Newbury

  • 13:30 Wade Willis 50th Birthday E.b.f. Maiden Stakes 1m

  • Winner £4,209 2nd £1,253 3rd £626 4th £313
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 44.17s
  • Off time: 13:33:35
13:30 Newbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Al Kazeem 5/1
2nd Thimaar (USA) 5/1
3rd Tonnerre (IRE) 5/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 (1) 5 Royal Blue and White diamonds, White sleeves, Royal Blue armlets, quartered cap Al Kazeem 16
2 9-3 R Charlton S J Drowne 5/16.00
3 (17) Light blue and maroon (halved), maroon cap Beat Of The Blues
2 9-3 A M Balding J Fortune 20/121.00
5 (8) Royal blue, white epaulets, black cap Elfaaten (USA)
2 9-3 M P Tregoning T P O'Shea 22/123.00
6 (15) DARK BLUE, YELLOW cap Goodness
2 9-3 Sir Michael Stoute Louis Beuzelin (3) 25/126.00
7 (2) 5 Purple, Light Blue chevron, Light Blue cap Great Shot 24
2 9-3 S Kirk L P Keniry 7/18.00
8 (18) 0 Light blue, dark blue armlets, dark blue cap Guards Chapel 38
2 9-3 L M Cumani J-P Guillambert 28/129.00
9 (11) Red, Orange chevrons on sleeves, striped cap Orange Ace
2 9-3 P F I Cole T P Queally 20/121.00
10 (9) Royal blue Sandusky
2 9-3 M Al Zarooni W Buick 12/113.00
11 (5) Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Thimaar (USA)
2 9-3 J H M Gosden R Hills 5/16.00
12 (13) 57 White, Pink epaulets Tijori (IRE) 56
2 9-3 R Hannon R Hughes 9/110.00
13 (14) Pale Blue, White and Yellow check cap Tonnerre (IRE)
2 9-3 Sir Michael Stoute R L Moore 5/16.00
14 (19) 0 Black, Yellow hooped sleeves, Yellow cap Viking Storm 16
2 9-3 H J L Dunlop Dane O'Neill 33/134.00
15 (6) 0 Emerald Green, Royal Blue sleeves, White cap, Emerald Green spots Web of Dreams (IRE) 12
2 9-3 t1 B J Meehan J P Spencer 25/126.00
16 (12) 8 Yellow, Red chevron and sleeves, Emerald Green cap Xclaim 24
2 9-3 C G Cox A Kirby 50/151.00
17 (7) 7 Purple, Gold braid, Scarlet sleeves, Black velvet cap, Gold fringe Deceptive 10
2 8-12 R Charlton Hayley Turner 40/141.00
18 (3) 8 Red and Yellow (halved), White cap Miss Topsy Turvy (IRE) 12
2 8-12 J L Dunlop T E Durcan 33/134.00
19 (4) 06 Dark Blue, Light Blue stripe, Yellow sleeves Mrs Greeley 25
2 8-12 Eve Johnson Houghton Jim Crowley 12/113.00
Non runners
2 (10)Archelao (IRE)29-3M P TregoningKatia Scallan
4 (16)0Ede'sajolygoodfelo29-3P PhelanI Mongan

Verdict

A market check should shed some much needed light on this contest, particularly as this looks sure to go to a newcomer unless Web Of Dreams, who was relatively short in the market on debut, improves for his initial experience and a tongue tie. Having said that, it wouldn't be the biggest surprise to see Al Kazeem improve significantly on his debut over course and distance or for Tijori to prove a different proposition back from a break but John Gosden has a decent record with his juveniles here and over the last couple of months so it would be no surprise to see Derby entry THIMAAR go close on debut although he's likely to come on for this initial experience. Tonnerre is another colt with a date in his diary for Epsom in June and it would be no surprise to see him acquit himself creditably on debut.