14:00 Newbury Fri 18 May 2018

  • Welcome To The Starlight Raceday Maiden Stakes (Plus 10) (Div 2) (Class 4)
  • 6f, Good to Firm (Watering)
  • 9 Runners
  • Winner£6,469.002nd£1,925.003rd£962.004th£481.00
  • Surface: Turf
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Weighed In

Winning time:1m 13.84sOff time:14:02:17
2
(9)
13/2
Unraced ninth foal by Zoffany out of a half-sister to the US 1m1f Grade 1 winner Luas Line. Cost €210,000 as a yearling and is a half-brother to six winners including Fastnet Tempest (7f-1m).
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3
(4)
29-5OR:
8/11
Kodiac colt who cost €200,000 as a yearling and is a brother to the 6f AW winner Tadbir. Has the benefit of experience after finishing a solid 1¾L runner up to Konchek at Newmarket earlier this month (5f gd/fm).
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4
(10)
29-5OR:
20/1
Unraced second foal by Dark Angel out of an unraced German mare Tamarisk (half-sister to 7f Group 2 winning juvenile Cairns). Cost a cool 625,000 gns as a yearling.
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5
(2)
29-5OR:
14/1
Unraced second foal by Zebedee out of the 5f-6f winning juvenile Strange Music. Cost £40,000 as a yearling and is a half-brother to the 7f AW winner Strange Society.
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6
(8)
6/1
Unraced seventh foal by Zebedee out of the 7f winning dam Silk Fan. Cost £95,000 as a yearling and is a half-brother to five winners including Haikbidiac (5f-6f). Stables juveniles are flying.
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8
(7)
29-5OR:
14/1
Unraced second foal by Exceed And Excel out of Long Face (US Graded stakes placed). Cost €130,000 as a yearling.
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9
(3)
29-5OR:
100/1
Unraced third foal by Alhebayeb out of the European 7f-1m1f winner Cape Violet; cost €15,000 as a yearling.
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10
(6)
29-5OR:
6/1
Unraced second foal by Charm Spirit out of the well-related US 1m+ scorer Miss Plimsoll. Cost €120,000 as a yearling.
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11
(1)
29-0OR:
66/1
Unraced second foal by Kendargent out of a moderate dam (I Stand Corrected); cost €16,000 as a yearling and lines up as the sole filly in the race, so receives a 5lb sex allowance.
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Non-Runners

1
(11)
Artistic Rifles
29-5OR: -
T: C HillsJ: R Winston
7
(5)
Prince Llyr28
29-5OR: -
T: Mrs H MainJ: George Wood

Last Year's Winner

Last year's winner is unavailable

Betting

Forecast

Fly The Nest (8/11), The Paddocks (6/1), Mykindofsunshine (6/1), Blonde Warrior (13/2), Artistic Rifles (8/1), Mendoza (14/1), Salam Zayed (14/1), Happy Power (20/1), Prince Llyr (50/1), Mont Marsie (66/1), The Big Bad (100/1)

Verdict

Fly The Nest has the all important previous racecourse experience and sets a solid benchmark for the others to aim towards after a pleasing debut at Newmarket (5f) recently, but on paper plenty of the newcomers make appeal including The Paddocks (Richard Hannon), Artistic Rifles (Charles Hills), Blonde Warrior (Hugo Palmer) and the 625,000 gns pick Happy Power (Andrew Balding). However, we'll not desert Clive Cox, who is very much the man of the moment in the juvenile division at present, so hopefully MYKINDOFSUNSHINE is plenty sharp enough to do himself justice on debut.
  1. Mykindofsunshine
  2. Fly The Nest
  3. Blonde Warrior

Rule 4

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Video Replay

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T: C Hills

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F: 2

T: W J Haggas

Roaring Lion

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T: J H M Gosden

Communique

F: 22-32

T: M Johnston

Thundering Blue

F: 31117-5

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Most Followed

Equilateral

F: 16-

T: C Hills

Sea of Class

F: 2

T: W J Haggas

Roaring Lion

F: -

T: J H M Gosden

Communique

F: 22-32

T: M Johnston

Thundering Blue

F: 31117-5

T: D Menuisier

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