1:50pm York Racecard & Odds - Matchbook Betting Exchange Handicap - 16/05/2019
YORK
16 May 2019
Thursday 16th May

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Matchbook Betting Exchange Handicap (Class 2)

  • Channel: ITV4
  • Distance: 5f
  • Going: Good To Firm
York
Runners
21

Type
Flat

Surface
Turf

Stalls
Centre

Weather
Partly cloudy

Selection

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No.(Draw)
Runner
Best Odds
1
(9)
Silk colours for Marnie James
CD
D
Marnie James t
J: Paul Mulrennan
T: Iain Jardine
CD
C&D Winner - Won before on this course at this distance
D
5 x Distance Winner - Won 5 times before at this distance
Winner of a handicap at Chelmsford in September, but he has been nowhere near that level of form in his three starts this year. Arrives here still four pounds above his last winning mark, and those recent performances leave him with a bit to prove.
Highly progressive last season but on a tough mark and needs to return to form
31-680
Age: 4
Weight: 9-7
OR: 104
Days: 26
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
20 Apr 19 Mus Musselburgh 5f Gd 2Hc 9-3 t 11/16 Saaheq (11½L) 33/1 106 74
24 Jan 19 Mey Meydan 5f Gd Hc 8-11 t 8/8 Mazzini (10L) 16/1 105 71
3 Jan 19 Mey Meydan 5f Gd Hc 9-1 t 6/12 Faatinah (5¾L) 9/1 105 87
22 Sep 18 Cfd Chelmsford (AW) 5f St 23yHc 9-4 t 1/9 Mountain Peak (1¾L) 6/1 100 109
25 Aug 18 Yor York 5f GF 23yHc 9-4 t 3/9 Eeh Bah Gum (2L) 10/1 100 104
2 Aug 18 Goo Goodwood 5f Gd 33yHc 9-7 t 2/12 Lord Riddiford (nk) 12/1 95 104
2
(5)
Silk colours for Justanotherbottle
D
Justanotherbottle
J: Daniel Tudhope
T: Declan Carroll
D
4 x Distance Winner - Won 4 times before at this distance
Hot Recent Form Jockey - 16 wins from 55 in the last 14 days (29%)
Finished a close second in the Stewards’ Cup at Goodwood in August, but he has not been seen since struggling in the Ayr Gold Cup in September. Has won fresh, so the absence is of no concern, but the handicapper may be in charge for now.
On a competitive mark and acts well here; in the mix if fully tuned up on return
85240-
Age: 5
Weight: 9-4
OR: 101
Days: 236
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
22 Sep 18 Ayr Ayr 6f Hy 2Hc 9-2 22/25 Baron Bolt (23L) 33/1 105 47
9 Sep 18 Yor York 6f GS L 9-2 4/5 Limato (5½L) 9/2 105 97
4 Aug 18 Goo Goodwood 6f GF 2Hc 8-10 2/26 Gifted Master (shd) 25/1 101 110
14 Jul 18 Asc Ascot 5f GF 2Hc 9-3 5/20 Spring Loaded (3L) 20/1 101 101
30 Jun 18 Cur Curragh 5f GF Hc 9-1 8/17 Battle Of Jericho (4L) 10/1 101 91
10 Jun 18 Not Nottingham 5f Gd 3Hc 9-4 1/7 Midnight Malibu (½L) 4/1 97 106
3
(11)
Silk colours for Copper Knight
CD
D
BF
Copper Knight t
J: David Allan
T: Tim Easterby
CD
2 x C&D Winner - Won 2 times before on this course at this distance
D
6 x Distance Winner - Won 6 times before at this distance
BF
Beaten Favourite - Losing favourite last time out
Cold Recent Form Jockey - 2 wins from 46 in the last 14 days (4%)
