Pontefract

  • 15:10 Racing Uk On Sky Channel 432 Handicap1m 4y

  • Winner £6,231 2nd £1,866 3rd £933 4th £467
  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 48.41s
  • Off time: 15:10:25
15:10 Pontefract Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Al Farahidi (USA) 16/1
2nd Sand Skier 5/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (9) 433402 dark green, yellow cap Sand Skier 3
Nag me
3 9-7 M Johnston S De Sousa 88 5/42.25
2 (3) 000307 DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Al Farahidi (USA) 22
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-7 M Johnston Greg Fairley 88 16/117.00
4 (5) 812160 Orange, Purple sash, White sleeves, White cap, Purple spots Barren Brook 17
Nag me
3 9-2 M W Easterby P Makin 83 9/110.00
5 (2) 6-52413 Yellow, Royal Blue stars, Yellow sleeves, Yellow cap, Royal Blue star Gojeri (IRE) 24
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-0 M A Jarvis P Robinson 81 15/82.88
6 (1) 9-88728 Red, Black star, White and Black hooped sleeves, Red cap, Black star She's A Character 47
Nag me
3 8-13 R A Fahey P Hanagan 80 7/18.00
Non runners
3 (6)110-380Spying39-3Mrs A DuffieldJack Mitchell84
7 (8)641156Conciliatory38-12Rae GuestL Dettori79
8 (4)355122Beaumont's Party (IRE)38-9R HannonR Kingscote76
9 (7)163422Raleigh Quay (IRE)38-9Micky HammondA Elliott76

Verdict

Al Farahidi has shown very little of late and a heavy defeat at Newcastle hardly inspires confidence, however Mark Johnston's other entry in the race, Sand Skier who acts with cut in the ground has a chance. Raleigh Quay was second when last seen and Beaumont's Party also comes here on the back of two runner-up efforts. They are expected to be thereabouts approaching the finish but the vote goes to GOJERI who has appreciated the step-up to a mile in his last two runs. Michael Jarvis has a great record here having won 40% of races he has had entries in. Conciliatory has each-way claims having won twice from five starts this year.