ESH Group/E.B.F. Novice Stakes 5f
- (2yo, 5f, Class 4, 4 runners)
- Winner £4,075 2nd £1,213 3rd £606 4th £303
- Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 3.56s
- Off time: 17:15:55
|1st||2 Eastern Impact||11/4|
Vine de Nada 8
|2||128 9-2||M Johnston||S De Sousa||15/8f|
Eastern Impact (IRE)
|2||126 9-0||R A Fahey||T Hamilton||11/4|
M'selle (IRE) 8
|2||126 9-0||R Harris||L Morris||11/4|
Lily Rules (IRE) 8
|2||121 8-9||T Coyle||Barry McHugh||4/1|
Vine de Nada drifted badly in the closing stages at Beverley last week but just held on to defeat the re-opposing Lily Rules by a short-head. It would be no surprise if the latter improved enough to reverse running today. M'SELLE won on her racecourse debut at Lingfield in good style and ran well again when finding only the previous Brocklesby runner-up, Vodka Time, too good at Newmarket. Ron Harris' filly looks to have an easier task in this and can return to winning ways. Eastern Impact looks nothing special on breeding but his yard won this with the subsequently useful Lily's Angel in 2011 and the newcomer is worth noting in the betting.
Eastern Impact (IRE) Bahamian Bounty colt out of Kate The Great.
Lily Rules (IRE) 28-1 (8-6) In touch until lost place and dropped towards rear 3f out, headway on far rail over 1f out, strong run inside final furlong, just failed, 2nd of 10, shd behind Vine de Nada (8-13) at Beverley 5f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf.
M'selle (IRE) 11-2 (8-10) Tracked leader, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on and just held on to 2nd, 2nd of 5, 1 3/4l behind Vodka Time (8-12) at Newmarket 5f 2yo stks (3) gd.
Vine de Nada 4-6fav (8-13) Slowly into stride and went left start, soon chasing leaders, chased leader over 1f out, led entering final furlong, soon hung left, just held on, won at Beverley 5f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf beating Lily Rules (8-6) by shd, 10 ran.