17:40 Wetherby 22 Jun 2018

Trevor Ward Better Dad Than Frankel EBF Novice Median Auction Stakes (Class 5) (2YO only)

Winner £4,787 - 7 run - Draw Advantage: None

1

7f

Good to Firm (Watered)

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No.
(Draw)
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
Timeform says (star rating)
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1 (8)
6
iT
Yellow and white (quartered), yellow sleeves, white armlets, yellow cap (Ontoawinner 10 & Partner)

Amadeus Grey (IRE)  36 

gr c Zebedee - Benedicte (Galileo)

2 9-2
-
2 9-2
-

Once-raced maiden. Showed ability when sixth of 9 in maiden (40/1) at York (6f, good to firm) on debut 36 days ago, considerately handled. Should improve.

Once-raced maiden. Showed ability when sixth of 9 in maiden (40/1) at York (6f, good to firm) on debut 36 days ago, considerately handled. Should improve.

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2 (7)
54
iT
Emerald green, white cross belts, orange sleeves, royal blue cap (Mrs H Steel)

Firewater 16 

ch c Monsieur Bond - Spirit Na Heireann (Dubawi)

2 9-2
-
2 9-2
-

Twice-raced maiden. Fourth of 9 in minor event (14/1) at Hamilton (6f, good to firm) 16 days ago, running on. Possibly one for handicaps later on.

Twice-raced maiden. Fourth of 9 in minor event (14/1) at Hamilton (6f, good to firm) 16 days ago, running on. Possibly one for handicaps later on.

3 (6)
iT
Dark blue, yellow stripe and armlets (Mr R D Rainey)

Spirit Of Lund (IRE)  

b c Fast Company - Kyrielle (Medicean)

Non Runner

Non Runner

Foaled February 12. €8,000 foal, €18,000 yearling, Fast Company colt. Dam, runner-up at 1¾m, half-sister to useful 8.2f-1¼m winner Kirtle out of useful 1¼m-11.4f winner Kyle Rhea.

Foaled February 12. €8,000 foal, €18,000 yearling, Fast Company colt. Dam, runner-up at 1¾m, half-sister to useful 8.2f-1¼m winner Kirtle out of useful 1¼m-11.4f winner Kyle Rhea.

4 (5)
70
iT
Royal blue, grey seams, sleeves and cap (Diskovery Partnership V)

Castelo (IRE)  22 

b f Casamento - Fortress (Generous)

2 8-11
-
2 8-11
-

Twice-raced maiden. Went backwards from debut when eleventh of 12 in minor event at Chelmsford City (6f, 25/1) 22 days ago, possibly finding race coming too soon.

Twice-raced maiden. Went backwards from debut when eleventh of 12 in minor event at Chelmsford City (6f, 25/1) 22 days ago, possibly finding race coming too soon.

5 (3)
584
iT
Emerald green, purple stripe (Saxtead Livestock Ltd)

Islay Mist 25 

ch f Coach House - Amary (Acclamation)

2 8-11
-
2 8-11
-

Thrice-raced maiden. 25/1, fourth of 10 in minor event at Chelmsford City (6f) 25 days ago. Others preferred.

Thrice-raced maiden. 25/1, fourth of 10 in minor event at Chelmsford City (6f) 25 days ago. Others preferred.

6 (4)
3
iT
Dark blue, light blue seams, dark blue cap (Saxon Thoroughbreds)

Izvestia (IRE)  22 

b f Battle Of Marengo - Westcote (Gone West)

2 8-11
-
2 8-11
-

Once-raced maiden. Third of 7 in minor event at Lingfield (6f, good to soft, 12/1) on debut 22 days ago. Open to improvement.

Once-raced maiden. Third of 7 in minor event at Lingfield (6f, good to soft, 12/1) on debut 22 days ago. Open to improvement.

7 (1)
2
iT
Purple, maroon and purple striped sleeves, maroon cap (Insignia Racing (ribbon))

Jungle Juice (IRE)  7 

b f Bungle Inthejungle - Riymaisa (Traditionally)

2 8-11
-
2 8-11
-

Promising type. 5/2, second of 9 in minor event at Goodwood (6f, good) on debut 7 days ago, finishing well. Obvious claims.

Promising type. 5/2, second of 9 in minor event at Goodwood (6f, good) on debut 7 days ago, finishing well. Obvious claims.

8 (2)
iT
Pink, white epaulets and armlets (Mrs Ann Duffield)

You Little Beauty 

b f Stimulation - Ziefhd (Haafhd)

2 8-11
-
2 8-11
-

Foaled February 21. Stimulation filly. Dam 6f/7f winner (including at 2 yrs) out of useful winner up to 1m (2-y-o 6f winner) Zietory.

Foaled February 21. Stimulation filly. Dam 6f/7f winner (including at 2 yrs) out of useful winner up to 1m (2-y-o 6f winner) Zietory.

Verdict

JUNGLE JUICE was almost another two-year-old winner for Mick Channon when pipped on debut at Goodwood last week, and the 32,000-euro yearling is fancied to go one better here. A half-sister to three winners, she should appreciate the step up in trip and can account for Firewater, who took a big step forward from his introduction last time and represents last year's winning yard, and Izvestia, who caught the eye at Lingfield.

Verdict

JUNGLE JUICE was narrowly denied in a similar event to this at Goodwood on debut last week, and she can go one better for a yard that continue to have plenty of success in this division. Izvestia and Amadeus Grey are both likely improvers and most interesting of the others.

18:10 Wetherby 22 Jun 2018

Classic Car Shows At classicshows.org Handicap (Class 5) (3YO only)

Winner £5,434 - 6 run - Draw Advantage: High

2

1m 6f

Good to Firm (Watered)

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Weighed In
No.
(Draw)
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
Timeform says (star rating)
Printouts
1 (4)
791482
iT
Royal blue, light green epaulets (Kingsley Park 6)

Poetic Steps (FR)  4 

ch f Poet's Voice - Step This Way (Giant's Causeway)

3 9-7
69
3 9-7
69

Musselburgh winner (12.5f) last month and back to that level of form when second of 8 in handicap at Carlisle (11.2f, good to firm) 4 days ago. Should be in the mix again.

