15:00 Newbury

John Hutchins Birthday Maiden Stakes (str) (div 2) (Class 4)

  • 12 Runners
  • Distance: 1m
  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
  • £8,000 added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 42.44s
  • Off Time: 15:07:04
  • 12 Ran
Silk - Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap

Ajhar (USA)

17 BF
  • Form 22
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-0

held up in touch, ridden and headway 2f out, chased winner over 1f out, no impression final furlong

Silk - White, large Red spots and armlets, Red and White quartered cap
  • Form 73
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-0

chased leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened over 1f out

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

slowly into stride and always behind

Silk - Royal Blue, White striped sleeves, White cap
  • Form 7
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-0

held up in mid-division, ridden 3f out, soon outpaced

Silk - Light Blue, Brown sash, quartered cap
  • Form 6
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-0

soon pushed along and always in rear

Silk - Dark Blue, Red disc, Red cap
  • Form 63
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-0

chased leader, ridden 2f out, stayed on same pace

Silk - WHITE, BLACK disc, striped sleeves
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-0

ridden and behind from halfway

Silk - Yellow, black sash, white sleeves, black and white quartered cap

Putra Square

25 BF
  • Form 243
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-0
  • Official Rating 87

led, ridden and headed inside final 2f, weakened final furlong

Silk - Dark blue, emerald green diamond, white sleeves, emerald green diamonds, emerald green cap
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-0

slowly into stride, behind, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on final furlong

Silk - Red, Yellow chevron, chevrons on sleeves
  • Form 72
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-0

slowly into stride, always behind

Silk - White, Dark Green chevron, cuffs on sleeves and quartered cap
  • Form 2
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-0

tracked leaders, went 2nd over 2f out, led inside final 2f, soon in command, kept on strongly

Silk - Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-0

went right start, soon chasing leaders, ran green and ridden over 2f out, soon outpaced

In depth


Sunshine Kid, Ajhar and Bajan Pride are the three to consider here and preference is for Sunshine Kid. Bajan Pride is one of two Richard Hannon runners in the race and stepped up on a moderate debut run at Goodwodd when finishing a close third at Salisbury last time. That was a significant improvement and having been nibbled at in the ring, may be capable of showing further improvement here. Ajhar has finished second twice and was disappointing when sent off an odds on favourite last time at Haydock. This son of Diesis is well related to a number of winners at trips of ten furlongs and more and can be seen to better effect at this more galloping track than at Haydock last time. John Gosden's Sunshine Kid looks a potentially top class performer. Out of a top mare at this distance in the States, Sunshine Kid showed immense promise on his debut in a big Newmarket maiden field, staying on well to be a close second. He looks a sure fire winner and this looks a good place for Sunshine Kid to open his account.


Ajhar (USA) 4-5fav (9-0) Held up, headway over 2f out, ridden and hung left approaching final furlong, no extra, 2nd of 14, 2 1/2l behind Petara Bay (9-0) at Haydock 1m 2yo mdn (5) gd in Sept.

Bajan Pride 9-2 (9-3) Held up, ridden 3f out, headway 2f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 11, 4l behind Spume (9-3) at Salisbury 1m 2yo mdn (4) gd in Sept.

Credit Slip 25-1 (9-3) Soon pushed along towards rear, never near leaders, 15th of 16, 17l behind Empire Day (9-3) at Newmarket 1m 2yo mdn aut (4) gf in Sept.

Dana Music (USA) 14-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, raced green towards rear, stayed on from over 1f out, no danger, 7th of 11, 8l behind Tastahil (9-3) at Kempton 1m 2yo mdn (4) pol in Sept.

Haut La Vie 33-1 (9-3) Started slowly, in rear, ridden 5f out, no impression, 6th of 7, 12l behind Opera Crown (9-3) at Bath 1m 2f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Sept.

Malt Or Mash (USA) 7-1 (9-0) Led early, chased leaders, ridden and hung left over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, nk behind Victor Trumper (9-0) at Warwick 7f 2yo mdn (5) gs in Sept.

Mon Tour Montjeu gelding, half-brother to numerous winners up to 1m3f.

Putra Square 2-1fav (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden and outpaced over 2f out, stayed on again from over 1f out, 3rd of 12, 2l behind Opera Music (9-3) at Newbury 7f 2yo mdn (4) gd in Sept.

Seal Point (USA) Point Given colt, half-brother to 5f winner Notjustaprettyface.

Sir Liam (USA) 14-1 (8-12) Held up, ridden 3f out, headway over 1f out, ran on final furlong, 2nd of 12, 2 1/2l behind Roodolph (8-9) at Folkestone 7f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf in Sept.

Sunshine Kid (USA) 8-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, outpaced over 3f out, ridden and stayed on final furlong, 2nd of 16, 1l behind Empire Day (9-3) at Newmarket 1m 2yo mdn aut (4) gf in Sept.

Tranquil Tiger Selkirk colt out of the winning miler Serene View.