Pontefract

  • 17:10 Buy Your 2013 Annual Badge Today Maiden Stakes1m 4y

  • Winner £2,264 2nd £674 3rd £337 4th £168
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 47.91s
  • Off time: 17:10:32
17:10 Pontefract Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st A'juba 6/5
2nd Bishop's Castle (USA) 7/2
3rd Quan (IRE) 80/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (1) 522 Royal blue A'juba 28
Beaten Favourite
3 9-3 Saeed bin Suroor S De Sousa 77 6/52.20
2 (5) 4 DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Bishop's Castle (USA) 5
3 9-3 M Johnston J Fanning 7/24.50
3 (2) 853-80 Royal Blue and Grey (halved), Grey sleeves, Royal Blue and Grey quartered cap Crossley 128
3 9-3 G R Oldroyd T Hamilton 63 66/167.00
4 (12) 4 Burgundy, Yellow rising sun, Burgundy cap Guest of Honour (IRE) 18
3 9-3 M Botti Andrea Atzeni 11/26.50
5 (3) 822 Red, White sash, Royal Blue cap Kept 14
3 9-3 J R Fanshawe E Ahern 70 7/18.00
6 (8) 6 Royal blue, white epaulets, black cap Mutaaleq (IRE) 52
3 9-3 R Varian T P O'Shea 12/113.00
7 (6) 67 Black, Yellow seams and armlets Quan (IRE) 110
3 9-3 G A Swinbank G Whillans (5) 80/181.00
8 (11) 59 Dark Blue and Light Blue diamonds, Light Blue and Dark Blue chevrons on sleeves, Beige cap Touching History (IRE) 27
3 9-3 T J Etherington R Kennemore 100/1101.00
9 (9) 07 Dark Blue, Orange disc, quartered cap Urbonite (IRE) 20
3 9-3 G A Swinbank R Winston 100/1101.00
10 (4) 4 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Anqooda (USA) 18
3 8-12 M P Tregoning P Hanagan 14/115.00
11 (7) 46 Emerald Green, Black spots, Black cap Donatia 24
3 8-12 D Nicholls A Mullen 100/1101.00
Non runners
12 (10)8Poppanella (IRE)38-12L A MullaneyD C Byrne

Verdict

Guest Of Honour made a promising start when fourth at Kempton while there should be more to come from Mutaaleq, who cost 480,000gns and was very green on his Polytrack debut. A'Juba was only beaten a nose at Newmarket on his second start but then surprisingly beaten at Newcastle which suggests he may be vulnerable if encountering above-average opposition. Pivotal colt Kept should be winning soon, especially when the ground is soft, but we were really taken with BISHOP'S CASTLE's first run at Nottingham last week where he led at the furlong pole before lack of condition told. Providing this doesn't come too soon, Mark Johnston's colt can get off the mark here.