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  • 15:35 Haafhd E.B.F. Maiden Stakes7f

  • £8,000 added 2yo 12 ran
  • Winner £5,175 2nd £1,540 3rd £770 4th £385
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 1m 24.53s
  • Off time: 15:36:40

Full result

15:35 Newmarket Result 23rd September 2011
Pos Draw Dist Horse Weight Jockey Trainer Age SP
1st (5) Spiritual Star (IRE) 9-3 J Fortune A M Balding 2 7/2f
Led after 1f, forged clear from over 1f out, comfortable opened 7/2 touched 4/1 £2000-£500(x3)
2nd (11) 6 Ellaal 9-3 R Hills C Hills 2 5/1
Held up, headway to chase winner 4f out, ridden over 2f out, outpaced by winner from 2f out but kept on for clear 2nd opened 17/2 touched 17/2
3rd (9) Snooky 9-3 Dane O'Neill H Candy 2 9/1
Towards rear, headway 3f out, ridden 2f out, kept on one pace opened 9/1 touched 9/1
4th (14) Mr Churchill (IRE) 9-3 L Dettori M Al Zarooni 2 11/1
In rear, ridden 3f out, headway over 1f out, kept on one pace opened 8/1 touched 11/1
5th (2) Confirmed 9-3 A Kirby M Botti 2 9/2
Dwelt keen in touch, ridden over 2f out, kept on one pace opened 5/1 touched 5/1
6th (6) hd Bayan (IRE) 9-3 Martin Dwyer B J Meehan 2 8/1
Mid-division, ridden and outpaced 3f out, kept on final furlong opened 15/2 touched 8/1 £3750-£500
7th (4) Red Bay 9-3 G Baker Jane Chapple-Hyam 2 33/1
Led 1f, tracked winner until 4f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out opened 33/1 touched 33/1 £20000-£400 £10000-£200 £20000-£500
8th (1) Thecornishcowboy 9-3 Kirsty Milczarek J Ryan 2 100/1
Tracked leaders, ridden and weakened 2f out opened 100/1 touched 100/1 £15000-£100
9th (8) hd Cayuga 9-3 T P Queally Sir Michael Stoute 2 9/1
Raced green, towards rear, switched left over 2f out, never a factor opened 7/1 touched 9/1 £3600-£400
10th (15) 8 Aubrietia 8-12 J P Spencer E F Vaughan 2 16/1
Dwelt, pulled hard and soon behind opened 16/1 touched 16/1
11th (7) 13 Clapped 9-3 K Fallon E F Vaughan 2 25/1
In touch, weakened 2f out, soon eased opened 28/1 touched 28/1 £10000-£250 £10000-£300 £20000-£700
12th (12) 26 Tarkoor 9-3 William Buick P W Chapple-Hyam 2 11/1
Slowly away, soon behind, tailed off opened 16/1 touched 16/1
NR (10) Cape Samba 9-3 N Callan P W Chapple-Hyam 2
NR (3) Lean On Pete (IRE) 9-3 R Mullen D R Lanigan 2
NR (13) Strictly Private 9-3 E Creighton B J Meehan 2 f

Betting breakdown

Tote Win: £4.70 Tote Place: £1.80,2.10,2.60
Straight Forecast: £20.23 Exacta: £18.40 Trifecta: £152.20 Swingers: 1&2:4.60 2&3:10.10 1&3:4.90

Jackpot: £16,610.50, Pool: £2921589.2, 124.88 winning tickets
Placepot: £127.40, Pool: £169964.17, 973.56 winning tickets
Quadpot: £42.20, Pool: £7629.89, 133.6 winning tickets

Verdict

An emphatic victory for SPIRITUAL STAR who won this in the style of a very progressive horse. Despite being absent from the course since June - there was plenty of interest in the colt beforehand and he did not disappoint his followers. Brightly away from the stalls, he soon got to the front and was able to gradually wind up the pace - ultimately scoring under hands and heels.Elaal sat handily and having made some headway from halfway - he had no answer to the winner though kept on stoutly enough to win the race for second place. Snooky was the most experienced horse in the field. He needed plenty of encouragement from Dane O'Neill to go about his business and could be one to watch for handicaps next season. Mr Churchill was easy to back beforehand and was allowed to learn plenty in this experience. Confirmed probably pulled too hard for his own good though the support that accompanied his visit to the course suggests that he is not one to be discarding just yet. Bayan was an eyecatcher. Related to winners over further, he found his stride late and will be of interest once he steps up in distance. Cayuga was also making his debut. Sir Michael Stoute's inmate demonstrated distinct signs of greenness and this experience is unlikely to have been lost upon him. Tarkoor started abysmally and it never got much better.