Musselburgh winner (12.5f) last month and back to that level of form when second of 8 in handicap at Carlisle (11.2f, good to firm) 4 days ago. Should be in the mix again.

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2 (5)
6-86
iT
Mauve, white spots, white cap, mauve spots (Brook Farm Bloodstock)

Low Profile 24 

ch g Galileo - Dynaforce (Dynaformer)

3 9-5 b1
67
3 9-5 b1
67

Thrice-raced maiden. Sixth of 12 in minor event at Lingfield (10f, AW, 33/1) 24 days ago. Significantly up in trip. Blinkers now applied on handicap debut.

Thrice-raced maiden. Sixth of 12 in minor event at Lingfield (10f, AW, 33/1) 24 days ago. Significantly up in trip. Blinkers now applied on handicap debut.

3 (2)
8021-48
iT
Yellow, black cross belts, yellow and black halved sleeves, black cap (Mr Ron Hull)

Gembari 21 

b g Denounce - Zagarock (Rock Of Gibraltar)

3 9-4 v
66
3 9-4 v
66

Winner at Chelmsford City in December. Eighth of 9 in handicap at Doncaster (11.9f, good to firm, 16/1) 21 days ago. Visor back on.

Winner at Chelmsford City in December. Eighth of 9 in handicap at Doncaster (11.9f, good to firm, 16/1) 21 days ago. Visor back on.

4 (3)
8-53148
iT
Mauve and pink check, white sleeves, pink cap (Sir Robert Ogden)

Amadeus (IRE)  23 

gr g Fastnet Rock - Alegra (Galileo)

3 8-8 p1
56
3 8-8 p1
56

Winner at Southwell in April. Eighth of 12 in handicap (9/4) at Beverley (12.1f, good to firm) 23 days ago. Cheekpieces on 1st time. Has work to do.

Winner at Southwell in April. Eighth of 12 in handicap (9/4) at Beverley (12.1f, good to firm) 23 days ago. Cheekpieces on 1st time. Has work to do.

5 (1)
787-331
iT
Yellow, purple hoops and armlets, hooped cap (Mr And Mrs J D Cotton)

Lever Du Soleil (FR)  24 

b g Le Havre - Morning Dust (Invincible Spirit)

3 8-6
54
3 8-6
54

Posted career best when winning 9-runner handicap at Redcar (14f, good) 24 days ago by 2½ lengths from Sincerely Resdev. 5 lb rise fair and likely capable of better yet.

Posted career best when winning 9-runner handicap at Redcar (14f, good) 24 days ago by 2½ lengths from Sincerely Resdev. 5 lb rise fair and likely capable of better yet.

6 (6)
54-4042
iT
Black, red star, red sleeves, black armlets, red cap (Resdev)

Sincerely Resdev 24 

br g Rock Of Gibraltar - Sincerely (Singspiel)

3 8-3
51
3 8-3
51

Matched best form when 2½ lengths second of 9 to Lever Du Soleil in handicap at Redcar (14f, good) 24 days ago. 4 lb better off with winner now and must enter calculations.

Matched best form when 2½ lengths second of 9 to Lever Du Soleil in handicap at Redcar (14f, good) 24 days ago. 4 lb better off with winner now and must enter calculations.

Verdict

Poetic Steps only found a progressive rival too good at Carlisle on Monday and is of interest upped in trip for Mark Johnston, while Sincerely Resdev played second fiddle to LEVER DU SOLEIL at Redcar and will struggle to reverse that form. The latter looks to have strengthened up significantly in recent months and is open to much improvement over this distance. Low Profile needs a market check wearing first-time blinkers.

Verdict

LEVER DU SOLEIL got off the mark when making all at Redcar last month and may have more to offer yet after just half a dozen career starts. He can follow up. Sincerely Resdev chased home the selection last time and may do so once again.

18:45 Wetherby 22 Jun 2018

Jct600 Mercedes-benz Of Harrogate Handicap (Class 5) (4YO plus)

Winner £5,434 - 10 run - Draw Advantage: Low

3

1m 2f

Good to Firm (Watered)

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Weighed In
No.
(Draw)
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
Timeform says (star rating)
Printouts
1 (3)
77-0533
iT
Black, white seams, black sleeves, white spots and cap (Jo-co Partnership)

Maghfoor 6 

b g Cape Cross - Thaahira (Dynaformer)

4 9-7 p
74 1
4 9-7 p
74 1

Good third of 10 in handicap at Chester (10.3f, good, 10/1) 6 days ago, going like best horse at the weights. Cheekpieces back on and one to be interested in.

Good third of 10 in handicap at Chester (10.3f, good, 10/1) 6 days ago, going like best horse at the weights. Cheekpieces back on and one to be interested in.

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2 (10)
115853
iT
Black, orange star (Mr Craig Buckingham)

Shamrokh (IRE)  32 

b g Invincible Spirit - Alshakr (Bahri)

4 9-7 p
74
4 9-7 p
74

Latest win at Chelmsford City in February. Respectable third of 8 in handicap (5/1) at Leicester (10f, good to firm) 32 days ago, very slowly away. Considered.

Latest win at Chelmsford City in February. Respectable third of 8 in handicap (5/1) at Leicester (10f, good to firm) 32 days ago, very slowly away. Considered.

3 (5)
11-2445
iT
Light green and dark green diamonds (Mr F Gillespie)

Fleetfoot Jack (IRE)  10 

b g Kyllachy - Move (Observatory)

4 9-5
72 1
4 9-5
72 1

5/1, respectable fifth of 14 in handicap at Thirsk (8f, good) 10 days ago, not ideally placed. Back up in trip. Enters calculations.

5/1, respectable fifth of 14 in handicap at Thirsk (8f, good) 10 days ago, not ideally placed. Back up in trip. Enters calculations.

