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Pontefract

Sun, 24th Jun 2012
16:10
totepool.com Pontefract Cup (Handicap), 2m 1f 216y
11 Runners (4YO plus) (Class 4) Total Prize Fund - £8000

No/Draw/Horse (days since last run)
Age colour sex, Sire - Dam (Damsire)
Form/Owner(s)
Wearing Details

Weight/Penalty
Offical Rating

Forecast Price*
Jockey/
Trainer

18 Veloce (IRE) (21F)
4 b g Hurricane Run (IRE) - Kiftsgate Rose (FR) (Nashwan (USA))
7-12311 Dr Marwan Koukash
Visor

9-8  
81

7/2
George Downing (7)
Ian Williams

He has won three times at 1m 6f on good to firm and good to soft ground and on the all-weather. Won on his latest outing when 6-5fav at Nottingham over 1m 6f (good to soft) earlier this month, beating Kingaroo by 2 3/4l. Has won 3 times this season.

23 French Hollow (GB) (260F, 1057J)
7 b g Beat Hollow - Campaspe (Dominion)
911163- Mr T J Fitzgerald

9-8  
80

5/1
P Hanagan
T J FitzGerald

Winner of five races from 1m 5f to 2m on good to firm and good ground and on the all-weather; has also won a NH flat race. Third of 12 behind Orsippus beaten 3l at 8-1 on his latest outing at York over 2m 2f (good) in October last year.

36 Wells Lyrical (IRE) (13F)
7 b g Sadler's Wells (USA) - Lyrical (Shirley Heights)
6137-00 Mr M Barber

9-4  
76

16/1
T Eaves
B Smart

He has won four times from 1m 3f to 2m 1f on good to firm and good ground. Well beaten at 9-2fav behind Blackstone Vegas when 11th of 13 on his latest outing here over 2m 1f (good) earlier this month.

42 L Frank Baum (IRE) (48F)
5 b g Sinndar (IRE) - Rainbow City (IRE) (Rainbow Quest (USA))
7109-82 Mr Alex James

9-4  
76

8/1
L Keniry
B J Llewellyn

Successful at 1m 1f and 2m 1f on good to soft and heavy ground. Beaten 1/2l by Salontyre when second of 6 at 8-1 on his latest outing at Bath over 2m 1f (good to soft) last month.

51 Orsippus (USA) (18F, 72J)
6 b g Sunday Break (JPN) - Mirror Dancing (USA) (Caveat (USA))
7/316-42 Mrs Sandra Smith

9-3  
75

11/2
K Fallon
M Smith

Successful at 1m and 2m 2f on good and soft ground; has also won two hurdles. Beaten a nose by Rosairlie when second of 9 at 3-1fav on his latest outing at Ripon over 2m (good to soft) earlier this month.

69 My Arch (GB) (13F, 169J)
10 b g Silver Patriarch (IRE) - My Desire (Grey Desire)
80-5578 Mr J D Spensley & Mrs M A Spensley

9-3  
75

14/1
D Swift (3)
Ollie Pears

Winner of five races from 1m 1f to 2m 2f on good and good to soft ground; has also won two hurdles (latest NH win was in December last year). Well beaten at 10-1 when eighth of 13 on his latest outing here over 2m 1f (good) earlier this month.

74 Mojolika (GB) (13F, 44J)
4 ch g Motivator - Kalandika (Diesis)
3176-52 Mr A Brannon & Habton Farms

9-2  
75

8/1
G Gibbons
T D Easterby

Successful at 1m 6f and 2m on good to firm ground. Beaten 1 1/4l by Blackstone Vegas when second of 13 at 14-1 on his latest outing here over 2m 1f (good) earlier this month.

85 Mr Crystal (FR) (38F, 31J)
8 ch g Trempolino (USA) - Iyrbila (FR) (Lashkari)
3/847-19 Champagne Ascent Partnership

9-0  
72

10/1
Shane B Kelly (5)
Micky Hammond

Winner of five races from 1m 4f to 2m 6f on ground varying from firm to soft; has also won two hurdles. Well beaten at 20-1 behind Cloudy Spirit when 9th of 17 on his latest flat outing at York over 2m 2f (good) last month.

910 Descaro (USA) (13F, 204J)
6 gr g Dr Fong (USA) - Miarixa (FR) (Linamix (FR))
17-9376 Direct Racing Club
Visor

8-9  
67

14/1
S De Sousa
D O'Meara

He has won four times from 2m to 2m 2f on good to firm and good ground. Finished 11l behind Blackstone Vegas when sixth of 13 at 14-1 on his latest outing here over 2m 1f (good) earlier this month.

1011 Blackstone Vegas (GB) (13F, 44J)
6 ch g Nayef (USA) - Waqood (USA) (Riverman (USA))
783411 Shakespeare Racing

8-9  
67

7/1
J Fanning
D Shaw

He has won four times from 1m 4f to 2m 1f on good ground and on the all-weather. A winner at 14-1 here over 2m 1f (good) on his latest outing earlier this month, beating Mojolika by 1 1/4l. Has also won at Kempton this season.

117 Carnac (IRE) (7F)
6 gr g Dalakhani (IRE) - Traou Mad (IRE) (Barathea (IRE))
151036 Mr A J McCabe & Mr Charles Wentworth
Cheek pieces

8-5  
59

20/1
Adrian Nicholls
A J McCabe

Winner of five races from 1m 4f to 2m on soft ground and on the all-weather. Finished 9l behind Handles For Forks when sixth of 11 at 25-1 on his latest outing at Doncaster over 1m 7f (good to soft) earlier this month.

Race Verdict

Veloce seems to have turned over a new leaf this term and backed up his Haydock victory by going in again at Nottingham. Another bold bid can be expected, but it is only a matter of time before C&D winner MY ARCH cashes in on an attractive mark, as he's 11lb lower than when starting the season at Ripon and 10lb lower than when winning this race last summer. The hat-trick-seeking Blackstone Vegas is respected, along with French Hollow and Mojolika.

Selection: My Arch        Danger: Veloce        Alternative: French Hollow
* These are prices forecast by PA Sport Ltd. and are to be used only as a guide to the betting market.
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