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13:40 Newcastle

Renault Master Van E.B.F. Maiden Stakes (Class D)

  • 15 Runners
  • Distance: 6f
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • ¤0 added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 15.04s
  • 15 Ran
2nd
Silk -
100/1

    3rd
    Silk -
    9/2

      1(10)
      Silk - Grey, Pink armlets, Pink cap

      Apex

      13
      9/2
      • Form 4433
      • Age 2
      • Weight 9-0

      tracked leaders stand side, ridden over 2f out, led group over 1f out, kept on under pressure final furlong

      2(4)
      Silk - Red and White (quartered), Black sleeves, Red and White hooped cap

      Attacca

      13
      100/1
      • Form 00
      • Age 2
      • Weight 9-0

      led far side and overall lead, ridden over 2f out, headed well inside final furlong, no extra

      3(9)
      Silk - Black and White stripes, diamonds on sleeves, Emerald Green and Red quartered cap
      • Form 000
      • Age 2
      • Weight 9-0

      in touch stand side, ridden and hung left over 2f out, weakened over 1f out

      4(8)
      Silk - Royal Blue, Grey epaulets
      25/1
      • Age 2
      • Weight 9-0

      missed break, switched stand side start, soon tailed off

      5(5)
      Silk - Black, large Yellow spots, armlets and cap
      14/1
      • Form 00
      • Age 2
      • Weight 9-0

      close up far side, ridden over 2f out, every chance entering final furlong, one pace towards finish

      6(3)
      Silk - White, Purple sash and sleeves, White and Purple quartered cap
      • Age 2
      • Weight 9-0

      in touch far side, ridden halfway, no impression final 2f

      7(17)
      Silk - Pink, Royal Blue striped sleeves, check cap
      • Age 2
      • Weight 9-0

      slowly into stride, always behind stand side

      8(15)
      Silk - Grey, Royal Blue seams, sleeves and cap
      • Form 22
      • Age 2
      • Weight 9-0

      led stand side group, ridden over 2f out, headed over 1f out, edged left and one pace final furlong

      9(13)
      Silk - Red, White sash, Royal Blue cap
      14/1
      • Form 06
      • Age 2
      • Weight 9-0

      missed break, towards rear stand side, never dangerous

      10(2)
      Silk - Red, White epaulets, White sleeves, Red spots, hooped cap
      • Age 2
      • Weight 9-0

      towards rear far side, pushed along halfway, headway under pressure over 1f out stayed on strongly to lead well inside final furlong

      11(14)
      Silk - Light Blue, Royal Blue stars, sleeves and star on cap
      • Form P
      • Age 2
      • Weight 8-9

      in touch stand side, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out

      12(11)
      Silk - Royal blue, black hoop, halved sleeves, quartered cap
      • Form 540
      • Age 2
      • Weight 8-9

      in touch stand side, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened

      14(12)
      Silk - White, Brown braces, Amber cap
      • Form 6
      • Age 2
      • Weight 8-9

      close up stand side, effort 2f out, weakened final furlong

      16(7)
      Silk - Dark Blue and White (quartered), checked sleeves and cap
      • Age 2
      • Weight 8-9

      slowly into stride, towards rear far side, pushed along halfway, kept on same pace final 2f

      17(6)
      Silk - Yellow, Black triple diamond, Black and Yellow check sleeves, Yellow cap, Black diamond
      • Form 05
      • Age 2
      • Weight 8-9

      chased leader far side, ridden halfway, weakend 2f out

      15(1)
      NR
      • Form 5
      • Age 2
      • Weight 8-9

      Withdrawn

      13(16)
      NR
      • Age 2
      • Weight 8-9

      Nonrunner

      In depth

      Verdict

      Kentmere has the scope to beat Apex in what has the look of a two horse race on paper, with Raging Mind perhaps best of the rest for a place. Mark Johnston has a good record with his juveniles, and as they normally come on for a run or two, now looks the time to support Kentmere. The son of Efisio ran green behind the odds-on Imperial Echo at Ayr and then made Kibryaa pull out all the stops at Musselburgh. Given that he stayed on strongly, that day, it is a little surprising to see him dropped back to six furlongs here, but even so he has done enough to warrant the vote. Coincidentally, his main rival Apex is also a son of Efisio and has been kept busy, having had four starts already. He has not shaped badly but has had more chances than the selection, and looks booked for second best again. Raging Mind encountered soft ground on her Haydock debut and will come on for the run. It is too early to gauge her talent on the outing though and she is best watched. Lapdancing should strip fitter for her introduction if you'll pardon the pun, and we return to Kentmere as the one to be on.