15:50 Pontefract

Thursday 27 September 2018

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Class 4  |   6f  |   Good (Good to Soft in places)  |   14 Runners  |   Turf
Off time: 15:51  |   Winning time: 1m 15.83s
Weighed In
1
(6)
Age: 7|  Weight: 9-7  |  J: D Nolan |  T: D O'Meara|  OR: 83|  D
9/1

Being kept busy and has been running to a similar level for most of the summer without looking like winning. Only 1lb above last winning mark now so capable of going well from a good draw.

2
(5)
Age: 5|  Weight: 9-7  |  J: Paula Muir |  T: C W Fairhurst|  OR: 83|  D
14/1

Has had a terrific time of things over the last 18 months. Winning twice in 2018 and has been duly punished by the handicapper as a result. Has a good draw here but this would require another career best and maybe vulnerable now.

3
(1)
Age: 4|  Weight: 9-7  |  J: Lewis Edmunds |  T: N Tinkler|  OR: 83|  BF|  C
7/2

Completed a hat-trick earlier on in the year and has run with credit on several times since. Has a good draw to attack in stall 1 but maybe at his best over 5f and this trip just stretches him a little.

5
(17)
Age: 5|  Weight: 9-5  |  J: P Hanagan |  T: R A Fahey|  OR: 81|  CD
25/1

Proevious C&D winner who has not been at his best this summer. Tends to go well off a break and the draw has not been kind. Passed over despite a falling mark.

6
(13)
Age: 5|  Weight: 9-4  |  J: D C Costello |  T: P T Midgley|  OR: 80|  CD
20/1

Has won here three times now including latest victory over C&D off 2lb lower in July. Not so good the last twice and draw is not the best but goes well here and that counts for plenty.

7
(7)
Age: 6|  Weight: 9-3  |  J: B A Curtis |  T: T D Barron|  OR: 79|  D
25/1

Has now had four starts since returning from a break and has barely beaten a rival home. Handicapper starting to cut him some slack and will surely bounce back at some point. Market check needed, but others have stronger claims.

8
(8)
Age: 5|  Weight: 9-3  |  J: D Tudhope |  T: D O'Meara|  OR: 79|  D
8/1

Bounced back to form at Thirsk (6f, soft) when a close second of 16. Nudged up 2lb for not winning and far from guaranteed to back that up now, but a player for sure if doing so.

10
(16)
Age: 9|  Weight: 9-1  |  J: T Hamilton |  T: Roger Fell|  OR: 77|  D
33/1

Formally very useful sprinter who missed the whole of 2017. Looks a shadow of his former self but his is on a very attractive mark and on just fourth start of the year, it would not surprise if he bounces back.

11
(9)
Age: 8|  Weight: 9-1  |  J: Connor Beasley |  T: M Dods|  OR: 77|  CD
25/1

Has become slightly inconsistent but this previous C&D is capable of throwing in a good one every now and again. Draw is fine and this previous C&D winner could easily bounce back off a good mark.

12
(4)
Age: 5|  Weight: 9-0  |  J: G Lee |  T: B Smart|  OR: 76|  D
7/1

Sole win on turf came way back in 2015. Signs lately that he is returning to form and mark is an appealing one. Has a good draw and may run better than his chance would suggest.

13
(3)
Age: 4|  Weight: 8-13  |  J: J Fanning |  T: P T Midgley|  OR: 75|  BF|  D
9/2

Bounced back to form at Haydock two starts back when winning off a reduced mark. Well held at Ripon next time but has a good draw here and couldn't dismiss.

14
(2)
Age: 3|  Weight: 8-12  |  J: Nathan Evans |  T: M W Easterby|  OR: 76
7/1

Three-year-old who made a smooth transition to handicap company when winning with something to spare at Nottingham last time. 7lb rise is probably fair and with a decent draw, there should be more to come.

15
(12)
Age: 4|  Weight: 8-12  |  J: Kevin Stott |  T: K A Ryan|  OR: 74|  D
12/1

Won first two stars but has been pretty disappointing since. one or two hints this year that he could return to form soon and his mark is an attractive one. Yard have won this twice in last three years and might bounce back.

17
(15)
Age: 6|  Weight: 8-10  |  J: J P Sullivan |  T: Mrs R Carr|  OR: 72|  D
33/1

Not having the best of years but mark is plummeting as a result. Visor now added for the first time but the draw has not been kind and others have far more pressing claims.

Non-Runners

4
(11)
Valley of Fire562
Weight: 9-6|  Age: 6
T: J L Eyre  J: D Allan
9
(10)
Robero6
Weight: 9-3|  Age: 6
T: Miss Gay Kelleway  J: Jason Hart
16
(14)
Kyllachy Dragon28
Weight: 8-11|  Age: 3
T: I Jardine  J: Non Runner

Betting

Forecast

Sheepscar Lad (7/2), Hee Haw (9/2), King Robert (7/1), Rolladice (7/1), Aleef (8/1), Highland Acclaim (9/1), Pennsylvania Dutch (12/1), Kyllachy Dragon (12/1), The Armed Man (14/1), Mr Orange (20/1), Robero (20/1), Gin In The Inn (25/1), Handsome Dude (25/1), My Name Is Rio (25/1), Valley of Fire (25/1), Explain (33/1), Glen Moss (33/1)

Verdict

ROLLADICE looked an improved model at Nottingham last time when winning with something to spare. 7lb rise is fair and there should be more to come now from a good draw. Glen Moss would pick these up and carry them on his best form but is clearly not as good as he once was. He should be capable of competing at this level despite his wide draw. Kevin Ryan has won this race twice recently and Pennsylvania Dutch would be a danger to all if bouncing back to form.
  1. Rolladice
  2. Glen Moss
  3. Pennsylvania Dutch

Previous Winners

2017
Captain Dion
Weight: 9-7  |Age: 4
Weight: 9-7  |  
Age: 4  |  
J: T Eaves
  |  
T: K A Ryan
14/1

Prize Money

1st: £5,822.002nd: £1,732.003rd: £866.004th: £433.005th: £300.006th: £300.007th: £300.008th: £300.00

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