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17:10 Pontefract

Good To Soft

Trustees Of The National Horseracing College Handicap (Div I)

  • Prize money: £3140.4
  • 1m 0f 6y
  • Class 6
  • 13 runners
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Trustees Of The National Horseracing College Handicap (Div I)

Runners: 13 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

14/1 (Won)

  • Win: £25.00
  • Place: £6.70

Form: 30750-

Last run: 183 days

W: 9st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 45

Form & Verdict

Close up at Redcar last May (7f, good) but nothing to shout about since and now 0-10.

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12th

8

(6)

1st May 2024

Soft

1m 0f 6y

Class 6

17:35 Pontefract

Premiership

9st 1lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Michael Wigham

A three-time winner in 2023, including in a division of this event, but he's yet to fire in three runs this term, only tenth at Yarmouth (1m) last time; still can't be totally dismissed off a reduced mark.

9/1

10th

10

(1)

13th Apr 2024

Good

1m 0f 3y

Class 6

15:40 Yarmouth

Premiership

9st 2lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: Michael Wigham

Best not to dwell on recent AW defeats and to concentrate instead on him having won three of his last four 1m starts on turf, quite emphatically over C&D in August last time (good to soft; earlier wins on good); now 1lb lower than the latter and primed for a revival.

11/2

33/1

  • Place: £11.80

Form: 80080-

Last run: 272 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 51

Form & Verdict

Ex-Irish maiden who offered little in his four handicaps (6f-7f); new trainer fits cheekpieces and this 4yo can only be watched on his first run since August.

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7th

8

(8)

5th Sep 2023

Good

1m 1f 35y

Class 6

18:45 Hamilton

Precedent

9st 0lb

J: Aiden Brookes

T: Rebecca Menzies

Good second over 8.5f here in July (soft) but rather disappointing since, including when only sixth back at 1m at Carlisle last week; others preferred.

9/1

6th

7

(2)

31st Aug 2023

Good

0m 7f 173y

Class 6

14:45 Carlisle

Precedent

11st 0lb

J: Mr Philip Thomas

T: Rebecca Menzies

Ex-Irish maiden who finished second on two of his five starts for Rebecca Menzies, more recently at Hamilton (8.3f, soft) last month; found 1m2f on heavy ground too taxing on latest outing but didn't run badly; a possible.

7/2

5th

4

(8)

24th Jul 2023

Good To Soft

1m 1f 207y

Class 6

20:00 Beverley

Precedent

9st 8lb

J: Aiden Brookes

T: Rebecca Menzies

Unlikely that he gave his running when tried over 1m2f two runs back but solid efforts otherwise this season and bumped into an improver over shorter at Hamilton (soft); just 2lb higher and should go well.

5/2

14/1

  • Place: £1.60

Form: 7-3905 D

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 4lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 50

Form & Verdict

Her three wins on turf were on good or quicker ground and she has been taken out on the odd occasion due to softish conditions; has been running just okay on the AW of late.

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5th

9

(1)

16th Oct 2023

Good

0m 7f 33y

Class 6

15:35 Musselburgh

Willing To Please

8st 9lb

J: Aiden Brookes

T: Philip Kirby

pressed leader, led over 2f out

14/1

6th

13

(10)

27th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 6

17:35 Redcar

Willing To Please

8st 7lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Philip Kirby

prominent

16/1

6th

12

(1)

7th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 173y

Class 6

18:35 Carlisle

Willing To Please

8st 9lb

J: Ben Curtis

T: Philip Kirby

Dual C&D winner (from marks in the mid 50s); started off the turf season reasonably well - placed on three occasions - but hasn't been quite so sharp in more recent times, including when finishing sixth of 11 (behind Elettaria) in first-time cheekpieces at Beverley last time.

12/1

Form: 235-26

Last run: 6 days

W: 9st 9lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 55

Form & Verdict

Runner-up at Beverley last month but another slow start did for her back there last week and that's become a habit; poor strike-rate of 2-41.

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7th

9

(9)

10th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 1f 170y

Class 5

19:50 Ripon

Dandys Angel

9st 4lb

J: Aiden Brookes

T: John Wainwright

Five wins last year, four of them at Beverley; has not fired in two runs this year though and need to see a bit more before getting involved.

