12:15 Pontefract

Sir Michael Stoute is no stranger to success at this venue and his CRYSTAL PEGASUS can build on a pleasing comeback in a Haydock handicap to take this. The step up to this distance suited there and the Australia colt can open his account back in maiden company. Sarvan appreciated the extra yardage he encountered when beaten a neck at Newmarket and has to be taken seriously with Ben Curtis in the saddle, while Luck On Sunday made a respectable debut at Newcastle last month and could have more to come.
Prediction : 1st Crystal Pegasus 2nd Sarvan 3rd Luck On Sunday

12:45 Pontefract

SUDONA has had to settle for a silver medal on both outings since racing has returned, but can land the victory his efforts deserve off only a 1lb higher mark, with the drop back to 10 furlongs a positive. Vampish is another to thrive since the restart and has to be considered despite the handicapper beginning to catch up with him, while Michele Strogoff is a track-and-trip winner and has dropped a long way in the ratings since his last victory.
Prediction : 1st Sudona 2nd Vampish 3rd Michele Strogoff

13:15 Pontefract

Kendred Soul showed plenty of likeable qualities and lots of speed when scoring at Beverley last time and, despite a 6lb rise, should remain competitive at a track likely to suit. However, preference is for GIOVANNI TIEPOLO, who has a slightly better draw in stall five, and looked to have more progress in him when opening his account at Windsor last month. Manolith was beaten a neck at Musselburgh off this rating recently and is respected, while Music Therapist and Araifjan have both shaped nicely since the restart and are others to note.
Prediction : 1st Giovanni Tiepolo 2nd Kendred Soul 3rd Manolith

13:50 Pontefract

RAYONG wasn't disgraced when seventh behind Art Power at Royal Ascot and he is entitled to come on for that outing with the handicapper dropping him 2lb for that performance. Illusionist was one place ahead of the selection at Royal Ascot and could have more to offer on her second start for Grant Tuer, while Garsman warrants respect with Angus Villiers taking off a handy 5lb following his second at Windsor.
Prediction : 1st Rayong 2nd Illusionist 3rd Garsman

14:20 Pontefract

DANCIN BOY benefited from his first run of the year at Newcastle when second at Beverley and the four-year-old is capable of striking as his mark was left untouched by the handicapper. Keswick ran well on his return to turf at Leicester when runner-up to Destroyer and the pair are entitled to be competitive once again, while Billy Roberts, fourth at Beverley last month, completes the shortlist.
Prediction : 1st Dancin Boy 2nd Keswick 3rd Destroyer

14:50 Pontefract

ANGEL'S WHISPER justified market support when winning in good style over C&D on her first start since November and a 7lb rise might not be enough to stop Amy Murphy's mare from making it two on the bounce. Frankelio won by a neck over C&D on his latest outing and is respected along with recent Hamilton scorer Granite City Doc, who carries a 4lb penalty on this occasion.
Prediction : 1st Angels Whisper 2nd Frankelio 3rd Granite City Doc

15:20 Pontefract

ICONIC CHOICE outran odds of 125/1 to finish fourth in the Group 2 Duke Of Cambridge Stakes at Royal Ascot three weeks ago and a reproduction of that performance today would give her a big chance. Scentasia is the highest rated in this field but she will have to put in a career best on turf to be successful. Posted was a place behind the selection at Ascot and she is another to note.
Prediction : 1st Iconic Choice 2nd Posted 3rd Scentasia

15:55 Pontefract

SUMMERGHAND is a really consistent performer who was only beaten a nose in the Wokingham at Royal Ascot a couple of weeks ago. The six-year-old has his sights lowered today and he should take plenty of stopping, despite a 4lb rise in the ratings. Golden Apollo won the Silver Cup at Ayr last year and he is entitled to improve for his seasonal return in the Silver Wokingham. Another to note is Watchable.
Prediction : 1st Summerghand 2nd Golden Apollo 3rd Watchable

16:30 Pontefract

AVENUE OF STARS, who is a C&D winner, proved that his 33/1 victory at Kempton was not a fluke when narrowly beaten at Chepstow last time and he appears to be the one to beat this afternoon. Mutabaahy is a consistent performer who should be in the mix once again, while Sheepscar Lad and Mr Wagyu are others who merit respect in an open contest.
Prediction : 1st Avenue Of Stars 2nd Mutabaahy 3rd Sheepscar Lad

07/07/2020 Pontefract Acca