A quiet day at the races, there was little action that left any jaws lying on the ground. The ground is quickening up around the country for the first time in a good month and horses will be brought out over the next week that have been kept away waiting for their moment. Back to Tuesday, and Pontefract had a nice early week card on, including one race at Listed level, whilst Brighton and Wolverhampton (AW) completed the lineup of flat action. There was also some evening jumping from Uttoxeter.
6 10 MAJORIS (H Palmer) 5/6, C5 2YO Maiden, 6.5F, Good
Although this win was far from spectacular and nothing to write home about in a mad rush on a relatively quiet day, MAJORIS became the fifth son of FRANKEL to win and this is the significant aspect. MAJORIS did raise some eyebrows with his win and managed to squirm through from last to first when it appeared all was lost two furlongs out. Hugo Palmer said he would need his first run and would only be judged on his second outing, which with hindsight now can be taken as a positive step and that Palmer knows there is more to come from this exciting prospect.