Pontefract

  • 14:10 William Hill / British Stallion Studs EBF Maiden Stakes 5f

  • 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 4.86s
  • Off time: 14:11:14
14:10 Pontefract Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Firgrove Bridge (IRE) 9/1
2nd Zeela (IRE) 3/1
3rd Red Connect 5/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 (1) Red and black diamonds, red sleeves, black armlets and diamonds on cap Bobby's Flyer (IRE)
Nag me
2 9-5 T D Easterby P Makin 22/123.00
2 (7) White, Navy Blue cap, White spots British Art
Nag me
2 9-5 P F I Cole G Lee 6/17.00
3 (6) Dark Blue, Pink triple diamond, Dark Blue sleeves, Pink stars, Dark Blue cap, Pink star Firgrove Bridge (IRE)
Nag me
2 9-5 K A Ryan P Mulrennan 9/110.00
4 (9) Emerald Green, White cross belts, Orange sleeves, Royal Blue cap Montefalcon (IRE)
Nag me
2 9-5 R A Fahey T Hamilton 3/14.00
5 (2) 63 BLACK, Orange Star Red Connect 14
Nag me
2 9-5 A J McCabe S De Sousa 5/23.50
7 (4) Maroon, Beige armlets, Beige cap Juventas
Nag me
2 9-0 M R Channon William Twiston-Davies (3) 22/123.00
8 (8) White, large Black spots, Black and White hooped sleeves, Black cap Luvlylynnthomas
Nag me
2 9-0 Micky Hammond P McDonald 50/151.00
9 (3) YELLOW, WHITE star, WHITE cap, YELLOW star Zeela (IRE)
Nag me
2 9-0 T D Easterby D Fentiman 3/14.00
Non runners
6 (5)Red Icon (IRE)29-5Tom DascombeR Kingscote

Verdict

RED CONNECT is the only one with form in the book but experience is frequently proven to be crucial at this stage of the season and Silvestre De Sousa is a good booking for a yard that began the week with a couple of winners. The selection progressed nicely from his first run and has bagged an ideal draw from which to maximise his experience. British Art is interesting, having been dispatched from Whatcombe for this racecourse debut, whilst Montefalcon, Juventas, Firgrove Bridge and Red Icon all represent yards perfectly capable of readying a newcomer. Tim Easterby also unveils a couple but none of the first-timers have any especially fancy entries.