Through The Card: Pontefract, Monday October 17

There is listed action at Pontefract on Monday
There is listed action at Pontefract on Monday

Timeform take you through the card at Pontefract on Monday.


14:10 - CRYSTAL DOME (3) was unable to follow up from his breakthrough Redcar win at Newcastle last time, but is well worth another chance after being unsuited by the emphasis on speed in that race and being left poorly placed. PARTY NIGHTS (1) seemed to relish soft ground at Ffos Las on his penultimate start, and is also worth including now returned to the same sort of conditions following a fourth at Chelmsford last time.

14:40 - Plenty to like about the chances of BENJAMIN THOMAS (2), who has a good draw and arrives here following a good second over C&D on his debut. A similar effort here would see him in the places, and he may even have more to offer given this is just his second start.

15:10 - INDY (6) has been somewhat disappointing in 2016, given the promise he had shown in the previous two seasons, but he returned to some sort of form at Nottingham last time where he would have probably finished closer than fifth place if he hadn't met some trouble. With good-value claimer Clifford Lee booked for the ride, and David Barron in top form at present (three winners from his last 10 runners) he can confirm himself a well handicapped horse.

15:40 - Though the early money has all been for Godolphin's Dowayla, she has plenty to find with their other runner D'BAI (6) on ratings, after the latter finished a good third in the Champagne Stakes at Doncaster last time. With the potential for more to come given his progressive profile, D'Bai should take the beating here.

16:10 - If she is able to reproduce her Chelmsford debut second then ALF GUINEAS (8) must have an excellent chance here, after she pulled clear of the third horse with another well-bred sort that day. TIMEKEEPING (6) finished second here on debut in April and though it could be a concern that he has not been seen since, his strength in the early markets is a promising sign.

16:40 - After creditable efforts in the likes of the Doncaster Cup and the Gold Cup at Ascot, BURMESE (2) is an obvious contender for this race now taking a big drop in class. His wide passage in the Prix du Cadran at Chantilly last time was not ideal, and he should be able to register a first win of the season today.

17:10 - Sabre Squadron is potentially chucked-in here off a mark of 80 given that the pair that filled the places behind him in the maiden he won at Leicester in May are now rated in the 90s. He does have a wide draw to contend with here, however, and the fact that he is easy to back after a lay-off tempers enthusiasm for him from a betting point of view.

17:40 - A tight affair where C&D winner Van Gerwen, the well-handicapped Artic Feeling, and I'll Be Good are all expected to be involved.

Back Indy in the 15:10

14:10 - 1, 3
14:40 - 2
15:10 - 6
15:40 - 6
16:10 - 6, 8
16:40 - 2

Placepot permutation:
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