Today's racecards

Pontefract

  • 16:30 Pontefract Stayers Championship Handicap 2m 1f 22y

  • Winner £2,914 2nd £867 3rd £433 4th £216
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 45.34s
  • Off time: 16:33:52
16:30 Pontefract Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Ultimate Quest (IRE) 15/8
2nd Dan Buoy (FR) 9/1
3rd Fair Spin 14/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (4) 31536/0 WHITE, RED sash, WHITE sleeves, ROYAL BLUE armlets, ROYAL BLUE cap Osolomio (IRE) 9
Nag meDistance Winner
7 10-0 e Jennie Candlish D Swift (5) 72 40/141.00
2 (10) 312533 Pink, Dark Blue stars and armlets Rare Ruby (IRE) 11
Nag me
6 10-0 Jennie Candlish J Fortune 72 9/25.50
3 (3) 2/32135 White, Black sleeves, White stars, Black cap, White star Ultimate Quest (IRE) 71
Nag meBeaten Favourite
5 9-8 Sir Mark Prescott S De Sousa 66 15/82.88
4 (9) 120268 Pink and purple stripes, purple sleeves, pink stars, pink and purple quartered cap Dan Buoy (FR) 52
Nag meCourse Winner
7 9-7 b R C Guest Greg Fairley 65 9/110.00
5 (5) 2-42536 Dark Blue, Yellow halved sleeves, quartered cap French Hollow 35
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-6 T J Fitzgerald B McHugh (3) 64 14/115.00
6 (11) 5-10333 Emerald Green and White diabolo, Emerald Green sleeves, Royal Blue cap Capable Guest (IRE) 16
Nag me
8 9-4 G M Moore E Ahern 62 8/19.00
7 (6) 08602 Emerald Green and Royal Blue (halved), sleeves reversed, quartered cap Finellas Fortune 14
Nag me
5 8-13 G M Moore F Norton 57 14/115.00
8 (8) 326933 Dark Green, Light Green stripe, Yellow cap They All Laughed 22
Nag me
7 8-11 p Mrs Marjorie Fife I J Brennan (5) 55 16/117.00
9 (1) 28130/7 Light Green, Maroon and Dark Green striped sleeves, Red cap Noddies Way 31
Nag me
7 8-10 J F Panvert M Fenton 54 33/134.00
10 (13) 0-24726 White, Red spots, diamonds on sleeves, Red cap Winged Farasi 14
Nag meDistance Winner
6 8-10 Miss J E Foster Kelly Harrison (3) 53 25/126.00
11 (2) 354989 DARK BLUE, YELLOW stars, diabolo on sleeves and star on cap Smugglers Bay (IRE) 16
Nag me
6 8-10 b T D Easterby T Eaves 52 12/113.00
12 (7) 8947/15 White, large Black spots, Black and White hooped sleeves, Black cap Fair Spin 32
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
10 8-10 v Micky Hammond J Rogers (7) 50 14/115.00
13 (12) 90-4838 Red, Black and White striped sleeves, Red cap, Black diamond Almutaham (USA) 21
Nag me
3 7-12 James Moffatt D Fentiman 52 20/121.00

Verdict

FAIR SPIN may have his quirks but he knows where the winning line is here and he can land his ninth career success. Micky Hammond's ten-year-old ran well here last month when fifth to Lava Lamp and this mark of 50 looks within his grasp. Smugglers Bay is well-handicapped but out of form, this stiffer test of stamina will suit Winged Farasi, whilst Dan Buoy is an aggressive front-runner who should not be given too much rope. Ultimate Quest is back from a break and interesting despite proving costly to back, and along with the consistent Rare Ruby and the recent Redcar runner-up Finellas Fortune is considered.