April 22 / 17.30 Pontefract

17.30

Soft

Constant Security Serving Yorkshire Racecourses Handicap

  • Prize money: £3663.8
  • 0m 5f 3y
  • Class 5
  • 8 runners
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Constant Security Serving Yorkshire Racecourses Handicap

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

8/1 (Won)

  • Win: £11.00
  • Place: £2.50

Form: 138232

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 67

Form & Verdict
Has a much better strike-rate on AW than on turf; however, ran well at Bath (5f, heavy; neck second) on the return to this sphere and should remain competitive provided that effort is backed up.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

12th

5

(13)

28th Apr 2024

Good

0m 5f 160y

Class 5

14:20 Bath

Alafdhal

9st 9lb

J: Josephine Gordon

T: Phil McEntee

He had dropped a long way in the weights prior to winning at Wolverhampton in January; two more wins since, including Pontefract on Monday (5f, soft); disappointed behind Tyger Bay on Wednesday though and he's drawn widest.

9/1

12th

5

(13)

28th Apr 2024

Good

0m 5f 160y

Class 5

14:20 Bath

Alafdhal

9st 9lb

J: Josephine Gordon

T: Phil McEntee

He had dropped a long way in the weights prior to winning at Wolverhampton in January; two more wins since, including Pontefract on Monday (5f, soft); disappointed behind Tyger Bay on Wednesday though and he's drawn widest.

9/1

5th

4

(1)

24th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 5f 212y

Class 5

16:17 Catterick

Alafdhal

9st 6lb

J: Josephine Gordon

T: Phil McEntee

Already a dual 6f AW winner in 2024 and has continued in fine form back on turf the last twice, winning cosily at Pontefract (5f, soft) on Monday; can go well again under a 5lb penalty.

15/8

13/2

  • Place: £1.50

Form: 607-64 D

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 62

Form & Verdict
Suited by ground softer than good; finished second in this race last year then went one better at Nottingham, both off 5lb higher; great chance provided he's back in the same form.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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3rd

1

(6)

10th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 8y

Class 6

20:18 Nottingham

Showalong

9st 11lb

J: Jack Garritty

T: Tim Easterby

His last win was 12 months ago but that was over C&D and he's finished runner-up at Pontefract and Redcar (both at 5f on soft) in last two starts; on same mark as for both those runs and he's respected with blinkers added.

11/2

3rd

1

(6)

10th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 8y

Class 6

20:18 Nottingham

Showalong

9st 11lb

J: Jack Garritty

T: Tim Easterby

His last win was 12 months ago but that was over C&D and he's finished runner-up at Pontefract and Redcar (both at 5f on soft) in last two starts; on same mark as for both those runs and he's respected with blinkers added.

11/2

2nd

1

(8)

2nd May 2024

Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

15:17 Redcar

Showalong

9st 11lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

Doesn't win too often (4-30) but 5f on soft ground is what he wants and he saw it out well to finish second last time at Pontefract; that was in a higher grade so his claims are crystal clear here.

9/4

6/1

  • Place: £1.60

Form: 8-1662 D BF

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 6lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 67

Form & Verdict
Both wins on Tapeta at Newcastle; went very close there (again 5f) two weeks ago; has always been an inconsistent sort, however, and isn't certain to transfer the latest piece of form back to turf.
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Verdict Starting price

3rd

8

(6)

14th May 2024

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 5

15:45 Beverley

Herakles

9st 3lb

J: David Nolan

T: Paul Midgley

Both wins on AW; 0-8 on turf but tracks with stiff finishes aren't a problem and the return to a quicker surface will probably suit after his third of eight on soft at Pontefract in April (just ahead of the reappearing Sound Reason); of interest for yard that has won three of the last five runnings.

5/1

3rd

8

(6)

14th May 2024

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 5

15:45 Beverley

Herakles

9st 3lb

J: David Nolan

T: Paul Midgley

Both wins on AW; 0-8 on turf but tracks with stiff finishes aren't a problem and the return to a quicker surface will probably suit after his third of eight on soft at Pontefract in April (just ahead of the reappearing Sound Reason); of interest for yard that has won three of the last five runnings.

5/1

3rd

6

(1)

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

0m 5f 3y

Class 5

17:30 Pontefract

Herakles

9st 6lb

J: David Nolan

T: Paul Midgley

bumped rival start, prominent on inner

6/1

OUR TIP

Form: 48530- D

Last run: 171 days

W: 9st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict
Acts on soft ground; record of 5-27 for Kevin Ryan, the most recent win off 2lb higher at Beverley last July; good chance provided he's back in similar form on stable/seasonal debut.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

7th

4

(5)

14th May 2024

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 5

15:45 Beverley

Sound Reason

9st 7lb

J: Jason Watson

T: David O’Meara

Five wins for Kevin Ryan included two over C&D (good to firm) but he lost his edge after the latest of them last July; now 4lb lower and he should be all the better since his yard debut at Pontefract 22 days ago (made the running; tactically versatile); good claims with cheekpieces refitted.

