A nice looking Listed race with eleven runners but with only one known front runner in Cape Factor which isn't in my top four and would perhaps prefer some cut in the ground. Fourth top is Queens Pearl a three year old that could still improve further but I think this might be a learning race for it in this class, third top is Links Drive Lady who is normally held up which is same style of running of my second top rated Interception who did its best time at Ascot and like all of my top three have shown they are capable of repeating their best times, top spot goes to DIVINE 8/1 who normally likes to track the leader the trainer has employed a top class jockey who does very well when riding for the stable and everything points to them expecting a big run from the horse.
5:20 Pontefract - Seventeen runners in a class five race and quite a poor race for the grade, I have got a couple of horses, Ellas Delight and Euxton marked down as possible dangers but only three horses that have done a fast enough time to register on my figures and three possible front runners, Ben Hall stall two and Knockamany Bends stall six are two of the possible front runners but neither are in my top three. Third top rated is Gold Club who can be held up or track the leaders, I've got joint top rated horses in TANGO SKY 7/1 but this one has only ran one good race time-wise and that was at Chester in 2014 so im not sure if its capable of running to that time again especially not on a more galloping circuit but I never leave my top rated alone, the other top rated is JACOBS PILLOW 16/1 who is also my third possible front runner and its drawn in stall twelve which means it can go either side depending on which side is favoured if any, if it does get the lead it could be hard to peg back and at the price has to be an each way bet for me and hopefully between the two of them I'll make a profit.
Divine 5/2 1st
Tango Sky 7/1 4th
Jacob's Pillow 16/1 Unp