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14:15 Pontefract

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William Hill NRMB On The Grand National Handicap

  • Prize money: £5400
  • 1m 4f 5y
  • Class 4
  • 3 runners
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William Hill NRMB On The Grand National Handicap

Runners: 3 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

6/1 (Won)

  • Win: £5.00

Form: 82645- D

Last run: 151 days

W: 9st 11lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Ten-time winner who is very well suited by 1m4f on soft ground but his overall record when fresh suggests he might be best watched this afternoon.

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

1st

1

(4)

2nd Apr 2024

Soft

1m 4f 5y

Class 4

14:15 Pontefract

Torcello

9st 11lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: Shaun Lycett

Ten-time winner who is very well suited by 1m4f on soft ground but his overall record when fresh suggests he might be best watched this afternoon.

6/1

5th

5

(1)

3rd Nov 2023

Soft

1m 4f 0y

Class 3

15:10 Newmarket

Torcello

9st 7lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Shaun Lycett

led but pestered, headed over 2f out, soon weakened

6/1

4th

12

(14)

5th Aug 2023

Soft

1m 6f 0y

Class 2

14:25 Goodwood

Torcello

8st 13lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Shaun Lycett

Won here in 2021; good ground was probably against him on penultimate start but he was pipped by HMS President at Newmarket in May, alongside Adjuvant, and that was 1m6f on soft; in the mix assuming he gets his ground again.

20/1

Form: 40321- D

Last run: 186 days

W: 9st 3lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Exposed 8yo who was securing a sixth career success on his favoured soft ground at Haydock in September (1m6f, soft), a race he won three years earlier; has won after a break in the past and there's nothing wrong with his mark.

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

2nd

4

(1)

2nd Apr 2024

Soft

1m 4f 5y

Class 4

14:15 Pontefract

Billy No Mates

9st 3lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Michael Dods

Exposed 8yo who was securing a sixth career success on his favoured soft ground at Haydock in September (1m6f, soft), a race he won three years earlier; has won after a break in the past and there's nothing wrong with his mark.

4/1

1st

1

(3)

29th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 6f 0y

Class 5

16:50 Haydock

Billy No Mates

9st 9lb

J: Callum Rodriguez

T: Michael Dods

steadied start, held up in rear, steady headway from over 2f out, ridden to lead on near side of group inside final furlong, went clear inside final 110yds, comfortably

5/2

8/11

Form: 054-41 D

Last run: 9 days

W: 9st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 76

Form & Verdict

Goes well at Doncaster where he perhaps handled the testing conditions better than his rivals when storming to a 10l success there last week (1m4f); clearly a strong contender under a penalty if as good again, and he's the only runner with some recent match practice.

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

3rd

3

(3)

2nd Apr 2024

Soft

1m 4f 5y

Class 4

14:15 Pontefract

Throne Hall

9st 4lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Archie Watson

Goes well at Doncaster where he perhaps handled the testing conditions better than his rivals when storming to a 10l success there last week (1m4f); clearly a strong contender under a penalty if as good again, and he's the only runner with some recent match practice.

8/11

1st

5

(5)

24th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 3f 197y

Class 4

13:20 Doncaster

Throne Hall

10st 7lb

J: Miss Brodie Hampson

T: Archie Watson

Has never won on the Flat for current yard but looks interesting back at Doncaster, having defied a 12lb higher mark on this card three years ago (1m2f, good); has form at 1m4f.

11/2

4th

6

(9)

23rd Jan 2024

Standard

1m 3f 23y

Class 4

16:30 Southwell (AW)

Throne Hall

10st 11lb

J: Miss Brodie Hampson

T: Archie Watson

Latest Flat win nearly three years ago; taken time to get his eye in on the AW this winter but on a useful mark now and he did well to finish as close as he did at Wolverhampton (about 1m) before Christmas; the return to further can suit; of interest despite lack of course experience.

9/2

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Payout
Exacta £83.00
Straight Forecast £126.70
Trifecta £113.00

Selections

RP RATINGS:

Throne Hall

SPOTLIGHT:

Clan Chieftain

TOPSPEED:

Billy No Mates

Telegraph:

Clan Chieftain

Daily Mail:

Clan Chieftain

POSTDATA:

Throne Hall

LAMBOURN:

Throne Hall

The Times:

Throne Hall

The Guardian:

Throne Hall

D Express:

Throne Hall

Daily Mirror:

Throne Hall

The Sun:

Throne Hall

The Star:

Throne Hall

Daily Record:

Throne Hall