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Leicester

  • 14:15 British Stallion Studs Supporting British Racing E.B.F. Maiden Stakes7f 9y

  • £5,500 added 2yo 11 ran
  • Winner £3,558 2nd £1,059 3rd £529 4th £265
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 1m 24.58s
  • Off time: 14:16:20

Full result

14:15 Leicester Result 7th August 2011
Pos Draw Dist Horse Weight Jockey Trainer Age SP
1st (9) Stipulate 9-3 T P Queally Sir H R A Cecil 2 4/1
Chased leaders in 3rd, ridden to lead entering final furlong, soon pressed, kept on gamely and just held on towards finish opened 3/1 touched 4/1
2nd (10) nse Devdas (IRE) 9-3 A Kirby C G Cox 2 7/1
Held up mid-division, ridden 2f out, headway over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, kept on and just held towards finish opened 14/1 touched 14/1
3rd (6) Il Pazzo 9-3 M Fenton M Murphy 2 150/1
Tracked leaders, ridden and every chance over 1f out, weakened final 100 yards opened 125/1 touched 150/1
4th (2) nk Abhaath (USA) 9-3 L Dettori Saeed bin Suroor 2 11/2
Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong opened 9/2 touched 11/2
5th (5) s.h Flavius Victor (IRE) 9-3 R Winston Richard Hannon 2 20/1
Led, ridden over 1f out, headed entering final furlong, no extra opened 14/1 touched 20/1
6th (3) ½ Gabrial's Gift (IRE) 9-3 C Catlin D M Simcock 2 50/1
Held up mid-division and keen, ridden and headway over 1f out, one pace inside final furlong opened 40/1 touched 50/1
7th (8) Strada Facendo (USA) 9-3 J-P Guillambert L M Cumani 2 85/40f
Dwelt and slightly hampered start, mid-division, effort over 2f out, one pace from over 1f out opened 9/4 touched 9/4 £900-£400
8th (7) 1 Orwellian 9-3 Martin Dwyer B J Meehan 2 33/1
In rear, effort over 1f out, never a factor opened 33/1 touched 33/1
9th (11) nk Snooky 9-3 D Sweeney H Candy 2 7/2
Tracked leaders, pushed along over 2f out, soon weakened opened 6/1 touched 6/1
10th (1) nk Wyndham Wave 9-3 J Millman B R Millman 2 100/1
Mid-division on outer, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out opened 100/1 touched 100/1
11th (4) 18 Big Time Charlie (IRE) 9-3 D Holland Richard Hannon 2 33/1
Dwelt, towards rear, soon pushed along, never a factor, tailed off over 1f out opened 25/1 touched 33/1

Betting breakdown

Tote Win: £7.80 Tote Place: £3.40,4.00,32.20
Straight Forecast: £29.76 Exacta: £39.70 Swingers: 1&2:5.90 2&3:21.10 1&3:74.10

Placepot: £454.20, Pool: £78440.46, 126.05 winning tickets
Quadpot: £125.20, Pool: £6521.66, 38.54 winning tickets

Verdict

An interesting maiden with those to have raced having already shown a fair level of form. A tight finish just went the way of the well-bred newcomer STIPULATE ahead of the well-backed and more experienced DEVDAS whose trainer, Clive Cox, has his juveniles in good form at present. The Dansili colt - who has Royal Lodge and Dewhurst entries - was settled just behind the leaders by Tom Queally, easing his way between horses to take front rank at the three pole. It wasn't until inside the final furlong that he began to pull away from the pack and he showed a good attitude to prevail. Not surprisingly, he showed signs of inexperience and can be expected to benefit from the outing and could be a fair performer in time although the best of him may not be seen until next season. Devdas had improved from his first start to his second and justified the market support with a big run; the front two did well to put daylight between themselves and the chasing pack and an average maiden should be a formality for the runner-up who will stay further in time. Strada Facendo had caught the eye in a traditionally strong Newmarket maiden at the July meeting but that form has already taken a couple of knocks and he did little to advertise it here. He was a little short of room jumping for the gates and appeared to stumble around two and a half furlongs from home, after which he was never travelling; he may be worth another chance. Snooky had finished in front of Devdas last time but failed to build on the promise of that debut and this was disappointing. Abhaath had been sent off at odds-on on debut but finished well beaten; racing in the centre of the back, he travelled well enough and kept on to finish just outside the places - this was a step in the right direction. Il Pazzo and Flavius Victor were always prominent and are now qualified for nurseries a sphere although it's possible that they were in the right position today as the pace didn't appear to be electric. As a consequence, Gabrial's Gift, Big Time Charlie and Orwellian may not have been seen in the best light; all three showed some ability and will be qualified for nurseries after another run.