Tote Win: £0.00 Tote Place: ££2.80,£3.60
Straight Forecast: £0.00 Exacta: £0.00 Trifecta: £0.00 Swingers: 1&2:£3.20 2&3:£3.70 1&3:£2.50
Placepot: £332.70, Pool: £107898.79, 236.69 winning tickets
Quadpot: £137.80, Pool: £9182.72, 49.3 winning tickets
An interesting maiden with three of the field holding entries in the Champagne Stakes although the well-backed favourite Blue Tiger and winner ZUMBI were not amongst them. Sir Michael Stoute's colt is a 140,000 guineas half-brother to Listed placed filly Say No Now and made a very pleasing start to his career having been nibbled at in the market. He jumped well, getting cover behind the leaders and picked up steadily for pressure to contest the lead in game fashion. He's entitled to progress from here and should have little problem staying another furlong or a mile in time. Glen Moss' stable had returned to form over the last 48 hours and his Champagne Stakes entry suggests that he's held in some regard. He came off the bridle a few strides after the winner and this was an encouraging start to his career without suggesting that he's up to that level yet. He only gave way in the final strides and should have little difficulty winning his maiden. Mabaany was settled in rear before making his ground to almost make a line of three at the head of affairs. His effort was fairly short-lived as he started to tire inside the final furlong and may have been slightly intimidated as the winner edged to his right. His jockey wasn't hard on him thereafter and he should be able to repay that kindness next time. The market suggested that a big run was expected from Blue Tiger but he found very little when the race began in earnest and was eased right down. He's presumably thought capable of better and can be given another chance. Humungosoar holds a brace of Group race entries; he was doing his best work late on and shaped as though already in need of further. The already-gelded Confucius Elite is related to a number of winners between six furlongs and middle distances and showed enough to think that he can win a race in time with handicaps likely to be his metier.