Irish Stallion Farms EBF Maiden Stakes 5f

  • (2yo, 5f, Class 5, 7 runners)
  • Winner £2,911 2nd £866 3rd £433 4th £216
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 1m 2.00s
  • Off time: 14:11:52
Full result
Result 14:10 Kempton Park
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 3 Merdon Castle 7/1
2nd 1 Colour Catcher ¾ 10/11f

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 (4) 3
Royal blue Colour Catcher 17
  • T:C Appleby
  • J:M Barzalona
  • Form: 3
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
2 131 9-5 C Appleby M Barzalona 10/11f
2 (5)
Light blue, white epaulets, halved sleeves, red cap Foxtrot Knight
  • T:O Stevens
  • J:Harry Bentley
  • Form:
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
2 131 9-5 O Stevens Harry Bentley 20/1
3 (3)
Purple, Light Blue chevron, Light Blue cap Merdon Castle (IRE)
  • T:D R C Elsworth
  • J:L P Keniry
  • Form:
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
2 131 9-5 D R C Elsworth L P Keniry 7/1
4 (2) 4
Red and white stripes, red sleeves, black stars, red cap, black star Jersey Belle 9
  • T:M R Channon
  • J:William Twiston-Davies
  • Form: 4
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
2 126 9-0 M R Channon William Twiston-Davies (3) 25/1
5 (1) 2
Pink, Dark Blue hoop and armlets Littlemissblakeney 12
  • T:H Palmer
  • J:Noel Garbutt
  • Form: 2
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
2 126 9-0 H Palmer Noel Garbutt (5) 7/1
6 (6) 9
Purple, grey and purple striped sleeves, hooped cap Now Say Boooom 25
  • T:L A Dace
  • J:L Morris
  • Form: 9
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
2 126 9-0 L A Dace L Morris 66/1
7 (7)
Dark Green, Beige stars on sleeves Rasha (IRE)
  • T:R Varian
  • J:William Buick
  • Form:
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
2 126 9-0 R Varian William Buick 7/2

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2013 5 Meritocracy (IRE)
  • T:P F I Cole
  • J:J P Spencer
2 9-5 P F I Cole J P Spencer 15/8
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In depth

Verdict

Colour Catcher never threatened despite finishing third over track and trip on his debut. But he was slowly away on that occasion and can finish much closer today. However, LITTLEMISSBLAKENEY may prove too good as she failed only by a nose to catch Ko Cache at Newcastle - Hugo Palmer's filly is taken to open her account in this. Breeding suggests Merdon Castle will come into her own when tackling longer trips, but fellow newcomer Rasha is from the family of high-class sprinter Sole Power and any support for her could prove significant.

Formwatch

Merdon Castle (IRE) Acclamation colt out of Siren's Gift.

Colour Catcher 5-2 (9-5) Dwelt, soon pushed along towards rear, ridden and ran on final furlong, nearest finish, 3rd of 7, 4 1/2l behind Escalating (9-5) at Kempton 5f 2yo mdn stks (4) pol in Apr.

Littlemissblakeney 16-1 (8-4) Chased leaders, switched left and effort 1f out, soon challenged, ridden to lead narrowly inside final furlong, headed post, 2nd of 8, ns behind Ko Cache (8-9) at Newcastle 5f 2yo nov stk (4) gf in Apr.

Jersey Belle 33-1 (9-0) Soon outpaced, ridden and headway over 1f out, ran on, nearest finish, 4th of 7, 6l behind Dittander (9-0) at Kempton 5f 2yo mdn fll (5) pol in Apr.

Foxtrot Knight Kyllachy colt out of Rustam.

Rasha (IRE) Zebedee filly out of Sonny Sunshine.

Now Say Boooom 100-1 (9-0) Dwelt, outpaced and green in rear, 9th of 13, 13l behind Kasb (9-5) at Newbury 5f 2yo mdn (4) gs in Apr.