Pontefract

  • 16:30 Book Your 21st October totesport Package Handicap 2m 1f 22y

  • Winner £3,234 2nd £962 3rd £481 4th £240
  • Going: Good (Good to Firm in places)(Last 6f: Good)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 47.48s
  • Off time: 16:30:37
16:30 Pontefract Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Riptide 11/1
2nd Kodicil (IRE) 8/1
3rd Mr Crystal (FR) 20/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (2) 0-30100 White, royal blue epaulets, striped sleeves and diamonds on cap Riptide 49
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
7 10-0 v M Scudamore B Hughes 75 11/112.00
2 (6) 69-6315 Beige, Brown seams, armlets and cap Embsay Crag 22
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 9-12 P A Kirby Declan Cannon (3) 73 4/15.00
3 (4) 312050 Dark Blue, White sleeves and cap Italian Riviera 22
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-9 Sir Mark Prescott W Buick 70 3/14.00
4 (10) 222351 White, Purple triple diamond, Yellow sleeves and cap Kodicil (IRE) 23
Nag meCourse Winner
5 9-9 T D Walford D Fentiman 70 8/19.00
5 (14) 27-3740 Black, orange chevron, diabolo on sleeves, quartered cap Russian George (IRE) 24
Nag meDistance Winner
7 9-8 p S Gollings Martin Harley 69 33/134.00
6 (15) 462247 Black, Pink star, halved sleeves and stars on cap Zaplamation (IRE) 78
Nag meDistance Winner
8 9-7 J J Quinn M O'connell 68 20/121.00
9 (11) 214162 White, Red sash, Red and White striped cap Cape Alex 100
Nag meBeaten Favourite
4 9-2 b C E Brittain J Fortune 63 14/115.00
10 (3) 913350 Yellow, Royal Blue hoops, diabolo on sleeves, Yellow cap Dr Finley (IRE) 32
Nag me
6 9-1 v Mrs L Pearce Simon Pearce (3) 62 25/126.00
12 (7) 262382 Pink, Maroon spots, Pink sleeves, Maroon cap Petella 23
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 9-0 p G M Moore Connor Beasley (5) 61 10/111.00
13 (9) 606844 Maroon and Yellow check, Maroon sleeves, Yellow cap Authentication 13
Nag me
4 8-12 M Brittain T P Queally 59 12/113.00
14 (13) 7-08976 Purple, light blue cross belts, sleeves and cap Mr Crystal (FR) 32
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
9 8-11 p Micky Hammond P Mulrennan 58 20/121.00
15 (16) 372-386 Purple, yellow stars, halved sleeves and stars on cap Inside Knowledge (USA) 19
Nag me
7 8-9 p G Woodward Gemma Tutty (7) 48 50/151.00
16 (1) 28-9510 Grey, Pink armlets, Pink cap Tobacco 49
Nag me
3 8-0 T D Easterby P M Quinn 55 7/18.00
Non runners
7 (12)5/211-90Ministerofinterior89-5R FordNon Runner66
8 (8)0-56337Mister Carter (IRE)69-3Ian WilliamsGeorge Downing64
11 (5)17723-1Madam Lilibet (IRE)49-0Mrs S A WattP M Quinn61

Verdict

Cape Alex has shown his best form on the all-weather so far, as has Italian Riviera, but three of their rivals are previous course and distance winners. As long as the ground doesn't get any softer, EMBSAY CRAG makes more appeal than Riptide and Petella as he won by 10 lengths here last month and was taking on better opposition over a shorter trip at Carlisle next time. Kodicil beat Petella and Mister Carter at Ripon last time but has been raised 5lb while Madam Lilibet is 4lb higher than when scoring at Newcastle and seems to need a soft surface. Tobacco's run at Nottingham last time was too bad to be true and the three-year-old has claims on an earlier victory over 1m7f at Warwick.