Pontefract

  • 19:40 Mr Wolf Sprint Handicap6f

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

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Sky Bet
1 (2) 501-461 Royal Blue, Yellow hoop and sleeves, White cap The Hooded Claw (IRE) 32
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-7 T D Easterby D Allan 87 1001
2 (8) 377-110 Red and light green diamonds, red sleeves, light green armlets and diamond on cap New Bidder 26
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
3 9-7 Jedd O'Keeffe R Kennemore 87 1001
3 (5) 4119- Pink, black seams, striped sleeves and star on cap Fast Track 262
Nag me
3 9-5 T D Barron Graham Gibbons 85 1001
5 (7) 1-44541 Black, royal blue chevrons, black and maroon chevrons on sleeves, black cap Royal Warrior 10
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-12 A J McCabe S De Sousa 78 1001
6 (1) 22195-4 Royal Blue, Yellow hoops and sleeves, Yellow cap, Royal Blue star Augusta Ada 22
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-11 Ollie Pears Jacob Butterfield (5) 77 1001
8 (3) 2-3213 Red, black seams, white sleeves, black armlets, black cap Jaeger Train (IRE) 37
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
3 8-8 K R Burke Joey Haynes (5) 74 1001
Non runners
4 (6)44-31Saakhen (IRE)39-0R A FaheyT Hamilton80
7 (4)9-U221Naggers (IRE)38-9P T MidgleyConnor Beasley75

Verdict

Fast Track found Listed company too much at Ayr in September but should win more races this year in handicaps. Southwell scorer Saakhen is unexposed while The Hooded Claw won nicely at Chester and may be capable of reversing earlier running at Ripon with New Bidder, despite re-opposing on worse terms. ROYAL WARRIOR probably didn't beat much at Brighton last month but had the proverbial ton in hand and is well worth a try in this higher grade. He can land an open-looking handicap, though this stiff track should suit Jaeger Train and Redcar winner Naggers is on an upward curve.