Ladbrokes Maiden Stakes 1m
- (3yo, 1m, Class 5, 4 runners)
- Winner £2,588 2nd £770 3rd £385 4th £192
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Fibresand
- Winning time: 1m 42.66s
- Off time: 18:15:50
|1st||1 Akeed Dubawi||4/5f|
Akeed Dubawi 39
|3||131 9-5 p1||W J Haggas||N Callan||73||4/5f|
Reminisce (IRE) 75
|3||131 9-5 b1||M Botti||A Kirby||77||7/1|
China Creek (IRE) 11
|3||126 9-0||M Johnston||F Norton||78||13/8|
Heroes Welcome (IRE) 26
|3||126 9-0||Mrs D J Sanderson||Billy Cray (3)||100/1|
||3||G A Swinbank||R Winston||WD|
Dubawi Island (FR)
||3||9-3||J Tate||M Dwyer||2/1|
None of these have experience of the surface but AKEED DUBAWI has the best recent form on Turf. He found only one too good at Newmarket last month and should be opening his account with a similar effort. China Creek made a promising start at Doncaster but has disappointed in a couple of subsequent starts and the same comment applies to Reminisce, a runner-up at Kempton back in May. Heroes Welcome has shown nothing so far while newcomer Georgian Firebird will be better for the experience.
Georgian Firebird Firebreak filly out of Skovshoved.
Akeed Dubawi 7-4fav (9-5) Went sharply right start, led, pushed along 3f out, ridden and edged right over 1f out, driven inside final furlong, headed towards finish, 2nd of 5, 1/2l behind Investment Expert (9-5) at Newmarket 1m 3yo mdn (5) gf in Jul.
China Creek (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, went 2nd over 5f out, challenged over 2f out to over 1f out, gradually weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 12, 7l behind Jeeraan (9-5) at Newcastle 1m 2f mdn stks (5) gs.
Reminisce (IRE) 3-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, pushed along towards rear, ridden over 2f out, soon well beaten, 6th of 8, 12l behind Maria Lombardi (9-0) at Yarmouth 6f mdn stks (5) gf in Jun.
Heroes Welcome (IRE) 100-1 (9-0) Towards rear, never a factor, 10th of 12, 18l behind Loved One (9-0) at Nottingham 1m mdn auc stks (6) gs.