4 (1)
276005-
iT
Dark green, yellow braces, striped sleeves and striped cap (Mr Grant Tuer)

Escape Clause (IRE)  203 

b g Lawman - Discophilia (Teofilo)

4 9-3 h1
70
4 9-3 h1
70

Last of 5 in seller at Southwell (7.1f, 16/1). Off 6 months. Significantly up in trip. Hooded for 1st time. Very hard to make a case for.

Last of 5 in seller at Southwell (7.1f, 16/1). Off 6 months. Significantly up in trip. Hooded for 1st time. Very hard to make a case for.

5 (8)
3155-55
iT
Dark blue and yellow (quartered), yellow sleeves, dark blue stars and cap (K Kirkup & J Davies)

Alfred Richardson 28 

ch g Dapper - Vera Richardson (Dutch Art)

4 9-3
70
4 9-3
70

4/1 and cheekpieces on for 1st time, fifth of 6 in handicap at Pontefract (12f, good to soft) 28 days ago. Has fallen to a workable mark.

4/1 and cheekpieces on for 1st time, fifth of 6 in handicap at Pontefract (12f, good to soft) 28 days ago. Has fallen to a workable mark.

6 (9)
3468-
iT
Pink, white epaulets and armlets (Mrs Ann Duffield)

Ninepin Bowler 266 

b g Rip Van Winkle - Smooth As Silk (Danehill Dancer)

4 9-2
69
4 9-2
69

Lightly-raced maiden. Eighth of 9 in handicap (33/1) at Newcastle (12.4f). Off 8 months. First run for yard after leaving Michael Dods. Market useful.

Lightly-raced maiden. Eighth of 9 in handicap (33/1) at Newcastle (12.4f). Off 8 months. First run for yard after leaving Michael Dods. Market useful.

7 (2)
646
iT
Royal blue, yellow stripe, sleeves and cap (Laurence Bellman)

Blue Medici 24 

b g Medicean - Bluebelle (Generous)

4 9-1
68
4 9-1
68

Thrice-raced maiden. 33/1, sixth of 11 in maiden at Redcar (10f, good) 24 days ago, not knocked about. Better to come over this sort of trip now handicapping.

Thrice-raced maiden. 33/1, sixth of 11 in maiden at Redcar (10f, good) 24 days ago, not knocked about. Better to come over this sort of trip now handicapping.

8 (7)
0/8089-4
iT
Red, red and black diabolo on sleeves, black cap (A & P Skips Limited)

Freud (FR)  65 

b g Dalakhani - Ailette (Second Set)

8 8-9 t p1
62
8 8-9 t p1
62

Twelve runs since last win in 2016. 3 lengths fourth of 14 to Broad Appeal in handicap (9/1) at Kempton (11f) 65 days ago. One to keep an eye on, though does need to prove that he can build on that.

Twelve runs since last win in 2016. 3 lengths fourth of 14 to Broad Appeal in handicap (9/1) at Kempton (11f) 65 days ago. One to keep an eye on, though does need to prove that he can build on that.

9 (4)
967018
iT
Royal blue, light green stars on sleeves, royal blue cap, light green star (Keep The Faith Partnership)

Metronomic (IRE)  16 

b g Roderic O'connor - Meon Mix (Kayf Tara)

4 8-8
61
4 8-8
61

Latest win at Ripon in May. Excuses when eighth of 10 in handicap at this C&D (good) 16 days ago, reared leaving stalls and as a result very slowly away. Better judged on previous form.

Latest win at Ripon in May. Excuses when eighth of 10 in handicap at this C&D (good) 16 days ago, reared leaving stalls and as a result very slowly away. Better judged on previous form.

10 (6)
700-000
iT
Black, yellow chevron, hooped sleeves, yellow cap (Major E J Watt)

Mysterial 10 

b g Invincible Spirit - Diamond Dilemma (Sinndar)

8 8-3 (ow2) b
56 2
8 8-3 (ow2) b
56 2

Eleven runs since last win in 2017. Cheekpieces on for 1st time, fourteenth of 15 in handicap (66/1) at Thirsk (12f, good) 10 days ago. Plenty to prove.

Eleven runs since last win in 2017. Cheekpieces on for 1st time, fourteenth of 15 in handicap (66/1) at Thirsk (12f, good) 10 days ago. Plenty to prove.

Verdict

Fleetfoot Jack was awkward leaving the stalls at Thirsk and probably did well to finish fifth, while Shamrokh ran his best race on turf for quite some time at Leicester a month ago and is well treated if replicating that level of performance. That being said, MAGHFOOR ran a serious race at Chester from the car-park draw last weekend and appears poised to win again soon for Eric Alston from the same mark.

Verdict

MAGHFOOR turned in his best effort of the season when a close third at Haydock last week, finding more for pressure than often has been in the case and he looks one to be interested in. Blue Medici has a decent pedigree and is sure to do better now handicapping over a more suitable trip, while Fleetfoot Jack and Shamrokh are others capable of getting involved.

19:15 Wetherby 22 Jun 2018

Yorkshire Payments Fillies' Handicap (Class 4) (3YO plus)

Winner £8,022 - 7 run - Draw Advantage: None

4

1m

Good to Firm (Watered)

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Weighed In
No.
(Draw)
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
Timeform says (star rating)
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1 (7)
27-1357
iT
White, dark green braces, diabolo on sleeves, red cap, white star (Pam's People)

Zafaranah (USA)  6 

ch f Raven's Pass - Jiwen (Singspiel)

4 9-8
72 4
4 9-8
72 4

Wolverhampton winner on reappearance in March but handicapper has held the upper hand since.

Wolverhampton winner on reappearance in March but handicapper has held the upper hand since.

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2 (2)
622-21
iT
Maroon, grey epaulets (Prince A A Faisal)

Savaanah (IRE)  15 

b f Olden Times - Tanouma (Mr Greeley)

3 9-4
78
3 9-4
78

Runner-up on Redcar return prior to landing short odds at Ripon (1m, good) 15 days ago. Likely to go well on handicap debut.

Runner-up on Redcar return prior to landing short odds at Ripon (1m, good) 15 days ago. Likely to go well on handicap debut.

