Betfred Racing Follow Us On Twitter Novice Stakes 6f
- (2yo, 6f, Class 4, 6 runners)
- Winner £6,469 2nd £1,925 3rd £962 4th £481
- Going: Good to Firm, Good in places (Watered)
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 15.65s
- Off time: 14:31:01
|2nd||1 Geordie George||1¼||9/4|
Geordie George (IRE) 22
|2||133 9-7||J J Quinn||P Makin||9/4|
Sea Wolf (IRE) 33
|2||133 9-7||M Dods||P Mulrennan||8/1|
Vimy Ridge 19
|2||130 9-4||R A Fahey||T Hamilton||9/2|
|2||126 9-0||H Palmer||D Tudhope||6/5f|
|2||126 9-0||B Ellison||P McDonald (7)||66/1|
Just The Tip (IRE) 12
|2||125 8-13||K Dalgleish||T Eaves||28/1|
Good Old Boy Lukey
||2||9-5||R A Fahey||George Chaloner||10/11|
Aktabantay (6/5), Geordie George (9/4), Vimy Ridge (9/2), Sea Wolf (8/1), Just The Tip (28/1), Dominada (66/1)
Geordie George ploughed through the Ripon mud to make a winning start three weeks ago and there's no reason why he shouldn't be just as effective on this completely different ground. Sea Wolf made a successful start on soft going at Doncaster but couldn't quite match the pace of Midterm Break and today's rival Vimy Ridge in a better race at Beverley. The latter has since performed well in a strong event at Musselburgh and looks certain to go well while the filly Just The Tip showed the benefit of her opening run to land a little race on the Scottish track. AKTABANTAY was beaten a short-head on his debut at Newmarket then returned to HQ for what looked an easy opportunity but was beaten by Dr No. The third has come out and won since so Hugo Palmer's Oasis Dream colt is taken to make it third time lucky.
Aktabantay 1-4fav (9-5) Led, ridden and headed entering final furlong, edged left and kept on one pace, 2nd of 7, 1 3/4l behind Dr No (9-5) at Nottingham 6f 2yo mdn (5) gd in May.
Geordie George (IRE) 10-1 (9-5) Held up in touch in rear, headway over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, forged clear, won at Ripon 6f 2yo mdn (5) hvy beating Marmalad (9-5) by 5l, 8 ran.
Sea Wolf (IRE) 10-1 (9-2) Pushed along in rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, went 2nd briefly, kept on one pace, 3rd of 7, 2 1/2l behind Midterm Break (9-0) at Beverley 5f 2yo stks (2) gs in May.
Vimy Ridge 3-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, not clear run from over 1f out, switched left and effort between horses just inside final furlong, ridden and stayed on towards finish, 3rd of 6, 1 1/4l behind Ko Cache (8-10) at Musselburgh 5f 2yo stks (2) gd.
Dominada (IRE) Mastercraftsman colt out of Red Blossom.
Just The Tip (IRE) 9-2 (8-9) Tracked leaders in 4th, went 2nd over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, kept on to lead towards finish, won at Musselburgh 5f 2yo mdn aut (5) sft beating Straightothepoint (8-13) by hd, 5 ran.