Form: 213-12 D BF

Last run: 14 days

W: 8st 10lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict
Improving sprinter whose Musselburgh win (5f, good to soft) on his return in April was most impressive; beat all bar the runaway winner at Hamilton a fortnight ago, showing enough to think his revised mark was still in range; respected.
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1st

15

(10)

16th Jun 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

17:45 Thirsk

American Affair

8st 10lb

J: Amie Waugh

T: Jim Goldie

prominent in centre of group, going easily 2f out, shaken up to lead 1f out, pushed out inside final furlong, ridden briefly final 110yds, comfortably

13/2

2nd

11

(4)

2nd Jun 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 7y

Class 2

17:10 Hamilton

American Affair

8st 12lb

J: David Egan

T: Jim Goldie

From a family that has served his trainer well; scored readily at Musselburgh (5f, good to soft; off 10lb lower) six weeks ago on seasonal debut and looks the type to improve further; still unexposed at the minimum distance; strongly respected.

100/30

1st

7

(13)

21st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 1y

Class 4

15:45 Musselburgh

American Affair

9st 1lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Jim Goldie

Got his act together late last year and remains relatively unexposed, especially over this trip; closed out last season with an unlucky third off today's mark and goes on the shortlist.

5/1

14/1

  • Place: £2.50

Form: 305028

Last run: 15 days

W: 8st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict
Ran surprisingly well at York on his penultimate start but only midfield in the Dash at Epsom two weeks ago; others appeal more.
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3rd

12

(7)

30th Jun 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

14:50 Curragh

Lethal Nymph

8st 7lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Paul Midgley

prominent up the centre

8/1

2nd

14

(16)

16th Jun 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

17:45 Thirsk

Lethal Nymph

8st 12lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Paul Midgley

prominent towards near side, going okay 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, went second inside final 110yds, no match for winner

14/1

9/1

  • Place: £2.60

Form: 2120-4 D

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict
Progressive in the first half of his 3yo campaign but he failed to fire at Royal Ascot when sent off favourite for the Palace of Holyroodhouse Stakes; absent for 344 days until returning with a promising fourth at Doncaster 15 days ago, harrying Hiya Maite until lack of a run told late on; open to further progress.
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3rd

10

(11)

16th Jun 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

17:45 Thirsk

Jer Batt

9st 4lb

J: Callum Rodriguez

T: David & Nicola Barron

pressed leader, led halfway, headed 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, lost second inside final 110yds

9/1

4th

2

(3)

1st Jun 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 3y

Class 3

19:20 Doncaster

Jer Batt

9st 9lb

J: Callum Rodriguez

T: David & Nicola Barron

Progressive for new yard until form dipped on fast ground when favourite for the 5f handicap at Royal Ascot last June; absent since; remains of interest, granted suitable conditions (may need softer than good on turf)

11/2

12th

13

(28)

23rd Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

18:10 Ascot

Jer Batt

8st 12lb

J: Colin Keane

T: David & Nicola Barron

Promise in Ireland, including when just over 8l behind Hispanic at the Curragh, but his form has taken off for the Barrons this season; easy winner of a Musselburgh 5f handicap (good to soft) in April and although beaten a head by Danger Alert at Chester last time, this one was poorly drawn and made up a lot of ground out wide on the home turn; 11lb higher mark has kicked in this time but the Musselburgh run offers hope that he's still well treated; unraced on faster than good (dam won on good to firm); greatly respected.

11/1

9/2

  • Place: £1.60

Form: 201-21 D

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 6lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict
Still exuberant but he's looked less inclined to pull his chance away this year, confirming the promise of his Ascot reappearance by winning a Goodwood handicap in fine style last month (5f, good to soft); hit with a 6lb rise but it appeals as strong form and it is doubtful he's reached his ceiling just yet.
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4th

4

(15)

16th Jun 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

17:45 Thirsk

Fair Wind

9st 6lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: Owen Burrows

midfield towards near side

9/2

1st

4

(3)

24th May 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 3

17:10 Goodwood

Fair Wind

9st 6lb

J: Pat Dobbs

T: Owen Burrows

Keen sort who ran right up to his best when second of eight in a 5f handicap at Ascot on his reappearance three weeks ago; up 2lb but appeals as the type to carry on progressing.

