Today's racecards

Pontefract

  • 14:10 E.b.f. Totepool A Better Way To Bet Maiden Fillies' Stakes6f

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 17.04s
  • Off time: 14:13:11
14:10 Pontefract Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Zabeel Park (USA) 5/4
2nd Mama Lulu (USA) Evs
3rd Princess Izzy 16/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 (4) 8 Mauve, Black braces and cap Cool In The Shade 12
Nag me
2 9-0 P T Midgley P Pickard (5) 66/167.00
2 (6) 68 Maroon, Pink seams, Maroon cap Georgina Bailey (IRE) 15
Nag me
2 9-0 A J Mccabe Declan Cannon (5) 100/1101.00
5 (10) 7 White, Red sash, Red and White striped cap Kaifi (IRE) 15
Nag me
2 9-0 C E Brittain P Robinson 14/115.00
6 (12) 0 Black, royal blue armlets Livinadream 23
Nag me
2 9-0 N Tinkler S De Sousa 80/181.00
7 (11) 2 Dark green and beige diabolo, beige sleeves, dark green chevrons and cap Mama Lulu (USA) 15
Nag meBeaten Favourite
2 9-0 M L W Bell J P Spencer Evs2.00
8 (7) White and Dark Green diamonds, White sleeves, Dark Green armlets, White cap Millies Folly
Nag me
2 9-0 D Carroll D Nolan 80/181.00
9 (9) Dark Blue, White stripe, chevrons on sleeves Princess Gail
Nag me
2 9-0 W M Brisbourne E Ahern 66/167.00
10 (5) 7 Pink, Purple spots, Purple sleeves, Pink spots Princess Izzy 19
Nag me
2 9-0 M H Tompkins K Fallon 16/117.00
12 (2) 3 Royal blue Zabeel Park (USA) 18
Nag me
2 9-0 Saeed bin Suroor L Dettori 5/42.25
Non runners
3 (3)I Got You Babe (IRE)29-0R C GuestPaul Eddery
4 (1)6Immacolata (IRE)29-0A BerryM Coumbe
11 (8)7Royal Hush29-0K A RyanP Hanagan

Verdict

MAMA LULU looks capable of defying her wide draw to land this contest ahead of Zabeel Park and Princess Izzy. Michael Bell's filly is the first foal of a Group Three winner and ran as though inheriting plenty of that ability when second on her debut at Doncaster. Prior to that her trainer had spoken highly of this daughter of Kingmambo and she was backed accordingly, into a warm favourite. Having shown pace throughout only to give best late on this drop back to a stiff six will surely prove no problem and she's expected to recoup losses for followers by beating Zabeel Park. Saeed Bin Suroor's charge was no match for Royal Ascot bound Hooray on her debut but the winner stopped the clock in an impressive time, so she deserves credit for setting the fractions and as a half-sister to dual English and Irish Guineas winner Finsceal Beo the climb to the line should see her improve. Princess Izzy was sent off 66/1 ahead of her debut at Leicester but was beaten less than seven lengths by Crying Lightening, who is set to take on Hooray at Royal Ascot, so keep an aye on Albany Stakes on Friday. The Mark Tompkins trained filly steps up a furlong in trip and is bred to appreciate it whilst Kieren Fallon's booking also catches the eye. Kaifi was slowly into stride and always behind in an average looking Lingfield maiden on debut but it has produced a couple of moderate looking winners and she can only improve for that outing. Similarly Royal Hush should do better whilst I Got You Babe is a half-sister to several winners including admirable sprinter Colorus and could run well on debut from a good draw; she's the yard's first juvenile runner this term and the market will tell us what's expected. Mark Brisbourne has trained one juvenile winner from 14 runners so Princess Gail also needs a check but it'll take a smart performance to lower the colours of Mama Lulu.