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14:10 Chepstow

Army Benevolent Fund Maiden Stakes (Class 5)

  • 6 Runners
  • Distance: 6f 16y
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf
  • added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 15.57s
  • 6 Ran
1st
Silk -
2nd
Silk -
7/2

    1(4)
    Silk - Black and Yellow diamonds, Black sleeves, Yellow cap
    5/2
    • Form 2225-28
    • Age 3
    • Weight 9-3
    • Official Rating 74

    held up in rear, effort to chase leaders 3f out, weakened final furlong

    2(5)
    Silk - BLACK, YELLOW stripe, armlets and cap
    • Form 4
    • Age 3
    • Weight 9-3

    dwelt, in rear, headway over 1f out, edged left, one pace

    3(6)
    Silk - Maroon, large Yellow spots, White sleeves, Maroon and White hooped cap
    8/1
    • Form 07-3
    • Age 3
    • Weight 9-3
    • Official Rating 70

    tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, switched left over 1f out and headway, led 1f out, kept on gamely

    4(1)
    Silk - Orange, Beige epaulets and star on cap

    Bellanora

    194
    11/4
    • Form 240-
    • Age 3
    • Weight 8-12
    • Official Rating 67

    tracked leaders, headway over 2f out, ridden and every chance inside final furlong, no extra

    5(2)
    Silk - Red, Emerald Green triple diamond, armlets and diamond on cap
    7/2
    • Form 520-3
    • Age 3
    • Weight 8-12
    • Official Rating 79

    went left start, disputed lead, ridden to lead over 2f out, headed 1f out, kept on but held near finish

    6(3)
    Silk - Grey, Royal Blue chevron, Orange and Royal Blue chevrons on sleeves, Black cap, Red star
    • Form 8
    • Age 3
    • Weight 8-12

    disputed lead, ridden and weakened approaching 2f out, soon eased

    In depth

    Verdict

    Danawi can see off the challenge of stablemate Sensuous, with Dragon Flame and Bellanora others to consider. Danawi has now finished second four times in seven starts to date, but the experience will not be lost on Richard Hannon's colt, and we are prepared to give him another chance to open his account. His stablemate Sensuous was easily brushed aside by her two rivals when returning to contest a conditions event at Lingfield six days ago. She was eased when beaten though and will improve for the outing. Dragon Flame was not beaten that far behind Borehan on his Thirsk intorduction, and as the latter followed up at Haydock at the weekend, Mick Quinn's charge should not be ruled out either. Bellanora seemed to regress on her third start at Lingfield in October and was put away to strengthen up. She is best watched today, with our vote going to Danawi.

    Formwatch

    Danawi (IRE) 3-1fav (8-11) Slowly into stride, held up, ridden over 2f out, no progress, one pace, 8th of 16, 8l behind Starlight Gazer (8-11) at Windsor 6f 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gs.

    Dragon Flame (IRE) 16-1 (9-3) Dwelt and soon mid-division, chased along halfway, stayed on final furlong, 4th of 12, 6l behind Borehan (9-3) at Thirsk 5f 3yo mdn (5) gd in Apr.

    Proud Killer 16-1 (9-3) Led stands side, hard ridden 2f out, headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 3rd of 6, 4l behind Mango Music (8-12) at Folkestone 6f 3yo mdn aut (5) sft in Mar.

    Bellanora 6-1 (8-11) Led, hard pressed 3f out, headed over 1f out, weakened quickly final furlong, 11th of 13, 10l behind Dansa Queen (8-11) at Lingfield 7f 2yo mdn fll (5) pol in Oct.

    Sensuous 7-2 (8-12) Led, ridden, headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 3, 16l behind Spinning Ruby (8-12) at Lingfield 1m 3yo stk (3) gd.

    Silvanella (IRE) 66-1 (8-6) Prominent early, soon lost pace and behind, 8th of 11, 16l behind Sir Douglas (8-11) at W'hampton 6f mdn stk (5) pol in Feb.