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  • 16:25 Makfi Future Stars Maiden Stakes5f

  • £11,500 added 2yo 8 ran
  • Winner £7,447 2nd £2,216 3rd £1,107 4th £553
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 1m 1.68s
  • Off time: 16:26:53

Full result

16:25 Newmarket Result 1st May 2011
Pos Draw Dist Horse Weight Jockey Trainer Age SP
1st (5) Commissar 9-3 J Fortune P F I Cole 2 7/2
Made all, ridden and ran on final furlong opened 5/1 touched 5/1 £1650-£330 £2250-£500 £4000-£1000
2nd (8) 5 Tell Dad 9-3 R Hughes Richard Hannon 2 13/8f
Tracked leaders, ridden and slightly outpaced 2f out, rallied to go 2nd inside final furlong opened 6/4 touched 13/8 £7000-£4000(x2) £3500-£2000 £1750-£1000 £700-£400(x2) £1400-£800(x2) £1050-£600(x2) £1300-£800 £650-£400 £1500-£1000
3rd (1) hd Come On Blue Chip (IRE) 9-3 A Culhane P W D'Arcy 2 40/1
Held up, headway approaching final furlong, ridden and stayed on to go 3rd near finish opened 40/1 touched 40/1
4th (4) 2 Liebesziel 9-3 N Callan A J Mccabe 2 20/1
In touch, ridden over 1f out, kept on to go 4th near finish opened 22/1 touched 22/1
5th (2) nk Chunky Diamond (IRE) 9-3 Jack Mitchell P W Chapple-Hyam 2 9/1
Pulled hard, prominent, ridden to chase winner over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong opened 15/2 touched 9/1
6th (7) nk Mizbah 9-3 L Dettori Saeed bin Suroor 2 8/1
Broke well, soon in rear, never a factor opened 17/2 touched 9/1 £3000-£300
7th (9) s.h Democretes 9-3 T P Queally Richard Hannon 2 9/1
Always in rear opened 8/1 touched 10/1
8th (3) 11 Red Aggressor (IRE) 9-3 P Robinson C E Brittain 2 20/1
Tracked winner, ridden halfway, weakened over 1f out opened 25/1 touched 25/1
WN (6) Rio Grande 9-3 R L Moore J Noseda 2 11/2

Betting breakdown

Tote Win: £3.50 Tote Place: £1.30,1.10,6.50
Straight Forecast: £7.44 Exacta: £8.70 Trifecta: £686.70 Swingers: 1&2:1.50 2&3:13.40 1&3:16.30

Jackpot: £19,490.12 carried forward to Windsor, 2nd May
Placepot: £2,715.70, Pool: £202118.0, 54.33 winning tickets
Quadpot: £236.00, Pool: £12312.02, 38.6 winning tickets

Verdict

Temple Meads won this race last year and COMMISSAR certainly looks another useful sprinting prospect with the Norfolk Stakes at Royal Ascot a likely objective for Paul Cole's impressive winner, who didn't go unbacked, according to connections. He had shown promise in a Newbury maiden won by Magic City (stablemate of Tell Dad) when well supported and he duly stepped up on that effort here. He settled well at the head of affairs for Jimmy Fortune and quickened well from the two pole under strong hands and heels riding to quickly put the race to bed and his rider only needed to show him the whip inside the final furlong to keep him on a straight line. He's a powerful colt who looks to have plenty of size and scope. Tell Dad is not as imposing physically as the winner but had shaped well on debut in a contest in which his trainer has introduced some smart types in recent years. He looked to just lose out through inexperience there but had no excuses here and doesn't appear to be anything out of the ordinary. He only just held on for second from Come On Blue Chip, a cheap purchase who was making his debut for Paul D'Arcy. His stable are in good form at present and he should have little difficulty winning a maiden on this evidence; he was staying on strongly at the finish once the penny dropped and should stay further in due course. Chunky Diamond raced too keenly, Red Aggressor showed pace for a long way before becoming unbalanced and can do better as can Mizbah and Democrates (who had attracted morning support) whilst Liebesziel kept on well for pressure but, with the exception of the winner, they don't appear to be anything out of the ordinary.