Thirsk racecard - Cliff Stud Thirsk Hunt Cup Day 2021

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THIRSK HUNT CUP DAY SATURDAY 1ST MAY 2021

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Racing & Contents

1.35pm The Stay At Cliff Stud Cottages Helmsley Restricted Novice Stakes (for horses in Bands B, C and D) (GBB Race). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 2.10pm The Breeding Winners At Cliff Stud Handicap Stakes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 2.40pm The Cliff Stud Thirsk Hunt Cup Handicap Stakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 3.15pm The Cliff Stud Rearing Winners EBF Maiden Fillies’ Stakes. . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 3.40pm Newmarket

The Qipco 2000 Guineas Stakes (Group 1) (British Champions Series) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

3.50pm The New Helmsley Lodges At Cliff Stud Handicap Stakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 4.25pm The Stay At Frankel Cottage Cliff Stud Handicap Stakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 4.55pm The Stay At Cecil Cottage Cliff Stud Handicap Stakes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36

Today’s Sponsors

The Chairman & Directors of Thirsk Racecourse would like to thank:

for their generous sponsorship this afternoon.


Welcome to Cliff Stud Thirsk Hunt Cup Day James Sanderson

After a 2-year hiatus we are naturally delighted to be able to stage Thirsk’s feature race, The Cliff Stud Thirsk Hunt Cup, here today. Moreover, thanks to the most generous sponsorship by Cliff Stud, Helmsley, the prize money for today’s renewal is a record £50,000. Thirsk Racecourse is indebted to Cliff Stud owner Paul Sutherland and all of his wonderful team for their support here today. It has been a long year since this meeting was cancelled under the blanket suspension of racing in 2020. Thirsk has not hosted a paying racegoer since September 2019 - the end of our last normal season – and was permitted to stage just 8-fixtures last year, all ‘behind closed doors’. That is simply not what we are about!

We are delighted to see owners back on the racecourses again. Thank you for your presence here today. Thank you for your incredible support of our sport since the beginning of this whole wretched Covid-19 pandemic. You have been amazing. Soon we hope to welcome limited crowds back here, hopefully from our meeting on Thursday Evening 3rd June. We know that will not mark the end of Covid-19 protocols and we expect to be grappling with restrictions of sorts for most, if not all, of this season; but in a play-on-words with respect to one of Churchill’s most famous quotes, let’s hope it marks the beginning of the end. Whether you are here today in person or following the action off-course on ITV or Racing TV, have a great day!

MANAGER & Clerk of the Course


First Race 1.35 THE STAYAT CLIFF STUDCOTTAGES HELMSLEY RESTRICTED NOVICE STAKES (CLASS5) (forhorses inBands B,C and D)(GBB RACE) for novice two yrs old

FIVE FURLONGS (5F)

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STALLS: CENTRE

Total race value £5300

Distributed in accordance with the Stakes and Prize Money Code. £2862 to the winning horse The second to receive £1343, the third £672 and the fourth £336. for novice two yrs old, which are in Bands B, C and D. Enter by noon, April 26th and pay £26 stake, Declare by 10.00 a.m. April 29th. Weights: Colts and geldings 8st 11lb; fillies 8st 6lb Penalties, for each race won 6lb (Sellers and Claimers excluded for the purposes of penalties) Allowances: Band C from Band B 2lb Band D from Band C 2lb (Allowances are cumulative). Cliff Stud has generously sponsored this race and will present a memento to the winning owner. Cliff Stud will also generously present a cash prize to the racing groom responsible for the horse judged to be the best turned out for this race. For details on bandings and auction values, please refer to the BHA’s Racing Admin website (www2.racingadmin.co.uk). 24 entries at £26. - Closed April 26th, 2021. Owners Prize Money. Winner £2262; Second £1130; Third £566; Fourth £282. (Penalty Value £2862) Weights raised 8lb and paragraphs 27 to 31 of the Weights and Handicapping Code complied with where applicable. SS

Race Description:

This five furlongs Novice Stakes is restricted to two-year-olds but in order to take part all of the runners must meet certain conditions. Unlike a maiden, which is restricted to horses yet to record a victory, winning horses which have run in a maximum of six races are eligible to run. Weights are set according to sex before previous winners are allocated penalties depending on the level at which they have been successful. This race is only open to horses in Bands B, C and D of juvenile races.

1 HOTLINE BLING (IRE) (19)

9 5 (9)

2 JUNGLE BEE (IRE) (-)

9 5 (13)

B c Cotai Glory - Kocna (IRE) Jockey: Sean Levey SPONSORED BY SPORTS INVEST UK LTD Colours: VIOLET, WHITE quartered cap. Owner: Amo Racing Limited Form: 3 Trainer: Richard Hannon, Marlborough W Breeder: Kangyu International Racing TIMEFORM VIEW 35,000 gns foal, 42,000 gns yearling, Cotai Glory colt. Dam useful Italian 2-y-o 1m winner. Promising third (4/1) at Windsor (5.1f, good to firm) on debut 19 days ago. May well do better. Player. Star RatingHHHHH Official BHA Rating -

Ch c Bungle Inthejungle - Hint of Red (IRE) Jockey: David Allan SPONSORED BY EASTHORPE HALL STUD Colours: DARK GREEN, ORANGE stars, Owner: Mrs Joanne Boxcer & Partner ORANGE sleeves, DARK GREEN stars, Trainer: Tim Easterby, Malton ORANGE cap, DARK GREEN star. Breeder: Newlands House Stud Form: TIMEFORM VIEW Foaled February 18. £35,000 yearling, Bungle Inthejungle colt. Dam unraced half-sister to smart 2-y-o 5f winner Winter Power (by Bungle Inthejungle). Yard 0-48 with 2-y-o newcomers last 12 months. Star RatingHHIII Official BHA Rating -

3 COTAI CREEK (IRE) (-) (4lb) Ch c Cotai Glory - Allegheny Creek (IRE)

9 1 (1)

Jockey: Ben Robinson

SPONSORED BY INDUSTRIAL RACKING SUPPLIES LTD Colours: PINK and EMERALD GREEN Owner: Sheila Bradley and P. T. Midgley diamonds, diabolo on sleeves. Trainer: Paul Midgley, Westow Form: Breeder: Keatingstown Bloodstock TIMEFORM VIEW February 28. €8,000 yearling, Cotai Glory half-brother to 5.7f-7f winner Creek Harbour and 2-y-o 7f winner Euro Dandy. Dam unraced half-sister to very smart 6f winner Danetime. Likely to need this. Star RatingHIIII Official BHA Rating -

4 HONORAH (GB) (17) (4lb) B c Ardad (IRE) - Cherrego (USA) Owner: Keatley Racing Owners Group Trainer: Adrian Keatley, Malton Breeder: Ciaran Paterson

Jockey: Sean Davis

9 1 (8)

Colours: EMERALD GREEN, YELLOW hoops, striped sleeves, WHITE cap. Form: 43

TIMEFORM VIEW Similar form in novices both starts, third of 10 at Beverley (5f, good to firm, 13/2) 17 days ago. Star RatingHHHHI Official BHA Rating -

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5 ON THE RIVER (GB) (-) (4lb)

9 1 (2)

Jockey: Harrison Shaw

B c Heeraat (IRE) - Lady Lekki (IRE) SPONSORED BY TOTE Owner: The Multifruit Syndicate Trainer: Ben Haslam, Middleham Breeder: Daniel Shapiro

Colours: PURPLE, YELLOW star, YELLOW sleeves, PURPLE armlets, PURPLE cap, YELLOW star. Form:

TIMEFORM VIEW Foaled February 25. Heeraat colt. Dam 1m/9f winner who stayed 1 3/4m. Yard 1-12 with 2-y-o newcomers last 12 months. Star RatingHHIII Official BHA Rating -

6 RED WARNING (IRE) (-) (4lb)

9 1 (12)

7 ROANO (IRE) (-) (4lb)

9 1 (4)

Ch c Bungle Inthejungle - Red Red Rose Jockey: Connor Beasley SPONSORED BY DENTON HALL RACING LTD Colours: WHITE, ROYAL BLUE stripe, Owner: Ian Davison and Geoff Thompson WHITE and ORANGE striped sleeves, Trainer: Michael Dods, Darlington ORANGE cap. Breeder: Mrs Anne Marie Burns Form: TIMEFORM VIEW Foaled March 14. £14,000 yearling, Bungle Inthejungle colt. Half-brother to 2-y-o 6f winner Huddle Up and 2-y-o 5f winner Pillar Box. Yard 1-35 with 2-y-o newcomers last 12 months. Star RatingHHHII Official BHA Rating -

Ro c Buratino (IRE) - She’s A Minx (IRE) Jockey: Phil Dennis SPONSORED BY OLLY WILLIAMS RACING Colours: WHITE, DARK GREEN braces, Owner: DavidBayliss OllyWilliams TrevorSmithson diabolo on sleeves, RED cap, WHITE star. Trainer: Olly Williams, Market Rasen Form: Breeder: Mattock Stud TIMEFORM VIEW Foaled April 16. £6,000 yearling, Buratino colt. Half-brother to 3 winners, including French 1m winner Hanabi. Dam unraced. Yard 0-1 with 2-y-o newcomers last 12 months. Star RatingHIIII Official BHA Rating -

8 VAN ZANT (GB) (-) (4lb) B g Lethal Force (IRE) - Emmuska

9 1 (3)

Jockey: James Sullivan

SPONSORED BY XRE CONSTRUCTION TRAINING LTD Colours: WHITE, LIGHT BLUE star, WHITE Owner: Ged Martin Nick and Mrs R Carr sleeves, LIGHT BLUE stars, WHITE cap, Trainer: Ruth Carr, Stillington LIGHT BLUE star. Breeder: Willie Musson Racing Ltd & R D Musson Form: TIMEFORM VIEW Foaled March 29. 14,000 gns foal, £14,000 yearling, Lethal Force gelding. Brother to winner up to 1m Pitchcombe. Dam 1m winner (including at 2 yrs). Yard 0-2 with 2-y-o newcomers last Star RatingHIIII Official BHA Rating 12 months.

9 ATOMIC LADY (FR) (-)

9 0 (6)

10 HARWOOD LADY (IRE) (-) (4lb)

8 10 (11)

11 THE BRAZEN ONE (GB) (9) (4lb)

8 10 (10)

B f Kodiac - Fusion (IRE) Jockey: Duran Fentiman SPONSORED BY EASTHORPE HALL STUD Colours: YELLOW, RED disc, YELLOW Owner: Reality Partnerships II sleeves, RED stars, RED cap. Trainer: Tim Easterby, Malton Form: Breeder: Floors Stud TIMEFORM VIEW Foaled April 9. £31,000 yearling, Kodiac filly. Dam, placed at 1m (including at 2 yrs), half-sister to high-class winner up to 1m Attraction. Yard 0-48 with 2-y-o newcomers last 12 months. Star RatingHIIII Official BHA Rating -

Ch f Cotai Glory - Magh Meall Jockey: Cam Hardie SPONSORED BY BLUEGRASS HORSE FEEDS Colours: DARK BLUE, WHITE diamond Owner: Mcintosh & Blacklock and sleeves. Trainer: Rebecca Menzies, Sedgefield Form: Breeder: Rathbarry Stud TIMEFORM VIEW Foaled March 4. Cotai Glory filly. Half-sister to 7f winner Sea of Cool and 2-y-o 1m winner Destination West. Dam, 2-y-o 6f winner, sister to smart sprinter Move In Time. Rare 2-y-o newcomer for yard. Star RatingHIIII Official BHA Rating -

B f Brazen Beau (AUS) - Last Frontier (FR) Jockey: Jason Hart SPONSORED BY TATTERSALLS Colours: WHITE, BLACK seams, Owner: Nick Bradley Racing 12 & Partners WHITE sleeves, BLACK stars, WHITE cap, Trainer: Roger Fell, Nawton BLACK star. Breeder: Last Frontier Partnership Form: 0 TIMEFORM VIEW 9,500 gns yearling, Brazen Beau filly. Dam once-raced half-sister to smart 1 1/4m/10.5f winner Little Nightingale. Seventh of 8 in novice event at Beverley (5f, good, 9/2) on debut 9 days ago. Star RatingHHHII Official BHA Rating -

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12 TOTES EMOSH (IRE) (-) (4lb)

8 10 (7)

13 WEE LOCH LASS (GB) (9) (4lb)

8 10 (5)

Ch f Cotai Glory - Strange Magic (IRE) Jockey: Rowan Scott SPONSORED BY ALEXANDERS YORK Colours: PINK, DARK BLUE star, Owner: Wolf Pack 3 & Partners DARK BLUE cap. Trainer: Nigel Tinkler, Malton Form: Breeder: GHS Bloodstock Ltd & Tally Ho Stud TIMEFORM VIEW Foaled January 14. Cotai Glory filly. Half-sister to 2-y-o 7f winner Strange Society and 6f/7f winner Mendoza. Dam 2-y-o 5f/6f winner. Yard 0-20 with 2-y-o newcomers last 12 months. Star RatingHHIII Official BHA Rating -

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Gr f Gutaifan (IRE) - Ardessie Jockey: Daniel Tudhope SPONSORED BY CLIFF STUD Colours: GREY, PINK chevron, PINK cap. Owner: Cliff Stud Ltd & Mr S Graham Form: 2 Trainer: David O’Meara, Upper Helmsley E/W Breeder: Whatton Manor Stud TIMEFORM VIEW 5,500 gns yearling, Gutaifan filly. Half-sister to several winners, including useful 5f winner Jebediah Shine. Promising second at Beverley (9/1) on debut 9 days ago, running on. Likely to improve. Star RatingHHHHI Official BHA Rating -

NUMBER OF DECLARED RUNNERS 13

Running for the first time since Gelding No. 8.

