17:10 Pontefract Mon 24 April 2017

  • Rugby League Evening On Monday 12th June Handicap (Div 1) (Class 5)
  • 1m 4y, Good to Firm (Good in places)
  • 8 Runners
  • Winner£3,234.002nd£962.003rd£481.004th£240.00
  • Surface: Turf

Weighed In

Winning time:1m 46.76sOff time:17:11:28
1
(7)
39-9OR: 72
7/2
Looked suited by the increased trip (7f) when winning his maiden at Ayr on his third start. Has returned of late from a break to run two creditable races and finished second on his most recent start at Redcar trying a mile for the first time. Mark looks a little high though and might need to improve more to score here.
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2
(8)
39-7OR: 70
16/1
Ran well as a juvenile over this trip in a maiden at Deauville and returned from a break to score over 7f at Southwell recently on the Fibresand. Makes her handicap debut here off a mark of 70 and will be suited by the return to a mile.
3
(2)
39-6OR: 69
11/2
Qualified for handicaps when running a fair fourth at Newcastle last time out over a mile travelling well but unable to quicken at the finish. Opening mark looks fair but no more than that and may find one or two too good here.
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4
(3)
39-5OR: 68
6/1
Makes her debut as a three-year-old here having run a good race on her last run as a juvenile in November over this trip at Newcastle. Her second there came behind a subsequent winner who is now rated 69 so her opening mark looks a decent one without being lenient.
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5
(6)
39-4OR: 67
4/1
Southern raider from a yard that have made a decent enough start to the season. Yet to win a race and looked slightly regressive as a juvenile but bounced back from his winter break with a good third at Windsor last time out. May well have strengthened over the winter and did well to get third having been hampered and drawn wide. Again wears the same headgear combination that saw an improved performance last time out.
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6
(4)
39-3OR: 66
8/1
Steps up to this distance for the first time after showing glimpses of promise although she has often spoilt her chance by nit settling. Latest two runs (both in maidens) have looked below par and she has a little bit to prove here returning to handicaps.
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8
(10)
39-1OR: 64
5/1
Comes from a yard that have made a sparkling debut to the season but he looked a little limited on his four juvenile runs. The last of those came in a nursery off a 1lb higher mark over 7f on the AW and he could do better over this mile and given the stable form has to be respected.
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9
(5)
39-1OR: 64
10/1
Six runs as a juvenile failed to elicit a win with his best run coming on his debut over 6f at York. His two runs in handicaps were disappointing and despite the decreased mark he looks to have a stiff task here.
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Non-runners

7
(1)
Lucy's Law14
39-2OR: 65
T: T P TateJ: J P Sullivan
10
(9)
Breathoffreshair171
38-8OR: 57
T: R C GuestJ: Connor Beasley

Last Year's Winner

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Betting

Forecast

Heir of Excitement (7/2), Sakurajima (4/1), Buccaneers Cove (5/1), Alfred Richardson (11/2), Miss Danby (6/1), Mama Africa (8/1), Mister Moosah (10/1), Lucy's Law (12/1), Copper Baked (16/1), Breathoffreshair (20/1)

Verdict

Having looked to have been going the wrong way as a juvenile SAKURAJIMA bounced back from his winter break with a promising run at Windsor and he could well come on again for that run. Buccaneers Cove has to be respected coming from a yard that can do little wrong at the moment with Heir Of Excitement also capable of producing a little more. Copper Baked is just about the most interesting of the rest of the field as she could be off a decent mark here and a mile looks a trip that will suit.
  1. Sakurajima
  2. Copper Baked
  3. Buccaneers Cove

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