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16:20 Pontefract

Tote Exacta Pontefract Cup (Handicap) (Class D)

  • 8 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 1f 216y
  • Going: Good to Firm, Firm in places
  • added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 3m 57.44s
  • 8 Ran
1(6)
Silk - Maroon, Light Blue triple diamond, Light Blue sleeves, Maroon diamonds and diamonds on cap
  • Form 4-25400
  • Age 7
  • Weight 9-12

in touch, ridden over 4f out, headway for 3f out, weak in final furlong

2(5)
Silk - White, Royal Blue seams, White sleeves, Royal Blue spots and spots on cap
  • Form 4-20031
  • Age 7
  • Weight 9-1

tracked leaders, ridden over 3f out, lost pace over 2f out

3(3)
Silk - MAROON, YELLOW sleeves, WHITE armlets, MAROON and YELLOW quartered cap
  • Form 242-023
  • Age 8
  • Weight 9-1

mid-division, behind from halfway tailed off

4(8)
Silk - Straw, Heliotrope sleeves
9/2
  • Form 3634-22
  • Age 6
  • Weight 8-13

held up, ridden and headway over 3f out, no extra towards finish

5(7)
Silk - White, Red epaulets, White sleeves, Red diamonds, Red cap
12/1
  • Form 54000-2
  • Age 4
  • Weight 8-13

held up towards rear, headway 7f out, ridden and lost pace over 3f out

6(1)
Silk - White, red chevron and sleeves, royal blue and white quartered cap
7/1
  • Form 236053
  • Age 4
  • Weight 8-10

tracked leader, ridden over 4 furlong out, weakened in final 2 furlong

8(9)
Silk - ROYAL BLUE, RED star, BLACK cap
  • Form 315400
  • Age 10
  • Weight 7-12

led, soon clear, ridden over 2f out, headed over 1f out, rallied to lead again inside final furlong all out

9(10)
Silk - Black, Yellow stripe, diamonds on sleeves, Black cap, Yellow diamond
  • Form 304/061
  • Age 8
  • Weight 7-12

in rear, headway 6f out, chased winner over 4f out, ridden over 2f out, led over 1f out, headed when no extra inside final furlong

7(4)
NR

Tankersley

1335
  • Form 400005/
  • Age 8
  • Weight 8-9

Nonrunner

10(2)
NR
  • Form 32/0004
  • Age 8
  • Weight 7-12

Nonrunner

In depth

Verdict

Bustling Rio is back to the scene of his recent triumph and should account for Battle Warning, Wise Tale and Jamaican Flight. That was his third victory at the track and with Pat Haslam's team in fantastic form at the moment, he is anticipated to prove too good again. Wise Tale finished second in a recent race over 1m6f at Carlisle. He was clear of the remainder on that day although today's strip is still something of an imponderable. Battle Warning has a chance of turning around his recent defeat by Bustling Rio but he looks a tricky ride for the jockey and something of a thinker when push comes to shove. Jamaican Flight is sure to run from the front in the only way he knows how and could be interesting if nobody decides to take him on early doors. Yertle has had plenty of chances over extended trips but this race is tougher than his recent contests and there is probably a doubt about him handling a stiff track. Opportune is from a canny yard and could be the fly in the ointment. He has put in a series of decent efforts this term and still looked capable of more when landing a race at Windsor on Monday.