Knighton Maiden Stakes 5f 2y
- (2yo, 5f 2y, Class 5, 7 runners)
- Winner £2,588 2nd £770 3rd £385 4th £192
- Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 4.03s
- Off time: 14:20:49
|1st||3 Master Carpenter||9/1|
|2nd||1 Beau Nash||2½||3/1|
Beau Nash (IRE)
|2||131 9-5||Richard Hannon||R Hughes||3/1|
|2||131 9-5||J S Moore||Catherine Gannon||12/1|
Master Carpenter (IRE)
|2||131 9-5||B R Millman||Andrea Atzeni||9/1|
|2||131 9-5||M Johnston||J Fanning||3/1|
|2||131 9-5||M R Channon||Martin Harley||11/4f|
Smugglers Gold (IRE) 12
|2||131 9-5 v1||P D Evans||A Kirby||22/1|
|2||126 9-0||W G M Turner||Jake Payne (7)||13/2|
Smugglers Gold gets a first-time visor after a modest debut at Lingfield, but Scargill showed more promise when fourth to Mick's Yer Man at Mussleburgh last week. The latter is trained by Bill Turner and he runs Posh Bounty here, although a couple of the other newcomers are of more interest. Beau Nash is one of those as he's a half-brother to five winners and makes more appeal than both Cockney Bob and Master Carpenter. However, PETERKIN is out of a Group 2 winning sprinter in Australia and it's Mark Johnston's colt that gets the speculative vote to make a winning debut.
Master Carpenter (IRE) Mastercraftsman colt out of Fringe.
Beau Nash (IRE) Dandy Man colt out of Dathuil.
Smugglers Gold (IRE) 3-1fav (9-5) Slowly away outpaced, raced green throughout, last of 8, 12l behind M'selle (9-0) at Lingfield 5f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Mar.
Cockney Bob Cockney Rebel gelding out of Wizby.
Scargill 12-1 (9-3) Hung right in rear, stayed on inside final furlong, never nearer, 4th of 6, 6l behind Mick's Yer Man (9-0) at Musselburgh 5f 2yo stks (3) gs in Mar.
Posh Bounty Bahamian Bounty filly out of Fission.
Peterkin (IRE) Invincible Spirit colt out of Alizes.