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15:45 Pontefract

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Napoleons Casino Bradford Handicap

  • Prize money: £10308
  • 0m 6f 0y
  • Class 3
  • 5 runners
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Napoleons Casino Bradford Handicap

Runners: 5 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

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9/4 (Won)

  • Win: £3.25
  • Place: £1.50

Form: 1435- D

Last run: 171 days

W: 9st 9lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Newbury novice winner on good to soft and two runs later was placed in the Goffs Sportsman's Challenge at Naas (6f, good to yielding); didn't get home over 7f at Newmarket on nursery debut; now gelded and might well progress further.

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

1st

1

(4)

2nd Apr 2024

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

15:45 Pontefract

Jamess Delight

9st 9lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: Clive Cox

disputed lead, led clearly from over 4f out, pushed along and went clear over 1f out, went further clear inside final furlong, eased inside final 110yds, readily

9/4

5th

2

(6)

14th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 3

16:25 Newmarket

Jamess Delight

9st 8lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: Clive Cox

Placed in the Goffs Sportsman's Challenge at Naas (good to yielding) on latest 6f start, shaping as if he's ready for this extra furlong; raced only three times and may do better still; possibilities.

9/2

3rd

7

(15)

14th Sep 2023

Good To Yielding

0m 5f 205y

15:05 Naas

Jamess Delight

9st 5lb

J: Colin Keane

T: Clive Cox

raced near side, midfield, in touch with leaders halfway, went third over 1f out, ran on well inside final furlong, no match for first two

10/1

11/2

  • Place: £2.60

Form: 5111-9 CD

Last run: 32 days

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Never got involved at Lingfield a month ago but went into that with a record of 3-3 in 6f handicaps, including one here on good to soft; better can be expected, for all that he has a bit to prove off this mark.

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

2nd

3

(5)

2nd Apr 2024

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

15:45 Pontefract

Beyond Borders

9st 7lb

J: Shane Gray

T: K R Burke

prominent on outer, outpaced over 1f out, soon lost ground, no match for winner

11/2

9th

7

(4)

1st Mar 2024

Standard

0m 6f 1y

Class 2

14:37 Lingfield (AW)

Beyond Borders

8st 8lb

J: Sam James

T: K R Burke

3-3 in 6f handicaps, completing a hat-trick in comfortable fashion at Newcastle in November (well drawn); returns from 111 days off with a career-high mark to negotiate; needs to progress again.

10/1

1st

3

(8)

11th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

12:50 Newcastle (AW)

Beyond Borders

9st 8lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: K R Burke

Bids for a hat-trick, having won 6f nurseries at Wolverhampton (AW) and Pontefract the last twice; record is 3-6 overall and he looks open to further progress; one for the shortlist.

7/2

3rd
4 (2)
Bellarchi

8/1

Form: 48256- D

Last run: 157 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Won three in a row in July-September (5f/6f on ground ranging from good to soft to good to firm; including two nurseries); effective on soft ground; progress stalled in the autumn and she will need to be on her game if she's to defy a mark 5lb higher than for her last win.

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

1st

2

(3)

9th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 4

20:00 Southwell (AW)

Bellarchi

9st 9lb

J: Brandon Wilkie

T: Grant Tuer

Completed a hat-trick over 5f/6f on turf last year; may not have handled the heavy ground when beaten 9l into third of five on her Pontefract return (6f) a week ago, but the run should have put her straight and her granddam gained all six career wins on the AW; interesting.

15/2

3rd

4

(2)

2nd Apr 2024

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

15:45 Pontefract

Bellarchi

9st 3lb

J: Sam James

T: Grant Tuer

started quickly, soon steadied and in touch with leaders, dropped to last over 4f out, detached over 2f out, rallied and some headway under 2f out, kept on inside final furlong

8/1

6th

4

(1)

28th Oct 2023

Heavy

0m 7f 6y

Class 3

13:35 Doncaster

Bellarchi

9st 3lb

J: Shane Gray

T: Grant Tuer

Won three in a row in July-September (5f/6f; including two nurseries); effective on soft ground and over 7f; however, her progress has stalled on her last few starts and others here have more pressing claims.

20/1

Form: 3120- D

Last run: 222 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Won a York maiden but failed to confirm placings with the runner-up here next time, though again ran well; presumably failed to give his running when only 9-2 for a big-field sales race at York's Ebor meeting when last seen; could well have a lot more to offer now gelded at three, though all his runs have been on fast ground.

Place /
No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4th

2

(1)

2nd Apr 2024

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

15:45 Pontefract

Twilight Romance

9st 8lb

J: Jason Hart

T: John & Sean Quinn

disputed lead, steadied and prominent from over 4f out, lost ground over 2f out, weakened final furlong

5/2

19th

6

(5)

24th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

14:25 York

Twilight Romance

9st 5lb

J: Jason Hart

T: John Quinn

Quite impressive in sweeping aside We Never Stop over C&D in June (good to firm) and lost nothing in defeat to the same rival at Pontefract, where he was conceding 4lb and not helped by his track position; shortlisted.

6/1

2nd

3

(2)

3rd Jul 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:15 Pontefract

Twilight Romance

9st 8lb

J: Jason Hart

T: John Quinn

Ties in with two of today's rivals, as he finished a close third to The Camden Colt at Haydock then beat We Never Stop at York (6f, good to firm) where he was well on top at the finish; big player.

15/8

5/2

Form: 252-

Last run: 152 days

W: 8st 12lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

Ran in these colours for the Crisfords, finishing second on debut before disappointing at Sandown in September; again runner-up in a Wolverhampton maiden (first run over 6f) on his first start for Karl Burke and has been gelded in the meantime; unraced on ground softer than good but he's one to consider.

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

5th

5

(3)

2nd Apr 2024

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

15:45 Pontefract

South Shore

8st 12lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: K R Burke

in touch with leaders, took keen hold after 1f, outpaced over 2f out, weakened over 1f out

5/2

2nd

17

2nd Nov 2023

Standard

0m 6f 20y

Class 5

14:10 Wolverhampton (AW)

South Shore

9st 7lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: K R Burke

prominent

9/2

5th

4

(5)

15th Sep 2023

Good

0m 5f 10y

Class 4

14:05 Sandown

South Shore

9st 7lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: Simon & Ed Crisford

Only newcomer in the field when going down narrowly at Ripon (5f, good) and the winner could be useful, having defied a penalty for his debut success; makes plenty of appeal with improvement on the cards.

13/8

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Exacta £153.00
Straight Forecast £179.40
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Selections

TOPSPEED:

South Shore

POSTDATA:

Beyond Borders

The Guardian:

Twilight Romance

Daily Mirror:

Beyond Borders

Daily Record:

Beyond Borders

The Times:

South Shore

Daily Mail:

South Shore

D Express:

South Shore