16:05 York
Betfred TV Hambleton Handicap (2) 4yo+
Betfred TV Hambleton Handicap (2) 4yo+
Going:
Good To Firm
Good To Firm
Distance: 7f 192y Runners: 10
Flat Turf
Good To Firm 7f 192y
At Newmarket last time, on his second start since being gelded, ISOMER was a good third of 19 and there can be optimism that this lightly raced 4yo will build on that given the promise he showed as a 2yo. He can provide Andrew Balding with back-to-back wins in this race. Fellow 4yos Afaak, Cape Byron and Original Choice are all open to improvement, with the unexposed Queen Anne entry Cape Byron particularly feared. The best hopes among the older brigade look to be Third Time Lucky and last week's Chester winner Baraweez.[Ben Hutton]
RP Ratings Baraweez
POSTDATA Mythical Madness
THE NORTH Baraweez
TOPSPEED Mythical Madness
LAMBOURN Afaak
NEWMARKET Cape Byron
SPOTLIGHT Isomer
No Runner Rating Previous Odds Odds Each Way 1/5 1-2-3
3 (3)
Cape ByronD
A Atzeni/R Varian
Age: 4
Weight: 9-4
Spotlight Form: 1/13-9
115 10/3, 11/4
5/2
SP
Unable to threaten in Dubai Group 3 in January; however, he won two of his four starts before that and has had wind surgery since; this very lightly raced and well-bred 4yo, who is entered in the Group 1 Queen Anne, has plenty of potential for his top yard if things can really click.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 11/01/18
    Mey 9Gd G3,78K
    8-13
    9/15 8 1/4l, Benbatl[5/1]8-13
    Andrea Atzeni
    102
    55
    98
  • 07/10/17
    Cha 9VSft 3yLis,24K
    9-0
    3/6 1 1/2l, Glen Shiel[12/5]9-0
    Andrea Atzeni
    72
    103
  • 08/09/17
    ASC 8Sft Cl3,10K
    8-12
    1/7 1/4l, Fire Brigade[13/8F]8-12
    Andrea Atzeni
    90
    82
    103
  • 19/10/16
    NMK 7GS 2yCl4 Md,5K
    9-0
    1/13 2 1/2l, Manchego[3/1]9-0
    Andrea Atzeni
    73
    86
  • 11/10/16
    LEI 7GF 2yCl4 Md,6K
    9-0
    2/8 1l, Utmost[12/1]9-0
    Andrea Atzeni
    54
    84
10 (4)
BaraweezD
Phil Dennis/B Ellison
Age: 8
Weight: 8-8
Spotlight Form: 86-741
119 13/2, 6/1
5/1
SP
Winning for first time since August 2015 when scoring at Chester (7.5f, good) last week and had the best draw in stall 1; those factors create pessimism about him following up, but on the plus side he remains well treated under a 3lb penalty and he ran well in this in 2016 (good to firm).
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 11/05/18
    CHS 7Gd Cl2Hc,21K
    8-2
    1/15 1 1/4l, Gossiping[7/1]8-7
    Phil Dennis
    89
    74
    98
  • 05/05/18
    DON 7Gd Cl2Hc,12K
    9-1
    4/6 2l, Salateen[100/30]10-0
    David Allan
    89
    38
    89
  • 25/04/18
    CAT 7GS Cl3Hc,10K
    9-2
    7/15 4 1/2l, Right Action[20/1]9-2
    Ben Robinson
    90
    55
    89
  • 13/10/17
    YOR 7Gd Cl2Hc,19K
    8-12
    6/20 4 1/4l, Zabeel Prince[20/1]9-7
    Ben Robinson
    92
    80
    95
  • 09/09/17
    LEO 7Gd Hc,76K
    9-5
    8/18 6 1/4l, Burnt Sugar[9/1]9-4
    Chris Hayes
    96
    78
    91
  • 02/09/17
    Cfd 7St Cl2Hc,52K
    9-0
    4/15 1l, Masham Star[10/1]9-3
    Fran Berry
    93
    78
    99
6 (6)
AfaakD
J Crowley/C Hills
Age: 4
Weight: 9-1
Spotlight Form: 7442-0
115 8/1, 13/2
6/1
SP
Soundly beaten when 6-1 for Spring Cup but could come on for that reappearance; ended last season's first campaign with good second to subsequent Lincoln/Group 2 winner Addeybb in Silver Cambridgeshire (1m1f, good to soft) and in the mix if resuming progressive ways; has won on good to firm.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 21/04/18
