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17:40 Pontefract

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Matty Bown Handicap

  • Prize money: £5616
  • 1m 0f 6y
  • Class 4
  • 16 runners
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Matty Bown Handicap

Runners: 16 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

5/1 (Won)

  • Win: £7.20
  • Place: £2.30

Form: -35455 CD BF

Last run: 45 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 71

Form & Verdict

His two best RPRs have been gained from as many runs here, including last October's success in a 0-75 C&D handicap (soft); he wouldn't have to find much in the debuted cheekpieces to go close this time.

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10th

10

(5)

29th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 4

15:15 Ayr

Gainsbourg

9st 1lb

J: Rowan Scott

T: Daragh Bourke

Dual course winner last summer (1m/7f) and returned from break with two respectable 1m AW runs this year; not yet proven over 1m2f but this month's heavy-ground defeat is not viewed harshly, and he's on a good mark now.

12/1

8th

3

(5)

2nd Apr 2024

Soft

1m 0f 6y

Class 5

16:45 Pontefract

Gainsbourg

9st 6lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Daragh Bourke

Back on his last winning mark (Ayr last July; 7f, soft) and not without hope of him staging a revival back on turf; others still appeal more.

8/1

6th

7

(2)

8th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 4

19:30 Newcastle (AW)

Gainsbourg

9st 6lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Daragh Bourke

Has done his winning on turf in late summer/autumn and never off a mark this high; ran fairly at a huge price on his C&D comeback behind Enola Grey three weeks ago but is some way down the pecking order.

25/1

6/1

  • Place: £3.70

Form: 414151 D

Last run: 27 days

W: 9st 1lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Bossed the field from stall 1 at Carlisle latest (1m, good) for a third win in five; 3lb rise is not harsh and she had the excuse of no recent run when last here earlier in the season; high draw but chance still very good.

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7th

3

(5)

30th Oct 2023

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 6

19:00 Newcastle (AW)

Shahnaz

9st 7lb

J: William Pyle

T: Daragh Bourke

prominent

9/1

7th

3

(5)

30th Oct 2023

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 6

19:00 Newcastle (AW)

Shahnaz

9st 7lb

J: William Pyle

T: Daragh Bourke

prominent

9/1

33/1

  • Place: £9.10

Form: 061256

Last run: 30 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 73

Form & Verdict

May's Haydock 7f win (soft) and Yarmouth 1m near-miss (off today's mark) rated his best form efforts for a year, but two rather lesser efforts since, one in hastily discarded cheekpieces; others are more persuasive.

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5th

8

(1)

9th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

17:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Mr Trick

9st 3lb

J: Paddy Bradley

T: Ian Williams

Patchy since a C&D win in December off this mark, latterly behind Twilight Guest here nine days ago; only holds each-way claims once more.

10/1

8th

10

(10)

29th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

20:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Mr Trick

9st 2lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Ian Williams

in rear

6/1

3rd

7

(4)

19th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 6

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Mr Trick

9st 2lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Ian Williams

Had a good spell with two close calls and a win in December but he's lost his way at Lingfield (1m4f/1m2f) in last two runs; only 1lb higher than for last win but he needs to get back on track.

5/1

Form: 234-04 C

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 8lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

Disregard his reappearance runs this season and last and he's consistent, last month's fourth at Beverley (good) another case in point; no run over shorter than that day's 8.5f since April 2017, however.

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9

(1)

17th Oct 2022

Good To Soft

1m 2f 5y

Class 4

15:10 Pontefract

Regal Mirage

9st 3lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

3-10 around here and has dropped 1lb lower than when successful over C&D (good to firm) in July last year; didn't make his seasonal reappearance until July and his last two performances over an inadequate 1m have been eyecatching, so it's not hard to think he has an even bigger effort in him back over this trip; acts on any ground.

12/1

4th

9

(5)

15th Sep 2022

Good

1m 0f 6y

Class 4

17:40 Pontefract

Regal Mirage

9st 8lb

J: Jack Garritty

T: Tim Easterby

took keen hold, in touch with leaders, hampered early, pushed along and headway from over 2f out, carried right and up the centre from over 1f out, ridden when edged left inside final furlong, kept on final 110yds

16/1

4th

2

(7)

28th Aug 2022

Good

1m 0f 100y

Class 5

14:05 Beverley

Regal Mirage

10st 0lb

J: Duran Fentiman

T: Tim Easterby

held up in rear, shaken up over 2f out, soon pushed along and short of room, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on and went fourth towards finish

16/1

Form: 004420 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 6lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Dual Redcar Straight-Mile Series winner and first return to that venue this year netted him a season's best performance last month; previous best RPR around today's C&D needs improving on a lot.