(EXACTA)

2020: MEETING LAST YEAR CANCELLED

PLAY SMARTER

Betting Forecast: 11-4 Wee Loch Lass (GB), 3-1 Hotline Bling (IRE), 11-2 Honorah (GB), 16-1 Red Warning (IRE), The Brazen One (GB), 20-1 Jungle Bee (IRE), 22-1 On The River (GB), 28-1 Totes Emosh (IRE), 33-1 Atomic Lady (FR), 40-1 Harwood Lady (IRE), 50-1 Cotai Creek (IRE), Roano (IRE), 66-1 Van Zant (GB) Race Summary: None of the newcomers come from yards that are renowned for winning with debutants, so HOTLINE BLING and Wee Loch Lass look the pair to focus on having both shaped with promise first-time out, the former shading the vote. Honorah is best of the others. 1-2-3: 1.HOTLINE BLING (IRE) 2.WEE LOCH LASS 3.HONORAH FREE form for all British and Irish meetings is available online every day at timeform.com/free

Cliff Stud have generously sponsored this race and will present a memento to the winning owner and a £50 cash prize to the racing groom responsible for the horse judged to be the best turned out for this race.

GREAT BRITISH BONUS SCHEME The Great British Bonus (GBB) offers multiple bonuses of up to £20,000 per eligible race for British-bred fillies and mares. 6



Second Race 2.10 THE BREEDING WINNERS AT CLIFF STUD HANDICAP STAKES (CLASS 5) for three yrs old and upwards

ABOUT ONE MILE (7F ABT 218YDS)

STALLS::INSIDE STALLS CENTRE

Total race value £6500

Distributed in accordance with the Stakes and Prize Money Code. £2862 to the winning horse The second to receive £1343, the third £672, the fourth £336, the fifth £300, the sixth £300, the seventh £300 and the eighth £300. for three yrs old and upwards, Rated 51-70 (also open to such horses rated 71 and 72; such horses rated 50 and below are also eligible - see Standard Conditions). £25 stake if the horse is rated 51 or higher, or £5 stake if the horse is rated 50 or lower with £20 extra if the horse is declared to run Declare by 10.00 a.m. April 29th. Lowest weight: 4-y-o and up 8st 9lb; 3-y-o 8st Highest weight: 4-y-o and up 10st; 3-y-o 9st 1lb Penalties, after April 24th, 2021, for each race won 3yo 6lb; 4yo to 6yo 5lb; 7yo and up 4lb. Cliff Stud has generously sponsored this race and will present a memento to the winning owner. Cliff Stud will also generously present a cash prize to the racing groom responsible for the horse judged to be the best turned out for this race. NOTE: Three-year-old horses might not be able to receive the full weight-for-age allowance in this race. 27 entries, 1 at £5 and 26 at £25. - Closed April 26th, 2021. Owners Prize Money. Winner £2262; Second £1130; Third £566; Fourth £282; Fifth £240; Sixth £240; Seventh £240; Eighth £240. (Penalty Value £2862) SS

Description: 2 Race This is a one mile handicap race for three-year-olds and upwards which have been

rated from 51 to 70. In a handicap the weight that each of the runners carries is determined by their official handicap rating which is based on their level of form shown so far. The aim is to ensure competitive racing by asking the higher rated horses to carry more weight than a lower rated rival. As a guide, horses rated 40 tend to be at the lower end of the scale whilst the very best performers would be rated as high as 130.

1 TWISTED DREAMS (USA) (18)

4 10 3 (1)

B or Br g Twirling Candy (USA) - Sweet Promises (USA) Jockey: Megan Nicholls SPONSORED BY BLUEGRASS HORSE FEEDS Colours: GREY, ORANGE seams, Owner: Titanium Racing Club ORANGE cap. Trainer: Rebecca Menzies, Sedgefield Form: 42113-0 D Breeder: Pam & Martin Wygod

TIMEFORM VIEW Latest win at Newcastle in October. 7/2, last of 10 in handicap at Newcastle (8f) 18 days ago, though possibly did too much too soon. Back on turf. Star RatingHHHII Official BHA Rating 71

2 RUM RUNNER (GB) (8)

6 10 3 (13)

B g Havana Gold (IRE) - Thermopylae Jockey: Sam James SPONSORED BY HB SURFACING LTD Colours: YELLOW, BLACK chevron, Owner: The Twelve Minimum Racing Club YELLOW sleeves, BLACK stars, Trainer: Geoffrey Harker, Thirsk BLACK cap. Breeder: Biddestone Stud Form: 41040-4 D TIMEFORM VIEW Latest win at Newcastle in October. 12/1, bit below form fourth of 14 in handicap at Doncaster (7f, good to firm) 8 days ago, though did challenge away from the action. Star RatingHHHII Official BHA Rating 71

3 COPPER AND FIVE (GB) (14)

5 10 3 (4)

Jockey: James Sullivan

Ch g Paco Boy (IRE) - Peachez

SPONSORED BY XRE CONSTRUCTION TRAINING LTD Colours: DARK GREEN and MAROON Owner: Mrs Sally Doyle and Mrs Ruth Carr (quartered), DARK GREEN sleeves, Trainer: Ruth Carr, Stillington MAROON armlets. Breeder: Mrs S. Doyle & Highclere Stud Form: 4/233-53 TIMEFORM VIEW Stepped up on reappearance when good third of 7 in handicap at Nottingham (8.3f, good to firm) 14 days ago, nearest finish. Has to be of interest up 1lb. STEWARDS NOTE: Following its run on 17/4/2021 it was reported that the horse ran too free. Star RatingHHHHI Official BHA Rating 71

4 CITY WANDERER (IRE) (12)

5 10 0 (11)

Jockey: Jamie Gormley

B g Kodiac - Viletta (GER)

SPONSORED BY XRE CONSTRUCTION TRAINING LTD Colours: WHITE, DARK BLUE chevrons on Owner: Mrs S Hibbert and Mrs R Carr sleeves, DARK BLUE cap. Trainer: Ruth Carr, Stillington Form: 3060-00 D Breeder: Kildaragh Stud TIMEFORM VIEW 25/1, tenth of 11 in handicap at Pontefract (8f, good) 12 days ago. Essentially dropping in the weights without looking ready to cash in. STEWARDS NOTE: Following its run on 19/4/2021 it was reported that the horse weakened quickly. Star RatingHHIII Official BHA Rating 68

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5 MUSAHABA (GB) (12)

4 10 0 (9)

B g Muhaarar - Handassa Jockey: Daniel Tudhope SPONSORED BY ANDREWS BOWEN LTD Colours: WHITE, RED inverted triangle, Owner: Mr Evan M. Sutherland hooped sleeves and cap. Trainer: David O’Meara, Upper Helmsley Form: 65-30 Breeder: Shadwell Estate Company Limited TIMEFORM VIEW Lightly-raced maiden. Ninth of 11 in handicap at Pontefract (8f, good, 7/1) 12 days ago. Needs to leave that effort behind. STEWARDS NOTE: Following its run on 19/4/2021 it was reported that the horse was slowly away. Star RatingHHHII Official BHA Rating 68

6 ROCKET DANCER (GB) (25) B g Toronado (IRE) - Opera Dancer SPONSORED BY STITTENHAM FARMS Owner: Southbank Racing, S Hull & S Hollings Trainer: Michael Easterby, Sheriff Hutton Breeder: Littleton Stud

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9 11 (8)

Jockey: Nathan Evans

Colours: GREY, WHITE seams, BLACK sleeves, WHITE stars, GREY and BLACK quartered cap. Form: 00616-2 D

TIMEFORM VIEW Good second of 14 in handicap at Pontefract (8f, good to firm, 9/1) 25 days ago, well drawn. Up 3lb and has to back that up. Star RatingHHHII Official BHA Rating 65

7 TWIN APPEAL (IRE) (5)

10

9 9 (5)

4

9 8 (12)

B g Oratorio (IRE) - Velvet Appeal (IRE) Jockey: Gemma Tutty (3) SPONSORED BY GRANGE PARK RACING Colours: BEIGE, BROWN seams, Owner: Grange Park Racing armlets and cap. Trainer: Karen Tutty, Northallerton Form: 4004-00 C Breeder: Glashare House Stud TIMEFORM VIEW Course winner. Eighteen runs since last win in 2019. 18/1, twelfth of 15 in handicap at this course (7f, good to firm) 5 days ago, denied a clear run. STEWARDS NOTE: Following its run on 26/4/2021 it was reported that the horse was impeded 1 1/2 furlongs out. Star RatingHHHII Official BHA Rating 63

8 DELGREY BOY (GB) (25) B g Delegator - Maybeagrey SPONSORED BY EASTHORPE HALL STUD Owner: REALITY PARTNERSHIPS XIV Trainer: Tim Easterby, Malton Breeder: Habton Farms

Jockey: David Allan

Colours: YELLOW, RED disc, YELLOW sleeves, RED stars, RED cap. Form: 0040-0

TIMEFORM VIEW Lightly-raced maiden. Last of 14 in handicap (40/1) at Pontefract (8f, good to firm) 25 days ago. Should build on that. Star RatingHHIII Official BHA Rating 62

9 FLORENZA (GB) (197)

8

9 8 (6)

4

9 3 (2)

B m Haafhd - Danzatrice Jockey: P. J. McDonald SPONSORED BY TOZER LLP Colours: ROYAL BLUE, YELLOW seams, Owner: 980 Racing diamonds on sleeves, YELLOW cap. Trainer: Chris Fairhurst, Middleham Form: 005544CD Breeder: 980 Racing TIMEFORM VIEW C&D winner. Fifteen runs since last win in 2019. Respectable fourth of 13 in handicap at Redcar (7f, heavy, 5/1). Off 6 months. STEWARDS NOTE: Following its run on 16/10/2020 it was reported that the horse was found to have bled. Star RatingHHHII Official BHA Rating 62

10 SHACKABOOAH (GB) (14) B g Swiss Spirit - Ginger Cookie

Jockey: Dougie Costello

SPONSORED BY SHERIDAN FABRICATIONS LTD Colours: BEIGE, RED seams, Owner: Mr John Blackburn and Mr Paul Dixon armlets and cap. Trainer: Scott Dixon, Rolleston Form: 624023 W Breeder: Mrs Fiona Denniff TIMEFORM VIEW Good third of 12 in handicap (5/1) at this course (6f, good to firm) 14 days ago, nearest finish. Significantly back up in trip. Hood back on and he’s interesting. Star RatingHHHHH Official BHA Rating 57

11 SEMPER AUGUSTUS (GB) (91) Ch g Dutch Art - Pink Flames (IRE) SPONSORED BY TATTERSALLS Owner: Kennet Valley Thoroughbreds VI Trainer: Ed Walker, Upper Lambourn Breeder: The Pink Flames Partnership

3

9 1 (3)

Jockey: Paul Hanagan

E/W

Colours: NAVY BLUE, RED and LIGHT BLUE hoop and armlets, WHITE cap. Form: 2603-32

TIMEFORM VIEW Visored for first time, second of 4 in handicap at Kempton (8f, 2/1). Off 91 days but yard in form and he merits consideration. Star RatingHHHHI Official BHA Rating 68

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12 CURFEWED (IRE) (18)

Br g Most Improved (IRE) - Evening Sunset (GER) Owner: Tracy Waggott and Sally Booth Trainer: Tracy Waggott, Spennymoor Breeder: Mr Peter Murphy

5

9 1 (10)

Jockey: Connor Beasley

Colours: EMERALD GREEN, ROYAL BLUE star and sleeves, ROYAL BLUE cap, EMERALD GREEN star. Form: 2-00004 D

TIMEFORM VIEW Eleven runs since last win in 2020. Creditable fourth of 13 in handicap (12/1) at Newcastle (8f) 18 days ago, not ideally placed. Star RatingHHHII Official BHA Rating 55

13 CAMMY (IRE) (203) Ch g Camacho - Swan Sea (USA) Owner: SYPS (UK) Ltd Trainer: Phillip Makin, Easingwold Breeder: John B. Hughes

2

3

8 13 (7)

Jockey: Rowan Scott

Colours: ROYAL BLUE, DARK BLUE Cross of Lorraine and sleeves. Form: 600-

TIMEFORM VIEW Thrice-raced maiden. 125/1, eighth of 9 in minor event at York (7f, soft). Off 6 months. Makes handicap debut. Star RatingHHIII Official BHA Rating 66

NUMBER OF DECLARED RUNNERS 13

(EXACTA)

Hood worn by No. 10.

