16:00 Pontefract

Thursday 26 September 2019

All14:1514:5015:2516:0016:3517:0517:40

Simon Scrope Dalby Screw-Driver Handicap

Class 3  |   1m 2f 5y  |   Good to Soft  |   5 Runners  |   Turf
Off time: 16:00  |   Winning time: 2m 15.82s
Weighed In
1st
2
(2)
10/11f
T: K A RyanJ: T Eaves
In touch, led over 1f out, soon ridden, kept on towards finish op 5/4 tchd 11/8
2nd
¾
1
(4)
5/2
T: Kevin FrostJ: Rossa Ryan
Tracked leader, led briefly over 1f out, kept on and held towards finish op 2/1
3rd
4
3
(1)
6/1
T: T P TateJ: J P Sullivan
Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace op 8/1
4th
9
5
(5)
6/1
T: R HannonJ: Theodore Ladd (5)
Led, pushed along and headed over 1f out, one pace op 11/2 tchd 5/1
5th
7
4
(3)
49-2
20/1
T: Miss T JacksonJ: P Hanagan
In rear, pushed along over 3f out, no impression op 22/1

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Betting

Forecast

Ayutthaya (10/11), Francis Xavier (5/2), Awake My Soul (6/1), Leroy Leroy (6/1), Jamil (20/1)

Verdict

Francis Xavier bids for back-to-back successes in this Class 3 handicap, arriving right at the top of his game following a brave front-running display at Ascot three weeks ago. A subsequent 4lb rise in the weights means that a career best performance is required in order to bring his record to an impressive 6 from 11. However, it is the threat of a sustained spell of rain which presents most worries, especially with the proven mud-lark AYUTTHAYA among his rivals. Admittedly the selection has disappointed at Pontefract previously (0-2), but the forecast conditions promise to be to his liking and he had the clear measure of the veteran Awake My Soul at Haydock.
  1. Ayutthaya
  2. Francis Xavier
  3. Jamil

Previous Winners

2018
Francis Xavier
Weight: 9-10  |Age: 4
Weight: 9-10  |  
Age: 4  |  
J: Joshua Bryan
  |  
T: Kevin Frost
5/2

Prize Money

1st: £9,338.002nd: £2,796.003rd: £1,398.004th: £699.005th: £350.006th: £176.00

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