Albert Square Chophouse Maiden Stakes 1m 2f 75y
- (3yo+, 1m 2f 75y, Class 4, 4 runners)
- Winner £6,469 2nd £1,925 3rd £962 4th £481
- Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 2m 16.99s
- Off time: 16:26:03
|3||127 9-1||M Johnston||F Norton||9/4|
Ducab (IRE) 12
|3||127 9-1||R Varian||S M Levey||85||6/5f|
|3||127 9-1 b||J H M Gosden||N Mackay||77||11/4|
Speedy Utmost Meg 22
|3||122 8-10||W Kinsey||Shelley Birkett (7)||48||16/1|
Sun Central (IRE)
||3||9-1||W J Haggas||S W Kelly||6/5|
Bushel makes a belated debut for Mark Johnston and it will be interesting to see how the son of Street Cry goes in the market. Khudoua is looking increasingly tricky to win with and the main hope is that this quirky sort may relish this idiosyncratic track. However, the choice is DUCAB who has gone well in decent maiden company on all three starts and may well have run into a couple of useful sorts the last twice - he looks by far the safest option with Speedy Utmost Meg having shown little so far.
Ducab (IRE) 5-6fav (9-1) Chased leaders, went 2nd over 1f out, pressed leader and every chance inside final furlong, 3rd and not pace of winner final 100 yards, 3rd of 15, 2l behind Pomology (8-10) at Windsor 1m 2f mdn stks (5) gd.
Khudoua 4-1 (9-5) Tracked leader 8f out, ridden and every chance when short of room 2f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 10, 2 3/4l behind Air Of Glory (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol.
Bushel (USA) Street Cry colt out of Melhor Ainda.
Speedy Utmost Meg 66-1 (8-12) Always towards rear, never a factor, 6th of 8, 14l behind Brave Acclaim (9-3) at Haydock 1m mdn stks (5) gf.