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
- Winning time: 1m 17.83s
- Off time: 15:18:24
|1st||1 Aqua Ardens||8/1|
Aqua Ardens (GER) 59
|4||139 9-13||George Baker||Stephen Craine||8/1|
Coral Sands (IRE) 14
|4||139 9-13||G A Swinbank||P McDonald||25/1|
Derivatives (IRE) 14
|3||119 8-7||J H M Gosden||N Mackay||70||1/8f|
|3||119 8-7||C N Kellett||C Catlin||50/1|
Ezra Church (IRE)
||4||9-13||T D Barron||Lee Newman||5/1|
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.
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.