Built on a promising reappearance at Musselburgh when second at Chester last week. Gets in here a pound well in on his revised mark, but the drying ground conditions are a concern today; top turf RPR recorded with cut in the ground.
Dual C&D winner who has resumed in good form this spring; might not want it fast
441-42
Age: 5
Weight: 9-3
OR: 100
Days: 7
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
9 May 19 Chs Chester 5f GS 2Hc 9-7 t 2/9 Merhoob (1L) 11/8F 100 105
20 Apr 19 Mus Musselburgh 5f Gd 2Hc 9-4 t 4/16 Saaheq (4¼L) 10/1 100 93
7 Nov 18 Not Nottingham 5f Sft 2Hc 9-1 t 1/7 Teruntum Star (¾L) 100/30 97 104
27 Oct 18 Don Doncaster 5f GS 2Hc 9-4 t 4/22 Tarboosh (2¼L) 18/1 98 98
20 Oct 18 Cat Catterick 5f Sft 2Hc 9-7 t 4/14 Foolaad (1¼L) 14/1 98 101
12 Oct 18 Yor York 5f Gd 3Hc 9-5 t 1/18 Camacho Chief (¾L) 14/1 92 102
4
(17)
Silk colours for Foolaad
D
Foolaad t
J: Robert Winston
T: Roy Bowring
D
7 x Distance Winner - Won 7 times before at this distance
20/1 winner at Doncaster in March, but he finished down the field back at that venue last time out. Will have no issues with today’s drop-in trip, but he is still yet to defy a handicap mark this high.
Didn't settle at Doncaster last time; running really well previously & could make bold bid
240137
Age: 8
Weight: 9-1
OR: 98
Days: 12
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
4 May 19 Don Doncaster 6f Gd 2Hc 9-13 t 7/13 Sir Maximilian (2¾L) 8/1 99 100
15 Apr 19 Pon Pontefract 5f GF 2Hc 9-7 t 3/9 Mokaatil (nk) 5/2F 98 104
31 Mar 19 Don Doncaster 6f GF 3Hc 9-7 t 1/17 Danielsflyer (shd) 20/1 95 102
9 Mar 19 Wol Wolverhampton (AW) 6f St 2Hc 8-13 t 10/10 Desert Doctor (16½L) 14/1 97 52
3 Feb 19 Sth Southwell (AW) 5f St/Slw 2Hc 10-0 t 4/9 Moonraker (7L) 4/1 98 86
24 Jan 19 Sth Southwell (AW) 5f St 3Hc 9-12 t 2/7 Midnight Malibu (½L) 6/4F 97 105
5
(12)
Silk colours for Orvar
D
Orvar
J: Joe Fanning
T: Paul Midgley
D
5 x Distance Winner - Won 5 times before at this distance
Landed a conditions race at Beverley on his final start last season, but he has failed to match that level of form in his four starts this year; disappointed on his return to turf at Newbury last time out. Others look more reliable betting propositions.
Resurgent last year and he's on a competitive mark, but a return to form is needed
1-4477
Age: 6
Weight: 8-12
OR: 95
Days: 34
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
12 Apr 19 Nby Newbury 5f Sft 2Hc 9-1 7/8 Stake Acclaim (7L) 14/1 97 82
21 Feb 19 Wol Wolverhampton (AW) 5f St 2Hc 9-1 7/8 Boom The Groom (3½L) 7/2 99 96
24 Jan 19 Mey Meydan 5f Gd Hc 8-7 4/8 Mazzini (4½L) 12/1 101 87
3 Jan 19 Mey Meydan 5f Gd Hc 8-10 4/12 Faatinah (4¾L) 12/1 101 86
25 Sep 18 Bev Beverley 5f GS 3 9-8 1/7 Perfect Pasture (2¼L) 11/2 96 106
15 Sep 18 Don Doncaster 5.5f Gd 2Hc 9-2 16/21 A Momentofmadness (7L) 20/1 97 84
6
(8)
Silk colours for Cowboy Soldier
D
Cowboy Soldier
J: Luke Morris
T: Robert Cowell
D
3 x Distance Winner - Won 3 times before at this distance
Cold Recent Form Trainer - 0 wins from 22 in the last 14 days (0%)