9/2

16/1

Form: 280715 CD

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict
Finished with a flourish when winning a Class 4 over C&D last month (Tatterstall third) but there were no excuses when only fifth at Doncaster two weeks ago (finished behind Hiya Maite and Jer Batt); connections now turn to cheekpieces.
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6th

9

(13)

28th Jun 2024

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

17:25 Newcastle (AW)

Burning Cash

8st 10lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Paul Midgley

Ran an improving sort close on his reappearance over C&D in February, but didn't build on it next time; back to winning form at Thirsk (5f, good to firm) last month and has twice run with credit off this mark since (in cheekpieces last time), but he needs a bit more.

10/1

5th

13

(9)

16th Jun 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

17:45 Thirsk

Burning Cash

9st 0lb

J: Mark Winn

T: Paul Midgley

dwelt start, in rear

16/1

5th

9

(9)

1st Jun 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 3y

Class 3

19:20 Doncaster

Burning Cash

9st 4lb

J: David Nolan

T: Paul Midgley

Suited by the return to faster ground at Thirsk two weeks ago and is capable of following up granted ideal conditions (good/firmer); defied higher marks twice over C&D in summer 2022; shortlisted.

9/2

OUR TIP

Form: /198-8 D

Last run: 38 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 91

Form & Verdict
Looked promising in winning his first two starts 305 days apart; limitations exposed in Listed company last summer and again down the field on his reappearance/handicap debut at Chester 38 days ago; that run was much more promising than the bare figures though (showed speed but caught four wide for much of the way) and the money that came for him despite a wide draw was interesting; could still have his best days ahead of him.
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6th

3

(7)

16th Jun 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

17:45 Thirsk

Changeofmind

9st 7lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: Declan Carroll

midfield in centre of group

9/1

8th

5

(10)

9th May 2024

Good

0m 5f 15y

Class 2

13:30 Chester

Changeofmind

9st 7lb

J: Harrison Shaw

T: Declan Carroll

raced wide, midfield, headway and prominent over 2f out, weakening when carried right inside final furlong

16/1

8th

5

(10)

9th May 2024

Good

0m 5f 15y

Class 2

13:30 Chester

Changeofmind

9st 7lb

J: Harrison Shaw

T: Declan Carroll

raced wide, midfield, headway and prominent over 2f out, weakening when carried right inside final furlong

16/1

15/2

Form: -62323 D

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 3lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 87

Form & Verdict
Stuck in the mud on his reappearance but four fine runs in handicaps since, the latest when third in the Dash on Derby day; should be able to secure the stands' rail if desired and there is no obvious reason why he wouldn't make another bold bid.
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7th

3

(1)

5th Jul 2024

Good

0m 5f 3y

Class 2

15:50 Doncaster

Looking For Lynda

9st 2lb

J: Sam James

T: K R Burke

pressed leader

6/1

7th

11

(17)

16th Jun 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

17:45 Thirsk

Looking For Lynda

9st 3lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: K R Burke

slightly awkward start

15/2

3rd

9

(1)

1st Jun 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

15:45 Epsom

Looking For Lynda

8st 4lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: K R Burke

Placed on last three starts, including over C&D (good) and on soft; crept up the weights as a consequence though and he couldn't live with Clarendon House's late surge at York 16 days ago; looks set to give his running again and that might be enough to secure some more minor money.

7/1

8th
9 (8)
Bergerac

14/1

Form: 855569 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict
Won twice on AW in late 2023, the second win a defeat of Hiya Maite off 2lb higher; massive eyecatcher in a hot York sprint at the Dante meeting, flashing home after running into several dead ends; his latest Hamilton run was more laboured but he's been dropped 3lb; cheekpieces replace blinkers; one for the shortlist.
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1st

7

(11)

28th Jun 2024

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

17:25 Newcastle (AW)

Bergerac

9st 0lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Kevin Ryan

Won twice on Tapeta late last year, the first over C&D and then from a mark 2lb higher than today's at Southwell (5f); out of the frame in his last three starts on turf, but respected off this mark returned here.

