32Red Maiden Stakes 1m
- (2yo, 1m, Class 5, 5 runners)
- Winner £2,911 2nd £866 3rd £433 4th £216
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Fibresand
- Winning time: 1m 46.58s
- Off time: 14:20:25
|2nd||3 Master Dan||2¼||12/1|
Excel Best 17
|2||131 9-5 p1||J Tate||L Morris||6/1|
Lesha (IRE) 12
|2||131 9-5 h||K A Ryan||D Nolan||7/4|
Master Dan 25
|2||131 9-5||J G Given||G Lee||12/1|
Alfaayza (IRE) 53
|2||126 9-0||K R Burke||Martin Harley||73||11/10f|
|2||126 9-0||J R Holt||R Havlin||20/1|
||2||D Haydn Jones||Rosie Jessop||NR|
The front-running ALFAAYZA is a half-sister to five winners and though no world-beater should have enough pace to see these rivals off providing she takes to the surface. She didn't stop when headed by Aertex over 7f at Kempton last time and should gain her first success. Lesha is an obvious threat having made a promising debut over the course and distance, when Master Dan was behind, before finding Kempton too sharp. Excel Best started favourite for his debut at Wolverhampton so someone must believe in him though he never showed after swerving at the start and has been well beaten since.
Jessy Mae 25-1 (8-6) Started very slowly, detatched, never a factor, 11th of 12, 37l behind Our Duchess (8-10) at Lingfield 1m 2yo flls mdn auc stks (6) sft in Sep.
Lesha (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride and soon pushed along towards rear, moderate headway final furlong, 7th of 13, 7l behind Cloudscape (9-5) at Kempton 1m 2yo mdn stks (5) pol.
Master Dan 50-1 (9-5) Soon ridden along and chased leaders on outside, weakened over 2f out, 6th of 9, 16l behind Framed Masterpiece (9-5) at Southwell 1m 2yo mdn stks (5) fbs in Nov.
Excel Best 25-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 10, 9l behind Chinotto (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Alfaayza (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Led, clear 2f out, headed and no extra final 100 yards, kept on for clear 2nd, 2nd of 13, 1 1/4l behind Aertex (9-0) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn fll (5) pol in Oct.
Sweet Summer Sakhee filly out of Sweet Reply.