Pontefract

  • 17:00 coral.co.uk Handicap6f

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 15.30s
  • Off time: 17:00:42
17:00 Pontefract Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Hit The Lights (IRE) 15/2
2nd Flighty Clarets (IRE) 20/1
3rd Bondesire 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (8) 522-153 Yellow, Black triple diamond and armlets Rangi 22
3 9-7 T Coyle D M Simmonson (7) 75 9/110.00
2 (10) 7-3154 Red, White stars on sleeves Sand Boy (IRE) 16
Distance Winner
3 9-6 C Hills R Winston 74 15/28.50
4 (9) 0381-1 Yellow, red disc Hartwright 19
Distance Winner
3 9-5 M L W Bell G Lee 73 4/15.00
5 (4) 8401-3 Orange, Dark Blue armlets Dream Ally (IRE) 13
Distance Winner
3 9-3 Jedd O'Keeffe P Makin 71 9/43.25
6 (5) 326- Dark Blue and Pink diabolo, chevrons on sleeves, Pink cap, Dark Blue diamond Bondesire 276
3 9-0 D O'Meara D Tudhope 68 8/19.00
7 (7) 458-41 Royal Blue, Yellow stripe, diamonds on sleeves, Yellow cap Hit The Lights (IRE) 21
Distance Winner
3 8-11 Ollie Pears S W Kelly 65 15/28.50
8 (3) 2-13116 Jade Green, Flame hooped sleeves, Black cap Hazard Warning (IRE) 23
Distance Winner
3 8-11 b T D Easterby D Fentiman 65 25/126.00
9 (11) 224-334 Dark blue, large yellow spots Free Island 7
3 8-10 p J Tate P Mulrennan 64 20/121.00
10 (1) 4164-69 Yellow, Maroon braces and sleeves, Maroon and Yellow hooped cap Flighty Clarets (IRE) 14
Distance Winner
3 8-8 R A Fahey T Hamilton 62 20/121.00
11 (6) 935- Orange, dark blue stripe, hooped sleeves, quartered cap Dewi Chinta (IRE) 184
3 8-7 K A Ryan Amy Ryan 61 20/121.00
Non runners
3 (2)3381-Dark Opal (IRE)39-5J R WeymesM Geran73
12 (12)174-50Poppy Bond38-7C W FairhurstNon Runner60

Verdict

Hartwright began this season where he left off last year when winning at Wolverhampton. He can figure along with recent Catterick maiden winner, Hit The Lights. Dream Ally and Hazard Warning are other Polytrack winners with claims while Dark Opal won at Newcastle on her handicap debut though that was back in August and she's having her first outing since. Sand Boy is yet another with a shout in a competitive sprint but the top weight, RANGI, makes most appeal. Tony Coyle's charge was never going to catch Polski Max when third in a much tougher contest over track and trip last time, but today's faster ground and an apprentice's 7lb allowance could see him back to winning ways in this.