July 24 / 17.15 Pontefract

17.15 Pontefract

Good To Firm

Fly High Faye Nickels Handicap

  • Prize money: £3456
  • 0m 5f 3y
  • Class 6
  • 11 runners
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Fly High Faye Nickels Handicap

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

11/1 (Won)

  • Win: £10.50
  • Place: £3.20

Form: 565158 D

Last run: 50 days

W: 10st 1lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 66

Form & Verdict
Seven-time scorer, most recently over 5.5f at Wetherby (good to firm; also acts on soft) in April; still 2lb higher and he didn't give his running when last seen at Doncaster seven weeks ago; others appeal more.
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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

1

(9)

24th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

0m 5f 3y

Class 6

17:15 Pontefract

Helvetian

10st 1lb

J: Aiden Brookes

T: Kevin Frost

held up in midfield, smooth headway 2f out, pushed along over 1f out, ridden and led inside final furlong, kept on

11/1

8th

5

(9)

4th Jun 2022

Good

0m 6f 2y

Class 6

13:21 Doncaster

Helvetian

9st 11lb

J: Cieren Fallon

T: Kevin Frost

towards rear of midfield, pushed along before halfway, switched left and ridden from over 2f out, soon no impression

14/1

2nd
8 (10)
Elzaal

11/2

  • Place: £2.10

Form: 861643 D

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 51

Form & Verdict
Finally opened his account at Carlisle in May and he has posted three solid efforts off higher marks since, close third of 12 at Beverley (5f, good to firm) on latest; yard won this race last year; leading contender.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

4th

4

(3)

6th Aug 2022

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

18:15 Ayr

Elzaal

9st 3lb

J: Barry McHugh

T: Paul Midgley

disputing second until prominent halfway, ridden and no impression when edged left over 1f out, held but kept on inside final furlong

7/2

2nd

8

(10)

24th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

0m 5f 3y

Class 6

17:15 Pontefract

Elzaal

9st 0lb

J: Barry McHugh

T: Paul Midgley

towards rear of midfield on outer, pushed along 2f out, ridden and headway on outer over 1f out, kept on, went second final strides

11/2

3rd

5

(6)

12th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

14:40 Beverley

Elzaal

9st 4lb

J: Barry McHugh

T: Paul Midgley

midfield, pushed along 2f out, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, not pace to challenge

9/2

7/2

  • Place: £1.50

Form: 324412 D BF

Last run: 10 days

W: 9st 1lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 52

Form & Verdict
Off the mark at the tenth attempt at Beverley, and he ran respectably when second in classified stakes at Hamilton (again 5f, good to firm) two days later; still hasn't many miles on the clock; should be thereabouts.
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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

6th

7

(1)

8th Aug 2022

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

19:15 Ripon

Canaria Prince

9st 3lb

J: Duran Fentiman

T: Tim Easterby

midfield, shaken up and headway from over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong

7/2

3rd

5

(7)

24th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

0m 5f 3y

Class 6

17:15 Pontefract

Canaria Prince

9st 1lb

J: Duran Fentiman

T: Tim Easterby

led narrowly, set good pace, pushed along 2f out, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra inside final 110yds, lost second final strides

7/2

2nd

1

(7)

14th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

0m 5f 7y

Class 6

16:50 Hamilton

Canaria Prince

9st 10lb

J: Duran Fentiman

T: Tim Easterby

led, pushed along over 1f out, ridden and headed inside final furlong, no extra final 110yds

9/4

Form: 0694

Last run: 17 days

W: 8st 12lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 53

Form & Verdict
Four-race maiden; shaped a bit better than the result suggests when fourth of ten on handicap debut at Carlisle (6f, good to firm) 17 days ago, no extra after disputing the lead; this drop back to 5f should be no inconvenience and he remains open to improvement; one to take seriously.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4th

10

(1)

24th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

0m 5f 3y

Class 6

17:15 Pontefract

Chester Le Streak

8st 12lb

J: Oisin McSweeney

T: Craig Lidster

chased leaders, pushed along 2f out, ridden over 1f out, made no impression

13/2

9th

4

(10)

