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13:43 Pontefract

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Yorkshire Wonder Horse Apprentice Handicap

  • Prize money: £3456
  • 0m 5f 3y
  • Class 6
  • 11 runners
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Yorkshire Wonder Horse Apprentice Handicap

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

9/2 (Won)

  • Win: £5.00
  • Place: £1.70

Form: 044265 D BF

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 53

Form & Verdict

Without a win this season but has shaped well a few times, including when an unlucky-in-running sixth to High Security over 5f at Beverley two starts ago; the combination of 6f and Tapeta may not have suited last time and it would be no suprise to see him be competitive off his last winning mark.

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

1st

10

(5)

22nd Sep 2022

Good

0m 5f 3y

Class 6

13:43 Pontefract

Arnold

9st 0lb

J: Oisin McSweeney

T: Ann Duffield

sweating, towards rear, headway and prominent halfway, ridden to lead inside final furlong, just did enough

9/2

5th

2

(6)

29th Aug 2022

Standard

0m 6f 16y

Class 6

16:30 Southwell (AW)

Arnold

9st 8lb

J: Paul Hanagan

T: Ann Duffield

blindfold off late, slowly into stride, in rear, midfield over 4f out, shaken up and headway over 1f out, no extra inside final 110yds

9/2

6th

13

(4)

11th Aug 2022

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 5

14:45 Beverley

Arnold

8st 6lb

J: Shane Gray

T: Ann Duffield

took keen hold, held up in midfield, niggled along briefly 2f out, going okay again when not clear run repeatedly over 1f out, switched sharply left inside final furlong, ridden and kept on but no impression final 110yds (jockey said gelding was denied a clear run on several occasions inside the final 2 furlongs)

13/2

13/2

  • Place: £3.70

Form: 74224 BF

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 61

Form & Verdict

Lightly-raced filly who was trying 7f for the first time when disappointing at Haydock (good to firm) this month; the ground was said to be against her that day but she now takes a drop in distance, suggesting connections are still trying to find her optimum trip; has done enough to suggest she can figure.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
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Verdict Starting price

7th

12

(12)

29th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 2y

Class 5

17:40 Doncaster

Spear Fir

9st 0lb

J: Phil Dennis

T: Simon Whitaker

ducked left start, took keen hold, prominent

12/1

8th

14

(10)

17th Oct 2022

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

16:20 Pontefract

Spear Fir

8st 12lb

J: Phil Dennis

T: Simon Whitaker

in rear, ridden halfway, never dangerous

6/1

2nd

8

(9)

22nd Sep 2022

Good

0m 5f 3y

Class 6

13:43 Pontefract

Spear Fir

9st 7lb

J: Mark Winn

T: Simon Whitaker

in rear, ridden and headway against far rail over 1f out, went second inside final 110yds, just held second

13/2

11/1

  • Place: £5.60

Form: 752436 D

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 61

Form & Verdict

In the frame in three starts on turf before a slightly lesser effort on the AW at Newcastle 17 days ago; starts out for a new trainer with refitted blinkers replacing usual visor; possibilities if the change of scenery has had a positive effect.

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

2nd

3

(2)

4th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 5f 21y

Class 6

18:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Blazing Hot

9st 9lb

J: Ben Sanderson

T: Michael Herrington

took keen hold, prominent

9/1

8th

2

(5)

22nd Mar 2024

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

19:45 Newcastle (AW)

Blazing Hot

9st 9lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Michael Herrington

Multiple AW winner over this trip but hasn't been at best since last win in January; back on same mark as that success but something to find with Latin Five on latest C&D form.

8/1

9th

4

(9)

8th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

19:00 Newcastle (AW)

Blazing Hot

9st 8lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Michael Herrington

Kept on for third at Wolverhampton three weeks ago but this trip should be more to his liking; consistency not his forte but he's capable of a prominent showing.

16/1

10/1

Form: 341290 D

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 62

Form & Verdict

All three wins have been achieved at Ayr; down the field over 5f at that track (good) a week ago but had previously been in decent form; needs to bounce back from that latest ordinary effort; feasibly treated.

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3rd

5

(4)

2nd May 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

14:22 Ayr

Sixcor

9st 1lb

J: Tommie Jakes

T: Linda Perratt

dwelt start, in rear, headway when switched right 1f out, disputing second final 110yds, kept on

12/1

Form: 236118 D BF

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 60

Form & Verdict

Beat Sixcor at Musselburgh (5f, good) last month and followed up over the same C&D (good to soft) a week later; unable to cope with this career-high mark at Carlisle last time and it's possible that the same scenario will unfold here.

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

8th

7

(8)

14th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 5f 21y

Class 6

16:15 Wolverhampton (AW)

Canaria Prince

9st 5lb

J: James Sullivan

T: Tim Easterby

He had been threatening prior to making all in a 5f handicap at Southwell last month; unable to dominate here next time and then drawn on the outside at Newcastle 12 days ago; can't ignore in this weak race.

7/1

6th

11

(1)

2nd Nov 2023

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

17:45 Newcastle (AW)

Canaria Prince

8st 12lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

led, headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong

5/1

Form: 644217 D

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 66

Form & Verdict

Back to winning ways under Alex Jary at Beverley (5f, good to firm) last month but failed to get seriously involved off 3lb higher at Carlisle on latest start; no surprise to see him bounce back if rain stays away.

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

8

(15)

30th Jun 2023

Good

0m 5f 15y

Class 5

21:00 Chester

High Security

9st 0lb

J: Rowan Scott

T: Nigel Tinkler

Can have issues in the stalls and as a result isn't that consistent; did run well from the front when third at Nottingham (5f, good to firm) on penultimate start but not in the same form at Ayr since; drawn widest.

