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I'm glad to see the back of the Royal Ascot meeting, as I didn't have much luck there this year. I have two selections from Pontefract for Sunday's racing, including one in the Listed race.

Pontefract 2:55

There is forecast rain for Pontefract, but they don't think it will be enough to take ‘good' out of the description, and if it remains good-to-firm or good, then I think TURANDOT has a cracking chance.

If you can overlook her most recent run at Haydock, which was on soft ground, then you'd say that she has a strong chance. She was keen during her run at Newmarket, and easily travelled the best throughout that race, but was denied a clear run and her race was over from that point. With a clear run, she would've gone very close in my opinion, and that was a big run considering the fact she was keen for at least the first half of the race. The time before, she won at Ayr, and she stayed on in strong fashion to suggest she would be better over a mile. On that day at Ayr, she beat Wootton Creek, who she re-opposes again today.

The form of the recent Haydock race has worked out extremely well, with the winner since winning at Royal Ascot, so it wasn't a disgrace to finish 6 lengths behind, as she was clearly capable of a lot more, and Turandot doesn't seem suited for soft ground, in my opinion, as she has an action of a horse who is much better on faster ground.

I think The Flying Ginger is the one to beat, but at the odds I think Turandot is the one to side with, especially if the ground doesn't deteriorate.

Pontefract 3:25

In the race of the meeting, URBAN ARTIST must be going very close if producing the same level of form in which she has shown on her last couple of starts.

Though this is a Listed race, and horses in this kind of race can spring a surprise, I think a lot of them need to answer questions, whereas Urban Artist has been consistent. The ground is an unknown for Urban Artist, as her wins have come on soft ground, however she has a pedigree which should mean that she should handle faster ground.

She arguably has the best recent form, with the 2nd behind Tribal Craft being a good form line with horses like Makawee & Mighty Blue in behind who are good operators at Listed level. That was over 14f, and you'd have to say that her efforts petered out in the last couple of furlongs, which is why the drop back to 12f on a stiff track could suit.

The Irish raider will attract attention, but based on the bare form, she'll have to improve to win this. If I was to say I'm worried about an improver, it would be Golden Pass.

Tom Marquand is a good jockey booking, not only because he is one of the best in the country, but also the fact he's ridden her before, so he knows how to ride her. There's no guarantee that she'll be able to dictate this race, but if Tom can't get the lead, she should be able to sit in a handy position, so she should be able to get a clear passage.

18 Comments
  1. heisenberg 1 year ago

    Morning bashers my effort today,
    🐴 🇫🇷
    EW Treble

    Sun 13:05

    2 – Breizh Eagle @ 11/10

    13.05 Chantilly
    Sun 14:15

    4 – Atomic Force @ 11/2
    Win

    14.15 Chantilly –
    Sun 15:00

    6 – Joan Of Arc @ 5/1
    Win

    15.00 Chantilly – Prix De Diane (French Oaks) –

    4
    • ourwullie 1 year ago

      Money back in 2.15 @ Chantilly if 🐎 is 2nd or 3rd (skybet). You confident Atomic Force will finish top 3 and stick it on for the win?

    • elvis parsley 1 year ago

      Mange tout Heisenberg.
      Great shout 🏇🏆

    • dazzman1979 1 year ago

      Well done with atomic force ! Pissed it !

    • heisenberg 1 year ago

      Atomic Force sure should them how to do it there. 👍

    • dazzman1979 1 year ago

      And he does it again ! Joan of Arc ! What a race

    • ourwullie 1 year ago

      💥 atomic force 💥

    • heisenberg 1 year ago

      Out the three the pick that ended odds on failed for the treble so I ended up doing lower stakes singles on my other two.

      Hey ho at least we beat the bookie.

      😍✌️

      1
  2. dazzman1979 1 year ago

    2:00 Worcester- darcy ward 12/1 e/w

    • dazzman1979 1 year ago

      Bit unlucky with that one would of won if he did nt decide to go up the ass of the other horse !!!

  3. dazzman1979 1 year ago

    1:30 Hannover – woodking – 2/1

  4. Thebigflu 1 year ago

    Going with, ash hill 14’45 hexham ‘gordons jets 15 ’15 hexham._.Prince dundee 15.45 hexham._the bomber liston,,16’15 hexham my fathersday bet GL ALl

  5. elvis parsley 1 year ago

    Camphor 3-25 pontefract
    14-1 ew extra 3 places.
    10-1 ew extra 4 places.

    Jess harrington’s only runner up in Yorkshire from over in Ireland.

    • elvis parsley 1 year ago

      French oaks
      🏇🏇🏇🏇
      Rumi
      16-1 ew extra 9 places.

    • elvis parsley 1 year ago

      Camphor 4th, money back on the 2 bets.
      Rumi 9th, bit of each way back.
      Nice not to lose for a change 😁.

      Well done Heisenberg on the froggy nags. 👍🏇

  6. dazzman1979 1 year ago

    2:35 – Worcester- mr mc Guinness – 12/1 e/w

  7. ourwullie 1 year ago

    Can FURZIG do it again??

    • ourwullie 1 year ago

      Nope 👎🏼

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