Today's racecards

Pontefract

  • 16:10 totepool.com Pontefract Cup 2m 1f 216y

  • Winner £6,469 2nd £1,925 3rd £962 4th £481
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places (Watered)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 58.67s
  • Off time: 16:10:22
16:10 Pontefract Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Teak (IRE) 10/1
2nd Rosairlie (IRE) 9/1
3rd Embsay Crag 7/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (7) 028-613 White, large yellow spots, white sleeves, royal blue armlets and diamond on white cap Rosairlie (IRE) 23
Nag me
6 9-10 Micky Hammond P McDonald 80 9/110.00
2 (11) 190-800 Red, Royal Blue armlets, check cap Herostatus 38
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
7 9-10 J Ward K Fallon 80 7/24.50
3 (4) 778-180 Yellow, purple epaulets, yellow sleeves, purple stars, purple cap, yellow star New Youmzain (FR) 31
Nag meCourse Winner
5 9-8 p1 M Appleby A Mullen 78 8/19.00
4 (3) 100/550- PINK, large PURPLE spots, PINK sleeves, PURPLE spots, PINK cap, PURPLE spots Cloudy Spirit 137
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 9-8 A Hollinshead William Buick 78 9/110.00
5 (6) 100-968 Yellow and dark blue diamonds, hooped sleeves and cap Palazzo Bianco 14
Nag me
6 9-8 p B Ellison R Winston 78 10/111.00
6 (1) 0014-69 White, royal blue epaulets, striped sleeves and diamonds on cap Riptide 31
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
8 9-7 M Scudamore P Mulrennan 77 9/110.00
7 (2) 432201 Yellow, Red chevrons, Red sleeves, Yellow diamonds, Black cap Sir Frank Morgan (IRE) 12
Nag me
4 9-7 M Johnston S De Sousa 78 5/16.00
8 (9) 15414-3 Beige, Brown seams, armlets and cap Embsay Crag 30
Nag meCourse Winner
8 9-5 P A Kirby R Kennemore 75 7/18.00
9 (10) 00220-0 White, purple seams, purple and white chevrons on sleeves, purple cap Bowdler's Magic 9
Nag me
7 9-5 t D Thompson J Quinn 75 33/134.00
10 (5) 53000/7 BLACK, YELLOW seams, BLACK sleeves, YELLOW stars, BLACK cap, YELLOW star Nafaath (IRE) 23
Nag me
8 9-5 D McCain Jnr G Lee 75 20/121.00
11 (8) 249-462 Black, orange stripe, orange cap Teak (IRE) 8
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
7 9-2 p Ian Williams S Donohoe 72 10/111.00

Verdict

Last month's Ripon winner Rosairlie went close again at Newcastle last time but seems best with some cut in the ground and may not get that here. HEROSTATUS looks to have been cleverly campaigned this season, despite being well beaten in much better company. He's slipped down the weights as a result and, with Kieren Fallon taking over the reins, looks set to repeat last year's win in this off a 3lb lower mark. New Youmzain won one of these long distance handicaps here back in April and can figure along with Embsay Crag, third over 1m4f last time but likely to stay this trip. Sir Frank Morgan and Teak both won over 2m on the Polytrack last time and are others to consider.