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14:20 Newcastle

Paul Bentley Is 40 / E.b.f. Median Auction Maiden Stakes (Class 6)

  • 14 Runners
  • Distance: 7f
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
  • £4,500 added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 29.42s
  • Off Time: 14:22:55
  • 14 Ran
1(14)
Silk - Maroon, Light Blue seams, Light Blue sleeves, Maroon armlets, Light Blue cap
  • Form 36
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-3

tracked leader, led over 2f out, soon clear

2(10)
Silk - Royal Blue, Light Blue hollow box
40/1
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-3

slowly into stride, towards rear, headway halfway, effort over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong

3(9)
Silk - Dark blue, emerald green diamond, white sleeves, emerald green diamonds, emerald green cap
28/1
  • Form 8
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-3

in touch, headway and effort 2f out, one pace final furlong

4(4)
Silk - Dark Blue and Orange (quartered), Orange sleeves, Dark Blue stars, Orange cap, Dark Blue star
25/1
  • Form 8
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-3

reared and fell start

5(6)
Silk - Red and Black diamonds, Black sleeves, Red armlets, Black and Red quarterd cap
  • Form 3
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-3

held up mid-division, pushed along halfway, effort when not much room over 1f out, stayed on to chase winner inside final furlong

6(1)
Silk - Red, Royal Blue striped sleeves
16/1
  • Form 66
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-3

held up mid-division, not much room over 2f out, soon pushed along, no impression final furlong

7(2)
Silk - Purple, Mauve cross of lorraine, striped sleeves, White cap, Purple star
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-3

chased leaders, weakening when hampered over 1f out

8(3)
Silk - Yellow, Emerald Green sash, armlets and cap
40/1
  • Form 7
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-3

in touch to halfway

9(11)
Silk - Royal Blue and Yellow (halved), Royal Blue sleeves, Yellow armlets, quartered cap
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-3

towards rear, never dangerous

10(12)
Silk - Royal Blue, Orange hollow box, Orange cap
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-3

mid-division, pushed along and headway over 2f out, effort over 1f out, kept on same pace

11(8)
Silk - Black and White stripes, checked sleeves, White cap
  • Form 43
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-3

chased leaders, effort 2f out, weakened quickly final furlong

12(5)
Silk - DARK BLUE, YELLOW stars, diabolo on sleeves and star on cap

Astrol

34 b
100/1
  • Form 986
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-12
  • Official Rating 40

led, headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out

13(13)
Silk - White, Forbes Tartan cross belts, hooped cap
100/1
  • Form 08
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-12

slowly into stride, towards rear, never dangerous

14(7)
Silk - Blue, Red chevron, Blue sleeves, White armlets, Red and White quartered cap
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-12

never better than mid-division

In depth

Verdict

Alan Devonshire is taken to land the opener at the expense of Prince Kalamoun and Van Bossed. The selection is still unexposed with only two runs under his belt and caught the eye on both ocassions. He stepped up in grade to run well when finishing mid division at Goodwood last time out and can only improve once more now back in grade. He looks a promising recruit and is worth following for the time being. Prince Kalamoun ran well on his debut over course and distance when finishing third to Jim Martin and can only improve for the experience. Van Bossard is another to note after performing well on both starts to date and will appreciate the step up to seven furlongs here. But for the winner we return to Alan Devonshire.

Formwatch

Alan Devonshire 40-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, challenged from over 3f out, held when not much room inside final furlong, 6th of 18, 3 1/2l behind Latin Lad (9-0) at Goodwood 7f 2yo mdn (2) gf.

Boy Blue Observatory colt out of 7f winner Rowan Flower.

Grecian Slave 8-1 (9-3) Swerved right start, chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 13, 12l behind Midnight Muse (9-3) at Redcar 7f 2yo mdn (5) gs in Jul.

Laterly (IRE) 40-1 (9-3) Slowly away, effort halfway, never dangerous, 8th of 11, 8l behind Bere Davis (9-3) at Haydock 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Jun.

Prince Kalamoun (IRE) 7-2 (8-6) Chased leaders far side, ridden over 2f out, kept on, 3rd of 15, 4l behind Jim Martin (8-12) at Newcastle 7f 2yo mdn auc (4) gd in Jul.

Rapidity 11-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden and effort 2f out, one pace final furlong, 6th of 13, 9l behind Midnight Muse (9-3) at Redcar 7f 2yo mdn (5) gs in Jul.

Safari Dancer (IRE) Indian Danehill gelding, half-brother to winning sprinter Safari Sunset.

Scientific 25-1 (9-3) Dwelt, behind and outpaced, ridden over 1f out, kept on, 7th of 10, 10l behind Nawaaff (9-3) at Thirsk 5f 2yo mdn (4) gf.

Shot Through (USA) Golden Missile gelding, half-brother to USA winners The Goo and Halophyte.

Society Venue Where Or When colt, half-brother to 1m1f winner Sociable.

Van Bossed (CAN) 11-4 (9-3) Held up, ridden and headway over 2f out, switched left over 1f out, kept on, 3rd of 11, 2 1/2l behind Thompsons Walls (9-3) at Newcastle 6f 2yo mdn auc (6) gf.

Astrol 33-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, ridden over 3f out, soon outpaced, 6th of 10, 17l behind Dark Tara (8-12) at York 6f 2yo mdn auc (4) hvy in Jul.

Flower Appeal 80-1 (8-12) Mid-division, outpaced over 2f out, soon weakened, 8th of 14, 12l behind Annaliesse (8-12) at Redcar 7f 2yo mdn (5) gs in Jul.

Social Spirit (IRE) Auction House filly, half-sister to several winners from 6f-7f.