July 05 / 16.15 Pontefract

16.15 Pontefract

Good To Firm

Charles Stewart & Co Steve Evans Memorial Handicap

  • Prize money: £3996
  • 1m 0f 6y
  • Class 5
  • 8 runners
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Charles Stewart & Co Steve Evans Memorial Handicap

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

6/1 (Won)

  • Win: £9.00
  • Place: £2.50

Form: 7/29-5

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 6lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 70

Form & Verdict
Lightly raced 4yo; creditable fifth in York handicap (1m1f, good) on seasonal debut; may build on that effort; possibilities off 2lb lower dropped back in grade.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

2nd

4

(6)

7th Aug 2022

Good To Soft

1m 2f 42y

Class 4

17:15 Haydock

Solar Joe

9st 7lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Richard Fahey

dwelt start, in rear, pushed along under 3f out, still plenty to do 2f out, headway against far rail over 1f out, kept on strongly and went second towards finish, eyecatcher

13/2

1st

5

(3)

5th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 0f 6y

Class 5

16:15 Pontefract

Solar Joe

9st 6lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Richard Fahey

dwelt start, midfield, outpaced and pushed along halfway, ridden over 2f out, ran on well towards far side from over 1f out, led inside final furlong, went clear final 110yds, readily

6/1

5th

10

(9)

11th Jun 2022

Good

1m 0f 177y

Class 4

16:50 York

Solar Joe

8st 10lb

J: Oisin McSweeney

T: Richard Fahey

slowly away, towards rear, pushed along and headway towards far side over 2f out, soon ridden, weakened over 1f out

14/1

8/1

  • Place: £1.40

Form: 26-743 CD

Last run: 11 days

W: 9st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 69

Form & Verdict
Not disgraced in Chester claimer 11 days ago considering he had a difficult task at the weights; has a record of 2-3 at Pontefract and returns here off a handy mark; interesting.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

6th

9

(9)

15th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 0f 6y

Class 2

19:24 Pontefract

Perfect Swiss

8st 6lb

J: Jonny Peate

T: Tim Easterby

awkward start and slowly into stride, held up in rear, ridden over 1f out, made no telling impression

10/1

2nd

6

(1)

5th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 0f 6y

Class 5

16:15 Pontefract

Perfect Swiss

9st 5lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

held up in rear, pushed along and some headway 3f out, midfield 2f out, kept on well inside final furlong, went second final 110yds, no match for winner

8/1

3rd

1

(3)

24th Jun 2022

Good

0m 7f 127y

Class 4

20:00 Chester

Perfect Swiss

9st 8lb

J: Phil Dennis

T: Tim Easterby

took keen hold, tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, made no impression

2/1

8/1

  • Place: £2.60

Form: 737935 CD

Last run: 10 days

W: 9st 10lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 74

Form & Verdict
Defied a 4lb higher mark in similar event at Hamilton (1m, soft) last September; has lacked consistency since, below par in cheekpieces at Newmarket most recently; however, may fare better with visor now applied.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

9th

10

(8)

7th Aug 2022

Good To Soft

0m 7f 212y

Class 4

18:15 Haydock

Alpha Cru

9st 0lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: David O’Meara

took keen hold, in touch with leaders, pushed along under 3f out, drifted left and lost ground under 2f out, beaten when drifted right final furlong

16/1

3rd

1

(4)

30th Jul 2022

Good

1m 0f 68y

Class 5

20:00 Hamilton

Alpha Cru

10st 1lb

J: David Nolan

T: David O’Meara

in touch with leaders, repeatedly short of room from over 2f out, switched left final 110yds, ran on and went third towards finish, eyecatcher

6/1

3rd

3

(4)

5th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 0f 6y

Class 5

16:15 Pontefract

Alpha Cru

9st 10lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: David O’Meara

led at fast pace, pushed along 3f out, ridden 2f out, hard pressed over 1f out, headed and weakened gradually inside final furlong

8/1

Form: 5-3612 D

Last run: 8 days

W: 9st 8lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict
Creditable second in similar event at Musselburgh (1m, good to firm) last week when bidding to follow up his Thirsk success (1m, good); currently in career-best form and holds major claims.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

4th

4

(6)

5th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 0f 6y

Class 5

16:15 Pontefract

Diamond Haze

9st 8lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Michael Dods

tracked leaders, pushed along halfway, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong

7/2

2nd

3

(2)

27th Jun 2022

Good

1m 0f 2y

Class 5

21:00 Musselburgh

Diamond Haze

9st 6lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Michael Dods

led, soon headed and prominent, bit short of room over 2f out, ridden 2f out, went second and kept on inside final 110yds, no match for winner

3/1

5th
2 (5)
End Zone

10/1

Form: 943010 D

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 74

Form & Verdict
Faced a tough task under a penalty in the Carlisle Bell two weeks ago (now 2lb lower); won Class 5 event at same venue (1m, good to firm) earlier in June and the return to this grade looks a plus.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

4th

4

(5)

