June 18 / 20.15 Beverley

20.15

Soft

Connexin Hyperfast Fibre Handicap

  • Prize money: £4004
  • 1m 0f 100y
  • Class 6
  • 10 runners
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Connexin Hyperfast Fibre Handicap

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

9/2 (Won)

  • Win: £4.50
  • Place: £1.40

Form: 5-1518 D

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 53

Form & Verdict
In good form having won two of his last four races, latest off a 2lb lower mark at Ripon last month (1m, good); below par over same C&D last time (moderate gallop); creditable third over C&D on soft last season; major chance.
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2nd

5

(3)

8th Jul 2024

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

19:25 Ripon

Makalu

9st 3lb

J: James Sullivan

T: Ruth Carr

steadied start

11/4

1st

5

(2)

18th Jun 2024

Soft

1m 0f 100y

Class 6

20:15 Beverley

Makalu

9st 7lb

J: James Sullivan

T: Ruth Carr

In good form having won two of his last four races, latest off a 2lb lower mark at Ripon last month (1m, good); below par over same C&D last time (moderate gallop); creditable third over C&D on soft last season; major chance.

9/2

8th

10

(3)

5th Jun 2024

Good To Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

19:25 Ripon

Makalu

8st 6lb

J: James Sullivan

T: Ruth Carr

Inconsistent but won at Southwell (1m, AW) in March and bounced back from lesser run there to score over this C&D (good) last month; also effective on slow ground; had to wait for a clear run last time and he's just 2lb higher this afternoon; could be a player if again on a going day.

5/1

7/2

  • Place: £1.80

Form: 755722 D

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 46

Form & Verdict
Ex-Richard Fahey; yet to win for current yard, but creditable efforts last twice, latest when runner-up over C&D (soft; Josiebond back in seventh); a possible.
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2nd

10

(9)

18th Jun 2024

Soft

1m 0f 100y

Class 6

20:15 Beverley

Star Of St James

9st 0lb

J: Elle-May Croot

T: Ivan Furtado

Ex-Richard Fahey; yet to win for current yard, but creditable efforts last twice, latest when runner-up over C&D (soft; Josiebond back in seventh); a possible.

7/2

2nd

9

(13)

29th May 2024

Good

1m 0f 100y

Class 6

15:40 Beverley

Star Of St James

9st 0lb

J: Elle-May Croot

T: Ivan Furtado

prominent

10/1

2nd

9

(6)

14th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 0f 14y

Class 6

18:10 Chepstow

Star Of St James

8st 9lb

J: Marco Ghiani

T: Ivan Furtado

On the downgrade last year and has turned in a string of moderate efforts on the AW in recent times; the headgear comes off and he's some way down the pecking order.

33/1

10/1

  • Place: £2.20

Form: -24545 D

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 57

Form & Verdict
Two fair runs on turf this season and 2lb lower than when winning at Ripon last August (1m2f, good to soft); worth considering.
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8th

5

(6)

6th Jul 2024

Good To Firm

1m 1f 0y

Class 6

20:50 Carlisle

Little Ted

9st 6lb

J: Phil Dennis

T: Tim Easterby

Hasn't had any special connection with this track in the past and latest three turf wins have come at Ripon; below best back on turf on last two starts, including at that track, and has a shade to prove at present.

13/2

3rd

1

(3)

18th Jun 2024

Soft

1m 0f 100y

Class 6

20:15 Beverley

Little Ted

9st 11lb

J: Phil Dennis

T: Tim Easterby

Two fair runs on turf this season and 2lb lower than when winning at Ripon last August (1m2f, good to soft); worth considering.

10/1

5th

8

(4)

5th Jun 2024

Good To Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

19:25 Ripon

Little Ted

8st 11lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Tim Easterby

He's been running well in defeat on AW this year (1m/1m2f) and he's now 1lb lower than when winning here (1m2f, good to soft) last July, which is one of three course victories; in with a chance now back here.

8/1

11/2

Form: -88564 C

Last run: 43 days

W: 9st 7lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 53

Form & Verdict
Dual course winner, over 1m2f in 2022 (good) and over 7.5f last year (good to firm); creditable fourth over 7.5f here last time (good to soft); a possible, although softer ground a slight concern.
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4th

6

(6)

18th Jun 2024

Soft

1m 0f 100y

Class 6

20:15 Beverley

Dr Rio

9st 7lb

J: Zak Wheatley

T: Declan Carroll

Dual course winner, over 1m2f in 2022 (good) and over 7.5f last year (good to firm); creditable fourth over 7.5f here last time (good to soft); a possible, although softer ground a slight concern.

