Royal Windsor Racecourse Monday Club Night Maiden Stakes 6f
- (3yo+, 6f, Class 5, 10 runners)
- Winner £2,588 2nd £770 3rd £385 4th £192
- Going: Good
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 12.66s
- Off time: 18:32:14
|2nd||3 Bold Spirit||3||15/8|
|3rd||5 Eternitys Gate||½||8/1|
Crazy Train 5
|5||133 9-7||K Burke||David Probert||66/1|
Spider Bay 27
|5||133 9-7||Mrs L Richards||R Havlin||100/1|
Bold Spirit 29
|3||130 9-4||Richard Hannon||R Hughes||73||15/8|
Celestial Knight 228
|3||130 9-4||J R Fanshawe||S W Kelly||8/1|
Eternitys Gate 10
|3||130 9-4||P W Chapple-Hyam||Jim Crowley||8/1|
|3||130 9-4||W G M Turner||Ryan While (5)||66/1|
Maymyo (IRE) 271
|3||130 9-4||S Kirk||James Doyle||33/1|
|3||130 9-4||D R Lanigan||T E Durcan||5/4f|
Dancing Angel 16
|3||125 8-13||J M P Eustace||T P Queally||12/1|
Petite Fille 11
|3||125 8-13||J Gask||D A Parkes (7)||100/1|
||3||9-4||W J Haggas||Liam Jones||11/4|
Bold Spirit finished second over this course and distance last July and was third on his reappearance at Salisbury. He should be winning soon but possibly in a handicap. Eternitys Gate made a promising start at Pontefract 10 days ago and is open to improvement, as is recent Doncaster third Dancing Angel. Celestial Knight was third at Kempton in October but hasn't been seen since. POLYBIUS ran a remarkable race at Newbury to finish fifth, only beaten a length. He missed the break but led inside the final furlong and, as the experience will have done him the world of good, he can get off the mark here.
Polybius 33-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, challenged 2f out, driven to lead briefly 1f out, kept on same pace, no extra and lost place towards finish, 5th of 14, 1l behind Skaters Waltz (9-5) at Newbury 7f 3yo mdn (4) gf in May.
Bold Spirit 3-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden and effort 2f out, outpaced by leading pair over 1f out, no impression in 3rd final furlong, 3rd of 10, 5l behind Lightning Moon (9-3) at Salisbury 6f mdn stks (5) sft in May.
Eternitys Gate 10-3 (9-5) Dwelt in touch, ridden and no impression over 2f out, stayed on to chase winner inside final furlong, no threat to winner, 2nd of 7, 2 1/2l behind Boy In The Bar (9-5) at Pontefract 6f 3yo mdn (5) sft in May.
Maymyo (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Ran green, always outpaced in rear, last of 9, 26l behind Outback Traveller (9-5) at Lingfield 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Sep.
Loot 11-1 (9-5) Rear division, weakened from 2f out, 14th of 15, 33l behind Approach The West (9-0) at Redcar 7f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Sep.
Dancing Angel 8-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, behind, headway over 2f out, soon chasing leaders, never able to challenge, 3rd of 9, 4 1/2l behind Ella's Delight (9-7) at Doncaster 6f mdn auc stks (5) gd in May.
Celestial Knight 20-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden and outpaced over 2f out, stayed on same pace, went 3rd inside final furlong, no impression, 3rd of 6, 5l behind Merletta (9-0) at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Oct.
Petite Fille 33-1 (8-7) Chased leaders, ridden and weakened well over 1f out, 10th of 13, 13l behind Backstage Gossip (9-0) at Salisbury 6f fll mdn stks (5) sft in May.
Spider Bay 66-1 (9-7) Tracked winner until ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 6, 19l behind Iftaar (9-2) at Brighton 6f mdn stks (5) gd in May.
Crazy Train 50-1 (9-0) Awkward leaving stalls, in touch, pushed along after 2f, ridden halfway, edged left and outpaced over 2f out, plugged on inside final furlong, 5th of 11, 9l behind Minty Jones (9-7) at Chepstow 6f mdn stks (5) sft in May.