Timeform pick the three best bets at Pontefract on Friday.
“…there is plenty to like about his chances now 8 lb below his last winning mark…”
Timeform on Irv
Irv attracted help on his return to motion over this course and distance final month and he formed properly. He seemingly would have gone near profitable if getting the splits, wanting room over a furlong out and once more hampered inside the ultimate furlong. That type is strong and Irv is best not judged on his newest run at Thirsk the place he wasn’t seen to best impact, so there may be a lot to love about his possibilities now 8 lb under his final profitable mark.
This is a handsome circumstances race for two-year-olds and the Richard Hannon-trained Lusail is taken to return out on prime. He began an enormous worth in a race the place there have been two vital withdrawals firstly, however he produced fairly a taking effort for a debutant, impressing together with his mid-race transfer into competition. There is extra to return now and he’s fancied to show too sturdy for some equally progressive sorts.
Ventura Express bolted up over course and distance on his first begin for Paul Midgley final month and was crushed by Soul Seeker 9 days later. That rival has gone on to win once more since, so Ventura Express is weighted to reverse the shape now, and is taken to take action on simply his third begin for a yard that do properly with such sorts.