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  • 13:35 Erik Penser Bank E.B.F. Maiden Stakes5f 34y

  • £7,500 added 2yo 14 ran
  • Winner £4,857 2nd £1,445 3rd £722 4th £361
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 1m 1.11s
  • Off time: 13:35:26

Full result

13:35 Newbury Result 15th April 2011
Pos Draw Dist Horse Weight Jockey Trainer Age SP
1st (7) Magic City (IRE) 9-3 R Hughes Richard Hannon 2 4/1j
Made virtually all, edged left from over 2f out, clear 1f out, edged right and pushed out inside final furlong, ran on well, comfortably opened 4/1 touched 4/1
2nd (6) 6 Signifer (IRE) 9-3 Martin Harley (3) M R Channon 2 33/1
Always prominent, chased winner 2f out, ridden and stayed on inside final furlong, no impression opened 28/1 touched 33/1
3rd (3) ¾ Commissar 9-3 S De Sousa P F I Cole 2 4/1j
Chased leaders on outside, pushed along over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, edged right inside final furlong, stayed on, no chance with winner opened 6/1 touched 6/1
4th (12) Letsgoroundagain (IRE) 9-3 M Hills B W Hills 2 14/1
In rear, pushed along 3f out, ran on inside final furlong, finished well to take 4th towards finish, improve opened 11/1 touched 14/1
5th (9) 1 Chunky Diamond (IRE) 9-3 Jack Mitchell P W Chapple-Hyam 2 5/1
Slowly into stride, soon in mid-division, headway 3f out, not clear run against stands side rail over 2f out, soon switched left, weakened final 75 yards opened 11/2 touched 13/2
6th (5) ½ Pitt Rivers 9-3 S Hitchcott M R Channon 2 25/1
Mid-division, headway over 2f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, no chance with leaders opened 25/1 touched 25/1
7th (2) ¾ Tioman Legend 9-3 S Drowne R Charlton 2 10/1
Towards rear, switched left and headway 2f out, no extra inside final furlong opened 9/1 touched 11/1
8th (10) 1 Arabian Falcon 9-3 Martin Dwyer B J Meehan 2 12/1
Prominent, ridden over 2f out, unable to quicken with leaders, weakened final furlong opened 16/1 touched 16/1
9th (4) Coach Montana (IRE) 9-3 K Fallon Jane Chapple-Hyam 2 8/1
Towards rear, ridden over 3f out, well held over 1f out, switched left inside final furlong, never on terms opened 15/2 touched 8/1
10th (1) ¾ B Fifty Two (IRE) 9-3 S Sanders C Hills 2 40/1
Towards rear, pushed along and ran green 3f out, well held over 1f out, never on terms opened 50/1 touched 50/1
11th (13) Stepper Point 9-3 Hayley Turner W R Muir 2 40/1
With winner against stands side rail over 2f, weakened final furlong opened 50/1 touched 50/1
12th (15) ¾ Meloneras 8-12 J Millman B R Millman 2 66/1
Towards rear, ridden 3f out, well beaten final 2f opened 66/1 touched 66/1
13th (8) Powerful Wind (IRE) 9-3 David Probert R Harris 2 100/1
Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened entering final furlong opened 100/1 touched 100/1
PU (11) Regal Entrance 9-3 L Dettori J Noseda 2 6/1
Slowly into stride, never happy in rear, went wrong and pulled up over 2f out opened 5/1 touched 6/1
NR (14) Sixx 9-3 R L Moore Richard Hannon 2

Betting breakdown

Tote Win: £4.90 Tote Place: £2.00,9.60,1.60
Straight Forecast: £150.53 Exacta: £161.90 Trifecta: £0.00 Swingers: 1&2:17.40 2&3:23.90 1&3:3.40

Jackpot: £17,451.99 carried forward to Newbury, 16th Apr
Placepot: £50.00, Pool: £71344.95, 1040.4 winning tickets
Quadpot: £5.20, Pool: £5278.59, 743.3 winning tickets

Verdict

A taking performance from a very well-backed newcomer. Racing in the colours of former trainer David Barker, MAGIC CITY attracted plenty of support ahead of this debut and won decisively. He was very quickly into stride, and allowed by Richard Hughes to really find his full stride from an early stage. Hughes had the colt in the front rank throughout and he kicked for home around two furlongs from home. His mount sprinted clear, but then started to hand badly to his left. However his jockey straightened him up (without the whip) and although he then started to hang to his right, the race was already his. He looks an obvious Coventry candidate on this showing and although it's impossible to say what he beat, he certainly did the job in style. Second home was Signifer who was another to race up with the pace. He travelled kindly but just couldn't match the burst of speed shown by the winner two out. He ran on quite well and was closing at the line and this was a very promising debut. His dam ran over six furlongs and that's probably where his future lies. The well-backed Commissar was in third, and he looked to know his job from the gates. However he was trapped a bit wide and ran green. Once he got the hang of things however he ran on well (a couple of cracks of the whip seemed to help) and he was doing some sterling work in the final 100 yards. His yard is in great form, especially with their juveniles, and this son of Soviet Star should pick up a maiden wherever he heads next. Shaping with promise in fourth was Letsgoroundagain who was outpaced from an early stage. He had all bar one of his rivals in front of him two furlongs out but really found his feet in the final 200 yards to finish best of all. Although he has a five furlong winner amongst his siblings he looks more stamina laden and the obvious move would be to take him to somewhere like Windsor for a six furlong contest next; he was a real eye-catcher. There was also promise from Tioman Legend who wasn't given too hard a time in midfield before running on when getting daylight, whilst Chunky Diamond also shaped with promise before getting a bit tired late on. Stepper Point showed good natural pace on the rail and will come on for the run, whilst Arabian Falcon and Pitt Rivers should both have learnt plenty from the run; they caught the eye somewhat. Sadly Regal Entrance appeared to break down having looked ill at ease throughout.