16:30 Leicester

Monday 10 June 2019


British Stallion Studs EBF Maiden Stakes

Class 4  |   1m 53y  |   Good to Soft  |   10 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 16:36  |   Winning time: 1m 47.5s

Age: 4|  Weight: 10-0  |  J: T P Queally |  T: A King

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.

Age: 3|  Weight: 9-3  |  J: P Cosgrave |  T: S bin Suroor|  OR: 85

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.

Age: 3|  Weight: 9-3  |  J: Jim Crowley |  T: B J Meehan

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.

Age: 3|  Weight: 9-3  |  J: P J Dobbs |  T: Owen Burrows

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.

Age: 3|  Weight: 9-3  |  J: Callum Shepherd |  T: S C Williams

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.

Age: 3|  Weight: 9-3  |  J: R Kingscote |  T: C Hills

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.

Age: 3|  Weight: 9-3  |  J: Gabriele Malune |  T: S bin Suroor

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.

Age: 3|  Weight: 9-3  |  J: Daniel Muscutt |  T: J R Fanshawe

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.

Age: 3|  Weight: 9-3  |  J: A Kirby |  T: C G Cox

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.

Age: 3|  Weight: 8-12  |  J: Hayley Turner |  T: M L W Bell

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.


Cadre Du Noir222
Weight: 9-3|  Age: 3
T: M Meade  J: Oisin Murphy
Weight: 9-3|  Age: 3
T: D R Lanigan  J: F Norton
Weight: 9-3|  Age: 3
T: Mohamed Moubarak  J: R Havlin


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)

Plenty will be keen to give the consistent but ultimately rather frustrating Al Mureib another chance back in maiden company with this trip being more suitable that the 1m1f that stretched him last time but he meets some useful sorts and it’s hard to see where his progression is going to come from. Cadre Du Noir made a promising start to his career last year and this $1.1 million yearling looks the sort to progress this season but he may need this run and the equally promising VASILIEV is taken to get off the mark. He still looked rough around the edges last time at Nottingham but that race is working out well and he should know more this time around.
  1. Vasiliev
  2. Cadre Du Noir
  3. Al Mureib

Previous Winners

Global Conqueror
Weight: 9-3  |Age: 3
Weight: 9-3  |  
Age: 3  |  
J: Andrea Atzeni
T: S & E Crisford
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