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18:30 Pontefract

Alamo Business Systems Handicap (Class 5)

  • 8 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 6y
  • Going: Good to Firm (Good in Places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £7,711 added
  • Winner: £3,881
  • 2nd: £1,155
  • 3rd: £577
  • 4th: £400
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 45.48s
  • Off Time: 18:30:40
  • 8 Ran
1(9)
Silk - Dark blue, light blue stars, dark blue sleeves
9/2
  • Form 01022-8
  • Age 8
  • Weight 9-7
  • Official Rating 74

held up and always towards rear, never on terms

3(6)
Silk - Black, red cross of lorraine, red sleeves, black armlets, black and red quartered cap
  • Form 98-1015
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-4
  • Official Rating 71

held up towards rear, pushed along halfway, some late headway, never threatened

4(4)
Silk - Light blue, white and light blue hooped sleeves
8/1
  • Form 2460-94
  • Age 6
  • Weight 9-2
  • Official Rating 69

slowly into stride, held up in rear, headway chasing leaders over 1f out, kept on final furlong, went 3rd towards finish

5(2)
Silk - Beige, Red seams, armlets and cap
8/1
  • Form 15970-0
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-2
  • Official Rating 69

led 2f, chased leader, ridden to lead again over 1f out, soon edged left briefly, ran on, all out

6(5)
Silk - Grey, Dark Blue stripe, Dark Blue sleeves, Yellow armlets, check cap
  • Form 8/6369-8
  • Age 6
  • Weight 9-2
  • Official Rating 69

pushed along to lead 6f out, clear over 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, lost 2nd inside final furlong, no extra in 4th towards finish

7(7)
Silk - Purple and yellow diabolo, chevrons on sleeves, striped cap
6/1
  • Form 1-56330
  • Age 5
  • Weight 8-13
  • Official Rating 66

raced wide, chased leaders 5f, tailed off

8(3)
Silk - WHITE, royal blue stars, white cap, royal blue star
  • Form 2150-73
  • Age 4
  • Weight 8-11
  • Official Rating 64

slowly into stride, soon in touch on inside, headway chasing leading pair over 2f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, strong challenge close home, just held

9(1)
Silk - Purple, red star, armlets and star on cap

Frankster (FR)

23 pt CD
3/1
  • Form 1/4955-4
  • Age 6
  • Weight 8-8
  • Official Rating 61

chased leaders on outside, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out

2(8)
NR
14/1
  • Form 5668-07
  • Age 10
  • Weight 9-5
  • Official Rating 72

NonRunner

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

A few of these have a bit to prove at present so this may not take much winning. Quoteline Direct is preferred to Frankster of Micky Hammond’s pair and Mick Easterby is also double-handed with Magic City and Miss Sheridan. Channel Packet won over this trip at Chelmsford in November and International Law has won twice at Wolverhampton this year, though the latter pair are probably better on the all-weather. TRINITY STAR is 9lb higher than when taking this 12 months ago but at least we know he’ll handle track and going so a repeat may be on the cards.

Formwatch

Trinity Star (IRE) 33-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, ridden inside final 2f, never going pace to get on terms, weakened inside final furlong, last of 8, 6 3/4l behind Rey Loopy (9-6) at Newcastle 1m hcp (4) pol in Mar.

International Law 11-2 (9-10) Tracked leaders on inside, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 11, 6 1/2l behind Nezar (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (5) pol in May.

Quoteline Direct 33-1 (8-12) Slowly away, held up in 5th, plugged on in 4th final furlong, 4th of 7, 4 1/2l behind Kripke (9-5) at Pontefract 1m hcp (4) gf in May.

Miss Sheridan (IRE) 40-1 (10-0) Prominent, under pressure over 3f out, soon weakened, 14th of 15, 9 3/4l behind Supaulette (9-6) at Thirsk 7f hcp (5) gd in May.

Final Frontier (IRE) 20-1 (8-13) Always behind, 8th of 11, 11l behind Saisons D'Or (9-0) at Wetherby 7f hcp (4) gd in Apr.

Channel Packet 15-2 (9-3) Mid-division, weakened over 2f out, 10th of 12, 23 1/4l behind Kilbaha Lady (9-1) at Redcar 1m 2f hcp (5) gd in Apr.

Straight Ash (IRE) 6-1 (9-5) Tracked leader, under pressure over 2f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 7, 3 3/4l behind Abushamah (8-12) at Beverley 7f hcp (5) gd in May.

Frankster (FR) 16-1 (9-1) Held up towards rear on inside, headway 4f out, went 3rd inside final 3f until ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 7 1/4l behind Regular Income (9-6) at Pontefract 1m 2f hcp (5) gf in May.

Magic City (IRE) 20-1 (8-8) Raced wide early and keen towards rear, some late headway, never on terms, 7th of 14, 6 3/4l behind Kylie Rules (8-7) at Beverley 1m hcp (4) gs in May.