A lightly raced sprinter who made a winning return to action in a handicap at Kempton last month. Up six pounds for that success, however, and he will need a further jolt of improvement to land this contest.
Defied wide passage to win at Kempton and could be one to go the next level this year
1329-1
Age: 4
Weight: 8-10
OR: 93
Days: 26
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
20 Apr 19 Kem Kempton (AW) 5f St/Slw 2Hc 8-11 1/9 Puds (1¼L) 20/1 87 98
20 Aug 18 Wdr Windsor 6f GF 2Hc 8-10 9/15 Udontdodou (3L) 10/1 88 87
14 Aug 18 Cfd Chelmsford (AW) 5f St 33yHc 9-7 2/6 Gold Filigree (1¼L) 4/9F 88 92
2 Aug 18 Goo Goodwood 5f Gd 33yHc 9-0 3/12 Lord Riddiford (1¾L) 3/1F 88 92
28 May 18 Wdr Windsor 5f Gd 23yHc 8-6 1/8 Koditime (hd) 9/2 82 93
20 Apr 18 Bat Bath 5f Gd 5Nv 9-7 2/8 Charming Guest (nk) 5/4F - 86
7
(13)
Silk colours for Open Wide
D
Open Wide hb
J: Jim Crowley
T: Amanda Perrett
D
Distance Winner - Won before at this distance
Cold Recent Form Trainer - 0 wins from 16 in the last 14 days (0%)
A strike-rate of 3-24 suggests that he is not the most frequent winner, but he has run well in defeat in both starts so far this year. This is more competitive than those assignments, however, and he does look vulnerable for win purposes today.
Held-up; needs everything to drop right but there's lots of pace on and he's in good form
320-35
Age: 5
Weight: 8-10
OR: 93
Days: 12
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
4 May 19 Goo Goodwood 5f Gd 3Hc 9-6 hb 5/11 Puds (1¼L) 15/2 93 99
18 Apr 19 Nmk Newmarket 5f GF 3Hc 9-6 b 3/11 Ornate (1¼L) 5/1 93 98
15 Sep 18 Don Doncaster 5.5f Gd 2Hc 8-12 eb1 15/21 A Momentofmadness (5½L) 12/1 93 85
8 Sep 18 Asc Ascot 5f GF 3Hc 9-7 b 2/14 Mountain Peak (½L) 5/1F 90 99
20 Aug 18 Wdr Windsor 6f GF 2Hc 9-0 b 3/15 Udontdodou (½L) 17/2 89 96
4 Aug 18 Goo Goodwood 6f GF 2Hc 8-6 b 13/26 Gifted Master (5½L) 40/1 92 84
8
(21)
Silk colours for Outrage
D
Outrage b
J: Kieran O'Neill
T: Daniel Kubler
D
8 x Distance Winner - Won 8 times before at this distance
Cold Recent Form Jockey - 0 wins from 30 in the last 14 days (0%)
His last five wins have all come on synthetics; bidding for his first turf success since August 2016. Trailed home last of nine runners in a handicap at Kempton last time out, and he was well held off much lower marks on his last two turf outings.
Running well on AW last October to February but return to turf poses a big question
2-1449
Age: 7
Weight: 8-9
OR: 92
Days: 26
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
20 Apr 19 Kem Kempton (AW) 5f St/Slw 2Hc 9-3 b 9/9 Cowboy Soldier (6L) 8/1 93 82
18 Feb 19 Ncs Newcastle (AW) 6f St/Slw 3Hc 9-6 b 4/9 Equiano Springs (2L) 11/2 94 96
22 Jan 19 Ncs Newcastle (AW) 5f St 2 9-0 b 4/7 Encore D'Or (1L) 7/2 94 97
8 Jan 19 Ncs Newcastle (AW) 5f St 3Hc 9-4 b 1/10 Foolaad (¾L) 11/2 90 99
7 Dec 18 Kem Kempton (AW) 6f St/Slw 3Hc 9-6 b 2/9 Exchequer (1½L) 11/2 89 94
22 Nov 18 Ncs Newcastle (AW) 5f St 3Hc 9-3 b 1/13 Watchable (½L) 5/1 85 95
9
(3)
Silk colours for Abel Handy
D
Abel Handy
J: Kevin Stott
T: Declan Carroll
D
