Newbury

  • 13:30 Free Bets freebets.co.uk Maiden Stakes 1m

  • Winner £3,881 2nd £1,155 3rd £577 4th £289
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 47.89s
  • Off time: 13:33:02
13:30 Newbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Strait Run (IRE) 7/2
2nd Flight Officer 3/1
3rd Ravenous 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 (10) Purple, Royal Blue sleeves Bon A Savoir
2 9-5 P W Chapple-Hyam J P Spencer 12/113.00
2 (3) White, Dark Blue armlets and cap Canova (IRE)
2 9-5 R Charlton G Baker 7/18.00
3 (1) Black, Yellow hooped sleeves, Yellow cap Cinnamon Spice
2 9-5 h H J L Dunlop James Doyle 16/117.00
4 (11) ROYAL BLUE, WHITE stripe, striped sleeves, YELLOW cap Desert Island Dusk
2 9-5 J J Bridger S Hitchcott 200/1201.00
5 (4) Royal blue Flight Officer
2 9-5 Saeed bin Suroor S De Sousa 3/14.00
6 (7) purple, white armlets Impulsive Moment (IRE)
2 9-5 A M Balding R L Moore 3/14.00
7 (8) 9 Purple, Pink star, sleeves and star on cap Norse Legend 11
2 9-5 D Kubler Thomas Brown (3) 100/1101.00
8 (2) 70 Scarlet, Royal Blue sleeves, Black cap Ravenous 28
2 9-5 R M Beckett Jim Crowley 8/19.00
9 (6) 7 Emerald Green, Red halved sleeves, quartered cap Strait Run (IRE) 23
2 9-5 R Hannon R Hughes 7/24.50
10 (9) Red, Emerald Green triple diamond, armlets and diamond on cap Swanwick Shore (IRE)
2 9-5 R Hannon S M Levey 16/117.00
11 (5) GREEN, WHITE cross belts, NAVY BLUE sleeves and cap Rowlestone Express
2 9-0 A W Carroll M Coumbe (3) 100/1101.00

Verdict

STRAIT RUN faded in the closing stages of his debut run at Salisbury in the testing ground. Improvement is expected given that Richard Hughes prefers him to stablemate and newcomer, Swanwick Shore, and he gets the nod. Ravenous has shown nothing so far and a newcomer could prove a bigger threat. Flight Officer and Canova are worth noting and Cinnamon Spice is a half-brother to the useful Luhaif, but the 150,000 euros purchase, Impulsive Moment, may come out best of the debutants.