Cheltenham 2014 NRRB At BetVictor.com Maiden Stakes (Div 1) 1m
- (2yo, 1m, Class 5, 13 runners)
- Winner £2,588 2nd £770 3rd £385 4th £192
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Polytrack
- Winning time: 1m 39.66s
- Off time: 15:21:37
|3rd||7 Purple Spectrum||2||6/1|
|2||131 9-5||M H Tompkins||B A Curtis||100/1|
Ayers Rock 19
|2||131 9-5||M P Tregoning||S W Kelly||20/1|
|2||131 9-5||J H M Gosden||N Mackay||14/1|
Curbyourenthusiasm (IRE) 21
|2||131 9-5||D M Simcock||Martin Lane||20/1|
Lesha (IRE) 13
|2||131 9-5 h||K A Ryan||J P Spencer||8/1|
Lucky Jim 19
|2||131 9-5||C F Wall||G Baker||25/1|
|2||131 9-5||W J Haggas||Liam Jones||6/1|
|2||131 9-5||M Botti||Martin Harley||11/4|
Tower Power 19
|2||131 9-5||I Mohammed||A Kirby||14/1|
Twin Point 26
|2||131 9-5||J H M Gosden||R Havlin||2/1f|
Wiggins (IRE) 21
|2||131 9-5||R M Beckett||Jim Crowley||20/1|
|2||126 9-0||M P Tregoning||M Dwyer||66/1|
The Cat 31
|2||126 9-0||N A Twiston-Davies||K T O'Neill||66/1|
El Buen Turista
||2||9-3||A M Balding||J Fortune||11/4|
Tower Power is a half-brother to two all-weather winners and will improve from his run behind Royal Preserve at Lingfield. John Gosden runs the newcomer Cloudscape, a half-brother to an all-weather winner, and TWIN POINT and it's the latter who gets the vote. He was a 33/1 chance when beaten nine lengths into third on his debut here but didn't get the clearest of runs and the longer trip will suit. Ayers Rock was very green on his Lingfield debut but Lesha looked as though he knew his job at Southwell and will be difficult to keep out of the frame. Newcomers Purple Spectrum and Sufranel represent powerful yards who do well here so have to be respected.
Cloudscape (IRE) Dansili colt out of Set The Scene.
Sufranel (IRE) Galileo colt out of Noelani.
Purple Spectrum Verglas gelding out of Rainbow's Edge.
Twin Point 33-1 (9-5) Mid-division, headway when not clear run over 2f out, went 3rd inside final furlong, stayed on, 3rd of 14, 9l behind Pretend (9-5) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Curbyourenthusiasm (IRE) 66-1 (9-5) Dwelt towards rear, never on terms, 10th of 14, 11l behind Elite Army (9-5) at Kempton 1m 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Ayers Rock 12-1 (9-5) Slowly away in rear, ridden halfway, kept on final furlong, never nearer, 5th of 8, 9l behind Sir Robert Cheval (9-5) at Lingfield 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Lesha (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, outpaced towards rear, headway over 2f out, chased leading pair over 1f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, stayed on, 2nd of 9, 3/4l behind Framed Masterpiece (9-5) at Southwell 1m 2yo mdn stks (5) fbs in Nov.
Lucky Jim 7-2 (9-5) Held up in touch, pushed along over 3f out, one pace and no impression, 5th of 9, 5l behind Groovejet (9-0) at Kempton 1m 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Nov.
Tower Power 6-1 (9-5) Dwelt towards rear, headway over 2f out, no impresssion from over 1f out, 5th of 9, 5l behind Royal Preserve (9-5) at Lingfield 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Moneypennie 50-1 (9-0) Difficult to load in stalls, started very slowly, ran green and always outpaced in rear, 8th of 10, 13l behind Naadirr (9-5) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Astrovirtue 66-1 (9-5) Always in rear, ridden over 3f out, 11th of 12, 39l behind Mannaro (9-5) at Yarmouth 1m 2yo mdn (5) sft in Oct.
Wiggins (IRE) 20-1 (9-5) Always in rear, 12th of 14, 21l behind Elite Army (9-5) at Kempton 1m 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
The Cat 100-1 (8-4) Slowly into stride, outpaced, last of 6, 47l behind Toast Of New York (9-2) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo nov stks (5) pol in Nov.