17:10 Beverley Wed 17 April 2019

  • Westwood Handicap (Class 5)
  • 1m 4f 23y, Good to Firm (Good in places)
  • 11 Runners
  • Winner£4,285.002nd£1,282.003rd£641.004th£321.005th£300.006th£300.007th£300.008th£300.00
  • Surface: Turf
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Winning time:2m 40.23sOff time:17:10:22
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1
(5)
49-7OR: 75D
15/2

Hamilton novice winner (1m4f, soft) in September. Stayed 1m6f (good) next time, which was her best effort so far. Not as effective on Fibresand last time out (handicap debut). Same mark today and this stiff track could suit. Considered.

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2
(3)
49-5OR: 73
11/1

Won a Leicester maiden (7f, good to soft) as a juvenile, when with Richard Hannon. Unable to get competitive in two runs for Richard Fahey in the autumn. Since gelded and changed stable again. In good hands and on a workable mark if he can revive.

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4
(9)
69-1OR: 69C
7/1

Completed a four-timer last year, all over 1m2f and on a sound surface, three of them at this track. Handicapper then caught up, but he has now slipped back to a mark just 1lb higher than his last win. Stays 1m4f and looks to be coming back to form.

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5
(1)
99-1OR: 69D
3/1

A winner under both codes and made it 2-6 on the Flat at Pontefract (1m4f, good to firm) last week. Escapes a penalty for that apprentice race success (Bit Of A Quirke over 2L back in third) and should again go very close.

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6
(2)
109-1OR: 69CD
10/1

C&D winner (good to firm) in 2017 and although not as good now, he was still able to win from 6lb higher at Doncaster last summer. Well held in two recent AW runs, but no surprise to see a much better effort returning to turf.

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7
(12)
89-1OR: 69CD
28/1

Recorded back-to-back Catterick wins (1m4f/2m, both good) in October. Held from today's mark when last seen later that month. Has won over C&D but her record when fresh is poor and she looks worth taking on at this level.

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8
(4)
58-13OR: 67CD
6/1

C&D winner last June, when 4lb lower and on fast ground. Twice went very close again over C&D from today's mark, before form tailed off. Yet to win fresh, so unless there is significant support for him, he is probably best watched on his return.

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9
(8)
48-12OR: 66
20/1

0-11. Can be given a chance on some of his form from when with Richard Hannon, as well as his debut for this trainer at Lingfield (1m4f, AW) in February. However, others have stronger cases.

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10
(6)
48-12OR: 66
4/1

Has raced exclusively on AW so far. Went close over 1m in a Lingfield novice event in February. Not disgraced on handicap debut at Wolverhampton last time. Plenty of winning turf form in her pedigree, and she is interesting, especially over 1m4f.

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11
(10)
48-11OR: 65D
28/1

5lb higher than when last winning at Catterick in November. Has been unable to get competitive in two runs since, Dangerous to write him off at this venue given local connections.

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12
(7)
68-10OR: 64D
12/1

CV reads 2-35 (1-21 on turf). 1lb lower than that sole turf win at Catterick (1m4f, good to firm) two years ago. Consistent at his own level, but regularly finds a couple too good, and that's the likely scenario again.

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Non-Runners

3
(11)
Searching231
79-2OR: 70
T: Mrs K TuttyJ: Non Runner

Last Year's Winner

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Betting

Forecast

Archive (3/1), Iconic Girl (4/1), Zihaam (6/1), Bit Of A Quirke (7/1), Just Wait (15/2), Be Perfect (10/1), Searching (10/1), Accessor (11/1), Swansway (12/1), Gendarme (20/1), Flower Power (28/1), Airplane (28/1)

Verdict

Bit Of A Quirke has to be of interest back here and after showing signs of a return to form last time. Be Perfect is well treated on form as recent as last summer, while Archive, Just Wait and Searching are others of interest. However, a chance is taken that ICONIC GIRL, who represents a top yard, can kick on now being tried on turf.
  1. Iconic Girl
  2. Bit Of A Quirke
  3. Just Wait

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