11/2

4th

8

(5)

6th May 2024

Soft

0m 7f 96y

Class 6

16:15 Beverley

Dr Rio

9st 3lb

J: Harrison Shaw

T: Declan Carroll

C&D winner off 1lb lower for Paul Midgley last August (good to firm); not been at his best for this yard this year (over 6f and 5f on last two starts); should do better back over 7f on a track that suits, although soft ground perhaps not ideal.

12/1

4th

8

(5)

6th May 2024

Soft

0m 7f 96y

Class 6

16:15 Beverley

Dr Rio

9st 3lb

J: Harrison Shaw

T: Declan Carroll

C&D winner off 1lb lower for Paul Midgley last August (good to firm); not been at his best for this yard this year (over 6f and 5f on last two starts); should do better back over 7f on a track that suits, although soft ground perhaps not ideal.

12/1

Form: 254340

Last run: 84 days

W: 9st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 55

Form & Verdict
11-race maiden; placed twice over 1m4f at Newcastle earlier this year; well beaten in first-time blinkers (retained) at Southwell last time (March); tailed off only previous run on turf (1m4f, soft); stable going well but plenty to prove.
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Verdict Starting price

7th

7

(5)

8th Jul 2024

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

19:25 Ripon

Easter Island

9st 0lb

J: Ben Robinson

T: Brian Ellison

13-race maiden; best form has been on the AW, although wasn't disgraced after a break when 7l fifth to Makalu (who is now 5lb worse off) at Beverley last month (8.5f, good to soft).

8/1

3rd

1

(6)

27th Jun 2024

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 6

16:40 Newcastle (AW)

Easter Island

9st 10lb

J: Ben Robinson

T: Brian Ellison

Has yet to win a race but was twice placed over 1m4f here earlier this year; however, that's probably more his trip and he was outpaced over Beverley's extended 1m last time.

8/1

5th

3

(4)

18th Jun 2024

Soft

1m 0f 100y

Class 6

20:15 Beverley

Easter Island

9st 9lb

J: Ben Robinson

T: Brian Ellison

11-race maiden; placed twice over 1m4f at Newcastle earlier this year; well beaten in first-time blinkers (retained) at Southwell last time (March); tailed off only previous run on turf (1m4f, soft); stable going well but plenty to prove.

12/1

Form: 5-0600

Last run: 39 days

W: 9st 6lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 52

Form & Verdict
Strong puller who has run well below form this year, last twice on turf (finished last of ten over 5f last time); bit to prove at present.
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5th

4

(14)

7th Jul 2024

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

15:35 Ayr

Lope De Rueda

9st 9lb

J: Callum Rodriguez

T: Rebecca Menzies

slightly awkward start, soon switched left, held up in last

16/1

6th

7

(7)

18th Jun 2024

Soft

1m 0f 100y

Class 6

20:15 Beverley

Lope De Rueda

9st 6lb

J: Jason Watson

T: Rebecca Menzies

Strong puller who has run well below form this year, last twice on turf (finished last of ten over 5f last time); bit to prove at present.

11/1

10/1

Form: 047220

Last run: 30 days

W: 9st 1lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 47

Form & Verdict
15-race maiden; two good runs over the straight 7f/1m at Newcastle in April but hung left when well beaten behind Makalu back on turf at Ripon last time; others look stronger.
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Verdict Starting price

7th

8

(8)

18th Jun 2024

Soft

1m 0f 100y

Class 6

20:15 Beverley

Barossa

9st 1lb

J: Alex Jary

T: Nigel Tinkler

15-race maiden; two good runs over the straight 7f/1m at Newcastle in April but hung left when well beaten behind Makalu back on turf at Ripon last time; others look stronger.

10/1

10th

6

(8)

19th May 2024

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

16:55 Ripon

Barossa

9st 2lb

J: Faye McManoman

T: Nigel Tinkler

14-race maiden but she comes here on the back of two good second placings at Newcastle; best turf efforts have come on good or slower; considered.

