Today's racecards

Pontefract

  • 17:35 Go Racing In Yorkshire Future Stars Apprentice Handicap 1m 2f 6y

  • Winner £3,234 2nd £962 3rd £481 4th £240
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 11.03s
  • Off time: 17:36:57
17:35 Pontefract Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Special Mix 10/1
2nd Sunnybridge Boy (IRE) 9/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (5) 668-313 Yellow, Light Green diamond, sleeves and diamond on cap Blades Lad 25
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-7 P D Niven David Simmonson 73 5/16.00
2 (3) 95/4011- White, Red chevron, White sleeves, Red seams, quartered cap Kuwait Star 176
Nag me
4 9-6 J Ward Josh Baudains 72 11/26.50
3 (2) 22136-1 Yellow and White (quartered), Yellow sleeves, White armlets, Yellow cap Gold Show 22
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-6 E W Tuer Jacob Butterfield 72 7/42.75
4 (4) 2/2100-9 Yellow, Royal Blue epaulets, Royal Blue and Yellow chevrons on sleeves, Royal Blue cap Sunnybridge Boy (IRE) 22
Nag meCourse Winner
4 9-6 Mrs K Burke Joey Haynes (3) 72 9/25.50
5 (1) 43520- RED, WHITE spots, WHITE sleeves, RED seams, RED and WHITE striped cap Special Mix 26
Nag me
5 9-1 M W Easterby Matthew Hopkins (3) 67 10/111.00
6 (6) 01122-0 Yellow, black seams, black sleeves, yellow stars and cap Pertuis (IRE) 21
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 8-13 Micky Hammond Katie Dowson (7) 65 10/111.00
7 (7) 366556- Purple and White diabolo, Purple sleeves, White armlets, Purple cap Free Art 207
Nag meBeaten Favourite
5 8-9 G A Harker Jordan Nason (5) 61 20/121.00

Verdict

Kuwait Star's end of season double came in heavy ground over 7f and he has something to prove stepping up in trip on his reappearance. Blades Lad couldn't cope with a 6lb rise and the drop back to today's distance at Newcastle last time having won over 1m3f at Southwell in March and GOLD SHOW is preferred. The latter returned to action with victory over course and distance and a 4lb rise in the weights may not be enough to prevent him going in again. Pertuis won an amateurs race over track and trip last summer and makes more appeal off his current mark than Special Mix, who is fit from hurdling.