September 16 / 15.00 Pontefract

15.00 Pontefract

Good To Firm

Madam Lilibet Handicap (Round 5 Of The Pontefract Stayers Championship 2021)

  • Prize money: £3240
  • 2m 1f 27y
  • Class 5
  • 15 runners
  • Win time: 3m 48s
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Madam Lilibet Handicap (Round 5 Of The Pontefract Stayers Championship 2021)

Runners: 15 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

9/2 (Won)

  • Win: £4.10
  • Place: £1.40

Form: 6-3132 CD BF

Last run: 32 days

W: 10st 1lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 71

Form & Verdict
Won over hurdles at Perth in April and scored over C&D (good to firm) when back on the Flat in June; just in front of Chocolate Box when runner-up back here (good to firm again) last month; thereabouts once more.
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7th

8

(9)

19th Jun 2022

Good To Firm

2m 2f 2y

Class 4

17:15 Pontefract

Flint Hill

9st 3lb

J: Paul Hanagan

T: Ruth Jefferson

midfield, towards rear of midfield when ridden 5f out, soon outpaced, minor headway home straight

16/1

4th

5

(6)

6th Jun 2022

Good To Firm

2m 1f 27y

Class 5

20:30 Pontefract

Flint Hill

9st 5lb

J: Graham Lee

T: Ruth Jefferson

held up in behind leaders, pushed along 3f out, ridden 2f out, made no telling impression

6/1

9th

13

(6)

22nd May 2022

Good

2m 0f 56y

Class 4

18:05 York

Flint Hill

9st 0lb

J: Graham Lee

T: Ruth Jefferson

16/1

  • Place: £4.80

Form: 114247 C

Last run: 45 days

W: 10st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 70

Form & Verdict
Dual winner at Wolverhampton (1m6f/2m) earlier in the year and ran well on his return to turf when second over 2m2f here (good to firm) in April; needs to shrug aside a couple of disappointing efforts since, though.
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2nd

7

(1)

19th Jun 2022

Good To Firm

2m 2f 2y

Class 4

17:15 Pontefract

The Rutland Rebel

9st 5lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Micky Hammond

took keen hold, chased leaders, ridden 4f out, led 2f out, soon faced challenge but kept on strongly, headed and no extra inside final 110yds

10/1

3rd

4

(2)

6th Jun 2022

Good To Firm

2m 1f 27y

Class 5

20:30 Pontefract

The Rutland Rebel

9st 6lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Micky Hammond

prominent, pushed along and led 2f out, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, weakened and lost second final strides

8/1

8th

4

(5)

25th Nov 2021

Standard

1m 5f 219y

Class 4

15:05 Ascot

The Rutland Rebel

9st 5lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Micky Hammond

C&D and 2m winner here last winter, both when on significantly lower marks; inconsistent; in good form when last seen in this code at Pontefract (2m1f, good to firm) in September; well beaten twice over hurdles since; will probably need a career-best AW performance to win.

11/2

14/1

  • Place: £2.10

Form: 312634 BF

Last run: 32 days

W: 9st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 63

Form & Verdict
Made all at Chelmsford in May and backed that up with a close second to Flint Hill over C&D (good to firm) in June; recent efforts have been no more than respectable, though; visor off, cheekpieces back on.
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3rd

1

(3)

9th Jun 2022

Good To Soft

1m 6f 0y

Class 6

15:00 Nottingham

Dynali

9st 9lb

J: Marco Ghiani

T: Amy Murphy

chased clear leader, steady headway halfway, made challenge 4f out, ridden and lost ground over 2f out, rallied and went modest third inside final furlong, no match for first two

3/1

8th

11

4th Dec 2021

Soft

3m 0f 149y

Class 4

11:45 Aintree

Dynali

10st 5lb

J: Charlie Todd

T: Ian Williams

0-8 over hurdles; runner-up in good-ground handicaps at Ludlow (3m) and Huntingdon (3m1f) on two of his last three attempts, showing his best hurdles form, but he is again likely to find one or two too good for him.

7/1

2nd

4

20th Nov 2021

Good

3m 1f 10y

Class 5

15:08 Huntingdon

Dynali

11st 4lb

J: Charlie Todd

T: Ian Williams

Yet to win over hurdles but beaten only narrowly by Imphal at Ludlow last month and 4lb better off with that rival; may have found the drop in trip against him when only sixth here 11 days ago, but that still ranks as a slightly disappointing effort.

