Pontefract

  • 15:00 Roger Tranter Appreciation Median Auction Maiden Stakes5f

  • Winner £3,238 2nd £964 3rd £482 4th £240
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 3.77s
  • Off time: 15:03:41
15:00 Pontefract Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Old Master Expert Evs
2nd Hygrove Gal 14/1
3rd Another Wise Kid (IRE) 50/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (3) 698 Light Green, Orange stars, Orange cap Another Wise Kid (IRE) 75
2 9-3 P T Midgley M Fenton 60 50/151.00
2 (4) 0 Yellow, purple chevron, halved sleeves, purple and yellow hooped cap Barnet Fair 26
2 9-3 R C Guest F Norton 80/181.00
3 (6) 57 Orange, Dark Blue chevron, Dark Blue sleeves, Orange armlets, Orange cap, Dark Blue star Finnker (IRE) 89
2 9-3 J J Quinn I J Brennan (5) 14/115.00
4 (10) 08 Red, black seams, red sleeves, black stars, hooped cap Jay Jays Joy 12
2 9-3 T D Barron D Fentiman 50/151.00
5 (9) ORANGE, PURPLE hooped sleeves, WHITE cap Kwik Time
2 9-3 R Bastiman R Mullen 80/181.00
6 (1) 23 White, Navy Blue cap, White spots Old Master Expert 115
Beaten Favourite
2 9-3 M L W Bell J Fortune Evs2.00
7 (5) White, large Black spots, Black and White hooped sleeves, Black cap Rapturous Applause
2 9-3 Micky Hammond P Robinson 12/113.00
8 (8) 23 Royal Blue and Yellow diabolo, Yellow sleeves, Royal Blue cap Valerius Maximus 11
Beaten Favourite
2 9-3 P F I Cole S De Sousa 7/42.75
9 (7) 65 Purple, White star, sleeves and star on cap Be A Good Lady 150
2 8-12 P T Midgley P Pickard (3) 66/167.00
10 (2) Orange, black stripe and armlets, quartered cap Hygrove Gal
2 8-12 B Smart T Eaves 14/115.00

Verdict

Old Master Expert has something to prove now and a better bet might be VALERIUS MAXIMUS. Paul Cole's colt ran fairly well at York last time out when plugging on at the one pace, suggesting that the drop in trip was against him. Now faced with a more testing finish he can score at the third time of asking. Old Master Expert has been given a break since a bitterly disappointing Leicester run where he travelled well but then emptied quickly. He is back down to five furlongs today and remains capable of much better. Jay Jays Joy and Finnker strike as nursery types, and a more eminent threat today might be the newcomer Hygrove Gal.