Today's racecards

Pontefract

  • 15:10 40 totepool Package Handicap1m 4y

  • Winner £9,338 2nd £2,796 3rd £1,398 4th £699
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 45.36s
  • Off time: 15:10:38
15:10 Pontefract Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Party Royal 11/2
2nd African Oil (FR) 15/8

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (4) 91-2238 Orange, white epaulets and sleeves, striped cap Veeraya 51
Nag me
3 9-6 p W J Haggas P Hanagan 85 11/43.75
2 (3) 5-66153 Emerald Green and White diamonds, striped sleeves, Red cap African Oil (FR) 10
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-5 C Hills G Lee 84 15/82.88
3 (1) 1-02810 Dark Blue, Light Blue triple diamond, diamonds on sleeves, Dark Blue cap, Light Blue diamond Polar Chief 18
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-5 Kristin Stubbs T Hamilton 84 10/111.00
4 (2) 931038 White, dark blue and red chevrons on sleeves, red cap Party Royal 11
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
3 9-5 M Johnston S De Sousa 84 11/26.50
5 (5) 552314 Royal Blue, Red seams, striped sleeves, Red cap, Royal Blue star Bold Prediction (IRE) 58
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-2 K R Burke D Tudhope 81 7/24.50

Verdict

AFRICAN OIL was only beaten a length by the in-form Ingleby Angel at Haydock and looks ready to get back on the winning trail. Veeraya didn't look suited by soft ground at Chester after a much better effort at Newmarket and today's conditions should be perfect. Polar Chief and Bold Prediction are both recent winners over the trip and have to be considered, especially the latter, who ran very well in a strong handicap at Newmarket last time, but Party Royal hasn't been in the best of form and needs to bounce back.