Pontefract

  • 14:30 British Stallion Studs EBF Spindrifter Conditions Stakes 6f

  • Winner £12,450 2nd £3,728 3rd £1,864 4th £932
  • Going: Good (Good to Firm in places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 16.56s
  • Off time: 14:30:38
14:30 Pontefract Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Hurstwood 13/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (3) 321 Red, Red cap, White spots Hurstwood 17
2 9-2 T D Easterby D Allan 82 13/27.50
3 (1) 210 Silver, tassel on cap Monoski (USA) 13
Course and Distance Winner
2 9-2 M Johnston P J McDonald 97 2/51.40
4 (4) 51 Silver, gold braid, maroon cap, gold tassel Toro Strike (USA) 28
Distance Winner
2 9-2 R A Fahey T Hamilton 7/24.50
Non runners
2 (2)10Lord Of The Lodge (IRE)29-2K R BurkeBen Curtis

Verdict

Monoski made a very promising debut at York before an easy victory over this course and distance. He led for a long way in the Coventry Stakes before weakening quickly and will find this more to his liking. However LORD OF THE LODGE, who made a successful debut at Ayr, also ran in the Coventry and stayed on through beaten horses to finish mid-division so there's unlikely to be much between the pair here. Karl Burke's charge just gets the vote as Hurstwood is tackling this trip for the first time and may have problems matching strides with Monoski. Toro Strike was sent to Newbury for his debut and showed the benefit when making most at Thirsk, though he'll need to improve again to complete a double against these better rivals.