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17:30 Pontefract

Good To Soft

Matty Bown Handicap

  • Prize money: £5757.4
  • 1m 0f 6y
  • Class 4
  • 12 runners
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Matty Bown Handicap

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

12/1 (Won)

  • Win: £8.00
  • Place: £2.70

Form: 966563 CD

Last run: 19 days

W: 8st 13lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 65

Form & Verdict

8yo who has been regressive this year but his mark has fallen accordingly and he was third at Beverley (1m, good) recently; also effective on slow ground and he might not be far away.

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11th

1

(10)

9th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 7f 218y

Class 6

17:15 Thirsk

Global Spirit

9st 10lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Roger Fell & Sean Murray

Multiple turf winner but 0-16 on the AW so recent defeats over 7f on sand, although they haven't been too serious, shouldn't be taken as evidence of a decline; has won on soft and now 2lb lower than a 1m Pontefract win in September so has possibilities back at this trip.

12/1

13/2

  • Place: £1.90

Form: 6-2231

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

Posted some solid efforts (including in a 1m handicap on soft ground) prior to easily getting off the mark at 2-11 in a novice at Chepstow (7f, good to soft) last month; could be involved now back in a handicap.

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3rd

3

(3)

8th May 2024

Heavy

1m 1f 100y

18:50 Gowran Park

Mexicali Rose

9st 9lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Bought for 42,000gns out of Ralph Beckett's yard last December, having won Chepstow maiden last summer and run to a better level subsequently in handicaps at Pontefract and Newmarket; unplaced in a handicap on stable debut; not well treated by the race conditions.

20/1

7th

13

(10)

20th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

14:45 Curragh

Mexicali Rose

9st 2lb

J: Declan McDonogh

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Bought for 42,000gns out of Ralph Beckett's yard in December, having won Chepstow maiden last summer and run to a better level subsequently in handicaps at Pontefract and Newmarket (heavy); begins for Joseph O'Brien off a fair mark.

10/1

11/2

  • Place: £2.10

Form: 312

Last run: 41 days

W: 9st 12lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Won Salisbury novice (7f, soft) in July on second start and solid second in Thirsk novice (7f, good) next time; has shaped as though 1m will suit and this unexposed 3yo is firmly in calculations on handicap debut.

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8th

5

(6)

11th May 2024

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

14:05 Ascot

Mother Mary

8st 11lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: James Ferguson

Showed fairly useful form on turf in her first season last year and remains open to further progress, having raced only five times in total; possibilities with AW reappearance (Listed) under her belt.

5/1

Form: 315160 D

Last run: 33 days

W: 9st 11lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

Posted his second win of the summer when easily making all at Hamilton (1m, good to soft) in July; it's too soon to write him off but he needs to perform much better than on his last two starts.

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4th

2

(3)

9th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

1m 0f 6y

Class 4

15:00 Pontefract

Indiana Be

9st 10lb

J: Callum Rodriguez

T: Edward Bethell

Dual winner over 1m on good to firm/good to soft this year; fair fourth in a C&D handicap last time; a possible.

11/2

4th

6

(10)

21st Sep 2023

Good To Soft

1m 0f 6y

Class 4

17:30 Pontefract

Indiana Be

9st 11lb

J: Callum Rodriguez

T: Edward Bethell

Posted his second win of the summer when easily making all at Hamilton (1m, good to soft) in July; it's too soon to write him off but he needs to perform much better than on his last two starts.

12/1

12th

11

(12)

19th Aug 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:50 Ripon

Indiana Be

9st 7lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: Edward Bethell

Best from the front; made all in a C&D maiden (good) in June and a Hamilton handicap (8.5f, good to soft) in July; latest York effort was a little disappointing and the widest stall could make it tricky for him to lead, particularly as there are some confirmed front-runners drawn much nearer the inside.

