Graham Rock Memorial Handicap 1m 2f 6y

  • (3yo+, 1m 2f 6y, Class 4, 13 runners)
  • Winner £7,116 2nd £2,118 3rd £1,058 4th £529
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 2m 10.96s
  • Off time: 15:30:47
Full result
Result 15:30 Pontefract
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 8 Dance King 11/1
2nd 2 Sky Khan 11/2
3rd 1 Croquembouche 8/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 (6) 12-6804
Yellow, Mauve hoops, Yellow cap Croquembouche (IRE) 17
  • T:E De Giles
  • J:Megan Carberry
  • Form: 12-6804
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-12
  • OR: 80
  • Naps:
5 138 9-12 E De Giles Megan Carberry (7) 80 8/1
2 (1) 417083
Dark blue, yellow cross belts, red sleeves and cap Sky Khan 29
  • T:J S Wainwright
  • J:I J Brennan
  • Form: 417083
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-11
  • OR: 79
  • Naps:
5 137 9-11 J S Wainwright I J Brennan 79 11/2
3 (8) 02974-0
Black, white disc, quartered cap Guising 44
  • T:D H Brown
  • J:R Winston
  • Form: 02974-0
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-11
  • OR: 79
  • Naps:
5 137 9-11 D H Brown R Winston 79 20/1
4 (12) 474-953
Dark Blue and Pink diabolo, chevrons on sleeves, Pink cap, Dark Blue diamond Eltheeb 32
  • T:P A Kirby
  • J:P Makin
  • Form: 474-953
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 9-9
  • OR: 77
  • Naps:
7 135 9-9 P A Kirby P Makin 77 12/1
5 (3) 2-22148
Royal blue, white stars, red sleeves, white armlets, white and royal blue striped cap Honoured (IRE) 100
  • T:M Appleby
  • J:A Mullen
  • Form: 2-22148
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 9-9t
  • OR: 77
  • Naps:
7 135 9-9 t M Appleby A Mullen 77 22/1
6 (11) 8-36352
ROYAL BLUE and PINK stripes, ROYAL BLUE sleeves and cap Shouranour (IRE) 8
  • T:D O'Meara
  • J:S De Sousa
  • Form: 8-36352
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-9p
  • OR: 77
  • Naps:
4 135 9-9 p D O'Meara S De Sousa 77 9/2f
7 (2) 155121
Light Green and Mauve stripes, White sleeves, Mauve cap Spanish Plume 15
  • T:A Hollinshead
  • J:Kevin Stott
  • Form: 155121
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-8
  • OR: 76
  • Naps:
6 134 9-8 A Hollinshead Kevin Stott (5) 76 15/2
8 (4) 10-8195
Grey, Red star on body and cap, Red sleeves, Grey armlets Dance King 16
  • T:T D Easterby
  • J:D Allan
  • Form: 10-8195
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-7
  • OR: 75
  • Naps:
4 133 9-7 T D Easterby D Allan 75 11/1
9 (9) 3-18655
Royal blue, pink stars, pink sleeves, royal blue armlets Correggio 10
  • T:Micky Hammond
  • J:P McDonald
  • Form: 3-18655
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-7p1
  • OR: 75
  • Naps:
4 133 9-7 p1 Micky Hammond P McDonald 75 9/1
10 (10) 7-07801
Red and white (quartered), halved sleeves, white cap Le Deluge (FR) (ex6) 7
  • T:Miss A Stokell
  • J:C R King
  • Form: 7-07801
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-7
  • OR: 69
  • Naps:
4 133 9-7 Miss A Stokell C R King (3) 69 25/1
11 (13) 3122-60
Red, black hoops, striped sleeves, white cap Aneedh 44
  • T:Jedd O'Keeffe
  • J:R Kennemore
  • Form: 3122-60
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-5p
  • OR: 73
  • Naps:
4 131 9-5 p Jedd O'Keeffe R Kennemore 73 50/1
12 (5) 3254-98
Red, black collar and cuffs, old gold cap Good Speech (IRE) 29
  • T:T P Tate
  • J:A Elliott
  • Form: 3254-98
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-2
  • OR: 70
  • Naps:
4 128 9-2 T P Tate A Elliott 70 16/1
13 (7) 5-513
Royal blue Wahgah (USA) 33
  • T:Saeed bin Suroor
  • J:P Hanagan
  • Form: 5-513
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-2h
  • OR: 80
  • Naps:
3 128 9-2 h Saeed bin Suroor P Hanagan 80 5/1

