Pontefract

  • 17:30 Moor Top Farm Shop Hemsworth Handicap5f

  • Winner £2,588 2nd £770 3rd £385 4th £192
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 3.33s
  • Off time: 17:31:09
17:30 Pontefract Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Port Ronan (USA) 11/2
2nd Mr Wolf 5/1
3rd Desert Strike 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (9) 0-96476 Black, Pink star, halved sleeves and stars on cap Mr Wolf 9
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
10 9-12 p J J Quinn T Hamilton 69 5/16.00
2 (3) 625431 White, Red hoops, Royal Blue and White chevrons on sleeves, White cap, Royal Blue star Sleepy Blue Ocean 26
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-12 p J Balding Martin Lane 69 9/25.50
3 (2) 9-05149 purple, maroon epaulets Mandurah (IRE) 70
Nag meDistance Winner
7 9-11 D Nicholls Adrian Nicholls 68 7/18.00
4 (4) 356273 Maroon, Black and White striped sleeves and cap Desert Strike 2
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-11 p A J McCabe Ryan Tate (7) 68 8/19.00
5 (6) 915837 Beige, Maroon braces and armlets Silvanus (IRE) 23
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-8 P T Midgley M Fenton 65 10/111.00
6 (1) 7-36789 Yellow, dark blue star, yellow sleeves, white armlets, yellow cap, dark blue star Besty 9
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-8 D Nicholls A Mullen 65 8/19.00
8 (11) 80-0602 White, Red inverted triangle, White sleeves, Red spots, quartered cap Commander Wish 12
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 8-13 Lucinda Featherstone Noel Garbutt (7) 56 18/119.00
9 (8) 36-9080 Emerald green, grey epaulets and armlets, striped cap Gala Spirit (IRE) 40
Nag me
4 8-12 M Wigham William Carson 55 25/126.00
10 (5) 800-521 White and Red stripes, Black sleeves, Emerald Green stars, Black cap, Emerald Green star Port Ronan (USA) 12
Nag meDistance Winner
5 8-10 p J S Wainwright Barry McHugh 53 11/26.50
11 (7) 477447 Dark Blue, White hoops, striped sleeves, Red cap King Of Swords (IRE) 10
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 8-7 p N Tinkler S De Sousa 49 11/26.50
Non runners
7 (10)3-55135Maryolini69-3T KeddyCharles Bishop60

Verdict

Mr Wolf loves it around here and won this a year ago. He can never be dismissed and is now dropping to a reasonable mark. Mandurah has won nine times in a long career but never on this stiff 5f and his trainer may have a better chance with Besty, who won off an 8lb higher mark at Hamiliton a year ago. Maryolini had Port Ronan just under two lengths behind when scoring at Beverley and can confirm the form over the subsequent winner. The form figures of GALA SPIRIT don't encourage much support but she had some very useful form in Ireland and though well beaten recently she's dropped to a very lowly mark and this could be her day.