Today's racecards

Pontefract

  • 16:40 Laurie Baker 60th Birthday Handicap1m 4f 8y

  • Winner £2,264 2nd £674 3rd £337 4th £168
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 44.24s
  • Off time: 16:40:34
16:40 Pontefract Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Abundantly 10/1
2nd Stunning View (USA) 11/2
3rd Kittens 14/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (5) 973 White, Emerald Green hoop Stunning View (USA) 75
Nag me
3 9-7 J H M Gosden R Havlin 69 11/26.50
2 (10) 333635 Black, silver chevron hoop, silver sleeves, black chevron, black cap, silver stripes Feisty Champion (IRE) 38
Nag me
3 9-6 J W Hills E Ahern 68 9/110.00
3 (6) 5-14227 Dark Green, Yellow hoop and armlets, check cap Abundantly 38
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-5 H Morrison T P Queally 67 10/111.00
4 (1) 470359 White, light blue cap Hail Hail (USA) 26
Nag me
3 9-5 P F I Cole Ashley Morgan (5) 67 28/129.00
5 (11) 573 Royal Blue, White spots Discay 18
Nag me
3 9-4 M Johnston J Fanning 66 9/110.00
6 (7) 414813 Dark blue, pink diamond, pink cap Scarlet Prince 14
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-3 T Coyle Shane B Kelly (5) 65 6/17.00
7 (3) 231262 White, Dark Blue spots, sleeves and spots on cap Mr Snoozy 28
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse and Distance Winner
3 9-3 p1 T D Walford D Fentiman 65 7/24.50
8 (9) 233813 Red, yellow epaulets, armlets and cap Kittens 23
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-13 W R Muir Martin Dwyer 61 14/115.00
9 (12) 890716 Red and Yellow stripes Scripturist 35
Nag me
3 8-9 W Jarvis S De Sousa 57 16/117.00
10 (4) 3-33475 YELLOW, royal blue stars, striped sleeves, yellow cap Neil's Pride 16
Nag me
3 8-7 R A Fahey P Hanagan 55 4/15.00
11 (8) 652265 Light Blue, Royal Blue sleeves and cap Margo Channing 40
Nag meBeaten Favourite
3 8-7 Micky Hammond P McDonald 54 25/126.00
12 (2) 90-6800 Light Blue and Yellow check, Light Blue sleeves and cap Isolde's Return 49
Nag me
3 8-7 G M Moore A Mullen 45 125/1126.00

Verdict

Stunning View and Discay are the ones with obvious scope for improvement in this. Both are making their handicap debuts and Mark Johnston's gelding tackles this longer trip for the first time. Kittens wasn't beaten at Bath after winning at Folkestone while Scarlet Prince should just about confirm Newcastle running with Mr Snoozy, though he's been beaten over 1m2f at Leicester since. SCRIPTURIST produced a shock at Yarmouth in August but couldn't follow up over 2m1f on the Polytrack next time. The booking of Silvestre De Sousa catches the eye here and he should be staying on here when others have cried enough. He gets a tentative vote with Abundantly having a bit to prove after his latest run.