Today's racecards

Pontefract

  • 16:30 Dalby Screw-driver Handicap1m 2f 6y

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 9.97s
  • Off time: 16:30:42
16:30 Pontefract Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Fragrancy (IRE) 7/2
2nd Heaven Knows 7/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 (5) 6-33049 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Heaven Knows 75
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-5 W J Haggas R Hills 94 7/24.50
3 (8) 1-32824 Yellow, White and Yellow striped sleeves, Yellow cap, White star Fragrancy (IRE) 54
Nag me
4 9-4 M A Jarvis P Robinson 93 7/24.50
4 (4) 221300 Royal Blue, White hoops and sleeves, Red and White hooped cap Luberon 26
Nag me
5 9-4 M Johnston J Fanning 93 11/43.75
5 (6) 5-59603 Royal Blue and White diamonds, striped sleeves, check cap Kinsya 12
Nag me
5 9-0 M H Tompkins N Callan 89 7/18.00
6 (2) 636392 Red, Grey triple diamond Granston (IRE) 54
Nag meDistance Winner
7 8-10 J D Bethell G Gibbons 84 9/25.50
7 (7) 542218 Mauve and Purple check, Mauve sleeves, White cap, Purple diamond Demolition 13
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-10 N Wilson Jamie Moriarty 82 9/110.00
Non runners
1 (1)6109-50Group Captain69-10H J CollingridgeT P Queally99
8 (3)6-55212Ascot Lime38-8Sir Michael StouteR L Moore89

Verdict

We'll take ASCOT LIME to make the most of weight-for-age and beat the older horses here, while Granston and Luberon are respected. The selection comes here in good form, having won at Sandown last month and then gone close when trying to follow up over 11f at Kempton. Good ground suits, he is well treated at the weights and this stiff 10 furlongs should suit, so we'll side with him. Granston has been a good servant to James Bethell, with seven career wins to his name, though all except his most recent were over a mile or less. Though he has won over 10f at Doncaster this is much more testing and we will oppose him despite his fair mark. Luberon is back on a very attractive mark and this track can bring his stamina into play over a trip which is short of his optimum. On ground that will suit he could run a big race. Fragrancy might find this a bit too far, especially from his current mark, and the latter could also be a problem for Heaven Knows. Ascot Lime is the suggestion here.