Newbury

  • 14:00 Don Deadman Memorial European Breeders' Fund Maiden Stakes 7f

  • Winner £4,857 2nd £1,445 3rd £722 4th £361
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 30.64s
  • Off time: 14:05:38
14:00 Newbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Treasury Devil (USA) 9/4
2nd General Synod 5/4
3rd Cocohatchee 11/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (4) ROYAL BLUE, YELLOW stripe, YELLOW sleeves, ROYAL BLUE armlets and star on YELLOW cap Charles Camoin (IRE)
Nag me
2 9-3 S Kirk L P Keniry 50/151.00
2 (6) 242 Brown, beige stars, yellow sleeves and cap Cocohatchee 36
Nag meBeaten Favourite
2 9-3 P Phelan D Sweeney 77 11/112.00
3 (11) DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Colebrooke
Nag me
2 9-3 M Johnston K Fallon 6/17.00
4 (3) Royal Blue, Purple hoop and diamond on cap Fleeting Tiger
Nag me
2 9-3 J L Dunlop E Ahern 33/134.00
5 (7) Purple, Gold braid, Scarlet sleeves, Black velvet cap, Gold fringe General Synod
Nag me
2 9-3 R Hannon R Hughes 5/42.25
6 (10) Purple, beige star, purple sleeves, beige stars and cap Ollywood
Nag me
2 9-3 A W Carroll S Sanders 100/1101.00
7 (8) Orange and Royal Blue diabolo, Yellow sleeves, Royal Blue stars and stars on cap Reach Out
Nag me
2 9-3 B G Powell R Kennemore (3) 100/1101.00
8 (5) Royal Blue, White striped sleeves, White cap Red Eyes
Nag me
2 9-3 B J Meehan M Dwyer 16/117.00
9 (9) Red, Emerald Green triple diamond, armlets and diamond on cap Reflect (IRE)
Nag me
2 9-3 R Hannon S J Drowne 33/134.00
10 (1) Pink, Grey sash Treasury Devil (USA)
Nag me
2 9-3 J H M Gosden W Buick 9/43.25
11 (2) Pink, Emerald Green chevron, halved sleeves, quartered cap Traffic Sister (USA)
Nag me
2 8-12 J S Moore N Callan 33/134.00

Verdict

General Synod commands respect given his roots however next year may be his zenith and so preference is for the more precociously bred (and priced) TREASURY DEVIL. John Gosden's colt cost a million bucks and is out of a mare who was a triple winner at two and was also placed in the 1000 Guineas; sprinting looks the name of the game. Cocohatchee has three runs under his belt but he fluffed a good chance at Epsom last time and despite his fourth to Eucharist reading well he is taken on, with Colebrooke and Fleeting Tiger other newcomers to be interested in. Red Eyes is likely to appreciate further in time but he would arouse some interest with market support, a comment that also applies to the Richard Hannon duo of Reflect (pedigree suggests he will want ten furlongs before long) and General Synod (majority of relatives were better in their second season).