PLAY SMARTER

Betting Forecast: 11-2 Shackabooah (GB), 6-1 Copper And Five (GB), 13-2 Semper Augustus (GB), 7-1 Rocket Dancer (GB), 11-1 Rum Runner (GB), 12-1 Florenza (GB), 14-1 Twisted Dreams (USA), 16-1 Musahaba (GB), Curfewed (IRE), 20-1 Twin Appeal (IRE), 25-1 Delgrey Boy (GB), 28-1 Cammy (IRE), 33-1 City Wanderer (IRE) Race Summary: SHACKABOOAH fared easily best of those to race off the pace at Thirsk a fortnight ago and, now up in trip, he can confirm that he’s ahead of his mark. Copper And Five ran really well in a higher band of handicap than this at Nottingham last time and is second choice, with Semper Augustus also of interest. 1-2-3: 1.SHACKABOOAH 2.COPPER AND FIVE 3.SEMPER AUGUSTUS FREE form for all British and Irish meetings is available online every day at timeform.com/free

Cliff Stud have generously sponsored this race and will present a memento to the winning owner and a £50 cash prize to the racing groom responsible for the horse judged to be the best turned out for this race.

Position Of Stalls

Straight Course: Centre Round Course: Inside 1m6f: Centre

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CLIFF STUD, HELMSLEY Cliff Stud, whose generous support has enabled the feature race – The Cliff Stud Thirsk Hunt Cup – to be staged for a record £50,000, sponsors today’s race programme. Located on the hills above the picturesque North Yorkshire market town of Helmsley, Cliff Stud (formally Helmsley Stud) was founded shortly before WW2 by Mr William Thorpe and subsequently taken over by the legendary trainer Sir Noel Murless, in 1948. The 1960 Epsom Derby winner St.Paddy, who also won the St.Leger, was bred there and is remembered at the stud by a historical plaque. In 1982 another training legend, and son-in-law of Murless, Sir Henry Cecil assumed control over the stud. Sir Henry, who passed-away in 2013, was Champion Trainer 10 times, training an incredible 25 domestic Classic winners and was known to love his time spent at Cliff Stud. In 2017 Yorkshire businessman Paul Sutherland acquired Cliff Stud and former professional flat jockey Michael Wood and his wife Liz now expertly manage the stud on his behalf. These days the 220-acres of beautifully maintained paddocks and exceptional equine facilities provide a wonderful, tranquil environment in which to raise and rest up to 65 racehorses. For further information please visit: www.cliffstud.com

In addition to the superb equestrian facilities, the stud has two beautifully appointed holiday cottages; Cecil Cottage so named in honour of Sir Henry, and Frankel Cottage commemorating that most famous of racehorses which defined the final chapter in Cecil’s astonishing training career. Moreover, this spring three new stunning holiday lodges have also been launched, Helmsley Lodges. For further information please visit: www.cliffcottages.co.uk

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THE CLIFF STUD THIRSK HUNT CUP It is now 162-years since the inaugural running of the The Hunt Cup at Thirsk in 1859, when it was a hurdle race of about 1½ miles and won by Sir Charles Slingsby’s horse EGG SAUCE. The race was worth £30, the modern day equivalent of which is a little under £4,000. Nowadays the race is a fiercely competitive Flat handicap contested over the distance of 1-mile and in 2021, thanks to race-sponsor Cliff Stud, the contest is worth a record £50,000. The standout winner of the past decade has to be the Godolphin-owned horse FARHH. Trained by Saeed Bin Suroor, FARHH won the Thirsk Hunt Cup in 2012 and went on to record two career victories at Group 1 level, including the 2013 Qipco Champion Stakes at Ascot. FARHH won circa £1.3m in his racing career and would have undoubtabley added to his Group-1 tally, but for the fact that he kept bumping into a young upstart called FRANKEL! These days FARHH stands at Dalham Hall Stud where, to date, he is the sire of the winners of 127-races. Interestingly, two of the last three scheduled Hunt Cup races have not happened at Thirsk. In 2018 the race was transferred to Wetherby, as a result of a logistical clash with an ill-thought Tour de Yorkshire cycle race routed directly through the town on what should have been Thirsk Hunt Cup Day! Then in 2020 the meeting was cancelled when it fell under the blanket suspension of racing, due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The last running of the race, therefore - which was also the first sponsored by today’s sponsor Cliff Stud - was on Saturday 4th May 2019; this being won by HAYADH, trained and owned by Rebecca Bastiman. Very sadly Rebecca died in March this year, at just 40-years of age. HAYADH lines up to contest the race again today and no doubt, as the runners head out on to the track for the 2021 renewal of the £50,000 Cliff Stud Thirsk Hunt Cup, we will all be remembering Rebecca and wishing the Bastiman family well.


Third Race 2.40 THE CLIFF STUD THIRSK HUNT CUP HANDICAP STAKES (CLASS 2) for four yrs old and upwards

ABOUT ONE MILE (7F ABT 218YDS)

STALLS CENTRE STALLS:: INSIDE

Total race value £50000

Distributed in accordance with the Stakes and Prize Money Code. £25770 to the winning horse The second to receive £12085, the third £6045, the fourth £3020, the fifth £1510 and the sixth £755. for four yrs old and upwards, Rated 0-105 (also open to such horses rated 106 and 107; such horses rated 78 and below are also eligible - see Standard Conditions). £250 stake if the horse is rated 79 or higher, or £50 stake if the horse is rated 78 or lower with £200 extra if the horse is declared to run Declare by 10.00 a.m. April 29th. Lowest weight 8st; Highest weight 9st 10lb Penalties, after April 24th, 2021, for each race won 4yo to 6yo 5lb; 7yo and up 4lb. Cliff Stud has generously sponsored this race and will present a memento to the winning owner. Cliff Stud will also generously present a cash prize to the racing groom responsible for the horse judged to be the best turned out for this race. The British Horseracing Authority has determined that the maximum number of runners in this race shall be determined by the normal Safety Factor applicable for the race and that a reduced Field Size Limit shall not apply. PLEASE NOTE: In accordance with the provisions of paragraph 9 of the Weights and Handicapping Code a horse must have run three times or more in order to qualify to run in this race. 24 entries at £250. - Closed April 26th, 2021. Owners Prize Money. Winner £20315; Second £10160; Third £5080; Fourth £2540; Fifth £1270; Sixth £635. (Penalty Value £25770) Weights raised 3lb and paragraphs 27 to 31 of the Weights and Handicapping Code complied with where applicable. 4 Eliminated Under Rules (I)9 and (I)10. SS

Race Description:

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This is another one mile handicap race for four-year-olds and upwards which have been rated from 0 to 105. To qualify for a handicap rating horses must have run at least three times in a Flat race in Britain, or have run in no more than two Flat races run in Britain and won at least one of them. This rating then dictates the weight to be carried in a handicap. In simple terms a horse rated 105 in this particular race would be required to carry 5lb more than a rival rated 100.

1 HORTZADAR (GB) (18)

6

9 10 (15)

4

9 10 (4)

B g Sepoy (AUS) - Clouds of Magellan (USA) Jockey: Daniel Tudhope SPONSORED BY AKELA PLANT HIRE LTD Colours: LIGHT BLUE, DARK BLUE seams, Owner: Akela Construction Ltd diabolo on sleeves, quartered cap. Trainer: David O’Meara, Upper Helmsley Form: 1100-36 D Breeder: The Aston House Stud TIMEFORM VIEW Dual 1m winner last term who returned better than ever when third of 18 in Lincoln at Doncaster in March. Draw/track position caught him out at Newmarket (1m) since and best treated Star RatingHHHII Official BHA Rating 97 as still in form.

2 NUGGET (GB) (13)

Jockey: Sean Levey

B c Siyouni (FR) - Gemstone (IRE)

Colours: LIGHT BLUE, DARK BLUE armlets, DARK BLUE cap. Owner: Highclere T’Bred Racing - Karen Darke Form: 1221-31 D Trainer: Richard Hannon, Marlborough E/W Breeder: Highclere Stud & ORS Bloodstock TIMEFORM VIEW Dual 1m handicap winner as a 3-y-o who built on promising return effort to run out a good winner of the Spring Cup at Newbury (1m) 2 weeks ago. 5lb rise looks fair and one for the shortlist again. Star RatingHHHHH Official BHA Rating 97 SPONSORED BY HIGHCLERE THOROUGHBRED RACING LTD

3 HARTSWOOD (GB) (175)

4

9 8 (12)

4

9 8 (11)

B g Garswood - Nihal (IRE) Jockey: Paul Hanagan SPONSORED BY INGLEBYRACING.COM Colours: YELLOW, BLACK star, Owner: Percy / Green Racing 2 BLACK sleeves, YELLOW stars, Trainer: Richard Fahey, Malton YELLOW cap, BLACK stars. Breeder: D. Lancaster-Smith & Moreton Manor Stud Form: 6/31264CD TIMEFORM VIEW Course winner who was progressive in handicaps last summer, winning at York (7.8f) prior to a couple of solid in-the-frame efforts, latterly at Doncaster (7f) in November. Mark remains within reach. Star RatingHHHII Official BHA Rating 95

4 ASTRO KING (IRE) (24) B c Kingman - Astroglia (USA) Owner: Mr Saeed Suhail Trainer: Sir Michael Stoute, Newmarket Breeder: Niarchos Family

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Jockey: Richard Kingscote

Colours: ROYAL BLUE, YELLOW chevron, YELLOW cap, ROYAL BLUE spots. Form: 1231-1 D

TIMEFORM VIEW Low-mileage Kingman colt who dug deep to make it 3 wins from 5 career starts on return at Nottingham (8.3f) early last month. Straightforward sort in excellent hands, so another good showing likely. Star RatingHHHHI Official BHA Rating 95

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5 SCOTTISH SUMMIT (IRE) (18) B g Shamardal (USA) - Scottish Stage (IRE) Owner: T Banerjee,N Mather,P Downes & G Harker Trainer: Geoffrey Harker, Thirsk Breeder: Ballymacoll Stud Farm Ltd

8

Jockey: Sam James

9 8 (3)

Colours: DARK BLUE, MAROON stripe and armlets. Form: 010-603 D

TIMEFORM VIEW Added another couple of 1m handicaps to the tally last summer and he arrives here on back of a creditable third of 7 in handicap at Newmarket (1m) 18 days ago. Still, this another tough ask. Star RatingHHIII Official BHA Rating 95

6 WAARIF (IRE) (16)

8

9 6 (9)

7 ACQUITTED (IRE) (35)

4

9 5 (5)

B g Arcano (IRE) - Indian Belle (IRE) Jockey: Cam Hardie SPONSORED BY MIDDLEHAM PARK RACING Colours: LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets. Owner: Middleham Park Racing XLIX Form: 41555/-0 D Trainer: David O’Meara, Upper Helmsley Breeder: Joseph Stewart Investments TIMEFORM VIEW Useful handicapper, successful 3 times in a busy 2019 campaign. Missed all of last year and in fairness he was entitled to need last month’s Ripon return (well held tenth). This will reveal more. Star RatingHHIII Official BHA Rating 93

