April 27 / 17.30 Pontefract

17.30 Pontefract

Good To Firm

National Horseracing College Equality & Diversity In Racing Handicap

  • Prize money: £3456
  • 1m 0f 6y
  • Class 6
  • 15 runners
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National Horseracing College Equality & Diversity In Racing Handicap

Runners: 15 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

8/1 (Won)

  • Win: £6.00
  • Place: £2.10

Form: 8-4224

Last run: 43 days

W: 9st 3lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 51

Form & Verdict
Two AW wins over 7f to her name; had a couple of near misses on Tapeta last month and she didn't run badly behind Krystal Maze at Southwell last time; had few opportunities on turf and has shown promise; should go well from a handy draw.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

7th

3

(1)

20th May 2022

Good To Soft

0m 7f 6y

Class 6

19:38 Catterick

Divine Connection

9st 5lb

J: Sam James

T: Craig Lidster

Off the mark on turf when winning a Pontefract handicap over 1m last time (good to firm, made all) but third-placed Willing To Please is weighted to turn that form around; drop in trip/softer ground shouldn't be a problem so could go well again

6/1

1st

10

(3)

27th Apr 2022

Good To Firm

1m 0f 6y

Class 6

17:30 Pontefract

Divine Connection

9st 3lb

J: Sam James

T: Craig Lidster

Two AW wins over 7f to her name; had a couple of near misses on Tapeta last month and she didn't run badly behind Krystal Maze at Southwell last time; had few opportunities on turf and has shown promise; should go well from a handy draw.

8/1

4th

6

(4)

15th Mar 2022

Standard

1m 0f 13y

Class 6

17:55 Southwell (AW)

Divine Connection

10st 10lb

J: Mr Kevin Skelton

T: Craig Lidster

Made the frame off today's mark here in January (7f; wore cheekpieces) and has gone close in two classified races over that trip this month (blinkered both times); also suited by 1m; respected.

4/1

14/1

  • Place: £3.30

Form: 972700

Last run: 6 days

W: 9st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 48

Form & Verdict
23-race maiden; has threatened on both turf and AW but he was well beaten at Beverley last week and new headgear isn't enough to tempt.
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5th

7

(5)

1st Jul 2022

Good

0m 7f 96y

Class 6

20:55 Beverley

Paddy Elliott

9st 11lb

J: Harry Russell

T: Brian Ellison

took keen hold, prominent, pushed along from 2f out, pressed leader from over 1f out, soon ridden, made sustained challenge inside final furlong, no extra inside final 110yds, lost two places towards finish

7/2

1st

6

(5)

14th Jun 2022

Good

0m 7f 96y

Class 6

17:45 Beverley

Paddy Elliott

9st 6lb

J: Ben Robinson

T: Brian Ellison

raced freely, pressed leader, shaken up over 2f out, pushed along and led over 1f out, ridden clear inside final furlong, kept on final 110yds, always doing enough

9/2

7th

11

(4)

1st Jun 2022

Good To Firm

1m 0f 75y

Class 6

13:20 Nottingham

Paddy Elliott

9st 1lb

J: Mark Winn

T: Brian Ellison

towards rear, ridden and outpaced over 3f out, struggling when drifted left 2f out, soon weakened, beaten final furlong

25/1

7/1

  • Place: £2.10

Form: 174-04 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 9lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 57

Form & Verdict
Two wins on fast turf for this yard last season; did well at Beverley two weeks ago given she reared at the start, finishing off well for fourth in a stronger race; apprentice's claim very useful and she ought to make a bold bid.
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Verdict Starting price

4th

4

(3)

14th Jun 2022

Good

1m 0f 100y

Class 6

20:15 Beverley

Willing To Please

9st 9lb

J: Dale Swift

T: Philip Kirby

took keen hold, in touch with leaders on inner, shaken up 3f out, ridden and chased leader over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, no extra final 110yds

14/1

7th

6

(5)

8th Jun 2022

Good

1m 0f 68y

Class 6

18:50 Hamilton

Willing To Please

9st 10lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: Philip Kirby

never better than mid-division

11/1

8th

6

(5)

20th May 2022

Good To Soft

0m 7f 6y

Class 6

19:38 Catterick

Willing To Please

9st 1lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: Philip Kirby

Both wins have been on good to firm ground; fair form in two handicaps in April, the second behind Divine Connection at Pontefract (weighted to turn that form around); a possible

