totepool Pontefract Castle Stakes (Listed) 1m 4f 8y

  • (4yo+, 1m 4f 8y, Class 1, 5 runners)
  • Winner £22,684 2nd £8,600 3rd £4,304 4th £2,144 5th £1,076 6th £540
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places (Watered)
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 2m 34.10s
  • Off time: 15:41:31
Full result
Result 15:40 Pontefract
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 6 Freedom's Light 7/4
2nd 7 Waila ½ 11/8f

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 (6) 3112-77
White, Red braces, Black cap Harris Tweed 43
  • T:W J Haggas
  • J:G Baker
  • Form: 3112-77
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 9-1p
  • OR: 109
  • Naps:
7 127 9-1 p W J Haggas G Baker 109 7/2
2 (1) 197-020
Yellow, Black sash, Black sleeves, Yellow armlets, Yellow cap, Black star Mirsaale 15
  • T:J Tate
  • J:K Fallon
  • Form: 197-020
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-1p
  • OR: 98
  • Naps:
4 127 9-1 p J Tate K Fallon 98 20/1
5 (2) 43161-3
Black, white spots, black sleeves, white cap Familliarity 47
  • T:R Varian
  • J:Andrea Atzeni
  • Form: 43161-3
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 8-10
  • OR: 80
  • Naps:
4 122 8-10 R Varian Andrea Atzeni 80 25/1
6 (3) 521-232
White, Emerald Green hoop Freedom's Light 22
  • T:J H M Gosden
  • J:William Buick
  • Form: 521-232
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 8-10
  • OR: 100
  • Naps:
4 122 8-10 J H M Gosden William Buick 100 7/4
7 (5) 7/1517-4
DARK BLUE, YELLOW cap Waila 50
  • T:Sir Michael Stoute
  • J:R L Moore
  • Form: 7/1517-4
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 8-10h
  • OR: 104
  • Naps:
4 122 8-10 h Sir Michael Stoute R L Moore 104 11/8f

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
3 (4) 57-3524
Rawaki (IRE) 22
  • Nag Me
  • Distance Winner
  • T:A M Balding
  • J:Oisin Murphy
  • Form: 57-3524
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-1
  • OR: 108
  • Naps:
6 91 A M Balding Oisin Murphy 108 NR
4 (7) 1-63824
Stepping Ahead (FR) 27
  • Nag Me
  • Course Winner
  • T:K R Burke
  • J:D Tudhope
  • Form: 1-63824
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-1
  • OR: 98
  • Naps:
4 91 K R Burke D Tudhope 98 NR

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2013 2 Brown Panther
  • T:Tom Dascombe
  • J:R Kingscote
5 9-1 Tom Dascombe R Kingscote 11/8
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In depth

Verdict

Harris Tweed has run nowhere near his best so far this year. Mirsaale went close Goodwood last month but much better was expected from him at Epsom last time and Waila makes more appeal. The latter won a Listed event at Newmarket last season while Rawaki also has decent claims on his best efforts at this level. But FREEDOM'S LIGHT found only stablemate Sultanina too good in a Group 3 at Haydock last month and, given she'd earlier finished ahead of Waila, John Gosden's filly gets the vote to come good in this.

Formwatch

Rawaki (IRE) 11-2 (9-0) Took keen hold, tracking leaders, ridden over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Clever Cookie (9-0) at York 1m 6f Listed stks (1) gs in May.

Stepping Ahead (FR) 10-1 (9-11) Led, ridden over 3f out, headed over 2f out, kept on same pace, no impression final furlong, 4th of 12, 6l behind Cashpoint (8-4) at Redcar 1m 2f hcp 105 (2) gs in May.

Freedom's Light 9-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, switched right over 3f out, led well over 1f out, ridden over 1f out, headed post, 2nd of 11, shd behind Sultanina (9-0) at Haydock 1m 4f flls Grp 3 (1) gs in May.

Waila 9-4fav (9-0) Held up towards rear, headway over 3f out, one pace over 1f out, 4th of 9, 4l behind Special Meaning (9-0) at Goodwood 1m 4f fll lst stks (1) gs in May.

Familliarity 15-8fav (8-11) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, not pace to challenge, 3rd of 4, 1 1/2l behind Boonga Roogeta (9-4) at Brighton 1m 2f fls hcp 0-90 (3) gd in May.

Mirsaale 14-1 (9-7) Started slowly, soon racing in mid-division, lost place soon after halfway, towards rear and no chance after, eased when no chance final furlong, 12th of 15, 31l behind Miss Marjurie (8-4) at Epsom Downs 1m 4f hcp 0-100 (2) gd.

Harris Tweed 9-2 (9-0) Tracked leader, driven over 2f out, lost place over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 9, 13l behind Gatewood (9-0) at Ascot 1m 4f Listed stks (1) gs in May.