14:10 Newbury

Fairfax Properties Maiden Stakes (str) (div 1) (Class 4)

  • 13 Runners
  • Distance: 1m
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf
  • £10,000 added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 44.97s
  • Off Time: 14:13:31
  • 13 Ran
Silk - Yellow, Black diamond and sleeves, Red cap
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-3

held up towards rear, niggled along over 4f out, outpaced over 3f out, stayed on final furlong, no danger

Silk - Dark Green, Emerald Green star
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-3

with leader 2f, ridden over 3f out, weakening when not much room over 2f out

Silk - White, Orange and Yellow striped sleeves and cap
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-3

slowly into stride, held up, ridden over 1f out, no progress

Silk - Pink, Grey stripe
  • Form 90
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-3

mid-division, headway 3f out, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened

Silk - Grey, Lemon sleeves, Orange cap
  • Form 6
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-3

led 2f, pressed winner after until 2f out, weakened entering final furlong

Silk - Apricot
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-3

mid-division, pushed along over 3f out, switched left over 1f out, no progress

Silk - Black, Orange braces, striped sleeves, Orange cap
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-3

tracked leaders, not clear run over 2f out, shaken up over 1f out, no impression inside final furlong

Silk - Maroon, Yellow cross belts and sleeves
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-3

slowly into stride, held up, effort on outside 3f out, weakened 2f out

Silk - Yellow, black sash, white sleeves, black and white quartered cap
  • Form 36
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-3

prominent, led 6f out, shaken up over 1f out, ridden and ran on well inside final furlong

Silk - Emerald Green, Royal Blue sleeves, White cap, Emerald Green spots
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-12

always prominent, shaken up over 2f out, edged slightly right from over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong

Silk - LIGHT BLUE, DARK BLUE Cross of Lorraine, hooped sleeves, striped cap
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-12

steadied start, held up, headway inside final 2f, kept on inside final furlong, nearest finish

Silk - Black, Emerald Green chevron, Emerald Green sleeves, Black armlets, Emerald Green cap
  • Form 33
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-12

tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, no extra well inside final furlong

Silk - Dark Green, Beige stars on sleeves
  • Form 3
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-12

held up, raced keenly, headway over 3f out, ridden to chase winner over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong but no impression final 100 yards

  • Form 7
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-3


In depth


Changing Skies is selected here ahead of Strategic Mission and Monashee Rock. Beautifully-bred, being a sister to Playful Act and Percussionist, any money for Changing Skies would be interesting here and she gets the vote with that proviso offered up. Leifmotif is likely to show improvement from his debut, which contained promise. Strategic Mission was a little disappointing last time but had earlier shown promise on his debut, when he was backed, so he must have some ability and his chance is respected. Monashee Rock was not beaten far here last time in a maiden and is also respected, while Saleima's Newmarket debut third has a very solid look to it. Among the interesting newcomers are Roger Charlton's Contrada, a 160,000 guineas son of Medicean, his stable mate Clowance, who is related to a lot of German winners, Hawkstar Express, a 25,000 guineas son of Hawk Wing, and Hughie Morrison's 52,000 guineas purchase, Red Twist. For the selection, though, we return to Changing Skies.


Contrada Medicean colt, half-brother to three winners from 6f-1m.

Desiderio 25-1 (9-3) Raced stands side, behind final 3f, 12th of 16, 19l behind Look Here (8-12) at Salisbury 1m 2yo mdn (4) gs.

Hawkstar Express (IRE) Hawk Wing colt, half-brother to 7f winner Dance On The Moon and 1m3f winner Mont Saint Michel.

High Dee Jay (IRE) 66-1 (9-3) Raced far side, behind final 3f, 15th of 16, 29l behind Look Here (8-12) at Salisbury 1m 2yo mdn (4) gs.

Leitmotif (USA) 20-1 (9-3) Soon pushed along in rear, ridden 3f out, never dangerous, 6th of 9, 5l behind Hustle (9-3) at Lingfield 7f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Sept.

Longevity Olden Times colt out of winning miler Gevity.

Red Twist Red Ransom colt, half-brother to top-class 7f winner Necklace.

Rettorical Lad Vettori colt out of winning miler Reciprocal.

Strategic Mission (IRE) 12-1 (9-3) Mid-division, pushed along halfway, hampered over 1f out, soon no impression, 6th of 19, 11l behind Rio de La Plata (9-3) at Newmarket 7f 2yo mdn (2) gd in Jul.

Changing Skies (IRE) Sadler's Wells filly, sister to high-class Flat and hurdles winner Percussionist and top-class 7f-1m4f winner Playful Act.

Clowance Montjeu filly out of a lightly-raced mare.

Monashee Rock (IRE) 10-1 (8-12) Took keen hold, held up in touch, headway over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 3rd of 12, nk behind Mystery Sail (8-12) at Newbury 7f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Sept.

Saleima (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Held up in touch, led over 3f out, headed over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 3rd of 14, 7l behind Makaaseb (9-0) at Newmarket 1m 2yo mdn fll (4) gf in Sept.

Stealth Project 66-1 (9-3) Always rear division, 7th of 9, 33l behind Flight To Quality (9-3) at Beverley 7f 2yo mdn auc (6) gd in Sept.