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18:40 Leicester

Greenshires Maiden Stakes (Class 4)

  • 8 Runners
  • Distance: 7f 9y
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf
  • £8,000 added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 27.27s
  • Off Time: 18:40:21
  • 8 Ran
1(2)
Silk - Orange, Dark Green disc
80/1
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-0

held up in touch, progress 3f out, ridden and weakened final furlong

2(4)
Silk - Emerald Green and Royal Blue (halved horizontally), Blue sleeves, Emerald Green cap
  • Form 7
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-0

slowly into stride, in rear, ridden over 2f out, no impression

3(6)
Silk - Royal blue
  • Form 52
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-0

tracked leaders, ridden to lead and edged right over 1f out, headed near finish

4(3)
Silk - Emerald Green, Orange braces, striped cap
66/1
  • Form 6
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-0

held up, ridden 3f out, headway over 1f out, ran on to go 2nd post

5(1)
Silk - White, Red sash, Red and White striped cap
16/1
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-0

in rear, behind final 3f

6(5)
Silk - Red, royal blue stars, halved sleeves and star on cap
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-0

close up, ridden 3f out, weakened 2f out

7(8)
Silk - DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond
  • Form 5
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-0

tracked leader, ridden 2f out, edged right final furlong, stayed on to lead near finish

8(7)
Silk - Royal blue, white cap
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-0

led, ridden and headed over 1f out, rider appeared to stop riding and lost 3rd post

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

GREEK ISLANDS looks the pick here, having improved well from his debut, and carries our confident support in preference to Stentorian and Jeeran. Godolphin have two here that could be confused, but Greek Islands looks the clear pick over stablemate Windward Islands. Second last time out here, he steps up in trip, and he stepped up in performance that day. Although prominent for much of the race, he never really looked like winning it once he'd been headed, by one of Saeed bin Suroor's runners. A 200,000 Euro purchase, he's got an entry for a listed race in the autumn at Redcar. Jeeran is one of two debutants, but Clive Brittain knows how to get them winning first time out. Josie's Dream is the other one having his first public outing; he could be anything, but doesn't seem to be anything out of the ordinary. Mark Johnston's two year olds have a habit of improving from their first run, so Stentorian should be considered, although he'd need to progress quite a bit. This sort of race demands a market check, but we'll be siding with Greek Islands.

Formwatch

Bankroller 20-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, green, outpaced and always behind, 11th of 14, 13l behind Memen (9-3) at Newbury 6f 2yo mdn (4) gf in May.

Canada Fleet (CAN) 20-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, in rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on one pace, 7th of 15, 13l behind Libranno (9-3) at Newmarket 6f 2yo mdn (4) gd in May.

Greek Islands (IRE) 9-1 (9-0) Led early, prominent, ridden over 2f out, edged right and stayed on to go 2nd near finish, no chance with winner, 2nd of 10, 2 1/4l behind Roayh (9-3) at Leicester 6f 2yo mdn (4) gd.

Il Battista 25-1 (8-9) In rear, outpaced well over 1f out, 6th of 8, 12l behind Excelebration (8-12) at Doncaster 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf.

Jeeran Acclamation colt out of Savvy Shopper.

Josie's Dream (IRE) Tau Ceti colt out of Gallery Breeze.

Stentorian (IRE) 16-1 (9-3) In touch, ridden over 2f out, no impression, 5th of 9, 14l behind Sheer Courage (9-3) at Leicester 6f 2yo mdn (4) gf in May.

Windward Islands 9-1 (9-3) Prominent until over 2f out, pushed along and weakened over 1f out, 14th of 16, 23l behind Elzaam (9-3) at York 6f 2yo mdn (3) gf in May.