Epsom Downs

  • 18:30 Weatherbys Bank Maiden Stakes7f

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 25.92s
  • Off time: 18:30:55
18:30 Epsom Downs Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Screenprint 12/1
2nd Pigeon Hollow 50/1
3rd Book Keeper 11/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (5) 0490 Light Blue, Royal Blue diamond Blade Pirate 38
2 9-3 J Ryan Dane O'Neill 50 50/151.00
2 (4) 6 Royal blue Book Keeper 14
2 9-3 M Al Zarooni Ahmed Ajtebi 11/43.75
3 (7) 45 Dark Green, Beige stars on sleeves Degly Bo (IRE) 21
2 9-3 P W Chapple-Hyam T P Queally 4/15.00
4 (3) 84 Red, black spots, white sleeves, black cap Dr Darcey 20
2 9-3 R Hannon R Hughes 6/17.00
5 (8) 7 Light blue, dark blue armlets, dark blue cap Exchange 12
2 9-3 W J Haggas L Dettori 7/42.75
6 (6) 0 Emerald Green, Black chevrons on sleeves Key West (IRE) 61
2 9-3 b J H M Gosden W Buick 16/117.00
7 (2) 65 Grey, Pink braces and sleeves, quartered cap Pigeon Hollow 25
2 9-3 M R Channon S Hitchcott 50/151.00
8 (1) 6 Red, White epaulets, halved sleeves Screenprint 16
2 9-3 M L W Bell Hayley Turner 12/113.00

Verdict

All of these maidens have seen a course before, but still check the market to see what's being backed or swerved, while our preference is for EXCHANGE ahead of Dr Darcey and Pigeon Hollow. Willie Haggas' colt was given an easy time of things on his debut, but hopes must be high for him, given his entry for the Doncaster Wetherby's Insurance Stakes in the autumn. Frankie Dettori on board is an eye -catching jockey booking. Dr Darcey is better drawn and returns to seven furlongs after dropping back to six on his second run in which he showed some improvement. He's qualified for handicaps after this run and may fare better in that sort of company, but he's also got a couple of entries for maidens on Saturday at Doncaster and Lingfield. Pigeon Hollow may be a good each way price, so hopefully the eight scheduled starters will all go to post. Mick Channon won this race last year, and although Pigeon Hollow's yet to beat a rival in his two runs to date, he's run very green so far but may now have the hang of things. Keep a close track on the market, but in the absence of that, we'll side with Exchange.