13:50 Newmarket Thu 18 April 2019

  • Alex Scott Maiden Stakes (Plus 10) (Class 4)
  • 7f, Good to Firm (Good in Places)
  • 14 Runners
  • Winner£6,469.002nd£1,925.003rd£962.004th£481.00
  • Surface: Turf
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Weighed In

Winning time:1m 27.14sOff time:14:01:24
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2
(14)
39-0OR:
200/1

Kodiac gelding who cost 24,000 gns as a yearling and is from the family of Group 1 winning fillies Listen and Sequoyah. Cheap purchase given his fine pedigree, and he showed only a glimmer of ability on debut at Chelmsford last month.

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4
(6)
39-0OR:
50/1

Slowly away on both starts to date, leaving the impression he's a fair bit better than the bare form he's shown. Top jockey booked for return, and one to bear in mind if attracting support, for all he needs this for a handicap mark.

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5
(12)
39-0OR:
11/8

Son of Farhh out of a 7f winner. His sales price rose markedly last year, and he comes from a yard operating at a 30% strike-rate this year, so is clearly one to note.

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6
(3)
39-0OR: 82
13/8

Showed plenty of promise on both starts on turf last October, and stepped up when a good second of 10 to Fox Champion in a 7f novice at Doncaster on reappearance. Sets a solid standard.

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7
(9)
39-0OR:
33/1

Gelded son of invincible Spirit who cost €200,000 as a yearling and is from a talented family which includes the high-class Cassandra Go. Shaped quite well when 5¾L fourth of 13 to Rux Power in maiden at Chelmsford last month, and should improve.

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8
(13)
39-0OR:
100/1

No Nay Never half-brother to two winners at up to 1m3f. Shaped as if in need of experience when mid-field in a couple of 7f turf contests last season, and type to do better, particularly when handicapping.

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9
(10)
39-0OR:
20/1

Better effort last year when third to Sir Thomas Gresham in a conditions race here in November over 6f. Stiff task against older horses there, and he is not underestimated now back against his own age-group.

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10
(15)
25/1

Noble Mission colt out of an unraced daughter of unbeaten Prestige Stakes winner Sense of Joy, from an excellent family. In excellent hands, and market will reveal expectations.

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11
(8)
66/1

$35,000 brother to same connections' 7f-1m2f AW winner Abe Lincoln and a half-brother to a couple of US winners. Considered, although pedigree suggests artificial surfaces may prove more suitable.

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12
(7)
39-0OR:
20/1

Delegator half-brother to 2-y-o 5f winner Whiteandgold and 6f winner Misty Spirit. Doesn't have the flashy pedigree normally associated with these connections, but folly to discount.

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13
(5)
39-0OR: 80
8/1

Favourite when second of 5 to James Street in a 6f novice at Nottingham on debut, but didn't really progress in two further runs last year. Still early days with him, but needs to find his best form here.

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14
(16)
39-0OR:
28/1

Full-brother to smart 1m1f-1½m winner Sultanina and closely related to useful 1m winner Croque Monsieur. Appeals on paper, but likely to need further in due course.

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15
(1)
39-0OR:
200/1

Hails from the family of Lingfield Oaks Trial winner Birdie, but showed little immediate promise on recent Leicester debut and looks one for the longer term, if anything.

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16
(4)
39-0OR:
20/1

Better effort last season when a staying-on second of 15 to Harbour Spirit in a 7½f maiden at Deauville in December. Better to come from him, but likely to thrive when racing over 1m and further.

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Non-Runners

1
(2)
Aluqair168
39-0OR: -
T: S CrisfordJ: Jack Mitchell
3
(11)
Dutch Story
39-0OR: -
T: Mrs A J PerrettJ: R Havlin

Last Year's Winner

DRAWHORSEAWGTSP
4Aurum39-011/4Full Result
T: C ApplebyJ: W Buick

Betting

Forecast

Far Above (11/8), Franz Kafka (13/8), Qutob (8/1), Aluqair (14/1), Greek Kodiac (20/1), Sassoon (20/1), Mohareb (20/1), Joyful Mission (25/1), Rum Baba (28/1), Global Gift (33/1), Dutch Story (33/1), Entertaining (50/1), Lost In Alaska (66/1), Global Quality (100/1), Sandy Steve (200/1), Broughtons Bear (200/1)

Verdict

Lots of interesting types for the future, but FRANZ KAFKA sets a solid standard on form, and is very much the one the others have to aim at. Sassoon caught the eye on both juvenile starts, and is sure to win races this year, so is shortlisted along with Qutob, with Joyful Mission and Far Above appealing most of the newcomers.
  1. Franz Kafka
  2. Sassoon
  3. Far Above

Video Replay

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Matterhorn

F: 11-1117

T: M Johnston

Mighty Spirit

F: -

T: R A Fahey

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F: 2511-12

T: W J Haggas

Uae Jewel

F: -

T: R Varian

Joyful Mission

F: -

T: Sir Michael Stoute

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Matterhorn

F: 11-1117

T: M Johnston

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F: -

T: R A Fahey

Island Of Life

F: 2511-12

T: W J Haggas

Uae Jewel

F: -

T: R Varian

Joyful Mission

F: -

T: Sir Michael Stoute

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