Alan Shearer's Speedflex Maiden Stakes 6f

  • (2yo, 6f, Class 5, 12 runners)
  • Winner £2,911 2nd £866 3rd £433 4th £216
  • Going: Heavy, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
1 (1)
Dark Blue and Emerald Green (halved), sleeves reversed, Yellow cap Alans Pride (IRE)
  • T:M Dods
  • J:A Mullen
  • Form:
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
2 131 9-5 M Dods A Mullen
2 (2)
LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets Battleranger (IRE)
  • T:K Dalgleish
  • J:T Eaves
  • Form:
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
2 131 9-5 K Dalgleish T Eaves
3 (8)
White, maroon epaulets, hooped sleeves, quartered cap Brightside
  • T:Miss Tracy Waggott
  • J:P Pickard
  • Form:
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
2 131 9-5 Miss Tracy Waggott P Pickard
4 (3)
Dark Green, Beige stars on sleeves Ghalib (IRE)
  • T:M Botti
  • J:Martin Harley
  • Form:
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
2 131 9-5 M Botti Martin Harley
5 (12)
Pink, dark blue cross of lorraine, dark blue sleeves, pink armlets, pink cap, dark blue star Heading Home
  • T:J J Quinn
  • J:P Makin
  • Form:
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
2 131 9-5 J J Quinn P Makin
6 (9) 3
DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Pallister 8
  • T:M Johnston
  • J:J Fanning
  • Form: 3
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
2 131 9-5 M Johnston J Fanning
7 (7)
White, dark green braces, dark green cap Regal Accolade
  • T:D O'Meara
  • J:Julie Burke
  • Form:
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
2 131 9-5 D O'Meara Julie Burke (3)
8 (11) 8
Yellow and White (quartered), Yellow sleeves, White armlets, Yellow cap Sakhee's Return 20
  • T:T D Easterby
  • J:D Fentiman
  • Form: 8
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
2 131 9-5 T D Easterby D Fentiman
9 (10)
Dark blue and yellow (quartered), dark blue sleeves, yellow armlets, dark blue cap Saltarello (IRE)
  • T:J J Quinn
  • J:R Winston
  • Form:
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
2 131 9-5 J J Quinn R Winston
10 (4) 4
Maroon and Royal Blue (quartered), Maroon sleeves, Royal Blue armlets, Royal Blue cap, Maroon star Speedy Move (IRE) 7
  • T:I Mohammed
  • J:Liam Jones
  • Form: 4
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
2 131 9-5 I Mohammed Liam Jones
11 (5) 2
Emerald Green, Royal Blue triple diamond, Royal Blue cap, Emerald Green diamond Strategic Order (IRE) 37
  • T:P T Midgley
  • J:B McHugh
  • Form: 2
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
2 131 9-5 P T Midgley B McHugh
12 (6) 33
Red, Red cap, White spots Winstanley (IRE) 24
  • T:R A Fahey
  • J:D Nolan
  • Form: 33
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
2 131 9-5 R A Fahey D Nolan

In depth

Verdict

Pallister is sure to improve from his third at Haydock now tackling a longer trip but WINSTANLEY's placed effort at York came at a higher level and he too will appreciate the step up in distance - Richard Fahey's colt can make it third-time lucky. Speedy Move hinted at ability at Newmarket and also enters the reckoning but Strategic Order was beaten in a seller at Redcar. Battleranger and Regal Accolade are newcomers to be interested in if the market speaks in their favour.

Formwatch

Alans Pride (IRE) Footstepsinthesand gelding out of True Crystal.

Battleranger (IRE) Bushranger colt out of La Bataille.

Brightside Indesatchel gelding out of Romantic Destiny.

Ghalib (IRE) Lope De Vega colt out of Gorband.

Heading Home Dutch Art colt out of Nelly Dean.

Pallister 15-2 (9-5) Chased leaders, every chance over 1f out, soon one pace, 3rd of 6, 2 1/4l behind Snap Shots (9-5) at Haydock 5f 2yo mdn (5) sft in May.

Regal Accolade Royal Applause gelding out of Sindarbella.

Sakhee's Return 25-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, outpaced towards rear and never on terms, 8th of 10, 20l behind Via Via (9-5) at Ripon 6f 2yo mdn (5) gd in May.

Saltarello (IRE) Fast Company colt out of Step Dancing.

Speedy Move (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) Led, headed halfway, tracked leaders, ridden and kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Justice Well (9-5) at Newmarket 6f 2yo mdn (4) gd in May.

Strategic Order (IRE) 6-1 (8-12) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, every chance inside final furlong, no impression on winner towards finish, 2nd of 7, 2 1/4l behind Tagtale (8-7) at Redcar 5f 2yo sll (6) sft in May.

Winstanley (IRE) 4-1 (9-0) Pushed along and slightly outpaced in rear, ridden over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 3rd of 5, 2 3/4l behind Mignolino (9-0) at York 5f 2yo nov stk (3) gs in May.