9/2

8/1

Form: 8/4842

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 65

Form & Verdict
Won twice over 1m6f on good to firm for Archie Watson in 2019; missed 2020 and has taken a bit of time to find his feet for new connections but latest close second at Catterick (1m6f, good) shows he retains his ability; another who has to enter the reckoning.
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6

(3)

22nd Dec 2021

Standard To Slow

2m 0f 102y

Class 5

19:00 Southwell (AW)

Victoriano

9st 8lb

J: Ben Robinson

T: Brian Ellison

Won two in a row at Newcastle (2m) this autumn and he ran well again when runner-up in his hat-trick bid there 11 days ago; has striking form figures of 3112 over 2m on Tapeta and he should be in the thick of things again.

7/2

2nd

5

(4)

11th Dec 2021

Standard

2m 0f 56y

Class 5

13:45 Newcastle (AW)

Victoriano

9st 7lb

J: Ben Robinson

T: Brian Ellison

Arrives on a C&D hat-trick after wins in October and November; had the reopposing Mukha Magic and Riggsby behind in second/third latterly and a further 2lb nudge is unlikely to prevent him making another bold bid.

7/4

1st

6

(7)

9th Nov 2021

Standard

2m 0f 56y

Class 4

15:45 Newcastle (AW)

Victoriano

8st 9lb

J: Ben Robinson

T: Brian Ellison

Consistent in recent times and is only 1lb higher than when coming out best in a busy finish over C&D last time; there's no obvious reason he won't get involved again.

3/1

100/30

Form: -61212 BF

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 9lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 65

Form & Verdict
Has enjoyed a big upturn in fortunes since switching to Rebecca Menzies, including 2m Flat wins at Newcastle and Beverley; caught too far out of his ground over 2m2f at Musselburgh latest, when strongly suggesting he's still on a good mark; return to stiffer track ideal; major player.
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1st

7

(3)

6th Jun 2022

Good To Firm

2m 1f 27y

Class 5

20:30 Pontefract

Wynford

9st 1lb

J: Kevin Stott

T: Rebecca Menzies

dwelt start, tracked leaders, pushed along over 2f out, ridden under 2f out, switched right over 1f out, led final 110yds, kept on well

16/1

OUR TIP

Form: 385733

Last run: 32 days

W: 10st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict
Returned from a mammoth absence in February and his losing sequence is now up to 16; however, having dropped down the weights he has finished a close third on his last two starts, latterly over C&D with cheekpieces refitted; likely to be competitive.
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4th

3

(1)

28th Jan 2022

Standard

2m 0f 120y

Class 5

18:15 Wolverhampton (AW)

Chocolate Box

9st 10lb

J: Philip Prince

T: Mark Loughnane

Prominent racer who won over 2m off 1lb lower mark at Chelmsford in November; ran quite well when third here two starts ago so no surprise to see him thereabouts.

11/2

5th

4

(6)

7th Jan 2022

Standard

1m 7f 169y

Class 5

12:35 Lingfield (AW)

Chocolate Box

10st 11lb

Ended a losing run at Chelmsford and after a below-par run at Newcastle he faded into third behind less-exposed rivals at Wolverhampton (2m) four days ago; in decent nick and might get a soft lead so respected.

7/2

3rd

4

(5)

3rd Jan 2022

Standard

2m 0f 120y

Class 4

16:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Chocolate Box

8st 12lb

J: Elisha Whittington

T: Mark Loughnane

Exposed 8yo who broke a losing run at Chelmsford (2m; beat Socially Shady) but then finished well behind at Newcastle; others are of greater interest.

12/1

7th
13 (1)
Dereham

18/1

Form: 130656

Last run: 35 days

W: 8st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 52

Form & Verdict
Won on reappearance at Yarmouth (1m6f, good to soft) in May; also a good third at Nottingham (1m6f, good to firm) next time but operating below his best since, including behind three of these at Beverley latest.
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1st

5

(7)

23rd Jun 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

16:55 Newmarket (July)

Dereham

8st 7lb

J: Harry Davies

T: John Berry

ducked left start, raced in last, nudged along and headway from 4f out, ridden to lead over 2f out, kept on well from over 1f out, always doing enough (trainer's rep could offer no explanation for the apparent improvement in form)

8/1

7th

9

(5)

30th Apr 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

15:46 Goodwood

Dereham

8st 13lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: John Berry

Form: 542121

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 65

Form & Verdict
Won a three-runner claimer at Leicester (1m2f, good to firm) for Alice Haynes and made a successful start for this yard when edging ahead late on over 1m6f at Salisbury (good) 23 days ago; that was by far the longest trip he's tackled and has another 3f to go now.
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5th

6

(1)

7th Jun 2022

Good To Firm

1m 4f 5y

Class 5

16:50 Salisbury

Embolden

9st 3lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Clare Hobson

tracked leader, dropped to midfield after 3f, pushed along over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, made no impression

9/1

7th

7

(5)

2nd Nov 2021

Soft

1m 5f 218y

Class 5

15:10 Redcar

Embolden

9st 2lb

J: Callum Hutchinson

T: Clare Hobson

Evidently well suited by move up from 1m2f when scoring on stable debut at Salisbury (1m6f, good) in August and bounced back from a lesser effort when staying-on third off today's mark at Ayr (1m5f, soft) last month; each-way claims at least.

