Ladbrokes Maiden Stakes 1m 5f
- (3yo+, 1m 5f, Class 5, 9 runners)
- Winner £2,727 2nd £805 3rd £403
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Polytrack
- Winning time: 2m 47.19s
- Off time: 16:50:59
|2nd||2 Story Writer||½||11/4|
|3rd||5 Al Arish||1¼||3/1|
Just Gets Better (IRE) 18
|4||139 9-13||S Curran||Aidan Coleman||66/1|
Story Writer 30
|4||139 9-13||W J Knight||A Kirby||71||11/4|
Parsons Green 16
|4||134 9-8||M J Attwater||J Quinn||40||100/1|
Storm Quest 16
|6||134 9-8||R Dickin||William Twiston-Davies (3)||100/1|
Al Arish (IRE) 18
|3||127 9-1||Lady Cecil||G Baker||3/1|
Prairie Prince (IRE) 280
|3||127 9-1||Miss Gay Kelleway||Daniel Muscutt (7)||33/1|
Sings Poet 198
|3||127 9-1||P W Hiatt||William Carson||100/1|
Astorgs Galaxy 47
|3||122 8-10||Sir Michael Stoute||Jim Crowley||5/2f|
Phiz (GER) 37
|3||122 8-10||J H M Gosden||William Buick||3/1|
Fleur De Cactus (IRE)
||3||8-10||Sir Michael Stoute||R L Moore||5/1|
The thoroughly-exposed Story Writer drops back down into maiden company after making the frame once again at Kempton last time but connections will no doubt be dismayed to see three powerful yards in opposition. Phiz has proved disappointing so far but should stay the extra distance while Astorgs Galaxy showed a bit more when beaten six lengths at Pontefract last time. She also steps up in trip for this as does AL ARISH. The latter showed some promise when staying on well for third at Windsor on his debut so Lady Cecil's charge gets the vote with improvement expected.
Phiz (GER) 14-1 (8-8) Mid-division, pushed along 3f out, weakened 2f out, 6th of 11, 15l behind Astonishing (8-8) at Kempton 1m 4f mdn stks (5) pol in Jul.
Story Writer 10-3fav (9-1) In touch, headway over 3f out, chased winner over 1f out, kept on towards finish, 2nd of 14, 1 3/4l behind Mexicali (9-7) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jul.
Al Arish (IRE) 10-1 (9-3) Soon prominent, led 7f out, headed over 5f out, pushed along over 2f out, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 12, 7l behind Regal Silk (8-12) at Windsor 1m 2f 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gf in Jul.
Astorgs Galaxy 11-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, pushed along over 3f out, stayed on to 2nd over 1f out, no chance with easy winner, 2nd of 5, 6l behind Dare To Achieve (9-5) at Pontefract 1m 4f 3yo mdn (5) gd in Jun.
Prairie Prince (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Led centre group 4f, tracked leader, merged with far side over 2f out, soon weakened, 10th of 12, 23l behind Amralah (9-0) at Newmarket 7f 2yo mdn (4) sft in Nov.
Parsons Green 100-1 (9-8) Mid-division, pushed along over 4f out, soon beaten, 10th of 13, 24l behind Buchanan (9-1) at Lingfield 1m 4f mdn stks (5) pol in Jul.
Storm Quest 100-1 (9-8) Dwelt, soon detatched, never dangerous, 11th of 13, 34l behind Buchanan (9-1) at Lingfield 1m 4f mdn stks (5) pol in Jul.
Sings Poet 66-1 (8-4) Tracked leaders, pushed along over 4f out, ridden over 3f out, weakened well over 1f out, 8th of 9, 19l behind Magical Kingdom (8-4) at Kempton 1m 3f mdn stks (5) pol in Jan.
Just Gets Better (IRE) 66-1 (9-13) Slowly into stride, in rear and ridden along, well behind final 2f, last of 12, well behind Regal Silk (8-12) at Windsor 1m 2f 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gf in Jul.