Pontefract

  • 16:00 17th Wilfred Underwood Memorial Classified Stakes6f

  • Winner £4,205 2nd £1,251 3rd £625 4th £313
  • Going: Good (Good to Firm in places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 15.91s
  • Off time: 16:01:08
16:00 Pontefract Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Beryl The Petal (IRE) 11/4
2nd Northernpowerhouse 6/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (4) 0-72008 YELLOW, BLACK seams, BLACK cap Azor Ahai 9
Distance Winner
3 9-0 M R Channon F Norton 74 10/111.00
2 (3) 352322 Dark Blue, White triple diamond, White cap Beryl The Petal (IRE) 10
Distance Winner
3 9-0 v D O'Meara D Tudhope 71 11/43.75
3 (2) 3427-53 YELLOW, PURPLE hoops and armlets, hooped cap Dream of Honour (IRE) 38
3 9-0 p T D Easterby D Allan 75 5/23.50
4 (1) 3108-23 Purple, yellow chevron, yellow sleeves, purple armlets, purple cap, yellow star Northernpowerhouse 34
Distance Winner
3 9-0 B Smart G Lee 73 6/42.50
5 (5) 461 Pink, grey striped sleeves, grey cap Raspberry 34
Distance Winner
3 9-0 Olly Williams Connor Murtagh (3) 75 14/115.00

Verdict

Azor Ahai has been running poorly since a very good run in a 7f Beverley handicap on fast ground in April. Beryl The Petal gained her only victory to date over this trip last summer and has mainly been racing over further while Dream of Honour, though 0-10, would have an obvious chance on last season's form. NORTHERNPOWERHOUSE, a winner over this trip at Carlisle last summer, has run well enough in both handicap starts this campaign to suggest he's ready to get back on the winning trail, though Raspberry won very easily at Ayr in May and further progress would see her in the firing-line.