Today's racecards

Pontefract

  • 20:10 Racing UK Anywhere Available Now Handicap1m 2f 6y

  • 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 (6) 1257-67 Red, black seams, white sleeves, black armlets, black cap Rising Breeze 30
Nag me
3 9-7 K R Burke D Tudhope 80 1001
3 (7) 328221- Dark blue and yellow (quartered), dark blue sleeves, yellow armlets, dark blue cap El Beau (IRE) 242
Nag me
3 9-3 J J Quinn P Makin 76 1001
4 (8) 7-34 Brown and Orange diamonds, Brown sleeves and cap Guaracha 80
Nag me
3 9-2 C E Brittain R Winston 75 1001
5 (5) 6944-7 DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Inevitable 34
Nag me
3 8-9 M Johnston S De Sousa 68 1001
6 (1) 2713-00 YELLOW, royal blue stars, striped sleeves, yellow cap Shirocco Passion 24
Nag me
3 8-8 T Coyle B McHugh 67 1001
7 (4) 358-831 Royal Blue, Dark Blue star and sleeves, Light Blue cap, Dark Blue star Newgate Queen 28
Nag me
3 8-3 T Coyle Connor Beasley (3) 62 1001
8 (3) 77-55 Black, orange stars, orange and black striped cap Unfinishedbusiness 31
Nag me
3 8-2 R A Fahey P Mathers 61 1001
Non runners
2 (2)10-7Shankly39-4C G CoxHarry Bentley77

Verdict

Guaracha could be interesting making his handicap debut and having his first run on Turf but we'll take EL BEAU to make a winning reappearance. He won over 1m on soft ground at Ayr in October after a frustrating run of placed efforts and that suggests this longer trip won't be a problem this year. It may be too soon to write off Inevitable while Newgate Queen won over 1m4f at Doncaster so she should be pegging these back in the closing stages. Shankly won on debut at Salisbury last year and contested a Group 1 at Saint-Cloud. But finished tailed off there and again at Newbury on his reappearance.