• 16:20 Windsor Vehicle Leasing Maiden Stakes1m 2f 7y

  • Winner £2,588 2nd £770 3rd £385 4th £192
  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 15.39s
  • Off time: 16:27:47
16:20 Windsor Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Nearly Caught (IRE) 14/1
2nd Punditry 3/1
3rd He's A Striker (IRE) 12/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
3 (1) 423-233 Light blue, maroon sleeves, light blue armlets, maroon cap He's A Striker (IRE) 27
3 9-5 M Blake R Clark (3) 73 12/113.00
4 (2) BLACK, GREEN hoop and armlets, GREEN cap, BLACK spots Nearly Caught (IRE)
3 9-5 H Morrison G Baker 14/115.00
5 (3) 043- Maroon, gold epaulets and collar Portmonarch (IRE) 173
3 9-5 D R Lanigan T E Durcan 75 11/82.38
6 (9) 433 White, Emerald Green hoop Punditry 14
3 9-5 b1 J H M Gosden W Buick 71 3/14.00
7 (7) Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves Refer
3 9-5 C Hills S J Drowne 9/110.00
8 (5) 8-5 Red, Black hoop and armlets, Primrose cap Star Of Namibia (IRE) 5
3 9-5 J S Moore J D Smith 66/167.00
9 (6) Royal Blue, White stars, Light Blue cap Strength And Honor (IRE)
3 9-5 Sir Michael Stoute R L Moore 5/16.00
10 (4) Red, White cross belts, Light Blue sleeves and cap Xclusive
3 9-5 R Harris L Morris 25/126.00
Non runners
1 (8)Bridge Builder39-5P HedgerJ P Fahy
2 (10)58338-3Emulating (IRE)39-5R HannonR Hughes66


Emulating and He's A Striker continue to make heavy weather of losing their maiden tags and the less exposed pair Portmonarch and Punditry are preferred. The latter in particular looks to have every chance here after his best effort so far when third at Yarmouth a fortnight ago. However, a couple of newcomers take the eye including Refer. He's related to a Group 2 winner in France but it could pay to take a chance on STRENGTH AND HONOR. Sir Michael Stoute's colt is a half-brother to no less than nine winners including the top-class multiple Group 1 winner High Chaparral and may well be good enough on his racecourse debut.