• 13:35 European Breeders' Fund Maiden Stakes7f 50y

  • Winner £3,238 2nd £964 3rd £482 4th £240
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 38.34s
  • Off time: 13:35:46
13:35 Ayr Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Fine Threads 11/10
2nd Sabratha (IRE) 11/2


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (8) 4 DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Coax 26
2 9-3 M Johnston Greg Fairley 11/26.50
2 (6) 8798 Royal blue, white diamonds, royal blue sleeves, royal blue cap, white diamonds Crowned Supreme (IRE) 14
2 9-3 b L McAteer D Allan 25/126.00
4 (2) 0 GREEN, GOLD sash, hooped sleeves, quartered cap Tinzo (IRE) 42
2 9-3 A Berry S De Sousa 80/181.00
6 (5) 3 MAROON Fine Threads 30
2 8-12 B W Hills R Winston 11/102.10
7 (1) 9 White, Emerald Green hoop, sleeves and cap Jeu De Vivre (IRE) 8
2 8-12 M Johnston J Fanning 3/14.00
8 (7) 463233 Yellow, red chevron, diamonds on sleeves and cap Sabratha (IRE) 8
2 8-12 Miss L A Perratt J P Sullivan (3) 60 11/26.50
Non runners
3 (4)Honest Deal29-3G A SwinbankP McDonald
5 (3)045020Bernisdale28-12G M MooreP Mulrennan64


Honest Deal may be entitled to progress in time given the pedigree and is watched on debut, with Crowned Supreme and Bernisdale worth avoiding until they get their noses in front as they haven't developed well. Tinzo was a long way behind on his first crack at racing but his dam was a juvenile winner over this trip and he could do better. This isn't the strongest of races, so Sabratha may be able to use her extra experience to her advantage. However, we side with FINE THREADS. This race has often gone to favourites and after starting slowly the selection stayed on well on debut. This was a promising first attempt and she looks to have been found a perfect opportunity to open her account. The two Mark Johnston runners are likely to pose the biggest threats. Coax was green on first appearance and should come on for the run with Jeu De Vivre who cost £90,000 rated a danger if she has progressed.