10/1

8th

9

(8)

16th Jun 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

17:45 Thirsk

Bergerac

9st 4lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Kevin Ryan

in touch with leaders, soon outpaced and midfield

14/1

7

(14)

2nd Jun 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 7y

Class 2

17:10 Hamilton

Bergerac

9st 9lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Kevin Ryan

Did well to finish sixth in big field at York (5f, good) last time, considering the race didn't go smoothly for him; defied a 2lb higher mark at that course in 2022; capable of taking a serious hand.

8/1

Form: 0693-1 D

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 1lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict
Enhanced his fine Pontefract record when winning a Class 4 handicap on his return three weeks ago; 3lb rise against today's stronger opposition could find him out.
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1st

1

(2)

5th Jul 2024

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

18:00 Beverley

Ventura Express

9st 13lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Paul Midgley

in touch with leaders against far rail, headway from over 2f out, soon waiting for room, in the clear 1f out, ridden when led inside final 110yds, ran on

5/1

9th

12

(13)

16th Jun 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

17:45 Thirsk

Ventura Express

9st 1lb

J: Aiden Brookes

T: Paul Midgley

midfield

16/1

1st

3

(1)

24th May 2024

Good

0m 5f 3y

Class 4

20:45 Pontefract

Ventura Express

9st 8lb

J: David Nolan

T: Paul Midgley

prominent, raced in third after 1f, went second 2f out, ridden and led over 1f out, faced challenge inside final 110yds, kept on, all out

4/1

12/1

Form: 1-0501 D

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict
Thrashed his rivals in a 5f handicap at Southwell in December (Class 4); well held in his first two turf runs this year but he bounced back to form with a front-running success at Doncaster 15 days ago (5f, good); 3lb rise and the presence of several other pace-setters dampens enthusiasm this time.
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10th

7

(2)

16th Jun 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

17:45 Thirsk

Hiya Maite

9st 5lb

J: Lewis Edmunds

T: Roy Bowring

midfield on far side of group

12/1

1st

6

(8)

1st Jun 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 3y

Class 3

19:20 Doncaster

Hiya Maite

9st 6lb

J: Lewis Edmunds

T: Roy Bowring

Productive 2023 campaign ended with an easy success (off 1lb higher) on AW; not in anything like the same form at Class 2 level in 2024; this drop back in grade may help.

14/1

10th

8

(13)

25th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

14:45 York

Hiya Maite

8st 10lb

J: Lewis Edmunds

T: Roy Bowring

Two front-running wins (good to soft and soft) on turf last year; took form to a new level with a dominant display in a Class 4 handicap at Southwell in December but he's not come close to matching that twice since (Tapeta and heavy turf); not easily recommended at this level on the grass.

20/1

Form: 032140

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict
Hard to win with but he's run umpteen good races in handicaps since returning to action last November; too free when flopping at Epsom last time and he's the type to bounce back quickly; whether it will be over this sharp 5f is questionable though.
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11th

6

(5)

16th Jun 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

17:45 Thirsk

Baldomero

9st 6lb

J: Tom Kiely-Marshall

T: Michael Appleby

in rear in centre of group

25/1

12th

5

(10)

31st May 2024

Soft

0m 7f 3y

Class 2

17:40 Epsom

Baldomero

9st 10lb

J: Alistair Rawlinson

T: Michael Appleby

Rarely fails to give his running and his Goodwood win this month (6f, heavy) was reward for a string of good runs since November; latest Haydock fourth (7f) was a creditable run behind an unexposed winner but whether he's handicapped to win a race of this nature is a moot point.

14/1

4th

1

(1)

25th May 2024

Soft

0m 7f 37y

Class 3

15:00 Haydock

Baldomero

9st 10lb

J: Frederick Larson

T: Michael Appleby

Gained overdue reward for several good placed efforts when getting his head back in front at Goodwood (6f, heavy) at the beginning of this month; just as effective at 7f and should remain competitive up 3lb.

6/1

Form: 9-1858 D

Last run: 8 days

W: 9st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict
Strike a line through Haydock last week (stiff task was made harder by racing prominently into a strong wind) and both this season's handicap runs have been promising; although this is a 0-105 in name, it's effectively a 0-95 and he's not discounted in calmer waters.
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1st

2

(6)

5th Jul 2024

Good To Firm

0m 5f 10y

Class 2

15:05 Sandown

Tees Spirit

9st 4lb

J: Mia Nicholls

T: Adrian Nicholls

Hasn't shone the last twice but it was a Listed race the first time and at Thirsk most recently his low draw was a negative; now 5lb lower than when creditable fifth of 17 at York (5f, good) in May and not written off.

