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18:40 Chepstow

Fosters Maiden Stakes

  • 9 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 4f 23y
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf
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Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 2m 49.01s
  • 9 Ran
1st
Silk -
12/1

    3rd
    Silk -
    1(9)
    Silk - Royal Blue, Pink stripe, halved sleeves, striped cap
    • Age 5
    • Weight 9-12

    always in rear

    2(3)
    Silk - Red, White stripe, White sleeves, Red stars, Dark Blue and White quartered cap
    • Form 6/2
    • Age 4
    • Weight 9-12

    chased leaders until ridden and weakened over 2f out

    3(4)
    Silk - Light Blue, Purple sash and armlets
    50/1
    • Form 04000-0
    • Age 5
    • Weight 9-12
    • Official Rating 48

    slowly into stride, soon mid-division, weakened 4f out

    4(7)
    Silk - Light Blue and White stripes, hooped sleeves, Light Blue cap, White spots
    100/1
    • Form 009-
    • Age 4
    • Weight 9-12

    chased leader until 4f out, weakened 2f out

    5(2)
    Silk - Red, Yellow braces, White sleeves and cap
    20/1
    • Form 37-5
    • Age 4
    • Weight 9-12

    prominent, led over 4f out until headed over 2f out, weakened quickly

    6(10)
    Silk - Red, Emerald Green chevrons, hooped sleeves and cap
    • Age 6
    • Weight 9-7

    slowly into stride but soon mid-division, not dangerous from 3f out

    7(8)
    Silk - Dark green, white and black halved sleeves, red cap
    • Form 834-2
    • Age 3
    • Weight 8-11
    • Official Rating 76

    in touch, went 2nd over 2f out, challenged but not go by final furlong

    8(5)
    Silk - Yellow, Black diamond on cap
    12/1
    • Form 36
    • Age 3
    • Weight 8-11

    led until ran wide entering straight and headed, led again over 2f out, jockey dropped whip entering final furlong, pushed out

    9(6)
    Silk - Peacock Blue, White cap
    4/1
    • Form 08-
    • Age 3
    • Weight 8-11

    slowly into stride, held up in rear, late headway approaching 2f out, never nearer

    10(1)
    NR
    • Form 0-60
    • Age 3
    • Weight 8-6

    Nonrunner

    In depth

    Verdict

    Desert Stream caught the eye at Redcar and makes more appeal than Battledress, with only Heathcote and Shortbread worth a mention of the rest. Desert Stream made a pleasing return to action when second to Jaafi at Redcar, and as he will strip a lot fitter now, merits serious consideration with not too many major rivals to worry about. He has obviously had his problems since being involved in a bit of a rough race on his debut at Gowran Park when trained in Ireland, and Mark Johnston's patient approach will hopefully pay off. Having shaped quite well on all three Turf outings last term, Battledress had his limitations exposed when beaten on the all-weather in April and will be of more interest when going into handicaps. Heathcote failed to quicken at Chepstow and should appreciate the extra two furlongs, while Shortbread has not been seen since finishing in mid-division at Newbury last October. Desert Stream is out to make up for lost time and is the pick.

    Formwatch

    Corrib Drift (USA) 8-1 (11-1) Led after 3f, ridden and headed over 1f out, not quicken final furlong, 3rd of 14, 3l behind Royal Stardust (10-9) at Lingfield 2m nhf (H) gs in Feb (N.Hunt).

    Desert Stream (IRE) 11-2 (9-8) Slowly into stride and held up, good headway to lead over 3f out, headed inside final furlong, 2nd of 10, 1/2l behind Jaafi (8-8) at Redcar 1m 3f mdn aut stk (6) gf.

    Logger Rhythm (USA) 50-1 (9-1) Always behind, 15th of 18, 25l behind Frontlinefinancier (9-2) at Bath 2m 1f hcp (6) gf.

    Solipsist (IRE) 20-1 (8-7) Held up, ridden over 3f out, never dangerous, 9th of 12, 5l behind Anduril (8-7) at W'hampton 1m 1f sll (G4) pol in Nov.

    Georgie's Lass (IRE) 40-1 (10-8) Held up, ridden over 4f out, soon struggling, 11th of 15, 47l behind Tickers Way (10-8) at Stratford 2m mdn nhf (H) gf (N.Hunt).

    Battledress (IRE) 3-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders and keen, ridden to chase winner over 2f out, soon weakened, 2nd of 6, 7l behind Bravemore (9-0) at W'hampton 1m 4f 3yo mdn (5) pol in Apr.

    Heathcote 4-1 (8-11) Slowly into stride, soon mid-division, brief effort 5f out, soon weakened, 6th of 10, 15l behind Polish Eagle (8-11) at Chepstow 1m 2f mdn stk (5) gf.

    Shortbread 16-1 (9-0) In touch, ridden halfway, soon struggling, 8th of 16, 17l behind Spear Thistle (9-0) at Newbury 1m 2yo mdn (D2) sft in Oct.