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14:20 Southwell

Southwellgolfclub.com Maiden Stakes (Class 5)

  • 13 Runners
  • Distance: 6f
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Fibresand
  • £6,000 added
  • Winner: £3,881
  • 2nd: £1,155
  • 3rd: £577
  • 4th: £289
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 15.13s
  • Off Time: 14:23:02
  • 13 Ran
1(1)
Silk - Cream, white sleeves, orange cap
6/1
  • Form 5246-
  • Age 4
  • Weight 10-0
  • Official Rating 72
  • Trainer W R Muir
  • Jockey M Dwyer

tracked leader, every chance over 2f out, faded inside final furlong

2(2)
Silk - Mauve, purple cross belts
50/1
  • Form 7
  • Age 4
  • Weight 10-0
  • Trainer I Furtado
  • Jockey Raul Da Silva

slowly into stride, in rear and outpaced, soon detached

3(4)
Silk - Royal Blue, White stars, White sleeves, Royal Blue stars
  • Age 4
  • Weight 10-0
  • Trainer C A Dwyer
  • Jockey Irineu Goncalves

towards rear and outpaced

4(5)
Silk - Royal Blue, Yellow cross belts, Royal Blue sleeves, Yellow stars
  • Form 6
  • Age 4
  • Weight 10-0
  • Trainer A Bailey
  • Jockey F Norton

mid-division, headway over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, kept on and held near finish

5(10)
Silk - Royal blue, yellow cross belts, yellow and royal blue chevrons on sleeves, white cap
100/1
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-9
  • Trainer Rebecca Bastiman
  • Jockey P Mulrennan

slowly into stride, towards rear and outpaced, never dangerous

6(13)
Silk - Mauve, red stripe, sleeves and cap
  • Form 8
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-9
  • Trainer Miss J Ellis
  • Jockey G Baker

led, headed over 2f out, soon weakened

7(7)
Silk - Dark Blue, White stars, Dark Blue sleeves, White cap
66/1
  • Form 47
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-1
  • Trainer M Appleby
  • Jockey A Mullen

mid-division, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on same pace

8(6)
Silk - Black, Yellow star and armlets, Red cap
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-1
  • Trainer T D Barron
  • Jockey Graham Gibbons

chased leaders, ridden to lead over 1f out, held on near finish

9(12)
Silk - Black, black and white diabolo on sleeves
16/1
  • Form 4
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-1
  • Trainer S Dixon
  • Jockey B A Curtis

mid-division, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace

10(11)
Silk - Purple, white braces, purple sleeves, white stars, purple cap, white star
16/1
  • Form 6337-3
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-1
  • Official Rating 70
  • Trainer S Gollings
  • Jockey S H James

chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace

11(8)
Silk - DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond

Ordinal

156
7/1
  • Form 07-
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-1
  • Trainer M Johnston
  • Jockey J Fanning

held up in touch, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong

12(9)
Silk - Pink, Emerald Green epaulets and armlets, hooped cap
  • Form 32
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-1
  • Trainer R M H Cowell
  • Jockey Oisin Murphy

tracked leaders in 3rd, led over 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, no extra

13(3)
Silk - Yellow, White spots, Royal Blue and Yellow striped sleeves, Royal Blue cap, White star
25/1
  • Form 4-0
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-1
  • Trainer Ian Williams
  • Jockey George Downing

towards rear and outpaced

In depth

Verdict

A fairly inauspicious start to proceedings, though it's interesting that Avalanche Express has been kept in training as he was second over 7f on soft ground at Redcar last year. That's probably the best form on offer, though he is giving 13lb to the three-year-olds. SPICE MILL has already proved himself on Fibresand with a couple of places and he would have got closer over 5f here earlier in the month had he not blown the start – he could go one better if getting away on terms. Iconic Figure has been third twice here over 5f but the Mount Nelson newcomer African Blessing, whose half-brother won at Wolverhampton, is more interesting given his stable's current good form.

Formwatch

Avalanche Express 3-1fav (9-7) Keen close up, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 10, 7 1/4l behind Live Dangerously (9-0) at Goodwood 7f hcp (5) sft in Aug.

Eddy Mercs 33-1 (10-0) Chased leaders, soon outpaced towards rear, headway when hampered on inside over 4f out, no danger after, last of 7, dist behind Hutton (8-9) at Southwell 1m mdn stks (5) pol in Feb.

Kestrel Dot Com Oasis Dream gelding out of Tanfidh.

Silver Bid (USA) 50-1 (10-0) Behind, pushed along over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, soon headway, kept on same pace, 6th of 12, 5 1/2l behind Ian Fleming (8-13) at Wolverhampton 7f mdn stks (4) pol in Mar.

Ay Up Audrey Desideratum M out of Smiddy Hill.

Desafinado (IRE) 14-1 (9-8) Always towards rear, ran very wide bend 2f out, 8th of 9, 11 3/4l behind Bear Faced (8-9) at Lingfield 7f mdn stks (5) pol in Jan.

Aegean Boy 25-1 (9-5) Dwelt soon prominent, led halfway, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 9, 10 1/4l behind September Issue (9-5) at Southwell 5f mdn stks (5) pol in Mar.

African Blessing Mount Nelson gelding out of Bella Beguine.

Chez Vegas 33-1 (9-5) Dwelt in rear, headway towards far side over 1f out, nearest finish, 4th of 9, 6 1/4l behind September Issue (9-5) at Southwell 5f mdn stks (5) pol in Mar.

Iconic Figure (IRE) 11-8fav (8-13) With leader, hard ridden well over 1f out, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 7, 3 3/4l behind James Bond Girl (9-9) at Southwell 5f mdn stks (5) pol in Jan.

Ordinal 25-1 (9-5) Soon led, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 14, 8 1/2l behind Captain Dion (9-5) at Redcar 6f mdn stks (5) sft in Oct.

Spice Mill (IRE) 9-2 (9-5) In touch, headway 2f out, edged left and soon switched left approaching final furlong, kept on one pace, 2nd of 9, 2 1/2l behind September Issue (9-5) at Southwell 5f mdn stks (5) pol in Mar.

St Andrews (IRE) 7-1 (8-13) Towards rear, pushed along 3f out, never dangerous, 11th of 12, 13l behind Ian Fleming (8-13) at Wolverhampton 7f mdn stks (4) pol in Mar.