14:40 Pontefract Thu 20 September 2018

  • Matty Bown Handicap (Class 4)
  • 1m 6y, Good (Good to Firm in places)
  • 13 Runners
  • Winner£6,469.002nd£1,925.003rd£962.004th£481.005th£300.006th£300.007th£300.008th£300.00
  • Surface: Turf
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Winning time:1m 46.88sOff time:14:40:18
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1
(11)
69-6OR: 79CD
16/1

At his best when trying to win it from the front, but that is a tough task in a big field and from this draw. Nonetheless, has won over C&D from this mark and can't be ruled out.

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2
(4)
49-3OR: 80
11/1

Made all to win at Yarmouth (1m1f, good to soft) on her handicap debut last month, when 3lb lower. Well held at Sandown last time from this mark, but if you are prepared to forgive that she has claims from a decent draw.

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3
(5)
59-3OR: 76CD
7/1

Completed a hat-trick this time last year on good to firm/soft, the last win being over C&D from 1lb lower. Has struggled in better company this season, but this is more like it and he would be of interest if the rains arrive.

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4
(7)
69-3OR: 76
14/1

Decisive winner of a Wolverhampton claimer (1m1½f, AW) last time. Handicapper has put him up 6lb for that, which makes this much tougher.

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6
(2)
49-0OR: 77
4/1

6f Chelmsford novice winner last year. Went well on handicap debut at Leicester in June. Excuses with traffic problems more recently at Chelmsford. 2lb lower here, upped in trip and with different headgear. Should go well.

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7
(8)
69-0OR: 73D
33/1

Without a win in 13-months and has shown his best form with cut in the ground, so would welcome any rain. Still on a stiff enough mark, but could benefit form his reappearance and if there is a deluge then don't rule him out.

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8
(6)
118-12OR: 71CD
16/1

Veteran who won here over 6f in 2013 and is at his best when the ground is softer. If the rains come he couldn't be ruled out of the frame after a 3lb drop.

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9
(3)
68-10OR: 69
11/4

Sole win from 16 attempts came over 1m2f (good to firm) at Beverley in May, when 1lb higher. Ran well again at Doncaster last week. Not ground dependent. Well drawn here and should be thereabouts.

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10
(14)
48-10OR: 73
14/1

0-6 but has run with credit in all three handicap starts this season, all at around this trip. 1lb drop won't harm but probably still needs to find a bit more to win, especially from this stall.

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14
(12)
48-9OR: 72BF
12/1

Won on his second handicap start at Beverley (1m2f, good to firm) in June. Has run with credit from this mark on all three subsequent runs. More needed for the win, but not ruled out each-way.

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15
(13)
68-8OR: 67C
8/1

All four wins have been with cut in the ground, so needs further rain to enhance his chance. 3lb higher than when scoring at Carlisle (7f) last time. Stays 1m2f. Can't rule him out, but conditions and draw not ideal.

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16
(16)
48-5OR: 68D
33/1

Has run some decent races in defeat for this stable over 7f/1m this season. Further 1lb drop will help here, but more needed from this wide draw.

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17
(1)
48-5OR: 68
16/1

Has produced respectable efforts on his last two starts. Drops 1lb and steps up from 7f here, with his inside draw a plus if he can make use of it. Not ruled out.

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Non-Runners

5
(17)
Christopher Wood35
49-1OR: 78
T: M L W BellJ: P Hanagan
11
(9)
Billy Roberts23
68-9OR: 68
T: R C GuestJ: J Fanning
12
(15)
Laqab61
68-9OR: 68
T: I FurtadoJ: Gabriele Malune
13
(10)
Running Cloud22
48-9OR: 72
T: Eve Johnson HoughtonJ: K T O'Neill

Last Year's Winner

DRAWHORSEAWGTSP
3Mushaireb39-28/1Full Result
T: R A FaheyJ: J Garritty

Betting

Forecast

Detachment (11/4), Etisalat (4/1), Pioneering (7/1), Beverley Bullet (8/1), Christopher Wood (8/1), Billy Roberts (10/1), Leigh's Law (11/1), Kannapolis (12/1), Laqab (12/1), Echo Cove (14/1), Fashaak (14/1), Running Cloud (14/1), Showboating (16/1), Destroyer (16/1), Billy Wedge (16/1), Pacific Salt (33/1), Paparazzi (33/1)

Verdict

A tough race to call, but ETISALAT had excuses last time and he is given the vote here with a good draw and the potential for improvement both in headgear and over this trip. Leigh's Law is another who needs to bounce back, but could go close if doing so, while Detachment, Laqab, Destroyer and Echo Cove are among others of interest.
  1. Etisalat
  2. Leigh's Law
  3. Detachment

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