My Stable Pointers: Sunday

  • Last Updated: June 22 2014, 17:47 BST

We pick out the horses to add to your My Stable lists from Sunday's action at Pontefract.

There were a few nice horses to take out of Pontefract's Sunday card
There were a few nice horses to take out of Pontefract's Sunday card

Sunday's Pontefract Eyecatchers

With two summer jumps cards and an Arab meeting at Huntingdon to happily ignore, all eyes were on Pontefract on a sunny afternoon in West Yorkshire on Sunday.

The same card last year had Dutch Courage and Brown Panther among the winners, both of whom performed at Royal Ascot last week, so it could be worth adding a few of today's runners to your My Stable trackers.

Listed honours went to Freedom's Light after she won the totepool Pontefract Castle Stakes for in-form duo William Buick and John Gosden.

She just lost out to a stablemate in a Group 3 last time and did well to repel the late charge of Waila, who was probably more at home on the fast turf but had too much ground to make up in the straight.

The pair pulled 12 lengths clear of the rest and Sir Michael Stoute's runner-up was a touch unlucky to run into the in-form Freedom's Light. She should be found a winning opportunity while the ground is riding fast.

It was the opening maiden that Dutch Courage had won last year and it went to a Richard Fahey-trained runner again, not the odds-on favourite Lacing, but stablemate Bimbo who was sent off an unfancied 33/1.

There were no excuses for Lacing who travelled well up front and it wouldn't be a surprise to see her drop back to five furlongs after this.

Bimbo, racing in a first-time hood and described as 'not straightforward' by jockey George Chaloner, did it impressively from a good yardstick in Lady Moscou and should be judged on how she did it rather than her SP.

Caius College Girl and Multi Grain both made perfectly respectable debuts and weren't beaten far at all. They could both improve from this to win similar contests.

One other horse that might be worth following next time is Roger Charlton's Cactus Valley after his third-place finish in the totequadpot Four Places In Four Races Handicap at 3.10.

The son of Lawman was slowly away and held-up in the rear by James Doyle, who had to sit and wait while the race developed in front of him rounding the home turn.

Cactus Valley was still last at the furlong pole, but he finished his race well when switched out into the centre of the track and this was a big improvement from his seasonal reappearance at Epsom.