September 16 / 16.40 Pontefract

16.40 Pontefract

Good To Firm

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  • Prize money: £3240
  • 0m 6f 0y
  • Class 5
  • 11 runners
  • Win time: 1m 16s
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Runners: 11 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

5/1 (Won)

  • Win: £3.80
  • Place: £1.40

Form: 858545 CD

Last run: 13 days

W: 8st 13lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 55

Form & Verdict
Six-time course winner; not the force of old but his recent C&D fifth was perfectly respectable; better draw today and is another 2lb lower, while Oisin McSweeney good value for his 3lb claim against other apprentices.
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3rd

10

(7)

27th Jun 2022

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

16:45 Pontefract

Mr Orange

8st 12lb

J: Graham Lee

T: Paul Midgley

chased leaders against near rail and, outpaced halfway, ridden over 1f out, kept on and went third inside final furlong

13/2

13th

12

(2)

6th Jun 2022

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

18:30 Pontefract

Mr Orange

9st 0lb

J: Graham Lee

T: Paul Midgley

slowly into stride, always towards rear

9/1

10th

5

(6)

25th May 2022

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

20:30 Ripon

Mr Orange

9st 10lb

J: Graham Lee

T: Paul Midgley

Dual winner at Thirsk but all other nine victories have been at courses with stiff uphill finishes; shaped as though coming to hand at Thirsk last time and on a good mark but would have been of much more interest had this been run at Pontefract.

9/1

11/2

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 512435 D

Last run: 3 days

W: 9st 6lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 62

Form & Verdict
Led close home to score off 2lb lower at Carlisle (6f, good) in July and has remained in good form since; probably given a bit much to do when keeping-on fifth over 7f at Thirsk on Monday; will be dangerous if he gets a clear run from the inside stall.
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3rd

1

(1)

13th Jun 2022

Good To Firm

0m 5f 182y

Class 6

14:45 Carlisle

Singe Anglais

10st 2lb

J: Alex Jary

T: Nigel Tinkler

awkward start, in rear, detached and pushed along halfway, ridden on outer from over 2f out, headway into midfield 1f out, drifted right but ran on well inside final furlong, went third towards finish, not pace to challenge

15/2

3rd

8

(4)

6th Jun 2022

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

18:30 Pontefract

Singe Anglais

9st 8lb

J: Faye McManoman

T: Nigel Tinkler

midfield, pushed along and headway 2f out, ridden and chased leaders 1f out, kept on

7/1

4th

9

(11)

24th May 2022

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

20:05 Newcastle (AW)

Singe Anglais

9st 6lb

J: Faye McManoman

T: Nigel Tinkler

Five-time turf winner; not found his best form so far this year and previous attempts on the AW have been disappointing.

16/1

3rd
10 (5)
Fossos

16/1

  • Place: £3.20

Form: 714176 D

Last run: 9 days

W: 8st 11lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 55

Form & Verdict
Doubled his tally with narrow 6f Fibresand win last month but safely held on turf twice since and needs today's headgear switch to prompt a new career-best performance.
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8th

4

(1)

29th Jun 2022

Firm

0m 5f 10y

Class 6

17:20 Bath

Fossos

9st 7lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Deborah Faulkner

midfield, ridden and headway over 1f out, no extra final 110yds

7/1

7th

7

(5)

10th Jun 2022

Good To Soft

0m 5f 16y

Class 6

15:10 Chepstow

Fossos

9st 4lb

J: Harry Davies

T: Deborah Faulkner

in touch with leaders, ridden 2f out, soon lost position, kept on inside final furlong

20/1

6th

5

(2)

4th Jun 2022

Good To Firm

0m 5f 16y

Class 6

17:30 Chepstow

Fossos

9st 4lb

J: Taylor Fisher

T: Deborah Faulkner

prominent, ridden over 2f out, kept on but not pace to challenge

4/1

Form: 243675 CD

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 6lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 62

Form & Verdict
Six-time C&D winner; ran okay when fifth over 7f at Catterick three weeks ago and now 4lb lower than when placed over C&D in June (most recent start in cheekpieces); headgear back on and is well drawn; major player.
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6th

9

(6)

27th Jun 2022

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

16:45 Pontefract

Round The Island

9st 1lb

J: Phil Dennis

T: Simon Whitaker

never better than mid-division, raced centre, switched right and towards near side halfway

