Golf Before Racing At Southwell Maiden Stakes 6f

  • (3yo+, 6f, Class 5, 4 runners)
  • Winner £2,386 2nd £705 3rd £352
  • Going: Standard/Slow
  • Surface: Fibresand
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 1m 17.83s
  • Off time: 15:18:24
Full result
Result 15:15 Southwell
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 1 Aqua Ardens 8/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 (4) 62-
Purple, Yellow hoops Aqua Ardens (GER) 59
  • T:George Baker
  • J:Stephen Craine
  • Form: 62-
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-13
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 139 9-13 George Baker Stephen Craine 8/1
2 (3) 7-3
Royal Blue, Pink sash and sleeves Coral Sands (IRE) 14
  • T:G A Swinbank
  • J:P McDonald
  • Form: 7-3
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-13
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 139 9-13 G A Swinbank P McDonald 25/1
3 (1) 65433-2
Emerald Green, Black chevrons on sleeves Derivatives (IRE) 14
  • T:J H M Gosden
  • J:N Mackay
  • Form: 65433-2
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 8-7
  • OR: 70
  • Naps:
3 119 8-7 J H M Gosden N Mackay 70 1/8f
4 (2)
Red, Green cross belts and star on cap Madam Joy
  • T:C N Kellett
  • J:C Catlin
  • Form:
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 8-7
  • OR:
  • Naps:
3 119 8-7 C N Kellett C Catlin 50/1

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2011 2 Ezra Church (IRE)
  • T:T D Barron
  • J:Lee Newman
4 9-13 T D Barron Lee Newman 5/1
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In depth

Verdict

DERIVATIVES failed to land the odds here a fortnight ago but should make no mistake this time. She was beaten only a short-head with the re-opposing Coral Sands 12 lengths back in third and John Gosden's filly can outclass these. Aqua Ardens posted a better effort when runner-up at Wolverhampton last time, though he's still some way behind the likely favourite on form and the newcomer Madam Joy makes no appeal on breeding.

Formwatch

Aqua Ardens (GER) 16-1 (9-3) Mid-division, outpaced over 2f out, ridden inside final furlong, stayed on to go 2nd near finish, no impression, 2nd of 11, 1 1/4l behind Prodigality (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f mdn stks (5) pol in Dec.

Derivatives (IRE) 4-11fav (8-6) With leader until led halfway, drew clear with winner from 2f out, soon ridden, headed final strides, 2nd of 7, shd behind Abi Scarlet (8-6) at Southwell 6f mdn stks (5) fbs in Jan.

Coral Sands (IRE) 25-1 (9-13) In rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, not troubled leading pair, 3rd of 7, 12l behind Abi Scarlet (8-6) at Southwell 6f mdn stks (5) fbs in Jan.

Madam Joy Deportivo filly out of Whittle Rock.