Goodwood

  • 17:40 Docker Hughes Maiden Stakes1m

  • Winner £5,175 2nd £1,540 3rd £770 4th £385
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 39.52s
  • Off time: 17:44:49
17:40 Goodwood Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Best Of Times 6/5
2nd Marma's Boy 16/1
3rd Silver Ranger 2/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (6) 6 Royal blue Best Of Times 42
2 9-5 Saeed bin Suroor F Tylicki 6/52.20
3 (8) Yellow, Black diamond on cap Brigand Chief
2 9-5 L A Dace Kieran Shoemark (7) 100/1101.00
4 (5) Purple, Gold braid, Scarlet sleeves, Black velvet cap, Gold fringe Dartmouth
2 9-5 Sir Michael Stoute T E Durcan 7/18.00
5 (1) 02 White, Navy Blue cap, White spots Dutch Portrait 17
2 9-5 P F I Cole L Morris 12/113.00
6 (4) 9 White, maroon hoop Explain 43
2 9-5 M Meade S J Drowne 50/151.00
7 (9) 5 Red, White diamond, White sleeves, Red spots Le Torrent 12
2 9-5 H Candy J F McDonald 33/134.00
8 (7) 0 Purple, Red star, Red cap Marma's Boy 35
2 9-5 R M Beckett R Kingscote 16/117.00
9 (10) 047 Orange, black triple diamond and diamonds on cap Silver Quay (IRE) 20
2 9-5 R Hannon Jim Crowley 67 20/121.00
10 (2) 36222 Dark Blue, Emerald Green and White hooped sleeves, White cap Silver Ranger 22
Beaten Favourite
2 9-5 R Hannon Cam Hardie (5) 82 2/13.00
11 (3) Maroon, Dark Blue armlets St Lawrence Gap (IRE)
2 9-5 R Mills T P Queally 33/134.00
Non runners
2 (11)Brandon Castle29-5A M BaldingL P Keniry

Verdict

Andrew Balding won this a couple of years ago with the useful Pearl Castle and saddles newcomer Brandon Castle, who is out of a Galileo mare and a half-brother to a 7f winner. Silver Ranger is the obvious choice but struggling to get his head in front and is a lot more exposed than his rivals and his yard also run Silver Quay. BEST OF TIMES (NAP) wasn't far behind the smart Basateen when fifth on his debut at Newmarket. He showed enough to suggest he can win a race like this and makes more appeal than Kempton runner-up Dutch Portrait and The Queen's newcomer Dartmouth, who will probably do better over middle-distances next year.