Betfair Novice Flat Amateur Handicap (For Novice Amateur Riders) 2m

  • (4yo+, 2m, Class 6, 12 runners)
  • Winner £1,872 2nd £580 3rd £290 4th £145
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 3m 41.09s
  • Off time: 17:25:34
Full result
Result 17:25 Thirsk
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 2 Dan Emmett 14/1
2nd 6 Anne's Valentino 12 4/1
3rd 5 Beat The Shower ½ 3/1j

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 (7) 0075/
Red, Yellow stars, Red sleeves, Royal Blue stars, Red cap, Yellow star Short Takes (USA) 39
  • T:D McCain Jnr
  • J:Mr H Stock
  • Form: 0075/
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-7p1
  • OR: 62
  • Naps:
6 161 11-7 p1 D McCain Jnr Mr H Stock 62 3/1j
2 (9) 32-780
Dark blue, yellow cross belts, red sleeves and cap Dan Emmett (USA) 26
  • T:J S Wainwright
  • J:Mr K Wood
  • Form: 32-780
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-5p1
  • OR: 60
  • Naps:
4 159 11-5 p1 J S Wainwright Mr K Wood 60 14/1
3 (6) 5-82170
Dark Green, Yellow spots on sleeves, Yellow cap Kathlatino 7
  • T:Micky Hammond
  • J:Dylan McDonagh
  • Form: 5-82170
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-4v
  • OR: 59
  • Naps:
7 158 11-4 v Micky Hammond Dylan McDonagh (3) 59 11/1
4 (13) 5-15436
Red, Black hoop and armlets, Red cap, White star Captain Sharpe 11
  • T:B J Llewellyn
  • J:Mr J P Williams
  • Form: 5-15436
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-2t
  • OR: 57
  • Naps:
6 156 11-2 t B J Llewellyn Mr J P Williams (3) 57 9/1
5 (10) 52-5443
Purple and Light Green stripes, Purple sleeves, Light Green cap Beat The Shower 22
  • T:P D Niven
  • J:Mr P Dennis
  • Form: 52-5443
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-1h
  • OR: 56
  • Naps:
8 155 11-1 h P D Niven Mr P Dennis 56 3/1j
6 (4) 511253
Red, Mauve chevron, Mauve and Red quartered cap Anne's Valentino 32
  • T:J M Jefferson
  • J:Mr J Teal
  • Form: 511253
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR: 55
  • Naps:
4 154 11-0 J M Jefferson Mr J Teal (3) 55 4/1
7 (12) 154U14
ORANGE, EMERALD GREEN sash, EMERALD GREEN and WHITE check sleeves and cap Graylyn Ruby (FR) 56
  • T:R Eddery
  • J:Mr H Hunt
  • Form: 154U14
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR: 55
  • Naps:
9 154 11-0 R Eddery Mr H Hunt 55 11/1
9 (11) 866547
Yellow, Red cross belts, Red sleeves, Yellow stars, Yellow cap, Red stars Joyful Motive 8
  • T:M C Chapman
  • J:Miss J Walton
  • Form: 866547
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-4
  • OR: 45
  • Naps:
5 144 10-4 M C Chapman Miss J Walton 45 16/1
10 (8) 35604/6-
Dark blue, beige stripe, checked sleeves and cap Denison Flyer 296
  • T:L A Mullaney
  • J:Miss J McLernon
  • Form: 35604/6-
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-4p
  • OR: 45
  • Naps:
7 144 10-4 p L A Mullaney Miss J McLernon (3) 45 25/1
11 (2) 709-800
BLACK, YELLOW chevron, hooped sleeves, YELLOW cap Jewelled Dagger (IRE) 12
  • T:Mrs S A Watt
  • J:Miss C Watling
  • Form: 709-800
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 10-4pt
  • OR: 45
  • Naps:
10 144 10-4 pt Mrs S A Watt Miss C Watling (3) 45 33/1
12 (3) 09/369
Grey, red star, light blue cap Freedom Flying 32
  • T:L R James
  • J:L Hall
  • Form: 09/369
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 10-4pt
  • OR: 45
  • Naps:
11 144 10-4 pt L R James L Hall (3) 45 33/1
13 (5) 07699-8
YELLOW, RED cross belts, RED sleeves, YELLOW stars, WHITE cap Vogarth 36
  • T:M C Chapman
  • J:P Thomas
  • Form: 07699-8
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 10-4
  • OR: 45
  • Naps:
10 144 10-4 M C Chapman P Thomas (3) 45 66/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
8 (1) 5/83314-
Strikemaster (IRE) 348
  • Nag Me
  • Course and Distance Winner
  • T:L R James
  • J:Miss Katy Lyons
  • Form: 5/83314-
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-12t
  • OR: 53
  • Naps:
8 1012 t L R James Miss Katy Lyons 53 NR

