Newbury

  • 20:40 Cheveley Park Stud Maiden Stakes1m 4f 5y

  • Winner £3,234 2nd £962 3rd £481 4th £240
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 33.51s
  • Off time: 20:40:31
20:40 Newbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Stella Bellissima (IRE) 4/1
2nd Gwafa (IRE) 12/1
3rd Pleasant Valley (IRE) 4/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 (6) 7 Red and Light Blue diamonds, halved sleeves, Red cap Italian Symphony (IRE) 20
Nag me
4 9-9 p B G Powell Brendan Powell 100/1101.00
3 (2) MAUVE, BEIGE sleeves and cap Guard Of Honour (IRE)
Nag me
3 9-1 Miss R Curtis P Cosgrave 33/134.00
4 (5) 5 Dark Green, Beige stars on sleeves Gwafa (IRE) 49
Nag me
3 9-1 M Botti Martin Harley 12/113.00
5 (4) 5 DARK BLUE, YELLOW cross belts, collar and cuffs, striped cap Pennine Panther 42
Nag me
3 9-1 H Candy Dane O'Neill 50/151.00
6 (1) 50 Orange, Mauve sleeves and cap Sir Woodgate 17
Nag me
3 9-1 E J Creighton Adam Beschizza 100/1101.00
7 (9) 53-2424 Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves Three Peaks 34
Nag me
3 9-1 p C Hills James Doyle 79 12/113.00
8 (7) 43-224 White, Red Cross of Lorraine, diabolo on sleeves Venezia (IRE) 14
Nag me
3 9-1 M Meade R Hughes 89 4/71.57
9 (8) 73 Royal blue, light blue epaulets, light blue cap Pleasant Valley (IRE) 21
Nag me
3 8-10 L M Cumani Andrea Atzeni 4/15.00
10 (10) Pink, White sleeves Stella Bellissima (IRE)
Nag me
3 8-10 J H M Gosden W Buick 4/15.00
Non runners
1 (3)Steel A Tune510-0K BurkePhilip Prince

Verdict

Pleasant Valley went close at Newbury three weeks ago and could get involved stepping up in distance while Gwafa is expected to improve on his debut effort at Newmarket. But the latter finished behind VENEZIA on that occasion and Martyn Meade's colt has since run well when fourth in the King George V Handicap at Ascot. He'll prove hard to beat with a similar effort back in maiden company. Three Peaks has 10lb to find with the selection on today's terms while newcomer Stella Bellissima, a half-sister to Irish St Leger winner Duncan, will need to be above average to figure.