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13:20 Pontefract

Soft

British Stallion Studs EBF Silver Tankard Stakes (Listed Race)

  • Prize money: £28355
  • 1m 0f 6y
  • Class 1
  • 11 runners
  • Win time: 1m 51s
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British Stallion Studs EBF Silver Tankard Stakes (Listed Race)

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

25/1 (Won)

  • Win: £18.40
  • Place: £3.70

Form: 471130 D

Last run: 9 days

W: 9st 3lb

2 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Won 1m nurseries on his first two starts for this yard and pulled hard when well beaten at 100-1 in Group 3 at Newmarket nine days ago; however, has something to find today even if rediscovering his best form.

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15

(2)

23rd Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

15:35 Doncaster

Mr Professor

8st 8lb

J: David Egan

T: Dominic Ffrench Davis

Won comfortably at Goodwood (1m1f, soft) last September on fourth stable start and he remains well treated on his old form; he ran pretty well on his final two starts last season but needs something extra if he's to win this competitive handicap on his return to action.

20/1

6th

5

(5)

9th Nov 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 0y

Class 2

19:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Mr Professor

9st 5lb

J: Owen Lewis

T: Dominic Ffrench Davis

Off the mark for this yard when coming from off the pace to win a Goodwood handicap in September (1m1f, soft); left behind by an impressive winner at Hamilton last time but still ran creditably; more will be required to win this competitive handicap.

8/1

2/1

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 12 D

Last run: 31 days

W: 9st 3lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Won on debut at Sandown (1m, good to soft) in August and second of six in traditionally strong conditions stakes at Newbury (1m, good to soft) last month; deserves extra credit for latest performance as he pulled hard, and he should get more cover today; trainer has won two of the last six runnings and this Group 1 Vertem Futurity Trophy entry holds leading claims.

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2nd

8

(10)

29th Jul 2023

Soft

1m 3f 211y

Class 1

15:40 Ascot

Westover

9st 9lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Ralph Beckett

Ruined his chance in this race last year by getting worked up beforehand and failing to settle once under way; otherwise a very good performer and strong stayer at 1m4f, most recently winning the Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud (good to soft); yet to win a Group 1 on home soil, however, and seems held by Emily Upjohn on Coronation Cup running.

12/1

2nd

4

(3)

2nd Jun 2023

Good

1m 4f 6y

Class 1

15:10 Epsom

Westover

9st 2lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Ralph Beckett

Frankel colt; luckless third in last year's Derby here then won the Irish version in great style; respectable sixth in the Arc; finished well for second behind impressive Japanese colt Equinox in the Dubai Sheema Classic at Meydan (1m4f, good) when last seen ten weeks ago, suggesting he's set for a productive 4yo campaign in top middle-distance races; leading contender.

2/1

5th

5

(6)

23rd Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 3f 211y

Class 1

15:35 Ascot

Westover

8st 12lb

J: Colin Keane

T: Ralph Beckett

took keen hold, pressed leader, led after 2f, joined 6f out, shaken up and headed over 3f out, weakened 2f out

11/8

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7/1

  • Place: £2.30

Form: 12 CD

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 3lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Readily made all on debut in C&D novice (good to firm) last month and good, clear second to Grenoble in Nottingham novice (1m, soft) subsequently, when giving the winner 6lb (level weights today); open to further improvement and could make a bold bid.

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9th

2

(8)

1st Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 219y

Class 4

15:30 Kempton (AW)

Approachability

9st 8lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Charlie Johnston

soon led

16/1

9th

8

(8)

16th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 2

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Approachability

8st 7lb

J: Franny Norton

T: Charlie Johnston

Hasn't been seen in going on two years (has been dropped 5lb and gelded in the interim); made the running more than once and should be able to get his own way against several hold-up performers if that's the plan; the market will give some clues.

10/1

10th

2

(9)

6th Aug 2022

Good To Firm

1m 3f 211y

Class 3

16:30 Ascot

Approachability

10st 0lb

J: Hayley Turner

T: Charlie & Mark Johnston

took keen hold, prominent, ridden 3f out, lost position over 2f out, bit short of room over 1f out, weakened final furlong

10/1

Form: 224231

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 3lb

2 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Made it two wins from nine starts when landing a Chester novice (7f, good) last time out; it's possible this step up to 1m may eke out some improvement but he's exposed compared to today's rivals, and others are preferred.

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4th

4

(1)

18th Oct 2021

Soft

1m 0f 6y

Class 1

13:20 Pontefract

Mahagoni

9st 3lb

J: Ryan Tate

T: Sir Mark Prescott Bt

Made it two wins from nine starts when landing a Chester novice (7f, good) last time out; it's possible this step up to 1m may eke out some improvement but he's exposed compared to today's rivals, and others are preferred.

