Betfred 'Goals Galore' Maiden Stakes 6f
- (3yo+, 6f, Class 5, 10 runners)
- Winner £3,234 2nd £962 3rd £481 4th £240
- Going: Soft (Good to Soft in places on the loop section)
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 17.22s
- Off time: 13:47:47
|1st||5 Lightning Moon||5/1|
|2nd||10 Spring Fling||nk||11/4f|
|3rd||3 Bold Spirit||5||3/1|
Diamonds A Dancing 275
|4||139 9-13 p1||B Gubby||R Havlin||66/1|
Pashan Garh 35
|5||139 9-13||Pat Eddery||Louis Steward (5)||68||6/1|
Bold Spirit 279
|3||129 9-3||R Hannon||S M Levey||3/1|
Dark Phantom (IRE) 327
|3||129 9-3||P J Makin||S Sanders||33/1|
Lightning Moon (IRE)
|3||129 9-3||Ed Walker||G Baker||5/1|
Mercury Magic 102
|3||129 9-3 v1||R M Beckett||Jim Crowley||15/2|
Femme De Menage
|3||124 8-12||A M Balding||L P Keniry||16/1|
Kuala Queen (IRE) 15
|3||124 8-12||D J Coakley||J P Fahy||70||8/1|
Spirited Silver 232
|3||124 8-12||J J Bridger||S Hitchcott||25||250/1|
Spring Fling 17
|3||124 8-12||H Candy||Dane O'Neill||11/4f|
||3||9-3||R Charlton||G Baker||4/1|
KUALA QUEEN continues to perform with credit but keeps finding at least one too good, though her fitness is guaranteed after a respectable second to Ashkari on her Bath reappearance. She has obvious claims in a contest short on solid form and may just make here fitness tell, although she's yet to encounter ground with cut. Bold Spirit is almost sure to prove the best of these in time and may well be good enough but he, too, has no experience of forecast conditions and has been absent since finishing runner-up in a Windsor maiden last summer. The market should prove valuable regarding the chances of newcomers Femme De Menage and Lightning Moon and also Mercury Magic, whose Lingfield effort was surely too bad to be true after a debut of some promise.
Lightning Moon (IRE) Shamardal colt out of Catch The Moon.
Spring Fling 10-1 (9-0) Raced stand side held up, headway 2 f out, faded inside final furlong, 11th of 19, 9l behind Hadaatha (9-0) at Newmarket 7f mdn fll stks (4) gd in Apr.
Bold Spirit 5-6fav (9-5) Slight lead 2f, pressed leader, ridden to lead again 1f out, headed inside final furlong, stayed on, 2nd of 11, 1/2l behind Classic Pursuit (9-5) at Windsor 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Jul.
Pashan Garh 16-1 (8-7) Tracked leader far side, led that group over 3f out, headed by that group over 2f out, one pace, 5th of 19, 7l behind Manchestar (8-9) at Doncaster 7f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Mar.
Diamonds A Dancing 66-1 (9-5) Led down to start, took keen hold, raced wide in touch, dropped to rear 8f out, outpaced 3f out, plugged on final furlong, 4th of 5, 20l behind Dare To Achieve (9-5) at Pontefract 1m 4f 3yo mdn (5) gd in Jun.
Kuala Queen (IRE) 5-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, ridden and went 2nd inside final furlong, chance with winner, 2nd of 9, 3 1/2l behind Ashkari (9-1) at Bath 6f mdn stks (5) fm in Apr.
Dark Phantom (IRE) 16-1 (8-12) Soon led, ridden and headed approaching final furlong, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 9, 10l behind Lone Warrior (9-2) at Salisbury 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd in Jun.
Spirited Silver 50-1 (8-11) Took keen hold tracking leaders, short of room after 1f, effort 2f out, soon lost place, last of 7, 21l behind Hipz (9-0) at Lingfield 5f 2yo stks (5) sft in Sep.
Mercury Magic 6-1 (9-5) Reared start, behind, lost touch over 4f out, tailed off, last of 6, well behind Gone With The Wind (9-5) at Lingfield 6f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol in Jan.
Femme De Menage Bahamian Bounty filly out of Duena.