Pontefract

  • 16:10 Rugby League World Cup At totepool.com Maiden Stakes1m 4f 8y

  • Winner £3,234 2nd £962 3rd £481 4th £240
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 55.14s
  • Off time: 16:11:13
16:10 Pontefract Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Norway Cross 7/4
2nd Aalim 5/1
3rd Wannabe Your Man 5/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (11) 9/6- Red, white hoops, dark blue sleeves, white stars, dark blue cap, white star After The Storm 520
4 9-12 J G M O'Shea Ciaran McKee (7) 50/151.00
2 (10) dark green, yellow cap Eton Dorney (USA) 47
Beaten Favourite
4 9-12 M Johnston G Lee 25/126.00
3 (9) Dark blue, pink epaulets Mykia 608
5 9-12 Ollie Pears B Hughes 100/1101.00
4 (7) 7 Purple, Yellow triple diamond, diamonds on sleeves, Purple cap, Yellow diamond Rhinestone Rebel (IRE) 37
7 9-12 P W Hiatt Thomas Garner (5) 80/181.00
5 (6) 4-70870 RED, BLACK epaulets and stars on sleeves, BLACK cap Penderyn 27
6 9-7 p C Smith R Fitzpatrick 34 150/1151.00
6 (1) 5 Royal blue Aalim 20
Beaten Favourite
3 9-5 p1 Saeed bin Suroor S De Sousa 5/16.00
7 (3) 00742 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Maraweh (IRE) 28
3 9-5 C Hills P Hanagan 75 8/19.00
8 (5) 3- DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Newsreader (USA) 385
3 9-5 M Johnston J Fanning 4/15.00
9 (4) 7 Pink, White sleeves Wannabe Your Man 28
3 9-5 R Varian Andrea Atzeni 5/16.00
10 (8) 2 Black, Red chevron, hooped sleeves and cap Norway Cross 33
3 9-0 L M Cumani W Buick 7/42.75
11 (2) 4687 White, Emerald Green sleeves, White armlets, Emerald Green cap Rancho Montoya (IRE) 36
3 9-0 v1 A M Balding T E Durcan 62 22/123.00

Verdict

Maraweh sets the standard with a mark of 75 though it's a pretty modest one and he's only raced on fast ground so far. A handful of these are likely to improve past him and NORWAY CROSS could prove best of them. Luca Cumani's filly found only one too good when unfancied on her debut in testing ground at Sandown and is preferred to Aalim. The latter will have come on for his introduction at Kempton while Wannabe Your Man should finish a lot closer to Maraweh this time. Newsreader ran well at Bath on last year's debut and Joe Fanning prefers her to older stablemate Eton Dorney.