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15:45 Pontefract

Good To Soft

British EBF Premier Fillies’ Handicap

  • Prize money: £15462
  • 0m 6f 0y
  • Class 2
  • 7 runners
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British EBF Premier Fillies’ Handicap

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

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3/1 (Won)

  • Win: £3.00
  • Place: £1.60

Form: 41110 D BF

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Soundly beaten at York (7f, good to firm) last month but pulled hard and had won three in a row prior to that (6f/7f, various ground); retains potential for top yard and could bounce back with big run if settling better.

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1st

7

(7)

4th May 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

13:10 Newmarket

Unequal Love

9st 8lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: William Haggas

Best effort when winning handicap at Pontefract (6f, good to soft) last September, and ran respectably when fourth to Funny Story in C&D Listed event the following month; went off a shorter price than the winner that day and now meets her on 3lb better terms; definite claims for a stable that has won two of the last five runnings of this race.

9/2

4th

12

(11)

14th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

17:00 Newmarket

Unequal Love

9st 2lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: William Haggas

Improving sprinter who kept on well to win a strongly run Pontefract handicap (6f, good to soft) three weeks ago, her fourth win from six starts; still looked to be learning on the job on that occasion and she has the measure of runner-up Minnetonka on these 6lb better terms; obvious chance.

4/1

11/2

  • Place: £2.60

Form: 876041 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Hasn't shone on turf this year and is unproven on slow ground, but she showed strong form on grass last season and has run well on AW the last twice, winning at Wolverhampton (6f) a fortnight ago; key player if in similarly good form now back on turf.

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9th

7

(10)

1st Nov 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

18:45 Kempton (AW)

Minnetonka

9st 1lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Richard Hannon

took keen hold, disputed lead, raced in second over 4f out

7/1

11th

7

(5)

14th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

17:00 Newmarket

Minnetonka

9st 2lb

J: Sean Levey

T: Richard Hannon

Smooth winner of a Class 4 handicap at Wolverhampton last month; runner-up in three runs since and highly likely she's still attractively handicapped; hard to see why she would reverse Pontefract form with Unequal Love on these terms though.

20/1

2nd

8

(4)

7th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 6f 20y

Class 3

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Minnetonka

9st 6lb

J: Sam Hitchcott

T: Richard Hannon

Took advantage of a drop in the weights when winning over C&D early last month and has performed at least as well in two starts on turf since, looking unlucky not to win when dead-heating for second at Newmarket (6f, good to firm) nine days ago; only 1lb higher and one to be interested in.

7/2

7/2

Form: 4-1181 D

Last run: 56 days

W: 9st 1lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Made it three wins from five starts when making all on her handicap and turf debut at Doncaster (6f, soft) in July last time out; this well-bred 3yo could still have more to offer and she's a strong contender up 4lb.

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6th

5

(2)

14th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

14:50 Newcastle (AW)

Hello Queen

9st 3lb

J: Shane Gray

T: Kevin Ryan

Two AW wins early in the year, one over C&D; made a winning turf debut at Doncaster in July and she ran well for third in a strong fillies' handicap at Pontefract in September (6f, good to soft); still open to improvement after just six runs and her rivals would be wise not to allow her too much rope up front.

5/1

3rd

5

(4)

21st Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:45 Pontefract

Hello Queen

9st 1lb

J: Shane Gray

T: Kevin Ryan

Made it three wins from five starts when making all on her handicap and turf debut at Doncaster (6f, soft) in July last time out; this well-bred 3yo could still have more to offer and she's a strong contender up 4lb.

7/2

1st

2

(4)

27th Jul 2023

Soft

0m 6f 2y

Class 4

15:05 Doncaster

Hello Queen

9st 8lb

J: James Doyle

T: Kevin Ryan

Only raced on Tapeta so far, winning 6f novices at Wolverhampton in January and Newcastle in March; out of her depth in a valuable conditions event at the latter track the following month and now makes her handicap/turf debut after 111 days off; market may be helpful.

7/2

4th
7 (1)
Mersea

6/1

Form: -04513 D

Last run: 20 days

W: 8st 10lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

Made all at Carlisle (6f, good to firm) last month and close third there (5f, good to firm) since; she's also effective elsewhere, and has shown promise on good to soft ground, and could be a live contender now back up to 6f.

