15:05 Thirsk Sat 13 April 2019

  • Debbie Stephenson Birthday Celebration Handicap (Class 5)
  • 6f, Good to Firm
  • 19 Runners
  • Winner£4,399.002nd£1,309.003rd£654.004th£327.005th£300.006th£300.007th£300.008th£300.00
  • Surface: Turf
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Winning time:1m 11.71sOff time:15:11:19
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1
(13)
49-7OR: 75
25/1

Winner from his current mark at Newcastle (5f) in August (2/1f) but yet to prove that he's effective at 6f (0-1); finished a heavily eased last of 11 on Tapeta latest.

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2
(10)
Logib22
59-7OR: 75D
14/1

Three-time winner on a sound surface (6f-7f) in 2018; below-par in a couple of AW spins in 2019, and nudging down the handicap as a result.

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4
(9)
79-7OR: 75
16/1

Enjoys the Yorkshire air, seemingly sharpest on the Westwood at Beverley (5f); handles most ground conditions, arguably best on good to firm; 2lb higher than when beating Van Gerwen by a head at Pontefract in October.

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5
(14)
89-6OR: 74CD
12/1

A nine-time winner from 68 starts, albeit with a few quirks - can fluff the start; decisive winner off a similar mark here in late 2017 (soft), and finished fourth of 23 in the 2018 Ayr Bronze Cup (heavy).

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6
(19)
49-6OR: 74
6/1

Six-race maiden (6f-7f); beaten approximately 6L when finishing fourth to Bedouin's Story in a 7f Class 4 handicap at Newbury (good to soft) in October; well drawn on seasonal return; definite contender.

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7
(18)
99-4OR: 72D
25/1

Snapped a barren spell when gamely fending off Mutabaahy by a neck at Newcastle (6f) in September; fractionally more moderate thereafter; returns to turf on ground which will suit, and from a feasible mark.

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8
(16)
49-4OR: 72DWS
8/1

Front-runner; without a win since his juvenile days for Mark Johnston (August 2017); slowly edged down the weights during 2018 (often campaigned at 7f); market helpful post wind surgery on first start for Paul Midgley (bought for 6,000gns).

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9
(1)
59-4OR: 72D
25/1

Both of her previous wins have come on soft ground (6f) and that won't be figuring anywhere in today's going description; in reasonable form on the AW (Fibresand); cheekpieces added, with a poor draw to overcome.

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10
(6)
59-3OR: 71D
25/1

Four juvenile wins for Hugo Palmer in 2016, including in a 5f Chantilly Group 3 (good); yet to capitalise on an ever reducing handicap mark for Tim Easterby with no real reason to expect that to change on seasonal return.

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11
(12)
59-2OR: 70DWS
12/1

10lb lower than when finishing a close third in a similar C&D contest (good to soft) in April 2018 and can go well fresh, albeit hasn't won since his early days with William Haggas; prefers cut; eye-shields now applied.

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12
(4)
49-2OR: 70CD
16/1

C&D maiden winner in April 2018 (good to soft); didn't see masses of action thereafter, twice failing to beat a single rival in handicap company at this track (7f); plenty to prove, especially on quick ground.

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13
(20)
49-2OR: 70D
28/1

Dual 6f juvenile scorer for Jo Hughes (2017); poor throughout the entirety of her three-year-old campaign, falling over a stone in the weights; runner-up at odds of 50/1 at Kempton in January (6f); very early days with Marjorie Fife.

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14
(17)
59-1OR: 69CD
16/1

Most effective on turf and goes particularly well at this track; a three-time winner here, including from a similar mark in August 2018 (6f); a poor show on the AW at Southwell ten-days ago is an obvious concern; strong jockey booked.

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15
(5)
49-0OR: 68D
10/1

His sole 'win' (a dead-heat) in 16 career starts came at Hamilton (6f, good to firm) in June 2018, and although he knocked at the door thereafter wasn't able to break through; back to his 'winning' mark of 68.

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16
(7)
49-0OR: 68CD
28/1

Three-time winner in 2018, coming to the fore early in the season with 6f successes at Ripon (soft) and over this C&D (good to soft); also effective on a sound surface (good to firm); sits 3lb above his last winning mark.

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17
(2)
59-0OR: 68D
9/1

A maiden on the AW (0-10), but has run some fairly respectable races at Newcastle over the winter - mainly over 7f; 6lb below his last winning mark (6f Redcar, good to firm); would've possibly been worth chancing with a high draw.

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18
(15)
48-13OR: 67
33/1

Six-race maiden; off the track since September 2017 (564-days) when finishing 7L third to Weeton in a 5f novice auction at Beverley (soft); watching brief for a trainer who saddles three other runners.

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19
(3)
48-13OR: 67D
12/1

Ended last season early on an upward curve when making all to beat Bibbidibobbidiboo by ½L at Hamilton (6f, good to firm) in July; 3lb higher; conditions ideal and Rachel Richardson prefers him to regular ride Kenny The Captain; draw?

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20
(8)
58-12OR: 66BFD
5/1

Hasn't won on turf since May 2017 (6f Redcar, good). However, has added a couple of 6f Southwell wins to his CV since late 2018, and is potentially well handicapped on turf off a perch of 66; jockey 1-2 (50%) in 2019.

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Non-Runners

3
(11)
Rolladice198
49-7OR: 75
T: M W EasterbyJ: Nathan Evans

Last Year's Winner

DRAWHORSEAWGTSP
1Mr Orange59-118/1Full Result
T: P T MidgleyJ: D C Costello

Betting

Forecast

Black Salt (5/1), Molls Memory (6/1), Prestbury Park (8/1), Dirchill (9/1), Cameo Star (10/1), Pennsylvania Dutch (12/1), Kenny The Captain (12/1), Gullane One (12/1), Rolladice (12/1), Logi (14/1), Musharrif (16/1), I Know How (16/1), Mr Strutter (16/1), Afandem (25/1), Secretinthepark (25/1), Granny Roz (25/1), Rumshak (25/1), Rickyroadboy (28/1), Peggy's Angel (28/1), Mr Greenlight (33/1)

Verdict

A nigh impossible sprint, although by focusing upon one side ahead of the other this serves to reduce the challenge. Of those with a favoured high draw, Molls Memory (19) is open to improvement having ended her season with a pleasing effort at Newbury. Prestbury Park (16) is potentially well handicapped on debut for Paul Midgley (first run since wind surgery) and the course specialist Mr Strutter (17) also merits a mention. However, a better priced alternative is the 9yo SECRETINTHEPARK (18) who will relish the drying underfoot conditions. Of those drawn low, the interesting runners are Black Salt (8), Gullane One (3) and Dirchill (2).
  1. Secretinthepark
  2. Prestbury Park
  3. Dirchill

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