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17:15 Newmarket

Montaz Restaurant E.B.F. Maiden Stakes (Class 4)

  • 10 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 2f
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
  • £8,500 added
  • Winner: £5,499
  • 2nd: £1,636
  • 3rd: £818
  • 4th: £409
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 2m 8.81s
  • Off Time: 17:17:12
  • 10 Ran
2nd
Silk -
11/2

    3rd
    Silk -
    7/2

      2(11)
      Silk - Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves

      Demonic

      140 t BF
      7/2
      • Form 4-
      • Age 3
      • Weight 9-5

      close up, ridden and not quicken 2f out, stayed on towards finish

      3(5)
      Silk - Royal blue, white epaulets, black cap
      14/1
      • Form 2-
      • Age 3
      • Weight 9-5

      towards rear, outpaced over 2f out, ran on final furlong, not troubled leaders

      4(10)
      Silk - Royal blue
      7/4
      • Form 23-
      • Age 3
      • Weight 9-5

      held up, headway over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on, comfortable

      5(3)
      Silk - Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves, GREEN CAP

      Morpheus

      182
      6/1
      • Form 7-
      • Age 3
      • Weight 9-5

      dwelt held up, headway 3f out, edged left and chased leader over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong

      6(7)
      Silk - Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap
      16/1
      • Form 54-
      • Age 3
      • Weight 9-5

      keen led, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened final furlong

      7(1)
      Silk - Royal blue, white seams, royal blue cap, white star
      • Age 3
      • Weight 9-5

      held up, ridden over 3f out, soon weakened, eased over 1f out

      8(8)
      Silk - Royal blue, white cap
      • Age 3
      • Weight 9-5

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

      9(4)
      Silk - Dark Blue, Yellow chevron hoop, Yellow cap

      Space Ship

      18 BF
      11/2
      • Form 434-2
      • Age 3
      • Weight 9-5
      • Official Rating 79

      tracked leader, led over 2f out, edged left and headed inside final furlong, no extra

      10(9)
      Silk - Black, Yellow cap
      9/1
      • Form 2-
      • Age 3
      • Weight 9-5

      keen tracked leader, ridden 2f out, one pace final furlong

      11(6)
      Silk - Pink, black chevron, pink sleeves, black spots, pink cap, black diamond
      • Age 3
      • Weight 9-0

      slowly away in rear, ridden 3f out, never on terms

      1(2)
      NR
      • Age 3
      • Weight 9-5

      Withdrawn

      Previous results

      In depth

      Verdict

      Space Ship again looked one-paced at Doncaster and John Gosden may struggle to get a race out of him this year. Sir Henry Cecil runs two with jockey bookings suggesting Lingfield fourth Demonic is more forward than Morpheus while Willie Haggas has well-bred newcomers Battalion and Sacred Square in the starting line-up. Samawi and IMPROVISATION both wear the blue of Godolphin but it's the former who is expected to come out on top and get off the mark here. He showed up well in a couple of hot maidens here and at Goodwood last summer and will have strengthened up over the winter. Eshtiaal stayed on into second over a mile here in the autumn and is another who will be suited by further this season while Mujarrad, in the same ownership, is another with scope but Tinghir has more to do than when runner-up at Kempton in December.

      Formwatch

      Demonic 6-4fav (9-3) Ran green, in touch mid-division, staying on when hung badly left entering final furlong, raced awkwardly inside final furlong, unable to challenge, 4th of 10, 3l behind Zeus Magic (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.

      Eshtiaal (USA) 25-1 (9-3) Dwelt tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, stayed on to go 2nd inside final furlong, not trouble winner, 2nd of 10, 5l behind Crop Report (9-3) at Newmarket 1m 2yo mdn (4) sft in Oct.

      Improvisation (IRE) 3-1fav (9-0) In touch, ridden over 1f out, stayed on to press leaders inside final furlong, just held, 3rd of 15, 1l behind Steeler (9-0) at Goodwood 7f 2yo mdn (2) gd in Aug.

      Morpheus 3-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, towards rear and pushed along, headway over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, soon faded, 7th of 12, 16l behind Tawhid (9-3) at Nottingham 1m 2yo mdn (5) sft in Oct.

      Mujarrad (USA) 8-1 (9-3) Tracked leader, led over 4f out, pushed along and headed over 2f out, lost 2nd 1f out, no extra and lost 3rd inside final furlong, 4th of 12, 8l behind Tawhid (9-3) at Nottingham 1m 2yo mdn (5) sft in Oct.

      Sacred Square (GER) Peintre Celebre colt out of Square The Circle.

      Samawi (IRE) Street Cry colt out of Hi Dubai.

      Space Ship 2-1fav (9-5) Tracked leaders, headway to chase winner going well 3f out, ridden and no impression final furlong, 2nd of 8, 1 3/4l behind Incorporate (9-5) at Doncaster 1m 2f 3yo mdn (5) sft in Mar.

      Tinghir (IRE) 8-1 (9-3) Held up mid-division, headway over 2f out, chased winner over 1f out, no impression, 2nd of 9, 2 1/2l behind Sillabub (8-12) at Kempton 1m 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Dec.

      Whitefall (USA) Street Cry filly out of Nalani.

      Battalion (IRE) Authorized colt out of Zigarra.