25/1

5th
10 (7)
Shabs

9/1

Form: 25-723

Last run: 35 days

W: 9st 3lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 49

Form & Verdict

No wins in 19 but placed plenty of times, including in blinkers (1m) and visor (7f) the last twice; softish ground could be a stumbling block.

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8th

8

(11)

19th Oct 2023

Standard

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

18:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Shabs

9st 4lb

J: Ben Curtis

T: Joseph Parr

Off the mark at the 25th attempt when making all over C&D (classified event) in August but he was disappointing back in a handicap here last month; bit to prove again after that and he's had no luck with the draw.

8/1

7th

2

(6)

14th Sep 2023

Standard

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

19:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Shabs

9st 7lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: Joseph Parr

Off the mark at the 25th attempt when making all in a classified event over C&D three weeks ago; should remain competitive at this level.

5/2

1st

8

(8)

24th Aug 2023

Standard

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

18:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Shabs

9st 9lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: Joseph Parr

Now 0-24 but has reached the frame in six of his last seven starts, including on Polytrack; likely to be involved for minor honours again but the wait will probably go on.

8/1

OUR TIP

4/1

Form: 2909-3 D

Last run: 29 days

W: 9st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 56

Form & Verdict

All wins on good at 1m-1m2f but it was soft when creditable third on his comeback at Thirsk and that was over 7f, so there were plenty of positives to be gleaned from that run; below his last winning mark; one to note.

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4th

2

(5)

26th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 6

19:00 Newcastle (AW)

Little Ted

9st 8lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

Has yet to run badly after seven starts over C&D and will be happier back down from 1m2f; all victories have come after a recent outing but he has more in his favour than most.

5/1

Form: 8000-4

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 7lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 53

Form & Verdict

Came from off the pace to finish fourth of 15 over C&D three weeks ago (soft) and today's slightly quicker conditions should suit; respected.

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No Results Found

10/1

Form: -05352 D

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 57

Form & Verdict

Yet another good run at Southwell last month, a scene he knows well; very capable on the grass as well but he's unproven on softer than good.

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8th

9

(7)

3rd Feb 2024

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 6

19:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Back From Dubai

9st 5lb

J: Lewis Edmunds

T: Kevin Frost

Has done all his AW winning at Southwell, at 1m and 7f; bang there in handicaps at that track and here before running flat returned to Southwell latest (had raced only six days earlier); has had a longer break since and could go well.

14/1

5th

1

(7)

18th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

18:00 Southwell (AW)

Back From Dubai

9st 9lb

J: P J McDonald

T: Kevin Frost

in touch with leaders

4/1

2nd

10

(4)

12th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 6

17:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Back From Dubai

9st 5lb

J: Lewis Edmunds

T: Kevin Frost

Close fourth on his return from a break over 1m at Southwell two weeks ago but that's his track (five wins there) and he's 0-7 at this venue.

10/1

4/1

Form: 253921 D

Last run: 4 days

W: 9st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 53

Form & Verdict

Wolverhampton win number seven came in clearcut style four days ago (8.6f); turned out quickly with a penalty but on only his third start on turf, which has to be a worry.

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3rd

4

(9)

23rd Apr 2024

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 6

17:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Inexplicable

9st 3lb

J: Zak Wheatley

T: Antony Brittain

Eight-time course winner, mainly over 8.6f, who rarely goes this far these days; can pull hard, so will want to get some cover early from the outside stall, and a below-par effort last time will need forgiving too.

7/1

12th

5

(9)

31st Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

16:25 Southwell (AW)

Inexplicable

9st 7lb

J: Mark Winn

T: Antony Brittain

Has done most of his winning at about 1m, including twice during a consistent 2024; doesn't appear to be crying out for this return to 7f; not the percentage call.

8/1

12/1

Form: 743926

Last run: 25 days

W: 9st 1lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 47

Form & Verdict

Longstanding maiden who is having only her fourth start on turf and should have run a lot better last time at Wolverhampton.

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10th

11

(2)

3rd May 2023

Good To Soft

1m 0f 6y

Class 6

17:10 Pontefract

Connie R

9st 1lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Michael Herrington

Longstanding maiden who is having only her fourth start on turf and should have run a lot better last time at Wolverhampton.

