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15:10 Pontefract

Good To Soft

Ben And Mary Hibbert Memorial Handicap

  • Prize money: £5757.4
  • 1m 4f 5y
  • Class 4
  • 8 runners
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Ben And Mary Hibbert Memorial Handicap

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

9/2 (Won)

  • Win: £4.70
  • Place: £1.60

Form: 221282 D

Last run: 32 days

W: 9st 9lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

No match for the easy winner when second over C&D (good to firm) last month but he beat his four other rivals and has also shown promise on good to soft ground; this 3yo could be in the mix.

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Verdict Starting price

1st

12

26th Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 11y

Class 4

18:40 Chepstow

Roaring Legend

10st 10lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Olly Murphy

Fairly useful on Flat for previous stable and chased home notable rivals in first two attempts over hurdles; struggled in the Boodles at Cheltenham most recently (had wind surgery since) but holds leading claims back down markedly in class.

Evs

17

12th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 87y

Class 1

16:50 Cheltenham

Roaring Legend

11st 0lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

Quite useful at 1m4f on the Flat, winning twice; chased home good horses, including Liari, in his first two hurdle races (good to soft) but progress hit a pothole when turned over at long odds-on at Market Rasen and soft ground (which he never encountered in ten Flat starts) was perhaps a factor; others preferred.

25/1

OUR TIP

8/1

  • Place: £4.30

Form: 34-886 D

Last run: 11 days

W: 10st 2lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Not at his best during light campaign this year but hasn't run badly over 1m2f the last twice and he could appreciate the step back up in trip; he's below his last winning mark and is not ruled out.

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2nd

1

(2)

2nd May 2024

Good

1m 7f 0y

Class 5

16:35 Ayr

Animato

9st 10lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: David O’Meara

took keen hold, raced in second, lost ground over 3f out, rallied final 110yds, no match for winner

100/30

4/1

  • Place: £2.10

Form: 214215 BF

Last run: 29 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 73

Form & Verdict

Denied clear run when going very close here (1m2f, good to soft) in July and won at Nottingham (1m2f, heavy) next time; not seen to best effect at Bath (1m2f, good) most recently and this 3yo could have more to offer now back up in trip and back on slow ground; firmly in calculations.

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

1st

4

(7)

8th May 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 3f 219y

Class 6

21:00 Kempton (AW)

Damascus Steel

9st 10lb

J: Silvestre De Sousa

T: Ed Dunlop

Dual turf winner last year before ending the season on a downswing; has run poorly in two starts this spring too, which leaves him with it to prove on his Polytrack debut.

12/1

8th

12

(4)

26th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 3f 197y

Class 5

16:55 Doncaster

Damascus Steel

9st 5lb

J: Robert Havlin

T: Ed Dunlop

Below par on final two runs last season and well beaten on this month's reappearance at Pontefract; however, he may have needed that latest outing and is on a handy mark on last year's best efforts; chance.

12/1

Form: 621245 D

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 5lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 76

Form & Verdict

Disappointing at Haydock (11.6f, good) recently after two-month break and unproven on slow ground; however, he's on a competitive mark on this season's best form and it will be no surprise if this 3yo bounces back.

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2nd

2

(1)

5th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 3f 15y

Class 5

15:50 Hamilton

Bulldog Spirit

9st 11lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Rebecca Menzies

led, headed over 2f out, outpaced over 1f out, kept on final 110yds, no match for winner

10/1

7th

7

(6)

5th Mar 2024

Standard

2m 0f 102y

Class 5

19:00 Southwell (AW)

Bulldog Spirit

9st 7lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Rebecca Menzies

took keen hold, midfield, headway and went second after 4f, headway after 2f, briefly led over 2f out, headed and weakened over 1f out

12/1

8th

9

(4)

9th Oct 2023

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 4

19:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Bulldog Spirit

9st 4lb

J: Franny Norton

T: Charlie Johnston

led, headed and prominent after 3f, weakened over 1f out

5/1

11/4

Form: 388621 D

Last run: 34 days

W: 8st 8lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 65

Form & Verdict

These cheekpieces appear to have been a positive, and following her 11l second to a well-handicapped winner at Leicester (1m4f, soft) she won in a big field at Thirsk (1m4f, good) last time; this 3yo is in good hands to continue to progress and she's a strong contender up 5lb.

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6

(3)

11th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 3f 179y

Class 5

18:25 Leicester

Kittykarma

9st 6lb

J: David Nolan

T: Richard Fahey

dwelt start, towards rear

16/1

8th

7

(9)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 2f 50y

Class 5

19:30 Nottingham

Kittykarma

9st 7lb

J: Jack Garritty

T: Richard Fahey

The drop back in trip may not be ideal on her reappearance but she improved in these cheekpieces last year, winning at Thirsk (1m4f, good) in August, and she's also effective on soft ground; not discounted.

