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14:30 Pontefract

Paul Cragg 50th Birthday Handicap (Class 3)

  • 8 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 4f 5y
  • Going: Good (Good to Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £12,000 added
  • Winner: £7,470
  • 2nd: £2,237
  • 3rd: £1,118
  • 4th: £559
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 2m 39.45s
  • Off Time: 14:32:10
  • 8 Ran
1st
3rd
20/1

      1(9)
      12/1
      • Form: 135662
      • Age: 7
      • Weight: 10-4
      • Official Rating: 91
      • Trainer: M Appleby
      • Jockey: Cieren Fallon

      raced wide keen close up, effort 3f out, ridden and weakened approaching final furlong

      2(3)

      Jabbaar

      9 D
      11/2
      • Form: 352262
      • Age: 6
      • Weight: 10-0
      • Official Rating: 87
      • Trainer: I Jardine
      • Jockey: Jamie Gormley

      dwelt in rear, pushed along over 2f out, never on terms

      3(8)

      Final

      13 D
      20/1
      • Form: 55-4443
      • Age: 7
      • Weight: 9-6
      • Official Rating: 79
      • Trainer: M Johnston
      • Jockey: F Norton

      in rear, pushed along 8f out, ridden over 2f out, headway entering final furlong, ran on towards finish

      4(4)

      Dance King

      15 pt CD
      20/1
      • Form: 380574
      • Age: 9
      • Weight: 9-4
      • Official Rating: 77
      • Trainer: T D Easterby
      • Jockey: P Mulrennan

      slowly away in touch, headway and close up halfway, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong

      5(6)

      Multellie

      15 DCD
      20/1
      • Form: 897067
      • Age: 7
      • Weight: 9-3
      • Official Rating: 76
      • Trainer: T D Easterby
      • Jockey: D Allan

      led, ridden and headed over 2f out, faded inside final furlong

      6(7)
      • Form: 134206
      • Age: 3
      • Weight: 9-2
      • Official Rating: 84
      • Trainer: M Johnston
      • Jockey: J Fanning

      in touch, ridden and headway approaching final furlong, kept on one pace

      7(2)
      10/1
      • Form: 76-6244
      • Age: 5
      • Weight: 9-0
      • Official Rating: 73
      • Trainer: R A Fahey
      • Jockey: Connor Murtagh

      raced wide keen, tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, led narrowly inside final furlong, headed towards finish

      9(1)
      1/1
      • Form: 6131
      • Age: 3
      • Weight: 8-7
      • Official Rating: 75
      • Trainer: R M Beckett
      • Jockey: Harry Bentley

      tracked leader, led over 2f out, ridden and headed narrowly inside final furlong, rallied gamely to lead again towards finish

      8(5)
      NR
      10/1
      • Form: 618-6
      • Age: 3
      • Weight: 8-10
      • Official Rating: 78
      • Trainer: M W Easterby
      • Jockey: Nathan Evans

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      Previous results

      In depth

      Verdict

      Expect the initial forecast to change if the scheduled rains arrive, which will do no harm to the prospects of the very interesting HEREBY (NAP). Ralph Beckett's filly is coming along really well and landed a competitive Chester handicap on just her fourth start. The runner-up has won since and the daughter of Pivotal is already proven on soft ground so she makes considerable appeal receiving weight all round. Cieren Fallon takes a handy 5lb off Busy Street, who is respected off top weight, and the likes of the consistent Jabbaar and Final are also noteworthy along with the three-year-old Doctor Cross, although all three have found winning difficult this term.

      Formwatch

      Busy Street 14-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, led over 2f out, strongly challenged inside final furlong, headed and no extra closing stages, 2nd of 10, nk behind Saroog (9-9) at Ascot 1m 6f hcp (3) gf in Jul.

      Jabbaar 7-1 (9-3) Held up in last pair, took keen hold, headway over 2f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, stayed on, held towards finish, 2nd of 6, 1 1/4l behind Alright Sunshine (9-4) at Musselburgh 1m 6f hcp (3) sft in Aug.

      Final 7-2 (9-7) In touch in rear, wide and headway over 2f out, ridden and every chance over 1f out, no extra close home, 3rd of 6, 1 1/4l behind Stormin Tom (8-8) at Ripon 1m 6f hcp (4) gs in Aug.

      Dance King 16-1 (9-11) Held up in rear, driven and outpaced over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, headway under pressure inside final furlong, kept on towards finish, never nearer, 4th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Trinity Star (9-2) at Thirsk 1m 4f hcp (4) gs in Aug.

      Multellie 14-1 (9-12) Led, ridden over 2f out, headed inside final 2f, soon lost place, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 10, 7 1/4l behind Trinity Star (9-2) at Thirsk 1m 4f hcp (4) gs in Aug.

      Asian Angel (IRE) 7-1 (9-4) Held up in rear, switched left over 2f out, headway well over 1f out, soon ridden, one pace final furlong, 6th of 10, 2 1/2l behind Sapa Inca (9-5) at Ascot 1m 4f hcp (3) gd in Aug.

      Doctor Cross (IRE) 9-2 (9-7) Close up, chased leader over 2f out until over 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 7, 5 1/2l behind Matewan (9-5) at Ripon 1m 4f hcp (5) gs in Aug.

      Hereby (IRE) 9-4fav (8-6) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, led inside final furlong, held on near finish, won at Chester 1m 4f hcp (4) gs in Aug beating Gossip Column (10-1) by hd, 9 ran.

      Elysian Flame 6-1 (8-6) Mid-division, niggled along over 6f out, not clear run over 1f out or inside final furlong, never dangerous, 6th of 7, 5 3/4l behind Qawamees (8-13) at Pontefract 1m 4f hcp (3) gd in Aug.