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2013 1 Strikemaster (IRE)
  • T:L R James
  • J:Mr Aaron James
7 10-6 L R James Mr Aaron James 10/1
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In depth

Verdict

Strikemaster won this last year but has only had one run subsequently and is worth opposing this time. BEAT THE SHOWER is on a losing run but has won three times on a soft surface, the last two off higher marks. He was only beaten a length-and-a-half over 1m6f at Redcar last month and this looks his opportunity to get back on track, though Anne's Valentino is starting to come down the weights again and Captain Sharpe has travelled a long way for this. Winning hurdler Short Takes is lightly-raced on the Flat and could be best of the rest.

Formwatch

Strikemaster (IRE) 7-1 (8-8) In rear, headway over 2f out, kept on same pace and no impression, 4th of 7, 8l behind Nashville (9-13) at Catterick 2m hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Aug '13.

Dan Emmett (USA) 14-1 (11-6) Raced wide in touch, lost place quickly over 5f out, 13th of 14, 45l behind Hyperlink (11-7) at Catterick 1m 4f am hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jul.

Anne's Valentino 5-1 (9-12) Tracked leaders in 5th, went 4th over 5f out, 2nd over 3f out, no chance with very easy winner, lost 2nd last half furlong, 3rd of 10, 12l behind My Destination (10-5) at Doncaster 2m am hcp (0-70) (4yo+) (5) gd in Jul.

Beat The Shower 3-1 (9-3) In touch, headway over 4f out, led over 3f out, headed over 2f out, every chance over 1f out, no extra towards finish, 3rd of 6, 1 1/2l behind Madrasa (9-11) at Redcar 1m 6f app hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jul.

Graylyn Ruby (FR) 6-1 (9-2) In touch, ridden 3f out, headway over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Maoi Chinn Tire (8-10) at Nottingham 1m 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jun.

Kathlatino 22-1 (9-10) Mid-division on inside, weakened over 2f out, 10th of 15, 10l behind Sergeant Pink (9-2) at Carlisle 1m 3f ladies hcp 0-70 (5) gd.

Captain Sharpe 14-1 (7-11) Tracked leaders, driven over 4f out, effort on outside 3f out, kept on same pace, weakened final furlong, last of 6, 12l behind Riptide (9-2) at Ffos Las 2m hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jul.

Denison Flyer 18-1 (8-9) Mid-division, ridden 3f out, kept on same pace final 2f, 6th of 11, 10l behind Funky Munky (9-1) at Catterick 1m 6f app hcp 0-60 (6) hvy in Oct.

Freedom Flying 50-1 (9-4) Last pair, never on terms, 9th of 10, 30l behind My Destination (10-5) at Doncaster 2m am hcp (0-70) (4yo+) (5) gd in Jul.

Short Takes (USA) 15-2 (9-5) Tracked leaders on inside, ridden over 4f out, outpaced 3f out, plugged on one pace final 2f, 5th of 13, 10l behind Achalas (9-5) at Kempton 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in May '11.

Joyful Motive 16-1 (8-2) Raced wide prominent, ridden 6f out, weakened 4f out, 7th of 8, 30l behind Poste Restante (8-2) at Yarmouth 1m 3f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Jun.

Vogarth 100-1 (8-0) Slowly away, outpaced, last of 8, 25l behind Shawkantango (8-9) at Southwell 5f app clm stks 0-70 (6) fbs in Jan.

Jewelled Dagger (IRE) 20-1 (9-13) Soon outpaced, never a factor, last of 12, 29l behind Sky Crossing (10-2) at Redcar 1m am hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jul.