Monday 10 June 2019
British Stallion Studs EBF Maiden Stakes
Class 4 | 1m 53y | Good to Soft | 10 Runners | Turf
Off time: 16:36 | Winning time: 1m 47.5s
Lightly-raced four-year-old whose sales price dropped from €57,000 (yearling) to £37,000 (two-year-old). Only seen twice last year his two starts separated by a seven-month break having been pulled up on his debut; hard to see him making a mark.
Plenty of experience but proving an expensive one to follow having had eight starts without success. Ran well enough in a Goodwood handicap last time over a furlong further than today; remains vulnerable to something more progressive.
Yard not known for getting their newcomers revved-up for their debuts and the suspicion remains that he will need his debut run. Positives to be gained from his pedigree though; half-brother to several winners, best watched for now though.
Pedigree looks an appealing one, but he failed to live up to expectations on his juvenile debut on the AW over 1m (knew his job but soon beaten). Showed more than on his debut when reappearing after six months off; kept on well over 7f.
Lawman gelding who makes his debut having cost 12,500 guineas as a yearling. Plenty of stamina on the distaff side of the pedigree (dam winner at up to 2m); looks a longer-term project but one to keep an eye on.
Had a breathing op prior to his debut at Newbury where he showed nothing more than inexperience over 7f finishing well held. Upped to 1m at Brighton last time he showed a little more; still one of the less-likely types in this.
Would appear to be the stable second string given the claims that the yard have with Al Mureib. Well-bred sort by Dubawi (dam, 1m winner, half-sister to top-class winner up to 1m2ff Giant's Causeway); needed the experience on debut, better expected.
Fast Company gelding (75,000 guineas yearling) who looks sure to have a bright future based on his pedigree. Stable usually leave plenty to work on with their newcomers; worth watching to see how he goes; future lies over further trips than this.
Looked and ran like it was his debut late last year on the AW (1m); did well to get as close to the winner as he did. Improved last time at Nottingham when third to subsequent 2000 Guineas second, remains with potential and looks the best of these.
The only filly in the field her one outing so far in September last year over 7f against her own sex indicated that she would need time/experience. Would need to take a big stride forward to beat the boys on her comeback run.
Vasiliev (11/10), Al Mureib (15/8), Cadre Du Noir (4/1), Keep Me Company (7/1), Ghaly (14/1), Baalbek (16/1), Alsafa (16/1), Tronador (25/1), Asensio (25/1), Cool Possibility (33/1), Heartbreak Hotel (50/1), Cinzento (66/1), Gavi Di Gavi (100/1)
- Cadre Du Noir
- Al Mureib