Mirror Punters Club Maiden Stakes 1m
- (3yo+, 1m, Class 5, 10 runners)
- Winner £2,386 2nd £705 3rd £352
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Fibresand
- Winning time: 1m 44.21s
- Off time: 14:11:33
|1st||7 Three Bards||5/6f|
Handsome King 12
|5||139 9-13 p||J R Jenkins||Stephen Craine||64||14/1|
Linroyale Boy (USA) 14
|4||139 9-13||G A Swinbank||P McDonald||8/1|
Vinniespride (IRE) 148
|5||139 9-13 t||M M McNiff||L Mcniff (5)||33/1|
Darsan (IRE) 4
|4||134 9-8||P S McEntee||Danny Brock (7)||64||5/1|
|3||120 8-8||J Tate||K Fallon||11/2|
Gold Deal (IRE) 35
|3||120 8-8 t||Mrs D Sanderson||Lee Newman||50/1|
Three Bards (IRE) 18
|3||120 8-8||M Johnston||J Fanning||77||5/6f|
|3||120 8-8||M Johnston||Martin Lane||14/1|
|3||115 8-3||M Appleby||D Fox (3)||33/1|
|3||115 8-3||J G Given||James P Sullivan||50/1|
One Pursuit (IRE)
||3||8-8||D Nicholls||Billy Cray||6/1|
Handsome King's latest third behind Kickingthelilly looks better now as the latter won again at the weekend, though he has a bit to find on today's terms with Darsan, who was runner-up over 7f here last week. Three Bards' placed efforts over further on the Polytrack is the best form on offer although stablemate Za'Lan is also worth noting on his debut, but a chance is taken on DREAM PROSPECTOR. He's making his racecourse bow today but early entries in a couple of valuable sales races at Newmarket in April suggest he's been showing something at home and he gets the nod.
Three Bards (IRE) 3-1 (9-3) Led, ridden to lead approaching final furlong, rallied to lead briefly again inside final furlong, soon headed and kept on, 3rd of 7, 3/4l behind Bramshill Lass (8-12) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol in Jan.
Za'lan (USA) Street Sense gelding out of Calista.
Darsan (IRE) 4-1 (9-1) Dwelt, tracked leaders, led over 4f out, ridden and edged right over 2f out, headed entering final 2f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 2nd of 6, 1 3/4l behind Colour Guard (9-13) at Southwell 7f mdn stks (5) fbs.
Linroyale Boy (USA) 4-1 (9-12) Outpaced, ridden and headway over 2f out, kept on final furlong, never near leaders, 4th of 12, 13l behind Dubai Sunshine (8-6) at Southwell 1m mdn stks (5) fbs in Jan.
Handsome King 8-1 (9-12) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, disputed 2nd inside final furlong, stayed on, 3rd of 6, 1 1/2l behind Kickingthelilly (8-4) at Southwell 7f mdn auc stks (6) fbs.
Gold Deal (IRE) 16-1 (8-9) Chased leader, lost place halfway, soon beaten, last of 10, 31l behind Ecossaise (9-9) at Southwell 1m mdn stks (5) fbs in Jan.
Dream Prospector Oasis Dream gelding out of Prospectress.
Dewala 100-1 (7-12) Pushed along in mid-division, ridden over 3f out, kept on, nearest finish, 5th of 12, 13l behind Dubai Sunshine (8-6) at Southwell 1m mdn stks (5) fbs in Jan.
Medlaur 33-1 (9-0) Dwelt, outpaced behind, 8th of 10, 16l behind Really Lovely (9-0) at Southwell 1m 2yo mdn fll (5) fbs in Dec.
Vinniespride (IRE) 14-1 (9-3) Held up in touch, pushed along over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, faded final furlong, 4th of 6, 11l behind Ampleforth (9-3) at Hamilton 1m 1f 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) sft in Sep.