3 (1)
044927
iT
Beige, red seams, armlets and cap (Mr J Blackburn, Mr A Turton & Jolly Bo)

Miss Sheridan (IRE)  16 

br f Lilbourne Lad - Sues Surprise (Montjeu)

4 9-2
66
4 9-2
66

Eleven runs since last win in 2017. 12/1, seventh of 10 in handicap at this course (10f, good) 16 days ago. Return to 1m should be in her favour.

Eleven runs since last win in 2017. 12/1, seventh of 10 in handicap at this course (10f, good) 16 days ago. Return to 1m should be in her favour.

4 (4)
51-528
iT
Silver, dark green sleeves (The Duke Of Roxburghe & Mr D Burke)

Tight Lines 16 

b f Fastnet Rock - Dusty Answer (Zafonic)

3 9-1
75
3 9-1
75

Lightly-raced winner. Eighth of 12 in handicap at Kempton (7f, 8/1) 16 days ago, unsuited by drop in trip.

Lightly-raced winner. Eighth of 12 in handicap at Kempton (7f, 8/1) 16 days ago, unsuited by drop in trip.

5 (6)
02-4
iT
Royal blue (Godolphin)

Spring Waterfall (IRE)  163 

b f Exceed and Excel - Forest Pearl (Woodman)

3 8-13
73
3 8-13
73

Thrice-raced maiden. Fourth of 9 in maiden at Lingfield (10f, AW), well positioned. Off 163 days. Makes handicap debut.

Thrice-raced maiden. Fourth of 9 in maiden at Lingfield (10f, AW), well positioned. Off 163 days. Makes handicap debut.

6 (3)
5210-66
iT
Emerald green, orange sleeves, light blue cap (The Hunni Partnership)

Hunni 15 

b f Captain Gerrard - Lady O Malley (Oratorio)

3 8-13
73
3 8-13
73

33/1, good sixth of 12 in handicap at Yarmouth (7f, good to firm) 15 days ago.

33/1, good sixth of 12 in handicap at Yarmouth (7f, good to firm) 15 days ago.

7 (5)
02-52
iT
Purple, red star and sleeves, red cap, purple star (Mr Robert Ng)

Allante (IRE)  22 

b f Pivotal - Have Faith (Machiavellian)

3 8-12
72
3 8-12
72

Lightly-raced maiden. Improved when second on Lingfield handicap debut (7f, good to soft) 22 days ago. Expected to be bang there.

Lightly-raced maiden. Improved when second on Lingfield handicap debut (7f, good to soft) 22 days ago. Expected to be bang there.

Verdict

SAVAANAH got off the mark at the fifth time of asking at Ripon earlier in the month when taking a step forward from her seasonal return at Redcar. She makes her handicap debut off a mark of 78, which looks more than fair, and she can continue in winning form. Spring Waterfall's best effort in three outings came over slightly further than this trip at Wolverhampton so she is respected along with Allante, who has more to come.

Verdict

This could develop into a straight fight between ALLANTE and Savaanah. The latter is much respected on her maiden win up the road at Ripon, but the former split a couple of subsequent winners when runner-up on her handicap debut so even a 4 lb rise could prove lenient.

19:50 Wetherby 22 Jun 2018

Mercedes-benz, One Horse Race Handicap (Class 6) (4YO plus)

Winner £3,493 - 15 run - Draw Advantage: None

5

7f

Good to Firm (Watered)

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Weighed In
No.
(Draw)
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
Timeform says (star rating)
Printouts
1 (4)
124-927
iT
White, red seams, white sleeves, dark blue stars, white cap, red star (Prime Lawns Limited & Partner)

My Girl Maisie (IRE)  15 

b f Fast Company - Queen Al Andalous (King's Best)

4 9-7
64
4 9-7
64

Shaped better than the distance beaten suggests when seventh of 9 in handicap (11/2) at Carlisle (6.9f, good) 15 days ago. Fairly reliable.

Shaped better than the distance beaten suggests when seventh of 9 in handicap (11/2) at Carlisle (6.9f, good) 15 days ago. Fairly reliable.

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2 (7)
98-6764
iT
Royal blue, yellow hoop, diamonds on sleeves, royal blue cap, yellow spots (Thoroughbred Homes Ltd)

Talent Scout (IRE)  23 

b g Exceed and Excel - Taalluf (Hansel)

12 9-6 p
63
12 9-6 p
63

Creditable fourth of 12 in handicap at Beverley (7.4f, good to firm, 16/1) 23 days ago. Looks to be coming back to his best, and a drop into a 0-65 contest could pay dividends.

Creditable fourth of 12 in handicap at Beverley (7.4f, good to firm, 16/1) 23 days ago. Looks to be coming back to his best, and a drop into a 0-65 contest could pay dividends.

3 (16)
0-50451
iT
Black, grey sleeves, black stars (Rebel Racing (2))

La Isla Bonita (ex6)  8 

b f Foxwedge - Excello (Exceed and Excel)

Non Runner

Non Runner

Career best when winning 12-runner handicap at Yarmouth (7f) 8 days ago, well positioned and had the run of the race. Carries penalty, but circumstances not sure to be so favourable this time.

Career best when winning 12-runner handicap at Yarmouth (7f) 8 days ago, well positioned and had the run of the race. Carries penalty, but circumstances not sure to be so favourable this time.

4 (9)
4-04533
iT
Jade green, flame hooped sleeves, black cap (Habton Farms)

Munthany (USA)  4 

b g Raven's Pass - Safarjal (Marju)

4 9-5 p
62
4 9-5 p
62

Respectable third of 8 in handicap (5/2) at Ayr (6f, good to firm) 4 days ago. Remains a maiden and others appeal more for win purposes.

Respectable third of 8 in handicap (5/2) at Ayr (6f, good to firm) 4 days ago. Remains a maiden and others appeal more for win purposes.