12/1

6th

9

(8)

8th Apr 2023

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 6

20:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Connie R

8st 7lb

J: Aidan Keeley

T: Michael Herrington

In the frame four times from six visits here including when second of 12 over C&D nine days ago, but that was just a 0-50 classified event and she is now 0-22; others stronger.

6/1

2nd

5

(10)

30th Mar 2023

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 6

20:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Connie R

9st 2lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Michael Herrington

No wins from 21 starts but has shown enough this winter to suggest she should give a good account, despite stall 10 draw, if below-par run last time can be overlooked.

16/1

20/1

Form: 3859-0 CD

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 3lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 49

Form & Verdict

Last season didn't end well and he dropped out tamely over C&D three weeks ago (soft); opposable.

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11th

9

(6)

3rd May 2023

Good To Soft

1m 0f 6y

Class 6

17:10 Pontefract

Frankelio

9st 3lb

J: Aiden Brookes

T: Micky Hammond

Last season didn't end well and he dropped out tamely over C&D three weeks ago (soft); opposable.

20/1

10th

14

(10)

11th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

1m 0f 6y

Class 5

17:05 Pontefract

Frankelio

8st 5lb

J: Aiden Brookes

T: Micky Hammond

prominent

33/1

9th

2

(9)

21st Dec 2022

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 6

18:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Frankelio

9st 9lb

J: Aiden Brookes

T: Micky Hammond

Has regressed in recent times and become inconsistent; on the positive side he's used to running in better company and boasts a decent record fresh, so a bolder showing wouldn't surprise.

12/1

Form: 769

Last run: 50 days

W: 9st 0lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 45

Form & Verdict

Beaten a very long way in two bumpers and three novices on the Flat (7f-1m2f); makes little appeal on her handicap debut.

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8th

8

16th May 2023

Good

2m 0f 190y

Class 4

13:40 Newcastle

Garswood Lady

10st 4lb

J: Lorcan Murtagh

T: Barry Murtagh

Struggled in two bumpers during the winter and on all four subsequent Flat starts, most recently when making handicap debut off a basement mark; tongue-tie fitted for hurdling debut; makes no appeal.

100/1

11

(3)

5th May 2023

Good To Soft

1m 0f 2y

Class 6

17:00 Musselburgh

Garswood Lady

9st 0lb

J: Connor Murtagh

T: Barry Murtagh

Trailed home last at Pontefract on Wednesday when making handicap debut; still has no worthwhile form.

40/1

12th

13

(1)

3rd May 2023

Good To Soft

1m 0f 6y

Class 6

17:10 Pontefract

Garswood Lady

9st 0lb

J: Connor Murtagh

T: Barry Murtagh

Beaten a very long way in two bumpers and three novices on the Flat (7f-1m2f); makes little appeal on her handicap debut.

33/1

Form: 7-0270 CD

Last run: 55 days

W: 9st 8lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 54

Form & Verdict

Three times a runner-up during the winter but has been well held on last two outings and this front-runner faces competition for the lead.

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5

(8)

3rd May 2023

Good To Soft

1m 0f 6y

Class 6

17:10 Pontefract

Divine Connection

9st 8lb

J: Sam James

T: Craig Lidster

Three times a runner-up during the winter but has been well held on last two outings and this front-runner faces competition for the lead.

10/1

1

(4)

17th Mar 2023

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 6

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Divine Connection

9st 10lb

J: Sam James

T: Craig Lidster

12th

3

(3)

9th Mar 2023

Standard

1m 0f 13y

Class 6

15:35 Southwell (AW)

Divine Connection

9st 10lb

J: Mark Crehan

T: Craig Lidster

She has finished second over 7f three times this winter, twice at this track; not at her best at Newcastle last month, however, and others are more appealing for win purposes.

20/1

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Payout
Exacta £10607.00
Straight Forecast £7252.10
Tricast £42889.00
Trifecta £0.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Little Ted

POSTDATA:

Back From Dubai

NEWMARKET:

Shabs

The Guardian:

Inexplicable

RP Ratings:

Mr Strutter

The Star:

Shabs

D Express:

Inexplicable

The Times:

Back From Dubai

Daily Mail:

Back From Dubai

Telegraph:

Little Ted

Daily Mirror:

Little Ted

The Sun:

Little Ted

Daily Record:

Little Ted