British Stallion Studs E.B.F. Kegworth Novice Stakes 5f 218y
- (2yo, 5f 218y, Class 4, 6 runners)
- Winner £5,175 2nd £1,540 3rd £770 4th £385
- Going: Good
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 12.22s
- Off time: 15:00:50
|1st||6 Stars Above Me||7/4f|
|2nd||3 Invincible Strike||¾||4/1|
|2||129 9-3||Sir Michael Stoute||P Hanagan||2/1|
Intermath (IRE) 24
|2||129 9-3||P D Evans||Catherine Gannon||83||25/1|
Invincible Strike (IRE) 25
|2||129 9-3||J Tate||N Callan||4/1|
Storm Trooper (IRE) 68
|2||129 9-3||Richard Hannon||R Hughes||6/1|
Kuala Queen (IRE) 25
|2||119 8-7||D J Coakley||J Quinn||50/1|
Stars Above Me 54
|2||119 8-7||R Charlton||Joey Haynes (5)||7/4f|
||2||8-12||Richard Hannon||P Dobbs||3/1|
Almuheet beat a useful sort in Red Galileo at Newmarket on his debut and looks a nice prospect. He makes more appeal than Hamilton scorer Invincible Strike, Storm Trooper, who didn't have much to beat at Sandown, and the exposed Intermath. But the previous winners are conceding 10lb to the two fillies and it will be disappointing if STARS ABOVE ME doesn't go one better than at Goodwood, where she had a host of subsequent winners behind including Saturday's First Of Clyde heroine Coral Mist. Kuala Queen has shown enough to win an ordinary maiden but might struggle in this company over an extra furlong.
Stars Above Me 16-1 (9-0) Mid-division, not clear run approaching 2f out, headway to chase winner entering final furlong, kept on one pace, 2nd of 13, 1 1/2l behind Valonia (9-0) at Goodwood 6f 2yo stks (2) gs in Jul.
Invincible Strike (IRE) 11-4 (9-5) Pressed leader, ridden over 2f out, led narrowly entering final furlong, edged left well inside final furlong, ran on, won at Hamilton 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Aug beating Quickaswecan (9-5) by 2 1/2l, 6 ran.
Intermath (IRE) 9-1 (9-5) Close up, ridden and outpaced 2f out, headway entering final furlong, no impression towards finish, 4th of 7, 4 1/2l behind Nezar (9-1) at Chester 7f 2yo hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Aug.
Kuala Queen (IRE) 2-1 (9-0) Raced wide close up, ridden 2f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 8, 6l behind Go Glamorous (9-0) at Lingfield 5f 2yo flls mdn auc stks (6) gd in Aug.
Storm Trooper (IRE) 1-4fav (9-5) Made all on rail, pushed clear over 1f out, kept on strongly, unchallenged (hand timed), won at Sandown 5f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Jul beating Kickboxer (9-5) by 4l, 5 ran.
Almuheet 7-2fav (9-5) Tracked leaders, led 2f out, ridden out, won at Newmarket 7f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Aug beating Red Galileo (9-5) by 1l, 12 ran.