Bathwick Tyres British Stallion Studs EBF Maiden Stakes 6f
- (2yo, 6f, Class 4, 10 runners)
- Winner £4,205 2nd £1,251 3rd £625 4th £313
- Going: Good to Firm
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 17.51s
- Off time: 19:18:22
|1st||7 Plymouth Sound||12/1|
|2nd||2 Harlequin Striker||¾||9/4|
|3rd||4 Lysander The Greek||1¾||11/4|
Crafty Choice 12
|2||131 9-5||Richard Hannon||R Hughes||15/8f|
Harlequin Striker (IRE) 14
|2||131 9-5||M R Channon||James Doyle||78||9/4|
Illusive Force (IRE)
|2||131 9-5||C Hills||G Baker||10/1|
Lysander The Greek 15
|2||131 9-5||R M Beckett||Jim Crowley||11/4|
|2||131 9-5||B W Hills||P Hanagan||25/1|
Mywayalways (IRE) 7
|2||131 9-5||P D Evans||J F Egan||50/1|
|2||131 9-5||Eve Johnson Houghton||J P Fahy||12/1|
|2||126 9-0 h||Paul Morgan||Adam Beschizza||66/1|
More Drama (IRE)
|2||126 9-0||S Kirk||S W Kelly||50/1|
Red Renee 31
|2||126 9-0||Mark Gillard||D J Bates (3)||100/1|
Harwoods Volante (IRE)
||2||9-5||Mrs A J Perrett||J Fortune||7/4|
HARLEQUIN STRIKER is the most exposed of this field but is also the one to set a decent standard, having shaped well on both starts here over 7f on good to firm ground when second to Marcano and more recently third to Misterioso. He's admittedly vulnerable to an improver or newcomer but still rates the one to beat. Crafty Choice, noted when staying on pleasingly on debut over Windsor's 6f, has to be on the shortlist on the back of that promise for Hughes and Hannon, whilst Lysander The Greek and Muzarkash may do better. Plymouth Sound and Illusive Force look the most interesting newcomers.
Plymouth Sound Fastnet Rock colt out of Shardette.
Harlequin Striker (IRE) 4-1 (9-5) Led, 3 lengths ahead halfway, reduced lead and headed 2f out, chased winner, ridden over 1f out, no impression and dropped to 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 13, 4l behind Misterioso (9-5) at Salisbury 7f 2yo mdn (4) gf.
Lysander The Greek 4-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, held up, ridden over 3f out, headway when not clear run just inside 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 9, 12l behind Markaz (9-5) at Ascot 6f 2yo mdn (3) gf.
Crafty Choice 8-1 (9-5) Held up in rear, not clear run over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never nearer, 6th of 16, 7l behind Heartbreak Hero (9-5) at Windsor 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf.
Illusive Force (IRE) Iffraaj colt out of Geesala.
Muzarkash 16-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride and went left start, always outpaced in rear, last of 7, 9l behind Burtonwood (9-5) at Nottingham 5f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Apr.
Mywayalways (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) In rear, ridden over 2f out, never a factor, 7th of 10, 10l behind Medrano (9-5) at Haydock 7f 2yo mdn (5) gs.
More Drama (IRE) Thewayyouare filly out of Our Drama Queen.
Red Renee 100-1 (9-0) Slowly away outpaced, detached after 2f, last of 8, well behind Indaria (8-11) at Salisbury 5f mdn (4) gf in Jun.
Lady Vellyn Hellvelyn filly out of Alvarinho Lady.