8/1

9/1

Form: 25-282

Last run: 13 days

W: 10st 1lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 71

Form & Verdict
Runner-up twice in AW handicaps at up to 2m on AW since arriving from France; placed on turf there (good to soft); much less exposed than most of these and has to enter calculations.
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1st

3

(8)

23rd Jun 2022

Good To Firm

1m 6f 0y

Class 6

16:40 Nottingham

Storm Chaser

9st 12lb

J: Rose Dawes

T: Mick Channon

made all, soon went well clear, went further clear from 4f out, unchallenged

4/1

3rd

2

(7)

7th Jun 2022

Good

1m 6f 0y

Class 5

20:10 Wetherby

Storm Chaser

9st 5lb

J: David Egan

T: Mick Channon

led, 3 lengths ahead when ridden over 2f out, headed over 1f out, soon no chance with winner, lost second final 110yds

9/1

100/1

Form: 760-9

Last run: 16 days

W: 8st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 45

Form & Verdict
Moderate maiden under both codes who makes little appeal from 6lb out of the weights.
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7th

3

22nd Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 154y

Class 4

14:01 Wetherby

Brickadank

11st 0lb

J: Miss Becky Smith

T: Micky Hammond

0-21 under rules; soundly beaten in handicap at Carlisle 12 days ago; difficult to recommend.

50/1

11th

14

10th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 61y

Class 5

13:00 Carlisle

Brickadank

10st 0lb

J: Miss Natasha Cookson

T: Micky Hammond

Despite being 3lb out of the handicap he's on a competitive mark judged on his second here (2m4f, good) last October; returns here for the first time since and he's also effective on soft ground, but this 20-race maiden is inconsistent and it might be best to look elsewhere; a tongue-tie goes on.

20/1

13

1st Mar 2022

Soft

2m 3f 66y

Class 5

13:00 Catterick

Brickadank

10st 0lb

J: Miss Becky Smith

T: Micky Hammond

Remains a maiden and form can be up and down; soundly beaten at Sedgefield last time; now fitted with a tongue-strap.

20/1

11th
14 (10)
Scottsdale

100/1

Form: 9/000/

Last run: 652 days

W: 8st 9lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 45

Form & Verdict
Failed to beat a rival in three Flat starts in 2019; runner-up in a chase in June but pulled up since very hard to make a case for him back on the Flat; 6lb out of weights.
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6th

11

24th Jun 2022

Good

2m 5f 34y

Class 5

15:40 Cartmel

Scottsdale

10st 2lb

J: John Kington

T: Peter Winks

prominent, mistake 4th, ridden before 9th, weakened after 4 out, tailed off

50/1

9th

11

(7)

16th Jun 2022

Good

1m 4f 10y

Class 6

13:45 Ripon

Scottsdale

10st 0lb

J: Miss Danielle Mooney

T: Peter Winks

prominent on outer, lost ground before halfway, pushed along 4f out, soon dropped to rear, drifted right under 3f out, well held over 1f out

66/1

6th

6

(2)

28th May 2022

Good To Firm

1m 7f 189y

Class 6

16:14 Catterick

Scottsdale

8st 5lb

J: Jimmy Quinn

T: Peter Winks

50/1

Form: 56-165

Last run: 35 days

W: 9st 10lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 66

Form & Verdict
Three-time juvenile hurdle winner at the end of last summer; made a successful return to the Flat on AW in January but was behind Wynford and Warranty back on the level at Beverley last month; just a respectable third over hurdles in this headgear combination since.
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4

(3)

22nd Jun 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 6

20:20 Kempton (AW)

Soldier On Parade

9st 9lb

J: Silvestre De Sousa

T: Amy Murphy

Has mixed and matched hurdles with Flat since winning over 2m on Lingfield AW last February; well-held third after a break back at Lingfield last month but is on the same mark as his win there so is not dismissed.

