Today's racecards

Pontefract

  • 17:15 Best Uk Racecourses On Turftv Handicap1m 4y

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 45.01s
  • Off time: 17:15:56
17:15 Pontefract Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Desert Hunter (IRE) 11/4
2nd Betteras Bertie 9/1
3rd Avonrose 7/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (2) 70-0000 Royal Blue, Pink chevron, diabolo on sleeves, Royal Blue cap, Pink star Peter Tchaikovsky 16
Nag meDistance Winner
4 10-0 B Rothwell D Fentiman 70 14/115.00
2 (4) 13626-6 Red, White cross belts, chevrons on sleeves Diamond Daisy (IRE) 13
Nag meDistance Winner
4 10-0 Mrs A Duffield Kosei Miura 70 3/14.00
3 (8) 01109-0 Orange, Purple sash, White sleeves, White cap, Purple spots Lujano 19
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-13 Ollie Pears T Hamilton 69 10/111.00
4 (6) 1-55547 Gold, Red and Gold hooped sleeves, Black cap Daniel Thomas (IRE) 18
Nag meDistance Winner
8 9-12 b1 Mrs A L M Murphy S Hitchcott 68 6/17.00
5 (5) 10879-5 Maroon, Light Blue chevrons, White sleeves, Light Blue armlets, Maroon and Light Blue quartered cap Betteras Bertie 31
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 9-9 M Brittain F Norton 65 9/110.00
6 (3) 00-4547 Red, Dark Green hoop Avonrose 13
Nag me
3 9-7 M Johnston R Ffrench 73 7/24.50
7 (7) 35330 White, Beige armlets Ancient Times (USA) 15
Nag me
3 9-4 Joss Saville David Kenny (7) 70 25/126.00
8 (1) 58-3228 White, red epaulets, red and white halved sleeves, white cap, red diamond Desert Hunter (IRE) 14
Nag meDistance Winner
7 8-11 Micky Hammond P Donaghy (5) 53 11/43.75

Verdict

Lujano is surely better than he showed on his reappearance for Ollie Pears at Haydock earlier this month but he is hard to back with any confidence after that run and a better option looks to be DESERT HUNTER, who gets the verdict ahead of Avonrose. Mark Johnston's filly has failed to win since landing her second start as a juvenile but she has slipped to a fair mark so cannot be ruled out in a competitive finale. Anabel King's Daniel Thomas has struggled against the handicapper since winning a seller at Wolverhampton in December and of more interest may be Diamond Daisy, who represents the in-form stable of Ann Duffield and is entitled to come on for his recent reappearance run at Thirsk. Marginal preference though is for Micky Hammond's Desert Hunter, who ran a couple of decent races at Carlisle last month before disappointing back there last time and he looks worth another chance in this company.