• 15:40 E.B.F. Reference Point Maiden Stakes 7f 9y

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


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 28.83s
  • Off time: 15:40:50
15:40 Leicester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Cordite (IRE) 9/4
2nd Lacock 3/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 (5) 82 Black, light blue star and armlets, light blue cap, black star Cordite (IRE) 27
2 9-0 M Appleby P Hanagan 9/43.25
2 (3) 94 Royal Blue, Silver striped sleeves, Blue and Red hooped cap Despot (IRE) 12
2 9-0 C Hills James Doyle 9/25.50
4 (4) 64 Red and Grey stripes, Grey sleeves, Red cap Lacock 18
Beaten Favourite
2 9-0 H Candy Dane O'Neill 3/14.00
5 (1) 89 Black, Mauve stars on sleeves and cap Majestic Sun (IRE) 13
2 9-0 P W Chapple-Hyam S W Kelly 14/115.00
6 (6) Dark Blue, Red stars Piton
2 9-0 M Johnston K Fallon 16/117.00
7 (2) Royal Blue, Yellow chevron, Yellow cap, Royal Blue spots Rapid Advance
2 9-0 R Varian R L Moore 3/14.00
8 (7) 60 Lime Green Samhain 12
2 9-0 D H Brown S M Levey 100/1101.00
Non runners
3 (8)Great Fun29-0B J MeehanJ Fortune
9 (9)Yagheer (IRE)29-0R VarianD Fox


Cordite made great strides from his debut at York to chase home Rozene at Beverley and will be much better suited by this two furlongs longer trip. Despot also showed some progress on his second start at Warwick though he'll need to improve again as will Lacock, who has looked one-paced in his two starts over 6f. There are several choicely-bred newcomers here with Roger Varian muddying the waters by saddling a pair though it's the 100,000gns yearling RAPID ADVANCE who looks set for a winning start under Ryan Moore as he's by Medicean out of a mare who won a Listed race over a mile in Germany. Piton is another to watch out for as he's a half-brother to no less than nine winners including Gateman and a Group 1 winner in Germany.