16:45 York

Shirley Heights E.B.F. Maiden Stakes (Class D3) (Class 3)

  • 11 Runners
  • Distance: 7f 205y
  • Going: Good
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Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 42.27s
  • 11 Ran
Silk - Royal Blue, White chevron and armlets, quartered cap
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-0
  • Trainer Sir Michael Stoute
  • Jockey Kieron Fallon

slowly into stride, held up, outpaced over 3f out, soon ridden, stayed on final 2f

Silk - Dark Green, White chevron, White sleeves, Dark Green seams, Dark Green cap
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-0
  • Trainer J Noseda
  • Jockey E Ahern

slowly into stride, soon tracking leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on to lead inside final furlong

Silk - Emerald Green, Yellow chevrons, Emerald Green sleeves, Yellow stars and stars on cap
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-0
  • Trainer O Brennan
  • Jockey J Quinn

slowly away, raced keen and soon tracking leaders, lost place over 2f out

Silk - Yellow, White spots, Yellow and Royal Blue striped sleeves, Royal Blue cap, White star
  • Form 000
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-0
  • Trainer J G Given
  • Jockey Tony Culhane

always behind, never dangerous

Silk - Yellow, Black hoop, Black Sleeves, yellow stars, yellow cap, black star
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-0
  • Trainer P Haslam
  • Jockey G Faulkner

chased leaders, weakened over 2f

Silk - YELLOW, BLACK epaulets
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-0
  • Trainer M R Channon
  • Jockey Ted Durcan

chased leaders until lost place over 3f

Silk - Royal blue
  • Form 2
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-0
  • Trainer S bin Suroor
  • Jockey L Dettori

led, quickened pace over 3f, ridden over 2f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra

Silk - Purple, Maroon braces, Light Blue sleeves, Maroon stars, Light Blue cap, Maroon star
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-0
  • Trainer A M Balding
  • Jockey M Dwyer

held up, effort over 2f out, never dangerous

Silk - Emerald Green, Black epaulets, striped sleeves, Emerald Green cap
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-0
  • Trainer M Johnston
  • Jockey K Darley

chased leaders, ridden 2f out, every chance inside final furlong until edged left and no extra towards finish

Silk - Dark Blue and White diamonds


  • Form 06
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-0
  • Trainer M Tompkins
  • Jockey P Robinson

prominent, outpaced over 3f out, never dangerous

Silk - Royal Blue, Yellow epaulets, diabolo on sleeves
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-9
  • Trainer M Magnusson
  • Jockey P Hanagan

in touch, pushed along and outpaced over 2f out, kept on final furlong, no impression

  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-0
  • Trainer C Hills
  • Jockey Michael Hills

In depth


Noble Duty can make his brief experience count against Blue Train, and Mahmjra in division two of the maiden. Godolphin have a fancied candidate in division one and in Noble Duty, have the ideal candidate to mop up the second leg. From the first crop of Dubai Millennium, he holds no fancy entries at this stage but shaped like a certain future winner when chasing home Merchant on his Newbury debut. That was a solid effort, given the exploits of Michael Bell's charge this term, and Noble Duty need only improve a few pounds to go one better. Blue Train is very well bred, being by Sadler's Wells out of Igreja, a Group 1 winner. He has by all a accounts been working well at home but a watching brief may be advisable unless he is heavily punted. Mahmjra comes from a stable full of juvenile talent lately, so will be expected to perform well, while Tarraman comes from the stable that houses the current 2,000 Guineas favourite Shamardal so is worth a mention. Experience counts for a lot though, and for that reason, Noble Duty is selected.