Junction 17 Prestige Cars EBF Stallions Maiden Stakes 6f 15y
- (2yo, 6f 15y, Class 5, 7 runners)
- Winner £3,234 2nd £962 3rd £481 4th £240
- Going: Good to Firm (Firm in places in the back straight.)
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 13.45s
- Off time: 14:10:21
|1st||3 Flash Fire||5/6f|
|2nd||2 Charming Thought||½||2/1|
|2||131 9-5||R A Fahey||George Chaloner (3)||8/1|
|2||131 9-5||C Appleby||James Doyle||2/1|
Flash Fire (IRE) 9
|2||131 9-5||M Johnston||F Norton||5/6f|
Giannizzero (IRE) 15
|2||131 9-5||M Botti||Daniel Muscutt (5)||16/1|
Lopito de Vega (IRE) 16
|2||131 9-5||J G Given||P Makin||100/1|
Red Harry (IRE) 28
|2||131 9-5||T P Tate||A Elliott||40/1|
|2||131 9-5||M Appleby||A Mullen||66/1|
||2||95||R M H Cowell||Adam Beschizza||NR|
||2||9-5||O Stevens||M Barzalona||6/1|
With entries in a number of this season's major sales races, Charming Thought is a fascinating debutant from the Godolphin team but FLASH FIRE has already performed with credit in two maidens and he is taken to gain due reward for his consistency. Mark Johnston's colt was third in a hot contest at Ascot and didn't do a great deal wrong when pipped close home at Pontefract. Richard Fahey has saddled a couple of juvenile winners at Nottingham this term so any market confidence behind Bamboccianti should not be ignored. His pedigree suggests that he will be better over further in time, though having realised a cool 270,000gns at the sales, connections will be keen to recoup some of their investment. Giannizzero has previous racecourse experience and while running green on an earlier visit to Colwick Park, he appears capable of going close.
Rainbow Orse Zebedee colt out of Khafayif.
Flash Fire (IRE) 3-1 (9-5) Led, ridden and headed inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Maftool (9-5) at Pontefract 6f 2yo mdn (4) gf.
Charming Thought Oasis Dream colt out of Annabelle's Charm.
Giannizzero (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Close up, outpaced halfway, headway entering final furlong, stayed on to go 2nd post, 2nd of 9, 2 1/2l behind Uptight (9-5) at Nottingham 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Jul.
Red Harry (IRE) 25-1 (9-1) Held up towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 10, 13l behind George Dryden (8-13) at Pontefract 6f 2yo mdn aut (4) gf in Jul.
Bamboccianti Dutch Art colt out of Brooklyn's Sky.
Lopito de Vega (IRE) 50-1 (9-5) Outpaced in rear, driven and headway into mid-division 2f out, ridden over 1f out, never near leaders, 6th of 10, 12l behind Speedy Move (9-5) at Leicester 6f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Jul.
Sir Veillance Authorized colt out of Caught You Looking.