• 18:40 Betfred TV Maiden Fillies' Stakes7f

  • Winner £2,588 2nd £770 3rd £385 4th £192
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 30.60s
  • Off time: 18:42:13
18:40 Newcastle Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Zibelina (IRE) 5/1
2nd Graceful Act 20/1
3rd Sugarcraft (USA) 15/8


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 (1) 5453-39 White, Red sash, White sleeves, Purple armlets, Red cap Graceful Act 11
5 9-7 h R E Barr P Makin 55 20/121.00
3 (5) Black and White check, Red and Yellow diabolo on sleeves, quartered cap Just Poppy (IRE)
4 9-7 W Coltherd Lee Topliss 20/121.00
4 (10) White, red stripe, striped sleeves, quartered cap Henpecked
3 8-12 A C Whillans M O'connell 22/123.00
5 (9) 0 White, Pink and Yellow striped sleeves Lilyofthevalley 39
3 8-12 J R Weymes Justin Newman (5)(ex1) 100/1101.00
6 (11) Yellow, orange hoop, yellow sleeves, black armlets, black and orange quartered cap Maillot Jaune (IRE)
3 8-12 P Holmes D Fentiman 66/167.00
7 (7) 53 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Rufoof 12
3 8-12 C Hills Dane O'Neill 6/42.50
8 (2) Red, black collar and cuffs, old gold cap Sabrina's Secret
3 8-12 T P Tate M Fenton 14/115.00
9 (12) Royal blue Sugarcraft (USA)
3 8-12 Saeed bin Suroor Graham Gibbons 15/82.88
10 (8) Light Blue, Dark Blue diamond, Dark Blue cap The Bay Tigress
3 8-12 Mrs L Williamson Amy Ryan 66/167.00
12 (4) Royal blue, white cap Zibelina (IRE)
3 8-12 Saeed bin Suroor R Havlin 5/16.00
Non runners
1 (6)07-4701Bygones For Coins (IRE)59-7R JohnsonNon Runner45
11 (3)Thorntoun Lady (USA)38-12J S GoldieG Lee


It won't be too often that Godolphin aim two at a Gosforth Park maiden and with jockey bookings suggesting that SUGARCRAFT is the pick, we'll take her to make a winning debut. Purchased for almost $1m as a yearling, great things were clearly anticipated of her, so victory tonight should secure her a chance as a broodmare prospect. Nevertheless, the apparent second-string, Zibelina shouldn't be dismissed out of hand as she is a half-sister to a winner over 10 furlongs. Of those to have faced the starter, Rufoof sets the benchmark. Charlie Hills' filly finished close up in a hot maiden at Newbury on debut though she was a little disappointing at Salisbury next time out. Thorntoun Lady wasn't a cheap purchase at the sales by any stretch of the imagination and Jim Goldie's newcomer could well reach the frame if any of the big guns misfire.