Folkestone

  • 17:05 BSS Maidstone Handicap1m 4f

  • Winner £2,045 2nd £604 3rd £302
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 38.88s
  • Off time: 17:05:30
17:05 Folkestone Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Rodrigo De Freitas (IRE) 9/1
2nd El Libertador (USA) 15/2
3rd Taqaat (USA) 7/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (4) 62629/3- Emerald green, red epaulets, chevrons on sleeves Screaming Brave 26
6 9-7 t Miss S West H Poulton (5) 59 9/25.50
2 (8) 70-0053 Maroon, maroon and grey check sleeves and cap Taqaat (USA) 16
4 9-6 T D McCarthy N Callan 58 7/18.00
3 (6) 960326 Dark blue, red spots, white sleeves Gower Rules (IRE) 11
Distance Winner
4 9-5 J J Bridger William Twiston-Davies (7) 57 7/24.50
4 (2) 8-96327 White, Red triple diamond, hooped sleeves, Red cap Rodrigo De Freitas (IRE) 15
5 9-3 v J R Boyle P Cosgrave 55 9/110.00
5 (1) 811297 Dark green, pink braces, quartered cap El Libertador (USA) 37
Distance Winner
6 9-0 b E A Wheeler R Hughes 52 15/28.50
6 (9) 9981/51 Black, White hooped sleeves, Red and White hooped cap Pindar (GER) 13
8 9-0 B Curley D J O'Donohoe 52 7/42.75
8 (5) 7-75534 Emerald Green, Red stars, White sleeves, Red armlets, Emerald Green cap Barbirolli 17
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
10 8-7 W Stone Adam Beschizza (3) 45 22/123.00
9 (7) 344-070 Emerald green, red hoop, chevrons on sleeves, red cap Disturbia (IRE) 13
4 8-7 Miss O Olivia Maylam Kirsty Milczarek 45 25/126.00
Non runners
7 (3)0/45-726Young Jackie48-9G G MargarsonRyan Powell47

Verdict

Now he's got his head in front, Pindar could easily follow up his Bath victory over this extra quarter-mile. Taqaat is also upped in trip after his second at Yarmouth though has a bit to find with Young Jackie on that run. Rodrigo De Freitas seems to need further nowadays, however, so we'll give a tentative vote to GOWER RULES. He's dropped to a decent mark and may have found the ground softer than ideal at Windsor last time. Barbirolli is racing for the 108th time on the Flat today and recent runs suggest those efforts are starting to take their toll.