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19:00 Wolverhampton

Pontin's 'book Early' Maiden Stakes (Class 5)

  • 10 Runners
  • Distance: 5f 216y
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Fibresand
  • £4,500 added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 15.23s
  • Off Time: 19:01:16
  • 10 Ran
1(5)
Silk - Dark Green, large Yellow spots, Dark Green sleeves, Yellow spots, Yellow cap
11/2
  • Form 343-
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-3
  • Official Rating 66

mid-division to rear, effort and some progress 3f out, kept on, hung left handed

2(6)
Silk - Orange, Black seams, Orange cap, Black spots
7/4
  • Form 4402-22
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-3
  • Official Rating 68

tracked leaders, slightly hampered on bend over 3f out, ridden and outpaced 2f out, switched right over 1f out and ran on strongly final furlong

3(1)
Silk - White, Red epaulets, striped sleeves and cap
  • Form 2447-
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-3
  • Official Rating 70

in touch, took closer order 3f out, ridden over 2f out, edged left and led inside final furlong, ran on

4(10)
Silk - Red, white triple diamond, white and red striped sleeves, white cap
  • Form 76
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-3

always in rear

5(7)
Silk - YELLOW, RED sash, armlets and cap

Le Masque

16 BF
11/2
  • Form 6722-23
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-3
  • Official Rating 63

led, headed over 2f out, one pace

6(8)
Silk - Royal Blue, White stars, Royal Blue cap, White star
  • Form 35
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-3

tracked leaders, ridden to lead over 2f out, headed inside final furlong and weakened

7(2)
Silk - EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (halved), YELLOW sleeves, EMERALD GREEN cap
  • Form 7-
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-3

slowly into stride, ridden and hung left from over 1f out

8(9)
Silk - Black, White sash, Black sleeves, White stars, White cap, Black stars
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-12

in touch, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out

9(4)
Silk - Maroon, Grey diamond and sleeves
  • Form 0-
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-12

towards rear, never a factor

10(3)
Silk - Orange and Royal Blue (quartered), Orange and White striped sleeves, Royal Blue cap, Orange stars
16/1
  • Form 5
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-12

always in rear

In depth

Verdict

Go On Green, Le Masque and Bertie Swift form the shortlist in this maiden to open the card and the vote is given to Go On Green. The selection was a little disappointing at Lingfield last time but he had previously run well on the turf and he has the plum draw tonight. This should not take a great deal of winning and with Eddie Ahern doing the steering and the drop in trip expected to suit he should take plenty of beating. Le Masque has been in decent form of late but he seemed to find the minimum trip a little on the sharp side last time, so from a poor draw he can't really be fancied tonight. Bertie Swift has been running consistently well but he has had plenty of chances to get his head in front without taking one and he may have to settle for a minor role again here. Lady Fifer showed plenty of promise on her debut when finishing behind Bertie Swift but she is is sure to learn from the experience and she is well drawn so she could go well at a price. However, this looks a good opportunity for Go On Green who is taken to land the prize.

Formwatch

Amber Isle 11-2 (9-0) With leader, led over 2f out, headed 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 3rd of 5, 5l behind Little Eskimo (9-0) at W'hampton 7f 2yo mdn (5) pol in Dec.

Bertie Swift 9-2 (9-0) Tracked leader, ridden and with winner 1f out, unable to quicken, 2nd of 9, 1l behind Comrade Cotton (8-2) at Lingfield 6f 3yo hcp (5) pol in Jan.

Go On Green (IRE) 3-1 (9-3) Prominent, hampered on bend 2f out, effort approaching 1f out, slightly hampered, weakened final furlong, 7th of 11, 7l behind Murrin (9-3) at Lingfield 7f 2yo mdn (5) pol in Sept.

Le Masque 11-8fav (9-0) Prominent, led halfway, headed and no extra inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 2l behind My Drop (9-3) at Southwell 5f 3yo mdn aut (6) fbs in Jan.

Not Now Lewis (IRE) 11-2 (8-11) Towards rear, ridden over 2f out, stayed on well final furlong, 5th of 13, 5l behind Going Skint (9-13) at Southwell 6f mdn stk (5) fbs in Jan.

Coleorton Dagger 8-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, weakened halfway, 10th of 11, 15l behind My Drop (9-3) at Southwell 5f 3yo mdn aut (6) fbs in Jan.

Diamond Key (IRE) 10-1 (8-12) Mid-division on inner, driven along 3f out, no impression straight, 13th of 18, 10l behind Offbeat Fashion (8-12) at Leopardstown 7f 2yo mdn gs in Nov.

Lady Fifer 25-1 (8-12) Towards rear, headway on wide outside over 1f out, kept on final furlong, never going pace to reach leaders, 5th of 10, 5l behind Fairnilee (8-12) at Kempton 6f 3yo mdn (5) pol in Jan.