Today's racecards

Pontefract

  • 14:20 British Stallion Studs E.B.F. Strawberry Hill Maiden Stakes6f

  • Winner £4,528 2nd £1,348 3rd £673 4th £337
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 16.68s
  • Off time: 14:20:30
14:20 Pontefract Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Torchlighter (IRE) 6/4
2nd Smidgen (IRE) 80/1
3rd Smart Alec 16/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 (8) 9 Red, White sleeves, Black cap Bearskin (IRE) 19
Nag me
2 9-5 p1 Mrs A Duffield M O'connell 22/123.00
2 (10) LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets Eastern Dynasty
Nag me
2 9-5 B Haslam A Elliott 66/167.00
3 (2) Pink, Red epaulets, check cap Mighty Force (IRE)
Nag me
2 9-5 N P Littmoden L Morris 33/134.00
4 (5) Royal blue My Target (IRE)
Nag me
2 9-5 Saeed bin Suroor M Barzalona 9/43.25
5 (11) White, Dark Blue striped sleeves, Dark Blue and Yellow hooped cap Naggers (IRE)
Nag me
2 9-5 P T Midgley Lee Topliss 50/151.00
6 (1) Royal Blue, White hoop, Royal Blue sleeves, White spots, hooped cap Smart Alec
Nag me
2 9-5 G A Swinbank A Mullen 16/117.00
7 (3) 8 White, black chevron and armlets, black and white check cap Smidgen (IRE) 27
Nag me
2 9-5 E De Giles M Coumbe (3) 80/181.00
8 (4) Black, White braces, Red cap Soviet Courage (IRE)
Nag me
2 9-5 W J Haggas G Gibbons 7/24.50
10 (6) 72 DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Torchlighter (IRE) 8
Nag me
2 9-5 M Johnston Liam Jones 6/42.50
11 (12) 8 Maroon, Beige star, Dark Green sleeves, Dark Green cap, Beige star Queen of Arts 43
Nag me
2 9-0 R A Fahey T Hamilton 20/121.00
12 (7) Dark blue, white diamond, white sleeves, dark blue stars, dark blue cap, white diamond Starlite Jewel
Nag me
2 9-0 Ollie Pears R Winston 50/151.00
Non runners
9 (9)Three Cliffs29-5R VarianD Fox

Verdict

Although there are several potentially useful newcomers here, TORCHLIGHTER sets a high standard and will be difficult to beat. Mark Johnston's colt couldn't quite hold the persistent challenge of Oxsana over 7f at Yarmouth but the winner very nearly landed a major sales race at Newmarket on Saturday so the form looks useful. The Godolphin colt My Target has a first-class pedigree being a half-brother to four winners including a Grade 1 winner in the USA. William Haggas has his horses flying so the Dutch Art colt Soviet Courage is one to keep an eye on as is Three Cliffs, who is by Exceed And Excel out of a Group 3 winner.