Today's racecards

Pontefract

  • 16:00 Weatherbys VAT Services Pipalong Stakes 1m 4y

  • Winner £22,684 2nd £8,600 3rd £4,304 4th £2,144
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 44.05s
  • Off time: 16:01:03
16:00 Pontefract Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Gifted Girl (IRE) 9/4
2nd Ladys First 4/1
3rd Ultrasonic (USA) 3/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (9) 171-003 Dark Blue, White star, Red sleeves, White stars, Red cap, White star Dutch Rose (IRE) 21
Nag me
4 8-12 D O'Meara L Morris 89 50/151.00
2 (10) 2118-02 Light blue, dark blue armlets, dark blue cap Forgive 10
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-12 Richard Hannon P J Dobbs 90 28/129.00
3 (6) 6261-12 RED, WHITE sleeves, BLUE and WHITE striped cap Gifted Girl (IRE) 39
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-12 P F I Cole T P Queally 106 9/43.25
4 (1) 21291-6 Black, white spots, black sleeves, white cap Hippy Hippy Shake 66
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-12 L M Cumani K Fallon 95 9/25.50
5 (8) 24-3362 Emerald Green, White cross belts, Orange sleeves, Royal Blue cap Ladys First 20
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-12 R A Fahey P Hanagan 110 4/15.00
6 (3) 8324-34 YELLOW, BLACK epaulets Oojooba 52
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-12 h R Varian Andrea Atzeni 95 9/110.00
7 (7) 9615-77 White, Red sash, Red and White striped cap Semayyel (IRE) 54
Nag me
4 8-12 b C E Brittain B Doyle 99 40/141.00
8 (4) 1148-37 Purple, white triple diamond, striped sleeves, black cap, white star Sweetnessandlight 20
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 8-12 J Ward G Lee 95 28/129.00
10 (2) 222-454 Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves Ultrasonic (USA) 10
Nag me
4 8-12 h Sir Michael Stoute R L Moore 101 3/14.00
Non runners
9 (5)872-476Switcher (IRE)48-12D O'MearaT Hamilton92

Verdict

Only a length separated Gifted Girl and LADYS FIRST in a Group 3 at Epsom last month when Ultrasonic was behind. Richard Fahey's filly improved on that effort when chasing home Duntle in a Group 2 at Ascot and deserves to win another decent prize. She has the beating of Sweetnessandlight on the form book while Newmarket second Forgive has plenty to prove in this higher grade. Oojooba had Hippy Hippy Shake behind when third at Goodwood in May, however, and could have place claims while Semayyel is eased in grade and caused a huge upset at Yarmouth last year when last racing in Listed company. The O'Meara pair Dutch Rose and Switcher look out of their depth however.