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Newmarket May 7 2yo race review

Newmarket 1610 May 7
Maiden Stakes
5f, Class 4, 1m0.54s (slow by 2.94s)
Good to Firm


Way of Wisdom. Mar 26, bred in house by Godolphin. Dam full sister to star Aussie mare Miss Finland (Golden Slipper and Oaks winner). Parked on the shoulder of the leader, challenged and took control in the last furlong. Margin not big but looked to have gears left. Yet another juvenile winner for Charlie Appleby.

Kit Marlowe. Feb 25, half-brother to at least nine winners. Fractious in the gates. Away well, settled rail-side of the leader and close up. Made move inside 2f, stuck to the task well but not good enough to beat the winner.

Qaaraat. Fourth on debut at Newbury Apr 21, strong race, behind Gold Town. Broke well, straight to the front. Challenged on both sides inside 2f, couldn't match them but not beaten far, nor slaughtered for the result.

Red Roman. Mar 8, 30k gns yearling. Settled behind the leader, poised to strike but couldn't go with them when it mattered. Kept on well, not beaten that far. Outsider of the six horse field, good enough run to follow.

De Bruyne Horse. Feb 26, £50k yearling (10k gns foal). Slowly away, pushed along early, settled at rear. Under pressure at halfway, gradually weakened.

Solid Man. Apr 7, half-brother to six winners in Japan. Slowly away, settled near tail but only three lengths of lead. Under pressure at halfway, gradually weakened.

KEY POINTS
Winner had something in hand and that stable is flying with 2yos. Runner-up was heavily supported and looks decent. Third horse was the only one with experience and did step up on RPR figures. Red Roman was unwanted in the betting and only beaten 2.5 lengths. There'll be a race for him soon with some decent placement.

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