E.b.f. Maiden Stakes (div 1) 6f 110y
- (2yo, 6f 110y, Class 4, 14 runners)
- Winner £4,857
- Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 20.32s
- Off time: 13:38:05
|1st||4 Exceedingly Bold||5/1|
|2nd||12 Strictly Dancing||3½||6/1|
|3rd||8 Scottish Boogie||1¼||20/1|
|2||129 9-3||B J Meehan||M Dwyer||9/2f|
Avon Rock 20
|2||129 9-3 t||C Hills||S Sanders||50/1|
Count Of Anjou (USA)
|2||129 9-3||R Hannon||R L Moore||13/2|
Exceedingly Bold 17
|2||129 9-3||Miss Gay Kelleway||D Holland||5/1|
|2||129 9-3||B R Millman||J Millman (3)||20/1|
|2||129 9-3||Mrs A J Perrett||Jim Crowley||28/1|
|2||129 9-3||B W Hills||Michael Hills||8/1|
Scottish Boogie (IRE) 10
|2||129 9-3||S Kirk||James Doyle||20/1|
|2||129 9-3||H Candy||Dane O'Neill||17/2|
|2||124 8-12||C F Wall||A Munro||16/1|
Farmers Dream (IRE)
|2||124 8-12||J L Spearing||N Callan||50/1|
Strictly Dancing (IRE) 20
|2||124 8-12||A M Balding||W Buick||6/1|
|2||124 8-12||M D I Usher||David Probert||100/1|
|2||124 8-12||R Hannon||R Hughes||12/1|
||2||8-12||R Charlton||S J Drowne||16/1|
Division one of the maiden and this does not appear to be the strongest maiden ever staged at the track, however, we are with COUNT OF ANJOU on this occasion with Grey Bunting and Exceedingly Bold the others to make appeal. Richard Hannon has two in the contest and this 140000 US dollar purchase catches the eye. Related to a number of smart six and seven furlong performers, the trip should not be a problem. Grey Bunting is a half brother to Time Medicean. The suspicion is that he will improve for another year but there is little doubt that he is from a family of winners. Exceedingly Bold has the edge of experience. That was a fair run at Ripon on debut behind Hold Your Colour but we would have hoped for more on reappearance. Brian Meehan¿s juveniles aren¿t normally tuned up first time out though Aultcharn has a very decent pedigree. Strictly Dancing looked as if his previous experience here would not be lost upon him. Sweet Secret is the one to take away for the future. Her breeding suggests that anything she achieves here will pale into insignificance as there is plenty of middle distance expertise lurking within her constitution. Amanda Perrett¿s horses are running better than what they were so a note of Green Energy¿s position in the market is advised. Count Of Anjou makes most interest for today.
Exceedingly Bold 9-4 (9-3) Prominent, raced keenly, chased winner over 1f out, soon ridden, no extra and lost 2nd towards finish, 3rd of 8, 4 1/2l behind Sand Skier (9-3) at Hamilton 6f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Sep.
Strictly Dancing (IRE) 20-1 (8-12) Mid-division, pushed along over 2f out, gradually came towards stands side over 1f out, stayed on promisingly inside final furlong, never near leaders, 5th of 14, 8l behind Pastoral Player (9-3) at Newbury 6f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Sep.
Scottish Boogie (IRE) 11-1 (9-3) Led after 1f, headed 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 9, 10l behind Spanish Duke (9-3) at Brighton 7f 2yo mdn aut (6) gf in Sep.
Galatian 40-1 (9-0) Chased leaders until weakened over 2f out, 9th of 15, 14l behind Beauchamp Yorker (9-3) at Newbury 7f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Sep.
Count Of Anjou (USA) Lion Heart colt out of Woodmaven.
Grey Bunting Oasis Dream colt out of Ribbons And Bows.
Avon Rock 100-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, in rear, soon niggled along, edged left over 1f out, always behind, 11th of 14, 15l behind Pastoral Player (9-3) at Newbury 6f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Sep.
Sweet Pilgrim Talkin Man filly out of Faraway Moon.
State Gathering Royal Applause colt out of Flag.
Aultcharn (FR) Kyllachy colt out of Nuit Sans Fin.
Sweet Secret Singspiel filly out of Ballymore Celebre.
Farmers Dream (IRE) Antonius Pius filly out of Beucaire.
Green Energy Rainbow Quest colt out of Carambola.
Aleqa Oasis Dream filly out of Vanishing Point.