Newbury

  • 16:50 Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships Maiden Stakes 1m

  • Winner £4,857 2nd £1,445 3rd £722 4th £361
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 38.50s
  • Off time: 16:53:26
16:50 Newbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Laajooj (IRE) 11/4
2nd Discovery Bay 14/1
3rd Danehill Dante (IRE) 12/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 (9) 32- Royal Blue, White striped sleeves, White cap Blue Deer (IRE) 200
3 9-3 M R Channon N Callan 22/123.00
2 (14) ORANGE, BLACK epaulets Change The Subject (USA)
3 9-3 Sir H R A Cecil T P Queally 14/115.00
3 (3) Yellow, Red sash, Red cap, Yellow star Crimson Knight
3 9-3 B J Meehan M Dwyer 50/151.00
4 (12) Royal Blue, Red chevrons, White and Red striped sleeves, Red and White quartered cap Danehill Dante (IRE)
3 9-3 R Hannon R Hughes 12/113.00
5 (2) 53- Purple, Gold braid, Scarlet sleeves, Black velvet cap, Gold fringe Discovery Bay 184
Beaten Favourite
3 9-3 R Charlton S J Drowne 14/115.00
6 (5) Royal blue, white epaulets, black cap Eshtibaak (IRE)
3 9-3 J H M Gosden R Havlin 25/126.00
7 (8) 2- Dark Blue, Grey stars, Dark Blue cap, Grey star Kirthill (IRE) 176
3 9-3 L M Cumani K Fallon 2/13.00
8 (7) 5- Royal blue Laajooj (IRE) 173
3 9-3 M Al Zarooni M Barzalona 11/43.75
9 (10) White, emerald green hoops, white sleeves and cap Montegonian (USA)
3 9-3 M P Tregoning R L Moore 40/141.00
10 (4) PURPLE, GOLD braid, SCARLET sleeves, RED cap, GOLD tassel Plimsoll Line (USA)
3 9-3 M L W Bell J P Spencer 8/19.00
11 (1) 0 Light Blue and Red diamonds, Light Blue sleeves, Red cap, Light Blue diamond Red Lago (IRE) 43
3 9-3 B W Hills Michael Hills 50/151.00
12 (13) 3- Black, large red spots, armlets and cap Ringstead Bay (FR) 139
3 9-3 R M Beckett J Fortune 28/129.00
13 (11) 5- Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Tanfeeth 248
Beaten Favourite
3 9-3 E A L Dunlop R Hills 10/111.00
14 (6) 87- Yellow, Red chevron and sleeves, Emerald Green cap Xclaim 175
3 9-3 C G Cox A Kirby 28/129.00

Verdict

The market may provide the best guide in this potentially informative maiden but KIRTHILL is held in high regard and may be good enough to score on his reappearance. Luca Cumani's colt kept on well in the closing stages when runner-up to Bridgefield at Doncaster in October and is sure to be suited by the extra furlong here. Discovery Bay should win races this year while Laajooj and Ringstead Bay can improve on debut efforts on the all-weather. Change The Subject and Crimson Knight are well-bred newcomers to watch out for this summer and it will also be interesting to see how The Queen's Plimsoll Line shapes on his introduction to the track, though he may not come into his own until tackling longer trips.