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4th

5

(1)

1st May 2024

Soft

0m 5f 3y

Class 4

14:05 Pontefract

Mersea

9st 2lb

J: Zak Wheatley

T: Grant Tuer

Second at Catterick (6f, heavy) before winning a small-field handicap at Southwell (5f AW) where she rallied to lead on the line; not sure what happened last time but has a big run in her.

9/2

12th

7

(13)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

18:05 Thirsk

Mersea

9st 5lb

J: Sam James

T: Grant Tuer

ducked sharply left start, led towards near side

9/2

Form: 305522 D

Last run: 5 days

W: 9st 5lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Beaten 13 times since landing a hat-trick in January but she's been a good second off this mark at Carlisle (6f, good) and Chester (6f, good to soft) the last twice and can be bang there if her good form continues.

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4th

3

(5)

4th May 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

13:10 Newmarket

Glorious Angel

9st 8lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: Grant Tuer

Busy since reappearing in March and she posted a career best when winning 5f handicap at Ripon (soft; also successful on good/good to firm) last week under a 7lb claimer; just as effective at 6f but this is a much stiffer assignment and she'll need further improvement if she's to follow up.

14/1

1st

9

(6)

27th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

17:50 Ripon

Glorious Angel

8st 10lb

J: Ethan Jones

T: Grant Tuer

in touch with leaders, ridden when good headway over 1f out, led inside final 110yds, kept on, always doing enough

5/1

6/1

Form: 741106 CD

Last run: 32 days

W: 9st 9lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Progressive in the first half of summer and made it two wins in a row (7f/6f, soft/good) when scoring over C&D in July; however, she hasn't been at the same level the last twice and needs to get back to her best.

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8th

4

(6)

1st Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 1y

Class 2

14:02 Lingfield (AW)

Kitai

9st 4lb

J: Alistair Rawlinson

T: Michael Appleby

Three turf wins on stiff tracks when trained by the Johnstons, the latest of them off this mark at Pontefract last July; well held on her next four starts and again when 50-1 for her stable debut on New Year's Day (6f, Tapeta); this is weaker but she'll need a full revival to feature.

33/1

13th

11

(7)

1st Jan 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

17:15 Newcastle (AW)

Kitai

8st 8lb

J: Mark Winn

T: Michael Appleby

Two wins for Charlie Johnston last summer, impressing over 6f at Pontefract in July; disappointing after that win though and has changed hands for 55,000gns since last seen; new yard may well find the key to her but she's making her stable debut in a warm race.

20/1

8th

1

(6)

16th Oct 2023

Good

0m 7f 33y

Class 3

16:10 Musselburgh

Kitai

9st 12lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Charlie Johnston

Won two in a row in the first half of summer (7f/6f, soft/good) and could bounce back at some point, but she needs to produce more than she's managed on her last three starts.

5/1

Form: 3817-7 CD

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 0lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Three wins (two over C&D) from her 11 2yo starts and she may have needed her belated reappearance at Carlisle three weeks ago, but she was well beaten and it's hard to be confident on the back of that.

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6th

3

(11)

6th May 2024

Soft

0m 7f 96y

Class 5

15:40 Beverley

Shandy Star

9st 9lb

J: Jonny Peate

T: Roger Fell & Sean Murray

Three wins, the latest over 6f at Pontefract in October 2022 (good to soft); good run when second over 7f at Newmarket in November (7f, heavy) but disappointing since.

25/1

12th

6

(10)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

18:35 Thirsk

Shandy Star

9st 6lb

J: Jonny Peate

T: Roger Fell & Sean Murray

prominent

16/1

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Payout
Exacta £102.00
Straight Forecast £116.90
Trifecta £400.00

Selections

RP RATINGS:

Unequal Love

POSTDATA:

Glorious Angel

SPOTLIGHT:

Hello Queen

The Times:

Kitai

TOPSPEED:

Mersea

Daily Mirror:

Hello Queen

NEWMARKET:

Unequal Love

Telegraph:

Unequal Love

Daily Mail:

Unequal Love

D Express:

Unequal Love

The Star:

Unequal Love

The Guardian:

Glorious Angel

The Sun:

Glorious Angel

Daily Record:

Glorious Angel