Today's racecards

Pontefract

  • 16:30 King Richard Iii Handicap6f

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 16.71s
  • Off time: 16:31:43
16:30 Pontefract Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Cornus 9/1
2nd Red Cape (FR) 5/1
3rd Gertmegalush (IRE) 16/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (2) 0-28089 Yellow, Royal Blue braces, Royal Blue sleeves, White stars and stars on cap Green Manalishi 11
Nag meDistance Winner
9 9-13 p K A Ryan P Hanagan 89 7/18.00
2 (6) 10-8283 Light Blue and White diamonds, White sleeves, White cap, Red spots Doctor Parkes 23
Nag me
4 9-10 E J Alston E Ahern 86 9/25.50
3 (4) 242916 Black, White, Yellow, Grey and Brown hoops Indian Skipper (IRE) 3
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-9 be R C Guest K Fallon 85 5/16.00
4 (7) 598331 LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets Red Cape (FR) 10
Nag meDistance Winner
7 9-6 Mrs R Carr I J Brennan (5) 82 5/16.00
5 (1) 30-1191 Yellow, Red triple diamond, armlets and cap Tangerine Trees 27
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-5 B Smart T Eaves 81 3/14.00
6 (8) 242611 Black, maroon seams, chevrons on sleeves, black cap Cornus 11
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 9-5 be A J Mccabe J Doyle 81 9/110.00
7 (5) 438050 Purple, Grey disc, Grey cap Bel Cantor 11
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 9-2 v1 W J H Ratcliffe Kelly Harrison (3) 78 20/121.00
8 (9) 30-3075 Maroon, White stars, Orange sleeves, Maroon cap, White star Gertmegalush (IRE) 10
Nag me
3 8-8 John A Harris B McHugh (3) 76 16/117.00
9 (3) 334259 White, black chevrons, halved sleeves, white and black quartered cap Dickie Le Davoir 17
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 8-8 v R C Guest Andrew Heffernan (3) 66 9/110.00

Verdict

A competitive contest can go to CORNUS whose case looks slightly stronger than both Tangerine Trees and Red Cape. The last-named was a narrow Doncaster winner last time, for which he has gone up 3lbs and with optimum conditions and trip again he has to be considered a leading player, though whether he will have enough improvement in him is questionable. Tangerine Trees has been a prolific winner this season for Bryan Smart and aside from a Doncaster flop, he has been in great heart. He too has his preferred ground and has done all of his winning over 6f, so he is entitled to be thereabouts after another 4lb rise. Green Manalishi has dropped to 1lb below his last turf win and should be capable of giving them all a fright back over this trip. However, for the selection we turn to Cornus. Alan McCabe's eight-year-old chases a hat-trick after wins at Thirsk and Folkestone, acts well on fast ground and his most recent victory suggests that he can defy a 7lb rise.