Today's racecards

Pontefract

  • 15:40 totepool Pontefract Castle Stakes 1m 4f 8y

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 34.10s
  • Off time: 15:41:31
15:40 Pontefract Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Freedom's Light 7/4
2nd Waila 11/8

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (6) 3112-77 White, Red braces, Black cap Harris Tweed 43
Nag meDistance Winner
7 9-1 p W J Haggas G Baker 109 7/24.50
2 (1) 197-020 Yellow, Black sash, Black sleeves, Yellow armlets, Yellow cap, Black star Mirsaale 15
Nag me
4 9-1 p J Tate K Fallon 98 20/121.00
5 (2) 43161-3 Black, white spots, black sleeves, white cap Familliarity 47
Nag meBeaten Favourite
4 8-10 R Varian Andrea Atzeni 80 25/126.00
6 (3) 521-232 White, Emerald Green hoop Freedom's Light 22
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-10 J H M Gosden William Buick 100 7/42.75
7 (5) 7/1517-4 DARK BLUE, YELLOW cap Waila 50
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 8-10 h Sir Michael Stoute R L Moore 104 11/82.38
Non runners
3 (4)57-3524Rawaki (IRE)69-1A M BaldingOisin Murphy108
4 (7)1-63824Stepping Ahead (FR)49-1K R BurkeD Tudhope98

Verdict

Harris Tweed has run nowhere near his best so far this year. Mirsaale went close Goodwood last month but much better was expected from him at Epsom last time and Waila makes more appeal. The latter won a Listed event at Newmarket last season while Rawaki also has decent claims on his best efforts at this level. But FREEDOM'S LIGHT found only stablemate Sultanina too good in a Group 3 at Haydock last month and, given she'd earlier finished ahead of Waila, John Gosden's filly gets the vote to come good in this.