• 13:45 European Breeders' Fund Maiden Stakes5f

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 0m 58.91s
  • Off time: 13:47:29
13:45 Thirsk Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Normandy Maid 9/2
2nd Boundaries 7/2
3rd Gottcher 6/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (10) 49242 White, dark blue epaulets, dark blue and white halved sleeves, quartered cap Boundaries 7
2 9-3 T D Easterby D Allan 72 7/24.50
2 (1) 6 Royal blue and yellow diabolo, yellow sleeves, royal blue stars, yellow cap Brave Tiger (IRE) 51
2 9-3 t S C Williams William Carson 16/117.00
3 (14) 3 Light blue, royal blue seams, sleeves and cap Ezzles (USA) 9
2 9-3 P F I Cole S De Sousa 9/25.50
4 (8) 6 Black, Yellow star and armlets, Red cap Gottcher 42
2 9-3 T D Barron P Makin 6/17.00
6 (3) 0 PINK, BLACK epaulets and diamond on cap Iwantobreakfree 19
2 9-3 P D Evans Catherine Gannon 100/1101.00
7 (2) ROYAL BLUE, PINK chevrons, ROYAL BLUE cap Je Suis Unrockstar
2 9-3 J A Glover L Vickers 50/151.00
8 (12) 9 Black, White sleeves, Light Blue cap Ozzies Storm Cats (USA) 13
2 9-3 J J Quinn T Eaves 33/134.00
9 (5) 54 Yellow, Royal Blue spots, Royal Blue sleeves, Yellow spots Reason To Believe (IRE) 10
2 9-3 B Haslam P McDonald 12/113.00
10 (11) 0 Pink, black epaulets, white cap Urban Kode (IRE) 19
2 9-3 P D Evans A Mullen (3) 33/134.00
11 (4) Royal Blue, White hoops and sleeves, Red and White hooped cap Vetvey (IRE)
2 9-3 M Johnston P Mulrennan 5/16.00
12 (6) 6 Maroon, White star, White sleeves, Maroon stars, Maroon cap, White stars Watts Up Son 6
2 9-3 t D Carroll D Nolan 40/141.00
13 (9) 3 Red, Black seams, White sleeves, Black seams, Black cap, Red star Normandy Maid 31
2 8-12 R A Fahey T Hamilton 9/25.50
14 (13) Orange, White star, Orange sleeves, White stars, Black cap, White star Shesastar
2 8-12 T D Barron S Hitchcott 16/117.00
Non runners
5 (7)3Insolenceofoffice (IRE)29-3Mrs A DuffieldM Fenton


Not many of those with experience have caught the imagination as yet and, although Boundaries and Normandy Maid have shaped with promise; the Mark Johnston-trained VETVEY makes most appeal as he is an interesting newcomer that can be expected to have been stringently put through its paces at home. Being a son of former high-class sprinter Fasliyev, the selection will be a formidable opponent if he has inherited the battling qualities of his sire, who retired unbeaten from short but stellar career. Obviously a check on the betting would be advisable before just assuming he is worthy of anything more than a speculative interest on his racecourse debut. However, as Boundaries is already in danger of being exposed as ordinary and Normandy Star needs to have improved from his first outing if he is going to be a player; Vetvey appears to have been placed to good effect today. If he is going to fulfil his Middle Park Stakes entry, the selection would be expected to take a race like this in his stride.