York

  • 14:20 Win A Million Pounds With Sportingbet.com E.b.f. Maiden Stakes5f

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 0.14s
  • Off time: 14:20:29
14:20 York Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Imperialistic Diva (IRE) 11/8
2nd Mayson 13/2
3rd Miss Mediator (USA) 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 (6) Pink, dark blue stripe Assertion
Nag me
2 9-3 M Brittain A Munro 66/167.00
2 (10) WHITE, DARK BLUE stars, DARK BLUE sleeves, WHITE stars Goodmanyourself
Nag me
2 9-3 P T Midgley A Culhane 50/151.00
3 (8) 362222 Yellow, Black chevrons, Yellow sleeves, Black stars, hooped cap Master Macho (IRE) 8
Nag me
2 9-3 M R Channon C Catlin 10/34.33
4 (9) Red, Red cap, White spots Mayson
Nag me
2 9-3 R A Fahey P Hanagan 13/27.50
5 (2) 4 Dark Blue, Royal Blue chevrons, Dark Blue cap, Royal Blue star Cerejeira (IRE) 21
Nag me
2 8-12 E J Alston E Ahern 20/121.00
6 (3) Royal Blue, Yellow stripe, diamonds on sleeves, Yellow cap Close To The Edge (IRE)
Nag me
2 8-12 J S Wainwright Barry McHugh (3) 66/167.00
7 (5) Black, mauve stars, black sleeves Da'quonde (IRE)
Nag me
2 8-12 B Smart T Eaves 14/115.00
8 (7) 24 Emerald green, yellow cross belts, black sleeves, emerald green stars, black and emerald green quartered cap Imperialistic Diva (IRE) 15
Nag me
2 8-12 T D Easterby D Allan 11/82.38
9 (4) Royal Blue, Red chevrons, White and Red striped sleeves, Red and White quartered cap Miss Mediator (USA)
Nag me
2 8-12 M Dods P Makin 8/19.00
10 (1) 252 BLACK, BLACK and YELLOW check cap Tilliemint (IRE) 6
Nag me
2 8-12 b T D Easterby R Winston 12/113.00

Verdict

Master Macho will be tough to peg back, but preference in the opener is for the potentially more progressive IMPERIALISTIC DIVA, while Tilliemint can also improve to take a closer hand. The last-named is a stablemate of our pick and she has not come on quite as much as the promise of her debut run suggested. She returns to 5f for the first time since that day and is also back on good ground, so there are possibilities for her. Eric Alston's Cerejeira should learn plenty for her Haydock debut, when she was last of four, and with the yard continuing in form then she can step up on that effort. Master Macho has racked up a string of seconds, but there is no questioning his attitude. There was nothing wrong with his effort at Sandown last week when he was just nailed on the line and he can go close once more. With the newcomers not appearing any great shakes on pedigree, we prefer to side with Imperialistic Diva. Tim Easterby's filly has shown plenty of promise in her two runs to date, in the context of today's race. Pedigree suggests that she will handle any slowing of the ground if the rains come, and the drop to the minimum trip should not be a concern, so with more scope we will side with her.