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7th

16

(3)

7th Oct 2023

Good

0m 7f 219y

Class 2

16:30 Redcar

Give It Some Teddy

8st 4lb

J: Duran Fentiman

T: Tim Easterby

Contesting this race for the fifth successive year, winning it 2018 and 2019; no better than sixth in the last two runnings but wouldn't be without hope if reproducing his penultimate run at Chester when prevailing comfortably.

10/1

14th

10

(9)

23rd Sep 2023

Good To Firm

1m 1f 0y

Class 4

17:10 Newmarket

Give It Some Teddy

10st 8lb

J: Mrs Emily Roberts

T: Tim Easterby

Goes particularly well at Redcar but is able elsewhere as he showed when winning easily last week at Chester under Emily Roberts; a 5lb rise isn't beyond him at all.

7/1

1st

7

(7)

15th Sep 2023

Soft

0m 7f 127y

Class 4

17:05 Chester

Give It Some Teddy

10st 4lb

J: Mrs Emily Roberts

T: Tim Easterby

Redcar specialist (six wins there) who sits 3lb below his last winning mark; ran a solid race when runner-up to the subsequent Wolverhampton scorer Painters Palette on penultimate start, but wasn't quite on song at Beverley (8.5f) subsequently; remains fairly treated but others appeal more.

8/1

14/1

Form: -05147 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

Carlisle lady riders' handicap winner last month (1m), aided by a lowest mark in five years and ground likely slower than the official good; backward step again on latest of two runs since and others appeal more.

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11th

1

(10)

4th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 7f 218y

Class 5

16:20 Thirsk

Crownthorpe

9st 11lb

J: Rowan Scott

T: Alan Brown

held up in rear

20/1

5th

3

(1)

28th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

15:30 Wetherby

Crownthorpe

9st 9lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: Alan Brown

Well handicapped on best form but needs to step up on this year's AW efforts; last four wins in that sphere; others have stronger claims on recent evidence.

16/1

12/1

Form: 117458 D

Last run: 54 days

W: 9st 11lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Hasn't really progressed since his springtime 1m novice scores at Newcastle (standard to slow) and Redcar (good to soft), despite actually settling better; no better returned to Tapeta latest; others safer just now.

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7th

7

(5)

14th Oct 2022

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 4

16:45 Newcastle (AW)

Muhtashim

9st 10lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Ed Dunlop

took keen hold, held up in midfield, headway over 1f out, soon ridden, no extra inside final 110yds

14/1

6th

8

(5)

3rd Oct 2022

Good To Soft

1m 0f 31y

Class 4

17:32 Windsor

Muhtashim

9st 9lb

J: Neil Callan

T: Ed Dunlop

midfield, pushed along under 3f out, outpaced under 2f out, kept on final furlong, not reach leaders

20/1

7th

5

(9)

15th Sep 2022

Good

1m 0f 6y

Class 4

17:40 Pontefract

Muhtashim

9st 11lb

J: Paul Hanagan

T: Ed Dunlop

towards rear, pushed along and headway from over 2f out, in touch with leaders 1f out, soon ridden, no extra final 110yds

12/1

OUR TIP

10/1

Form: 533913 CD

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 13lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Chepstow win two starts back (1m, good) and all other career successes (admittedly two over today's C&D) were gained against seven rivals or fewer; 4lb higher than for recent Goodwood defeat and little margin for error.

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8th

4

(5)

16th Dec 2022

Standard

1m 0f 0y

18:30 Dundalk (AW)

Alpha Cru

9st 10lb

J: Siobhan Rutledge

T: Ciaran Murphy

prominent, pushed along under 2f out, ridden and weakened from 1f out

7/1

3rd

4

(3)

10th Nov 2022

Standard

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

20:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Alpha Cru

9st 9lb

J: Jason Watson

T: David O’Meara

Four-time turf winner who has finished runner-up in both starts over C&D since debuting on the AW last month; only failed by a short head last time (third horse won at Wolverhampton on Monday) and although 3lb higher, she has to be respected having again been handed a good draw.

