Pontefract

  • 17:00 Guide Dogs For The Blind Supporting Pontefract Handicap 1m 2f 5y

  • Winner £3,431 2nd £1,064 3rd £532 4th £300
  • Going: Good (Good to Firm in places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 13.98s
  • Off time: 17:04:41
17:00 Pontefract Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Edgar Allan Poe (IRE) 9/1
2nd Celtic Artisan (IRE) 7/1
3rd Beverley Bullet 7/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (1) 214-445 Dark blue, light blue diamond, pink cap Grandscape 24
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 10-8 E A L Dunlop Miss Sophie Smith (5) 71 5/16.00
2 (4) 3-79702 Light blue, purple star, dark blue sleeves, orange stars, purple cap, orange stars Regal Mirage (IRE) 6
Course WinnerDistance Winner
5 10-7 T D Easterby Miss J Gillam (5) 70 11/26.50
3 (6) 2509-52 Beige, Red seams, armlets and cap Agar's Plough 67
4 10-5 M W Easterby Miss Joanna Mason 68 5/16.00
4 (7) 6-05512 Royal blue, yellow cross belts, yellow and royal blue chevrons on sleeves, white cap Edgar Allan Poe (IRE) 14
Course Winner
5 10-5 Rebecca Bastiman Miss S Brotherton 68 9/110.00
5 (8) 60-9438 Light blue, white and light blue hooped sleeves Quoteline Direct 24
Course WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 10-3 h Micky Hammond Miss Becky Smith 66 7/18.00
6 (3) 848244 Emerald green and yellow check, diamonds on sleeves Beverley Bullet 14
Beaten FavouriteCourse and Distance Winner
6 10-3 p L A Mullaney Miss S L Bowen (5) 66 7/18.00
7 (10) 0-55515 Dark Blue and White check, Dark Blue sleeves, White armlets Thorntoun Care 11
Distance Winner
8 10-2 p Mrs K Tutty Miss A Collier (5) 65 20/121.00
8 (5) 9-67313 Red, Yellow star, diamonds on sleeves and cap Celtic Artisan (IRE) 7
Distance Winner
8 10-1 bt Rebecca Menzies Miss Emily Bullock (5) 64 7/18.00
9 (2) 346005 Royal blue, black star, emerald green sleeves, black stars, black cap Ezanak (IRE) 6
Beaten Favourite
6 10-1 vt M Appleby Miss Sarah Ann Williams (7) 64 14/115.00
10 (9) 7606-49 Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap Salam Zayed 14
3 9-4 R A Fahey Mrs C Bartley 63 16/117.00
11 (11) 3396-75 Royal blue, pink stars, pink sleeves, royal blue armlets Correggio 25
Course WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 9-2 p Micky Hammond Miss C Walton 51 25/126.00

Verdict

Micky Hammond's pair Quoteline Direct and Correggio have won six times around here between them, the former successful in this last year under Becky Smith and probably the best of the pair this time. Serena Brotherton is on board the in-form Edgar Allan Poe but her mount is very much better with some give in the ground which he appears unlikely to get. Celtic Artisan won at Wolverhampton in May but ran well in a better handicap than this over the course and distance earlier so should go well under Emily Bullock. Regal Mirage hadn't been running well over longer trips before a much better effort behind track specialist Bit Of A Quirke at Beverley last week. He's on the same mark and, with his rider's claim to help, should make a bold bid. AGAR'S PLOUGH is 0-15 but stepped up to this trip for the first time at Beverley in April and produced his best run to date so it's a surprise to see him a pound lower. Mick Easterby will have him ready and Joanna Mason can steer him home.