14:20 Musselburgh

Links Nurseries - Best Possible Start E.b.f. Maiden Stakes (Class 5)

  • 6 Runners
  • Distance: 7f 30y
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places (Watered)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £6,000 added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 28.39s
  • Off Time: 14:21:37
  • 6 Ran
Silk - Purple, Mauve chevron, chevrons on sleeves, hooped cap
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-3

slowly into stride, always behind

Silk - Black, White hollow box, diabolo on sleeves
  • Form 32
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-3

made all, driven along from over 1f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, held on gamely

Silk - YELLOW, PURPLE hoops and armlets, hooped cap
  • Form 3
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-3

always prominent, took keen hold, not clear run and switched left 2f out, ridden to challenge inside final furlong, ran on, just held

Silk - Emerald Green, White spots, Yellow sleeves, Emerald Green and White striped cap
  • Form 07
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-3

chased leaders, ridden over 3f out, weakened 2f out

Silk - Pink, Maroon cap
  • Form 2
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-3

prominent, pushed along over 3f out, ridden and every chance over 1f out, unable to quicken inside final furlong

Silk - Royal Blue, White striped sleeves, White cap
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-3

slowly into stride, stumbled over 6f out, in rear, ridden over 3f out, effort to go 4th 2f out, ran green and no impression

In depth


With six winners from just eighteen juveniles to have run here over the past five seasons Richard Fahey is clearly the man to follow and his POLAR KITE may prove too strong for Residence And Spa, Falkland Flyer and a couple of interesting newcomers. Polar Kite gave a few problems at the start at Haydock but belied his starting price to run a race full of promise in third; the form has taken a few knocks with the second, fourth and fifth home all getting beaten next time but a couple of them did go close so it may be a little better than first glance suggests. The extra furlong on offer today should suit and normal improvement should see him go close. Residence And Spa was beaten ten lengths on debut but his performance is better than that bare fact suggests and it was an encouraging debut for the gelding who shaped as though he'll relish this stiffer test. Falkland Flyer should also benefit from being stepped up in trip whilst Domino Effect and Swift Alhaarth both look the part on paper so would have to be feared if the market were to give out the right vibes but Polar Kite gets the nod.


Domino Effect (IRE) Diamond Green gelding out of Lypharden.

Falkland Flyer (IRE) 9-1 (9-0) Keen and chased leader, ridden to chase winner over 1f out, soon outpaced by winner, 2nd of 9, 7l behind Al Aasifh (9-0) at Haydock 6f 2yo mdn (5) gs.

Polar Kite (IRE) 25-1 (9-3) Held up, headway 2f out, switched right over 1f out, stayed on to go 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 3l behind Rerouted (9-3) at Haydock 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf in May.

Rainbows Son 100-1 (9-3) Held up in touch, pushed along before halfway, soon weakened, 7th of 8, 17l behind Breathless Storm (9-3) at Ripon 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf in May.

Residence And Spa (IRE) 50-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride and went left start, in rear, outpaced over 3f out, ridden and headway approaching final furlong, stayed on to go 2nd near finish, 2nd of 9, 10l behind Sheer Courage (9-3) at Leicester 6f 2yo mdn (4) gf in May.

Swift Alhaarth (IRE) Alhaarth colt out of Simla Bibi.