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15:05 Pontefract

RIU Hotels And Resorts Handicap (Class 2)

  • 7 Runners
  • Distance: 5f
  • Going: Good to Firm (Good in Places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £20,000 added
  • Winner: £12,450
  • 2nd: £3,728
  • 3rd: £1,864
  • 4th: £932
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 0.49s
  • Off Time: 15:05:24
  • 7 Ran
1st
Silk -
2nd
Silk -
1(5)
Silk - White, Dark Blue striped sleeves, Dark Blue and Yellow hooped cap
  • Form 546583
  • Age 7
  • Weight 9-7
  • Official Rating 99

switched left start, held up in touch, ridden over 1f out, kept on final furlong, not trouble leaders

2(3)
Silk - WHITE, large BLACK spots, BLACK cap

Judicial (IRE)

23 he D
10/3
  • Form 103-765
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-5
  • Official Rating 97

led to post, keen tracked leaders, switched right and effort over 1f out, rider dropped whip just inside final furlong, quickened to lead inside final furlong, ran on

3(2)
Silk - Light blue, dark blue seams, diabolo on sleeves, quartered cap
7/4
  • Form 19227-1
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-3
  • Official Rating 89

led 1f, prominent, led again over 1f out, ridden and headed inside final furlong, kept on

4(1)
Silk - LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets
  • Form 70060-0
  • Age 5
  • Weight 8-13
  • Official Rating 91

led after 1f, ridden and headed over 1f out, faded inside final furlong

5(4)
Silk - Black, pink stripe, chevrons on sleeves, quartered cap
  • Form 83280-6
  • Age 5
  • Weight 8-11
  • Official Rating 89

tracked leaders, pushed along over 1f out, ridden and stayed on near finish

6(7)
Silk - Emerald Green, White sash, Emerald Green sleeves, White spots, White cap, Emerald Green spots
  • Form 8268-11
  • Age 4
  • Weight 8-10
  • Official Rating 88

in rear, outpaced 3f out, not trouble leaders

7(6)
Silk - Light Green, Orange stars, Orange cap
  • Form 04700-9
  • Age 9
  • Weight 8-9
  • Official Rating 87

in touch, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong

In depth

Verdict

Edward Lewis was having his first start for David O'Meara when scoring narrowly, though with a bit in hand, at Beverley last week. He comes into this better race with a penalty but looks certain to go well. Judicial won Class 2 handicaps at Thirsk and Chester last term though hasn't been at his best on the all-weather recently but Art Collection certainly has. From the in-form Ruth Carr yard, he's produced two victories at Newcastle though in much lower grade contests and is saddled with a 9lb rise in the weights. LINE OF REASON has won once in his last 29 starts though broke the track record at Beverley in doing so. He'd been running well in Dubai before reappearing at Musselburgh nine days ago where he faded inside the final furlong to finish third behind stable companion Desert Law. He's taken to carry top weight to another victory.

Formwatch

Line Of Reason (IRE) 5-2jfav (9-2) Tracked leaders, challenged over 1f out, led briefly inside final furlong, soon ridden and no impression with winner, lost 2nd near finish, 3rd of 7, 3 1/2l behind Desert Law (9-2) at Musselburgh 5f stks (2) gf in Apr.

Judicial (IRE) 11-2 (9-4) Taken to post early, pulled hard close up, ridden over 1f out, stayed on towards finish, 5th of 12, 2 1/2l behind Hakam (8-10) at Kempton 6f hcp (2) pol in Apr.

Edward Lewis 8-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, driven and headway to lead over 1f out, soon ridden, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, joined near finish, just held on, won at Beverley 5f hcp (3) gf in Apr beating East Street Revue (9-3) by hd, 13 ran.

Burnt Sugar (IRE) 7-1 (9-5) Behind, outpaced over 2f out, never a threat, 12th of 13, 9 1/4l behind Edward Lewis (9-3) at Beverley 5f hcp (3) gf in Apr.

Northgate Lad (IRE) 50-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders far side group, pushed along over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 6th of 22, 1 3/4l behind Wentworth Falls (9-1) at Doncaster 6f hcp (3) gd in Apr.

Art Collection (FR) 11-2 (9-1) Behind, headway to lead over 1f out, edged left inside final furlong, kept on well, won at Newcastle 5f hcp (4) pol in Apr beating Paddy Power (8-11) by 3 1/4l, 13 ran.

Another Wise Kid (IRE) 40-1 (9-1) Towards rear stands side group until merged over 2f out with far side group, soon outpaced, kept on inside final furlong, 9th of 22, 3 1/4l behind Wentworth Falls (9-1) at Doncaster 6f hcp (3) gd in Apr.