Irish Stallion Farms EBF Novice Stakes 5f
- (2yo, 5f, Class 4, 4 runners)
- Winner £7,439 2nd £2,214 3rd £1,106 4th £553
- Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 1.71s
- Off time: 14:21:30
|1st||2 Don't Tell Annie||2/5f|
Firgrove Bridge (IRE) 24
|2||133 9-7||K A Ryan||P Mulrennan||4/1|
Don't Tell Annie 10
|2||128 9-2||T D Easterby||D Allan||2/5f|
|2||126 9-0||R A Fahey||T Hamilton||5/1|
|2||126 9-0||A Berry||S O'Hara (3)||200/1|
||2||9-5||R A Fahey||Lee Topliss||1/5|
DON'T TELL ANNIE has acquitted herself well in better company than this since winning her debut at Pontefract. She's preferred to another Pontefract winner in Firgrove Bridge, who disappointed last time, and Tim Easterby's filly gets the nod. The newcomer Mighty Warrior is a half-brother to four winners so any strong support for him in the betting could prove significant but Shamkhani is easily overlooked.
Don't Tell Annie 11-4 (8-10) Disputed lead until led halfway, ridden and edged left just inside final furlong, headed well inside final furlong, 2nd of 6, nk behind Ko Cache (8-10) at Musselburgh 5f 2yo stks (2) gd.
Mighty Warrior Bahamian Bounty colt out of Just Dreams.
Firgrove Bridge (IRE) 11-2 (9-2) Chased leading trio, ridden halfway, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 5th of 7, 7l behind Midterm Break (9-0) at Beverley 5f 2yo stks (2) gs in May.
Shamkhani 80-1 (9-2) Dwelt, in touch, ridden and weakened 2f out, last of 8, 12l behind Dragon King (9-5) at Newcastle 6f 2yo mdn (4) sft in May.