B or Br g Night of Thunder (IRE) - Blameless (IRE) Jockey: Callum Shepherd SPONSORED BY POL ROGER LTD Colours: DARK BLUE, GREY hoop, Owner: John Livock & Nat Lacy GREY cap. Trainer: Hugo Palmer, Newmarket Form: 41/200-2 D Breeder: Lannister Holdings TIMEFORM VIEW Promising at 2 yrs and, whilst he didn’t go on as a 3-y-o he was firmly back on track when runner-up to a race-fit rival in Spring Mile at Doncaster in March. One to be interested in. Star RatingHHHHI Official BHA Rating 92

8 ON A SESSION (USA) (49)

5

9 5 (10)

8

9 4 (1)

B g Noble Mission - Destiny Calls (USA) Jockey: Connor Beasley SPONSORED BY TXODDS Colours: WHITE, RED and WHITE check Owner: Penton Hill Racing Limited & Mr L O’Kane sleeves, RED cap. Trainer: David Barron, Thirsk Form: 0/0663-2 Breeder: Green Lantern Stables LLC TIMEFORM VIEW Useful in Ireland for Aidan Fogarty and produced a promising yard debut effort when runner-up in a Wolverhampton handicap (8.6f) in March. Should give another good account back on turf. Star RatingHHHII Official BHA Rating 92

9 HAYADH (GB) (19)

Jockey: Jason Hart

Gr g Oasis Dream - Warling (IRE) Owner: Mr Harvey Bastiman Trainer: Harvey Bastiman, Wetherby Breeder: Ashbrittle Stud

Colours: BLACK, RED chevrons on sleeves. Form: 4150-64 CD

TIMEFORM VIEW Won this race from 3 lower mark in 2019 and registered another pair of victories to his tally last summer. Confirmed he still has plenty to offer in 2 starts this spring but mark looks about right. Star RatingHHHII Official BHA Rating 91

10 BYRON’S CHOICE (GB) (175)

6

9 3 (6)

11 QUEEN’S SARGENT (FR) (10)

6

9 3 (14)

B g Poet’s Voice - Byrony (IRE) Jockey: Phil Dennis SPONSORED BY DENTON HALL RACING LTD Colours: ROYAL BLUE, YELLOW chevrons, Owner: Mr Doug Graham and Mrs M Wynn-Williams ROYAL BLUE sleeves, WHITE armlets, Trainer: Michael Dods, Darlington YELLOW cap. Breeder: Mr & Mrs C. Booth & Mrs S. Cammidge Form: 354310TIMEFORM VIEW Kept busy last summer, cashing in from reduced mark at Catterick (7f, heavy) in October. Some way below that level at Doncaster final start and he may just need this on return. Star RatingHHIII Official BHA Rating 90

Gr g Kendargent (FR) - Queen’s Conquer Jockey: Kevin Stott SPONSORED BY STS GROUP LTD Colours: PURPLE, BEIGE striped sleeves. Owner: Mr Dave Stone Form: 5604-61 C Trainer: Kevin Ryan, Hambleton Breeder: Mr Pierre Paul Richou TIMEFORM VIEW Dual course winner who confirmed promise of Doncaster return with a ready success at Catterick 10 days ago, the drop back to the sharp 7f trip ideal. Clearly in good heart but yet to win over this far. Star RatingHHHII Official BHA Rating 90

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12 TOM COLLINS (GB) (208) Br g Dubawi (IRE) - Cocktail Queen (IRE)

4

8 12 (13)

Jockey: P. J. McDonald

SPONSORED BY JONSSON INTERNATIONAL LIMITED Colours: PINK, EMERALD GREEN cross Owner: Mr Nicholas Jonsson belts, WHITE sleeves. Trainer: William Haggas, Newmarket Form: 004051D Breeder: Littleton Stud TIMEFORM VIEW Form rather up and down last season, yet he signed off with victory at Pontefract (1m) in October. Subsequently gelded/changed hands for 100,000 gns and he’s an intriguing contender. Star RatingHHHII Official BHA Rating 85

13 GLOBAL SPIRIT (GB) (19)

6

8 11 (8)

14 AL ERAYG (IRE) (179)

8

8 11 (2)

5

8 11 (7)

B g Invincible Spirit (IRE) - Centime Jockey: Megan Nicholls SPONSORED BY TOTE Colours: RED and BLACK check, Owner: Swales & Fell RED sleeves, BLACK armlets, BLACK cap. Trainer: Roger Fell, Nawton Form: 36013-5 D Breeder: Car Colston Hall Stud TIMEFORM VIEW Ran right up to best when getting on top final 100 yds at York (7f, soft) in October. Entitled to come on for last month’s Redcar return effort but this is a tougher ask again. Star RatingHHIII Official BHA Rating 84

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B g Oasis Dream - Vallee des Reves (USA) Jockey: David Allan SPONSORED BY EASTHORPE HALL STUD Colours: YELLOW, RED disc, Owner: Reality Partnerships III YELLOW sleeves, RED stars, RED cap. Trainer: Tim Easterby, Malton Form: 501024D Breeder: The Vallee Des Reves Syndicate TIMEFORM VIEW Kept on well to end losing run on turf at Redcar (1m, heavy) in October. 10f seemingly stretched him at Redcar when last seen in November but others make more appeal returning in this line up. Star RatingHHIII Official BHA Rating 84

15 STORTING (GB) (13) B g Iffraaj - Stella Point (IRE)

Jockey: Tony Hamilton

Colours: DARK BLUE and MAROON Owner: Jon and Julia Aisbitt diabolo, MAROON sleeves, DARK BLUE cap. Trainer: Mick Channon, West Ilsley Form: 5126/0-6 D Breeder: Jon and Julia Aisbitt TIMEFORM VIEW Winner at Pontefract August 2019 but well held sole start last summer. More like it back from another 9 months off at Newbury a couple of weeks ago and that ought to have taken Star RatingHHIII Official BHA Rating 84 freshness out of him. SPONSORED BY MIKE CHANNON BLOODSTOCK LTD

16 JEAN BAPTISTE (IRE) (14)

4

8 10 (16)

B g Invincible Spirit (IRE) - Pioneer Bride (USA) Jockey: Nicola Currie SPONSORED BY GEORGE BOUGHEY Colours: ROYAL BLUE, WHITE hollow box, Owner: Woodhurst Construction Ltd sleeves and cap. Trainer: George Boughey, Newmarket Form: 001-422 Breeder: Tinnakill Bloodstock & Irish National St TIMEFORM VIEW Off the mark at Chelmsford (7f) final start for Sir Michael Stoute last autumn and knocking on the door for new stable, just touched off at Nottingham (8.3f) latest. Live each-way player again. Star RatingHHHII Official BHA Rating 83

NUMBER OF DECLARED RUNNERS 16

Tongue Strap worn by No. 14. Sheepskin Cheek Pieces worn by No. 14. Running for the first time since Gelding No. 12.

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PLAY SMARTER

Betting Forecast: 5-1 Nugget (GB), 11-2 Astro King (IRE), 8-1 Acquitted (IRE), 11-1 Tom Collins (GB), 12-1 Hartswood (GB), 14-1 Hortzadar (GB), 16-1 On A Session (USA), Jean Baptiste (IRE), 18-1 Hayadh (GB), Queen’s Sargent (FR), 25-1 Al Erayg (IRE), 28-1 Scottish Summit (IRE), Byron’s Choice (GB), Global Spirit (GB), 33-1 Storting (GB), 40-1 Waarif (IRE) Race Summary: Progressive as a 3-y-o, NUGGET confirmed the promise of his Nottingham reappearance (unlucky in his run) when running out a convincing winner of the Spring Cup at Newbury 2 weeks ago, and on that evidence, another bold bid is in the offing from a 5lb higher mark. Astro King finished in front of the selection at Nottingham and can feature, with Acquitted and Tom Collins completing the shortlist. 1-2-3: 1.NUGGET 2.ASTRO KING (IRE) 3.ACQUITTED (IRE) FREE form for all British and Irish meetings is available online every day at timeform.com/free

Cliff Stud have generously sponsored this race and will present a memento to the winning owner and a £250 cash prize to the racing groom responsible for the horse judged to be the best turned out for this race.

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= WIN

E/W = EW

Abbreviations BF - Beaten Favourite. D- Distance Winner.

C - Course Winner. d - Disqualified.

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Fourth Race 3.15 THE CLIFF STUD REARING WINNERS EBF MAIDEN FILLIES’ STAKES (CLASS 4)

SSTALLS: TALLS :INSIDE CENTRE

for maiden three yrs old and upwards fillies and mares

ABOUT SEVEN FURLONGS (ABT 7F)

Total race value £9050

Distributed in accordance with the Stakes and Prize Money Code. £4886 to the winning horse The second to receive £2294, the third £1147 and the fourth £573. for maiden three yrs old and upwards fillies and mares only, which are E.B.F. eligible. Enter by noon, April 26th and pay £45 stake, Declare by 10.00 a.m. April 29th. Weights: 3-y-o 9st; 4-y-o and up 9st 12lb. Cliff Stud has generously sponsored this race and will present a memento to the winning owner. Cliff Stud will also generously present a cash prize to the racing groom responsible for the horse judged to be the best turned out for this race. THE TRUSTEES OF THE E.B.F. have kindly contributed £1000 towards the prize money for this race. 22 entries at £45. - Closed April 26th, 2021. Owners Prize Money. Winner £3862; Second £1930; Third £966; Fourth £482. (Penalty Value £4886.99) SS

Race Description:

This seven furlongs contest for fillies and mares aged three-years-old and upwards is another maiden stakes - a race for horses that have yet to record a racecourse victory. There are a variety of reasons why the older horses in this race could still be maidens. Stoutly bred horses are unlikely to be seen at their best over the shorter distances of their juvenile season whilst a setback or injury can curtail even the most precociously bred horse’s two-year-old career.

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1 ALLAYNE B (GB) (207)

B f Swiss Spirit - Annie Kenney SPONSORED BY DKB CROP PROTECTION LTD Owner: Mr David Barker & Partner Trainer: Ann Duffield, Leyburn Breeder: Bloodstock Ltd

TIMEFORM VIEW Well beaten all 4 starts last year.

4

9 12 (5)

Jockey: James Sullivan

Colours: LIGHT GREEN and PURPLE stripes, LIGHT GREEN sleeves, PURPLE armlets, quartered cap. Form: 6000-

Star RatingHIIII Official BHA Rating 39

2 CELTIC EMPRESS (GB) (204) B f Golden Horn - Cartimandua Owner: Clipper Logistics Trainer: David O’Meara, Upper Helmsley Breeder: Mrs F. S. Williams

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9 0 (11)

Jockey: Daniel Tudhope Colours: GREY. Form: 30-

TIMEFORM VIEW Made a fair start to career when third at Beverley in September. Failed to build on that at York next time but softer ground was perhaps to blame. Star RatingHHHII Official BHA Rating -

3 ELEGANT ELLEN (FR) (8) B f Shalaa (IRE) - Lily of The Lake (FR) SPONSORED BY EASTHORPE HALL STUD Owner: Mr L. Mulryan Trainer: Tim Easterby, Malton Breeder: E. Robin, SCEA De Keranna & Y. M. Roue

3

9 0 (7)

Jockey: David Allan

Colours: YELLOW, RED Cross of Lorraine, RED sleeves, YELLOW armlets, EMERALD GREEN cap. Form: 4-5

TIMEFORM VIEW Twice-raced filly who shaped as if needing the run after 8 months off at Doncaster last week and will be of more interest in handicaps after this. Star RatingHHIII Official BHA Rating -

4 ELVRIKA (IRE) (203) B f Kodiac - Villa Royale Owner: Mr & Mrs R. Scott Trainer: William Haggas, Newmarket Breeder: Lissglen Bloodstock

3

9 0 (3)

Jockey: Richard Kingscote

Colours: MAROON, LIGHT BLUE epaulets, LIGHT BLUE sleeves, MAROON stars, quartered cap. Form: 23TIMEFORM VIEW Fair form when placed both starts at 2 yrs, third in 7f novice event at York last time. Blinkers on for the 1st time and should prove fully effective at this trip. STEWARDS NOTE: Following its run on 10/10/2020 it was reported that the horse hung left handed under pressure. Star RatingHHHHI Official BHA Rating -

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5 FLEETING BLUE (FR) (-) Ch f French Navy - My Pretty Girl Owner: David Bishop & John Walsh Trainer: Tony Coyle, Norton Breeder: Shoreham Stud

