Tom Segal thinks he can crack the Placepot at Pontefract with an eight-line perm
There isn't much form to go on in the opening two-year-old fillies' maiden at Pontefract (1.55) so it might be best to go for a couple of the newcomers from stables that do well with their juveniles. The George Boughey-trained Foxy Rascal and Fearless Angel, the charge of David Loughnane, fit the bill.
William Buick is riding a few for Mark Johnston at the meeting and Outback Boy might be their best chance of a winner in the 1m4f handicap (2.30). He was a bit unlucky to be demoted after winning at Ripon last time.
Happy is another three-year-old for the Johnston-Buick team that should hit the frame in the 1m2f handicap (3.35). He's been off since May, though, so for safety purposes I would include the consistent Regal Mirage too.
In terms of class, the Listed Pomfret Stakes (4.10) is dominated by Regal Reality. He should win but he's far from an easy ride and for Placepot purposes it could be worth siding with Brunch, who is clear second best.
Course specialist Corinthia Knight looks a Placepot banker in the 6f sprint handicap (3.00) but it's worth putting a couple in the final leg (4.40) as it's not a great contest.
The William Haggas-trained Sea Oscar is worth another chance despite blotting her copybook on the all-weather last time. However, she can't be relied on after that effort and Sir John Bowdler, who showed enough as a two-year-old to suggest he can be competitive in a race like this, should be included too.
Pontefract Placepot perm
4 Fearless Angel
5 Foxy Rascal
4 Outback Boy
1 Corinthia Knight
3 Regal Mirage
7 Sir John Bowdler
10 Sea Oscar
2x1x1x2x1x2 = 8 lines
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