4 x Distance Winner - Won 4 times before at this distance
Group 3 winning juvenile; set some tough assignments in his seven starts last season. Justified favouritism to land a Class 4 handicap at Musselburgh earlier this month, but he has been raised five pounds for that, and this race is significantly tougher.
Did it well at Musselburgh recently but had the best draw in that Class 4; this is tougher
699-41
Age: 4
Weight: 8-9
OR: 92
Days: 13
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
3 May 19 Mus Musselburgh 5f Gd 4Hc 9-10 1/12 Foxy Forever (1¼L) 9/4F 87 98
18 Apr 19 Nmk Newmarket 5f GF 3Hc 9-2 4/11 Ornate (2¾L) 5/2F 89 88
27 Oct 18 Don Doncaster 5f GS 2Hc 8-12 9/22 Tarboosh (5¼L) 14/1 92 83
5 Oct 18 Asc Ascot 6f Gd 23yHc 9-2 9/11 Tabdeed (7½L) 10/1 95 82
15 Sep 18 Don Doncaster 5.5f Gd 2Hc 8-13 6/21 A Momentofmadness (3L) 12/1 96 96
24 Aug 18 Yor York 5f GF G1 9-9 14/15 Alpha Delphini (8¾L) 100/1 97 85
10
(1)
Silk colours for Saaheq
D
Saaheq
J: Silvestre De Sousa
T: Michael Appleby
D
4 x Distance Winner - Won 4 times before at this distance
Distance Specialist - 4 wins from 7 starts at this distance (57%)
In good form on synthetics earlier this year, and he justified favouritism to make a winning return to turf at Musselburgh last time out. Up seven pounds for that, however, which puts him on a career-high mark, and this looks his toughest assignment to date.
Won Scottish Sprint Cup last time; open to further progress but this does demand more
-51421
Age: 5
Weight: 8-9
OR: 92
Days: 26
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
20 Apr 19 Mus Musselburgh 5f Gd 2Hc 8-3 1/16 Final Venture (¾L) 11/2F 85 94
4 Apr 19 Sth Southwell (AW) 6f St 4Hc 9-7 2/5 Crosse Fire (shd) 3/1 85 92
2 Mar 19 Cfd Chelmsford (AW) 6f St 4Hc 9-7 4/7 Walk On Walter (4¾L) 9/4 85 80
2 Feb 19 Cfd Chelmsford (AW) 5f St 3Hc 8-12 1/7 Dynamo Walt (2L) 11/4F 79 90
22 Jan 19 Ncs Newcastle (AW) 5f St 4Hc 9-3 5/8 Fendale (2¼L) 12/1 81 82
6 Dec 18 Cfd Chelmsford (AW) 5f St 4Hc 9-4 7/10 Machree (4½L) 9/2 82 72
11
(18)
Silk colours for Line Of Reason
CD
D
Line Of Reason
J: Oisin Murphy
T: Paul Midgley
CD
C&D Winner - Won before on this course at this distance
D
6 x Distance Winner - Won 6 times before at this distance
Eight-time turf winner and he arrives here just a pound above his last winning mark. Has not been at his best in two starts so far this season, however, and he does appear to be a horse that needs plenty to drop right for him.
Creditable fifth at Musselburgh latest but he'll need everything to drop right today
430-25
Age: 9
Weight: 8-9
OR: 92
Days: 26
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
20 Apr 19 Mus Musselburgh 5f Gd 2Hc 8-12 5/16 Saaheq (4½L) 9/1 94 86
17 Apr 19 Bev Beverley 5f GF 3Hc 9-7 2/6 Teruntum Star (2½L) 6/1 94 95
27 Oct 18 Don Doncaster 5f GS 2Hc 9-4 22/22 Tarboosh (13½L) 25/1 98 57
15 Oct 18 Mus Musselburgh 5f Gd 3 9-2 3/7 Captain Colby (3¾L) 7/1 98 90
30 Sep 18 Naa Naas 5f Gd Hc 10-0 4/11 Rapid Reaction (4L) 8/1 98 93