11/2

2nd

1

(3)

22nd Oct 2022

Standard

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

18:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Alpha Cru

10st 1lb

J: Ben Robinson

T: David O’Meara

midfield, pushed along and headway from 2f out, ridden and made strong challenge inside final furlong, just held

7/1

14/1

Form: 854018 CD

Last run: 42 days

W: 9st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

Took C&D record to 31451 when making all in an optional claiming handicap (good to firm) in July; strong case on that basis, but last of eight at Ayr since underlines this season's struggle for consistency.

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11th

3

(8)

20th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 5

19:30 Newcastle (AW)

Ventura Rascal

9st 10lb

J: Shane Gray

T: Kevin Ryan

Multiple turf winner; not scored for over a year and form patchy since last win; drop in trip at this track shouldn't inconvenience and claims on pick of turf form now returned to AW.

8/1

5th

3

(2)

3rd Oct 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

13:42 Ayr

Ventura Rascal

9st 12lb

J: Jonny Peate

T: Kevin Ryan

took keen hold, led, headed 2f out, weakened quickly over 1f out

3/1

10th
3 (2)
Mango Boy

6/1

Form: 5-4102 D

Last run: 34 days

W: 9st 11lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

Off the mark at Yarmouth in May (1m, soft) and back to that form level in debuted blinkers (retained) latest; bit more needed to defy this unchanged mark, but has fairly sound place claims as things stand.

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10th

3

(2)

15th Sep 2022

Good

1m 0f 6y

Class 4

17:40 Pontefract

Mango Boy

9st 11lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Chris Wall

raced freely, midfield, hampered early, prominent after 1f, pushed along from under 3f out, lost position and drifted right over 1f out, weakened from over 1f out

6/1

2nd

1

(6)

12th Aug 2022

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

16:10 Newbury

Mango Boy

9st 11lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Chris Wall

took keen hold, prominent, pushed along over 2f out, drifted left but went second over 1f out, kept on, no match for winner

13/2

10th

2

(10)

24th Jun 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 5y

Class 4

17:30 Newcastle (AW)

Mango Boy

10st 0lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Chris Wall

in touch with leaders, ridden and outpaced when lost position over 2f out, weakened over 1f out

7/1

25/1

Form: 803017 CD

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 13lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Sole visit here saw him take this race off 4lb lower in 2020 (drawn 1) and he is still very competitively treated judged on last year's winning exploits in particular; wide draw is no aid to attacking intent.

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4th

6

(1)

1st May 2024

Soft

1m 0f 6y

Class 4

15:50 Pontefract

Garden Oasis

8st 9lb

J: Duran Fentiman

T: Tim Easterby

C&D scorer but he ended 2023 under something of a cloud; his mark is falling though so he's no forlorn hope on his reappearance.

16/1

7th

11

(3)

21st Sep 2023

Good To Soft

1m 0f 6y

Class 4

17:30 Pontefract

Garden Oasis

9st 6lb

J: Duran Fentiman

T: Tim Easterby

Won this in 2020 and he's 3lb lower than when scoring at Ayr this June; however, he's struggled to threaten on his last four starts.

25/1

11/1

Form: 79-354

Last run: 40 days

W: 8st 6lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 63

Form & Verdict

Convinced much more as a stayer of 1m at Haydock last time (good), albeit still beaten nearly 3l; this is no easier a contest, but a good showing couldn't be ruled out if timing the challenge better still.

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6th

13

(13)

24th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 4f 14y

Class 3

16:30 Southwell (AW)

Brunello Breeze

8st 7lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Tom Tate

Took him 17 attempts to get off the mark but has won three of his last four, all at Newcastle (1m2f/1m4f, Tapeta); he's 6lb higher than last time, and in a better race with the widest stall to contend with, but he ran well in one previous appearance here and has to enter calculations.

7/1

1st

5

(5)

2nd Feb 2024

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 5

16:05 Newcastle (AW)

Brunello Breeze

10st 7lb

J: Mr Patrick Millman

T: Tom Tate

Took a long time to get off the mark but has been better than ever of late, winning over 12.4f here in November (under Patrick Millman) and taking the drop back in distance in his stride when scoring over C&D last month; up 6lb but he's thriving and looks the answer once more.

