Pontefract

  • 14:30 Pontefract Apprentice Handicap6f

  • Winner £2,590 2nd £771 3rd £385 4th £192
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 16.27s
  • Off time: 14:30:18
14:30 Pontefract Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Tislaam (IRE) 7/2
2nd Kensington (IRE) 25/1
3rd Bid For Gold 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (3) 282150 White, black chevrons, halved sleeves, white and black quartered cap Dickie Le Davoir 28
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-7 b R C Guest Sean Palmer (3) 69 15/28.50
2 (10) 864238 Dark Blue, Grey stars, Dark Blue sleeves, Dark Blue cap, Grey star Lindoro 24
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-6 K M Prendergast Terence Fury (7) 68 20/121.00
3 (14) 2-15242 Orange, purple spots Young Gladiator (IRE) 147
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 9-5 b Miss J A Camacho J Rogers 67 11/112.00
4 (9) 857688 Purple, Grey disc, Grey cap Bel Cantor 19
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 9-5 p W J H Ratcliffe Matthew Cosham (5) 67 14/115.00
5 (11) 255103 Emerald Green, White sash, Emerald Green sleeves, White spots, White cap, Emerald Green spots Rainy Night 14
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-5 p R Hollinshead Nicola Jackson (5) 67 8/19.00
6 (6) 360495 Royal Blue, Royal Blue and Maroon hooped sleeves, Maroon cap Kensington (IRE) 16
Nag meDistance Winner
9 9-2 A J McCabe Nora Looby (5) 64 25/126.00
7 (8) 339/3-05 Royal blue, emerald green hoops and armlets, light blue cap Zarilan (IRE) 50
Nag me
5 9-1 Michael Smith Peter Sword (5) 63 20/121.00
8 (4) 3-89820 LIGHT GREEN and PURPLE (quartered), LIGHT GREEN sleeves, WHITE cap First Blade 16
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-1 b S R Bowring Ian Burns (5) 63 18/119.00
9 (1) 463331 Pink, light green striped sleeves and cap Tislaam (IRE) 7 (ex6)
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-0 p A J McCabe Nathan Alison 58 7/24.50
10 (5) 594131 Dark Blue, Yellow hoops, chevrons on sleeves, Yellow cap Angaric (IRE) 20
Nag meDistance Winner
7 8-12 B Smart D M Simmonson (5) 60 8/19.00
11 (12) 5-11750 Emerald Green, Dark Blue disc, Emerald Green and Dark Blue striped sleeves, quartered cap Straboe (USA) 17
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-12 v S C Williams Noel Garbutt (5) 60 22/123.00
12 (7) 564534 BROWN, ORANGE hoop and sleeves Klynch 3
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-12 b Mrs R Carr Sophie Silvester 60 8/19.00
13 (2) 767674 Orange, Dark Blue armlets Bid For Gold 20
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 8-7 p Jedd O'Keeffe Eleanor McGowan (7) 55 8/19.00
14 (13) 595475 Black and yellow (quartered), checked sleeves and cap Darcy's Pride (IRE) 10
Nag me
6 8-7 P T Midgley S B Kelly (5) 51 33/134.00

Verdict

RAINY NIGHT is more consistent than many and gets the nod accordingly. Reg Hollinshead's gelding likes a strongly-run six furlongs on a testing track and with his latest third to Darcey reading well he can go well for his inexperienced pilot. The front-runner Bel Cantor knows the track well, Young Gladiator stays well so a searching gallop would suit, whilst Lindoro's jockey has a fine name but the horse needs to step up on his Carlisle run but this better ground will help. Dickie Le Davoir tends to get behind but this track suits his style of racing, and along with the Kempton winner Tislaam he is hard to rule out. Angaric is holding his form well but Bryan Smart's gelding would prefer more rain. Klynch is more interesting than the well-handicapped Bid For Gold but both can be readily passed over.