Illusionist

Horse Profile & Form

Form: 90106-1
Age: 5Sex: GWeight: 9st 4lbs
Owner: Miss Marjorie A Thompson Trainer: Grant Tuer Last ridden by: Sam James
Preferred tracks: Bath, York, Hamilton
Races 5
Wins
2
Places 2
Win % 40%
Races 16
Wins
3
Places 4
Win % 19%
Races 26
Wins
3
Places 5
Win % 12%
Races 32
Wins
4
Places 8
Win % 13%
Races 32
Wins
4
Places 8
Win % 13%

Illusionist Previous Races

4th

Newcastle

24 June 2022 at 18:35

JenningsBet Gosforth Park Cup Handicap

Horse: Illusionist
Trainer: Grant Tuer
Jockey: Sam James
Finished: 4thBeaten by: 1/2 lengthSP: 16/1Weight: 9st 4lbs
Mid-division, ridden over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, went 4th close home
Race winner: City Walk
1st

York

21 May 2022 at 14:55

William Hill Best Odds Guaranteed Handicap

Horse: Illusionist
Trainer: Grant Tuer
Jockey: Barry McHugh
Finished: 1stSP: 33/1Weight: 8st 12lbs
In rear, pushed along and outpaced halfway, ridden and plenty to do when switched right inside last, ran on strongly to lead on line
Race winner: Illusionist
6th

Nottingham

3 November 2021 at 15:10

MansionBet Watch And Bet Handicap

Horse: Illusionist
Trainer: Grant Tuer
Jockey: Sam James
Finished: 6thBeaten by: 1 3/4 lengthSP: 17/2Weight: 9st 3lbs
Towards rear, last when ridden over 2f out, one pace
Race winner: Raasel
10th

Doncaster

23 October 2021 at 16:20

Virgin Bet Handicap

Horse: Illusionist
Trainer: Grant Tuer
Jockey: Sam James
Finished: 10thBeaten by: 3/4 lengthSP: 7/1Weight: 8st 6lbs
Always in rear
Race winner: Copper Knight
1st

York

8 October 2021 at 16:20

Copper Knight - Winning Most Horse At York Handicap

Horse: Illusionist
Trainer: Grant Tuer
Jockey: Sam James
Finished: 1stSP: 11/1Weight: 8st 10lbs
Held up off the pace towards rear, good headway between horses and switched left over 1f out, strong run inside final furlong, led towards finish
Race winner: Illusionist
17th

Ripon

14 August 2021 at 15:45

William Hill Great St Wilfrid Handicap

Horse: Illusionist
Trainer: Grant Tuer
Jockey: Andrew Mullen
Finished: 17thBeaten by: 1 lengthSP: 50/1Weight: 8st 5lbs
Held up on far side, short of room under 3f out and soon switched left, short of room again 2f out, soon no chance but kept on inside final furlong
Race winner: Justanotherbottle
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Haydock

8 August 2021 at 16:25

Sky Bet Sunday Series Sprint Handicap

9th

Hamilton

16 July 2021 at 19:30

Heineken UK Scottish Stewards' Cup Handicap

Horse: Illusionist
Trainer: Grant Tuer
Jockey: Sam James
Finished: 9thBeaten by: HeadSP: 14/1Weight: 9st 0lbs
Chased leaders, ridden and weakened over 1f out
Race winner: Commanche Falls
8th

York

11 June 2021 at 16:35

Irish Thoroughbred Marketing Handicap

Horse: Illusionist
Trainer: Grant Tuer
Jockey: Sam James
Finished: 8thBeaten by: 3/4 lengthSP: 11/1Weight: 9st 6lbs
Tracked leaders on inner, pushed along over 2f out, joined leader over 1f out, edged left and no impression inside final furlong
Race winner: Gabrial The Wire
5th

Hamilton

3 June 2021 at 14:45

Hampton By Hilton Hamilton Park Clyde Handicap

Horse: Illusionist
Trainer: Grant Tuer
Jockey: Sam James
Finished: 5thBeaten by: HeadSP: 11/2Weight: 9st 3lbs
Close up, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on one pace
Race winner: Lampang
1st

Hamilton

26 May 2021 at 14:40

hamilton-park.co.uk Cadzow Castle Handicap

Horse: Illusionist
Jockey: Sam James
Finished: 1stSP: 8/1Weight: 10st 0lbs
Chased leaders, challenged from 2f out, led entering final furlong, ran on well
Race winner: Illusionist
8th

York

13 May 2021 at 13:40

Matchbook Betting Exchange Handicap

Horse: Illusionist
Jockey: Sam James
Finished: 8thBeaten by: NoseSP: 7/1Weight: 8st 7lbs
Slowly into stride, off the pace towards rear of mid-division, headway 2f out, ridden and kept on late, never going pace to reach leaders
Race winner: Copper Knight
8th

Newmarket

13 April 2021 at 16:30

bet365.com Handicap

Horse: Illusionist
Jockey: Sam James
Finished: 8thBeaten by: 3/4 lengthSP: 13/2Weight: 9st 5lbs
Slow into stride, towards rear, never on terms
Race winner: Arecibo
10th

Newcastle

20 October 2020 at 15:00

Betway Casino Handicap

Horse: Illusionist
Jockey: Sam James
Finished: 10thBeaten by: 3/4 lengthSP: 14/1Weight: 9st 7lbs
Towards rear, short lived effort over 1f out
Race winner: Brian The Snail
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York

