Horse racing tips: Timeform’s top 7 bets for Pontefract on Tuesday

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13:00 – Maketh Believeth

MAKETH BELIEVETH put up a career-best effort when last seen in action at Newbury in October, finishing runner-up to a thriving rival and pulling clear of a subsequent winner. That was only Maketh Believeth’s third start on turf, so he could have a bit more to offer from a fair-looking mark (he is only 1 lb higher here).  

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13:30 – Mas Poder

MAS PODER failed to beat a rival home when last seen contesting the Queen Mary Stakes at Royal Ascot but she is better judged on the promise of her debut fourth at York. Mas Poder was set a stiff task on debut, starting out in the listed Marygate Stakes, but she showed ability, keeping on nicely to get to within two lengths of the winner. That form is the best on offer and Mas Poder has been found a nice opportunity on her return. 

14:05 – Cornerstone Lad

CORNERSTONE LAD has shown much better form over hurdles and fences than he has on the Flat but he might still be able to take advantage of this handy mark. Cornerstone Lad was a creditable fourth in a mile-and-three-quarter handicap at Redcar in November when last seen on the Flat and he will be better suited by this stiffer test – this will be only his second start at beyond two miles on the Flat. 

14:40 – Peter The Great

The Gosdens won this last season with Waldkonig, who went on to land a Group 3, and they are represented by another unexposed, potential improver this year in PETER THE GREAT. Peter The Great made a winning start to his career in the Wood Ditton on the Rowley Mile at Newmarket last year and then showed even better form in defeat when edged out by a useful type in Nagano at Newcastle.

After making the most of a straightforward opportunity on the July Course at Newmarket Peter The Great returned to that track to make his handicap debut in a race with a rich heritage. He failed to meet expectations in fifth, but he wasn’t disgraced in a race that has worked out really well and he remains with the potential to do better.

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15:15 – Pocket The Profit

POCKET THE PROFIT progressed rapidly last season, winning four times within a fortnight. He was unable to complete the five-timer at Newcastle on his final start last term but that effort is easy to overlook as he left the impression that the busy spell had finally caught up with him. He still looks well handicapped based on the form he showed when completing the four-timer at Yarmouth and he can make a winning return.  

15:50 – Soul Stopper

SOUL STOPPER showed significant run-by-run improvement last season and was only denied by a well-bred Godolphin newcomer in a Newmarket maiden. That is the best form on offer and Soul Stopper looks the type to progress again as a three-year-old, so he holds obvious claims here.    

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16:25 – Stately Home

STATELY HOME has made a decent start since joining Shaun Lycett from Denis Hogan and has finished a close-up third at Kempton the last twice. Stately Home was only headed late on when beaten a head and a short head on his penultimate outing and he ran to a similar level when beaten a nose and a neck last month. He is a consistent sort and ought to give another good account.

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