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Soft

Jamaican Flight Handicap (Round 1 Of The Pontefract Stayers’ Championship 2024)

  • Prize money: £5400
  • 2m 2f 2y
  • Class 4
  • 5 runners
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Jamaican Flight Handicap (Round 1 Of The Pontefract Stayers’ Championship 2024)

Runners: 5 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

5/1 (Won)

  • Win: £5.50
  • Place: £2.20

Form: 98975-

Last run: 171 days

W: 8st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Dual Flat winner at about 2m on soft ground; pulled up on his final run over hurdles but that was a Grade 2 novice and he had previously chased home the classy Dysart Enos at Doncaster; has won off this mark and that was without a claimer riding.

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

1st

5

(1)

2nd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 2f 2y

Class 4

14:45 Pontefract

Justus

8st 13lb

J: Aiden Brookes

T: Micky Hammond

Dual Flat winner at about 2m on soft ground; pulled up on his final run over hurdles but that was a Grade 2 novice and he had previously chased home the classy Dysart Enos at Doncaster; has won off this mark and that was without a claimer riding.

5/1

8

2nd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 2f 25y

Class 1

14:17 Kelso

Justus

11st 5lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Micky Hammond

towards rear

50/1

2nd

1

28th Jan 2024

Good

2m 0f 128y

Class 3

12:20 Doncaster

Justus

11st 8lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Micky Hammond

Scored in small field at Catterick (1m7f, heavy) on New Year's Day when having second attempt over hurdles; last Flat win came at this venue (soft); forecast good ground isn't ideal but, otherwise, he has place claims.

13/2

4/1

  • Place: £1.30

Form: 14347-

Last run: 164 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Won a three-runner novice at Leicester (1m4f, heavy) last April by a whopping 50l; 0-4 in the meantime and was only fourth of five in a handicap before getting outclassed in a 1m7f Group 2 at Ascot the final time; still of interest, as the least exposed of these.

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

2nd

4

(3)

2nd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 2f 2y

Class 4

14:45 Pontefract

Maxident

9st 4lb

J: David Egan

T: Dominic Ffrench Davis

Won a three-runner novice at Leicester (1m4f, heavy) last April by a whopping 50l; 0-4 in the meantime and was only fourth of five in a handicap before getting outclassed in a 1m7f Group 2 at Ascot the final time; still of interest, as the least exposed of these.

4/1

7th

8

(4)

21st Oct 2023

Soft

1m 7f 209y

Class 1

13:15 Ascot

Maxident

9st 1lb

J: Owen Lewis

T: Dominic Ffrench Davis

50l win in a novice at Leicester (1m4f, heavy) in April but against just two rivals; has come up short since, latest start in a soft-ground handicap over 1m6f; while heavy ground would hold no fears and he's had only four races (made the running in three) so could still do better, vastly better is required in this race.

100/1

4th

3

(5)

29th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 6f 0y

Class 3

16:20 Haydock

Maxident

9st 5lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Dominic Ffrench Davis

led, headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out

8/1

Form: 11120-

Last run: 223 days

W: 9st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Highly progressive last year in winning five times, from 1m4f to 2m on all sorts of ground; went close at Goodwood in August (2m4f, soft) off just a 4lb lower mark and he'd probably had enough when below par on his final start.

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

3rd

2

(2)

2nd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 2f 2y

Class 4

14:45 Pontefract

Robert Johnson

9st 10lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Philip Kirby

Highly progressive last year in winning five times, from 1m4f to 2m on all sorts of ground; went close at Goodwood in August (2m4f, soft) off just a 4lb lower mark and he'd probably had enough when below par on his final start.

3/1

12th

10

(3)

23rd Aug 2023

Good

2m 0f 56y

Class 2

16:10 York

Robert Johnson

9st 0lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Philip Kirby

dwelt start, in touch with leaders on inner, lost ground from 3f out, weakened 2f out

11/2

2nd

16

4th Aug 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 97y

Class 2

13:50 Goodwood

Robert Johnson

8st 2lb

J: Paula Muir

T: Philip Kirby

Northern raider on a roll having won five of his last six and never more decisive than last time at York (2m, good to soft; has won on heavy); has yet another rise to contend with here (up 7lb and 1lb out of the weights) but gives the impression that he'll stay all day.

9/1

Form: 4/5/1-

Last run: 154 days

W: 9st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Triple hurdle winner who was runner-up in that discipline when last seen in December; he's won four on the Flat, including a 1m4f heavy-ground handicap at Catterick last October when just 2lb lower; fine over this far and highly likely to be involved.

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

4th

1

(4)

2nd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 2f 2y

Class 4

14:45 Pontefract

Goobinator

9st 12lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Donald McCain

Triple hurdle winner who was runner-up in that discipline when last seen in December; he's won four on the Flat, including a 1m4f heavy-ground handicap at Catterick last October when just 2lb lower; fine over this far and highly likely to be involved.

11/4

2nd

2

23rd Dec 2023

Soft

1m 7f 144y

Class 3

14:05 Haydock

Goobinator

11st 12lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald McCain

chased clear leader, ridden after 3 out, kept on

7/1

1st

1

(4)

31st Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 4f 13y

Class 4

14:17 Catterick

Goobinator

10st 2lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Donald McCain

prominent, led after 2f, pushed along over 2f out, soon edged left towards near side, hampered rival over 1f out, ridden and kept on well inside final furlong, drifted left inside final 110yds, stayed on

4/1

OUR TIP

Form: 52311- CD

Last run: 151 days

W: 9st 8lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

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.

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

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

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