• 14:10 Adnams Southwold Bitter EBF Stallions Maiden Stakes7f

  • Winner £4,528 2nd £1,348 3rd £673 4th £337
  • Going: Good to Firm (Watered)
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 26.59s
  • Off time: 14:10:56
14:10 Newmarket Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Future Empire 7/2
2nd Invincible Gold (IRE) 25/1
3rd Space Age (IRE) 9/4


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 (12) Black, yellow and black halved sleeves, yellow cap, black star Belgrade
2 9-5 R Hannon P J Dobbs 11/26.50
2 (10) Royal blue, white cap Deerfield
2 9-5 C Appleby T P Queally 8/19.00
3 (4) Orange and lime green halved, pink stripe, orange cap Doubly Clever (IRE)
2 9-5 C Hills Graham Gibbons 28/129.00
4 (11) Royal Blue, Red cap Future Empire
2 9-5 Saeed bin Suroor Harry Bentley 7/24.50
6 (8) 56 Purple, Emerald Green striped sleeves, White cap Honcho (IRE) 16
Beaten Favourite
2 9-5 p1 D R C Elsworth David Probert 33/134.00
7 (9) 6 Red, Yellow hoops and stars on cap Invincible Gold (IRE) 68
2 9-5 Ed Walker N Mackay 25/126.00
8 (2) Royal blue, Black cap North America
2 9-5 C Appleby R Havlin 25/126.00
9 (1) Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Sahaafy (USA)
2 9-5 B W Hills C D Hayes 11/26.50
10 (3) Maroon, black seams and armlets, black and maroon quartered cap Shadow Rock (IRE)
2 9-5 R Hannon T E Durcan 33/134.00
11 (13) 8 Royal blue Space Age (IRE) 15
2 9-5 C Appleby S De Sousa 9/43.25
12 (7) 62 yellow, dark blue seams, yellow cap Steady Major (IRE) 39
2 9-5 D M Simcock P Cosgrave 12/113.00
13 (5) 70 Yellow, royal blue seams and sleeves, red cap Happy Pursuit 7
2 9-0 S C Williams Adam Beschizza 100/1101.00
Non runners
5 (6)98Ghalib (IRE)29-5M BottiL Morris


Hopefully, the market will help to unravel a real puzzle of a juvenile maiden with Godolphin, Richard Hannon and the Hills family responsible for no fewer than eight of the 13 declared. Steady Major takes them on with a fair second at Brighton to his name but it would a surprise if one or more of some blue-blooded youngsters were not good enough to have his measure. SPACE AGE is the only Godolphin contender with experience and may not have been suited by conditions on debut and could produce considerable improvement now on faster ground, With the benefit of that experience, he's a tentative choice. Belgrade looks the number one choice for the Hannon team on jockey bookings and thus commands respect but the remaining Godolphin trio of Deerfield, Future Empire and North America are all choicely-bred sorts in a contest likely to throw up future winners.