Pontefract nap April 5: Love to take Gold in Pontecarlo

Flat action returns to Pontefract on Tuesday, April 5 and Planet Sport tipster Jonathan Doidge has turned his attentions to the West Yorkshire track for his selection.

The Yorkshire Wonder Horse Search Is On Handicap (14:40) looks an open heat on paper, with a double-figure field on forecast soft ground.

The 10-furlong trip will feel a bit further given those conditions, plus the stiff nature of the track.

That should bring the proven 1m4f stamina of the Mark and Charlie Johnston-trained Love Is Golden into play.

Not that we'd worry about whether a Johnston horse has had a prior run or not, we know all about the team's abilities to produce first-time winners.

However, another bonus for us here is a very encouraging return at Doncaster last week (1m2f, good), when he was a two-length second to Matchless.

I think he'll come on a bit for that, he has won on soft ground, so that's not going to inconvenience him, and we'll take him to go one better this time.

So to recap, Tuesday's selection is Love Is Golden in the 14:40 at Pontefract. Good luck!

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