5 (5)
8-77211
iT
White, emerald green disc, yellow sleeves, emerald green cap (Allerton Racing)

Fyrecracker (IRE) (ex6)  3 

ch g Kheleyf - Spirit of Hope (Danehill Dancer)

7 9-5
62 6
7 9-5
62 6

2 wins from 5 runs this year. 6/1, improved on recent efforts to win 15-runner handicap at Thirsk (7f) 3 days ago by short head from Justice Pleasing. Very much respected in pursuit of the hat-trick.

2 wins from 5 runs this year. 6/1, improved on recent efforts to win 15-runner handicap at Thirsk (7f) 3 days ago by short head from Justice Pleasing. Very much respected in pursuit of the hat-trick.

6 (13)
235444
iT
Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap (Dr Marwan Koukash)

Energia Flavio (BRZ)  15 

gr g Agnes Gold - Lira Da Guanabara (Pitu Da Guanabara)

8 9-4 t1
61
8 9-4 t1
61

One win from 38 Flat runs. 8/1, fourth of 6 in handicap at Carlisle (7.8f, good) 15 days ago, slowly away. Tongue strap on 1st time. Has work to do.

One win from 38 Flat runs. 8/1, fourth of 6 in handicap at Carlisle (7.8f, good) 15 days ago, slowly away. Tongue strap on 1st time. Has work to do.

7 (10)
33-1400
iT
Royal blue, red seams, white sleeves, red diamonds, royal blue cap, red stars (Ian Stewart & Alan Brown)

Meandmyshadow 10 

ch m Tobougg - Queen Jean (Pivotal)

10 9-4
61 2
10 9-4
61 2

Unreliable type. Latest win at Southwell in January. Fifteenth of 16 in handicap at Thirsk (6f, good, 50/1) 10 days ago.

Unreliable type. Latest win at Southwell in January. Fifteenth of 16 in handicap at Thirsk (6f, good, 50/1) 10 days ago.

8 (14)
754-407
iT
Beige, brown seams, armlets and cap (Grange Park Racing Club And Ruth Carr)

Tadaany (IRE)  21 

b g Acclamation - Park Haven (Marju)

6 9-4
61
6 9-4
61

Twenty runs since last win in 2016. Seventh of 10 in handicap at Doncaster (8f, good to firm, 16/1) 21 days ago. Plenty to prove after a low-key start to the campaign.

Twenty runs since last win in 2016. Seventh of 10 in handicap at Doncaster (8f, good to firm, 16/1) 21 days ago. Plenty to prove after a low-key start to the campaign.

9 (8)
30-0980
iT
Red, white triple diamond, white and red striped sleeves, white cap (Wentdale Limited)

Marylebone 16 

b g Shamardal - Mary Boleyn (King's Best)

5 9-3 t
60
5 9-3 t
60

66/1, thirteenth of 16 in handicap at this course (8f, good) 16 days ago. continues to fall in the weights without showing any sign of taking advantage.

66/1, thirteenth of 16 in handicap at this course (8f, good) 16 days ago. continues to fall in the weights without showing any sign of taking advantage.

10 (12)
343155-
iT
Brown, pink sash, pink cap (Mr M D Eddery & Mrs G B Walford)

Size Matters 255 

b g Captain Gerrard - Icky Woo (Mark of Esteem)

4 9-1
58 1
4 9-1
58 1

Below form fifth of 14 in handicap (9/2) at Leicester (7f, soft). Off 8 months. Largely consistent last year but may just need this.

Below form fifth of 14 in handicap (9/2) at Leicester (7f, soft). Off 8 months. Largely consistent last year but may just need this.

11 (6)
678262
iT
Yellow, orange star (Mr R G Fell)

Justice Pleasing 3 

b g Kodiac - Spangle (Galileo)

5 8-13 p
56
5 8-13 p
56

10/1, good short-head second of 15 to Fyrecracker in handicap at Thirsk (7f, good) 3 days ago. Shortlisted.

10/1, good short-head second of 15 to Fyrecracker in handicap at Thirsk (7f, good) 3 days ago. Shortlisted.

12 (11)
004021
iT
Royal blue, white hoops, red and white striped sleeves, quartered cap (Mr David Henery)

Vincenzo Coccotti (USA)  21 

gr g Speightstown - Ocean Colors (Orientate)

6 8-13
56
6 8-13
56

9/2, won 13-runner handicap at Bath (5.7f, good) 21 days ago, driven out. Back up in trip. Should remain competitive.

9/2, won 13-runner handicap at Bath (5.7f, good) 21 days ago, driven out. Back up in trip. Should remain competitive.

13 (3)
6/0245-4
iT
Black, red stripe, hooped sleeves, white cap (Mrs Stef Keniry)

Mr Skinnylegs 21 

b g Dream Win - Impeccable Guest (Orpen)

4 8-10
53
4 8-10
53

5/2, first run since leaving Brian Ellison when bit below form fourth of 11 in handicap at Catterick (6f, good) 21 days ago, faring best of those held up.

5/2, first run since leaving Brian Ellison when bit below form fourth of 11 in handicap at Catterick (6f, good) 21 days ago, faring best of those held up.

14 (1)
860287
iT
Royal blue, light blue stars, yellow cap (The Laura Mason Syndicate)

Space War 11 

b g Elusive City - Princess Luna (Grand Lodge)

11 8-8 t
51 2
11 8-8 t
51 2

Thirteen runs since last win in 2017. 20/1, respectable seventh of 14 in handicap at Pontefract (6f, good) 11 days ago. Yet to really get going this year.

Thirteen runs since last win in 2017. 20/1, respectable seventh of 14 in handicap at Pontefract (6f, good) 11 days ago. Yet to really get going this year.

15 (2)
423409
iT
Yellow, royal blue seams, royal blue sleeves, yellow stars, royal blue cap, yellow star (The Golden Horse Racing Club)

Sir Lancelott 10 

b g Piccolo - Selkirk Rose (Pips Pride)

6 8-7
50 2
6 8-7
50 2

Not seen to best effect when ninth of 14 in handicap at Thirsk (8f, good, 33/1) 10 days ago, met some trouble.

