Newmarket

  • 17:25 bet365.com Maiden Stakes 1m

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 41.21s
  • Off time: 17:26:58
17:25 Newmarket Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Touch Gold (IRE) 11/4
2nd Marshgate Lane (USA) 4/1
3rd Alraased (USA) 4/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (3) 6- Royal blue, white epaulets, black cap Alraased (USA) 239
3 9-3 J L Dunlop A Kirby 4/15.00
3 (6) 000706- Yellow, Light Blue hoop and sleeves, Maroon cap Hawkino (IRE) 240
3 9-3 D Shaw Martin Lane 47 150/1151.00
4 (11) 85 Dark Blue, Grey stars, Dark Blue cap, Grey star Mankini (IRE) 18
3 9-3 L M Cumani J-P Guillambert 16/117.00
5 (1) Royal blue Marshgate Lane (USA)
3 9-3 M Al Zarooni M Barzalona 4/15.00
6 (9) Emerald green, brown cross of lorraine and armlets, quartered cap Sandy Lane (IRE)
3 9-3 Miss Amy Weaver D J O'Donohoe 50/151.00
7 (5) 53-43 RED, BLACK stars, RED sleeves Touch Gold (IRE) 26
3 9-3 Sir H R A Cecil I Mongan 75 11/43.75
8 (2) Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Afraah (USA)
3 8-12 R Varian T P O'Shea 7/24.50
9 (7) Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves Caption
3 8-12 Sir Michael Stoute R Mullen 7/18.00
10 (13) 0-0 Red, Mauve epaulets and star on cap Karistar (IRE) 30
3 8-12 T Keddy J Quinn 66/167.00
12 (8) Yellow, Purple epaulets and star on cap Shahrazad (IRE)
3 8-12 P L Gilligan J Mackay 66/167.00
13 (4) 0 Black, Yellow cap Virginia Galilei (IRE) 25
3 8-12 D R Lanigan C Catlin 50/151.00
Non runners
2 (10)34Gravitate39-3J H M GosdenR Havlin
11 (12)48-Pearl War (USA)38-12W J HaggasJ P Spencer

Verdict

There should be more to come from Alraased this year but Tadgh O'Shea presumably had the pick of Hamdan Al Maktoum's two runners and has opted instead for Roger Varian's newcomer Afraah. Marshgate Lane and Caption can't be ignored on debut and Gravitate is now tried in blinkers after disappointing when favourite at Ripon, though this looks more competitive. PEARL WAR also failed to justify market support on her latest start, at Lingfield in October, but that run was too bad to be true and she's been given plenty of time to recover. An earlier fourth here has worked out well and Willie Haggas' filly can recoup losses today.