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9 0 (1)

Jockey: Kieran Schofield (5)

Colours: GREY, RED epaulets, RED sleeves, BLACK spots, GREY cap, RED star. Form:

TIMEFORM VIEW French Navy filly. Half-sister to 7f-1m winner Key Player and useful 2-y-o 5f winner Broken Spear. Dam unraced due to injury. Star RatingHHIII Official BHA Rating -

6 LEXINGTON LIBERTY (IRE) (58)

3

9 0 (8)

7 LOVE SENSATION (GB) (-)

3

9 0 (10)

B f Dandy Man (IRE) - Warm Welcome Jockey: Sean Levey SPONSORED BY TATTERSALLS (IRELAND) LTD Colours: LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets. Owner: Middleham Park Racing XXX Form: 3-6 Trainer: Richard Hannon, Marlborough Breeder: Michael McGlynn TIMEFORM VIEW Twice-raced filly who went backwards from her debut when sixth of 9 in novice event at Chelmsford City (8f, 10/1) 58 days ago, not knocked about. Star RatingHHIII Official BHA Rating -

B f Exceed And Excel (AUS) - Super Saturday (IRE)

Jockey: P. J. McDonald

Colours: WHITE, MAROON and PURPLE Owner: John and Jess Dance striped sleeves. Trainer: Declan Carroll, Malton Form: Breeder: Glebe Farm Stud TIMEFORM VIEW 52,000 gns yearling, Exceed And Excel filly. Half-sister to 1m/9f winner Muritz. Dam unraced half-sister to smart winner up to 1m Prince d’Alienor. Star RatingHHHII Official BHA Rating SPONSORED BY VERTEM ASSET MANAGEMENT

8 MATAMUA (GB) (-)

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9 0 (9)

Jockey: Robert Havlin

B or Gr f Lope de Vega (IRE) - Iromea (IRE)

SPONSORED BY GAINSBOROUGH THOROUGHBREDS LIMITED

Colours: ROYAL BLUE, YELLOW chevrons, diabolo on sleeves, hooped cap. Form:

Owner: Flexford Partners et al Trainer: Simon & Ed Crisford, Newmarket Breeder: Newsells Park Stud TIMEFORM VIEW 92,000 gns yearling, £85,000 2-y-o, Lope De Vega filly. Dam, useful French/US 1m-1 1/4m winner, out of winning half-sister to Prix du Moulin de Longchamp Grey Lilas. Appeals on paper and market useful. Star RatingHHHHI Official BHA Rating -

9 STAR SHAKEERA (GB) (140)

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Jockey: Kevin Stott

Ch f Mayson - Najim Al Thraya (FR) Owner: Mr Ahmed Jaber Trainer: Kevin Ryan, Hambleton Breeder: Rabbah Bloodstock Limited

9 0 (6)

Colours: ROYAL BLUE, WHITE stripe, hooped sleeves, WHITE cap. Form: 5-

TIMEFORM VIEW Ran to only a modest level on her Newcastle debut in December, but was considerately handled and should improve. Star RatingHHHII Official BHA Rating -

10 SUNSET BAY (GB) (192)

3

9 0 (4)

3

9 0 (12)

B f Cable Bay (IRE) - Light of Love Jockey: Paul Hanagan SPONSORED BY BRIGHTWALTON STUD Colours: TURQUOISE, NAVY BLUE collar Owner: Brightwalton Bloodstock Ltd and cuffs, check cap. Trainer: Ed Walker, Upper Lambourn Form: 446E/W Breeder: Brightwalton Bloodstock Ltd TIMEFORM VIEW Improved from her debut when fourth in a 7f maiden at Newmarket in September. Not in same form at Kempton the following month, but it’s still early days and she should win races. Star RatingHHHHH Official BHA Rating 79

11 VERREAUX EAGLE (IRE) (16) Gr f Free Eagle (IRE) - Evening Frost (IRE) Owner: Cayton Park Stud Limited Trainer: Ed Dunlop, Newmarket Breeder: Kildaragh Stud

Jockey: George Wood

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Colours: LIGHT BLUE, WHITE square, LIGHT BLUE sleeves and cap. Form: 5-2

TIMEFORM VIEW Built on debut promise when second of 11 in maiden at Newmarket (7f, good to firm, 40/1) 16 days ago. Open to further improvement. Star RatingHHHHI Official BHA Rating -

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12 VIA SISTINA (IRE) (-)

B f Fastnet Rock (AUS) - Nigh (IRE) SPONSORED BY TUITE RACING LIMITED Owner: Mrs R. G. Hillen Trainer: Joseph Tuite, Lambourn Breeder: Laundry Cottage Stud Farm

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Jockey: Sam James

9 0 (2)

Colours: DARK BLUE, PINK epaulets, diabolo on sleeves. Form:

TIMEFORM VIEW 5,000 gns yearling, Fastnet Rock filly. Dam unraced half-sister to very smart winner up to 6f Kingsgate Native. Star RatingHHIII Official BHA Rating -

NUMBER OF DECLARED RUNNERS 12

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Blinkers worn first time by No. 4.

PLAY SMARTER

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Betting Forecast: 3-1 Elvrika (IRE), 7-2Verreaux Eagle (IRE), 6-1 Sunset Bay (GB), 13-2 Matamua (GB), 10-1 Celtic Empress (GB), 16-1 Love Sensation (GB), 22-1 Star Shakeera (GB), 25-1 Lexington Liberty (IRE), Via Sistina (IRE), 40-1 Elegant Ellen (FR), Fleeting Blue (FR), 300-1 Allayne B (GB) Race Summary: SUNSET BAY was a shade disappointing on her all-weather debut at Kempton when last seen in October, but with her Newmarket form having worked out well the time before, she has to be worth another chance. Elvrika and Verreaux Eagle look the other key players on form, but newcomer Matamua would also need taking seriously if well backed. 1-2-3: 1.SUNSET BAY 2.ELVRIKA (IRE) 3.VERREAUX EAGLE (IRE) FREE form for all British and Irish meetings is available online every day at timeform.com/free

Cliff Stud have generously sponsored this race and will present a memento to the winning owner and a £50 cash prize to the racing groom responsible for the horse judged to be the best turned out for this race.

Thirsk Record Times DISTANCE 5f 5f 6f 6f 7f 7f 1m 1m 1m 4f 2m

TIME 57.20 secs 56.92 secs 1m 9.20 1m 8.80 1m 23.70 1m 22.80 1m 37.97 1m 34.80 2m 29.90 3m 22.30

AGE 2 5 2 6 2 4 2 4 5 3

WEIGHT 9-7 9-6 9-6 9-4 8-9 8-5 9-0 8-13 9-12 8-10

GOING Good To Firm Firm Good To Firm Firm Firm Firm Good To Firm Firm Firm Firm

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HORSE Proud Boast Charlie Parkes Westcourt Magic Johayro Courting Silver Haze Sunday Symphony Yearsley Gallery God Tomaschek

DATE Aug 5 2000 Apr 11 2003 Aug 25 1995 July 23 1999 July 23 1999 May 21 1988 Sep 4 2004 May 5 1990 Jun 4 2001 July 17 1981



NEWMARKET 3.40

1m

THE QIPCO 2000 GUINEAS STAKES (CLASS 1) (Group 1) (British Champions Series) For three yrs old colts and fillies

Total race value £400315

Owners Prize Money. 1st £178380, 2nd £73218, 3rd £36629, 4th £18294, 5th £9167, 6th £4564. (Penalty Value £227018.65)

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draw

ALBADRI (IRE) (59) 506-106 D

9-0

(6)

Hollie Doyle J Br B c Dandy Man (IRE) - Miss Legal Eagle (IRE) (Authorized (IRE)) Jane Chapple-Hyam, Newmarket T O Alsharq racing B Mylestown Farms Ltd

TIMEFORM VIEW Useful effort when winning 1m Southwell handicap in January but well beaten in Saudi Arabia and a Kempton conditions event since. Big outsider. TFRHIIII BHA95

2

BATTLEGROUND (USA) (176) 5112-

9-0

Br B c War Front (USA) - Found (IRE) (Galileo (IRE)) O Mr M. Tabor, D. Smith & Mrs John Magnier B Orpendale, Chelston & Wynatt

(15)

Frankie Dettori J Aidan O’Brien, Ireland T

TIMEFORM VIEW Chesham and Vintage winner last summer who wasn’t seen to best effect (caught too far back) when staying on for 3 lengths second in Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (1m) final start. Likely more to come. TFRHHHHI BHA112

3

CHINDIT (IRE) (13) 1110-1

9-0

(14)

Pat Dobbs J Br B c Wootton Bassett - Always A Dream (Oasis Dream) Richard Hannon, Marlborough T O Mr Michael Pescod Chibley Farm Partnership S B J. C. Bloodstock & R. Mahon

TIMEFORMVIEW Below-par in Dewhurst but that’s his sole defeat in 5 starts, leaving impression 1m is sure to suit when leading late on in Greenham at Newbury. Stable had several go well in this down the years. TFRHHHHI BHA113

4

DEVILWALA (IRE) (16) 12040-4

Br B c Kodiac - Najraan (Cadeaux Genereux) O Amo Racing Limited & Arjun Waney B Tally-Ho Stud

9-0

(1)

Rossa Ryan J Ralph Beckett, Kimpton Down T Sports Invest UK Ltd S

TIMEFORM VIEW Smart effort when fourth in Dewhurst here last autumn but that’s comfortably his best run to date, beaten 5 1/2 lengths into fourth by Master of The Seas in Craven on C&D return.Would be a shock winner. TFRHHIII BHA111

5

LEGION OF HONOUR (GB) (29) 21-2

9-0

(5)

David Egan J Br B c Wootton Bassett - Miss Vendome (IRE) (Medicean) Roger Varian, Newmarket T O Teme Valley Varian Stable Ltd S B Team Hogdala AB

TIMEFORM VIEW Confirmed turf debut promise when landing odds in Newcastle novice in November and shaped very well when 1/2-length second of 4 to Megallan in Listed race back there (1m) 29 days ago. More to come. TFRHHHII BHA104

6

LUCKY VEGA (IRE) (217) 12152-

9-0

(3)

Shane Foley J Br B c Lope de Vega (IRE) - Queen of Carthage (USA) (Cape Cross (IRE)) Mrs J. Harrington, Ireland T O Zhang Yuesheng B Kilcarn Stud

TIMEFORM VIEW Ready winner of Group 1 Phoenix at the Curragh last August. Met trouble when behind a few of these in National (7f) and back on song when second in Middle Park here final start. Stamina an unknown. TFRHHHII BHA116

7

MASTER OF THE SEAS (IRE) (16) 114-21 CD

9-0

(2)

William Buick J Br B c Dubawi (IRE) - Firth of Lorne (IRE) (Danehill (USA)) Charlie Appleby, Newmarket T O Godolphin Emirates Fly Better S B Godolphin

TIMEFORM VIEW Turned over at short odds by Naval Crown on Meydan return but showed his true colours with hood added when quickening up well to win Craven over C&D last month.The choice of Buick from yard’s trio. TFRHHHHI BHA112

8

MUTASAABEQ (GB) (18) 1-1 C

9-0

(12)

Br Br c Invincible Spirit (IRE) - Ghanaati (USA) (Giant’s Causeway (USA)) Jim Crowley J Charles Hills, Lambourn T O Shadwell Estate Company Ltd B Shadwell Estate Company Limited

TIMEFORM VIEW Course debut winner at 2 who looked really good when bolting up in small-field conditions race back here (7f, good to firm) 18 days ago. Subsequently supplemented for this. Not to be underestimated. TFRHHHHI BHA108

9

MYSTERY SMILES (IRE) (16) 1133-3

9-0

(13)

Silvestre De Sousa J Br B c Mehmas (IRE) - Alexander Alliance (IRE) (Danetime (IRE)) Andrew Balding, Kingsclere T O King Power Racing Co Ltd King Power International Co Ltd S B Ballycrighaun Stud

TIMEFORMVIEW Very useful colt who proved his stamina for 1m when good 3 3/4 lengths third of 10 to Master ofThe Seas in Craven on C&D return.Yard won this last year but surprise if he can stage a repeat. TFRHHIII BHA102


10 NAVAL CROWN (GB) (17) 133-312 D BF Br B c Dubawi (IRE) - Come Alive (Dansili) O Godolphin B Godolphin

9-0

(11)

