15:30 Thirsk Mon 16 September 2019

  • Sri Lanka Awaits You Selling Handicap (Class 6)
  • 6f, Good to Firm (Good in places)
  • 19 Runners
  • Winner£3,738.002nd£1,112.003rd£556.004th£300.005th£300.006th£300.007th£300.008th£300.00
  • Surface: Turf
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Winning time:1m 10.7sOff time:15:33:04
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1
(1)
69-8OR: 65CD
15/2

Has been well below form on the whole this year, a close third at Pontefract in May not repeated since. Does take a sharp drop in class, but needs to make it count.

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2
(11)
39-8OR: 67
50/1

Won on racecourse debut for Kevin Ryan, but lightly raced since, and disappointed on handicap bow at Ayr in July before joining new connections for just £4,000 last month.

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3
(12)
39-5OR: 64D
14/1

Runner-up three times off this mark in the past month or so for current yard, but was a little disappointing when only sixth of 7 at Brighton a week ago, and she's none too reliable.

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4
(6)
59-4OR: 61D
18/1

Won three in succession last summer, including twice at Hamilton on an easy surface. Generally disappointing this season, and ran a stinker at that venue most recently, albeit with heavy ground a possible excuse.

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5
(18)
69-4OR: 61CD
8/1

Goes well at Catterick as a rule, but just respectable efforts in defeat there on his last three starts, and while he's now 1lb lower than when winning here in May, he needs to step up a little to snap a losing sequence.

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6
(20)
59-3OR: 60D
7/1

Latest run at Newcastle is forgivable, and had been running creditably over 7f prior to that. Doesn't lack pace, so return to a well-run 6f may suit, and he's one to consider.

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7
(16)
49-2OR: 59CD
12/1

Beaten a neck by Ninjago in a similar race over C&D in June, and while he's been below that form on all three starts since, it would not be a big shock to see him get back on track with conditions to suit.

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8
(15)
39-1OR: 60
33/1

Well treated on his juvenile form, but he's yet to win a handicap, and he's not fired in three outings this term. Possible that his last run was needed after a break, but leap of faith needed to back him on that basis.

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9
(3)
38-10OR: 55WS
33/1

Has shown regressive form in four starts this year, and although it's possible that he will do better after a lengthy break in which he's had wind surgery, others are a bit more convincing.

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10
(14)
38-9OR: 54
33/1

Started the season well, and won at Redcar in May, but she has been below form since, and markedly so on her last couple of starts. Has plenty to prove now.

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11
(17)
48-9OR: 52
9/1

Disappointing since second at Carlisle in July, and while he got back on track to some degree when fourth of 13 to Sophia Maria in a 6f handicap at Newcastle last month, he's far from certain to build on that given his patchy profile.

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12
(7)
58-8OR: 51D
10/1

Hasn't been quite at his best since winning off a 1lb lower mark at Ripon in June, but running well enough to think he could be a player dropped into selling company, and forecast rain is a bonus.

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13
(19)
38-6OR: 51D
18/1

Mixed bag since winning at Redcar in April. ending a sequence of poor runs with a more encouraging fifth of 17 to Hi Ho Silver in an apprentice handicap at Lingfield last time. Tried in a hood now, and claims if it has the desired effect.

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14
(2)
48-5OR: 48C
25/1

Won at Ripon in June, but in-and-out since, although rather out of her depth when well beaten at Southwell last time. On a fair mark if refinding her form, but risky.

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15
(5)
68-5OR: 48D
18/1

Back to form on last two starts, finishing fourth of 20 at Redcar (6f) and not beaten far at Newcastle last time. Most of his best efforts have come over 5f, but seems better at slightly further these days.

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16
(8)
68-3OR: 46
16/1

Ran poorly at Chepstow last time, but placed in a trio of handicaps at around 7f prior to that, so should bounce back. Worry is the trip, as she stays 1¼m,. and hasn't tackled 6f in over two years.

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18
(9)
58-3OR: 46
7/1

Her best efforts have come on artificial surfaces. and well held in two turf handicaps in June/July. Failed to get home at Newcastle last time, and makes limited appeal back on grass.

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19
(10)
58-3OR: 45D
50/1

Kept to AW this year, and twice ran well at Chelmsford in the spring. Last two runs have been poor, however, and well over a year since she showed form on this surface.

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20
(4)
68-3OR: 45CD
33/1

Largely below even his usual modest form this year, and recent efforts have not hinted at an imminent revival, so appears safe to leave him out of calculations.

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Non-Runners

17
(13)
Spirit Of Zebedee19
68-3OR: 46
T: J J QuinnJ: S P Davis

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Betting

Forecast

Dandy Highwayman (7/1), La Cumparsita (7/1), Van Gerwen (15/2), Indian Pursuit (8/1), Fard (9/1), Cupid's Arrow (10/1), Spirit Of Zebedee (10/1), Brockey Rise (12/1), Fairy Fast (14/1), Cooperess (16/1), Guardia Svizzera (18/1), Roaring Rory (18/1), Ascot Dreamer (18/1), Optimickstickhill (25/1), Racquet (33/1), Packington Lane (33/1), Frosted Lass (33/1), Fort Benton (33/1), My Girl Maisie (50/1), Metal Exchange (50/1)

Verdict

Plenty of chances in a competitive affair, and SPIRIT OF ZEBEDEE is just about the pick on the back of a number of creditable efforts in defeat. Dandy Highwayman also makes appeal with a strongly-run race at this trip likely to suit, and the likes of Indian Pursuit and Cupid's Arrow coukld figure on one of their going days.
  1. Spirit Of Zebedee
  2. Dandy Highwayman
  3. Indian Pursuit

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