10/1

12th

2

(3)

16th Jun 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

17:45 Thirsk

Tees Spirit

9st 12lb

J: Mia Nicholls

T: Adrian Nicholls

taken down early, in touch with leaders

16/1

8th

6

(7)

8th Jun 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 1

13:50 Haydock

Tees Spirit

9st 7lb

J: Mia Nicholls

T: Adrian Nicholls

dwelt start, prominent towards near side, weakened from 2f out

33/1

Form: 470000 D

Last run: 22 days

W: 8st 3lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 73

Form & Verdict
Occasional flashes of retaining his old spark and he's rated 31lb lower than his peak in the summer of 2022; still easy enough to oppose though.
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13th

17

(4)

16th Jun 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

17:45 Thirsk

Mondammej

8st 3lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Antony Brittain

taken down early

40/1

17th

11

(19)

25th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

13:35 York

Mondammej

9st 7lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Antony Brittain

Occasional flashes of retaining his old spark and this is a drop in grade; losing run goes back to November 2021 though and others are more appealing for win purposes.

25/1

17th

11

(19)

25th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

13:35 York

Mondammej

9st 7lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Antony Brittain

Occasional flashes of retaining his old spark and this is a drop in grade; losing run goes back to November 2021 though and others are more appealing for win purposes.

25/1

16/1

Form: 51-214 D

Last run: 22 days

W: 8st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 78

Form & Verdict
Prominent racer who arrives on the back of three solid efforts this year, notably a Ripon win (5f, good) last month; in a deeper race today though and others may prove better treated.
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4th

13

(1)

28th Jun 2024

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

17:25 Newcastle (AW)

Mattice

8st 4lb

J: Duran Fentiman

T: Tim Easterby

Ran well in his first three starts on turf after returning in April, while he performed well in his only previous AW run when beaten a short head over C&D as a 3yo; needs to bounce back from a modest effort at Thirsk (5f, good to soft) 12 days ago, though.

12/1

14th

16

(6)

16th Jun 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

17:45 Thirsk

Mattice

8st 8lb

J: Duran Fentiman

T: Tim Easterby

in rear on far side of group

16/1

Form: 3-7737 D

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict
Better than ever when just missing out in a three-way photo at Chester last month; not in the same form at York last time but his rider's claim is useful and while he's drawn in stall 1, he's near some good pace.
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15th

1

(1)

16th Jun 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

17:45 Thirsk

Vintage Clarets

9st 12lb

J: Brandon Wilkie

T: Richard Fahey

in rear on far side of group

12/1

Form: 0554-7 CD

Last run: 8 days

W: 9st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict
Fine start for this yard last summer, notably his Ascot win last July (5f, good), and he's now 1lb lower after a tepid end to the year; last week's Haydock reappearance (6f, good) was encouraging and this C&D winner shouldn't be underestimated.
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16th

5

(14)

16th Jun 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

17:45 Thirsk

Intrinsic Bond

9st 6lb

J: Darragh Keenan

T: Michael Wigham

led but pestered

10/1

7th

4

(11)

8th Jun 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

16:45 Haydock

Intrinsic Bond

9st 6lb

J: Silvestre De Sousa

T: Michael Wigham

His form tailed off towards end of last year but he may have benefited from a break and is well handicapped judged on his form last July-September, when he made an excellent start for his new yard; watch the betting.

10/1

4th

3

(3)

16th Dec 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:09 Newcastle (AW)

Intrinsic Bond

8st 13lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Michael Wigham

took keen hold, in touch with leaders, disputing second over 1f out, weakened final 110yds

9/2

Non-runners

Tatterstall

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £70.30
Straight Forecast £60.34
Tricast £503.45
Trifecta £480.90

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Fair Wind

POSTDATA:

Tatterstall

TOPSPEED:

Intrinsic Bond

D Express:

American Affair

THE NORTH:

Jer Batt

RP RATINGS:

Fair Wind

The Times:

Fair Wind

Daily Mirror:

Fair Wind

The Star:

Fair Wind

Daily Record:

Fair Wind

Telegraph:

Tatterstall

NEWMARKET:

Intrinsic Bond