Today's racecards

Pontefract

  • 15:30 Rifles Challenge Handicap1m 4y

  • Winner £4,533 2nd £1,349 3rd £674 4th £337
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 44.06s
  • Off time: 15:30:22
15:30 Pontefract Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Daaweitza 8/1
2nd Raleigh Quay (IRE) 5/1
3rd Dabbers Ridge (IRE) 11/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (12) 324909 ROYAL BLUE, WHITE Cross of Lorraine and armlets, check cap Moheebb (IRE) 22
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-10 Mrs R Carr S De Sousa 79 12/113.00
2 (15) 110017 YELLOW, ROYAL BLUE star, halved sleeves, ROYAL BLUE cap, YELLOW star West End Lad 23
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 9-10 b S R Bowring R Kennemore (3) 79 25/126.00
3 (9) 031313 Orange, Black Cross of Lorraine, Black and White hooped sleeves and cap Dabbers Ridge (IRE) 19
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 9-8 I W McInnes D Tudhope 77 11/112.00
4 (6) 298082 Purple, White epaulets and sleeves, quartered cap Daaweitza 19
Nag meDistance Winner
7 9-7 B Ellison D Swift (5) 76 8/19.00
7 (11) 40526-0 Royal Blue, White epaulets, hooped sleeves and cap Grazeon Gold Blend 36
Nag meCourse Winner
7 9-5 J J Quinn T Eaves 74 20/121.00
9 (1) 604-510 Dark Blue, White cap Midwestern (USA) 22
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
3 9-4 p1 B Smart R Mullen 77 11/112.00
10 (8) 088492 PINK, ROYAL BLUE stars, WHITE sleeves, WHITE cap, ROYAL BLUE star Rosbay (IRE) 12
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-3 T D Easterby L Betts (5) 72 9/110.00
11 (2) 616342 Royal Blue, White hoop, hooped sleeves, Red cap Raleigh Quay (IRE) 29
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-2 Micky Hammond P Robinson 75 5/16.00
12 (13) 342185 Red, Purple star, striped sleeves and star on cap Flying Silks (IRE) 26
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-2 v J Gask William Buick 71 15/28.50
13 (7) 128213 Royal blue, orange chevron, orange and royal blue striped cap Honest Broker (IRE) 6
Nag me
3 9-2 M Johnston Greg Fairley 75 6/17.00
14 (5) 227041 Royal Blue, Red seams, striped sleeves, Red cap, Royal Blue star Chief Red Cloud (USA) 16
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-2 Mrs K Burke B McHugh (3) 71 7/24.50
Non runners
5 (4)036709Mountain Cat (IRE)69-6W J KnightE Ahern75
6 (14)12-3930Miss Glitters (IRE)59-5H MorrisonS Drowne74
8 (3)048121Frontline Girl (IRE)49-4Mrs K BurkeF Norton73
15 (10)100797Steel Stockholder48-11M BrittainM Fenton66

Verdict

Plenty of pace on and that should suit the confirmed hold-up horse DABBERS RIDGE. Ian McInnes' gelding ran well at Beverley last time out but he should relish the return to a mile today. He is only 2lbs higher than when successful here last month and he can win again. Daaweitza's best form has come on flatter tracks, and a bigger danger might be West End Lad for whom the return to this track and a mile trip is in his favour. Rain would suit Rosbay and he is in-form after a cracking Thirsk run, whilst Frontline Girl was well-backed when scoring at Newcastle and deserves her 6lb higher mark. Moheebb needs a market check as he edges down the weights. Similar comments apply to Steel Stockholder after an improved run at Thirsk, and along with the Ripon winner Chief Red Cloud, the consistent Honest Broker, and Raleigh Quay, for whom Philip Robinson looks an interesting booking, helps make this a very competitive handicap.