Pontefract

  • 16:30 BetVictor.com Handicap1m 2f 6y

  • Winner £5,175 2nd £1,540 3rd £770 4th £385
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 11.99s
  • Off time: 16:31:34
16:30 Pontefract Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Theodore Gericault (IRE) 7/2
2nd Gioia Di Vita 9/2
3rd Buckstay (IRE) 13/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (5) 4-1 Pale Blue, White and Yellow check cap Theodore Gericault (IRE) 28
Nag me
3 9-7 Sir Michael Stoute P J Dobbs 78 7/24.50
2 (7) 31- Pink, Emerald Green chevron, halved sleeves, quartered cap Buckstay (IRE) 229
Nag me
3 9-6 P W Chapple-Hyam P Mulrennan 77 13/27.50
3 (9) 441-4 Yellow, black sash, white sleeves, black and white quartered cap Kuantan One (IRE) 14
Nag me
3 9-5 P F I Cole G Lee 76 9/110.00
4 (1) 62108- RED, WHITE sleeves, BLUE and WHITE striped cap Grey Blue (IRE) 204
Nag me
3 9-4 M Johnston J Fanning 75 12/113.00
5 (6) 03227- Purple, Orange star, Purple sleeves, Orange stars, Orange cap Astrosapphire 204
Nag me
3 9-2 M H Tompkins Simon Pearce (3) 73 40/141.00
6 (8) 1- Pink, red stripe, striped sleeves and cap Gioia Di Vita 188
Nag me
3 9-2 M Botti S De Sousa 73 9/25.50
7 (4) 03-32 Red, White hollow box, striped sleeves, check cap Eric The Grey (IRE) 21
Nag me
3 9-1 R A Fahey T Hamilton 72 3/14.00
8 (2) 92226-5 Pink, Black epaulets, hooped sleeves and star on cap Esteaming 14
Nag me
3 9-1 T D Barron P Makin 72 9/110.00
9 (3) 27185-3 Royal blue, white hoops, chevrons on sleeves Old Man Clegg 16
Nag me
3 9-0 M W Easterby Matthew Hopkins (7) 71 16/117.00

Verdict

THEODORE GERICAULT opened his account over 7f at Lingfield last month. The Sir Percy colt should relish today's longer trip and has a head start regarding race fitness with both Buckstay and Gioia Di Vita. The latter pair ended last season with maiden victories on the Polytrack and should be winning handicaps this year. Kuantan One and Eric The Grey will have come on for their recent placed efforts and could also have a say in proceedings while Old Man Clegg is another to consider as he attempts today's distance for the first time.