14:50 Beverley

Happy 18th Birthday Ben Haigh Handicap

  • 14 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 4f 16y
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf
  • ¤0 added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 2m 39.44s
  • 14 Ran
Silk - MAROON, LIGHT BLUE sleeves, LIGHT BLUE cap, MAROON diamond
  • Form 779
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-6
  • Official Rating 55

mid-division, pushed along over 3f out, effort over 2f out, soon weakened and eased final furlong

Silk - Black and Grey stripes, Grey sleeves, Yellow armlets, Yellow cap
  • Form 09-421
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-2
  • Official Rating 51

towards rear, pushed along, headway over 2f out, weakened final furlong

Silk - Dark Blue, Light Blue triple diamond, halved sleeves and diamond on cap
  • Form 803-85
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-1
  • Official Rating 48

led after 2f, pushed along 3f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on gamely final furlong

Silk - Red, Beige seams, Beige and Red diabolo on sleeves, quartered cap
  • Form 6550-87
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-1
  • Official Rating 50

never better than mid-division

Silk - Sky Blue, Scarlet hoop, striped sleeves, Scarlet cap
  • Form 0-99
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-1
  • Official Rating 50

prominent, pushed along when hampered over 3f out, not recovered

Silk - White, Red sash, chevrons on sleeves, Red cap
  • Form 6060-96
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-13
  • Official Rating 47

prominent, ridden 2f out, had every chance entering final furlong, stayed on same pace

Silk - ROYAL BLUE, RED chevron, YELLOW sleeves, RED armlets, RED and YELLOW quartered cap
  • Form 078-98
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-12
  • Official Rating 45

towards rear, never dangerous

Silk - White, Royal Blue star on body and cap, diabolo on sleeves
  • Form 076500
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-11
  • Official Rating 41

always in rear division

Silk - White, Red and Royal Blue cross belts, Blue cuffs, Red and Blue quartered cap


16 CD
  • Form 900-1
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-11
  • Official Rating 46

towards rear, never a factor

Silk - Black, Orange cross belts, Orange cap
  • Form 08-80
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-10
  • Official Rating 40

tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, one pace final 2f

Silk - Red, Yellow star, diabolo on sleeves and star on cap
  • Form 605-739
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-7
  • Official Rating 42

led, headed after 2f, remained in touch, pushed along over 2f out, ridden, every chance over 1f out, one pace final furlong

Silk - Black, grey chevron, black sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap
  • Form 0070-0
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-5
  • Official Rating 40

tracked leader, ridden, every chance over 1f out, kept on same pace

Silk - Yellow, Dark Green stripe, striped sleeves, quartered cap
  • Form 0700-0
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-5
  • Official Rating 40

towards rear, never dangerous

Silk - White and Emerald Green diabolo, Emerald Green sleeves, Orange stars, Emerald Green cap, Orange star
  • Form 00-8080
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-5
  • Official Rating 37

slowly into stride, behind, pushed along, headway over 2f out, stayed on towards finish, never near to challenge

In depth


Miss Bear, Celtic Shadow and Woodford Consult are three against the field in this handicap and the vote is given to Miss Bear. The selection won really well at Southwell last time when beating Victor Buckwell. She looked like one to stay on the right side of that day and with the extra furlong unlikely to inconvenience her today she should take plenty of beating. Celtic Shadow is racing in handicap company for the first time and has to be of interest as he has shown promise on each of his three runs to date. A watching brief on the market is advised for any signs of confidence. Woodford Consult travelled well but didn't find much off the bridle over this course and distance when fifth behind Spinning Coin last time. He had been hampered on his previous run here so he is not one to write off just yet but he will need to improve. Satin Rose is from a yard in form but is another to note in the market, but for the winner we will return to the in-form Miss Bear.


Celtic Shadow (IRE) 50-1 (9-0) Behind, brief effort on wide outside over 2f out, soon one pace, 9th of 13, 21l behind Evolution Ex (9-0) at Windsor 1m 2f 3yo mdn (5) gf in May.

Miss Bear (IRE) 13-8fav (9-0) Held up in rear, headway over 2f out, led well over 1f out, ridden clear, won at Southwell 1m 3f stk (7) fbs in May beating Victor Buckwell (8-2) by 3 1/2l, 10 ran.

Woodford Consult 11-1 (8-0) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, one pace final furlong, 5th of 12, 5l behind Spinning Coin (9-0) at Beverley 1m 4f 3yo hcp (5) gf.

Scorpio Sally (IRE) 33-1 (7-13) Always towards rear, 7th of 10, 15l behind Kelly Nicole (9-1) at Carlisle 1m 1f 3yo fll hcp (5) sft in May.

Queen Nefitari 50-1 (8-2) Always behind, 9th of 11, 35l behind Third Empire (9-10) at Newcastle 1m 1f mdn stk (5) sft in Apr.

Satin Rose 20-1 (8-8) Behind until kept on final 2f, never nearer, 6th of 15, 11l behind Legally Fast (9-1) at Redcar 1m 6f 3yo mdn hcp (6) gf in May.

Casalese 50-1 (8-0) Mid-division, headway 4f out, ridden to chase leaders 2f out, no impression over 1f out, 8th of 15, 16l behind Legally Fast (9-1) at Redcar 1m 6f 3yo mdn hcp (6) gf in May.

Orion Bell 14-1 (8-1) Always behind, 12th of 14, well behind Star Welcome (9-5) at Nottingham 1m 2f app hcp (6) gs.

Whoopsie 66-1 (8-5) Tracked leaders and keen, ridden over 2f out, ran on inside final furlong, led close home, won at Beverley 1m 4f stk (7) gf in May beating Desiree (9-8) by a hd, 14 ran.

French Gold 20-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, ridden and outpaced over 2f out, soon weakened, 16th of 17, 35l behind Toss The Caber (9-3) at Thirsk 1m 3yo sll hcp (6) gf.

Fransiscan 33-1 (7-13) Never better than mid-division, 9th of 15, 17l behind Legally Fast (9-1) at Redcar 1m 6f 3yo mdn hcp (6) gf in May.

Degree of Honor (FR) 25-1 (8-9) Mid-division, lost place 4f out, 12th of 16, 22l behind Komreyev Star (8-12) at Beverley 1m stk (7) gf in May.

Misters Sister 20-1 (9-0) Always towards rear, 12th of 15, 13l behind Gallego (9-0) at Nottingham 1m 2f stk (7) gd in May.

Tiffin Brown 22-1 (7-5) Behind, slightly hampered when weakening over 4f out, 11th of 17, 16l behind Celtic Carisma (7-12) at Carlisle 1m 4f stk (7) gf in May.