• 15:10 Riu Palace Meloneras Handicap6f

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


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 14.58s
  • Off time: 15:11:02
15:10 Pontefract Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Advanced 2/1
2nd Thebes 9/1
3rd Obe Gold 7/2


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (4) 00704-2 Red, White hoop, Emerald Green sleeves Advanced 22
Distance Winner
6 9-4 K A Ryan N Callan 96 2/13.00
2 (9) 941070- Light Blue, Red chevrons, armlets and cap Ishetoo 178
Distance Winner
5 9-4 A Dickman S De Sousa 96 16/117.00
3 (3) 2701-40 Black, Yellow seams, Black sleeves, Yellow stars and stars on cap Invincible Force (IRE) 23
Distance Winner
5 9-0 b Paul Green F Norton 92 8/19.00
4 (10) 7/57056- YELLOW, RED sash, armlets and cap Maze (IRE) 276
Distance Winner
4 8-13 B Smart T Eaves 91 12/113.00
5 (8) 77-1408 DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Thebes 9
Distance Winner
4 8-12 M Johnston R Ffrench 90 9/110.00
7 (6) 020122- Red and White (halved), White sleeves, Red stars, White cap, Red star Fantasy Explorer 177
Distance Winner
6 8-10 J J Quinn Jamie Moriarty 88 9/110.00
8 (5) 21480-0 Purple, Grey disc, Grey cap Bel Cantor 22
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 8-10 p W J H Ratcliffe Kelly Harrison (3) 88 11/112.00
9 (7) 000-215 Red, White stripe, diamonds on sleeves, Black cap Obe Gold 5
Distance Winner
7 8-9 v D Nicholls Adrian Nicholls 87 7/24.50
10 (2) 198109 ORANGE, EMERALD GREEN stars Nightjar (USA) 16
Distance Winner
4 8-9 M Johnston R Winston 87 8/19.00
Non runners
6 (1)123020/Commando Scott (IRE)88-12I W McInnesP Mathers90


ADVANCED caught the eye on his seasonal reappearance and is take to go one better at the expense of Fantasy Explorer and Maze. The selection ran second to Palace Moon at Doncaster last month and he should benefit for the outing. He has winning form off a much higher mark in the past and he comes into this contest a potentially well handicapped horse. Fantasy Explorer showed his well being at the back end of last season with a win at Newmarket in September and ran well when second on each of his last two starts. He is sure to win more races this season but may benefit for this particular outing. Maze won back to back races as a two year old but has not showed the same level of form since. He has dropped down the weights as a consequence but will need to improve to trouble the market leaders. So for the winner we return to Advanced.