racingplus.co.uk Maiden Stakes (Div 1) 1m
- (3yo+, 1m, Class 5, 9 runners)
- Winner £2,588 2nd £770 3rd £385 4th £192
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Polytrack
- Winning time: 1m 38.68s
- Off time: 19:31:09
|2nd||2 Spring Tonic||nk||4/1|
|3rd||4 Gabrial The Thug||2½||3/1|
|4||140 10-0||M P F Murphy||G Baker||33/1|
Spring Tonic 140
|4||140 10-0||S Dow||Jim Crowley||70||4/1|
|3||121 8-9 b1||H Morrison||R Havlin||33/1|
Gabrial The Thug (FR) 138
|3||121 8-9||R A Fahey||J P Spencer||3/1|
|3||121 8-9||M L W Bell||Hayley Turner||12/1|
King Wood (TUR) 30
|3||121 8-9||C Hills||R Winston||25/1|
|3||121 8-9||M Botti||T Atkinson (5) (ex1)||8/1|
Tanawar (IRE) 16
|3||121 8-9 b||W J Haggas||Adam Beschizza||69||9/4f|
|3||116 8-4||A M Balding||David Probert||11/2|
||3||8-9||M Johnston||J Fanning||6/4|
Spring Tonic showed enough last term to suggest he can win a race this year while Gabrial The Thug ran well on his debut at Chester only to disappoint on his latest start at York in October. TANAWAR has a fitness advantage over both having found only one too good at Wolverhampton earlier this month and he makes more appeal than Lingfield third Debdebdeb and the well-beaten Handiwork. The newcomers Speed Boogie and Burgoyne are both related to winners and worth a second glance in the betting.
Debdebdeb 7-4fav (9-0) Raced wide in touch, ridden and switched left over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 5th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Ice Pie (9-0) at Lingfield 1m 2yo mdn fll (5) pol in Dec.
Spring Tonic 7-2 (9-5) In rear, pushed along 4f out, never a factor, 8th of 12, 7l behind Almuftarris (9-2) at Nottingham 1m 2f all hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Oct.
Gabrial The Thug (FR) 3-1fav (9-3) Tracked leaders, came towards stand side 3f out, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 7, 17l behind Soviet Rock (9-3) at York 1m 2yo mdn aut (4) hvy in Oct.
Tanawar (IRE) 15-8fav (9-2) Keen tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, driven and every chance inside final furlong, ran on, 2nd of 5, nk behind Run It Twice (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Handiwork 12-1 (9-3) Chased leader until over 4f out, pushed along over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 9, 9l behind Sillabub (8-12) at Kempton 1m 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Dec.
Burgoyne (USA) Officer gelding out of Married For Money.
Speed Boogie Oasis Dream colt out of Wickwing.
Law Hill Zamindar colt out of Absoluta.
King Wood (TUR) 4-1 (9-5) Slowly away keen early, intouch in rear, ridden and weakened 2f out, last of 6, 22l behind Henry The Aviator (9-5) at Wolverhampton 7f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol in Jan.