Today's racecards

Pontefract

  • 16:15 Simon Scrope Dalby Screw-Driver Handicap1m 2f 6y

  • Winner £9,960 2nd £2,982 3rd £1,491 4th £746
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 10.05s
  • Off time: 16:16:03
16:15 Pontefract Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Art History (IRE) 3/1
2nd Suits Me 11/2
3rd Fattsota 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (8) 616-006 Royal blue Royal Revival 196
Nag me
4 10-0 Saeed bin Suroor T E Durcan 105 14/115.00
2 (2) 8-05415 Pink, Dark Blue cross belts Classic Punch (IRE) 19
Nag meDistance Winner
8 9-8 D R C Elsworth P Makin 99 6/17.00
3 (1) 246120 Pink, Black epaulets, hooped sleeves and star on cap Suits Me 62
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 9-4 T D Barron P Hanagan 95 11/26.50
4 (7) 6-23135 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Udabaa (IRE) 69
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-0 p M P Tregoning T P O'Shea 91 8/19.00
5 (6) 4-03471 Mauve and Purple check, Mauve sleeves, White cap, Purple diamond Demolition 18
Nag meDistance Winner
7 8-13 R A Fahey Lee Topliss (3) 90 8/19.00
6 (5) 72-1222 Light Blue, Yellow hoop and armlets, Yellow cap, Light Blue diamond Fattsota 88
Nag me
3 8-10 M Botti Antioco Murgia (5) 93 8/19.00
7 (3) 247232 White, black seams and armlets, black cap, white star Hong Kong Island (IRE) 27
Nag meCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 8-9 Micky Hammond D Swift (3) 86 9/25.50
8 (4) 057526 DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Art History (IRE) 13
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-3 M Johnston S De Sousa 84 3/14.00

Verdict

Classic Punch is 5lb higher than last month's win at Newmarket and Suits Me races off an 8lb higher mark than when successful over C&D in June. Udabaa has struggled since scoring at Haydock in the summer and it was only a claimer that Demolition won at York on his latest start. Royal Revival wasn't beaten far in a better handicap than this at Meydan last time, but that was back in March, and a chance is taken on FATTSOTA. A winner in his native Italy, the handicapper has had to guess at his ability, but Marco Botti has eased his burden by booking a decent apprentice. He's not in the same league as his half-brother, the mighty Falbrav, but today's trip on fast ground will suit and any support in the betting would boost confidence.