    NBY 8GS Cl2Hc,31K
    9-3
    12/22 15 1/2l, Taqdeer[6/1]9-1
    Jim Crowley
    97
    38
    71
  • 29/09/17
    NMK 9GS Cl2Hc,19K
    9-8
    2/16 1/2l, Addeybb[6/1]9-9
    Jim Crowley
    92
    76
    102
  • 08/09/17
    ASC 8Sft Cl2Hc,19K
    8-7
    4/11 3 1/4l, Leader Writer[9/4F]8-12
    David Probert
    92
    64
    93
  • 15/07/17
    NMK 8GF 3yCl2Hc,19K
    8-13
    4/10 3 3/4l, Medahim[3/1F]9-1
    Jim Crowley
    92
    69
    93
  • 22/06/17
    ASC 8GF 3yCl2Hc,75K
    8-11
    7/29 7l, Bless Him[8/1]8-9
    Jim Crowley
    92
    72
    88
  • 03/06/17
    DON 8Sft 3yCl4Hc,5K
    9-8
    1/12 3/4l, Mountain Angel[12/1]9-2
    Dane O'Neill
    86
    86
    97
9 (1)
Isomer
O Murphy/A Balding
Age: 4
Weight: 8-8
Spotlight Form: 768-23
116 8/1, 7/1
15/2
SP
Down the field on his three starts last year but, on his second start since being gelded, he was a good third of 19 off this mark at Newmarket (1m, good to soft) last month; could be more to come given his 2yo exploits (runner-up at Royal Ascot; won on good to firm) and trainer won this last year.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 17/04/18
    NMK 8GS Cl2Hc,16K
    8-13
    3/19 2l, Examiner[25/1]9-2
    Oisin Murphy
    90
    87
    94
  • 23/03/18
    KEM 7St Cl5,4K
    9-9
    2/3 1 3/4l, Khamry[8/11F]9-2
    Oisin Murphy
    95
    25
    86
  • 30/09/17
    HAY 8Hy Cl2Hc,12K
    9-8
    8/13 16 1/2l, Century Dream[25/1]9-7
    P J McDonald
    99
    49
    70
  • 17/08/17
    SAL 8Gd Cl1 G3,43K
    8-8
    6/6 7l, Ballet Concerto[33/1]9-0
    Liam Keniry
    99
    36
    96
  • 07/07/17
    SAN 9GF Cl1 Lis,21K
    8-9
    7/7 14 1/2l, Spark Plug[14/1]9-5
    David Probert
    99
    62
    82
  • 26/07/16
    GOO 7GF 2yCl1 G2,113K
    9-1
    6/9 5 3/4l, War Decree[10/1]9-1
    Jamie Spencer
    75
    98
8 (10)
Third Time LuckyD
P Hanagan/R Fahey
Age: 6
Weight: 8-11
Spotlight Form: 763063
119 9/1, 10/1
9/1
SP
Hasn't won for a while but he's dropped down the weights and he was third of 16 off this mark behind two progressive 4yos at Newmarket (1m1f, good) latest; again bumps into some less exposed types today but respected nevertheless; has run well over C&D on good to firm.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 05/05/18
    NMK 9Gd Cl2Hc,31K
    8-8
    3/16 4 1/2l, Oasis Charm[11/1]8-11
    Paul Hanagan
    93
    77
    98
  • 21/04/18
    NBY 8GS Cl2Hc,31K
    9-1
    6/22 9 3/4l, Taqdeer[20/1]9-1
    Tony Hamilton
    95
    54
    82
  • 25/03/18
    NAA 8Sft/Hy Hc,52K
    9-4
    18/20 44l, On The Go Again[9/1]9-2
    Tony Hamilton
    95
    5
  • 10/03/18
    WOL 8St Cl2Hc,31K
    9-4
    3/11 1 1/2l, Big Country[12/1]9-9
    Tony Hamilton
    95
    71
    100
  • 12/02/18
    WOL 9St Cl2Hc,12K
    9-5
    6/6 11l, Star Archer[7/1]8-12 h
    Paul Hanagan
    97
    26
    83
  • 27/01/18
    KEM 7St Cl2Hc,16K
    9-7
    7/8 9 1/4l, Star Quality[7/1]8-2
    Tony Hamilton
    98
    45
    82
1 (8)
Larchmont Lad
D Tudhope/D O'Meara
Age: 4
Weight: 9-10
Spotlight Form: 4031d-4
113 12/1
10/1
SP
