British Stallion Studs EBF Maiden Stakes 7f 9y
- (2yo, 7f 9y, Class 4, 9 runners)
- Winner £5,175 2nd £1,540 3rd £770 4th £385
- Going: Good
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 26.95s
- Off time: 14:05:13
|1st||4 Good Contact||2/5f|
|2nd||7 Wonder Of Qatar||1||8/1|
Able Mate 27
|2||131 9-5||C G Cox||A Kirby||25/1|
Akavit (IRE) 34
|2||131 9-5||E De Giles||Oisin Murphy||100/1|
Best Endeavour 18
|2||131 9-5||W R Muir||Martin Dwyer||25/1|
Good Contact (USA) 30
|2||131 9-5||Saeed bin Suroor||C Catlin||2/5f|
|2||131 9-5||Richard Hannon||T P Queally||14/1|
|2||131 9-5||Sir Michael Stoute||R L Moore||6/1|
Wonder Of Qatar (IRE) 39
|2||131 9-5||Richard Hannon||S M Levey||8/1|
Yukon Gold 10
|2||131 9-5||C Appleby||Ahmed Ajtebi||33/1|
Roxie Lot 24
|2||126 9-0||Mrs P Sly||Stephen Craine||50/1|
||2||C F Wall||Ashley Morgan||WD|
Day Of Conquest
||2||9-5||Richard Hannon||Jim Crowley||25/1|
GOOD CONTACT finished ahead of three subsequent winners when runner-up at Newmarket on his debut. That's the best form on offer by some distance and the Godolphin colt should have the beating of Wonder Of Qatar and Coolcalmcollected. One of the newcomers could prove a bigger threat and Pleiades, a brother to the useful Space Ship, is preferred to Mutasayyid of those.
Coolcalmcollected (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Towards rear, ridden halfway, never on terms, 9th of 13, 8l behind Muraaqaba (9-0) at Newmarket 6f mdn (4) gf in Jun.
Good Contact (USA) 7-1 (9-0) Chased leading pair, ridden over 1f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, stayed on, 2nd of 11, 3/4l behind Lexington Times (9-0) at Newmarket 7f 2yo mdn (4) sft in Jul.
Wonder Of Qatar (IRE) 4-5fav (9-5) Held up mid-division, headway over 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 9, 4l behind Guiding Light (9-5) at Chepstow 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Jul.
Mutasayyid Bahamian Bounty colt out of Clear Voice.
Roxie Lot 66-1 (9-0) Held up in last pair, headway over 2f out, weakened approaching final furlong, 8th of 12, 10l behind Adelasia (9-0) at Doncaster 7f mdn (5) gf in Jul.
Yukon Gold 7-1 (9-5) Fly leapt start and slowly away in rear, outpaced halfway, 7th of 8, 12l behind Make It Up (9-2) at Epsom Downs 7f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Jul.
Best Endeavour 66-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden inside final furlong, weakened towards finish, 8th of 10, 4l behind Darshini (9-5) at Sandown 7f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Jul.
Pleiades Galileo colt out of Angara.
Akavit (IRE) 100-1 (9-5) Held up in mid-division, pushed along and lost place before halfway, soon behind, 14th of 15, 19l behind Ticks The Boxes (9-5) at Windsor 6f 2yo mdn (5) gs in Jul.
Able Mate 6-1 (9-5) Held up in touch, took keen hold, ridden over 2f out, lost place over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 11th of 16, 11l behind Heartbreak Hero (9-5) at Windsor 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Jul.