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14:10 Nottingham

EBF Novice Stakes (Class 5)

  • 7 Runners
  • Distance: 6f 18y
  • Going: Good to Firm (Good in Places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £6,000 added
  • Winner: £3,881
  • 2nd: £1,155
  • 3rd: £577
  • 4th: £289
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 14.45s
  • Off Time: 14:11:59
  • 7 Ran
1(6)
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-5
  • Trainer: S Crisford
  • Jockey: A Atzeni

close up, led 2f out, ridden and headed 1f out, kept on

2(3)
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-5
  • Trainer: K Burke
  • Jockey: J Spencer

mid-division, headway 2f out, chased winner inside final furlong, kept on and held towards finish

3(2)
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-5
  • Trainer: M Johnston
  • Jockey: F Norton

led, headed 2f out, every chance over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong

4(1)
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-5
  • Trainer: R Hannon
  • Jockey: S Levey

close up, led final furlong, soon ridden, held on towards finish

5(4)
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-5
  • Trainer: C Appleby
  • Jockey: J Doyle

outpaced towards rear

6(7)
  • Form: 3
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-5
  • Trainer: A King
  • Jockey: O Murphy

mid-division, headway 3f out, weakened over 1f out

7(5)
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-5
  • Trainer: G Margarson
  • Jockey: J Elliott

outpaced in rear

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

Simon Crisford won this last year and Be Prepared, a half-brother to a 6f all-weather winner, will know his job. Dubai Station's yard hasn't been in the best of form while Homespin is mainly bred for artificial surfaces. Oh Purple Reign cost 45,000gns and is the second foal of a mare who produced a 7f winner with her first offspring to race. OTTOMAN COURT is by Shamardal out of a 7f/1m winner who produced the smart Swift Rose with her first foal. His yard remains in top form and he can see off Port Winston, an inexpensive purchase who showed very good pace over the minimum at Windsor but couldn't quicken. Ropey Guest was the most expensive of these at the sales though he's likely to be suited by another furlong.

Formwatch

Be Prepared Due Diligence colt out of Chicklade.

Dubai Station Brazen Beau colt out of Princess Guest.

Homespin (USA) Speightstown colt out of Vaguely Familiar.

Oh Purple Reign (IRE) Sir Prancealot colt out of Warda.

Ottoman Court Shamardal colt out of Tulips.

Port Winston (IRE) 9-1 (9-5) Chased leader, every chance 2f out, 3rd and kept on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 2 1/2l behind Emten (9-0) at Windsor 5f stks (4) gd in Apr.

Ropey Guest Cable Bay colt out of Hadeeya.