Bridget Swire Memorial Maiden Stakes 6f
- (2yo, 6f, Class 2, 7 runners)
- Winner £9,704 2nd £2,888 3rd £1,443 4th £722
- Going: Good to Firm (Firm in places, Firm between 5f and 3f)
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 13.68s
- Off time: 16:30:37
|2nd||5 Silver Ranger||1||6/1|
Arc Cara (ITY) 15
|2||131 9-5||R M Beckett||Jim Crowley||8/1|
|2||131 9-5||C Hills||G Baker||12/1|
|2||131 9-5||B J Meehan||S M Levey||25/1|
Markaz (IRE) 23
|2||131 9-5||B W Hills||Dane O'Neill||7/2|
Silver Ranger 19
|2||131 9-5||R Hannon||P J Dobbs||6/1|
Sixty (IRE) 9
|2||131 9-5||R Hannon||R Hughes||10/11f|
|2||126 9-0||M S Saunders||Oisin Murphy (3)||50/1|
||2||9-5||P D Evans||T P Queally||33/1|
SIXTY was largely ignored in the betting on his debut at Goodwood but he delivered a performance that was seemingly above expectations and he can put that previous experience to good use on this occasion. Richard Hughes presumably had the choice of the Hannon pair and Pat Dobbs rides Silver Ranger. A beaten favourite at York and Leicester on his first two starts, it remains to be seen as to whether the champion jockey has made the right call. Arc Cara ran green on debut though he finished in the manner of a horse that would come on for the experience. Dutch Connection holds a couple of fancy entries and may be better for more time. Markaz was easy to back on introduction while Ghost Cat is watched in the market for any signs of confidence.
Sixty (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) In touch on outer, ridden over 2f out, effort and every chance when hung right over 1f out, stayed on, 2nd of 12, 2l behind Jungle Cat (9-5) at Goodwood 6f 2yo mdn (5) gd.
Silver Ranger 5-6fav (9-5) Prominent, led 4f out, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 8, 15l behind Four Seasons (9-5) at Leicester 6f 2yo mdn (4) hvy in May.
Dutch Connection Dutch Art colt out of Endless Love.
Markaz (IRE) 11-1 (9-5) In touch, pushed along over 3f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 6th of 9, 9l behind Winslow (9-5) at Haydock 6f 2yo mdn (5) gd in May.
Ghost Cat Equiano colt out of Lomapamar.
Arc Cara (ITY) 20-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, soon in mid-division, ridden and headway over 1f out, went 3rd briefly inside final furlong, kept on one pace, 5th of 10, 4l behind Peacock (9-5) at Newmarket 6f 2yo mdn (4) gd in May.
Pixeleen Pastoral Pursuits filly out of Ballyalla.