Not seen to best effect when ninth of 14 in handicap at Thirsk (8f, good, 33/1) 10 days ago, met some trouble.

16 (15)
6989-76
iT
White, dark blue hoops, diamonds on sleeves, red cap (Mr Tony Lumb)

Silk Mill Blue 21 

b g Piccolo - Marysienka (Primo Dominie)

4 8-3
46
4 8-3
46

11/1, sixth of 12 in handicap at Catterick (6f, good) 21 days ago, late headway after being short of room entering final 1f. More needed.

11/1, sixth of 12 in handicap at Catterick (6f, good) 21 days ago, late headway after being short of room entering final 1f. More needed.

Verdict

La Isla Bonita romped to an easy victory over this trip at Yarmouth last time and commands respect now turned out under a penalty, though narrow preference is for JUSTICE PLEASING, who was touched off by a short-head over this trip at Thirsk on Tuesday and may be able to reverse the form with the penalised winner, Fyrecracker, who arrives here on a hat-trick. Vincenzo Coccotti and Munthany are others considered.

Verdict

JUSTICE PLEASING was narrowly edged out by Fyrecracker at Thirsk on Tuesday, but the former is now slightly better off at the weights which could make all the difference. Talent Scout is slowly coming back to his best, and should appreciate this drop into 0-65 company.

20:25 Wetherby 22 Jun 2018

Hepworth Honda Celebration Handicap (Class 6) (3YO only)

Winner £3,493 - 15 run - Draw Advantage: None

6

1m

Good to Firm (Watered)

Weather: View Course Guide

Weighed In
No.
(Draw)
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
Timeform says (star rating)
Printouts
1 (16)
8-92967
iT
Purple, white epaulets, chevrons on sleeves, quartered cap (Mrh D Atkinson/harrowgatebloodstockltd)

Tember 10 

b g Sayif - Tranquil Flight (Oasis Dream)

3 9-7
60
3 9-7
60

Seventh of 11 in handicap at Thirsk (6f, good, 8/1) 10 days ago. Significantly up in trip.

Seventh of 11 in handicap at Thirsk (6f, good, 8/1) 10 days ago. Significantly up in trip.

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2 (10)
45-9551
iT
Black, white epaulets, halved sleeves (Tmbs Solutions Ltd)

Racehorse 16 

ch f Equiano - Lovely Dream (Elnadim)

3 9-7
60
3 9-7
60

Career best when winning 13-runner handicap over this C&D (good) 16 days ago, digging deep. Still looks on a workable mark after a 5 lb rise.

Career best when winning 13-runner handicap over this C&D (good) 16 days ago, digging deep. Still looks on a workable mark after a 5 lb rise.

3 (2)
8-873
iT
Dark blue and light blue diabolo, light blue sleeves, quartered cap (Mr Brian Valentine)

Red Seeker 20 

ch g Red Jazz - Purepleasureseeker (Grand Lodge)

3 9-6
59
3 9-6
59

Lightly-raced maiden. Good third of 11 in handicap at Musselburgh (7.2f, good to soft, 17/2) 20 days ago, well positioned. Likely to figure again.

Lightly-raced maiden. Good third of 11 in handicap at Musselburgh (7.2f, good to soft, 17/2) 20 days ago, well positioned. Likely to figure again.

4 (4)
37-557
iT
Dark blue, white stripe, diamonds on sleeves and cap (Mr Roger Peel)

Moretti (IRE)  13 

b f Requinto - Hassaya (King's Best)

3 9-6 h
59
3 9-6 h
59

Lightly-raced maiden. 22/1, seventh of 9 in handicap at Beverley (7.4f, good to firm) 13 days ago.

Lightly-raced maiden. 22/1, seventh of 9 in handicap at Beverley (7.4f, good to firm) 13 days ago.

5 (7)
181454
iT
Pink, dark blue sleeves, pink stars, dark blue cap, pink star (Victoria Greetham)

Plansina 22 

b f Planteur - Sina (Trans Island)

3 9-5 p
58
3 9-5 p
58

Latest win at Newcastle in March. Creditable fourth of 9 in handicap at Hamilton (9.2f, good to firm, 20/1) 22 days ago. Enters calculations.

Latest win at Newcastle in March. Creditable fourth of 9 in handicap at Hamilton (9.2f, good to firm, 20/1) 22 days ago. Enters calculations.

6 (5)
8029-52
iT
Dark blue, red chevron, white sleeves, red cap, white star (Ventura Racing (crest) & Partner)

Ventura Crest (IRE)  54 

b g Elzaam - Ms Cromby (Arakan)

3 9-5
58
3 9-5
58

Creditable second of 11 in handicap over this C&D (heavy, 5/1) 54 days ago, no match for winner. Merits consideration.

Creditable second of 11 in handicap over this C&D (heavy, 5/1) 54 days ago, no match for winner. Merits consideration.

7 (1)
6548-54
iT
Red, white hoops, pink cap (D J Metcalfe & M Dods)

Mecca's Spirit (IRE)  20 

gr f Dark Angel - Wiltshire Life (Camacho)

3 9-4 p
57
3 9-4 p
57

11/4, creditable fourth of 11 in handicap at Musselburgh (7f, good to soft) 20 days ago. Cheekpieces back on.

11/4, creditable fourth of 11 in handicap at Musselburgh (7f, good to soft) 20 days ago. Cheekpieces back on.

8 (8)
6-09
iT
Black, pink star, halved sleeves and stars on cap (John Blackburn & Andy Turton)

Magojiro (USA)  38 

b g Hat Trick - Rebuke (Carson City)

3 9-2
55
3 9-2
55

Thrice-raced maiden. 50/1, ninth of 10 in maiden at Beverley (7.4f, good to firm) 38 days ago. Makes handicap debut.

Thrice-raced maiden. 50/1, ninth of 10 in maiden at Beverley (7.4f, good to firm) 38 days ago. Makes handicap debut.

