Pontefract Sports & Education Foundation Handicap 1m 4y
- (3yo, 1m 4y, Class 5, 9 runners)
- Winner £3,234 2nd £962 3rd £481 4th £240
- Going: Soft
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 52.92s
- Off time: 17:30:21
|1st||7 Green Zone||5/2f|
|2nd||11 Sicilian Bay||5||7/2|
|3rd||5 Choice Of Destiny||3½||13/2|
Eddiemaurice (IRE) (ex6) 4
|3||136 9-10 v||R C Guest||R Winston||66||4/1|
Miss Moppet 28
|3||131 9-5||H Morrison||D Tudhope||67||14/1|
Choice Of Destiny 26
|3||130 9-4||P J McBride||Graham Gibbons||66||13/2|
Buy Out Boy 19
|3||126 9-0||M Appleby||A Mullen||62||9/1|
Green Zone (IRE) 15
|3||123 8-11 p||N Tinkler||S De Sousa||59||5/2f|
Edward Elgar 21
|3||119 8-7 p||R M Whitaker||P McDonald||55||16/1|
|3||118 8-6||M W Easterby||Barry McHugh||54||20/1|
Sicilian Bay (IRE) 39
|3||115 8-3||P T Midgley||Shirley Teasdale (5)||51||7/2|
Lady Liz 39
|3||114 8-2 b||G M Moore||Kieran Schofield (7)||50||16/1|
||3||97||J Ward||A Elliott||69||NR|
||3||97||E F Vaughan||F Tylicki||69||NR|
||3||87 p||T D Easterby||D Fentiman||55||NR|
The Scuttler (IRE)
||3||9-0||M R Channon||Martin Harley||9/4|
The in-form Eddiemaurice beat Street Boss by five lengths at Beverley on Friday but the top weight may struggle to get the better of GREEN ZONE, who is 10lb better off for a length-and-three-quarter defeat by Richard Guest's charge at Thirsk earlier. Nigel Tinkler's gelding can enjoy a deserved change of luck today. Si Senor has his first run on Turf while Solid Justice has been done no favours by the handicapper but Miss Moppet might be one to consider after the obligatory three runs in maidens and Slingsby's second at Leicester was easily his best run so far. Choice Of Destiny won on her Turf debut at Yarmouth but then finished tailed off at Newbury.
Solid Justice (IRE) 18-1 (9-5) Held up in rear, headway under pressure over 2f out, ridden and stayed on to take 2nd inside final furlong, no chance with easy winner, 2nd of 9, 3 1/2l behind Jacob Black (9-2) at Hamilton 1m 3yo mdn aut (5) gd in Jun.
Si Senor (IRE) 11-4 (9-6) Chased winner, ridden over 1f out, lost 2nd place towards finish, 3rd of 7, 2 1/2l behind Despot (9-10) at Kempton 7f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol in May.
Street Boss (IRE) 10-1 (8-2) Chased leaders, switched left over 1f out, kept on, went 2nd place close home, no chance with winner, 2nd of 8, 5l behind Eddiemaurice (9-0) at Beverley 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Green Zone (IRE) 5-2fav (9-1) Chased leaders, went 2nd inside final 2f, led over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 11, 1 3/4l behind Eddiemaurice (9-4) at Thirsk 1m 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jun.
Sicilian Bay (IRE) 5-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, led over 2f out, headed and hampered over 1f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 9, 7l behind It's All A Game (9-2) at Newcastle 1m 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) sft in May.
Choice Of Destiny 15-2 (8-7) Behind, ridden 3f out, moderate headway 2f out, no impression and well beaten from over 1f out, 11th of 14, 21l behind Know Your Name (9-2) at Newbury 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun.
Eddiemaurice (IRE) 5-1 (9-0) Held up towards rear, headway to lead over 1f out, soon clear, eased heavily towards finish, won at Beverley 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf beating Street Boss (8-2) by 5l, 8 ran.
Edward Elgar 66-1 (9-2) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace, never near leaders, 5th of 9, 12l behind Fajry (9-5) at Thirsk 7f 3yo mdn (5) gf in Jun.
Slingsby 14-1 (8-5) Set steady pace, joined 3f out, ridden and headed 2f out, stayed on to go 2nd near finish, 2nd of 5, 1 1/2l behind Gratzie (9-0) at Leicester 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.
Lady Liz 25-1 (9-0) In rear, ridden and headway on outer over 1f out, ran on, not reach leaders, 3rd of 9, 2 1/4l behind Miaplacidus (9-0) at Catterick 7f mdn stks 0-65 (6) sft in May.
Buy Out Boy 7-2 (8-11) Slowly into stride, soon pushed along in rear, ridden halfway, headway under pressure entering final furlong, keeping on when short of room close home, nearest finish, 5th of 8, 6l behind Red Primo (9-7) at Southwell 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Jun.
Miss Moppet 20-1 (8-10) Towards rear, switched left 3f out, headway on outer over 1f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 12, 11l behind Felwah (8-5) at Lingfield 1m mdn stks (5) gf in Jun.