• 16:55 Michael Sobell Maiden Stakes1m

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good (Good to firm in places on the home bend)
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 41.01s
  • Off time: 16:55:46
16:55 York Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Zakiy 9/2
2nd Soviet Secret 2/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (5) 422 White, Royal Blue cross belts, Royal Blue and White striped sleeves Ezra Church (IRE) 12
Beaten Favourite
3 9-3 T D Barron Graham Gibbons 77 8/19.00
2 (3) White, Purple diamond, Purple sleeves, White diamonds, Purple cap Maitre 'd
3 9-3 C N Kellett A Munro 50/151.00
3 (2) 8 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Safwaan 59
3 9-3 W J Haggas R Hills 13/82.62
4 (4) 222 Yellow and Black diamonds, Yellow sleeves, Black spots Soviet Secret 14
Beaten Favourite
3 9-3 P J McBride K Fallon 81 2/13.00
5 (1) 42 Dark Green, Beige stars on sleeves Zakiy 7
3 9-3 t W J Haggas J P Spencer 9/25.50
6 (6) 3-5 ROYAL BLUE, YELLOW stripe, YELLOW sleeves, ROYAL BLUE armlets and star on YELLOW cap Chelsea Morning (USA) 45
Beaten Favourite
3 8-12 B W Hills Michael Hills 11/112.00


The Barry Hills-trained Chelsea Morning ran promisingly on her reappearance in April when a close up fifth behind Sweet Clementine in a Kempton maiden and she has claims on that evidence but is likely to find the ground softer than ideal as is Soviet Secret, who has found one too good in each of his three starts, and a better bet may prove to be SAFWAAN. The son of Selkirk was very disappointing on his debut in a Newmarket maiden when never looking likely to trouble the leaders when finishing last of the eight runners but he was only beaten four-and-a-half lengths and looks worth siding with on ground that should suit. David Barron's Ezra Church has similar form to Soviet Secret having been placed in his last two starts but is also likely to better suited by faster ground than will be available on the Knavesmire today. Zakiy has run creditably in both starts on the Polytrack for William Haggas and has to be of interest on his turf debut but a better bet may be stable companion, Safwaan.