Michael Hughes 30th Birthday Maiden Stakes 7f
- (3yo+, 7f, Class 5, 7 runners)
- Winner £2,727 2nd £805 3rd £403
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Polytrack
- Winning time: 1m 27.55s
|1st||3 Great Demeanor||9/5|
|4||134 9-8||R M Beckett||Jim Crowley||9/2|
|3||122 8-10 t1||J R Best||Hayley Turner||16/1|
Great Demeanor (USA) 9
|3||122 8-10||D R C Elsworth||L P Keniry||75||9/5|
|3||122 8-10||R Varian||Andrea Atzeni||3/2|
One Dark Night
|3||122 8-10||G L Moore||D Sweeney||33/1|
Fire Fairy (USA) 20
|3||117 8-5||C Hills||William Carson||12/1|
Lively Little Lady 308
|3||117 8-5||T J Pitt||David Probert||100/1|
||3||8-10||S Dixon||L Morris||4/1|
GREAT DEMEANOR has shown enough to suggest he can win an ordinary maiden. A runner-up at Kempton last week, he should take care of Fire Fairy and Lively Little Lady though one of the quartet of newcomers may prove more troublesome. All are related to winners but Roger Varian's decent strike rate at this track means Kabbaas is worthy of attention along with Fearless Lad, a half-brother to multiple Polytrack winner Country Road.
Great Demeanor (USA) 9-4fav (8-10) Pulled hard, chased leader, led 2f out, ridden and headed approaching final furlong, outpaced and no chance with easy winner, 2nd of 9, 3 1/2l behind Holy Warrior (8-10) at Kempton 7f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Jan.
Kabbaas (IRE) Pivotal gelding out of Dorrati.
Jolaine Medicean filly out of Fancy Rose.
Fearless Lad Excellent Art colt out of Souffle.
Lively Little Lady 25-1 (8-9) Slowly away, raced awkwardly towards rear, outpaced halfway, last of 11, 21l behind Woodland Mill (9-0) at Kempton 5f 2yo mdn fll (5) pol in Mar.
Fire Fairy (USA) 16-1 (8-8) Behind, headway over 1f out, chased leaders inside final furlong, never on terms, 4th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Lead Role (8-8) at Wolverhampton 6f mdn fll (5) pol in Jan.
One Dark Night Proclamation gelding out of Night Storm.