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
- Winning time: 1m 2.00s
- Off time: 14:11:52
|1st||3 Merdon Castle||7/1|
|2nd||1 Colour Catcher||¾||10/11f|
Colour Catcher 17
|2||131 9-5||C Appleby||M Barzalona||10/11f|
|2||131 9-5||O Stevens||Harry Bentley||20/1|
Merdon Castle (IRE)
|2||131 9-5||D R C Elsworth||L P Keniry||7/1|
Jersey Belle 9
|2||126 9-0||M R Channon||William Twiston-Davies (3)||25/1|
|2||126 9-0||H Palmer||Noel Garbutt (5)||7/1|
Now Say Boooom 25
|2||126 9-0||L A Dace||L Morris||66/1|
|2||126 9-0||R Varian||William Buick||7/2|
||2||9-5||P F I Cole||J P Spencer||15/8|
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.
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.