12:35 Sandown

Sunday 2 August 2020


British Stallion Studs EBF Maiden Stakes

Class 5  |   7f  |   Good (Good to Firm in places)  |   10 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 12:36  |   Winning time: 1m 29.7s

Age: 2|  Weight: 9-5  |  J: S Hitchcott |  T: R Hannon

Equiano colt (£92,000 yearling); offered only minor improvement when finishing a keeping on eighth (66-1) to Etonian over C&D (good to firm) ten days ago; is one of three declared runners for Richard Hannon.

Age: 2|  Weight: 9-5  |  J: Cieren Fallon |  T: M Meade

Toronado colt (8,000gns vendor yearling); second foal from an unraced dam who was a half-sister to various winners including Meringue Pie (6f juvenile); does merit a degree of respect hailing from the Martyn Meade stable.

Age: 2|  Weight: 9-5  |  J: M Harley |  T: M R Channon

By Sixties Icon; first foal from the 1m winner Siri; his pedigree would imply that he's more of a type to do better over further in the future; safer to look elsewhere for the solution.

Age: 2|  Weight: 9-5  |  J: Rob Hornby |  T: A M Balding

Lope De Vega colt who fetched the princely sum of 350,000gns as a yearling; second foal from the French Listed winner Moi Meme (1m2f+); brother to the US turf scorer Capital Structure (1m½f); a noteworthy newcomer.

Age: 2|  Weight: 9-5  |  J: Charles Bishop |  T: Eve Johnson Houghton

Awtaad colt (53,000gns yearling); first foal from an unraced sister to the German Grp 2 winner Monami (1m2f); others are potentially of more interest at this stage of their racing careers.

Age: 2|  Weight: 9-5  |  J: P J Dobbs |  T: R Hannon

£65,000 juvenile; second foal from an unraced half-sister to the Italian 7½f Listed winner Aria Di Festa; with Pat Dobbs in the saddle appears to be the stable number one ahead of Bagara and Rogue Nation.

Age: 2|  Weight: 9-5  |  J: S Donohoe |  T: D M Simcock

Showcasing colt (120,000gns yearling); was a soundly beaten last of six (18-1) on debut at Yarmouth (6f, good to firm) four weeks ago; needs to do much better here in order to trouble the judge.

Age: 2|  Weight: 9-5  |  J: Thore Hammer Hansen |  T: R Hannon

85,000gns foal, £72,000 yearling; tenth foal from the French 1m winner Xema; easy to back (12-1) when finishing down the field on debut at Chepstow (6f, good) 33 days ago; stablemate of Bagara and Power Station.

Age: 2|  Weight: 9-5  |  J: R Havlin |  T: J H M Gosden

Gleneagles colt; first foal from the Grp 3 winner California (1m2f-1m6f); that mare was a half-sister to the Group-placed 7f-1m winner Drumbeat; is in powerful hands with John Gosden; could make the perfect start to his racing career.

Age: 2|  Weight: 9-5  |  J: James Doyle |  T: C Appleby|  OR: 83

Dubawi colt; brother to the 1m-1m2f winner Wild Illusion; hasn't appeared altogether straightforward to date, although did fare better off the front-end latest; is set to encounter a sound racing surface for the very first time.



Yibir (13/8), King Vega (15/8), Bake (7/1), Top Brass (9/1), Power Station (10/1), Marselan (22/1), Greystoke (40/1), Rogue Nation (50/1), River Wharfe (80/1), Bagara (100/1)

Of those with previous racecourse experience, Charlie Appleby's Yibir sets the standard without necessarily raising the bar overly high. Therefore, this should go the way of a newcomer with Bake (Martyn Meade), King Vega (Andrew Balding) and Power Station (Richard Hannon) all worthy of close market inspection. Nevertheless, and despite probably seeking a truer test of stamina (1m2f plus) in time, the most logical selection is John Gosden's well-bred Gleneagles colt TOP BRASS.
  1. Top Brass
  2. Power Station
  3. King Vega
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