King Richard III Handicap 6f

  • (3yo+, 6f, Class 3, 10 runners)
  • Winner £7,763 2nd £2,310 3rd £1,154 4th £577
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 1m 22.46s
  • Off time: 16:30:27
Full result
Result 16:30 Pontefract
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 7 My Name Is Rio 9/1
2nd 2 Secret Look nk 10/1
3rd 5 Misplaced Fortune 1 3/1j


Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 (12) 1-02000
Royal Blue and White stripes, Royal Blue sleeves, White armlets Chooseday (IRE) 24
  • T:K A Ryan
  • J:B Hughes
  • Form: 1-02000
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-12h
  • OR: 87
  • Naps:
5 138 9-12 h K A Ryan B Hughes 87 20/1
2 (7) 16408-9
Royal Blue, Yellow stars, Yellow sleeves, Royal Blue stars Secret Look 23
  • T:E S McMahon
  • J:Graham Gibbons
  • Form: 16408-9
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-12
  • OR: 87
  • Naps:
4 138 9-12 E S McMahon Graham Gibbons 87 10/1
3 (4) 1411-98
Black and Orange (quartered), Orange and Black chevrons on sleeves, Orange cap Rocksilla 25
  • T:C F Wall
  • J:P Hanagan
  • Form: 1411-98
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-10
  • OR: 85
  • Naps:
4 136 9-10 C F Wall P Hanagan 85 9/1
5 (6) 30-0543
RED, ROYAL BLUE braces, ROYAL BLUE cap Misplaced Fortune 8
  • T:N Tinkler
  • J:S De Sousa
  • Form: 30-0543
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 9-9v
  • OR: 84
  • Naps:
9 135 9-9 v N Tinkler S De Sousa 84 3/1j
6 (2) 275533
Dark blue, yellow hoop Hadaj 3
  • T:Mrs R Carr
  • J:J P Sullivan
  • Form: 275533
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-7b
  • OR: 82
  • Naps:
5 133 9-7 b Mrs R Carr J P Sullivan 82 3/1j
7 (13) 456-118
Dark blue and yellow (quartered), yellow sleeves, dark blue stars and cap My Name Is Rio (IRE) 52
  • T:M Dods
  • J:P Mulrennan
  • Form: 456-118
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-6
  • OR: 81
  • Naps:
4 132 9-6 M Dods P Mulrennan 81 9/1
8 (3) 074258
Maroon, Black and White striped sleeves and cap Naabegha 10
  • T:A J McCabe
  • J:James Doyle
  • Form: 074258
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 9-4p
  • OR: 79
  • Naps:
7 130 9-4 p A J McCabe James Doyle 79 12/1
9 (1) 449313
WHITE, DARK BLUE stars, DARK BLUE sleeves, WHITE stars Sunraider (IRE) 12
  • T:P T Midgley
  • J:G Lee
  • Form: 449313
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 9-4
  • OR: 79
  • Naps:
7 130 9-4 P T Midgley G Lee 79 6/1
10 (11) 396023
Dark Blue, large Red spots, sleeves and cap King Of Eden (IRE) 12
  • T:E J Alston
  • J:Jason Hart
  • Form: 396023
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 9-2
  • OR: 77
  • Naps:
8 128 9-2 E J Alston Jason Hart 77 20/1
13 (10) 231-456
BLACK, RED disc, halved sleeves, quartered cap It Must Be Faith 22
  • T:M Appleby
  • J:A Mullen
  • Form: 231-456
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 8-11
  • OR: 72
  • Naps:
4 123 8-11 M Appleby A Mullen 72 14/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
12 (8) 6-2141
Boy In The Bar 8 (ex6)
  • Nag Me
  • Course and Distance Winner
  • T:T D Barron
  • J:R Winston
  • Form: 6-2141
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-0b
  • OR: 75
  • Naps:
3 b T D Barron R Winston 75 WD
4 (5) 8-96424
Dark Castle 10
  • Nag Me
  • Course and Distance Winner
  • T:Micky Hammond
  • J:P McDonald
  • Form: 8-96424
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-9
  • OR: 84
  • Naps:
5 99 Micky Hammond P McDonald 84 NR
11 (9) 730214
Al Khan (IRE) 3
  • Nag Me
  • Beaten Favourite
  • Distance Winner
  • T:Ollie Pears
  • J:D Tudhope
  • Form: 730214
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-1b1
  • OR: 76
  • Naps:
5 91 b1 Ollie Pears D Tudhope 76 NR

