Ripon

  • 18:40 British Stallion Studs Supporting British Racing E.B.F. Maiden Stakes6f

  • Winner £3,558 2nd £1,059 3rd £529 4th £265
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 14.43s
  • Off time: 18:42:02
18:40 Ripon Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Tha'ir (IRE) 6/1
2nd Bircham (IRE) 7/2
3rd Freeport 9/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 (10) Red, White hoop, checked sleeves Archie Stevens
2 9-3 Tom Dascombe R Kingscote 7/18.00
2 (4) Royal blue Bircham (IRE)
2 9-3 M Al Zarooni S De Sousa 7/24.50
3 (11) 9 Jade Green, Flame hooped sleeves, Black cap Bollin Billy 16
2 9-3 T D Easterby D Allan 40/141.00
4 (7) 7 Grey, Pink epaulets, quartered cap Freeport 19
2 9-3 B J Meehan D Holland 9/25.50
5 (9) 0 Emerald green, white epaulets, sleeves and star on cap Glory Awaits (IRE) 20
2 9-3 K A Ryan J P Spencer 8/19.00
6 (3) Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Mushaakis (IRE)
2 9-3 M Johnston P Hanagan 5/16.00
7 (8) 8 Emerald green, beige stars, emerald green sleeves and cap Rocket Ronnie (IRE) 13
2 9-3 D Nicholls Adrian Nicholls 18/119.00
8 (2) F48 Black and Pink diamonds, chevrons on sleeves, Black cap, Pink stars Silver Fawn (IRE) 9
2 9-3 J R Weymes D Fentiman 66/167.00
9 (1) 4 Royal blue, white cap Tha'ir (IRE) 17
2 9-3 Saeed bin Suroor F Tylicki 6/17.00
10 (5) Yellow, Maroon braces and sleeves, Maroon and Yellow hooped cap Flighty Clarets (IRE)
2 8-12 R A Fahey T Hamilton 25/126.00
11 (6) LIGHT BLUE, GREY and LIGHT BLUE hooped sleeves, PINK cap Specialty (IRE)
2 8-12 Mrs P Sly M Fenton 14/115.00

Verdict

Tha'Ir cost 105,000 euros and is a half-brother to five winners but didn't exactly distinguish himself in the preliminaries on his racecourse debut here last month though he showed promise in the race itself. Godolphin are also represented by Bircham and this first foal of a French 7f winner will be fancied to make a winning start under Silvestre De Sousa. Mushaakis is owned by Hamdan Al Maktoum and the Shamardal colt is out of a 7f winner while other interesting newcomers are the fillies Flighty Clarets, who is out of the seven-times winner Flying Clarets, and SPECIALITY. The latter gets the vote as she is out of Speciosa, who Pam Sly trained to land the 1000 Guineas in 2006 and who started her career in this race the previous year.