• 14:10 European Breeders' Fund Maiden Stakes5f 212y

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 15.52s
  • Off time: 14:13:25
14:10 Catterick Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Talley Close 9/4
2nd Malgoof (IRE) 10/3
3rd Top Care (USA) 8/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 (10) 02 Red, Light Blue chevrons, Red sleeves, hooped cap Baby Driver 22
2 9-3 J Howard Johnson P Mulrennan 14/115.00
2 (9) 70 Lime Green Carver County (IRE) 15
2 9-3 K A Ryan R Mullen 50/151.00
3 (3) 70 Red and White diamonds, hooped sleeves, White cap C P Joe (IRE) 4
2 9-3 Paul Green F Norton 5/16.00
4 (5) 5 Red and black stripes, red sleeves, black spots Hal Of A Lover 13
2 9-3 R A Fahey T Hamilton 18/119.00
6 (11) 3 Dark Blue, Dark Blue and Yellow diabolo on sleeves, Dark Blue cap, Yellow star Malgoof (IRE) 19
2 9-3 B Smart T Eaves 10/34.33
7 (4) 8 Red and Yellow diamonds, White sleeves and cap Newport Arch 18
2 9-3 J J Quinn R Winston 66/167.00
8 (7) 5 Yellow, Royal Blue spots, Royal Blue sleeves, Yellow spots Reason To Believe (IRE) 34
2 9-3 B Haslam P Makin 13/27.50
9 (8) 4 Yellow, black star, light blue sleeves Talley Close 27
Beaten Favourite
2 9-3 R A Fahey P Hanagan 9/43.25
10 (2) 64 Royal Blue, White striped sleeves, White cap Top Care (USA) 13
2 9-3 M Johnston Greg Fairley 8/19.00
11 (1) 7 White, emerald green hoops, white sleeves and cap Better Self 21
2 8-12 Mrs A Duffield R Ffrench 33/134.00
Non runners
5 (6)Indieslad29-3Mrs A DuffieldS De Sousa


The old adage about watching the market applies and in the absence of it, TALLEY CLOSE is nominated with Top Care and Baby Driver among the alternatives. There was a little bit of money around on debut and while that debut has to go down as a disappointment; there is enough early pace there to suggest a good run at Catterick could obtain. Top Care was a beaten favourite at Carlisle on debut. The trainer is having a wretched time with his juveniles so a reluctant case of opposition might be the call. Howard Johnson's team have started to pick up some prizes of late and while Baby Driver was no match for the 1-7 favourite at Hamilton last month but having started slowly, he finished with promise. Carver County does not look to be one of John Fretwell's better purchases at the sales. If his breeding is to be believed, Malgoof might come into his own with a bit more give underfoot. Talley Close is the suggestion in a race where the betting should offer the most informed appraisal of the likely chances.