Pontefract

  • 16:10 Sunday Plate Handicap1m 4y

  • Winner £6,231 2nd £1,866 3rd £933 4th £467
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 44.20s
  • Off time: 16:11:49
16:10 Pontefract Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Aattash (IRE) 9/2
2nd Qanoon (USA) 4/1
3rd Aghadoe (IRE) 4/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (9) 612-574 White, dark blue chevrons, armlets and cap Tominator 31
3 9-7 R Hollinshead Jack Mitchell 88 16/117.00
2 (8) 7-42115 YELLOW, BLACK epaulets Aattash (IRE) 17
Distance Winner
3 9-5 M R Channon S Hitchcott 86 9/25.50
3 (7) 86-0214 Scarlet, White cross belts Aghadoe (IRE) 15
Distance Winner
3 9-4 h A M Balding K Fallon 85 4/15.00
4 (3) 154 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Qanoon (USA) 37
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
3 9-4 W J Haggas R Hills 85 4/15.00
5 (6) 17-4961 Dark Blue, Red hoops, striped sleeves, Black cap Stags Leap (IRE) 69
3 9-4 P Monteith J P Sullivan (3) 85 50/151.00
6 (4) 327113 White, black stripe, armlets and diamond on cap Rasselas (IRE) 11
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
3 9-1 D Nicholls Adrian Nicholls 82 13/27.50
7 (1) 1-92444 YELLOW, royal blue stars, striped sleeves, yellow cap Ejteyaaz 37
3 8-13 R A Fahey P Hanagan 80 6/17.00
8 (10) 522182 Royal blue, royal blue and light blue check sleeves Vito Volterra (IRE) 11
Course and Distance Winner
3 8-11 Michael Smith M Stainton (3) 78 16/117.00
9 (5) 3134 Beige, Black hoops, Black cap Law To Himself (IRE) 29
Distance Winner
3 8-8 G A Swinbank P McDonald 75 10/111.00
10 (2) 166173 Yellow, Red chevrons, Red sleeves, Yellow diamonds, Black cap Sir Frank Wappat 11
Distance Winner
3 8-7 M Johnston J Fanning 74 16/117.00

Verdict

AATTASH paid the price for setting a furious gallop when not quite lasting home over 10f at Goodwood last time, but his style of racing will suit this drop back to a mile and he may well run them all ragged and land the prize from a mark of 86. Stags Leap took a Windsor claimer last time and a drop both in the weights and also in trip suggests he will struggle to follow up. A better bet looks to be Qanoon, who has put in a couple of solid runs in handicaps and has a squeak now the assessor has eased his burden. Rasselas should be very competitive, while Vito Volterra is becoming less appealing, going up in the weights without winning. Aattash can probably make all to win.