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2013 3 Dark Castle
  • T:Micky Hammond
  • J:P McDonald
4 9-3 Micky Hammond P McDonald 9/2
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In depth

Verdict

Al Khan found the extra 5lb too much when attempting to follow up a recent success at Carlisle on Saturday and is worth opposing here. Dark Castle is 4lb higher than when successful in this last year but is running well again and should be thereabouts from a decent draw. Hadaj is another consistent sort at this level but Sunraider looks held on the form book by Al Khan and King Of Eden is creeping up the weights again, despite not winning. BOY IN THE BAR is two from two over track and trip and in blinkers. He's picked up a penalty for his latest success but is still unexposed and can score again pitched in against older handicappers for the first time.

Formwatch

Boy In The Bar 5-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 4f out, led well over 1f out, soon hung left, clear final furlong, ran on strongly, won at Pontefract 6f 3yo stk 0-75 (5) gd in Jun beating Naggers (9-0) by 5l, 7 ran.

Dark Castle 13-2 (10-0) Mid-division, driven 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, soon ridden, kept on inside final furlong, no impression, 4th of 12, 4l behind Greeb (9-4) at Doncaster 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun.

Al Khan (IRE) 7-4fav (9-13) Chased leaders, driven over 2f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 6l behind Gran Canaria Queen (9-3) at Carlisle 6f app hcp (5) gf.

My Name Is Rio (IRE) 4-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, faded inside final furlong, 8th of 11, 11l behind Barkston Ash (9-3) at Thirsk 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in May.

Secret Look 33-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, ridden and no extra inside final furlong, 9th of 13, 5l behind Golden Steps (8-10) at Doncaster 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Jun.

Misplaced Fortune 8-1 (9-9) In touch until shuffled back towards rear halfway, making headway when badly hampered over 1f out, switched right and strong run inside final furlong, went 3rd final 50 yards, not recover, 3rd of 10, 2l behind Stepping Out (9-4) at Pontefract 6f flls hcp 0-130 (3) gd in Jun.

Sunraider (IRE) 11-4fav (9-11) Pushed along in touch in rear, ridden 2f out, stayed on final furlong, nearest finish, 3rd of 8, 4l behind Al Khan (9-3) at Carlisle 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jun.

King Of Eden (IRE) 5-2 (9-7) Slowly into stride, pushed along to chase leader, ridden over 2f out, one pace, 3rd of 5, 2 3/4l behind Khelman (9-11) at Hamilton 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jun.

Naabegha 22-1 (9-9) Towards rear, ridden over 2f out, stayed on into mid-division inside final furlong, never reached leaders, 8th of 12, 6l behind Greeb (9-4) at Doncaster 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun.

Rocksilla 16-1 (8-8) Towards rear and outpaced, 8th of 9, 11l behind Willbeme (8-2) at York 6f flls hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Jun.

Hadaj 4-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, stayed on towards finish, 3rd of 14, 1/2l behind Thatcherite (8-13) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.

Chooseday (IRE) 18-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 12th of 17, 8l behind Robot Boy (9-5) at Musselburgh 5f hcp (3) sft in Jun.

It Must Be Faith 11-4 (8-9) Dwelt, keen held up, headway over 2f out, briefly disputed 2nd over 1f out, weakened final furlong, last of 6, 13l behind Balducci (9-4) at Nottingham 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun.