Pontefract

  • 20:40 House That Jack Built Maiden Handicap1m 2f 6y

  • Winner £2,264 2nd £674 3rd £337 4th £168
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 22.47s
  • Off time: 20:40:15
20:40 Pontefract Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Xclaim 9/4
2nd Tobrata 4/1
3rd Oliver's Gold 22/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (7) 436-402 Grey, large Purple spots, Purple cap The Lodge Road (IRE) 41
4 9-12 M Todhunter P Mulrennan 68 5/16.00
2 (1) 87/06-3 Black, White Cross of Lorraine, sleeves and cap Xclaim 28
4 9-11 Micky Hammond M O'connell 67 9/43.25
4 (9) 2-37642 Maroon and Yellow check, Maroon sleeves, Yellow cap Tobrata 7
6 9-2 M Brittain Robert Dodsworth (7) 58 4/15.00
6 (2) 625- Purple, Yellow star and armlets Lady Bellatrix 321
3 9-1 M H Tompkins R Winston 67 15/28.50
7 (4) 0/0987-4 Yellow, Orange star Glendaragh (IRE) 10
4 9-1 D O'Meara D Tudhope 57 8/19.00
8 (11) 64232-0 Royal blue, white hoops, yellow sleeves, royal blue diamonds Oliver's Gold 12
4 8-13 S A Harris Shirley Teasdale (7) 55 22/123.00
9 (8) 76-7 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Zaahya (IRE) 23
3 8-12 J L Dunlop T P O'Shea 64 11/26.50
10 (5) 4000 Yellow, Red Cross of Lorraine, Red and Yellow halved sleeves Kata Rock (USA) 53
5 8-11 B Rothwell Barry McHugh 53 33/134.00
Non runners
3 (6)4542Sarmatian Knight (IRE)39-4Ian WilliamsT Eaves70
5 (3)950-06Romantic (IRE)39-1Sir H R A CecilI Mongan67
11 (10)0-48548Tallevu (IRE)38-11Tom DascombeR Kingscote63

Verdict

The Lodge Road, Xclaim and Tobrata were all placed in soft ground on their latest starts. The former's second to Cosmic Moon at Newcastle looks the strongest form and he may come out best of that trio while Sarmation Knight has claims on his latest effort behind the progressive Touch Gold at Yarmouth. The latter is trained by Sir Henry Cecil and he's represented by ROMANTIC here. Given a short break since fading in the closing stages at Haydock in May, he looks to have an easier chance today and could take advantage. Zaahya could prove better than she's shown so far stepping up in trip and looks best of the rest.