Today's racecards

Pontefract

  • 17:40 Collect totepool Winnings At Betfred Shops Handicap 1m 2f 6y

  • Winner £5,175 2nd £1,540 3rd £770 4th £385
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 24.35s
  • Off time: 17:40:34
17:40 Pontefract Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Totalize 9/1
2nd Moccasin (FR) 9/2
3rd Dark Ruler (IRE) 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (6) 010000 Emerald green, white and emerald green chevrons on sleeves Ardmay (IRE) 24
Nag me
4 9-10 p K A Ryan B Hughes 85 25/126.00
2 (11) 4217-0 Black and Light Blue check, Black sleeves, Light Blue armlets, Red cap Totalize 10
Nag me
4 9-7 h B Ellison T Eaves 82 9/110.00
3 (3) 555827 Dark Blue, Maroon stripe and armlets Moccasin (FR) 16
Nag me
4 9-4 G A Harker S De Sousa 79 9/25.50
4 (5) 111414 Beige, Yellow diamond Save The Bees 12
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 9-3 D Carroll Luke Leadbitter (7) 78 6/17.00
5 (2) 6-23 DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Thatchmaster (USA) 14
Nag meBeaten Favourite
3 9-0 M Johnston J Fanning 80 16/117.00
8 (10) 354161 Red, White hollow box, striped sleeves, check cap Eric The Grey (IRE) 7 (ex6)
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-0 p R A Fahey P Hanagan 74 2/13.00
9 (12) 574231 Dark Blue, Yellow disc, Yellow sleeves, Dark Blue armlets, Dark Blue cap, Yellow spots Jordaura 29
Nag meDistance Winner
7 8-12 A Berry S O'Hara (3) 73 20/121.00
10 (4) 278551 LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets Tabaayun (IRE) 28
Nag me
3 8-11 v D O'Meara D Tudhope 77 14/115.00
12 (9) 421-782 Yellow and maroon (quartered), yellow sleeves, maroon stars, yellow cap, maroon stars Dark Ruler (IRE) 31
Nag me
4 8-10 G A Swinbank A Mullen 70 8/19.00
13 (7) 1-05633 Maroon and Yellow check, Maroon sleeves, Yellow cap Brockfield 19
Nag meDistance Winner
7 8-10 M Brittain D Allan 67 9/110.00
Non runners
6 (13)4-519Spirit Of Rio (IRE)39-0T D BarronR Winston80
7 (1)639334Barwick59-0M H TompkinsT E Durcan75
11 (8)0321-05King Of The Celts (IRE)58-10T D EasterbyG Lee71

Verdict

Thatchmaster was a big disappointment when odds-on over the mile trip at this track two weeks ago and Spirit Of Rio was expected to do much better on his handicap debut at Ripon. Last week's winner at Windsor, Eric The Grey, should go well again in similar company but Jordaura and Tabaayun are both upped in class after scoring on their latest starts. SAVE THE BEES can effectively race off a lower mark than his most recent win thanks to an apprentice's 7lb allowance and he gets the vote to record his fifth success of the year.