Today's racecards

Pontefract

  • 14:20 Irish Stallion Farms E.B.F. Strawberry Hill Maiden Stakes6f

  • Winner £4,399 2nd £1,309 3rd £654 4th £327
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 20.11s
  • Off time: 14:24:22
14:20 Pontefract Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Surge Ahead (IRE) 7/2
2nd Loch Moy 7/4
3rd Flawless Beauty 4/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 (5) 7 Red and White diamonds, White sleeves, Red spots, Red cap, White spots Antonius 17
Nag me
2 9-3 Mrs L Stubbs T Eaves 14/115.00
2 (3) 33 White, mauve chevron, mauve and white hooped cap Loch Moy 17
Nag me
2 9-3 R A Fahey Freddie Tylicki 7/42.75
3 (7) 60 Dark blue, large yellow spots Mizyen (IRE) 16
Nag me
2 9-3 J Tate P Mulrennan 14/115.00
4 (8) 76 Maroon, White chevron and sleeves Multifact 19
Nag me
2 9-3 M Dods Connor Nichol (7) 50/151.00
5 (4) Light Blue, Royal Blue sleeves and cap Spats Colombo
Nag me
2 9-3 Micky Hammond P McDonald 33/134.00
6 (2) 9 Pink, Emerald Green epaulets and armlets, hooped cap Surge Ahead (IRE) 20
Nag me
2 9-3 Ed Walker D Tudhope 7/24.50
7 (1) Light Blue and White (quartered), striped sleeves and cap Yorkshireman (IRE)
Nag me
2 9-3 D H Brown R Winston 16/117.00
8 (6) ROYAL BLUE, WHITE star, ROYAL BLUE sleeves, WHITE stars and stars on cap Chocolate Block (IRE)
Nag me
2 8-12 W J Haggas P Makin 6/17.00
9 (9) 24 White, purple armlets, purple cap Flawless Beauty 34
Nag me
2 8-12 H Palmer J Quinn 4/15.00

Verdict

Plenty of guesswork involved despite the presence of FLAWLESS BEAUTY. She'd win this with a bit to spare if reproducing her debut second at Ascot in July but her ability to handle the surface has to be taken on trust and she ran below par last time. Loch Moy could be the one to take advantage if Hugo Palmer's filly disappoints again as he's been placed in both starts, including on soft ground at Haydock on his introduction. The remainder have shown only moderate form so far though Mizyen and Surge Ahead look likely improvers and the newcomer Chocolate Block is worth a second glance in the betting.