16:40 York

Saturday 17 June 2017

All13:5014:2014:5515:3016:0516:4017:15

Reg Griffin Appreciation ebfstallions.com Maiden Stakes (Plus 10)

Class 3  |   6f  |   Good to Firm  |   8 Runners  |   Turf
Off time: 16:40  |   Winning time: 1m 13.82s
Weighed In
1st
4
(5)
13/2
T: R A FaheyJ: J Garritty
Chased leading pair, 2nd entering final 2f, ridden over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on well op 9/1 tchd 11/1
2nd
1 ½
1
(8)
9/4f
T: H PalmerJ: James Doyle
Upset in stalls and dwelt, held up in rear, headway towards far side of group and plenty to do over 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, went 2nd close home, no chance to reach winner op 3/1
3rd
hd
8
(9)
10/1
T: M W EasterbyJ: Nathan Evans (3)
In touch near side, pushed along halfway, kept on final furlong, went never nearer 3rd close home op 7/1
4th
nk
5
(3)
11/4
T: M JohnstonJ: S De Sousa
Raced keenly, chased leader, led 2f out, ridden and headed inside final furlong, no extra and lost 2 places close home tchd 3/1
5th
3 ½
6
(7)
6/1
T: R A FaheyJ: P Hanagan
Held up in touch, pushed along over 2f out, one pace and no impression when ran green inside final furlong op 5/1
6th
¾
3
(4)
6/1
T: R HannonJ: S M Levey
Chased leaders, ridden and every chance 2f out, weakened inside final furlong op 7/1
7th
4 ½
2
(6)
14/1
T: C HillsJ: David Probert
Outpaced in last pair, never a factor op 12/1
8th
21
9
(1)
33/1
T: N WilsonJ: P Mulrennan
Raced freely led and set good pace, headed and weakened rapidly 2f out, soon behind, eased op 25/1

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Non-Runners

7
(2)
Shaheen9
Weight: 9-5|  Age: 2
T: J J Quinn  J: P Makin

Betting

Forecast

Arbalet (9/4), Knockout Blow (11/4), Knowing Glance (6/1), Don Pepe (6/1), International Man (13/2), Shaheen (7/1), Astraea (10/1), Dark Freedom (14/1), Cathie's Dream (33/1)

Verdict

An interesting maiden where Knockout Blow will be popular given that he has the best form on the board. He may well win at the third time of asking, but the most eyecatching newcomer here is DARK FREEDOM, who hails from a yard whose two-year-olds are in cracking form and there is plenty in his pedigree to suggest that he can make an exciting debut. The expensive Arbalet and Knowing Glance should both be capable of giving a good account, while Don Pepe is another to check out in the market.
  1. Dark Freedom
  2. Knockout Blow
  3. Knowing Glance

Prize Money

1st: £7,763.002nd: £2,310.003rd: £1,154.004th: £577.00

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