Sodexo Open Maiden Stakes 1m 65y
- (3-5yo, 1m 65y, Class 5, 8 runners)
- Winner £3,881 2nd £1,155 3rd £577 4th £289
- Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 50.33s
- Off time: 15:37:07
|2nd||3 Molly Cat||4||6/1|
|3rd||4 Another Lincolnday||8||20/1|
Mystical King 223
|4||140 10-0||Miss L A Perratt||T Eaves||33/1|
Samoan (IRE) 39
|5||140 10-0 b||A Berry||S O'Hara (3)||46||50/1|
Molly Cat 14
|4||135 9-9||G A Swinbank||B A Curtis||6/1|
|3||127 9-1||T D Barron||P Makin||20/1|
Ayrad (IRE) 18
|3||127 9-1||R Varian||G Lee||2/5f|
Knight Of Glin
|3||127 9-1||T D Barron||Graham Gibbons||12/1|
Silver Craftsman (IRE) 13
|3||127 9-1||G A Swinbank||Michael J M Murphy (3)||14/1|
Tarrafal (IRE) 10
|3||127 9-1||M Johnston||J Fanning||70||5/1|
||3||810||I Semple||G Whillans||NR|
||3||9-1||M Johnston||J-P Guillambert||11/4|
AYRAD faded in the closing stages over 1m2f at Newmarket on last month's debut. Today's shorter trip might be a better option at this early stage and Roger Varian's colt gets the nod to open his account. Tarrafal has failed to match a narrow defeat at Wolverhampton in three subsequent outings while bumper winner Molly Cat was well beaten despite making the frame on her first start on the Flat. Katies Joy is a half-sister to a winner and fellow newcomer Knight Of Glin makes more appeal than stablemate Another Lincolnday.
Katies Joy (IRE) Art Connoisseur filly out of Jinxy Jill.
Ayrad (IRE) 9-1 (9-5) Raced stand side tracked leaders, headway to press leaders when groups merged 3f out, ridden and kept on same pace final furlong, 5th of 13, 5l behind Munjaz (9-5) at Newmarket 1m 2f 3yo mdn (4) gd in Apr.
Molly Cat 11-2 (9-8) Keen prominent, lost place 5f out, rallied on outer over 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 6, 12l behind Alex My Boy (8-8) at Musselburgh 1m 4f mdn stks (4) gf in Apr.
Another Lincolnday Desideratum gelding out of Another Paris.
Knight Of Glin Strategic Prince gelding out of Shamrock Lady.
Samoan (IRE) 80-1 (9-11) Slowly into stride, in touch in rear, ridden along halfway, soon weakened, last of 6, 35l behind Cloverdale (9-9) at Southwell 7f mdn stks (5) fbs in Mar.
Tarrafal (IRE) 16-1 (8-12) Tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 4, 7l behind Night Party (8-8) at Beverley 1m mdn stks (5) gf in Apr.
Silver Craftsman (IRE) 11-1 (8-13) Soon outpaced in mid-division, ridden and stayed on from over 2f out, went moderate 4th over 1f out, no chance with leaders, 4th of 13, 21l behind Odeon (8-13) at Redcar 1m 1f mdn stks (5) gf in Apr.
Mystical King 50-1 (9-5) Tracked leader until over 5f out, ridden and weakened over 2f out, tailed off, last of 4, 39l behind Are You Mine (9-0) at Hamilton 1m 1f 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gs in Sep.