Today's racecards

Pontefract

  • 16:30 European Breeders' Fund Frier Wood Maiden Stakes1m 4y

  • Winner £4,857 2nd £1,445 3rd £722 4th £361
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 48.41s
  • Off time: 16:30:24
16:30 Pontefract Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Pink Diva (IRE) 14/1
2nd Tiger Webb 11/10

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 (6) 05 Light green and maroon (quartered), striped sleeves, check cap Castlemorris King 12
Nag me
2 9-3 M C Chapman R Lucey-Butler (3) 100/1101.00
2 (5) 6 Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves Oversteer (USA) 34
Nag me
2 9-3 J H M Gosden William Buick 5/42.25
3 (2) 8 Maroon and Yellow (halved), sleeves reversed, White cap Sam Nombulist 29
Nag me
2 9-3 R M Whitaker M Stainton (3) 80/181.00
4 (1) 22 White and Royal Blue stripes, Royal Blue sleeves, White spots, Yellow cap Tiger Webb 21
Nag meBeaten Favourite
2 9-3 Sir H R A Cecil I Mongan 11/102.10
6 (7) 44 Pink, Royal Blue cap My Little Star (IRE) 28
Nag me
2 8-12 B W Hills M Hills 11/112.00
7 (3) 9 Pink, Emerald Green chevron, halved sleeves, quartered cap Pink Diva (IRE) 24
Nag me
2 8-12 T P Tate J P Spencer 14/115.00
Non runners
5 (4)0William Wainwright (IRE)29-3Mrs A DuffieldS De Sousa

Verdict

Tiger Webb rates the one to beat but he will be priced accordingly so it may be worth taking him on with OVERSTEER as long as he's attractively enough priced. John Gosden's juveniles often derive considerable improvement from their debuts and the market suggested that not a great deal was expected from him at Sandown despite his Royal Lodge and Racing Post Trophy entries; he still holds an entry for the latter race and can be expected to progress. Whether he has the scope to get the better of Tiger Webb at this stage of his career remains to be seen but there doesn't appear to be too much to fear from the remainder unless My Little Star and Pink Diva take considerable steps forwards.