BetBright.com Maiden Stakes 6f
- (3yo+, 6f, Class 5, 6 runners)
- Winner £2,588 2nd £770 3rd £385 4th £192
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Polytrack
- Winning time: 1m 14.65s
- Off time: 18:45:21
|2nd||2 Elusive George||¾||10/11f|
Almargo (IRE) 154
|3||126 9-0||M Johnston||A Kirby||70||11/10|
Elusive George (IRE) 12
|3||126 9-0||J J Quinn||R Winston||10/11f|
Go Charlie 252
|3||126 9-0 h||R Harris||L Morris||25/1|
Literally On Fire (IRE) 14
|3||126 9-0||B G Powell||S Sanders||33/1|
Feisty Dragon (IRE) 12
|3||121 8-9||J A Osborne||D Sweeney||33/1|
Synonym (ITY) 23
|3||121 8-9||C Hills||J Fanning||16/1|
||3||M R Channon||William Twiston-Davies||NR|
ELUSIVE GEORGE made a promising start over 7f at Wolverhampton when only caught close home. John Quinn's colt had Feisty Dragon well behind and can get off the mark in this. Almargo has failed to build on an opening third at Lingfield last season but any strong support in the betting on his return could prove significant. The remainder with experience are hard to fancy, though it's worth keeping an eye on the newcomer Jaywalker as he's related to a winning sprinter in France.
Jaywalker (IRE) Footstepsinthesand gelding out of Nipping.
Almargo (IRE) 7-1 (9-5) Dwelt, soon in mid-division on outside, effort and hung right over 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 7th of 12, 4l behind Pearl Spectre (9-5) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Oct.
Elusive George (IRE) 10-1 (8-11) Tracked leaders, went 2nd over 3f out, led going well over 1f out, ridden towards finish, headed post, 2nd of 7, shd behind Mustajjid (8-11) at Wolverhampton 7f mdn auc stks (5) pol in Feb.
Feisty Dragon (IRE) 33-1 (8-7) Tracked leaders, pushed along over 3f out, soon beaten, 5th of 7, 9l behind Mustajjid (8-11) at Wolverhampton 7f mdn auc stks (5) pol in Feb.
Synonym (ITY) 25-1 (8-7) Raced keenly tracking leaders, switched left to inside and not much room briefly over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 4th of 8, 9l behind Arabian Music (8-7) at Wolverhampton 7f mdn fll (5) pol in Feb.
Go Charlie 25-1 (9-0) Keen led, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, tailed off, last of 8, 45l behind Wee Jean (9-0) at Chepstow 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Jul.
Literally On Fire (IRE) 66-1 (8-4) Pulled hard led, headed over 6f out, tracked leaders, ridden when weakened over 1f out, 9th of 10, 29l behind Born In Bombay (8-9) at Kempton 1m mdn stks (5) pol in Feb.