14:10 Brighton

E.b.f. Maiden Stakes (Class 5)

  • 5 Runners
  • Distance: 5f 59y
  • Going: Firm, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf
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Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 2.36s
  • 5 Ran
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Silk - White and Orange (quartered), White sleeves, Orange armlets and cap
  • Form 2
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-3

made all, hard driven over 1f out, held on gamely final furlong

Silk - Emerald Green, White chevrons, Emerald Green sleeves, White cap, Emerald Green star
  • Form 22
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-3

held up tracking leaders, ridden to chase winner over 1f out, hung left and ran on under pressure final furlong, always just held

Silk - Yellow, Black chevron, striped sleeves, Yellow cap, Black star
  • Form 4
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-3

slowly into stride, soon prominent on outside, ridden and not handle camber over 2f out, weakened 2f out

Silk - Emerald Green and Yellow diamonds, Emerald Green sleeves
  • Form 57
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-12

in touch on inside, ridden and no impression when flashed tail and weakened over 1f out

Silk - White, Black stars, Black cap, White star
  • Form 64
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-12

pressed winner to over 1f out, no extra final furlong

In depth


Rippling River has run to a similar level of form in both starts so far and is taken to gain a deserved first success at the main expense of Mind The Style and She Wont Wait. The last mentioned stepped up on her debut effort when a close fourth behind Just Joey at Warwick. Mrs Crossy has a bit to find with She Wont Wait on Warwick form so is hard to recommend, while Bill Turner's River Prince is a relatively late foal and is probably best watched on his debut. Bill Turner's other runner Mind The Style holds more solid claims having run promisingly on his debut at Beverley but that was on a much softer surface than today and he may not be as effective on this ground. There should be no problems regarding the ground for Rippling River though and he gets the vote.


Mind The Style 12-1 (8-6) Mid-division, chased along halfway, headway over 1f out, ran on final furlong, 2nd of 10, 1/2l behind Everymanforhimself (8-9) at Beverley 5f 2yo mdn aut (5) gs.

Rippling River 5-4fav (8-11) Led, ridden 2f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Hucking Hill (8-11) at Kempton 5f 2yo mdn aut (5) pol.

River Prince 28-1 (8-10) Dropped rider and ran loose before start, soon led, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 6l behind La Neige (9-3) at Nottingham 5f 2yo mdn (5) sft.

Mrs Crossy (IRE) 10-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, stayed on same pace, 7th of 15, 6l behind Just Joey (9-0) at Warwick 5f 2yo mdn (5) gd.

She Wont Wait 25-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, driven along from 2f out, no extra well inside final furlong, 4th of 15, 4l behind Just Joey (9-0) at Warwick 5f 2yo mdn (5) gd.