Whitsbury Manor Stud EBF Stallions Novice Stakes 1m
- (2yo, 1m, Class 4, 3 runners)
- Winner £6,792 2nd £2,021 3rd £1,010 4th £505
- Going: Good
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 47.78s
- Off time: 14:11:45
|1st||4 Tom Hark||4/6f|
Zephuros (IRE) 19
|2||131 9-5||C Appleby||William Buick||92||3/1|
Equitanus (IRE) 30
|2||124 8-12||A M Balding||Jim Crowley||4/1|
Tom Hark (FR) 13
|2||124 8-12||Richard Hannon||R Hughes||84||4/6f|
||2||92||Richard Hannon||P J Dobbs||85||NR|
||2||8-12||C G Cox||P Hanagan||6/1|
TOM HARK went very close when stepped up to a mile in a nursery at Newmarket last month. He could be the pick of the weights in this though is almost certainly more to come from Equitanus, well backed on his debut at Kempton. Marshall Jennings has more to do than when landing a maiden auction at Epsom but Zephuros has been keeping decent company since winning on his introduction at HQ, though didn't look very keen behind another Godolphin runner at Lingfield last time.
Marshall Jennings (IRE) 6-4fav (9-5) Tracked leader, led 2f out, pushed out, won at Epsom Downs 7f 2yo mdn aut (5) gs in Aug beating Zigayani (9-5) by 3l, 6 ran.
Tom Hark (FR) 2-1fav (9-7) Led, ridden over 1f out, ran on, caught post, 2nd of 8, ns behind Crafty Choice (8-13) at Newmarket 1m 2yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Aug.
Equitanus (IRE) 11-4fav (9-5) Tracked leaders on inside, shaken up and not quicken 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, went 4th final 100 yards, 4th of 11, 7l behind Bow And Arrow (9-5) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn stks (4) pol in Aug.
Zephuros (IRE) 7-1 (9-7) Tracked leader, disputing 2nd, every chance 2f out, lost 2nd well over 1f out, ridden over 1f out, found nil, 3rd of 4, 6l behind Good Place (8-9) at Lingfield 7f 2yo juv stk (4) gd in Aug.