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16:55 Pontefract

Good To Soft

Yorkshire Wonder Horse Handicap

  • Prize money: £5616
  • 0m 5f 3y
  • Class 4
  • 12 runners
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Yorkshire Wonder Horse Handicap

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

1st
7 (2)
Rayong

7/2 (Won)

  • Win: £4.30
  • Place: £1.80

Form: 033995 CD BF

Last run: 25 days

W: 9st 3lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

C&D winner off this mark earlier in the season and some good runs since, including here last time behind Ginger Jam; should give his running from a handy draw.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

1st

7

(2)

17th Oct 2022

Good To Soft

0m 5f 3y

Class 4

16:55 Pontefract

Rayong

9st 3lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: K R Burke

in touch with leaders, pushed along over 1f out, ridden and led narrowly inside final 110yds, kept on

7/2

5th

6

(1)

22nd Sep 2022

Good

0m 5f 3y

Class 3

16:03 Pontefract

Rayong

9st 2lb

J: Sam James

T: K R Burke

prominent, ridden 2f out, no extra inside final 110yds

5/1

9th

5

(12)

25th Aug 2022

Standard To Slow

0m 5f 0y

Class 3

20:45 Newcastle (AW)

Rayong

9st 5lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: K R Burke

in touch with leaders, weakened over 1f out

9/1

9/1

  • Place: £3.80

Form: 514209 D

Last run: 57 days

W: 9st 6lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

Looked a progressive 3yo until appearing not to stay 6f at Haydock and then back over 5f at Sandown he clipped heels early and then ran into trouble; had two months off but he's of definite interest.

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3rd

8

(2)

25th Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

14:45 Beverley

Rambuso Creek

9st 0lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Kevin Ryan

Recent return to action at Thirsk was probably needed; type to win races this summer but whether he wants the ground quite so testing is a moot point.

12/1

6th

6

(3)

9th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

16:15 Thirsk

Rambuso Creek

9st 4lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Kevin Ryan

C&D winner in June 2022; impressed at Leicester in October (5f, good to soft; first run after a wind op; Gemini Star second) but he wasn't in the same form at Newcastle when last seen five months ago; capable but there are risks involved.

8/1

12/1

  • Place: £3.40

Form: 092437 D

Last run: 7 days

W: 8st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 73

Form & Verdict

After three competitive efforts he wasn't helped by the blindfold coming off late last week at Musselburgh; has been plying his trade in a lesser grade but he is a winner at Class 4 level and there's nothing wrong with his mark.

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Verdict Starting price

7th

4

(5)

23rd Nov 2023

Standard

0m 5f 21y

Class 3

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Never Dark

9st 4lb

J: Jonny Peate

T: Iain Jardine

2-2 over C&D; had a good summer, winning 5f handicaps at Hamilton and Haydock (impressed on second occasion), and he's a strong contender back under these conditions.

3/1

Form: 285219 D

Last run: 19 days

W: 8st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 67

Form & Verdict

Defied all doubts about the heavy ground when winning well at Sandown (5f) and it was always going to be tough in a Class 2 next time; has a big run in him off this mark.

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3rd

2

(1)

28th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 5f 110y

Class 6

16:40 Wetherby

Phoenix Star

9st 8lb

J: Tommie Jakes

T: Jessica Macey

Dual 5f Tapeta winner at Newcastle this year; on a fairly tough mark now but is evidently in good nick and can handle this switch back to slow turf; respected.

7/1

8th

9

(11)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

14:15 Chelmsford (AW)

Phoenix Star

9st 5lb

J: Jonny Peate

T: Jessica Macey

In-form 8yo who is usually ridden patiently and has won two of his last three at Newcastle; carries 4lb penalty for last week's success but is due to go up by that amount anyway and helps to give his stable a strong hand in this race.

