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16:35 Pontefract

Brian Hunter - A Lifetime In Racing Maiden Stakes (Class D) (Class D)

  • 6 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 2f 6y
  • Going: Heavy, Soft in places
  • added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 2m 28.32s
  • 6 Ran
2nd
Silk -
1(1)
Silk - MAROON, white sleeves, maroon cap, white star
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-0

chased leaders, ridden and went second over 2f out, led well over 1f out, edged left and headed inside final furlong

2(6)
Silk - Pink, White stars, Pink sleeves, Pink cap, White star
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-0

held up towards rear, ridden over 3f out, went third over 2f out, ran on to lead inside final furlong

3(7)
Silk - Light Green, White chevron, striped sleeves
20/1
  • Form 00
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-0

led, ridden and headed well over 1f out, soon weakened

5(5)
Silk - Royal Blue, White chevron, Light Blue cap
2/1
  • Form 0-
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-9

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

6(2)
Silk - Claret, White sleeves, Black and Yellow quartered cap
  • Form 0-2
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-9

whipped round start, in rear, ridden over 3f out, soon weakened

7(4)
Silk - Light Blue, Dark Blue cross belts, Dark Blue cap
  • Form 4
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-9

chased leader, ridden and weakened over 2f out

4(3)
NR
  • Form 00-
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-0

Nonrunner

In depth

Verdict

Empress Eugenie, Moonshaft, and Blaze of Colour look the three against the field here with the latter just getting our vote. Sir Michael Stoute's filly is superbly bred by Rainbow Quest out of a Green Desert mare and showed enough on her debut at Doncaster last autumn to suggest she can take a race of this nature. Empress Eugenie made a pleasing debut at Windsor recently when fourth to Classical Dancer, she looks certain to improve and must figure in the finish. Best of the rest should be Moonshaft who has hinted at ability in decent maidens. However, with not too much form to go on Michael Stoute's superb track record sways us towards Blaze Of Colour.