Sandown Park

  • 15:20 British Stallion Studs E.B.F. Maiden Stakes7f 16y

  • Winner £3,881 2nd £1,155 3rd £577 4th £289
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 31.35s
  • Off time: 15:23:19
15:20 Sandown Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Ensuring 7/1
2nd Early Morning (IRE) 11/1
3rd Irish Tears 16/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 (13) Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves Arable
2 9-5 C Hills William Carson 40/141.00
2 (14) Orange and pink (quartered), pink sleeves, orange cap Berkeley Vale
2 9-5 R A Teal S Sanders 66/167.00
3 (12) White, red cross belts, red sleeves, yellow stars, red cap, yellow star Black Caesar (IRE)
2 9-5 R Hannon P J Dobbs 25/126.00
4 (3) EMERALD GREEN, YELLOW stripe, YELLOW cap Cape Summit
2 9-5 E A L Dunlop T E Durcan 50/151.00
5 (15) 0 Light blue, yellow and light blue halved sleeves Douman (USA) 7
2 9-5 t E A L Dunlop Harry Bentley 66/167.00
7 (10) 5 Pink, purple stripe, quartered cap Early Morning (IRE) 22
2 9-5 H J L Dunlop James Doyle 11/112.00
8 (1) Cerise and silver diagonal stripes, halved sleeves, cerise cap Ensuring
2 9-5 J R Fanshawe S W Kelly 7/18.00
9 (2) Light blue, dark blue armlets, dark blue cap Exchequer (IRE)
2 9-5 R Hannon R Hughes 2/13.00
10 (6) Royal blue Flag War (GER)
2 9-5 Saeed bin Suroor K Fallon 4/15.00
11 (7) 8 Purple, White diamonds on sleeves, check cap Irish Tears 14
2 9-5 J H M Gosden W Buick 16/117.00
12 (4) Yellow, royal blue chevron, royal blue cap Maraayill (IRE)
2 9-5 M Botti A Kirby 5/16.00
13 (5) Red and Grey stripes, Grey sleeves, Red cap Mind
2 9-5 H Candy P Cosgrave 25/126.00
14 (9) Light blue, dark blue hooped sleeves, dark blue cap Stampede (IRE)
2 9-5 Sir Michael Stoute R L Moore 9/110.00
Non runners
6 (8)8Dover The Moon (IRE)29-5R HannonJ Fortune
15 (11)Mia San Triple29-0P W Chapple-HyamJ-P Guillambert

Verdict

Early Morning wasn't disgraced on his debut over 1m here earlier this month and is the pick of those with experience. But it will be a surprise if he's good enough to hold off a number of well-bred newcomers dropped in trip. Richard Hughes rides the Exceed And Excel colt Exchequer ahead of stablemates Black Caesar and Dover The Moon and he should be noted in the betting. Flag War is a half-brother to several winners and cost 90,000gns while Ensuring is another with a nice pedigree. However, like the expensively-purchased Maraayill, he represents a yard whose juvenile often improve as they gain experience. STAMPEDE is a half-brother to three winners with speed and stamina spread through his pedigree in equal measures. He'll know his job and can make a winning start to his career.