Today's racecards

Pontefract

  • 17:10 NRC Day On Easter Wednesday 27th Apprentice Handicap1m 2f 6y

  • Winner £2,423 2nd £715 3rd £358
  • Going: Good to Firm (Watered)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 10.03s
  • Off time: 17:10:35
17:10 Pontefract Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Hong Kong Island (IRE) 13/2
2nd Tenhoo 12/1
3rd Gala Casino Star (IRE) 4/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (11) 31113-0 Pink, black seams, striped sleeves and star on cap Sharp Sovereign (USA) 17
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-7 T D Barron Antioco Murgia 70 8/19.00
2 (13) 62/1963- Pink, Purple star, halved sleeves and star on cap Cornish Beau (IRE) 204
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse Winner
4 9-7 M H Tompkins Charles Eddery 70 12/113.00
4 (9) 8-78703 Royal Blue, White chevron, Emerald Green and White hooped sleeves, Red cap, White stars Gala Casino Star (IRE) 17
Nag me
6 9-6 R A Fahey George Chaloner (3) 69 4/15.00
5 (4) 72132-0 White, black seams and armlets, black cap, white star Hong Kong Island (IRE) 17
Nag me
4 9-3 Micky Hammond Edmond Linehan (3) 66 13/27.50
7 (7) 144505 ORANGE, BLACK Cross of Lorraine and sleeves General Tufto 7
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-2 b C Smith Matthew Lawson 65 28/129.00
8 (2) 00/050-0 Light green, brown braces and armlets, white cap Global 16
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-2 B Ellison David Simmonson (5) 65 14/115.00
9 (12) 68-4192 Emerald Green, Pink hoops, White sleeves, Pink cap Zafranagar (IRE) 17
Nag me
6 9-1 A W Carroll George Downing (5) 64 9/25.50
10 (10) 7397-82 Black, Orange spots, Black sleeves, Orange cap Buddy Holly 3
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 8-13 R Eddery Matthew Cosham 62 7/24.50
11 (6) 14376-8 Light Blue and White diamonds, Light Blue sleeves, White armlets and diamond on cap Desert Hunter (IRE) 14
Nag meCourse Winner
8 8-7 Micky Hammond Shane B Kelly 55 22/123.00
12 (1) 0-50220 Yellow, Red and Yellow halved sleeves, Red and Yellow quartered cap Pinsplitter (USA) 16
Nag me
4 8-7 A J Mccabe Ryan Tate (5) 54 16/117.00
13 (5) 00/266-6 White, Royal Blue diamond, sleeves and diamond on cap Tenhoo 16
Nag me
5 8-7 E J Alston Nathan Alison 52 12/113.00
Non runners
3 (3)4931Mcbirney (USA)49-7P W D'ArcyChristopher Graham64
6 (8)13467-1Frontline Phantom (IRE)49-3Mrs K BurkeDaryl Byrne66

Verdict

Frontline Phantom had Zafranagar and Gala Casino Star occupying the places when successful over the trip at Doncaster earlier this month and, as he won with something to spare, should confirm the positions. Sharp Sovereign, who was a long way behind, had the worst of the draw and is much better than the run indicates. He won a tough C&D handicap in October and can go well despite a big weight. Cornish Beau made a winning reappearance here a year ago but that was over 1m4f and this may prove too short, a remark that also applies to Hong Kong Island. BUDDY HOLLY has dropped to a very low mark and was desperately unfortunate not to score at Leicester on Saturday as he led from the start only to be caught on the post by Boa. He was well supported that day and deserves compensation.