16:40 Folkestone

Romney Marsh Maiden Fillies' Stakes (Class D) (fillies) (Class D)

  • 8 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 4f
  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
  • added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 2m 49.57s
  • 8 Ran
Silk - Royal Blue, Yellow hoops, halved sleeves, Yellow cap

Sea Plume

  • Form 302000-
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-10

dwelt, soon led at decent pace, pressed and flashed tail under pressure from 2f out, headed and no extra well inside final furlong

Silk - Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap
  • Form 03-
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-4

dwelt, soon tracked leaders, pushed along 3f out, effort and flashed tail under pressure over 1f out, switched right and every chance inside final furlong, unable to quicken near

Silk - MAROON, white sleeves, maroon cap, white star
  • Form 2
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-4

tracked leader, effort 2f out, soon one-paced under pressure and beaten

  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-4

tracked leaders, ridden to challenge and hung left from 2f out, every chance inside final furlong, unable to quicken

Silk - Yellow, Black sash, Black sleeves, Yellow armlets, Yellow cap, Black star
  • Form 0-
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-4

held up in touch, steady headway from 3f out, effort and wide outside from 2f out, stayed on to lead well inside final furlong

Silk - Scarlet, Yellow sash and sleeves, Royal Blue cap
  • Form 5
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-4

dwelt, ran in snatches but in touch, pushed along halfway, lost touch final 4f, tailed off

Silk - Red, Black sash and cap
  • Form 540-
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-4

held up in touch, pushed along 4f out, effort on outside 2f out, ridden to press leaders final furlong, unable to quicken near finish

Silk - Dark Green and Yellow (halved), sleeves reversed, Dark Green and Yellow quartered cap


  • Form 000-
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-4

always rear, pushed along halfway, tailed off

In depth


David Loder has made a great start since moving base, and High School, a full-sister to In The Wings, can step up on her recent debut here to score, with Sea Plume and Light of Morn taken to chase her home. Oaks entry High School was sent off as a warm order on her debut here three weeks ago, but had the misfortune to run into a potentially very useful sort in John Gosden's Bowstring, and had to settle for second place. In keeping with her breeding, High School is now stepped up to a mile and a half and she is strongly fancied to make amends before tackling better company. Light of Morn sees the racecourse for the first time and this half-sister to useful Moments Of Joy is also earmarked for Epsom if good enough. She has been pleasing at home and should acquit herself well without quite being good enough at the first time of asking. Sea Plume holds no fancy entries and has a job on giving weight to her younger rivals, but Al Beedaa, Portrait of A Lady and Marine City can all show more than they did in their first season. None of them may be good enough today however against the hot favourite High School who can add to the Loder stable's victory in this race 12 months ago with Choral Chimes.