14:30 Pontefract Sun 18 August 2019

  • Paul Cragg 50th Birthday Handicap (Class 3)
  • 1m 4f 5y, Good (Good to soft in places)
  • 8 Runners
  • Winner£7,470.002nd£2,237.003rd£1,118.004th£559.005th£280.006th£140.00
  • Surface: Turf
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Winning time:2m 39.45sOff time:14:32:10
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1
(9)
710-4OR: 91D
12/1

Has won twice at 2m already this year, both wins on AW. Ran well at Ascot last time but drop back in trip not sure to suit and he has only won one on turf in 20 starts; likely to need fast ground to be seen at his best.

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2
(3)
610-0OR: 87D
11/2

Losing run is mounting up since a Chester success in May 2018. Ran well when runner-up over C&D earlier int he campaign and returned to form when second again at Musselburgh last time but vulnerable from 7lb above his last winning mark.

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3
(8)
79-6OR: 79D
20/1

Losing run goes back well over two years and hasn't won on turf since 2016. Still above his last winning turf mark and no obvious signs he's ready to get his head back in front judged on his latest efforts.

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4
(4)
99-4OR: 77CD
20/1

Three-time course winner. Heavy ground winner (1m2f) here back in 2017 and while he's only won once since, he hinted at a return to form when fourth of 10 at Thirsk last time out. 10lb below his last winning mark and he's a live each-way player.

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5
(6)
79-3OR: 76CD
20/1

C&D winner last season and won two more races before the season was out but he's been well below form in six starts this campaign. While he appreciates some cut in the ground, he's hard to recommend in current mood, despite a lenient mark.

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6
(7)
39-2OR: 84
5/1

Improved for the switch to handicaps this year but struggling from his revised mark after a wide margin win at Ayr. Looks in need of relief from the handicapper.

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7
(2)
59-0OR: 73D
10/1

Just one win from 17 starts. Went close at York in June but hasn't backed that up i two runs since and while back on his last winning handicap mark, others make more appeal.

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9
(1)
38-7OR: 75D
1/1

Impressive when winning a soft ground maiden at Goodwood in June and while a little disappointing next time, she got back on track with a game success at Chester last time. Runner-up has won since and she's completely unexposed, up just 3lb.

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Non-Runners

8
(5)
Elysian Flame11
38-10OR: 78
T: M W EasterbyJ: Nathan Evans

Last Year's Winner

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3Armandihan49-26/1Full Result
T: K A RyanJ: Kevin Stott

Betting

Forecast

Hereby (1/1), Asian Angel (5/1), Jabbaar (11/2), Doctor Cross (10/1), Elysian Flame (10/1), Busy Street (12/1), Final (20/1), Multellie (20/1), Dance King (20/1)

Verdict

HEREBY looks well-handicapped after her Chester win last time out was franked in good fashion by the runner-up and she could be hard to beat with the likelihood of plenty more to come. Dance King is very well-handicapped on old form and showed signs of a revival last time while Elysian Flame may have needed the run here last week; he may do better.
  1. Hereby
  2. Dance King
  3. Elysian Flame

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