Exclusive Free Bets At bookmakers.co.uk Maiden Stakes 1m 4f 50y
- (4yo+, 1m 4f 50y, Class 5, 6 runners)
- Winner £2,588 2nd £770 3rd £385 4th £192
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Polytrack
- Winning time: 2m 41.37s
- Off time: 17:55:23
Bathcounty (IRE) 45
|6||134 9-8||F Brennan||S Sanders||13/2|
Chain Reactor 24
|7||134 9-8 b||Miss Amy Weaver||R Havlin||14/1|
|5||134 9-8||J R Jenkins||David Probert||20/1|
|4||131 9-5||R Hollinshead||A Kirby||9/1|
The Great Gabrial
|4||131 9-5||Ian Williams||T Eaves||11/4|
|4||131 9-5||B Ellison||D Swift||Evsf|
||7||98 ht||A Middleton||F Sweeney||NR|
||4||95 t1||A Middleton||L P Keniry||NR|
||4||B R Millman||C Catlin||NR|
||4||8-12||M Johnston||J Fanning||2/1|
Bathcounty has yet to race on the Flat but is a winner over hurdles and has the beating of Marleno, Pullmen and Chain Reactor on National Hunt form. The Great Gabrial is a son of Yorkshire Oaks winner Quiff and could go well on his belated racecourse debut while Between The Lines and Ice Tres look likely to improve. However, WYBORNE wasn't beaten far in four starts for Andre Fabre in France last year and he may prove good enough on his first start since August and debut for Brian Ellison.
Marleno (GER) 18-1 (11-4) Held up in rear and keen, headway before and blundered
Between The Lines (IRE) 20-1 (9-3) Keen tracked leaders, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 11, 10l behind Pembrey (9-3) at Newmarket 1m 2yo mdn (4) gd in Oct '11.
Ice Tres 33-1 (9-0) Held up toewards rear, plugged on inside final furlong, never involved, 5th of 9, 10l behind Elysian (9-0) at Lingfield 1m 4f mdn stks (5) pol in Jan.
Wyborne 11-4 (8-12) last of 5, 2 1/2l behind Smoky Hill (8-12) at Fontainebleau(FR) 1m 7f 3yo stk sft in Aug.
Pullmen 4-1 (9-6) Held up towards rear, took keen hold, outpaced over 4f out, soon under pressure, headway when hung left over 1f out, never able to challenge, 3rd of 6, 17l behind Exning Halt (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn stks (5) pol in Jan.
Lacey 50-1 (9-5) Dwelt, held up mid-division and keen, pushed along over 4f out, went 5th over 1f out, one pace, 5th of 11, 23l behind Biggins Boy (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f mdn stks (5) pol in Jan.
The Great Gabrial Oasis Dream gelding out of Quiff.
Bathcounty (IRE) 40-1 (11-0) Prominent, under pressure 3 out, weakened next, modest 3rd, 3rd of 4, 21l behind Puffin Billy (11-7) at Ascot 2m nov hdl G2 (1) hvy in Dec.
Chain Reactor 20-1 (9-9) Slowly into stride, towards rear, ridden 2f out, stayed on into 4th inside final furlong, no chance with leaders, 4th of 8, 12l behind Megastar (9-9) at Lingfield 1m 4f mdn stks (5) pol in Jan.