19 Sep 18 Yar Yarmouth 5f GF 2Hc 9-10 2/5 Encore D'Or (¾L) 6/1 98 101
12
(2)
Silk colours for Tommy Taylor
C
Tommy Taylor v
J: Tom Eaves
T: Kevin Ryan
C
2 x Course Winner - Won 2 times before at this course
Cold Recent Form Jockey - 0 wins from 37 in the last 14 days (0%)
Without a win since landing a Listed race over today’s course and distance back in September 2017; record in handicap company currently reads 0-14. A first-time visor did appear to spark improvement last time, but he has each-way claims at best here.
Blistering pace in first-time visor over 6f at Doncaster; now has first crack at bare 5f
05-603
Age: 5
Weight: 8-8
OR: 91
Days: 12
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
4 May 19 Don Doncaster 6f Gd 2Hc 9-5 v1 3/13 Sir Maximilian (1¾L) 12/1 91 95
16 Apr 19 Nmk Newmarket 6f GF 2Hc 9-4 15/15 Flavius Titus (10½L) 9/1 94 69
31 Mar 19 Don Doncaster 6f GF 3Hc 9-7 6/17 Foolaad (2½L) 10/1 95 95
13 Oct 18 Yor York 6f Sft 2Hc 9-1 p 5/17 Major Jumbo (3¼L) 8/1 96 94
22 Sep 18 Ayr Ayr 6f Hy 2Hc 8-13 p 15/25 Baron Bolt (15½L) 25/1 97 60
8 Sep 18 Asc Ascot 6f GF 2Hc 9-7 p 3/13 Fille De Reve (nk) 6/1 95 103
13
(22)
Silk colours for Royal Birth
D
BF
Royal Birth t
J: Shane Gray
T: Stuart Williams
D
8 x Distance Winner - Won 8 times before at this distance
BF
Beaten Favourite - Losing favourite last time out
Cold Recent Form Trainer - 0 wins from 18 in the last 14 days (0%)
His top fifteen RPR’s have all recorded on an artificial surface, but he arrives here running from ten pounds below his All-Weather mark. In poor form when last seen on turf, however, and he is best watched this afternoon.
Better on AW but has lower turf mark; not ruled out on first grass start since 2017
221585
Age: 8
Weight: 8-7
OR: 90
Days: 26
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
20 Apr 19 Kem Kempton (AW) 5f St/Slw 2Hc 9-11 t 5/9 Cowboy Soldier (3L) 7/2C 101 101
19 Apr 19 Lin Lingfield (AW) 6f St 2 9-5 t 8/11 Kachy (13½L) 33/1 101 76
23 Mar 19 Lin Lingfield (AW) 5f St 2Hc 9-11 t 5/10 Gold Filigree (1¾L) 8/1 102 105
2 Mar 19 Lin Lingfield (AW) 5f St 2Hc 9-2 t 1/7 Corinthia Knight (nk) 6/5F 100 106
23 Feb 19 Lin Lingfield (AW) 5f St L 9-0 t 2/6 Gorgeous Noora (¾L) 10/1 97 105
3 Jan 19 Cfd Chelmsford (AW) 5f St 2Hc 9-0 t 2/7 Tropics (¾L) 4/1 96 102
14
(20)
Silk colours for Eeh Bah Gum
CD
D
Eeh Bah Gum
J: Rachel Richardson
T: Tim Easterby
CD
C&D Winner - Won before on this course at this distance
D
5 x Distance Winner - Won 5 times before at this distance
Distance Specialist - 5 wins from 9 starts at this distance (56%)
Going Specialist - 4 wins from 5 starts on this ground (80%)
Cold Recent Form Jockey - 1 wins from 23 in the last 14 days (4%)
Very progressive handicapper for these connections last summer, but he ended the campaign with a modest effort at Chelmsford, and he was held on his reappearance at Musselburgh last time out. Will need a clear career-best to land this.
Well beaten at Musselburgh on comeback but may have needed it; highly progressive in 2018
2517-0
Age: 4
Weight: 8-5
