Pontefract

  • 16:30 John Quinn Racing Handicap1m 6y

  • Winner £6,146 2nd £1,829 3rd £914 4th £457
  • Going: Good (Good to Firm in places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 43.77s
  • Off time: 16:30:52
16:30 Pontefract Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Rousayan (IRE) 7/2
2nd Mont Kinabalu (IRE) 14/1
3rd Spiorad (IRE) 15/8

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (7) 080-461 White, red epaulets, white sleeves, red spots, white cap, red spots Rousayan (IRE) 5 (ex4)
Distance Winner
8 10-1 h Roger Fell Ben Curtis 82 7/24.50
2 (6) 77-9819 Orange, Light Blue disc, Light Blue sleeves, Orange spots and spots on cap Ghalib (IRE) 17
Distance Winner
7 9-10 Rebecca Bastiman Lewis Edmunds 81 25/126.00
3 (4) 133-848 Royal blue, pink stars, pink sleeves, royal blue armlets Frankelio (FR) 16
Distance Winner
4 9-8 p1 Micky Hammond G Lee 79 11/112.00
4 (3) 37-41 Beige, Dark Blue armlets, Dark Blue cap Spiorad (IRE) 9
Distance Winner
4 9-8 D O'Meara D Tudhope 79 15/82.88
5 (8) 68-1823 Emerald green, red disc, chevrons on sleeves, emerald green cap, red spots Casement (IRE) 42
Beaten FavouriteDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-6 M Appleby Alistair Rawlinson 77 20/121.00
6 (5) 347-141 Silver, tassel on cap Smile A Mile (IRE) 38
Distance Winner
3 9-5 M Johnston F Norton 85 5/16.00
7 (2) 13-56 Beige, light blue star, sleeves and star on cap Kheros 30
Distance Winner
3 9-3 Archie Watson Hollie Doyle 83 5/16.00
8 (1) 126047 Dark green and pink (quartered), grey sleeves Mont Kinabalu (IRE) 13
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-2 K A Ryan T Eaves 73 14/115.00

Verdict

Rousayan arrives with a penalty after dropping to a very fair mark and winning readily at Carlisle last week. It will be a surprise if he's not in contention again but the former Dermot Weld-trained SPIORAD (NAP) was equally impressive when landing a Redcar maiden handicap nine days ago and has the scope to outrun his current handicap mark so gets the nod. Smile A Mile is also progressing nicely as he showed with a comfortable victory at Haydock and he may also be underestimated at just 6lb higher. Casement has won around here and didn't appear to last out 1m2f at Leicester last time while Kheros hails from a yard still going well and will find this easier than the Class 2 handicap he tackled at Epsom on his comeback.