Raceline: Tip of the day, Monday 22nd October

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RACELINE: TIP OF THE DAY

Now that Frankel Fever has swept the nation, it’s back to the nitty-gritty of grassroots racing today.

Monday October 22

PEARL REWARD

Pontefract 3.50 WIN

It was almost certainly a weak maiden that Stuart Williams’s US-bred juvenile colt won a month ago, but it was still a jaw-dropping performance. He’d shown nothing when a 40/1 shot on his debut in May but was gambled into 11/4 favourite on this occasion before bolting up on a much softer surface. Once set alight entering the home straight, he rapidly sprinted a long way clear without too much help from Harry Bentley in the saddle. Today represents a case of same track, same trip, same ground and same jockey. Yes, the race also represents a step-up in class but, equally, it is a sub-standard renewal of Pontefract’s long-standing, Listed Silver Tankard contest, so it will be disappointing if the son of Medaglia D’Oro cannot go close.

SUNDAY: BRAMPOUR 2ND

SATURDAY: OPINION POLL UNPLACED

FRIDAY: DUTCH MASTERPIECE WON

THURSDAY: INFINITE HOPE 3RD (12/1, advised each/way)

WEDNESDAY: TAWHID WON

TIP OF THE DAY SUPPLIED BY SCOOP RACING (RICHARD SILVERWOOD).