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15:27 Pontefract

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Napoleons Casino Bradford Handicap

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  • 1m 4f 5y
  • Class 4
  • 11 runners
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Runners: 11 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

20/1 (Won)

  • Win: £26.00
  • Place: £4.50

Form: 684208 CD

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 68

Form & Verdict

No ground worries; inconsistent this season and finished behind on last two outings; however, he won off 1lb higher here in April and also scored last July (1m4f) on his only other race at Pontefract, which has to spark some interest.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

3rd

2

(4)

9th Aug 2023

Good To Soft

2m 1f 27y

Class 4

15:50 Pontefract

Carrigillihy

10st 1lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

Comes alive at Pontefract and was gaining his fifth course win from seven goes when gamely scoring over 1m4f in June; not disgraced at Haydock last time; stays 2m and will probably see out this slightly longer distance; seems equally effective on good to firm and good to soft; solid contender.

100/30

5th

6

(7)

21st Jul 2023

Soft

1m 6f 0y

Class 4

15:50 Haydock

Carrigillihy

9st 0lb

J: Phil Dennis

T: Tim Easterby

Took Pontefract record to 5-7 (4-6 over 1m4f) ten days ago, as with the other wins gained on quicker ground than awaits here; penalty which obliges him to race off his highest ever mark is more of a concern.

6/1

OUR TIP

8/1

  • Place: £2.30

Form: -22413 D

Last run: 19 days

W: 10st 1lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Threatened to win (runner-up five times, including on good to soft) prior to getting off the mark in emphatic fashion at Musselburgh (1m4f, good) early last month; 10lb rise before creditable third of five at Redcar (1m6f) and she may again be vulnerable for win purposes.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

9th

7

(1)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 4f 8y

Class 3

19:05 Thirsk

Arrange

9st 6lb

J: David Nolan

T: Martin Todhunter

in rear

8/1

7/1

  • Place: £2.60

Form: 5932-1 D

Last run: 47 days

W: 10st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

His most notable form of 2020 and 2021 had been over 1m6f/2m, but he went down to 1m4f on reappearance at Thirsk this July (after ten months off, regular hood was missing) and came from the rear to win; most of his peak efforts have been on softer than good; back up 4lb but not far away.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

6th

3

(5)

27th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

18:50 Ripon

Billy No Mates

9st 11lb

J: Phil Dennis

T: Michael Dods

took keen hold, always behind

4/1

10/1

Form: 390215 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 1lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 73

Form & Verdict

Placed on soft as 2yo; off the mark at ninth attempt when making all over 1m4f at Newbury (good) last month; respectable fifth of six at Haydock two weeks ago, leading in only the first 1f; may have to resume progress.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

7th

4

(5)

29th Apr 2024

Standard

2m 0f 102y

Class 5

17:45 Southwell (AW)

Dark Mystery

9st 7lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: B F Brookhouse

led, headed over 2f out

11/2

2nd

7

(7)

11th Apr 2024

Standard

2m 0f 102y

Class 5

16:50 Southwell (AW)

Dark Mystery

9st 1lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: B F Brookhouse

Winless since 2022 but he wasn't discredited given he raced wide when ninth of 12 in 1m6f Wolverhampton handicap in February; possibilities off a falling mark.

6/1

9th

5

(10)

3rd Feb 2024

Standard

1m 5f 219y

Class 5

16:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Dark Mystery

9st 10lb

J: Jack Gilligan

T: B F Brookhouse

Sole win (16 races) in August 2022; has edged down the weights and has career-low mark, with penultimate start (June) in particular showing that significant ability remains, but his record beyond 1m4f is a concern.

9/1

Form: 232-61

Last run: 31 days

W: 10st 1lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

No shortage of minor honours, including on soft in France, before taking a six-runner handicap at Windsor (11.4f, good to firm) one month ago in first-time cheekpieces under 7lb claimer, getting off the mark in clearcut fashion at 17th attempt; 5lb higher today and whether he's the type for a follow-up win remains to be seen.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

7th

10

14th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 53y

Class 4

14:22 Hereford

Zhang Fei

11st 3lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Fergal O’Brien

Needs to improve markedly on his two hurdles efforts (good to soft) and may be more interesting when he gets a sound surface; sole Flat win came on fast ground.

33/1

16/1

Form: 317145 C

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 10lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

Two wins in small fields over 1m4f at Doncaster in May/June; ran respectably in form terms on last two outings, having gone very freely to post on first occasion and blown the start badly on latest, so there are some issues to be ironed out; unraced on softer than good.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

7th

3

(9)

13th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 6

19:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Bookmark

9st 9lb

J: Callum Hutchinson

T: Mark Loughnane

Four-time turf winner; 0-12 on AW but went close off 8lb higher over C&D in May; has a fighting chance if back to that form.

14/1

6th

1

(2)

2nd Nov 2023

Standard

1m 4f 98y

Class 6

13:40 Newcastle (AW)

Bookmark

11st 4lb

J: Mr Eireann Cagney

T: Mark Loughnane

midfield

8/1

3rd

5

(7)

7th Sep 2023

Good

1m 3f 140y

Class 5

17:10 Haydock

Bookmark

9st 5lb

J: Adam Farragher

T: Mark Loughnane

Four-time fast-ground winner, including twice in the month of September, who's slid to a handy mark; has to improve a deal on recent efforts but will be happier back on turf and can do better.

