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Search For The Yorkshire Wonder Horse Handicap (Round 5 Of The Pontefract Stayers Championship 2022)

  • Prize money: £3456
  • 2m 1f 27y
  • Class 5
  • 13 runners
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Search For The Yorkshire Wonder Horse Handicap (Round 5 Of The Pontefract Stayers Championship 2022)

Runners: 13 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

100/30 (Won)

  • Win: £4.34
  • Place: £2.00

Form: -11121

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 7lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 63

Form & Verdict

Took record under Aiden Brookes to 4-4 at Ripon 16 days ago (2m, good), once more allowing others to run their races first; Flat mark has never been higher, but likely the same applies to her confidence; big player.

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Verdict Starting price

5th

5

(5)

13th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

1m 6f 0y

Class 6

16:35 Bath

Infiniti

9st 7lb

J: Aiden Brookes

T: Kevin Frost

Nine-time winner who has dropped to a good mark but this year has been disappointing thus far.

25/1

7th

4

(5)

17th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

2m 0f 32y

Class 5

16:00 Beverley

Infiniti

9st 9lb

J: Aiden Brookes

T: Kevin Frost

Veteran of 65 races (nine wins); 4lb below her last winning mark but yet to fire this year, so perhaps age is slowly catching up with her; well beaten at Catterick last time behind Cold Henry.

33/1

10th

4

(11)

12th Jul 2023

Good To Firm

1m 7f 189y

Class 6

16:10 Catterick

Infiniti

9st 7lb

J: William Pyle

T: Kevin Frost

Had a very successful 2022 with a hurdle win and five Flat successes at 1m6f-2m1f (all on good or quicker ground) but out of sorts since the latest of them in September; needs major revival.

33/1

9/1

  • Place: £3.00

Form: 494274 CD

Last run: 32 days

W: 10st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

Course record of 1214424 includes win in this race off 1lb higher in 2021 (good to firm); below-par effort here last time needs moving on from quickly with many in-form rivals in opposition today, but unwise to rule out.

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8th

8

(6)

23rd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 56y

Class 4

16:55 York

Flint Hill

9st 2lb

J: Graham Lee

T: Ruth Jefferson

prominent

16/1

3rd

3

(3)

27th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

2m 0f 32y

Class 5

16:00 Beverley

Flint Hill

9st 13lb

J: Graham Lee

T: Ruth Jefferson

Catterick winner off 1lb lower in May (2m, good) but rather disappointing since; others in better form

7/1

5th

6

(8)

9th Aug 2023

Good To Soft

2m 1f 27y

Class 4

15:50 Pontefract

Flint Hill

9st 8lb

J: Graham Lee

T: Ruth Jefferson

Regular visitor to Pontefract with three wins and three seconds from 12 outings; however, his most recent efforts were a well-held third of four to Yorkindness over C&D and a tailed-off last of seven over 2m2f so he needs to get back on track.

13/2

5/1

  • Place: £2.20

Form: -55681 C

Last run: 45 days

W: 9st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 68

Form & Verdict

Fifth behind Flint Hill in this last year, but beat Dereham here next time (2m2f) and Manjaam and Overhaugh Street at Carlisle last month (2m1f, good; up a fair 2lb); definite player if enough pace to aim at.

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7th

4

(3)

3rd Oct 2022

Soft

2m 2f 2y

Class 5

15:05 Pontefract

Wynford

9st 13lb

J: Kevin Stott

T: Rebecca Menzies

dwelt start and lost many lengths start, pushed along soon after start, raced in last, headway 8f out, pushed along on outer 4f out, ridden and weakened from 2f out (jockey said gelding was slowly away)

7/2

3rd

2

(5)

15th Sep 2022

Good

2m 1f 27y

Class 5

16:37 Pontefract

Wynford

9st 12lb

J: David Nolan

T: Rebecca Menzies

slowly into stride, held up in rear, still plenty to do 2f out, pushed along and headway over 1f out, kept on strongly and went third final 110yds, eyecatcher

5/1

1st

4

(2)

1st Aug 2022

Good

2m 1f 47y

Class 5

18:40 Carlisle

Wynford

10st 5lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: Rebecca Menzies

slowly away, in rear and detached, reminder over 7f out, pushed along and headway from 3f out, ridden from 2f out, stayed on to lead inside final furlong, kept on well

7/1

Form: 546626

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 8lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 64

Form & Verdict

Split Wynford and Overhaugh Street at Carlisle last month (2m1f, good), nearly cashing in on a career-low mark; that race's 0-70 banding probably represents his level nowadays and he's respected back in similar company now.

