Owlerton Greyhound Stadium At owlertonstadium.co.uk Maiden Stakes 7f

  • (3yo+, 7f, Class 4, 10 runners)
  • Winner £5,175 2nd £1,540 3rd £770 4th £385
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 1m 23.42s
  • Off time: 17:48:30
Full result
Result 17:45 Doncaster
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 6 Synergise 5/1
2nd 10 Inflection 5/2f
3rd 3 Bold Spirit 7/2

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 (11) 8
Black, large Yellow spots, armlets and cap Bond Empire 26
  • T:G R Oldroyd
  • J:B McHugh
  • Form: 8
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 138 9-12 G R Oldroyd B McHugh 100/1
2 (6)
Brown, Orange stars, sleeves and cap Katie Taylor (IRE)
  • T:Rae Guest
  • J:Martin Lane
  • Form:
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-7
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 133 9-7 Rae Guest Martin Lane 14/1
3 (5) 62-325
Purple, Gold braid, Scarlet sleeves, Black velvet cap, Gold fringe Bold Spirit 43
  • T:Richard Hannon
  • J:P J Dobbs
  • Form: 62-325
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-5
  • OR: 72
  • Naps:
3 131 9-5 Richard Hannon P J Dobbs 72 7/2
4 (1) 73
Dark Green, Yellow stars, hooped sleeves, Yellow cap Mad Endeavour 22
  • T:W S Kittow
  • J:P Hanagan
  • Form: 73
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
3 131 9-5 W S Kittow P Hanagan 8/1
6 (3)
Black, Red seams, Purple cap Synergise
  • T:R Varian
  • J:Andrea Atzeni
  • Form:
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
3 131 9-5 R Varian Andrea Atzeni 5/1
7 (2) 9
Black, Yellow sleeves, Black armlets, Black cap, Yellow stars Tiger Heights 14
  • T:J S Goldie
  • J:G Bartley
  • Form: 9
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
3 131 9-5 J S Goldie G Bartley (3) 100/1
8 (9) 0
Red, Royal Blue epaulets Asha 17
  • T:D C Griffiths
  • J:David Probert
  • Form: 0
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
3 126 9-0 D C Griffiths David Probert 100/1
9 (8) 5-
Dark blue and yellow stripes, white sleeves, dark blue cap Country Drive (USA) 341
  • T:E A L Dunlop
  • J:P Mulrennan
  • Form: 5-
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
3 126 9-0 E A L Dunlop P Mulrennan 7/2
10 (4) 4
Dark blue, white seams, striped sleeves, white cap Inflection (IRE) 57
  • T:H Palmer
  • J:James Doyle
  • Form: 4
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
3 126 9-0 H Palmer James Doyle 5/2f
11 (7) 5
Beige, Dark Blue seams, Dark Blue cap Norfolk Sound 37
  • T:C F Wall
  • J:Ashley Morgan
  • Form: 5
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
3 126 9-0 C F Wall Ashley Morgan (3) 25/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
5 (10)
Man Of Music
  • Nag Me
  • T:A W Carroll
  • J:S M Levey
  • Form:
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
3 95 A W Carroll S M Levey NR

In depth

Verdict

Things clearly haven't gone to plan with Synergise and having realised a cool 100,000 guineas as a yearling, he makes a belated track debut for Roger Varian having already been gelded. Country Drive has a belated seasonal reappearance and Ed Dunlop's filly certainly caught the eye in a maiden at Newbury last term, but the match fitness of BOLD SPIRIT will count for plenty and we will side with him here. Richard Hannon's gelding was disappointing at Kempton last month though the form of his second at Windsor given a boost by the winner earlier this week, and on that evidence, it will require a smart performance to beat him tonight. Mad Endeavour was turned over in a weak Chepstow maiden but he's Stuart Kittow's only runner at the meeting and with Paul Hanagan booked, connections evidently fancy their chances of an upset.

Formwatch

Man Of Music Piccolo colt out of Blue Goddess.

Synergise Danehill Dancer gelding out of Splashdown.

Inflection (IRE) 50-1 (8-7) Slowly into stride, held up in last pair, steady headway on outside over 2f out, kept on steadily for hands and heels inside final furlong and closed on 3rd, 4th of 14, 7l behind Knavery (9-3) at Kempton 7f mdn stks (5) pol in May.

Bold Spirit 5-1 (9-5) Took keen hold, tracked leaders, pushed along and unable to quicken on outside 2f out, soon beaten, 5th of 10, 7l behind Johara (9-7) at Kempton 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jun.

Bond Empire 16-1 (9-12) Slowly into stride, in rear, ridden 3f out, never near leaders, last of 8, 23l behind Makhfar (9-5) at Doncaster 6f mdn stks (5) gf in Jun.

Katie Taylor (IRE) Acclamation filly out of Monaazalah.

Country Drive (USA) 20-1 (9-0) Steadied start, mid-division, headway over 1f out, stayed on well, never nearer, 5th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Lightning Thunder (9-0) at Newbury 6f mdn (4) gd in Aug.

Asha 66-1 (8-12) Slowly away in rear, never on terms, 10th of 13, 20l behind Bold Captain (9-3) at Ripon 1m mdn stks (5) gd.

Mad Endeavour 12-1 (9-3) Close up, every chance 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 10, 3l behind Hoy Hoy (9-3) at Chepstow 7f mdn auc stks (6) gf.

Norfolk Sound 20-1 (8-12) Held up in rear, headway to chase leaders over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 7, 10l behind Betty Bere (8-12) at Nottingham 1m mdn auc stks (6) gf in Jun.

Tiger Heights 100-1 (9-5) Outpaced and always in rear, tailed off, 9th of 11, 29l behind Secret Hint (9-0) at Doncaster 6f mdn stks (4) gd.