Pontefract

  • 16:30 King Richard III Handicap6f

  • Winner £7,763 2nd £2,310 3rd £1,154 4th £577
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 22.46s
  • Off time: 16:30:27
16:30 Pontefract Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st My Name Is Rio (IRE) 9/1
2nd Secret Look 10/1
3rd Misplaced Fortune 3/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (12) 1-02000 Royal Blue and White stripes, Royal Blue sleeves, White armlets Chooseday (IRE) 24
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-12 h K A Ryan B Hughes 87 20/121.00
2 (7) 16408-9 Royal Blue, Yellow stars, Yellow sleeves, Royal Blue stars Secret Look 23
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-12 E S McMahon Graham Gibbons 87 10/111.00
3 (4) 1411-98 Black and Orange (quartered), Orange and Black chevrons on sleeves, Orange cap Rocksilla 25
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-10 C F Wall P Hanagan 85 9/110.00
5 (6) 30-0543 RED, ROYAL BLUE braces, ROYAL BLUE cap Misplaced Fortune 8
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 9-9 v N Tinkler S De Sousa 84 3/14.00
6 (2) 275533 Dark blue, yellow hoop Hadaj 3
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-7 b Mrs R Carr J P Sullivan 82 3/14.00
7 (13) 456-118 Dark blue and yellow (quartered), yellow sleeves, dark blue stars and cap My Name Is Rio (IRE) 52
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-6 M Dods P Mulrennan 81 9/110.00
8 (3) 074258 Maroon, Black and White striped sleeves and cap Naabegha 10
Nag meDistance Winner
7 9-4 p A J McCabe James Doyle 79 12/113.00
9 (1) 449313 WHITE, DARK BLUE stars, DARK BLUE sleeves, WHITE stars Sunraider (IRE) 12
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
7 9-4 P T Midgley G Lee 79 6/17.00
10 (11) 396023 Dark Blue, large Red spots, sleeves and cap King Of Eden (IRE) 12
Nag meDistance Winner
8 9-2 E J Alston Jason Hart 77 20/121.00
13 (10) 231-456 BLACK, RED disc, halved sleeves, quartered cap It Must Be Faith 22
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-11 M Appleby A Mullen 72 14/115.00
Non runners
4 (5)8-96424Dark Castle59-9Micky HammondP McDonald84
11 (9)730214Al Khan (IRE)59-1Ollie PearsD Tudhope76
12 (8)6-2141Boy In The Bar39-0T D BarronR Winston75

Verdict

Al Khan found the extra 5lb too much when attempting to follow up a recent success at Carlisle on Saturday and is worth opposing here. Dark Castle is 4lb higher than when successful in this last year but is running well again and should be thereabouts from a decent draw. Hadaj is another consistent sort at this level but Sunraider looks held on the form book by Al Khan and King Of Eden is creeping up the weights again, despite not winning. BOY IN THE BAR is two from two over track and trip and in blinkers. He's picked up a penalty for his latest success but is still unexposed and can score again pitched in against older handicappers for the first time.