Sunday's Pontefract best bets and racing tips: Alflaila in driving seat

Planet Sport tipsters have some red-hot picks for Sunday afternoon's action at Pontefract on July 24.

It's the Tribute Bands Family Day at 'Pontecarlo' on Sunday, so plenty of fun to be had. But to increase the merriment you need some winners.

Here's a quick look at our Sunday selections, there's a bit more detail below if you need it. You can get the latest racecards and results via Planet Sport's live race centre.

13:45 (Pontefract) Mrs Trump

14:20 (Pontefract) Strangerontheshore

14:55 (Pontefract) Bramham

15:30 (Pontefract) Bay Breeze

16:05 (Pontefract) Alflaila

16:40 (Pontefract) Wilkins

17:15 Imperial Khan

13:45 (Pontefract) Mrs Trump

Despite going off 28/1, Mrs Trump was an impressive debut runner-up last time out at Beverley, and is well placed to score her first win in the British Stallion Studs EBF Maiden Fillies' Stakes.

Your Spirit is beginning to look slightly exposed but her form makes her a solid challenger, with Can To Can also worth considering.

15:30 (Pontefract) Bay Breeze

The - Ties For Every Occasion Handicap is a very open and competitive sprint, where all six runners have strong claims.

Bay Breeze already has two six furlongs wins at Ripon under his belt this season, and wasn't disgraced when fourth of 5 in handicap at Catterick nearly two weeks ago.

Others to consider include Corunthia Knight who arrives in excellent shape and the course specialist will be aiming to follow up his win in this contest 12 months ago. Newmarket second Origintrail is less exposed, Equiano Springs is also in the mix.

16:05 (Pontefract) Alflaila

Alflaila can secure Listed gold in the Sky Bet Go-Racing-In-Yorkshire Summer Festival Pomfret Stakes at Pontefract.

Owen Burrows' charge has obviously always been quite highly regarded, running in some competitive juvenile races before rounding off his 2021 campaign when a well-beaten sixth behind Coroebus in a Newmarket Group Three.

Dropped to handicap company on his seasonal bow at Ascot, Alflaila was a cosy three-and-a-quarter-length victor, sending his rating back up to 109 and securing a run in the Jersey Stakes at the Royal meeting.

He cut little ice there as he was slowly away and gave himself far too much to do over seven furlongs, with a switch back up to a mile on his most recent run at Newmarket looking much more up his alley.

Alflaila was up against it with Mighty Ulysses in that Listed affair, but in all-aged company here, he is getting a handy allowance which combined with his optimal distance and going, should put him in the driving seat.

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