Pontefract's Got Talent - Friday Evening 7th June Maiden Stakes 6f

  • (3yo, 6f, Class 5, 6 runners)
  • Winner £3,234 2nd £962 3rd £481 4th £240
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 1m 17.74s
  • Off time: 20:51:35
Full result
Result 20:50 Pontefract
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 3 Duke Cosimo 1/5f
2nd 7 Timeless Appeal 3 13/2

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 (5) 3450-50
Maroon and Light Blue diabolo, halved sleeves, Maroon cap Another Claret 24
  • T:R A Fahey
  • J:Laura Barry
  • Form: 3450-50
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-5
  • OR: 60
  • Naps:
3 131 9-5 R A Fahey Laura Barry (7) 60 14/1
2 (7) 8
Light blue, dark blue hoop, sleeves and cap Cauberg 11
  • T:R Varian
  • J:Andrea Atzeni
  • Form: 8
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
3 131 9-5 R Varian Andrea Atzeni 14/1
3 (2) 2
Red, White sash, Royal Blue cap Duke Cosimo 10
  • T:Sir Michael Stoute
  • J:R L Moore
  • Form: 2
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
3 131 9-5 Sir Michael Stoute R L Moore 1/5f
4 (6) 80
Red, Black chevrons, Black sleeves, Red seams, Red and Black quartered cap Ground Ginger 10
  • T:J D Bethell
  • J:N Callan
  • Form: 80
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
3 131 9-5 J D Bethell N Callan 50/1
6 (1) 08-3
Black and Yellow diamonds, Black sleeves, Red armlets and diamond on Black cap Secret Empress 49
  • T:B Smart
  • J:T Eaves
  • Form: 08-3
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR: 50
  • Naps:
3 126 9-0 B Smart T Eaves 50 25/1
7 (3) 6-
Black and Gold stripes, Black sleeves, Black cap, Gold diamond Timeless Appeal (IRE) 181
  • T:P W Chapple-Hyam
  • J:R Havlin
  • Form: 6-
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
3 126 9-0 P W Chapple-Hyam R Havlin 13/2

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
5 (4) 0-
Partner's Gold (IRE) 275
  • Nag Me
  • T:A Berry
  • J:P Aspell
  • Form: 0-
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
3 95 A Berry P Aspell NR

In depth

Verdict

DUKE COSIMO will start a short-priced favourite here and there will be some very long faces if he's beaten. A son of Pivotal out of the high-class Nannina, he started favourite on his debut at Nottingham but looked in need of the experience and will have come on a bundle. Another Claret has shown glimmers of ability but may have to wait for a handicap so Timeless Appeal may be the one to chase the selection home as Peter Chapple-Hyam's speedily-bred filly showed promise on her debut at Lingfield in November. Secret Empress was beaten a long way at Southwell but still looks best of the remainder.

Formwatch

Partner's Gold (IRE) 100-1 (9-3) Slowly away, in rear and outpaced, last of 10, well behind Time And Place (9-3) at Pontefract 5f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Aug.

Duke Cosimo 9-4fav (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden and effort over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong to press winner towards finish, just held, 2nd of 7, nk behind Star of Rohm (9-5) at Nottingham 6f 3yo mdn (5) gd.

Timeless Appeal (IRE) 25-1 (8-12) Dwelt, mid-division, ridden to chase leaders over 1f out, kept on same pace, never on terms, 6th of 12, 5l behind Absolutely So (9-3) at Lingfield 6f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.

Another Claret 25-1 (8-6) Towards rear, ridden 4f out, never on terms, 11th of 13, 16l behind Danat Al Atheer (9-5) at Haydock 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Apr.

Secret Empress 16-1 (8-9) Prominent, ridden and slightly outpaced halfway, kept on to go 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 6, 10l behind Marshland (9-0) at Southwell 6f mdn auc stks (6) fbs in Apr.

Ground Ginger 66-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, pushed along over 4f out, soon lost place, 11th of 15, 15l behind Forging The Path (8-13) at Thirsk 1m mdn stks (5) gd.

Cauberg 16-1 (9-0) Ran green and always towards rear, 8th of 10, 24l behind Jammy Guest (9-0) at Lingfield 7f mdn stks (5) gd.