Today's racecards

Pontefract

  • 17:00 coral.co.uk Handicap6f

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 16.17s
  • Off time: 17:03:56
17:00 Pontefract Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Shared Equity 5/4
2nd Smidgen (IRE) 13/2
3rd Zain Zone (IRE) 33/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (8) 92512-6 Royal Blue, Light Blue chevron, armlets and cap Zain Zone (IRE) 98
Nag me
3 9-7 Mrs R Carr J P Sullivan 75 33/134.00
2 (5) 83960-0 Maroon and Light Blue diabolo, halved sleeves, Maroon cap Foxy Clarets (IRE) 22
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-7 R A Fahey T Hamilton 75 13/27.50
3 (3) 52-1 Orange, Dark Blue armlets Shared Equity 25
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-7 Jedd O'Keeffe G Lee 75 5/42.25
4 (9) 221 Red, black hoops, red sleeves Elusive George (IRE) 23
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-5 J J Quinn S De Sousa 73 7/24.50
6 (4) 343712- Red and White diabolo, White sleeves, Red stars, Red cap, White star Heroique (IRE) 187
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-4 T D Easterby D Fentiman 72 11/112.00
7 (7) 433-30 Pink, Emerald Green epaulets and armlets, hooped cap Steele Ranger 14
Nag me
3 9-2 P W Chapple-Hyam Jordan Nason (7) 70 16/117.00
8 (6) 823-5 White, black chevron and armlets, black and white check cap Smidgen (IRE) 21
Nag meBeaten Favourite
3 8-12 E De Giles C Catlin 66 13/27.50
9 (1) 3-180 EMERALD GREEN, red triple diamond, red cap Mon Petit Secret 14
Nag me
3 8-9 b1 K A Ryan S A Gray (5) 63 33/134.00
Non runners
5 (2)2-321Jaeger Train (IRE)39-5K R BurkeP Makin73

Verdict

Shared Equity, Elusive George and Jaeger Train all boast similar profiles, each having scored in sprint maidens when last seen, and there's very little between them on official ratings. The last-named makes fractionally greater appeal of the trio but if HEROIQUE is ready to go first time up for Tim Easterby, she could be good enough to trump the three of them. She progressed well over the autumn months of her juvenile campaign, concluding with a laudable effort in a Newbury nursery. She was put up a couple of pounds for that effort but a mark of 72 looks a feasible starting point for her three-year-old campaign. Steele Ranger is dropped significantly in grade and is worth keeping an eye on too.