21:00 Pontefract Fri 24 May 2019

  • Virginia Beardsley 50th Birthday Novice Stakes (Class 5)
  • 6f, Good to Firm (Good in places)
  • 5 Runners
  • Winner£3,881.002nd£1,155.003rd£577.004th£289.00
  • Surface: Turf
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Winning time:1m 16.26sOff time:21:00:28
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1
(1)
49-11OR: 41
50/1

Very lowly-rated 12-race maiden; impossible to fancy on these terms (or any other); look elsewhere with immense confidence.

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2
(5)
39-2OR:
7/4

30,000gns yearling from the family of Notnowcato; has shown definite signs of ability on both starts so far (Salisbury and Newbury), although was readily brushed aside by the promising 7L winner Jubiloso last week.

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3
(2)
39-2OR: 77
6/1

Nine-race maiden who appears to handle most conditions; gelded ahead of his seasonal reappearance fifth of 11 to Destination at Wetherby (7f, good to soft); the drop back in trip a positive move, albeit others do appeal more.

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4
(4)
39-2OR: 82BF
1/1

£160,000 yearling who has the strongest form in the book despite having also had plenty of chances (2,2,3,3,2); beaten favourite on three occasions, including when just failing to reel in Dominus at Goodwood (7f, good) three weeks ago.

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5
(3)
38-11OR:
12/1

Just touched off by a short-head when splitting a pair of James Bethell-trained fillies' over C&D (good to firm) in April; that form mightn't necessarily be overly strong, but she's clearly improving and will handle these conditions.

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Last Year's Winner

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2Angels39-41/3Full Result
T: T D EasterbyJ: D Tudhope

Betting

Forecast

Qutob (1/1), After John (7/4), Dream of Honour (6/1), Texting (12/1), The Gingerbreadman (50/1)

Verdict

After John bumped into a very talented horse (Jubiloso) at Newbury last week and this race looks to be far less competitive. However, his Salisbury debut third took a blow when the fourth-placed Voltaic was easily fended off at Brighton on Tuesday. Therefore, it's off into battle we head with the Charles Hills-trained QUTOB who sets the standard despite a mightily frustrating sequence of form figures which read 2,2,3,3,2. Texting is the clear pick of the remaining trio.
  1. Qutob
  2. After John
  3. Texting

Video Replay

Most Followed

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F: 2220-11

T: Sir Michael Stoute

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F: 11

T: C Appleby

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F: 73-1111

T: C Appleby

Japan

F: 711-43

T: A P O'Brien

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F: 3144-13

T: V Luka Jnr

Most Followed

Dream Of Dreams

F: 2220-11

T: Sir Michael Stoute

Pinatubo

F: 11

T: C Appleby

Blue Point

F: 73-1111

T: C Appleby

Japan

F: 711-43

T: A P O'Brien

Nagano Gold

F: 3144-13

T: V Luka Jnr

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