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14:00 Pontefract

ROA Owners' Jackpot Handicap (Div 1) (Class 5)

  • 12 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 6y
  • Going: Good to Firm (Good in Places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £9,200 added
  • Winner: £5,175
  • 2nd: £1,540
  • 3rd: £770
  • 4th: £385
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 45.79s
  • Off Time: 14:00:56
  • 12 Ran
1(3)

Quoteline Direct

169 h CD
7/1
  • Form: 112460-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-9
  • Official Rating: 72
  • Trainer: Micky Hammond
  • Jockey: F Norton

towards rear, pushed along 2f out, never on terms

2(7)
11/4
  • Form: 52164-3
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-8
  • Official Rating: 71
  • Trainer: P F I Cole
  • Jockey: P J McDonald

tracked leaders, ridden to lead inside final furlong, headed towards finish

3(5)
8/1
  • Form: 65/7294-
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-7
  • Official Rating: 70
  • Trainer: M Dods
  • Jockey: P Mulrennan

went left start, took keen hold pressed leader, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out

4(6)
  • Form: 66-5487
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-6
  • Official Rating: 69
  • Trainer: K A Ryan
  • Jockey: T Eaves

in touch, not clear run and switched right over 1f out, ran on strongly to lead towards finish

5(10)
11/4
  • Form: 38/629-2
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-5
  • Official Rating: 68
  • Trainer: R M Whitaker
  • Jockey: Jason Hart

raced wide tracked leaders, pushed along over 2f out, weakened final furlong

6(12)
33/1
  • Form: 752150-
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-3
  • Official Rating: 66
  • Trainer: Ollie Pears
  • Jockey: Ben Robinson

keen towards rear, never a factor

7(11)
25/1
  • Form: 341380-
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 9-3
  • Official Rating: 66
  • Trainer: C Fellowes
  • Jockey: Aled Beech

raced wide held up, headway halfway, ridden 2f out, ever chance inside final furlong, no extra towards finish

8(1)
  • Form: 3-90
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-2
  • Official Rating: 65
  • Trainer: D C Griffiths
  • Jockey: D C Costello

led, pushed along over 1f out, headed and no extra inside final furlong

9(8)
33/1
  • Form: 410319-
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 8-13
  • Official Rating: 62
  • Trainer: J Ward
  • Jockey: Connor Murtagh

raced wide tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace

10(9)

Pumaflor (IRE)

196 p DCD
33/1
  • Form: 035107-
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 8-12
  • Official Rating: 61
  • Trainer: P A Kirby
  • Jockey: A Mullen

raced wide held up, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out

11(2)
7/1
  • Form: 4529-67
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 8-12
  • Official Rating: 61
  • Trainer: Rebecca Menzies
  • Jockey: Cam Hardie

close up, pushed along halfway, headway approaching final furlong, stayed on

12(4)
16/1
  • Form: 546470-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 8-10
  • Official Rating: 59
  • Trainer: D M Loughnane
  • Jockey: E J Walsh

hampered start, in rear, pushed along 2f out, never on terms

In depth

Verdict

BILLY ROBERTS won a division of this race in 2017 and has leading claims back on a winning mark having gone close at Wolverhampton on his reappearance. Arctic Sea has a similar chance on the back of last week’s length defeat at Chelmsford having been gelded since last year while Celtic Artisan finished closer at Newcastle last time but is without a win on Turf in 19 attempts and Buckland Beau is another to have done all his winning so far on the all-weather. Thornaby Nash is not badly treated on his return to action with Farhh Away and Straight Ash others to note making their seasonal debuts.

Formwatch

Quoteline Direct 40-1 (8-10) Keen raced wide close up, ridden and weakened 2f out, last of 17, 26 1/4l behind Deja (9-2) at Pontefract 1m 2f hcp (4) gs in Oct.

Arctic Sea 12-1 (9-3) Close up, headway over 1f out, ridden and stayed on inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 1l behind Simoon (9-9) at Chelmsford City 1m hcp (5) pol in Apr.

Farhh Away 9-2 (9-9) Tracked leader, pushed along over 2f out, soon ridden, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 5, 8 1/2l behind Black Lotus (9-0) at Haydock 1m 2f hcp (5) gf in Jul.

Mont Kinabalu (IRE) 10-1 (8-9) Slowly into stride, last pair, ridden and no headway over 1f out, eased, last of 7, 8l behind Merchant Of Venice (9-2) at Kempton 1m hcp (4) pol in Mar.

Billy Roberts (IRE) 7-2 (8-10) Chased winner, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and edged left over 1f out, stayed on, 2nd of 12, 3/4l behind Oneovdem (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (5) pol in Feb.

Straight Ash (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Close up 2f, in touch, ridden and weakened 2f out, 10th of 13, 6 1/2l behind New Orleans (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (5) pol in Oct.

Buckland Beau 33-1 (8-13) Always towards rear, 12th of 14, 6 1/2l behind Etisalat (9-4) at Kempton 1m hcp (5) pol in Oct.

Star Of Valour (IRE) 66-1 (10-0) Mid-division, pushed along over 2f out, not much room over 1f out, soon well beaten, 10th of 13, 13 1/2l behind Rux Power (8-8) at Chelmsford City 7f mdn stks (4) pol in Mar.

Thornaby Nash 6-1 (9-0) Keen, raced wide in touch, ridden and weakened 3f out, last of 9, 13 3/4l behind Stringybark Creek (9-5) at Beverley 1m hcp (5) gs in Sep.

Pumaflor (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Tracked leader, ridden 2f out, edged left entering final furlong, soon weakened, 7th of 8, 8 3/4l behind Detachment (9-12) at Beverley 1m hcp (5) gs in Sep.

Celtic Artisan (IRE) 16-1 (9-6) Mid-division, tracked leaders over 2f out, close up when short of room and lost place entering final furlong, kept on same pace after, 7th of 14, 4 1/4l behind Insurplus (9-7) at Newcastle 1m hcp (6) pol in Mar.

Magwadiri (IRE) 10-1 (9-7) Very slowly away, always in rear, 11th of 13, 14 3/4l behind Turn Of Luck (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (6) pol in Dec.