Merlin Stoves/British Stallion Studs EBF Maiden Stakes 5f 161y
- (2yo, 5f 161y, Class 5, 8 runners)
- Winner £3,068 2nd £906 3rd £453
- Going: Firm
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 10.88s
- Off time: 14:11:10
|1st||8 Brown Velvet||5/1|
|2nd||1 Arlecchino's Leap||s.h||16/1|
Arlecchino's Leap 22
|2||131 9-5 v1||M D I Usher||David Probert||16/1|
Invincible Zeb (IRE) 8
|2||131 9-5||R Harris||Liam Jones||16/1|
|2||131 9-5||M Botti||M M Monaghan (5)||11/4|
|2||131 9-5||C Hills||Dane O'Neill||1/2f|
Verchild Lad (IRE) 46
|2||131 9-5||P D Evans||L P Keniry||40/1|
Brown Velvet 13
|2||126 9-0 v||H Palmer||M Dwyer||5/1|
Saphira Silver (IRE) 13
|2||126 9-0||Mrs N S Evans||Matthew Cosham (3)||66/1|
Sculptured (FR) 11
|2||126 9-0||J Hughes||Philip Prince (5)||33/1|
||2||95 b1||J S Moore||J P Fahy||NR|
||2||95||W G M Turner||Ryan While||NR|
Riverboat Springs (IRE)
||2||9-5||M R Channon||Martin Harley||5/1|
Hell Of A Lord ran very well at Chester 12 days ago, only giving best well inside the final furlong. He certainly deserves to win a race of this nature but might be a short runner and the extra yardage is a concern here as he will have to use some energy to overcome his wide draw. KIBAAR might be a better bet as he had a couple of previous winners behind when only beaten half-a-length in a conditions race at Ascot on his second start and is still learning. Brown Velvet has finished second at Yarmouth and Brighton so far but this is a more competitive affair.
Endislie (IRE) 66-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, behind and outpaced, 14th of 17, 26l behind Cock Of The North (8-10) at Doncaster 5f 2yo stks (4) sft in Mar.
Hell Of A Lord 8-1 (9-0) Chased leader, ridden over 1f out, led well inside final furlong, headed and no extra final 50 yards, lost 2nd post, 3rd of 11, 1l behind Ballymore Castle (9-5) at Chester 5f 2yo mdn (3) sft.
Brown Velvet 8-1 (9-0) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on one pace, 2nd of 4, 5l behind Dougal (9-5) at Brighton 5f 2yo mdn (5) gf.
Arlecchino's Leap 16-1 (9-5) Chased leading pair, went 2nd 3f out, hung left and lost 2nd over 1f out, kept on same pace after and no chance with leading duo, 3rd of 5, 7l behind Justice Good (9-5) at Windsor 5f 2yo mdn (5) sft in Apr.
Kassbaan 11-2 (9-5) In touch, ridden halfway, weakened over 1f out, 11th of 14, 12l behind Elite Gardens (9-0) at Newmarket 5f 2yo mdn (4) gf.
Kibaar 3-1 (8-11) Tracked leaders, headway to challenge when hampered and carried left by winner over 1f out, ridden and kept on inside final furlong, went 2nd near finish, 2nd of 4, 1/2l behind Escalating (9-1) at Ascot 5f 2yo stks (2) sft in Apr.
Verchild Lad (IRE) 50-1 (9-2) Dwelt, always behind, 11th of 12, 10l behind Flyball (9-5) at Leicester 5f 2yo mdn (5) gs in Apr.
Invincible Zeb (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) In rear, outpaced over 4f out, some late headway, never any chance, 5th of 7, 11l behind Muhaarar (9-5) at Doncaster 6f 2yo mdn (5) sft.
Sculptured (FR) 100-1 (8-9) Slowly away outpaced over 3f out, never on terms, 8th of 10, 7l behind Polar Vortex (8-9) at Nottingham 5f 2yo flls mdn auc stks (5) gd.
Saphira Silver (IRE) 100-1 (8-7) Started slowly and unseated rider soon after start, in a race won by Mukhmal (9-7) at Chester 5f 2yo stks (2) gd, 9 ran.