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Breakable backed to score at Pontefract for North Yorkshire trainer
Breakable, who gets her first chance of racing beyond six furlongs at Pontefract today, is napped to win the opening event for Tim Easterby on a card where North Yorkshire trainers could enjoy a profitable afternoon.
Having finished in the frame in two of her three starts in maiden company, Breakable contested her first handicap on this course a fortnight ago and was beaten by less than two lengths into fifth place, staying on well over six furlongs.
The Great Habton filly steps up to a mile in the Win Big With The totejackpot Nursery and should relish this extra distance. She should go well in the hands of Duran Fentiman.
Middleham’s Mark Johnston has every chance of landing Pontefract’s feature event, the EBF Stallions/totepool Mobile Silver Salver, which carries Listed status, with Bow Creek.
The mount of Joe Fanning, Bow Creek was hugely impressive at Newbury last time out when winning a nursery by an emphatic six lengths. He has more on his plate this time but should prove a tough nut to crack.
Malton’s Richard Fahey has sound prospects with three of his runners.
Ribbleton, who has finished in the money in all his three starts, most recently at Ayr last month, has obvious claims under Paul Hanagan in the totepool.com Maiden Stakes.
Hanagan will also be aboard Eric The Grey for his former Malton boss in the Collect totepool Winnings At Betfred Shops Handicap (division two).
The three-year-old has won two of his last three starts and had something to spare when drawing more than two lengths clear of his rivals at Windsor last week. Although he has a 6lb penalty to carry, Eric The Grey, who enjoys soft ground, is the one to beat.
Asgardella, the mount of Tony Hamilton, gives Fahey another chance in the Collect totepool Winnings At Betfred Shops Handicap (division one).
Although without a win this season, the Musley Bank filly is getting back down to a winning mark and she performed well at York last time out when sixth in a 20-runner field.
The totepool Mobile Bluff Cove Handicap over two and a quarter miles is the longest race on the card and Madam Lilibet, trained near Richmond by Sharon Watt, will relish the marathon distance.
The four-year-old is not the easiest of rides, but jockey Paul Quinn got a great tune out of her to win at Newcastle last month.
George Baker did this column a good turn when gaining a narrow success on nap selection Waseem Faris at Brighton last week.
Baker teams up again with Mick Channon’s tricky but talented sprinter in the totequadpot Four Places In Four Races Handicap.
At Windsor, Pat’s Legacy, who made all to win at Brighton a couple of weeks ago, can follow up in the Conferences & Events At Royal Windsor Racecourse Handicap (division two).
Floating Ballerino (3.00) and Vital Evidence (4.30) are two others to note.
Tom O'Ryan's selections
2.10 Breakable (NAP), 2.40 Ribbleton, 3.10 Waseem Faris, 3.40 Bow Creek, 4.10 Norway Cross, 4.40 Madam Lilibet, 5.10 Asgardella, 5.40 Eric The Grey.
2.00 Baltic Brave, 2.30 Ortac Rock, 3.00 Floating Ballerino, 3.30 The Scuttler, 4.00 Pat’s Legacy, 4.30 Vital Evidence, 5.00 Indian Affair, 5.30 On Stage.
Today’s other meeting: Plumpton.
Tomorrow’s meetings: Exeter, Kempton, Lingfield and Yarmouth.
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