• 17:30 Maiden Stakes1m 1f 149y

  • Winner £2,386 2nd £705 3rd £352
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 12.37s
  • Off time: 17:32:15
17:30 Folkestone Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Natural Bloom (IRE) 6/1
2nd Miss Fortywinks 20/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 (11) 456 Red, White cross belts, Emerald Green sleeves and cap Beggar's Banquet (IRE) 39
3 9-3 E F Vaughan L Morris 73 10/111.00
3 (6) 9 Maroon, grey chevrons, diamonds on sleeves, maroon cap Icebreaker Two 33
3 9-3 J E Long Simon Pearce (3) 66/167.00
4 (8) 4-23 Royal blue Ruban (IRE) 22
Beaten Favourite
3 9-3 M Al Zarooni M Barzalona 84 2/71.29
5 (10) Purple, emerald green star, emerald green sleeves, purple stars Toogood (IRE)
3 9-3 A J Lidderdale T E Durcan 25/126.00
8 (1) 5 Brown and White (quartered), Orange and Brown halved sleeves, White and Orange quartered cap Miss Fortywinks 39
3 8-12 P Henderson L P Keniry 20/121.00
9 (2) 057 Mauve and pink check, white sleeves, pink cap Natural Bloom (IRE) 22
3 8-12 h Sir H R A Cecil I Mongan 65 6/17.00
Non runners
1 (4)655-0Amen (IRE)49-9G L MooreG Baker62
6 (3)68259Viewpoint (IRE)39-3R HannonR Hughes82
7 (5)57Ahuqd (IRE)38-12C E BrittainT E Durcan
10 (7)6-73206Princess Maya38-12Miss Jo CrowleyNon Runner61
11 (9)735Surreal (IRE)38-12Sir Michael StouteN Callan73


RUBAN failed to land the odds when only third at Wolverhampton last time. The Godolphin colt still finished ahead of a couple of today's main rivals in Surreal and Natural Bloom, however, and gets another chance here. Viewpoint's best effort so far came over a mile on the Polytrack while Ahuqd and Icebreaker Two were both well beaten in the same race over C&D last month. Beggar's Banquet disappointed on his recent return from a layoff but had shown some promise when fifth at Lingfield back in March.