Sunspot Amusements, Southend E.B.F. Maiden Stakes 1m

  • (2yo, 1m, Class 4, 14 runners)
  • Winner £4,528 2nd £1,348 3rd £673 4th £337
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 1m 40.17s
  • Off time: 18:35:21

Full Result

18:35 Newmarket
Pos Dist Horse Trainer Age Weight Jockey SP
1st (13) 9 Harvard N Yale (USA) J Noseda 2 9-3 Johnny Murtagh 8/15f
SP 8/15f Made all, strongly challenged over 2f out, ridden and edged right over 1f out, stayed on strongly closing stages £10000-£17500 £400-£700(x3)
2nd (1) 5 Endowing (IRE) R Hannon 2 9-3 P Cosgrave 50/1
SP 50/1 Behind, headway over 2f out, soon chasing leaders, every chance inside final furlong, kept on same pace
3rd (4) 1 7 Gospel Choir Sir Michael Stoute 2 9-3 K Fallon 7/1
SP 7/1 Held up in rear, pushed along halfway, headway over 1f out, edged left inside final furlong, ran on
4th (3) 8 Greek War (IRE) M Al Zarooni 2 9-3 Ahmed Ajtebi 7/1
SP 7/1 Held up in rear, headway over 3f out, ridden to challenge over 2f out, soon every chance, weakened inside final furlong
5th (5) ½ 12 Mubaraza (IRE) J L Dunlop 2 9-3 R Hills 10/1
SP 10/1 Mid-divison, headway over 1f out, never on terms opened 9/1
6th (7) 2 4 Dynamic Duo (IRE) R Hannon 2 9-3 S M Levey (3) 33/1
SP 33/1 Tracked leaders, ridden to challenge over 2f out, soon every chance, weakened entering final furlong opened 40/1
7th (8) 3 Daneking J H M Gosden 2 9-3 W Buick 20/1
SP 20/1 Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, soon no impression
8th (14) nk 10 Holiday Reading (USA) B J Meehan 2 9-3 S W Kelly 20/1
SP 20/1 Prominent, every chance over 2f out, weakened approaching final furlong opened 18/1
9th (11) 6 Flying Trader (USA) Jane Chapple-Hyam 2 9-3 L Morris 25/1
SP 25/1 Mid-division, driven and headway over 2f out, never on terms
10th (2) ¾ 13 Topanga Canyon A M Balding 2 9-3 Simon Pearce (3) 33/1
SP 33/1 Held up in touch, headway over 2f out, soon no impression
11th (9) 1 Aldgate (USA) M Al Zarooni 2 9-3 R Mullen 20/1
SP 20/1 Dwelt, always behind £10000-£400
12th (12) 16 14 Verona Bay (FR) Miss J Feilden 2 9-3 Adam Beschizza (3) 100/1
SP 100/1 Mid-division, lost place over 2f out
13th (6) 11 Men Don't Cry (IRE) E A L Dunlop 2 9-3 G Baker 25/1
SP 25/1 Outpaced in rear, never on terms opened 20/1
14th (10) 2 Bank On Me P J McBride 2 9-3 Martin Lane 25/1
SP 25/1 Slowly into stride, soon chasing leaders, ridden and weakened over 2f out

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win £1.50 Tote Place £1.10,£18.80,£1.90 Straight Forecast £63.68 Exacta £120.60 Swingers 1&2:£16.30 2&3:£42.40 1&3:£1.60

Jackpot £25,860.97 carried forward to Newmarket, 13th Aug
Placepot £2,032.60, Pool: £84507.67, 30.35 winning tickets
Quadpot £275.90, Pool: £4527.3, 12.14 winning tickets


A fairly routine win for HARVARD N YALE, although he had to be firmly driven inside the final 200 yards to ensure victory. Ultimately he was well on top at the line, and having made so much of the running, was entitled to find himself a bit lonely in the closing stages. What must be encouraging for connections is that he was going away again at the line and although not blessed with an immediate turn of foot, he looks a horse firmly on the up. He has plenty of big race entries later in the autumn, although one gets the impression that he won't be seen to best effect until well into his three-year-old season. Runner-up Endowing belied odds of 50/1 and ran very well, especially as he came from a hold-up position, probably no mean feat considering they didn't seem to go that quick early on. He hadn't shown anything on his debut at the track and this was a big improvement, although cynics might suggest that it leaves the form open to question. He was still relatively green when asked to make his challenge with a furlong to run, and didn't help his cause by drifting to his left. Third home was Gospel Choir, the main eye-catcher in the race. He still had several lengths to find with two furlongs to run but he really seemed to get the hang of things late in the day and was finishing with a flourish. His trainer isn't renowned for his juveniles so this was very encouraging, and he looks a fascinating prospect for the future. Ultimately the leading trio were clear of Greek War who looked set to feature when making a challenge two out but his effort took its toll and he was eventually quite well-held. He was held-up early on and this stoutly-bred colt probably paid for making up his ground too quickly and being taken out of his comfort zone. An eye-catching fifth was Mubaraza. His trainer's youngsters are in good nick, and he ran with promise, building on his debut seventh at the track with a staying-on effort under hands and heels. Dynamic Duo was never far off the pace and he ran with credit; compensation awaits in an easier race. Holiday Reading put his experience to good use and has shown enough to suggest he will be of interest when handicapping, whilst Aldgate was very green and was beaten before halfway. Topanga Canyon ran well, travelling powerfully through his race, and although he was eventually well-beaten, he looks worth keeping on the right side of.