16:05 Thirsk

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  • 5f, Good to Firm (Good in places, Watered)
  • 11 Runners
  • Winner£7,763.002nd£2,310.003rd£1,154.004th£577.00
  • Surface: Turf

Weighed In

Winning time:0m 58.45sOff time:16:06:11
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(9)
39-7OR: 88
Decent claims on the pick of last season's efforts but starts the campaign from 11lb higher than her last winning mark, so needs to be at her very best to cope with topweight in a competitive little handicap.
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2
(7)
39-4OR: 85
Proved his well being with a respectable effort at Nottingham earlier this month but hasn't stood much racing up to press. The betting will be useful where this fellow is concerned.
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(11)
39-4OR: 85
Made no impression in a French Group 3 last time out but returns to a more realistic level and at least has a seasonal run behind him. Drops in trip and should strip fitter; so likely to find this company more in tune with his level. One to keep on the right side.
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(10)
39-2OR: 83
Cost £76,000 and posted three decent, if unspectacular, efforts last term. Has been gelded since last seen in action, which may help him stay focused. Worth a check in the betting.
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(8)
39-0OR: 81
Allotted a mark of 81 after winning his maiden at Pontefract last term. Posted a sound effort on his return to turf earlier this month - running up to the handicapper's initial assessment. More to do in this company; but has proved that he has trained on and has a fitness edge over few of the others.
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(4)
38-13OR: 80
Far from disgraced on his handicap debut last time out and appeals as an improving individual that knows what is required of him. Represents a local stable, which is going well, and another bold effort can be expected.
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7
(1)
38-12OR: 79
Has winning form over 6f but was disappointing when dropped to the minimum distance last time out. Hard to know what to expect after that so may be best left alone here.
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8
(6)
38-12OR: 79
Starting to look exposed but did win a Musselburgh maiden in game style last time out. The runner up has struggled to boost that from, however, and more is required if the colt is going to make an impact in this stronger race.
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9
(2)
38-12OR: 79
Posted a sound effort when last seen out and is from a yard which does well at this course; indeed Michael Dodds won this race with Meccas Angel in 2014. This fellow can be a little keen in his races but he certainly holds ability. And is another capable of making this a good test.
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10
(5)
38-10OR: 77
Left Richard Hannon for Richard Fahey after a series of good performances. More exposed than most and helps to boost the standard. But already has a bit to find with Scuzeme and may have to play a supporting role once more.
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(3)
38-6OR: 73
Cost £25,000 and has already paid back chunks of the outlay with a couple of victories over 5f and 6f. Her pedigree suggests that the minimum distance may be an issue as time progresses but she has claims on these terms and adds a further dimension to think about if the on-course paddock watchers back up her claims with support in the betting ring.
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Betting

Forecast

Hemingway (7/2), Computable (5/1), Scuzeme (11/2), Plata O Plomo (15/2), Blue Suede (8/1), Dakota Gold (9/1), Megan Lily (12/1), Franca Florio (12/1), Tahoo (14/1), Jack Flash (16/1), Valentino Boy (25/1)

Verdict

A very tricky handicap where not too many can be ruled out. The market will help with the likes of Franca Florio and Plata O Plomo, who are likely to come on for the run and can be placed to good effect from here. Whereas Hemingway and Tahoo should be sharper for having had a recent outing and add further spice to the mix. However, preference goes to SCUZEME, who looks like he has the right attitude to add to his tally before too long and will be a potent threat at his local racecourse.
  1. Scuzeme
  2. Hemingway
  3. Tahoo
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