• 18:35 Castle Beauty Maiden Stakes1m 2f 50y

  • Winner £4,528 2nd £1,348 3rd £673 4th £337
  • Going: Good to Firm (Good in Places)
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 12.15s
  • Off time: 18:57:07
18:35 Nottingham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Dubai Instinct 7/1
2nd First In Line 13/8
3rd Aktau 20/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 (3) Light blue, yellow and light blue halved sleeves Aktau
3 9-5 R Varian Charlie Bennett 20/121.00
2 (5) 34- Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Alhaazm 129
3 9-5 Sir Michael Stoute Jim Crowley 2/13.00
4 (7) 6-4 Royal blue, purple chevron, purple cap Dubai Instinct 21
3 9-5 B J Meehan Callum Shepherd 7/18.00
5 (1) Black and White (halved), sleeves reversed, Red cap First In Line
3 9-5 J H M Gosden R Havlin 13/82.62
6 (9) 0 LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets Lexington Warlord 12
3 9-5 R Hannon S M Levey 100/1101.00
7 (6) 6- Red, large white spots, black cap Memphis Bleek 211
3 9-5 I Furtado T E Whelan 50/151.00
8 (8) Royal blue, white epaulets, black cap Munaazil (IRE)
3 9-5 R Varian Dane O'Neill 9/110.00
11 (11) 54- Royal blue, white hoop, striped sleeves, white cap, royal blue star Top Top (IRE) 151
Beaten Favourite
3 9-5 Sir Michael Stoute Tristan Price (7) 6/17.00
Non runners
3 (2)Boreas Duke39-5M W EasterbyNathan Evans
9 (10)0-Platform Nineteen (IRE)39-5M L W BellHayley Turner
10 (4)33Thelonious39-5M L W BellLouis Steward


A fascinating maiden with many leading yards represented but little form to assess and a watching brief is probably the way to go, especially with the Stoute, Varian and Bell yards all doubly represented. The market should prove a crucial signpost to stable expectations but at this stage a hopeful choice is FIRST IN LINE. The Gosden operation started to fire at the Craven meeting earlier this week and it would not surprise to see this son of New Approach go well on debut. Hopefully the market will speak well of his chance. Jockey bookings indicate Alhaazm to be the owner's first string and the Stoute inmate has already displayed a fair level of promise on two all-weather starts. Top Top is a possible improver and Munaazil and Aktau are newcomers to note from the in-form Varian yard.