• 19:35 Betfred Handicap5f

  • Winner £7,159 2nd £2,144 3rd £1,072 4th £536
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 1.53s
  • Off time: 19:39:49
19:35 Pontefract Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Duchess Dora (IRE) 13/2
2nd Noodles Blue Boy 7/1
3rd Whozthecat (IRE) 7/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (10) 924094 Dark blue, beige braces, hooped sleeves and cap Secret Asset (IRE) 13
Distance Winner
6 9-12 h Jane Chapple-Hyam S De Sousa 92 10/111.00
2 (9) 0-44753 MAROON, LIGHT BLUE chevron and sleeves, LIGHT BLUE cap, MAROON spots Favourite Girl (IRE) 18
Distance Winner
5 9-11 p T D Easterby L Betts (5) 91 6/17.00
3 (4) 0-96381 Dark blue, light blue cross belts, royal blue sleeves and cap Duchess Dora (IRE) 20
Distance Winner
4 9-11 J J Quinn D Swift (5) 91 13/27.50
4 (6) 374502 Maroon, Royal Blue chevron and sleeves, hooped cap Whozthecat (IRE) 8
Distance Winner
4 9-7 v D Carroll D Allan 87 7/18.00
5 (2) 053223 White, Red diamond, chevrons on sleeves, White cap, Red diamond Noodles Blue Boy 13
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 9-5 Ollie Pears F Norton 85 7/18.00
6 (3) 64-8971 Black, Pink star, halved sleeves and stars on cap Master Rooney (IRE) 13
Distance Winner
5 9-4 B Smart R Ffrench 84 9/110.00
7 (1) 232111 Red, Yellow diamonds on sleeves, Yellow cap Albany Rose (IRE) 19
Distance Winner
3 9-1 Rae Guest T E Durcan 86 11/26.50
8 (5) 7-17552 Red and Purple (quartered), Red sleeves, Purple cap Magical Macey (USA) 35
Distance Winner
4 9-1 b T D Barron J P Spencer 81 7/18.00
9 (7) 8-68900 Light Green and Pink diabolo, Red sleeves and cap Tabaret 55
Distance Winner
8 8-12 R M Whitaker T Hamilton 78 33/134.00
10 (8) 000872 Royal Blue, Pink chevron, armlets and star on cap Hotham 6
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 8-9 N Wilson Barry McHugh 75 11/26.50


Most of these enter the fray in really good heart. Ten times winner Hotham is back on a lowly mark and found only Saucy Brown too good at York a week ago. Magical Macey also ran well on the Knavesmire last time and has won from a higher mark in the past but Albany Rose has been given an astonishing 27lb extra for her recent hat-trick and looks in the grip of the handicapper. Master Rooney hasn't had much racing for his age and is just 4lb higher than when making all at Beverley where Noodles Blue Boy was a close third. Secret Asset is dropping to a winnable mark and Duchess Dora bounced back to form at Chester when Whozthecat was behind. FAVOURITE GIRL was in tremendous form at this time last year, completing a mid-summer hat-trick. She led for much of the way over 6f here last month and looks ready to regain the winning thread.