• 17:00 Pontefract Apprentice Handicap1m 4f 8y

  • Winner £2,590 2nd £771 3rd £385 4th £192
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 41.14s
  • Off time: 17:00:48
17:00 Pontefract Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Alsahil (USA) 8/1
2nd Tricky Situation 11/4


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (3) 2/33- Royal Blue, White chevron, diamonds on sleeves, check cap Tricky Situation 469
4 9-13 D H Brown G Whillans 70 11/43.75
2 (5) 000690 Black, Red epaulets, Grey sleeves, Red cap Alsahil (USA) 7
4 9-9 Micky Hammond J Rogers (3) 66 8/19.00
4 (4) 213576 Light Blue, White star, Light Blue sleeves, White stars, Light Blue cap, White star Amir Pasha (UAE) 21
Distance Winner
5 9-6 p Micky Hammond Katie Dowson (7) 63 11/43.75
5 (7) 691574 Yellow, Dark Blue Cross of Lorraine and armlets, Dark Blue and Yellow check cap Royal Premier (IRE) 72
Distance Winner
7 8-13 H J Collingridge Amy Scott 52 8/19.00
6 (1) 065777 Maroon and Yellow check, Maroon sleeves, Yellow cap Grey Command (USA) 26
5 8-13 M Brittain J Cavanagh 49 9/110.00
7 (2) 553277 PINK and PURPLE diamonds, PINK sleeves and cap Leaving Alone (USA) 5
3 8-11 p1 E W Tuer A Carter 62 11/43.75
Non runners
3 (6)542-2Indochina39-8M JohnstonNeil Farley73


Tricky Situation is respected at this level on debut for a new yard but she clearly hasn't been easy to train and may be best watched unless market support is forthcoming. In any respect, she could struggle to get the better of INDOCHINA who appears to have been found the perfect opportunity to open his account following a nose defeat in a far more competitive race than this at Doncaster in July. His subsequent absence is a slight concern but he's still fancied to brush aside a generous 2lb rise in the weights before taking up one of his two entries later in the week where he will escape a penalty for this win in an apprentice handicap which can see rising star Neil Farley ride a winner on his first mount for a powerful stable.