15:40 York

Saturday 12 June 2021

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  • Pavers Foundation Catherine Memorial Sprint Handicap
  • Class 2  |   6f  |   Good to Firm  |   17 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 15:41  |   Winning time: 1m 10.79s
1
(8)
Aikidot52
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-7| J: S W Kelly| T: G M Lyons| OR:  94| D
12/1
Improving son of Dandy Man who returned with comfortable all-the-way 6f novice win at Dundalk despite pulling hard early. Goes into handicap now with more to offer. Not to be underestimated.
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2
(15)
Internationaldream30
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-7| J: Connor Murtagh(3)| T: R A Fahey| OR:  94| D
50/1
Dual 6f winner last term who improved further when third on handicap debut/reappearance at Pontefract. Never dangerous after an awkward start in 5f listed race here last time and sort to bounce back.
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3
(12)
Uncle Jumbop112
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-6| J: S A Gray| T: K A Ryan| OR:  93| D
40/1
Winless since his debut but son of Territories arrives in good nick, third in 6f handicap at Leicester 12 days ago. Cheekpieces go on now and he's no forlorn hope eased 1 lb in the weights.
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4
(17)
Ben Macdui41
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-6| J: T Eaves| T: K A Ryan| OR:  93
80/1
Fairly useful winning juvenile but yet to build on that form this term, fair third of 5 in 5f novice at Hamilton last time. Others are better treated now venturing into handicaps.
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5
(7)
Showalong38
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-5| J: D Allan| T: T D Easterby| OR:  92| C| D
6/1
Dual winner at 2yrs, including here, who took his form up a notch when impressively landing 5f Chester handicap last month. Up 7 lb but player with further improvement in the offing.
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6
(16)
Bickerstaffe28
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-4| J: C Lee| T: K R Burke| OR:  91| D
16/1
Added to 2-y-o debut success when striking on handicap bow at Pontefract (6f) and his latest ninth in 6f Newmarket handicap is best forgiven given he wasn't ideally placed. This demands more though.
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7
(3)
First Folio28
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-3| J: Daniel Muscutt| T: J Ferguson| OR:  90| D
13/2
Ex-French recruit who scored readily on yard debut in 6f Yarmouth handicap and wasn't disgraced off 11 lb higher when fifth at Newmarket four weeks ago. May do better still and he's shortlisted.
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8
(13)
Skyrunner15
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-2| J: Tom Marquand| T: W J Haggas| OR:  89
5/1
Upwardly-mobile son of Invincible Spirit who made it 2-2 this term when readily landing the odds in 5f Pontefract novice 15 days ago. Has plenty more to offer, and most interesting handicap debutant.
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9
(2)
Dark Shift35
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-1| J: D Tudhope| T: C Hills| OR:  88| D
9/2
Well-related son of Dark Angel who made it 2-3 on return when comfortably landing the odds in 6f Nottingham novice. This demands a lot more but he shouldn't be underestimated on his handicap bow.
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10
(9)
Seven Brothers28
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-1| J: Kevin Stott| T: K A Ryan| OR:  88| CD
16/1
Made a winning reappearance in 6f Doncaster handicap but only eleventh of 14 at Newmarket 28 days ago. C&D winner so could easily bounce back.
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11
(14)
Jadwal28
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-1| J: Jim Crowley| T: C Hills| OR:  88| D
7/1
Progressive gelding who finished second for the third consecutive time this season in 6f handicap at Newmarket four weeks ago, clear of rest. Raised another 7 lb but he remains of interest.
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12
(11)
Barney's Bay28
Age: 3|  Weight: 8-13| J: D Fentiman| T: T D Easterby| OR:  86| D
40/1
Bagged 6f wins at Southwell and Thirsk this spring but only thirteenth of 14 in 6f handicap at Newmarket 28 days ago. Needs to get back on track now.
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13
(5)
Blind Beggar22
Age: 3|  Weight: 8-12| J: P Hanagan| T: R A Fahey| OR:  85| D
11/1
Gained breakthrough win in fine style when nine-length winner of 6f Ripon maiden 14 days ago. Looks to have got in lightly back in handicap company so he's not taken lightly.
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14
(4)
Ey Up It's Maggiep15
Age: 3|  Weight: 8-12| J: Kieran Schofield(5)| T: T Coyle| OR:  85
33/1
Improved form back under testing conditions when landing 5f Carlisle handicap 15 days ago. HIt with 9 lb rise now and best form on softer ground too.
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15
(6)
Blackrod14
Age: 3|  Weight: 8-10| J: Oisin Murphy| T: M Dods| OR:  83| D
18/1
Fair 6f winning juvenile who shaped as if needing the run when seventh of 11 in 6f Haydock handicap on his return. Should strip fitter now and remains with potential. Not to be underestimated.
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16
(1)
Fighter Pilot29
Age: 3|  Weight: 8-8| J: S H James| T: K A Ryan| OR:  81| D
50/1
Made a winning handicap bow at Nottingham (5f) in April but only eighth of 13 in 5f handicap here 29 days ago. Has work to do now.
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17
(10)
General Sago10
Age: 3|  Weight: 8-3| J: Cam Hardie| T: D O'Meara| OR:  76
40/1
Progressing steadily, and placed for the fourth time when second in 6f handicap at Ripon 10 days ago. Possibilities nudged up just 1 lb.
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Forecasts

Dark Shift (9/2), Skyrunner (5/1), Showalong (6/1), First Folio (13/2), Jadwal (7/1), Blind Beggar (11/1), Aikido (12/1), Bickerstaffe (16/1), Seven Brothers (16/1), Blackrod (18/1), Ey Up It's Maggie (33/1), Barney's Bay (40/1), General Sago (40/1), Uncle Jumbo (40/1), Fighter Pilot (50/1), Internationaldream (50/1), Ben Macdui (80/1)

Verdict

Lots with chances in this prestigious sprint handicap. SKYRUNNER is taken to complete a quick hat-trick now he steps into handicap company and gets his first try at 6f having scored readily over the minimum trip at Pontefract. Showalong also steps up in distance having landed a Chester handicap impressively and is feared most with runaway Ripon maiden winner Blind Beggar next on the list.

  1. SKYRUNNER (IRE)
  2. SHOWALONG
  3. BLIND BEGGAR (IRE)

Prize Money

1st: £38,655.002nd: £18,128.003rd: £9,068.004th: £4,530.005th: £2,265.006th: £1,132.00

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