9th Aug 2022

Good To Firm

0m 7f 173y

Class 4

19:25 Carlisle

End Zone

8st 11lb

J: Ben Curtis

T: Roger Fell

raced in second, ridden and lost second when bit short of room under 2f out, edged right and rallied over 1f out, no extra when bit short of room towards finish

9/1

5th

2

(5)

5th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 0f 6y

Class 5

16:15 Pontefract

End Zone

9st 10lb

J: Ben Curtis

T: Roger Fell

towards rear, pushed along halfway, ridden 2f out, made no telling impression

10/1

6th

17

(8)

22nd Jun 2022

Good To Firm

0m 7f 173y

Class 4

14:55 Carlisle

End Zone

9st 4lb

J: Ben Curtis

T: Roger Fell

Showed his liking for this C&D when justifying favouritism here (good to firm) nine days ago; 5lb penalty sets a stiffer task but maybe not an insurmountable one for stable going well.

14/1

13th

22nd Jun 2022

Good To Firm

0m 7f 173y

Class 4

14:55 Carlisle

End Zone

J: Ben Curtis

T: Roger Fell

14/1

11/4

Form: -19561 D

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 5lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 72

Form & Verdict
Sole 3yo in this field; proved suited by the drop back in grade at Hamilton (1m, good to firm; won well) last Tuesday, taking record in Class 5 handicaps to 2-2; respected under 6lb penalty kept to this level.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

6th

7

(2)

5th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 0f 6y

Class 5

16:15 Pontefract

Spy

9st 5lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Charlie & Mark Johnston

chased leader, pushed along 3f out, ridden 2f out, weakened over 1f out

11/4

1st

3

(2)

28th Jun 2022

Good To Firm

1m 0f 68y

Class 5

13:45 Hamilton

Spy

9st 8lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Charlie & Mark Johnston

prominent, going easily when waiting for room over 2f out, soon pushed along when in the clear, led from under 2f out, kept on strongly inside final furlong, readily

12/1

6th

4

(1)

9th Jun 2022

Soft

1m 1f 21y

Class 4

15:50 Yarmouth

Spy

9st 5lb

J: Andrew Breslin

T: Charlie & Mark Johnston

chased leader, pushed along 3f out, ridden over 2f out, soon outpaced and lost position, weakened inside final furlong

9/1

OUR TIP

5/1

Form: 67-623

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 68

Form & Verdict
In-form maiden who ran respectably over 7f at Ayr (runner-up) and Newbury (third) the last twice, while shaping as if this return to 1m will suit; major player off same mark with William Buick booked.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

8th

1

(9)

9th Aug 2022

Standard

0m 7f 1y

Class 6

15:00 Lingfield (AW)

Afta Party

9st 11lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Tom Ward

slowly into stride, held up in rear, ridden and no impression from 2f out

10/1

7th

8

(7)

5th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 0f 6y

Class 5

16:15 Pontefract

Afta Party

9st 4lb

J: William Buick

T: Tom Ward

always towards rear, pushed along over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, made no impression

5/1

4th

7

(8)

21st Jun 2022

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 5

20:10 Newbury

Afta Party

9st 9lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Tom Ward

7/1

Form: /25-20

Last run: 53 days

W: 9st 10lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 74

Form & Verdict
Lightly raced 4yo; first past the post in three-runner maiden at Musselburgh on reappearance (7f; demoted to second for causing interference); found things harder back in a handicap last time; others preferred.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

8th

1

(8)

5th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 0f 6y

Class 5

16:15 Pontefract

Fleetwood Pier

9st 10lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Michael Dods

held up in midfield, dropped to rear and ridden halfway, lost touch over 1f out, tailed off

10/1

11th

20

(17)

13th May 2022

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

16:45 York

Fleetwood Pier

9st 4lb

J: Oliver Stammers

T: Michael Dods

Close up on his handicap debut at Redcar (6f, good to firm) and then finished first past the post in a three-runner Musselburgh maiden (7f), only to be demoted for causing interference to the second; drawn wide and light on experience for a race of this nature.

20/1

2nd

1

(1)

27th Apr 2022

Good

0m 7f 33y

Class 5

18:50 Musselburgh

Fleetwood Pier

10st 0lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Michael Dods

Unexposed sort; runner-up in a 6f maiden at Nottingham on last year's reappearance in July (6f, good to firm) and not disgraced in a handicap next time; steps up to 7f for the first time; chance.

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Payout
Exacta £401.00
Straight Forecast £351.30
Tricast £2475.40
Trifecta £2749.00

Selections

TOPSPEED:

Diamond Haze

SPOTLIGHT:

Spy

Telegraph:

Solar Joe

Daily Mail:

Perfect Swiss

LAMBOURN:

Afta Party

RP Ratings:

Spy

The Times:

Spy

The Star:

Spy

The Sun:

Solar Joe

POSTDATA:

Diamond Haze

The Guardian:

Diamond Haze

Daily Mirror:

Diamond Haze

Daily Record:

Diamond Haze

Daily Express:

Perfect Swiss