Pontefract

  • 14:40 Bet totepool On All Irish Racing Maiden Stakes 1m 4f 8y

  • Winner £4,528 2nd £1,348 3rd £673 4th £337
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 43.24s
  • Off time: 14:42:10
14:40 Pontefract Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Dare To Achieve 1/4
2nd Astorgs Galaxy 11/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (3) 6-2 Yellow, Royal Blue epaulets Dare To Achieve 36
Nag meBeaten Favourite
3 9-5 W J Haggas R Hughes 1/41.25
2 (5) Pink, Emerald Green triple diamond, Pink sleeves, Emerald Green stars, Emerald Green cap, Pink star Diamonds A Dancing
Nag me
3 9-5 Miss R Curtis R Kingscote 66/167.00
3 (1) 232 YELLOW, PURPLE hoops and armlets, hooped cap The Welsh Wizard (IRE) 75
Nag me
3 9-5 C Hills G Lee 80 5/16.00
4 (2) 3 Yellow, Black hoop, Black Sleeves, yellow stars, yellow cap, black star Astorgs Galaxy 24
Nag me
3 9-0 Sir Michael Stoute S De Sousa 11/112.00
5 (6) 65 Cherry, Black sash, Primrose and White quartered cap Near Time 17
Nag me
3 9-0 A M Balding J Fortune 20/121.00
Non runners
6 (4)32Shalwa39-0M BottiN Callan

Verdict

DARE TO ACHIEVE will be a warm order to open his account. William Haggas' colt finished a clear runner-up at Newbury last time behind subsequent Royal Ascot winner Remote and is hard to oppose in this company. The Welsh Wizard's latest effort also looks better in hindsight as he found only the Derby runner-up, Libertarian, too good over 1m2f here back in April and he makes more appeal than Sandown fifth Near Time and Astorgs Galaxy. Shalwa will be winning an easier maiden than this before long after a good effort at Newcastle last month.