15:40 Thirsk

Wednesday 3 July 2019


Resolute And Beautiful Sri Lanka Handicap

Class 6  |   6f  |   Good to Firm  |   18 Runners  |   Turf
Off time: 15:42  |   Winning time: 1m 10.93s
Weighed In
Age: 9|  Weight: 9-10  |  J: D Tudhope |  T: P T Midgley|  OR: 65|  D

Last win came at Kempton in 2017 off a mark of 83 but has really struggled of late despite tumbling mark. Never sighted last time when well beaten on first start for three months following wind surgery. 5lb lower now.

Age: 6|  Weight: 9-9  |  J: R P Downey |  T: J J Quinn|  OR: 64|  C|  D

Goes particularly well at Catterick but won here over 5f in May off 2lb lower mark. Fair effort latest and trip no problem so should be prominent, as usual, for much of the race.

Age: 5|  Weight: 9-8  |  J: A Elliott |  T: Ronald Thompson|  OR: 63|  CD

C&D winner last August off 1lb higher mark of 64 and may have found soft ground against him at Pontefract last time out. Fair chance if in the mood.

Age: 7|  Weight: 9-7  |  J: Harry Russell |  T: Miss J A Camacho|  OR: 62|  CD

Won this race 12 months ago off 6lb lower mark and has scored twice sinceon AW. Mid-division finisher here last time over 5f on first start following five-month break and should be fully tuned up now.

Age: 5|  Weight: 9-6  |  J: Connor Beasley |  T: T D Easterby|  OR: 61|  C|  D

Last win came over C&D a year ago but has looked badly out of touch in three starts sof ar this campaign. Eased another 4lb but has it to do on recent evidence.

Age: 5|  Weight: 9-5  |  J: A Mullen |  T: Adrian Nicholls|  OR: 60|  D

3lb lower than last winning mark at Catterick in October 2018. Has run well in two previous visits here this term and soft ground might have been the issue when disappointing recently. Chance if rain stays away.

Age: 3|  Weight: 9-4  |  J: T Eaves |  T: K A Ryan|  OR: 65

First-time visor applied for this eight-race maiden whose form has been poor in two previous attempts at this trip Fine yard always respected but he needs to improve to score.

Age: 6|  Weight: 9-4  |  J: Lewis Edmunds |  T: Rebecca Bastiman|  OR: 59

Just 2-38 career record and hasn't hit the target for over three years. Has shown little spark in three starts this term for current yard and looks up against it once again.

Age: 3|  Weight: 9-2  |  J: P J McDonald |  T: K R Burke|  OR: 63

Unexposed Slade Power filly showed improved form in first-time visor over C&D latest when second having shown plenty of pace. Takes on older horses for first time off 3lb higher mark but is interesting for smart connections.

Age: 6|  Weight: 9-0  |  J: D C Costello |  T: M Walford|  OR: 55|  D

Five-time winner who goes on any ground and landed success in heavy going at Nottingham penultimate start off 3lb lower mark. Stayed on after slow start latest and chance if able to jump off on terms with them this time.

Age: 3|  Weight: 9-0  |  J: P Mulrennan |  T: M Dods|  OR: 61

Three ordinary runs last term as a juvenile and returns now having been gelded to contest his first handicap off modest mark. Hard to assess and market may provide the best clues.

Age: 7|  Weight: 8-13  |  J: J Garritty |  T: Mrs R Carr|  OR: 54|  D

Has been running very well this term at this level without managing to get his head in front, going very close on two separate occasion at Nottingham. Should be in the mix again if things go his way.

Age: 4|  Weight: 8-11  |  J: Jack Mitchell |  T: Olly Williams|  OR: 52|  BF|  D

Edged out Tadaany by a nose at Nottingham in June and has run respectably on both starts since. Both drawn high this time and there may be little between them again. May benefit from stronger handling here than last time out.

Age: 6|  Weight: 8-11  |  J: Jason Hart |  T: J J Quinn|  OR: 52|  D

Won three times at Lingfield this winter and stayed on well enough over 5f at Catterick last time, return to 6f will suit and partnered by jockey in flying form of late.

Age: 3|  Weight: 8-10  |  J: P Hanagan |  T: D H Brown|  OR: 57|  D

Only win from 18 attempts came over 6f at Redcar in May when off 6lb lower mark. Went close two starts later at Ripon but appeared to resent cheekpieces last time which have now been left off. Jockey booking a positive.

Age: 9|  Weight: 8-10  |  J: Faye McManoman |  T: N Tinkler|  OR: 51|  BF|  CD

Just 5-65 but has been placed on 20 further occasions and is an honest sort. Won over C&D last summer on soft ground but handles a decent surface too, and ran fair race at Yarmouth last time without landing a blow.

Age: 4|  Weight: 8-10  |  J: Jane Elliott |  T: R E Barr|  OR: 46

Yet to reach even a place in 12 outings but surprised penultimate start when fourth at 125/1 in Redcar handicap. Modest effort latest and that one effort looks to have been a flash in the pan.

Age: 3|  Weight: 8-4  |  J: P Mathers |  T: T D Easterby|  OR: 50

Only modest and hasn't been placed in his six starts so far. Has shown a little ability on occasions and almost certainly failed to stay stiff extended 7f at Beverley last time. 2lb lower now.


Round The Island2
Weight: 9-2|  Age: 6
T: R M Whitaker  J: B A Curtis
Weight: 8-4|  Age: 3
T: B P J Baugh  J: Paula Muir


Related (5/1), Viking Way (13/2), Bedtime Bella (8/1), Sfumato (9/1), Ascot Dreamer (10/1), Cliff (12/1), Round The Island (12/1), Tadaany (14/1), Mr Strutter (16/1), Spirit Of Zebedee (16/1), Suitcase 'n' Taxi (16/1), Charlie's Boy (16/1), Indian Pursuit (18/1), Baldwin (18/1), Burtonwood (20/1), Separable (20/1), Shesadabber (20/1), Carlovian (33/1), Fumbo Jumbo (50/1), Pearl's Calling (80/1)

Burtonwood looks to have been laid out to attempt winning this for the second year running and should go well, but BEDTIME BELLA is interesting taking on older hosres in a handicap for the first time and is far less exposed than most of her rivals. There are a host of horses with a chance in a wide open event, including Tadaany and Viking Way who are old foes, and Mr Strutter and Sfumato, who would both prefer any rain to stay away. Round The Island has a squeak along with Cliff if things go their way.
  1. Bedtime Bella
  2. Round The Island
  3. Viking Way

Previous Winners

Weight: 9-3  |Age: 6
Weight: 9-3  |  
Age: 6  |  
J: Callum Rodriguez
T: Miss J A Camacho
Prize Money
1st: £3,752.002nd: £1,116.003rd: £558.004th: £300.005th: £300.006th: £300.007th: £300.008th: £300.00

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