Subscribe Online At racinguk.com Maiden Stakes 6f
- (3yo+, 6f, Class 5, 11 runners)
- Winner £3,881 2nd £1,155 3rd £577 4th £289
- Going: Good (Good to soft in places, Final Mile Good)
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 17.07s
- Off time: 16:11:40
|1st||5 Active Spirit||5/1|
|3rd||6 Al Senad||5||6/5f|
Island Express (IRE) 25
|7||138 9-12 pt||Miss A Stokell||Ann Stokell (5)||45||100/1|
Jack Barker 174
|5||138 9-12||R Bastiman||Neil Farley (3)||44||66/1|
Sleeping Apache (IRE)
|4||138 9-12||P A Kirby||P Makin||33/1|
Kalani's Diamond 216
|4||133 9-7||B Smart||P Mulrennan||33/1|
Active Spirit (IRE)
|3||126 9-0||Saeed bin Suroor||S De Sousa||5/1|
Al Senad 207
|3||126 9-0||P W Chapple-Hyam||R Havlin||6/5f|
Bahamian C 185
|3||126 9-0||R A Fahey||T Hamilton||68||17/2|
Locky Taylor (IRE) 145
|3||126 9-0 b1||K A Ryan||T Eaves||7/1|
More Beau (USA) 16
|3||126 9-0||E A L Dunlop||P Aspell||10/1|
Naggers (IRE) 7
|3||126 9-0||P T Midgley||G Lee||33/1|
|3||121 8-9||M Johnston||J Fanning||9/1|
||3||9-0||C Hills||P Hanagan||3/1|
Any strong support for the Godolphin representative Active Spirit could prove significant on his debut. Fellow newcomer Little Shambles is also worth a second glance as she's a half-sister to the very useful Rahiyah. AL SENAD has the benefit of experience when third at Yarmouth in September. The runner-up went on to Listed success in France so the form looks solid enough and the Chapple-Hyam colt gets the nod. Bahamian C has gone backwards since a promising start at York in June but still looks best of the remainder.
Active Spirit (IRE) Pivotal gelding out of Local Spirit.
Naggers (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) In touch in rear, effort when clipped heels and unseated rider over 2f out, in a race won by Elusive George (9-2) at Redcar 6f app mdn stks (6) gs, 9 ran.
Al Senad 11-4 (9-5) Tracked leaders on near side rail, not clear run and switched left approaching final furlong, went 3rd inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 3rd of 9, 2 1/2l behind Wednaan (9-5) at Yarmouth 6f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Sep.
More Beau (USA) 25-1 (8-13) Pulled hard in rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 8, 8l behind Crystal Lake (8-13) at Kempton 7f mdn stks (4) pol in Mar.
Sleeping Apache (IRE) Sleeping Indian gelding out of Remedy.
Bahamian C 20-1 (8-6) Towards rear, ridden over 3f out, well beaten and edging left over 2f out, last of 17, 25l behind Aeolus (9-5) at York 6f 2yo hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Oct.
Locky Taylor (IRE) 9-2 (9-5) Led, ridden and headed entering final furlong, hung right and soon eased, 8th of 12, 7l behind Drive On (9-5) at Lingfield 6f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Little Shambles Shamardal filly out of Meiosis.
Island Express (IRE) 100-1 (9-9) Pulled hard pressed leader, led 5f out, ridden and headed 3f out, weakened 2f out, last of 6, 33l behind Maahir (8-9) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn stks (5) pol in Mar.
Jack Barker 50-1 (8-7) Tracked leaders 5f, 13th of 15, 25l behind Minimee (8-6) at Yarmouth 7f hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Oct.
Kalani's Diamond 25-1 (9-0) Dwelt, always towards rear, 13th of 16, 14l behind Brother Tiger (9-7) at Redcar 6f mdn stks (5) sft in Sep.