4/1

OUR TIP

Form: 6-7733 C

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 10lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 56

Form & Verdict
Prolific winner; best at Catterick and was a good third there two runs back (7f, soft); not so good at Musselburgh last time (1m; raced wide on home turn); others preferred.
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8th

2

(10)

18th Jun 2024

Soft

1m 0f 100y

Class 6

20:15 Beverley

Mr Strutter

9st 10lb

J: Andrew Elliott

T: David Thompson

Prolific winner; best at Catterick and was a good third there two runs back (7f, soft); not so good at Musselburgh last time (1m; raced wide on home turn); others preferred.

15/2

3rd

3

(6)

1st Jun 2024

Good To Soft

1m 0f 2y

Class 6

17:20 Musselburgh

Mr Strutter

9st 8lb

J: Andrew Elliott

T: David Thompson

10yo; won at Catterick (7f, heavy) last October and returned to form when third there (7f, soft) last Thursday; he should be fine now back up in trip and he won here on good going in 2022; possible contender.

11/2

3rd

3

(9)

23rd May 2024

Good To Firm

0m 7f 6y

Class 6

17:50 Catterick

Mr Strutter

9st 11lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: David Thompson

towards rear, headway when switched to near side over 2f out, went third inside final furlong, no extra towards finish

9/2

Form: -80783 C

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 8lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 54

Form & Verdict
Prolific winner, mainly on the AW, but did score over 1m2f here (good to firm) back in 2018; fair effort when third to subsequent dual winner on second run back after a break at Redcar last time (1m2f, good to soft); this softer going perhaps not ideal.
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2nd

1

(3)

6th Jul 2024

Good To Firm

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

16:40 Leicester

Whatwouldyouknow

9st 9lb

J: Faye McManoman

T: Nigel Tinkler

Nine-time AW winner, most recently in November; much less prolific on turf and finished well down the field on latest outing but has claims here if judged on his third at Redcar (1m2f, soft) two starts ago.

12/1

9th

4

(1)

18th Jun 2024

Soft

1m 0f 100y

Class 6

20:15 Beverley

Whatwouldyouknow

9st 8lb

J: Faye McManoman

T: Nigel Tinkler

Prolific winner, mainly on the AW, but did score over 1m2f here (good to firm) back in 2018; fair effort when third to subsequent dual winner on second run back after a break at Redcar last time (1m2f, good to soft); this softer going perhaps not ideal.

6/1

3rd

4

(6)

27th May 2024

Soft

1m 2f 1y

Class 6

17:10 Redcar

Whatwouldyouknow

9st 5lb

J: Alex Jary

T: Nigel Tinkler

Normally runs on AW but returned to turf for the first time since August 2022 when mid-division at Beverley (1m, good to firm) this month; his two turf wins were on good to firm ground but even so he looks to have gone off the boil.

25/1

6/1

Form: 80-657 CD

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 0lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 46

Form & Verdict
Won this race off a 7lb higher mark in 2023; bit disappointing so far this season, including over C&D last time; stable going well so no surprise if she were to bounce back.
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10th

9

(5)

18th Jun 2024

Soft

1m 0f 100y

Class 6

20:15 Beverley

Josiebond

9st 0lb

J: Dougie Costello

T: Mark Walford

Won this race off a 7lb higher mark in 2023; bit disappointing so far this season, including over C&D last time; stable going well so no surprise if she were to bounce back.

6/1

7th

6

(7)

29th May 2024

Good

1m 0f 100y

Class 6

15:40 Beverley

Josiebond

9st 2lb

J: Jack Garritty

T: Mark Walford

prominent, lost position gradually over 1f out, weakened final 110yds

7/1

5th

7

(3)

23rd May 2024

Good To Firm

0m 7f 6y

Class 6

17:50 Catterick

Josiebond

9st 2lb

J: Jack Garritty

T: Mark Walford

in touch with leaders, switched to near side over 2f out, no extra inside final furlong

9/1

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Payout
Exacta £15.00
Straight Forecast £14.59
Tricast £71.90
Trifecta £70.50

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Makalu

The Times:

Star Of St James

Telegraph:

Mr Strutter

Daily Mail:

Dr Rio

The Star:

Whatwouldyouknow

RP RATINGS:

Makalu

POSTDATA:

Makalu

Daily Mirror:

Makalu

The Guardian:

Star Of St James

Daily Record:

Star Of St James

D Express:

Mr Strutter

The Sun:

Mr Strutter