ebfstallions.com Maiden Stakes 5f
- (2yo, 5f, Class 5, 11 runners)
- Winner £3,234 2nd £962 3rd £481 4th £240
- Going: Good to Firm (Watered)
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 0.60s
- Off time: 14:07:41
|1st||5 Grey Zeb||4/1|
|3rd||4 Flicka's Boy||1½||10/1|
Double K 6
|2||131 9-5||P T Midgley||D Nolan||125/1|
Flicka's Boy 52
|2||131 9-5||T Coyle||Barry McHugh||10/1|
Grey Zeb (IRE) 6
|2||131 9-5||K Dalgleish||T Eaves||75||4/1|
Mighty Zip (USA)
|2||131 9-5||K A Ryan||Harry Bentley||5/6f|
|2||131 9-5||R A Fahey||T Hamilton||9/1|
Star Cracker (IRE)
|2||131 9-5||M Dods||P Mulrennan||11/2|
Ubedizzy (IRE) 30
|2||131 9-5 h||N Wilson||Joey Haynes (3)||150/1|
Wiseton (IRE) 20
|2||131 9-5||T D Barron||Graham Gibbons||33/1|
|2||126 9-0||Mrs A Duffield||P McDonald||16/1|
Magh Meall 99
|2||126 9-0||D Nicholls||P M Quinn||100/1|
Tagula Nation (IRE)
|2||126 9-0||P T Midgley||P Makin||150/1|
||2||95||B Rothwell||D Swift||WD|
||2||N Tinkler||A Mullen||WD|
||2||95||R C Guest||Billy Cray||NR|
||2||95||R C Guest||D T Da Silva||NR|
Free Code (IRE)
||2||9-5||J Tate||P Mulrennan||4/11|
Grey Zeb will have the benefit of racecourse experience having had three starts thus far but with the ability to handle faster ground having to be taken on trust, we'll give our vote to MIGHTY ZIP. The colt certainly has something to prove having cost connections 280,000 guineas to acquire his services but he has to start somewhere, and on pedigree, 5f shouldn't be too much of an issue. Richard Fahey's runners are invariably popular at Thirsk so expect there to be plenty of interest in Normandy Knight despite a pedigree that suggests he'll be better over further. Flicka's Boy showed plenty of speed on his debut at Ripon though he'll need to have progressed. Michael Dods has produced some useful juveniles this term so don't rule out Star Cracker at a price. A son of top sprinter, Starspangledbanner, he is sure to be forward in his work.
Alfie Bond 33-1 (9-2) Outpaced towards rear, ridden over 1f out, never dangerous, last of 13, 17l behind Fendale (9-1) at Beverley 5f 2yo mdn (5) gd.
Belle Nellie (IRE) 20-1 (8-9) Slowly away, in rear, ridden over 1f out, one pace and no impression, 5th of 6, 9l behind She's A Worldie (8-9) at Beverley 5f 2yo nov stk (5) gf.
Caeser The Gaeser (IRE) 50-1 (9-0) Slowly away, always in rear, 10th of 11, 22l behind Mrs Biggs (8-11) at Thirsk 6f 2yo mdn aut (6) gf in Jun.
Ted Larkin (IRE) 33-1 (8-13) Always towards rear, last of 14, 29l behind Gerry The Glover (8-13) at Beverley 5f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd.
Grey Zeb (IRE) 100-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, every chance 2f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened quickly approaching final furlong, 19th of 24, 17l behind Tiggy Wiggy (9-1) at Newbury 5f 2yo auc (2) gd.
Wiseton (IRE) 16-1 (9-1) Led, ridden and headed final furlong, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 13, 14l behind Fendale (9-1) at Beverley 5f 2yo mdn (5) gd.
Flicka's Boy 14-1 (9-5) Dwelt, tracked leaders, every chance over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 3l behind Angelic Lord (9-5) at Ripon 5f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Jun.
Colombia Art Connoisseur filly out of Credibility.
Magh Meall 33-1 (9-0) Unseated rider and ran loose briefly on way to post, started slowly outpaced, last of 10, 28l behind Roudee (9-5) at Ripon 5f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Apr.
Mighty Zip (USA) City Zip colt out of Incredulous.
Star Cracker (IRE) Starspangledbanner colt out of Champagne Cracker.
Normandy Knight Acclamation colt out of Prayer.
Ubedizzy (IRE) 50-1 (8-11) Took keen hold and raced awkwardly, chased leaders 3f, last of 9, 20l behind Fast Act (9-4) at Carlisle 5f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf in Jun.
Tagula Nation (IRE) Tagula filly out of Rainbow Nation.
Double K 50-1 (9-5) Always towards rear, last of 10, 17l behind Rocking The Boat (9-0) at Ripon 5f 2yo mdn (4) gd.