10/1

7th
1 (5)
Colinton

14/1

Form: 140224 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 10st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Versatile tactically; four wins at around 1m4f (AW/good) this February-May; career-best form in defeat on last three outings, including over 1m2f here on first occasion and on good to soft next time; those suggest he will give his running once more and be seriously involved.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

3rd

5

(11)

15th Oct 2022

Soft

1m 4f 13y

Class 4

16:25 Catterick

Colinton

10st 1lb

J: Phil Dennis

T: Katie Scott

prominent, led 2f out, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, weakened final 110yds

10/1

7th

1

(5)

15th Sep 2022

Good

1m 4f 5y

Class 4

15:27 Pontefract

Colinton

10st 2lb

J: Sam James

T: Katie Scott

led, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened final 110yds

14/1

4th

1

(7)

1st Sep 2022

Good

1m 3f 140y

Class 4

14:10 Haydock

Colinton

10st 3lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Katie Scott

towards rear, ridden on outer over 2f out, in touch with leaders over 1f out, no extra final 110yds

9/1

Form: 215351 D

Last run: 27 days

W: 9st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

Won on soft in 2020; career-best form scoring on good ground at Nottingham (1m6f) this May and Carlisle (1m3f; narrowly but gamely made all) four weeks ago; well beaten in two of his three starts in between but his good runs this season mean he has to be taken seriously.

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Verdict Starting price

13th

9

(2)

15th Aug 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

16:00 Nottingham

Blistering Barney

9st 9lb

J: Paddy Mathers

T: Christopher Kellett

Mostly front-runs and ran his best race for a while last time at Carlisle (1m3f, soft); 1m6f winner here but has stamina to prove over quite this far.

33/1

4th

9

(16)

28th Jun 2023

Good

1m 3f 39y

Class 4

16:20 Carlisle

Blistering Barney

9st 5lb

J: Graham Lee

T: Christopher Kellett

switched right soon after start, led

33/1

6th

5

(3)

7th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

1m 6f 0y

Class 4

16:35 Nottingham

Blistering Barney

9st 4lb

J: Paddy Mathers

T: Christopher Kellett

Three wins last year, the latest in quite valuable final of this Grassroots Stayers' Series over C&D (good to firm) in September; has a bit to prove after two down-the-field runs this spring (1m2f/1m4f) but the return to Nottingham is sure to suit; 2-2 over C&D.

14/1

Form: -51228 C

Last run: 21 days

W: 10st 1lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Effective on a range of ground; 5l winner at Pontefract (1m) in July and runner-up at Hamilton (1m1f) and Haydock (1m2f) on next two starts; finished strongly in the last named but he failed to prove his stamina for 1m4f when given a rare AW outing three weeks ago; not entirely dismissed back here.

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Verdict Starting price

3rd

6

(2)

24th Jul 2023

Good To Soft

1m 1f 207y

Class 5

20:30 Beverley

Solar Joe

9st 9lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Richard Fahey

led, headed 1f out

7/1

10th

10

(2)

14th Jul 2023

Good

1m 2f 56y

Class 4

15:50 York

Solar Joe

9st 3lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Richard Fahey

Favourably treated on his 1m-1m2f form last summer; however, much less appealing on 2023 efforts and chance partly depends on how well he takes to first-time headgear.

14/1

6th

5

(4)

8th Jul 2023

Good To Firm

1m 1f 207y

Class 5

16:37 Beverley

Solar Joe

9st 6lb

J: David Nolan

T: Richard Fahey

slowly into stride, pushed along soon after start, raced in last, pushed along 4f out

15/2

4/1

Form: -11023 D BF

Last run: 47 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

Kicked off this season with last-gasp wins in handicaps at Redcar (1m2f, soft) and Musselburgh (1m4f, good); flopped next time but good places at Haydock and Thirsk (behind Billy No Mates) on last two outings, both on softer than good; each-way player again.

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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

2

(2)

6th Oct 2022

Good To Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

13:15 Ayr

Hilts

9st 11lb

J: Finley Marsh

T: Jedd O’Keeffe

midfield, shaken up under 3f out, kept on to lead inside final furlong, won going away

4/1

10th

10

(9)

15th Sep 2022

Good

1m 4f 5y

Class 4

15:27 Pontefract

Hilts

9st 2lb

J: Jack Garritty

T: Jedd O’Keeffe

took keen hold, held up in rear, ridden and no impression from over 2f out, heavily eased (jockey said gelding was never travelling; trainer's rep said the gelding scoped dirty)

4/1

2nd

2

(7)

30th Jun 2022

Good To Soft

1m 3f 140y

Class 5

14:00 Haydock

Hilts

9st 7lb

J: Jack Garritty

T: Jedd O’Keeffe

travelled strongly, held up in midfield, going easily and good headway over 2f out, pushed along to lead over 1f out, soon ridden and headed, weakened gradually inside final furlong

4/1

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Payout
Exacta £2341.00
Straight Forecast £1697.80
Tricast £22106.60
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Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Carrigillihy

Daily Mail:

Colinton

LAMBOURN:

Zhang Fei

Telegraph:

Billy No Mates

The Times:

Hilts

TOPSPEED:

Solar Joe

The Guardian:

Amalfi Bay

The Star:

Blistering Barney

RP Ratings:

Carrigillihy

POSTDATA:

Carrigillihy

Daily Mirror:

Colinton

The Sun:

Colinton

Daily Express:

Zhang Fei

Daily Record:

Billy No Mates