OR: 88
Days: 26
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
20 Apr 19 Mus Musselburgh 5f Gd 2Hc 8-7 14/16 Saaheq (15½L) 25/1 89 43
22 Sep 18 Cfd Chelmsford (AW) 5f St 23yHc 8-10 7/9 Marnie James (5L) 10/1 89 80
25 Aug 18 Yor York 5f GF 23yHc 8-1 1/9 Fool For You (1½L) 7/1 83 94
27 Jul 18 Yor York 5.5f Sft 43yHc 9-7 5/10 Airglow (4L) 5/1F 84 80
5 Jul 18 Hay Haydock 5f GF 43yHc 9-7 2/5 Marnie James (4L) 11/8F 85 86
23 Jun 18 Red Redcar 5f GF 43yHc 9-1 1/5 Quayside (2L) 15/8F 76 89
16
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Silk colours for Harome
CD
D
Harome
J: P J McDonald
T: Roger Fell
CD
C&D Winner - Won before on this course at this distance
D
4 x Distance Winner - Won 4 times before at this distance
Course and distance winner last July, but he has been nowhere near that level of form in his four starts since; well down the field at Musselburgh on his reappearance last month. Form figures from his last three starts in this grade read 000.
4l winner over C&D last July but rest of form doesn't compare and this is more competitive
1060-0
Age: 5
Weight: 8-5
OR: 88
Days: 26
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
20 Apr 19 Mus Musselburgh 5f Gd 2Hc 8-9 10/16 Saaheq (8¾L) 16/1 91 68
22 Aug 18 Yor York 5.5f GF 2Hc 8-12 17/19 El Astronaute (9¼L) 12/1 93 71
18 Aug 18 Don Doncaster 5f GF 3Hc 9-4 6/10 Orvar (4¾L) 4/1F 93 87
28 Jul 18 Yor York 6f Sft 2Hc 8-7 12/14 Flying Pursuit (11½L) 12/1 93 67
13 Jul 18 Yor York 5f GF 3Hc 9-5 1/9 Tylery Wonder (4L) 4/1J 85 97
30 Jun 18 Yor York 5f GF 3Hc 11-4 3/14 Fendale (1½L) 8/1 85 89
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Silk colours for Poyle Vinnie
D
Poyle Vinnie
J: James Sullivan
T: Ruth Carr
D
7 x Distance Winner - Won 7 times before at this distance
Winner of two of his last three starts; defeat coming in this grade at Pontefract. Up four pounds for his latest success, however, and he would not want the ground to get too fast this afternoon.
Chelmsford wins on two of his last three starts but in Class 4s and this is much hotter
0-6171
Age: 9
Weight: 8-5
OR: 84
Days: 7
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
9 May 19 Cfd Chelmsford (AW) 5f St 4Hc 9-7 1/9 Something Lucky (1L) 7/1 85 94
15 Apr 19 Pon Pontefract 5f GF 2Hc 8-8 7/9 Mokaatil (4¼L) 5/1 85 77
4 Apr 19 Cfd Chelmsford (AW) 5f St 4Hc 9-7 1/10 You're Cool (½L) 4/1F 82 90
19 Feb 19 Wol Wolverhampton (AW) 5f St 4Hc 9-7 6/8 Just That Lord (2L) 7/1 84 85
29 Sep 18 Hay Haydock 5f GS 2Hc 8-7 b 10/17 Dakota Gold (8¾L) 25/1 86 68
19 Sep 18 Yar Yarmouth 5f GF 2Hc 8-8 b 5/5 Encore D'Or (5L) 9/2 89 77
18
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Silk colours for Fendale
CD
D
Fendale
J: Phil Dennis
T: Bryan Smart
CD
C&D Winner - Won before on this course at this distance
D
4 x Distance Winner - Won 4 times before at this distance
Landed a handicap at Newcastle on his penultimate outing; close second back over that course and distance afterwards. His handicap mark is continuing to creep up as a result of those performances, however, and he is 0-13 in this grade or higher.
