Cantor Fitzgerald Corporate Finance Heron Stakes (Listed) 1m 14y
- (3yo, 1m 14y, Class 1, 5 runners)
- Winner £20,983 2nd £7,955 3rd £3,981 4th £1,983 5th £995 6th £500
- Going: Soft, Heavy in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 49.24s
- Off time: 20:20:14
|1st||3 Master Carpenter||3/1|
End of Line 18
|3||126 9-0||A M Balding||J P Spencer||98||15/8f|
Indy (IRE) 201
|3||126 9-0||T D Barron||Graham Gibbons||95||9/4|
Master Carpenter (IRE) 12
|3||126 9-0||B R Millman||R L Moore||100||3/1|
Nonno Giulio (IRE) 36
|3||126 9-0||J H M Gosden||W Buick||25/1|
Patentar (FR) 42
|3||126 9-0 t||M Botti||Andrea Atzeni||99||5/1|
||3||8-12||R Hannon||R Hughes||13/8|
End Of Line won a Doncaster maiden by 6l on his only juvenile start and should have finished much closer on his reappearance at this track but was impeded at a crucial stage. He couldn't get involved in the French 2000 Guineas but this is more like his grade. Indy doesn't have a classic pedigree but could hardly have been more impressive when beating the odds-on Penny Drops very easily at Doncaster in November and wouldn't be travelling here without good reason. MASTER CARPENTER couldn't quite get to Pinzolo in a Newmarket Listed contest last time but the fast ground was against him and Rod Millman's consistent colt looks the one to be on. Patentar won a York maiden in October and wasn't disgraced on his return to action in the Craven Stakes so he has to be respected on just his third start, the same number as Nonno Giulio, who finished last at Epsom on his first start since arriving from France.
Master Carpenter (IRE) 7-2 (9-3) Dwelt, held up in touch, headway over 1f out, every chance approaching final furlong, kept on same pace closing stages, 2nd of 5, 2l behind Pinzolo (9-3) at Newmarket 1m 2f 3yo lst stk (1) gf.
Indy (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) In touch, headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on strongly, won at Doncaster 6f 2yo mdn (5) sft in Nov beating Penny Drops (9-0) by 4l, 14 ran.
End of Line 25-1 (9-2) 9th of 12, 7l behind Karakontie (9-2) at Longchamp(FR) 1m 3yo Grp 1 (1) gs.
Nonno Giulio (IRE) 16-1 (8-13) Dwelt, always towards rear, last of 9, 9l behind Our Channel (8-13) at Epsom Downs 1m 2f con stks (2) gs in Apr.
Patentar (FR) 40-1 (9-0) Close up, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 6, 6l behind Toormore (9-3) at Newmarket 1m 3yo Grp 3 (1) gd in Apr.