British Stallion Studs E.B.F. Maiden Stakes 6f
- (2yo, 6f, Class 5, 4 runners)
- Winner £3,881 2nd £1,155 3rd £577 4th £289
- Going: Good to Firm
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 10.06s
- Off time: 19:05:19
|1st||1 Art Official||2/9f|
Art Official (IRE) 14
|2||131 9-5||Richard Hannon||R Hughes||84||2/9f|
Gilmer (IRE) 28
|2||131 9-5||Saeed bin Suroor||M Barzalona||3/1|
|2||131 9-5||J W Unett||David Probert||66/1|
Music Stop 66
|2||126 9-0 bt||P S McEntee||Nathan Alison (5)||50/1|
||2||9-3||Richard Hannon||Dane O'Neill||11/1|
ART OFFICIAL is beginning to become a little expensive to follow and while one or two of his long suffering followers may have given up on him, the drop back to the 6f trip may see him finally get off the mark. Gilmer was easy to back on debut at Yarmouth and his pedigree suggests that he may be one to get involved with when stepped up in distance. Music Stop has been well held in two very ordinary maidens and the market should tell us exactly what is anticipated from Nunkie Bill on debut.
Art Official (IRE) 7-4fav (9-5) Led, edged right over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 11, 2 1/2l behind Chriselliam (9-0) at Warwick 7f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf.
Gilmer (IRE) 17-2 (9-5) Close up, ridden over 2f out, kept on, never dangerous, 3rd of 4, 7l behind Ertijaal (9-5) at Yarmouth 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Jun.
Music Stop 11-4 (8-7) Quickly away but immediately hung badly left to far rail, headed 2f out, chased winner, no impression when dropped to 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 4, 3 1/2l behind Loma Mor (8-2) at Southwell 5f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) fbs in May.
Nunkie Bill Multiplex gelding out of Lady Castanea.