Pontefract

  • 16:00 Chaplins Club Handicap5f

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 2.97s
  • Off time: 16:00:48
16:00 Pontefract Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Chosen One (IRE) 8/1
2nd Phoenix Clubs (IRE) 10/3

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 (5) 207084 LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets Come On Dave (IRE) 16
Distance Winner
4 9-8 h D Nicholls F Norton 73 9/25.50
3 (8) 210-126 Yellow and White (quartered), Yellow sleeves, White armlets, Yellow cap Mr Mo Jo 75
Distance Winner
5 9-5 L A Mullaney Dane O'Neill 70 9/25.50
4 (3) 388214 Red, Royal Blue diamond, halved sleeves, Red cap Comptonspirit 22
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 9-5 B P J Baugh Matthew Lawson (5) 70 9/110.00
5 (4) 244364 Purple, White star, sleeves and star on cap Phoenix Clubs (IRE) 8
Distance Winner
4 9-5 P T Midgley G Lee 70 10/34.33
6 (2) 0-09126 Maroon, Mauve epaulets Planetex (IRE) 2
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 9-2 h J J Quinn D E Egan (3) 67 2/13.00
7 (1) 749200 Dark green and pink (quartered), striped sleeves, dark green cap Chosen One (IRE) 19
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 8-12 Mrs R Carr J P Sullivan 63 8/19.00
Non runners
1 (7)312605Bronze Beau69-10Kristin StubbsS W Kelly75
8 (6)7060-67Red Roar (IRE)68-6A BerryP M Quinn57

Verdict

Comptonspirit won this in 2011 but didn't run quite so well a year ago. He's best on very fast ground so connections will be hoping the going firms up. Chosen One has won 11 races and is always likely to pop up when least expected while Come On Dave is better off with Mr Mo Jo despite beating him at Catterick last August. Phoenix Clubs likes some give in the ground and Planetex was well beaten when favourite at Carlisle on Monday so a chance is taken that top weight BRONZE BEAU can repeat the performance he produced on his last start here when just touched off by Haajes.