Timeform pick out three bets from Pontefract on Sunday...
"Barsanti maintained his unbeaten record for the Roger Varian yard at York last month, defying an 11 lb hike in the weights..."
Banksea - Pontefract 15:10
Banksea showed himself to be a useful performer when second at Leicester last month, finishing well clear of the remainder and simply bumping into one too good on the day. He has a 6 lb penalty to contend with in this better race, but gave the impression he remains ahead of his mark last time and was considered good enough to take his chance in the Britannia Stakes at Royal Ascot. He ultimately missed the cut for that contest, but looks to have been found a good opportunity and Banksea can make amends with a defeat of Arrowzone.
Barsanti - Pontefract 15:40
Barsanti maintained his unbeaten record for the Roger Varian yard at York last month, defying an 11 lb hike in the weights he received for an impressive victory at Kempton and appearing to have more in hand than the official winning margin suggests. He never looked in any danger of defeat on that occasion and - in pulling two lengths clear of a useful yardstick in second - he showed himself to be worth a try in this company. That effort also dispelled doubts about his ability to act on turf and Barsanti can get the better of Elidor to bring up the four-timer.
Lincoln Rocks - Pontefract 16:40
Lincoln Rocks has shown much improved form in two starts for the David O'Meara yard and did enough to open her account at Beverley last time. She showed a fairly useful level of ability to make all the running that day and, although she has 4 lb to find with Simply Shining on Timeform ratings, she remains open to more improvement after just four starts in her short career to date. Indeed, she doesn't appear too harshly treated on her handicap debut with an opening mark of 76 and Lincoln Rocks is fancied to prove too strong for Esteemable.
Timeform UK SmartPlays:
(All from Pontefract)
Back Banksea in the 15:10
Back Barsanti in the 15:40
Back Lincoln Rocks in the 16:40