bookmakers.co.uk Maiden Stakes 5f
- (3yo+, 5f, Class 5, 6 runners)
- Winner £2,727 2nd £805 3rd £403
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Polytrack
- Winning time: 0m 59.87s
- Off time: 16:25:30
|1st||5 Rock N Rouge||5/4f|
|2nd||2 Bush Warrior||1||9/4|
Purford Green 14
|5||133 9-7 v||M J Attwater||R Havlin||45||100/1|
Bush Warrior (IRE) 16
|3||126 9-0||R Eddery||F Tylicki||9/4|
|3||126 9-0||M R Channon||William Twiston-Davies (3)||60||8/1|
Spinning Cobblers 22
|3||126 9-0||S C Williams||Adam Beschizza||3/1|
Rock N Rouge (IRE) 162
|3||121 8-9 h||O Stevens||Jim Crowley||72||5/4f|
Virtual Symphony 20
|3||121 8-9||J R Best||D Sweeney||66/1|
An official mark of 72 is usually good enough to land a modest maiden race such as this and the returning ROCK N ROUGE can open her account. A beaten favourite on her last couple of starts, she should take care of these on her reappearance. Narborough went close here last time but has plenty to find with the selection at the weights while Purford Green is even harder to fancy on today's terms. Both Spinning Cobblers and Bush Warrior showed glimpses of promise on their respective debuts and may pose a threat as they drop back in distance.
Rock N Rouge (IRE) 15-8fav (9-0) Led, ridden inside final furlong, headed and no extra and lost 2nd place towards finish, 3rd of 9, 1 3/4l behind Invoke (9-0) at Catterick 5f 2yo mdn (5) gs in Oct.
Bush Warrior (IRE) 20-1 (8-12) Dwelt, pulled hard in rear, kept on under a hand ride final furlong, nearest finish, 4th of 7, 3 1/2l behind Double Up (8-12) at Lingfield 6f mdn stks (5) pol.
Narborough 1-2fav (8-9) Keen close up in last place, effort on outer approaching 2f out, ridden to lead narrowly over 1f out, soon hung left, headed inside final furlong, not look resolute, 2nd of 4, 1/2l behind Monashka Bay (8-12) at Lingfield 6f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Feb.
Purford Green 66-1 (8-7) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 8, 5l behind Secret Millionaire (9-6) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Spinning Cobblers 33-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, chased leader over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, no extra near finish, 5th of 10, 1l behind Chantrea (8-5) at Lingfield 7f mdn stks (5) pol in Feb.
Virtual Symphony 16-1 (8-13) Took keen hold in touch, weakened over 2f out, last of 6, 20l behind Walk With An Angel (8-13) at Kempton 6f mdn fll (5) pol in Feb.