C&D win last June & in fine form on AW earlier this year, but looks high enough in weights
030-12
Age: 7
Weight: 8-4
OR: 87
Days: 77
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
28 Feb 19 Ncs Newcastle (AW) 5f St/Slw 4Hc 9-6 2/11 Primo's Comet (nk) 7/2 86 92
22 Jan 19 Ncs Newcastle (AW) 5f St 4Hc 9-5 1/8 Bowson Fred (½L) 5/1 83 92
12 Oct 18 Yor York 6f Gd 4Hc 9-6 12/19 Captain Jameson (11L) 16/1 85 60
29 Sep 18 Rip Ripon 6f Gd 2Hc 8-10 3/11 Royal Brave (2½L) 16/1 86 86
22 Aug 18 Yor York 5.5f GF 2Hc 8-7 11/19 El Astronaute (6½L) 16/1 88 76
13 Jul 18 Yor York 5f GF 3Hc 9-13 3/9 Harome (4¼L) 4/1J 88 85
19
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Silk colours for Dark Shot
D
BF
Dark Shot p
J: Paddy Mathers
T: Scott Dixon
D
2 x Distance Winner - Won 2 times before at this distance
BF
Beaten Favourite - Losing favourite last time out
Cold Recent Form Jockey - 0 wins from 16 in the last 14 days (0%)
Form dipped at the backend of last season, but he made a very promising return to action when second at Epsom last month. Up four pounds, but he still looks well treated on his peak form and tends to be at his best around this time of year.
Beaten a neck in this last year & another near-miss on last month's reappearance at Epsom
4500-2
Age: 6
Weight: 8-3
OR: 86
Days: 22
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
24 Apr 19 Eps Epsom 5f GF 3Hc 8-8 p 2/10 Just That Lord (nk) 4/1F 82 89
12 Oct 18 Yor York 5f Gd 3Hc 8-6 b1 14/18 Copper Knight (11½L) 8/1 84 53
16 Sep 18 Cur Curragh 6f Gd/Y Hc 8-7 p 17/26 Soffia (6¾L) 16/1 86 71
1 Sep 18 Chs Chester 5.5f Gd 2Hc 8-11 p1 5/10 Bossipop (1½L) 11/2 86 89
24 Aug 18 Goo Goodwood 6f Gd 2Hc 8-8 4/12 Baron Bolt (2L) 12/1 87 89
18 Aug 18 Rip Ripon 6f Gd 2Hc 9-10 9/14 Quick Look (5L) 8/1 87 81
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Silk colours for Powerallied
D
Powerallied
J: Sean Davis 5
T: Richard Fahey
D
3 x Distance Winner - Won 3 times before at this distance
Four of his five career wins have come at Chester, the more recent in July off a two pounds higher mark. Entitled to strip fitter for last month’s reappearance at Pontefract, but he looks opposable until back on the Roodee.
Respectable fifth on reappearance at Pontefract but he saves his best for Chester
1800-5
Age: 6
Weight: 8-3
OR: 86
Days: 31
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
15 Apr 19 Pon Pontefract 5f GF 2Hc 8-10 5/9 Mokaatil (3L) 6/1 87 83
22 Sep 18 Ayr Ayr 6f Hy 2Hc 9-4 21/23 Snazzy Jazzy (14½L) 33/1 89 58
15 Sep 18 Don Doncaster 5.5f Gd 2Hc 8-8 12/21 A Momentofmadness (4¾L) 40/1 89 83
1 Sep 18 Chs Chester 5.5f Gd 2Hc 9-0 8/10 Bossipop (5¼L) 9/2 89 78
28 Jul 18 Chs Chester 5f GF 3Hc 9-5 1/6 Economic Crisis (nk) 5/4F 88 93
20 Jul 18 Pon Pontefract 5f GF 3Hc 9-5 3/6 Watchable (1¾L) 4/1 88 89
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Silk colours for Quick Look
C
D
Quick Look
J: Nathan Evans
T: Michael Easterby
C
Course Winner - Won before at this course