7/1

6th

6

(7)

12th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 5f 26y

Class 6

17:40 Ayr

Kittykarma

9st 8lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Richard Fahey

midfield

5/1

Form: 010-57 D

Last run: 47 days

W: 10st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

Useful dual-purpose performer for Joseph O'Brien but well beaten over hurdles in May on final start for that yard and same story on the Flat this summer on first two runs for this stable; a major turnaround is required in first-time cheekpieces.

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4th

5

(6)

1st May 2024

Soft

1m 2f 5y

Class 5

15:15 Pontefract

Flying Scotsman

9st 1lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Ben Haslam

A fair 1m4f winner in Ireland for Joseph O'Brien but he's yet to fire for his current yard, beating only one over C&D 29 days ago; cheekpieces are retried, and he has something to prove.

20/1

5th

5

(5)

2nd Apr 2024

Soft

1m 2f 5y

Class 5

16:15 Pontefract

Flying Scotsman

9st 3lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Ben Haslam

Flat/hurdle winner in Ireland but hasn't been that competitive in six Flat handicaps for Ben Haslam, from 1m2f to 1m5f; could turn a corner at some point but makes limited appeal at the minute.

12/1

7th

2

(3)

9th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 4f 14y

Class 5

18:00 Southwell (AW)

Flying Scotsman

9st 9lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Ben Haslam

Five-time winner on Flat turf or over hurdles in Ireland but has not shown much in five outings for this yard, beating just one home at Newcastle (1m2f/1m4f) in each of his last two starts; best watched for now.

16/1

Form: 7-1413

Last run: 144 days

W: 10st 1lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Lightly raced 4yo who won two of his first four Flat starts and was a good third of 14 at Musselburgh (1m4f, good to soft) in April on his final outing for Keith Dalgleish; changed hands for 48,000gns in July; open to further improvement and could go well if fully tuned up on stable debut.

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4

1st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 171y

Class 4

15:55 Huntingdon

Notimeforanother

11st 11lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Jedd O’Keeffe

Two-time Flat winner who won on his handicap hurdle debut at Doncaster (2m, good) in January, beating a big field with something to spare; also effective on good to soft; unexposed in this code and this 5yo may well take a 7lb rise in his stride.

3/1

1st

1

28th Jan 2024

Good

2m 0f 128y

Class 5

15:35 Doncaster

Notimeforanother

12st 0lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Jedd O’Keeffe

Ran encouragingly at Sedgefield (second hurdles attempt) on Boxing Day and may well build on that effort; has a handy opening mark judged on Flat form; interesting.

7/1

3rd

8

26th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 178y

Class 4

13:25 Sedgefield

Notimeforanother

11st 4lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: Jedd O’Keeffe

Fair dual AW winner who was a distant third at Wetherby on hurdle debut; this isn't a strong event and he may be capable of better.

16/1

Form: 244538 D

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 66

Form & Verdict

8yo whose losing run goes back 19 races to May 2021 and he was merely mid-division at Southwell (1m4f, AW) last time; however, he has a patchy record on AW and has run some good races on turf this term, including when third at Thirsk (1m4f, soft) two starts ago; possible player off career-low mark.

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8th

6

(4)

21st Sep 2023

Good To Soft

1m 4f 5y

Class 4

15:10 Pontefract

Benadalid

9st 2lb

J: Aiden Brookes

T: Chris Fairhurst

8yo whose losing run goes back 19 races to May 2021 and he was merely mid-division at Southwell (1m4f, AW) last time; however, he has a patchy record on AW and has run some good races on turf this term, including when third at Thirsk (1m4f, soft) two starts ago; possible player off career-low mark.

9/1

8th

4

(6)

28th Aug 2023

Standard

1m 4f 14y

Class 5

17:32 Southwell (AW)

Benadalid

9st 13lb

J: Aiden Brookes

T: Chris Fairhurst

His last win was over two years ago but he's well treated on his old form and has reached the frame in four of his five runs this season; 1lb lower than for his creditable third at Thirsk (1m4f) last time and has each-way claims again back on AW.

12/1

3rd

5

(2)

5th Aug 2023

Soft

1m 4f 8y

Class 5

17:10 Thirsk

Benadalid

9st 8lb

J: Aiden Brookes

T: Chris Fairhurst

in touch with leaders

10/1

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Payout
Exacta £510.00
Straight Forecast £450.50
Tricast £2463.10
Trifecta £2921.00

Selections

TOPSPEED:

Kittykarma

RP RATINGS:

Roaring Legend

D Express:

Benadalid

The Sun:

Notimeforanother

SPOTLIGHT:

Damascus Steel

The Guardian:

Animato

POSTDATA:

Kittykarma

The Times:

Kittykarma

Telegraph:

Kittykarma

The Star:

Kittykarma

Daily Record:

Kittykarma

NEWMARKET:

Roaring Legend

Daily Mail:

Roaring Legend

Daily Mirror:

Benadalid