15/2

10/1

Form: 823451 D

Last run: 20 days

W: 8st 11lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 67

Form & Verdict

3yo who got off the mark at the 12th attempt when making all at Thirsk (1m, good) three weeks ago; has also run well on slow ground; not ruled out but he's in a tougher race today, which may find him out.

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8th

4

(9)

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

1m 0f 6y

Class 5

15:55 Pontefract

Mount King

9st 5lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

prominent

10/1

6th
4 (11)
Tele Red

7/1

Form: 011324 C

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

Won two in a row in July (1m, good to soft) and three good runs in defeat since; there's every chance this course winner can again be thereabouts.

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5th

5

(4)

7th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 4

18:25 Newcastle (AW)

Tele Red

9st 7lb

J: Brandon Wilkie

T: K R Burke

prominent

15/2

1st

2

(7)

3rd Oct 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

13:42 Ayr

Tele Red

10st 1lb

J: Brandon Wilkie

T: K R Burke

disputed lead, led 2f out, ridden and faced challenge over 1f out, kept on well final 110yds, gamely

9/2

Form: 648075 CD

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 6lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Won this in 2020 and he's 3lb lower than when scoring at Ayr this June; however, he's struggled to threaten on his last four starts.

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4th

6

(1)

1st May 2024

Soft

1m 0f 6y

Class 4

15:50 Pontefract

Garden Oasis

8st 9lb

J: Duran Fentiman

T: Tim Easterby

C&D scorer but he ended 2023 under something of a cloud; his mark is falling though so he's no forlorn hope on his reappearance.

16/1

15/2

Form: 271546 CD BF

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 13lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Thrived for new yard earlier this season, winning four times (heavy-good to soft; including C&D); fair efforts on good/good to firm the last twice and he could better those performances now back on a slow surface.

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7th

3

(4)

11th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 0f 75y

Class 4

16:05 Nottingham

On The River

9st 6lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Harriet Bethell

Won four times last season, including this race; struggled at Pontefract on his return last month but he's bounced back with a win and close second there (both at 1m on soft) in last two runs; only 1lb higher than last time and he's a big player back at this track; all wins have been on good or slower but he handles most ground.

4/1

14/1

Form: -76677

Last run: 42 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

Returns from six-week break having had gelding and wind ops in the meantime, and his reduced mark and the drop back in trip are likely positives; however, he hasn't really shone this year and others are more compelling.

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9th

7

(10)

13th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

10:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Awtaad Prince

9st 8lb

J: Tommie Jakes

T: Amy Murphy

Has improved for the fitting of a hood, just getting the better of a subsequent winner over C&D in February and finishing third off this mark at Lingfield (1m4f, Polytrack) and Doncaster (1m2f, soft; first-time tongue-tie); high on the list.

5/1

3rd

7

(3)

23rd Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 2f 43y

Class 5

16:45 Doncaster

Awtaad Prince

9st 8lb

J: Ryan Kavanagh

T: Amy Murphy

Heavy-ground winner as 2yo; didn't have a great 3yo season but he took advantage of weights drop when winning at Chelmsford last month (1m2f) in a first-time hood; fair third over 1m4f since but perhaps the return to 1m2f back on turf will suit with refitted tongue-tie added.

5/1

3rd

3

(2)

7th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 4f 0y

Class 6

13:40 Lingfield (AW)

Awtaad Prince

9st 10lb

J: Tommie Jakes

T: Amy Murphy

prominent

5/1

OUR TIP
10th
2 (2)
Vaccine

9/1

Form: 523915 CD BF

Last run: 40 days

W: 9st 13lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Disappointing fifth at Redcar last time but has a good record here and won over C&D (good to soft) two starts ago; could bounce back with big run.

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10th

2

(2)

21st Sep 2023

Good To Soft

1m 0f 6y

Class 4

17:30 Pontefract

Vaccine

9st 13lb

J: David Nolan

T: Michael Dods

Disappointing fifth at Redcar last time but has a good record here and won over C&D (good to soft) two starts ago; could bounce back with big run.

