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14:35 Pontefract

Good To Soft

Phil Bull Trophy Conditions Stakes (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £10192
  • 2m 2f 2y
  • Class 2
  • 8 runners
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Phil Bull Trophy Conditions Stakes (GBB Race)

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

4/1 (Won)

  • Win: £5.30
  • Place: £1.50

Form: 466114 D

Last run: 36 days

W: 9st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Not disgraced in the Mallard at Doncaster (1m6f) last month when bidding for a handicap hat-trick, following comfortable wins at Musselburgh (2m2f, good to soft) and Redcar (1m6f, good to firm); remains in form and enters calculations.

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

8th

2

(7)

5th May 2024

Good

1m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:00 Newmarket

Wise Eagle

9st 11lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: Adam Nicol

took keen hold, held up in rear, switched to centre after 4f

16/1

12th

9

(5)

22nd Jun 2023

Good

2m 3f 210y

Class 1

16:20 Ascot

Wise Eagle

9st 4lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: Adam Nicol

Acts on good to firm and good to soft; very productive and progressive for Adam Nicol in the last two and a half years and won last term on the two times he's gone up to 2m2f; this season he won a good 1m6f handicap at Musselburgh before his second of six to Coltrane here (2m) on first attempt at a Group race; while the latter was his best form, he received 5lb from the winner and was beaten 5l, which adds up to a tough task today.

40/1

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9/1

  • Place: £4.40

Form: 060360

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 6lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Raced mainly in major handicaps this term, with inconsistent results exemplified by two heavy defeats since being placed in the Shergar Cup Stayers; capable of taking a serious hand if he happens to bounce back.

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

5th

2

(4)

26th Oct 2022

Heavy

1m 6f 0y

Class 3

15:55 Nottingham

Golden Flame

9st 13lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Charlie & Mark Johnston

raced in second, pushed along over 5f out, outpaced over 4f out, weakened over 3f out (trainer's rep could offer no explanation for the poor form shown)

5/2

2nd

1

(5)

17th Oct 2022

Good To Soft

2m 2f 2y

Class 2

14:35 Pontefract

Golden Flame

9st 6lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Charlie & Mark Johnston

prominent, led over 2f out, soon pushed along, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, stayed on but always held

9/1

28th

26

(27)

25th Sep 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 124y

16:15 Curragh

Golden Flame

8st 11lb

J: P J McDonald

T: Charlie & Mark Johnston

prominent, soon went third, pushed along and weakened quickly 3f out

40/1

7/2

  • Place: £1.80

Form: 3-6645

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 6lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Suited by slow ground; triple Group 3 winner over 1m4f/1m5f at the height of his career; on a three-year losing spell but even his 2022 form, most recently fifth in useful 2m2f handicap at Chester, gives him a major chance in this field.

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

3rd

4

(8)

17th Oct 2022

Good To Soft

2m 2f 2y

Class 2

14:35 Pontefract

Morando

9st 6lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: Andrew Balding

pressed leader, pushed along 3f out, ridden 2f out, outpaced and held from over 1f out

7/2

5th

4

(13)

24th Sep 2022

Good

2m 2f 140y

Class 2

15:25 Chester

Morando

9st 5lb

J: William Carver

T: Andrew Balding

raced freely, towards rear, pushed along 4f out, ridden over 2f out, steady headway from 2f out, kept on strongly inside final furlong, never dangerous

14/1

4th

2

(4)

6th Sep 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 2

15:40 Goodwood

Morando

9st 13lb

J: Callum Hutchinson

T: Andrew Balding

held up in rear, going okay 4f out, pushed along over 3f out, ridden and outpaced over 2f out, kept on but no impression from over 1f out

7/1

Form: 342212

Last run: 9 days

W: 9st 6lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Has form figures of 342212 since being gelded; better than ever returned to turf the last twice, winning well at Goodwood (2m, good to soft) then runner-up nine days ago in the Cesarewitch (2m2f, good); still open to further progress; respected.

