Today's racecards

Pontefract

  • 17:30 Micky Hammond Proudly Sponsored By Quoteline Direct Handicap1m 4y

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 45.38s
  • Off time: 17:30:49
17:30 Pontefract Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Talent Scout (IRE) 7/2
2nd Lord Franklin 7/1
3rd Cabal 33/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (2) 10-6011 Royal Blue, Yellow hoop, diamonds on sleeves, Royal Blue cap, Yellow spots Talent Scout (IRE) 19
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 10-0 p Mrs K Tutty Gemma Tutty (7) 75 7/24.50
2 (6) 21425-9 Red and White (quartered), Royal Blue sleeves, Red armlets, Red and Royal Blue quartered cap Daddy Warbucks (IRE) 16
Nag meDistance Winner
4 10-0 D Nicholls A Mullen 75 5/16.00
3 (8) 03-6620 YELLOW, ROYAL BLUE star, halved sleeves, ROYAL BLUE cap, YELLOW star Flying Applause 67
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 9-10 b S R Bowring M Coumbe (3) 71 33/134.00
4 (3) 524-801 Dark Blue, White cross belts, Purple sleeves and cap Dubious Escapade (IRE) 14
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-8 p Mrs A Duffield P McDonald 69 8/19.00
5 (5) 923032 Dark blue, white disc, hooped sleeves, white cap Cono Zur (FR) 11
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-6 Mrs R Carr L Mcniff (5) 67 5/16.00
6 (4) 233650 Beige, light blue epaulets Cyflymder (IRE) 10
Nag meDistance Winner
7 9-5 D C Griffiths Kirsty Milczarek 66 33/134.00
7 (7) 215546 Pink, Navy Blue collar and cuffs, quartered cap Keep It Dark 13
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4 9-3 T Coyle G Lee 64 10/111.00
8 (9) 70-5757 Yellow, Maroon hoop and armlets, Black cap Sareeah (IRE) 6
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4 9-2 v1 D O'Meara D Tudhope 63 11/112.00
9 (11) 3-08331 Royal Blue and Red stripes, Red sleeves and cap Lord Franklin 19
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-13 E J Alston Jason Hart (5) 60 7/18.00
10 (1) 353-359 Light blue, white and light blue hooped sleeves Eastlands Lad (IRE) 38
Nag me
4 8-12 p Micky Hammond T Eaves 59 20/121.00
11 (12) 6990-02 Royal Blue, White hoop, Royal Blue sleeves, Red armlets and cap Icy Blue 28
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5 8-11 p R M Whitaker Noel Garbutt (7) 58 9/110.00
12 (10) 75-5234 ROYAL BLUE, BEIGE hoop Cabal 16
Nag meDistance Winner
6 8-9 v1 A Crook Neil Farley (3) 54 33/134.00

Verdict

Talent Scout is absolutely flying at present and is a previous course and distance winner, as is Flying Applause. Dubious Escapade has only been raised 4lb for a comfortable victory at Carlisle but Lord Franklin only scrambled home at Hamilton and faces a tougher task off a 7lb higher mark. It's going to be tough to keep CONO ZUR out of the frame after his staying-on second to Hakuna Matata at Ripon. He's still 2lb lower than his last winning mark and, with Luke McNiff taking off a further 5lb, rates the selection. Icy Blue has every chance of reversing Carlisle running last month with Talent Scout and looks best of the rest.