Today's racecards

Pontefract

  • 16:05 Simon Scrope Dalby Screw-Driver Handicap1m 2f 6y

  • Winner £12,450 2nd £3,728 3rd £1,864 4th £932
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 10.06s
  • Off time: 16:05:36
16:05 Pontefract Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Ennistown 9/4
2nd Croquembouche (IRE) 5/1
3rd Spifer (IRE) 10/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (2) 5-85140 WHITE, EMERALD GREEN epaulets and star on cap Ottoman Empire (FR) 70
Nag meDistance Winner
7 10-0 J Butler Harry Bentley 103 9/110.00
2 (6) 313480 Red and White diabolo, White sleeves, Red stars, Red cap, White star Awake My Soul (IRE) 47
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-6 D O'Meara D H Bergin (5) 95 11/112.00
3 (1) 730734 Navy Blue, Red and Light Blue hoop and armlets, White cap Redact (IRE) 47
Nag me
4 9-1 Richard Hannon S M Levey 90 15/28.50
4 (3) 612-151 Royal blue Ennistown 20
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-1 h C Appleby M Barzalona 96 9/43.25
5 (8) 245287 Maroon, Dark Blue seams and sleeves, Maroon cap Spifer (IRE) 89
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-1 p M Botti Martin Harley 90 10/111.00
6 (5) 21-3200 Royal blue, white cap Muharrib (IRE) 34
Nag me
3 8-12 Saeed bin Suroor R Winston 93 9/110.00
7 (4) 413211 Yellow, Mauve hoops, Yellow cap Croquembouche (IRE) 11 (ex6)
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-12 E De Giles M Coumbe (3) 81 5/16.00
8 (7) 576233 Purple, Royal Blue star, hooped sleeves, Royal Blue cap, Purple star Las Verglas Star (IRE) 13
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
5 8-9 R A Fahey George Chaloner (5) 83 11/26.50

Verdict

Las Verglas Star won this a year ago from a 5lb higher mark but, though his young rider's claim will help, he has had 15 subsequent races without winning and prefers plenty of give. Redact started his career in 2011 with a double but hasn't won since. He's consequently dropped to a lowly mark and was staying on strongly over a mile at Ascot last time. The progressive Ennistown dropped back to this trip to record a comfortable victory at Haydock for which he's been raised 8lb and the vote goes to CROQUEMBOUCHE, who is in tremendous form and though racing at this level for the first time won so easily at Bath that a hat-trick beckons.