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17:40 Pontefract

Bet totetrifecta Handicap (Div 2) (Class 4)

  • 13 Runners
  • Distance: 5f
  • Going: Good to Soft (Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £8,000 added
  • Winner: £5,175
  • 2nd: £1,540
  • 3rd: £770
  • 4th: £385
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 4.83s
  • Off Time: 17:41:03
  • 13 Ran
1st
Silk -
2nd
Silk -
10/1

    3rd
    Silk -
    1(11)
    Silk - Orange, Light Blue disc, Light Blue sleeves, Orange spots and spots on cap

    Singeur (IRE)

    10 b D
    16/1
    • Form 465020
    • Age 8
    • Weight 9-7
    • Official Rating 85

    keen, in touch, ridden and headway over 1f out, no impression inside final furlong

    2(5)
    Silk - Red and White diamonds, Red sleeves, White armlets, Red cap
    • Form 351705
    • Age 6
    • Weight 9-5
    • Official Rating 83

    in touch, ridden 3f out, soon lost place

    3(7)
    Silk - Beige, Brown seams, armlets and cap

    Avon Breeze

    23 p D
    11/1
    • Form 804655
    • Age 6
    • Weight 9-4
    • Official Rating 82

    rider removed hood late, slowly away, in rear, headway on wide outside from over 1f out, driven and ran on to lead final strides

    4(15)
    Silk - Emerald green, brown stars, emerald green cap, brown star

    Free Zone

    5 p D
    17/2
    • Form 550420
    • Age 6
    • Weight 9-4
    • Official Rating 82

    raced wide, prominent, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on one pace

    5(13)
    Silk - Red and White diabolo, halved sleeves, Red cap
    28/1
    • Form 473349
    • Age 3
    • Weight 9-4
    • Official Rating 82

    raced wide, in touch, effort over 1f out, faded inside final furlong

    6(8)
    Silk - LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets
    14/1
    • Form 328634
    • Age 3
    • Weight 9-2
    • Official Rating 80

    towards rear, ridden and headway entering final furlong, not reach leaders

    8(9)
    Silk - Black, yellow spots, yellow cap

    Macdillon

    19 D
    25/1
    • Form 6-51159
    • Age 9
    • Weight 9-2
    • Official Rating 80

    towards rear, ridden over 1f out, nearest finish

    9(6)
    Silk - Pink, Navy Blue collar and cuffs, quartered cap
    6/1
    • Form 782121
    • Age 6
    • Weight 9-0
    • Official Rating 78

    prominent until ridden halfway, carried head high over 1f out, weakened final furlong

    10(2)
    Silk - WHITE, large BLACK spots, BLACK cap

    Searchlight

    31 b D
    11/1
    • Form 800600
    • Age 4
    • Weight 9-0
    • Official Rating 78

    dwelt, always in rear

    11(10)
    Silk - Royal Blue, Red hoop, Yellow sleeves, Red cap
    14/1
    • Form 431477
    • Age 4
    • Weight 8-13
    • Official Rating 77

    close up, ridden and outpaced halfway

    13(1)
    Silk - Dark Green, Red sleeves, Dark Green stars, Red cap

    One Boy (IRE)

    31 p D
    7/2
    • Form 037288
    • Age 4
    • Weight 8-12
    • Official Rating 76

    close up, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong

    14(14)
    Silk - Pink, black cross belts, pink sleeves, black stars

    Hoofalong

    10 hb DCD
    10/1
    • Form 714060
    • Age 5
    • Weight 8-11
    • Official Rating 75

    dwelt, raced wide, soon close up, ridden to lead over 1f out, driven inside final furlong, headed final strides

    15(3)
    Silk - ORANGE, BROWN armlets

    Even Stevens

    54 v BFD
    16/1
    • Form 37-6050
    • Age 7
    • Weight 8-9
    • Official Rating 73

    led, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong

    7(12)
    NR
    6/1
    • Form 222085
    • Age 3
    • Weight 9-2
    • Official Rating 80

