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17:50 Salisbury

George Smith Horseboxes British EBF Maiden Stakes (Plus 10) (Class 4)

  • 7 Runners
  • Distance: 5f
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf
  • £8,500 added
  • Winner: £5,499
  • 2nd: £1,636
  • 3rd: £818
  • 4th: £409
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 2.87s
  • Off Time: 17:54:38
  • 7 Ran
1(4)
  • Form: 4
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-5
  • Trainer: Richard Spencer
  • Jockey: Charles Bishop

driven forward, soon prominent, effort when hung right over 1f out, soon one pace

2(6)
  • Form: 0438
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-5
  • Trainer: P D Evans
  • Jockey: J F Egan

prominent, edged right soon after start, led over 3f out, headed approaching final furlong, soon rallied and every chance, stayed on gamely to lead again towards finish

3(5)
25/1
  • Form: 85
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-5
  • Trainer: M R Channon
  • Jockey: Scott McCullagh

tracked leaders, short of room soon after start, effort over 2f out, weakened over 1f out

4(1)
  • Form: 5
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-5
  • Trainer: R M Beckett
  • Jockey: Harry Bentley

led until over 3f out, soon outpaced, kept on same pace

5(2)
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-5
  • Trainer: P D Evans
  • Jockey: L P Keniry

tracked leaders, short of room and lost place soon after start, weakened over 2f out

6(7)
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-5
  • Trainer: R Harris
  • Jockey: Jason Watson

went left start, always in rear

7(3)
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-0
  • Trainer: R Hannon
  • Jockey: S M Levey

tracked leaders, short of room soon after start, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on

In depth

Verdict

Dark Optimist didn't get home in a much better race over 6f at Newbury last week and is better judged on his close third here earlier this month when he had Goodwood Rebel, who was in need of the run, behind. Born To Destroy attracted support on his debut here last week but couldn't quite quicken and he'll be better for the experience. The filly PARTRIDGE cost a whopping €150,000 as a yearling and is the second foal of a mare who produced a two-year-old winner with her first offspring to race. She should be speedy and gets the nod to make a successful debut.

Formwatch

Born To Destroy 7-2 (9-5) Hampered start, in touch, effort over 1f out, never a threat, 4th of 11, 3 1/4l behind Symbolize (9-5) at Salisbury 5f stks (4) gf in May.

Dark Optimist (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Steadied start, held up in rear, headway far side of group chasing leaders over 2f out, soon hung left and ridden, weakened over 1f out, last of 8, 6 1/2l behind Temple Of Heaven (9-5) at Newbury 6f stks (2) gd in May.

Good Times Too 12-1 (9-5) Led, headed over 1f out, weakened towards finish, 5th of 7, 5 1/2l behind Charlemaine (9-5) at Brighton 5f mdn stks (5) gf in Apr.

Goodwood Rebel (IRE) 4-1 (9-5) Ran green and outpaced in last pair, never on terms, 5th of 8, 7 1/2l behind Firepower (9-5) at Salisbury 5f stks (4) gf in May.

Royal Optimist (IRE) Acclamation gelding out of Chances Are.

Shaun's Delight (IRE) Camacho colt out of Leopard Hunt.

Partridge (IRE) Zoffany filly out of Lasilia.