Today's racecards

Pontefract

  • 17:00 Pontefract Apprentice Handicap1m 2f 6y

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good to Firm (Firm in places, Final 6f Good to Firm)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 12.12s
  • Off time: 17:00:35
17:00 Pontefract Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Valid Point (IRE) 4/6
2nd Avitus 14/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (7) 005463 Orange, Emerald Green sleeves, Orange armlets, quartered cap Jeer (IRE) 23
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-11 t M W Easterby James P Sullivan 70 4/15.00
2 (3) 317108 Maroon, Light Blue chevrons, White sleeves, Light Blue armlets, Maroon and Light Blue quartered cap Betteras Bertie 7
Nag meCourse Winner
6 9-9 M Brittain J Cavanagh (3) 68 40/141.00
4 (4) 641111 DARK BLUE and WHITE check, DARK BLUE sleeves, WHITE cap, DARK BLUE star Valid Point (IRE) 4 (ex6)
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-8 Sir Mark Prescott Rosie Jessop 67 4/61.67
5 (8) 48-1267 Black and Pink diamonds, Black sleeves Mister Fizzbomb (IRE) 25
Nag me
6 9-6 v T D Walford I J Brennan 65 18/119.00
6 (5) 660242 Mauve, yellow sleeves, mauve diamonds, mauve cap, yellow diamond Princess Flame (GER) 23
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
7 9-6 B G Powell Kylie Manser 65 9/110.00
7 (2) 1-66279 Pink, Purple spots, Purple sleeves, Pink spots Nice Time (IRE) 36
Nag me
3 9-4 M H Tompkins Simon Pearce 69 17/29.50
8 (1) 00-3279 RED, YELLOW star, hooped sleeves, check cap Avitus 87
Nag me
3 8-6 Micky Hammond A Carter (5) 57 14/115.00
Non runners
3 (6)219081Chalice Welcome69-8N B KingDavid Kenny67

Verdict

Sir Mark Prescott seems to have found another good opportunity for VALID POINT to score and in doing so complete a five-timer with Jeer and Princess Flame only offering minor challenges. A master manipulator of the programme book Sir Mark Prescott stepped the selection up in trip from his maiden runs with great affect with the gelding landing all four of his starts over this type of stamina test. An easy win under this pilot last time suggested he's not stopping yet and under a six pound penalty still looks ahead of the assessor. Jeer ran a decent race in defeat off this mark last time but has plenty to find to beat the pick and the same can be said for Princess Flame, who won't be helped after a two pound mark rise despite a defeat last time. Chalice Welcome is at least in good heart after defying the odds to score last time but with his six pound penalty looking restrictive Valid Point is a strong selection.