October 18 / 16.15 Pontefract

16.15 Pontefract Soft

Racing TV Club Day Handicap

  • Prize money: £4860
  • 0m 5f 3y
  • Class 4
  • 14 runners
  • Win time: 1m 7s
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Racing TV Club Day Handicap

Runners: 14 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

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10/1 (Won)

  • Win: £5.80
  • Place: £2.10

Form: 617044 D

Last run: 11 days

W: 9st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict
5f winner on soft ground last October; raced mainly at 6f/7f otherwise, creditable fourth at Ayr the last twice; has frame possibilities off 1lb lower back down in trip.
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Verdict Starting price

10th

2

(8)

8th May 2022

Good To Soft

0m 5f 7y

Class 3

17:18 Hamilton

Black Friday

9st 11lb

J: Paddy Mathers

T: R Mike Smith

Late-developing type who won twice in 2021 and looked as good as ever when second of five at Ayr on reappearance two weeks ago; ideally suited by testing conditions at 5f, so plenty of rain would enhance his chance.

2nd

3

(2)

25th Apr 2022

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

15:25 Ayr

Black Friday

9st 1lb

J: Paddy Mathers

T: R Mike Smith

10th

4

(10)

6th Nov 2021

Soft

0m 6f 2y

Class 1

14:05 Doncaster

Black Friday

9st 3lb

J: Andrew Breslin

T: R Mike Smith

Two further handicap wins this year, over 6f (good to soft; made all) and 5f (soft) but has much more on his plate back in Listed company (well held in one previous attempt).

66/1

16/1

  • Place: £11.20

Form: 012080 D

Last run: 10 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict
Scored twice off lower marks this summer; form has dipped on last three outings, latest behind Ey Up It's Maggie at York; others preferred.
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21th

16

(13)

22nd May 2022

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

17:35 York

Show Me Show Me

8st 11lb

J: Connor Murtagh

T: Richard Fahey

6th

9

(11)

27th Oct 2021

Good

0m 5f 8y

Class 3

13:15 Nottingham

Show Me Show Me

9st 1lb

J: Connor Murtagh

T: Richard Fahey

Back to form when just missing out at Pontefract (5f, soft) where he made up a lot of ground from off the pace; must have a squeak off the same mark for all that this is a stronger race.

10/1

2nd

6

(10)

18th Oct 2021

Soft

0m 5f 3y

Class 4

16:15 Pontefract

Show Me Show Me

9st 4lb

J: Jack Garritty

T: Richard Fahey

Scored twice off lower marks this summer; form has dipped on last three outings, latest behind Ey Up It's Maggie at York; others preferred.

16/1

11/2

  • Place: £2.20

Form: 133564 D BF

Last run: 10 days

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 85

Form & Verdict
Won well at Carlisle (5f, good to soft) in May; consistent (mainly at York) since, most recently fourth of 19 when favourite for soft-ground contest; solid chance back down in grade.
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3rd

12

(4)

21st May 2022

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

14:55 York

Ey Up It’s Maggie

8st 10lb

J: Kieran Schofield

T: Tony Coyle

She has run three solid races in defeat this season and has performed well over C&D in the past; suspicion this will prove too competitive though.

4th

4

(4)

23rd Apr 2022

Good To Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

16:00 Ripon

Ey Up It’s Maggie

8st 8lb

J: Kieran Schofield

T: Tony Coyle

3

(4)

13th Apr 2022

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 3

14:50 Beverley

Ey Up It’s Maggie

9st 4lb

J: Kieran Schofield

T: Tony Coyle

9/2

Form: 055692 CD

Last run: 25 days

W: 9st 3lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict
C&D winner off 12lb higher in July 2020; close second back here (good to firm) last month, despite being hampered inside the final 1f; has bits of decent form on slow ground; remains well treated and commands respect.
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7th

5

(7)

8th May 2022

Good To Soft

0m 5f 7y

Class 3

17:18 Hamilton

Rayong

9st 7lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: K R Burke

1st

13

(1)

11th Apr 2022

Soft

0m 5f 3y

Class 2

15:40 Pontefract

Rayong

8st 4lb

J: Franny Norton

T: K R Burke

2-21 with his last success over C&D (good) in July 2020; has run well on soft ground, but his record suggests this first start in 159 days may be needed.

20/1

7th

8

(7)

3rd Nov 2021

Soft

0m 5f 8y

Class 3

15:10 Nottingham

Rayong

8st 8lb

J: Silvestre De Sousa

T: K R Burke

Two 5f wins, on good to firm/good but he wasn't far away on soft at Pontefract 16 days ago; probably needs a bit more and he does seem suited by stiff tracks.

