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16:40 Pontefract

Laurie Baker 60th Birthday Handicap (Class 5)

  • 12 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 4f 8y
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf
  • £3,500 added
  • Winner: £2,264
  • 2nd: £674
  • 3rd: £337
  • 4th: £168
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 2m 44.24s
  • Off Time: 16:40:34
  • 12 Ran
1st
Silk -
10/1

    3rd
    Silk -
    14/1

      1(5)
      Silk - White, Emerald Green hoop
      • Form 973
      • Age 3
      • Weight 9-7
      • Official Rating 69
      • Trainer J H M Gosden
      • Jockey R Havlin

      tracked leaders, ridden and outpaced over 2f out, driven and stayed on to go 2nd towards finish

      2(10)
      Silk - Black, silver chevron hoop, silver sleeves, black chevron, black cap, silver stripes
      • Form 333635
      • Age 3
      • Weight 9-6
      • Official Rating 68
      • Trainer C Hills
      • Jockey E Ahern

      raced wide held up, ridden 3f out, never a factor

      3(6)
      Silk - Dark Green, Yellow hoop and armlets, check cap

      Abundantly

      38 D
      10/1
      • Form 5-14227
      • Age 3
      • Weight 9-5
      • Official Rating 67
      • Trainer H Morrison
      • Jockey T P Queally

      held up, headway to chase leading pair over 2f out, led on bit entering final furlong, pushed out

      4(1)
      Silk - White, light blue cap
      28/1
      • Form 470359
      • Age 3
      • Weight 9-5
      • Official Rating 67
      • Trainer P F I Cole
      • Jockey Ashley Morgan

      close up, improved to chase leader over 3f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out

      5(11)
      Silk - Royal Blue, White spots

      Discay

      18
      9/1
      • Form 573
      • Age 3
      • Weight 9-4
      • Official Rating 66
      • Trainer M Johnston
      • Jockey J Fanning

      keen tracked leader until ridden 4f out, weakened over 2f out

      6(7)
      Silk - Dark blue, pink diamond, pink cap
      6/1
      • Form 414813
      • Age 3
      • Weight 9-3
      • Official Rating 65
      • Trainer T Coyle
      • Jockey S B Kelly

      towards rear, reminders halfway, headway over 2f out, kept on same pace

      7(3)
      Silk - White, Dark Blue spots, sleeves and spots on cap

      Mr Snoozy

      28 p BFCD
      7/2
      • Form 231262
      • Age 3
      • Weight 9-3
      • Official Rating 65
      • Trainer T D Walford
      • Jockey D Fentiman

      tracked leaders, ridden and weakened over 2f out

      8(9)
      Silk - Red, yellow epaulets, armlets and cap

      Kittens

      23 D
      14/1
      • Form 233813
      • Age 3
      • Weight 8-13
      • Official Rating 61
      • Trainer W R Muir
      • Jockey M Dwyer

      in rear, headway over 3f out, ridden to lead 2f out, headed entering final furlong, lost 2nd towards finish

      9(12)
      Silk - Red and Yellow stripes
      16/1
      • Form 890716
      • Age 3
      • Weight 8-9
      • Official Rating 57
      • Trainer W Jarvis
      • Jockey S De Sousa

      close up, ridden 4f out, outpaced over 2f out

      10(4)
      Silk - YELLOW, royal blue stars, striped sleeves, yellow cap
      4/1
      • Form 3-33475
      • Age 3
      • Weight 8-7
      • Official Rating 55
      • Trainer R A Fahey
      • Jockey P Hanagan

      led, ridden and headed 2f out, kept on one pace

      11(8)
      Silk - Light Blue, Royal Blue sleeves and cap
      25/1
      • Form 652265
      • Age 3
      • Weight 8-7
      • Official Rating 54
      • Trainer Micky Hammond
      • Jockey P McDonald

