Pontefract

  • 14:20 Your Guide To Pontefract At pontefractracecoursetips.co.uk Maiden Stakes 5f

  • Winner £6,469 2nd £1,925 3rd £962 4th £481
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 4.30s
  • Off time: 14:22:05
14:20 Pontefract Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Back Lane 8/1
2nd Northern Water 7/4
3rd Captain Midnight (IRE) 12/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (8) 72 Red, Red cap, White spots Back Lane 12
2 9-5 R A Fahey P Hanagan 8/19.00
2 (3) 3392 Black, Mauve triple diamond and sleeves, Mauve cap, Black diamond Captain Midnight (IRE) 20
2 9-5 D H Brown G Lee 71 12/113.00
3 (10) 6 Dark Blue, Yellow epaulets, Dark Blue sleeves, Yellow spots Gulland Rock 13
2 9-5 W R Muir M Dwyer 25/126.00
4 (1) 75 Black, Yellow spots, Yellow sleeves, Black spots, Black cap, Yellow star Lincoln (IRE) 16
Beaten Favourite
2 9-5 M R Channon S Hitchcott 7/42.75
5 (4) 3 Red, black seams, white sleeves, black armlets, black cap Northern Water 8
2 9-5 Mrs K Burke N Callan 7/42.75
6 (11) 55 Orange, Dark Blue armlets Offshore Bond 15
2 9-5 Jedd O'Keeffe Lee Topliss 50/151.00
7 (2) Orange, Dark Blue armlets Shared Equity
2 9-5 Jedd O'Keeffe J P Sullivan 66/167.00
8 (7) 9 Black, pink sash, black and white striped sleeves, pink cap Snugfit Sam 22
2 9-5 J J Quinn M O'connell 66/167.00
9 (5) 30 Light green, brown braces and armlets, white cap Abisko (IRE) 72
2 9-0 B Ellison P Pickard (3) 33/134.00
10 (6) 3332 MAROON, LIGHT BLUE chevron and sleeves, LIGHT BLUE cap, MAROON spots Bounty Girl (IRE) 16
2 9-0 T D Easterby D Allan 71 14/115.00
11 (9) 9 Red, White stars, White sleeves, Red armlets, Red cap, White star Lucky Surprise 17
2 9-0 Miss Gay Kelleway Jack Mitchell 20/121.00

Verdict

Paul Hanagan's presence on Back Lane is a positive and having shown plenty of speed at Beverley, Richard Fahey's colt should be able to track over from a wide draw. Enough was thought of LINCOLN to try him in maiden at York and having gone on to run a respectable race at Ascot, we'll take Mick Channon's charge to get the verdict. Snugfit Sam ran far better than his finishing position suggests at Beverley and while needing to reverse form with Bounty Girl, the winner of that race has placed in a nursery at Thirsk. Northern Water was friendless in the market ahead of his debut at Ripon and was not disgraced behind two match fit rivals. Offshore Bond was the subject of some market confidence on his debut though Jedd O'Keeffe's inmate has been done no favours by the draw. Captain Midnight didn't navigate the clearest of passages at Ayr and he shouldn't be far away