9 October 2020 at 16:45

Parsonage Hotel And Cloisters Spa Handicap

3rd

York

9 October 2020 at 15:45

Parsonage Hotel And Cloisters Spa Handicap

Horse: Illusionist
Jockey: Sam James
Finished: 3rdBeaten by: NeckSP: 9/1Weight: 9st 4lbs
Held up towards rear, pushed along over 2f out, driven over 1f out, not much room when headway entering final furlong, ran on well, went 3rd towards finish
Race winner: Muscika
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Ayr

19 September 2020 at 15:30

QTS Ayr Silver Cup Handicap

13th

Ayr

19 September 2020 at 14:30

QTS Ayr Silver Cup Handicap

Horse: Illusionist
Jockey: Sam James
Finished: 13thBeaten by: 1 1/2 lengthSP: 40/1Weight: 9st 3lbs
Restrained towards rear in centre, ridden and some headway over 2f out, plugged on final furlong
Race winner: Magical Spirit
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York

6 September 2020 at 16:40

Sky Bet Club Handicap

8th

York

6 September 2020 at 15:40

Sky Bet Club Handicap

Horse: Illusionist
Jockey: Sam James
Finished: 8thBeaten by: 1 lengthSP: 14/1Weight: 9st 6lbs
Raced in centre towards far side, towards rear, effort and hung left from 2f out, soon ridden and weakened final furlong
Race winner: Alben Spirit
2nd

York

22 August 2020 at 17:10

Sky Bet Apprentice Handicap

Horse: Illusionist
Jockey: Rowan Scott
Finished: 2ndBeaten by: Short HeadSP: 16/1Weight: 8st 5lbs
Towards rear, headway over 1f out, ridden to join winner inside final furlong, ran on, lost on the nod
Race winner: Live In The Moment
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Newmarket

25 July 2020 at 14:05

Stetchworth & Middle Park Studs Ltd Handicap

8th

Newmarket

25 July 2020 at 13:05

Stetchworth & Middle Park Studs Ltd Handicap

Horse: Illusionist
Jockey: Shane Kelly
Finished: 8thBeaten by: 1/2 lengthSP: 40/1Weight: 8st 12lbs
Dwelt always in rear
Race winner: Theotherside
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Pontefract

7 July 2020 at 14:50

Sochall Smith Chartered Accountants Handicap

4th

Pontefract

7 July 2020 at 13:50

Sochall Smith Chartered Accountants Handicap

Horse: Illusionist
Finished: 4thBeaten by: NeckSP: 8/1Weight: 9st 3lbs
In touch, ridden and headway over 1f out, no impression final furlong
Race winner: Rayong
6th

Royal Ascot

19 June 2020 at 13:15

Palace Of Holyroodhouse Handicap

Horse: Illusionist
Jockey: Sam James
Finished: 6thBeaten by: Short HeadSP: 150/1Weight: 8st 9lbs
Raced centre, behind, last over 1f out, ran on towards stands side inside final furlong, nearest finish
Race winner: Art Power
4th

Lingfield

5 September 2019 at 17:20

Injured Jockeys Fund/EBF Novice Stakes

Horse: Illusionist
Jockey: Adam McNamara
Finished: 4thBeaten by: 1 1/4 lengthSP: 7/2Weight: 9st 9lbs
Went right start, prominent, driven to challenge when bumped over 1f out, no extra final furlong
Race winner: Poets Dance
7th

Tipperary

4 July 2019 at 18:45

Coolmore US Navy Flag Tipperary Stakes (Listed)

Horse: Illusionist
Jockey: G F Carroll
Finished: 7thBeaten by: 3 1/2 lengthsSP: 9/2Weight: 9st 3lbs
Pushed along early, soon disputed lead, pushed along again from halfway, headed over 2f out, no extra from over 1f out, weakened
Race winner: Strive For Glory
5th

Royal Ascot

19 June 2019 at 17:35

Windsor Castle Stakes (Listed)

Horse: Illusionist
Jockey: Oisin Murphy
Finished: 5thBeaten by: 1 lengthSP: 12/1Weight: 9st 3lbs
Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, not quite pace to get on terms
Race winner: Southern Hills
1st

Bath

7 June 2019 at 19:15

British Stallion Studs EBF Novice Stakes (Plus 10)

Horse: Illusionist
Finished: 1stSP: 8/11Weight: 9st 4lbs
Chased leader, carried right briefly on bend 3f out, led halfway, ridden and came clear over 1f out, very easily
Race winner: Illusionist
2nd

Windsor

13 May 2019 at 17:50

EBF Maiden Stakes (Plus 10)

Horse: Illusionist
Jockey: Oisin Murphy
Finished: 2ndBeaten by: 5 lengthsSP: 8/11Weight: 9st 5lbs
Slowly into stride, soon recovered to lead on rail, ridden over 1f out, soon headed, one pace and no chance with winner
Race winner: Kemble
2nd

Lingfield

3 May 2019 at 14:35

British Stallion Studs EBF Novice Stakes (Plus 10)

Horse: Illusionist
Jockey: Oisin Murphy
Finished: 2ndBeaten by: 1 1/4 lengthSP: 5/2Weight: 9st 5lbs
Edged left start, tracked winner, ridden over 1f out, kept on, edged left and held towards finish
Race winner: Strong Power

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