Fly High Faye Nickels Maiden Stakes 1m 4y
- (3-4yo, 1m 4y, Class 5, 7 runners)
- Winner £3,881 2nd £1,155 3rd £577 4th £289
- Going: Good to Firm
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 44.99s
- Off time: 17:10:55
Cliff (IRE) 20
|4||139 9-13||N Tinkler||Shelley Birkett (5)||68||7/1|
|4||139 9-13||S A Harris||Neil Farley (3)||25/1|
Hanno (USA) 44
|3||131 9-5||E A L Dunlop||P Hanagan||79||10/11f|
|3||131 9-5||Micky Hammond||P McDonald||33/1|
Legal Advisor 12
|3||131 9-5||P A Kirby||R Ffrench||25/1|
Lockhart (IRE) 8
|3||131 9-5||M Johnston||S De Sousa||13/8|
Endless Seas 9
|3||126 9-0||M Appleby||A Mullen||25/1|
||3||95||M Walford||Jason Hart||WD|
||3||P A Kirby||R Kennemore||NR|
||3||9-3||Saeed bin Suroor||P Hanagan||13/8|
This won't take much winning and though HANNO has undoubtedly been disappointing his overall form in better company than this gives him the edge though he's never raced on very fast ground. Lockhart looks the logical alternative as Mark Johnston's 145,000gns purchase has shown some ability in his two runs to date. Cliff has looked moderate so far and may do better in handicaps though still looks best of the remainder.
Mr Gatsby Lucky Story gelding out of Otylia.
Sr Swing 66-1 (8-12) Dwelt mid-division, ridden 3f out, not trouble leaders, 7th of 13, 11l behind Bold Captain (9-3) at Ripon 1m mdn stks (5) gd.
Lockhart (IRE) 4-1 (9-5) Disputed lead until ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 8l behind Marmoom (9-5) at Newmarket 7f 3yo mdn (5) gf.
Hanno (USA) Evensfav (9-5) Tracked leader, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed 1f out, kept on and lost 2nd place close home, 3rd of 5, 1l behind Dursey Island (9-5) at Goodwood 1m 3yo mdn (5) gd in Jun.
Cliff (IRE) 33-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 13, 3 1/2l behind Bold Captain (9-3) at Ripon 1m mdn stks (5) gd.
Lacerta 100-1 (9-3) Held up, ridden over 3f out, never on terms, 8th of 13, 14l behind Bold Captain (9-3) at Ripon 1m mdn stks (5) gd.
Justcallhimbilly 50-1 (10-7) Held up mid-division, lost place 8f out, 7th of 11, 38l behind Horsted Valley (10-9) at Southwell 2m cond NH flat (6) gd in Apr.
Endless Seas 50-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, lost place 6f out, weakened 4f out, last of 7, 43l behind Momentus (9-0) at Nottingham 1m 2f mdn fll stks (5) gf.
Legal Advisor 16-1 (9-4) In rear, ridden over 2f out, never dangerous, 7th of 8, 16l behind Musaddas (9-13) at Thirsk 1m mdn stks (5) gf.