From a betting point of view at Pontefract Racecourse, there are a couple of things that you need to watch out for when looking for an angle. The first thing is the draw, which can be so vital around this venue. Being drawn on the inside is generally a major positive especially over sprint trips. Another thing is the pace angle – it is a course that typically suits a front-runner. Below are three horses drawn low that should have huge chances on Friday.
Mas Poder has disappointed in two starts this year, but if the Mehmas filly can come back and reproduce her form of last year, she should win this comfortably. She was pitched straight into Listed company on debut at York last year, and ran a cracker in fourth, beaten just over a length by some very good horses. If she runs to that level from a good draw here, the race is hers.
Breege doesn’t need much of an introduction here and is likely to go off a very warm favourite. The daughter of Starspangledbanner absolutely dotted up at Wetherby on her debut over 5.5f just 24 days ago. The second has come out and won since, and she has the rail draw in one, so should dominate.
There are a few with chances in here but Dark Shot has been given his best shot for some time. He ran well for a long way at Catterick last time out, fading out of it in the final furlong, but has been gifted the rail draw here. He is still 4lb above his last winning mark but has no excuses with the conditions of the race.
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