15:50 Pontefract

Wednesday 10 June 2020

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VW Van Centre (West Yorkshire) Ltd Handicap

Class 4  |   1m 4f 5y  |   Good (Good to Firm in places)  |   11 Runners  |   Turf
Off time: 15:50  |   Winning time: 2m 36.58s
Weighed In
1st
2
(4)
7/2
T: P F NichollsJ: Megan Nicholls (3)
Mid-division, closed on inside over 4f out, not much room and lost place over 1f out, soon switched right, stayed on well inside final furlong, led close home
2nd
½
4
(5)
9/1
T: Tom CloverJ: Jack Mitchell
Slowly into stride, held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, led well inside final furlong, headed close home
3rd
nse
8
(8)
11/1
T: Jedd O'KeeffeJ: G Lee
Mid-division, pushed along 8f out, headway entering final furlong, stayed on well towards finish
4th
¾
1
(1)
13/2
T: Jedd O'KeeffeJ: J Garritty
Soon led, headed 10f out, chased leader, led again over 2f out, headed well inside final furlong
5th
sh
11
(6)
20/1
T: R A FaheyJ: Connor Murtagh (3)
Soon towards rear, headway when not much room 2f out, not clear run over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong
6th
2
12
(12)
33/1
T: J D BethellJ: Kevin Stott
Mid-division, headway over 2f out, 2nd and hanging left over 1f out, stayed on same pace final 150 yards, fading towards finish
7th
5 ½
6
(2)
14/1
T: I JardineJ: Jamie Gormley
Held up in rear, some headway when not clear run over 1f out, well beaten final furlong
8th
nk
9
(10)
40/1
T: D O'MearaJ: S A Gray
Steadied start, always in rear
9th
3 ¼
5
(11)
4/1
T: R M BeckettJ: S De Sousa
Raced freely, soon prominent, led 10f out, headed over 2f out, weakened from over 1f out
10th
6
7
(9)
10/3f
T: R HughesJ: Finley Marsh (3)
Chased leaders, weakened from over 1f out
11th
12
3
(7)
50/1
T: R M SmithJ: J P Sullivan
Led early, prominent, weakened over 2f out

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Non-Runners

10
(3)
Mr Carpenter237
Weight: 8-12|  Age: 4
T: T D Easterby  J: D Allan

Betting

Forecast

Ballylemon (10/3), Christopher Wood (7/2), Buriram (4/1), Groveman (13/2), Monsieur Lambrays (9/1), Theatro (11/1), Nakeeta (14/1), Mr Carpenter (16/1), Doctor Cross (20/1), Well Funded (33/1), Ingleby Hollow (40/1), Akamanto (50/1)

Verdict

Another good quality handicap and a fair few can be given a chance but the Camelot gelding THEATRO is given the nod having finished last year with a good second at Nottingham to the now smart hurdler Goshen (went off favourite for Triumph Hurdle). She handles various ground and still looks as though she can progress. Buriram was third at Nottingham but his wide draw isn’t helpful and bigger dangers lie in wait in the shape of winning hurdlers Groveman and Christopher Wood. The former is nicely berthed to attack (won from front last time) while the latter looks nicely handicapped on his jumps form. Nakeeta now back with Iain Jardine is dangerously well handicapped if he found his old sparkle.
  1. Theatro
  2. Groveman
  3. Christopher Wood

Prize Money

1st: £4,690.002nd: £1,396.003rd: £697.004th: £349.00

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