11/2

2nd

9

(9)

16th Jun 2022

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

16:40 Ripon

Round The Island

8st 13lb

J: Phil Dennis

T: Simon Whitaker

midfield, headway 2f out, led 1f out, clear when hung right inside final furlong, headed towards finish

9/2

7th

11

(1)

6th Jun 2022

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

18:30 Pontefract

Round The Island

9st 0lb

J: Phil Dennis

T: Simon Whitaker

towards rear of midfield on inner, pushed along halfway, ridden over 1f out, made no impression

9/1

Form: 123461 D

Last run: 9 days

W: 9st 10lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 61

Form & Verdict
Two wins this season, the latter when making all for quite cosy success at Catterick (6f, good) nine days ago; 5lb penalty to shoulder but this stiffer track should also suit; likely to give a good account.
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8th

7

(4)

19th May 2022

Standard

0m 6f 20y

Class 4

15:20 Wolverhampton (AW)

Rebel Redemption

8st 13lb

J: Phil Dennis

T: Scott Dixon

5th

6

(10)

18th Apr 2022

Standard

0m 6f 20y

Class 4

16:11 Wolverhampton (AW)

Rebel Redemption

9st 1lb

J: Jonathan Fisher

T: Scott Dixon

5th

2

(1)

9th Apr 2022

Standard

0m 6f 20y

Class 5

17:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Rebel Redemption

9st 7lb

J: Jonathan Fisher

T: Scott Dixon

Made all over C&D early last month, but was unable to lead and endured a wide trip when tailed off back here a fortnight ago; something to prove after that, but a chance he could get his own way this time.

10/1

Form: 6224-6 D

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 57

Form & Verdict
Best known for his exploits on Fibresand but, having lost ground at the start (blindfold off late), made quite encouraging return from 264-day absence when midfield at Beverley (5f, good to firm) last month; will be fine back over 6f and is entitled to have benefited from the recent outing.
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18th

4

(4)

29th Jun 2022

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

14:50 Thirsk

Gorgeous General

9st 8lb

J: Laura Coughlan

T: Lawrence Mullaney

raced centre, towards rear, pushed along from over 3f out, made no telling impression

16/1

3rd

1

(9)

25th May 2022

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

13:40 Beverley

Gorgeous General

10st 2lb

J: Brandon Wilkie

T: Lawrence Mullaney

Runner-up to Muatadel (who is now worse off) on latest start on turf (September 2021, 5f, good to firm) and has since won at Newcastle; all his wins have been on the AW and probably best watched from a poor draw after a break.

16/1

Form: 3-9355

Last run: 90 days

W: 9st 10lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 68

Form & Verdict
Won over 7f as a 2yo for James Tate but left that stable after disappointing 1m2f run in June; changed hands for 14,000gns and was gelded during subsequent three-month break; drawn on the outside for this first attempt at sprinting; others have a lot less to prove.
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7th

7

(8)

2nd Nov 2021

Soft

0m 7f 219y

Class 5

13:10 Redcar

Desert History

8st 12lb

J: Connor Murtagh

T: Adrian Nicholls

Well beaten here (1m2f) in June on final run for James Tate and same story on stable debut at Pontefract (6f) in September when without his usual hood and racing freely; however, could settle better today with the hood back on and a case can be made if he can rediscover this year's best form.

7/2

7th

1

(11)

16th Sep 2021

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

16:40 Pontefract

Desert History

9st 10lb

J: Alan Persse

T: Adrian Nicholls

Won over 7f as a 2yo for James Tate but left that stable after disappointing 1m2f run in June; changed hands for 14,000gns and was gelded during subsequent three-month break; drawn on the outside for this first attempt at sprinting; others have a lot less to prove.

25/1

Form: 439473

Last run: 29 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 66

Form & Verdict
Had rather mixed record for Michael Dods this season but gave good account when third at Carlisle (6f, good) last month, after which he was sold for £6,000; no surprise if he features on today's stable debut.
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8th

6

(1)

24th May 2022

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

20:05 Newcastle (AW)

Secret Eagle

9st 8lb

J: Phil Dennis

T: Ruth Jefferson

Had wind surgery in March and he has run well in defeat on turf in both runs since; more will be needed to come out on top though.

