Today's racecards

Pontefract

  • 15:20 Dalby Stand Handicap1m 4y

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 44.51s
  • Off time: 15:20:55
15:20 Pontefract Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Harrison George (IRE) 11/2
2nd Marvo 16/1
3rd Tartan Gunna 15/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (3) 53615-9 YELLOW, royal blue stars, striped sleeves, yellow cap Harrison George (IRE) 17
Nag me
5 9-4 R A Fahey P Hanagan 95 11/26.50
2 (5) 103613- Pink, Black epaulets, hooped sleeves and star on cap Fastnet Storm (IRE) 164
Nag meCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-0 T P Tate M Fenton 91 8/19.00
3 (1) 18380-5 ROYAL BLUE, WHITE Cross of Lorraine and armlets, check cap Moheebb (IRE) 40
Nag meDistance Winner
6 8-13 b Mrs R Carr S De Sousa 90 25/126.00
4 (15) 5154-66 Mauve, Yellow star, armlets and star on cap Tartan Gunna 17
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-13 M Johnston J Fanning 90 15/28.50
5 (9) 386100- White, Red sash, Red and White chevrons on sleeves, Red cap Medici Pearl 185
Nag meDistance Winner
6 8-11 T D Easterby D Allan 88 25/126.00
6 (13) 41322-5 Purple, White hooped sleeves, check cap Kiwi Bay 17
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
5 8-10 M Dods P Makin 87 3/14.00
7 (2) 21409-9 Yellow, Black and Yellow striped sleeves, Yellow cap, Black spots Wigwam Willie (IRE) 33
Nag meDistance Winner
8 8-10 pt K A Ryan P Mulrennan 87 66/167.00
8 (7) 2/2214-5 Royal blue, white seams, royal blue cap, white star Jesse James (IRE) 41
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-9 J Gask S Drowne 86 8/19.00
9 (12) 36/243-7 Black and White (quartered), Emerald Green collar and sleeves, White cap Rainbow Mirage (IRE) 40
Nag meDistance Winner
6 8-9 E S Mcmahon G Gibbons 86 14/115.00
10 (6) 300230- Mauve, Purple stars, armlets and stars on cap Persian Peril 151
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6 8-6 G A Swinbank P McDonald 83 20/121.00
11 (8) 471057- Black, Light Blue chevron and sleeves Marvo 164
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 8-5 M H Tompkins S Golam 82 16/117.00
12 (10) 533-316 Purple, White epaulets and sleeves, quartered cap Daaweitza 16
Nag meDistance Winner
7 8-5 b B Ellison R Ffrench 82 33/134.00
13 (4) 063-360 Dark green, yellow chevron and armlets, dark green cap, white star Royal Power (IRE) 45
Nag meDistance Winner
7 8-4 D Nicholls Adrian Nicholls (ex1) 81 12/113.00
14 (11) 282175- Blue, Yellow sash and sleeves, Blue and White quartered cap Handsome Falcon 164
Nag meDistance Winner
6 8-4 R A Fahey B McHugh (3)(ex3) 81 16/117.00
15 (14) 385635- Pink, mauve sleeves, pink stars and cap Ezdeyaad (USA) 186
Nag meDistance Winner
6 8-4 G A Swinbank A Elliott 80 20/121.00

Verdict

KIWI BAY can confirm Spring Mile form with Tartan Gunna and land this prize, with Harrison George, Fastnet Storm and Ezdeyaad others for the shortlist. Michael Dods hasn't had a winner yet this season which is a slight concern but any lack of stable form didn't stop this horse running well at Doncaster on his first start. He was over a length ahead of Tartan Guna that day and a solitary pound turnaround in the weights shouldn't alter those placings, especially as Mark Johnston's runner had race-fitness on his side. Our pick is a course and distance winner who acts on this ground, arrives in form and remains capable of better this season. Tartan Gunna may still be able to gain some prize money for connections as he's only a pound higher than his last winning mark and seems suited by a mile, despite having won over seven and nine furlongs too. Joe Fanning has won a couple of times on the horse and he looks primed to run another good race. Harrison George ran with great credit in The Lincoln and hails from the hottest yard in training, so he's got to be considered. The gelding has been left on the same mark following that run which is less of a concern than the fact he's not yet won beyond seven furlongs and that's reason enough for us to look elsewhere. Fastnet Storm can be hard to pass when on song and he's won over course and distance, but Tom Tate's runner makes his reappearance and has needed his first run of the season in the past. Ezdeyaad was beaten by the narrowest of margins on his sole start here and could reward each-way backers at a nice price. He hails from a yard in form and that helps to negate the concern that he may need this first run of the year. Jesse James has just his second start for this yard and is capable of better following just seven starts whereas Daaweitza looks harshly treated on the turf and needs further. Rainbow Mirage is of more interest than Daaweitza having had a run to put him spot on for this as he's an out-and-out miler, but Kiwi Bay remains the one we want to be on.