9/1

5th

2

(3)

12th Aug 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 219y

Class 4

15:13 Redcar

Vaccine

10st 1lb

J: Sean Kirrane

T: Michael Dods

Off the mark for the season with last-gasp success at Pontefract (1m, good to soft) three weeks ago; only 2lb higher here and good 3lb claimer Sean Kirrane is enlisted; this straight mile should also suit; respected.

7/2

1st

4

(5)

21st Jul 2023

Good To Soft

1m 0f 6y

Class 4

19:15 Pontefract

Vaccine

9st 13lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Michael Dods

0-12 since novice win in 2021 and below best when mid-division in the Carlisle Bell last time; however, prior to that he ran two good races over this C&D (good to soft/good) and is not discounted.

8/1

Form: 0618 CD BF

Last run: 38 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

Flopped when favourite on handicap debut at Hamilton (1m1f, soft) 38 days ago but gelded since and he easily made all in a maiden over this C&D (good to soft) in July; this unexposed 3yo is in top hands and it will be no surprise if he plays a leading role in first-time cheekpieces.

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11th

8

(8)

21st Sep 2023

Good To Soft

1m 0f 6y

Class 4

17:30 Pontefract

Dubawi Warrior

9st 8lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: William Haggas

Flopped when favourite on handicap debut at Hamilton (1m1f, soft) 38 days ago but gelded since and he easily made all in a maiden over this C&D (good to soft) in July; this unexposed 3yo is in top hands and it will be no surprise if he plays a leading role in first-time cheekpieces.

6/1

8th

7

(2)

14th Aug 2023

Soft

1m 1f 35y

Class 3

19:40 Hamilton

Dubawi Warrior

8st 13lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: William Haggas

took keen hold, prominent on inner

2/1

1st

4

(1)

30th Jul 2023

Good To Soft

1m 0f 6y

Class 5

16:00 Pontefract

Dubawi Warrior

9st 7lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: William Haggas

Half-brother to smart Al Mubhir (runs here 2.50); faded right out of it, however, when 14-1 in maiden at Newmarket (1m3f) and 16-1 in six-runner novice at Doncaster (7f, good); at least only one of today's rivals has shown markedly better form, so one to consider.

7/2

Form: 32-155

Last run: 90 days

W: 9st 10lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Well-beaten fifth in first two handicaps in May/June (1m2f, good) and returns from a break with something to prove, but he's been gelded since and that may help this lightly raced 3yo tap back into his earlier promise (including on soft/heavy ground); interesting contender.

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8th

3

(10)

17th Oct 2023

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 4

16:20 Newcastle (AW)

Radetsky Marsch

9st 10lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Archie Watson

led

33/1

12th

7

(6)

21st Sep 2023

Good To Soft

1m 0f 6y

Class 4

17:30 Pontefract

Radetsky Marsch

9st 10lb

J: Harry Davies

T: Archie Watson

Well-beaten fifth in first two handicaps in May/June (1m2f, good) and returns from a break with something to prove, but he's been gelded since and that may help this lightly raced 3yo tap back into his earlier promise (including on soft/heavy ground); interesting contender.

12/1

5th

2

(6)

23rd Jun 2023

Good To Soft

1m 2f 1y

Class 4

16:45 Redcar

Radetsky Marsch

9st 10lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Archie Watson

Opened his account in 1m2f Kempton novice in April but came in a well-held fifth on his handicap debut at Ripon (1m2f) following month; cheekpieces are reached for now with more required.

8/1

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Straight Forecast £389.00
Tricast £2624.50
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Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Mother Mary

RP RATINGS:

Global Spirit

The Times:

Mexicali Rose

TOPSPEED:

On The River

Daily Mirror:

Tele Red

Daily Mail:

Dubawi Warrior

NEWMARKET:

Mother Mary

Telegraph:

Mother Mary

Daily Record:

Mother Mary

The Star:

Mexicali Rose

D Express:

On The River

The Sun:

Tele Red

POSTDATA:

Global Spirit

The Guardian:

Global Spirit