Nottingham

  • 14:10 European Breeders' Fund Maiden Stakes 1m 75y

  • Winner £3,238 2nd £963 3rd £481 4th £240
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 49.40s
  • Off time: 14:11:21
14:10 Nottingham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Defence Of Duress (IRE) 3/1
2nd Little Rocky 8/1
3rd Discovery Bay 2/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (3) 43 Pink, Emerald Green chevron, halved sleeves, quartered cap Defence Of Duress (IRE) 31
2 9-3 T P Tate J P Spencer 3/14.00
2 (10) 5 Purple, Gold braid, Scarlet sleeves, Black velvet cap, Gold fringe Discovery Bay 26
2 9-3 R Charlton S J Drowne 2/13.00
3 (6) Purple, White diamond, armlets and cap Little Rocky
2 9-3 D M Simcock W Buick 8/19.00
4 (2) Royal Blue, Yellow stars, Yellow sleeves, Royal Blue stars Look For Love
2 9-3 R Hollinshead Graham Gibbons 66/167.00
5 (11) 9 MAROON Maharana (USA) 14
2 9-3 M L W Bell P Hanagan 9/25.50
7 (1) Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Raajih
2 9-3 J H M Gosden T P O'Shea 11/26.50
8 (9) 97 Black, Maroon armlets Dragonera 15
2 8-12 E A L Dunlop K Fallon 14/115.00
9 (7) 0 White, royal blue and white striped sleeves, royal blue cap Intombi 15
2 8-12 A J McCabe James Doyle 100/1101.00
10 (4) 0 Dark Blue, large White spots, Orange cap Nella Sofia 27
2 8-12 J G Given P Mulrennan 100/1101.00
11 (5) 88006 Royal Blue, Yellow hollow box, checked sleeves Thank You Joy 29
2 8-12 J R Jenkins Danny Brock (7) 45 200/1201.00
Non runners
6 (8)Midnight Moon29-3Saeed bin SuroorNon Runner

Verdict

In the absence of Midnight Moon perhaps RAAJIH can be the one to make a winning debut. John Gosden's horse is a half-brother to Taqleed, a smart animal whose maiden victory came over course and distance. Providing market signals are positive he might just be able to overcome his lack of experience. Of those to have raced Dragonera and Defence Of Duress qualify for handicap marks after this run and along with Maharana and Discovery Bay may do better as three-year-olds over middle distances. Discovery Bay is probably the pick of them having caught the eye making late headway on his debut although Paul Hanagan's booking aboard Maharana, a brother to Anhar, should ensure he attracts support.