Kieren Fallon's recruitment at Godolphin may have been a shock to some people but a victory for FAMOUS KID in this maiden would be anything but. Fourth on debut in the Wood Ditton Stakes at Newmarket, tonight's assignment represents something of a drop in class. Charlie Hills probably entertained similar thoughts regarding the likelihood of this being a soft contest and he will be represented by Three Peaks. The colt hasn't always looked the most straightforward but he does have the benefit of racecourse experience to fall back on. Spiritorio is a half-brother to a 1m4f winner that was trained by Mark Johnston so the trainer will be hopeful and Park Place was placed in a Listowel maiden for Dermot Weld, but will be of considerably more interest once sent handicapping.
Park Place 2-1fav (9-5) Prominent and 3rd halfway, pushed along and headway to lead briefly 2f out, headed over 1f out and soon no chance with easy winner, kept on one pace inside final furlong and dropped to 3rd final 50 yards, 3rd of 13, 9l behind Egyptian Warrior (9-13) at Listowel 1m 4f 3yo & 4yo mdn hvy in Sep.
Roc Fort 100-1 (9-1) In rear, behind from over 4f out, tailed off, 8th of 9, well behind Sherman McCoy (9-1) at Catterick 1m 4f clm stks (6) hvy in Oct.
Shadow Of The Day 100-1 (10-0) Slowly into stride, always behind, 11th of 13, 45l behind Odeon (8-13) at Redcar 1m 1f mdn stks (5) gf in Apr.
Showtime Star Byron gelding out of Piddies Pride.
Spokesperson (USA) 150-1 (9-3) Dwelt, chased leaders, lost place over 3f out, last of 10, 33l behind Bling King (9-2) at Redcar 1m 2f sell stks (5) gf in Oct.
Mrs Gorsky 50-1 (9-0) Dwelt, in touch in rear, ridden 2f out, never a factor, 5th of 6, 7l behind Assertive Agent (9-0) at Lingfield 6f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Sirnita 33-1 (9-4) Always towards rear, last of 7, 16l behind Lord Of The Nile (9-0) at Catterick 7f mdn stks (5) gd.
Famous Kid (USA) 12-1 (9-5) Tracked leader, pushed along over 2f out, one pace final furlong, 4th of 15, 4l behind Basem (9-5) at Newmarket 1m 3yo mdn (4) gd in Apr.
Spiritorio (IRE) Oratorio colt out of The Spirit Of Pace.
Three Peaks 8-1 (9-5) In touch on outside, effort over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, no impression in 4th inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Zaeemah (9-0) at Nottingham 1m 2f 3yo mdn (5) gf in Apr.
Two B's 33-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, soon pushed along towards rear, never on terms, 8th of 9, 10l behind Royal Temptress (9-0) at Thirsk 7f 3yo mdn (4) gd.