• 15:50 Weatherbys E.B.F. Maiden Stakes7f

  • Winner £6,469 2nd £1,925 3rd £962 4th £481
  • Going: Good to Firm (Watered)
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 25.06s
  • Off time: 16:00:52
15:50 Newmarket Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st True Story Evs
2nd Expert (IRE) 14/1
3rd Voice of A Leader (IRE) 11/2


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 (12) 9 Light Blue, Dark Blue braces and armlets Collaboration 28
2 9-5 A M Balding T P Queally 20/121.00
2 (6) 33 Purple and white diamonds, purple sleeves Edge (IRE) 27
Beaten Favourite
2 9-5 R Hannon R Hughes 5/16.00
3 (3) 4 Red, Emerald Green triple diamond, armlets and diamond on cap Expert (IRE) 58
2 9-5 R Hannon S M Levey 14/115.00
4 (4) Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves Good Value
2 9-5 Sir Michael Stoute R L Moore 16/117.00
5 (5) White, Purple hoop, Purple sleeves, White armlets, Purple cap Mantonize (USA)
2 9-5 B J Meehan K Fallon 33/134.00
7 (10) Yellow, large Black spots and spots on cap Postponed (IRE)
2 9-5 L M Cumani Andrea Atzeni 50/151.00
8 (8) Dark Blue, Yellow star, Striped sleeves and cap Punk
2 9-5 F Nass R Kingscote 66/167.00
10 (1) White, Grey sleeves, Black stars, Black cap Rock 'n' Roll Star
2 9-5 C Hills James McDonald 33/134.00
11 (9) 2 Royal blue True Story 20
2 9-5 Saeed bin Suroor S De Sousa Evs2.00
12 (13) Pink, emerald green chevron, emerald green and pink halved sleeves, emerald green and pink quartered cap Voice of A Leader (IRE)
2 9-5 P W Chapple-Hyam J P Spencer 11/26.50
Non runners
6 (11)Moxey29-5H CandyNon Runner
9 (7)7Right Of Appeal29-5M JohnstonW Buick
13 (2)Step Away29-0C HillsNon Runner


This race is likely to produce a number of future winners but experience can count for plenty and TRUE STORY can build upon an encouraging introduction. The Derby entry was slowly away on his debut but he looked to be getting the hang of things by the end, and compensation awaits. Despite a pedigree that suggests an abundance of stamina, Edge has raced over shorter thus far and has been unfortunate to find himself in two hot maidens. Jockey bookings suggest that he is probably the pick of the Richard Hannon pair. Collaboration will have learned a lot from his debut at Sandown and should have come on for the experience. Of the newcomers, Good Value holds no fancy entries though this well-bred sort is respected. Postponed went through the ring for 360000 guineas as a yearling and Luca Cumani's colt is entered up in a number of the season's valuable sales races.