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17:30 Warwick

McDonalds Maiden Stakes (Class D)

  • 13 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 22y
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 38.28s
  • 13 Ran
1st
Silk -
7/1

    3rd
    Silk -
    1(1)
    Silk - Purple, Mauve star, Purple sleeves, Mauve stars and stars on cap
    100/1
    • Form 0/
    • Age 4
    • Weight 9-7

    slowly into stride, always behind

    2(9)
    Silk - White, Black chevron, Pink cap
    150/1
    • Form 00/000-0
    • Age 5
    • Weight 9-7

    prominent until weakened over 3f out

    3(11)
    Silk - Green, Red hoops, quartered cap
    40/1
    • Age 4
    • Weight 9-7

    behind, stayed on from over 1f out, never nearer

    4(5)
    Silk - White, Red epaulets, sleeves and star on cap
    100/1
    • Form 0/00-0
    • Age 4
    • Weight 9-2

    prominent, short of room 3f out, soon weakened

    5(10)
    Silk - Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap
    7/1
    • Age 3
    • Weight 8-12

    held up, headway over 2f out, led over 1f out, strongly challenged inside final furlong, stayed on well

    6(12)
    Silk - ORANGE, BLACK hoop, WHITE cap
    20/1
    • Age 3
    • Weight 8-12

    held up, ridden over 3f out, never dangerous

    7(3)
    Silk - Light Blue and White (quartered), hooped sleeves, Light Blue cap
    • Form 0-0
    • Age 3
    • Weight 8-12

    always behind

    8(13)
    Silk - Maroon, Silver sash, hooped cap

    Revolve

    11
    8/1
    • Form 5
    • Age 3
    • Weight 8-12

    close up, ridden to lead 3f out, headed over 1f out, onepaced

    9(7)
    Silk - Yellow, black sash, white sleeves, black and white quartered cap
    • Age 3
    • Weight 8-12

    held up in touch, driven to challenge over 2f out, every chance over 1f out, edged right under pressure inside final furlong, no extra

    10(6)
    Silk - White, Dark Blue armlets and cap
    7/2
    • Form 204-434
    • Age 3
    • Weight 8-7

    led, headed and hampered 3f out, soon ridden, weakened over 1f out

    11(2)
    Silk - Beige, Royal Blue sleeves and cap
    20/1
    • Age 3
    • Weight 8-7

    always behind

    12(4)
    Silk - Dark Green, Maroon chevron and cap
    • Form 0-50
    • Age 3
    • Weight 8-7

    tracked leaders, ridden and effort over 2f out, soon onepaced

    13(8)
    Silk - Red, White sash, Royal Blue cap
    Evs
    • Form 2-
    • Age 3
    • Weight 8-7

    held up in touch, headway over 2f out, every chance over 1f out, carried right well inside final furlong, kept on

    In depth

    Verdict

    Division two of the maiden can see Ice Palace defy an absence to overcome the fitter Bijoux and interesting newcomer Alkaadhem. Ice Palace went off fancied on her Lingfield introduction last August thanks to some encouraging homework, but she was taken off her feet by Avonbridge due to the very fast ground. Off the track since, she has been striding out well at home and will appreciate any rain. Owned by the Chevely Park Stud, the number one priority will be to earn black type before being shipped off to the paddocks. Out to stop her is the much more experienced Bijoux who chased home Nasij at Ascot last July but who has failed to build on that promise since. She was even tried over a mile and a half at Chepstow a month ago, and patently lacks a gear. If Ice Palace is to be turned over then it could be by Alkaadhem, a son of Green Desert whose stable had a first time out winner the other day, also owned by Hamdan Al Maktoum. These maidens do tend to throw up the odd surprise result, but we will stay loyal with Ice Palace to oblige.