Today's racecards

Pontefract

  • 16:30 King Richard III Handicap6f

  • Winner £6,412 2nd £1,920 3rd £960 4th £480
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 16.42s
  • Off time: 16:31:00
16:30 Pontefract Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Thunderball 9/1
2nd Klynch 5/1
3rd My Kingdom (IRE) 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (8) 151491 ROYAL BLUE, PINK chevrons, ROYAL BLUE cap Thunderball 20
Nag me
5 9-12 b D Nicholls Leonna Mayor (7) 87 9/110.00
2 (2) 100-409 Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap My Kingdom (IRE) 10
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-12 t D Nicholls Adrian Nicholls 87 8/19.00
3 (12) 0-80400 Royal blue, yellow chevron and sleeves, yellow cap, royal blue diamond Jack My Boy (IRE) 31
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-11 P D Evans Catherine Gannon 86 7/18.00
4 (3) 4-02217 ROYAL BLUE and YELLOW (quartered), striped sleeves and cap Flowing Cape (IRE) 4
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-11 R Hollinshead P Pickard (3) 86 9/25.50
5 (1) 901305 Royal Blue, Yellow chevron, Royal Blue sleeves, Yellow stars, quartered cap Dickie Le Davoir 18
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 9-10 b R C Guest R Lucey-Butler (3) 85 14/115.00
6 (5) 111914 Red, White Cross of Lorraine, Red sleeves, White spots Klynch 10
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 9-10 b Mrs R Carr James P Sullivan 85 5/16.00
7 (7) 076588 Pink, Emerald Green epaulets, striped sleeves and star on cap Arganil (USA) 10
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-9 K A Ryan P Makin 84 8/19.00
8 (9) 010100 White, maroon epaulets, hooped sleeves, quartered cap Thrust Control (IRE) 23
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-6 Miss Tracy Waggott Shane B Kelly (7) 81 33/134.00
10 (13) 1-00900 White, Dark Blue striped sleeves, Dark Blue and Yellow hooped cap Haajes 25
Nag me
7 9-4 P T Midgley A Culhane 79 16/117.00
11 (6) 9-39597 Emerald Green, Yellow diamond, hooped sleeves, Yellow cap Summer Dancer (IRE) 19
Nag meBeaten Favourite
7 9-2 P T Midgley M Fenton 77 16/117.00
12 (10) 86055-6 Black, maroon seams, chevrons on sleeves, black cap Cornus 10
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 8-13 be A J Mccabe Martin Harley (3) 74 10/111.00
13 (14) 6680-00 Emerald green, white hoop, yellow sleeves, emerald green and white striped cap Haadeeth 21
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-13 R A Fahey P Hanagan 74 18/119.00
14 (4) 000-964 Black, Pink star, halved sleeves and stars on cap Mr Wolf 29
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
10 8-10 p J J Quinn Amy Ryan (3) 71 16/117.00
Non runners
9 (11)5-00044Layla's Hero (IRE)49-5D NichollsNon Runner80

Verdict

Eight of Arganil's 10 career wins have come on the all-weather but he's dropped to a very attractive mark on turf and has been running a little better than his form figures suggest lately. It would be no surprise to see him in the firing-line alongside course specialists Dickie Le Davoir and Mr Wolf. Klynch has already won four times this year but the handicapper may have him in his grip now and preference is for LAYLA'S HERO. Twice a winner in Listed contests over this trip as a two-year-old, Dandy Nicholls' charge has dropped 12lb since the start of the year and is back over his best distance today - he can end a long losing sequence.