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15:30 Pontefract

Comedy Curry Night On Friday 5th October Handicap (Class 5)

  • 8 Runners
  • Distance: 5f
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf
  • £3,500 added
  • Winner: £2,264
  • 2nd: £674
  • 3rd: £337
  • 4th: £168
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 5.81s
  • Off Time: 15:30:14
  • 8 Ran
1(8)
Silk - Maroon, large White spots, White sleeves, Maroon spots and spots on cap

Bronze Beau

8 pt D
8/1
  • Form 865562
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-7
  • Official Rating 75

dwelt headway on outer to chase leaders after 2f, soon ridden, weakened over 1f out

2(4)
Silk - White, Red disc, White and Red halved sleeves, Red cap, White spots
8/1
  • Form 211056
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-6
  • Official Rating 74

pulled hard tracked leader until halfway, soon ridden, kept on same pace

3(6)
Silk - PINK, BLACK cap
13/2
  • Form 912117
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-6
  • Official Rating 75

held up, not clear run 2f out, headway approaching final furlong, ran on, not reach winner

4(3)
Silk - Yellow, Black cross belts, Yellow and Black halved sleeves, Black cap
  • Form 00-0568
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-2
  • Official Rating 70

tracked leader, ridden halfway, led approaching final furlong, driven out

5(2)
Silk - Purple, White star, sleeves and star on cap
  • Form 170220
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-1
  • Official Rating 70

close up, ridden and headway over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, not quicken near finish

6(5)
Silk - Black, Pink epaulets, diabolo on sleeves, quartered cap
13/2
  • Form 071-008
  • Age 7
  • Weight 9-0
  • Official Rating 68

keen close up, lost place halfway

7(7)
Silk - White, red epaulets, diamonds on sleeves, quartered cap
14/1
  • Form 777570
  • Age 5
  • Weight 8-10
  • Official Rating 64

in rear, ridden halfway, never a factor

8(1)
Silk - Black, Pink epaulets, diabolo on sleeves, red cap

Tuibama (IRE)

29 p D
17/2
  • Form 115532
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-7
  • Official Rating 62

led, ridden 2f out, headed approaching final furlong, kept on one pace

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

PHOENIX CLUBS could have the edge in this as the last time she encountered 5f in soft ground, she ran out a winner at Redcar. Paul Midgley's filly gets the nod ahead of the speedy Sunny Side Up, who has won three times on a fast surface this season, and Mercers Row, who has struggled off higher marks since landing a double back in May. Tuibama is another in the handicapper's grip at present but Captain Royale is back on a winning mark if he can find his best. Bronze Beau may have finally slipped down to a decent mark as he showed signs of a return to form at Beverley last week.

Formwatch

Bronze Beau 7-1 (9-7) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 10, 1 1/4l behind Indian Trail (8-6) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-75 (5) fm.

Mercers Row 9-2 (8-11) Took keen hold, chased leaders, driven over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 7, 9l behind Bint Alzain (9-0) at Kempton 6f Classified Claiming Stakes (0-75) (3-5yo) (6) pol in Aug.

Sunny Side Up (IRE) 9-4fav (8-5) With leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 9, 7l behind Liberty Island (8-13) at Haydock 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.

Kellys Eye (IRE) 4-1 (9-4) Towards rear, outpaced when hung left and ridden inside final 2f, edged right under pressure inside final furlong, never on terms, 8th of 10, 8l behind Sovereign Street (9-7) at Newcastle 6f hcp 0-80 (4) sft in Aug.

Phoenix Clubs (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, held up and never on terms, 14th of 15, 15l behind Midnight Dynamo (9-1) at Redcar 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.

Captain Royale (IRE) 33-1 (8-13) Prominent, ridden and every chance 2f out to over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 12, 8l behind Dickie Le Davoir (9-1) at Newcastle 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.

Red Roar (IRE) 25-1 (9-2) Soon outpaced in rear, never a factor, last of 10, 26l behind We'll Deal Again (9-5) at Catterick 6f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Aug.

Tuibama (IRE) 9-2 (9-5) Upset in stalls, chased winner all the way, no impression over 1f out, kept on to hod 2nd, 2nd of 7, 3 1/2l behind Ingenti (8-11) at Catterick 5f hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Aug.