10/1

5th

8

(1)

23rd Apr 2022

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

13:30 Haydock

Secret Eagle

9st 2lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Ruth Jefferson

3rd

10

(2)

11th Apr 2022

Soft

0m 5f 3y

Class 5

17:50 Pontefract

Secret Eagle

9st 2lb

J: Phil Dennis

T: Ruth Jefferson

OUR TIP

Form: 43257D4 D

Last run: 30 days

W: 9st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 65

Form & Verdict
Suited by a stiff 6f and recovered from sluggish start to finish fourth off today's mark at Hamilton (good) last month (disqualified after rider failed to weigh in); enters calculations but has wide draw and would appeal more on slower ground.
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3

(10)

16th Sep 2021

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

16:40 Pontefract

Ey Up Its Mick

9st 9lb

J: Kieran Schofield

T: Tony Coyle

Suited by a stiff 6f and recovered from sluggish start to finish fourth off today's mark at Hamilton (good) last month (disqualified after rider failed to weigh in); enters calculations but has wide draw and would appeal more on slower ground.

10/1

Form: 875264 D

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 1lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 59

Form & Verdict
Close second off today's mark after making the running at Redcar (7f, good to firm) in July and also ran well when fourth over that trip on recent AW debut; can cope with today's drop back to 6f; respected.
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14th

2

(7)

29th Jun 2022

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

14:50 Thirsk

Enderman

9st 9lb

J: Graham Lee

T: Paul Midgley

raced centre, pressed leader from over 3f out, pushed along from over 2f out, ridden and lost position under 2f out, soon weakened

13/2

2nd

7

(2)

9th Jun 2022

Good To Soft

0m 6f 18y

Class 6

16:00 Nottingham

Enderman

9st 5lb

J: Ben Robinson

T: Paul Midgley

raced centre, prominent, ridden and went second over 1f out, kept on final 110yds

5/1

3rd

11

(5)

25th May 2022

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

20:30 Ripon

Enderman

9st 8lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: Paul Midgley

Only one win from 18 starts but has slipped in the weights; shaped better in uncompetitive Thirsk seller (first-time cheekpieces) last time; up 2lb but more to do back in handicap.

4/1

Form: 368026 D

Last run: 19 days

W: 8st 10lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 52

Form & Verdict
Finished well for close second at Newcastle (7f, AW) two starts ago but unable to land a telling blow when sixth of 18 at Redcar (6f, good to firm) a few days later; this stiffer track might show him in a better light but others are much more persuasive.
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8th

4

(7)

27th Apr 2022

Good

0m 7f 33y

Class 6

18:15 Musselburgh

Jems Bond

9st 5lb

J: Dale Swift

T: Alan Brown

Two wins at Newcastle in February/March (6f, 7f), but has yet to win on turf and was below form at Redcar last time (6f, good to soft); others stronger.

7/1

8th

5

(5)

18th Apr 2022

Good To Soft

0m 5f 217y

Class 6

14:49 Redcar

Jems Bond

9st 5lb

J: Paula Muir

T: Alan Brown

In good form since cheekpieces fitted, winning first two starts in them, over 6f and 7f on Newcastle AW, and another good effort over 1m there since; has 3lb lower grass mark and ought to go well.

3rd

4

(2)

25th Mar 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 5y

Class 6

17:40 Newcastle (AW)

Jems Bond

9st 6lb

J: Paula Muir

T: Alan Brown

In top form since cheekpieces were fitted, winning over 6f on this course in February and over 7f here last week; respected under a penalty, although he's been unplaced on both his previous attempts at 1m and stamina could be an issue.

7/2

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Payout
Exacta £96.00
Straight Forecast £68.80
Tricast £400.40
Trifecta £609.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Mr Orange

TOPSPEED:

Round The Island

The Sun:

Secret Eagle

Telegraph:

Rebel Redemption

Daily Mirror:

Singe Anglais

Daily Mail:

Ey Up Its Mick

Daily Record:

Secret Eagle

The Guardian:

Rebel Redemption

RP Ratings:

Mr Orange

POSTDATA:

Mr Orange

The Star:

Mr Orange

The Times:

Round The Island

Daily Express:

Round The Island