Today's racecards

Pontefract

  • 15:40 Phil Bull Trophy Conditions Stakes2m 1f 216y

  • Winner £6,412 2nd £1,920 3rd £960 4th £480
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 8.62s
  • Off time: 15:40:21
15:40 Pontefract Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Lieutenant Miller 11/1
2nd Zuider Zee (GER) 4/11

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (5) 062/88-0 Royal blue Darley Sun (IRE) 11
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-3 Saeed bin Suroor M Barzalona 100 9/25.50
2 (3) 4640/0-5 Emerald Green and White diamonds, Orange sleeves and cap Feeling Peckish (USA) 32
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8 9-3 t M C Chapman R Kennemore 34 100/1101.00
3 (6) WHITE, RED seams, RED and WHITE quartered cap Lieutenant Miller 46
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6 9-3 N J Henderson T P Queally 11/112.00
4 (2) 13-2443 Emerald Green, Black chevrons on sleeves Zuider Zee (GER) 51
Nag meCourse Winner
5 9-3 J H M Gosden R Havlin 108 4/111.36
5 (1) 142236 Yellow, light blue star, black and yellow hooped sleeves, black cap Mollyow (IRE) 31
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4 8-12 T T Clement R Winston 53 66/167.00
6 (4) 427332 Dark Blue and Maroon diabolo, Maroon sleeves, Dark Blue cap Petaluma 19
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3 8-0 M R Channon Andrea Atzeni 70 14/115.00

Verdict

It's three years since DARLEY SUN won the Cesarewitch by five lengths for David Simcock but, in fairness, he's been set some very stiff tasks since joining Godolphin. He was beaten less than a length by Ajaan in this last year and can end his losing run now under Mickael Barzalona. Last year's November Handicap winner Zuider Zee comes out best on official ratings and was fourth in the Queen Alexandra Stakes at Ascot in June so should have no problems with the trip. He's certain to go close but recent Yarmouth runner-up Petaluma has a bit to find at the weights and winning hurdler Lieutenant Miller isn't one to rely on.