Pontefract

  • 17:10 Steve 'Tat' Taylor's 40th Birthday Maiden Stakes1m 4y

  • Winner £3,881 2nd £1,155 3rd £577 4th £289
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 45.69s
  • Off time: 17:14:05
17:10 Pontefract Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Inaad 13/8
2nd Be My Rock 2/1
3rd Be Royale 50/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (6) 2223-7 Purple and Yellow check, Yellow and Purple diabolo on sleeves Be My Rock 40
4 9-6 Rae Guest S Donohoe 73 2/13.00
2 (4) YELLOW, BLACK epaulets Bordah (USA)
3 9-3 R Varian D Fox 5/16.00
3 (8) 55 Yellow, Black cross belts, Yellow and Black halved sleeves, Black cap Brother Duke 13
3 9-3 G Moss Justin Newman (5) 50/151.00
4 (2) 0-33 Royal blue Inaad 19
3 9-3 h Saeed bin Suroor P Hanagan 69 13/82.62
5 (10) Yellow, dark green stars, sleeves and star on cap Top Line Banker
3 9-3 B Ellison P Pickard (3) 33/134.00
6 (3) 8 Royal Blue, White spots Young Jay 20
3 9-3 M Johnston N Callan 17/29.50
7 (5) 078- Emerald Green, Red triple diamond, striped sleeves and star on cap Be Royale 305
3 8-12 M Appleby A Mullen 45 50/151.00
8 (9) Purple, White sleeves, Black spots, Black cap Lady Dapper
3 8-12 D Thompson Raul Da Silva (3) 100/1101.00
9 (7) 5 Yellow, royal blue stars, yellow cap Pearl Queen 20
3 8-12 h C F Wall Harry Bentley 12/113.00
10 (1) 6 Light Blue, Yellow sash, Yellow sleeves, Light Blue armlets, Yellow cap Rosy Ryan (IRE) 30
3 8-12 Miss T Jackson J P Sullivan 100/1101.00

Verdict

Paul Hanagan takes the mount on Inaad and it's surprising that the colt sticks to maidens having qualified for handicaps with a mark of 69. Four-year-old's aren't harshly punished under the conditions of this race so we think BE MY ROCK can make experience count. Rae Guest's filly placed on all four of her starts last year and she can be forgiven a disappointing reappearance at Kempton. Bordah has yet to see a racecourse and there appears to a distinct soft ground influence in his pedigree. Young Jay should have learnt plenty from his debut at Ripon while Pearl Queen was unable to cope as they sprinted off a funereal gallop at Windsor.