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  • 16:10 Stratford Place Stud For Royal Ascot 2yo's E.B.F. Maiden Stakes6f

  • £11,500 added 2yo 11 ran
  • Winner £7,447 2nd £2,216 3rd £1,107 4th £553
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 1m 12.75s
  • Off time: 16:10:26

Full result

16:10 York Result 12th May 2011
Pos Draw Dist Horse Weight Jockey Trainer Age SP
1st (5) Noor Zabeel (USA) 9-3 R L Moore M R Channon 2 7/2f
Led, headed halfway, led again approaching 1f out, ridden and ran on opened 10/3 touched 7/2 £2100-£600 £1750-£500 £1400-£400 £6000-£2000
2nd (2) 2 Apostle (IRE) 9-3 J P Spencer M L W Bell 2 12/1
Held up, headway over 1f out, challenging when hung right 1f out, stayed on one pace opened 12/1 touched 14/1
3rd (12) 1 Tortoni (IRE) 9-3 P Makin K A Ryan 2 12/1
Held up, headway to track leaders 2f out, ridden to challenge 1f out, edged left and not quicken inside final furlong opened 12/1 touched 12/1
4th (6) Overpowered 9-3 J Fortune P F I Cole 2 10/1
In touch, effort over 1f out, kept on one pace opened 10/1 touched 10/1
5th (1) Barolo Top (IRE) 9-3 R Kingscote Tom Dascombe 2 18/1
In rear, switched right over 1f out, kept on final furlong, never nearer opened 33/1 touched 33/1
6th (3) 1 Bop It 9-3 T Eaves B Smart 2 16/1
Keen tracked leaders, led halfway, ridden and headed approaching final furlong, soon hampered and no extra opened 14/1 touched 16/1
7th (9) ½ Come On Blue Chip (IRE) 9-3 A Culhane P W D'Arcy 2 5/1
Close up, ridden and weakened over 1f out opened 5/1 touched 11/2
8th (11) Hadrians Rule (IRE) 9-3 D Allan T D Easterby 2 5/1
Very slowly away and lost all of 10 lengths, behind, headway to join rear of group 2f out, ridden and no impression opened 15/2 touched 15/2
9th (8) Moon Trip 9-3 J Fanning M Johnston 2 9/1
Tracked leader, ridden and weakened over 1f out opened 10/1 touched 10/1
10th (4) Giorgio's Dragon (IRE) 9-3 P Hanagan R A Fahey 2 11/2
Pressed winner until halfway, weakened over 1f out opened 11/2 touched 6/1
11th (7) Art Dzeko 9-3 D Fentiman T D Easterby 2 25/1
Tracked leaders, ridden and weakened over 1f out opened 25/1 touched 25/1
NR (10) Foot Soldier (IRE) 9-3 Non Runner A P O'Brien 2

Betting breakdown

Tote Win: £3.90 Tote Place: £1.30,4.20,4.20
Straight Forecast: £48.70 Exacta: £51.50 Trifecta: £873.40 Swingers: 1&2:7.30 2&3:19.60 1&3:12.50

Jackpot: £4,062.80, Pool: £20028.0, 3.5 winning tickets
Placepot: £20.40, Pool: £189973.53, 6775.51 winning tickets
Quadpot: £5.70, Pool: £9356.46, 1194.67 winning tickets

Verdict

This race has thrown up some useful horses in the past with last year's winner, Elzaam, a close second in the Coventry on his next start and Lord Shanakill successful in 2008 but this year's renewal may not be up that standard with the winner set to bypass Royal Ascot. NOOR ZABEEL was one of only four in the field with the benefit of a run and he improved appreciably on his debut third at Goodwood over five furlongs, a race that could prove to be above average with the Richard Hannon trained second successful on his next start and reportedly bound for Royal Ascot. A May foal, he broke well from his draw in midfield and gradually edged across to the favoured stands side rail, responded well for pressure and was well on top at the line. This was a likeable performance and the field were, ultimately, quite well strung out behind. Apostle also had the benefit of a run although he had returned a well beaten favourite at Leicester over five furlongs. He was not well drawn in two and raced on the unfavoured middle of the track throughout; he still looked a little green, hanging to his right and hampering Bop It before being straightened out and running on. He has a Group One entry and it would be no surprise to see him turn up at Royal Ascot given his connections but he will need to take another step forwards to be competitive at that level. Tortoni was the first home of the newcomers and travelled noticeably well for much of the contest; he had his ground taken slightly by the winner and had to be switched close home. This was a pleasing debut and he can be expected to improve for the experience; he's by Teofilo and looks likely to appreciate another furlong in time, possibly on ground with a little more ease in it. Paul Cole won this race with No Hubris in 2009 and Overpowered ran a decent race in fourth before tiring a little inside the final furlong. Barolo Top was a big eyecatcher, making up a lot of ground late on to finish fifth having run very green in the first couple of furlongs, he could be useful. There had been money for Hadrians Wall at prices in the morning but he lost all chance when missing the break; he had made up the ground by halfway and continued to stay on under; he, too, can leave this form behind. Bop It raced freely at the head of affairs in the centre of the track but was still in the firing line around a furlong from home before tiring; he's from a good sprinting family (closely related to Ladies Are Forever) and this run was not without promise. Come On Blue Chip had shaped quite well behind Royal Ascot bound Commissar over the minimum at Newmarket and was not disgraced here; he has plenty of stamina in his pedigree and could be one for nurseries over seven furlongs and a mile later in the season.