16:10 Catterick 11 Jul 2018

Turmeric Handicap (Class 4) (3YO plus)

Winner £6,728 - 7 run - Draw Advantage: None

5

1m 7f 189y

Good to Firm (Firm in places)

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(Draw)
Form
Horse
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Position
1 (7)
73-7437
iT
Royal blue and white (quartered), black and white striped sleeves and cap (Straightline Bloodstock)

Kensington Star 33 

b g Pivotal - Wild Silk (Dansili)

5 10-0 p
81
5 10-0 p
81

Seventh of 8 in handicap (11/4) at Carlisle (14.2f, good) 33 days ago. Others more persuasive.

Seventh of 8 in handicap (11/4) at Carlisle (14.2f, good) 33 days ago. Others more persuasive.

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Kensington Star Score: 379

2 (6)
5/53-113
iT
Light green, dark green chevrons, red sleeves, white and red striped cap (Phil & Julie Martin)

Bal De Rio (FR)  39 

b g Vertigineux - Baldoranic (Panoramic)

5 9-13
80
5 9-13
80

2 wins from 3 runs on Flat this year, latest at Newcastle (16.3f) in May. Good third of 8 in handicap at Musselburgh (14f, good to soft) latest. Another big run expected.

2 wins from 3 runs on Flat this year, latest at Newcastle (16.3f) in May. Good third of 8 in handicap at Musselburgh (14f, good to soft) latest. Another big run expected.

Bal De Rio Score: 519

1
3 (3)
588-264
iT
Black, white chevrons on sleeves, white cap (Clarendon Thoroughbred Racing)

Airton 11 

b g Champs Elysees - Fly In Style (Hernando)

5 9-9 p
76
5 9-9 p
76

Cheekpieces on for 1st time, respectable fourth of 13 in handicap (7/2) at Newcastle (12.4f) 11 days ago. Back up in trip. Needs a couple of these to falter.

Cheekpieces on for 1st time, respectable fourth of 13 in handicap (7/2) at Newcastle (12.4f) 11 days ago. Back up in trip. Needs a couple of these to falter.

Airton Score: 327

4 (4)
242-411
iT
Royal blue, white hooped sleeves, red and royal blue check cap (Mrs Evelyn Slack)

Italian Riviera 32 

b g Galileo - Miss Corniche (Hernando)

9 9-9 h
76
9 9-9 h
76

Landed back-to-back C&D handicaps in recent months, overcoming 8 lb rise for latest victory. Raised further 6 lb since but looks sure to go well again.

Landed back-to-back C&D handicaps in recent months, overcoming 8 lb rise for latest victory. Raised further 6 lb since but looks sure to go well again.

Italian Riviera Score: 392

3
5 (5)
14-64
iT
Royal blue, white chevron, diabolo on sleeves, white cap (Sjd Racing & Dianne Sayer)

Iolani (GER)  33 

b g Sholokhov - Imogen (Tiger Hill)

6 9-7
74
6 9-7
74

Lightly-raced winner on Flat. Fairly useful winner at 17f in bumpers. Creditable fourth of 8 in handicap at Carlisle (14.2f, good, 33/1) 33 days ago, conceding first run. Not out of things.

Lightly-raced winner on Flat. Fairly useful winner at 17f in bumpers. Creditable fourth of 8 in handicap at Carlisle (14.2f, good, 33/1) 33 days ago, conceding first run. Not out of things.

Iolani Score: 381

4
6 (1)
34-2253
iT
Royal blue, black sleeves, white cap, blue hoop (Three Jolly Farmers)

Stormin Tom (IRE)  11 

b g Dylan Thomas - She Storm (Rainbow Quest)

6 9-6
73
6 9-6
73

11/4, respectable third of 7 in handicap at Chester (15.9f, good to firm) 11 days ago. Looks summed up by mark at present, though.

11/4, respectable third of 7 in handicap at Chester (15.9f, good to firm) 11 days ago. Looks summed up by mark at present, though.

Stormin Tom Score: 440

2
7 (2)
32844
iT
Emerald green, white diamonds on sleeves, white cap (Mr Hussain Alabbas Lootah)

Kittileo (IRE)  26 

b c Galileo - Kittens (Marju)

3 8-0
70
3 8-0
70

Lightly-raced maiden. Fair fourth of 7 in handicap (7/1) at Sandown (14f, good) 26 days ago. Yard's 3-y-o's always respected, particularly when taking on older horses for first time.

Lightly-raced maiden. Fair fourth of 7 in handicap (7/1) at Sandown (14f, good) 26 days ago. Yard's 3-y-o's always respected, particularly when taking on older horses for first time.

Kittileo Score: 369

Verdict

ITALIAN RIVIERA has looked in good heart when winning over C&D the last twice for Kenneth Slack and can continue his good form, despite a further 6lb rise. He is 3-5 on the Flat at this venue, and has been found another nice opening to strike. Airton took a step back in the right direction when fourth in a hot race at Newcastle recently, while Kittileo receives a handy weight-for-age allowance and could enjoy this first attempt over 2m.

Verdict

This can go to BAL DE RIO, who was far from disgraced when third in his hat-trick bid at Musselburgh last month and will appreciate the return to a longer trip here. Course specialist Italian Riviera is much respected, whilst sole 3-y-o representative Kittileo also enters the equation.

Previous Winners
Year Going Ran Winner Draw Age Weight OR Form Last run Trainer (Distance) Jockey SP Time
2017 Good to Soft 6 Addicted To You 6 3 8 2 74 45-1342 8 days M Johnston (14 miles) A Mullen 11/10 3:31.55
2016 Good 5 Dew Pond 6 4 9 4 73 24-0113 12 days T Easterby (49 miles) R Richardson 15/8 3:31.23
2015 Good to Soft 7 High Secret 5 4 10 0 83 13-2172 7 days Sir M Prescott (205 miles) L Morris 13/8 3:31.27
2014 Good to Firm 6 Sir Frank Morgan 5 4 9 7 78 322010 17 days M Johnston (14 miles) J Fanning 5/1 3:29.84
2013 Good to Firm 6 Dr Irv 2 4 8 11 68 3-53641 12 days P Kirby (6 miles) D Cannon 5/1 3:30.57
2012 Soft 10 Kian's Delight 10 4 9 4 71 27-2111 18 days P Bowen (295 miles) L Morris 9/4 3:48.55
2011 Good to Firm 10 Rosewin 3 5 9 10 78 12-7012 13 days O Pears (49 miles) Julie Burke 9/2 3:31.06
2010 Good to Firm 6 Bergonzi 1 6 9 11 74 2655-26 22 days J H Johnson (30 miles) P Mulrennan 10/3 3:26.14
2009 Good 7 Bergonzi 5 5 9 1 72 9P-5637 28 days J H Johnson (30 miles) P Mulrennan 20/1 3:29.63
2008 Good 7 Mister Arjay 3 8 9 3 72 022195 17 days B Ellison (49 miles) T Hamilton 12/1 3:39.40