5/1

Form: 89600- D

Last run: 167 days

W: 9st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 52

Form & Verdict
Two 1m wins at Newcastle to his name, the second of them coming 11 months ago off a 12lb higher mark; series of disappointing efforts have followed though and there are risks attached back from a break; only of interest if strong in the market.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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2nd

7

(8)

24th Jun 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 42y

Class 6

16:55 Newcastle (AW)

Rocket Dancer

10st 11lb

J: Miss Charlotte Crane

T: Michael & David Easterby

raced wide, prominent, led going easily over 3f out, ridden and headed inside final furlong, kept on

8/1

1st

5

(7)

2nd Jun 2022

Good

1m 2f 1y

Class 6

17:45 Redcar

Rocket Dancer

9st 6lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Michael & David Easterby

midfield, nudged along and headway on outer over 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, ran on well final furlong, just did enough

3/1

Form: 312221 D

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 57

Form & Verdict
String of good runs for current yard, winning at Newcastle in February (1m) and adding a Wolverhampton handicap 18 days ago (extended 1m); held by Krystal Maze on a Southwell run last month but he still has more to recommend him than many.
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

5th

5

(10)

23rd Jun 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 5y

Class 6

14:10 Newcastle (AW)

Odd Socks Havana

9st 11lb

J: P J McDonald

T: Rebecca Menzies

towards rear, steady headway over 2f out, ridden and briefly disputed lead 1f out, no extra final 110yds

10/1

5th

9

(5)

20th Jun 2022

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 6

21:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Odd Socks Havana

9st 1lb

J: Dougie Costello

T: Rebecca Menzies

midfield, ridden over 1f out, headway inside final furlong, kept on towards finish, not pace to challenge

7/1

5th

6

(12)

19th May 2022

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 6

13:10 Wolverhampton (AW)

Odd Socks Havana

9st 6lb

J: Dougie Costello

T: Rebecca Menzies

Fair fifth back on turf at Pontefract last time and that was after a really good spell on Tapeta since January, including two wins and four seconds; has wide draw back on AW but he should get a good pace to aim at and still looks feasibly treated on his C&D win last month; dangerous.

7/1

5/1

Form: 235-17 D

Last run: 8 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 55

Form & Verdict
Prominent racer; landed a 1m handicap at Southwell on her return from six months off last month, beating the reopposing Odds Socks Havana by over 2l; only midfield at Wolverhampton last week but she was sent for home some way out and tied up in the straight; more appealing than many.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

7th

2

(6)

14th Jun 2022

Good

0m 7f 96y

Class 6

17:45 Beverley

Krystal Maze

9st 12lb

J: Graham Lee

T: Ollie Pears

led, pushed along 2f out, ridden and headed by winner over 1f out, lost second inside final furlong, weakened quickly final 110yds, bled from the nose

7/1

11th

16

(1)

14th May 2022

Good

0m 7f 218y

Class 5

17:45 Thirsk

Krystal Maze

8st 7lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Ollie Pears

6th

4

(5)

27th Apr 2022

Good To Firm

1m 0f 6y

Class 6

17:30 Pontefract

Krystal Maze

9st 7lb

J: Kevin Stott

T: Ollie Pears

Prominent racer; landed a 1m handicap at Southwell on her return from six months off last month, beating the reopposing Odds Socks Havana by over 2l; only midfield at Wolverhampton last week but she was sent for home some way out and tied up in the straight; more appealing than many.

5/1

33/1

Form: 0800-0

Last run: 23 days

W: 8st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 45

Form & Verdict
Shown little since November 2020 and others have more obvious claims.
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11th

14

(14)

1st Jul 2022

Good

0m 7f 96y

Class 6

20:55 Beverley

Stoney Lane

9st 7lb

J: Jack Garritty

T: Simon Whitaker

towards rear, shaken up from 3f out, stayed on but never near to challenge

20/1

8th

9

(10)

14th Jun 2022

Good

1m 0f 100y

Class 6

20:15 Beverley

Stoney Lane

9st 1lb

J: Phil Dennis

T: Simon Whitaker

bumped start, switched left soon after start, in rear, raced wide home turn, pushed along up the centre from 2f out, soon ridden and no impression

7/1

3rd

12

(6)

3rd Jun 2022

Good To Firm

0m 7f 6y

Class 6

17:48 Catterick

Stoney Lane

9st 3lb

J: Phil Dennis

T: Simon Whitaker

towards rear on outer, outpaced and still plenty to do over 3f out, pushed along home turn, ridden and steady headway from over 1f out, went second inside final furlong, kept on until lost second final 110yds