9 (3)
05-4678
iT
Yellow and white (quartered), yellow sleeves, white armlets, yellow cap (Ontoawinner 9 & Mrs E Burke)

Golden Guide 9 

b f Havana Gold - Blonde (Pivotal)

3 9-1 p1
54 3
3 9-1 p1
54 3

14/1, eighth of 12 in handicap at Yarmouth (10.1f, good) 9 days ago. Back down in trip. Cheekpieces on first time.

14/1, eighth of 12 in handicap at Yarmouth (10.1f, good) 9 days ago. Back down in trip. Cheekpieces on first time.

10 (15)
460-08
iT
White, red hollow box, white sleeves, dark blue armlets, red cap (Mr A Morgans Racing)

Miss Wolverine 12 

b f Amadeus Wolf - Mille Etoiles (Malibu Moon)

3 9-1
54 5
3 9-1
54 5

Lightly-raced maiden. Eighth of 11 in handicap at Nottingham (8.3f, good, 50/1) 12 days ago.

Lightly-raced maiden. Eighth of 11 in handicap at Nottingham (8.3f, good, 50/1) 12 days ago.

11 (9)
68680-
iT
White, black seams, yellow and black striped sleeves, yellow cap (Mrs Victoria Davies)

Pearl's Calling (IRE)  239 

ch f Dandy Man - Celtic Heroine (Hernando)

3 9-0
53
3 9-0
53

Lightly-raced maiden. 33/1, tenth of 12 in nursery at Chelmsford (10f), hampered. Off 7 months. First run for yard after leaving David Barron. Difficult ask.

Lightly-raced maiden. 33/1, tenth of 12 in nursery at Chelmsford (10f), hampered. Off 7 months. First run for yard after leaving David Barron. Difficult ask.

12 (14)
550-00
iT
Light green, yellow sleeves, light green armlets, yellow cap (Cdm Developments (north West) Ltd & Pt)

Paco Bleue 18 

b f Paco Boy - Poulaine Bleue (Bertolini)

3 9-0
53
3 9-0
53

Lightly-raced maiden. 40/1, eleventh of 17 in handicap at Leicester (7f, good) 18 days ago, slowly away.

Lightly-raced maiden. 40/1, eleventh of 17 in handicap at Leicester (7f, good) 18 days ago, slowly away.

13 (11)
3509-00
iT
Yellow, emerald green chevron, striped cap (Mr Martin Millichamp)

Silvington 16 

b g Firebreak - Millinsky (Stravinsky)

Non Runner

Non Runner

14 (13)
44-303
iT
Turquoise with black striped cap (Ingleby Bloodstock Limited)

Ingleby Molly (IRE)  14 

ch f Choisir - Mistress Twister (Pivotal)

3 8-11
50
3 8-11
50

Lightly-raced maiden. 10/1, good third of 13 in handicap at Wolverhampton (6.1f) 14 days ago, needing stiffer test. Significantly up in trip. Open to improvement.

Lightly-raced maiden. 10/1, good third of 13 in handicap at Wolverhampton (6.1f) 14 days ago, needing stiffer test. Significantly up in trip. Open to improvement.

15 (12)
000
iT
Light blue, red and white striped sleeves, red cap, white seams, blue hoop (Mr Ian Williams)

One Flew Over (IRE)  35 

b g Jeremy - Coill Cri (Shinko Forest)

3 8-11
50
3 8-11
50

Thrice-raced maiden. Fourteenth of 19 in minor event (100/1) at Newbury (7f, good to firm) 5 weeks ago, not knocked about. Makes handicap debut. Open to improvement.

Thrice-raced maiden. Fourteenth of 19 in minor event (100/1) at Newbury (7f, good to firm) 5 weeks ago, not knocked about. Makes handicap debut. Open to improvement.

16 (6)
866-865
iT
Emerald green, white cross belts, orange sleeves, royal blue cap (Mrs H Steel)

Spanish Mane (IRE)  14 

b f Havana Gold - Kiva (Indian Ridge)

3 8-10 (ow3)
49
3 8-10 (ow3)
49

Creditable fifth of 13 in handicap (12/1) at Wolverhampton (6.1f) 14 days ago. Significantly up in trip.

Creditable fifth of 13 in handicap (12/1) at Wolverhampton (6.1f) 14 days ago. Significantly up in trip.

Verdict

VENTURA CREST lost little in defeat when second over track and trip last time and should be thereabouts with a repeat performance. Red Seeker found 7f on the sharp side when third at Musselburgh last time and promises to be suited by this longer trip. Others for the shortlist are Racehorse, who has been raised 5lb for scoring over C&D recently, and Ingleby Molly, who is completely unexposed beyond sprint distances.

Verdict

A 5 lb rise for RACEHORSE's latest C&D success looks fair given the pair pulled nicely clear of the third and she might be capable of following up. Ingleby Molly has the potential to build on her Wolverhampton third with the step up to 1m promising to be in her favour, while Ventura Crest was a fine second here when last seen in April.

20:55 Wetherby 22 Jun 2018

Lady Luna & Jessie Juju Knees-Up Handicap (Class 6) (3YO plus)

Winner £3,493 - 10 run - Draw Advantage: None

7

5f 110y

Good to Firm (Watered)

Weather: View Course Guide

Weighed In
No.
(Draw)
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
Timeform says (star rating)
Printouts
1 (1)
68-1571
iT
Purple, yellow star, orange sleeves, yellow stars, yellow cap, orange star (Gaga Syndicate)

Imperial Legend (IRE) (ex6)  9 

b g Mujadil - Titian Saga (Titus Livius)

9 9-7 b
61 4
9 9-7 b
61 4

C&D winner. Won 14-runner handicap at Hamilton (5f, good to firm, 12/1) 9 days ago by neck from Foxy Boy. Remains well treated on old form for all he's not the most consistent. Carries penalty.

C&D winner. Won 14-runner handicap at Hamilton (5f, good to firm, 12/1) 9 days ago by neck from Foxy Boy. Remains well treated on old form for all he's not the most consistent. Carries penalty.

