Simpson Millar Legal Services Novice Stakes 7f
- (2yo, 7f, Class 4, 4 runners)
- Winner £3,752 2nd £1,116 3rd £558 4th £279
- Going: Good to Firm
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 28.52s
- Off time: 15:02:17
|1st||1 Malachim Mist||1/3f|
Malachim Mist (IRE) 38
|2||131 9-5||Richard Hannon||R Hughes||1/3f|
Lady Frances 44
|2||126 9-0||M Johnston||F Norton||10/1|
Irondale Express 6
|2||121 8-9||T Coyle||B McHugh||40/1|
One Penny Piece 15
|2||121 8-9||P J McBride||William Buick||7/2|
||2||9-2||P W Chapple-Hyam||William Buick||7/4|
MALACHIM MIST, who won at Goodwood before finishing second in a much hotter contest at Pontefract, is likely to be a warm order for this despite giving weight to his three rivals. One Penny Piece may have a bit of scope but only won a seller on her debut at Yarmouth, though looks better than a plater. Lady Frances has finished tailed off since winning a Wolverhampton maiden in April and Irondale Express also needs to improve on a couple of ordinary runs in maidens at Redcar.
Malachim Mist (IRE) 1-2fav (8-12) Dwelt soon recovered to join winner, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 2nd of 8, 1 3/4l behind Master Carpenter (8-12) at Pontefract 6f 2yo stks (2) gd in May.
Lady Frances 20-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, soon tracked leaders, ridden halfway, weakened over 1f out, last of 7, 18l behind Steventon Star (9-5) at York 5f 2yo nov stk (3) gs in May.
One Penny Piece 11-4fav (8-6) Took keen hold, made all, quickened clear over 1f out, pushed out, held on, won at Yarmouth 7f 2yo sll (6) gf beating Shot In The Sun (8-6) by 1/2l, 8 ran.
Irondale Express 11-2 (9-0) Hampered start, chased leaders, under pressure halfway, soon no impression, 5th of 7, 11l behind Al Baz (9-0) at Redcar 7f 2yo mdn (5) gf.