17:15 Pontefract

Sunday 19 June 2022

All15:4516:1516:4517:1517:4518:1518:45

    Sky Bet Sunday Series Pontefract Cup Handicap

  • 4YO plus  |   Class 4  |   2m 2f 2y  |   Good to Firm (Good in places)  |   13 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 17:16  |   Winning time: 4m 2.25s
1
(14)
Horse silk
Captain Haddock14
Age: 5|  Weight: 9-12| J: David Egan| T: H Main| OR:  79
11/1
Dual scorer on the turf last year and placed on first 2 outings in Sunday Series events this year. However he was well below his best at Musselburgh last a fortnight ago so will need to bounce back if he's to feature.
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3
(12)
Horse silk
Haizoom14
Age: 4|  Weight: 9-12| J: S H James| T: K Dalgleish| OR:  79
13/2
All the better for her reappearance when taking a 13f Hamilton handicap 6 weeks ago. Made little impression at York a fortnight later but wasted no time getting back on track when third at Musselburgh earlier this month. Consistent on the whole so she has solid place credentials.
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4
(7)
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Byron Hill22
Age: 5|  Weight: 9-8| J: Rhys Clutterbuck(3)| T: J Tuite| OR:  75
16/1
Dual winner on the turf last year who, after 8 months off, probably needed the run on first outing since leaving Charlie Fellowes when fifth at Salisbury just over 3 weeks ago. Likeable type who makes appeal back up in trip.
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5
(13)
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Diocletian14
Age: 7|  Weight: 9-5| J: Callum Rodriguez| T: K Dalgleish| OR:  72
25/1
Well held in 4 Flat starts since joining this yard and can only watch for now despite his tumbling mark.
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6
(5)
Horse silk
The Rutland Rebel13
Age: 6|  Weight: 9-5| J: Billy Garritty| T: Micky Hammond| OR:  72| C
11/1
Out of form towards the back end of last year but returned to a track he's run well at several times before, bounced back to form when 2¼ lengths third of 6 to Overhaugh Street just under a fortnight ago. Fancied to be in the mix once again from the same mark.
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7
(1)
Horse silk
Flint Hill13
Age: 6|  Weight: 9-3| J: P Hanagan| T: Ruth Jefferson| OR:  70| C
8/1
Previous course winner who ran better than for a while without having any excuses when 3¼ lengths fourth of 6 to Overhaugh Street here earlier this month. Mark eases a shade further so he's not to be dismissed.
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8
(9)
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Tigerten18
Age: 5|  Weight: 9-2| J: George Bass(5)| T: D G Bridgwater| OR:  69
22/1
Below form back on the level after a breathing operation when down the field at Kempton 18 days ago. Has a bit to prove at present so others make more appeal.
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9
(10)
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Rukwa18
Age: 8|  Weight: 9-0| J: Cam Hardie| T: S England| OR:  67
50/1
Went very close from this mark over C&D in April but has finished tailed off on both subsequent starts, latest over hurdles earlier this month. Tough to know what mood he will be in so others have stronger credentials.
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11
(3)
Horse silk
Overhaugh Street13
Age: 9|  Weight: 8-10| J: S A Gray| T: E De Giles| OR:  63| C
11/1
Took advantage of a surprisingly quick drop in the weights when scoring at this track (17.1f) just under a fortnight ago, staying on to lead final 1f and well on top finish. 4 lb rise far from excessive and he should give another solid account.
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12
(11)
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Uncle Henry16
Age: 8|  Weight: 8-7| J: J Quinn| T: S A Harris| OR:  60
66/1
Regular bleeder who fared a bit better than might have been expected given how little he's been showing over Jumps when runner-up in a claimer at Carlisle recently. Tough to warm to back in handicap company, though.
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13
(4)
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Kaizer22
Age: 7|  Weight: 8-6| J: J Fanning| T: Ewan Whillans| OR:  59
9/2
Not seen on the level since 2020 but his most recent effort over hurdles gives his supporters hope, fourth of 13 in handicap hurdle at Cartmel (25.4f, good) 22 days ago. Certainly not out of things.
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14
(2)
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Twilight Prince8
Age: 4|  Weight: 8-6| J: S De Sousa| T: P Bowen| OR:  59
10/3
Fair maiden handicapper who was 2 lb out of the weights and keen but ended up running well when runner-up at Bath 8 days ago. Evidently ossesses a lot more stamina than might have been expected so he's one to consider.
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15
(6)
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Yasmin From York12
Age: 6|  Weight: 8-4| J: Joanna Mason| T: Simon Whitaker| OR:  57| BF
5/1
Going through a fine spell at present, breaking her maiden tag at Catterick last month before following up back there 19 days later. Eked out a bit more improvement when runner-up at Wetherby since so she's not without hope upped further in trip.
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Non-Runners

2
(15)
Horse silk
Oleg589
Weight: 9-12|  Age: 7
T: P F Nicholls  J: Megan Nicholls
NR
10
(8)
Horse silk
Didtheyleaveuoutto36
Weight: 8-13|  Age: 9
T: N J Gifford  J: D C Costello
NR

Forecasts

Twilight Prince (10/3), Kaizer (9/2), Yasmin From York (5/1), Oleg (5/1), Haizoom (13/2), Flint Hill (8/1), Didtheyleaveuoutto (10/1), The Rutland Rebel (11/1), Captain Haddock (11/1), Overhaugh Street (11/1), Byron Hill (16/1), Tigerten (22/1), Diocletian (25/1), Rukwa (50/1), Uncle Henry (66/1)

Verdict

Plenty in with a chance but the vote goes to DIDTHEYLEAVEUOUTTO. A useful performer over timber, Nick Gifford's charge has returned to action with a couple of solid third-placed efforts and, now upped to 2¼m for the first time on the Flat, he's fancied to go very close. Twilight Prince possesses a lot more stamina than might have been expected so he's second choice, while recent course winner Overhaugh Street and Yasmin From York also merit consideration.

Previous Winners

2021
Let Me Be
Weight: 9-2  |Age: 5
11/4

Prize Money

1st: £12,366.002nd: £5,805.003rd: £2,904.004th: £1,452.005th: £300.006th: £300.00

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