Newmarket

  • 16:30 Robert Catton's 70th Birthday Maiden Fillies' Stakes1m 4f

  • Winner £3,234 2nd £962 3rd £481 4th £240
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 35.50s
  • Off time: 16:36:04
16:30 Newmarket Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Pink Damsel (IRE) 2/1
2nd Rippled 25/1
3rd Toptempo 9/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 (5) 6- Grey and Pink diamonds, Pink sleeves and cap Adeste 210
3 9-0 Noel Quinlan D J O'Donohoe 66/167.00
2 (1) 0- Brown and Orange diamonds, Brown sleeves and cap Al Karlovyyh (IRE) 190
3 9-0 C E Brittain B Doyle 150/1151.00
3 (3) 7 Black, Lilac sleeves, Purple cap Bite Of The Cherry 27
3 9-0 M L W Bell L Morris 16/117.00
4 (8) 47 Red, Emerald Green triple diamond, armlets and diamond on cap Black Mascara (IRE) 23
3 9-0 R Hannon P J Dobbs 33/134.00
5 (4) 44 Royal Blue, White striped sleeves, White cap Light Zabeel (USA) 16
3 9-0 M R Channon M Davies 12/113.00
6 (9) 5- Bottle Green, White cap, Lime Green star Openly 210
3 9-0 J R Fanshawe Jack Mitchell 16/117.00
7 (6) Pink, Emerald Green chevron, halved sleeves, quartered cap Pink Damsel (IRE)
3 9-0 R Varian J P Spencer 2/13.00
8 (10) 4-7 Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves Popular 28
3 9-0 Sir H R A Cecil I Mongan 12/113.00
9 (2) 6 Straw Require 28
3 9-0 L M Cumani K Fallon 11/26.50
10 (11) MAROON Rippled
3 9-0 J H M Gosden N Mackay 25/126.00
11 (7) 54- Royal Blue and White diamonds, striped sleeves, check cap Toptempo 214
3 9-0 M H Tompkins T E Durcan 9/25.50
12 (13) 69 Black, Red and Yellow check sleeves and cap Trulee Scrumptious 9
3 9-0 P Charalambous Rosie Jessop (5) 200/1201.00
13 (12) 3- Royal Blue, White stars, Light Blue cap Zenaat 270
Beaten Favourite
3 9-0 Sir Michael Stoute R L Moore 9/25.50

Verdict

Toptempo is undoubtedly the form pick on her two runs last season. She wasn't beaten far behind Lyric Of Light on her debut here then ran well in a Listed event at Pontefract. Her dam was a Group 3 winner and she should do well this season but there are some unexposed fillies here including ZENAAT and she gets the nod. A daughter of Galileo out of a useful middle-distance mare, she will have benefited from the experience gained at Kempton in August and is the type her trainer does so well with. Require made a decent start behind Inchina at Newbury and there's more to come from her, a remark that also applies to Openly who caught the eye on her debut at Doncaster where she stayed on nicely over the mile. The Oaks entry Pink Damsel, another daughter of Galileo, is out of a Grade 1 winner in the USA and cost 600,000 guineas as a yearling.