16/1

12/1

Form: -08756 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 5lb

5 yo Mare

OR: 53

Form & Verdict
Did well on Fibresand in the first half of 2021, winning four times; beaten 3l or less on her last three starts, including back on turf at Beverley two weeks ago, and wouldn't be a forlorn hope here; stable also run Krystal Maze.
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Verdict Starting price

8th

5

(8)

27th Apr 2022

Good To Firm

1m 0f 6y

Class 6

17:30 Pontefract

Susie Javea

9st 5lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Ollie Pears

Did well on Fibresand in the first half of 2021, winning four times; beaten 3l or less on her last three starts, including back on turf at Beverley two weeks ago, and wouldn't be a forlorn hope here; stable also run Krystal Maze.

12/1

14/1

Form: 4928-0

Last run: 18 days

W: 8st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 47

Form & Verdict
Eight-race maiden but has shown promise on Tapeta on a couple of occasions; ran poorly at Wolverhampton 18 days ago though and while the returning headgear might help, stall 14 probably won't.
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Verdict Starting price

5th

2

(3)

3rd Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

17:12 Ayr

Big Dutchie

9st 9lb

J: Rowan Scott

T: Phillip Makin

took keen hold, midfield, switched right over 2f out, headway and ridden over 1f out, kept on final 110yds

16/1

7th

11

(11)

14th Jun 2022

Good

1m 0f 100y

Class 6

20:15 Beverley

Big Dutchie

9st 0lb

J: Tony Hamilton

T: Phillip Makin

led, pushed along and headed 3f out, ridden 2f out, weakened and lost position from 1f out

66/1

OUR TIP

Form: 6660-1 D

Last run: 43 days

W: 9st 8lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 56

Form & Verdict
Let his supporters down on a couple of occasions last year but he showed his true colours with a win at Southwell on his return to action six weeks ago (1m); that effort backed up by the clock and a 2lb rise isn't excessive; more appealing than many.
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8th

4

(8)

17th Jun 2022

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

20:05 Ayr

Otto Oyl

9st 7lb

J: Sean Kirrane

T: David & Nicola Barron

raced freely, prominent, went second and pressed leader after 1f, led 5f out, ridden and headed 2f out, soon lost position, dropped to rear and weakened from 1f out, finished lame

15/8

2nd

4

(6)

8th Jun 2022

Soft

1m 0f 3y

Class 6

13:18 Yarmouth

Otto Oyl

9st 10lb

J: Laura Pearson

T: David & Nicola Barron

raced centre, prominent, pushed along from 2f out, ridden inside final furlong, kept on but always held

5/1

10/1

Form: 076-04 D

Last run: 40 days

W: 9st 3lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 51

Form & Verdict
Justified favouritism in a classified event at Beverley (extended 1m, soft) in September but that remains his only win from 23 starts; didn't fare badly at Newcastle on last month's reappearance and he needs serious consideration off his reduced mark, for all a lower draw would have been preferable.
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7th

9

(10)

2nd Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 1f 0y

Class 6

19:50 Carlisle

Iron Sheriff

9st 4lb

J: Jonny Peate

T: Roger Fell

slowly into stride, towards rear on inner, outpaced and ridden up the centre from over 2f out, made no telling impression

7/1

4th

8

(6)

21st Jun 2022

Good To Firm

1m 4f 23y

Class 6

16:15 Beverley

Iron Sheriff

9st 5lb

J: Jonny Peate

T: Roger Fell

towards rear, going okay against rail but still plenty to do 3f out, pushed along and headway from 2f out, ridden and stayed on but edged right inside final furlong

14/1

1st

5

(4)

14th Jun 2022

Good

1m 1f 207y

Class 6

19:45 Beverley

Iron Sheriff

9st 5lb

J: Jonny Peate

T: Roger Fell

towards rear on inner, going easily and waiting for room over 2f out, switched left over 1f out, shaken up and kept on strongly inside final furlong, ridden out to lead final 110yds, won going away

100/30

Form: 209-08

Last run: 83 days

W: 8st 12lb

5 yo Mare

OR: 45

Form & Verdict
Poor form on Flat and over hurdles this year; hard to recommend.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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10th

10

(3)

9th May 2022

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 6

16:10 Wolverhampton (AW)

Outofthegloom

9st 0lb

J: Andrew Breslin

T: Brian Rothwell

12th

14

(7)

27th Apr 2022

Good To Firm

1m 0f 6y

Class 6

17:30 Pontefract

Outofthegloom

8st 12lb

J: Connor Murtagh

T: Brian Rothwell

Poor form on Flat and over hurdles this year; hard to recommend.

