Nottingham

  • 15:40 Wildgooseconstruction.co.uk Maiden Stakes1m 2f 50y

  • Winner £2,590 2nd £771 3rd £385 4th £192
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 14.24s
  • Off time: 15:44:19
15:40 Nottingham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Pekan Star 9/1
2nd Cape Dutch (IRE) 40/1
3rd Local Hero (GER) 66/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (7) Royal blue Arabian History (USA)
3 9-3 t1 Saeed bin Suroor L Dettori 7/24.50
2 (14) 0 Royal blue, white cap Cape Dutch (IRE) 154
3 9-3 M Al Zarooni Ahmed Ajtebi 40/141.00
3 (11) 68 Orange, Grey braces Eurasian 43
3 9-3 D M Simcock P Cosgrave 100/1101.00
4 (6) 8- Pink and royal blue stripes, pink sleeves, royal blue armlets, royal blue cap Fourlanends 404
3 9-3 N Wilson Barry McHugh (3) 150/1151.00
5 (9) 3 Pale Blue, White and Yellow check cap Highland Park (IRE) 28
3 9-3 Sir Michael Stoute R L Moore 7/42.75
6 (16) 5- Light Green, Dark Green chevrons, Red sleeves, White and Red striped cap Local Hero (GER) 485
3 9-3 S Gollings P Hanagan 66/167.00
7 (1) 4- Yellow, black sash, white sleeves, black and white quartered cap Pekan Star 412
3 9-3 M A Jarvis P Robinson 9/110.00
8 (4) 72-2 Dark Blue, Light Blue cross belts, striped sleeves, White cap Protaras (USA) 185
3 9-3 Sir H R A Cecil I Mongan 80 5/16.00
9 (10) 66 LIGHT GREEN, PURPLE hoops, LIGHT GREEN sleeves Raghdaan 15
3 9-3 P W Hiatt P Makin 150/1151.00
10 (2) 9 Red, black chevron, diamonds on sleeves, black cap Stardust Dancer 15
3 9-3 Paul Green S De Sousa 100/1101.00
11 (3) Red, Royal Blue epaulets Sulliman
3 9-3 Jane Chapple-Hyam Lewis Walsh (7) 80/181.00
12 (15) DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Tax Break
3 9-3 M Johnston J Fanning 33/134.00
13 (12) 30362 Red, White sash, Royal Blue cap Weathervane 28
3 9-3 J H M Gosden W Buick 77 7/18.00
14 (8) 07 Red and Emerald Green diabolo, White sleeves, White cap, Red star Justazippy 14
3 8-12 A J McCabe James Doyle 100/1101.00
15 (13) 53 Red, light green epaulets, yellow sleeves, yellow cap, light green star Miss Kingwood 14
3 8-12 M P Tregoning K Fallon 16/117.00
16 (5) 4 Dark blue, royal blue stripe and sleeves Room For A View 15
3 8-12 M P Tregoning P J Dobbs 50/151.00

Verdict

HIGHLAND PARK, a full brother to Leocorno and a half-brother to Tartan Bearer and Golan, can find enough improvement to reverse Pontefract form with Weathervane and take this race. It's perhaps significant that all three of those illustrious siblings won their second starts and while we'd have preferred to see Highland Park racing over 1m4f, it was perhaps inexperience rather than a lack of pace that saw him off the bridle at an early stage on his debut, when Weathervane finished a place ahead of him. John Gosden's filly is beginning to look exposed and a BHA rating of 77 leaves her with improving to do, so Henry Cecil's 80-rated Protaras may be a bigger threat. He's not been seen since taking a head second at Windsor in the spring but that effort does set the standard. Of the rest, Arabian History makes most appeal ahead of his debut and a market check is advised.