NAP Alwaysandforever 2/1 (B365) – Pontefract 15:30 – 2pts win 2nd -2pts
Luca Cumani won this race in 2015 and 2016 and jockey Ryan Moore won this race when riding Abigndon here in 2017. They team up today with Alwaysandforever who was only a half-length behind the 2017 Ribblesdale winner Coronet on debut and was last seen winning in decisive fashion at Windsor in May. At her best on genuine fast ground, she should be capable of victory today on her way to contesting Group races later in the season.
NB Round The Island 9/2 (PP) – Pontefract 17:00 – 2pts win WON +9pts
Trainer Richard Whitaker has sent thirteen runners to Pontefract since the beginning of 2017 and has returned seven winners for a 54% winning strike rate and level stakes profit of +£26.33. He runs two at the course today and it is his second runner Round The Island that I am most interested in. His last victory came over course and distance in a Class 5 race on good-to-firm ground off a mark of 61 with Lewis Edmunds in the saddle and races today over the same trip with similar conditions off a mark of 58 and is again partnered by the talented young jockey. He finished ahead of a couple of today’s rivals when fourth last time out, racing keenly and seemingly doing too much too soon, so a more patient ride today should pay dividends.
24/6/18 PROFIT/LOSS: +7pts
JUNE PROFIT/LOSS: +59.15pts
HISTORIC & ROLLING RESULTS (all updated at the end of each month)
2018 PROFIT/LOSS: +60.26pts
2017 PROFIT/LOSS: +76.17pts
2016 PROFIT/LOSS: +237.55pts
PROFIT/LOSS SINCE JAN 2015: +671.94pts