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17:50 Hamilton Park

Irish Stallion Farms EBF Maiden Stakes (Qualifier For The 20,000 Highland Spring Water Hamilton Park 2-Y-O Series Final) (Class 5)

  • 6 Runners
  • Distance: 5f 4y
  • Going: Good to Soft (Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £6,000 added
  • Winner: £3,881
  • 2nd: £1,155
  • 3rd: £577
  • 4th: £289
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 2.98s
  • Off Time: 17:51:21
  • 6 Ran
1(4)
Silk - yellow, dark blue seams, yellow cap
  • Form 2
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-5

prominent, under pressure halfway, weakened over 1f out

2(1)
Silk - Yellow, dark blue sleeves, yellow stars, yellow cap, dark blue star
10/3
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-2

chased leaders, every chance over 1f out, faded closing stages

3(6)
Silk - White, Black epaulets, White and Yellow striped sleeves, Yellow cap
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-2

led, strongly challenged from well over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra

4(2)
Silk - Pink, red epaulets, white sleeves, orange cap
  • Form U5
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-0

dwelt, ran green, chasing leaders on outside, soon outpaced, headway over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, ran on well

5(5)
Silk - Black, Pink star, Black sleeves, Pink spots
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-11

started very slowly, detatched in rear, never dangerous

6(3)
Silk - LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-11

chased leaders, outpaced halfway, rallied inside final furlong, kept on well towards finish

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

Richard Fahey won this with a short-priced favourite in 2013 and FIRST TO POST will likely prove popular today. His ability to handle soft ground has to be taken on trust but a debut second at Pontefract gives him preference over stablemate Sunnua. Dressed In Fur makes no appeal on what little she has shown so far so Ahdaf, a brother to Group 3 winning sprinter New Providence, may prove the biggest threat ahead of fellow newcomers Ressurreto and Avenue Of Stars.

Formwatch

First To Post (IRE) 3-1 (9-5) Chased winner, ridden over 1f out, kept on and no impression, 2nd of 7, 3 1/2l behind Sixth Sense (9-5) at Pontefract 5f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Apr.

Ahdaf Pastoral Pursuits colt out of Bayja.

Avenue Of Stars Makfi colt out of Clifton Dancer.

Dressed In Fur (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Outpaced, ridden 2f out, switched right approaching final furlong, kept on, never nearer, 5th of 8, 8l behind Soapy Aitken (9-5) at Leicester 5f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf in Apr.

Ressurreto (IRE) Frozen Power filly out of Silver Whale.

Sunnua (IRE) Dark Angel filly out of Island Sunset.