• 14:45 totepool Supports The NRC/ Breeders Backing Racing EBF Maiden Stakes1m 2f 6y

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


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 13.13s
  • Off time: 14:48:01
14:45 Pontefract Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Roseburg (IRE) 5/4
2nd Asteroidea 100/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (9) 04- Emerald green, light blue and yellow striped sleeves and cap Express Himself (IRE) 187
3 9-5 E S McMahon G Lee 7/24.50
2 (3) 0-3 Black and white (quartered), black sleeves, white stars, orange cap Master Clockmaker (IRE) 13
3 9-5 Mrs A Duffield P McDonald 14/115.00
3 (2) Pale Blue, White and Yellow check cap Montone (IRE)
3 9-5 v1 Sir Michael Stoute Robert Tart (3) 8/19.00
4 (5) 72-3 Yellow, large Black spots and spots on cap Roseburg (IRE) 21
Beaten Favourite
3 9-5 L M Cumani Andrea Atzeni 83 5/42.25
5 (6) 62- Dark Blue, Orange epaulets, striped sleeves, quartered cap Swilken 168
3 9-5 M H Tompkins B A Curtis 25/126.00
6 (4) 00- LIGHT BLUE, GREY and LIGHT BLUE hooped sleeves, PINK cap Asteroidea 221
3 9-0 Mrs P Sly Ross Atkinson (3) 100/1101.00
8 (7) 525-5 Red, Dark Green hoop Mambo Rhythm 21
3 9-0 M Johnston F Norton 68 14/115.00
Non runners
7 (8)Desert Snow39-0Saeed bin SuroorS De Sousa
9 (1)Yawail39-0B RothwellNon Runner


Montone and Desert Snow are obviously of great interest in that they represent top yards - Sir Michael Stoute and Saeed bin Suroor respectively. The market should inform further as to their respective chances but it is rather disconcerting to see headgear applied to both first-time up. Mambo Rhythm is just starting to look a little exposed and Swilken looks much more of staying handicap project. Luca Cumani's team have been running well enough this season and this looks a good chance for ROSEBURG, a solid third behind GM Hopkins on his Nottingham reappearance. He was rather too keen that day and his chance will be increased considerably if he learns to settle better.