Pontefract

  • 20:35 Sunflower Foundation Maiden Handicap1m 2f 5y

  • Winner £3,881 2nd £1,155 3rd £577 4th £400
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 19.52s
  • Off time: 20:36:21
20:35 Pontefract Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Kwanza 8/1
2nd Lady Scatterley (FR) 5/1
3rd No Dress Rehearsal 7/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (3) 522/34 Red, white chevron, checked sleeves, red cap, white star Flying Raconteur 11
5 10-0 t N Tinkler Faye McManoman (5) 68 11/43.75
2 (9) 3/28402- Yellow, black stars, black cap, yellow star Knightly Spirit 249
4 9-13 I Jardine Ben Curtis 67 20/121.00
3 (10) 764-3 Royal Blue, Dark Blue Cross of Lorraine and sleeves Alfa Dawn (IRE) 10
3 9-7 Phillip Makin S H James 70 4/15.00
4 (1) 74-27 Yellow, Black diamond on cap No Dress Rehearsal 37
3 9-7 M W Easterby Nathan Evans 70 7/24.50
5 (5) 8/05 Orange, Black and White hooped cap Howbaar (USA) 28
4 9-6 t1 J D Bethell D Tudhope 60 12/113.00
7 (8) 56-8286 White, emerald green hoops, white sleeves and cap Kwanza 20
4 9-4 M Johnston J Fanning 58 8/19.00
8 (6) 565-02 Cerise, Gold epaulets and armlets Lady Scatterley (FR) 13
3 9-4 T D Easterby Cam Hardie 67 5/16.00
9 (7) 00-6769 Dark Blue, Light Blue chevron, quartered cap Shakiah (IRE) 53
4 8-9 Mrs S A Watt P Mathers 45 40/141.00
10 (4) 60-7 Purple, white disc, purple sleeves, white spots, hooped cap Calevade (IRE) 60
3 8-6 B Haslam A Mullen 55 14/115.00
Non runners
6 (2)08-9326Frankadore (IRE)39-4Tom DascombeR Kingscote67

Verdict

ALFA DAWN was placed over a mile here on her belated seasonal reappearance. She has every chance on today’s terms and with the extra distance likely to bring improvement, Phillip Makin’s filly gets the vote. No Dress Rehearsal shares the same rating as the selection and can be forgiven a below par effort in testing going over 1m6f last time while Lady Scatterley and Frankadore also have a shout at the weights with the former preferred on her recent second in a handicap at Beverley. Flying Raconteur and Knightly Spirit have bits of form though both are conceding weight to the younger horses.