Simon Vance 70th Birthday Maiden Fillies' Stakes 5f 59y
- (2yo, 5f 59y, Class 5, 4 runners)
- Winner £2,588 2nd £770 3rd £385 4th £192
- Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 3.38s
- Off time: 13:50:29
|1st||2 Expensive Date||8/11f|
Amber Crystal 15
|2||126 9-0||J Gallagher||Michael J M Murphy (3)||9/2|
Expensive Date 14
|2||126 9-0||P F I Cole||L Morris||8/11f|
Gregoria (IRE) 21
|2||126 9-0||W J Haggas||Liam Jones||11/4|
|2||126 9-0||J S Moore||Philip Prince (5)||25/1|
||2||Tom Dascombe||Non Runner||NR|
EXPENSIVE DATE ran well in a much better maiden contest than this at Newbury on her debut. Paul Cole's filly should be opening her account with normal progress. Amber Crystal looks next best on her third at Salisbury given Gregoria has plenty to find on the evidence of her debut sixth at Nottingham. Macarthurs Park ran well here in between a couple of poor efforts and is preferred to Itsindebag.
Macarthurs Park (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Chased leaders on outside, weakened approaching halfway, 8th of 11, 14l behind Ballymore Castle (9-5) at Chester 5f 2yo mdn (3) sft.
Expensive Date 14-1 (8-9) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 2l behind Clouds Rest (8-12) at Newbury 5f 2yo fll stks (3) gd.
Amber Crystal 66-1 (8-11) Prominent, led 4f out, ridden and rider dropped whip over 1f out, soon edged left and headed, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 9, 2 1/4l behind Beacon (9-5) at Salisbury 5f 2yo mdn (5) gs.
Gregoria (IRE) 7-1 (9-0) In touch, headway halfway, ridden and no impression from over 1f out, 6th of 10, 7l behind Polar Vortex (8-9) at Nottingham 5f 2yo flls mdn auc stks (5) gd.
Itsindebag 16-1 (8-6) Slowly into stride, headway on outside over 2f out, no further impression from over 1f out, 6th of 8, 11l behind Parsley (8-10) at Goodwood 5f 2yo mdn aut (5) gs.