Racecards

13:00 Doncaster

Little Chef E.B.F. Maiden Stakes (Class D) (Class D)

  • 10 Runners
  • Distance: 7f
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 28.34s
  • 10 Ran
1st
Silk -
2nd
Silk -
3rd
Silk -
1(3)
Silk - Red, Black triple diamond, Black and Red halved sleeves, Red cap, Black diamonds
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-0

slowly into stride, behind, ridden and headway when hung left over 2f out, weakened and eased over 1f out

2(5)
Silk - Royal blue
  • Form 4
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-0

chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong

3(2)
Silk - Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap
2/1
  • Form 3
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-0

prominent, ridden over 2f out, every chance over 1f out, one pace final furlong

4(8)
Silk - White, Emerald Green hoop
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-0

with leader, ridden halfway, soon weaekend

6(11)
Silk - White and Red stripes, Black and White halved sleeves, Black cap
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-0

chased leaders, ridden to lead over 1f out, ran on well

7(9)
Silk - Red and White diabolo, Red sleeves, Red cap, White diamonds
9/2
  • Form 5
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-0

dwelt, soon chasing leaders, ridden to go 2nd over 1f out, no chance with winner

8(4)
Silk - Royal blue, white epaulets, black cap
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-0

in touch, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out

9(6)
Silk - Black, Orange stripe
66/1
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-0

slowly into stride, always behind

10(1)
Silk - Red, Black epaulets, Black sleeves, Red stars, Black cap
66/1
  • Form 6
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-0

slowly into stride, always behind

11(10)
Silk - ROYAL BLUE, PINK chevrons, ROYAL BLUE cap
14/1
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-9

made most until ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong

5(7)
NR
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-0

Nonrunner

In depth

Verdict

A tough race to call with some top yards set to be represented. However, there was a fair bit to like about the debut effort of Eqdaam, who gets the vote over Desert Commander and Mobarhen, who are both worth noting in the betting. The same comments apply to Fantorini, who is related to a few juvenile winners and can be placed to good effect after this. Jockey booking suggest that he may have to play second fiddle to the selection today though, and the use of a notebook may be the best policy with him this afternoon. Mobarhen is an expensive purchase that will be expected to know what is required of him sooner rather than later. He is a half-brother to the high-class Royal Assault and the market will give a solid indication as to whether he is expected to deliver at the first time of asking. The betting market will give a good indication on that score. Desert Commander created a fair impression on his first run but the way he emptied near the finish was a little bit disappointing. He should know a lot more this time around but is obviously not a leading light amongst some of talent at his trainer's disposal. By way of contrast, Eqdaam went down fighting in a race that has worked out quite well at Newmarket - the winner was not beaten far in a Group 2 on Wednesday, whereas Doctor's Cave lead home a useful field on Tuesday at odds of 50/1. The starting price will obviously be nowhere near as lavish this afternoon but Eqdaam has plenty of other things in his favour for him to get the selection in the opener at Doncaster today.