Today's racecards

Windsor

  • 19:00 Breeders' Backing Racing E.B.F. Maiden Stakes5f 10y

  • Winner £2,911 2nd £866 3rd £433 4th £216
  • Going: Good to Firm (Watered)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 0m 59.97s
  • Off time: 19:01:03
19:00 Windsor Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Speed The Plough 5/4
2nd Taquka (IRE) 7/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 (6) Dark Blue, Yellow epaulets, Dark Blue sleeves, Yellow spots Gulland Rock
Nag me
2 9-5 W R Muir S J Drowne 12/113.00
2 (1) D22 Purple and white diamonds, purple sleeves Speed The Plough 28
Nag meBeaten Favourite
2 9-5 Richard Hannon R L Moore 5/42.25
3 (5) 322 Brown, Turquoise Blue sleeves and cap Taquka (IRE) 16
Nag me
2 9-5 R M Beckett Jim Crowley 7/42.75
4 (3) Black, Red disc, Black and White check sleeves, White cap Elite Freedom (IRE)
Nag me
2 9-0 J Hughes Catherine Gannon 33/134.00
5 (4) 4 ORANGE and PURPLE (quartered), EMERALD GREEN sleeves and cap Skinny Love 14
Nag me
2 9-0 R M H Cowell J Doyle 8/19.00
6 (2) 232 Light blue and yellow (quartered), light blue sleeves and cap Stellarta 19
Nag me
2 9-0 M Blanshard T P Queally 9/110.00

Verdict

Taquka almost scraped home at Lingfield under positive tactics and while Ralph Beckett's charge is sure to give another good account, he may find SPEED THE PLOUGH too hot in this maiden. Richard Hannon's colt was turned over by a stable companion on his previous visit to Windsor but with a better draw to work from, he can break his duck at the fourth time of asking. Stellarta hasn't been too far away on her three outings so far and she plugged on resolutely at Salisbury on what was her first race on turf. Gulland Rock was far from a cheap purchase at the sales and as a half-brother to a Listed winner, Willie Muir's charge is watched closely in the market on debut. Skinny Love was very green on debut and should have learnt plenty for that experience.