2nd Jun 2022

Good

0m 5f 217y

Class 5

14:27 Redcar

Chester Le Streak

9st 5lb

J: Tony Hamilton

T: Craig Lidster

always towards rear, lost touch over 1f out

20/1

13/2

Form: -63656 CD

Last run: 53 days

W: 10st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 65

Form & Verdict
C&D winner who ran well when third here in April; seemed to go off the boil but he's now 6lb lower and returns from eight weeks off with his yard in good form; versatile in terms of the ground; more interesting 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

3rd

2

(2)

5th Aug 2022

Good

0m 5f 1y

Class 5

15:10 Musselburgh

Dapper Man

9st 4lb

J: Jonny Peate

T: Roger Fell

led, pushed along 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong

9/2

5th

2

(5)

24th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

0m 5f 3y

Class 6

17:15 Pontefract

Dapper Man

10st 0lb

J: Ben Curtis

T: Roger Fell

pressed leader, pushed along 2f out, ridden over 1f out, no extra final 110yds

13/2

6th

5

(2)

1st Jun 2022

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 5

20:10 Ripon

Dapper Man

9st 7lb

J: Ben Curtis

T: Roger Fell

pressed leader, ridden and lost second over 1f out, short of room and no extra inside final furlong

7/1

25/1

Form: 020780

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 1lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 52

Form & Verdict
Outran 66-1 odds when keeping-on second at Thirsk (6f, good) in May but soundly beaten on all four subsequent appearances; stable has a more obvious candidate in Elzaal.
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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

5th

8

(2)

8th Aug 2022

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

19:15 Ripon

Marselan

9st 1lb

J: Graham Lee

T: Paul Midgley

towards rear and outpaced, pushed along and headway from over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong

14/1

6th

6

(2)

24th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

0m 5f 3y

Class 6

17:15 Pontefract

Marselan

9st 1lb

J: Graham Lee

T: Paul Midgley

in rear, pushed along halfway, bit short of room on inner over 1f out, ridden and no impression inside final furlong

25/1

10th

8

(9)

11th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

14:25 Ayr

Marselan

9st 4lb

J: Graham Lee

T: Paul Midgley

in touch with leaders, pushed along over 2f out, soon ridden and weakened

25/1

7th
3 (4)
Bicep

6/1

Form: 272643

Last run: 8 days

W: 9st 10lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 65

Form & Verdict
Sole win came on his only AW start on debut, but he's been knocking at the door in turf handicaps, staying on well when third of seven at Doncaster (5f, good to firm) last week; shortlisted.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

7th

3

(4)

24th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

0m 5f 3y

Class 6

17:15 Pontefract

Bicep

9st 10lb

J: Sam James

T: Grant Tuer

dwelt start, towards rear, soon pushed along, ridden over 1f out, never on terms

6/1

3rd

5

(3)

16th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

0m 5f 3y

Class 5

17:45 Doncaster

Bicep

9st 8lb

J: Sam Feilden

T: Grant Tuer

slightly awkward start, towards rear, outpaced and pushed along over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, carried left 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, went third final strides

6/1

4th

3

(4)

4th Jul 2022

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

20:45 Ripon

Bicep

9st 7lb

J: Sam James

T: Grant Tuer

pressed leaders, pushed along over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong

4/1

8th
11 (8)
Stroxx

12/1

Form: 643733

Last run: 10 days

W: 8st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 48

Form & Verdict
24-race maiden; creditable third (5f, good/good to firm) on his last two starts but he'll need something extra if he's to finally get off the mark.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

5th

11

(6)

6th Aug 2022

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

16:02 Redcar

Stroxx

9st 7lb

J: David Nolan

T: Liam Bailey

towards rear of midfield, pushed along over 1f out, ran on final furlong, nearest finish

10/1

8th

11

(8)

24th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

0m 5f 3y

Class 6

17:15 Pontefract

Stroxx

8st 11lb

J: David Allan

T: Liam Bailey

prominent on outer, pushed along 2f out, jinked right 1f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong

12/1

3rd

7

(6)