Adam Kirby J Charlie Appleby, Newmarket T Emirates Fly Better S

TIMEFORMVIEW Improved form when readily making all in 1m Listed race at Meydan in February by 1 3/4 lengths from Master of The Seas. Backed that up when second in Free Handicap here 17 days ago. One of 3 for stable. TFRHHHII BHA111

11 ONE RULER (IRE) (189) 21312- CD

Br B c Dubawi (IRE) - Fintry (IRE) (Shamardal (USA)) O Godolphin B Godolphin

9-0

(7)

James Doyle J Charlie Appleby, Newmarket T Emirates Fly Better S

TIMEFORM VIEW Beat Van Gogh by 1 3/4 lengths to win C&D Group 3 last October and just as good when 3/4-length second to Mac Swiney in Futurity at Doncaster a fortnight later. Buick looks elsewhere but still respected. TFRHHHHI BHA114

12 POETIC FLARE (IRE) (20) 101-1

9-0

(4)

Br B c Dawn Approach (IRE) - Maria Lee (IRE) (Rock of Gibraltar (IRE)) Kevin Manning J J. S. Bolger, Ireland T O Mrs J. S. Bolger B J. S. Bolger

TIMEFORMVIEW Wrapped up his juvenile campaign with a 7f Leopardstown Group 3 success and reappeared with win in 2000 Guineas Trial there last month. Will stay 1m and capable of better still. TFRHHHII BHA109

13 THUNDER MOON (IRE) (203) 113-

9-0

(10)

Br B c Zoffany (IRE) - Small Sacrifice (IRE) (Sadler’s Wells (USA)) Declan McDonogh J Joseph Patrick O’Brien, Ireland T O Mrs C. C. Regalado-Gonzalez B Whisperview Trading Ltd

TIMEFORM VIEW Looked potentially high-class when overcoming trouble to beat Wembley in National Stakes last September. Possible excuses when behind that rival in Dewhurst and remains a top prospect. TFRHHHHH BHA117

14 VAN GOGH (USA) (189) 262121- D

9-0

(9)

Br B c American Pharoah (USA) - Imagine (IRE) (Sadler’s Wells (USA)) Seamie Heffernan J Aidan O’Brien, Ireland T O M Tabor/D Smith/Mrs Magnier/Mrs Nagle B Barronstown Stud

TIMEFORM VIEW Runner-up 3 times in Group company before finally getting job done at pattern level in Criterium at Saint-Cloud (1m, heavy) in October. One of 3 solid contenders for yard seeking eleventh win in this. TFRHHHHI BHA114

15 WEMBLEY (IRE) (203) 322122-

9-0

(8)

Ryan Moore J Br B c Galileo (IRE) - Inca Princess (IRE) (Holy Roman Emperor (IRE)) Aidan O’Brien, Ireland T O Mr M. Tabor, D. Smith & Mrs John Magnier B Coolmore

TIMEFORM VIEW Didn’t win a maiden until his fourth start, but improved in leaps and bounds in the autumn, chasing home Thunder Moon in National before finishing ahead of that rival in Dewhurst. TFRHHHHI BHA118 DECLARED RUNNERS 15 2020:MEETING ABANDONED Hood worn by No. 7. Stewards Note: DEVILWALA: Following its run on 15/4/2021 it was reported that the horse lost a shoe. Probable S.P’s: 9-2 Wembley (IRE), 11-2 Thunder Moon (IRE), 7-1 Mutasaabeq (GB), 8-1 Master of The Seas (IRE), 9-1 Battleground (USA), One Ruler (IRE), 12-1 Chindit (IRE), 16-1 Poetic Flare (IRE), Van Gogh (USA), 25-1 Lucky Vega (IRE), 50-1 Legion of Honour (GB), Naval Crown (GB), 300-1 Devilwala (IRE), Mystery Smiles (IRE), 500-1 Albadri (IRE)

PLAY SMARTER

This looks a particularly open renewal. THUNDER MOON was behind Wembley in the Dewhurst but had been very impressive when beating him in the National Stakes prior to that and is taken to provide his trainer with a second successive British Classic win after Galileo Chrome’s Leger triumph last autumn. Battleground and Godolphin-pair Master of The Seas and One Ruler are others likely to have a say.



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Fifth Race 3.50 THE NEW HELMSLEY LODGES AT CLIFF STUD HANDICAP STAKES (CLASS 4) for four yrs old and upwards

SIX FURLONGS (6F)

STALLS: CENTRE

Total race value £9250

Distributed in accordance with the Stakes and Prize Money Code. £4346 to the winning horse The second to receive £2040, the third £1020, the fourth £510, the fifth £300, the sixth £300, the seventh £300 and the eighth £300. for four yrs old and upwards, Rated 61-80 (also open to such horses rated 81 and 82; such horses rated 60 and below are also eligible - see Standard Conditions). £40 stake if the horse is rated 61 or higher, or £8 stake if the horse is rated 60 or lower with £32 extra if the horse is declared to run Declare by 10.00 a.m. April 29th. Lowest weight 8st 2lb; Highest weight 9st 7lb Penalties, after April 24th, 2021, for each race won 4yo to 6yo 5lb; 7yo and up 4lb. Cliff Stud has generously sponsored this race and will present a memento to the winning owner. Cliff Stud will also generously present a cash prize to the racing groom responsible for the horse judged to be the best turned out for this race. 24 entries at £40. - Closed April 26th, 2021. Owners Prize Money. Winner £3435; Second £1717; Third £859; Fourth £429; Fifth £240; Sixth £240; Seventh £240; Eighth £240. (Penalty Value £4346.99) SS

Race Description:

This is a six furlongs handicap race for four-year-olds and upwards which have been rated from 61 to 80. Once a horse has qualified for a handicap rating this is regularly reassessed. A below-par effort could result in a reduced rating whilst a strong performance could see the rating increased. Occasionally, horses are entered to race before their handicap rating has been reviewed and so to avoid recent winners being un-penalised they are allotted a mandatory penalty – usually 6lb.

1 TRUE MASON (GB) (29) B g Mayson - Marysienka Owner: Mr John Thomas Hanbury Trainer: Phillip Makin, Easingwold Breeder: Simon Balding

5

5

9 7 (1)

Jockey: Rowan Scott

Colours: PURPLE, ORANGE chevron, ORANGE and PURPLE halved sleeves, ORANGE cap, PURPLE star. Form: 00050-3 D TIMEFORM VIEW Eighteen runs since last win in 2018, but he caught the eye on his return when running-on third of 9 in 6f handicap (28/1) at Newcastle 29 days ago. Well worth considering off a Star RatingHHHHI Official BHA Rating 80 reduced mark.

2 RESTLESS ENDEAVOUR (IRE) (36) 4 9 5 (3) B f Dandy Man (IRE) - Belgique (IRE) Owner: Mr S. Laffan Trainer: Grant Tuer, Northallerton Breeder: John & Anne-Marie O’Connor

Jockey: Oisin McSweeney (7)

E/W

Colours: BEIGE, DARK GREEN cross belts, quartered cap. Form: 0104-11 D

TIMEFORM VIEW Career best when cosy winner of 6f handicap at Lingfield (AW, 3/1) 36 days ago. Can give another good account despite 4lb rise. Star RatingHHHII Official BHA Rating 78

3 DARK DEFENDER (GB) (16)

8

Jockey: Sam James

B g Pastoral Pursuits - Oh So Saucy Owner: Rebecca Bastiman Racing Trainer: Harvey Bastiman, Wetherby Breeder: Mrs C. J. Walker

9 3 (12)

Colours: PURPLE, WHITE seams, WHITE cap. Form: 02040-0 D

TIMEFORM VIEW Unreliable type. 10/1, only twelfth of 14 in handicap at Ripon (6f, good to firm) 16 days ago. Something to find on form. Star RatingHHIII Official BHA Rating 76

4 FREEDOM FLYER (IRE) (14)

4

9 3 (15)

Jockey: James Sullivan

B g Invincible Spirit (IRE) - Liberating

SPONSORED BY XRE CONSTRUCTION TRAINING LTD Colours: ROYAL BLUE, WHITE Cross of Owner: Mr Michael Hill Lorraine and armlets, check cap. Trainer: Ruth Carr, Stillington Form: 416-53 D Breeder: Airlie Stud & Mrs S. M. Rogers TIMEFORM VIEW Lightly-raced 6f AW winner. In excellent form for his new yard this term, third of 9 in handicap over C&D (good to firm) 14 days ago. Player from his high draw. Star RatingHHHHH Official BHA Rating 76

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5 DICK DATCHERY (IRE) (4) B g Make Believe - Bayja (IRE) Owner: Mr F. Gillespie Trainer: David O’Meara, Upper Helmsley Breeder: Ballylinch Stud

4

9 2 (16)

Jockey: Daniel Tudhope

Colours: LIGHT GREEN and DARK GREEN diamonds. Form: 030-045 D BF

TIMEFORM VIEW 11/4, last of 5 in handicap at Ayr (6f, good to firm) 4 days ago, doing too much too soon. Could easily bounce back now from his high draw. STEWARDS NOTE: Following its run on 27/4/2021 it was reported that the trainer could not explain the poor run. Star RatingHHHII Official BHA Rating 75

6 BENEFIT STREET (IRE) (10) B g Zebedee - Sweet’n Sassy (IRE) SPONSORED BY AL BASTI EQUIWORLD Owner: Mrs J. Morley Trainer: Robert Cowell, Newmarket Breeder: Tally-Ho Stud

4

Jockey: Kevin Stott

W

9 2 (9)

Colours: YELLOW, BLACK chevron, BLACK sleeves, YELLOW stars, BLACK cap, YELLOW star. Form: 2605-52 CD BF

TIMEFORM VIEW C&D winner. 11/4, creditable second of 7 in handicap at Lingfield (6f, AW) 10 days ago. Visor on 1st time and can make his presence felt. Star RatingHHHHI Official BHA Rating 75

7 TATHMEEN (IRE) (5)

B g Exceed And Excel (AUS) - Deyaar (USA) Owner: King for a Day & Antony Brittain Trainer: Antony Brittain, Warthill Breeder: Shadwell Estate Company Limited

6

9 2 (11)

Jockey: Harry Russell (5)

Colours: MAROON and YELLOW check, MAROON sleeves and cap. Form: 430145 D

TIMEFORM VIEW Latest win at Wolverhampton in April. 16/1, below-form fifth of 11 in handicap at this C&D (good to firm) 5 days ago. Needs to bounce back. Star RatingHHHII Official BHA Rating 75

8 EAST STREET REVUE (GB) (16) Ch g Pastoral Pursuits - Revue Princess (IRE) SPONSORED BY EASTHORPE HALL STUD Owner: Mr S. A. Heley & Partner Trainer: Tim Easterby, Malton Breeder: Habton Farms & Mr A. Heley

8

9 1 (2)

Jockey: David Allan

Colours: ROYAL BLUE, EMERALD GREEN hoop, RED cap. Form: 03016-6 CD

TIMEFORM VIEW C&D winner who recorded respectable sixth of 14 in handicap (50/1) at Ripon (6f, good to firm) 16 days ago. In the mix. Star RatingHHHII Official BHA Rating 74

9 FOX HILL (GB) (16) B m Foxwedge (AUS) - Siryena SPONSORED BY TOTE Owner: Whitehills Racing Syndicate Trainer: Eric Alston, Preston Breeder: Itchen Valley Stud

5

9 1 (4)

Jockey: Harrison Shaw

Colours: BLACK, BLACK and WHITE check sleeves. Form: 1525-00 CD

TIMEFORM VIEW C&D winner. 12/1, below-form seventh of 14 in handicap at Ripon (6f, good to firm) 16 days ago. Bit more needed. Star RatingHHHII Official BHA Rating 74

10 FLAVIUS TITUS (GB) (14) Ch g Lethal Force (IRE) - Furbelow

6

9 1 (13)

Jockey: Nathan Evans

Colours: RED, DARK BLUE star, WHITE Owner: Mr Foster & Partner sleeves, RED cap, DARK BLUE star. Trainer: Danny Brooke, Middleham Form: 00046-0 D Breeder: Cheveley Park Stud Ltd TIMEFORM VIEW Eleven runs since last win in 2019. First run since leaving Jedd O’Keeffe when seventh of 9 in handicap (25/1) at this C&D (good to firm) 14 days ago. Needs to get back on track. Star RatingHHHII Official BHA Rating 74 SPONSORED BY SC FOSTER FARMING, DANNY BROOKE RACING

