EBF Stallions / 4 Head Novice Stakes 6f 3y
- (2yo, 6f 3y, Class 4, 5 runners)
- Winner £6,301 2nd £1,886 3rd £943 4th £472 5th £235
- Going: Good to Firm
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 14.36s
- Off time: 17:25:45
|2nd||2 Mind Of Madness||¾||5/4|
Adaay (IRE) 18
|2||133 9-7||W J Haggas||P Hanagan||5/6f|
Mind Of Madness (IRE) 48
|2||133 9-7||D H Brown||J P Spencer||5/4|
Natural Order (USA) 31
|2||133 9-7||K R Burke||W Buick||20/1|
Red Connect 15
|2||126 9-0||A J McCabe||T P Queally||50/1|
|2||121 8-9||G G Margarson||K Fallon||33/1|
||2||D Shaw||Adam McLean||NR|
||2||8-11||G G Margarson||R L Moore||4/9|
An interesting start to proceedings with three juveniles defending an unbeaten record. Mind Of Madness beat a previous winner easily on debut in a Class 3 at Newmarket but the form has sent out mixed messages. ADAAY quickened in the style of a useful performer at Newbury and is fancied to get the better of David Brown's charge and Natural Order, who made a winning start over 5f at Doncaster. Red Connect already looks exposed but Sallabeh might be worth watching for future reference. Her yard won this last year and she's a half-sister to three winners.
La Brana Exceed And Excel colt out of Oatcake.
Adaay (IRE) 3-1 (9-5) In touch in mid-division, pushed along over 2f out, picked up well from over 1f out, led inside final furlong, readily, won at Newbury 6f 2yo mdn (4) gd in May beating Kodi Bear (9-5) by 3/4l, 16 ran.
Mind Of Madness (IRE) 13-2 (8-9) Chased leaders, headway 2f out, switched left entering final furlong, quickened to lead inside final furlong, ran on, won at Newmarket 5f 2yo stks (3) gd in Apr beating Abscent Friends (8-10) by 4 1/2l, 8 ran.
Natural Order (USA) 5-2fav (9-5) Missed break, soon tracking leaders on outside, ridden and effort over 1f out, led well inside final furlong, ran on, won at Doncaster 5f 2yo mdn (5) gs in May beating Flying Machine (9-5) by hd, 8 ran.
Red Connect 6-4fav (9-3) Dwelt soon tracked leader until ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 7th of 8, 9l behind Mecca's Mirage (8-6) at Southwell 5f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) fbs in May.
Sallabeh Showcasing filly out of Clincher Club.