Class three race with eleven runners and two horses, Boy In The Bar and Polski Max who could lead if nothing else wanted to but there is a more likely front runner in the shape of Right Touch but none of these three are in my top three ratings so doubt they will be involved in the finish but you can never say never especially if a horse gets an uncontested lead where they can set a slower than normal pace and then kick clear and steal the race from the front, Tiger Tim is my third top rated and will be staying on at the finish as it might really prefer a longer trip but I'm not sure if this race will be run to suit its style, Vallarta is my second top rated and can be held up or track the leaders but top spot goes to MY NAME IS RIO 9/2 who normally likes to track the leaders and then hopefully stay on the stronger for the win and looking at the trainers statistics there's nothing to put me off putting it up as the selection.
8:40 Pontefract - A very poor class five race and its certainly not a race to invest in too heavily but I think I might have found something worth taking the risk on, there's three runners from the thirteen entered that have been known to lead before of these three the three year old Maured could be a bit of a hidden danger, I think White Flag might be better at five furlongs so probably wont even try to lead, the other possible front runner is Le Laitier who isn't in my top two, second top is the three year old Elusive Epona but its form this season hasn't matched its one winning run in 2014 but never say never but I'm going with the top rated BOLD SPIRIT 25/1 who hasn't run very well in any of its three runs this season but if the going is good to firm or better this will be the first time its had its preferred ground this season so it should be fit and this race wont take much winning even saying that the trainers statistics don't bode well but these smaller stables do have winners quite sporadically during the year and I'm hoping that's the case here but stakes must be kept low in fact very low but at the price I couldn't let it pass without an each way bet.
9:10 Pontefract - Twelve runners with just five horses that have recorded a time fast enough to register on my graphs and one of them Spring Bird is my fourth top rated and a possible front runner, third place goes to Bashiba who usually tracks the leaders, second spot goes to Secret Millionaire who also likes to track the leaders but top spot goes to BRONZE BEAU 8/1 who is also the other possible front runner and if it does get to the lead it would be quite hard to catch in the context of this race, the trainers statistics aren't that good but also nothing in them to put me off having a small wager.
My Name Is Rio 9/2 5th
Bold Spirit 25/1 3rd
Bronze Beau 14/1 Unp