MBNA / EBF Stallions Maiden Stakes 7f 2y
- (2yo, 7f 2y, Class 4, 5 runners)
- Winner £6,469 2nd £1,925 3rd £962 4th £481
- Going: Good to Soft
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 31.26s
- Off time: 14:00:47
|2nd||1 Al Bandar||7||3/1|
Al Bandar (IRE) 15
|2||131 9-5||Richard Hannon||S M Levey||3/1|
Henrytheaeroplane (USA) 12
|2||131 9-5||R A Fahey||T Hamilton||2/1|
Joshua Potman (IRE) 31
|2||131 9-5||Tom Dascombe||R Kingscote||25/1|
|2||131 9-5||K A Ryan||P Mulrennan||5/4f|
|2||126 9-0 h||Ian Williams||George Downing (5)||40/1|
Gallic Breeze (FR)
||2||9-5||J J Quinn||M O'connell||6/4|
Joshua Potman and Horsetracker look up against it but the remaining trio all have a shout. Salateen attempted to make all at Haydock and was only caught close home while Henrytheaeroplane just failed to reel in the winner at Musselburgh last time. But AL BANDAR is a rare two-year-old runner at the track for the Hannon yard and having finished well clear of third when runner-up on the Turf course at Lingfield, he gets a tentative vote in a tight contest.
Salateen 6-1 (9-5) Led, ridden 3f out, driven over 1f out, edged right inside final furlong, headed final strides, 2nd of 10, nk behind Medrano (9-5) at Haydock 7f 2yo mdn (5) gs in Jul.
Al Bandar (IRE) 7-4fav (9-5) In touch, ridden and improved 1f out, ran on, just held, 2nd of 9, shd behind Pasticcio (9-5) at Lingfield 7f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Jul.
Horsetracker 100-1 (8-9) Slowly away held up, ridden 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, not trouble leaders, 7th of 13, 12l behind Supreme Occasion (9-0) at Thirsk 7f mdn (4) gf in Jul.
Henrytheaeroplane (USA) 8-11fav (9-5) Tracked leader, led narrowly 2f out, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on towards finish, 2nd of 4, nk behind Moonlightnavigator (9-5) at Musselburgh 7f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Jul.
Joshua Potman (IRE) 33-1 (8-12) Prominent, pushed along over 3f out, soon lost place, weakened 2f out, last of 5, 16l behind Lieutenant Kaffee (9-2) at Haydock 7f 2yo nov stk (4) gs in Jul.