Today's racecards

Pontefract

  • 14:40 High-Rise Maiden Stakes1m 2f 6y

  • Winner £5,175 2nd £1,540 3rd £770 4th £385
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 15.71s
  • Off time: 14:41:04
14:40 Pontefract Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Libertarian 15/8

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (3) 824- Dark Blue and Maroon diabolo, Maroon sleeves, Dark Blue cap Elidor 160
Nag meBeaten Favourite
3 9-5 M R Channon Martin Harley 80 5/23.50
2 (1) Pink, red epaulets, white sleeves, orange cap Libertarian
Nag me
3 9-5 Mrs K Burke P Makin 15/82.88
3 (2) 23 YELLOW, PURPLE hoops and armlets, hooped cap The Welsh Wizard (IRE) 10
Nag me
3 9-5 C Hills G Lee 2/13.00
4 (4) 08- Light Blue and White (quartered), hooped sleeves, Light Blue cap Thorpe (IRE) 167
Nag me
3 9-5 R M Beckett S Sanders 7/18.00

Verdict

Elidor was a disappointing favourite in October having gone close at Goodwood earlier in the same month. Welsh Wizard came in for support on his latest start over today's trip at Doncaster, but could only manage third in the soft ground, and Thorpe will need a big improvement on last year's modest efforts as he steps up in distance. With doubts surrounding those with experience, a chance is taken on the newcomer, LIBERTARIAN. Elaine Burke's colt can count the smart Group 3 winner, Prince Siegfried, among his winning relatives and an entry in next month's Dante at York suggests he's shown plenty of promise at home.