20:45 Thirsk Sat 12 May 2018

  • Get Daily Tips At racinguk.com Handicap (Class 6)
  • 6f, Good
  • 14 Runners
  • Winner£3,398.002nd£1,011.003rd£505.004th£400.005th£400.006th£400.007th£400.008th£400.00
  • Surface: Turf
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Winning time:1m 13.92sOff time:20:50:33
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1
(10)
49-7OR: 60C
33/1

Landed a maiden here at odds of 50/1 last summer which did little for his handicap mark. Down in the weights but still looks to have too much to do and stable have been quiet.

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2
(5)
89-7OR: 60D
8/1

Has improved 7lb on the AW during the winter and that is not reflected in a turf mark which has not budged accordingly. Looked unlucky at Wolverhampton on Wednesday and he went close on last turf run in similar grade.

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3
(9)
49-7OR: 60D
14/1

1-17 record with that victory gained on soft ground. Last of 14 on return and vulnerable with conditions forecast to be quick.

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4
(3)
69-6OR: 59D
10/3

Usually attracts support when this rider is booked and yard have been going well. Yet to win on turf and current mark is well up with events.

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5
(12)
79-4OR: 57DWS
16/1

Has underperformed since moving North and a year's absence does not augur well. Has had wind surgery and best watched until promising more.

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6
(13)
59-4OR: 57D
10/1

Record of 1-23 and handicap mark is sliding in line with her fortunes. Others have stronger claims and not ideally drawn.

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7
(6)
99-4OR: 57D
22/1

Took advantage of this mark to score at Newcastle last July and scored there on his seasonal bow in 2017. New yard have had a recent winner.

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8
(7)
59-4OR: 57D
16/1

Landed two Catterick sellers and a low grade AW handicap last year. His style of running makes him a hostage to fortune but he has a very good pilot on board.

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9
(11)
69-3OR: 56BF
9/1

Knocking on the door recently but a 1-34 record shows he does not know the way in. Refused to enter the stalls last time.

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10
(8)
49-2OR: 55D
6/1

Used her 7f stamina to bag a Catterick sprint on soft ground last term. This trip on ground as quick as forecast could be an issue.

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11
(1)
69-2OR: 55D
25/1

Almost two years since his last win and he has dropped 14lb in the interim. Has shown few signs of reversing that trend and he is yet to make the frame after a break.

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12
(14)
69-2OR: 55D
14/1

All four victories have been on AW tracks. However he has gone close twice on turf on the two occasions he was allotted this mark.

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13
(2)
69-1OR: 54
11/2

1-33 record on turf, but he has made the frame on his last three visits here and could do so again in a race which is less competitive than the numbers suggest.

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14
(4)
49-1OR: 54
66/1

Down the field on all five career starts and needs to up his game having finished last of 14 on reappearance.

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Last Year's Winner

DRAWHORSEAWGTSP
20The Armed Man49-68/1Full Result
T: C W FairhurstJ: Paula Muir

Betting

Forecast

Clergyman (10/3), Cool Strutter (11/2), Melaniemillie (6/1), Grey Destiny (8/1), Unnoticed (9/1), Semana Santa (10/1), Cupid's Arrow (14/1), First Excel (14/1), Searanger (16/1), Fyrecracker (16/1), Ambitious Icarus (22/1), Etienne Gerard (25/1), Pavers Pride (33/1), Excellent Story (66/1)

Verdict

This is one of those sprint handicaps which could be run several times over with a vastly different outcome each time. Cool Strutter rarely wins but he would be expected to be thereabouts given his record here and his good run last time. First Excel usually keeps to AW tracks but he has twice run on turf off today's mark and finished second. Ray Bowring's charge has improved during the winter so that gives him every chance of bagging a first turf victory. However, GREY DESTINY is another to have made progress during the winter and is better drawn. He was unlucky on Wednesday and his last turf run in this grade gives him a big shout off this weight.
  1. Grey Destiny
  2. First Excel
  3. Cool Strutter

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