Hartfield Maiden Stakes 5f
- (3yo, 5f, Class 5, 5 runners)
- Winner £2,727 2nd £805 3rd £403
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Polytrack
|3||131 9-5||M D I Usher||David Probert|
Mullit (IRE) 150
|3||131 9-5||Tom Dascombe||R Kingscote||68|
Persian Marvel (IRE) 4
|3||131 9-5 h||R Ingram||E Ahern||50|
Dangerous Age 16
|3||126 9-0||J W Hills||L Morris|
Magic Ice 20
|3||126 9-0||John Berry||T G McLaughlin|
||3||95||J Gask||L P Keniry||NR|
||3||95||J Gask||I Mongan||NR|
||3||95 bt||H Adielsson||G Baker||NR|
||3||95||D M Loughnane||J P Fahy||NR|
||3||8-12||R A Teal||Dane O'Neill||5/2|
Mullit is rated much higher than Persian Marvel, the only other runner with an official mark, but the less exposed types make more appeal. Lars Krister and Magic Ice were both placed at Wolverhampton last time and should go well again but Dangerous Age finished closer when third over C&D on her debut. A bold bid looks likely from her but a chance is taken on the newcomer GREEN MILLIONAIRE. Jeremy Gask's speedily-bred colt is a half-brother to six winners including a Listed sprint winner and is preferred to stablemate Copper Leyf.
Copper Leyf 18-1 (9-0) Dwelt tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, plugged on one pace, 4th of 5, 10l behind Golden Flower (8-12) at Wolverhampton 5f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Dec.
Green Millionaire Green Desert colt out of Millyant.
Lars Krister (IRE) 33-1 (8-10) Tracked winner, ridden over 2f out, hung left over 1f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 7, 4l behind Claude Greenwood (9-3) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Jun.
Lucky Morgan 66-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, always towards rear, last of 10, 27l behind Midnight Dream (9-3) at Wolverhampton 5f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Dec.
Mighty Mata Lucky Story colt out of Dudleys Delight.
Mullit (IRE) 11-2 (8-10) Led after 1f, soon 3 lengths clear, hung right to stand side rail 2f out, ridden and headed approaching furlong, kept on same pace, 5th of 8, 2 3/4l behind Monkey Bar Flies (8-11) at Warwick 5f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Aug.
Persian Marvel (IRE) 9-2 (9-2) Slowly into stride, mid-division on outside, outpaced 2f out, ridden and stayed on same pace final furlong, never on terms, 7th of 11, 7l behind Hazard Warning (9-0) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (0-55) (6) pol.
Dangerous Age 5-1 (8-6) Slowly into stride, soon chasing leaders, wide on home turn, rallied to 3rd and kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 6, 1 1/2l behind Outbid (8-1) at Lingfield 5f mdn auc stks (6) pol.
Magic Ice 5-6fav (8-7) Tracked leaders, effort over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 2nd of 3, 1/2l behind Faffa (8-7) at Wolverhampton 5f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Dec.