    Nonrunner

    12(4)
    NR
    16/1
    • Form 694005
    • Age 6
    • Weight 8-13
    • Official Rating 77

    Nonrunner

    Previous results

    In depth

    Verdict

    Free Zone hasn't won for over two years and isn't running well enough to be considered while Snow Cloud's two victories have been on fast going. RITA'S BOY has only ever won at Southwell but his overall form at a slightly higher grade puts him right in the frame for this and he's given the nod. Keep It Dark is in excellent form and just beat the veteran Singeur at Ripon last time, though there's little between the pair again.

    Formwatch

    Singeur (IRE) 25-1 (9-1) Held up in mid-division, effort towards near side 2f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 10th of 20, 6 1/4l behind Union Rose (9-4) at York 5f hcp (3) sft in Oct.

    Rusty Rocket (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Held up towards raer, headway far side over 1f out, kept on same pace in 5th inside final furlong, 5th of 16, 4 1/2l behind Waseem Faris (9-6) at Nottingham 5f hcp (4) gs in Oct.

    Avon Breeze 9-1 (9-5) Raced stand side, dwelt, behind, headway 2f out, chased leaders approaching final furlong, never able to challenge, 5th of 11, 2 3/4l behind Keep It Dark (8-10) at Ripon 5f hcp (4) gd in Sep.

    Free Zone 16-1 (9-4) Raced alone on near side rail, never bettter than mid-division, 13th of 16, 8 1/2l behind Waseem Faris (9-6) at Nottingham 5f hcp (4) gs in Oct.

    Foxtrot Knight 9-1 (9-3) Raced stand side, midfield, under pressure over 2f out, soon lost place, 9th of 11, 5 3/4l behind Keep It Dark (8-10) at Ripon 5f hcp (4) gd in Sep.

    Snow Cloud (IRE) 11-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, effort over 2f out, kept on same pace approaching final furlong, 4th of 9, 3 3/4l behind Spiraea (8-10) at Pontefract 6f hcp fll (3) gd in Sep.

    Macdillon 40-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, lost place 2f out, 9th of 14, 5 1/4l behind Little Palaver (9-5) at Salisbury 6f hcp (4) gs in Sep.

    Keep It Dark 9-2fav (8-10) Raced stand side, tracked leader, every chance well over 1f out, led approaching final furlong, stayed on strongly, won at Ripon 5f hcp (4) gd in Sep beating Singeur (9-5) by nk, 11 ran.

    Searchlight 50-1 (9-3) Towards rear centre, ridden over 1f out, kept on and no extra, 14th of 24, 6 3/4l behind Compton Heights (9-2) at Ayr 5f hcp (4) gd in Sep.

    Flying Bear (IRE) 33-1 (9-7) Awkwardly away and switched right start, held up towards rear, headway on inside over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 11, 4 3/4l behind Elis Eliz (9-3) at Kempton 6f hcp (4) pol in Oct.

    One Boy (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Mid-division centre, ridden inside final furlong, one pace, 8th of 24, 5l behind Compton Heights (9-2) at Ayr 5f hcp (4) gd in Sep.

    Hoofalong 17-2 (9-4) Raced wide in touch, weakened 2f out, 11th of 13, 5l behind Stocking (9-6) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp (4) pol in Oct.

    Even Stevens 5-1fav (9-10) With leaders, lost place well over 1f out, last of 10, 10 1/4l behind Busy Bimbo (8-8) at Catterick 5f hcp (5) gs in Aug.

    Rita's Boy (IRE) 66-1 (9-2) Chased leaders centre, ridden inside final furlong, no extra, 5th of 24, 3 1/4l behind Compton Heights (9-2) at Ayr 5f hcp (4) gd in Sep.

    Lover Man (IRE) 8-1 (9-10) Tracked winner, ridden and every chance over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, last of 5, 10l behind In Focus (9-2) at Carlisle 7f hcp (4) gs in Sep.