The UK is entering a heat wave this week, which ensured fine and dry conditions for Pontefract Racecourse on Monday. Dry weather meant that the going was good to firm (good in places) for all seven races.
Your roundup of the UK horse racing results yesterday begins with a victory for 9/2 prospect Qibtee in the 14:30 Handicap. Age Of Empire then fought off 6/4 favourite Gold Medallion to win at 13/8 in the 15:00 Stakes.
Another Royal managed to upset 15/8 favourite Sleeping Apache to clinch the 15:30 Handicap at 9/2. Stepping up next was 7/2 Gran Canaria Queen in the 16:00 Fillies Handicap.
Entering the back half of the afternoon, Ingleby Hollow managed to win at 14/1 in the 16:30 Handicap. Paint The Star proved its star quality by winning at 15/8 in the 17:00 Stakes, with Piccadilly Jim winning at 11/4 in the 17:30 Handicap.