Racecards

18:30 Carlisle

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

  • 7 Runners
  • Distance: 5f
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf
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Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 3.78s
  • 7 Ran
1(3)
Silk - Red, dark blue stars, white cap, dark blue stars
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-3

slowly into stride, in touch and hung right throughout, weakened halfway

2(7)
Silk - Royal Blue, large Yellow spots, Yellow cap
25/1
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-3

pushed along to chase leaders, weakened 2f out

3(4)
Silk - Dark green, white and black halved sleeves, red cap
  • Form 5
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-3

made all, ridden over 2f out, kept on well

4(6)
Silk - Royal Blue and White (quartered), Royal Blue sleeves, White stars, Red cap
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-3

tracked leaders, ridden halfway, weakened well over 1f out

5(2)
Silk - Orange and Yellow (quartered), halved sleeves, Orange cap, Yellow star
12/1
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-12

with winner and keen, until ridden over 1f out, one pace

6(1)
Silk - Yellow and White stripes, chevrons on sleeves, quartered cap
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-12

with leaders, ridden 3f out, chased winner and wandered over 1f out, stayed on

7(5)
Silk - Red, white chevron, white and red diamonds on sleeves, white cap
  • Form 9
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-12

slowly into stride, in rear, ridden halfway, stayed on from over 1f out, not pace to challenge leaders

In depth

Verdict

No prizes for originality here but Middleham looks set to break his maiden tag here for trainer Mark Johnston, while My Valerina can follow him home. The selection ran very green on debut at Newcastle, but showed enough to suggest that he can take this. Already Group 1 entered, he will be better over further, but this is a weak event and he can take advantage. The others who have had a start look very very ordinary and My Valerina is of more interest on debut. She could have enough speed to make the selection break sweat, while Muncaster Castle will be better with a couple of runs under his belt and over further, so we take Middleham to score.

Formwatch

Devilfishpoker Com 25-1 (8-10) Slowly into stride, in rear stands side group, never dangerous, last of 14, 28l behind Ingleby Princess (8-12) at Newcastle 5f 2yo mdn aut (6) gf.

Joella's Lad 33-1 (8-12) Mid-division, driven halfway, soon weakened, last of 12, 15l behind Steady As A Rock (9-3) at Pontefract 5f 2yo mdn (4) gf.

Middleham (IRE) 12-1 (9-3) Raced stand side, edged left 2f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 17, 6l behind Vital Equine (9-3) at Newcastle 6f 2yo mdn aut (6) gd.

Muncaster Castle (IRE) Johannesburg colt, half-brother to winners up to 1m.

Davaye Bold Edge filly out of winning sprinter Last Impression.

My Valerina (IRE) Danehill Dancer filly, half-sister to 1m1f winner Unafraid and winning miler Night Hour.

The Mighty Ogmore 25-1 (8-12) Towards rear stands side group, ridden halfway, weakened well over 1f out, 9th of 14, 9l behind Ingleby Princess (8-12) at Newcastle 5f 2yo mdn aut (6) gf.