Timeform pick out their three best bets from Pontefract on Friday evening…
“…he now looks ready to make up for lost time.”
Timeform on Mobham
This could well develop into a match race between Hibernicus and Mobham, and ready preference is for the latter, who offered plenty to work on in his belated debut at Goodwood last month, setting a perfect platform for improvement. That form is working out well – the winner and the fourth have gone on to win since – and he now looks ready to make up for lost time. Hibernicus made a winning start at Carlisle recently and is the obvious danger.
Move In Time ran away with a Newmarket handicap in May, and whilst he hasn’t backed that effort up in two subsequent starts since, there’s no reason to doubt the form, and he could be very hard to beat from stall 1. Dakota Gold takes a drop in class and is feared most for the Michael Dods team.
An intriguing race for several reasons, not least because it sees a new race type in the form of an optional claiming handicap. Bravery comes here for the bang in-form David O’Meara team, and though this is a late start to his 2018 campaign, he did win on last season’s reappearance so fitness is unlikely to be an issue. Last-time-out winner Fashion Theory is feared most, though Constantino is thrown-in if finally delivering on turf.