Nottingham

  • 15:45 Watch Racing UK Anywhere Maiden Stakes1m 75y

  • Winner £2,588 2nd £770 3rd £385 4th £192
  • Going: Good to Firm (Firm in places in the back straight.)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 45.96s
  • Off time: 15:47:30
15:45 Nottingham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Above The Rest (IRE) 8/13
2nd Conquerant 7/4
3rd Norfolk Sound 14/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (4) 523 Black, Emerald Green stripe, Red cap Above The Rest (IRE) 9
Nag me
3 9-5 T Jarvis James Doyle 81 8/131.62
2 (5) 62-3623 Royal blue Conquerant 22
Nag meBeaten Favourite
3 9-5 p C Appleby Martin Lane 82 7/42.75
4 (1) Mauve, white braces, striped cap Hidden Power
Nag me
3 9-5 J Hughes J-P Guillambert 10/111.00
5 (3) 75 Black, Beige epaulets, striped sleeves and star on cap Focail Mear 14
Nag me
3 9-0 J Ryan Ryan Powell (3) 33/134.00
6 (10) 9 Grey, Pink hoops, quartered cap Highfield Lass 16
Nag me
3 9-0 C W Fairhurst M Stainton 33/134.00
7 (7) 60- Yellow, Black sash and cap, check sleeves Little Miss Becky 240
Nag me
3 9-0 G C Bravery P Donaghy 50/151.00
8 (9) 59 Beige, Dark Blue seams, Dark Blue cap Norfolk Sound 22
Nag me
3 9-0 C F Wall Samuel Clarke (7) 14/115.00
10 (2) 0 Royal blue, maroon disc, maroon and royal blue striped sleeves and cap Tobago Cays 46
Nag me
3 9-0 W G M Turner Ryan While (5) 66/167.00
Non runners
3 (8)5Guesshowmuchiloveu (IRE)39-5C FellowesCam Hardie
9 (6)Three Mmm's39-0S R BowringBilly Cray

Verdict

The boys in blue took last year's renewal of this prize and they will be hoping that Conquerant can be persuaded to get his head in front at the sixth time of asking. Despite tries over a variety of trips, a gelding operation, and the recent application of a visor, success has continued to elude the son of Dubawi and the cheekpieces are reapplied today. ABOVE THE REST has had just three racecourse starts and Tim Jarvis's colt looked to hold every chance at Kempton Park before hanging badly. The switch back to Turf and a left handed track could make all the difference and he is open to improvement. Hidden Power is related to a number of expensively bred sorts and he makes a belated racecourse debut for Jo Hughes. With the remainder likely to make more appeal once sent handicapping, Focail Mear appears one to watch with future races in mind.