D
Distance Winner - Won before at this distance
Arrives here just a pound above his last winning mark, but he has the three duck eggs by his name at present. His two latest efforts have come in much weaker company than he races in today, and this trip looks a furlong short of his best.
Below best so far this year but feasibly treated and he's one to watch in the betting
490-00
Age: 6
Weight: 8-2
OR: 84
Days: 17
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
29 Apr 19 Thi Thirsk 6f Gd 4Hc 9-7 11/14 Pennsylvania Dutch (6¼L) 11/1 85 81
31 Mar 19 Don Doncaster 6f GF 3Hc 8-12 13/17 Foolaad (7¼L) 33/1 86 70
27 Oct 18 Don Doncaster 5f GS 2Hc 8-8 11/22 Tarboosh (5¾L) 25/1 88 76
19 Oct 18 Hay Haydock 6f Hy 3Hc 9-2 9/11 Confessional (8L) 7/1 89 72
22 Sep 18 Ayr Ayr 6f Hy 2Hc 8-11 4/23 Snazzy Jazzy (3¼L) 11/1 89 92
18 Aug 18 Rip Ripon 6f Gd 2Hc 9-1 1/14 Royal Brave (1¼L) 6/1J 83 93
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Silk colours for Henley
D
Henley
J: Royston Ffrench
T: Tracy Waggott
D
6 x Distance Winner - Won 6 times before at this distance
Not at his best since landing a handicap at Thirsk last August, but as a result, he is now a pound below his last winning mark. All six career wins to date have come in Class 4 company or lower, however, so he does have something to find in this grade.
Two 5f wins last year but yet to score above Class 4 level and recent form not great
00-804
Age: 7
Weight: 8-2
OR: 83
Days: 6
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
10 May 19 Rip Ripon 5f GS 3Hc 9-5 4/6 Canford Bay (8¼L) 11/4 86 67
4 May 19 Thi Thirsk 5f Gd 4Hc 10-1 10/13 Makanah (6¼L) 20/1 86 76
19 Apr 19 Ncs Newcastle (AW) 5f St 4Hc 10-5 8/12 Oriental Lilly (3¾L) 16/1 87 83
12 Oct 18 Yor York 5f Gd 3Hc 9-2 17/18 Copper Knight (13L) 9/1 89 52
18 Aug 18 Rip Ripon 6f Gd 2Hc 8-6 13/20 Gunmetal (9¼L) 40/1 89 71
4 Aug 18 Thi Thirsk 5f GS 4Hc 9-9 1/7 Orion's Bow (1¾L) 7/1 83 92
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Silk colours for Fairy Falcon
D
Fairy Falcon
T: Bryan Smart
D
Distance Winner - Won before at this distance
315-
Age: 4
Weight: 8-5
OR: 88
Days: 237
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
21 Sep 18 Ayr Ayr 5.5f Hy L 8-12 5/15 Intense Romance (2¾L) 20/1 - 88
3 Aug 18 Thi Thirsk 5f GS 5Nv 8-10 1/6 Sharp Style (3L) 5/2F - 76
22 May 18 Ayr Ayr 6f GF 5Nv 8-12 3/6 Boundary Lane (¾L) 1/6F - 68
Verdict

Having showed blistering speed in a first-time visor over 6f at Doncaster recently, TOMMY TAYLOR could be tough to reel in now at 5f.

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Tommy Taylor

Betting Forecast:

15/2 Cowboy Soldier,

8/1 Saaheq,

Dark Shot,

10/1 Fairy Falcon,

11/1 Tommy Taylor,

Copper Knight,

12/1 Abel Handy,

14/1 Line Of Reason,

16/1 Open Wide,

Foolaad,

Justanotherbottle,

Poyle Vinnie,

Fendale,

20/1 Royal Birth,

Eeh Bah Gum,

25/1 Quick Look,

Powerallied,

Harome,

33/1 Marnie James,

Outrage,

Orvar,

40/1 Henley

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