York

  • 14:35 European Breeders' Fund Maiden Stakes5f 89y

  • Winner £6,800 2nd £2,023 3rd £1,011 4th £505
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 3.81s
  • Off time: 14:38:32
14:35 York Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st El Viento (FR) 8/1
2nd Bunce (IRE) 5/1
3rd Valerius Maximus 7/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (2) 42230 Grey, Pink epaulets, quartered cap Bunce (IRE) 65
2 9-3 R Hannon R L Moore 78 5/16.00
2 (11) 299 Royal Blue, White epaulets, checked sleeves El Viento (FR) 15
2 9-3 b1 R A Fahey P Hanagan 74 8/19.00
3 (9) 673 Emerald green and red diabolo, chevrons on sleeves, emerald green cap, red star Forty Proof (IRE) 25
2 9-3 W J Knight W Buick 72 7/18.00
4 (7) 643273 Red, black epaulets, black sleeves, red armlets and star on black cap Rojo Boy 5
2 9-3 D R C Elsworth Hayley Turner 76 5/16.00
5 (4) 2 Royal Blue and Yellow diabolo, Yellow sleeves, Royal Blue cap Valerius Maximus 13
2 9-3 P F I Cole S De Sousa 7/42.75
6 (3) 9 Red, Beige sash, Emerald Green sleeves, Beige and Emerald Green quartered cap Christine's Gold (IRE) 21
2 8-12 E J Alston D Allan 40/141.00
7 (6) 4 ROYAL BLUE, WHITE star, RED sleeves, WHITE armlets, RED cap Cottam Stella 24
2 8-12 M Brittain T Eaves 50/151.00
8 (1) 0 White, Red cross belts, Red and White striped sleeves, hooped cap Ice Girl 86
2 8-12 M W Easterby J P Sullivan (3) 100/1101.00
9 (8) 6 Maroon, Yellow spots, Yellow cap, Maroon spots Katiesister 14
2 8-12 J S Goldie P McDonald 25/126.00
11 (5) 0424 Turquoise, dark blue cap Wolf Slayer 27
2 8-12 Tom Dascombe R Kingscote 76 7/18.00
Non runners
10 (10)Ladies In Chicago28-12G R OldroydP Mulrennan

Verdict

VALERIUS MAXIMUS can fulfil the promise shown on debut at Windsor. Paul Cole sends a lot of his better youngsters to the Knavesmire and considering he was 40/1 on debut it's fair to assume that there will be plenty of improvement to come. Wolf Slayer is the pick of these on official ratings but she hasn't done enough to warrant her rating and a bigger threat should be Forty Proof for whom the return to six furlongs is a positive. Blinkers needs to improve El Viento, whilst Rojo Boy and Bunce are more exposed but each is respected from their form earlier in the season.