Today's racecards

Pontefract

  • 15:00 Yorkshire Racing Summer Festival Handicap1m 2f 6y

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good to Firm, Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 12.93s
  • Off time: 15:01:04
15:00 Pontefract Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Monkton Vale (IRE) 15/8
2nd River Ardeche 14/1
3rd Sadler's Mark 9/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (4) 5899-72 Black, White, Yellow, Grey and Brown hoops Jackson (BRZ) 156
Nag meDistance Winner
8 10-0 R C Guest P Aspell 75 16/117.00
2 (7) 6146- Black and white stripes, yellow cap Autumn Harvest 217
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6 10-0 G A Harker S De Sousa 75 15/28.50
3 (3) 16-5000 Black, Red epaulets, Grey sleeves, Red cap Alsahil (USA) 13
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4 9-11 Micky Hammond T Eaves 72 10/111.00
4 (1) 617- Dark Blue, Yellow disc, Yellow cap Knight's Victory (IRE) 308
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-10 Michael Smith M Stainton (3) 71 12/113.00
5 (5) 820057 Pink, Dark Blue diamond, sleeves and cap River Ardeche 21
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5 9-9 B M R Haslam P Donaghy (5) 70 14/115.00
6 (2) 36-6227 Royal Blue, Orange diamond, striped sleeves and cap Monkton Vale (IRE) 45
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3 9-1 R A Fahey P Hanagan 73 15/82.88
8 (6) 75-56 Pink, Emerald Green chevron, halved sleeves, quartered cap Sadler's Mark 19
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3 8-6 T P Tate J P Spencer 64 9/25.50
9 (9) 338577 White, Emerald Green sleeves, White armlets, Emerald Green cap Epic (IRE) 11
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3 8-6 b M Johnston J Fanning 64 4/15.00
Non runners
7 (8)00-5649Holiday Cocktail88-11J J QuinnI J Brennan58

Verdict

Dropped back to this stiff 10f SADLER'S MARK can come good on his second try in handicap company, while Monkton Vale and River Ardeche are others with claims. The selection is trained by Tom Tate, who has enjoyed a good Flat campaign so far, and his Sadler's Wells gelding had three improving maiden runs before finishing last on his Ripon handicap debut last month. The hold-up tactics would not have been ideal for that track but they can work well here and a 2lb drop in the weights will do no harm so we will take him to score. Monkton Vale is another who finished last on his most recent start, in his case over a similar trip to this at Chester. He is already a proven stayer over 1m 4f and acts on fast ground, so provided this track suits him better he should be bang there. River Ardeche is another with proven stamina and although he is thoroughly exposed he hails from a yard in good form and may be capable of posting a very good effort. Jackson would be interesting if backed, while Knight's Victory will relish conditions and trip although has fitness to prove, and Sadler's Mark is suggested.