32Red Casino Irish E.B.F. Maiden Stakes 6f 15y
- (2yo, 6f 15y, Class 5, 7 runners)
- Winner £3,234 2nd £962 3rd £481 4th £240
- Going: Good to Firm, Firm in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 11.75s
- Off time: 14:00:51
|1st||1 Brave Boy||2/5f|
|2nd||5 Music Theory||1¼||6/1|
Brave Boy (IRE) 59
|2||131 9-5||Saeed bin Suroor||S De Sousa||2/5f|
|2||131 9-5||M Johnston||F Norton||20/1|
Holystones (IRE) 29
|2||131 9-5||M Botti||Andrea Atzeni||100/1|
Le Laitier (FR) 13
|2||131 9-5||S Dixon||James Doyle||33/1|
Music Theory (IRE)
|2||131 9-5||Saeed bin Suroor||M Barzalona||6/1|
Exceed Areeda (IRE)
|2||126 9-0||J Tate||N Callan||20/1|
Ivy Trump 21
|2||126 9-0||M Appleby||A Mullen||8/1|
Godolphin run two again as seems the norm with Silvestre De Sousa keeping the ride on Brave Boy, third over track and trip on his debut. He's likely to start favourite and is preferred to stablemate Music Theory. This extra furlong should be no problem for Le Laitier as he was staying on over the stiff 5f at Beverley last time but a chance is taken on IVY TRUMP. The form of her debut fifth at Doncaster is working out and Mike Appleby's filly gets the vote with an advisory note to keep an eye on the newcomer Exceed Areeda.
Brave Boy (IRE) 12-1 (9-5) Went left start, soon in touch, pushed along halfway, effort to chase winner when hung right and ran green over 1f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 3rd of 6, 3l behind Windfast (9-5) at Nottingham 6f 2yo mdn (5) gs in May.
Music Theory (IRE) Acclamation gelding out of Key Girl.
Le Laitier (FR) 28-1 (9-5) Dwelt, mid-division, ridden and headway over 1f out, one pace, 4th of 13, 1 3/4l behind Tweety Pie (8-11) at Beverley 5f 2yo mdn (5) gf.
Centrality 7-4fav (9-5) Pressed leaders, challenged and every chance 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 6, 10l behind Riverboat Springs (9-5) at Bath 6f 2yo mdn (5) gs in May.
Exceed Areeda (IRE) Exceed And Excel filly out of Areeda.
Ivy Trump 66-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 14, 4l behind Mahlah (9-0) at Doncaster 6f 2yo stks (5) gf in Jun.
Holystones (IRE) 7-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, behind most of way, 5th of 7, 10l behind Miracle of Medinah (9-5) at Lingfield 6f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Jun.