Newbury

  • 16:50 Bet On Your Mobile At bluesq.com E.B.F. Maiden Stakes 1m 2f 6y

  • Winner £5,369 2nd £1,598 3rd £798 4th £399
  • Going: Good to Soft (Straight Course: Good, Good to Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 13.67s
  • Off time: 16:50:36
16:50 Newbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Valiant 8/1
2nd Stature (IRE) 16/1
3rd Cathedral 13/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (12) 3 Purple, Gold braid, Scarlet sleeves, Black velvet cap, Gold fringe Border Legend 28
Beaten Favourite
3 9-3 R Charlton James Doyle 7/24.50
2 (7) 6- Royal Blue, Light Green epaulets Bute Hall 189
3 9-3 M Johnston T P Queally 25/126.00
3 (2) 3- Dark Blue, Yellow chevron hoop, Yellow cap Cathedral 245
3 9-3 B J Meehan J A Heffernan 13/27.50
4 (4) 3- Light blue, dark blue armlets, dark blue cap Mossbrae 207
3 9-3 R Varian N Callan 8/19.00
5 (6) 4 PURPLE, white seams, striped sleeves, purple cap Sash Of Honour (IRE) 31
3 9-3 Sir Michael Stoute P J Dobbs 15/82.88
7 (1) 58- Red, white star, red sleeves, white stars, old gold cap Stature (IRE) 238
3 9-3 h A M Balding J Fortune 16/117.00
9 (5) 05- Light Blue, Dark Blue stars, Light Green sleeves and cap Turned To Gold (IRE) 211
3 9-3 A P Jarvis Jim Crowley 33/134.00
10 (3) LIGHT BLUE,  DARK BLUE hooped sleeves, DARK BLUE cap Valiant
3 9-3 W J Haggas J P O'Brien 8/19.00
11 (11) 2-2 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Widyaan (IRE) 35
3 9-3 b J H M Gosden T P O'Shea 16/117.00
12 (10) Emerald Green, Black chevrons on sleeves Linn County
3 8-12 J H M Gosden R Havlin 16/117.00
Non runners
6 (8)47-24Star Date (IRE)39-3G A ButlerS De Sousa80
8 (9)Totally Dominant (USA)39-3R HannonR Hughes

Verdict

SASH OF HONOUR was beaten five lengths on his debut at Newmarket last month but the first two home have both gone close in Group company since. The Coolmore-owned colt gets the nod to open his account here on that form. Border Legend made a promising debut in soft ground at Newbury and may have the edge on fitness over Cathredral and Mossbrae, who also showed ability when placed on their introductions. Widyaan is preferred to stablemate and newcomer Linn County but Totally Dominant and Valiant are debutants to keep an eye on in the betting.