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Nars Supports The NHC Handicap

  • Prize money: £5234
  • 1m 0f 6y
  • Class 4
  • 6 runners
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Nars Supports The NHC Handicap

Runners: 6 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

11/1 (Won)

  • Win: £7.00
  • Place: £3.10

Form: 12544- D

Last run: 127 days

W: 9st 8lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Enjoyed an excellent 2023, scoring four times at around 1m and closing with a solid fourth in 9.5f Wolverhampton handicap on Boxing Day; he's very much one to consider on his seasonal return.

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

4th

5

(8)

9th May 2024

Good

1m 2f 70y

Class 3

16:10 Chester

Pearl Eye

9st 7lb

J: Jason Watson

T: Darryll Holland

Scored four times around 1m in 2023 and enhanced his good strike-rate on turf when getting on top towards the finish on last week's 1m Pontefract reappearance (soft); good second over C&D last autumn; a 5lb penalty demands another career best but no surprise were he to find it; on the shortlist.

13/2

1st

3

(3)

1st May 2024

Soft

1m 0f 6y

Class 4

15:50 Pontefract

Pearl Eye

9st 8lb

J: Jason Watson

T: Darryll Holland

Enjoyed an excellent 2023, scoring four times at around 1m and closing with a solid fourth in 9.5f Wolverhampton handicap on Boxing Day; he's very much one to consider on his seasonal return.

11/1

9/4

  • Place: £1.20

Form: 468-51 CD

Last run: 9 days

W: 9st 6lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 76

Form & Verdict

Took his form up a notch when an authoritative C&D scorer nine days ago; goes well on soft going so he's a player turned out under a 5lb penalty.

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

7th

3

(4)

11th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 0f 75y

Class 4

16:05 Nottingham

On The River

9st 6lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Harriet Bethell

Won four times last season, including this race; struggled at Pontefract on his return last month but he's bounced back with a win and close second there (both at 1m on soft) in last two runs; only 1lb higher than last time and he's a big player back at this track; all wins have been on good or slower but he handles most ground.

4/1

2nd

4

(5)

1st May 2024

Soft

1m 0f 6y

Class 4

15:50 Pontefract

On The River

9st 6lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Harriet Bethell

Took his form up a notch when an authoritative C&D scorer nine days ago; goes well on soft going so he's a player turned out under a 5lb penalty.

9/4

1st

2

(3)

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

1m 0f 6y

Class 5

15:22 Pontefract

On The River

9st 10lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Harriet Bethell

Won four times last April-July (good to soft-heavy), including this race; went up the weights and he's finished no better than fourth since his last win, but he's edging back down the handicap and could improve for his reappearance outing here three weeks ago.

4/1

Form: 8137-6 D

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Signed off for Ed Walker with breakthrough success in 1m Thirsk novice last June; gelded/off six months and not disgraced for his current yard when sixth in 1m2f Newcastle handicap 23 days ago, fading last 1f; he can take a step forward.

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

3rd

2

(7)

1st May 2024

Soft

1m 0f 6y

Class 4

15:50 Pontefract

Arkendale

9st 9lb

J: Callum Rodriguez

T: Edward Bethell

Signed off for Ed Walker with breakthrough success in 1m Thirsk novice last June; gelded/off six months and not disgraced for his current yard when sixth in 1m2f Newcastle handicap 23 days ago, fading last 1f; he can take a step forward.

13/2

6th

1

(3)

8th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 4

14:50 Newcastle (AW)

Arkendale

9st 9lb

J: Callum Rodriguez

T: Edward Bethell

Won a Thirsk novice (1m, soft) for Ed Walker last summer and third of seven in a handicap at Chester (1m2f, good to soft) on stable debut in September, but out of his depth in a 0-105 at Haydock on final outing; makes AW debut after 191 days off having been gelded in the meantime; market informative.

10/1

Form: 80757- CD

Last run: 223 days

W: 8st 9lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

C&D scorer but he ended 2023 under something of a cloud; his mark is falling though so he's no forlorn hope on his reappearance.

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

4th

6

(1)

1st May 2024

Soft

1m 0f 6y

Class 4

15:50 Pontefract

Garden Oasis

8st 9lb

J: Duran Fentiman

T: Tim Easterby

C&D scorer but he ended 2023 under something of a cloud; his mark is falling though so he's no forlorn hope on his reappearance.

16/1

7th

11

(3)

21st Sep 2023

Good To Soft

1m 0f 6y

Class 4

17:30 Pontefract

Garden Oasis

9st 6lb

J: Duran Fentiman

T: Tim Easterby

Won this in 2020 and he's 3lb lower than when scoring at Ayr this June; however, he's struggled to threaten on his last four starts.

25/1

OUR TIP

Form: 1/13- CD

Last run: 305 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Lightly raced 4yo who landed novices over C&D and at Thirsk before posting an excellent third of five on her handicap debut at Newmarket (1m) last July; absent since but she remains with potential and can't be discounted.

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

1

(4)

1st May 2024

Soft

1m 0f 6y

Class 4

15:50 Pontefract

Dora Milaje

9st 9lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: David O’Meara

Lightly raced 4yo who landed novices over C&D and at Thirsk before posting an excellent third of five on her handicap debut at Newmarket (1m) last July; absent since but she remains with potential and can't be discounted.

9/2

Form: 901944 CD BF

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 1lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 76

Form & Verdict

C&D winner who arrives in good nick, fourth of 12 in 1m Windsor handicap 16 days ago; he's one for the shortlist eased 1lb.

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

5

(2)

1st May 2024

Soft

1m 0f 6y

Class 4

15:50 Pontefract

Stately Home

9st 1lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: Shaun Lycett

C&D winner who arrives in good nick, fourth of 12 in 1m Windsor handicap 16 days ago; he's one for the shortlist eased 1lb.

5/1

4th

5

(3)

15th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

1m 0f 31y

Class 4

16:50 Windsor

Stately Home

9st 6lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Shaun Lycett

prominent

10/1

4th

3

(8)

6th Mar 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

16:24 Kempton (AW)

Stately Home

9st 9lb

J: Liam Wright

T: Shaun Lycett

Trainer does well with what he has and this one struck over C&D in January before running no race in a 0-90 last month; needs to bounce back.

10/1

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Payout
Exacta £224.00
Straight Forecast £162.40
Trifecta £870.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

On The River

D Express:

Do I Dream

The Times:

Arkendale

NEWMARKET:

Pearl Eye

TOPSPEED:

Garden Oasis

Daily Record:

Do I Dream

RP RATINGS:

On The River

POSTDATA:

On The River

Telegraph:

On The River

The Guardian:

On The River

Daily Mail:

On The River

Daily Mirror:

On The River

The Sun:

On The River

The Star:

On The River