8/1

3rd

3

(3)

24th May 2022

Standard

1m 7f 169y

Class 5

19:10 Lingfield (AW)

Soldier On Parade

9st 6lb

J: Silvestre De Sousa

T: Amy Murphy

Had a second wind surgery since last appearance (well beaten over hurdles in November); holds a fighting chance provided he returns from break in top form; C&D winner off just 1lb lower in early 2021.

9/4

2

(2)

18th May 2022

Good To Firm

1m 6f 17y

Class 6

15:10 Yarmouth

Soldier On Parade

9st 10lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: Amy Murphy

Form: 720-30

Last run: 150 days

W: 9st 10lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 66

Form & Verdict
Second in this race (good) off 5lb higher a year ago; another decent effort at this venue when third (The Rutland Rebel second) over 2m2f in April but absent since finishing tailed off here later that month.
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6th

7

(4)

13th Feb 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 6f 21y

Class 5

15:20 Southwell (AW)

Red Tornado

8st 13lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Chris Fairhurst

Veteran who's down the weights and is still competitive on occasions; has more to prove on AW than turf, however, and reportedly burst a blood vessel when last seen tailed off over hurdles last month.

25/1

14th

3

11th Jan 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 88y

Class 4

15:20 Doncaster

Red Tornado

11st 12lb

J: John Kington

T: Chris Fairhurst

Veteran, lightly raced in recent years; not seen over hurdles since disappointing in summer 2020 and returned from a break with a poor Flat run in October; difficult to recommend.

33/1

3

29th Dec 2021

Soft

2m 6f 151y

Class 3

12:42 Kelso

Red Tornado

11st 9lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Chris Fairhurst

Not seen over hurdles since disappointing run in summer 2020 and returned from break with poor Flat run in October; has lots to prove, including stamina.

50/1

Form: 204333

Last run: 35 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 65

Form & Verdict
Has performed with credit when reaching the frame on his last four starts (third to Wynford at Beverley latest) but now has 1-17 overall record and will need first-time cheekpieces to give him a bit more.
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3rd

4

29th May 2022

Good

3m 1f 166y

Class 4

15:49 Fontwell

Warranty

11st 4lb

J: Jamie Moore

T: Gary Moore

2m winner on the Flat; runner-up in two of his three hurdle starts for this yard; quite possible this thorough test of stamina will draw out further improvement from him.

7/2

2nd

6

8th May 2022

Good

2m 4f 114y

Class 3

16:00 Plumpton

Warranty

10st 12lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: Gary Moore

8th

7

13th Apr 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

16:40 Kempton

Warranty

11st 5lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Gary Moore

Fair Flat-racer; became disappointing during spell over hurdles for Harry Whittington last season but was close second in four-runner contest at Fontwell (2m3f, good to soft) on last month's stable debut; enters calculations.

Form: 823028

Last run: 57 days

W: 9st 5lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 61

Form & Verdict
Six AW wins but has yet to hit the target on turf; second off this mark at Doncaster (2m, soft) in July but out the back at Sandown next time and also well held over hurdles last week.
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7th

5

(8)

27th Jan 2022

Standard To Slow

2m 0f 56y

Class 5

15:53 Newcastle (AW)

Tynecastle Park

9st 10lb

J: Darragh Keenan

T: Robert Eddery

Six-time winner on the Fibresand at Southwell; well treated on peak efforts but he has been struggling this winter and others have less to prove.

16/1

9th

1

(6)

9th Jan 2022

Standard To Slow

2m 0f 102y

Class 5

12:40 Southwell (AW)

Tynecastle Park

11st 2lb

All six wins have been at this track in its Fibresand days, the latest last April off 1lb higher; claims on other AW surfaces are flimsy in comparison and he needs to do much better than in his two starts last month.

20/1

6th

4

(1)

17th Dec 2021

Standard To Slow

2m 2f 98y

Class 4

13:35 Southwell (AW)

Tynecastle Park

9st 8lb

J: Molly Presland

T: Robert Eddery

Multiple winner on the Fibresand here; has something to prove on this new surface and latest effort (behind two of these rivals at Lingfield) doesn't bode well.

16/1

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Payout
Exacta £507.00
Straight Forecast £441.60
Tricast £1786.00
Trifecta £2748.00

Selections

Daily Mail:

Flint Hill

POSTDATA:

Dynali

The Guardian:

Victoriano

SPOTLIGHT:

Wynford

NEWMARKET:

Soldier On Parade

LAMBOURN:

Warranty

Telegraph:

Embolden

RP Ratings:

Chocolate Box

The Times:

Dynali

The Sun:

Victoriano

Daily Express:

Flint Hill

Daily Mirror:

Flint Hill

Daily Record:

Flint Hill

The Star:

Wynford