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15:50 Wolverhampton

Special Offers @ Betdirect.Co.Uk Maiden Stakes (Class D)

  • 7 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 4f
  • Going: Standard/Fast
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Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 2m 45.28s
  • 7 Ran
1(6)
Silk - Mauve, Red stars, sleeves and star on cap

Argent

234
10/1
  • Form 3550-
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-0

held up in rear, pushed along over 6f out, behind when pulled up over 4f out

2(2)
Silk - Light Blue, Dark Blue epaulets, White sleeves, Dark Blue armlets, Dark Blue cap, White diamond
  • Form 404-223
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-0

with leader, led 8f out, ridden well over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, not quicken towards finish

3(4)
Silk - Emerald Green, Royal Blue chevrons, halved sleeves, quartered cap
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-0

slowly into stride, soon recovered to chase leaders, ridden and weakened over 5f out

4(1)
Silk - Black, Light Blue epaulets and armlets
11/2
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-0

led, headed 8f out, remained close-up, ridden over 5f out, soon weakened

5(5)
Silk - White, Brown braces, Amber cap
  • Form 040-
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-0

prominent, went 2nd over 5f out, ridden over 4f out, soon weakened

6(3)
Silk - Grey, Maroon sleeves and cap
  • Form 005
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-9

held up in touch, went 2nd over 4f out, soon ridden, led inside last, ran on

7(7)
Silk - Orange, Pink yoke, armlets on sleeves, Orange cap
  • Form 056-
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-9

held up in touch, ridden over 4f out, soon weakened

In depth

Verdict

This event will not take much winning and while John Gosden will not have too many in his yard rated at 61, Semelle De Vent should be capable of seeing off some moderate rivals with Bond Moonlight and Stage Two likely to be the ones to chase her home. The selection is a daughter of Sadlers Wells so anything she achieved as a 2-year-old was a bonus as she is sure to be better as a 3-year-old and her three juvenile runs showed enough promise to suggest she has race at this level in her. The Mark Johnston colt Stage Two was a major disappointing on his debut and while it is hard to ignore that blot on the copy book, he is related to plenty of winners in America and the likelihood is that he is capable of better than he has shown so far. Bond Moonlight has shown a fair level of form and is perhaps best judged on his second to Golden Quest over this trip. It is worth noting that Golden Quest has gone on to score since at Lingfield. Argent is stepped up in trip so could be interesting if the market vibes are positive, but for the winner we return to Semelle De Vent.