Go Racing In Yorkshire Future Stars Apprentice Handicap (Round 3) 1m 2f 6y

  • (4yo+, 1m 2f 6y, Class 5, 7 runners)
  • Winner £3,234 2nd £962 3rd £481 4th £240
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 2m 11.03s
  • Off time: 17:36:57
Full result
Result 17:35 Pontefract
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 5 Special Mix 10/1
2nd 4 Sunnybridge Boy ½ 9/2

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 (5) 668-313
Yellow, Light Green diamond, sleeves and diamond on cap Blades Lad 25
  • T:P D Niven
  • J:David Simmonson
  • Form: 668-313
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-7
  • OR: 73
  • Naps:
4 133 9-7 P D Niven David Simmonson 73 5/1
2 (3) 95/4011-
White, Red chevron, White sleeves, Red seams, quartered cap Kuwait Star 176
  • T:J Ward
  • J:Josh Baudains
  • Form: 95/4011-
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-6
  • OR: 72
  • Naps:
4 132 9-6 J Ward Josh Baudains 72 11/2
3 (2) 22136-1
Yellow and White (quartered), Yellow sleeves, White armlets, Yellow cap Gold Show 22
  • T:E W Tuer
  • J:Jacob Butterfield
  • Form: 22136-1
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-6
  • OR: 72
  • Naps:
4 132 9-6 E W Tuer Jacob Butterfield 72 7/4f
4 (4) 2/2100-9
Yellow, Royal Blue epaulets, Royal Blue and Yellow chevrons on sleeves, Royal Blue cap Sunnybridge Boy (IRE) 22
  • T:Mrs K Burke
  • J:Joey Haynes
  • Form: 2/2100-9
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-6
  • OR: 72
  • Naps:
4 132 9-6 Mrs K Burke Joey Haynes (3) 72 9/2
5 (1) 43520-
RED, WHITE spots, WHITE sleeves, RED seams, RED and WHITE striped cap Special Mix 26
  • T:M W Easterby
  • J:Matthew Hopkins
  • Form: 43520-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-1
  • OR: 67
  • Naps:
5 127 9-1 M W Easterby Matthew Hopkins (3) 67 10/1
6 (6) 01122-0
Yellow, black seams, black sleeves, yellow stars and cap Pertuis (IRE) 21
  • T:Micky Hammond
  • J:Katie Dowson
  • Form: 01122-0
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 8-13
  • OR: 65
  • Naps:
7 125 8-13 Micky Hammond Katie Dowson (7) 65 10/1
7 (7) 366556-
Purple and White diabolo, Purple sleeves, White armlets, Purple cap Free Art 207
  • T:G A Harker
  • J:Jordan Nason
  • Form: 366556-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 8-9
  • OR: 61
  • Naps:
5 121 8-9 G A Harker Jordan Nason (5) 61 20/1

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2012 1 Tapis Libre
  • T:M W Easterby
  • J:David Simmonson
4 9-4 M W Easterby David Simmonson 15/2
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In depth

Verdict

Kuwait Star's end of season double came in heavy ground over 7f and he has something to prove stepping up in trip on his reappearance. Blades Lad couldn't cope with a 6lb rise and the drop back to today's distance at Newcastle last time having won over 1m3f at Southwell in March and GOLD SHOW is preferred. The latter returned to action with victory over course and distance and a 4lb rise in the weights may not be enough to prevent him going in again. Pertuis won an amateurs race over track and trip last summer and makes more appeal off his current mark than Special Mix, who is fit from hurdling.

Formwatch

Special Mix 9-1 (9-7) Towards rear, never dangerous, 15th of 17, 25l behind Talent Scout (8-13) at Pontefract 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Sep.

Sunnybridge Boy (IRE) 12-1 (9-4) Behind most of way, never involved, 9th of 14, 16l behind Gold Show (9-0) at Pontefract 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Apr.

Pertuis (IRE) 16-1 (8-12) Always towards rear, last of 12, 13l behind Royal Opera (9-2) at Catterick 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Apr.

Gold Show 14-1 (9-0) Held up towards rear, steady headway on inside 4f out, went 3rd over 2f out, chased leader over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, stayed on, won at Pontefract 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Apr beating Carragold (9-2) by 3/4l, 14 ran.

Free Art 4-1fav (9-0) Mid-division, outpaced over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, never on terms, 6th of 13, 16l behind Zenarinda (8-9) at Redcar 1m 2f sell stks (5) sft in Oct.

Kuwait Star 7-2fav (9-6) Chased leaders, headway over 1f out, led inside final furlong, kept on, won at Redcar 7f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) hvy in Nov beating Travis County (8-11) by nk, 12 ran.

Blades Lad 14-1 (8-11) Mid-division, headway over 3f out, chased leaders over 1f out, faded final furlong, 3rd of 8, 4 1/2l behind Beaumont's Party (9-2) at Newcastle 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Apr.