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4th

7

(6)

15th Sep 2022

Good

2m 1f 27y

Class 5

16:37 Pontefract

Manjaam

9st 8lb

J: Josephine Gordon

T: Stella Barclay

took keen hold, disputed lead, led clearly after 2f, headed but prominent after 7f, ridden 2f out, weakened over 1f out

16/1

6th

6

(1)

24th Aug 2022

Good

2m 2f 28y

Class 4

15:20 Musselburgh

Manjaam

8st 4lb

J: Faye McManoman

T: Stella Barclay

towards rear, shaken up over 4f out, short of room and switched left 3f out, made no impression

5/1

2nd

5

(1)

1st Aug 2022

Good

2m 1f 47y

Class 5

18:40 Carlisle

Manjaam

10st 3lb

J: Faye McManoman

T: Stella Barclay

prominent, pushed along and headway over 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra towards finish

25/1

6/1

Form: -15361

Last run: 38 days

W: 9st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 63

Form & Verdict

Well backed ahead of comfortable win at Kempton latest (2m), defying the same mark as for April's Salisbury comeback success (1m6f); 5lb re-raise once again leaves him with little in hand, however.

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7th

5

(12)

18th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 7f 169y

Class 6

12:16 Lingfield (AW)

Flying Standard

9st 11lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Amy Murphy

ducked right start, midfield, rapid headway and led after 2f

25/1

7th

3

10th Nov 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 6f 0y

Class 6

15:35 Chelmsford (AW)

Flying Standard

9st 8lb

T: Amy Murphy

midfield

20/1

25/1

Form: 126398

Last run: 11 days

W: 9st 8lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 64

Form & Verdict

Tactical versatility was evident in Ripon (2m) and Redcar (1m6f) wins gained by very different methods back in June, and only 1lb higher now than for the latter of those; weakening efforts the last twice, however.

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Verdict Starting price

0

8

29th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 51y

Class 4

12:30 Kelso

Hellenista

11st 0lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Tim Easterby

midfield, mistake 3 out, weakened quickly before 2 out

25/1

6th

7

18th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 2

14:29 Wetherby

Hellenista

10st 7lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Tim Easterby

held up in rear

100/1

8th

2

(7)

16th Oct 2023

Good

1m 7f 217y

Class 6

16:40 Musselburgh

Hellenista

9st 11lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

Beaten on her last 15 starts going back to last June but she's been running well of late in the main and could be thereabouts.

11/2

Form: 510436 CD

Last run: 26 days

W: 9st 5lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 61

Form & Verdict

Can be in and out, and followed a C&D win in June with a sleepy follow-up effort back here 13 days later; chance on form of close third behind Wynford and Manjaam off 1lb higher at Carlisle two starts back.

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10th

10

(8)

12th Oct 2022

Standard

2m 0f 120y

Class 5

17:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Overhaugh Street

9st 4lb

J: Rhys Clutterbuck

T: Ed de Giles

always towards rear

25/1

11th

17

(4)

28th Sep 2022

Good

1m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:55 Nottingham

Overhaugh Street

8st 2lb

J: Aidan Keeley

T: Ed de Giles

dwelt start, always towards rear

25/1

7th

11

(8)

15th Sep 2022

Good

2m 1f 27y

Class 5

16:37 Pontefract

Overhaugh Street

9st 5lb

J: Laura Coughlan

T: Ed de Giles

held up in rear, pushed along about five wide over 2f out, ridden and no impression from over 1f out

14/1

20/1

Form: 759-34

Last run: 110 days

W: 9st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 60

Form & Verdict

Had a heavy fall over fences two weeks ago; third at Redcar in April (2m, good to soft) suggested he still has something to offer as a turf Flat performer, however, and eased 2lb since.

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Verdict Starting price

4th

4

26th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 1f 0y

Class 5

12:50 Sedgefield

Zuckerberg

11st 11lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jennie Candlish

raced in second, pecked on landing 7th, weakened before 2 out

4/1

1st

4

28th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 3f 65y

Class 5

14:50 Sedgefield

Zuckerberg

11st 3lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Jennie Candlish

Lost his way last season but usually goes well here and slowing down at the last fence may have cost him over 2m3f here on recent reappearance; 2lb rise is annoying but he has to be considered over a trip he stays.