10/1

12/1

Form: 217-57 D

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 5lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict
5f scorer last term for Andrew Balding; not entirely disgraced in two handicaps for new stable this autumn but needs to show improvement.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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10th

5

(1)

25th Apr 2022

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

19:05 Thirsk

Politics

9st 1lb

J: Tony Hamilton

T: Phillip Makin

11

(4)

18th Apr 2022

Good To Soft

0m 5f 217y

Class 3

15:59 Redcar

Politics

8st 7lb

J: Rowan Scott

T: Phillip Makin

13th

11

(9)

1st Apr 2022

Standard

0m 6f 16y

Class 3

19:10 Southwell (AW)

Politics

8st 13lb

J: Rowan Scott

T: Phillip Makin

10/1

Form: 111271 D

Last run: 10 days

W: 8st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 76

Form & Verdict
Has form figures of 13111271 since dropped to 5f, most recently scoring at Newcastle (AW); now 4-5 under Jonny Peate; hard to rule out further progress; enters calculations despite career-high mark.
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3rd

9

(3)

13th May 2022

Soft

0m 6f 6y

Class 4

19:55 Hamilton

Glorious Rio

8st 13lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Stella Barclay

Won five times over 5f last year, three on the AW and the others on good/good to firm; below par recently and has a bit to prove; others appeal more

20/1

7th

9

(5)

24th Apr 2022

Good

0m 5f 110y

Class 4

16:05 Wetherby

Glorious Rio

8st 10lb

J: Jonny Peate

T: Stella Barclay

Form: 865-00 CD

Last run: 35 days

W: 8st 6lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 70

Form & Verdict
Losing run goes back to her success (off 8lb higher) in this contest two years ago; very well handicapped but has a big question mark over current form, having posted two duck eggs this season.
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12th

14

(7)

3rd Dec 2021

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

16:45 Newcastle (AW)

Our Little Pony

8st 11lb

J: Paula Muir

T: Lawrence Mullaney

Has tumbled down the weights in the last year and again finished comfortably held on her AW debut (5f) here last time; holds no more than outside claims.

25/1

9th

3

(11)

5th Nov 2021

Standard To Slow

0m 5f 0y

Class 5

18:00 Newcastle (AW)

Our Little Pony

9st 5lb

J: Faye McManoman

T: Lawrence Mullaney

Current mark reflects a major decline in her turf form this term; no win since 2019; has questions to answer on AW debut.

25/1

7th

14

(9)

18th Oct 2021

Soft

0m 5f 3y

Class 4

16:15 Pontefract

Our Little Pony

8st 6lb

J: Faye McManoman

T: Lawrence Mullaney

Losing run goes back to her success (off 8lb higher) in this contest two years ago; very well handicapped but has a big question mark over current form, having posted two duck eggs this season.

25/1

Form: 216056 CD

Last run: 11 days

W: 9st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 79

Form & Verdict
Narrow winner at Ayr in July; midfield there 11 days ago; sole start over C&D resulted in a comfortable success off this mark in this race 12 months ago (soft ground); interesting back here.
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3rd

5

(2)

20th May 2022

Good To Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

19:03 Catterick

John Kirkup

9st 8lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: David Thompson

Inconsistent this season, winning at Musselburgh on third start (5f, good to firm) but only sixth at Hamilton (6f, soft) four days later; all other wins have been on good to soft or softer so a possible.

8/1

6th

3

(8)

13th May 2022

Soft

0m 6f 6y

Class 4

19:55 Hamilton

John Kirkup

9st 8lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: David Thompson

Surprise winner with blinkers back on at Musselburgh on Monday (5f, good to firm); just as effective at 6f and also excels on soft ground so not out of it with his penalty.

11/2

1st

3

(2)

9th May 2022

Good

0m 5f 1y

Class 4

15:50 Musselburgh

John Kirkup

9st 4lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: David Thompson

12/1

Form: 3-1116 D

Last run: 87 days

W: 9st 4lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict
Absent since a below-par effort in July when bidding for a four-timer; subsequently gelded; progressive otherwise and may still have more to offer; acts on soft ground.
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5th

13

(8)

21st May 2022

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

14:55 York

Sir Titus

8st 9lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Michael Dods

2nd

1

(5)

16th May 2022

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 3

15:55 Redcar

Sir Titus

9st 8lb

J: Graham Lee

T: Michael Dods

2nd

6

(2)

3rd Nov 2021

Soft

0m 5f 8y

Class 3

15:10 Nottingham

Sir Titus

8st 9lb

J: Graham Lee

T: Bryan Smart

Won three consecutive races earlier this year, on the AW then his first two handicaps, over 5f at Redcar (good) and Haydock (soft); however, well below that level in two subsequent starts and now has something to prove.

20/1

9/1

Form: 782220 CD

Last run: 2 days

W: 9st 4lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict
Had an excuse (paid for racing up with fast pace) at Catterick on Saturday; knocking at the door otherwise this autumn; dual course winner off this mark and finished second in this race last year; not ruled out.
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7th

10

(8)

5th May 2022

Good

0m 5f 15y

Class 2

13:30 Chester

Bossipop

8st 4lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Tim Easterby

2nd

1

(3)

28th Apr 2022

Good

0m 5f 1y

Class 4

15:25 Musselburgh

Bossipop

9st 7lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

12th

12

(13)

11th Apr 2022

Soft

0m 5f 3y

Class 2

15:40 Pontefract

Bossipop

8st 7lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Tim Easterby

Nine wins on ground ranging from good to heavy and has winning form over C&D, albeit that was his only success in 30 starts over 5f; has won fresh in the past so six-month absence not necessarily a problem, but his wide draw doesn't look ideal.

