The terrain is soft at Pontefract and horses that act with ease will be key.
The first stage of the Placepot, the 1m2f novice (1.25), will be an endurance event for juveniles and only two places are offered. Take no chances and put both Midnight Lion and Forceful Speed in the perm.
The 6f (1.55) nursery is another tough race to negotiate. Borough could improve for the leg of this trip and Shandy Star is well suited by a stiff finish. Put both on and hope for a little upset.
My Silent Song looks solid for a place in the mile handicap (2.30) but it’s also worth including Dungar Glory. She likes to cut into the ground and is adapted by a stiff ordeal to travel.
Flint Hill is one of my best bets of the day and rates a banker in the 2m2f handicap (3.05), while in the next mile handicap (3.40) it’s worth going with Tangled and Gainsbourg.
Sobegrand will be tough to beat in the first 1m4f (4.15) but Aegis Power can go just as well.
Permanent Pontefract Placepot
1 Powerful speed
4 midnight lion
2 Shandy Star
2 my silent song
3 Glory of Dungar
2 flint hill
5 Aegis Power
2x2x2x1x2x2 = 32 rows
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