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16:30 Newmarket

Long Melford Maiden Stakes (Class D) (Class D)

  • 8 Runners
  • Distance: 6f
  • Going: Good to Firm, Firm in places
  • ¤0 added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 12.99s
  • 8 Ran
1st
Silk -
16/1

    3rd
    Silk -
    1(8)
    Silk - Yellow, Dark Blue chevron and armlets
    16/1
    • Form U
    • Age 3
    • Weight 9-0

    chased leaders, led inside final furlong, ridden out

    2(2)
    Silk - Emerald Green, Light Blue chevron, diamonds on sleeves, Light Blue cap
    6/4
    • Form 323233
    • Age 3
    • Weight 9-0

    chased leaders, ridden and every chance inside final furlong, hung right and no extra near finish

    3(3)
    Silk - Maroon, Light Blue stars, Light Blue and Maroon striped sleeves, Maroon cap, Light Blue star
    • Form 050
    • Age 3
    • Weight 9-0

    disputed lead, led halfway, headed inside final furlong, no extra near finish

    4(1)
    Silk - BLACK, WHITE chevron hoop and cap
    • Form 24-30
    • Age 3
    • Weight 9-0

    disputed lead till halfway, one pace from over 1f out

    5(6)
    Silk - EMERALD GREEN, EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW quartered cap
    14/1
    • Age 3
    • Weight 8-9

    slowly into stride, soon outpaced

    6(7)
    Silk - Black and White (quartered), Emerald Green collar and sleeves, White cap
    • Form 6
    • Age 3
    • Weight 8-9

    soon outpaced

    7(5)
    Silk - Emerald Green and Royal Blue (halved), diabolo on sleeves, quartered cap
    • Form 4
    • Age 3
    • Weight 8-9

    keen, held up in touch, ridden over 1f out, no impression

    8(4)
    Silk - Emerald Green, White chevrons, Emerald Green sleeves, White cap, Emerald Green star

    Tides

    21
    50/1
    • Age 3
    • Weight 8-9

    raced mid-divsion, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out

    In depth

    Verdict

    John Jenkins has aimed high with Imtalkinggiberish and the Pursuit Of Love colt has performed with enough credit to earn him the vote of confidence over Farewell Gift and Rachel's Verdict, who make the most appeal out of the rest. However, Bird Key - a half-sister to the useful Selective - would not need to be anything special to get involved in a scrap for the places and is worth monitoring for signs of each-way support. Tropical Storm came up against some decent types in both his starts as a juvenile and, as he was only a half length adrift of Farewell Gift when they met at Kempton earlier this term, he too will be dangerous to ignore. The firmer ground will help his cause today and it is not a farfetched assumption for him to bounce back here. Rachel's Verdict showed plenty of potential on her only start to date and does her bit to make this an intriguing little contest. Nevertheless, she was very green in the early stages and that could be her undoing over a trip that may prove to be slightly short of her optimum. Therefore, we turn to the experience of Imtalkinggiberish, who had some very classy performers in behind him when he finished a respectable eighth in the Jersey Stakes when he was last seen out. This is obviously a more realistic target for Imtalkinggiberish, who has every chance of getting off the mark today.