E.B.F. Think Taxi Think DG 01159500500 Maiden Stakes 6f 15y
- (2yo, 6f 15y, Class 5, 12 runners)
- Winner £3,234 2nd £962 3rd £481 4th £240
- Going: Good to Firm, Firm in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 12.87s
- Off time: 14:15:25
|2nd||4 Janoub Nibras||s.h||11/8f|
|3rd||2 Gold Hunter||4½||3/1|
Cuisine (IRE) 16
|2||129 9-3||A M Balding||J Fortune||33/1|
Gold Hunter (IRE) 16
|2||129 9-3||Saeed bin Suroor||L Dettori||3/1|
Indian Affair 6
|2||129 9-3||J M Bradley||R Kingscote||25/1|
Janoub Nibras (IRE) 10
|2||129 9-3||R Hannon||R Hughes||11/8f|
Pearl Ransom (IRE)
|2||129 9-3||K A Ryan||Harry Bentley (3)||25/1|
Pearl Reward (USA)
|2||129 9-3||S C Williams||Jim Crowley||40/1|
Stand N Applaude 18
|2||129 9-3||D Nicholls||Adrian Nicholls||100/1|
|2||129 9-3||C F Wall||T E Durcan||100/1|
Well Acquainted (IRE) 39
|2||129 9-3||C G Cox||A Kirby||13/2|
|2||129 9-3||M Johnston||J Fanning||11/1|
Winged Icarus (USA)
|2||129 9-3||A J McCabe||S W Kelly||14/1|
Betty Boo (IRE) 11
|2||124 8-12||S A Harris||R Fitzpatrick||100/1|
||2||9-3||R Hannon||R Hughes||16/1|
Richard Hannon won this a year ago and JANOUB NIBRAS looks the one to beat here. He started favourite on his debut at Ascot but couldn't quite cope with a couple of experienced rivals and that run won't be lost on him. Godolphin's Gold Hunter showed very good pace on his debut behind New Pearl at Newmarket and that will have done him the world of good but Well Acquainted disappointed on soft ground at Leicester. Pearl Ransom is bred to be speedy and is a newcomer to note along with Windhoek, who cost 110,000 guineas.
Windhoek Cape Cross colt out of Kahlua Kiss.
Janoub Nibras (IRE) 3-1fav (9-3) Chased leaders, pushed along halfway, 3rd and one pace final furlong, 3rd of 10, 3 1/2l behind Cay Verde (9-3) at Ascot 5f 2yo mdn (3) sft.
Gold Hunter (IRE) 9-2 (9-3) Close up, chased winner halfway, ridden and every chance over 1f out, no extra and lost 2nd towards finish, 3rd of 12, 5l behind New Pearl (9-3) at Newmarket 5f 2yo mdn (4) gs.
Well Acquainted (IRE) 13-8fav (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden to chase winner over 1f out, one pace and lost 2nd inside final furlong, 3rd of 6, 6l behind Lyric Ace (9-3) at Leicester 5f 2yo mdn aut (5) sft in Apr.
Indian Affair 9-2 (9-3) Took keen hold, led 1f, chased winner, ridden and no impression over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Sir Prancealot (9-3) at Bath 6f 2yo mdn (5) gs.
Pearl Ransom (IRE) Intikhab colt out of Massada.
Pearl Reward (USA) Medaglia D'oro colt out of With Patience.
Cuisine (IRE) 17-2 (9-3) Always in rear, 10th of 12, 20l behind New Pearl (9-3) at Newmarket 5f 2yo mdn (4) gs.
Stand N Applaude 33-1 (9-3) Slowly away, headway to mid-division over 3f out, hung left from 2f out, held when pushed right inside final furlong, last of 10, 13l behind Tatlisu (9-3) at Musselburgh 5f 2yo mdn (4) gs.
Betty Boo (IRE) 50-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, soon in touch, ridden 2f out, kept on final furlong, 4th of 9, 5l behind Ishi Honest (9-0) at Nottingham 5f 2yo flls mdn auc stks (5) sft.
Vandross (IRE) Iffraaj colt out of Mrs Kanning.
Winged Icarus (USA) Speightstown colt out of Daedal.