9/2

Form: 526267

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 5lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Still to add to his York novice win but runner-up three times this season and he fared best of those draw low at Haydock last time; the main concern is that all his best form is at 6f and he's unraced at 5f.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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5th

2

(8)

3rd May 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 4

19:55 Newcastle (AW)

Another Investment

9st 9lb

J: Lewis Edmunds

T: Nigel Tinkler

Drawn wide for his Southwell comeback and is entitled to have come on for that; has three solid efforts to his name round here, all over 6f (a stiff 6f or easy 7f suits ideally), and should go well again.

10/1

7th

3

(12)

11th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 4

16:15 Southwell (AW)

Another Investment

9st 10lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Nigel Tinkler

Finished a close third in both starts at Newcastle (6f, Tapeta) after returning to the AW in November; return to this trip no problem, but he remains 7lb above his last winning mark and has been off five months; stable also runs Roundhay Park.

11/2

Form: 763045 D

Last run: 5 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

All wins on good/firmer but has placed form on slow ground and he was fifth of 12 on soft at Nottingham (5f) last week when drawn out of contention; not without a chance.

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6th

2

(3)

17th Oct 2022

Good To Soft

0m 5f 3y

Class 4

16:55 Pontefract

Ava Go Joe

9st 7lb

J: Duran Fentiman

T: Tim Easterby

towards rear of midfield on inner, pushed along halfway, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong

7/1

5th

6

(3)

12th Oct 2022

Soft

0m 5f 8y

Class 3

16:40 Nottingham

Ava Go Joe

9st 1lb

J: Duran Fentiman

T: Tim Easterby

midfield, ridden halfway, kept on final furlong, not reach leaders

6/1

4th

8

(6)

24th Sep 2022

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:48 Ripon

Ava Go Joe

8st 7lb

J: Duran Fentiman

T: Tim Easterby

ducked right start, in touch with leaders, outpaced and pushed along from over 2f out, ridden when bit short of room over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, went third final 110yds, lost third post

12/1

Form: 402562

Last run: 39 days

W: 8st 8lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 69

Form & Verdict

Won twice over 6f on slow ground last season and the cheekpieces did him no harm when runner-up at Doncaster (5f, good to soft) last month; placed on his only previous visit here as well, so needs shortlisting.

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5th

8

(3)

10th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 5

18:05 Ripon

Thornaby Pearl

9st 6lb

J: Paddy Mathers

T: Adrian Nicholls

in touch with leaders on far side of group

12/1

7th

11

(3)

18th Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

16:17 Ripon

Thornaby Pearl

9st 2lb

J: Mia Nicholls

T: Adrian Nicholls

Ran away with a C&D handicap last July (soft) and created a positive impression at Doncaster on her reappearance last month (5f, soft); not so good at Bath 11 days ago though and others appeal more in this field.

10/1

4th

1

(7)

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 5f 10y

Class 5

17:25 Bath

Thornaby Pearl

9st 12lb

J: Mia Nicholls

T: Adrian Nicholls

Looks good on his day and he was the impressive winner of a soft-ground 5f handicap at Doncaster a fortnight ago; 7lb rise less of a concern than the fact he failed to kick on from a similarly dominant victory at Ripon last summer.

9/4

Form: 412610 D

Last run: 31 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

Dropped right out at Ayr last time but went into that relatively unexposed after winning nicely at Beverley (5f, good to firm); unraced on ground this soft, which casts some doubt.

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8th

8

(8)

17th Oct 2022

Good To Soft

0m 5f 3y

Class 4

16:55 Pontefract

Grantley Hall

9st 2lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Michael & David Easterby

pressed leader, pushed along halfway, ridden and outpaced over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong

9/1

1st

1

(7)

10th Aug 2022

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 5

17:10 Beverley

Grantley Hall

9st 11lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Michael & David Easterby

soon led and made rest, shaken up and went clear over 1f out, soon edged right, ridden final furlong, kept on well, comfortably

7/2

6th

12

(7)

26th Jul 2022

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

17:55 Goodwood

Grantley Hall

8st 8lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Michael & David Easterby

in touch with leaders, pushed along and pressed leaders 2f out, ridden and edged right over 1f out, weakened final 110yds

