Horse Racing Free Bets With bookmakers.co.uk Maiden Stakes 1m 4f 50y
- (4yo+, 1m 4f 50y, Class 5, 5 runners)
- Winner £2,588 2nd £770 3rd £385 4th £192
- Going: Standard/Slow
- Surface: Polytrack
- Winning time: 2m 41.70s
- Off time: 15:30:30
|2nd||3 Full Swing||3||4/11f|
Knight In Purple 254
|9||134 9-8 vt||J Mackie||M O'connell||16/1|
Zafaraban (IRE) 16
|6||134 9-8||A W Carroll||George Downing (5)||66/1|
Full Swing 16
|4||131 9-5||R Varian||Andrea Atzeni||4/11f|
Rayadour (IRE) 19
|4||131 9-5 b||A King||F Sweeney||68||14/1|
Suffice (IRE) 32
|4||131 9-5||R A Fahey||D Nolan||71||3/1|
||4||95||D O'Meara||D Tudhope||73||NR|
Stars In Your Eyes
||4||8-12||J H M Gosden||N Mackay||1/2|
The useful hurdler Knight In Purple, five times a winner over timber and successful in a bumper, could just need this after a long break and it's a stronger maiden than normal for this track. Suffice was strongly supported on his return after a break at Lingfield a month ago but just failed to hold Srinigar Girl over that 1m2f trip. He's an obvious threat to all while his former stablemate Roc De Prince may benefit from a change of surroundings and had some decent form at the start of his career last summer. Rayadour hasn't shown too much in his two starts since arriving from France though there should be more to come but it's FULL SWING who gets the nod. Roger Varian's charge made a belated debut at Lingfield where he wasn't fancied but ran well behind Sir Michael Stoute's Elysian and with that under his belt can progress enough to take this.
Roc De Prince 3-1fav (9-3) Tracked leader, took keen hold, led over 7f out, headed over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 10, 12l behind Wildomar (9-3) at Kempton 1m 4f mdn auc stks (5) pol in Oct.
Suffice (IRE) 6-4fav (9-5) Chased leaders, led just over 1f out, headed closing stages, kept on, 2nd of 5, hd behind Srinagar Girl (9-0) at Lingfield 1m 2f mdn stks (5) pol in Jan.
Full Swing 14-1 (9-5) Chased leading pair, ridden and outpaced over 2f out, rallied over 1f out, stayed on to 2nd final 50 yards, no chance with winner, 2nd of 9, 4l behind Elysian (9-0) at Lingfield 1m 4f mdn stks (5) pol in Jan.
Rayadour (IRE) 8-1 (9-11) Mid-division, headway over 4f out, faded over 1f out, 5th of 9, 12l behind Magical Kingdom (8-4) at Kempton 1m 3f mdn stks (5) pol in Jan.
Zafaraban (IRE) 33-1 (9-4) Always in rear, ridden and struggling 4f out, never on terms, 8th of 9, 16l behind Elysian (9-0) at Lingfield 1m 4f mdn stks (5) pol in Jan.
Knight In Purple 5-1 (11-5) Tracked leader, driven to challenge 2 out, kept on same pace flat, 3rd of 12, 1 1/4l behind Rajnagan (11-7) at Stratford 2m hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gd in Jun.