Tote Win: £9.70 Tote Place: £2.10,1.40,1.90
Straight Forecast: £37.83 Exacta: £51.90 Swingers: 1&2:3.40 2&3:2.00 1&3:5.60
Placepot: £43.20, Pool: £148686.2, 2506.96 winning tickets
Quadpot: £16.30, Pool: £6015.58, 272.5 winning tickets
Jackpot: £7,083.57 carried forward to Nottingham, 29th May
A hugely impressive debut from $375,000 purchase SHUMOOS who spreadeagled a fair field on her debut. Brian Meehan's runners are usually in need of their first outing so this has to be regarded as a particularly noteworthy performance from the first foal of an unraced dam who should stay further in time. Shane Kelly did well to get her settled and covered up having jumped well and she picked up in taking fashion when switched and quickened clear impressively for hands and heels riding to record a commanding success. She has no fancy entries (in two Sales races) at this time but is surely a Pattern class filly in racing and can be filed away in the 'could be anything' category for the time being. The performance prompted some bookmakers introduced her at the head of the market for the Queen Mary Stakes. The runner-up, Frederick Engels, is well regarded by David Brown and is reportedly on target for Royal Ascot but found one too good for the second consecutive start; he's a half-brother to the smart handicap sprinter Colonel Mak and a maiden win looks a formality. Farang Kondiew was sent off favourite for a maiden that has thrown up winners but spoilt his chance with a slow start; he showed the benefit of that run, posting a vastly improved performance and should be able to win his maiden before heading down the nursery route where he should start off life on a workable mark. Pink Sapphire had been backed as though defeat was out of the question and showed pace before weakening into fourth. She was dwarfed by the second and third whom she raced alongside and was forced off a true line when the third drifted to his left; she may not have been helped by racing into a strong headwind and it would be no surprise to see her leave this run behind as her powerful yard obviously have a strong line on juvenile form. She finished just in front of Ladykin who made a pleasing debut for another yard that has a strong hand in this sphere; she was noticeably green and will be much wiser next time as will Cape Moss be. His debut was also full of promise given that he was detached and ridden after missing the break but he made good ground into midfield before getting tired and losing a place in the final furlong.