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  • 14:00 PHS Waterlogic Maiden Stakes 1m 75y

  • (Div 2) £3,500 added 2yo 17 ran
  • Winner £1,941 2nd £578 3rd £289 4th £144
  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 1m 51.35s
  • Off time: 14:01:22

Full result

14:00 Nottingham Result 2nd November 2011
Pos Draw Dist Horse Weight Jockey Trainer Age SP
1st (3) Cubanita 8-12 Jim Crowley R M Beckett 2 15/8f
With leader until led over 2f out, ridden and stayed on final furlong opened 7/4 touched 2/1
2nd (6) Anomaly 9-3 P Hanagan M Al Zarooni 2 9/4
Keen tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, went 2nd inside final furlong opened 11/4 touched 11/4
3rd (9) ¾ Poetic Power (IRE) 9-3 N Mackay D R C Elsworth 2 28/1
Tracked leaders, ridden to chase winner 2f out, one pace and lost 2nd inside final furlong opened 25/1 touched 28/1
4th (10) Morant Bay (IRE) 8-12 I Mongan Sir H R A Cecil 2 33/1
Mid-division, headway over 2f out, one pace from over 1f out opened 25/1 touched 33/1
5th (14) 4 Lelaps (USA) 9-3 A Kirby M Botti 2 4/1
Slow into stride, in rear, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, kept on same pace opened 9/2 touched 9/2
6th (15) Dark Stranger (USA) 9-3 R Havlin J H M Gosden 2 25/1
Raced wide close up, ridden and hung left from over 2f out, kept on one pace opened 25/1 touched 28/1
7th (4) nk Rose Season 8-12 Andrea Atzeni R Varian 2 50/1
Dwelt keen held up, headway 3f out, soon ridden, weakened inside final furlong opened 50/1 touched 50/1
8th (16) Sequence (IRE) 8-12 J Fortune Sir Michael Stoute 2 16/1
Slow into stride in rear, headway over 2f out, weakened over 1f out opened 16/1 touched 20/1
9th (12) Choral Bee 8-12 Dane O'Neill H Candy 2 100/1
Tracked leaders, ridden and weakened 2f out opened 100/1 touched 100/1
10th (13) Dark Orchid 8-12 T E Durcan P W Chapple-Hyam 2 33/1
In rear, ridden 3f out, kept on final furlong, never near leaders opened 28/1 touched 33/1
11th (7) ½ Pentameter 9-3 E Ahern Mrs A J Perrett 2 66/1
In touch, weakened over 1f out opened 100/1 touched 100/1
12th (5) ¾ Teide Peak (IRE) 9-3 J Fanning M Johnston 2 12/1
Led, headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out opened 12/1 touched 12/1
13th (2) 5 Dylans Verse (IRE) 9-3 P Makin R Hollinshead 2 100/1
Mid-division, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out opened 100/1 touched 100/1
14th (1) 6 Micquus (IRE) 9-3 David Probert A M Balding 2 100/1
Always in rear opened 100/1 touched 100/1
15th (17) 1 Hard Road 9-3 C Catlin C F Wall 2 150/1
In rear, detached 6f out opened 150/1 touched 150/1
16th (8) nk Run Richard Run 9-3 T Eaves B Smart 2 100/1
Always in rear opened 100/1 touched 100/1
17th (11) Thane of Cawdor (IRE) 9-3 M Fenton T P Tate 2 66/1
Raced wide, always in rear opened 66/1 touched 66/1

Betting breakdown

Tote Win: £3.60 Tote Place: £1.90,1.10,8.50
Straight Forecast: £5.59 Exacta: £5.60 Trifecta: £143.00 Swingers: 1&2:2.10 2&3:19.80 1&3:19.20

Jackpot: £29,130.27 carried forward to Wolverhampton, 3rd Nov
Placepot: £60.30, Pool: £53541.92, 647.28 winning tickets
Quadpot: £21.00, Pool: £4150.53, 145.7 winning tickets

Verdict

This is often a fair maiden and it produced a taking winner in CUBANITA who stepped up on the form of her debut second to smart prospect Bonfire at Salisbury to win in game fashion. Incidentally, she made her debut in the same maiden as her stable's Oaks winner Look Here and she has every chance of staying a mile and a half next season. Her jockey was keen to secure a good position from the gate and she raced with her head on one side for much of the mile contest which created the impression that she might have been doing too much out in front. However, she pulled out more when strongly challenged inside the distance and never looked like relinquishing the lead. She looks more than capable of picking up some Black Type for her owner/breeder if progressing over the winter and connections may even have higher aspirations. She was pressed all the way to the line by Anomaly, a half-brother to a number of winners, who had only been beaten half a length at Newmarket on debut. That form has yet to be strongly tested but he looks to have progressed from the run and he handled the softer ground well - a maiden win should be a formality. Poetic Power took a big step forwards from his debut over course and distance on quick ground where he had been relatively short in the market but shown little. He had been withdrawn ahead of his intended debut having bolted but is clearly progressing with experience and handled the softer conditions. He's out of an unraced sister to Yeats and should relish being stepped up in trip next season. Morant Bay fared best of the newcomers in fourth; she ran around a little in the straight which is more than excusable given the relatively testing conditions but ran all the way to the line. Lelaps already had a run under his belt but he was again slowly into stride and had to come from a long way back. He was quite strongly ridden to make up the ground and still displayed signs of inexperience; he has the ability to win a race. Dark Stranger is the first foal of a winner in the States and showed ability without being given an unduly hard time as did Rose Season and Sequence. All three represent top connections and can be expected to derive considerable improvement from their debuts. Pentameter ran better than his finishing position suggests and may well be better suited by a faster surface while Teide Peak may have done a little too much in front and will find life easier in handicaps for which he is now qualified.