2m. 5f. 139yds. (Class 5) 4-y-o plus11 Ran
Into The Sky Pontefract Marathon Handicap of £6,700.00 4-y-o plus
1st - £2,970.00, 2nd - £1,394.00, 3rd - £697.00, 4th - £349.00, 5th - £300.00, 6th - £300.00 , 7th - £300.00, 8th - £300.00 11 Ran
- Stewards Report
Danny Brock, the rider of Break The Rules (GB), placed fourth, was suspended for 2 days for using his whip above the permitted level from inside 2 furlongs out.
The performance of Red Tornado (FR), which started second favourite and finished unplaced, was considered.
Chris Fairhurst’s explanation that the gelding was unsuited by the going, which was officially described as Good to Firm, Good in Places, and would prefer a softer surface, was noted.
The Veterinary Officer reported that a post-race examination, during routine testing of Red Tornado (FR), failed to reveal any abnormalities.
Following the race, Alistair Rawlinson reported that Strict (IRE), unplaced, was never travelling.
Time 4m. 55.29 secs, which is 4.40 secs faster than the course average on today's going
Tote Exacta- £22.10
Tote Trifecta- £473.10