July 24 / 16.05 Pontefract

16.05 Pontefract

Good To Firm

Sky Bet Go-Racing-In-Yorkshire Summer Festival Pomfret Stakes (Listed Race)

  • Prize money: £28010
  • 1m 0f 6y
  • Class 1
  • 7 runners
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Sky Bet Go-Racing-In-Yorkshire Summer Festival Pomfret Stakes (Listed Race)

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

5/2 (Won)

  • Win: £4.50
  • Place: £1.70

Form: 46-102

Last run: 17 days

W: 8st 13lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 109

Form & Verdict
Won a handicap at Ascot (7f, good) on his reappearance and bounced back from a below-par run in the Jersey Stakes when runner-up in a 3yo Listed race at Newmarket (1m, good to firm) last time; has been slowly away the last twice and could do with a sharper break, but high on the list nevertheless.
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

1st

7

(5)

24th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 0f 6y

Class 1

16:05 Pontefract

Alflaila

8st 13lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: Owen Burrows

slowly into stride, held up in last, pushed along 2f out, switched right over 1f out, soon ridden, quickened and led inside final 110yds, pushed out

5/2

2nd

2

(2)

7th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

16:10 Newmarket (July)

Alflaila

9st 5lb

J: Dane O’Neill

T: Owen Burrows

slowly away, held up in rear against near rail, steady headway and prominent when groups merged over 3f out, ridden and outpaced 2f out, rallied and went second inside final 110yds, no match for winner

10/1

1st

1

(2)

6th May 2022

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

16:00 Ascot

Alflaila

9st 9lb

J: Dane O’Neill

T: Owen Burrows

66/1

  • Place: £5.80

Form: 205040 CD

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 7lb

6 yo Horse

OR: 97

Form & Verdict
Group 3 and two-time Listed winner (including this race in 2019) but he's not the force of old and would be a surprise winner.
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8th

7

(2)

6th Aug 2022

Good To Soft

1m 2f 100y

Class 1

15:00 Haydock

Marie’s Diamond

9st 7lb

J: Silvestre De Sousa

T: Roger Fell

led, headed but prominent over 8f out, ridden and weakened over 2f out

40/1

2nd

6

(6)

24th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 0f 6y

Class 1

16:05 Pontefract

Marie’s Diamond

9st 7lb

J: Ben Curtis

T: Roger Fell

led, pushed along over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, faced challenge 1f out, headed inside final 110yds, kept on but no match for winner

66/1

15th

6

(21)

9th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 2f 56y

Class 2

16:05 York

Marie’s Diamond

9st 5lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Roger Fell

prominent, pushed along over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out

40/1

Form: 371122 D BF

Last run: 29 days

W: 9st 10lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 111

Form & Verdict
Won the Spring Cup Handicap at Newbury (1m, good) in April and comfortably followed up in Windsor Listed (1m, good to firm); more strong form when runner-up in Group 3 and Listed races the last twice and he has leading claims under a 3lb penalty.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

2nd

1

(4)

11th Aug 2022

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

16:15 Salisbury

Modern News

9st 5lb

J: William Buick

T: Charlie Appleby

led, pushed along 2f out, ridden over 1f out, headed towards finish

5/4

3rd

1

(2)

24th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 0f 6y

Class 1

16:05 Pontefract

Modern News

9st 10lb

J: William Buick

T: Charlie Appleby

tracked leaders, pushed along over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, made challenge 1f out, weakened towards finish

9/4

Form: 100951 D

Last run: 29 days

W: 9st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict
Won in game fashion from the front off a lofty mark in a handicap at Windsor (1m, good to firm) last month; could give another good account but this 6yo has an inconsistent profile and a career best will be needed to follow up in this tougher race.
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4th

4

(7)

24th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 0f 6y

Class 1

16:05 Pontefract

Dubai Icon

9st 7lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: Saeed bin Suroor

tracked leaders, pushed along over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened final 110yds

8/1

1st

2

(2)

25th Jun 2022

Good To Firm

1m 0f 31y

Class 2

15:55 Windsor

Dubai Icon

10st 1lb

J: Andrea Atzeni

T: Saeed bin Suroor

raced freely, led, ridden when faced strong challenge from over 2f out, drifted left over 1f out, kept on strongly inside final furlong, all out

100/30

5th

1

(6)

22nd May 2022

Good

1m 0f 75y

Class 2

14:30 Nottingham

Dubai Icon

10st 2lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Saeed bin Suroor

Has spent most of his recent career racing at Meydan and he made all in a conditions event there (1m, dirt) before being outclassed in stronger company; returns to turf for the first time since September 2020 and his rare domestic appearances suggest he is likely to struggle off this mark; stables also runs Dubai Mirage.

