Catterick

  • 14:30 European Breeders' Fund Maiden Fillies' Stakes5f

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 0m 59.12s
  • Off time: 14:31:04
14:30 Catterick Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Orchid Street (USA) 7/4
2nd Lady Kildare (IRE) 11/2
3rd Normandy Maid 6/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 (10) 5 RED, BLACK disc and sleeves Empress Royal 54
Nag me
2 9-0 M Dods P Makin 17/29.50
2 (3) LIGHT BLUE, DARK BLUE braces, sleeves and cap Holy Arrangement (IRE)
Nag me
2 9-0 Pat Morris Stephen Craine 40/141.00
4 (9) 53 Royal Blue, Red chevron, Red sleeves, White armlets, White cap, Red star Lady Kildare (IRE) 26
Nag me
2 9-0 Jedd O'Keeffe P Donaghy (5) 11/26.50
5 (2) 420 Pink, light green striped sleeves and cap Miserere (IRE) 35
Nag me
2 9-0 J S Wainwright P McDonald 9/110.00
7 (6) Red, Black seams, White sleeves, Black seams, Black cap, Red star Normandy Maid
Nag me
2 9-0 R A Fahey P Hanagan 6/17.00
8 (7) 282 Red, Yellow stars, Red sleeves, Royal Blue stars, Red cap, Yellow star Orchid Street (USA) 26
Nag meBeaten Favourite
2 9-0 Mrs A Duffield Barry McHugh (3) 7/42.75
9 (4) 7 Grey, White epaulets Royal Hush 46
Nag me
2 9-0 K A Ryan F Norton 9/25.50
10 (8) 5 Tan, Red sleeves, Cream cap, Red spots Tancred Spirit 40
Nag me
2 9-0 P T Midgley T Hamilton 16/117.00
Non runners
3 (5)6Immacolata (IRE)29-0A BerryP Mathers
6 (1)34Misscomplacent29-0Mrs A DuffieldNon Runner

Verdict

Normandy Maid is bred to be a decent sprinter but in the absence of a market guide to assess her chance we'll side with ORCHID STREET. Anne Duffield's filly shaped well on her debut at Thirsk before finishing down the field in Beverley's Hilary Needler. The form of the latter contest hasn't worked out particularly well but Orchid Street seemed to have continued her progression when just denied over course and distance, two places ahead of a subsequent scorer, and that experience makes her the one to beat. That said she's clearly no superstar so money for Normandy Maid should be taken seriously. She's the first foal of a very speedily bred dam, who is from the family of high-class Cape Of Good Hope, so conditions should be ideal ahead of her debut. With the yard firing in juvenile winners this term it'd be foolish to ignore confidence in the market. Lady Kildare may be next best as she's only got half a length to find with Orchid Street on their meeting here last time and she's arguably open to more improvement. However, unlike last time she's drawn outside our pick today and may once again finish behind her. Miserere finished behind Orchid Street in the Hilary Needler and needs to find plenty of improvement on her first start since, Empress Royal attracted support but showed little on her debut and needs to do better whilst Misscomplacent looks the second-string. Perhaps not the strongest of maidens then, but a good opportunity for Orchid Street to score.