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  • 15:15 E.B.F. 'Norse Dancer' Quidhampton Maiden Fillies' Stakes6f 212y

  • £10,000 added 2yo 17 ran
  • Winner £6,469 2nd £1,925 3rd £962 4th £481
  • Going: Good (Good to Firm in places between 4f and 3f)
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 1m 28.56s
  • Off time: 15:17:55

Full result

15:15 Salisbury Result 1st September 2011
Pos Draw Dist Horse Weight Jockey Trainer Age SP
1st (18) Firdaws (USA) 9-0 R Hills R Varian 2 2/5f
Close up in 5th, headway to 3rd 2f out, chased leader over 1f out, ridden to lead and edged right inside final furlong, stayed on and in command closing stages opened 1/2 touched 1/2 £400-£750 £2000-£4000 £500-£1000(x2) £400-£800 £300-£600 £250-£500
2nd (12) 2 Whimsical (IRE) 9-0 R Hughes Richard Hannon 2 14/1
With leader, led 2f out, ridden and headed inside final furlong, stayed on same pace opened 14/1 touched 14/1
3rd (5) Rhagori 9-0 Jim Crowley R M Beckett 2 33/1
Slight lead, ridden and headed 2f out, chased leader until over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, just held on for 3rd opened 25/1 touched 33/1
4th (1) s.h Dulkashe (IRE) 9-0 K Fallon L M Cumani 2 11/1
Chased leaders, outpaced over 2f out, stayed on again inside final furlong, almost snatched 3rd opened 12/1 touched 12/1
5th (7) hd Miss Cap Estel 9-0 J Fortune A M Balding 2 28/1
Dwelt, soon in touch, pushed along and green 2f out, kept on inside final furlong opened 25/1 touched 28/1
6th (6) Safarjal (IRE) 9-0 T P O'Shea C Hills 2 33/1
Towards rear, headway on inside over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong opened 33/1 touched 33/1
7th (15) hd Baheeja 9-0 N Callan R Varian 2 33/1
In touch on outside, edged right inside final 4f, kept on same pace final 2f opened 25/1 touched 33/1
8th (11) Biba Diva (IRE) 9-0 L Dettori J Noseda 2 12/1
Took keen hold, chased leading pair, ridden and lost 3rd 2f out, soon edged right, weakened over 1f out opened 11/1 touched 12/1
9th (8) nk Forgive 9-0 Dane O'Neill Richard Hannon 2 22/1
Mid-division, pushed along halfway, struggling soon after opened 20/1 touched 22/1
10th (3) Kaylena 9-0 J P Spencer J Noseda 2 20/1
Slowly away and bumped start, in rear, some late headway opened 18/1 touched 20/1
11th (14) ¾ Monopoli 9-0 R Thomas R M Beckett 2 100/1
Chased leaders, pushed right and badly hampered inside final 4f, weakened 3f out opened 100/1 touched 100/1
12th (13) 4 Watanee 9-0 P Robinson C E Brittain 2 50/1
Always towards rear opened 50/1 touched 50/1
13th (2) 4 Moody Dancer 9-0 Martin Dwyer W R Muir 2 80/1
In touch on inside, pushed along halfway, weakened 3f out opened 66/1 touched 80/1
14th (4) La Passionata 9-0 T P Queally R Mills 2 100/1
Slowly away and went right start, ran green and always behind opened 100/1 touched 100/1
15th (17) ½ Pearls From Sydney 9-0 P Makin P F I Cole 2 50/1
Slowly into stride, behind, some headway into mid-division halfway, ridden and weakened over 2f out opened 66/1 touched 66/1
16th (16) Afnoon (USA) 9-0 I Mongan J L Dunlop 2 66/1
Slowly away, ran green and always behind opened 66/1 touched 66/1
17th (10) 13 Arkadia 9-0 J Millman B R Millman 2 100/1
Slowly away, ran green and always in rear opened 100/1 touched 100/1
NR (9) Running Deer (IRE) 9-0 Non Runner Sir H R A Cecil 2

Betting breakdown

Tote Win: £1.50 Tote Place: £1.10,3.00,6.00
Straight Forecast: £5.99 Exacta: £10.90 Trifecta: £232.30 Swingers: 1&2:4.50 2&3:16.00 1&3:7.60

Placepot: £350.60, Pool: £55518.51, 115.57 winning tickets
Quadpot: £19.40, Pool: £4945.83, 188.6 winning tickets

Verdict

This is usually a well contested maiden and should throw up plenty of winners. FIRDAWS was all the rage for this having looked an unlucky loser on debut at Newbury, a race for which she was also well backed having been cut for the 1000 Guineas prior to her first appearance. She didn't make the impression that many would have hoped for but won with her ears pricked and, according to her trainer, is already in need of a step up to a mile. She wasn't well drawn but broke well and secured a good racing position although seeing plenty of daylight on the outside and receiving a bump from the free-running Biba Diva. She was still a shade green, wandering around and giving the runner-up a bump, but was going on strongly at the line and will have learned plenty for the experience; connections were reluctant to commit her to the Fillies' Mile, regarding her as one for next season and the future is bright. Whimsical was prominent in the market when disappointing behind the stable second string in a Newbury maiden. This was much more like it from this first foal of a five furlong winner who is by first season sire Strategic Prince whose first crop includes Phoenix Stakes winner La Collina. She should have little trouble going one better. Ralph Beckett has sent out just five juvenile winners this season and endured a lean August but there was plenty to like about the debut of Rhagori who showed up well for a long way before weakening. She possibly did a little too much in front and may benefit from a drop to six although her pedigree is a mixture of speed and stamina. Nothing got into this from off the pace with the front-running Biba Diva - who showed some ability before losing several places close home - failing to complete a clean sweep for the prominent racers. There were encouraging debuts from a number of those in behind, notably Dulkashe (who was always up there) and Miss Cap Estel and Safarjal who came home strongly. Baheeja, a stablemate to the winner, is related to winners and showed ability as did Monopoli - who was running satisfactorily, if a shade keenly - until being knocked sideways by Neil Callan's mount. Forgive was another second string to shape with promise. Kaylena is related to winners and should improve on this debut where she was wide throughout and made some late gains. Afnoon is bred to be useful but was clueless and can only improve but one or two juveniles from the yard have stepped up considerably from their first to second starts this season.