2.05 HAYDOCK 1MILE 4F GROUP 3 PINNACLE STAKES:11 runners declared for 12 furlong group three Pinnacle Stakes.This looks high quality group three contest for fillies & mares on ground described as soft .On official ratings the three main contenders look to be Cubanita , Astonishing & Moment In Time.
CUBANITA : Likeable five year old mare,ran some excellent races last season ,including winning the group three St Simon Stakes at Newbury,beating Nichols Canyon in good style on testing ground .Also won the group three John Porter stakes on her first start this season, beating the useful Noble Mission by neck .Looked non stayer last time in Yorkshire Cup ,when finishing unplaced behind Celestial Choir .Will be suited by soft ground and returning to this more suitable trip .
ASTONISHING :Improving four year old filly ,won twice last season,including bolting up in 12 furlong listed race at Newmarket by 7 lenghs in September.Ran fair 3 lengh fourth behind Cubanita in John Porter last time ,should come on for that run ,though is unproven on soft ground .
MOMENT IN TIME :Won twice last season ,including winning this race last year on fast ground .Been slightly disappointing in three starts at Meydan this season ,though has good record here at Haydock including finishing good second in group two Lancashire Oaks over C&D .Handles any ground and holds solid each-way claims .
VERDICT : CUBANITA stands out here on her John Porter form, and will take plenty of beating taking on lesser rivals in fillies & mares race, with ground conditions also in her favour .Odds around 3-1 look more than fair .
Moment In Time rates as main danger ,she seems different horse here at Haydock having run two of her best races at the track and has solid each-way claims .
CUBANITA 2.05 HAYDOCK
£50.00 EACH-WAY @ 3-1 BET365
(UNPLACED SP 7-2 LOSS £100.00)