16:10 Pontefract

Madam Lilibet Handicap (Class 5)

  • 4 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 1f 27y
  • Going: Good to Firm (Good in Places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £7,211 added
  • Winner: £3,881
  • 2nd: £1,155
  • 3rd: £577
  • 4th: £300
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 3m 52.61s
  • Off Time: 16:10:32
  • 4 Ran

Rubenesque (IRE)

148 t CD
  • Form: 13253-1
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-0
  • Official Rating: 70
  • Trainer: Tristan Davidson
  • Jockey: Phil Dennis

made all, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and stayed on gamely inside final furlong



11 CD
  • Form: 87-2612
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-11
  • Official Rating: 67
  • Trainer: Julia Brooke
  • Jockey: Cam Hardie

tracked winner, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and unable to quicken over 1f, rider dropped rein inside final furlong, stayed on towards finish

  • Form: 878113
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-8
  • Official Rating: 64
  • Trainer: Micky Hammond
  • Jockey: G Lee

close up in 4th, pushed along 5f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, not trouble leaders

  • Form: 623215
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 8-11
  • Official Rating: 53
  • Trainer: T D Easterby
  • Jockey: D Fentiman

slowly away, soon recovered to track leaders, headway on outer to dispute 2nd 5f out, ridden 3f out, weakened and flashed tail over 1f out


Mr Smith

44 p D
  • Form: 48004/1
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 8-13
  • Official Rating: 55
  • Trainer: C Byrnes
  • Jockey: Non Runner


Previous results

In depth


Rubenesque, runner-up in this last year, scored over the 2m5f track back in April before finishing runner-up over hurdles at Perth a few days later but will do well to concede weight all round. FOREWARNING scored over the course and distance last month, when Stormin Norman was third, before a very good run in a better race at York and looks the one to beat. Kitty's Cove stays the trip as she showed at Musselburgh though may find the ground a bit quick.


Rubenesque (IRE) 7-2fav (11-6) Tracked leader, led and quickened clear after 3 out, ridden when hard pressed between last 2, headed last, one pace and no impression flat, 2nd of 11, 5l behind Stop Talking (11-2) at Perth 2m 4f hcp (4) gd in Apr.

Forewarning 8-1 (9-2) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, every chance over 1f out, kept on under pressure, 2nd of 12, 3/4l behind Platform Nineteen (9-3) at York 2m hcp (4) gd in Sep.

Stormin Norman 6-5fav (9-5) Raced wide keen in touch, pushed along over 6f out, ridden and headway over 1f out, one pace final furlong, 3rd of 7, 2 3/4l behind Forewarning (9-6) at Pontefract 2m 1f hcp (5) gd in Aug.

Kitty's Cove 11-2 (9-5) In rear, headway over 1f out, kept on and no impression, 5th of 11, 10 1/2l behind Well Funded (9-6) at Carlisle 1m 6f hcp (6) gs in Sep.

Mr Smith 4-9fav (11-3) Slight mistake 1st, tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, slight mistake 9th, disputed after 10th, slight mistake 4 out, soon led, slight mistake 3 out, asserted before next, soon clear, easily, won at Roscommon 3m hcp sft in Aug beating Messie (11-3) by 12l, 8 ran.