Newbury

  • 16:20 Julia Tooth Memorial E.B.F. Maiden Fillies' Stakes 1m

  • Winner £4,399 2nd £1,309 3rd £654 4th £327
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 40.69s
  • Off time: 16:24:07
16:20 Newbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Shirocco Star 3/1
2nd Varnish 3/1
3rd Inchina 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 (17) Royal blue, yellow epaulets, royal blue and white striped sleeves, royal blue cap, yellow star Ayla's Emperor
2 9-0 M R Channon S Hitchcott 16/117.00
2 (6) 0 Grey, Royal Blue seams, sleeves and cap Balaton 18
2 9-0 B J Meehan S W Kelly 33/134.00
3 (5) 6 Emerald Green, Black chevrons on sleeves Derivatives (IRE) 11
2 9-0 J H M Gosden N Mackay 5/16.00
4 (11) Emerald Green and Royal Blue (halved horizontally), Blue sleeves, Emerald Green cap Dusty Red
2 9-0 W J Knight Jim Crowley 16/117.00
5 (3) 0 Light Blue and White stripes, White sleeves, Light Blue seams Excellent News (IRE) 18
2 9-0 C Hills Michael Hills 50/151.00
7 (2) Black and White (halved), sleeves reversed, Red cap Inchina
2 9-0 R Charlton James Doyle 8/19.00
8 (1) Red, yellow epaulets, armlets and cap Kittens
2 9-0 W R Muir E Ahern 20/121.00
9 (10) 73 Grey, Pink epaulets, quartered cap Kylin 12
2 9-0 R Hannon R L Moore 8/19.00
10 (15) 8 Royal blue, white disc, white and royal blue hooped sleeves Lily Potts 24
2 9-0 C J Down S J Drowne 66/167.00
11 (9) White, Orange spots, striped sleeves, Orange cap London Welsh
2 9-0 W R Muir T P Queally 25/126.00
12 (4) 2 Black, white spots, black sleeves, white cap Shirocco Star 24
2 9-0 H Morrison D Holland 3/14.00
13 (7) 9 Yellow, Royal Blue Cross of Lorraine, armlets and cap Supaheart 12
2 9-0 H Morrison R Havlin 22/123.00
15 (8) 0 Light blue, dark blue armlets, dark blue cap Varnish 35
2 9-0 R Hannon R Hughes 3/14.00
16 (14) 00 Emerald green, light green seams, emerald green sleeves, pink cap Velvet Star (IRE) 24
2 9-0 t1 P F I Cole J Fanning 50/151.00
17 (13) 0 Tan, light blue sleeves, tan and white quartered cap White Flight 12
2 9-0 J G Portman F Sweeney 100/1101.00
Non runners
6 (16)Fitful Skies (IRE)29-0M Al ZarooniNon Runner
14 (12)0Tantalized29-0A M BaldingDavid Probert

Verdict

SHIROCCO STAR was unfancied for her racecourse debut at Nottingham but finished clear of the rest of the field in second. With improvement likely, Hughie Morrison's filly is preferred to stablemate Supaheart and gets a tentative vote. Varnish and Derivatives made only modest debuts but still make most appeal of the remainder with experience and one of the newcomers could prove a bigger danger. Of those, Fitful Skies is a half-sister to nine winners and the Godolphin filly looks one to keep a close eye on, as does Inchina, a 360,000gns daughter of Montjeu.