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

  • Prize money: £3240
  • 2m 1f 27y
  • Class 5
  • 12 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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8th

8

(6)

23rd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 56y

Class 4

16:55 York

Flint Hill

9st 2lb

J: Graham Lee

T: Ruth Jefferson

prominent

16/1

3rd

3

(3)

27th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

2m 0f 32y

Class 5

16:00 Beverley

Flint Hill

9st 13lb

J: Graham Lee

T: Ruth Jefferson

Catterick winner off 1lb lower in May (2m, good) but rather disappointing since; others in better form

7/1

5th

6

(8)

9th Aug 2023

Good To Soft

2m 1f 27y

Class 4

15:50 Pontefract

Flint Hill

9st 8lb

J: Graham Lee

T: Ruth Jefferson

Regular visitor to Pontefract with three wins and three seconds from 12 outings; however, his most recent efforts were a well-held third of four to Yorkindness over C&D and a tailed-off last of seven over 2m2f so he needs to get back on track.

13/2

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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6

(3)

11th Nov 2022

Standard To Slow

2m 0f 56y

Class 4

15:20 Newcastle (AW)

The Rutland Rebel

9st 6lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Micky Hammond

Stays well and won twice on the AW at Wolverhampton early in 2021; came good over hurdles at Perth in July and ran even better there the following month, but he was well below par at Southwell on Flat in September; faded approaching the final flight over hurdles here (2m4f) on Thursday.

10/1

5th

9

10th Nov 2022

Good

2m 4f 62y

Class 4

15:55 Newcastle

The Rutland Rebel

10st 5lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Micky Hammond

prominent

9/1

7th

3

27th Sep 2022

Good

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

17:16 Southwell

The Rutland Rebel

11st 6lb

J: Jack Hogan

T: Micky Hammond

prominent, weakened 2 out

7/2

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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5th

7

17th Oct 2023

Good

3m 1f 44y

Class 5

15:00 Hereford

Dynali

10st 7lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Sarah-Jayne Davies

Dual winner on the Flat; 17-race maiden over jumps and recent chase efforts uninspiring; others stronger.

33/1

5th

7

4th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 72y

Class 4

14:05 Bangor-on-Dee

Dynali

10st 2lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Sarah-Jayne Davies

took keen hold, led, headed but prominent before 7th, outpaced and lost position before 4 out, weakened from 3 out

66/1

11th

12

13th Sep 2023

Good

2m 7f 70y

Class 5

17:20 Uttoxeter

Dynali

10st 7lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Sarah-Jayne Davies

Gave fairly good account when fifth at Bangor (2m7f, good) last month, but was below that form there three weeks ago and is now 0-16 over hurdles.

33/1

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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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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7th

4

(3)

3rd Oct 2022

Soft

2m 2f 2y

Class 5

15:05 Pontefract

Wynford

9st 13lb

J: Kevin Stott

T: Rebecca Menzies

dwelt start and lost many lengths start, pushed along soon after start, raced in last, headway 8f out, pushed along on outer 4f out, ridden and weakened from 2f out (jockey said gelding was slowly away)

7/2

3rd

2

(5)

15th Sep 2022

Good

2m 1f 27y

Class 5

16:37 Pontefract

Wynford

9st 12lb

J: David Nolan

T: Rebecca Menzies

slowly into stride, held up in rear, still plenty to do 2f out, pushed along and headway over 1f out, kept on strongly and went third final 110yds, eyecatcher

5/1

1st

4

(2)

1st Aug 2022

Good

2m 1f 47y

Class 5

18:40 Carlisle

Wynford

10st 5lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: Rebecca Menzies

slowly away, in rear and detached, reminder over 7f out, pushed along and headway from 3f out, ridden from 2f out, stayed on to lead inside final furlong, kept on well

7/1

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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7th

7

(1)

9th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 2f 2y

Class 5

15:30 Pontefract

Dereham

9st 3lb

J: Faye McManoman

T: John Berry

slowly away, pushed along early, in rear

10/1

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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7th

7

10th Jan 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 113y

Class 5

15:50 Leicester

Embolden

11st 4lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Clare Hobson

Yet to make any further progress since his winning handicap debut at Plumpton (2m1f, soft) last April and raced lazily in rear before eventually staying on for third there (2m, good to soft) last month; others preferred.

13/2

3rd

10

18th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 5

14:40 Plumpton

Embolden

11st 2lb

J: James Bowen

T: Clare Hobson

Didn't fire at Lingfield last month but made the frame three consecutive times (once over C&D) in September/October and is now 4lb lower than when winning here (2m1f, soft) in April; can't be ruled out.

8/1

7th

5

30th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 110y

Class 5

13:10 Lingfield

Embolden

11st 9lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Clare Hobson

not fluent 3rd, awkward jump 2 out

6/1

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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1st

6

20th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 1f 43y

Class 5

14:00 Market Rasen

Brickadank

10st 3lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Micky Hammond

Record of 1-37 but his win came under a prominent ride in a handicap here (2m3f, soft) last month; up 4lb for that narrow success but his confidence should be boosted and he could go well again back in trip.

7/2

1st

7

20th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 34y

Class 5

16:30 Market Rasen

Brickadank

10st 2lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Micky Hammond

Longstanding maiden who is 2lb out of the handicap; creditable efforts on last two starts (behind Cokytho on first occasion); interesting jockey booking, but other runners appeal more.

14/1

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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0

11

17th Nov 2023

Good

2m 0f 78y

Class 5

13:00 Doncaster

Scottsdale

10st 2lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Peter Winks

Won over hurdles in 2019 but it's a long time since he showed any worthwhile form under any code; 3lb wrong here; difficult to enthuse over.

33/1

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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2nd

5

16th Jul 2022

Good

2m 0f 125y

Class 4

17:00 Market Rasen

Soldier On Parade

11st 9lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Amy Murphy

led, ridden after last, kept on but headed towards finish

12/1

7th

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

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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1st

3

5th May 2024

Heavy

1m 6f 44y

Class 6

17:35 Salisbury

Warranty

9st 7lb

J: Trevor Whelan

T: Sheena West

Dual hurdle winner for Gary Moore in autumn 2022 but returned from long absence with two disappointing runs in that sphere for new stable this spring; hard to know what to expect from him on this first Flat start since 2021.

7/1

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