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
- Winning time: 1m 4.34s
- Off time: 14:20:24
|1st||5 Dark Reckoning||2/1f|
|2nd||1 Charlie Croker||1½||9/4|
Charlie Croker (IRE)
|2||131 9-5||K A Ryan||Kevin Stott (5)||9/4|
|2||131 9-5||Mrs A Duffield||P McDonald||13/2|
Never Easy (IRE)
|2||131 9-5||R A Fahey||P Hanagan||5/2|
Smart Stepper (IRE) 17
|2||131 9-5 h||M Dods||A Mullen||25/1|
Dark Reckoning 10
|2||126 9-0||Mrs A Duffield||J P Spencer||2/1f|
||2||9-5||R A Fahey||P Hanagan||8/1|
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.
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.