14/1

1st

1

(4)

25th Sep 2021

Good

0m 7f 1y

Class 4

13:00 Chester

Mahagoni

9st 9lb

J: Morgan Cole

T: Sir Mark Prescott Bt

Suffered six defeats since winning over 6f at Chepstow in June but he's been running well and has course form; perhaps went off a bit hot when not getting home under his penalty at Epsom (7f) last time; won't be far away.

7/4

Form: 1

Last run: 38 days

W: 9st 3lb

2 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

£155,000 yearling who won by a neck at 16-1 on last month's debut at Doncaster's St Leger meeting (7f, good to firm); today is a much tougher test of his credentials but he's bred to be suited by this step up in trip and his trainer said after his debut that "he'll improve massively"; player.

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10th

1

(1)

10th Feb 2024

1m 2f 42y

Class 6

15:35 Newcastle (AW)

Thunder Max

9st 9lb

J: Paula Muir

T: Jessica Bedi

0-13 since his successful racecourse debut and although he ran well when fourth of ten on stable debut here (1m) in December, he has failed to beat a rival in both starts since; plenty to prove.

33/1

12th

10

(3)

4th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 5

17:30 Newcastle (AW)

Thunder Max

9st 4lb

J: Joe Leavy

T: Jessica Bedi

Trained by Richard Hannon for a successful debut; has gone 0-12 in the meantime but it was a respectable stable debut over C&D in December and perhaps Chelmsford didn't suit last time.

33/1

14/1

Form: 712 BF

Last run: 44 days

W: 9st 3lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Beat Mahagoni to win at Thirsk (7f, good) on second start and went close under penalty there (7f, good) next time behind a Godolphin newcomer; today's extra furlong may prompt further improvement and he might not be far away.

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7th

8

(11)

20th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 5

20:00 Newcastle (AW)

Tuscan

9st 5lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: David O’Meara

Showed useful form for previous yard; 0-11 for current stable but last few efforts, most recently going close off this mark at Leicester (7f) last week, suggest his turn is near; appears to have a leading chance (due to go up 3lb from tomorrow).

7/2

2nd

2

(8)

10th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 5

17:40 Leicester

Tuscan

9st 12lb

J: David Nolan

T: David O’Meara

dwelt start, in rear, headway against far rail from 2f out, went third final 110yds, kept on, just failed

9/2

6th

8

(9)

29th Sep 2023

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 5

20:00 Newcastle (AW)

Tuscan

9st 8lb

J: Jason Watson

T: David O’Meara

Capable of smart form when trained by Charles Hills; struggled initially for this yard but there was much more encouragement off his much-reduced mark at Ayr last week (1m, good to soft), keeping on strongly having met trouble in running; can't discount now he's found his level.

11/2

16/1

Form: 1692

Last run: 33 days

W: 8st 12lb

2 yo Filly

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Won at Carlisle on debut (7f, good) in July and good second of five in Beverley novice (7.4f, soft) last month; however, in between those she was unplaced in Group 3/Listed races and she again looks vulnerable today.

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7th

8

(2)

8th Oct 2022

Standard

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

18:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Nurseclaire

9st 4lb

J: Pierre-Louis Jamin

T: Alice Haynes

took keen hold, held up in rear, ridden over 1f out, weakened final 110yds

9/1

7th

5

(12)

15th Sep 2022

Good To Soft

1m 0f 3y

Class 5

17:35 Yarmouth

Nurseclaire

9st 9lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Alice Haynes

slightly hampered soon after start, took keen hold, in rear, pushed along over 2f out, some headway over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong

16/1

6th

15

(5)

7th Sep 2022

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

15:00 Doncaster

Nurseclaire

11st 2lb

J: Megan Nicholls

T: Alice Haynes

carried right start, took keen hold, held up in rear, pushed along and headway over 2f out, ridden and ran on inside final furlong, not clear run and eased towards finish

10/1

50/1

Form: 73

Last run: 35 days

W: 8st 12lb

2 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Encouraging debut at Thirsk (1m, good) in August and close third over 7f there (good to firm) last month; could have more to offer now back up to 1m but has bundles to find with the main form players.

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8th

5

(9)

29th Aug 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 6

17:00 Ripon

Wheal Kitty

9st 6lb

J: Paula Muir

T: Jessica Bedi

dwelt start, held up in last, no impression from 4f out

50/1

8th

3

(2)

3rd Aug 2023

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 6

16:56 Newcastle (AW)

Wheal Kitty

9st 10lb

J: Morgan Cole

T: Jessica Bedi

The wheels have come off since finishing close up at Musselburgh in May and this far possibly stretches her.

12/1

20/1

Form: 621 D

Last run: 58 days

W: 9st 3lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

Runner-up at Windsor (1m, good to soft) on second start then made all at Lingfield (1m, AW); trainer is having an excellent season with his 2yos and this colt is open to further improvement, but a sizeable step forward is needed if he's to threaten in today's higher grade.

