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16:30 Pontefract

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Irish Stallion Farms EBF Nursery Handicap

  • Prize money: £5234
  • 0m 6f 0y
  • Class 4
  • 8 runners
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Irish Stallion Farms EBF Nursery Handicap

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

3/1 (Won)

  • Win: £3.00
  • Place: £1.20

Form: 51251 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 9lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

Confirmed the promise of his Thirsk win when winning a competitive Racing League nursery at Wolverhampton three weeks ago; up 6lb but there's more to come from him and he's a leading contender.

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4th

4

(1)

8th May 2024

Good

0m 6f 17y

Class 3

13:30 Chester

Beyond Borders

9st 4lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: K R Burke

midfield on inner, switched right and headway from over 1f out, briefly went second inside final furlong, soon edged left and kept on

8/1

10/1

  • Place: £1.50

Form: 524 BF

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 6lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

His two 6f runs have been promising and 7f looked to stretch him at Southwell three weeks ago; improvement required if he's to make light of this opening mark though.

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5th

4

(5)

27th Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 7f 212y

Class 3

16:28 Haydock

Invincible Aura

9st 2lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Marco Botti

Always behind at Epsom (8.5f) four days ago, albeit perhaps didn't take to the track; this may suit better but he looks the most exposed contender; sole win came in AW maiden.

10/1

10th

3

(9)

23rd Apr 2024

Good

1m 0f 113y

Class 4

17:05 Epsom

Invincible Aura

9st 9lb

J: Harry Davies

T: Marco Botti

0-6 last year but some good runs in defeat (including on turf) and, having been gelded, he reappeared with a win in a Southwell maiden (1m, AW) last month; fair fourth when back in a handicap at Wolverhampton (8.6f, AW) last time, when his run was slightly checked; might not be far away.

8/1

4/1

  • Place: £2.90

Form: 269

Last run: 68 days

W: 9st 8lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 76

Form & Verdict

Runner-up in a newcomer's event at Windsor on debut (7-4f) but he hasn't kicked on since, albeit he got squeezed up at a crucial stage at Doncaster on second start; reportedly unsuited by good to soft ground when flopping at Newbury in July, after which he was gelded; clearly thought to be better than we have seen but could probably do with it drying out.

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1st

8

(8)

16th Oct 2023

Soft

0m 6f 12y

Class 4

14:15 Windsor

Free Nation

8st 13lb

J: Rhys Clutterbuck

T: Charles Hills

Gelded prior to his creditable third at Pontefract (6f, good to soft; nursery debut) last month and may well build on that effort; close second over C&D on debut and looks interesting back here; bred to do better still, being a half-brother to eight winners.

8/1

3rd

3

(3)

28th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

16:30 Pontefract

Free Nation

9st 8lb

J: Jason Watson

T: Charles Hills

Runner-up in a newcomer's event at Windsor on debut (7-4f) but he hasn't kicked on since, albeit he got squeezed up at a crucial stage at Doncaster on second start; reportedly unsuited by good to soft ground when flopping at Newbury in July, after which he was gelded; clearly thought to be better than we have seen but could probably do with it drying out.

4/1

9th

5

(3)

22nd Jul 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

16:10 Newbury

Free Nation

9st 2lb

J: William Buick

T: Charles Hills

Beaten favourite both 6f starts, not coming on for quite promising debut at Windsor, where he ran green, when only sixth at Doncaster; uncertain proposition in first-time hood.

3/1

4/1

Form: 641112 D

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 7lb

2 yo Filly

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

She has made giant strides since handicapping, winning three times in a lower grade before a creditable second at Yarmouth last week (Class 4, soft ground); clear of the third on that occasion so wouldn't be confident the handicapper has her measure just yet.

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2nd

5

(2)

18th Oct 2023

Heavy

0m 5f 8y

Class 4

16:15 Nottingham

Another Gift

9st 3lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Ed Dunlop

Campaigned at 6f since handicapping, completing a hat-trick initially but beaten off this mark the last twice (ran creditably on penultimate start); this drop back in trip needs to eke out more from her.

6/1

4th

4

(2)

28th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

16:30 Pontefract

Another Gift

9st 7lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Ed Dunlop

She has made giant strides since handicapping, winning three times in a lower grade before a creditable second at Yarmouth last week (Class 4, soft ground); clear of the third on that occasion so wouldn't be confident the handicapper has her measure just yet.

4/1

2nd

9

(4)

21st Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 3y

Class 4

15:20 Yarmouth

Another Gift

9st 1lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: Ed Dunlop

Has won all three nurseries and was good value for her near 2l success at Windsor (6f, good to firm; also won on good) as she didn't get the clearest of passages; has another 7lb to deal with in what looks a stronger race and these softer conditions are a worry (based on past form and her action).

6/1

8/1

Form: 707

Last run: 36 days

W: 9st 1lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 69

Form & Verdict

Finished his race on the front foot at Newbury on debut (6f, good to soft); not progressed in two runs since but he faces a more realistic assignment now handicapping and he's one to consider.

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25/1

Form: 635246

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 3lb

2 yo Gelding

OR: 71

Form & Verdict

Improved effort when second of nine on his nursery debut at Thirsk (6f, soft) in July; backward steps twice since and now has a point to prove.

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5th

4

(2)

2nd May 2024

Heavy

0m 6f 2y

Class 5

20:20 Doncaster

Woodleigh

9st 5lb

J: Harrison Shaw

T: Declan Carroll

Eight-race maiden; never looked dangerous on last month's seasonal debut at Ripon (6f, heavy), but kept on for a modest third and is entitled to have benefited from that outing; a possible.

10/1

OUR TIP

Form: 213052 D

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 9lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

Had excuses at Goodwood last month and he's been reliable otherwise, winning on fast ground at Hamilton on his second start and beaten under 4l in both nursery runs; drops in class today and shouldn't be underestimated.

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20/1

Form: 2548

Last run: 46 days

W: 8st 13lb

2 yo Filly

OR: 67

Form & Verdict

Near miss over C&D on debut but followed that with a heavy defeat at Brighton when odds-on and two runs since haven't been chock-full of promise either; risks attached.

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8th

9

(8)

28th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

16:30 Pontefract

Soveraine

8st 13lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Charlie Johnston

Near miss over C&D on debut but followed that with a heavy defeat at Brighton when odds-on and two runs since haven't been chock-full of promise either; risks attached.

20/1

8th

8

(2)

13th Aug 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

15:28 Leicester

Soveraine

8st 11lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Charlie Johnston

Lost out only by a neck on debut at Pontefract (6f, good to firm) in June but was very disappointing odds-on favourite next time (albeit on soft ground) and last month's fourth of six at Hamilton (6f, good to soft) was underwhelming; has a point to prove on nursery debut.

12/1

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