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14:40 Salisbury

Sydenhams Maiden Stakes (Class D2) (Class 2)

  • 8 Runners
  • Distance: 6f
  • Going: Soft
  • ¤0 added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 19.54s
  • 8 Ran
1(4)
Silk - Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-0

steadied start, settled in rear, headway 2f out, not clear over 1f out, switched right, stayed on to chase winner inside final furlong, no chance

3(1)
Silk - Royal Blue, White chevron, Light Blue cap
  • Form 5
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-0

steadied start, pulled hard on outer, in touch, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace, never dangerous from over 1f out

4(5)
Silk - Yellow, Light Green cap
  • Form 22
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-0

tracked leaders, chased winner over 2f out, soon one pace

5(2)
Silk - Red and White diamonds, White sleeves, Red spots, Red cap, White spots
  • Form 42
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-0

made all, quickened clear over 1f out, unchallenged easily

6(8)
Silk - Royal Blue and White stripes, Red and Royal Blue striped sleeves, Red and White hooped cap
100/1
  • Form 00000
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-0

prominent, chased leaders over 2f out, weakened quickly over 1f out

7(9)
Silk - BLACK, WHITE epaulets, diabolo on sleeves, WHITE cap, BLACK diamond
  • Form 55
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-9

tracked winner, effort over 2f out, weakened under pressure final furlong

8(3)
Silk - White, Orange and Yellow striped sleeves and cap
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-9

behind, not clear run over 2f out, no headway and weakened quickly final furlong

9(7)
Silk - Pink, Maroon star
  • Form 6
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-9

started slowly, behind, under pressure over 2f out, never dangerous

2(6)
NR
  • Form 344
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-0

Nonrunner

In depth

Verdict

Drum Dance has the beating of Loaderfun on debut running, when the pair finished second and fourth respectively at Leicester, and Fulke Johnson Houghton's colt deserves to get his head in front, having again found one too good at Sandown subsequently, but preference is for Desert Demon. The selection is trained by Barry Hills who has his two-year-old team in fine form at present. The son of Unfuwain ran a race full of promise at Newmarket first time up in a contest that is working out well. With plenty of improvement to come he looks worth a bet. Stablemate Anchor Date, a son of Zafonic makes more appeal than the other newcomer Belle Chanson although a bigger threat may come from Councellor. Richard Hannon's colt has shown a similar level of form in all three starts to date and is entitled to respect but Desert Demon showed plenty of promise on his debut and is taken to open his account.