32Red.com Maiden Stakes 1m 2f 36y
- (3yo+, 1m 2f 36y, Class 5, 8 runners)
- Winner £3,234 2nd £962 3rd £481 4th £240
- Going: Soft, Heavy in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 2m 20.15s
- Off time: 14:50:14
|1st||8 Melrose Abbey||5/4f|
Flamenco Flyer 37
|5||139 9-13 p1||E G Bevan||Thomas Brown (3)||22||100/1|
Medburn Cutler 36
|4||139 9-13||George Baker||D Sweeney||33/1|
|3||124 8-12||C Hills||R Hughes||80||3/1|
Danz Star (IRE) 249
|3||124 8-12||M S Saunders||S J Drowne||14/1|
|3||124 8-12||R Hannon||Dane O'Neill||4/1|
Nabatean (IRE) 189
|3||124 8-12||A M Balding||David Probert||9/2|
Melrose Abbey (IRE) 205
|3||119 8-7||R M Beckett||Andrea Atzeni||5/4f|
|3||119 8-7||B R Millman||Martin Lane||66/1|
||3||812||W J Haggas||Non Runner||NR|
||3||8-12||M P Tregoning||Harry Bentley||3/1|
A potentially interesting maiden in which Karraar and Melrose Abbey arrive with similar claims, both representing in-form yards and filling the minor placing in Nottingham maidens on their respective debuts. It would not surprise to see either oblige although slight preference is for the Hannon colt purely from a fitness perspective. However, it's ARABLE who receives the vote in the hope that the form displayed on his reappearance can be taken literally. A second of nine to Arab Spring at Kempton this term looked ordinary at the time but the Stoute inmate has since routed a Doncaster handicap field with any amount in hand.
Daydreamer 11-2 (8-13) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, soon driven and weakened, 10th of 13, 16l behind Abseil (9-13) at Yarmouth 1m mdn stks (5) gd in Apr.
Melrose Abbey (IRE) 3-1 (9-0) In touch, ridden over 2f out, stayed on final furlong, not trouble leaders, 3rd of 12, 11l behind Torrid (9-5) at Nottingham 1m 2yo mdn (5) gd in Oct.
Nabatean (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) Held up towards rear, ridden over 3f out, no impression, last of 10, 15l behind Chatez (9-5) at Newbury 1m 2yo mdn (4) sft in Oct.
Karraar 25-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, effort on inside 2f out, ridden and one pace over 1f out, stayed on to take 3rd near finish, no impression with front pair, 3rd of 13, 2l behind Zerfaal (9-5) at Nottingham 1m 3yo mdn (5) gf in Apr.
Taws 66-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, soon outpaced and behind, last of 7, well behind Double Bluff (9-5) at Goodwood 1m 1f 2yo mdn (4) gd in Sep.
Flamenco Flyer 100-1 (8-13) Led, headed over 8f out, tracked winner until over 4f out, ridden over 3f out, soon struggling, last of 4, 30l behind Honoured (9-7) at Southwell 1m 4f clm stks (6) fbs in Mar.
Arable 7-1 (8-8) Set steady pace, quickened pace 3f out, ridden and headed inside final furlong, kept on one pace, 2nd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Arab Spring (10-0) at Kempton 1m 2f mdn stks (5) pol in Mar.
Danz Star (IRE) 50-1 (8-9) Slowly into stride, green and pushed along in rear, headway over 3f out, went 3rd 3f out until 2f out, soon ridden, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 10, 11l behind Ghaawy (9-0) at Chepstow 1m 2yo mdn (5) gd in Aug.
Medburn Cutler 16-1 (9-13) Led, niggled along briefly 5f out, hung left from 3f out, headed over 2f out, soon beaten, 4th of 6, 12l behind Liberty Red (8-7) at Kempton 1m 3f mdn stks (5) pol in Mar.