17:35 Pontefract Mon 7 October 2019
- Watch Racing TV Now Maiden Stakes (Class 5)
- 1m 6y,
- 7 Runners
- Surface: Turf
Virtually tailed off on both starts to date. Different ground and up in trip here but will be of more appeal in handicaps.
A maiden after 11 starts and a beaten fav or second fav on nine of those occasions. Solid form when third here last time though and first-time cheekpieces to replace a visor; interesting contender.
Lope De Vega gelding, cost 48,000 gns as a yearling. Half-brother to a juvenile winner who won a Group 3. Belated debut and others preferred. Wears first-time tongue-tie.
Avonbridge gelding who was well beaten when very green at Newcastle on debut. Should progress from that.
Holy Roman Emperor gelding, cost €20,000 as a yearling. Stuck to his task well on Beverley debut, though no match for the winner. Should progress.
While he's yet to win in 11 starts, his best effort to date on heavy ground at Leicester in July. Will need to improve to have any say here.
Dubawi gelding, dam an unbeaten Group 1 fillies' mile winner. A likely suitable test for debut and one to note in the market here.
Last Year's Winner
|T: W J HaggasJ: D Tudhope|
Al Mureib (5/4), Wemyss Ware (11/4), Cathedral Street (4/1), Thornaby Spirit (12/1), Smeaton (14/1), Battle Commander (16/1), Archon (25/1)
- Al Mureib
- Battle Commander
- Wemyss Ware
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