14:50 Pontefract

Monday 19 October 2020

All12:4513:1513:4514:2014:5015:2015:5016:20

Pontefract Thanks The NHS Handicap

Class 4  |   1m 2f 5y  |   Soft  |   7 Runners  |   Turf
Off time: 14:50  |   Winning time: 2m 23.59s
Weighed In
1
(1)
Age: 5|  Weight: 9-12  |  J: B A Curtis |  T: Roger Fell|  OR: 84|  D
2/1

Fourteen runs since last win in 2019. 6/1, creditable third of 9 in handicap at Nottingham (10.2f, heavy) 12 days ago, running on. Remains on a nice mark and he needs taking seriously.

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2
(4)
Age: 5|  Weight: 9-10  |  J: P Mulrennan |  T: C W Fairhurst|  OR: 82|  D
4/1

Latest win at Ripon in June. 11/2, sixth of 9 in handicap at Ripon (12f, soft) 23 days ago. One to consider back at what appears to be his optimum trip.

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3
(6)
Age: 11|  Weight: 9-8  |  J: J P Sullivan |  T: T P Tate|  OR: 80|  D
11/2

Thirteen runs since last win in 2018. Creditable second of 9 in handicap (12/1) at Nottingham (10.2f, heavy) 12 days ago. Not getting any younger but he has to enter calculations all the same.

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4
(3)
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-2  |  J: F Norton |  T: M Johnston|  OR: 78
25/1

15/2, last of 7 in handicap at Catterick (12.1f, good) 31 days ago. Bit to prove at present, both in terms of current form and the suitability of this trip.

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5
(5)
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-1  |  J: D Tudhope |  T: T D Easterby|  OR: 77|  BF
11/4

Winner at Redcar in September. 7/2, good second of 8 in handicap at Ayr (8f, good) 20 days ago. Looks ready for this new trip and should be in the mix if coping with conditions.

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6
(2)
Age: 5|  Weight: 8-11  |  J: S Donohoe |  T: Ian Williams|  OR: 69|  D
40/1

Fair 2m winner over hurdles. 66/1, eleventh of 12 in handicap at Kempton (11f) 12 days ago. Best to look elsewhere.

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7
(7)
Age: 3|  Weight: 8-10  |  J: P Hanagan |  T: R A Fahey|  OR: 72|  BF
8/1

Winner at Hamilton in September. Fifth of 8 in handicap (11/4) at Hamilton (12.1f, soft) 29 days ago. Likely to find one or two too good once more.

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Betting

Forecast

Cockalorum (2/1), Cruyff Turn (11/4), Benadalid (4/1), Awake My Soul (11/2), Viceregent (8/1), Gold Souk (25/1), Idilico (40/1)

Verdict

CRUYFF TURN has improved switched to handicaps this season, hitting the crossbar when upped to a mile at Ayr last time. He shapes as though this trip will be within range and that he has more to offer, so this 3-y-o may well be the answer if handling the ground. Cockalorum is proven under the conditions and will be a big threat if backing up his latest effort, while Awake My Soul also has claims.

  1. CRUYFF TURN
  2. COCKALORUM (IRE)
  3. AWAKE MY SOUL (IRE)

Previous Winners

2019
Bo Samraan
Weight: 9-0  |Age: 3
Weight: 9-0  |  
Age: 3  |  
J: J Fanning
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T: M Johnston
6/1
Prize Money
1st: £5,499.002nd: £1,636.003rd: £818.004th: £409.005th: £300.006th: £300.007th: £300.008th: £300.00

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