Thirsk

  • 13:45 European Breeders' Fund Maiden Stakes5f

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 0m 58.91s
  • Off time: 13:47:29
13:45 Thirsk Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Normandy Maid 9/2
2nd Boundaries 7/2
3rd Gottcher 6/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (10) 49242 White, dark blue epaulets, dark blue and white halved sleeves, quartered cap Boundaries 7
Nag me
2 9-3 T D Easterby D Allan 72 7/24.50
2 (1) 6 Royal blue and yellow diabolo, yellow sleeves, royal blue stars, yellow cap Brave Tiger (IRE) 51
Nag me
2 9-3 t S C Williams William Carson 16/117.00
3 (14) 3 Light blue, royal blue seams, sleeves and cap Ezzles (USA) 9
Nag me
2 9-3 P F I Cole S De Sousa 9/25.50
4 (8) 6 Black, Yellow star and armlets, Red cap Gottcher 42
Nag me
2 9-3 T D Barron P Makin 6/17.00
6 (3) 0 PINK, BLACK epaulets and diamond on cap Iwantobreakfree 19
Nag me
2 9-3 P D Evans Catherine Gannon 100/1101.00
7 (2) ROYAL BLUE, PINK chevrons, ROYAL BLUE cap Je Suis Unrockstar
Nag me
2 9-3 J A Glover L Vickers 50/151.00
8 (12) 9 Black, White sleeves, Light Blue cap Ozzies Storm Cats (USA) 13
Nag me
2 9-3 J J Quinn T Eaves 33/134.00
9 (5) 54 Yellow, Royal Blue spots, Royal Blue sleeves, Yellow spots Reason To Believe (IRE) 10
Nag me
2 9-3 B Haslam P McDonald 12/113.00
10 (11) 0 Pink, black epaulets, white cap Urban Kode (IRE) 19
Nag me
2 9-3 P D Evans A Mullen (3) 33/134.00
11 (4) Royal Blue, White hoops and sleeves, Red and White hooped cap Vetvey (IRE)
Nag me
2 9-3 M Johnston P Mulrennan 5/16.00
12 (6) 6 Maroon, White star, White sleeves, Maroon stars, Maroon cap, White stars Watts Up Son 6
Nag me
2 9-3 t D Carroll D Nolan 40/141.00
13 (9) 3 Red, Black seams, White sleeves, Black seams, Black cap, Red star Normandy Maid 31
Nag me
2 8-12 R A Fahey T Hamilton 9/25.50
14 (13) Orange, White star, Orange sleeves, White stars, Black cap, White star Shesastar
Nag me
2 8-12 T D Barron S Hitchcott 16/117.00
Non runners
5 (7)3Insolenceofoffice (IRE)29-3Mrs A DuffieldM Fenton

Verdict

Not many of those with experience have caught the imagination as yet and, although Boundaries and Normandy Maid have shaped with promise; the Mark Johnston-trained VETVEY makes most appeal as he is an interesting newcomer that can be expected to have been stringently put through its paces at home. Being a son of former high-class sprinter Fasliyev, the selection will be a formidable opponent if he has inherited the battling qualities of his sire, who retired unbeaten from short but stellar career. Obviously a check on the betting would be advisable before just assuming he is worthy of anything more than a speculative interest on his racecourse debut. However, as Boundaries is already in danger of being exposed as ordinary and Normandy Star needs to have improved from his first outing if he is going to be a player; Vetvey appears to have been placed to good effect today. If he is going to fulfil his Middle Park Stakes entry, the selection would be expected to take a race like this in his stride.