Today's racecards

Pontefract

  • 16:30 King Richard III Handicap6f

  • Winner £7,763 2nd £2,310 3rd £1,154 4th £577
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 17.69s
  • Off time: 16:30:29
16:30 Pontefract Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Dark Castle 9/2
2nd Links Drive Lady 7/1
3rd Head Space (IRE) 4/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (7) 211005 Yellow, grey sleeves, black stars Khawatim 17
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-12 Mrs K Burke Martin Harley 89 8/19.00
2 (9) 116890 Red, White Cross of Lorraine, Red sleeves, White spots Klynch 10
Nag meDistance Winner
7 9-11 b Mrs R Carr T Eaves 88 40/141.00
3 (5) 231142 Dark Blue, large Red spots, sleeves and cap Chester Aristocrat 10
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-11 E J Alston Jason Hart (5) 88 4/15.00
4 (10) 165-871 Emerald green, orange cross belts, orange and emerald green chevrons on sleeves, orange cap Links Drive Lady 39
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-8 D K Ivory K Fallon 85 7/18.00
5 (12) 221017 Red, White epaulets, White sleeves, Red spots, hooped cap Meandmyshadow 10
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-4 A D Brown T P Queally 81 16/117.00
6 (3) 906901 Yellow, royal blue chevron, striped sleeves Dark Castle 10
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-3 Micky Hammond P McDonald 80 9/25.50
7 (8) 830511 Royal blue, orange epaulets, chevrons on sleeves, royal blue cap, orange star Sunraider (IRE) 12
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-3 P T Midgley M Fenton 80 14/115.00
8 (2) 064632 BROWN and RED (halved), sleeves reversed, RED cap Head Space (IRE) 5
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 9-1 p1 Mrs R Carr J P Sullivan 78 4/15.00
10 (4) 546950 Pink, dark blue stars, white sleeves, pink cap, dark blue star Defence Council (IRE) 10
Nag me
5 9-0 M Brittain P Hanagan 77 20/121.00
11 (1) 060-800 DARK BLUE, YELLOW stars, diabolo on sleeves and star on cap Last Bid 25
Nag me
4 9-0 T D Easterby D Allan 77 33/134.00
12 (6) 559340 Purple, Yellow triple diamond Solar Spirit (IRE) 6
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 9-0 Miss Tracy Waggott F Norton 77 8/19.00
Non runners
9 (11)3-00226Orbit The Moon (IRE)59-1M DodsConnor Beasley78

Verdict

Sprint handicaps here are nearly always well contested and this one is no exception. The waters are further muddied by the fact that Orbit The Moon, who would have been on the short-list, was due to run at Ayr yesterday. Chester Aristocrat ran well when second at Newcastle but has gone up 3lb since while Dark Castle was raised 6lb after beating Albaqaa at Doncaster though Head Space, Meandmyshadow and Defence Council were all behind that day. Sunraider has come back to form at Hamilton recently but this is tougher and he'd finished a long way behind Chester Aristocrat at Haydock earlier. Klynch is starting to come down the weights again but LINKS DRIVE LADY won a fillies' handicap at Goodwood in May with a bit in hand. Fallon gets on well with Dean Ivory's charge and she can score again.