Pontefract

  • 14:10 toteplacepot Nursery1m 4y

  • Winner £2,264 2nd £674 3rd £337 4th £168
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 48.19s
  • Off time: 14:10:42
14:10 Pontefract Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Twelve Strings (IRE) 12/1
2nd Dubious Escapade (IRE) 7/1
3rd Margo Channing 25/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (4) 254 Royal blue, white inverted triangle, quartered cap Rocktherunway (IRE) 29
2 9-7 M Dods T Eaves 74 6/17.00
2 (10) 754 Emerald Green, Royal Blue sleeves, White cap, Emerald Green spots Free House 12
2 9-7 b B J Meehan J P Spencer 74 6/17.00
4 (5) 46251 Red, white epaulets, checked sleeves and cap Ventura Spirit 40
Distance Winner
2 9-4 R A Fahey P Hanagan 71 9/25.50
5 (14) 3053 ORANGE, EMERALD GREEN stars Hurricane Emerald (IRE) 19
Beaten Favourite
2 9-1 b1 M Johnston S De Sousa 68 15/28.50
6 (7) 8405 Light blue, dark blue armlets, dark blue cap Damask (IRE) 28
2 9-0 K A Ryan P Makin 67 10/111.00
7 (6) 659 Dark Blue and Light Green diamonds Twelve Strings (IRE) 24
2 8-12 L M Cumani Kirsty Milczarek 65 12/113.00
8 (13) 0305 Dark Blue and White check, Dark Blue sleeves, White armlets Dr Irv 50
2 8-12 Mrs K Walton M O'connell (3) 65 100/1101.00
9 (17) 377592 Pink, dark blue hooped sleeves, striped cap Bedlam 26
2 8-12 b T D Easterby D Allan 65 9/110.00
10 (12) 038 Brown, Pink sash, Pink cap Blue Top 16
2 8-10 T D Walford D Fentiman 63 16/117.00
11 (1) 4433 Dark Blue, White cross belts, Purple sleeves and cap Dubious Escapade (IRE) 20
2 8-9 Mrs A Duffield J Fanning 62 7/18.00
12 (11) 5888 Black, White hollow box, diabolo on sleeves Tushuk Tash (USA) 14
2 8-9 M R Channon C Catlin 62 33/134.00
13 (15) 007 Purple, yellow chevron, yellow sleeves, purple armlets, purple cap, yellow star Iberian Rock 33
2 8-5 p Mrs A Duffield L Morris 58 40/141.00
15 (2) 4U636 Light Blue, Royal Blue sleeves and cap Margo Channing 26
2 8-0 Micky Hammond Kelly Harrison 53 25/126.00
16 (16) 695 Light Blue, Chocolate sleeves, hooped cap Cloud Cuckooland (IRE) 25
2 7-12 J G Given J P Sullivan 48 40/141.00
Non runners
3 (8)91Swift Encounter (IRE)29-6Mrs A DuffieldT Hamilton73
14 (3)070149Outlaw Torn (IRE)28-4A J McCabeRyan Tate57
17 (9)006Only A Round (IRE)27-12Micky HammondNeil Farley45

Verdict

SWIFT ENCOUNTER won his maiden at Beverley in August when beating the re-opposing Ventura Spirit with a bit up his sleeve. The latter has since boosted the form with a win and Ann Duffield's colt can follow-up on his handicap debut. Rocktherunway has shown enough in soft ground maidens to suggest he won't be far away here, while Free House is another making his handicap bow after showing promise in maiden company. Hurricane Emerald gets first-time headgear after a third over 1m2f at Nottingham and Twelve Strings has something to prove now having ran poorly at Wolverhampton last time.