Oddschecker tips for every race at Pontefract on Monday.
SAULIRE STAR finally got off the mark when scoring under this rider in a similar event at Ripon 11 days ago and the consistent filly could be hard to stop today, despite a 4lb rise in the ratings. Bavardages is an obvious threat having been narrowly denied in his bid for a hat-trick over C&D last time, while Myboymax and Billy Roberts are others to note. Prediction : 1st Saulire Star 2nd Bavardages 3rd Myboymax
It is hard to oppose ELEGANT ERIN, who has won all three of her starts this year and even a 6lb rise for the most recent of those victories may not be enough to stop this in-form mare. Havagomecca hit the crossbar at Thirsk last time and she may improve for the first-time application of cheekpieces, while Rhythm is the pick of the remainder. Prediction : 1st Elegant Erin 2nd Havagomecca 3rd Rhythm
CHANGING COLOURS confirmed the promise that he displayed on debut when scoring readily at Haydock 19 days ago and the son of Dubawi is clearly the one to beat based on all known form. That said, Secret Angel was not beaten far at all on her racecourse bow at Nottingham recently and she is entitled to improve for that experience. Shandy Star edges out Honour Your Dreams to be best of the rest. Prediction : 1st Changing Colours 2nd Secret Angel 3rd Shandy Star
Karratha intrigues on her first start for Richard Fahey and after three unplaced starts over shorter in Ireland, she steps up in trip and wears first-time blinkers off a mark of just 54. She could surprise a few of these, but WAGGA WAGGA is preferred after his neck second over this trip at Salisbury, where he ran too freely. If he settles now under William Buick, he could go one better, though Tim Easterby has won two of the last four runnings of this race, suggesting Gibside also has a chance, though he will need to step up on his recent form to challenge.Prediction : 1st Wagga Wagga 2nd Karratha 3rd Gibside
Visibility ran on to score comfortably here last time and is turned out quickly carrying a 5lb penalty, but that was over 10 furlongs and he may not have the speed needed to win dropped back to a mile. AMADEUS GREY was only beaten half a length at odds of 33/1 in a better race at Redcar and an added 2lb may not stop him going one better here, while Grifter looks a difficult ride but clearly has plenty of ability after winning narrowly at Beverley on his latest start.Prediction : 1st Amadeus Grey 2nd Visibility 3rd Grifter
COMMANDMENT only went under by a short-head at Newmarket when just failing to get up and, although given a 1lb rise by the handicapper, she is lightly raced and may well have more to offer. Mr Stanley also came home second last time when trying to make all over a furlong further at Lingfield and he may prove hard to catch if the same tactics are used, while Clarets Glory is a C&D winner who could possibly bounce back to form in first-time headgear. Prediction : 1st Commandment 2nd Mr Stanley 3rd Clarets Glory
Runner-up on each of his last two starts, ROUND THE ISLAND's turn would appear to be nearing. Simon Whitaker's charge is 2lb below his last winning mark and, returning to a venue where he boasts six career victories, he can regain the winning thread. Dream Together ought to be involved eased in class and from a low draw, while Mr Orange shouldn't be discounted with first-time blinkers applied. Prediction : 1st Round The Island 2nd Dream Together 3rd Mr Orange