Today's racecards

Pontefract

  • 17:00 Book Your 18th October Totesport Package Maiden Stakes1m 2f 6y

  • Winner £2,914 2nd £867 3rd £433 4th £216
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 12.54s
  • Off time: 17:01:05
17:00 Pontefract Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Dark Promise 8/13
2nd Weathervane 9/1
3rd Highland Park (IRE) 11/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (10) White, Red inverted triangle, White sleeves, Red spots, quartered cap Kiss N Kick
Nag me
4 9-9 Lucinda Featherstone R Kennemore (3) 100/1101.00
2 (15) Light green, brown braces and armlets, white cap Neptune Equester 105
Nag me
7 9-9 B Ellison D Swift (5) 28/129.00
3 (13) 3-6 Black, Pink star, halved sleeves and stars on cap Mexican Jay (USA) 53
Nag me
4 9-4 B Smart T Eaves 100/1101.00
4 (2) 87 Purple and yellow diabolo, chevrons on sleeves, striped cap Admiral Rodney 120
Nag me
3 9-3 Mrs P Sly M Fenton 150/1151.00
5 (11) 93 Grey, Dark Blue stripe, Dark Blue sleeves, Yellow armlets, check cap Aneel 17
Nag me
3 9-3 J Noseda S W Kelly 20/121.00
6 (5) 526 BLACK, GREEN hoop and armlets, GREEN cap, BLACK spots Dance Tempo 55
Nag me
3 9-3 H Morrison S Drowne 81 16/117.00
7 (1) Yellow, Emerald Green braces, hooped sleeves, Yellow cap Fama Mac
Nag me
3 9-3 N Bycroft F Norton 125/1126.00
8 (4) 8 DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Herostatus 47
Nag me
3 9-3 M Johnston Greg Fairley 40/141.00
9 (3) Pale Blue, White and Yellow check cap Highland Park (IRE)
Nag me
3 9-3 Sir Michael Stoute R Mullen 11/112.00
10 (7) 744-44 Emerald Green, White chevron, White sleeves, Emerald Green armlets, Red cap Palio Square (USA) 15
Nag meBeaten Favourite
3 9-3 Sir H R A Cecil E Ahern 77 9/25.50
13 (8) 3036 Red, White sash, Royal Blue cap Weathervane 36
Nag meBeaten Favourite
3 9-3 J H M Gosden William Buick 75 9/110.00
14 (12) 2 Dark blue and pink stripes, pink sleeves and cap Dark Promise 34
Nag meBeaten Favourite
3 8-12 M A Jarvis P Robinson 8/131.62
Non runners
11 (6)6Raghdaan39-3P W HiattS De Sousa
12 (9)0-5Sory39-3Miss T JacksonNon Runner
15 (14)3Rio's Rosanna (IRE)38-12R M WhitakerNon Runner

Verdict

The 120-rated chaser Neptune Equester is considered however DANCE TEMPO should have more tactical speed where it matters. Hugh Morrison's colt was disappointing behind Mountain Hiker when last seen but his previous second to Heart Of Hearts at Newbury puts him right in the mix. Aneel improved from first to second runs but probably needs to move forward again, whilst Highland Park needs a market check on debut as this brother to Leocorno comes from a wonderfully successful family. Palio Square seems to be regressing slightly, and a bigger threat could be Weathervane who has run two shockers at Sandown but shown promise elsewhere. Dark Promise was well-backed on debut and this Shamardal filly looks a major player as this half-sister to Oaks winner Love Divine should improve for this testing track.