Nottingham

  • 15:45 Nottingham's Premier Company DG Taxis 0115 9500 500 Maiden Stakes1m 2f 50y

  • Winner £2,264 2nd £674 3rd £337 4th £168
  • Going: Good-Good to Soft.
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 15.53s
  • Off time: 16:16:12
15:45 Nottingham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Eshtibaak (IRE) Evs
2nd Montefeltro 14/1
3rd Martine's Spirit (IRE) 66/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 (11) 86 PINK, BLACK epaulets and diamond on cap Cant Sell (IRE) 2
3 9-3 P D Evans Graham Gibbons 200/1201.00
2 (10) 6 EMERALD GREEN, BLACK seams, EMERALD GREEN sleeves, BLACK spots and spots on cap Cherry Tree Hill (IRE) 134
3 9-3 G A Swinbank P McDonald 100/1101.00
3 (5) 72 Royal blue Covert Desire 130
3 9-3 M Al Zarooni L Dettori 15/82.88
4 (6) 5 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Eshtibaak (IRE) 179
3 9-3 J H M Gosden R Hills Evs2.00
5 (15) 0 Red and White diamonds, White sleeves, hooped cap Grand Sort 27
3 9-3 A G Newcombe Dane O'Neill 200/1201.00
6 (2) 3 Royal blue, white cap Montefeltro 27
3 9-3 M Al Zarooni Ahmed Ajtebi 14/115.00
7 (13) 7 Royal Blue, White epaulets and armlets Ornithologist (USA) 18
3 9-3 D O'Meara D Tudhope 100/1101.00
8 (16) 0 Purple, grey and purple striped sleeves, hooped cap Red Marksman 27
3 9-3 H J Evans R Havlin 150/1151.00
9 (4) 55 Dark Green, Yellow hoop, Yellow cap Appeal (IRE) 16
3 8-12 Sir Mark Prescott S Donohoe 40/141.00
10 (12) 0 Purple, Mauve spots on sleeves, Mauve cap Ascensive 96
3 8-12 R M Beckett M Dwyer 50/151.00
11 (8) 4- Red, white star, red sleeves, white stars, old gold cap Baraaya (IRE) 438
3 8-12 W J Haggas P Hanagan 9/110.00
12 (14) 8 Cerise, emerald green cap, cerise spots Martine's Spirit (IRE) 14
3 8-12 h W J Haggas Liam Jones 66/167.00
13 (9) 64 Royal Blue, Red chevrons, White and Red striped sleeves, Red and White quartered cap Millennium Star (IRE) 36
3 8-12 h Sir H R A Cecil T P Queally 20/121.00
14 (3) 0-3 Black and Orange (quartered), Orange and Black chevrons on sleeves, Orange cap Moon Over Water (IRE) 26
3 8-12 R Varian Andrea Atzeni 18/119.00
16 (1) Orange and Red (quartered), halved sleeves Silver Blossom (IRE)
3 8-12 A M Balding J Fortune 33/134.00
Non runners
15 (7)35Shieldmaiden (USA)38-12M JohnstonJ Fanning

Verdict

COVERT DESIRE was a shade unlucky not to score over this trip at Newcastle in June. He had a hard race that day but Mahmood Al Zarooni has given the colt plenty of time to recover and Frankie's presence in the saddle today suggests he's rated a better prospect than stablemate Montefeltro, who dead-heated for third on his debut at Pontefract. Eshtibaak could be the danger as he ran well when fifth in a hot maiden at Newbury in April, while Moon Over Water will be all the better for her third at Wolverhampton last month. Baraaya has her first start since finishing fourth on her racecourse debut at Newmarket in July last year, however, while Shieldmaiden needs to improve on what she's shown so far to figure. Millennium Star may be the pick of the remainder.