Today's racecards

Nottingham

  • 14:10 Junction 17 Prestige Cars EBF Stallions Maiden Stakes6f 15y

  • Winner £3,234 2nd £962 3rd £481 4th £240
  • Going: Good to Firm (Firm in places in the back straight.)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 13.45s
  • Off time: 14:10:21
14:10 Nottingham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Flash Fire (IRE) 5/6
2nd Charming Thought 2/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 (7) BLACK, RED chevrons on sleeves, RED cap Bamboccianti
Nag me
2 9-5 R A Fahey George Chaloner (3) 8/19.00
2 (6) Royal blue Charming Thought
Nag me
2 9-5 C Appleby James Doyle 2/13.00
3 (1) 32 DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Flash Fire (IRE) 9
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2 9-5 M Johnston F Norton 5/61.83
4 (3) 52 Maroon, royal blue seams, dark blue sleeves, dark blue and maroon hooped cap Giannizzero (IRE) 15
Nag me
2 9-5 M Botti Daniel Muscutt (5) 16/117.00
5 (5) 76 Emerald green, large pink spots, white sleeves, pink cap Lopito de Vega (IRE) 16
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2 9-5 J G Given P Makin 100/1101.00
7 (4) 5 Black, red sleeves, white spots, red cap Red Harry (IRE) 28
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2 9-5 T P Tate A Elliott 40/141.00
8 (2) Beige, brown stars and sleeves, brown cap, beige stars Sir Veillance
Nag me
2 9-5 M Appleby A Mullen 66/167.00
Non runners
6 (8)Rainbow Orse29-5R M H CowellAdam Beschizza

Verdict

With entries in a number of this season's major sales races, Charming Thought is a fascinating debutant from the Godolphin team but FLASH FIRE has already performed with credit in two maidens and he is taken to gain due reward for his consistency. Mark Johnston's colt was third in a hot contest at Ascot and didn't do a great deal wrong when pipped close home at Pontefract. Richard Fahey has saddled a couple of juvenile winners at Nottingham this term so any market confidence behind Bamboccianti should not be ignored. His pedigree suggests that he will be better over further in time, though having realised a cool 270,000gns at the sales, connections will be keen to recoup some of their investment. Giannizzero has previous racecourse experience and while running green on an earlier visit to Colwick Park, he appears capable of going close.