Racing Welfare EBF Stallions Maiden Stakes 6f
- (2yo, 6f, Class 4, 9 runners)
- Winner £4,528 2nd £1,348 3rd £673 4th £337
- Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 14.06s
- Off time: 15:26:15
|1st||3 Gun Case||20/1|
|3rd||7 Normandy Knight||1¾||20/1|
|2||131 9-5||R Hannon||P J Dobbs||4/1|
Emirates Airline 36
|2||131 9-5||Saeed bin Suroor||C Catlin||13/8f|
|2||131 9-5||Ed Walker||N Mackay||20/1|
Its Gonna Be Me (IRE)
|2||131 9-5||W J Haggas||Dane O'Neill||10/1|
Je T'aime Encore
|2||131 9-5||C Allen||H Poulton (5)||66/1|
|2||131 9-5||M L W Bell||S De Sousa||7/1|
Normandy Knight 22
|2||131 9-5||R A Fahey||Jack Garritty (5)||20/1|
Qatar Road (FR)
|2||131 9-5||M Botti||L Morris||13/2|
Subversive (IRE) 78
|2||131 9-5||M Johnston||K Fallon||9/1|
||2||9-5||M Johnston||N Callan||2/5|
CHEVALLIER has the form in the book with a close-up fourth at Newbury and gets the vote on that running. Saying that, he finished a length behind Emirates Airline at Ascot earlier which brings the Godolphin colt into the equation. Subversive is a likely improver for last year's winning yard while Its Gonna Be Me, a half-brother to dual winner Helmsley Flyer, makes more appeal than Gun Case and Qatar Road of the newcomers.
Gun Case Showcasing colt out of Bassinet.
Chevallier 9-2 (9-5) Pressed leader, led 2f out, strongly pressed final furlong, narrowly headed 100 yards out, outpaced close home, 4th of 9, 1 1/4l behind Carry On Deryck (9-5) at Newbury 6f 2yo mdn (4) gs.
Normandy Knight 9-1 (9-5) Pushed along in rear, kept on final furlong, never a factor, 8th of 11, 9l behind Grey Zeb (9-5) at Thirsk 5f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Jul.
Subversive (IRE) 9-2 (9-5) Went right start, tracked leading pair, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 8, 5l behind Dragon King (9-5) at Newcastle 6f 2yo mdn (4) sft in May.
Qatar Road (FR) Footstepsinthesand colt out of Amarinda.
Emirates Airline 9-4fav (9-5) Slowly into stride, in rear, pushed along over 3f out, stayed on inside final furlong, no impression on leaders, 4th of 9, 9l behind Markaz (9-5) at Ascot 6f 2yo mdn (3) gf in Jul.
Je T'aime Encore Acclamation colt out of Mimisel.
Its Gonna Be Me (IRE) Zebedee gelding out of Dorn Hill.
Malvia Exceed And Excel colt out of Always On My Mind.