Today's racecards

Nottingham

  • 15:40 European Breeders' Fund Maiden Stakes1m 75y

  • Winner £4,533 2nd £1,349 3rd £674 4th £337
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 52.06s
  • Off time: 15:40:27
15:40 Nottingham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Specific Gravity (FR) 5/1
2nd Glencadam Gold (IRE) 16/1
3rd Halfsin (IRE) 9/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (8) 04 Purple, Gold braid, Scarlet sleeves, Black velvet cap, Gold fringe Audacious 27
Nag me
2 9-3 Sir Michael Stoute R L Moore 10/111.91
3 (4) Royal Blue and Grey stripes, Royal Blue sleeves, Grey cap Glencadam Gold (IRE)
Nag me
2 9-3 Sir H R A Cecil P Hanagan 16/117.00
4 (7) Orange and Royal Blue stripes, Orange sleeves, Royal Blue cap Greyfriars Drummer
Nag me
2 9-3 M Johnston Greg Fairley 22/123.00
5 (6) 32 Grey, Emerald Green inverted triangle, sleeves and cap Halfsin (IRE) 19
Nag me
2 9-3 M Botti William Buick 9/43.25
6 (10) 00 Dark blue, yellow cross belts, yellow and dark blue striped sleeves, dark blue and yellow striped cap Henry Bond 77
Nag me
2 9-3 b1 S A Harris Declan Cannon (5) 200/1201.00
8 (9) 0 Orange, White sleeves, Orange stars, Orange cap, White stars Kepler's Law 6
Nag me
2 9-3 Sir Mark Prescott S Sanders 100/1101.00
9 (13) 7 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Makyaal (IRE) 20
Nag me
2 9-3 J L Dunlop R Hills 28/129.00
10 (3) 8 Beige, large maroon spots and spots on cap Mokalif 20
Nag me
2 9-3 M L W Bell Hayley Turner 66/167.00
11 (11) 4 Dark Blue, Light Blue cross belts, striped sleeves, White cap Specific Gravity (FR) 20
Nag me
2 9-3 Sir H R A Cecil I Mongan 5/16.00
12 (5) 808 Dark Green, Red chevron, chevrons on sleeves, Dark Green cap, Red diamond Night Witch (IRE) 8
Nag me
2 8-12 E J Creighton S W Kelly 59 100/1101.00
13 (12) 0 Dark Green, Royal Blue diamond Royal Reason 18
Nag me
2 8-12 M R Channon S Hitchcott 50/151.00
Non runners
2 (1)Chillianwallah29-3J W UnettR Kingscote
7 (2)9Indian Jack (IRE)29-3A BaileyA Kirby

Verdict

AUDACIOUS ran with great credit in as strong a back-end maiden as you're likely to find last time and can make the most of this relative drop in grade. Sir Michael Stoute's son of Derby winner Motivator wasn't given a hard time close home in that Doncaster contest having previously finished down the field in a race that's produced plenty of winners and with ground conditions likely to suit he's going to take some stopping. Halfsin seemed to find a little improvement between his first two starts and a continuation of that progression will see him close although with some well-bred newcomers on display here he'll need to do that. Pick of those may be Greyfriars Drummer, who is a half-brother to the smart Lovelace, ahead of Glencadam Gold, while Henry Cecil is double-handed thanks to Specific Gravity and along with Makyaal he too needs considering.