Folkestone

  • 14:50 ladbrokes.com Maiden Stakes 7f

  • Winner £2,386 2nd £705 3rd £352
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 27.85s
  • Off time: 14:52:57
14:50 Folkestone Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Holiday Reading (USA) 11/4
2nd Marcus Augustus (IRE) 5/2
3rd Asifa (IRE) 11/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (11) 6 Royal blue Asifa (IRE) 15
2 9-3 Saeed bin Suroor P Cosgrave 11/43.75
3 (6) 78 Cerise, white circle, cerise sleeves and cap Holiday Reading (USA) 32
2 9-3 B J Meehan M Dwyer 11/43.75
4 (9) 6 Royal Blue, White disc, diabolo on sleeves, White cap Jasie Jac (IRE) 79
2 9-3 R Mills S M Levey (3) 7/18.00
5 (7) 06 Dark Blue, White sleeves and cap Le Cagnard 14
2 9-3 M L W Bell Dane O'Neill 10/111.00
6 (10) 2203 Royal Blue, Red chevrons, White and Red striped sleeves, Red and White quartered cap Marcus Augustus (IRE) 41
2 9-3 R Hannon R Hughes 72 5/23.50
7 (1) 78 Pink, maroon braces, pink sleeves, maroon stars, pink cap, maroon star Roman Senate (IRE) 13
2 9-3 M R Bosley G Baker 40/141.00
8 (12) 78 Yellow, Black chevrons, Yellow sleeves, Black stars, hooped cap Silver Six 11
2 9-3 M R Channon Martin Harley (3) 66/167.00
9 (2) Purple, Orange star, Purple sleeves, Orange stars, Orange cap Astroscarlet
2 8-12 M H Tompkins J Quinn 100/1101.00
10 (4) 90 Red, Pink star and sleeves, Orange cap Auntie Kathryn (IRE) 57
2 8-12 t1 S C Williams William Carson 66/167.00
11 (5) Pink, Dark Green epaulets and star on cap Emperors Waltz (IRE)
2 8-12 Rae Guest L P Keniry 50/151.00
Non runners
2 (3)Hardy Plume29-3D J CoakleyNon Runner
12 (8)762Viola da Gamba (IRE)28-12W J KnightJim Crowley74

Verdict

Better is expected from Asifa after his modest debut at Warwick, while Holiday Reading may finish closer back over 7f after an outing over a mile at Newmarket last time. However, VIOLA DA GAMBA has the best form in the book with a second over C&D last month behind Ziefhd. The latter has since gone close in a nursery and Bill Knight's filly looks capable of opening her account here. Marcus Augustus is persevered with over today's distance though his best form is over the minimum trip and the newcomers make no appeal.