Don Deadman Memorial European Breeders' Fund Maiden Stakes (Div 2) (Str) 7f

  • (2yo, 7f, Class 4, 15 runners)
  • Winner £4,140 2nd £1,232 3rd £616 4th £308
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 1m 27.00s
  • Off time: 14:05:37

Full Result

14:00 Newbury
Pos Dist Horse Trainer Age Weight Jockey SP
1st (3) 13 Top Offer R Charlton 2 9-3 S J Drowne 6/4f
SP 6/4f Held up towards rear, good headway over 2f out, soon chasing leaders, quickened to lead inside final 2f, shaken up and clear 1f out, easily opened 13/8 £1500-£800(x4) £750-£400(x2) £1400-£800(x3) £700-£400(x8) £650-£400(x3) £1500-£1000
2nd (1) 8 Pulverize (USA) Sir Michael Stoute 2 9-3 R Hills 6/1
SP 6/1 Chased leaders, went 2nd 2f out, chased winner after, kept on but readily outpaced inside final furlong opened 13/2 touched 9/2
3rd (8) 2 Blank Czech (IRE) Mrs A J Perrett 2 9-3 A Kirby 14/1
SP 14/1 Chased leaders, went 3rd approaching final furlong, stayed on same pace opened 11/1
4th (4) 1 14 Unex Michelangelo (IRE) J H M Gosden 2 9-3 W Buick 8/1
SP 8/1 Ran green and soon pushed along in rear, switched left pushed along and headway over 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never nearer £4500-£500
5th (10) 6 Gloriam (USA) D M Simcock 2 9-3 T E Durcan 7/1
SP 7/1 Mid-division, headway entering final 2f, stayed on same pace inside final furlong opened 10/1
6th (5) 2 4 Charley's Mount (IRE) B J Meehan 2 9-3 T P O'Shea 40/1
SP 40/1 Led, ridden and headed inside final 2f, weakened inside final furlong
7th (2) 1 April Ciel A B Haynes 2 9-3 F Sweeney 100/1
SP 100/1 Chased leader until 2f out, weakened over 1f out
8th (9) 1 7 I'm Harry B W Hills 2 9-3 Michael Hills 20/1
SP 20/1 Behind, shaken up approaching final furlong, pushed along and stayed on inside final furlong opened 16/1
9th (7) nk 3 Cape Samba P W Chapple-Hyam 2 9-3 J Fortune 33/1
SP 33/1 Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened over 1f out
10th (14) 12 Tidy Affair (IRE) R Hannon 2 9-3 R Hughes 11/2
SP 11/2 Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final 2f opened 5/1 touched 6/1
11th (15) 2 5 Darrow (IRE) W J Knight 2 9-3 Jim Crowley 100/1
SP 100/1 Steadied start, held up in rear, some headway over 1f out, never in contention
12th (11) nse 10 Season Spirit J G Given 2 9-3 P Makin 66/1
SP 66/1 Slowly away, always behind opened 50/1
13th (6) nk 15 Navajo Charm A P Jarvis 2 8-12 M Davies (3) 100/1
SP 100/1 Pulled hard, chased leaders, pushed along halfway, weakened 3f out
14th (13) ¾ 9 Rock Song Mrs A J Perrett 2 9-3 E Ahern 28/1
SP 28/1 Mid-division, pushed along over 2f out, no progress opened 33/1
15th (12) ½ 11 Seemples (IRE) R Hannon 2 9-3 J F McDonald 66/1
SP 66/1 Chased leaders 3f

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win £2.70 Tote Place £1.60,£1.90,£3.80 Straight Forecast £9.44 Exacta £12.10 Trifecta £66.30 Swingers 1&2:£4.10 2&3:£11.70 1&3:£7.20

Placepot £201.10, Pool: £72970.84, 264.8 winning tickets
Quadpot £133.60, Pool: £4461.51, 24.7 winning tickets


Roger Charlton has made no secret of the high regard in which he holds TOP OFFER and it was easy to see why, as the son of Dansili won readily on debut and in the process earned himself quotes for the 2012 Classics. He seemed to know his job, breaking with the majority of the field, and he was nicely settled into midfield by Steve Drowne. He started to creep closer with three furlongs to run, and then made up ground on the leaders comfortably. His jockey sensibly angled him to the outside for an uninterrupted run and he took off in the final two furlongs to quickly put the race to bed. He certainly wasn't stopping at the line, and the Derby, rather than the Guineas, would be a more likely long-term aim. He has plenty of scope and races such as the Dewhurst or the Racingpost Trophy look obvious short-term targets. Runner-up Pulverize ran a fine race on debut, coming clear of his rivals late on. He raced quite prominently towards the far side (where the winner came from as well) and just lacked his rivals' turn of foot. He moved smoothly through to challenge for the lead, but then ran around a little greenly, before picking up late on. He wasn't shown the whip and looks a horse of great potential. Blank Czech did best of the rest, finishing third having been up with the pace throughout. He got a little sweaty beforehand but settled well and put his experience to good use. He won't be gifted a nice handicap mark after this but can pick up a maiden before heading into decent company. Unex Michelangelo caught the eye in fourth, running on nicely under hands and heels having been held up. Like the winner he is a son of Dansili, and, like the winner, his future lies over further. Charley's Mount ran a cracker on debut, having set most of the early pace. He will easily win a maiden sooner rather than later, whilst Seemples did best of the Richard Hannon runners and wasn't given a hard time on debut. He has quite a speedy pedigree and it would be no surprise to see him run over six furlongs next time. April Ciel ran with credit, putting his experience to good use, whilst Tidy Affair and I'm Harry caught the eye in behind. The former is qualified for handicaps now and should get a fair mark, whilst the latter is stoutly-bred and will take some beating over a mile or further down the line.