Today's racecards

Pontefract

  • 17:30 Book Your Christmas Party Here On 0113 2876387 Handicap 1m 4y

  • Winner £2,368 2nd £905 3rd £450 4th £217
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 44.30s
  • Off time: 17:30:41
17:30 Pontefract Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Aussie Blue (IRE) 14/1
2nd Sharakti (IRE) 5/1
3rd Spavento (IRE) 9/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (11) 311044 Red, White sash, White sleeves, Red armlets, White cap Carlitos Spirit (IRE) 18
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-10 v I W McInnes B McHugh (3) 70 25/126.00
2 (1) 427323 Red and Royal Blue check, White sleeves Elijah Pepper (USA) 13
Nag meCourse Winner
5 9-8 T D Barron J Fortune 68 10/34.33
3 (6) 7573-36 Emerald Green, White braces, Orange cap Ykikamoocow 90
Nag me
4 9-7 G A Harker S De Sousa 67 16/117.00
4 (13) 500069 Black, Red epaulets, Grey sleeves, Red cap Alsahil (USA) 16
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-6 Micky Hammond P Robinson 66 11/112.00
5 (5) 337 Yellow, black braces and sleeves, black and yellow striped cap Forever Hope 40
Nag me
3 9-6 T D Walford D Tudhope 70 40/141.00
6 (12) 263665 Black and Pink diamonds, hooped sleeves Wiseman's Diamond (USA) 11
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-5 P T Midgley P Pickard (3) 65 11/112.00
7 (7) 292141 Purple, Pink hoop Sharakti (IRE) 17
Nag me
3 9-3 p1 A J Mccabe Declan Cannon (5) 67 5/16.00
9 (8) 520467 Red, Dark Blue star and star on cap Xpres Maite 10
Nag meDistance Winner
7 9-1 v S R Bowring R Kennemore (3) 61 7/18.00
10 (10) 9-52005 Maroon, Light Blue chevrons, White sleeves, Light Blue armlets, Maroon and Light Blue quartered cap Betteras Bertie 16
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 9-0 M Brittain T Eaves 60 40/141.00
11 (4) 936816 Yellow, Dark Blue hoop, armlets and star on cap Aussie Blue (IRE) 12
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-0 R M Whitaker M Stainton (3) 60 14/115.00
12 (2) 363767 Black, Black and White check sleeves Spavento (IRE) 10
Nag me
4 8-12 p E J Alston F Norton 58 9/110.00
13 (3) 49-0906 White, Red stripe, armlets and cap Twisted 61
Nag me
4 8-12 M W Easterby L Vickers 58 7/24.50
Non runners
8 (9)060-423Moon Lightning (IRE)49-2Miss T JacksonD Swift62

Verdict

FOREVER HOPE is chanced on this handicap debut now back over a mile. Tim Walford's filly ran her best race to date when third to Give Your Verdict at Nottingham. Her mark of 70 looks stiff on the face of things but this daughter of Mark Of Esteem should continue to improve with her racing. Last-year's winner Wiseman's Diamond has a good record here so she is considered, along with the in-form Sharakti and the well-handicapped front-runner Xpres Maite. Elijah Pepper's form looks solid but the handicapper continues to make life tough for David Barron's gelding, and along with Carlitos Spirit, who is 10lbs higher than when winning twice in a profitable July, he is passed over. Of more interest is Alsahil who has plummeted down the weights this year and the booking of Philip Robinson looks a statement of intent.