held up mid-division, outpaced 3f out, behind final 2f
led, driven when joined over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra in 3rd towards finish
reluctant to post and to load, refused to race
held up behind, driven and some headway on outside over 2f out, soon ridden, kept on same pace, never troubled leaders
tracked leader, stumbled badly and lost place turning in, never able to get back on terms, behind and eased final 3f, tailed off
tracked leader, left 2nd turning in, disputed lead over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, not pace of winner inside final 100 yards
mid-division, tracked leaders 4f out, effort over 2f out, soon ridden and one pace, no impression in 4th inside final furlong
held up behind, headway to chase leaders over 2f out, stayed on to lead inside final furlong, soon clear, ran on
mid-division, tracked leaders 4f out, driven and outpaced over 2f out, never on terms, weakened final furlong
chased leaders, outpaced over 3f out, ridden 2f out, kept on, never able to challenge
Kripke was withdrawn from a race at Hamilton on Friday due to the fast ground. His 4lb rise for a comfortable victory when well supported at Pontefract is by no means excessive so a big run is expected. Gurkha Friend has won four of only seven starts here including the last two renewals but may be a touch high in the weights now while Red Mist won a conditions race over a mile here last year but hasn’t raced since October. Just Hiss won at York at the end of last year and is preferred to stablemate Give It Some Teddy having placed at Haydock recently when ahead of KNIGHTED (NAP). But it was soft going on that occasion and the latter can turn the tables today having won four times on fast ground last season with more to come from Kevin Ryan’s charge this year. Fennaan finished in front of Anythingtoday in the Thirsk Hunt Cup and is back on a winning mark while Fayez is upped in class and Carry On Deryck has switched yards yet again looking for his first win since 2016.
Carry On Deryck 10-1 (9-1) Soon in last pair, pushed along and outpaced over 3f out, soon weakened and behind, last of 6, 17 3/4l behind Hathal (9-1) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f stks (2) pol in Jan.
Red Mist (8-13) 4th of 6, 3 1/4l behind Mr Satchmo (9-3) at Chantilly 1m 1f lst stks gs in Oct.
Gurkha Friend 10-1 (9-3) Led 2f, tracked leader, driven and outpaced over 2f out, soon ridden, weakened final furlong, 7th of 8, 6 1/2l behind Bowerman (9-7) at Newcastle 1m hcp (3) pol in Apr.
Just Hiss 20-1 (8-7) Chased leaders, soon led, headed over 2f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 11, 3 3/4l behind Mordin (9-3) at Haydock 1m hcp (2) sft in Apr.
Knighted (IRE) 11-1 (8-7) Chased leader, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 11, 5 1/4l behind Mordin (9-3) at Haydock 1m hcp (2) sft in Apr.
Fennaan (IRE) 11-1 (8-13) In touch, headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 5th of 16, 2 3/4l behind Hayadh (8-12) at Thirsk 1m hcp (2) gd in May.
Anythingtoday (IRE) 20-1 (9-1) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, 12th of 16, 6 3/4l behind Hayadh (8-12) at Thirsk 1m hcp (2) gd in May.
Fayez (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) Slowly away in rear, headway over 1f out, one pace final furlong, 3rd of 14, 5 1/2l behind New Graduate (9-7) at Ripon 1m hcp (3) gd in Apr.
Give It Some Teddy 11-2 (9-6) Mid-division, effort over 2f out, one pace and no impression over 1f out, 6th of 10, 8 1/4l behind Nightingale Valley (8-10) at Nottingham 1m hcp (4) sft in May.
Kripke (IRE) 7-4fav (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden on outside over 2f out, went 2nd over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, led final 75 yards, won going away, won at Pontefract 1m hcp (4) gf in May beating Casement (9-5) by 1 1/2l, 7 ran.