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13:45 Newmarket

Alex Scott Maiden Stakes (Class 4)

  • 10 Runners
  • Distance: 7f
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
  • £7,500 added
  • Winner: £4,852
  • 2nd: £1,444
  • 3rd: £722
  • 4th: £361
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 27.41s
  • Off Time: 13:45:54
  • 10 Ran
1st
Silk -
2nd
Silk -
3rd
Silk -
1(4)
Silk - Light blue, dark blue armlets, dark blue cap
9/2
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-0

held up, ridden 3f out, weakened 2f out

2(8)
Silk - Royal blue
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-0

always in rear, dismounted after line

4(5)
Silk - Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap
9/2
  • Form 624-
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-0
  • Official Rating 79

led, ridden 2f out, headed approaching final furlong, kept on one pace

5(12)
Silk - White, Royal Blue hoop, diabolo on sleeves, Royal Blue cap
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-0

held up, ridden and headway over 1f out, no impression final furlong

6(3)
Silk - Red, Orange chevron, sleeves and cap
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-0

close up, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out

7(1)
Silk - WHITE, EMERALD GREEN stars, sleeves and stars on cap
13/2
  • Form 4-
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-0

with leader, led approaching final furlong, ridden and ran on

8(9)
Silk - Grey, dark blue hoop
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-0

dwelt in rear, headway on outer over 2f out, effort entering final furlong, ran on

9(6)
Silk - Dark blue and pink stripes, pink sleeves and cap
33/1
  • Form 042620-
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-0
  • Official Rating 75

keen in touch, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out

11(2)
Silk - Royal blue, white epaulets, black cap
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-0

dwelt and went right start, raced wide held up, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out

12(11)
Silk - Royal blue, yellow stripe, sleeves and cap
7/1
  • Form 33-
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-0

tracked leading pair, effort and switched right 1f out, ridden and ran on

3(10)
NR

Caramack

208
  • Form 8323-
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-0
  • Official Rating 76

Nonrunner

10(7)
NR
  • Form 0-
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-0

Nonrunner

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

This is always a competitive affair and a few of these will no doubt go into the notebook for the months ahead. Barry Hills won it twice in the last four years before retiring and son Charles saddles Estifzaaz, though he was a huge disappointment when long odds-on on his final start as a two-year-old. Caramack also had his chances last season while You're The Boss couldn't justify favouritism in a Polytrack maiden in December. MUSIC MASTER caught the eye despite meeting trouble in-running on his debut at Salisbury in August. He's the type to make a decent three-year-old and his experience can give him the edge today over a host of potentially decent newcomers of which Assembly, a half-brother to a useful all-weather winner, and Godolphin's Balad may come out best.

Formwatch

Assembly Kyllachy colt out of Constitute.

Balad (IRE) Exceed And Excel colt out of Bright Morning.

Estifzaaz (IRE) 4-9fav (9-3) Tracked winner, challenged over 3f out, ridden and beaten over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 7l behind Gabrial's Kaka (9-3) at Chester 7f 2yo mdn (4) gd in Sep.

Jammy Guest (IRE) Duke Of Marmalade colt out of Ardbrae Lady.

Messila Star Pivotal colt out of Jamboretta.

Music Master 9-2 (9-3) Held up towards rear, switched right and headway over 1f out, stayed on, not pace to challenge, 4th of 12, 2 3/4l behind Saint Jerome (9-3) at Salisbury 6f 2yo mdn (4) gs in Aug.

Red Rocker (IRE) Redback colt out of Feet Of Flame.

Rock Up (IRE) 12-1 (8-0) Raced center, in touch, outpaced over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 11, 42l behind Effie B (9-2) at Newbury 6f 2yo hcp 0-95 (3) hvy in Oct.

Tawtheeq (IRE) Acclamation colt out of Grand Slam Maria.

You're The Boss 4-6fav (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden to challenge over 1f out, no impression, 3rd of 6, 1 1/2l behind King Of The Danes (9-0) at Lingfield 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Dec.

Caramack 10-3 (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden to lead briefly over 1f out, chased winner, one pace and well held inside final furlong, lost 2nd close home, 3rd of 12, 2 1/4l behind Vallarta (9-3) at Newbury 6f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Sep.

Saxon Soldier 66-1 (9-3) Slowly away in rear, never on terms, 12th of 13, 11l behind Correspondent (9-3) at Lingfield 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Oct.