16:35 Pontefract Sun 20 August 2017

  • Ernie's Handicap (Class 3)
  • 1m 6y, Good (Good to Firm in places)
  • 6 Runners
  • Winner£8,410.002nd£2,502.003rd£1,251.004th£625.00
  • Surface: Turf
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Winning time:1m 43.68sOff time:16:35:23
NEW! A 'WS' icon means the horse has had wind surgery to improve its breathing since its last run.
1
(2)
49-7OR: 95D
9/4
Broke his maiden at the second attempt when successful over 1m at Lingfield on the AW in April. .Well beaten on handicap debut at Newmarket (good-to-firm) since and making his first appearance since being gelded today.
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2
(6)
48-12OR: 86
11/2
Sole defeat in three starts over 5f at two came on the AW at Newcastle in October and made a winning seasonal debut over 7f at Ayr (good) in June. Races off a 2lb higher mark and steps up to this distance for the first time today.
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3
(4)
48-12OR: 86D
5/1
Unsuited by soft ground when well beaten at Goodwood in competitive contests earlier this month but races off a mark 4lb higher than when successful at Brighton in May. Also declared 17:00 Ripon Saturday.
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4
(5)
48-8OR: 82D
8/1
Winner three times as a two-year-old and best effort in three starts since being gelded came when second of eight over 1m at Redcar (good-to-soft) last time out. Returning cheekpieces worn on that occasion and retained here.
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5
(1)
48-6OR: 80D
85/40
Broke her maiden when successful over 1m at Thirsk (good) earlier this month. Front two were well clear of their rivals on that occasion and she is an interesting runner on her handicap debut today.
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6
(3)
48-2OR: 72
12/1
Eight race maiden and best effort in recent starts came when third of seven on good-to-soft ground at Redcar earlier this month. Races from out of the handicap and wears blinkers for the first time here.
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Last Year's Winner

DRAWHORSEAWGTSP
5Huntlaw38-76/4Full Result
T: M JohnstonJ: F Norton

Betting

Forecast

Isabella (85/40), Eagle Creek (9/4), Morning Suit (5/1), Lomu (11/2), Rashford's Double (8/1), Portledge (12/1)

Verdict

LOMU can follow up his winning seasonal debut by taking this small field handicap on his first attempt at this 1m trip. Keith Dalgleish's charge was a winner over 7f at Ayr last time and shaped as if he'd be effective over this trip on that occasion. Eagle Creek proved to be a disappointment on handicap debut at Newmarket in May and is taken to claim second on his first outing since being gelded while Redcar runner-up Rashford's Double is another likely to run well here.
  1. Lomu
  2. Eagle Creek
  3. Rashford's Double

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