6/1

Form: 03-010 D

Last run: 39 days

W: 9st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict
Down the field in the Royal Hunt Cup last month but 12 days earlier he won a handicap at Doncaster (1m, good) with something to spare and that performance suggests he can be a force at Listed level if back on song.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

5th

5

(4)

24th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 0f 6y

Class 1

16:05 Pontefract

Magical Morning

9st 7lb

J: Robert Havlin

T: John & Thady Gosden

held up in behind leaders, pushed along and dropped to last over 2f out, ridden and beaten 1f out

5/1

21th

1

(26)

15th Jun 2022

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

17:00 Ascot

Magical Morning

10st 1lb

J: Benoit De La Sayette

T: John & Thady Gosden

raced near side, towards rear, ridden and edged right when groups merged over 2f out, never on terms

14/1

1st

1

(1)

3rd Jun 2022

Good To Soft

0m 7f 213y

Class 2

18:41 Doncaster

Magical Morning

9st 9lb

J: Robert Havlin

T: John & Thady Gosden

slowly into stride, soon prominent, went second over 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, kept on well

11/2

OUR TIP

Form: 030-94 D

Last run: 39 days

W: 9st 7lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 101

Form & Verdict
Ran well when fourth of 29 in the Royal Hunt Cup (1m, good to firm) last month, a handicap in which he was runner-up last year; however, he has something to find now moving up to Listed level.
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6th

2

(3)

24th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 0f 6y

Class 1

16:05 Pontefract

Astro King

9st 7lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: Sir Michael Stoute

tracked leaders, pushed along over 2f out, ridden 2f out, weakened over 1f out, eased inside final furlong (trainer's rep could offer no explanation for the poor form shown; vet reported that a post-race examination failed to reveal any abnormalities)

8/1

4th

9

(9)

15th Jun 2022

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

17:00 Ascot

Astro King

9st 7lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: Sir Michael Stoute

raced centre, prominent, going easily when groups merged over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on but held final 110yds

13/2

9th

1

(7)

30th Apr 2022

Good

0m 7f 218y

Class 2

14:05 Thirsk

Astro King

9st 10lb

J: Mark Crehan

T: Sir Michael Stoute

Form: 5-8325 CD

Last run: 44 days

W: 9st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict
Won this last year (good to firm) and fine second off top weight in the Hambleton Handicap at York (1m, good) in May; below par in York Listed last time out but no surprise if he bounces back with a big run here; respected.
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3

(1)

24th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 0f 6y

Class 1

16:05 Pontefract

Brunch

9st 7lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Michael Dods

Won this last year (good to firm) and fine second off top weight in the Hambleton Handicap at York (1m, good) in May; below par in York Listed last time out but no surprise if he bounces back with a big run here; respected.

11/2

5th

3

(2)

10th Jun 2022

Good

0m 7f 192y

Class 1

15:30 York

Brunch

9st 9lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Michael Dods

in touch with leaders, ridden and some headway over 2f out, outpaced over 1f out, soon beaten (trainer said, regarding poor performance, gelding may have been unsuited by the ground on this occasion, which was officially described as Good, Good to Firm in places and would prefer a slower surface)

7/2

2nd

1

(7)

12th May 2022

Good

0m 7f 192y

Class 2

15:00 York

Brunch

9st 12lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Michael Dods

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Payout
Exacta £871.00
Straight Forecast £810.10
Trifecta £2182.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Modern News

RP Ratings:

Alflaila

The Star:

Brunch

NEWMARKET:

Astro King

LAMBOURN:

Alflaila

Daily Record:

Alflaila

TOPSPEED:

Modern News

POSTDATA:

Modern News

The Times:

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Telegraph:

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Daily Mail:

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Daily Express:

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Daily Mirror:

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The Sun:

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