Racecards

14:20 Haydock Park

Stainless Wire Ltd Maiden Stakes (Class 5)

  • 8 Runners
  • Distance: 7f 30y
  • Going: Good to Soft (Good to Firm from winning post to 1m start)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £5,000 added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 35.75s
  • Off Time: 14:21:51
  • 8 Ran
1(6)
Silk - RED, WHITE sleeves, BLUE and WHITE striped cap
6/4
  • Form 2
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-3

with leader, raced keenly, led over 3f out, headed narrowly over 2f out, still every chance just over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong

2(1)
Silk - Purple, Gold braid, Scarlet sleeves, Black velvet cap, Gold fringe
7/1
  • Form 6
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-3

led, headed over 3f out, soon pushed along 2f out, every chance inside final furlong, not quicken towards finish

3(9)
Silk - Light Blue, Red epaulets, Light Blue sleeves, Red seams, Red cap
  • Form 42
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-3

raced keenly, tracked leaders, grabbed stands rail over 3f out, took narrow just over 2f out, soon edged left, ridden out

5(3)
Silk - Purple and Red check, Purple sleeves, Red cap
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-3

in rear, pushed along over 3f out, soon outpaced

6(8)
Silk - BLACK, YELLOW epaulets, YELLOW sleeves, BLACK spots and spots on cap
100/1
  • Form 6
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-3

in touch, raced keenly, ridden 3f out, weakened over 2f out

7(10)
Silk - DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-3

went right start, soon recovered, dropped in over 5f out, headway over 3f out, ridden and every chance entering final furlong, not quicken towards finish

9(2)
Silk - White, dark blue chevrons, armlets and cap
16/1
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-3

held up, soon in touch, pressing leaders over 2f out, weakened final furlong

11(7)
Silk - Royal blue and yellow check, diabolo on sleeves, yellow cap
40/1
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-3

slowly into stride, ran green and detached, stayed on inside final furlong, no chance

4(5)
NR
  • Form 42
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-3

Nonrunner

8(11)
NR
  • Form 7
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-3

Nonrunner

10(4)
NR
  • Form 45
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-3

Nonrunner

In depth

Verdict

Progression appears to be the name of the game in this maiden and LAYLA'S BOY's performance behind Newmarket July meeting winner Awzaan on debut gives him the vote ahead of Gunner Lindley and Cansili Star. That performance from the selection was followed with a better display to find just one too good when upped to this trip last time and with his yard still firing he should go well again. Gunner Lindley has also looked progressive in two starts and while Barry Hills' runner should progress again on bare form he has a little to find. Cansili Star was well beaten into second by a smart looking odds on favourite on debut last time but beat Professor John in the process, who got home well at Brighton on Tuesday, so he can also get involved. Realisation is the most interesting newcomer and is bred to go well as a youngster for an inform yard but with the form in the book Layla's Boy has the call.

Formwatch

Cansili Star 8-1 (9-3) Chased winner until over 1f out, ridden and stayed on to chase winner again towards finish, no chance with winner, 2nd of 11, 3 1/2l behind Showcasing (9-3) at Yarmouth 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf.

Fine Sight 10-1 (9-3) Mid-division, ridden over 1f out, never troubled leaders, 6th of 10, 14l behind No Hubris (9-3) at York 6f 2yo mdn (3) gd in May.

Gunner Lindley (IRE) 9-2 (9-3) Always prominent, ridden over 1f out, every chance well inside final furlong, not pace of winner near finish, 2nd of 11, 1/2l behind Black Snowflake (9-3) at Haydock 6f 2yo mdn (5) gd.

Lord Wheathill Tobougg gelding out of Classic Quartet.

Port Hill 66-1 (9-3) Slowly away, in rear, pushed along over 2f out, never on terms, 6th of 10, 18l behind Coloursoftheglen (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Jun.

Realisation (USA) Alhaarth colt out of Live Your Dreams.

Tominator Generous gelding out of Jucinda.

Verona Lad Needwood Blade colt out of Silver Spell.

Layla's Boy 11-2 (9-0) Tracked leaders, chased winner over 3f out, challenging over 1f out, held final 100 yards, 2nd of 7, 1/2l behind Tukitinyasok (8-12) at Ayr 7f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd.

The Mighty Mod (USA) 17-2 (9-0) Slowly into stride, soon pushed along in rear, ridden halfway, weakened and hung left over 1f out, 7th of 8, 13l behind Ishtar Gate (9-0) at Leicester 7f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Jun.

Turf Trivia 33-1 (9-3) In touch, led after 2f, headed 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 7, 10l behind Layali Al Andalus (9-3) at Doncaster 7f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Jun.