Newbury

  • 13:40 saxon-gate.com E.B.F. Maiden Fillies' Stakes 1m

  • Winner £4,399 2nd £1,309 3rd £654 4th £327
  • Going: Heavy, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 47.51s
  • Off time: 13:44:17
13:40 Newbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Secret Gesture 11/8
2nd I Say (IRE) 20/1
3rd Enaitch (IRE) 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 (16) White, Dark Blue and White check sleeves, Dark Blue cap Absolutely Right (IRE)
2 9-0 R Hannon P J Dobbs 9/110.00
3 (10) 0 Red, White sash, Royal Blue cap Cherry Malotte 10
2 9-0 J H M Gosden W Buick 10/111.00
4 (6) Red, Emerald Green triple diamond, diabolo on sleeves, White cap, Emerald Green diamond Enaitch (IRE)
2 9-0 M R Channon S Hitchcott 8/19.00
5 (12) 02 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Estiqaama (USA) 12
Beaten Favourite
2 9-0 W J Haggas P Cosgrave 7/24.50
6 (14) Black, white spots, black sleeves, white cap Fanzine
2 9-0 H Morrison N Mackay 40/141.00
7 (2) 7 Orange, Dark Green disc Impertinent 18
2 9-0 J G Portman J P Fahy 50/151.00
8 (3) Grey, Pink epaulets, quartered cap I Say (IRE)
2 9-0 W J Haggas J Fanning 20/121.00
9 (4) 80 Black, yellow cross of lorraine, yellow sleeves, black armlets, black and yellow quartered cap Kiwani Bay 53
2 9-0 C Hills R Kennemore 100/1101.00
10 (7) 70 Red, large Yellow spots, armlets and spots on cap Rock Diamond (IRE) 22
2 9-0 S Kirk L P Keniry 100/1101.00
11 (9) ROYAL BLUE and YELLOW diamonds, ROYAL BLUE sleeves, RED cap Royal Barge (IRE)
2 9-0 Eve Johnson Houghton T P Queally 33/134.00
12 (1) 2 Yellow, Black hoop, Black Sleeves, yellow stars, yellow cap, black star Secret Gesture 18
2 9-0 R M Beckett Jim Crowley 11/82.38
14 (15) Emerald green, royal blue hoops and armlets, striped cap Sweet Louise (IRE)
2 9-0 P Rich Kirsty Milczarek 100/1101.00
15 (11) Red, black stars, red sleeves, red cap, black stars Vega Dance (IRE)
2 9-0 C G Cox A Kirby 11/112.00
16 (5) Black, Gold and White striped sleeves, Gold cap Wild Anthem
2 9-0 H Morrison Dane O'Neill 25/126.00
Non runners
2 (13)0Candoluminescence29-0R CharltonJames Doyle
13 (8)09Sweet As Honey29-0R HannonR L Moore

Verdict

Secret Gesture made a pleasing debut when runner-up at Leicester but ESTIQAAMA is proven in the ground. The latter just failed to catch the winner at Salisbury when five lengths clear of the rest of the field and can open her account here. The remainder with experience look nothing out of the ordinary though Ryan Moore's presence on Sweet As Honey suggests she's preferred to stablemate and newcomer Absolutely Right. Hughie Morrison won last year's renewal with the high-class Shirocco Star so both Fanzine and Wild Anthem are worth noting but Enaitch cost 250,000gns and the half-sister to Group 1 winner Simply Perfect looks a bigger threat.