Pontefract

  • 15:20 Betfred Supports The NRC Handicap1m 4y

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 44.67s
  • Off time: 15:20:35
15:20 Pontefract Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Correggio 15/2
2nd Dakota Canyon (IRE) 11/1
3rd Shamaheart (IRE) 16/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (4) 63196-6 Purple and White diabolo, Purple sleeves, White armlets, Purple cap Shamaheart (IRE) 25
Nag me
4 9-7 p1 G A Harker S De Sousa 75 16/117.00
2 (3) 524153- Royal blue, pink stars, pink sleeves, royal blue armlets Correggio 223
Nag meCourse Winner
4 9-6 Micky Hammond P McDonald 74 15/28.50
3 (7) 01/796- Yellow, Royal Blue Cross of Lorraine, armlets and cap St Paul De Vence (IRE) 322
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-6 P F I Cole Raul Da Silva 74 10/111.00
4 (9) 4316-22 Dark Green, Red sash, Yellow sleeves, Red cap, Dark Green spots Who's Shirl 9
Nag meCourse Winner
8 9-6 C W Fairhurst P Mulrennan 74 16/117.00
5 (8) 772586- Black, Pink epaulets, diabolo on sleeves, quartered cap Shadowtime 218
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 9-5 Miss Tracy Waggott D Swift 73 20/121.00
6 (2) 85425-1 Royal Blue, Red chevron, Red sleeves, White armlets, White cap, Red star Dark Ocean (IRE) 22
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-4 Jedd O'Keeffe G Lee 72 2/13.00
7 (1) 12423-7 Royal Blue, White epaulets, hooped sleeves and cap Duke of Grazeon (IRE) 18
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-1 Mrs I G-Leveque R Ffrench 69 3/14.00
8 (6) 44406-5 Dark Green, Yellow star, Yellow sleeves, Dark Green armlets, Dark Green cap Dakota Canyon (IRE) 89
Nag me
5 8-13 b R A Fahey T Hamilton 67 11/112.00
9 (5) 2572-12 Royal Blue, White hoop, Royal Blue sleeves, Red armlets and cap Icy Blue 18
Nag meDistance Winner
6 8-9 p R M Whitaker George Chaloner (3) 63 9/110.00

Verdict

Coreggio is interesting in that he was progressive last term and ran consistently well at this track but he may just need this first run of the campaign, likewise the unexposed St Paul De Vence. Dark Ocean was rather frustrating last term but looked something of a reformed character when staying on stoutly to land a first success here last time over this trip. It will be no surprise to see him go very close once again, despite a 6lb rise in the weights, but DUKE OF GRAZEON is a value option. He remains on a good mark and enjoyed a consistent campaign last season, often suggesting that he would make up into a better four-year-old. The cobwebs should have been blown away with his run at Thirsk and he makes more appeal than Who's Shirl and Icy Blue.