Today's racecards

Pontefract

  • 19:10 Tony Bethell Memorial Handicap2m 1f 22y

  • Winner £6,469 2nd £1,925 3rd £962 4th £481
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Sky Bet
1 (3) 190-800 Red, Royal Blue armlets, check cap Herostatus 25
Nag meCourse Winner
7 9-10 J Ward Joey Haynes (5) 80 1001
2 (4) 0014-69 White, royal blue epaulets, striped sleeves and diamonds on cap Riptide 18
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
8 9-7 v M Scudamore R Winston 77 1001
3 (6) 15414-3 Beige, Brown seams, armlets and cap Embsay Crag 17
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 9-5 P A Kirby R Kennemore 75 1001
4 (7) 238-233 Mauve, Grey sleeves, White cap Rosie Rebel 18
Nag me
4 9-5 Rae Guest S De Sousa 76 1001
5 (2) 0062/05 WHITE, LIGHT BLUE spots, WHITE sleeves, LIGHT BLUE cap, WHITE spots Cape Tribulation 10
Nag meDistance Winner
10 9-3 J M Jefferson D Tudhope 73 1001
6 (5) 1/650-53 YELLOW, BLACK seams, BLACK cap Petaluma 8
Nag meDistance Winner
5 8-9 M R Channon G Gibbons 65 1001
7 (1) 135866 Yellow, Red cross belts, Red sleeves, Yellow stars, Yellow cap, Red stars Joyful Motive 8
Nag me
5 8-5 M C Chapman Bradley Bosley (7) 47 1001

Verdict

Riptide won this last year off a 7lb lower mark and was again successful over course and distance in September when Embsay Crag was behind. He should be a factor again, though recent rain probably isn't in his favour. CAPE TRIBULATION has only won once on the Flat so far but was a very smart staying hurdler and won a Grade 2 chase at Cheltenham last year. He was far from disgraced behind Moidore on soft going at Newcastle 10 days ago and looks well treated in this. Rosie Rebel has been looking one-paced over shorter so might appreciate the extra yardage while Petaluma stays well and is starting to look well handicapped now.