Today's racecards

Pontefract

  • 16:15 Wayne Conway Memorial Handicap1m 4f 8y

  • Winner £2,267 2nd £674 3rd £337 4th £168
  • Going: Good to Firm (Good places in the last 6f)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 39.07s
  • Off time: 16:16:01
16:15 Pontefract Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Bradbury (IRE) 7/2
2nd Memorabilia 6/1
3rd Commander Veejay 40/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (8) 58-1110 DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Memorabilia 16
Nag me
3 9-7 M Johnston S De Sousa 70 6/17.00
2 (9) 743-0 Light Blue and Royal Blue stripes, Royal Blue sleeves, quartered cap Dictate 17
Nag me
3 9-6 M H Tompkins K Fallon 69 9/110.00
3 (6) 328-353 Pink, Maroon cap Residence And Spa (IRE) 33
Nag me
3 9-5 T D Easterby R Winston 68 4/15.00
4 (4) 4-682 RED, WHITE sleeves, BLUE and WHITE striped cap Around The Clock (USA) 13
Nag me
3 9-1 Mrs A J Perrett T P Queally 64 3/14.00
5 (1) 332564 Royal blue, red disc, red and royal blue quartered cap Paco Belle (IRE) 10
Nag me
3 8-11 A Crook S W Kelly 60 25/126.00
6 (3) 70-58 ROYAL BLUE and WHITE (quartered), RED sleeves and cap Geminus (IRE) 45
Nag me
3 8-10 Jedd O'Keeffe M O'connell (3) 59 12/113.00
7 (5) 9-76535 Black, White chevrons on sleeves, White cap Bradbury (IRE) 28
Nag me
3 8-9 p J D Bethell J P Spencer (ex1) 58 7/24.50
8 (2) 7125-40 Orange, black chevron, hooped sleeves, striped cap Geronimo Chief (IRE) 12
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3 8-6 B Haslam P McDonald 55 10/111.00
9 (7) 784735 EMERALD GREEN and RED check, hooped sleeves and cap Commander Veejay 10
Nag me
3 8-2 p B Rothwell Andrew Heffernan 45 40/141.00

Verdict

It's not uncommon for a Mark Johnston runner to bounce back from a poor run and Memorabilia probably needed his run at Sandown. But he was beaten such a long way on his reappearance that it's difficult to be confident about his chances here, despite the drop in grade. Paco Belle is only a plater, while the maiden Bradbury has already been exposed as moderate. Around The Clock stepped up on previous efforts when second at Brighton, however, and could make a race of it with RESIDENCE AND SPA. Tim Easterby's gelding appreciated the step up to 1m4f when third on his latest start at Beverley and looks ready to open his account now.