Newcastle

  • 19:00 bet365.com Maiden Fillies' Stakes1m 4f 93y

  • Winner £2,588 2nd £770 3rd £385 4th £192
  • Going: Good to Firm, Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 41.59s
  • Off time: 19:02:30
19:00 Newcastle Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Divergence (IRE) 7/2
2nd Shalwa 3/1
3rd Huffoof (IRE) 15/8

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (3) 688996- Brown, Pink Cross of Lorraine and sleeves, Pink and Brown quartered cap Miss Mohawk (IRE) 216
Nag me
4 9-12 A D Brown P Pickard (3) 42 100/1101.00
3 (4) 5 BROWN, WHITE sash, WHITE cap Sweetie Royale (IRE) 84
Nag me
4 9-12 J S Wainwright D Nolan 100/1101.00
4 (7) 988- Black, Red disc Under Ambition 254
Nag me
5 9-12 F Watson A Carter (5) 36 150/1151.00
5 (5) Jade Green, Flame hooped sleeves, Black cap Attention Seaker
Nag me
3 8-7 T D Easterby D Fentiman 25/126.00
6 (10) 65-2 White, Emerald Green star, Emerald Green sleeves, White stars, White cap, Emerald Green star Divergence (IRE) 28
Nag me
3 8-7 M L W Bell Hayley Turner 71 7/24.50
7 (6) 2 YELLOW, BLACK epaulets Huffoof (IRE) 88
Nag me
3 8-7 R Varian Andrea Atzeni 15/82.88
8 (2) 3 Yellow, royal blue chevron, royal blue cap Shalwa 34
Nag meBeaten Favourite
3 8-7 M Botti N Mackay 3/14.00
10 (1) 3- RED, BLACK stars, RED sleeves Zeva 203
Nag me
3 8-7 D M Simcock Martin Lane 10/34.33
Non runners
2 (9)3-My Mum Mo59-12S G WestAmy Ryan
9 (8)0-Wadaa (USA)38-7J TateS De Sousa

Verdict

Zeva cost 170,000gns and made a promising start at Kempton in the autumn. She is sure to appreciate this step up in distance but so are a few of her rivals including Huffoof, second over a mile on her debut at Lingfield in February, and SHALWA. Marco Botti's Galileo filly gets the nod as she is a full sister to useful middle-distance winner Kite Wood and an Oaks entry suggests she'll improve markedly on her third at Lingfield. Divergence was second over this trip at Lingfield on her reappearance having been quite highly tried as a juvenile. She also has claims and Wadaa should find a race somewhere later this summer.