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14:45 Pontefract

Matty Bown Handicap (Class 4)

  • 14 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 4y
  • Going: Good (Good to Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £8,000 added
  • Winner: £5,175
  • 2nd: £1,540
  • 3rd: £770
  • 4th: £385
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 46.55s
  • Off Time: 14:45:49
  • 14 Ran
1(6)
Silk - Royal Blue, Red chevron, Red sleeves, White armlets, White cap, Red star
7/1
  • Form 531453
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-10
  • Official Rating 80

chased leaders, driven to challenge over 1f out, soon edged left, led inside final furlong, ran on well

2(12)
Silk - Black, White epaulets, hooped sleeves, quartered cap
7/1
  • Form 413113
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-8
  • Official Rating 78

chased leaders, effort on outside over 2f out, soon lost place

4(14)
Silk - White, dark blue spots on sleeves, white cap, dark blue star
  • Form 774482
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-7
  • Official Rating 77

tracked leader, every chance entering final furlong, weakened quickly closing stages

5(1)
Silk - Light blue, orange chevrons, hooped sleeves, orange and light blue quartered cap
8/1
  • Form 313722
  • Age 6
  • Weight 9-6
  • Official Rating 76

dwelt, always towards rear

6(4)
Silk - Royal blue, white star, halved sleeves, royal blue and white hooped cap

Janaab (IRE)

9 ct D
7/1
  • Form 161377
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-5
  • Official Rating 75

slowly away, midfield, headway over 1f out, never on terms

7(9)
Silk - Grey, purple seams, purple sleeves, grey stars, purple cap, grey star
16/1
  • Form 645310
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-3
  • Official Rating 77

slowly into stride, outpaced towards rear, never dangerous

8(13)
Silk - White, red inverted triangle, hooped sleeves and cap
8/1
  • Form 1-98632
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-2
  • Official Rating 76

led until over 5f out, remained prominent, stayed on same pace final furlong

9(5)
Silk - Orange, Purple sash, White sleeves, White cap, Purple spots

Hernando Torres

34 pt D
25/1
  • Form 3-11338
  • Age 7
  • Weight 9-2
  • Official Rating 72

held up in rear, headway over 1f out, never on terms

10(8)
Silk - Black, Yellow star and armlets, Red cap
  • Form 531468
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-2
  • Official Rating 72

tracked leaders, led over 5f out, strongly challenged over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra

11(10)
Silk - Beige, Black stars on sleeves, Black cap
33/1
  • Form 122508
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-2
  • Official Rating 72

mid-division, headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, never able to challenge

12(11)
Silk - Red, white chevron, checked sleeves, red cap, white star

Roayh (USA)

19 p D
50/1
  • Form 708606
  • Age 7
  • Weight 9-0
  • Official Rating 70

slowly into stride, chased leaders, lost place over 2f out

13(7)
Silk - Black, Pink Hoops
5/1
  • Form 504323
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-0
  • Official Rating 70

in touch, headway to chase leaders over 2f out, weakened over 1f out

14(3)
Silk - Emerald Green, White star, Yellow sleeves, White cap, Emerald Green star
12/1
  • Form 0/24-810
  • Age 4
  • Weight 8-10
  • Official Rating 66

mid-division, lost place before halfway

15(2)
Silk - Purple, Pink stars, sleeves and star on cap
25/1
  • Form 893388
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-9
  • Official Rating 69

pulled hard towards rear, never a factor

3(15)
NR

Taqneen (IRE)

43 b D
6/1
  • Form 0-57762
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-7
  • Official Rating 77

Nonrunner

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

Sophisticated Heir had Red Charmer behind at Musselburgh last month and is a pound lower than his last win. But it could be the turn of stablemate MARAAKIB today as the return to a mile on a stiffer track should suit following his latest second at Catterick. Dark Ocean likes it here but may be a shade high in the weights at present, a remark that could also apply to the consistent Advance. But Taqneen is 5lb better off than when beaten a length by the latter at Newcastle so has a chance and Lil Sophella rarely runs a bad race. Cornborough is another who is usually thereabouts and the form of his last two placed efforts has been franked.

Formwatch

Dark Ocean (IRE) 15-2 (9-10) Held up in mid-division, headway on outside edging left over 1f out, soon ridden and stayed on into 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 10, 3 3/4l behind Reggie Bond (9-9) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (4) pol in Aug.

Advance (FR) 6-1 (9-2) Towards rear, headway 2f out, effort between horses inside final furlong when short of room and bumped, stayed on, 3rd of 8, 1 1/4l behind Flashy Memories (9-4) at Leicester 1m hcp (4) gd in Aug.

Sophisticated Heir (IRE) 3-1fav (9-6) Close up, ridden and headway entering final 2f, driven to chase winner entering final furlong, no impression, 2nd of 9, 1 3/4l behind Ralphy Boy (9-3) at Musselburgh 7f hcp (5) gd in Aug.

Lil Sophella (IRE) 9-2fav (9-8) Towards rear, headway over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, soon chased winner, always held, 2nd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Marsh Pride (9-7) at Hamilton 1m hcp fll (4) gs in Sep.

Janaab (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 12, 6l behind Almuheet (9-5) at Redcar 1m hcp (4) gf in Sep.

Samsonite (IRE) 20-1 (9-2) Raced wide in touch, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 14th of 19, 17 3/4l behind El Beau (9-8) at York 1m 2f hcp (4) gd in Sep.

Maraakib (IRE) 5-2fav (9-0) Chased leaders, hard ridden to challenge over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 2nd of 6, 2 1/4l behind Cabelo (8-12) at Catterick 7f hcp (4) gs in Aug.

Hernando Torres 11-2 (9-12) Chased leaders, pushed along halfway, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 8th of 9, 11 1/2l behind Liberal Angel (8-10) at Newcastle 7f hcp (5) gs in Aug.

Dutch Descent (IRE) 10-1 (9-6) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 11, 15l behind Up In Lights (9-6) at Yarmouth 1m hcp (4) gs in Aug.

Red Charmer (IRE) 13-2 (9-3) Always in rear, 8th of 9, 11 1/2l behind Ralphy Boy (9-3) at Musselburgh 7f hcp (5) gd in Aug.

Roayh (USA) 28-1 (8-13) Led, headed over 4f out, no extra final furlong, 6th of 7, 4 3/4l behind Abushamah (9-3) at Redcar 1m hcp (4) gf in Aug.

Cornborough 9-2fav (9-0) Towards rear, headway 2f out, not clear run over 1f out, ran on, not reach leaders, 3rd of 12, 1 3/4l behind Woody Bay (9-6) at Haydock 1m hcp (4) gs in Sep.

Ahoy There (IRE) 9-1 (9-8) Tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, lost place when short of room inside final 2f, weakened final furlong, 12th of 14, 14 3/4l behind Haidees Reflection (8-10) at Newcastle 1m hcp (5) gd in Aug.

Cymraeg Bounty 33-1 (8-8) Pulled hard in rear, beaten over 3f out, last of 8, 24l behind Classic Villager (9-5) at Catterick 1m 4f hcp (4) gs in Aug.

Taqneen (IRE) 7-2fav (9-7) Held up in touch, headway over 2f out, challenged over 1f out, led inside final furlong, kept on and headed towards finish, 2nd of 7, 1l behind Advance (9-3) at Newcastle 1m hcp (5) gd in Aug.