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Ascot

Fri, 11th May 2012
18:00
2 Million ATR Viewers Maiden Fillies' Stakes (Div 2), 5f
4 Runners (2YO only) (Class 4) Total Prize Fund - £8000

No/Draw/Horse (days since last run)
Age colour sex, Sire - Dam (Damsire)
Form/Owner(s)
Wearing Details

Weight/Penalty
Offical Rating

Forecast Price*
Jockey/
Trainer

12 Graphic Guest (GB) (22F)
2 ch f Dutch Art - Makara (Lion Cavern (USA))
3 John Guest Racing

9-0  

11/8
Martin Harley
M R Channon

Foaled 10 Apr. Half-sister to Fourpenny Lane, won three times between 5f and 1m. Third of 8 behind Tassel beaten 1 3/4l at 5-1 on her racecourse debut at Newmarket over 5f (good to soft) last month.

24 Malilla (IRE)
2 b f Red Clubs (IRE) - Maleha (IRE) (Cape Cross (IRE))
  Mrs T L Cox

9-0  

11/2
A Kirby
C G Cox

Foaled 22 Mar. Dam unraced.

31 Steer By The Stars (IRE) (9F)
2 b f Pivotal - Mundus Novus (USA) (Unbridled's Song (USA))
3 Capt Alasdair & Mrs Eliza Ross

9-0  

9/4
S De Sousa
M Johnston

Foaled 12 Feb. Dam won at 1m. Third of 10 behind Lastchancelucas beaten 3 1/2l at 5-1 on her racecourse debut at Pontefract over 5f (heavy) earlier this month.

43 Surely Speightful (USA)
2 ch f Speightstown (USA) - Maid Guinevere (USA) (Gilded Time (USA))
  Mrs R G Hillen

9-0  

4/1
J P Spencer
K A Ryan

Foaled 18 Feb. Dam won four times at 6f and 1m.

Race Verdict

The market should provide useful clues regarding the newcomers, both of whom represent yards more than capable of readying one first time. Surely Speightful is preferred to Malilla and hails from a yard that has enjoyed success here with its raids from the north. However, GRAPHIC QUEST made a very pleasing debut behind Tassel at Newmarket and the recent Chester success of the runner-up, All Fur Coat, gives the form a healthy sheen. She receives the vote whilst Steer By The Stars will improve from a solid Pontefract debut on very testing ground.

Selection: Graphic Guest        Danger: Surely Speightful        Alternative: Steer By The Stars
* These are prices forecast by PA Sport Ltd. and are to be used only as a guide to the betting market.
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