Pontefract

  • 17:40 Racing UK HD On Sky432 Handicap 6f

  • Winner £5,175 2nd £1,540 3rd £770 4th £385
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 17.03s
  • Off time: 17:40:52
17:40 Pontefract Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Captain Dion 6/1
2nd Harwoods Volante (IRE) 11/2
3rd Fendale 7/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Sky Bet
1 (10) 102131 Royal Blue and White (quartered), White sleeves, Red armlets, Royal Blue cap, White diamonds Highly Sprung (IRE) 8 (ex6)
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
3 9-9 M Johnston S De Sousa 83 1001
2 (4) 960502 White, purple braces and diamond on cap Fendale 6
4 9-7 p M Dods Connor Beasley 85 1001
4 (11) 4-45100 Black, white chevron, white sleeves, black armlets Dinneratmidnight 124
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-4 e R C Guest R Ffrench 82 1001
5 (2) 074220 Purple and White check, Purple sleeves Harwoods Volante (IRE) 9
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 9-3 D O'Meara D Tudhope 81 1001
8 (8) 716566 Purple, Emerald Green sash, Purple sleeves, White armlets, Emerald Green cap, White spots Adam's Ale 23
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 9-0 b M Walford Rachel Richardson (3) 78 1001
9 (12) 741092 Royal Blue and Yellow check, Royal Blue and White check sleeves, Yellow cap Art Obsession (IRE) 19
Distance Winner
5 8-12 P T Midgley D C Costello 76 1001
10 (6) 880006 AQUAMARINE, YELLOW cap Canyari (IRE) 47
Distance Winner
5 8-12 b1 R A Fahey T Hamilton 76 1001
11 (7) 315322 Red, White Cross of Lorraine, Red sleeves, White spots Vallarta (IRE) 7
Distance Winner
6 8-10 Mrs R Carr J P Sullivan 74 1001
12 (3) 41-2062 Orange, dark blue stripe, hooped sleeves, quartered cap Captain Dion 40
Distance Winner
3 8-9 K A Ryan Kevin Stott 75 1001
Non runners
3 (5)063015Red Tycoon (IRE)49-4T D BarronGraham Gibbons82
6 (1)7-00090Magic City (IRE)79-2M W EasterbyNathan Evans80
7 (9)122-540Shootingsta (IRE)49-1B SmartP Mulrennan79

Verdict

Highly Sprung has been in superb form and has gone up 10lb for a very convincing victory at Yarmouth so coming here with a 6lb penalty looks sensible and he looks certain to make a bold bid to go in again. However, FENDALE (NAP) ran such a cracking race when runner-up in a Class 2 handicap at Ayr last week that he'd take the world of beating in that form and he has to be the selection. Red Tycoon finished strongly at Haydock after scoring at Redcar and enters calculations and though Harwoods Volante hasn't won since last summer he's rarely beaten far at this level. Vallarta is very consistent and any further rain would enable him to give a good account while the lightly-raced Captain Dion is back over his best trip after failing to last out an extra furlong.