BetVictor Non-Runner Free Bet Cheltenham 2014 Maiden Stakes 1m
- (3yo+, 1m, Class 5, 7 runners)
- Winner £2,588 2nd £770 3rd £385 4th £192
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Polytrack
- Winning time: 1m 40.37s
- Off time: 15:13:18
|1st||4 Dream Ruler||10/1|
Jalusive (IRE) 27
|5||140 10-0||Mrs C A Dunnett||Adam Beschizza||66/1|
|4||140 10-0||S Dow||S Sanders||50/1|
|3||122 8-10||Miss Jo Crowley||D Sweeney||10/1|
Khutze (GER) 16
|3||122 8-10||Eve Johnson Houghton||J P Fahy||16/1|
|3||122 8-10||M Botti||L Morris||5/2|
Seven Lucky Seven 12
|3||122 8-10||W G Harrison||J Quinn||55||8/1|
|3||122 8-10||M Johnston||Michael J M Murphy (3)||9/4f|
||4||W J Haggas||Liam Jones||WD|
||3||85||A W Carroll||Hayley Turner||NR|
||3||8-10||A M Balding||David Probert||2/1|
Watersmeet will be winning one of these events soon judged on a promising debut effort over track and trip last month. Beaten only a short-head on that occasion, he'll be a popular choice in this, but another chance goes to MAAHIR. Sent off favourite for his debut at Wolverhampton, Marco Botti's colt didn't get far before jinking and unseating his jockey and is taken to make amends in this. Khutze and Purana will need to step up from their respective introductions, but Mount Shamsan, a half-brother to four winners, is worth noting on his racecourse debut.
Mount Shamsan Danehill Dancer gelding out of Shamaiel.
Purana 33-1 (8-9) Slowly into stride, always behind, 7th of 14, 6l behind The Silver Kebaya (8-9) at Kempton 1m mdn fll stks (5) pol in Feb.
Dream Ruler Holy Roman Emperor gelding out of Whatcameoverme.
Watersmeet 7-1 (9-5) Led, ridden 2f out, edged left entering final furlong, headed final strides, 2nd of 6, shd behind Jaahiez (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 3yo mdn stks (5) pol in Feb.
Seven Lucky Seven 33-1 (8-10) In rear, ridden and ran on final furlong, not reach leaders, 3rd of 11, 1 1/4l behind Barbary (9-0) at Lingfield 7f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Feb.
Maahir 6-4 (8-9) Swerved left, started broncking and unseated rider soon after leaving stalls, in a race won by Shamardyh (8-4) at Wolverhampton 7f mdn stks (5) pol in Feb, 8 ran.
Khutze (GER) 25-1 (9-5) Dwelt, headway to go close up over 6f out, ran green 5f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 6, 7l behind Jaahiez (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 3yo mdn stks (5) pol in Feb.
Jalusive (IRE) 100-1 (9-9) Slowly into stride, always towards rear, 10th of 12, 19l behind Dubawi Light (8-9) at Lingfield 1m mdn stks (5) pol in Feb.
Noel's Hope Anabaa gelding out of Sourire.