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

3rd

7

(14)

6th Dec 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 2

20:00 Kempton (AW)

Vino Victrix

8st 10lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Hughie Morrison

C&D scorer who was also runner-up in the Cesarewitch in 2022; not disgraced when fifth to Sir Chauvelin over C&D four weeks ago so he must enter calculations now eased 1lb.

6/1

Form: 7/1- C

Last run: 378 days

W: 9st 1lb

9 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

Very useful hurdler at up to 3m; last win came in Grade 2 at Wetherby last October when following up her Flat success at this venue (1m4f maiden, soft); big player back in this sphere, with the stiff staying test likely to suit.

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

3rd

1

11th Feb 2023

Good

2m 5f 0y

Class 1

14:05 Warwick

Indefatigable

11st 8lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: Paul Webber

led before 2 out, pressed leader when headed 2nd, lost two places 6th, ridden after 8th, went third before 2 out, stayed on but no match for first two

20/1

5

4th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 98y

Class 1

14:55 Sandown

Indefatigable

11st 12lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Paul Webber

An admirable mare over many seasons but she has failed to beat a rival in her two runs this term and looked badly out of sorts last time.

33/1

11/1

Form: -85640

Last run: 9 days

W: 9st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Suited by slow ground; eyecatcher at Chester on penultimate start but that is flanked by lesser efforts, finishing about 14l behind Vino Victrix both times; will do well to reverse placings with that rival.

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

8th

3

(7)

3rd Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

14:35 Newmarket

Land Of Winter

9st 12lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: Rae Guest

Won four-runner race at Beverley (2m, soft) in July but out of form since; soundly beaten last time in the Cesarewitch here for the third year running; well handicapped if this proved one of his good days.

14/1

0

26

(11)

14th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 2f 0y

Class 2

14:40 Newmarket

Land Of Winter

8st 5lb

J: Aidan Keeley

T: Rae Guest

Well beaten in this race in 2021 and 2022 and even further adrift in the Trial three weeks ago on his only other race at Newmarket; good ground for all three of those was probably not ideal and he'd be well handicapped if this proved one of his best days, but others look more solid.

100/1

50/1

Form: 657-60

Last run: 84 days

W: 9st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Started career with the Johnston yard, then went to Ireland; an unlikely winner on these terms, judged on three efforts (Flat/hurdles) this year; sold out of Henry de Bromhead's yard for £15,000 since last run.

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

8

18th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 7f 70y

Class 2

14:25 Uttoxeter

Lynwood Gold

11st 2lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Brian Barr

Sprang a surprise on just his second run for this yard when coming 6l clear at Lingfield (2m7f, soft) and was running well (though wouldn't have won) when falling late on at Exeter (good); something has clicked and he could outrun his odds.

33/1

2

12th Feb 2023

Good

2m 7f 25y

Class 2

16:00 Exeter

Lynwood Gold

11st 9lb

J: Bradley Roberts

T: Brian Barr

in touch with leaders, nudged along from 6th, ridden before 3 out, keeping on but held when fell last

6/1

3

27th Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 7f 131y

Class 2

14:10 Chepstow

Lynwood Gold

11st 12lb

J: Thomas Doggrell

T: Brian Barr

Hadn't been in much form but sprang a surprise on just his second run for Brian Barr when scooting clear at Lingfield (2m7f, soft; 22-1) seven weeks ago; however, he's back up 7lb and this looks tougher so more will be needed if he's to follow up.

12/1

Form: 539-94

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 1lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 60

Form & Verdict

1m7f winner in France; both British starts have come in Class 5 handicaps here, better effort when fourth over 2m2f a fortnight ago; needs to improve plenty on that bare form.

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

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

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Payout
Exacta £681.00
Straight Forecast £761.20
Trifecta £3742.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Vino Victrix

The Star:

Wise Eagle

NEWMARKET:

Land Of Winter

Daily Express:

Indefatigable

POSTDATA:

Morando

RP Ratings:

Vino Victrix

TOPSPEED:

Vino Victrix

The Times:

Vino Victrix

Telegraph:

Vino Victrix

The Guardian:

Vino Victrix

Daily Mail:

Vino Victrix

Daily Mirror:

Vino Victrix

The Sun:

Vino Victrix

Daily Record:

Vino Victrix