Today's racecards

Pontefract

  • 16:40 Coralbet By Freephone 0800 242 232 Handicap1m 4f

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 41.08s
  • Off time: 16:42:25
16:40 Pontefract Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Cry For The Moon (USA) 11/2
2nd Canmoss (USA) 7/1
3rd Urban Space 12/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (4) 873- Orange, Maroon disc, Maroon cap Cry For The Moon (USA) 210
Nag me
3 9-4 Mrs A J Perrett T P Queally 75 11/26.50
2 (7) 341 Purple, Orange cross belts and diamond on cap Leo The Lion (IRE) 67
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-4 M Johnston J Fanning 75 6/17.00
3 (6) 6239-44 YELLOW, BLACK epaulets Mohanad (IRE) 47
Nag me
3 9-3 M R Channon A Culhane 74 14/115.00
4 (2) 424132 Yellow, Dark Blue sleeves, Black cap High Cross (IRE) 26
Nag me
3 9-2 Sir Mark Prescott S Sanders 73 10/34.33
6 (1) 3-46121 Red, Black star, Yellow sleeves and cap Dispol Diva 14
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-11 v P T Midgley P Makin 68 10/34.33
7 (8) 005-661 Orange and Royal Blue diabolo, Yellow sleeves, Royal Blue stars and stars on cap Urban Space 11
Nag me
3 8-10 B G Powell R Winston 67 12/113.00
8 (3) 77771- Light Green, Royal Blue hoops, Light Green sleeves Canmoss (USA) 132
Nag me
3 8-9 E J O'Neill C Catlin 66 7/18.00
9 (5) 0630-8 Yellow, black sash, white sleeves, black and white quartered cap Mons Calpe (IRE) 8
Nag meBeaten Favourite
3 8-7 P F I Cole T Eaves 64 10/111.00
Non runners
5 (9)3-22284Solo Choice38-11D FloodAndrea Atzeni68
10 (10)66444Dollar Express (USA)38-4E W TuerP Donaghy59

Verdict

LEO THE LION may be able to make a successful step into handicap company with Urban Space and High Cross two of the potential dangers. High Cross has to be respected given her connections and it would be no surprise if this half-sister to Record Breaker were to improve for this step up in trip having looked held at around ten furlongs. Urban Space finished tailed off in a claimer on his penultimate start but he aided Brendan Powell's upswing in fortunes by winning a handicap at Nottingham over ten furlongs. He's 7lbs higher now but that was comfortably the best performance of his career and he should stay this far so he may well be able to go on. Cry For The Moon, Mohanad, Canmoss and Mons Calpe are all considered too but Mark Johnston has his string going well and we'll side with his representative. He wasn't beaten far on either of his first two starts at Kempton before landing the odds over this trip at Lingfield in a race that also featured Urban Space. The form of that contest isn't great but his initial mark looks fair and there should be more to come so Leo The Lion will do for us.