Maidstone Celebration Maiden Auction Stakes 1m 2f 7y
- (3yo, 1m 2f 7y, Class 5, 12 runners)
- Winner £2,588 2nd £770 3rd £385 4th £192
- Going: Good
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 2m 11.36s
- Off time: 20:31:17
|1st||1 Cape Caster||Evsf|
|2nd||12 Cincinatti Girl||hd||7/2|
|3rd||3 Black Label||7||10/1|
Cape Caster (IRE) 16
|3||130 9-4||R M Beckett||Jim Crowley||80||Evsf|
Rochambeau (IRE) 16
|3||130 9-4||R Charlton||James Doyle||12/1|
Black Label 26
|3||127 9-1||H J L Dunlop||T P Queally||74||10/1|
Scoppio Del Carro 207
|3||127 9-1 t||A M Balding||David Probert||16/1|
Beakers N Num Nums (IRE) 16
|3||125 8-13||W Jarvis||Graham Gibbons||25/1|
|3||125 8-13||W R Muir||R Hughes||14/1|
|3||123 8-11 p1||Miss A M Newton-Smith||T E Durcan||100/1|
Storm Of Choice 54
|3||123 8-11||M J Attwater||R Havlin||36||100/1|
Pindora (GER) 10
|3||120 8-8||Noel Quinlan||Adam Beschizza||66/1|
Pink Diamond 24
|3||120 8-8||Eve Johnson Houghton||J Quinn||16/1|
Sheer Poetry (IRE) 244
|3||120 8-8 e||M Murphy||S W Kelly (ex1)||66/1|
Cincinatti Girl (IRE) 14
|3||118 8-6||D J Coakley||Oisin Murphy (3) (ex1)||7/2|
||3||9-0||Sir H R A Cecil||T P Queally||5/2|
This features several frustrating types but CAPE CASTER is eased in grade after finishing fourth in a Newmarket handicap over a longer trip and looks the one to beat on earlier efforts at Doncaster and Leicester. Haleo was a 50/1 chance when finishing fifth at Bath but that was a big step up on his debut effort and there should be more to come. He has more scope than last month's Kempton fourth Black Label. Cincinnati Girl tries a new trip after finishing sixth over a mile here last time and Scoppio Del Carro races for the first time since November, though is worth noting for future reference. Rochambeau will need more time judged on his comeback run at Newbury.
Cape Caster (IRE) 4-1 (8-8) Pulled hard in touch, under pressure over 3f out, weakened well over 1f out, 4th of 7, 8l behind Miner's Lamp (9-10) at Newmarket 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gf in May.
Cincinatti Girl (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Mid-division, pushed along and kept on final furlong, never nearer, 6th of 14, 7l behind Bragging (9-0) at Windsor 1m fll mdn stks (5) gf in May.
Black Label 5-2fav (8-11) Led 2f, tracked leaders, switched left over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on towards finish, 4th of 11, 1 1/2l behind Gallic Destiny (8-11) at Kempton 1m 3f mdn auc stks (5) pol in May.
Scoppio Del Carro 9-2 (9-1) Chased leaders, weakened over 2f out, 6th of 10, 6l behind Applejack Lad (8-13) at Lingfield 1m 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Nov.
Pink Diamond 66-1 (8-12) Started slowly, always behind, 9th of 11, 16l behind Marsh Daisy (8-12) at Ascot 1m 2f fll mdn stks (4) gs in May.
Rochambeau (IRE) 66-1 (9-5) Behind, driven over 2f out, ridden and stayed on into mid-division over 1f out, never troubled leaders, 10th of 16, 10l behind Connecticut (9-5) at Newbury 1m 2f 3yo mdn (4) gf in May.
Sheer Poetry (IRE) 20-1 (8-8) Dwelt, mid-division, driven over 2f out, kept on same pace, never on terms, 7th of 11, 10l behind Champagne Sydney (9-1) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Oct.
Beakers N Num Nums (IRE) 50-1 (9-5) Held up in midfield, pushed along over 4f out, soon beaten, 7th of 11, 12l behind Yuften (9-5) at Newmarket 1m 3yo mdn (4) gf in May.
Haleo 50-1 (8-12) Held up towards rear, headway on outside and edged left well over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong without threatening, 5th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Royal Warranty (8-7) at Bath 1m 2f mdn auc stks (6) fm in May.
Pindora (GER) 25-1 (8-11) Dwelt, in rear, took keen hold, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 6th of 7, 17l behind Hooke's Law (9-2) at Haydock 1m mdn stks (5) gd in May.
Storm Of Choice 50-1 (8-8) Always towards rear, weakened over 2f out, 7th of 8, 17l behind Jarlath (9-7) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Apr.
Fennann 16-1 (9-5) Dwelt, in rear and outpaced, tailed off halfway, 11th of 14, 31l behind End of Line (9-5) at Doncaster 7f 2yo mdn (5) sft in Oct.