Pontefract

  • 18:25 Lucy Stevens 30th Birthday Celebrations EBF Novice Auction Stakes 6f

  • Winner £4,528 2nd £1,348 3rd £673 4th £337
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 20.29s
  • Off time: 18:27:47
18:25 Pontefract Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Tomfre 5/4
2nd Pop Dancer (IRE) 7/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 (3) 22 WHITE, RED seams, RED and WHITE quartered cap Sword Beach (IRE) 23
2 9-5 Eve Johnson Houghton David Probert 5/16.00
2 (6) 31 Light blue, mauve epaulets, armlets and cap Tomfre 22
Distance Winner
2 9-4 R M Beckett R Kingscote 5/42.25
3 (7) White, Black seams, White sleeves, Black stars, White cap, Black star Hooroo (IRE)
2 9-2 K R Burke Harrison Shaw (5) 20/121.00
4 (1) Black, orange stars, orange and black striped cap Pop Dancer (IRE)
2 9-2 R A Fahey T Hamilton 7/42.75
5 (4) LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets Spiritofthenorth (FR)
2 9-0 K A Ryan S H James 16/117.00
6 (2) 6 Dark Blue, Yellow stars, checked sleeves, Yellow cap Honnold 23
2 8-12 D McCain Jnr G Lee 40/141.00
7 (5) Yellow, black seams, black and yellow diabolo on sleeves, quartered cap Bertie's Princess (IRE)
2 8-9 N Tinkler Faye McManoman (5) 50/151.00

Verdict

TOMFRE gets a 7lb allowance under the race conditions and that negates a penalty incurred for winning at Newmarket last month. Ralph Beckett’s colt can take advantage and go in again at the main expense of Sword Beach. The latter has found one too good at Salisbury in both outings so far and should be in the mix once again. Richard Fahey sent out last year’s winner and Pop Dancer is related to a winner while Spiritofthenorth is a half-brother to a winning sprinter and preferred to Hooroo of the other newcomers.