Pontefract

  • 14:40 Cornmarket Handicap1m 4f 8y

  • Winner £2,423 2nd £715 3rd £358
  • Going: Good to Firm (Watered)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 37.03s
  • Off time: 14:41:40
14:40 Pontefract Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Szabo's Destiny 12/1
2nd Prince Freddie 5/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (1) 16- Royal Blue, Pink stripe, armlets and star on cap Devoted (IRE) 214
3 9-7 R M Beckett Jim Crowley 73 4/15.00
2 (2) 314 Royal Blue and White (quartered), White sleeves, Red armlets, Royal Blue cap, White diamonds Bestwecan (IRE) 13
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
3 9-6 M Johnston K Fallon 72 5/23.50
3 (4) 235-5 LIGHT BLUE and GREY stripes, LIGHT BLUE sleeves, hooped cap Celani 13
3 9-4 T D Walford Graham Gibbons 70 8/19.00
4 (5) 99743-2 Light Green, Purple spots, sleeves and spots on cap Prince Freddie 13
3 9-2 P A Kirby P Hanagan 68 5/23.50
5 (6) 456- Jade Green, Flame hooped sleeves, Black cap Mojolika 197
3 9-0 T D Easterby D Allan 66 5/16.00
6 (3) 4254-73 Purple, Pink chevron, Purple sleeves, Pink stars, Purple cap, Pink star Szabo's Destiny 7
3 8-13 J G Given P Mulrennan 65 12/113.00

Verdict

Kieren Fallon was on board when Bestwecan scored at Lingfield last month and is back in the saddle after his mount's disappointing run at Beverley when Prince Freddie finished just over a length in front of him. There doesn't appear any particular reason for a form reversal while Celani, who ran over 1m2f at that same Beverley fixture, stayed on nicely and will be better suited to today's trip. Szabo's Destiny stepped up markedly on previous form when attempting this trip for the first time at Wolverhampton and looks well enough weighted but this can go to DEVOTED. Ralph Beckett's filly, a daughter of Dalakhani, made a winning debut at Goodwood in August and though disappointing at Newmarket later looks the type to do much better in her second season. Mojolika makes his handicap debut but has shown nothing to date.