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2 (5)
39134-5
iT
Dark blue, light blue chevrons, white sleeves, yellow cap (Northgate Racing)

Canford Bay (IRE)  3 

b g Canford Cliffs - Maundays Bay (Invincible Spirit)

4 9-6
60
4 9-6
60

Shaped as if retaining all ability when fifth of 12 in handicap at Thirsk (5f, good, 16/1) 3 days ago.

Shaped as if retaining all ability when fifth of 12 in handicap at Thirsk (5f, good, 16/1) 3 days ago.

3 (9)
110-307
iT
Red, black collar and cuffs, old gold cap (T T Racing)

Young Tiger 10 

b g Captain Gerrard - Blades Princess (Needwood Blade)

5 9-6 h
60 2
5 9-6 h
60 2

Bit below form seventh of 16 in handicap at Thirsk (6f, good, 33/1) 10 days ago, unsuited by step up in trip.

Bit below form seventh of 16 in handicap at Thirsk (6f, good, 33/1) 10 days ago, unsuited by step up in trip.

4 (8)
900-95D
iT
Red, white cross of lorraine, red sleeves, white spots (Mr D Renton And Mrs R Carr)

Vallarta (IRE)  9 

b g Footstepsinthesand - Mexican Miss (Tagula)

8 9-6
60
8 9-6
60

7/1, good third of 15 in handicap at Hamilton (6f, good to firm) 9 days ago (second past the post but subsequently disqualified). Well treated and clearly back in form.

7/1, good third of 15 in handicap at Hamilton (6f, good to firm) 9 days ago (second past the post but subsequently disqualified). Well treated and clearly back in form.

5 (6)
4108-40
iT
Maroon and black diamonds, maroon cap, black diamond (Shewring, Marshall, Craig, Fantoni)

Arnold 23 

b g Equiano - Azurinta (Azamour)

4 9-6 h1
60
4 9-6 h1
60

Eleventh of 14 in handicap (12/1) at Beverley (5f, good to firm) 23 days ago, too free. May benefit from a first-time hood and up to defying this mark, though does need things to drop right.

Eleventh of 14 in handicap (12/1) at Beverley (5f, good to firm) 23 days ago, too free. May benefit from a first-time hood and up to defying this mark, though does need things to drop right.

6 (4)
4-11357
iT
Grey, light green seams, hooped sleeves, light green cap (Front Runner Racing Ii)

Good Business (IRE)  29 

ch f Dutch Art - Parakopi (Green Desert)

4 9-4 v
58
4 9-4 v
58

2 wins from 5 runs this year. Latest win at Chelmsford City in February. Last of 7 in handicap at Lingfield (6f, good, 10/1) 29 days ago. Visor back on. Bit to prove.

2 wins from 5 runs this year. Latest win at Chelmsford City in February. Last of 7 in handicap at Lingfield (6f, good, 10/1) 29 days ago. Visor back on. Bit to prove.

7 (7)
26847-7
iT
Yellow, dark blue seams, dark blue and yellow chevrons on sleeves, yellow cap (Judy & Richard Peck & Partner)

Burtonwood 23 

b g Acclamation - Green Poppy (Green Desert)

6 9-4
58 WS2
6 9-4
58 WS2

Thirteen runs since last win in 2017. Seventh of 11 in handicap at Nottingham (6.1f, soft, 14/1) 23 days ago. Has been given a real chance by the handicapper.

Thirteen runs since last win in 2017. Seventh of 11 in handicap at Nottingham (6.1f, soft, 14/1) 23 days ago. Has been given a real chance by the handicapper.

8 (2)
765962
iT
Beige, brown seams, armlets and cap (Grange Park Racing Club And Partner)

Foxy Boy 9 

ch g Foxwedge - Suzy Wong (Auction House)

4 9-3
57 1
4 9-3
57 1

Fifteen runs since last win in 2017. Creditable neck second of 14 to Imperial Legend in handicap at Hamilton (5f, good to firm, 4/1) 9 days ago, suited by way race developed. Clearly on a good mark.

Fifteen runs since last win in 2017. Creditable neck second of 14 to Imperial Legend in handicap at Hamilton (5f, good to firm, 4/1) 9 days ago, suited by way race developed. Clearly on a good mark.

9 (10)
5669-1
iT
White, royal blue epaulets, royal blue and white hooped sleeves, white and royal blue quartered cap (Booth And Southworth)

Chizz De Biz (IRE) (ex6)  11 

b f Zebedee - Chizzler (Baltic King)

3 9-3
64 1
3 9-3
64 1

Lightly-raced winner. Career best when winning 12-runner handicap at Brighton (6f, good to firm, 13/2) 11 days ago, forging clear. That was a weak race, but she may do better. Carries penalty.

Lightly-raced winner. Career best when winning 12-runner handicap at Brighton (6f, good to firm, 13/2) 11 days ago, forging clear. That was a weak race, but she may do better. Carries penalty.

10 (3)
124706
iT
Pink, black spots, white sleeves and cap (Mr D Milthorp)

Essential 16 

b g Pivotal - Something Blue (Petong)

4 9-2
56
4 9-2
56

Winner at Southwell in January. Respectable sixth of 11 in handicap (13/2) at Wolverhampton (7.2f) 16 days ago, having run of race. Back down in trip. Looks competitive on form.

Winner at Southwell in January. Respectable sixth of 11 in handicap (13/2) at Wolverhampton (7.2f) 16 days ago, having run of race. Back down in trip. Looks competitive on form.

Verdict

FOXY BOY went down by only a neck off this rating behind Imperial Legend over 5f at Hamilton nine days ago and wouldn't need to find a great deal of improvement in order to go one better, with the winner carrying a penalty here. Vallarta rattled the crossbar when suffering a head beating over 6f last time and also commands respect now turned out off the same mark over this slightly shorter trip.

Verdict

VALLARTA is clearly on a good mark judged on his recent effort at Hamilton (dead-heated for second but placed third after causing interference), and he gets the nod to take the finale. Chizz De Biz won a weak race at Brighton last week, but she's still lightly raced so may yet do better, while Burtonwood has been given a real chance by the handicapper.