Pontefract

  • 14:20 Annual Badge Holders Handicap 6f

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 17.35s
  • Off time: 14:21:11
14:20 Pontefract Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Tangerine Trees 13/2
2nd Sea Crest 40/1
3rd Hits Only Jude (IRE) 7/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (3) 91-9140 White, Dark Blue striped sleeves, Dark Blue and Yellow hooped cap Ponting (IRE) 16
Distance Winner
4 9-4 P T Midgley P Pickard (5) 70 8/19.00
2 (10) 170330- Yellow, Red triple diamond, armlets and cap Tangerine Trees 140
Distance Winner
5 9-3 B Smart T Eaves 69 13/27.50
3 (6) 66/2700- White, Royal Blue star and armlets, Emerald Green cap Alpha Tauri (USA) 248
4 9-3 t1 F Sheridan Andrea Atzeni (3) 69 11/26.50
4 (4) 651608/ Maroon, Black and White striped sleeves and cap Running Flame (IRE) 522
4 9-2 A J McCabe Conor Quish (7)(ex1) 68 40/141.00
5 (8) 8-28240 White, black chevrons, halved sleeves, white and black quartered cap Dickie Le Davoir 66
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-2 p R C Guest Billy Cray (5) 68 20/121.00
6 (7) 206757 EMERALD GREEN and PURPLE (quartered), PURPLE sleeves, EMERALD GREEN armlets Carmenero (GER) 7
Distance Winner
7 9-1 C R Dore L P Keniry 67 22/123.00
7 (13) 10078-6 Dark Blue and Grey (quartered), chevrons on sleeves He's A Humbug (IRE) 89
Distance Winner
6 8-13 J O'Reilly J P Spencer 65 20/121.00
8 (1) 4-82132 Mauve, Pink stars, armlets and stars on cap Hits Only Jude (IRE) 6
Distance Winner
7 8-10 D Carroll Neil Farley (7) 62 7/24.50
9 (5) 13000-7 Dark Green, Yellow Cross of Lorraine, hooped sleeves, Yellow cap Guest Connections 26
Distance Winner
7 8-8 v D Nicholls Adrian Nicholls 60 13/27.50
10 (9) 028007- Light Green, Purple hollow box, sleeves and diamond on cap Mey Blossom 164
5 8-7 R M Whitaker P M Quinn 59 11/112.00
11 (12) 323826 White, Red armlets, quartered cap Angle of Attack (IRE) 13
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 8-4 v A D Brown Graham Gibbons 56 14/115.00
12 (2) 232677- Maroon and Yellow check, Maroon sleeves, Yellow cap Sea Crest 172
4 8-4 M Brittain F Norton 55 40/141.00
13 (11) 174247- Royal Blue, Red chevrons, White and Red striped sleeves, Red and White quartered cap Ask Dan (IRE) 172
4 8-4 p M Dods P Hanagan 55 11/112.00

Verdict

Dickie Le Davoir should go well returned to turf fit from an all-weather campaign but he might have to settle for second behind HITS ONLY JUDE, with Angle Of Attack and Ask Dan others to consider. Declan Carroll's gelding ran well off this mark at Catterick last time when trapped wide throughout. That came over seven furlongs but his last win came at today's trip so if anything this drop back is viewed as a positive, whilst his rider showed himself to be capable when aboard the last day. The one concern is he's yet to win on turf but that's reflected in a very generous mark compared to his all-weather rating and a big run is expected. Dickie Le Davoir is now a pound below his last winning mark and today's conditions are ideal. He's happy on almost any surface and today's ground will be perfect for him, but he was well held last time and may have to settle for a minor role. Angle Of Attack can be tough to peg back on his day and is over a stone below his last turf winning mark but six furlongs here may stretch his stamina and for that reason we look elsewhere. Ask Dan is another who is nicely treated but this gelding has only won over a mile and may get outpaced, although he should stay on past many of these late in the day. Guest Connections should be fit after a recent run to blow away cobwebs and he could go well with conditions ideal as for the grade he's pretty reliable, whilst a market move for Alpha Tauri should be looked for as he is unexposed and tries the tongue-tie for the first time. Tangerine Trees runs for the first time in 2010 but has done all his winning at this trip and is respected, but Hits Only Jude arrives here fit and well, has his conditions, and gets the vote accordingly.