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17:10 Pontefract

totepool Racing's Biggest Supporter Handicap (Class 5)

  • 9 Runners
  • Distance: 6f
  • Going: Good (Good to Firm in places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £6,000 added
  • Winner: £3,881
  • 2nd: £1,155
  • 3rd: £577
  • 4th: £289
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 18.37s
  • Off Time: 17:12:27
  • 9 Ran
1(6)
Silk - Yellow, purple and yellow halved sleeves, yellow and purple quartered cap

Bacall

13 D
8/1
  • Form 9-13
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-7
  • Official Rating 75

slowly into stride, behind, headway over 1f out, never on terms

2(8)
Silk - white, maroon chevron
14/1
  • Form 131-700
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-7
  • Official Rating 75

chased leaders, hard driven over 2f out, weakened over 1f out

3(4)
Silk - Beige, Royal blue chevrons, beige sleeves, Royal blue cap

Mary McPhee

26 h D
7/1
  • Form 2170-49
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-6
  • Official Rating 74

mid-division, edged left over 2f out, headway over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong

4(2)
Silk - Red, black star and armlets
6/1
  • Form 12-5806
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-5
  • Official Rating 73

chased winner, ridden and effort well over 1f out, stayed on well, never a threat

5(3)
Silk - BLACK, Orange Star

Flyball

18
14/1
  • Form 1400-07
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-4
  • Official Rating 72

slowly into stride, soon outpaced in rear, not clear run over 2f out, never dangerous

6(1)
Silk - Royal blue, white chevron, emerald green sleeves, white cap
9/4
  • Form 692-251
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-3
  • Official Rating 71

made all, driven clear wll over 1f out, ran on strongly

7(9)
Silk - Beige, Red seams, armlets and cap
  • Form 3421-35
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-1
  • Official Rating 69

mid-division, headway approaching final furlong, ran on, never nearer

8(7)
Silk - Light green, brown seams, light green sleeves, brown cap

Poolstock

11 h
16/1
  • Form 55D953
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-5
  • Official Rating 59

raced freely, soon restrained into mid-division, never a factor

9(5)
Silk - Emerald Green, Royal Blue triple diamond, Royal Blue cap, Emerald Green diamond
  • Form 4553-47
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-2
  • Official Rating 54

tracked leader, effort over 2f out, weakened over 1f out

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

Bacall is a tough one to assess on limited evidence, having scraped home in a Fibresand maiden during the winter before staying on late on reappearance after missing the break. She's one to note. Many of her opponents are struggling for form in the current campaign, including GOLDEN SPUN. The course and distance winner has beaten just two of 31 rivals home in three races since joining David O'Meara but if he can rediscover the form of his juvenile days when inching out Russian Heroine here and finishing a solid third to the very useful Twilight Son at Thirsk, he'd be well treated off a mark of 75. He's a speculative choice. Michael Dods has two chances with recent winner Aprovado and course and distance winner, Ocean Sheridan. The former stuck on well to land the spoils the last day but the latter, a tad below par last time but otherwise consistent, makes more appeal as an each-way option.

Formwatch

Bacall 8-1 (9-0) Restless in stalls, rearing as they opened and slowly away, in rear, pushed along and outpaced halfway, ridden and headway over 1f out, soon switched left, switched right inside final furlong, kept on into 3rd close home, nearest finish, 3rd of 6, 5l behind Explain (9-0) at Windsor 6f 3yo stk 0-75 (5) gf.

Golden Spun (USA) 25-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, driven over 2f out, soon beaten, 12th of 13, 31l behind Scalzo (9-4) at Haydock 6f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gs in May.

Mary McPhee 28-1 (8-12) Held up towards rear, headway towards far side over 2f out, ridden chasing leaders over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 13, 5l behind Excilly (9-5) at Leicester 7f 3yo fll hcp 0-85 (4) gf in May.

Danot (IRE) 40-1 (8-8) Close up, ridden and every chance over 1f out, no extra towards finish, 6th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Don't Touch (9-7) at Haydock 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in May.

Flyball 28-1 (9-2) Pushed along in rear, ridden over 2f out, never a factor, 7th of 8, 9l behind Russian Heroine (8-12) at Ripon 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gs.

Aprovado (IRE) 5-2fav (9-3) Made all, ridden over 1f out, edged right towards stands side rail inside final furlong, kept on, held on towards finish, won at Redcar 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in May beating Sweet Missi (8-7) by 3/4l, 8 ran.

Ocean Sheridan (IRE) 6-1 (9-3) In rear, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, no impression, 5th of 9, 6l behind Normandy Barriere (9-0) at Pontefract 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Apr.

Poolstock 8-1 (9-0) Towards rear, headway inside final furlong, kept on towards finish, 3rd of 10, 2 1/4l behind Prigsnov Dancer (8-9) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gf.

Strategic Order (IRE) 8-1 (8-12) Towards rear, ridden inside final furlong, kept on, 7th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Prigsnov Dancer (8-9) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gf.