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14:40 Pontefract

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  • 3 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 4f 8y
  • Going: Good (Good to Firm in places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £7,000 added
  • Winner: £4,528
  • 2nd: £1,348
  • 3rd: £673
  • 4th: £337
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 2m 43.21s
  • Off Time: 14:40:46
  • 3 Ran
1st
Silk -
2(2)
Silk - Dark Green and Red check, Dark Green sleeves, Pink cap
  • Form 92-4
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-9
  • Official Rating 72

tracked leaders, pushed along over 3f out, under pressure over 2f out, soon beaten

3(4)
Silk - Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap
12/1
  • Form 9
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-7

tracked leader, driven to challenge over 3f out, kept on under pressure to lead well inside final furlong

4(1)
Silk - Red, Yellow disc, armlets and cap
  • Form 3247-32
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-7
  • Official Rating 67

raced freely, led, quickened over 3f out, headed well inside final furlong, no extra

1(3)
NR
  • Form 345
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-0
  • Official Rating 66

Nonrunner

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

Aussie Berry has not progressed from his Wetherby debut and Europa was last of nine on her only start. Spring Dixie has fair form figures beside her name but was beaten 11l on the soft at Brighton in a four-horse handicap last time. Her previous effort when a close third to Peterhouse at Beverley on firm ground in April is almost certainly a better reflection of her ability and she's the main danger to FAITH MATTERS (NAP). Marco Botti's filly has yet to race on the Turf but shaped very nicely on reappearance in a decent Chelmsford maiden and this looks well within her capabilities before going on to better things.

Formwatch

Faith Matters (IRE) 5-1 (8-5) Close up, not clear run over 2f out, effort over 1f out, stayed on one pace final furlong, 4th of 13, 2 3/4l behind Covert Love (8-8) at Chelmsford City 1m 2f mdn auc stks (5) pol in May.

Europa (GER) 16-1 (8-10) Slowly into stride, ran green in rear, well beaten final 2f, last of 9, 15l behind Rejaah (8-10) at Lingfield 1m 2f mdn fll (5) pol in May.

Spring Dixie (IRE) 4-1 (9-1) Tracked leader until 5f out, chased leading pair, pushed along 4f out, plugged on into 2nd again entering final 2f, no chance with winner, 2nd of 4, 11l behind Quest For Wonder (9-7) at Brighton 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) sft in May.

Aussie Berry (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Held up in rear but in touch, driven 3f out, never dangerous, 5th of 7, 12l behind Hathal (9-5) at Lingfield 7f 3yo mdn (5) gf.