Pontefract

  • 15:10 Riu Palace Meloneras Handicap6f

  • Winner £12,450 2nd £3,728 3rd £1,864 4th £932
  • Going: Good (Good to soft in places, Final Mile Good)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 15.67s
  • Off time: 15:10:44
15:10 Pontefract Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Fast Shot 7/1
2nd Annunciation 8/1
3rd Yeeoow (IRE) 9/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (6) 007170- Mauve, Maroon chevrons, hooped cap Ancient Cross 171
Nag meDistance Winner
10 9-7 t M W Easterby J P Sullivan 100 33/134.00
2 (7) 76414-4 LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets Annunciation 16
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-6 R Hannon P J Dobbs 99 8/19.00
3 (10) 170209- Light Green and Dark Green diamonds Louis The Pious 171
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-5 D O'Meara D Tudhope 98 6/17.00
4 (12) 5361/09- DARK BLUE, YELLOW stars, diabolo on sleeves and star on cap Royal Rascal 191
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-4 T D Easterby D Allan 97 33/134.00
5 (9) 11120-0 Black, Red triple diamond, sleeves and diamond on cap Newstead Abbey 51
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-4 T D Barron P Makin 97 11/112.00
6 (2) 061203- Black, pink triple diamond and sleeves Colonel Mak 203
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 9-2 T D Barron A Mullen 95 15/28.50
7 (11) 244600- Emerald green, white hoop, yellow sleeves, emerald green and white striped cap Majestic Myles (IRE) 205
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-1 R A Fahey T Hamilton 94 12/113.00
8 (1) 4-17008 Maroon, white spots, white sleeves, maroon spots, maroon and white quartered cap Forest Edge (IRE) 16
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-1 P D Evans D J Bates (3) 94 15/28.50
9 (3) 08286-9 Yellow and White (quartered), Yellow sleeves, White armlets, Yellow cap Fast Shot 9
Nag meDistance Winner
6 8-9 T D Easterby Rachel Richardson (7) 88 7/18.00
10 (4) 41721-0 Emerald green, grey spots Can You Conga 15
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-9 M W Easterby Danielle Mooney (7) 88 16/117.00
11 (8) 6380-08 Black, white star, white sleeves, black armlets, red cap, white star Yeeoow (IRE) 28
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 8-9 K R Burke Joey Haynes (5) 88 9/25.50
12 (5) 18365-6 Red, black seams, white sleeves, black armlets, black cap Baby Strange 15
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
10 8-7 D Shaw Adam McLean (7) 85 12/113.00

Verdict

Colonel Mak won easily over track and trip in July but is 9lb higher today. Majestic Myles has tumbled down the weights since last winning though tends to save his best for Chester nowadays. The veteran Baby Strange has each-way claims with a recent run under his belt and Can You Conga won a higher grade sprint than this at Newmarket in August. The latter's stablemate and Ayr Silver Cup winner Ancient Cross and Louis The Pious are others with a shout, but the vote goes to ANNUNCIATION. He'll have come on from a recent reappearance at Doncaster and last year's Shergar Cup Sprint winner should be bang there at the finish.