Today's racecards

Pontefract

  • 17:15 Racing On Monday 14th April Handicap1m 2f 6y

  • Winner £3,234 2nd £962 3rd £481 4th £240
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 21.83s
  • Off time: 17:15:32
17:15 Pontefract Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Pertuis (IRE) 8/1
2nd Cathedral 3/1
3rd Gold Show 5/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (6) 47048-2 Emerald Green, Orange sash, White sleeves, Emerald Green and Orange quartered cap High Office 9
Nag meDistance Winner
8 9-7 R A Fahey Josh Quinn (7) 72 7/18.00
2 (13) 830046- Dark Blue, Orange disc, quartered cap Eutropius (IRE) 187
Nag meCourse Winner
5 9-7 G A Swinbank B A Curtis 72 25/126.00
3 (5) 533341 White, Dark Blue braces, halved sleeves and striped cap Cathedral 8 (ex6)
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-7 E De Giles R L Moore 66 3/14.00
4 (4) 332123- Red, White chevron and sleeves Mash Potato (IRE) 175
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 9-6 M Dods Connor Beasley (5) 71 2/13.00
5 (7) 761248- Orange, Emerald Green sleeves, Orange armlets, quartered cap Pivotman 153
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-6 t M W Easterby G Gibbons 71 20/121.00
6 (9) 343715/ PURPLE, EMERALD GREEN stars, YELLOW sleeves, YELLOW cap, EMERALD GREEN stars Switched Off 14
Nag me
9 9-5 bt Kevin Frost S Donohoe 70 50/151.00
8 (14) 504700- Maroon and Yellow check, Maroon sleeves, Yellow cap Carragold 254
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
8 9-3 M Brittain D Allan 68 33/134.00
9 (11) 007/26- Terracotta, Black cap Ze King 253
Nag me
5 9-1 C F Wall T E Durcan 66 25/126.00
10 (1) 734763- Yellow and White (quartered), Yellow sleeves, White armlets, Yellow cap Gold Show 39
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-0 E W Tuer Kevin Stott (5) 65 5/16.00
11 (2) 563024- Yellow, black seams, black sleeves, yellow stars and cap Pertuis (IRE) 87
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 8-13 Micky Hammond G Lee 64 8/19.00
14 (8) 05702-6 Royal Blue, Pink stars, armlets and stars on cap Bavarian Nordic (USA) 75
Nag meDistance Winner
9 8-7 b R M Whitaker Gemma Tutty (7) 56 33/134.00
Non runners
7 (12)436643-Poetic Verse49-5J J QuinnJoe Doyle70
12 (10)69/5960-Mornin' Gorgeous48-11Micky HammondP McDonald62
13 (3)44/09-78Buzz Law (IRE)68-9K R BurkeJoey Haynes60

Verdict

Gold Show won this a year ago but didn't record another victory and is 3lb lower. Cathedral has taken a long time to warm up and was having his 14th start when making most for an impressive victory at Wolverhampton. A 6lb penalty makes this more difficult but Ryan More is a positive booking and a quick double looks more than a possibility. However, POETIC VERSE was in superb form at this time a year ago completing a hat-trick and not surprisingly shooting up the weights. She hasn't won since and is now on a lower mark than her latest success so looks the one to be on. High Office dropped down to this trip for the first time since 2010 at Doncaster last month and did very well to chase home Dark Ruler. He'll be fancied to go one better but Mash Potato shot up the weights after his Newcastle victory though Conor Beasley's claim is a plus.