John Smiths Maiden Stakes 5f
- (3yo, 5f, Class 5, 5 runners)
- Winner £2,588 2nd £770 3rd £385 4th £192
- Going: Good
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 0m 59.79s
- Off time: 14:20:54
|1st||3 Soul Brother||1/12f|
|3||131 9-5||T D Barron||G Gibbons||13/2|
Patron of Explores (USA)
|3||131 9-5||P Holmes||D Tudhope||16/1|
Soul Brother (IRE) 11
|3||131 9-5||T D Easterby||D Allan||84||1/12f|
Lucky Times 19
|3||126 9-0||M Brittain||S De Sousa||20/1|
Panzi Potter Too 328
|3||126 9-0 b1||M Dods||Connor Beasley (3)||25/1|
||3||9-5||B Smart||T Eaves||10/1|
Rated 84, SOUL BROTHER may have failed to land the odds at Ripon last week but separated a couple of horses of similar ability. Tim Easterby's colt had finished runner-up over track and trip earlier and will likely start odds-on to land this. Carnamoney was well beaten behind Soul Brother here in April while Lucky Times showed a bit more on her debut than than the tailed-off Panzi Potter Too did on her introduction. Patron Of Explores is related to a couple of winners and could prove the biggest danger on his first start.
Soul Brother (IRE) 4-7fav (9-5) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, went 2nd over 3f out, pushed along 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, held close home, 2nd of 4, 1/2l behind Galvanize (9-5) at Ripon 6f 3yo mdn (5) gs.
Carnamoney 50-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, weakened over 2f out, 6th of 10, 11l behind G Force (9-3) at Newcastle 5f mdn stks (5) gf in Apr.
Lucky Times 50-1 (9-0) Took keen hold, led 1f, prominent, weakened final furlong, 5th of 6, 14l behind Election Night (9-0) at Redcar 6f fll mdn stks (5) sft.
Panzi Potter Too 33-1 (8-5) Ran green, soon well behind, last of 8, well behind Oasis Town (8-6) at Carlisle 5f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd in Jun.
Patron of Explores (USA) Henrythenavigator gelding out of India Halo.