Newmarket

  • 17:20 Bluesquare.com I-card Maiden Stakes1m 2f

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 6.56s
  • Off time: 17:22:59
17:20 Newmarket Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Desert Myth (USA) 6/1
2nd Deauville Post (FR) 5/1
3rd Awsaal 14/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (6) 0- Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Awsaal 166
3 9-3 J L Dunlop T P O'Shea 14/115.00
2 (8) 53- Royal Blue, Emerald Green sleeves, Red cap Cape D'or (IRE) 291
3 9-3 J L Hassett J F Egan 25/126.00
3 (9) 7423-2 Royal Blue, White striped sleeves, White cap Deauville Post (FR) 25
Beaten Favourite
3 9-3 R Hannon R Hughes 82 5/16.00
4 (5) Royal Blue, Yellow chevron, Yellow cap, Royal Blue spots Desert Myth (USA)
3 9-3 Sir Michael Stoute R L Moore 6/17.00
5 (10) 34- Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves Lunar Victory (USA) 188
3 9-3 J H M Gosden W Buick 11/82.38
6 (7) 8- RED, BLACK stars, RED sleeves Out Of Eden 172
3 9-3 Sir H R A Cecil T P Queally 14/115.00
7 (1) YELLOW, BLACK epaulets Sarbaaz (IRE)
3 9-3 M A Jarvis Jack Mitchell 25/126.00
8 (4) 30- Light blue, dark blue armlets, dark blue cap Theology 180
3 9-3 J Noseda L Dettori 15/28.50
9 (3) Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Usailaan
3 9-3 M P Tregoning R Hills 10/111.00
10 (2) 7- Maroon, Light Blue seams, Light Blue sleeves, Maroon armlets, Light Blue cap Kathleen Frances 169
3 8-12 M H Tompkins Ashley Morgan (5) 100/1101.00

Verdict

This is less exacting than the two tasks that faced LUNAR VICTORY last season so he's put forwards ahead of Deauville Post and Usailaan amongst others. John Gosden sent out the winner of this race last year and has another strong candidate in Lunar Victory who showed promise in abundance in a conditions race on debut. He, arguably, failed to build on that run at Newbury next time but the winner went on to finish a fair fourth in the Racing Post Trophy whilst the second won next time so the form looks solid enough. Deauville Post has the benefit of a run under his belt but he has had quite a few chances now and could be vulnerable to a rival with more scope for improvement. Theology falls into that category and he did show promise on debut before failing to run his race on his only subsequent outing. Usailaan is the first foal of a middle distance winner who is from a smart family and it will be interesting to see what the market makes of his chance but preference is for Lunar Victory.