21:00 Pontefract

Friday 24 May 2019

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Virginia Beardsley 50th Birthday Novice Stakes

Class 5  |   6f  |   Good to Firm (Good in places)  |   5 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 21:00  |   Winning time: 1m 16.26s

1st
2
(5)
7/4
T: M R ChannonJ: B A Curtis
Chased leader, led over 1f out, ridden and ran on strongly
2nd
2 ¼
4
(4)
39-2
1/1f
T: C HillsJ: P J McDonald
Steadied start, held up last, closer over 2f out, challenged and hung left from over 1f out, 2nd and hung left inside final furlong, not go through with effort
3rd
2 ¾
3
(2)
6/1
T: T D EasterbyJ: D Allan
Led, until over 1f out, no extra in 3rd inside final furlong
4th
2 ¾
5
(3)
38-11
12/1
T: Mohamed MoubarakJ: Jason Hart
Chased leaders, ridden and unable to quicken over 1f out, weakened final furlong
5th
10
1
(1)
50/1
T: C W FairhurstJ: Paula Muir (5)
Chased leaders, pushed along halfway, soon weakened, well behind final 2f

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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

Previous Winners

2018
Angels
Weight: 9-4  |Age: 3
Weight: 9-4  |  
Age: 3  |  
J: D Tudhope
  |  
T: T D Easterby
1/3
Prize Money
1st:
£3,881.00
2nd:
£1,155.00
3rd:
£577.00
4th:
£289.00

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