Today's racecards

Pontefract

  • 15:55 Ladbrokes Mobile Fillies' Handicap1m 2f 6y

  • Winner £9,338 2nd £2,796 3rd £1,398 4th £699
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 11.43s
  • Off time: 15:55:26
15:55 Pontefract Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Maven 4/1
2nd Saltwater Creek (IRE) 14/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (2) 9160-62 Black, Emerald Green star on body and cap, White sleeves Maven 13
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-10 T D Easterby Rachel Richardson (7) 83 4/15.00
2 (1) 31671-0 Dark Blue, Orange star and star on cap A Star In My Eye (IRE) 18
Nag me
4 9-8 K A Ryan G Lee 81 11/43.75
3 (4) 3/11339- Light blue and maroon (halved), maroon cap Lyric Ballad 209
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-3 H Morrison Andrea Atzeni 76 6/17.00
4 (7) 911- Royal blue Tender Emotion 216
Nag meCourse Winner
3 8-11 C Appleby S De Sousa 87 6/42.50
6 (5) 9-1 Maroon and Royal Blue (quartered), Maroon sleeves, Royal Blue armlets, Royal Blue cap, Maroon star Saltwater Creek (IRE) 19
Nag me
3 8-0 M L W Bell J P Sullivan 76 14/115.00
Non runners
5 (3)43-2252Conserve (IRE)48-9N B KingJ Quinn68
7 (6)354-1Lady Yeats38-0G M MooreRaul Da Silva73

Verdict

Maven usually takes time to find her form but her recent effort suggests she's ready to roll and Rachel Richardson takes off a useful 7lb. It's tempting to go along with the combination but TENDER EMOTION looked a useful prospect last term and this step up to 1m2f looks ideal. The Godolphin team has hit the ground running this time around and she's just preferred to the more battle-hardened Easterby inmate. Lyric Ballad might need this first run of the season and Saltwater Creek takes a major rise in grade so A Star In My Eye is preferred for as she looks to have more to offer entering her four-year-old career with just eight starts under her belt.