3/1

7th

4

(5)

14th May 2024

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 5

15:45 Beverley

Sound Reason

9st 7lb

J: Jason Watson

T: David O’Meara

Five wins for Kevin Ryan included two over C&D (good to firm) but he lost his edge after the latest of them last July; now 4lb lower and he should be all the better since his yard debut at Pontefract 22 days ago (made the running; tactically versatile); good claims with cheekpieces refitted.

3/1

4th

1

(3)

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

0m 5f 3y

Class 5

17:30 Pontefract

Sound Reason

9st 11lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: David O’Meara

led

7/1

5th
4 (7)
Trilby

3/1

Form: 4623-1

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 8lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 69

Form & Verdict
Opened his account in similar event at Catterick (6f, heavy) on seasonal debut, building on his autumn promise and cosily beating a subsequent scorer; big player up just 2lb, provided he copes with drop in trip.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

10th

5

(3)

10th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

19:15 Ripon

Trilby

9st 4lb

J: Shane Gray

T: Sam England

dwelt start, in rear

5/1

10th

5

(3)

10th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

19:15 Ripon

Trilby

9st 4lb

J: Shane Gray

T: Sam England

dwelt start, in rear

5/1

Form: 0-7405

Last run: 19 days

W: 8st 4lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 50

Form & Verdict
The only maiden in this field and has weak claims on recent form; hard to be confident unless there's a positive market move.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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6th

9

(8)

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

0m 5f 3y

Class 5

17:30 Pontefract

Bingley Crocker

8st 4lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Patrick Morris

slowly away, always behind

33/1

6th

9

(8)

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

0m 5f 3y

Class 5

17:30 Pontefract

Bingley Crocker

8st 4lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Patrick Morris

slowly away, always behind

33/1

Form: 10137- D

Last run: 164 days

W: 8st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 60

Form & Verdict
Acts on soft; has a record of 2-3 over 5f on grass and bad luck contributed to the defeat; may have more to offer at this distance returned to turf on seasonal debut; interesting.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

14th

4

(20)

18th May 2024

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

18:02 Thirsk

Hardy Angel

9st 8lb

J: Paddy Mathers

T: Tim Easterby

Won two 5f handicaps (good to firm and soft) in the second half of 2023; modest effort on his seasonal return last month though and needs to take a good step forward.

20/1

14th

4

(20)

18th May 2024

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

18:02 Thirsk

Hardy Angel

9st 8lb

J: Paddy Mathers

T: Tim Easterby

raced near side

20/1

7th

8

(9)

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

0m 5f 3y

Class 5

17:30 Pontefract

Hardy Angel

8st 13lb

J: Duran Fentiman

T: Tim Easterby

prominent on outer

8/1

10/1

Form: 0-8000 D

Last run: 9 days

W: 9st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 70

Form & Verdict
Form figures for current yard are dominated by duck eggs; now 2lb below last winning mark but is again best watched unless the market suggests a revival is expected.
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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

8th

9

(9)

10th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 6f 18y

Class 5

19:44 Nottingham

Speedacus

9st 4lb

J: Paddy Bradley

T: John Butler

Well treated on his win at Lingfield (5f, good to soft) for David O'Meara in September but he's been beaten 8l or more in seven runs for his current yard; has a lot to prove back up in trip and all of his wins have been at 5f; visor removed.

25/1

8th

9

(9)

10th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 6f 18y

Class 5

19:44 Nottingham

Speedacus

9st 4lb

J: Paddy Bradley

T: John Butler

Well treated on his win at Lingfield (5f, good to soft) for David O'Meara in September but he's been beaten 8l or more in seven runs for his current yard; has a lot to prove back up in trip and all of his wins have been at 5f; visor removed.

25/1

8th

2

(2)

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

0m 5f 3y

Class 5

17:30 Pontefract

Speedacus

9st 9lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: John Butler

slowly away and bumped start, towards rear

10/1

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Payout
Exacta £42.50
Straight Forecast £43.81
Tricast £143.59
Trifecta £160.80

Selections

Telegraph:

Trilby

NEWMARKET:

Alafdhal

SPOTLIGHT:

Showalong

POSTDATA:

Herakles

Daily Mail:

Hardy Angel

D Express:

Huddle Up

TOPSPEED:

Sound Reason

The Sun:

Trilby

The Star:

Trilby

Daily Record:

Trilby

The Guardian:

Alafdhal

Daily Mirror:

Alafdhal

RP RATINGS:

Showalong

The Times:

Showalong