15/8

1st

5

(6)

8th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 6

15:20 Newcastle (AW)

Brunello Breeze

9st 6lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Tom Tate

Improved once switched to AW with blinkers applied, making it 17th-time lucky in emphatic fashion in amateur riders' event here (1m4f) in November; pulled chance away when fourth of 11 over the same trip back here since; return to 1m2f looks a good move; major chance if settling better.

9/4

8/1

Form: 731-0 D

Last run: 89 days

W: 9st 9lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Present level is not easily gauged, his seasonal/handicap debut resulting in a 40l last at Royal Ascot (1m2f); revised mark looks fine judged on last autumn's winning novice form at Newbury (1m, heavy).

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8th

4

(8)

1st May 2024

Soft

1m 2f 5y

Class 5

15:15 Pontefract

Bushfire

9st 5lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Gemma Tutty

Failed to build on an encouraging C&D third when only seventh in 1m2f Ripon handicap 13 days ago; this two-time scorer in 2023 needs to bounce back.

14/1

7th

8

(7)

18th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 1f 170y

Class 4

15:42 Ripon

Bushfire

8st 8lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Gemma Tutty

in touch with leaders

13/2

3rd

3

(1)

2nd Apr 2024

Soft

1m 2f 5y

Class 5

16:15 Pontefract

Bushfire

9st 4lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Gemma Tutty

1m2f winner on soft ground last July and only 2lb above his last winning mark over 1m on the AW; last season didn't end well but he returns with the yard having winners.

13/2

Form: 454304 D

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 76

Form & Verdict

April's Thirsk Hunt Cup fourth (1m, good to firm) rates a career-best form effort; mixed bag since but encouragement at Redcar last time, and drop since takes mark 7lb below his last winning one; not ignored.

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13th

14

(7)

4th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 7f 218y

Class 5

16:20 Thirsk

Copper And Five

9st 3lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Ruth Carr

in touch with leaders

16/1

10th

8

(6)

9th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 0f 13y

Class 5

19:00 Southwell (AW)

Copper And Five

9st 7lb

J: Mia Nicholls

T: Ruth Carr

Well beaten in one previous AW start over this C&D, though that was on his debut; 3lb lower than when winning at Thirsk (1m, good) last May and although off for seven months, he has run well fresh in the past; Streak Lightning looks the stable's main hope, but still worth a market check.

16/1

15th
7 (14)
Vaccine

25/1

Form: 62-964

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 9lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Slowest surface encountered and 0-95 class were maybe against him at Thirsk (soft) latest, but he hadn't been finding sufficient late on in two other 2022 starts and nor did he there; more needed; blinkers replace cheekpieces.

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10th

2

(2)

21st Sep 2023

Good To Soft

1m 0f 6y

Class 4

17:30 Pontefract

Vaccine

9st 13lb

J: David Nolan

T: Michael Dods

Disappointing fifth at Redcar last time but has a good record here and won over C&D (good to soft) two starts ago; could bounce back with big run.

9/1

5th

2

(3)

12th Aug 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 219y

Class 4

15:13 Redcar

Vaccine

10st 1lb

J: Sean Kirrane

T: Michael Dods

Off the mark for the season with last-gasp success at Pontefract (1m, good to soft) three weeks ago; only 2lb higher here and good 3lb claimer Sean Kirrane is enlisted; this straight mile should also suit; respected.

7/2

1st

4

(5)

21st Jul 2023

Good To Soft

1m 0f 6y

Class 4

19:15 Pontefract

Vaccine

9st 13lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Michael Dods

0-12 since novice win in 2021 and below best when mid-division in the Carlisle Bell last time; however, prior to that he ran two good races over this C&D (good to soft/good) and is not discounted.

8/1

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Payout
Exacta £1096.00
Straight Forecast £809.60
Tricast £20532.70
Trifecta £16503.00

Selections

NEWMARKET:

Mango Boy

POSTDATA:

Regal Mirage

SPOTLIGHT:

Gainsbourg

TOPSPEED:

Muhtashim

Daily Express:

Copper And Five

Daily Mail:

Garden Oasis

Telegraph:

Mango Boy

Daily Mirror:

Mango Boy

Daily Record:

Mango Boy

RP Ratings:

Gainsbourg

The Times:

Gainsbourg

The Guardian:

Regal Mirage

The Sun:

Regal Mirage

The Star:

Regal Mirage