19:15 Thirsk Sat 12 May 2018

  • Mike Wood Memorial Handicap (Class 5)
  • 6f, Good to Firm (Watered)
  • 16 Runners
  • Winner£4,757.002nd£1,416.003rd£707.004th£400.005th£400.006th£400.007th£400.008th£400.00
  • Surface: Turf
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Weighed In

Winning time:1m 12.05sOff time:19:20:01
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3
(11)
39-6OR: 73D
15/8

Quickened up smartly to score impressively last time. Yard in form and a repeat looks a strong possibility if handling quicker conditions.

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4
(3)
39-6OR: 73
16/1

Beat a modest bunch on fast ground last season and he hardly looks well-handicapped on that form. Gets quick conditions for the first time since that victory and this well tell us more given his good draw and stable form.

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5
(9)
39-6OR: 73D
8/1

Winner of a Lingfield novice but that form and subsequent efforts demand improvement. Trainer has a 6-12 record here over the past five seasons and it paid to be drawn centrally here on Tuesday.

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6
(16)
39-5OR: 72D
16/1

Won two on quick ground including a good prize at York. Conditions have not been right of late and he is below his last winning mark from a tough draw.

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7
(2)
39-4OR: 71
12/1

At his best when conditions were quick last year. Not suited by the slow pace last time, but has the speed to make the most of a good draw and a more attractive mark.

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9
(18)
39-3OR: 70
16/1

Has been running to a consistent level and one that gives him every chance in this. To do so requires him to overcome a poor draw.

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11
(1)
39-1OR: 68D
25/1

Has made all to land her last two but up 14lb for a narrow success in basement grade last time.

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12
(8)
39-1OR: 68WS
16/1

Handicap debutant for a yard who are rare visitors here. First run since wind surgery and worth noting for a move in the market.

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13
(19)
39-1OR: 68
33/1

Musselburgh winner on final start of 2017 but last on reappearance off this mark and she is poorly drawn.

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14
(13)
39-1OR: 68
14/1

Improved on latest start when getting a faster surface to race on. The third turned out to be quite useful and the stable had a first time out winner here on Tuesday.

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15
(4)
39-1OR: 68
50/1

Took a backward step last time and even her best form looks short of what will be required to take this.

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16
(6)
39-1OR: 68
33/1

Sire's progeny prefer softer ground and he had conditions to suit when producing a career best last time. Up 4lb for that on a faster surface.

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17
(12)
39-0OR: 67
28/1

Best efforts have come over a bit further and he has never really progressed since a Salisbury second last July. Cheekpieces on for first time.

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18
(20)
39-0OR: 67
20/1

Travelled well for a long way on her last three starts. Looks to have a race in her from this sort of mark, but she is drawn right under the stands rail and most of the pace is on the far side.

19
(5)
38-13OR: 66
33/1

Came to hand early last season and her third to Elnadim Star now looks a good run. Would have to be considered if in the same form.

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20
(14)
38-12OR: 65CD
12/1

In good form but now has to improve to defy a 6lb rise with conditions forecast to be much quicker.

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Non-Runners

1
(15)
Enzo's Lad18
39-7OR: 74
T: K R BurkeJ: Ben Curtis
2
(17)
Dawn Breaking14
39-6OR: 73
T: R M WhitakerJ: Cam Hardie
8
(10)
Biddy Brady23
39-3OR: 70
T: T D EasterbyJ: D Allan
10
(7)
Campion32
39-1OR: 68
T: P A KirbyJ: Callum Rodriguez

Last Year's Winner

DRAWHORSEAWGTSP
2Scofflaw39-89/2Full Result
T: R A FaheyJ: Adam J McNamara

Betting

Forecast

Conversant (15/8), Biddy Brady (15/2), Mighty Mac (8/1), Enzo's Lad (8/1), Harrogate (12/1), Rickyroadboy (12/1), Cocktail (14/1), Dawn Breaking (14/1), White Feather (16/1), Mr Wagyu (16/1), Cameo Star (16/1), Rogue Hero (16/1), Riverside Walk (20/1), Cuppacoco (25/1), Campion (25/1), Coastal Drive (28/1), Our Little Pony (33/1), Daffy Jane (33/1), Shortbackandsides (33/1), Alba Del Sole (50/1)

Verdict

A case of some sort can be made for many in this. There is an abundance of pace drawn low to middle and the centre of the track was the place to be here on Tuesday. With that in mind CONVERSANT gets the nod given his impressive manner of victory last time and the current form of his yard. Biddy Brady looks another likely to build on an encouraging seasonal debut for her yard, whilst Campion, Our Little Pony and Harrogate have conditions to suit and could surprise at a generous price. Cocktail, Rogue Hero, Mighty Mac and Mr Wagyu are all worth noting for support in the market.
  1. Conversant
  2. Biddy Brady
  3. Our Little Pony

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