13:25 Pontefract

MIDNIGHT LION built on his racecourse bow to finish a good second on his most recent start at Goodwood last month. A drop in class could be what he needs to shed the maiden tag at the third time of asking. Forceful Speed also filled the runner-up spot on his latest outing on the all-weather and is a big threat if transferring that form to turf, while Red Bird completes the shortlist.
Prediction : 1st Midnight Lion 2nd Forceful Speed 3rd Red Bird

13:55 Pontefract

A case can be made for several in this field, including previous C&D winner Braveheart Boy, but REWARD SMILE finished half a length in front of him last time and is entitled to uphold that form given Saffie Osborne takes off 3lb with her claim. He has every chance of building on that performance but Sassy Belle is unexposed and could also make her presence felt.
Prediction : 1st Reward Smile 2nd Sassy Belle 3rd Braveheart Boy

14:30 Pontefract

My Silent Song drops in class following a far-from disgraced fourth at Thirsk last month. That said, preference is for IMPROVISE, who remains unexposed and open to improvement fractionally down in trip from her last outing. She shed her maiden tag over this distance at Haydock last year and she looks capable of bouncing back to winning form. Ravenglass is another who should be respected.
Prediction : 1st Improvise 2nd My Silent Song 3rd Ravenglass

15:05 Pontefract

A competitive handicap in which Wynford is greatly respected in his bid to repeat last year's victory off a 4lb higher mark. Preference, though, is for the progressive mare FLAT WHITE, who has won her last two starts at Catterick with authority and could still be well treated off a mark of 71. Tendentious is a player if bouncing back to the form of his penultimate start at Thirsk, while course-specialist Flint Hill cannot be ruled out either.
Prediction : 1st Flat White 2nd Wynford 3rd Tendentious

15:40 Pontefract

A convincing winner over C&D on his latest start, GAINSBOURG can follow up under conditions that should not inconvenience, having won here on soft ground this time last year. On the other hand, Menelaus has to prove himself with cut in the ground, following an eye-catching effort at Ayr last month. Poet's Dawn has been running with credit of late and he is another to note, along with Silver Screen.
Prediction : 1st Gainsbourg 2nd Menelaus 3rd Silver Screen

16:15 Pontefract

SOBEGRAND is bred to be smart being a half-brother to the Group 2 winner Aljazzi and, having shown signs of greenness on debut, he can get off the mark here. Reach is another open to improvement on the step up in trip but she will need more to trouble the selection, while seven-race maiden Aegis Power can put his experience to good use.
Prediction : 1st Sobegrand 2nd Reach 3rd Aegis Power

16:50 Pontefract

Carlton And Co merits respect as her third here 18 days ago reads well in the context of this race. That said, the safer option appears to be PATONTHEBACK, who benefitted from a drop in trip last time and a 1lb rise for that effort at Ripon last month could prove to be lenient. Kentucky Rose and Rhythm have been in good form of late and merit respect.
Prediction : 1st Patontheback 2nd Carlton And Co 3rd Kentucky Rose

17:25 Pontefract

Teruntum Star appeared to be rejuvenated by the switch of yards last time and the veteran is one to consider off 4lb higher. Although, he may prove vulnerable to younger legs, with three-year-old SWEET GLANCE gaining the verdict after a narrow defeat at Catterick last month. Run This Way is another to consider now just 1lb higher than her soft ground win at Thirsk in April, with Magical Effect another to note.
Prediction : 1st Sweet Glance 2nd Run This Way 3rd Teruntum Star

03/10/2022 Pontefract Acca