14:40 Pontefract

Tuesday 11 July 2017

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Sochall Smith Chartered Accountants Handicap

Class 5  |   5f 3y  |   Good to Soft (Good in places)  |   7 Runners  |   Turf
Off time: 14:41  |   Winning time: 1m 4.62s
Weighed In
1st
4
(1)
5/4f
T: N TinklerJ: S De Sousa
Held up in touch, headway over 1f out, led inside final furlong, soon ridden, ran on op 7/4 tchd 6/5
2nd
2 ½
1
(8)
13/2
T: D O'MearaJ: D Tudhope
Chased leaders on outside, switched right to race alone towards stands side rail inside final 2f, soon ridden, went 2nd and kept on inside final furlong, not reach winner op 11/2
3rd
2
6
(2)
7/1
T: M R ChannonJ: G Lee
Chased leaders, effort to challenge over 1f out, soon ridden and one pace, no impression in 3rd inside final furlong op 11/2 tchd 15/2
4th
1 ¼
8
(5)
8/1
T: J WardJ: P J McDonald
Chased leaders, ridden inside final 2f, kept on same pace inside final furlong, no impression op 10/1
5th
1 ½
3
(7)
33/1
T: B SmartJ: Connor Beasley
In touch in rear, driven 3f out, outpaced when carried wide inside final 2f, soon ridden, kept on same pace, never troubled leaders tchd 28/1
6th
nse
7
(6)
5/1
T: Roger FellJ: J P Sullivan
With leader, ridden to lead narrowly over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra and lost place inside final furlong op 9/2 tchd 4/1
7th
½
5
(4)
8/1
T: K R BurkeJ: B A Curtis
Led narrowly, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened final 100 yards

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Non-Runners

2
(3)
The Nazca Lines4
Weight: 9-4|  Age: 3
T: J J Quinn  J: Jason Hart
Betting

Forecast

Sheepscar Lad (5/4), Dapper Man (5/1), The Nazca Lines (5/1), Lawless Louis (13/2), Lightoller (7/1), Bay Station (8/1), Lady Cristal (8/1), Whiteandgold (33/1)

Verdict
Sheepscar Lad and Lawless Louis find themselves heading up the weights without winning and others are potentially better handicapped. Bay Station looks well treated on her Beverley victory of last season and appeared to be coming to hand last time. Lady Cristal should be suited by the pace this is likely to be run at and her ability to stay 6f could prove useful over this circuit. THE NAZCA LINES catches the eye off this mark having been dropped in the weights recently and having generally campaigned at higher levels. He will probably be reassessed following his Haydock run on Friday and if he can tun to a similar level again, then he would be hard to beat.
  1. The Nazca Lines
  2. Bay Station
  3. Lady Cristal
Prize Money
1st: £3,881.002nd: £1,155.003rd: £577.004th: £289.00

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