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15:55 Pontefract

Good To Soft

Simon Scrope Dalby Screw-Driver Handicap

  • Prize money: £10800
  • 1m 2f 5y
  • Class 3
  • 7 runners
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Simon Scrope Dalby Screw-Driver Handicap

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

3/1 (Won)

  • Win: £6.20
  • Place: £3.10

Form: 51112 D BF

Last run: 59 days

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Won on second start (8.6f, AW) then followed up in Lingfield novice (1m1f, good to firm) before completing the hat-trick in Ayr handicap (1m2f, good to soft); another good run when clear second of five behind an improving sort at Ayr (1m2f, soft) and he's a likely player in first-time cheekpieces.

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1st

4

(2)

28th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

1m 2f 5y

Class 3

15:55 Pontefract

Chriszoff

9st 7lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Archie Watson

Won on second start (8.6f, AW) then followed up in Lingfield novice (1m1f, good to firm) before completing the hat-trick in Ayr handicap (1m2f, good to soft); another good run when clear second of five behind an improving sort at Ayr (1m2f, soft) and he's a likely player in first-time cheekpieces.

3/1

2nd

2

(1)

31st Jul 2023

Good

1m 2f 0y

Class 3

16:15 Ayr

Chriszoff

9st 9lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Archie Watson

Won two novice races in May (AW/good to firm) and completed the hat-trick in convincing fashion over C&D (good to soft) three weeks ago; a 6lb rise could prove to be lenient for this unexposed 3yo.

Evs

1st

5

(3)

9th Jul 2023

Good To Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 4

16:15 Ayr

Chriszoff

9st 3lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Archie Watson

Won at Wolverhampton (8.6f, AW) in May on her second start and followed up in Lingfield novice (1m1f, good to firm), making all each time; makes handicap debut off a fair mark and he's open to further improvement for last year's winning yard; firmly in calculations.

5/2

8/1

  • Place: £7.20

Form: 234677 CD

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Has a solid record here and was placed three times in a row this May/June; well handicapped on that form but he hasn't been at the same level more recently and needs to turn things around.

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6th

8

(11)

9th May 2024

Good

1m 2f 70y

Class 3

16:10 Chester

Baryshnikov

9st 4lb

J: Callum Rodriguez

T: David & Nicola Barron

Won this race in 2021 and also landed the 0-105 C&D handicap at this meeting in 2022; a 1m2f Redcar win (soft) last week shows he's still capable of useful form and he's effectively running off only 2lb higher here; respected.

6/1

1st

3

(3)

2nd May 2024

Soft

1m 2f 1y

Class 3

15:52 Redcar

Baryshnikov

9st 4lb

J: Callum Rodriguez

T: David & Nicola Barron

slowly away, in rear, switched right over 2f out, soon pushed along, steady headway on outer from over 1f out, ridden and hung left but ran on well final 110yds, led towards finish

9/2

Form: 13738

Last run: 56 days

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Hasn't really progressed from his debut win at Doncaster (7f, soft) in April and he needs to produce more than he's managed in his three handicaps; however, this lightly raced 3yo is in top hands and things could click at some point.

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5th

13

(3)

4th May 2024

Good

1m 1f 0y

Class 2

14:20 Newmarket

Theoryofeverything

8st 12lb

J: William Buick

T: David O’Meara

Sole win from six starts for the Gosdens came on debut but his final run last term (wore cheekpieces last two) was a good one at 1m2f; made a promising reappearance for new yard when fourth of 17 to Hafeet Alain and Dutch Decoy in the blanket finish over 1m here (good) 18 days ago, from off the pace; makes plenty of each-way appeal judged on that.

7/1

4th

8

(6)

16th Apr 2024

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

14:55 Newmarket

Theoryofeverything

9st 1lb

J: Jason Watson

T: David O’Meara

Didn't really progress for the Gosden yard but showed significant ability and has joined a trainer who does very well with recruits from other stables (changed hands for 55,000gns); this lightly raced 4yo has been gelded prior to today's stable debut and is not ruled out.

12/1

Form: 151257 D BF

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 6lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Two wins in the summer (1m2f, good to firm/soft) and, although he's posted lesser results the last twice, he got no run at Ayr (1m2f, good to soft) most recently; this lightly raced 4yo could still have more to offer.

