Spindrifter Conditions Stakes 6f

  • (2yo, 6f, Class 2, 4 runners)
  • Winner £9,338 2nd £2,796 3rd £1,398 4th £699 5th £350 6th £176
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 1m 17.94s
  • Off time: 15:00:47

Full Result

15:00 Pontefract
Pos Dist Horse Trainer Age Weight Jockey SP
1st (2) 1 Cool Bahamian (IRE) Eve Johnson Houghton 2 8-12 J P Fahy 9/2
SP 9/2 Held up in 4th, smooth headway between horses halfway, went 2nd over 2f out, led well over 1f out, pressed and edged right briefly inside final furlong, driven to assert and hung right towards finish £4500-£1000(x2) £2250-£500(x3)
2nd (5) nk 3 Fair Ranger Richard Hannon 2 8-10 P J Dobbs 9/2
SP 9/2 Chased leading pair on outside, outpaced over 2f olut, rallied on inside over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, went 2nd towards finish, unable to reach winner opened 4/1 touched 5/1 £1650-£300
3rd (3) ¾ 2 Rufford (IRE) R A Fahey 2 8-12 T Hamilton 4/7f
SP 4/7f Chased leader, edged right and lost 2nd over 2f out, rallied on outside to chase winner well over 1f out, ridden to challenge and every chance inside final furlong, 3rd and held when bumped towards finish
4th (1) 12 4 Pigeon Pie M Johnston 2 8-7 S De Sousa 12/1
SP 12/1 Led, ridden 2f out, soon headed and lost 2nd, weakened over 1f out opened 14/1
NR (4) 5 Milly's Secret (IRE) Mrs A Duffield 2 8-5 P McDonald

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win £5.70 Straight Forecast £21.50 Exacta £20.70 Trifecta £23.60

Placepot £270.20, Pool: £68458.62, 184.9 winning tickets
Quadpot £9.10, Pool: £5441.41, 439.61 winning tickets

Analysis

Eve Johnson Houghton: "I thought he ran well in the Woodcote. He just didn't really handle the track. It looked a decent race today. Richard Fahey's horse (Rufford) was heavily backed, but ours is a lovely, big horse and I'm delighted with him. They didn't really go fast enough for him and when he gets to the front he literally only just does enough. He's never going to win by far. I doubt he's going to get in a nursery and now he's won a Class Two it will be hard to find him another suitable conditions race where he doesn't have to give a lot of weight away, so we'll see where we go next. We'll take things slowly with him as I think he'll make a lovely three-year-old."