George Davies 21st Birthday Maiden Stakes 6f 3y
- (3yo+, 6f 3y, Class 5, 7 runners)
- Winner £3,234 2nd £962 3rd £481 4th £240
- Going: Good to Firm
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 12.88s
- Off time: 14:25:19
|2nd||7 Oasis Mirage||6||20/1|
Aster's Approval 10
|4||138 9-12 vt||Mrs I G-Leveque||P Aspell||36||100/1|
|3||131 9-5||C Appleby||A Kirby||81||1/4f|
Shaft of Light 224
|3||131 9-5||Sir Mark Prescott||L Morris||16/1|
|3||126 9-0||Noel Quinlan||P Cosgrave||25/1|
Dubawi Coast 32
|3||126 9-0 p1||J Tate||J Quinn||16/1|
Ecliptic Sunrise 15
|3||126 9-0||D Donovan||Oisin Murphy (3)||8/1|
Oasis Mirage 15
|3||126 9-0||R M H Cowell||F Tylicki||20/1|
INTERMEDIUM stands out from these. He came up against Jacob's Pillow, rated 79, when runner-up here last time and meets nothing of that calibre in this. Ecliptic Sunrise and Oasis Mirage finished behind him last time and the Godolphin charge also has the beating of the returning Shaft Of Light on collateral form. Better was expected from Dubawi Coast at Windsor while the newcomer Belle Star is out of a mare who has produced winners with her first two foals, one of them at Listed level.
Intermedium 11-4 (9-5) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, driven and stayed on inside final furlong, 2nd of 9, 1l behind Jacob's Pillow (9-5) at Yarmouth 6f mdn stks (5) gf.
Oasis Mirage 16-1 (9-0) Slowly away outpaced and behind, kept on final furlong, 7th of 9, 15l behind Jacob's Pillow (9-5) at Yarmouth 6f mdn stks (5) gf.
Ecliptic Sunrise 66-1 (9-0) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, never nearer, 5th of 9, 8l behind Jacob's Pillow (9-5) at Yarmouth 6f mdn stks (5) gf.
Shaft of Light 16-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, pushed along and outpaced halfway, no chance after, 8th of 10, 10l behind Pushkin Museum (9-5) at Lingfield 5f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Aster's Approval 100-1 (9-13) Pulled hard towards rear, weakened over 2f out, last of 7, 19l behind Betty Bere (8-12) at Nottingham 1m mdn auc stks (6) gf.
Dubawi Coast 2-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 5th of 6, 7l behind High On Life (9-4) at Windsor 5f mdn stks (5) sft in May.
Belle Star Royal Applause filly out of Dixie Belle.