50/1

5

17th Apr 2022

Good

2m 0f 125y

Class 4

13:53 Market Rasen

Outofthegloom

11st 6lb

J: Tom Midgley

T: Brian Rothwell

Poor maiden on the Flat and has fared no better in two runs over hurdles; others preferred.

50/1

16/1

Form: 27666-

Last run: 137 days

W: 8st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 45

Form & Verdict
Six-time turf winner over the years and showed on AW in the autumn that he retained some ability; no easy task trying to dominate in this field from a double-figure stall but it would come as no surprise to see him make a bold bid; cheekpieces the headgear of choice today.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

13th

13

(3)

10th May 2022

Good To Soft

1m 0f 100y

Class 6

15:40 Beverley

Kodimoor

8st 9lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Mark Walford

13th

13

(10)

27th Apr 2022

Good To Firm

1m 0f 6y

Class 6

17:30 Pontefract

Kodimoor

8st 12lb

J: Dougie Costello

T: Mark Walford

Six-time turf winner over the years and showed on AW in the autumn that he retained some ability; no easy task trying to dominate in this field from a double-figure stall but it would come as no surprise to see him make a bold bid; cheekpieces the headgear of choice today.

16/1

6th

10

(7)

11th Dec 2021

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 6

16:45 Wolverhampton (AW)

Kodimoor

8st 7lb

J: Jonny Peate

T: Mark Walford

The odd good run this year, such as when winning at Beverley in May and when runner-up at Chelmsford in October, but he's won just one of his last 31 starts and needs to better his last few performances if he's to take this.

11/1

Form: 0500

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 52

Form & Verdict
Enjoyed a soft lead when fifth at Southwell (7f) on his second start and that may flatter him; his other three runs all leave him with plenty to prove.
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7

(13)

27th Apr 2022

Good To Firm

1m 0f 6y

Class 6

17:30 Pontefract

Upalnitetogetlucky

9st 4lb

J: Ben Sanderson

T: Jessica Macey

Enjoyed a soft lead when fifth at Southwell (7f) on his second start and that may flatter him; his other three runs all leave him with plenty to prove.

33/1

10th

2

(3)

9th Apr 2022

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 6

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Upalnitetogetlucky

9st 7lb

J: Oliver Stammers

T: Jessica Macey

Appeared to run well when fifth of nine at Southwell (7f, Tapeta) in January, but efforts either side suggest he was flattered; makes handicap debut, but needs to improve.

33/1

12th

2

(10)

8th Mar 2022

Standard

0m 6f 20y

Class 5

18:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Upalnitetogetlucky

10st 0lb

J: Lewis Edmunds

T: Jessica Macey

Slightly better last time but was allowed his own way at a steady pace; takes another drop in trip and will likely find life easier in handicaps after tonight.

66/1

Form: -63253

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 3lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 51

Form & Verdict
0-12 but she has shown promise at a low level, albeit mainly on AW; stall 15 not ideal for one that can take a grip though and wait for her first success set to continue.
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6th

4

(7)

21st Jun 2022

Good To Firm

0m 7f 216y

Class 6

16:35 Brighton

Amalfi Salsa

9st 6lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Marco Botti

midfield, ridden over 2f out, soon edged right, no impression and held inside final furlong (jockey said filly hung right handed)

9/2

3rd

2

(8)

4th Jun 2022

Standard

1m 0f 1y

Class 6

18:15 Lingfield (AW)

Amalfi Salsa

9st 4lb

J: Dylan Hogan

T: Marco Botti

held up in midfield, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, went third inside final 110yds, not reach leaders

7/2

5th

5

(11)

14th May 2022

Standard

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

18:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Amalfi Salsa

9st 6lb

J: Dylan Hogan

T: Marco Botti

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Payout
Exacta £608.00
Straight Forecast £490.40
Tricast £2160.80
Trifecta £2558.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Otto Oyl

Telegraph:

Odd Socks Havana

POSTDATA:

Willing To Please

Daily Mail:

Krystal Maze

Daily Express:

Iron Sheriff

Daily Mirror:

Odd Socks Havana

Daily Record:

Odd Socks Havana

RP Ratings:

Otto Oyl

The Times:

Otto Oyl

The Guardian:

Otto Oyl

The Star:

Willing To Please