25/1

6th

3

(5)

13th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

20:10 Ayr

High Security

9st 5lb

J: Alex Jary

T: Nigel Tinkler

held up in last but in touch with leaders, pushed along 2f out, ridden over 1f out, no impression

5/1

3rd

5

(6)

4th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 5f 8y

Class 6

17:15 Nottingham

High Security

9st 6lb

J: Alex Jary

T: Nigel Tinkler

Inconsistent and can have issues in the stalls, which proved a problem when a well-beaten favourite at Beverley on Wednesday (reared at the start and blindfold was removed late); however, he's well handicapped on last year's two fast-ground wins and is capable of a bold show.

5/1

Form: 734364

Last run: 25 days

W: 9st 4lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 58

Form & Verdict

Failed to win in nine runs for David O'Meara but showed ability and now starts out for new trainer who also saddles Van Gerwen; down to career-low mark and talented apprentice booked to ride; visor worn last time left off; interesting runner.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

13th

12

(8)

11th May 2024

Good To Yielding

0m 5f 0y

14:00 Naas

Imperial Khan

8st 7lb

J: Alan Persse

T: Liam G O’Brien

Sole win came at Beverley a year ago; struggled on AW in two runs for this yard and 3lb wrong.

40/1

Form: 809706

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 64

Form & Verdict

Struggling to make an impact for current stable and no real encouragement in the recent Leicester race contested by a couple of these rivals when he was fitted with first-time cheekpieces; plenty to prove with the headgear retained.

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11th

12

(2)

20th Oct 2022

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 5

13:20 Southwell (AW)

Dazzling Dan

9st 4lb

J: Aiden Brookes

T: Olly Williams

prominent, ridden and weakened over 1f out

20/1

8th

4

(3)

22nd Sep 2022

Good

0m 5f 3y

Class 6

13:43 Pontefract

Dazzling Dan

9st 11lb

J: Aiden Brookes

T: Olly Williams

in touch with leaders, ridden over 2f out, bit short of room over 1f out, bit short of room and no extra inside final furlong

16/1

6th

3

(1)

6th Sep 2022

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 5

17:00 Leicester

Dazzling Dan

9st 9lb

J: Aiden Brookes

T: Olly Williams

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

20/1

Form: 573248 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 8st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 47

Form & Verdict

Patchy form from 5f-7f this season; no impact over 7f at Carlisle (good) last time; first run at this track; others more appealing.

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

10th

7

(11)

17th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

20:30 Newcastle (AW)

Sharrabang

9st 4lb

J: Amie Waugh

T: Stella Barclay

Ran okay behind Blackcurrent here last month but he's since finished tailed off over 7f at Catterick; each-way claims if on a good day.

12/1

9th

9

(5)

23rd Sep 2023

Soft

0m 7f 6y

Class 6

17:50 Catterick

Sharrabang

8st 9lb

J: Pierre-Louis Jamin

T: Stella Barclay

Lost his way from the end of June onwards until staging a partial revival at Newcastle latest (6f), rallying close home; losing run of 30 is off-putting.

20/1

Form: 326135 D BF

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 12lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 65

Form & Verdict

Won over 6f at Doncaster in April and ran well over the same trip at Epsom following a break; fluffed the start when well held over 5f (a distance she has been successful over) at Leicester this month; capable of a bold show over this stiff 5f.

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Verdict Starting price

5th

6

(8)

10th Oct 2022

Standard

0m 5f 21y

Class 5

18:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Blissful Song

9st 2lb

J: Alistair Rawlinson

T: Michael Appleby

took keen hold, towards rear, pushed along and headway over 1f out, ridden and weakened inside final furlong

7/1

14th

17

(4)

28th Sep 2022

Good

0m 6f 18y

Class 2

14:45 Nottingham

Blissful Song

8st 5lb

J: Theodore Ladd

T: Michael Appleby

led, edged right from over 3f out, ridden 2f out, headed and weakened quickly over 1f out

25/1

10th

2

(2)

22nd Sep 2022

Good

0m 5f 3y

Class 6

13:43 Pontefract

Blissful Song

9st 12lb

J: Frederick Larson

T: Michael Appleby

took keen hold, towards rear, headway and joined leader over 3f out, ridden and every chance until weakened final 110yds

5/1

OUR TIP

6/1

Form: 402468 CD

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 65

Form & Verdict

Three-time C&D winner; behind Blissful Song when last of eight at Leicester this month; however, a return to the form which saw him finish second over this C&D off 2lb higher in August would give him claims even though his widest draw is far from ideal.

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

9th

11

(11)

30th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

20:00 Newcastle (AW)

Van Gerwen

8st 8lb

J: Graham Lee

T: Paul Midgley

Made all at Pontefract (5f) in August and he's 6lb lower now back on AW; however, this 10yo has failed to fire on grass on his last three outings and he's 0-15 on AW.

20/1

9th

11

(11)

30th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

20:00 Newcastle (AW)

Van Gerwen

8st 8lb

J: Graham Lee

T: Paul Midgley

Made all at Pontefract (5f) in August and he's 6lb lower now back on AW; however, this 10yo has failed to fire on grass on his last three outings and he's 0-15 on AW.

20/1

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Payout
Exacta £681.00
Straight Forecast £683.40
Tricast £10533.60
Trifecta £6399.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Blissful Song

POSTDATA:

Canaria Prince

Daily Mirror:

Imperial Khan

Daily Mail:

High Security

The Guardian:

Spear Fir

Daily Record:

Imperial Khan

Daily Express:

Canaria Prince

The Star:

Canaria Prince

RP Ratings:

Blissful Song

The Times:

Blissful Song

Telegraph:

Blissful Song

The Sun:

High Security