11 DREAM TOGETHER (IRE) (186) Ch g Dream Ahead (USA) - Shamsalmaidan (IRE) SPONSORED BY JEDD O’KEEFFE RACING Owner: The Fatalists Trainer: Jedd O’Keeffe, Leyburn Breeder: Michael Phelan & Dream Ahead Syndicate

4

9 0 (7)

Jockey: Jack Garritty

Colours: ROYAL BLUE, RED chevron, RED sleeves, WHITE armlets, WHITE cap, RED star. Form: 361200D

TIMEFORM VIEW 17/2, seventh of 10 in handicap at Catterick (6f, heavy). Off 6 months with work to do if he’s to add to last year’s Pontefract victory. Star RatingHHIII Official BHA Rating 73

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12 THE ARMED MAN (GB) (196)

8

9 0 (5)

Jockey: Paula Muir (3)

B g Misu Bond (IRE) - Accamelia SPONSORED BY TOTE Owner: Mrs C. A. Arnold Trainer: Chris Fairhurst, Middleham Breeder: C. W. Fairhurst

Colours: RED, BLACK disc, striped sleeves and cap. Form: 010605CD

TIMEFORM VIEW 4-time C&D winner but he ended last season under a bit of a cloud. Needs to hit the ground running on his return. Star RatingHHHII Official BHA Rating 73

13 LOUIS TREIZE (IRE) (24) Ch g Slade Power (IRE) - Black Rodded

5

8 12 (14)

Jockey: Angus Villiers (5)

Colours: BLACK, GREY sleeves, BLACK stars. Owner: Rebel Racing Premier Trainer: Richard Spencer, Newmarket Form: 50040-0 D Breeder: J. Hanly TIMEFORM VIEW 8/1, looked a hard ride when only tenth of 11 in handicap at Nottingham (8.3f, good to firm) 24 days ago. Cheekpieces on now with something to prove. STEWARDS NOTE: Following its run on 7/4/2021 it was reported that the horse ran too freely. Star RatingHHIII Official BHA Rating 71 SPONSORED BY REBEL RACING LTD,DIRECT COMMERCIAL LTD

14 MR WAGYU (IRE) (189) Ch g Choisir (AUS) - Lake Louise (IRE) SPONSORED BY JJ QUINN RACING LTD Owner: The New Century Partnership Trainer: John Quinn, Malton Breeder: Danny O’Sullivan

6

Jockey: Jason Hart

8 11 (10)

Colours: ROYAL BLUE, ORANGE seams, ROYAL BLUE sleeves, ORANGE cap. Form: 152050D

TIMEFORM VIEW Dual 6f winner last summer but he proved a bit in and out after. Off 6 months and others more persuasive. Star RatingHHIII Official BHA Rating 70

15 MEDICINE JACK (GB) (10) Ch g Equiano (FR) - Agony Aunt

5

7

8 11 (6)

Jockey: Ben Sanderson (3)

SPONSORED BY HOLME LANE HAULAGE LIMITED Colours: WHITE, MAROON chevron. Owner: Fell & Salthouse Form: 36-4613 D BF Trainer: Roger Fell, Nawton Breeder: Downfield Cottage Stud TIMEFORM VIEW Latest win at Newcastle in April. 11/4, respectable third of 8 in handicap at Catterick (6f, good) 10 days ago, nearest finish. Merits consideration. Star RatingHHHII Official BHA Rating 70

16 MUTABAAHY (IRE) (12) B g Oasis Dream - Habaayib Owner: King for a Day & Antony Brittain Trainer: Antony Brittain, Warthill Breeder: Shadwell Estate Company Limited

6

8 10 (8)

Jockey: Cam Hardie

Colours: MAROON and YELLOW check, MAROON sleeves, YELLOW cap. Form: 003144 CD

TIMEFORM VIEW Latest win at Wolverhampton in March but below par both runs since. C&D winner so not totally dismissed. Star RatingHHHII Official BHA Rating 69

NUMBER OF DECLARED RUNNERS 16

(EXACTA)

Visor worn first time by No. 6. Sheepskin Cheek Pieces worn first time by No. 13. Blinkers worn by No. 3. Visor worn by No. 14. Blinkers, Tongue Strap worn by No. 5. Sheepskin Cheek Pieces worn by No. 7, 10.

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PLAY SMARTER

Betting Forecast: 8-1 Benefit Street (IRE), 9-1 Restless Endeavour (IRE), 10-1 Freedom Flyer (IRE), 11-1 Medicine Jack (GB), 12-1 True Mason (GB), Dick Datchery (IRE), Mutabaahy (IRE), 14-1 Dark Defender (GB), 18-1 East Street Revue (GB), 20-1 Fox Hill (GB), 22-1 Tathmeen (IRE), Mr Wagyu (IRE), 25-1 Dream Together (IRE), The Armed Man (GB), Louis Treize (IRE), 28-1 Flavius Titus (GB) Race Summary: A case can be made for plenty of these but the most persuasive one is for FREEDOM FLYER who has made an encouraging start for his new yard and has the potential to do better still with few miles on the clock. In-form C&D winner Benefit Street is sure to make his presence felt, especially if the fitting of a visor ekes out a bit more improvement, while True Mason is another well worth a look. 1-2-3: 1.FREEDOM FLYER (IRE) 2.BENEFIT STREET (IRE) 3.TRUE MASON FREE form for all British and Irish meetings is available online every day at timeform.com/free

Cliff Stud have generously sponsored this race and will present a memento to the winning owner and a £50 cash prize to the racing groom responsible for the horse judged to be the best turned out for this race.

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Sixth Race 4.25 THE STAY AT FRANKEL COTTAGE CLIFF STUD HANDICAP STAKES (CLASS 4) for three yrs old and upwards

FIVE FURLONGS (5F)

STALLS: CENTRE

Total race value £9250

Distributed in accordance with the Stakes and Prize Money Code. £4346 to the winning horse The second to receive £2040, the third £1020, the fourth £510, the fifth £300, the sixth £300, the seventh £300 and the eighth £300. for three yrs old and upwards, Rated 66-85 (also open to such horses rated 86 and 87; such horses rated 65 and below are also eligible - see Standard Conditions). £40 stake if the horse is rated 66 or higher, or £8 stake if the horse is rated 65 or lower with £32 extra if the horse is declared to run Declare by 10.00 a.m. April 29th. Lowest weight: 4-y-o and up 8st 9lb; 3-y-o 8st Highest weight: 4-y-o and up 10st; 3-y-o 9st 5lb Penalties, after April 24th, 2021, for each race won 3yo 6lb; 4yo to 6yo 5lb; 7yo and up 4lb. Cliff Stud has generously sponsored this race and will present a memento to the winning owner. Cliff Stud will also generously present a cash prize to the racing groom responsible for the horse judged to be the best turned out for this race. 17 entries at £40. - Closed April 26th, 2021. Owners Prize Money. Winner £3435; Second £1717; Third £859; Fourth £429; Fifth £240; Sixth £240; Seventh £240; Eighth £240. (Penalty Value £4346.99) SS

Race Description:

This is a five furlongs handicap race for three-year-olds and upwards which have been rated from 66 to 85. Like all handicaps on today’s card this means that should a horse rated 85 take part they would be required to carry 5lb more than a rival rated 80.

1 SAVALAS (IRE) (294)

6 10 2 (7)

Gr g Zebedee - Tap The Dot (IRE) Jockey: Sam James SPONSORED BY HB SURFACING LTD Colours: YELLOW, BLACK chevron, Owner: The Twelve Minimum Racing Club YELLOW sleeves, BLACK stars, BLACK cap. Trainer: Geoffrey Harker, Thirsk Form: 255210CD Breeder: Tally-Ho Stud TIMEFORMVIEW First win since 2018 when scoring in 5f handicap at Wolverhampton last July. Not seen since below-par run at Ascot later than month. Has left Robert Cowell. Betting best guide on return for new yard. STEWARDS NOTE: Following its run on 11/7/2020 it was reported that the horse suffered interference in running. StarRatingHHIIIOfficialBHARating87

2 JOHN KIRKUP (GB) (163) Ch g Assertive - Bikini

SPONSORED BY THE OSTEOPATH KEVIN KIRKUP

6

Owner: Mrs Suzanne Kirkup & Mr Kevin Kirkup Trainer: Michael Dods, Darlington Breeder: W. M. Lidsey

6 10 0 (11)

Jockey: Connor Beasley

Colours: RED, BLACK seams, BLACK and WHITE striped sleeves and cap. Form: 403120CD

TIMEFORM VIEW C&D winner who got back on the scoresheet at Pontefract last October. Not the best record fresh so perhaps best watched this time. Star RatingHHIII Official BHA Rating 85

3 GINGER JAM (GB) (17)

6

9 11 (2)

4 COWBOY SOLDIER (IRE) (193)

6

9 11 (1)

Ch g Major Cadeaux - Day By Day Jockey: Faye McManoman (3) SPONSORED BY ALEXANDERS YORK Colours: WHITE, MAUVE seams, Owner: Mr George Brian Davidson striped sleeves, BLACK and Trainer: Nigel Tinkler, Malton MAUVE check cap. Breeder: Bearstone Stud Ltd Form: 26010-0 CD TIMEFORM VIEW Course winner. Seven wins from 20 Flat runs. Likely needed run when eighth of 9 on Beverley return (5f, good to firm) 17 days ago. Ought to be sharper now. Star RatingHHHII Official BHA Rating 82

B g Kodiac - Urgele (FR) Jockey: Jason Hart SPONSORED BY TOTE Colours: RED and BLACK stripes, Owner: Ebor Racing Club V111 RED sleeves, BLACK spots. Trainer: Roger Fell, Nawton 332360D Form: Breeder: Rockfield Farm TIMEFORM VIEW Pretty useful on his day but drew a blank for Robert Cowell last term. Betting perhaps the best guide to what’s expected now starting out for a new stable after 6 months off. Star RatingHHHII Official BHA Rating 82

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5 SHEPHERDS WAY (IRE) (199) Gr f Dark Angel (IRE) - Strait Power (IRE)

4

9 9 (5)

Jockey: Paul Hanagan

Colours: RED, RED cap, WHITE spots. Form: 2/44110D Owner: Mr David W. Armstrong Trainer: Julie Camacho, Malton Breeder: Mountarmstrong Stud TIMEFORM VIEW Looked progressive when scoring back to back over 5f at Haydock last year. Disappointed at Nottingham on final start but remains low-mileage for a sprinter. STEWARDS NOTE: Following its run on 14/10/2020 it was reported that the trainer could not explain the poor run. Star RatingHHHII Official BHA Rating 80 SPONSORED BY HIGHFIELD FARM LLP, NORDER DESIGN ASSOCIATES LTD

6 MACHREE (IRE) (15) B m Lord Shanakill (USA) - Faleena (IRE) Owner: Mr B. Cooney Trainer: Declan Carroll, Malton Breeder: Camogue Stud Ltd

6

9 7 (8)

Jockey: Harrison Shaw

Colours: BEIGE, MAROON sash, MAROON and BEIGE halved sleeves, MAROON cap. Form: 2250-00 CD TIMEFORM VIEW Speedy front-runner who scored over C&D last July. Fared as well as could be expected when midfield in Bath listed race 15 days ago and should go well back at more realistic level. Star RatingHHHHH Official BHA Rating 78

7 SALUTI (IRE) (17)

7

9 5 (4)

Jockey: Cam Hardie

B g Acclamation - Greek Easter (IRE) SPONSORED BY INDUSTRIAL RACKING SUPPLIES LTD

Owner: R Bradley & M Hammond Trainer: Paul Midgley, Westow Breeder: J. Hanly

Colours: ORANGE, EMERALD GREEN spots, EMERALD GREEN sleeves, ORANGE spots, EMERALD GREEN cap. Form: 000-446 D

TIMEFORM VIEW Won off 7lb higher last summer but could only manage sixth of 8 at Beverley recently despite being sharp for a couple of outings on AW. Star RatingHHHII Official BHA Rating 76

8 EEH BAH GUM (IRE) (216)

6

9 4 (3)

3

9 2 (6)