14th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

0m 5f 7y

Class 6

16:50 Hamilton

Stroxx

9st 4lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: Liam Bailey

in touch with leaders, pushed along over 2f out, close up when ridden over 1f out, no extra final furlong

3/1

16/1

Form: -38207 CD

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 51

Form & Verdict
Veteran whose record this year has been mixed; never the slightest threat at Carlisle and Beverley last two starts and needs to bounce back.
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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5th

5

(6)

27th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

0m 5f 217y

Class 6

16:55 Redcar

Muatadel

9st 5lb

J: Zak Wheatley

T: John Wainwright

prominent up the centre, pushed along before halfway, ridden over 1f out, no extra final furlong

20/1

9th

7

(6)

24th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

0m 5f 3y

Class 6

17:15 Pontefract

Muatadel

9st 0lb

J: Zak Wheatley

T: John Wainwright

chased leaders, pushed along and outpaced 3f out, weakened over 1f out

16/1

7th

4

(8)

12th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

14:40 Beverley

Muatadel

9st 7lb

J: Zak Wheatley

T: John Wainwright

midfield, pushed along over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, brief headway inside final furlong, no extra final 110yds

12/1

OUR TIP

Form: 36373

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 6lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 61

Form & Verdict
Brother to the useful sprinter Nomadic Empire; best effort from five attempts when third of eight at Hamilton (5f, good to firm; hooded) two weeks ago, racing freely in front; more required if he's to break his duck off the same mark but it's still early days and he's not dismissed lightly.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

3rd

3

(4)

9th Aug 2022

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

17:20 Chelmsford (AW)

Imperial Khan

9st 6lb

J: Jason Watson

T: David O’Meara

ducked left start, led, ridden and hung left over 1f out, headed and no extra inside final furlong, lost second and weakened inside final 110yds, just held third

5/1

4th

2

(4)

1st Aug 2022

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

14:25 Ripon

Imperial Khan

9st 10lb

J: Jason Watson

T: David O’Meara

disputed lead, close up when pushed along over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened gradually inside final furlong

11/4

4

(11)

24th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

0m 5f 3y

Class 6

17:15 Pontefract

Imperial Khan

9st 6lb

J: Jason Watson

T: David O’Meara

Brother to the useful sprinter Nomadic Empire; best effort from five attempts when third of eight at Hamilton (5f, good to firm; hooded) two weeks ago, racing freely in front; more required if he's to break his duck off the same mark but it's still early days and he's not dismissed lightly.

11/2

20/1

Form: -53706 CD

Last run: 8 days

W: 8st 13lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 50

Form & Verdict
Hasn't won for nearly two years and he has beaten just two rivals in his last three races; tumbling in the weights but difficult to recommend.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

9

(3)

24th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

0m 5f 3y

Class 6

17:15 Pontefract

Young Tiger

8st 13lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Tom Tate

Hasn't won for nearly two years and he has beaten just two rivals in his last three races; tumbling in the weights but difficult to recommend.

20/1

6th

7

(7)

16th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

0m 5f 3y

Class 5

17:45 Doncaster

Young Tiger

8st 12lb

J: Alex Jary

T: Tom Tate

taken down early, slightly awkward start, raced freely, pressed leader, pushed along and ridden 2f out, weakened gradually from 1f out (jockey said gelding ran too free)

10/1

10th

10

(3)

24th Jun 2022

Standard To Slow

0m 5f 0y

Class 5

18:00 Newcastle (AW)

Young Tiger

9st 1lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Tom Tate

taken down early, midfield, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out

20/1

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Non-runners

Imperial Khan, Young Tiger

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £698.00
Straight Forecast £585.90
Tricast £2558.70
Trifecta £3850.00

Selections

Daily Express:

Chester Le Streak

The Guardian:

Imperial Khan

The Times:

Canaria Prince

SPOTLIGHT:

Dapper Man

Daily Mail:

Bicep

Telegraph:

Stroxx

Daily Mirror:

Young Tiger

POSTDATA:

Muatadel

The Star:

Chester Le Streak

The Sun:

Imperial Khan

Daily Record:

Canaria Prince

RP Ratings:

Dapper Man