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14:10 Ayr

Seric Systems Sweepstakes British Stallion Studs E.B.F. Maiden Stakes (Class 4)

  • 5 Runners
  • Distance: 1m
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf
  • £6,900 added
  • Winner: £4,464
  • 2nd: £1,328
  • 3rd: £664
  • 4th: £332
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 56.62s
  • Off Time: 14:13:01
  • 5 Ran
1(3)
Silk - Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap

Ashwaat

16
9/1
  • Form 7
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-3

soon led, ridden over 2f out, headed entering 2f out, soon weakened

2(4)
Silk - Light Blue, Yellow spots
20/1
  • Form 8
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-3

led early, tracked leader, chased winner over 1f out, kept on and always held inside final furlong

3(5)
Silk - Emerald Green, Yellow Cross of Lorraine, Yellow cap
  • Form 227443
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-3
  • Official Rating 70

tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden over 2f out, one pace froom over 1f out

4(1)
Silk - Pink, Emerald Green chevron, halved sleeves, quartered cap
  • Form 4
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-3

dwelt, in rear, tracked leaders in 4th, pushed along over 5f out, ridden and headway over 2f out, led entering 2f out, kept on, ridden out

5(6)
Silk - Purple, Pink chevron, Purple sleeves, Pink stars, Purple cap, Pink star
  • Form 88
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-3

soon in rear and pushed along, ridden over 3f out, plugged on to take 4th towards finish

6(2)
NR
  • Form 72
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-3

Nonrunner

In depth

Verdict

Joshua The First was beaten three lengths over C&D last month when getting 9lb from Zakreet. The latter had earlier beaten NEVER PERFECT on level terms in soft ground at Newcastle and Tom Tate's charge comes out best on that line of form. With improvement expected, he can open his account. Silver Blaze was well behind the selection at Newcastle but has since gone very close on fast going at Redcar where he had Night Flash well beaten. Neither Ashwaat nor Hunting Gonk showed enough on their debuts to be recommended here, though both are expected to improve.

Formwatch

Ashwaat 7-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders and keen, pushed along and lost place over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 7th of 9, 13l behind Nelson's Bay (9-3) at Beverley 7f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Sep.

Hunting Gonk 50-1 (8-11) Held up in mid-division, ridden over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never dangerous, 8th of 13, 11l behind Daghash (8-9) at Beverley 7f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf in Sep.

Joshua The First 12-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, ridden and every chance over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 3l behind Zakreet (9-5) at Ayr 1m 2yo hcp (2) sft in Sep.

Never Perfect (IRE) 9-2 (9-3) Held up, headway halfway, not pace to challenge, 4th of 10, 5l behind Zakreet (9-3) at Newcastle 7f 2yo mdn (4) sft in Aug.

Night Flash (GER) 40-1 (9-3) In touch, pushed along halfway, weakened over 2f out, 8th of 10, 10l behind Lawn Jamil (9-3) at Redcar 7f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Sep.

Silver Blaze 5-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, effort to chase winner inside final furlong, strong challenge and upsides when edged left closing stages, just failed, 2nd of 10, ns behind Lawn Jamil (9-3) at Redcar 7f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Sep.