Today's racecards

Pontefract

  • 14:20 European Breeders' Fund William Hill Maiden Stakes5f

  • Winner £4,533 2nd £1,349 3rd £674 4th £337
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 3.55s
  • Off time: 14:20:57
14:20 Pontefract Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Sweet Chilli (IRE) 5/2
2nd Bling King 14/1
3rd Sabusa (IRE) 7/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 (3) DARK BLUE, YELLOW cross belts, collar and cuffs, striped cap Bling King
Nag me
2 9-3 Eve Johnson Houghton S Sanders 14/115.00
2 (2) EMERALD GREEN, WHITE stars, EMERALD GREEN cap, WHITE star Brimstone Hill (IRE)
Nag me
2 9-3 B W Hills R Winston 8/19.00
3 (6) Dark green, yellow hollow box and star on cap Kool Henry (IRE)
Nag me
2 9-3 D O'Meara D Tudhope 14/115.00
4 (8) Orange, White sash, Orange sleeves, Black armlets, Orange cap, White diamond Nameitwhatyoulike
Nag me
2 9-3 M W Easterby James P Sullivan (3) 66/167.00
5 (1) 534 Pink, Emerald Green epaulets and armlets, hooped cap Sabusa (IRE) 14
Nag me
2 9-3 A J Mccabe D Holland 7/18.00
6 (5) 4 Black, Gold spots on body and cap Safari Storm (USA) 16
Nag me
2 9-3 t1 B J Meehan S W Kelly 2/13.00
7 (4) BEIGE and EMERALD GREEN check, BEIGE sleeves Superplex
Nag me
2 9-3 J J Quinn C D Hayes 20/121.00
8 (9) 3 Royal Blue, Yellow hoop and sleeves, White cap Nellie Pickersgill 21
Nag me
2 8-12 T D Easterby D Allan 16/117.00
9 (7) 3 Red, pale blue disc, cap and striped sleeves Sweet Chilli (IRE) 11
Nag me
2 8-12 T D Barron G Gibbons 5/23.50

Verdict

Safari Storm represents a yard whose juveniles regularly showed improved form after their racecourse debuts last term and it would be no surprise to see this fellow do likewise. He stayed on steadily behind King Of The Shadows in a typical Windsor maiden and should appreciate this stiff five furlongs. Sweet Chilli and Nellie Pickersgill also showed enough on their respective debuts to indicate their turn will come, but it might be worth taking a chance with Lambourn newcomer, BRIMSTONE HILL. Barry Hills has enjoyed a 25 per cent strike rate here over the past five years and the yard has made a solid start to the new campaign. Market support would obviously increase confidence.