2yo Group 3 win for Richard Hannon and ran well last autumn in 7f/1m Listed races on first two starts for this yard; fair Group 3 fourth on last month's reappearance and could build on that now making handicap debut off what looks a feasible mark; Tudhope's mount of O'Meara's three runners.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 13/04/18
    NAA 7Sft/Hy G3,31K
    9-7
    4/6 3 3/4l, Psychedelic Funk[100/30]9-10
    Daniel Tudhope
    106
    60
    101
  • 28/10/17
    LEO 7Y Lis,24K
    9-5
    2/15 Making Light[8/1]9-0
    Declan McDonogh
    103
    72
    109
  • 20/09/17
    SAN 8Gd Cl1 Lis,21K
    9-0
    3/10 1l, Khafoo Shememi[8/1]9-3
    Daniel Tudhope
    105
    77
    105
  • 12/08/17
    HAY 10GS Cl1 G3,36K
    8-9
    11/11 16 1/2l, Frankuus[14/1]8-9
    David Probert
    107
    34
    81
  • 13/07/17
    NMK 8Gd 3yCl1 Lis,23K
    9-3
    4/8 6 1/2l, Beat The Bank[7/1]9-3
    Ryan Moore
    107
    81
    99
  • 20/05/17
    NMK 7GS 3yCl1 Lis,21K
    9-5
    2/6 1/4l, Taamol[7/2]9-0
    Pat Dobbs
    108
    94
    109
7 (5)
Mythical MadnessD
P Makin/D O'Meara
Age: 7
Weight: 8-12
Spotlight Form: 460292
113 12/1, 14/1
12/1
SP
On 13-race losing run and this is competitive, but with these cheekpieces back on he's gone very close on AW on two of his last three starts and he reverts to turf off mark 2lb lower than when winning at Haydock (1m, good) last June; won on fast ground early in career; might not be far away.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 03/05/18
    Cfd 8St Cl3Hc,13K
    9-4
    2/6 Seniority[12/1]9-2 cp
    Harry Bentley
    91
    69
    97
  • 30/03/18
    LIN 7St Cl2 ApHc,31K
    9-2
    9/13 3l, Take The Helm[50/1]9-3 cp
    Shelley Birkett
    91
    65
    91
  • 17/03/18
    WOL 9St Cl3Hc,7K
    9-1
    2/7 1/4l, C Note[10/1]9-5 cp
    Phillip Makin
    89
    51
    96
  • 10/03/18
    WOL 8St Cl2Hc,31K
    9-0
    10/11 5 1/2l, Big Country[20/1]9-9 bl(1)
    Kevin Stott
    91
    52
    87
  • 24/01/18
    LIN 10St Cl2Hc,12K
    9-4
    6/6 9l, Ay Ay[8/1]8-8 v
    Adam Kirby
    94
    32
    82
  • 15/01/18
    WOL 8St Cl3Hc,7K
    9-7
    4/5 2 3/4l, Humbert[11/4]8-9 v
    Adam Kirby
    94
    35
    94
11 (2)
QaffaalDBF
N Evans/M W Easterby
Age: 7
Weight: 8-3
Spotlight Form: 4-5542
111 16/1, 12/1
14/1
SP
Good second at Chelmsford (1m, AW) last time out in March and reverts to turf on 3lb lower mark; didn't run badly over C&D last July but he's rated lower on grass for a reason and he'll need a turf career best to win today.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 12/03/18
    Cfd 8St Cl3Hc,10K
    9-3
    2/10 1l, Able Jack[9/4F]8-13
    Nathan Evans
    88
    74
    94
  • 21/02/18
    NCS 7St Cl2Hc,28K
    8-13
    4/14 2 3/4l, Straight Right[12/1]9-10
    Nathan Evans
    89
    79
    90
  • 12/02/18
    WOL 9St Cl2Hc,12K
    8-11
    5/6 5l, Star Archer[4/1]8-12
    Oisin Murphy
    89
    36
    87
  • 13/01/18
    LIN 8St Cl2Hc,12K
    8-9
    5/7 1 1/2l, Goring[12/1]9-1
    Tom Marquand
    89
    26
    94
  • 16/12/17
    NCS 7St Cl2Hc,16K
    8-6
    4/11 1l, Charles Molson[10/1]9-5
    Harrison Shaw
    90
    28
    94
  • 23/11/17
    Cfd 7St Cl2Hc,13K
    8-12
    3/11 1 1/4l, Steel Train[7/1]9-3
    Silvestre De Sousa
    90
    62
    95
4 (9)
Love DreamsBF
P J McDonald/M Johnston
Age: 4
Weight: 9-4
Spotlight Form: 6-6210
116 18/1, 20/1
18/1
SP
