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16:50 Pontefract

Ladbrokes Maiden Stakes (Class D) (Class D)

  • 8 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 4f 8y
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 2m 39.30s
  • 8 Ran
1st
Silk -
2nd
Silk -
1(10)
Silk - Orange, Black sleeves, Orange armlets, Black cap
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-0

held up, ridden over 5f out, soon lost place, tailed off when pulled up 2f out

2(1)
Silk - Orange, Black star, armlets and star on cap
  • Form 00-0
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-0

led until headed over 4f out, weakened over 2f out

4(2)
Silk - Black, emerald green sleeves, black and emerald green striped cap
16/1
  • Form 45
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-0

slowly away, held up in rear, headway over 3f out, ridden to go 2nd 2f out, kept on, no chance with winner

6(4)
Silk - Emerald Green, Royal Blue sleeves, White cap, Emerald Green spots
15/8
  • Form 045-034
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-0

chased leader, led over 4f out, clear 2f out, easily

7(3)
Silk - MAROON, white sleeves, maroon cap, white star
  • Form 3
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-0

chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out

8(5)
Silk - Red, White stars, Emerald Green sleeves, Emerald Green cap, White star

Zangeal

17
2/1
  • Form 43
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-0

held up towards rear, weakened 3f out

9(9)
Silk - Dark Blue and Light Green diabolo, quartered cap
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-9

behind, ridden and weakened over 4f out

10(6)
Silk - Light Blue, Chocolate sleeves, hooped cap
25/1
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-9

chased leaders, effort 4f out, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened

3(8)
NR
  • Form 5
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-0

Nonrunner

5(7)
NR
  • Form 6
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-0

Nonrunner

In depth

Verdict

Sunday City looks the form pick against Schapiro and Roman Forum. David Loder's representative finished third in a true run maiden at Thirsk on debut and on that evidence looks a likely type to handle the gradients of the Pontefract track. Schapiro does not look the easiest of rides but the form of his recent run behind Pagan Magic was given a solid boost by second placed Le Tiss's fourth placing in the King George V Stakes at Royal Ascot. Qadraat was a very expensive purchase at 230 000 guineas. A tad disappointing on debut at Sandown, his breeding suggests that middle distances should be the making of him. Roman Forum is a full brother to Wince but could not dispose of a modest bunch at Ripon. Plenty of blue blood on view and we will stick with David Loder's Sunday City.