Whitsbury Manor Stud Maiden Stakes (5) Class 5

  • Distance: 6f
  • Age: 3yo
  • Runners: 10
  • Prize: £8,500
Ninepm Limited silk
No. 1 Draw 10

Twice-raced gelding. Promise on debut at Newbury and wasn't seen to best effect when fifth of 15 in minor event at Leicester on next start (6f, heavy, 6/1), not knocked about. Gelded during 7-month absence and remains open to improvement.

Date Course/Class Pos Jockey Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT
24/10/22 Leicester 5/15 Rob Hornby Flat 6f Heavy 9st 7lbs
16/09/22 Newbury 6/15 Dane O'Neill Flat 6f Good 9st 7lbs
Mr J. C. Smith silk
No. 2 Draw 3

Harry Angel gelding. Already hooded and looked very green when fifth of 9 in maiden (5/1) at Wolverhampton (5.1f) on debut 15 days ago. Should progress but major step forward needed to figure here.

Date Course/Class Pos Jockey Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT
12/05/23 Wolverhampton 5/9 William Cox Flat 5f 21y Slow H 9st 7lbs
Mr Mohamed Saeed Al Shahi silk
No. 5 Draw 7

Twice-raced filly. 22/1, raced freely when seventh of 9 in maiden at Newmarket (7f, good to soft) 37 days ago. Needs to race more efficiently to better that form here.

Date Course/Class Pos Jockey Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT
20/04/23 Newmarket (Rowley) 7/9 Louis Steward Flat 7f Gd/Sft 9st 2lbs
10/10/22 Yarmouth 4/9 Louis Steward Flat 6f 3y Gd/Sft 9st 2lbs
Juddmonte silk
No. 3 Draw 8

Made a promising start when running-on fifth of 10 in minor event at Sandown on debut. Still rough around the edges when turned over a short odds at Chelmsford on next start and may well do better having been gelded during his 7-month absence, though drop to 6f doesn't look an obvious plus.

Date Course/Class Pos Jockey Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT
22/10/22 Chelmsford City 4/9 Dougie Costello Flat 7f Slow 9st 7lbs
14/09/22 Sandown Park 5/10 Rossa Ryan Flat 7f Heavy 9st 7lbs
Andrew Rosen and Barry K Schwartz silk
No. 8 Draw 9

80,000 gns yearling, Oasis Dream filly. Dam, 6f winner, sister to smart 6f/7f winner Intense Pink and half-sister to smart 6f winner Henrik. Wears hood. Pedigree offers encouragement and she's worth market check on debut.

Muir Racing Partnership - Newbury silk
No. 11 Draw 5

Twice-raced filly. Much improved from debut when third of 11 in minor event at Lingfield (7f, AW, 125/1), albeit well positioned. Off 164 days. Respected.

Date Course/Class Pos Jockey Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT
14/12/22 Lingfield Park 3/11 Lewis Edmunds Flat 7f 1y Std/Slow 9st 2lbs
26/11/22 Wolverhampton 11/12 Josephine Gordon Flat 7f 36y Slow 9st 2lbs
Mr Ahmad Bintouq silk
No. 4 Draw 6

Showcasing gelding. Evens, needed experience when third of 10 in maiden at Southwell (6.1f) on debut 16 days ago, nearest finish. Likely to improve.

Date Course/Class Pos Jockey Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT
11/05/23 Southwell 3/10 Ray Dawson Flat 6f 16y Std 9st 6lbs
BB Thoroughbreds silk
No. 6 Draw 2

Australia filly. Dam, 2-y-o 6f winner, half-sister to smart winner up to 1m Beshaayir out of useful winner up to 1m (2-y-o 6f winner) (stayed 10.5f) Bahia Breeze. Yard wouldn't be known for debut winners.

Sheikh Hamed Dalmook Al Maktoum silk
No. 7 Draw 1

Invincible Spirit filly. Dam unraced half-sister to useful 9f/9.5f winner That Which Is Not out of high-class 8.5f-10.5f (Tattersalls Gold Cup) winner Shiva. Trainer’s newcomers command respect.

Chris Mason Racing silk
No. 10 Draw 4

Cable Bay filly. Dam, 5f winner, closely related to useful 6f winner Bright Edge. Wears hood. Not the most obvious type on paper.