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Final Frontier
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Almost two years have slipped by since Final Frontier was last in the winners' circle but Ruth Carr's gelding had a couple of all-weather runner-ups over the winter just gone and his recent third over this C&D was another hint that his turn may be approaching once again. He's run with credit on both starts around this layout (both good-to-firm ground) and a drop into Class 5 company may be the answer for him. He's been eased 2lb by the assessor and is now on a career-low mark so it will be disappointing if he cannot rise a strong challenge given his propensity to race forwardly.


A Star Above
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The late withdrawal of Brasca from the Pontefract feature leaves only four remaining and the outcome may well rest between last time out winners A Star Above and Furzig. Richard Fahey's runners has twice gone well on soft this season and will face a firmer surface here so preference is for A Star Above. The William Haggas team are flying (28 per-cent strike-rate) lately and this lightly-raced Sea The Star gelding should cope with a slight drop in trip now.


Yolo Again
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The mare Yolo Again had an agonising miss on debut for new connections at Thirsk (5f, soft) last month, leading all the way before being claimed on the line. Karen Tutty's new recruit then finished third at Ripon in an apprentice race from 3lb higher, a contest in which she raced in isolation up the near-side running rail away from her rivals. Gemma Tutty can claim her 3lb today and the Toronado mare has acted on quick ground in the past, so another bold bid from the front is forecast at a track where Yolo Again ran well on her only previous visit.


Mitrosonfire
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Excel Power has won three on the spin for Archie Watson and is a massive player again, while recent C&D winner Bergerac cannot be easily overlooked following that career-best effort here in late April, though he is now rated 10lb higher. Mitrosonfire was finishing fast behind Excel Power at Lingfield 13 days ago and the Lethal Force gelding has been improving with his racing this season. He's a couple of pounds better off back on turf and should be well suited to come with a late run on this track, ensuring he promises to be the value in this market.


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Leg 1
No Nay Nicki
True Jem
Leg 2
Final Frontier
Mrs Dibble
Leg 3
A Star Above
Leg 4
Yolo Again
Obee Jo
Leg 5
Broken Rifle
Leg 6
Arabescato

About Pontefract Racecourse

Pontefract Racecourse is a left-handed undulating circuit with a two-furlong home straight. The last six furlongs of the course run uphill, so longer races over heavier ground will require a lot of stamina to get home. Horses that are drawn with lower stall numbers are favoured in the shorter races.

Pontefract may not host too many high-profile events, but during World War II, when other tracks were out of action, Pontefract was the location for the Lincoln and other notable Handicaps. Situated between Leeds, Huddersfield, Sheffield, Doncaster and York, there are often very large crowds at the racecourse.


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