Pontefract

  • 16:10 Subscribe Online At Racinguk.com Maiden Stakes6f

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 20.10s
  • Off time: 16:14:03
16:10 Pontefract Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Bated Breath 5/2
2nd Tagseed (IRE) 9/4
3rd Whitechapel 20/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (3) 3- Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Tagseed (IRE) 346
4 9-11 W J Haggas R Hills 9/43.25
2 (16) 0-8 Black, pink epaulets, black sleeves, pink stars, pink cap Bahamian Bolt 53
3 9-0 R Bastiman S De Sousa 100/1101.00
3 (7) Orange, Light Blue disc, Light Blue sleeves, Orange spots and spots on cap Bahamian Jazz (IRE)
3 9-0 R Bastiman Matthew Lawson (7) 100/1101.00
4 (6) 5 DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Barnstorm 12
3 9-0 M Johnston L Dettori 11/26.50
5 (8) Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves Bated Breath
3 9-0 R Charlton J Fortune 5/23.50
6 (1) Emerald Green, Purple hoops, Emerald Green sleeves, Purple spots, quartered cap Clare Harrier (IRE)
3 9-0 A Berry D Tudhope 150/1151.00
7 (2) 436- YELLOW, BLACK chevron, check cap Gold Crusher (USA) 238
3 9-0 Miss J A Camacho T Eaves 70 14/115.00
8 (4) 78- DARK BLUE, YELLOW stars, diabolo on sleeves and star on cap Loss Leader (IRE) 214
3 9-0 T D Easterby D Allan 80/181.00
9 (5) Gold and Black check, Pink sleeves and cap Pelmanism
3 9-0 K A Ryan N Callan 25/126.00
10 (15) Dark blue, white cross belts, red and yellow hooped sleeves and cap Rabbie Burns
3 9-0 N Wilson Martin Lane (3) 80/181.00
11 (12) Black, pink cross of lorraine, black sleeves, pink stars Regal Emperor (IRE)
3 9-0 D Nicholls Adrian Nicholls 20/121.00
13 (10) 0- Grey, Royal Blue seams, sleeves and cap Whitechapel 268
3 9-0 E J Alston P Hanagan 20/121.00
14 (9) Red, White disc, Royal Blue sleeves and cap Gower Diva
3 8-9 D Nicholls A Mullen 66/167.00
15 (14) 5202- Emerald green, pink star, striped sleeves and cap Itwasonlyakiss (IRE) 273
3 8-9 C Hills K Fallon 75 11/26.50
16 (13) 7508- Dark Blue and White (quartered), checked sleeves, Red cap Scooby Dee 182
3 8-9 R M Whitaker M Stainton (3) 48 100/1101.00
Non runners
12 (11)9-Times Ahead (USA)39-0P W Chapple-HyamA Munro

Verdict

Itwasonlyakiss sets a fair standard but our vote goes to TAGSEED, with Barnstorm and the newcomer Bated Breath others worthy of attention. It may be significant that William Haggas has kept our selection in training as a four-year-old and we'll take the hint. The gelding ran well on his sole start last year and the winner of that is now a fair handicapper, so with improvement entirely possible he gets our vote with conditions no problem. Itwasonlyakiss is rated 75 and sets the standard having gone very close to winning twice already. She's at home under these conditions but needed her first run as a juvenile badly and has landed a poor draw here. With that in mind she's taken on along with Barnstorm, an expensive purchase who ran better than his finishing position suggests on debut but has to prove he can improve upon it on this ground. Bated Breath is the most interesting of the newcomers being closely related to a couple of smart performers from this yard. He'll probably want a bit further than this though and can be opposed this time. Pelmanism is a full brother to the yard's Tiddywinks, a smart performer over this trip, so he's more interesting than the likes of Times Ahead and Gold Crusher who may do better when handicapping. An interesting maiden that may go to Tagseed.