Bet On Today's Football At bluesq.com Maiden Stakes 1m

  • (3yo, 1m, Class 5, 12 runners)
  • Winner £2,727 2nd £805 3rd £403
  • Surface: Polytrack

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
1 (11) 8-
Pink, purple disc and armlets Alshan Fajer 22
  • T:P Howling
  • J:J Quinn
  • Form: 8-
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
3 131 9-5 P Howling J Quinn
2 (6)
DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Ambleside
  • T:M Johnston
  • J:J Fanning
  • Form:
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
3 131 9-5 M Johnston J Fanning
3 (12)
Emerald Green and White stripes, Emerald Green sleeves, White armlets, Orange cap Culture Trip
  • T:M McGrath
  • J:S W Kelly
  • Form:
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
3 131 9-5 M McGrath S W Kelly
4 (2) 5
Dark green and red (quartered), dark green sleeves, red cap Edwyn Ralph 7
  • T:D M Simcock
  • J:D Sweeney
  • Form: 5
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
3 131 9-5 D M Simcock D Sweeney
5 (9) 00-
Maroon, Light Blue seams, Light Blue sleeves, Maroon armlets, Light Blue cap Frederick Alfred 87
  • T:M H Tompkins
  • J:Jordon McMurray
  • Form: 00-
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
3 131 9-5 M H Tompkins Jordon McMurray (7)
6 (3)
Purple, Yellow disc, Yellow cap Mighty Thor
  • T:S Dow
  • J:David Probert
  • Form:
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
3 131 9-5 S Dow David Probert
7 (1) 9-
Pink, Emerald Green chevron, halved sleeves, quartered cap Ray Ward (IRE) 38
  • T:D M Simcock
  • J:Martin Lane
  • Form: 9-
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
3 131 9-5 D M Simcock Martin Lane
8 (5)
Purple, White spots on sleeves and cap St Georges Hill (IRE)
  • T:M Wigham
  • J:Jim Crowley
  • Form:
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
3 131 9-5 M Wigham Jim Crowley
9 (10) 8-6
Royal Blue, Red epaulets, armlets and cap True Spirit 14
  • T:P W D'Arcy
  • J:F Norton
  • Form: 8-6
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
3 131 9-5 P W D'Arcy F Norton
10 (8) 7-
Light green, yellow chevron, chevrons on sleeves Countess Lovelace 29
  • T:P Phelan
  • J:I Mongan
  • Form: 7-
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
3 126 9-0 P Phelan I Mongan
11 (4)
Black, red chevron, black sleeves, red spots, red cap Nadmah
  • T:R Varian
  • J:Andrea Atzeni
  • Form:
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
3 126 9-0 R Varian Andrea Atzeni
12 (7)
Dark Blue, White hooped sleeves, Orange cap Short Shrift (IRE)
  • T:J A R Toller
  • J:Kirsty Milczarek
  • Form:
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
3 126 9-0 J A R Toller Kirsty Milczarek

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2012 6 Basseterre (IRE)
  • T:C Hills
  • J:M Hills
3 9-3 C Hills M Hills 2/1
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In depth

Verdict

True Spirit drops back in trip and could prove best of those with experience ahead of Countess Lovelace and Ray Ward, never in contention on his debut despite a 205,000euros price tag. However, one of the newcomers wouldn't need to be anything special to land this so a chance is taken on AMBLESIDE. A half-brother to Godolphin's Group 1 winner All The Good he gets a speculative vote ahead of Nadmah, the first foal of a 2m winner. St Georges Hill is out of a prolific mare and Short Shrift is also related to three winners while Culture Trip's dam is a half-sister to the very smart pair Conroy and Crystal Gazing.

Formwatch

Alshan Fajer 66-1 (9-3) Outpaced in rear, headway over 1f out, never nearer, 8th of 11, 12l behind Consign (9-3) at Lingfield 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Dec.

Ambleside Cape Cross colt out of Zarara.

Culture Trip Royal Applause gelding out of Spanish Springs.

Edwyn Ralph 10-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, outpaced in rear, stayed on into mid-division from over 1f out, never nearer, 5th of 9, 11l behind Emerging (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 3yo mdn auc stks (6) pol.

Frederick Alfred 100-1 (9-3) Always behind, last of 14, 41l behind Secret Number (9-3) at Kempton 1m 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Oct.

Mighty Thor Norse Dancer colt out of Leyaaly.

Ray Ward (IRE) 11-2 (9-3) Slowly into stride, ran green towards rear, ridden on outside 2f out, never on terms, 9th of 11, 9l behind Ningara (9-3) at Kempton 1m 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Dec.

St Georges Hill (IRE) Marju colt out of Lyrical Dance.

True Spirit 5-1 (9-5) Prominent, led 8f out, headed over 1f out, faded, 6th of 9, 5l behind Little Buxted (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol.

Countess Lovelace 50-1 (8-9) Ridden along in rear, never on terms, 7th of 9, 8l behind Ice Pie (9-0) at Lingfield 1m 2yo mdn fll (5) pol in Dec.

Nadmah Sakhee filly out of Hamsat Elqamar.

Short Shrift (IRE) Nayef filly out of Dusty Answer.