16:45 Beverley

St John Ambulance Maiden Stakes

  • 8 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 100y
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf
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Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 47.37s
  • 8 Ran
  • Form: 3
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-0
  • Trainer: J Noseda
  • Jockey: K Darley

in touch, pushed along 3f out, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong

  • Form: 5-2
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-0
  • Trainer: B Ellison
  • Jockey: R Winston

held up behind leaders, switched left and ridden over 1f out, ran on to lead inside final furlong, kept on

  • Form: 49
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-0
  • Trainer: M P Tregoning
  • Jockey: P Robinson

soon led, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra close home

  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-0
  • Trainer: R M Whitaker
  • Jockey: Dean McKeown

started slowly, held up, pushed along over 3f out, never a factor

  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-0
  • Trainer: M Johnston
  • Jockey: R Hills

tracked leader, pushed along and every chance over 1f out, ridden and one pace final furlong

  • Form: 5
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-0
  • Trainer: W J Haggas
  • Jockey: Tony Culhane

held up, ridden over 2f out, one pace final furlong


To Arms

  • Form: 5
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-0
  • Trainer: T D Easterby
  • Jockey: D Allan

towards rear, effort over 2f out, no impression

  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 8-9
  • Trainer: P Howling
  • Jockey: F Lynch

dwelt, always in rear

In depth


This looks a good opportunity for Amerigo Vespucci to lose his maiden tag, Stargazer Jim and Muzdaher look the main rivals. Jeremy Noseda's colt made his debut in a decent looking maiden at Lingfield at the end of last month. He was very green but got the hang of things in the closing stages and looks a certainty to improve. Stargazer Jim also has plenty of scope for improvement having had just one outing to date when finishing a close up fifth behind Lightning Flash. He wasn't given a hard time in that contest and we should see this one in the firing line. Muzdaher looks the pick of the debutante's. Mark Johnston's colt is a 650 thousand dollar son of Danzig who is sure to know what is required. Meggido is from a yard in form and any market move would be significant, but Amerigo Vespucci should improve leaps and bounds and gets our vote.


Amerigo Vespucci 9-1 (9-0) Held up behind, not clear run and chased leaders 2f out, every chance 1f out, kept on towards finish, 3rd of 14, 1l behind Perfect Tone (8-9) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo mdn (5) pol in May.

Ashkal Way (IRE) 4-1 (8-12) Slowly away, held up in rear, ridden and headway over 2f out, led entering final furlong, caught post, 2nd of 9, shd behind Trivandrun (8-7) at Musselburgh 1m mdn stk (5) gd in May.

Meggido (IRE) 3-1 (9-0) Held up in touch, ridden 4f out, weakened well over 2f out, 9th of 11, 19l behind Wild Savannah (9-0) at Newbury 1m 2f 3yo mdn (5) gf in May.

Mr Majestic Vettori gelding, half-brother to 7f & 1m winner Fast Trick.

Muzdaher (IRE) Danzig colt out of a high-class winner in the USA.

Stargazer Jim (FR) 50-1 (9-0) Took keen hold, tracked leaders, close up over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 14, 4l behind Lightning Flash (9-0) at Lingfield 7f 3yo mdn (5) pol in May.

To Arms 50-1 (9-0) Slowly away, in rear, ridden over 3f out, stayed on but no impression final 2f, 5th of 11, 9l behind Banba (8-9) at Ripon 1m 2f 3yo mdn aut (6) gf.

Venetian Princess (IRE) Desert Style filly out of an unraced mare.