Riu Palace Meloneras Handicap 6f

  • (4yo+, 6f, Class 2, 12 runners)
  • Winner £12,450 2nd £3,728 3rd £1,864 4th £932 5th £466 6th £234
  • Going: Good (Good to soft in places, Final Mile Good)
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 1m 15.67s
  • Off time: 15:10:44
Full result
Result 15:10 Pontefract
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 9 Fast Shot 7/1
2nd 2 Annunciation ½ 8/1
3rd 11 Yeeoow ¾ 9/2f


Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 (6) 007170-
Mauve, Maroon chevrons, hooped cap Ancient Cross 171
  • T:M W Easterby
  • J:J P Sullivan
  • Form: 007170-
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 9-7t
  • OR: 100
  • Naps:
10 133 9-7 t M W Easterby J P Sullivan 100 33/1
2 (7) 76414-4
LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets Annunciation 16
  • T:R Hannon
  • J:P J Dobbs
  • Form: 76414-4
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-6
  • OR: 99
  • Naps:
4 132 9-6 R Hannon P J Dobbs 99 8/1
3 (10) 170209-
Light Green and Dark Green diamonds Louis The Pious 171
  • T:D O'Meara
  • J:D Tudhope
  • Form: 170209-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-5
  • OR: 98
  • Naps:
6 131 9-5 D O'Meara D Tudhope 98 6/1
4 (12) 5361/09-
DARK BLUE, YELLOW stars, diabolo on sleeves and star on cap Royal Rascal 191
  • T:T D Easterby
  • J:D Allan
  • Form: 5361/09-
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-4
  • OR: 97
  • Naps:
4 130 9-4 T D Easterby D Allan 97 33/1
5 (9) 11120-0
Black, Red triple diamond, sleeves and diamond on cap Newstead Abbey 51
  • T:T D Barron
  • J:P Makin
  • Form: 11120-0
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-4
  • OR: 97
  • Naps:
4 130 9-4 T D Barron P Makin 97 11/1
6 (2) 061203-
Black, pink triple diamond and sleeves Colonel Mak 203
  • T:T D Barron
  • J:A Mullen
  • Form: 061203-
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 9-2
  • OR: 95
  • Naps:
7 128 9-2 T D Barron A Mullen 95 15/2
7 (11) 244600-
Emerald green, white hoop, yellow sleeves, emerald green and white striped cap Majestic Myles (IRE) 205
  • T:R A Fahey
  • J:T Hamilton
  • Form: 244600-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-1
  • OR: 94
  • Naps:
6 127 9-1 R A Fahey T Hamilton 94 12/1
8 (1) 4-17008
Maroon, white spots, white sleeves, maroon spots, maroon and white quartered cap Forest Edge (IRE) 16
  • T:P D Evans
  • J:D J Bates
  • Form: 4-17008
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-1
  • OR: 94
  • Naps:
5 127 9-1 P D Evans D J Bates (3) 94 15/2
9 (3) 08286-9
Yellow and White (quartered), Yellow sleeves, White armlets, Yellow cap Fast Shot 9
  • T:T D Easterby
  • J:Rachel Richardson
  • Form: 08286-9
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 8-9
  • OR: 88
  • Naps:
6 121 8-9 T D Easterby Rachel Richardson (7) 88 7/1
10 (4) 41721-0
Emerald green, grey spots Can You Conga 15
  • T:M W Easterby
  • J:Danielle Mooney
  • Form: 41721-0
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 8-9
  • OR: 88
  • Naps:
4 121 8-9 M W Easterby Danielle Mooney (7) 88 16/1
11 (8) 6380-08
Black, white star, white sleeves, black armlets, red cap, white star Yeeoow (IRE) 28
  • T:K R Burke
  • J:Joey Haynes
  • Form: 6380-08
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 8-9
  • OR: 88
  • Naps:
5 121 8-9 K R Burke Joey Haynes (5) 88 9/2f
12 (5) 18365-6
Red, black seams, white sleeves, black armlets, black cap Baby Strange 15
  • T:D Shaw
  • J:Adam McLean
  • Form: 18365-6
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 8-7
  • OR: 85
  • Naps:
10 119 8-7 D Shaw Adam McLean (7) 85 12/1

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2013 14 York Glory (USA)
  • T:K A Ryan
  • J:N Callan
5 9-1 K A Ryan N Callan 17/2
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In depth

Verdict

Colonel Mak won easily over track and trip in July but is 9lb higher today. Majestic Myles has tumbled down the weights since last winning though tends to save his best for Chester nowadays. The veteran Baby Strange has each-way claims with a recent run under his belt and Can You Conga won a higher grade sprint than this at Newmarket in August. The latter's stablemate and Ayr Silver Cup winner Ancient Cross and Louis The Pious are others with a shout, but the vote goes to ANNUNCIATION. He'll have come on from a recent reappearance at Doncaster and last year's Shergar Cup Sprint winner should be bang there at the finish.

Formwatch

Fast Shot 8-1 (9-1) Mid-division, pushed along halfway, never dangerous, 9th of 11, 8l behind Aetna (8-12) at Newcastle 5f hcp 0-95 (3) sft.

Annunciation 16-1 (9-1) In touch, ridden halfway, headway over 1f out, stayed on towards finish, 4th of 12, 3l behind Trinityelitedotcom (8-11) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-105 (2) pol in Mar.

Yeeoow (IRE) 7-4fav (9-3) Tracked leader 1f, close up, ridden over 2f out, faded final furlong, 8th of 10, 5l behind Upavon (8-13) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Mar.

Majestic Myles (IRE) 40-1 (8-11) Chased leaders stand side, weakened over 1f out, 20th of 26, 16l behind Highland Colori (8-13) at Ayr 6f hcp (2) gs in Sep.

Newstead Abbey 16-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, last of 14, 6l behind Grey Mirage (9-6) at Lingfield 7f hcap (2) pol in Feb.

Royal Rascal 50-1 (8-7) Mid-division, lost place over 2f out, last of 9, 24l behind Top Notch Tonto (9-3) at Redcar 7f Listed stks 3yo (1) gf in Oct.

Louis The Pious 10-1 (9-4) Mid-division, kept on from over 1f out, no impression, 9th of 21, 5l behind Morache Music (9-7) at Doncaster 6f hcp 105 (2) sft in Oct.

Baby Strange 16-1 (8-5) Held up towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 6th of 18, 4 1/2l behind Flyman (9-2) at Doncaster 6f hcp 0-95 (3) sft in Mar.

Forest Edge (IRE) 16-1 (8-13) Mid-division, ridden halfway, outpaced over 2f out, 8th of 12, 13l behind Trinityelitedotcom (8-11) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-105 (2) pol in Mar.

Can You Conga 16-1 (8-7) Mid-division, weakened well over 1f out, 11th of 18, 9l behind Flyman (9-2) at Doncaster 6f hcp 0-95 (3) sft in Mar.

Colonel Mak 6-4fav (8-10) Tracked winner, ridden 2f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 6, 3 1/2l behind Hopes N Dreams (8-5) at Hamilton 6f cond Stakes (2) gs in Sep.

Ancient Cross 25-1 (9-6) Always towards rear, 20th of 21, 22l behind Morache Music (9-7) at Doncaster 6f hcp 105 (2) sft in Oct.