Today's racecards

York

  • 16:20 Stratford Place Stud For Breeders Cup Winners E.b.f. Maiden Stakes6f

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 13.94s
  • Off time: 16:20:25
16:20 York Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st No Hubris (USA) 7/2
2nd Flying Statesman (USA) 10/1
3rd Beethoven (IRE) 9/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 (6) Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Almadaa
Nag me
2 9-3 E A L Dunlop R Hills 7/18.00
2 (4) Royal blue, orange disc, striped sleeves and cap Beethoven (IRE)
Nag me
2 9-3 A P O'Brien J P Murtagh 9/43.25
3 (8) Purple, Gold braid, Scarlet sleeves, Black velvet cap, Gold fringe Fine Sight
Nag me
2 9-3 Richard Hannon R L Moore 10/111.00
4 (1) Light blue and maroon diabolo, halved sleeves, maroon cap Flying Statesman (USA)
Nag me
2 9-3 R A Fahey P Hanagan 10/111.00
5 (9) Pink and Royal Blue stripes, Pink sleeves, Royal Blue armlets, Pink cap Kerolad (IRE)
Nag me
2 9-3 N Wilson P M Quinn 50/151.00
6 (3) Pink, Emerald Green chevron, halved sleeves, quartered cap No Hubris (USA)
Nag me
2 9-3 P F I Cole J F Egan 7/24.50
7 (7) Yellow, beige seams, yellow sleeves and cap Original Dancer (IRE)
Nag me
2 9-3 M Johnston R Ffrench 9/110.00
8 (5) 42 Maroon and Yellow check, Maroon sleeves, Yellow cap Trade Secret 40
Nag me
2 9-3 M Brittain A Munro 7/18.00
9 (10) Royal Blue, White seams, chevrons on sleeves, White cap Hasty (IRE)
Nag me
2 8-12 B W Hills M Hills 10/111.00
10 (2) 94 Dark Blue, Light Blue chevron, White cap Tagula Pearl (IRE) 19
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2 8-12 I W McInnes P Mathers 50/151.00

Verdict

BEETHOVEN is taken to follow in his father Oratorio's hoofprints and win on debut, while Original Dancer may prove to be the best value-for-money purchase among them and can show up well. Aidan O'Brien won this in 2005 with Marcus Andronicus and Beethoven, a 260,000 euros purchase, has similar credentials. Likely to stay at least 10f at three, this is an ideal starting trip for the colt, who is also related to numerous top milers, and he is likely to have too much class today. If he doesn't fire, however, then Original Dancer looks to be the one. Costing just 40,000 euros, Mark Johnston's juvenile is a full brother to the top class Barbajuan, who won his first two starts at two, when he was very effective over sprint trips. The ground should also suit and he looks likely to prove a very shrewd buy. Flying Statesman is another nicely bred runner here and he too looks likely to go on to better things at three. Coming from a yard that has been in top form market support would make him more interesting. The same applies to No Hubris, who might be best watched this time. Almadaa, on the other hand, should be primed to show good form as a juvenile, being related to plenty of winners at this age and over similar trips, so he is short list material. Hasty is another who looks more likely to improve with age and for today Beethoven can call the tune.