Pontefract

  • 17:10 Collect totepool Winnings At Betfred Shops Handicap 1m 2f 6y

  • Winner £5,175 2nd £1,540 3rd £770 4th £385
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 24.36s
  • Off time: 17:11:10
17:10 Pontefract Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Asgardella (IRE) 9/2
2nd Hydrant 12/1
3rd Musnad (USA) 20/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (5) 5/2215-1 Purple and Yellow check, Yellow and Purple diabolo on sleeves Headline News (IRE) 38
Distance Winner
4 9-10 Rae Guest C Catlin 85 13/82.62
2 (10) 514390 Emerald Green, White hoops, White sleeves, Emerald Green diamonds, White cap, Emerald Green diamond Toto Skyllachy 16
8 9-10 D O'Meara D Tudhope 85 25/126.00
3 (8) 400810 Maroon, black stars, maroon cap, black star San Cassiano (IRE) 9
Distance Winner
6 9-5 b Mrs R Carr D Swift 80 20/121.00
4 (2) 633070 Red, royal blue hoop and sleeves, quartered cap Hydrant 12
Distance Winner
7 9-3 R C Guest Connor Beasley (5) 78 12/113.00
6 (9) 5/347 DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Life And Times (USA) 14
5 9-0 M Johnston J Fanning 75 20/121.00
7 (6) 80-9860 Emerald Green, Red cross belts, Black sleeves, Emerald Green cap, Red star Venutius 32
6 8-13 P A Kirby R Kennemore 74 25/126.00
8 (13) 112116 Red, black sleeves, red stars Artful Prince 24
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
3 8-12 b J G Given G Lee 78 9/25.50
9 (12) 515705 Orange, black cross of lorraine, orange and grey diabolo on sleeves, orange and black striped cap Arc Light (IRE) 16
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 8-10 t1 T D Easterby D Allan 71 13/27.50
11 (4) 353576 LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets Asgardella (IRE) 9
3 8-10 R A Fahey P Hanagan 76 9/25.50
12 (7) 457-578 Black and Light Blue check, Black sleeves, Light Blue armlets, Red cap Musnad (USA) 149
5 8-10 B Ellison S De Sousa 70 20/121.00
Non runners
5 (11)215256Interior Minister39-2J HughesP Hanagan82
10 (3)216940Never Forever48-10G M MooreW Buick71
13 (1)122175Red Charmer (IRE)38-8Mrs A DuffieldP McDonald74

Verdict

HEADLINE NEWS returned from a year off the track with an easy win in soft going at Sandown. She's been upped 10lb for that but has scope for further progress and is facing only modest opposition in this. San Cassiano reverted to type last time having won at Redcar earlier this month and Toto Skyllachy has done all his winning over shorter trips. Life And Times my be capable of better stepping up from a mile but the progressive Artful Prince now looks to be in the handicapper's grip.