RAF Benevolent Fund British Stallions EBF Maiden Fillies' Stakes 7f
- (2yo, 7f, Class 5, 13 runners)
- Winner £3,234 2nd £962 3rd £481 4th £240
- Going: Good
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 27.42s
- Off time: 14:01:34
|1st||5 Caltra Colleen||14/1|
|2nd||6 Crystal Malt||nk||2/1f|
Abbey Angel (IRE) 17
|2||126 9-0||R A Fahey||T Hamilton||10/1|
|2||126 9-0||C Appleby||W Buick||6/1|
Astrelle (IRE) 10
|2||126 9-0||M Botti||L Morris||40/1|
|2||126 9-0||J Tate||P Mulrennan||20/1|
Caltra Colleen 19
|2||126 9-0||M R Channon||William Twiston-Davies (3)||14/1|
Crystal Malt (IRE) 22
|2||126 9-0||R Hannon||R L Moore||2/1f|
Eileen Gray (IRE) 31
|2||126 9-0||C Hills||R Winston||33/1|
|2||126 9-0||R Hannon||P Hanagan||8/1|
Our Kylie (IRE) 16
|2||126 9-0||T Coyle||Barry McHugh||12/1|
|2||126 9-0||T D Easterby||D Fentiman||40/1|
|2||126 9-0 h||Ian Williams||S Donohoe||100/1|
|2||126 9-0||D H Brown||J P Spencer||8/1|
Winter Queen 19
|2||126 9-0||C Appleby||A Kirby||8/1|
||2||J H M Gosden||Non Runner||NR|
There are more appealing opportunities later in the card than this intriguing opener. At least half a dozen showed enough on debut to suggest they'll progress here, notably Goodwood third, Crystal Malt and Lashkaal, who looked incredibly green on debut at Newmarket before getting the hang of things all too late. A better effort is anticipated for a yard that does well at this venue. However, there are also a number of interesting debutantes on show, highlighted by Strong Flame, Hannon second string Nufooth and Azamaara but we'll take a hopeful punt on Godolphin's Iffraaj filly, ADELASIA. It's possibly significant that Buick takes the ride on this newcomer in preference to Winter Queen who already has a run on the board. Ultimately this is a race to watch though with an eye to the future with the market likely to be informative.
Lashkaal 10-3fav (9-0) Slowly into stride, ran green in rear, ran on final 100 yards, never nearer, 6th of 9, 5l behind Bitter Lake (9-0) at Newmarket 6f mdn (4) sft in May.
Caltra Colleen 15-8 (9-0) Chased leaders, stayed on well inside final furlong, never able to challenge, 4th of 7, 3 1/2l behind Russian Punch (9-0) at Redcar 6f 2yo flls mdn auc stks (5) gs in May.
Crystal Malt (IRE) 6-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, soon pushed along chasing leaders, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and outpaced over 1f out, stayed on again inside final furlong, went 3rd final 75 yards, no threat to leading duo, 3rd of 5, 3 1/2l behind Showcard (9-0) at Goodwood 6f mdn (5) sft in May.
Astrelle (IRE) 9-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, mid-division, pushed along and struggling halfway, never threatened, 8th of 9, 18l behind Accipiter (8-11) at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn fll (5) pol.
Abbey Angel (IRE) 11-2 (9-0) Close up, pushed along over 2f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 5th of 6, 2 1/4l behind Savoy Showgirl (9-0) at Haydock 6f mdn (5) sft in May.
Adelasia (IRE) Iffraaj filly out of Flaming Song.
Nufooth (IRE) Elnadim filly out of Sahaayeb.
Strong Flame Makfi filly out of Nadeszhda.
Our Kylie (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Very slowly away, towards rear, ridden halfway, headway approaching final furlong, went 3rd briefly inside final furlong, kept on one pace, 4th of 8, 1 3/4l behind Dragon King (9-5) at Newcastle 6f 2yo mdn (4) sft in May.
Pixey Punk Mount Nelson filly out of Mosquera.
Winter Queen 7-2 (9-0) Dwelt, soon in touch in last trio, pushed along and hung left halfway, soon outpaced and no chance, went poor 4th under pressure inside final furlong, 4th of 6, 13l behind Peace and War (9-0) at Lingfield 6f 2yo mdn fll (5) pol in May.
Eileen Gray (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) Dwelt, in rear, pushed along over 3f out, well beaten over 2f out, last of 9, 23l behind Beacon (9-5) at Salisbury 5f 2yo mdn (5) gs in May.
Azamaara (IRE) Azamour filly out of Causeway Queen.
Pixie 66-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, soon pushed along in touch in last trio, outpaced before halfway, soon behind, tailed off, last of 6, 29l behind Peace and War (9-0) at Lingfield 6f 2yo mdn fll (5) pol in May.