Windsor

  • 14:00 E.B.F. Joe Ward Hill Memorial Maiden Stakes6f

  • Winner £3,299 2nd £982 3rd £491 4th £245
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 14.42s
  • Off time: 14:00:34
14:00 Windsor Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Pivotal Movement 13/8
2nd Iris Blue 28/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (6) 9 Purple, Light Blue chevron, Light Blue cap Blue Twister 61
2 9-3 A M Balding J Fortune 8/19.00
2 (3) 073 Yellow, royal blue sleeves, white stars, royal blue cap Overrider 56
2 9-3 C Hills Michael Hills 78 8/19.00
3 (4) 66 Red, White stars on sleeves Pivotal Movement 12
Beaten Favourite
2 9-3 R Hannon R Hughes 13/82.62
4 (1) 04 Royal Blue and White diamonds, White sleeves, Royal Blue armlets, Red cap Provencal 19
2 9-3 B R Millman J Millman 25/126.00
5 (5) 4 Royal Blue and White diamonds, White sleeves, Royal Blue armlets, quartered cap Secondo (FR) 24
2 9-3 R Charlton R L Moore 13/82.62
6 (7) 0746 Dark Blue, White sash and sleeves, quartered cap Iris Blue 63
2 8-12 J H M Gosden R Havlin 60 28/129.00
7 (2) 67 Royal Blue and Yellow diamonds, striped sleeves, Red cap Ishisoba 21
2 8-12 A J Lidderdale Martin Harley 33/134.00

Verdict

PIVOTAL MOVEMENT clearly found 5f too sharp at Nottingham 12 days ago after making a promising debut over 7f at Newbury. He was still beaten less than three lengths by the winner, however, and the second has franked the form since. This trip on heavy ground will be much more to his liking and he's just preferred to Secondo, fourth in a better race at Newbury last month and sure to have learned from the experience. Blue Twister is speedily-bred and will have come on for his run at Salisbury. He has more scope than another of Pivotal's offspring, Iris Blue, and C&D third Overrider. Provencal may be best of the rest.