Today's racecards

Pontefract

  • 17:50 Pontefract Park Apprentice Handicap1m 4f 8y

  • Winner £3,234 2nd £962 3rd £481 4th £240
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 40.48s
  • Off time: 17:50:15
17:50 Pontefract Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Thecornishcowboy 9/1
2nd Pertuis (IRE) 17/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 (5) 9679-36 PURPLE, GREY star Hot Spice 24
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-11 M W Easterby Anna Hesketh (4) 70 8/19.00
3 (4) 173447 Grey, orange star, grey sleeves, orange stars, orange cap Thecornishcowboy 41
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-10 pt J Ryan Jordon McMurray (6) 69 9/110.00
4 (7) 154140 Black and Pink diamonds, chevrons on sleeves, Black cap, Pink stars Underwritten 39
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-9 b J R Weymes Daniel Muscutt 68 25/126.00
5 (2) 821509 Purple, light blue spots on sleeves Shirataki (IRE) 23
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-7 P W Hiatt Thomas Garner 66 20/121.00
6 (9) 311732 PURPLE and YELLOW stripes, BLACK cap Chant (IRE) 8
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-4 Mrs A Duffield Rowan Scott (4) 71 4/15.00
7 (6) 145630 Yellow, black seams, black sleeves, yellow stars and cap Pertuis (IRE) 41
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
7 9-3 Micky Hammond Eva Moscrop (2) 62 17/29.50
9 (3) 76342 Pink, dark blue triple diamond and sleeves, dark blue cap, pink star The Wizard Of Aus (IRE) 8
Nag me
3 8-11 A M Balding Jack Garritty (4) 64 10/111.91
Non runners
1 (1)324886Abundantly410-0H MorrisonCharlie Bennett73
8 (8)5-83314Strikemaster (IRE)79-0L R JamesCam Hardie53

Verdict

THE WIZARD OF AUS has had very little experience but looked a certain future winner when just failing to catch Ebony Roc at Kempton last week and, with his 5lb rise virtually wiped out by his jockey's claim, he looks the one to be on. Chant is very consistent but the handicapper may have him in his grip after his double in June and the course and distance winner Abundantly looks more of a threat as he wasn't beaten far in a better race at Bath last time. Strikemaster scored over 2m at Thirsk last month and this looks on the short side while Hot Spice hasn't won for two years though should get a good ride from Anna Hesketh.