14/1

11th
10 (2)
Ehrmann

10/1

Form: 631556 CD

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 0lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 78

Form & Verdict
Respectable sixth at Nottingham (6f) last time; sole attempt over C&D resulted in a soft-ground win under Tom Marquand in July, and that form has worked out well; only 3lb higher this time and goes in new headgear.
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2nd

8

(7)

1st Apr 2022

Standard

0m 4f 214y

Class 4

16:35 Southwell (AW)

Ehrmann

8st 13lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: Amy Murphy

11th

10

(2)

18th Oct 2021

Soft

0m 5f 3y

Class 4

16:15 Pontefract

Ehrmann

9st 0lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Amy Murphy

Respectable sixth at Nottingham (6f) last time; sole attempt over C&D resulted in a soft-ground win under Tom Marquand in July, and that form has worked out well; only 3lb higher this time and goes in new headgear.

10/1

6th

5

(10)

29th Sep 2021

Good

0m 6f 18y

Class 2

14:00 Nottingham

Ehrmann

9st 6lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Amy Murphy

Raced mainly at 5f, including for success under Tom Marquand at Pontefract (soft) three starts ago; below-par favourite in visor latest; cheekpieces reapplied today; bit to prove back over 6f in a competitive race.

10/1

Form: 211009

Last run: 108 days

W: 9st 5lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict
Couple of 6f wins (AW/soft) in spring; not in the same form in three subsequent starts; enough to prove dropped in distance on return from 108-day absence.
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5th

10

(12)

30th Apr 2022

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

13:30 Thirsk

Barney’s Bay

9st 2lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

8th

3

(7)

9th Apr 2022

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

14:05 Thirsk

Barney’s Bay

9st 7lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

Won a C&D handicap last May off a 3lb higher mark (soft); handicapper took a dim view of that effort and he has found it tough going since; quiet on AW on final three runs in 2021 but he could prove a different proposition back on the grass.

6/1

5th

5

(2)

14th Dec 2021

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 4

18:00 Newcastle (AW)

Barney’s Bay

9st 1lb

J: Duran Fentiman

T: Tim Easterby

Back-to-back 6f winner (Fibresand/soft) in the spring, the latter when on this mark; has looked in the grip of the handicapper since; beaten 5l here (6f) latest when 2lb higher; stays 7.5f; not written off but others push stronger claims.

20/1

10/1

Form: 247210 CD

Last run: 10 days

W: 8st 8lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict
Three C&D wins include this race in 2017 (off 3lb higher); scored at Redcar on most recent turf start; form dipped behind Glorious Rio and Roydmoor back on AW latest; return to this sphere is a plus.
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3rd

3

(6)

6th May 2022

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 5

18:15 Ripon

Van Gerwen

9st 7lb

J: Kevin Stott

T: Paul Midgley

3

(1)

21st Apr 2022

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 5

13:55 Beverley

Van Gerwen

9st 4lb

J: Kevin Stott

T: Paul Midgley

14th
13 (12)
Roydmoor

12/1

Form: 243133 D

Last run: 10 days

W: 8st 6lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 70

Form & Verdict
Consistent 3yo who ties in closely with Glorious Rio on Newcastle form ten days ago; made all at Ayr (5f) in August on sole attempt on ground softer than good; one to consider, especially if there's give underfoot.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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3rd

2

(4)

18th Jan 2022

Standard To Slow

0m 4f 214y

Class 5

16:20 Southwell (AW)

Roydmoor

9st 7lb

J: Connor Murtagh

T: Richard Fahey

Consistent in the main; won at Newcastle in November, adding to his summer success on turf; creditable third to progressive Ooh Is It at Wolverhampton the last twice; solid contender.

4/1

3rd

8

(4)

10th Jan 2022

Standard

0m 5f 21y

Class 4

18:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Roydmoor

9st 1lb

Consistent in the main; won at Newcastle in November, adding to his summer success on turf; creditable 1l third to Ooh Is It over C&D last month; enters calculations off same mark.

5/1

3rd

2

(9)

22nd Dec 2021

Standard

0m 5f 21y

Class 5

14:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Roydmoor

9st 7lb

J: Jack Garritty

T: Richard Fahey

Personal best when doubling tally last month, challenging in right place and holding off one who finished well (5f, Tapeta); claims off 4lb higher if things pan out as favourably.

9/2

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Payout
Exacta £2201.00
Straight Forecast £2286.50
Tricast £10198.40
Trifecta £7953.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Rayong

NEWMARKET:

Ehrmann

TOPSPEED:

Sir Titus

POSTDATA:

Glorious Rio

The Times:

Ey Up It's Maggie

Daily Record:

John Kirkup

Daily Mail:

Ehrmann

Telegraph:

Sir Titus

Daily Express:

Glorious Rio

RP Ratings:

Rayong

The Guardian:

Rayong

Daily Mirror:

Rayong

The Sun:

Rayong

The Star:

Rayong