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  • 18:35 Sunspot Amusements, Southend E.B.F. Maiden Stakes1m

  • £7,000 added 2yo 14 ran
  • Winner £4,528 2nd £1,348 3rd £673 4th £337
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 1m 40.17s
  • Off time: 18:35:21

Full result

18:35 Newmarket Result 12th August 2011
Pos Draw Dist Horse Weight Jockey Trainer Age SP
1st (13) Harvard N Yale (USA) 9-3 J P Murtagh J Noseda 2 8/15f
Made all, strongly challenged over 2f out, ridden and edged right over 1f out, stayed on strongly closing stages opened 8/15 touched 8/15 £10000-£17500 £400-£700(x3)
2nd (1) Endowing (IRE) 9-3 P Cosgrave Richard Hannon 2 50/1
Behind, headway over 2f out, soon chasing leaders, every chance inside final furlong, kept on same pace opened 50/1 touched 66/1
3rd (4) 1 Gospel Choir 9-3 K Fallon Sir Michael Stoute 2 7/1
Held up in rear, pushed along halfway, headway over 1f out, edged left inside final furlong, ran on opened 7/1 touched 7/1
4th (3) Greek War (IRE) 9-3 Ahmed Ajtebi M Al Zarooni 2 7/1
Held up in rear, headway over 3f out, ridden to challenge over 2f out, soon every chance, weakened inside final furlong opened 7/1 touched 7/1
5th (5) ½ Mubaraza (IRE) 9-3 R Hills J L Dunlop 2 10/1
Mid-divison, headway over 1f out, never on terms opened 9/1 touched 10/1
6th (7) 2 Dynamic Duo (IRE) 9-3 S M Levey (3) Richard Hannon 2 33/1
Tracked leaders, ridden to challenge over 2f out, soon every chance, weakened entering final furlong opened 40/1 touched 40/1
7th (8) Daneking 9-3 William Buick J H M Gosden 2 20/1
Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, soon no impression opened 20/1 touched 20/1
8th (14) nk Holiday Reading (USA) 9-3 S W Kelly B J Meehan 2 20/1
Prominent, every chance over 2f out, weakened approaching final furlong opened 18/1 touched 20/1
9th (11) Flying Trader (USA) 9-3 L Morris Jane Chapple-Hyam 2 25/1
Mid-division, driven and headway over 2f out, never on terms opened 25/1 touched 25/1
10th (2) ¾ Topanga Canyon 9-3 Simon Pearce (3) A M Balding 2 33/1
Held up in touch, headway over 2f out, soon no impression opened 33/1 touched 33/1
11th (9) Aldgate (USA) 9-3 R Mullen M Al Zarooni 2 20/1
Dwelt, always behind opened 20/1 touched 20/1 £10000-£400
12th (12) 16 Verona Bay (FR) 9-3 Adam Beschizza (3) Miss J Feilden 2 100/1
Mid-division, lost place over 2f out opened 100/1 touched 100/1
13th (6) Men Don't Cry (IRE) 9-3 G Baker E A L Dunlop 2 25/1
Outpaced in rear, never on terms opened 20/1 touched 25/1
14th (10) Bank On Me 9-3 Martin Lane P J McBride 2 25/1
Slowly into stride, soon chasing leaders, ridden and weakened over 2f out opened 25/1 touched 25/1

Betting breakdown

Tote Win: £1.50 Tote Place: £1.10,18.80,1.90
Straight Forecast: £63.68 Exacta: £120.60 Swingers: 1&2:16.30 2&3:42.40 1&3:1.60

Jackpot: £25,860.97 carried forward to Newmarket, 13th Aug
Placepot: £2,032.60, Pool: £84507.67, 30.35 winning tickets
Quadpot: £275.90, Pool: £4527.3, 12.14 winning tickets

Verdict

A fairly routine win for HARVARD N YALE, although he had to be firmly driven inside the final 200 yards to ensure victory. Ultimately he was well on top at the line, and having made so much of the running, was entitled to find himself a bit lonely in the closing stages. What must be encouraging for connections is that he was going away again at the line and although not blessed with an immediate turn of foot, he looks a horse firmly on the up. He has plenty of big race entries later in the autumn, although one gets the impression that he won't be seen to best effect until well into his three-year-old season. Runner-up Endowing belied odds of 50/1 and ran very well, especially as he came from a hold-up position, probably no mean feat considering they didn't seem to go that quick early on. He hadn't shown anything on his debut at the track and this was a big improvement, although cynics might suggest that it leaves the form open to question. He was still relatively green when asked to make his challenge with a furlong to run, and didn't help his cause by drifting to his left. Third home was Gospel Choir, the main eye-catcher in the race. He still had several lengths to find with two furlongs to run but he really seemed to get the hang of things late in the day and was finishing with a flourish. His trainer isn't renowned for his juveniles so this was very encouraging, and he looks a fascinating prospect for the future. Ultimately the leading trio were clear of Greek War who looked set to feature when making a challenge two out but his effort took its toll and he was eventually quite well-held. He was held-up early on and this stoutly-bred colt probably paid for making up his ground too quickly and being taken out of his comfort zone. An eye-catching fifth was Mubaraza. His trainer's youngsters are in good nick, and he ran with promise, building on his debut seventh at the track with a staying-on effort under hands and heels. Dynamic Duo was never far off the pace and he ran with credit; compensation awaits in an easier race. Holiday Reading put his experience to good use and has shown enough to suggest he will be of interest when handicapping, whilst Aldgate was very green and was beaten before halfway. Topanga Canyon ran well, travelling powerfully through his race, and although he was eventually well-beaten, he looks worth keeping on the right side of.