Today's racecards

Windsor

  • 16:00 European Breeders' Fund Maiden Stakes 1m 67y

  • Winner £3,403 2nd £1,301 3rd £646 4th £312
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 51.56s
  • Off time: 16:01:04
16:00 Windsor Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Escholido (IRE) 2/1
2nd Hermes 12/1
3rd Afaara (IRE) 16/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (5) Royal blue Air Of Grace (IRE)
Nag me
2 9-3 M Al Zarooni Ahmed Ajtebi 7/24.50
2 (9) Grey and royal blue (quartered), yellow sleeves and cap Conjuror's Bluff
Nag me
2 9-3 Richard Hannon R Hughes 11/26.50
3 (2) Emerald green, white cross of lorraine, armlets and cap Ede'sajolygoodfelo
Nag me
2 9-3 P Phelan Jemma Marshall (5) 66/167.00
4 (3) 232 Royal blue, dark green sleeves, dark green cap, white spots Escholido (IRE) 25
Nag meBeaten Favourite
2 9-3 B W Hills M Hills 77 2/13.00
5 (7) Red, Emerald Green disc Hermes
Nag me
2 9-3 R M Beckett Jim Crowley 12/113.00
6 (10) Red, Pink star and sleeves, Orange cap Osgoodisgood
Nag me
2 9-3 S C Williams Saleem Golam 33/134.00
7 (8) 98 Orange, Emerald Green chevron and armlets, Emerald Green cap, Orange star Phoenix Fantasy (IRE) 24
Nag me
2 9-3 J G Portman S J Craine 100/1101.00
8 (1) 9 Light Blue and Black stripes, Black sleeves and cap Sergeant Troy (IRE) 38
Nag me
2 9-3 R Charlton T E Durcan 8/19.00
9 (4) 04 Purple, Yellow star and armlets Star Commander 18
Nag me
2 9-3 M H Tompkins Liam Jones 5/16.00
10 (11) 9 Black, Yellow stripe, striped sleeves, quartered cap Afaara (IRE) 27
Nag me
2 8-12 Mrs A J Perrett Dane O'Neill 16/117.00
11 (6) 08700 ROYAL BLUE, WHITE hoop, WHITE sleeves, ROYAL BLUE armlets, WHITE cap Complicate 17
Nag me
2 8-12 p1 Andrew Reid J-P Guillambert 48 100/1101.00

Verdict

Escholido sets a decent standard and will surely find a race before the end of the season but it may just be worth taking him on with AIR OF GRACE. This is a somewhat belated debut for a colt that made 170,000 guineas at the breeze-ups but he clearly impressed on the track in April and is taken to make a winning start to his career before tackling middle distances next season. Conjuror's Bluff, Hermes and Osgoodisgood are other newcomers for whom market support would be of interest whilst Sergeant Troy and Afaara hail from yards whose juveniles often derive considerable improvement from their initial outings and the ring may reflect how much progress they've made in the interim.