• 13:50 E.b.f. Buy A Racing Post Yearling Bonus Candidate Maiden Stakes6f

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


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 14.82s
  • Off time: 13:50:52
13:50 Newmarket Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Arabian Pride 7/1
2nd Rakaan (IRE) 1/2
3rd Granite Girl 50/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (7) 3242 White, Emerald Green star, chevrons on sleeves, White cap, Emerald Green star Arabian Pride 15
2 9-3 D M Simcock J Fanning 80 7/18.00
2 (3) BLACK and RED (quartered), BLACK sleeves, RED seams, RED cap Broughtons Day
2 9-3 W J Musson C Catlin 100/1101.00
3 (11) Yellow, Purple spots, sleeves and spots on cap Edinburgh Knight (IRE)
2 9-3 P W D'Arcy D Holland 15/28.50
4 (10) White, Purple hooped sleeves and cap Engulf (IRE)
2 9-3 W J Haggas Tony Culhane 7/18.00
5 (4) 0 Black, Yellow disc, hooped sleeves, Red cap Gabriel's Spirit (IRE) 15
2 9-3 Miss Amy Weaver L P Keniry 100/1101.00
6 (1) 2238 Dark Green, Beige stars on sleeves Rakaan (IRE) 15
2 9-3 B J Meehan R Hills 102 1/21.50
7 (5) Emerald green, white chevron, halved sleeves and diamond on cap Saladin's Vow (USA)
2 9-3 G A Butler Jim Crowley 25/126.00
8 (2) Black, Mauve spots on sleeves Tenga Venga
2 9-3 P S McEntee A Kirby 80/181.00
9 (9) 07 Pink, large Mauve spots, Pink sleeves, Mauve spots, Mauve cap Gessabelle 22
2 8-12 t P S McEntee Caroline Kelly (7) 200/1201.00
10 (6) DARK GREEN and WHITE check, DARK GREEN sleeves and cap Granite Girl
2 8-12 P J McBride Andrea Atzeni (3) 50/151.00
11 (8) Dark Blue, Pink Cross of Lorraine and cap No Complaining (IRE)
2 8-12 B Curley J Quinn 33/134.00


RAKAAN has shown the best racecourse form of the few to have run here and is preferred to Arabian Pride and Engulf. The Brian Meehan-trained selection finished runner-up in a couple of maidens before making the frame in the Coventry at Royal Ascot and he will find this much easier than both that and the Richmond Stakes that he contested at Goodwood last time. A sound surface suits and he is the one for us. Arabian Pride has made the frame in three of his four starts but has not shown the class of the selection. He is unlucky to have come up against such a quality rival and he will have to wait to break his duck. Engulf begins his career over an ideal trip and is related to plenty of winning stock. The 260,000 euros purchase should not be long in recouping some of that outlay and a good first run would be no surprise. Edinburgh Knight should be capable of putting in a decent display if pedigree is any guide, and the same goes for Saladin's Vow, but we'll take Rakaan to score.