Pontefract

  • 15:50 Jamaican Flight Handicap2m 1f 216y

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 3.97s
  • Off time: 15:50:16
15:50 Pontefract Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Dan Buoy (FR) 20/1
2nd Bold Adventure 2/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (6) 432-112 Red, White stars on sleeves Sinbad The Sailor 25
Nag meBeaten Favourite
5 9-12 v George Baker T E Durcan 75 2/13.00
2 (2) 743660- ROYAL BLUE and WHITE (quartered), RED sleeves and cap Luna Landing 55
Nag meCourse Winner
7 9-3 b1 Jedd O'Keeffe P Hanagan 66 7/18.00
3 (4) 463-522 White, Maroon and White striped sleeves and cap Smarties Party 32
Nag me
7 8-11 C W Thornton P McDonald 60 7/18.00
4 (3) 7-12530 Pink and purple stripes, purple sleeves, pink stars, pink and purple quartered cap Dan Buoy (FR) 19
Nag meDistance Winner
7 8-8 b R C Guest Billy Cray (5) 57 20/121.00
5 (7) 579-861 Mauve, black chevrons, mauve sleeves, black cap, mauve star Bold Adventure 32
Nag me
6 8-7 W J Musson A Culhane 56 2/13.00
6 (5) 93045-8 Royal Blue, Yellow hollow box, checked sleeves Go Amwell 58
Nag me
7 8-7 J R Jenkins Liam Jones 52 7/18.00
7 (1) 07609/6 Grey, Pink hoops, quartered cap I Feel Fine 26
Nag me
7 8-7 A Kirtley P Pickard (5) 42 100/1101.00

Verdict

The presence of SINBAD THE SAILOR means that two of the seven run from out of the weights and we like the look of George Baker's top-rated runner here; he can take care of Smarties Party and Bold Adventure in a race lacking strength in depth. The selection looks a shrewd buy already having won twice and finished second since joining his current handler. He's really improved since leaving John Hills and being stepped up in trip and looks capable of defying this new mark of 75 now the penny has really dropped, especially as the horse who beat him last time has since gone in again. Smarties Party and Bold Adventure are considered the only real threats to our selection. The first-named is a relatively exposed mare and needs to improve having not yet won on the flat, but she's been running well of late and could rate the value to add to her string of seconds and fill the forecast spot. Bold Adventure beat Smarties Party last time but a 3lb turnaround in the weights and this switch to turf could see those placings reversed. Luna Landing is well treated on old form and arrives here fit from jumping but he's not won on the level since 2006 and can be confidently opposed along with Dan Buoy who hasn't yet won on turf and he's a dour stayer who lacks gears. Go Amwell has won off higher marks and isn't totally ruled out of a place despite being a pound wrong at the weights whereas I Feel Fine is, however it's unlikely in our opinion that any of these will prove good enough to get the better of Sinbad The Sailor, our strong selection.