Thomas Prior Memorial Maiden Stakes 6f 3y
- (3yo+, 6f 3y, Class 5, 8 runners)
- Winner £2,911 2nd £866 3rd £433 4th £216
- Going: Good to Soft
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 13.97s
- Off time: 15:31:23
|2nd||3 It Must Be Faith||1¾||6/1|
Gravitational (IRE) 28
|3||131 9-5||C F Wall||William Buick||80||11/8f|
|3||131 9-5||Sir Michael Stoute||R L Moore||8/1|
It Must Be Faith 25
|3||131 9-5||M Appleby||A Mullen||6/1|
Living Desert 43
|3||131 9-5 p1||J A R Toller||L Morris||72||3/1|
Shotgun Start 17
|3||131 9-5||M Wigham||P Hanagan||8/1|
Lady Cricketer 10
|4||128 9-2 b||M D Squance||Rosie Jessop (3)||43||100/1|
Marsh Dragon 40
|3||126 9-0||M H Tompkins||T E Durcan||58||20/1|
Tiger's Home 48
|3||126 9-0 p1||Miss J Feilden||Adam Beschizza||54||33/1|
||4||9-0||J R Jenkins||D Holland||7/1|
GRAVITATIONAL has an official mark of 80 which has proved beyond him in handicaps so far this season. But Chris Wall looks to have found him a good opportunity back in maiden company as it's hard to know what to make of Intrinsic after a couple of poor efforts over longer trips. It Must Be Faith drops back from 7f having finished runner-up at Newcastle last time and may figure along with Shotgun Start but Tiger's Home was well beaten in soft ground at Leicester on her latest start.
Gravitational (IRE) 10-11fav (9-7) In touch in rear, ridden 2f out, no impression, last of 6, 6l behind Joey's Destiny (8-11) at Leicester 6f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Aug.
It Must Be Faith 10-1 (9-5) Pulled hard in rear, headway over 1f out, chased winner inside final furlong, never able to challenge, 2nd of 9, 1 1/4l behind Sherzam (9-0) at Newcastle 7f 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gf in Aug.
Intrinsic 20-1 (9-5) Led, headed over 5f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 13, 12l behind Cornrow (9-5) at Kempton 1m mdn stks (5) pol.
Living Desert 4-1 (9-5) Took keen hold in touch, chased winner over 2f out, hung left under pressure over 1f out, soon no impression, 2nd of 12, 6l behind Satwa Story (9-5) at Wolverhampton 7f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol in Aug.
Marsh Dragon 5-1 (9-1) In rear, outpaced after 2f, ridden and headway over 2f out, stayed on to go 2nd final strides, no threat to winner, 2nd of 7, 4l behind Assembly (9-3) at Yarmouth 6f mdn hcap 0-65 (6) gf in Aug.
Shotgun Start 7-1 (9-5) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, ridden and edged left inside final furlong, kept on, 3rd of 12, 3 1/2l behind Be Lucky (9-0) at Beverley 5f mdn stks (5) gf in Aug.
Tiger's Home 22-1 (8-7) Soon led, headed over 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 9l behind Avatar Star (8-9) at Leicester 7f 3yo sll (6) sft in Jul.
Lady Cricketer 50-1 (8-2) Towards rear, outpaced over 2f out, never dangerous, 9th of 10, 19l behind Dream Ally (9-3) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (0-65) (6) pol.