Through The Card: Pontefract, Friday 20 July

There is Flat racing from Pontefract on Friday evening
There is Flat racing from Pontefract on Friday evening

Timeform take you through the card at Pontefract on Friday...

"...he is the type to blow a race like this apart from his current mark..."

Timeform on Breathable

18:30 - HOT TEAM (3) ran to quite a high figure for a juvenile when second in minor company at Haydock a fortnight ago, pulling a long way clear of the rest, beaten by only a potentially smart type, and the fact he has landed stall 1 can only help his cause. As his odds suggest, he should take all the beating here, though Richard Fahey is responsible for newcomers Metallic Black and Collegian and market support for either would need noting.

19:00 - MOBHAM (3) offered plenty to work on, in what was a somewhat belated debut when third at Goodwood last month, and with that form well advertised since, he now looks ready to make up for lost time. Hibernicus made a winning start at Carlisle recently, however, and is also open to improvement, but whether he will be able to concede 7 lb to an equally promising sort remains to be seen.

19:35 - MOVE IN TIME (3) destroyed his rivals in a Newmarket handicap in May, and though he hasn't backed that up twice since, there's no reason to doubt the form, and he could be very hard to beat from stall 1 in what doesnt appear the strongest handicap. Dakota Gold has been plying his trade in stronger races recently and looks the danger now taking a drop in class.

20:05 - A new race type on the calendar. BRAVERY (3) represents a bang in-form yard, and though this is a late start to his 2018 campaign, he did win on last season's reappearance so fitness is unlikely to be an issue. Last-time-out winner Fashion Theory is feared most, though Constantino is thrown-in if finally delivering on turf.

20:35 - It's threatening to click for BREATHABLE (6) and when it does he is the type to blow a race like this apart from his current mark, so he's well worth siding with taking on his elders for the first time. Dontgiveuponbob is more exposed but he is consistent and he can fill a place.

21:10 - An uncontested lead is a possibility for ETIKAAL (4), and following a runner-up effort at Carlisle last week, he may well be in the form to take advantage of that scenario. Ninjago and Grandad's World aren't easy to win with but both are well weighted nowadays and should be thereabouts.


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