B g Dandy Man (IRE) - Moonline Dancer (FR) Jockey: Daniel Tudhope SPONSORED BY EASTHORPE HALL STUD Colours: LIGHT GREEN and ORANGE Owner: Mr Nick Rhodes diabolo, LIGHT GREEN cap, Trainer: Tim Easterby, Malton ORANGE diamond. Breeder: Tom and Hazel Russell Form: 060400D TIMEFORM VIEW Well handicapped on his peak form and Danny Tudhope quite an interesting booking on reappearance. Needs keeping a close eye on in the betting. Star RatingHHHHI Official BHA Rating 75

9 BALLINTOY HARBOUR (IRE) (18) B f Vadamos (FR) - Fingal Nights (IRE) Owner: Mr H. Thornton & Mr P. T. Midgley Trainer: Paul Midgley, Westow Breeder: Tally-Ho Stud W

Jockey: Kevin Stott

Colours: PURPLE and YELLOW diamonds, checked sleeves. Form: 41-1 D

TIMEFORM VIEW Dual 5f novice winner, including in good style on AW reappearance 18 days ago. Up against some battle-hardened sprinters on handicap debut but she surely has more to come. Star RatingHHHHI Official BHA Rating 82

10 READY FREDDIE GO (IRE) (24)

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11 TOM’S REIGN BEAU (GB) (228)

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B g Swiss Spirit - Barbieri (IRE) Jockey: Ben Robinson SPONSORED BY TOTE Colours: DARK BLUE, YELLOW star, Owner: Ownaracehorse Ltd, Keates and West checked sleeves, YELLOW cap. Trainer: Ollie Pears, Malton 23114-5 D E/W Form: Breeder: Mr & Mrs Reddy Coffey TIMEFORM VIEW Two wins from 6 runs last year. Solid return to action when fifth of 10 in handicap at Nottingham (5f, good to firm) 24 days ago. Could be spot on now. Star RatingHHHHI Official BHA Rating 80

B g Brazen Beau (AUS) - Miaplacidus (IRE) Jockey: David Allan SPONSORED BY EASTHORPE HALL STUD Colours: ROYAL BLUE, Owner: Mr S A Heley & Partner EMERALD GREEN hoop, RED cap. Trainer: Tim Easterby, Malton Form: 014004D Breeder: Joyce Wallsgrove TIMEFORM VIEW Fair form at 2, including 5f Beverley novice win. Switches to handicap company for the first time on his return to action. Betting perhaps best guide to what’s expected. Star RatingHHHII Official BHA Rating 75

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NUMBER OF DECLARED RUNNERS 11

Sheepskin Cheek Pieces worn by No. 1, 11. Running for the first time since Gelding No. 11.

(EXACTA)

PLAY SMARTER

Betting Forecast: 4-1 Ballintoy Harbour (IRE), 13-2 Machree (IRE), 9-1 Saluti (IRE), Ready Freddie Go (IRE), 10-1 Shepherds Way (IRE), Eeh Bah Gum (IRE), 14-1 Savalas (IRE), Ginger Jam (GB), Tom’s Reign Beau (GB), 16-1 John Kirkup (GB), Cowboy Soldier (IRE) Race Summary: The speedy MACHREE ran well for a long way in a listed event last time and is taken to add to last summer’s C&D win. The unexposed 3-y-o Ballintoy Harbour is a very interesting runner, while Eeh Bah Gum has come down a fair way in the weights in the last year or so and the booking of Danny Tudhope makes him one to monitor in the betting on his return. 1-2-3: 1.MACHREE (IRE) 2.BALLINTOY HARBOUR (IRE) 3.EEH BAH GUM (IRE) FREE form for all British and Irish meetings is available online every day at timeform.com/free

Cliff Stud have generously sponsored this race and will present a memento to the winning owner and a £50 cash prize to the racing groom responsible for the horse judged to be the best turned out for this race.

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Caring For The Horse At Thirsk Looking after the horses is a priority at Thirsk and every raceday there is a team of experienced equine vets on constant call. Much of their work is done before racing actually starts, being on hand to check horses over and reassure connections. If there is an incident during a race, prompt attention to horse and rider is provided by the modern ambulances, you will see them parked by the track, ready for a rapid response. Like most courses Thirsk will often use green screens during an incident, these offer privacy to those involved and does not mean it is bad news. Keeping cool is important to a racehorse so you might see them using the horse showers or the cold water buckets provided in the parade ring and at every start. If a horse loses a shoe or ‘spreads a plate’, then there is a farrier at every meeting to put it right and let the racing commence. Remember a farrier shoes horses, a blacksmith makes gates! As you enjoy your afternoon, you can rest assured the horses are being well cared for by the racecourse team and their own dedicated stable staff.

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Seventh Race 4.55 THE STAY AT CECIL COTTAGE CLIFF STUD HANDICAP STAKES (CLASS 5)

STALLS: STANDS’ STALLS: CENTRESIDE

for four yrs old and upwards

ONE MILE AND SIX FURLONGS (1M,6F) Total race value £6500

Distributed in accordance with the Stakes and Prize Money Code. £2862 to the winning horse The second to receive £1343, the third £672, the fourth £336, the fifth £300, the sixth £300 and the seventh £300. for four yrs old and upwards, Rated 51-70 (also open to such horses rated 71 and 72; such horses rated 50 and below are also eligible - see Standard Conditions). £25 stake if the horse is rated 51 or higher, or £5 stake if the horse is rated 50 or lower with £20 extra if the horse is declared to run Declare by 10.00 a.m. April 29th. Lowest weight 8st 2lb; Highest weight 9st 7lb Penalties, after April 24th, 2021, for each race won 4yo to 6yo 5lb; 7yo and up 4lb. Cliff Stud has generously sponsored this race and will present a memento to the winning owner. Cliff Stud will also generously present a cash prize to the racing groom responsible for the horse judged to be the best turned out for this race. 17 entries at £25. - Closed April 26th, 2021. Owners Prize Money. Winner £2262; Second £1130; Third £566; Fourth £282; Fifth £240; Sixth £240; Seventh £240. (Penalty Value £2862) SS

Race Description:

This is a one mile and six furlongs handicap race for four-year-olds and upwards which have been rated from 51 to 70. Like most handicaps on the flat this race is also open to horses that are rated below that particular band. However, all handicaps stipulate a minimum weight and no runner can carry less than that, irrespective of how low their rating is. This is often described as ‘running from out of the handicap’ and is considered a disadvantage.

1 GLAN Y GORS (IRE) (25) B or Br g High Chaparral (IRE) - Trading Places

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9 7 (3)

Jockey: P. J. McDonald

SPONSORED BY OAKLEY GARDEN BUILDINGS LTD Colours: ORANGE, WHITE stars, Owner: Mr B. Lapham & J Souster armlets and star on cap. Trainer: David Thompson, Darlington Form: 50-3404 D Breeder: Colm McEvoy TIMEFORM VIEW Three wins from 10 runs last year. Eleven runs since last win in 2020. 17/2, not disgraced when fourth of 8 in handicap at Pontefract (12f, good to firm) 25 days ago. Has good chance from this mark. Star RatingHHHHH Official BHA Rating 70

2 VICTORIANO (IRE) (16) B g Teofilo (IRE) - Victorian Beauty (USA)

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9 7 (1)

Jockey: Harry Russell (5)

Colours: RED, YELLOW braces, Owner: Mrs Claire Ellison chevrons on sleeves, striped cap. Trainer: Brian Ellison, Malton Form: 34240/-4 D E/W Breeder: Godolphin TIMEFORMVIEW Successful twice for Archie Watson in staying handicaps during 2019. Understandably looked rusty returning from 19 months off for new yard 16 days ago (reportedly bled) and this should reveal more. STEWARDS NOTE: Following its run on 15/4/2021 it was reported that the horse was found to have bled. Star RatingHHHII Official BHA Rating 70 SPONSORED BY BRIAN ELLISON RACING LIMITED

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3 INGLEBY HOLLOW (GB) (179)

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9 6 (5)

4 CHAIRMAN POWER (GB) (33)

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9 5 (4)

Ch g Beat Hollow - Mistress Twister Jockey: Daniel Tudhope SPONSORED BY SCOTT BROS LTD Colours: DARK BLUE, YELLOW seams, Owner: Dave Scott & The Fallen Angels DARK BLUE sleeves, YELLOW spots, Trainer: David O’Meara, Upper Helmsley DARK BLUE cap. Breeder: Mr Dave Scott Form: 0/00504CD TIMEFORM VIEW Course winner. 28/1, hadn’t yet been asked for everything when fell heavily 4 out in handicap chase at Doncaster (16.4f, heavy) 123 days ago. Can give a good account back on the Flat. Star RatingHHHII Official BHA Rating 69

Jockey: Richard Kingscote

B g Galileo (IRE) - Best Terms

Colours: ROYAL BLUE, WHITE hoop, striped sleeves, WHITE cap, Owner: King Power Racing Co Ltd Trainer: Sir Michael Stoute, Newmarket ROYAL BLUE star. Breeder: W. & R. Barnett Ltd Form: 6/6302-0 TIMEFORM VIEW Shaped as if needing the run after 5 months off when ninth of 11 in handicap at Wolverhampton (12.2f, 7/2) 33 days ago. More needed, but he’s lightly-raced and couldn’t be in better hands. STEWARDS NOTE: Following its run on 29/3/2021 it was reported that the horse had no more to give. Star RatingHHHII Official BHA Rating 68 SPONSORED BY KING POWER INTERNATIONAL CO LTD

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5 NATALEENA (IRE) (24) B m Nathaniel (IRE) - Hayyona Owner: Shapiro,Milner,Rees,Nicol,Feeney & Adams Trainer: Ben Haslam, Middleham Breeder: London Thoroughbred Services Ltd

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9 0 (7)

Jockey: Harrison Shaw

Colours: PURPLE, WHITE disc, PURPLE sleeves, WHITE spots, hooped cap. Form: 0004-00 D

TIMEFORM VIEW Three wins from 11 runs last year. Again finished well held after a further 3 months off when eighth of 9 in handicap at Catterick (13.9f, good, 33/1) 24 days ago. Plenty to prove at present. Star RatingHHIII Official BHA Rating 63

6 GHADBBAAN (GB) (5) Ch g Intello (GER) - Rock Choir

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8 11 (6)

Jockey: Ben Robinson

Colours: LIGHT GREEN, BROWN braces Owner: Mr Kristian Strangeway and armlets, WHITE cap. Trainer: Brian Ellison, Malton Form: 3033-05 BF W Breeder: Cheveley Park Stud Ltd TIMEFORM VIEW 5/1, returned to form with his reappearance behind him when fifth of 16 in handicap at this course (12f, good to firm) 5 days ago, running on. Still a maiden but has been firmly knocking at the door. Star RatingHHHHI Official BHA Rating 60 SPONSORED BY BRIAN ELLISON RACING LIMITED

7 TEESCOMPONENTSFLY (GB) (26)

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8 9 (2)

Ch g Shirocco (GER) - Hula Ballew Jockey: Connor Beasley SPONSORED BY TOTE Colours: ROYAL BLUE and WHITE diabolo, Owner: Tees Components Ltd ROYAL BLUE sleeves, WHITE stars, Trainer: David Barron, Thirsk WHITE and ROYAL BLUE quartered cap. Breeder: Tees Components Ltd Form: 03436-0 TIMEFORM VIEW Shaped as if better for the run after 5 months off when ninth of 11 in handicap at Redcar (16f, good to firm, 8/1) 26 days ago, weakening over 1f out. Not one to write off. Star RatingHHHII Official BHA Rating 58

NUMBER OF DECLARED RUNNERS 7

(EXACTA)

Tongue Strap worn by No. 1, 3.

PLAY SMARTER

Betting Forecast: 3-1 Chairman Power (GB), 7-2 Ghadbbaan (GB), 9-2 Ingleby Hollow (GB), 11-2 Glan Y Gors (IRE), 8-1 Teescomponentsfly (GB), 12-1 Victoriano (IRE), 25-1 Nataleena (IRE) Race Summary: David Thompson’s GLAN Y GORS has been running creditably in defeat on the Flat this year, and with a close fourth at Pontefract last month under his belt, is taken to strike back up in trip with P. J. McDonald on board for the first time. Ghadbbaan could give the selection most to think about having returned to form here 5 days ago, ahead of Teescomponentsfly. 1-2-3: 1.GLAN Y GORS (IRE) 2.GHADBBAAN 3.TEESCOMPONENTSFLY FREE form for all British and Irish meetings is available online every day at timeform.com/free

Cliff Stud have generously sponsored this race and will present a memento to the winning owner and a £50 cash prize to the racing groom responsible for the horse judged to be the best turned out for this race.

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