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14:20 Pontefract

'Highly Commended' Pontefract Loyalty Card Handicap (Div 1) (Class 5)

  • 14 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 4y
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
  • £3,500 added
  • Winner: £2,386
  • 2nd: £705
  • 3rd: £352
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 48.12s
  • Off Time: 14:21:21
  • 14 Ran
1(10)
Silk - Red, Royal Blue chevron, Royal Blue sleeves, Red armlets
  • Form 060057-
  • Age 7
  • Weight 9-7
  • Official Rating 70

led, ridden and headed 2f out, weakened quickly over 1f out

2(11)
Silk - Dark Blue and Light Blue diabolo, Light Blue sleeves, quartered cap

Moral Issue

26 BF
10/1
  • Form 02-3313
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-6
  • Official Rating 69

took keen hold, chased leaders on outside, ridden 2f out, weakened soon after

3(4)
Silk - Pink, White epaulets and armlets

Indieslad

171
9/2
  • Form 856752-
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-6
  • Official Rating 69

chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, hung left and weakened inside final furlong

4(3)
Silk - yellow, grey sleeves, grey and yellow quartered cap

Toymaker

19 D
9/2
  • Form 56/9-31
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-4
  • Official Rating 67

chased leaders, led over 1f out, ran on well

5(8)
Silk - Black, Yellow hoops, Yellow and Black diabolo on sleeves, Black cap, Yellow star

Tuxedo

11 b
20/1
  • Form 259412
  • Age 7
  • Weight 9-3
  • Official Rating 66

mid-division, ridden 3f out, soon struggling, behind over 2f out, tailed off

6(6)
Silk - Royal blue, orange epaulets, halved sleeves, orange cap
5/1
  • Form 7559-1
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-3
  • Official Rating 66

raced wide towards rear, pushed along 3f out, never on terms

7(2)
Silk - Black, white seams, white sleeves, black armlets, black cap

Praxios

95
33/1
  • Form 02/38-5
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-2
  • Official Rating 65

towards rear, headway over 1f out, keeping on same pace when not much room inside final furlong, not hard ridden after

8(12)
Silk - Royal Blue, Emerald Green hoop, Red cap
  • Form 708605-
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-1
  • Official Rating 64

held up towards rear, headway between horses over 1f out, stayed on to 2nd inside final furlong, no chance with winner

9(13)
Silk - White, Red chevron, White sleeves, Red seams, quartered cap
20/1
  • Form 233511-
  • Age 4
  • Weight 8-13
  • Official Rating 62

chased leader, led 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong

10(5)
Silk - Black and Pink diamonds, hooped sleeves
18/1
  • Form 82170-3
  • Age 7
  • Weight 8-13
  • Official Rating 62

in touch, headway on outside over 1f out, edged left and stayed on to 3rd inside final furlong

11(1)
Silk - Dark Blue, Light Blue star, striped sleeves and star on cap
  • Form 005-456
  • Age 4
  • Weight 8-11
  • Official Rating 60

close up on inside, ridden over 2f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong

12(9)
Silk - Orange, grey hooped sleeves
9/1
  • Form 5/874-
  • Age 4
  • Weight 8-9
  • Official Rating 58

held up in rear, pushed along 3f out, no response, hung left inside final 2f, virtually pulled up over 1f out, tailed off

13(14)
Silk - Jade Green, Flame hooped sleeves, Black cap
50/1
  • Form 67-2367
  • Age 5
  • Weight 8-8
  • Official Rating 57

held up in rear, no real headway final 2f

14(7)
Silk - Royal blue, yellow cross belts and armlets
14/1
  • Form 34529-0
  • Age 9
  • Weight 8-7
  • Official Rating 56

hampered and rider lost iron leaving stalls, behind, headway over 1f out, edged right and plugged on same pace inside final furlong

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

Hits Only Jude won this last year off the same mark but hasn't had a prep run this time around and isn't getting any younger. Jacob McCandles has to go on the short-list having got off the mark on the Fibresand last month while Moral Issue, Tuxedo and Toymaker have also won on the all-weather since the turn of the year. The latter is the least exposed and open to improvement but has to give 5lb to WISEMAN'S DIAMOND. Paul Midgley's mare won at Ripon and Newcastle last year but still doesn't look badly handicapped and she caught the eye when third on her reappearance at Wolverhampton.

Formwatch

Cara's Request (AUS) 4-1 (9-5) Led, driven and headed inside final 2f, lost place over 1f out, soon weakened, 7th of 11, 13l behind Makbullet (8-9) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Oct.

Moral Issue 2-1fav (9-4) Chased leader, led over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, headed well inside final furlong, held when hampered soon after, 3rd of 8, 4 1/2l behind Thatcherite (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Mar.

Indieslad 22-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, headway to chase winner over 1f out, soon challenged, kept on towards finish, 2nd of 17, 1l behind Ted's Brother (9-1) at Doncaster 7f 3yo app hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Oct.

Toymaker 12-1 (9-7) In touch, not clear run over 2f out, headway inside final 2f, challenged over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Kempton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Mar beating Gallantry (9-3) by 2l, 12 ran.

Tuxedo 7-2 (8-10) Tracked leaders, effort to lead entering final 3f, driven clear over 1f out, headed final 100yards, no extra, 2nd of 6, 2 1/4l behind Archelao (9-2) at Lingfield 1m 2f 4yo clm stks 0-70 (6) pol in Mar.

Jacob Mccandles 3-1 (9-7) Held up in touch, chased leaders over 3f out, led over 1f out, driven clear, ran on well, won at Southwell 1m mdn auc stks (6) fbs in Mar beating Lithograph (8-3) by 2l, 8 ran.

Praxios 2-1 (9-3) Stumbled start, soon chasing leading trio, pushed along over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 5th of 6, 26l behind Rocky Rebel (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f mdn auc stks (4-6yo) (6) pol in Jan.

First Class Favour (IRE) 10-1 (9-3) In rear, ridden over 2f out, some late headway, not trouble leaders, 5th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Watts Up Son (8-11) at Nottingham 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Nov.

Eastward Ho 4-1 (9-4) Tracked leader, ridden and every chance over 1f out, driven and stayed on to lead towards finish, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (6) pol in Dec beating Waterloo Sunrise (9-3) by nk, 12 ran.

Wiseman's Diamond (USA) 16-1 (9-7) Held up in touch, ridden 2f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 3 1/2l behind Maz (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Mar.

Cheers Buddy (IRE) 20-1 (8-11) Led after 1f, set steady pace, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 7, 9l behind Munsarim (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 2f clm stks (6) pol in Mar.

Five Hearts 7-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, outpaced 3f out, not much room over 1f out, ridden and stayed on inside final furlong, never on terms, 4th of 9, 7l behind Spirit Of Oakdale (9-4) at Yarmouth 7f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Aug.

Transmit (IRE) 15-2 (9-5) In touch in rear, ridden halfway, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 8, 12l behind Elhamri (9-7) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Mar.

Hits Only Jude (IRE) 33-1 (8-1) Dwelt, always towards rear, 12th of 16, 22l behind Zafranagar (9-1) at Doncaster 1m 2f app hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Mar.