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.
Cliffs Of Capri hasn’t won a race since 2020 and hasn’t run on turf since October 2021, but he is absolutely thrown in and has the perfect pitch in stall one. This will be the first time that the gelding will have raced down in 0-75 company and he is now 15lb lower than when placed at Ascot on grass a couple of years ago, while the yard is also in form.
It would be no surprise to see the John Quinn runner Ski Angel improve significantly on its second start with a low draw to attack from, but the safe bet has to be Caesars Pearl. Craig Lidster’s filly was done at 1.08 in running at Wolverhampton in March and was only beaten three lengths from a poor draw at Southwell latest. She is a big player.
Vince Lombardi might only have five rivals to see off but he was so impressive visually when bolting up at Hamilton just a week ago that he has to be considered again despite carrying a penalty. He will get the perfect pitch from the inside rail draw and he can follow up.
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