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2nd

8

(5)

13th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

13:05 Chelmsford (AW)

Nasim

9st 7lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Mark Pattinson

Not the most prolific having won just one of his last 26 starts, but two runs over C&D last year resulted in a win and a second, both from a mark 7lb higher than today; ran well despite a wide trip when fourth of ten over 1m2f here last time; interesting.

10/1

4th

3

(8)

29th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

20:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Nasim

9st 8lb

J: William Carson

T: Mark Pattinson

took keen hold, prominent on outer early, in touch with leaders after 2f

14/1

7th

4

(6)

3rd Feb 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

16:45 Kempton (AW)

Nasim

9st 7lb

J: Connor Planas

T: Mark Pattinson

prominent early, dropped to midfield after 1f

6/1

8/1

Form: 24513

Last run: 59 days

W: 9st 3lb

2 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Has already run well in Listed races, finishing fourth in the Chesham at Royal Ascot (7f, soft) and third at Salisbury (1m, good) last time out in August; gelded since; can give another good account but there's a suspicion that others here have greater potential.

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4th

9

(10)

31st Jul 2022

Good To Soft

0m 7f 127y

Class 3

15:30 Chester

Sweeping

9st 2lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Archie Watson

led, pushed along and hung right 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, no extra final furlong, finished lame (jockey said gelding hung right under pressure)

12/1

5th

4

(2)

3rd Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 3

16:02 Ayr

Sweeping

9st 9lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Archie Watson

led, ridden over 2f out, headed over 1f out, lost second inside final furlong, soon outpaced

12/1

12th

2

(18)

18th Jun 2022

Good To Firm

1m 1f 212y

Class 2

17:35 Ascot

Sweeping

9st 4lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Archie Watson

took keen hold, prominent, pushed along 3f out, ridden 2f out, soon weakened

40/1

Form: 612

Last run: 43 days

W: 9st 3lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Ready win at Newcastle (7f, AW) in August on his second start and went close under penalty at York (7f, good to firm) last month, when clear of the third; bred to be suited by this step up in trip and is not ruled out.

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4th

5

(1)

12th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

19:15 Newcastle (AW)

Flash The Dash

9st 5lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: Julie Camacho

Regressive and generally expensive to follow but he's found his level again, seeing off two subsequent winners (including Beneficiary) over C&D before a solid effort here latest in a race than didn't pan out his way; shortlisted back into a bigger field.

4/1

2nd

7

(1)

22nd Feb 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

19:00 Newcastle (AW)

Flash The Dash

9st 4lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: Julie Camacho

Swept through late to see off nine rivals over C&D 12 days ago (form franked); 3lb rise fair enough and he's more appealing than many.

5/2

1st

2

(2)

10th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

16:45 Newcastle (AW)

Flash The Dash

9st 8lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: Julie Camacho

in touch with leaders, ridden 2f out, ran on well inside final 110yds, led towards finish

9/4

Form: 21 D

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 3lb

2 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

Built on the promise of his Yarmouth debut (7f, good to firm) when winning Nottingham novice (1m, soft) 12 days ago; now 6lb worse off with the runner-up Approachability, who was beaten only about 1l, but he's bred to do better still for his top yard and is high on the shortlist.

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2nd

5

(15)

4th Jun 2022

Good

1m 2f 17y

Class 2

14:00 Epsom

Grenoble

9st 1lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: William Haggas

held up in rear, pushed along over 3f out, ridden and headway from 2f out, switched right on outer over 1f out, hung left but kept on well inside final furlong, went second towards finish, slightly impeded by loose horse final strides, just failed

14/1

4th

1

(6)

19th May 2022

Good

1m 1f 209y

Class 3

18:45 Sandown

Grenoble

9st 9lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: William Haggas

Quite useful but he was beaten just over into fourth on his 1m2f Newmarket handicap debut (good to firm) 18 days ago; stable could hardly be in better form but he looks vulnerable attempting to concede plenty of weight to a bunch of improvers.

16/1

4th

1

(5)

1st May 2022

Good

1m 2f 0y

Class 3

16:15 Newmarket

Grenoble

9st 13lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: William Haggas

Progressive form in three-race 2yo career, midfield in Group 3 at Leopardstown (1m1f, good) on final start; gelded subsequently; needs to bounce back, however, from a disappointing return in a conditions event at Kempton (1m, AW; set early pace) two months ago; bred to stay 1m2f.

9/1

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Payout
Exacta £427.00
Straight Forecast £287.10
Trifecta £2734.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Westover

Daily Express:

Approachability

NEWMARKET:

Grenoble

Daily Mail:

Nasim

LAMBOURN:

Sweeping

TOPSPEED:

Mr Professor

RP Ratings:

Westover

POSTDATA:

Westover

The Times:

Westover

Telegraph:

Westover

The Guardian:

Westover

Daily Mirror:

Westover

The Sun:

Westover

The Star:

Westover

Daily Record:

Westover