Today's racecards

Pontefract

  • 17:15 Best UK Racecourses On TurfTV Handicap1m 4y

  • 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: 1m 46.46s
  • Off time: 17:15:28
17:15 Pontefract Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Regimental (IRE) 9/2
2nd Desert Hunter (IRE) 12/1
3rd Violent Velocity (IRE) 7/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (1) 243130 Black, Emerald Green seams, Black sleeves, Emerald Green cap Violent Velocity (IRE) 17
Nag meDistance Winner
8 9-10 J J Quinn Shane B Kelly (7) 71 7/18.00
2 (4) 5-49214 Royal blue, orange epaulets, chevrons on sleeves, royal blue cap, orange star Ra Junior (USA) 14
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 9-6 P T Midgley M Fenton 67 6/17.00
3 (9) 437-410 Emerald Green, Red sash, Yellow sleeves and cap Royal Reverie 18
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-4 W R Swinburn K Fallon 75 5/16.00
4 (7) 40-7711 Beige, Black stars on sleeves, Black cap Regimental (IRE) 10
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-4 Mrs A Duffield S De Sousa 75 9/25.50
5 (6) 534921 BROWN, ORANGE hoop and sleeves Classic Descent 11
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-0 bt Mrs R Carr James P Sullivan 61 10/111.00
6 (5) 41-2711 Red, Mauve sleeves and cap Unknown Rebel (IRE) 12
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
3 9-0 K A Ryan Amy Ryan (3) 71 3/14.00
7 (3) 60-0760 Yellow, Dark Blue hoop, armlets and star on cap Aussie Blue (IRE) 14
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 9-0 R M Whitaker R Winston 61 16/117.00
8 (2) 7270 Black and Orange diabolo, Black sleeves, White armlets, Orange and Black hooped cap Hab Reeh 10
Nag me
3 8-13 C E Brittain R Ffrench 70 50/151.00
9 (8) 76-8923 Light Blue and White diamonds, Light Blue sleeves, White armlets and diamond on cap Desert Hunter (IRE) 14
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 8-9 Micky Hammond Kelly Harrison 53 12/113.00

Verdict

Desert Hunter is slowly recapturing his form and finished ahead of Musselburgh winner Ra Junior and Aussie Blue at Carlisle two weeks ago, though races from out of the handicap proper here. Royal Reverie got found out in much better company at Newbury last time but can't be ignored in this grade, while Classic Descent won at Ripon 11 days ago. But this may rest between hat-trick seekers Regimental and UNKNOWN REBEL, with the latter getting the nod. Both are progressive but Kevin Ryan's charge just has the better form and his previous experience over C&D just swings things his way.