Gatwick Diamond Business 60th Year Maiden Stakes 5f 59y
- (2yo, 5f 59y, Class 5, 4 runners)
- Winner £2,588 2nd £770 3rd £385 4th £192
- Going: Good to Firm
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 5.04s
- Off time: 14:05:23
Dougal (IRE) 9
|2||131 9-5||Richard Hannon||R Hughes||2/7f|
Ar Colleen Aine 10
|2||126 9-0||M R Channon||William Twiston-Davies (3)||5/1|
Brown Velvet 15
|2||126 9-0 v||H Palmer||Martin Dwyer||8/1|
|2||126 9-0||J S Moore||Philip Prince (5)||100/1|
||2||R Harris||S J Drowne||NR|
Marti Ella makes no appeal on breeding and Powerfulstorm finished tailed off on her debut. DOUGAL looks to have the strongest form of the remaining trio after finishing runner-up in soft ground at Windsor last week. This faster surface should suit and the Hannon colt gets the nod ahead of Ar Colleen Aine and Brown Velvet, placed at Kempton and Yarmouth respectively on their recent introductions.
Powerfulstorm 9-1 (9-0) Raced wide chased leaders, ran very wide into straight 2f out, soon weakened, last of 9, 27l behind Tiggy Wiggy (9-0) at Kempton 5f 2yo mdn fll (4) pol in Mar.
Dougal (IRE) 5-4 (9-5) Led 1f, chased winner until settled in 3rd place 3f out, went 2nd again over 1f out, switched left and no impression inside final furlong, 2nd of 5, 1l behind Justice Good (9-5) at Windsor 5f 2yo mdn (5) sft in Apr.
Brown Velvet 12-1 (8-10) Slowly into stride, chased leaders, effort over 1f out, edged left under pressure inside final furlong, no extra close home, 2nd of 5, 2 1/4l behind Charlie's Star (8-6) at Yarmouth 5f 2yo mdn aut (6) gd in Apr.
Ar Colleen Aine 7-4 (9-0) Tracked leader, ridden and every chance 1f out, kept on one pace, 2nd of 7, 1 1/4l behind Dittander (9-0) at Kempton 5f 2yo mdn fll (5) pol in Apr.
Marti Ella Major Cadeaux filly out of Reel Cool.