• 15:40 totepool Pontefract Castle Stakes 1m 4f 8y

  • Winner £22,684 2nd £8,600 3rd £4,304 4th £2,144
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 39.71s
  • Off time: 15:40:31
15:40 Pontefract Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Brown Panther 11/8
2nd Souviens Toi 11/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (2) 417238- Turquoise, dark blue cap Brown Panther 238
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-1 Tom Dascombe R Kingscote 113 11/82.38
2 (3) 7378-80 Emerald Green and White diamonds, striped sleeves, Red cap Ed De Gas 37
Distance Winner
4 9-1 Rae Guest S De Sousa 95 40/141.00
3 (1) 2425-32 Dark Blue, Light Blue cross belts, striped sleeves, White cap Main Sequence (USA) 24
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 9-1 p1 D R Lanigan T E Durcan 110 Evs2.00
4 (4) 5/0908-5 Light green, brown braces and armlets, white cap Saptapadi (IRE) 37
Distance Winner
7 9-1 B Ellison Barry McHugh 94 20/121.00
5 (6) 1151-34 White, light blue stripe, sleeves and cap Souviens Toi 15
4 8-13 M Botti N Callan 102 11/112.00
6 (5) 71103-3 Red, White sash, Royal Blue cap Between Us 22
Distance Winner
4 8-10 Sir Mark Prescott C Catlin 85 28/129.00


Brown Panther beat higher rated rivals when landing last year's renewal but it was soft ground and he'd already had a run. He's facing different conditions today and MAIN SEQUENCE can take advantage. The latter has returned a losing favourite in both starts this season but his latest defeat by subsequent Royal Ascot runner-up Mukhadram now looks less of a disappointment and David Lanigan's charge can get his head back in front. Souviens Toi will need both of the principals to run below par if she's to figure after a fourth in a Group 3 at Haydock and the rest have even more to find on today's terms.