Today's racecards

Pontefract

  • 19:20 Tony Bethell Memorial Handicap2m 1f 22y

  • Winner £4,205 2nd £1,251 3rd £625 4th £313
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 53.87s
  • Off time: 19:20:32
19:20 Pontefract Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Blackstone Vegas 14/1
2nd Mojolika 14/1
3rd The Bells O Peover 12/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (6) 480-557 Dark blue, pink epaulets My Arch 17
Nag meCourse Winner
10 9-9 Ollie Pears T P Queally 79 10/111.00
2 (9) 309500 White, dark blue and red chevrons on sleeves, red cap The Bells O Peover 4
Nag meCourse Winner
4 9-9 v M Johnston S De Sousa 80 12/113.00
3 (8) 76137-0 Pink, White star, White sleeves, Pink stars, White cap, Emerald Green star Wells Lyrical (IRE) 37
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
7 9-7 B Smart P Hanagan 77 9/25.50
4 (11) 512-765 Royal Blue, White hoops, Royal Blue sleeves, White spots Saborido (USA) 18
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-7 Mrs A J Perrett P Mulrennan 77 10/111.00
5 (4) 31/064-2 Yellow, Royal Blue seams, Grey sleeves, Royal Blue seams, Royal Blue cap Emrani (USA) 10
Nag me
5 9-5 b D McCain Jnr G Lee 75 5/16.00
6 (5) 11/917-7 White, Black stripe, Yellow and Black halved sleeves, Yellow cap Blimey O'Riley (IRE) 18
Nag me
7 9-4 M H Tompkins T E Durcan 74 5/16.00
7 (12) 13176-5 Jade Green, Flame hooped sleeves, Black cap Mojolika 17
Nag me
4 9-0 T D Easterby G Gibbons 71 14/115.00
8 (7) 17108-6 Purple, Yellow seams and armlets, striped cap May Contain Nuts 18
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-0 B G Powell Kirsty Milczarek 71 11/112.00
9 (3) 017-937 White, dark green braces, dark green cap Descaro (USA) 20
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
6 8-12 D O'Meara M O'connell 68 14/115.00
10 (10) 241896- Pink, Maroon spots, Pink sleeves, Maroon cap Petella 238
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 8-10 G M Moore P McDonald 66 25/126.00
11 (1) 301/944 Royal Blue and White (quartered), Red and Royal Blue diabolo on sleeves Bocamix (FR) 9
Nag meDistance Winner
6 8-10 t A Crook R Winston 66 20/121.00
12 (2) 3157-13 Royal Blue, Orange chevrons, Royal Blue sleeves, Orange cap Passion Play 27
Nag meBeaten Favourite
4 8-9 W J Knight William Buick 66 12/113.00
13 (13) 878341 Black, Brown star and stars on cap Blackstone Vegas 20
Nag me
6 8-5 D Shaw J Fanning 59 14/115.00

Verdict

WELLS LYRICAL is back for another crack at winning this having landed last year's renewal. He has leading claims too as he attempted to make all at Doncaster on his reappearance before fading badly in the closing stages. He gets the vote with Paul Hanagan booked ahead of May Contain Nuts, who is similar in that he's also a C&D winner with a recent comeback run under his belt. The returning Petella is another winner over track and trip though this looks a tougher task for her while Emrani and Mojolika have the more recent form with placed efforts over shorter trips. Saborido is not out of this off his current mark and is another to consider.