In the 3.10 at Pontefract on Tuesday, Black Cherry has failed to add to her winning tally since stretching away to win a 0-85 handicap at Sandown last summer, but has proved a reliable performer at Listed and Pattern level and deserves a change of luck. Her latest seventh of 14, beaten 4¾ lengths, behind Usherette in the Duke of Cambridge Stakes at Royal Ascot was another solid effort and the return to faster underfoot conditions should do her chances no harm.
In the 4.10 at Pontefract, Trainnah has run two promising races, over an extended mile on her debut at Nottingham in May and one over 1 mile 2 furlongs at Salisbury last month, and can put that experience to good use. She’s bred to be suited by middle distances and trainer William Haggas has 33% strike rate with her age group at the course over the last five seasons, so it’ll be disappointing if she can’t get off the mark at the third time of asking.
Selections: Pontefract 3.10 Black Cherry, Pontefract 4.10 Trainnah, 1-point Win Double