Well beaten at Goodwood 12 days ago but maybe did too much in front; in good form previously, runner-up at Newmarket (7f, good to soft) before winning at Chelmsford (7f, AW), and every chance he'll stay this new trip; versatile ground-wise and could have a part to play if bouncing back.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 05/05/18
    GOO 7GS Cl2Hc,31K
    9-7
    13/14 25l, Taurean Star[9/2J]8-8 bl
    Gerald Mosse
    100
    26
    42
  • 26/04/18
    Cfd 7St Cl3Hc,16K
    9-7
    1/8 1/4l, Lucymai[6/1]9-3 bl(1)
    P J McDonald
    95
    91
    102
  • 17/04/18
    NMK 7GS Cl2Hc,16K
    9-4
    2/14 1 1/2l, Mjjack[9/1]9-3
    P J McDonald
    97
    91
    103
  • 21/03/18
    STH 7St Cl2Hc,12K
    9-5
    6/7 7l, Mister Music[7/2]8-0
    P J McDonald
    98
    49
    88
  • 02/09/17
    CHS 7Gd Cl2Hc,28K
    8-12
    6/12 5 1/2l, Penwortham[8/1]8-0
    Franny Norton
    100
    61
    95
  • 25/08/17
    YOR 7Gd Cl1 G3,99K
    8-9
    10/18 7 3/4l, Talaayeb[40/1]8-6
    P J McDonald
    100
    59
    93
2 (7)
Custom CutCD
D Nolan/D O'Meara
Age: 9
Weight: 9-6
Spotlight Form: 3750-4
118 33/1, 28/1
33/1
SP
Well below best on final three starts last season and, now nine, no return to form on recent reappearance; something to prove but it's possible he'll come on for that latest run and he's well handicapped if he can bounce back, having been placed in Listed/Group 3 races as recently as last summer.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 28/04/18
    HAY 8Sft Cl2Hc,20K
    9-7
    4/6 7 1/2l, Gulf Of Poets[20/1]8-7
    David Nolan
    105
    36
    101
  • 17/10/17
    LEI 7GS Cl2Hc,16K
    9-5
    10/10 10 1/2l, Emmaus[16/1]8-9 v(1)
    David Nolan
    107
    61
    87
  • 29/09/17
    NMK 8GS Cl1 G2,57K
    9-4
    5/8 12l, Beat The Bank[33/1]9-0 cp
    Daniel Tudhope
    107
    68
    95
  • 09/09/17
    LEO 8Gd G2,101K
    9-8
    7/7 14 1/2l, Suedois[14/1]9-8
    James Doyle
    107
    33
    79
  • 17/08/17
    LEO 8Gd G3,32K
    9-10
    3/9 1 1/2l, Alexios Komnenos[12/1]9-1
    Daniel Tudhope
    107
    70
    112
  • 30/07/17
    PON 8Sft Cl1 Lis,28K
    9-10
    2/5 1/4l, Another Touch[7/2]9-5
    Daniel Tudhope
    107
    92
    112
5 (11)
Original ChoiceD
James Doyle/W Haggas
Age: 4
Weight: 9-1
Spotlight Form: 122-01
115
Non runner
The only time he encountered fast going last year he ran below par, so there's a concern about today's surface; however, he looked set for authoritative win in the competitive Hunt Cup at Wetherby (1m, good to soft) recently only to idle, so the neck winning margin underplays his supremacy, and if he handles the ground this progressive 4yo is a strong contender up 3lb.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 05/05/18
    WET 8GS Cl2Hc,26K
    9-1
    1/15 1/4l, Hayadh[6/1]9-0
    Ben Curtis
    94
    58
    102
  • 24/03/18
    DON 8Sft Cl2Hc,28K
    9-9
    10/20 17l, High Acclaim[5/1]8-10
    James Doyle
    94
    42
    65
  • 30/09/17
    HAY 8Hy Cl2Hc,12K
    9-1
    2/13 Century Dream[7/2F]9-7
    Daniel Tudhope
    92
    93
    101
  • 29/07/17
    CHS 7GS 3yCl3 ApHc,12K
    10-5
    2/10 7l, Dan Troop[2/1F]9-1
    Georgia Cox
    92
    76
    95
  • 05/07/17
    THI 7Gd 3yCl2Hc,13K
    9-4
    1/6 1 3/4l, Itsakindamagic[5/4F]9-2
    Daniel Tudhope
    86
    68
    97
  • 14/06/17
    HAY 7GS 3yCl3Hc,9K
    9-6
    2/11 1/4l, Fire Brigade[5/1]9-3
    Martin Harley
    83
    77
    89
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