Irish Stallion Farms EBF Maiden Stakes 5f 4y
- (2yo, 5f 4y, Class 5, 7 runners)
- Winner £3,881 2nd £1,155 3rd £577 4th £289
- Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 1.94s
- Off time: 17:56:00
|2nd||3 Denzille Lane||1¼||17/2|
Billyoakes (IRE) 12
|2||131 9-5||M R Channon||G Lee||7/2|
Rita's Boy (IRE) 16
|2||131 9-5||K R Burke||P McDonald||3/1|
Denzille Lane (IRE)
|2||128 9-2||M Johnston||F Norton||17/2|
|2||128 9-2||R A Fahey||Lee Topliss||14/1|
|2||128 9-2||K A Ryan||P Mulrennan||20/1|
Spend A Penny (IRE)
|2||128 9-2||J J Quinn||P Makin||7/4f|
Just The Tip (IRE)
|2||123 8-11||K Dalgleish||T Eaves||16/1|
Good Old Boy Lukey
||2||9-2||R A Fahey||Lee Topliss||6/4|
RITA'S BOY has the form in the book with a second at Southwell. He's preferred to Billyoakes and gets the vote despite what looks a strong challenge from newcomers representing powerful northern yards. Kevin Ryan has a good recent record in this and Robben's pedigree is packed with speed while the Fahey stable won last year's renewal so Millgate could also figure. Denzille Lane cost 110,000gns as a yearling and is another to note while Spend A Penny was purchased for £180,000 at last month's sales in Ireland.
Billyoakes (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) Close up, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace, 6th of 14, 6l behind Elite Gardens (9-0) at Newmarket 5f 2yo mdn (4) gf.
Denzille Lane (IRE) Iffraaj colt out of Alexander Youth.
Rita's Boy (IRE) 9-2 (9-5) Very slowly away in rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on to go 2nd near finish, 2nd of 6, 1 3/4l behind Midterm Break (9-5) at Southwell 5f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) fbs in Apr.
Spend A Penny (IRE) Acclamation colt out of Coachhouse Lady.
Robben Dutch Art colt out of Little Greenbird.
Millgate Equiano colt out of Milly-m.
Just The Tip (IRE) Kodiac filly out of Annus Iucundus.