York

  • 16:25 Reg Griffin Appreciation E.B.F. Maiden Stakes6f

  • Winner £7,447 2nd £2,216 3rd £1,107 4th £553
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 12.52s
  • Off time: 16:27:34
16:25 York Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Swiss Spirit 4/6
2nd Discression 6/1
3rd Bedlam 20/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 (5) Maroon, Mauve epaulets All Or Nothin (IRE)
2 9-3 J J Quinn J Fortune 10/111.00
2 (2) 82 Royal blue, white stripe, sleeves and star on cap Dicky Mint 18
2 9-3 t1 M W Easterby Graham Gibbons 9/110.00
3 (6) Purple, Orange sash, Royal Blue cap Discression
2 9-3 K A Ryan P Makin 6/17.00
4 (9) Black, Light Blue epaulets and armlets Dutch Heritage
2 9-3 R A Fahey F Tylicki 33/134.00
5 (3) 8 Royal Blue, White striped sleeves, White cap Hamis Al Bin (IRE) 21
2 9-3 M Johnston R Ffrench 25/126.00
6 (10) 2 Dark blue and pink stripes, pink sleeves and cap Swiss Spirit 14
2 9-3 D R C Elsworth R L Moore 4/61.67
7 (4) Red, white epaulets, checked sleeves and cap Ventura Spirit
2 9-3 R A Fahey P Hanagan 10/111.00
8 (8) 35 RED, YELLOW sash, striped sleeves and star on cap Verse Of Love 14
2 9-3 P D Evans Catherine Gannon 25/126.00
9 (1) Jade Green, Flame hooped sleeves, Black cap Bedlam
2 8-12 T D Easterby D Allan 20/121.00
10 (7) Royal blue, yellow chevron, royal blue sleeves, yellow spots and cap Sinai (IRE)
2 8-12 G A Harker M O'connell (3) 66/167.00

Verdict

Richard Fahey won this a year ago with the long odds-on Sir Reginald but this is much more competitive. The well-connected SWISS SPIRIT was strongly supported to make a winning debut at Newmarket and very nearly succeeded, only finding Democretes too strong after running a little green at the furlong pole. It will take a good effort to lower his colours here. Verse Of Love, who wasn't far behind, had the advantage of an earlier run and appears unlikely to reverse the form. Dicky Mint came up against a nice type in Parc De Launay at Ripon and should improve again while Richard Fahey's very speedily-bred Ventura Spirit could prove best of the newcomers.