Pontefract

  • 14:20 John Edward's 50th Birthday Celebration EBF Fillies' Novice Stakes 6f

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 18.55s
  • Off time: 14:21:36
14:20 Pontefract Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Soffika (IRE) 5/1
2nd Heavens Open 7/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 (1) Black, orange stars, orange and black striped cap Cloudea (IRE)
2 9-0 R A Fahey S P Davis (3) 6/17.00
2 (4) 5 Yellow, dark green diamond, diabolo on sleeves and diamonds on cap Ebony Legend 13
2 9-0 J J Quinn Jason Hart 16/117.00
3 (2) 6 Red, white sash, royal blue cap Guipure 17
2 9-0 K R Burke Ben Curtis 11/43.75
4 (6) 4 Red, White sash, White cap Heavens Open 12
2 9-0 R A Fahey T Hamilton 7/24.50
5 (8) 422 Dark blue, large white spots, dark blue and white chevrons on sleeves, dark blue and white striped cap Inyamazane (IRE) 16
2 9-0 M R Channon David Egan 9/25.50
7 (5) Red, white spots, red sleeves, royal blue cap Schumli
2 9-0 D O'Meara D Tudhope 12/113.00
8 (7) DARK BLUE, YELLOW cap Soffika (IRE)
2 9-0 Sir Michael Stoute R L Moore 5/16.00
Non runners
6 (3)5Masaakin29-0R HannonDane O'Neill

Verdict

Inyamazane has placed over shorter trips on a couple of occasions but was still a long way behind the winner at Brighton last time and MASAAKIN is preferred. The latter wasn’t beaten that far when running out of steam in the soft going at Haydock on her debut and finished well ahead of Guipure. Heavens Open shares ownership with the latter and steps up in trip while stablemate Cloudea makes her debut along with Soffika. Sir Michael Stoute’s filly is related to three winners including the useful Dubka and any strong support in the betting could prove significant.