Today's racecards

Pontefract

  • 15:10 40 Totepool Package Handicap1m 4y

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 47.04s
  • Off time: 15:10:45
15:10 Pontefract Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Fire Ship 2/1
2nd Ardmay (IRE) 14/1
3rd Lady Macduff (IRE) 10/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (10) 11-1036 Royal blue Asatir (USA) 12
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-7 p Saeed bin Suroor S De Sousa 94 9/110.00
2 (2) 012251 Red, yellow star, red sleeves, yellow stars Fire Ship 44
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-5 W J Knight E Ahern 92 2/13.00
3 (7) 313-02 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Mabaany 30
Nag me
3 9-2 W J Haggas P Hanagan 89 6/17.00
5 (8) 512166 Orange, Dark Blue armlets Satanic Beat (IRE) 50
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
3 8-13 Jedd O'Keeffe P McDonald 86 16/117.00
6 (1) 0-5213 Yellow, Black sash, Black sleeves, Yellow armlets, Yellow cap, Black star Dubawi Island (FR) 14
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-12 b J Tate Martin Dwyer 85 18/119.00
7 (4) 011597 Emerald green, white and emerald green chevrons on sleeves Ardmay (IRE) 50
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-12 p1 K A Ryan Amy Ryan 85 14/115.00
8 (6) 515003 DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Lady Macduff (IRE) 8
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-11 M Johnston J Fanning 84 10/111.00
9 (3) 433631 Purple, White cross belts and armlets, quartered cap Boots And Spurs 26
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-7 v Mrs K Burke D Fentiman 80 9/110.00
10 (5) 514231 Red, black seams, white sleeves, black armlets, black cap Hi There (IRE) 37
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-7 R A Fahey B McHugh 80 4/15.00
Non runners
4 (9)212-102Rio Grande38-13Mrs A DuffieldT P Queally86

Verdict

Fire Ship was a very easy winner on soft ground at Windsor last time but whether he's improved enough to defy a further 8lb rise in the weights is questionable. Ardmay beat Satanic Beat at Ayr in June but was behind Fire Ship at Newmarket subsequently and has been disappointing lately while Dubawi Island seems better on the Polytrack. Asatir has never raced on ground this soft and Thirsk second Mabaany also has to prove himself on the surface. Rio Grande's form is also on quicker going but he did run well in a decent handicap at Redcar last month and shouldn't be far away. LADY MACDUFF bounced back from a couple of disappointing efforts on good to firm to finish third over 1m1f at Epsom on good ground. This stiff mile should suit and she can land this ahead of recent winners Boots And Spurs and Hi There.