13:55 Thirsk

Visit The All New racinguk.com Maiden Stakes (Class 5)

  • 9 Runners
  • Distance: 5f
  • Going: Soft (Good to Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £7,400 added
  • Winner: £4,787
  • 2nd: £1,424
  • 3rd: £712
  • 4th: £356
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 1.11s
  • Off Time: 14:00:21
  • 9 Ran
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-5
  • Trainer: R A Fahey
  • Jockey: D Nolan

in rear, pushed along halfway, never on terms

  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-5
  • Trainer: D O'Meara
  • Jockey: D Tudhope

towards rear, pushed along 3f out, weakened 2f out

  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-5
  • Trainer: K A Ryan
  • Jockey: S A Gray

dwelt in touch, ridden and effort 2f out, not trouble leaders

  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-5
  • Trainer: T D Easterby
  • Jockey: D Allan

tracked leaders, led approaching final furlong, ran on strongly

  • Form: 3
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-5
  • Trainer: R A Fahey
  • Jockey: P Hanagan

led, ridden and headed approaching final furlong, soon outpaced by winner

  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-0
  • Trainer: Ollie Pears
  • Jockey: A Mullen

keen towards rear, never on terms

  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-0
  • Trainer: T Coyle
  • Jockey: D C Costello

pressed leader, ridden 2f out, outpaced final furlong

  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-0
  • Trainer: B Ellison
  • Jockey: Ben Robinson

close up, ridden halfway, weakened 2f out

  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-0
  • Trainer: M W Easterby
  • Jockey: Nathan Evans

in touch, pushed along halfway, weakened over 1f out

In depth


On soft going a low draw is occasionally an advantage of the straight course and here and WASNTEXPECTINGTHAT starts from stall one. A staying-on third behind a subsequent winner in the Brocklesby at Doncaster last month, he can make the most of his experience. Richard Fahey also runs Connaught Court but the Dandy Man colt Smart Illusion may be a bigger danger. The Great Heir cost 33,000 euros and is a half-brother to a colt who made a winning debut as a juvenile at Windsor last year.


Connaught Court Paco Boy colt out of Arculinge.

Smart Illusion (IRE) Dandy Man colt out of Deceptive.

The Great Heir (FR) Pedro The Great colt out of Lady Mckell.

Vintage Brut Dick Turpin colt out of Traditionelle.

Wasntexpectingthat 7-2 (9-3) Towards rear, headway over 1f out, kept on towards finish, 3rd of 13, 2l behind Izzer (9-3) at Doncaster 5f stks (4) sft in Mar.

Brambling Bated Breath filly out of Ofelia.

Dragon Beat (IRE) Dragon Pulse filly out of Dreamaway.

Juals Spirit (IRE) Raven's Pass filly out of Bahama Spirit.

Lady Lavinia Burwaaz filly out of El Molino Blanco.