• 17:15 Bet & Watch With RacingUK's App Handicap6f

  • Winner £4,690 2nd £1,396 3rd £697 4th £349
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 16.43s
  • Off time: 17:18:23
17:15 Pontefract Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Evanescent (IRE) 5/2
2nd Showboating (IRE) 7/1
3rd Defence Council (IRE) 20/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (9) 725714 White, Red spots on sleeves, Red cap Illustrious Prince (IRE) 10
Distance Winner
6 9-7 D Carroll Luke Leadbitter (7) 80 14/115.00
2 (10) 00-3150 Royal Blue and Yellow (halved), Royal Blue sleeves, Yellow armlets, quartered cap Azzurra Du Caprio (IRE) 103
Distance Winner
5 9-6 B Haslam Declan Cannon (3) 79 40/141.00
3 (5) 001880 White, Light Green seams, sleeves and cap Solar Spirit (IRE) 9
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 9-6 Miss Tracy Waggott M O'connell 79 25/126.00
4 (4) 8-15506 Light Blue and Dark Blue stripes, Dark Blue sleeves, Light Blue stars, Dark Blue cap Johnny Cavagin 60
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-5 t R C Guest Barry McHugh 78 6/17.00
5 (7) 881625 Maroon, black chevrons on sleeves, black cap Showboating (IRE) 9
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-4 pt A J McCabe S M Levey 77 7/18.00
7 (8) 69505R Pink, dark blue stars, white sleeves, pink cap, dark blue star Defence Council (IRE) 62
5 9-2 M Brittain T Hamilton 75 20/121.00
8 (11) 4-00351 Royal Blue, Yellow stripe, diamonds on sleeves, Yellow cap Evanescent (IRE) 7 (ex6)
4 9-2 J J Quinn R Winston 69 5/23.50
9 (2) 553114 Maroon, large White spots, White sleeves, Maroon spots and spots on cap Gold Beau (FR) 12
Distance Winner
3 8-13 p Kristin Stubbs Jacob Butterfield (5) 74 9/25.50
10 (3) 080009 Maroon and Yellow check, Maroon sleeves, Yellow cap Trade Secret 49
Distance Winner
6 8-13 M Brittain D Allan 72 7/18.00
Non runners
6 (1)474450Mappin Time (IRE)59-4T D EasterbyP Makin77
11 (6)251113Lothair (IRE)48-9G A SwinbankA Mullen68


Lothair's winning run came to an end at Carlisle on Tuesday and the handicapper has probably got to him but Trade Secret has a chance despite his form figures as he's on his lowest mark for a very long time and showed a bit more dash at Haydock last time. Showboating won here on fast ground last month and has run well in all three subsequent starts on softer going while Gold Beau didn't enjoy the best of runs on his hat-trick attempt at Bath and is by no means out of this. EVANESCENT scored on fast ground at Thirsk last summer so shouldn't have a problem with today's going despite looking at home in testing conditions at Ayr last week. He could hardly have been more impressive so it's no surprise to see him turning out with a penalty and he'll take some beating.