14:20 Pontefract Wed 8 August 2018

  • Samantha Kerley Birthday Handicap (Gentleman Amateurs) (Class 5)
  • 1m 2f 5y, Good to Firm (Good in places)
  • 6 Runners
  • Winner£3,743.002nd£1,161.003rd£580.004th£300.005th£300.006th£300.007th£300.008th£300.00
  • Surface: Turf
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Weighed In

Winning time:2m 18.57sOff time:14:22:09
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1
(8)
411-7OR: 69
25/1

Won a 7f Kempton maiden this time last year for James Tate. Well held in both starts for this trainer, but dropping to a handy-looking mark and up to a trip that should suit. Very interesting.

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2
(5)
Final Rockp8(ex 6)
311-6OR: 70D
10/11

Seeking a four-timer under a penalty here and although his latest win was by less than 1L, he still looked as though he was not fully extended. Should remain tough to beat.

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4
(2)
310-10OR: 66
9/2

Could not get competitive as a novice, but subsequently gelded and reappeared by making all upped to 1m1f at Leicester (good to firm) last month. Up 4lb for that, but was in control there and makes the short-list.

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5
(4)
310-7OR: 63
7/2

Make minor improvements with each start and his best effort was at Thirsk (1m, good) last time, when beaten less than 4L. Same mark today, but this step up in trip offers possibilities for improvement. Not ruled out.

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6
(6)
510-6OR: 54
9/1

0-12 but was beaten just 1L in a lady amateurs' contest at Beverley (1m2f, good to firm) last month, from the same mark. Not the most consistent, but couldn't rule him out of the frame.

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8
(7)
810-3OR: 51D
33/1

Has once won over this far, on the flatter Ripon circuit, but shows his best over 1m at Southwell. Fast ground is not ideal and with no turf win since 2013, others are preferred.

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Non-Runners

3
(1)
Earthly11
410-13OR: 61
T: B J LlewellynJ: Non Runner
7
(3)
Excalibur8
510-3OR: 51
T: Micky HammondJ: Mr Billy Garritty

Last Year's Winner

DRAWHORSEAWGTSP
1See The Sea310-83/1Full Result
T: R HannonJ: Mr B James

Betting

Forecast

Final Rock (10/11), Make Me (7/2), Demurrer (9/2), Different Journey (9/1), Earthly (12/1), Excalibur (16/1), First Dance (25/1), Shearian (33/1)

Verdict

An interesting opener, with FINAL ROCK difficult to oppose on his great recent run of form, despite this latest penalty. However, things should be getting tougher today and there are others with a squeak in this, including First Dance, Demurrer, Excalibur and Make Me.
  1. Final Rock
  2. Demurrer
  3. First Dance

Video Replay

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Manuela De Vega

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T: R M Beckett

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