Pontefract

  • 17:10 Buy Your 2014 Annual Badge Today Maiden Stakes1m 4y

  • Winner £3,234 2nd £962 3rd £481 4th £240
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 47.64s
  • Off time: 17:17:00
17:10 Pontefract Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Duke of Grazeon (IRE) 28/1
2nd Bison Grass 8/1
3rd Thatchmaster (USA) 8/13

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (8) 43 Black, White Maltese cross, Red sleeves, White cap Artistical (IRE) 20
3 9-5 W J Haggas P Hanagan 4/15.00
2 (2) 6 Grey, Black triple diamond and sleeves, Yellow cap Bison Grass 18
3 9-5 b G C Bravery P Donaghy 8/19.00
3 (3) 5448 Royal Blue, White epaulets, hooped sleeves and cap Duke of Grazeon (IRE) 34
3 9-5 Mrs I G-Leveque Raul Da Silva 62 28/129.00
4 (9) 233-548 Red, White sleeves, Black cap Rust (IRE) 13
3 9-5 Mrs A Duffield P McDonald 65 12/113.00
5 (6) 424940 Orange and White check, Emerald Green sleeves and cap Tanawar (IRE) 12
3 9-5 T J Etherington G Lee 65 16/117.00
6 (5) 6-2 DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Thatchmaster (USA) 168
3 9-5 M Johnston S De Sousa 8/131.62
7 (7) U99 Yellow, dark green stars, sleeves and star on cap Top Line Banker 31
3 9-5 h B Ellison Barry McHugh 80/181.00
8 (1) dark green, yellow cap Frost Fire (USA)
3 9-0 M Johnston Adrian Nicholls 10/111.00
9 (10) Red, Black disc, striped sleeves and cap Magical Mischief
3 9-0 C W Fairhurst M Stainton 80/181.00
10 (4) Black, orange hoop and armlets, quartered cap Mrs Gorsky
3 9-0 P Holmes R Kennemore 80/181.00

Verdict

Mark Johnston has acquired THATCHMASTER from Godolphin and will be keen to get a victory out of the beautifully-bred son of Street Cry, who can take this despite an absence since a fine run on Polytrack in April. The stable also run the filly Frost Fire, a half-sister to a winner in the USA and who cost connections a fortune as a foal. The remainder have similar levels of form though Artistical probably has more scope than most and his latest run should be ignored as he couldn't act on testing ground at Chepstow.