9/4

Form: 35539-

Last run: 296 days

W: 9st 8lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 64

Form & Verdict

Ought not to fail on stamina grounds as a 1m7f scorer on very soft in France just over a year ago, but her strike-rate back home wasn't great and she's conceding match fitness to all of her rivals.

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7th

6

(2)

15th May 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 189y

Class 5

15:50 Catterick

Visite Officielle

8st 12lb

J: Aiden Brookes

T: Micky Hammond

Ex-French mare who was again beaten a fair way at Pontefract last time when having Vintage Valley behind over 2m5.6f; is on a competitive mark now though.

12/1

4th

6

(6)

24th Apr 2023

Good

2m 5f 139y

Class 6

16:10 Pontefract

Visite Officielle

9st 7lb

J: Aiden Brookes

T: Micky Hammond

Fair fourth over 2m2f here (good to soft) last October and now 4lb lower; however, she was well beaten by the first two when third at Redcar (2m, soft) a fortnight ago when fit from hurdling; others appeal more.

12/1

3rd

2

(2)

10th Apr 2023

Soft

1m 7f 217y

Class 6

15:26 Redcar

Visite Officielle

9st 9lb

J: Aiden Brookes

T: Micky Hammond

1-23 in France and 0-7 in Britain; hurdling hasn't worked out (refused to race on penultimate appearance, tailed off latest) and her one piece of solid handicap form last season is not enough to persuade.

11/1

OUR TIP

14/1

Form: 26-755

Last run: 26 days

W: 9st 10lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 66

Form & Verdict

Twice beaten just 1l during summer 2021 (1m6f, 2m), albeit finding insufficient extra late on to convert his chances; not operating at same level in light campaign this year; headgear dispensed with.

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2nd

2

(12)

2nd Apr 2024

Standard

2m 0f 120y

Class 6

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Doublethetrouble

9st 10lb

J: Paddy Bradley

T: John Butler

Runner-up in four consecutive starts over 1m6f-16.5f on the AW last autumn and a fair third of six behind a subsequent winner at Kempton (2m, Polytrack) last month, but he is now 0-26 so has enough to prove.

13/2

11th
13 (3)
Dereham

4/1

Form: 2-5171 C

Last run: 84 days

W: 9st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 60

Form & Verdict

As when seventh in this race last year, good to firm ground at Goodwood two starts ago was likely a bit too lively; wins here (2m5.5f) and at Newmarket (2m; up 2lb since) either side of that rate career-best form, however.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

7th

7

(1)

9th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 2f 2y

Class 5

15:30 Pontefract

Dereham

9st 3lb

J: Faye McManoman

T: John Berry

slowly away, pushed along early, in rear

10/1

5th

2

(5)

21st Sep 2023

Good To Soft

2m 1f 27y

Class 5

16:20 Pontefract

Dereham

9st 10lb

J: Harry Davies

T: John Berry

slowly away, raced in last

11/2

20/1

Form: 6545U4

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 65

Form & Verdict

Superior strike-rate on AW but creditable fourth at Thirsk last month (2m, good), staying on as if worth another go over further; much respected eased a further useful 2lb.

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10th

5

(3)

21st Nov 2023

Standard

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

18:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Sophar Sogood

9st 8lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: John Butler

Returned to winning ways when comfortably accounting for ten rivals in a 2m handicap at Kempton in September (Class 6); not so good since but he's feasibly weighted should this be one of his good days.

10/1

10/1

Form: 321346

Last run: 32 days

W: 9st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 64

Form & Verdict

No match for Dereham in the Marathon here in April off 1lb lower, but still posted a pretty respectable effort; reasonably sound place claims, assuming his bombing out back on Polytrack last time can be overlooked.

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1st

4

(3)

25th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 5f 66y

Class 6

20:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Beggarman

9st 5lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Hughie Morrison

All three wins on Polytrack including two here (1m6f/2m); no success in nearly two years, though and ended last year on a low note; best watched on return unless mark suggest otherwise.

12/1

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Payout
Exacta £347.00
Straight Forecast £349.50
Tricast £1395.70
Trifecta £1244.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Dereham

POSTDATA:

Wynford

The Sun:

Infiniti

NEWMARKET:

Flying Standard

RP Ratings:

Dereham

The Times:

Dereham

Daily Mail:

Dereham

Daily Express:

Dereham

Daily Mirror:

Dereham

Daily Record:

Dereham

The Star:

Infiniti

Telegraph:

Wynford

The Guardian:

Wynford