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2013 2 Arc Light (IRE)
  • T:T D Easterby
  • J:D Allan
5 9-4 T D Easterby D Allan 4/1
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In depth

Verdict

It's interesting to see Godolphin running a three-year-old but Wahgah looked as though she needed further than this when staying on at Newbury. Spanish Plume arrives in top form and a 4lb rise for a comfortable victory at Chester shouldn't prevent another big run. Le Deluge gained his first success on turf in a Redcar claimer for which he has to carry a penalty but ELTHEEB, though without a win for two years, looked on the way back with a fine run at Carlisle and is handed the vote. Shouranour is still a maiden but was staying on strongly over a mile at Ripon and is entitled to respect.

Formwatch

Dance King 16-1 (8-11) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, edged right well over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 6l behind Hassle (9-9) at Ascot 1m 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gf.

Sky Khan 15-2 (9-0) Held up behind, headway over 3f out, ridden 2f out, went 3rd 1f out, kept on, never troubled front pair, 3rd of 9, 7l behind San Cassiano (9-7) at Newcastle 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun.

Croquembouche (IRE) 7-4 (9-12) Tracked leader, led briefly 6f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, last of 4, 2 1/4l behind Dandy (9-0) at Bath 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) fm.

Eltheeb 10-1 (9-1) Slowly into stride, held up towards rear, good headway on inside over 2f out, chasing leaders when pushed right and went 2nd inside final furlong, no impression on winner, lost 2nd final strides, 3rd of 14, 1 1/2l behind Noble Alan (9-1) at Carlisle 1m 3f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun.

Correggio 9-1 (8-12) Raced keenly, led and set steady pace, headed 3f out, chased leader until ridden over 1f out, chased leaders, no extra final 100 yards, 5th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Gabrial The Hero (9-2) at Doncaster 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.

Honoured (IRE) 20-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 11, 10l behind Viewpoint (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 4f app hcp 0-105 (2) pol in Apr.

Good Speech (IRE) 9-1 (9-3) Prominent, came towards centre over 4f out, lost place from 3f out, 8th of 13, 8l behind Poetic Verse (9-0) at Doncaster 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun.

Guising 12-1 (9-0) Soon led, ridden and headed 2f out, weakened and eased over 1f out, tailed off, 10th of 11, 24l behind Chain Of Events (8-13) at Sandown 1m 2f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Jun.

Shouranour (IRE) 11-2 (9-1) Tracked leaders in 4th, ridden over 1f out, kept on to take 2nd place towards finish, 2nd of 8, 1/2l behind Border Bandit (9-12) at Ripon 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gs.

Le Deluge (FR) 8-1 (9-0) Made all, soon clear, riden over 1f out, kept on well, won at Redcar 1m 2f claim (6) gd beating Mixed Message (9-4) by 6l, 9 ran.

Spanish Plume 8-1 (8-8) Held up towards rear, headway over 6f out, ridden over 2f out, led over 1f out, kept on well, won at Chester 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gf beating Al Mukhdam (9-3) by 2l, 8 ran.

Aneedh 25-1 (9-5) 'held up mid-division, lost place and towards rear over 4f out, 14th of 16, 15l behind Saved By The Bell (10-1) at York 1m 4f app hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jun.

Wahgah (USA) 16-1 (9-2) With leader, pushed along and headway over 3f out, went 2nd over 2f out, kept on and just held on for 3rd place, 3rd of 8, 5l behind My Spirit (9-7) at Newbury 1m 2f 3yo fll hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jun.