Racecards

14:20 Ayr

European Breeders Fund Linfern Maiden Fillies' Stakes (fillies) (Class D)

  • 10 Runners
  • Distance: 1m
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 44.44s
  • 10 Ran
1st
Silk -
2nd
Silk -
11/1

    3rd
    Silk -
    4/1

      1(8)
      Silk - Purple, Mauve epaulets, hooped sleeves, striped cap
      100/1
      • Age 2
      • Weight 8-11

      missed break, veered right start, always behind

      2(3)
      Silk - White, Purple stars, sleeves and star on cap
      4/1
      • Form 230
      • Age 2
      • Weight 8-11

      held up in touch, headway over 3f out, ridden and every chance over 2f out, one pace final furlong

      3(10)
      Silk - Mauve, Yellow star, armlets and star on cap
      • Form 50
      • Age 2
      • Weight 8-11

      tracked leader, led briefly over 3f out, ridden and every chance over 2f out, weakened final furlong

      4(1)
      Silk - Royal Blue, White chevron, Light Blue cap
      • Form 00
      • Age 2
      • Weight 8-11

      towards rear, never dangerous

      5(7)
      Silk - MAROON, white sleeves, maroon cap, white star
      12/1
      • Form 24
      • Age 2
      • Weight 8-11

      held up in midfield, headway 4f out, led 3f out, edged left 2f out, stayed on

      6(6)
      Silk - YELLOW, BLACK epaulets

      Mommkin

      14
      11/1
      • Form 4
      • Age 2
      • Weight 8-11

      held up in midfield, headway and effort over 2f out, stayed on to chase winner final furlong

      7(9)
      Silk - Light Blue, Grey hoop, quartered cap
      • Age 2
      • Weight 8-11

      tracked leaders, ridden over 3f out, outpaced 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong

      8(5)
      Silk - Dark Green, White spots, Dark Green cap
      100/1
      • Age 2
      • Weight 8-11

      slowly into stride, towards rear, never dangerous

      9(2)
      Silk - Black, Red diamond, White sleeves, Red armlets, Black cap, Red diamond
      • Form 54
      • Age 2
      • Weight 8-11

      led, ridden and headed 3f out, weakened approaching final furlong

      10(4)
      Silk - Dark Blue, Yellow chevron hoop, Yellow cap

      Shadowy

      18
      50/1
      • Form 6
      • Age 2
      • Weight 8-11

      midfield, ridden over 3f out, soon weakened

      In depth

      Verdict

      This is a tricky race to get the card underway and Clog Dance and Appetina are sure to have their supporters, but we will take a chance on the Mark Johnston trained filly Mekuria. The selection is well bred and has shown ability on both her starts to date. Although we may not see the best of her until next year, she looks to be going the right way and with natural progression could be good enough to take this contest. Clog Dance could be interesting even though she has been a bit disappointing so far. She was well beaten on her debut at Salisbury behind Silk Fan and ran well enough last time at Newbury. This looks easier than both those two races so she has to be worthy of respect. Appetina is the other for the shortlist, and although she was a bit disappointing at Ascot last time, she would have strong claims based on her third behind Cart Sauvage previously. She finished in front of Danzig River on that day who has since won in decent style at Newmarket. Appetina will appreciate the step up in trip so looks the main danger to our selection. Any market support for the newcomers Powernap and New Morning should be noted, but in a tricky race, Mekuria narrowly gets the vote.