Your Guide To Pontefract At pontefractracecoursetips.co.uk Maiden Stakes 5f

  • (2yo, 5f, Class 4, 5 runners)
  • Winner £6,469 2nd £1,925 3rd £962 4th £481
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 1m 4.34s
  • Off time: 14:20:24
Full result
Result 14:20 Pontefract
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 5 Dark Reckoning 2/1f
2nd 1 Charlie Croker 9/4

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 (4)
White, Pink epaulets Charlie Croker (IRE)
  • T:K A Ryan
  • J:Kevin Stott
  • Form:
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
2 131 9-5 K A Ryan Kevin Stott (5) 9/4
2 (2)
Purple and white diabolo, striped sleeves, purple cap Doppler Effect
  • T:Mrs A Duffield
  • J:P McDonald
  • Form:
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
2 131 9-5 Mrs A Duffield P McDonald 13/2
3 (5)
Red, White hollow box, striped sleeves, check cap Never Easy (IRE)
  • T:R A Fahey
  • J:P Hanagan
  • Form:
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
2 131 9-5 R A Fahey P Hanagan 5/2
4 (3) 9
Emerald green, cerise sleeves, cerise cap, emerald green star Smart Stepper (IRE) 17
  • T:M Dods
  • J:A Mullen
  • Form: 9
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-5h
  • OR:
  • Naps:
2 131 9-5 h M Dods A Mullen 25/1
5 (1) 43
Claret, gold braid, claret sleeves, claret cap, gold tassel Dark Reckoning 10
  • T:Mrs A Duffield
  • J:J P Spencer
  • Form: 43
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
2 126 9-0 Mrs A Duffield J P Spencer 2/1f

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2013 8 Back Lane
  • T:R A Fahey
  • J:P Hanagan
2 9-5 R A Fahey P Hanagan 8/1
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In depth

Verdict

Smart Stepper was well beaten at Doncaster but the very speedily-bred Dark Reckoning has performed with credit and her yard have struck form with a vengeance. They also run the newcomer Doppler Effect and he's another who should have pace to burn as he's by Monsieur Bond out of a winning sprinter. CHARLIE CROKER went from a €16,500 yearling to an €85,000 two-year-old so someone obviously saw something in him and his sire has made a cracking start to his career. He's given the nod though another first-season sire, Zebedee, has also made a terrific start and his son Never Easy, a half-brother to four winners, is another to keep an eye on.

Formwatch

Dark Reckoning 8-1 (9-0) In touch, ridden halfway, headway to chase winner over 1f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 8, 3 1/2l behind Enlace (9-0) at Hamilton 5f 2yo mdn (5) gd.

Charlie Croker (IRE) Fast Company colt out of Officious Madam.

Doppler Effect Monsieur Bond colt out of Scarlet Oak.

Never Easy (IRE) Zebedee colt out of Silk Point.

Smart Stepper (IRE) 25-1 (9-2) Held up and always towards rear, 9th of 10, 19l behind Fox Trotter (9-5) at Doncaster 6f 2yo mdn (5) gd.