Poker At coral.co.uk Maiden Stakes 1m 1f 103y
- (3yo, 1m 1f 103y, Class 5, 4 runners)
- Winner £2,588 2nd £770 3rd £385 4th £192
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Polytrack
- Winning time: 2m 3.24s
- Off time: 16:30:49
|3||131 9-5||M Johnston||J Fanning||6/1|
He's A Striker (IRE) 10
|3||131 9-5||T Coyle||B McHugh||78||5/2|
|3||131 9-5||D M Simcock||Martin Lane||15/8f|
The Welsh Wizard (IRE)
|3||131 9-5||C Hills||G Lee||9/4|
||3||D M Simcock||Hayley Turner||NR|
||3||8-12||M Botti||A Kirby||9/4|
He's A Striker reappeared after a long break in what looked a poor maiden here ten days ago and was turned over at odds of 1/4. His three runs on Turf entitled him to do much better so he shouldn't be written off just yet. Dave Simcock runs a pair here with Majeed, who looked very much in need of the experience on his debut here in November but stayed on nicely, likely to prove stronger at this stage than newcomer Sian Gwalia. AMBLESIDE is the eighth foal of a mare who has already produced four winners. This trip looks ideal as he makes his debut and he's given the nod over another first-timer in The Welsh Wizard, a son of Dylan Thomas, who counts Sir Alex Ferguson amongst his owners.
Sian Gwalia Echo Of Light filly out of House Maiden.
Majeed 13-2 (9-3) Coltish at start, slowly away and ran green in rear, headway over 1f out, shaken up and stayed on inside final furlong, never nearer, 6th of 12, 7l behind Press Room (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
The Welsh Wizard (IRE) Dylan Thomas colt out of Golden Dew.
He's A Striker (IRE) 1-4fav (8-9) Tracked winner, ridden over 2f out, edged left over 1f out, no impression towards finish, 2nd of 7, 1 1/2l behind Striking Echo (8-9) at Wolverhampton 7f mdn stks (5) pol.
Ambleside Cape Cross colt out of Zarara.