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15:30 Pontefract

Heavy

Phil Bull Trophy Conditions Stakes (Round 7 Of The Pontefract Stayers Championship 2023) (Gbb Race)

  • Prize money: £15288
  • 2m 2f 2y
  • Class 2
  • 6 runners
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Phil Bull Trophy Conditions Stakes (Round 7 Of The Pontefract Stayers Championship 2023) (Gbb Race)

Runners: 6 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

Abandoned

Form: 0/

Last run: 909 days

W: 9st 6lb

9 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

6th

5

16th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 3y

Class 5

13:40 Fakenham

Ace Time

10st 2lb

J: Ben Poste

T: J R Jenkins

Has two hurdle wins at around 2m (on good to soft) to his name but hard to make a case for him on anything he has shown in the past two years.

25/1

5th

8

18th Nov 2023

Heavy

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

14:12 Uttoxeter

Ace Time

10st 2lb

J: Ben Poste

T: J R Jenkins

took keen hold, prominent, pressed leader before 2 out, led 2 out, headed approaching last, soon weakened

66/1

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Abandoned

Form: 2-5231 CD

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 6lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

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5th

3

(5)

2nd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 2f 2y

Class 4

14:45 Pontefract

Black Kalanisi

9st 8lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: Ian Williams

C&D winner last October and followed up on heavy ground at Newmarket; returns to the Flat off a 6lb higher mark and after pulling up over hurdles in February; will need to be approaching his best.

7/2

2

21st Feb 2024

Soft

2m 5f 55y

Class 4

17:15 Ludlow

Black Kalanisi

11st 12lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Ian Williams

Gained his Flat wins in the autumn over 2m/2m2f; subsequent hurdles efforts at about 3m; veteran who may not be crying out for this drop back to sharp 2m5f under this code.

7/1

Abandoned

Form: 223654 BF

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 6lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 60

Form & Verdict

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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9th

1

(9)

30th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

1m 5f 192y

Class 6

18:20 Catterick

Cold Henry

9st 11lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Sara Ender

Two wins over 2m here in autumn of 2022; hasn't won since, but has several decent placed efforts to his credit; could go well, but perhaps better at 2m.

10/1

Form: /1/39-

Last run: 407 days

W: 9st 6lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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8th

3

26th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 47y

Class 4

13:30 Perth

Jason The Militant

11st 13lb

J: Joe Williamson

T: Philip Kirby

Was always up against it at the Cheltenham Festival last month but his good days for Henry De Bromhead are a fading memory; remains opposable.

25/1

22

15th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 56y

Class 2

17:30 Cheltenham

Jason The Militant

10st 4lb

J: Joe Williamson

T: Philip Kirby

Capable of very useful form for Henry de Bromhead; however, record for current stable is far from convincing and latest defeat came in lower grade at Newcastle; hopes of revival are pinned on first-time blinkers (replacing cheekpieces worn the last twice).

100/1

5th

2

24th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 190y

Class 3

16:00 Newcastle

Jason The Militant

11st 13lb

J: Joe Williamson

T: Philip Kirby

Continues to tumble down the weights and is one to watch in the betting, but hasn't been shaping as though he's about to halt the slide.

8/1

Abandoned

Form: 510990

Last run: 9 days

W: 9st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

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8th

3

(7)

3rd Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

14:35 Newmarket

Land Of Winter

9st 12lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: Rae Guest

Won four-runner race at Beverley (2m, soft) in July but out of form since; soundly beaten last time in the Cesarewitch here for the third year running; well handicapped if this proved one of his good days.

14/1

0

26

(11)

14th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 2f 0y

Class 2

14:40 Newmarket

Land Of Winter

8st 5lb

J: Aidan Keeley

T: Rae Guest

Well beaten in this race in 2021 and 2022 and even further adrift in the Trial three weeks ago on his only other race at Newmarket; good ground for all three of those was probably not ideal and he'd be well handicapped if this proved one of his best days, but others look more solid.

100/1

Abandoned

Form: 953470

Last run: 9 days

W: 9st 6lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

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No / Draw
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9th

16

(14)

10th May 2024

Good

2m 2f 140y

Class 2

15:40 Chester

The Grand Visir

8st 6lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Ian Williams

Second, ninth and ninth in the last three Chester Cups; today's mark is his lowest since 2017 and plenty of efforts last June-September give him a cracking chance, so the case can be made for him despite his latest three outings (one this term) and the lack of any win since Royal Ascot 2019.

50/1

14th

4

(7)

6th Dec 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 2

20:00 Kempton (AW)

The Grand Visir

9st 1lb

J: Dougie Costello

T: Ian Williams

Veteran stayer who is without a victory since 2019, but he wasn't disgraced when 12th in the Cesarewitch when last seen so can't be dismissed off a falling mark.

20/1

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Verdict

This may prove a good opportunity for THE GRAND VISIR to end a long losing spell. He’s a major contender on form and stays all day. Jason The Militant has stamina to prove at this sort of distance on the Flat but, judged on peak figures, looks the biggest danger provided he sees it out. Having won over C&D two weeks ago, Black Kalanisi may be able to outrun his rating.[Steve Boow]