10/1

9th
4 (7)
Spoof

25/1

Form: -55730 D

Last run: 108 days

W: 9st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Had 50 races for Charles Hills, winning seven; 2lb lower than when going close on his penultimate run in June (5f, soft) but has since changed hands for only £7,000.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

10th

4

(9)

9th May 2024

Good

0m 5f 15y

Class 2

13:30 Chester

Spoof

9st 7lb

J: Alec Voikhansky

T: Kevin Frost

taken down early, dwelt start, took keen hold, always behind

33/1

OUR TIP

Form: 032106 D

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Always behind in last month's Ayr Silver Cup and only a week later he dropped out tamely at Ripon, a course at which he has excelled in the past; reservations all of a sudden.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

10th

11

(10)

8th Dec 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 14y

Class 5

17:15 Newcastle (AW)

Marks Choice

9st 3lb

J: William Pyle

T: Gemma Tutty

midfield

10/1

1

7th Dec 2023

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 5

13:57 Southwell (AW)

Marks Choice

9st 10lb

J: William Pyle

T: Gemma Tutty

3rd

8

(3)

24th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 5

16:15 Southwell (AW)

Marks Choice

9st 7lb

J: William Pyle

T: Gemma Tutty

led, headed but prominent after 1f

12/1

Form: 301891 CD

Last run: 25 days

W: 9st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Well suited by a stiff 5f and got up in the nick of time here 25 days ago (good); that was under a 7lb claimer so has more on his plate here following a 3lb rise; still respected.

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11th

6

(6)

17th Oct 2022

Good To Soft

0m 5f 3y

Class 4

16:55 Pontefract

Ginger Jam

9st 5lb

J: Faye McManoman

T: Nigel Tinkler

midfield, pushed along halfway, ridden over 1f out, weakened final furlong

6/1

1st

7

(2)

22nd Sep 2022

Good

0m 5f 3y

Class 3

16:03 Pontefract

Ginger Jam

8st 13lb

J: Sophie Clements

T: Nigel Tinkler

prominent, pushed along and edged left over 1f out, led inside final 110yds, kept on, just prevailed

25/1

9th

12

(2)

15th Sep 2022

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 3

20:45 Newcastle (AW)

Ginger Jam

9st 0lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Nigel Tinkler

stumbled start, towards rear, ridden and minor headway inside final furlong

33/1

12th
9 (12)
Gunnerside

25/1

Form: 512-90 D

Last run: 16 days

W: 8st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 73

Form & Verdict

Shot up the weights for winning six times last year; didn't reappear until last month and it's been a quiet start to this campaign.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

5th

7

(5)

12th Sep 2023

Good

0m 5f 212y

Class 6

15:10 Catterick

Gunnerside

9st 5lb

J: Oliver Stammers

T: Grant Tuer

Seems versatile regarding trip/ground and is now 1lb below the mark from which he won by 5l at Musselburgh (7f, good to soft) in May; suffered dip in form during the summer but made some good late headway in C&D event won by One More Dream a fortnight ago and might be coming to the boil again.

8/1

7th

3

(12)

30th Aug 2023

Good To Soft

0m 5f 212y

Class 6

15:10 Catterick

Gunnerside

9st 9lb

J: Oliver Stammers

T: Grant Tuer

held up in rear, plenty to do 2f out, switched left and kept on well inside final furlong, eyecatcher

16/1

11th

12

(7)

5th Aug 2023

Soft

0m 6f 2y

Class 5

16:30 Doncaster

Gunnerside

9st 1lb

J: Callum Rodriguez

T: Grant Tuer

towards rear

14/1

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Payout
Exacta £425.00
Straight Forecast £371.60
Tricast £3053.80
Trifecta £4490.00

Selections

RP Ratings:

Rayong

Telegraph:

Ginger Jam

SPOTLIGHT:

Rambuso Creek

The Times:

Another Investment

Daily Record:

Thornaby Pearl

TOPSPEED:

Rayong

POSTDATA:

Rayong

Daily Express:

Rayong

The Star:

Rayong

The Guardian:

Ginger Jam

Daily Mail:

Ginger Jam

Daily Mirror:

Ginger Jam

The Sun:

Ginger Jam