      towards rear, ridden and some headway over 2f out, never on terms

      12(2)
      Silk - Light Blue and Yellow check, Light Blue sleeves and cap
      125/1
      • Form 90-6800
      • Age 3
      • Weight 8-7
      • Official Rating 45
      • Trainer G M Moore
      • Jockey A Mullen

      mid-division, ridden and weakened over 3f out

      Previous results

      In depth

      Verdict

      Stunning View and Discay are the ones with obvious scope for improvement in this. Both are making their handicap debuts and Mark Johnston's gelding tackles this longer trip for the first time. Kittens wasn't beaten at Bath after winning at Folkestone while Scarlet Prince should just about confirm Newcastle running with Mr Snoozy, though he's been beaten over 1m2f at Leicester since. SCRIPTURIST produced a shock at Yarmouth in August but couldn't follow up over 2m1f on the Polytrack next time. The booking of Silvestre De Sousa catches the eye here and he should be staying on here when others have cried enough. He gets a tentative vote with Abundantly having a bit to prove after his latest run.

      Formwatch

      Stunning View (USA) 13-2 (8-10) Chased leading pair, went 2nd 5f out, ridden and outpaced inside final 2f, no extra in 3rd over 1f out, 3rd of 9, 7l behind Scottish Vespers (9-1) at Lingfield 1m 4f mdn stks (5) pol in Jul.

      Feisty Champion (IRE) 3-1 (9-3) Mid-division, not much room 3f out, edged left entering final furlong, stayed on, never on terms, 5th of 11, 10l behind Den Maschine (9-11) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Aug.

      Abundantly 15-2 (8-8) Tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, weakened 1f out, 7th of 10, 8l behind Stock Hill Fair (9-12) at Salisbury 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Aug.

      Hail Hail (USA) 66-1 (8-11) Held up in touch, ridden over 2f out, unable to quicken over 1f out, stayed on same pace, no extra well inside final furlong, 9th of 14, 6l behind Livia's Dream (9-4) at Kempton 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Sep.

      Discay 8-1 (9-4) Pressed leader, led 8f out, headed over 4f out, led again over 2f out, headed over 1f out, no extra final 100 yards, 3rd of 9, 5l behind Estemaala (8-13) at Pontefract 1m 2f mdn stks (5) gf in Sep.

      Scarlet Prince 4-1 (9-1) Mid-division, headway over 4f out, ridden over 2f out, stayed on same pace form over 1f out, went 3rd well inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 4 1/2l behind Monopoli (9-1) at Leicester 1m 2f Classified Claiming Stakes (0-75) (3-4yo) (6) sft in Sep.

      Mr Snoozy 4-1fav (9-3) Mid-division, headway over 3f out, challenged over 2f out, soon led, headed well inside final furlong, held close home, 2nd of 16, 1 1/2l behind Scarlet Prince (8-10) at Newcastle 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Sep.

      Kittens 8-1 (8-1) Led up in last trio, good headway over 2f out, stayed on to 3rd inside final furlong, kept on, 3rd of 9, 3 1/2l behind Dancing Primo (9-5) at Bath 1m 4f flls hcp 0-75 (5) fm in Sep.

      Scripturist 7-1 (7-8) Held up in last pair, kept on inside final furlong, never involved, 6th of 9, 6l behind Looks Like Rain (8-11) at Wolverhampton 2m hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Sep.

      Neil's Pride 10-1 (8-9) Mid-division, ridden and headway over 3f out, stayed on one pace from over 1f out, 5th of 13, 20l behind Authentication (8-6) at Catterick 1m 6f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Sep.

      Margo Channing 3-1fav (9-2) Chased leaders, reminders before halfway, weakened and struggling over 4f out, 5th of 11, 20l behind Brasingaman Espee (8-7) at Catterick 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) sft in Aug.

      Isolde's Return 150-1 (7-13) Always behind, 10th of 11, 38l behind Dorry K (9-0) at Thirsk 1m 4f fll hcp (5) gs in Aug.