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13:50 Musselburgh

Balfour Beatty Engineering Services (BBES) E.B.F. Maiden Stakes (Class 5)

  • 6 Runners
  • Distance: 7f 30y
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
  • £5,000 added
  • Winner: £3,238
  • 2nd: £964
  • 3rd: £482
  • 4th: £240
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 12.55s
  • Off Time: 13:50:19
  • 6 Ran
1st
Silk -
2nd
Silk -
1(2)
Silk - Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap

Badea

21
5/4
  • Form 4
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-3

held up in 5th, pushed along over 3f out, headway over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong

2(3)
Silk - DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond
  • Form 43
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-3

tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, no extra well inside final furlong

3(4)
Silk - Dark Green and White check, Dark Green sleeves, White armlets, Dark Green cap
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-3

prominent, led after 1f, hung left off bend turning for home 4f out, ridden over 3f out, headed inside final furlong, stayed on

4(6)
Silk - Royal Blue, Yellow seams, halved sleeves, Royal Blue and Yellow quartered cap
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-3

stumbled start, behind, hung left off bend turning for home 4f out, came alone towards stands rail, headway over 2f out, led inside final furlong, ran on well

5(1)
Silk - Black, Mauve triple diamond and sleeves, Mauve cap, Black diamond
  • Form 56
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-12

pressed leader early, tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, every chance from over 1f out, stayed on, held by winner towards finish

6(5)
Silk - Purple, White halved sleeves, White cap, Purple spots
50/1
  • Form 7
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-12

led 1f, prominent, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 1f out

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

Alabanda takes a big step up in distance after two runs over 5f and may be vulnerable against the less exposed BADEA. Despite showing signs of inexperience, Richard Fahey's colt stayed on nicely when fourth on his debut over 6f at Haydock and will appreciate the extra here. Maastricht was placed at Newcastle last month but just as interesting is newcomer Marching On, who is from the same family as a smart performer in the States. Sound Advice may prove the pick of Keith Dalgleish's pair.

Formwatch

Badea 9-2 (9-3) Dwelt towards rear, ridden and ran green over 2f out, hung left over 1f out, ran on towards finish, better for race, 4th of 10, 6l behind Mezmaar (9-3) at Haydock 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf in May.

Maastricht (IRE) 4-1 (9-3) Slowly away, soon with leaders, led over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on, 3rd of 10, 2l behind Grand Gold (9-0) at Newcastle 6f 2yo mdn aut (6) gd in May.

Marching On (IRE) Rock Of Gibraltar colt out of Miss Delila.

Sound Advice Echo Of Light colt out of Flylowflylong.

Alabanda (IRE) 13-2 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 6th of 10, 1 1/4l behind Nagham (9-0) at Leicester 5f 2yo stks (4) gd in May.

Lady Of Edge 33-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, outpaced in rear, never dangerous, 7th of 8, 12l behind Alejandro (9-3) at Musselburgh 5f 2yo mdn (4) gd in Apr.