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No Results Found

Form: 412 BF

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

All three starts on good ground; won at Nottingham (8.3f) last month on second outing and went very close at Goodwood (1m2f) subsequently, when well clear of the third; his dam was a two-time Group 1 winner and this unexposed 3yo brings potential to his handicap debut; one to consider.

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0

1

(7)

28th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

1m 2f 5y

Class 3

15:55 Pontefract

King Lear

9st 8lb

J: Ben Curtis

T: George Boughey

All three starts on good ground; won at Nottingham (8.3f) last month on second outing and went very close at Goodwood (1m2f) subsequently, when well clear of the third; his dam was a two-time Group 1 winner and this unexposed 3yo brings potential to his handicap debut; one to consider.

5/2

2nd

2

(6)

5th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 1f 197y

Class 4

16:30 Goodwood

King Lear

9st 11lb

J: William Buick

T: George Boughey

Nicely bred colt, by Galileo out of a dual Group 1 winner; duly looked above average at Nottingham (1m, good; ridden clear to score by 4l) three weeks ago, building on debut promise and recording a useful RPR; likely to stay this longer distance; top on the figures and commands respect.

8/11

1st

4

(7)

15th Aug 2023

Good

1m 0f 75y

Class 5

15:30 Nottingham

King Lear

9st 7lb

J: James Doyle

T: George Boughey

prominent, pushed along to lead over 2f out, ridden clear over 1f out, drifted left and kept on well final furlong, comfortably

Evs

OUR TIP

Form: -68212 D BF

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

In top form at Chester since returning from a three-month break, posting a win (1m2f, soft) then a good second (1m2f, good to soft); also effective elsewhere and he can give another good account.

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13th

2

3rd Feb 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 124y

Class 2

14:50 Musselburgh

First Impression

11st 5lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: John & Sean Quinn

Useful dual-purpose performer but he's on a tough mark over hurdles, now 8lb higher than for his last win (last February) after going up 3lb for a narrow defeat at Doncaster; should give his running but others are preferred for win purposes.

8/1

2nd

9

16th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 128y

Class 2

14:40 Doncaster

First Impression

10st 3lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: John Quinn

raced in second

16/1

0

2

(5)

28th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

1m 2f 5y

Class 3

15:55 Pontefract

First Impression

9st 7lb

J: Jason Hart

T: John Quinn

In top form at Chester since returning from a three-month break, posting a win (1m2f, soft) then a good second (1m2f, good to soft); also effective elsewhere and he can give another good account.

11/2

Form: 9-1043 CD

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Exposed 5yo who takes on some progressive rivals but he ran okay at Doncaster (1m2f, soft) recently and was seen to good effect when winning over C&D (good to soft) in April; not ruled out now back at Pontefract.

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2nd

5

(6)

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

1m 2f 5y

Class 2

14:52 Pontefract

Lightening Company

8st 10lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Ben Haslam

Won this on last year's reappearance (good to soft); 0-8 since but he reappeared with a good third at Doncaster (1m2f, soft) last month and there's every chance he'll be bang there.

6/1

3rd

6

(8)

24th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 2f 43y

Class 3

15:40 Doncaster

Lightening Company

8st 12lb

J: Andrew Breslin

T: Ben Haslam

Has done all his winning in the spring, most recently off just 2lb lower at Pontefract (1m2f, good to soft) on 2023 reappearance; this looks the time to catch him; interesting on seasonal debut.

12/1

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Payout
Exacta £824.00
Straight Forecast £907.10
Trifecta £5243.00

Selections

The Times:

King Lear

SPOTLIGHT:

Chriszoff

RP RATINGS:

Baryshnikov

POSTDATA:

Auld Toon Loon

NEWMARKET:

Theoryofeverything

D Express:

First Impression

Telegraph:

King Lear

The Guardian:

King Lear

The Sun:

King Lear

Daily Record:

King Lear

LAMBOURN:

Chriszoff

Daily Mail:

Chriszoff

Daily Mirror:

Chriszoff

The Star:

Chriszoff

TOPSPEED:

Baryshnikov