Pontefract

  • 15:15 Weatherbys TBA Pipalong Stakes 1m 6y

  • Winner £28,010 2nd £10,665 3rd £5,340 4th £2,665
  • Going: Good to Firm (Good in Places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 45.39s
  • Off time: 15:15:56
15:15 Pontefract Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Exhort 25/1
2nd Billesdon Brook 3/1
3rd Agincourt (IRE) 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (4) 445-391 Emerald Green, Yellow star, Red sleeves and cap Billesdon Brook 20
Distance Winner
4 9-3 R Hannon S M Levey 107 3/14.00
2 (3) 81-2122 Mauve and pink check, white sleeves, pink cap Agincourt (IRE) 18
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 9-0 D O'Meara D Tudhope 87 8/19.00
4 (8) 115-192 Red, emerald green chevron, chevrons on sleeves, quartered cap Clon Coulis (IRE) 20
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-0 h T D Barron J P Spencer 103 9/43.25
5 (12) 241056- Red, White sash, White cap Dance Diva 276
4 9-0 R A Fahey T Hamilton 96 66/167.00
6 (10) 256-724 Red, white sash, royal blue cap Exhort 37
Distance Winner
4 9-0 R A Fahey P Hanagan 93 25/126.00
7 (5) 127213 ROYAL BLUE and WHITE (quartered), BLACK and WHITE striped sleeves and cap Never Be Enough 7
Distance Winner
4 9-0 K Dalgleish T Eaves 83 50/151.00
8 (2) 1260-45 Light Blue, Dark Blue triple diamond New Day Dawn (IRE) 38
4 9-0 Tom Dascombe R Kingscote 92 12/113.00
9 (7) 328607 YELLOW, BLACK seams, BLACK cap Pattie 20
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-0 M R Channon Ben Curtis 93 25/126.00
10 (1) 66543-0 Silver, tassel on cap Threading (IRE) 20
Distance Winner
4 9-0 M Johnston P J McDonald 102 3/14.00
11 (6) 5-03659 Maroon, white spots, maroon sleeves, orange cap Vivianite (IRE) 20
Distance Winner
4 9-0 p Archie Watson Hollie Doyle 93 40/141.00
12 (9) 45-2527 Yellow, red star, yellow sleeves, red stars, red cap, yellow stars Wisdom Mind (IRE) 10
Distance Winner
4 9-0 t J P O'Brien G P Halpin 98 25/126.00
Non runners
3 (11)50-0310Bubble And Squeak49-0S KirkJim Crowley91

Verdict

BILLESDON BROOK, shock winner of last year's 1000 Guineas, gained her first subsequent victory when dropping into this grade at Chelmsford when Pattie and Vivianite were a long way behind. She only has a 3lb penalty to carry and this looks her level nowadays. Clon Coulis beat Pattie narrowly at Chelmsord in March and ran a tremendous race when beaten a neck in the Royal Hunt Cup, form that gives her an obvious chance here. Threading escapes a penalty for last year's Listed victory at York, where she had Dance Diva 7l behind, and she'll be better for her run in the Duke Of Cambridge at Ascot, her first start since October. Richard Fahey trains the latter and also handles Exhort, though Paul Hanagan's mount appears to need further on quick ground. Joseph O'Brien sends Wisdom Mind from Ireland and though she will need to find more her yard could hardly be in better form.